Cariloha Bamboo Bedding Review + Giveaway

Ever since I saw Riley Jo's review of Cariloha's Bamboo sheets I've been dreaming about getting some for myself one day. They sounded amazing and every review I've read has been just as glowing. I finally reached out to Cariloha and they offered to send me some sheets in exchange for an honest review, so that's what I'm here to talk about today! 

Cariloha sent me the Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets in White as well as the Plush Bamboo Throw Blanket in Ocean Blue. It took me a few days to get the sheets out of the box and onto my bed, but once I did I was amazed. We LOVE these sheets. 

Cariloha's website says bamboo has these benefits...

+ Bamboo apparel, bedding, and bath products are 2X as soft as cotton.

+ Bamboo is 3 degrees cooler than cotton

+ Bamboo wicks moisture away from your body

+ Bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources on the planet

The other night I woke up in the middle of night (which is not unusual for me) and as I was re-situating to fall back asleep I was wiggling around and I had the thought, "These sheets are so soft!" And then I remembered that I had Cariloha sheets on my bed. They are amazingggg you guys. 

Each night when I climb into bed they feel like fresh sheets. As if they've just been washed. We sweat less at night because these sheets are definitely keeping us cooler. 

The blanket is definitely warmer, almost too warm for summer-time, but I hauled it with me to California when I went to Disneyland last week because my Mom likes to keep the hotel rooms as cold as the frozen tundra. Surprisingly I was warm enough in California that I didn't need the blanket at night. However, it was SO humid there that the sheets and pillows felt wet. Blah! It was so hard for me to lay my head on a pillow that felt wet. I remembered that the Cariloha bamboo products were supposed to wick away moisture so I laid the Plush Bamboo Throw Blanket across my pillow and sure enough, it felt dry!! So if you live in a more humid climate that dry old Utah, you will LOVE the feel of the bamboo sheets and blankets.

I am so excited today because Cariloha is letting me giveaway a set of Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets in your own color choice as well as the Plush Bamboo Throw Blanket in your color choice. Valued at $358!! They have been one of the most amazing companies I've ever worked with and I have been so impressed by their customer service and speed of shipping items to me. 

It is so easy to enter, just use the widget below and I will announce a winner by August 8, 2016! 

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LuccaBlu Facial Mask Review

I've recently fallen in love with going to the spa. I love a relaxing atmosphere, cucumber water, dim lights and time set aside specifically for meditation and relaxation.

Unfortunately, I don't have the time or the money to make it to the spa every week (or even every single month!) and that's why at-home spa-quality face masks have become one of my new favorite things!

When LuccaBlu asked if I'd like to review their LuccaBlu Facial Sheet Masks I said, "YES!" I was so excited to give them a shot. 

These masks provide the highest quality ingredients without visiting a spa. They contain highly-concentrated collagen which helps provide the skin with resilience, strength and flexibility which also helps prevent aging.

I've used all 5 of the masks they sent me and will tell you this. They make my skin feel amazing. I usually apply while I'm taking a bath and just close my eyes, focus on my breathing and relax for 15 minutes while the mask does it's job. After the 15 minutes you remove the mask and gently rub the excess in instead of washing it off to achieve the best results possible.

All of the masks are on sale now for $8 each or $6 each if you buy a series of 5. Compared to a spa facial which would cost you around $60, this is a great deal! I'm all for a day at the spa and a few hours of relaxation, but for those weeks/months that you don't have the time or money, LuccaBlu is the perfect option to get the highly concentrated collagen at a price you can afford. And we all should really be taking AT LEAST 15 minutes a week to meditate anyway, am I right?

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Ready for Take Off...The Leonardo Takes Flight! (Plus a Giveaway!)

Most people living in Northern Utah have heard of or been to The Leonardo. Generally, The Leonardo is used for traveling exhibits such as Body Worlds or Mummies. But now, a home-grown Utah exhibit is coming...

FLIGHT will be a semi-permanent exhibit that will be on display for the next few years. And YOU can get discount tickets by donating to the Kickstarter campaign HERE

Leonardo Da Vince had a huge passion for flight. As a matter of fact, the FLIGHT exhibit will have a full-sized replica of his very first man-powered flying machine on display. The crown jewel of the exhibit will be a C-131 aircraft, it was so large that they actually had to dissemble the building to get it inside. The plane was actually flown on both commercial and military flights. You can get up on the wings, inside the cockpit and mess with all the buttons and gadgets. So cool right?? 

There are so many other awesome parts about this exhibit, but I'm sure you're wondering how to get discount tickets. By donating to the Kickstarter campaign, you can HUGE savings on discounts and exciting upcoming events. 

$5 Donation : Get Your Wings

-Free pair of Air Leo Wings 
-1 Free ticket to the museum

$30 Donation : First Flight

-Classic Bomber Hats & Goggles
-Air Leo Wings
-4 Free Tickets to the museum
-Treat from the cafe
-Special Gift from the Retail Store

$50 Donation : Ready for Take Off

-4 Tickets to the PRE-OPENING party on August 5th. It's going to be AMAZING and I plan on being there! 

So pop over to the Kickstarter campaign to get your tickets & make sure to share the link to the Kickstarter with your friends so they can get discount tickets too! The Leonardo is also letting me giveaway a Family Plus Pass to the Leonardo. It includes unlimited admission for 2 adults + 6 guests of any age into the Leonardo exhibits + 15% off the cafe & retail purchases. Valued at $145!!! 

The giveaway will end on July 12th at 9:00 am MST and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours to claim. 

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How We Wore It - July

It's 10:50 pm and I'm finally sitting down to write this blog post. My life has been such a hot mess lately that I can't even believe it. I mean, it's a good hot mess, but a mess all the same. One thing I love about waking up each day is choosing my outfit. I'm not even sure I have a "style" these days. Some days I'm on-trend, some days I wear yoga pants & a tee, and some weeks I wear the same 3 chambray shirts in rotation. I love these How We Wore It challenges put on by Deidre to push me to do a little more thinking about my outfit. You can pop over to her blog if you think you'd like to participate!

This month our photo inspiration came from Looks for Lovelies. Workout gear inspired.

I realized however, that I don't have a lot of cute workout clothes! I have some cute leggings, but not really any tops. I ended up going with a light shirt and black leggings like she did. But instead of working out, I celebrated the 4th of July in my outfit! 

Hence the sunburn and the last minute poor lighting photos. Because this weekend was about relaxing with no makeup and reading my library books, and blog photos just weren't the top priority. I've been really trying to focus more on living in the moment, which makes for great memories, but sometimes crappy photos ;) 

Leggings: Target
Sandals: Payless
Top: Shop Stevie

Deidre from Deidre Emme
Ruth from My Little Nest
Jenn from What You Make I
Kiana from Glitter & Donuts
Alyssa from Pinsent Life
Sierra from Sierra's View
Madeline from CaseyLand
Riley from Riley Jo Blog
Samantha from The Samantha Show
Beverly from What a Day
Brooklyn from Brooklyn Jolley
Amber from Amber Nicole blogs
Erica from Good Job Momma
Shelbie from 365 With RyGuy and I
Kelsi from Lovestrong
Justine from Little Dove
Chelsea from Tessa Marie
Monica from It's All About

Remember to head over to Deidre's blog to sign up to participate next month!

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