Poise Liners from Walmart will change your life!

Today, I want to talk about something that you think might be a little bit taboo for you! 
I hope you will change your mind when you read this and be relieved to find out that you 
are not alone... READ ON!

Big holidays are coming up for a lot of us in the U.S. - Halloween, Thanksgiving, 
Christmas, and New Year's Eve! If you are like me, you are already starting to feel the 
urgency of running around trying to find the right decorations, party hors d'oeuvres and 
favors, or the right gift for the occasion. All of the stores are filled with other women and 
children just doing the same thing as you!
I recently learned about something that has helped me cross one more thing off of my list 
while I am out getting these tasks done, and I can pick it up right at Walmart, when I get my 
other groceries and holiday supplies. How is that for convenience? I can get everything at 
my neighborhood Walmart, and I love that I don't also have to stop at a drugstore to get my 
feminine and beauty supplies. This one-stop shopping trip definitely makes the holidays 
worry-free for me when it comes to LBL. LBL stands for "light bladder leakage", and you 
may not have known that you have it! I have read that around 1 out of every 3, or around 
45% of women in the U.S. experience this! I think every single mother I have met has 
probably experienced this at some point - especially when some of my friends have 
given birth to up to 5 kids!
I am 36, I still get my period and use proper protection for that, but when I it is not that time
of the month and I play with my family or friends' children, we do crazy things that I would 
not normally do on a daily basis, like jump on trampolines, run around and chase each 
other, I pick the kids up, swing them around like any good "Auntie" would, and we play 
games like jump rope and basketball. These are memories I do not want to give up because 
I drink a TON of water and I like to live in the moment and enjoy my life! Who doesn't!? 
But, sometimes when you start getting into your 30s like me, or you enter motherhood, you 
experience light bladder leakage! You might sneeze or be working out, or haven't you ever 
laughed so hard that you "peed a little"? HAHA - Got you! See, it happens! 

I don't have any kids, but I have an autoimmune disease, this affects people like me, 
people with chronic illnesses, or even people who get frequent bladder infections or just 
have problems with "always having to go"! LBL can be caused by weight gain, hormonal
changes, and more. So, if you are not on your period, or if you don't even get your period 
anymore, what do you do?  What do you wear to protect you? Thank goodness Poise 
already thought of all of this for us! 
I feel like Poise has really made it easy to figure out what to buy, depending on how 
much protection you need. I choose the #1 Lightest Absorbency, but you can buy these 
all the way up to a level 6 protection. I like the long length and that I get 50 in a box. 
I don't wear them every day, but you could, and it would be super discreet and affordable. 
You can carry one in your back pocket, wear one for protection for the day, or throw a few 
in your purse like I do for occasions like the gym, a party, a family get together, etc!  
These liners absorb up to 3x  more than a thin menstrual pad or liner would, and they 
protect against any leak through you might have, because LBL = more liquid than your 
regular period, right!?  And the best thing is that you don't have to wear a bulky pad at all! 
I really want to raise awareness about this and help you transition from using a feminine 
care product to a discreet bladder leakage protection product like Poise Microliners that 
are madeespecially with LBL in mind. This is part of life, and should not be a scary subject 
for us ladies to talk about! Make sure you add these to your Walmart shopping list, and you 
can even find coupons online or in the paper to get a discount on your purchase! 
Let me know if you have experience with LBL. 
I would love to hear other women's stories! 
#PoiseLinerLove @Walmart

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on 

behalf of Poise at Walmart. All opinions are 100% my own. 


Fall Inspiration - YouTube Video & Blog Post

We are in mid-October, people! Crazy! It is still warm in Cali, but of course, I am doing my best to transition into fall. I made a fun YouTube video with all of my Fall Inspiration - including beauty, fashion, drinks, food, and home decor! 

Check out the link to the inspo video below, and all of the links and tags. 
Watch the video here, or click the video clip below: 


Beauty & Fashion:

Essie Nail Polish (Size Matters) -

NYX Lip Cream - (Prague) -

Booties (Exact) -; (Similar) -

Hat (Shown) - ; Hat (Mentioned) -

Blanket Scarf - 

Cardigan - 

Drink & Food:

Apple Cider -

Home Decor: 

Pollow Cover - (Not Exact; Same Seller) -

Mexican Blanket (Similar) -

Pumpkin Candle -



Sweater (Black) -

Spring Street Earrings - (similar)



Primer -

Foundation (Tawny) -

Concealer (Fair) -

Powder (Sheer) -

Bronzer (102 Tantric) -

Blush - (Pale Pink 9) -

Highlighter (Champagne Pop) -

Setting Spray -

Brows, Eyes:

Brow Pencil (Dark Brown) -

Brow Gel (Clear) -

Brow Mousse (Medium Brown) -

Highlighter Pencil (Light) -

Eyeshadow Palette -; Lid Shadow -

Eye Liner (Trooper) -

False Lashes -

Mascara (Bottom Lashes) -;  (Top Lashes) -


Lip Pencil (Quartz) -

Lip Cream - (Prague) -

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What gets you in the mood for fall? 
I would love to see any of your fall inspiration posts and videos! 
Comment below!



October Empties

I have some October Empties to share with you guys today! 
I have mostly beauty items and I am super sorry I didn't get to posting any empties in September, but you can check out August by clicking here

Check out what I have used up through September and into October below! 
Let me know if you love any of these or have used up anything interesting this month or season. 

1. Eclair Naturals French Lavender Bath Salts - I bought this at Target to use to soak in the bath with. I would definitely buy this again. It smells amazing! I love everything lavender, and with this, instead of using plain epsom salts from the drugstore and adding my own lavender oil, which I also sometimes do, I just used these - one and done!

2. Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Night - This is my favorite skin cream for night time, and I always repurchase this. Macy's often has "gift with purchase" deals that I love to take advantage of when I buy this jar of magic cream, because it can be a little pricey. With the free gifts though, I get tons of skin care samples, and it justifies the price for me!

3. Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle - I love all Bath & Body Works candles, as you may know! This one was awesome for stress relief. I would definitely recommend it. The smell can be a little strong if you are not used to it, but to me it smelled like a spa! So relaxing to use while you are hanging out at home or taking a bath or shower.

4. CO Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm - I used to buy this in bulk from Bath & Body Works, but it is so hard to find now! You can order it from the link above from their website, or you can get the tube gloss of the same flavor from Bath & Body Works. It is my favorite buttery lemony lip balm to-date. I actually need to order some more!

5. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Self Tanning Gel Revelation - I got to try this in one of my gift with purchases from Macy's. I liked it, but probably would not purchase it again. I love to try new tanning products and will keep trying new ones untill I find my perfect match! This one was a little dark and showed up right away - if that is how you like your tanner to work! I like mine a little more subtle. Had to use up my product though!

6. L'oreal Sublime Bronze Self- Tanning Towelettes for Body in Medium Natural Tan - I used up a whole box of these, which includes 6 uses or packages. I love this because it is easy and not messy, and I will definitely re-buy next summer. In the winter I usually don't use tanning products, or I just go get a spray tan in town.

7. La Mer Eye Balm Sample .1oz - Moving forward, I am going to try to include less sample sized items, and only include full sized items that I have used up, because with Sephora free gifts, and their monthly Play subscription, I just use up too many samples. BUT - I will probably never purchase La Mer because it is crazy pricey, so I had to include it! I love it.

8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Soft Brown - One of the best things you can buy at Sephora, and yes I have already repurchased this. I am not impressed with the packaging - sometimes I feel like it could be better made, because I am pretty gentle with mine and it cracked! But, this will change your brow game forever. It has a spoolie on one end and a pencil on the other and it is super easy to use.

I hope you enjoyed my October Empties Haul! 
Let me know if you have any questions and let me know what products you ran out of this month.




Comfy Trendy Denim Look and try ROCKSBOX for FREE!

Happy Wednesday friends! 

Do you love jewelry as much as I do? I love necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, you name it. Scroll through the photos below, and then you will see the detz of my outfit and accessories, and I will also tell you about Rocksbox and how to get a free subscription to try it like I did, with code: "thatmamagretchenxoxo"

Shop the look below:

Kendra Scott Earrings: Rocksbox (1 free month with code: thatmamagretchenxoxo )

Nails: OPI, Sunglasses: Similar, Purse: LV

Top: Nordstrom (less than $30 - I WILL be needing more colors of this comfy tee!)

Makeup: Sephora (cheek palette), Lips: Anastasia BH

Ring: Henri Bendel, Bracelets: Nordstrom and Nordstrom

Scroll through here:
Website to join:  

Free Month Codethatmamagretchenxoxo

To give you some info on this awesome program - for only $19 a month (your 1st month is free with the code above - no commitment necessary!), you get to borrow 3 pieces of jewelry at a time, hand selected for you by a stylist, based on your preferences and style. 

If you don't want to buy any of the pieces after you wear them (and you get to borrow them for as long as you want - up to 3 at a time), you just return them and you get 3 new pieces to try, unlimited times a month - for only $19 a month. You can cancel anytime, even after your free month if you want to!

If you are wearing something you love or want to gift to someone you love, you always get $10 off the purchase of that item. Shipping both ways is always free, and you can request certain things you love via the website on your wish list or on their Instagram. That is so cool. If you keep all of your items, you get an extra $10 off that month too! I wish all subscription boxes worked this way and were this generous and easy! 

I am loving the box everything came in, it was packaged safely, and all tied up in that cute box with a pink bow. I got 3 pieces (1 necklace and 2 pairs of earrings), with a personalized note, and description of all of the individual pieces - all wrapped in pretty bags by their particular designers. 

But, I wanted to show you guys these Alex Earrings in green 1st, because they are so pretty! I had such a plain shirt and jeans on, I thought with my fun leopard shoes, the green would pop brilliantly in the light, and it did! Every different angle gives you a different beautiful hue of green and I am loving them. I get a ton of compliments on them when I wear them - they are lightweight and beautiful - so I would consider this pick a success!


1.  Join, free month with code: thatmamagretchenxoxo
2.  Wear your jewelry. 
3. Swap anytime & leave feedback for your next set!
4. Buy what you love. 
5. Repeat steps 2-4!

Let's play dress up with these beautiful accessories together. 
Let me know if you are going to try a free month out with me! 



Country Concert Outfit

Happy October! That sure came quick! What happened to September? I went to San Jose Los Cabos, Mexico with family, so at least I feel like I had a little bit of a summer before we kicked into full pumpkin spice latte gear! 

I hope you are all having a great weekend and beginning of the month. Mine is off to a good start. My best friend from high school came to visit me at my home yesterday, and I went to a country concert on Friday night with my parents! Eventful weekend for me, but so much fun and full of memories and good times. 

You may have noticed that I don't usually dress like a bad ass biker bitch (pardon my French), but as I was putting my makeup on for the concert, I thought "Maybe I should try a smokey eye and some black eyeliner on the bottom lid, just for a glam rock look tonight!" I mean, the concert was country, but Martina McBride is one amazing girl power singer, and I just lined my whole eye and dove in head first to the look you see below. I love a theme, and I felt super rock glam and sassy. I hope you like the details! 

#ootd details:

Flannel: Nordstrom | Tank: Target - Similar Tank, Similar Tee | Bralette: Free People 
Leggings: Nordstrom (size up) | Boots: Nordstrom - Similar | Backpack: Victoria's Secret
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack - Similar | Bracelets: Nordstrom 
Earrings: Forever 21 - Similar | Ring: Forever 21 - Similar
Lips: Jeffree Star - Mannequin, NYX - Fortune Cookie
Eyeshadow: Mac | Eyeliner: Sephora | Lashes: CVS | Nails: CND

Do you think I could incorporate any of this bad-assery into my daily wardrobe!? 

P.S. What is this shirt: HEREMy mom found this by accident and it makes me laugh so hard!



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