Saturday, September 21, 2013

News!! Where have I been?

There will be a new little one running around my house soon :)!!!!! I haven't posted much of anything this summer for the reason of wanting to spend more time with the hubby and my son. More time spent with my husband resulted in a new little one arriving in March of 2014. We couldn't be happier, seeing as we were told that a second child might not happen so easily. Im now 13 weeks along and will start doing post of my pregnancy along with getting back into beauty and diy stuff. I really have missed the online blog community. So this is my welcome back post of great news and love.   

Friday, May 10, 2013

April GlossyBox

April's GlossyBox ~

Bvlgari - Tea Bag for Bath
       Yep that's right its a giant tea bag for the bathtub and I must say it smells amazing and was pretty cool to use. Did it leave my skin feeling soft and pampered after the bath no not really. But the bath did smell amazing and was calming. Full size is 9.50.

Wash with Joe - 
      Just a body wash, smells harsh to me. Its a blend of coffee and mint. My husband however will like it. Full size 16.00, this is a travel size bottle. 

Alterna Hair Care~
       Texturizing mist,  smells lovely. Haven't used it yet but plan to this summer. Love the just back from the beach wave look.  Full size cost 22.00 

The Honest Company - Lip Balm
         This is become my most used lip balm. Its the orange vanilla  scent, smells like a orange cream Popsicle  Very moisturizing  with out feeling like you have a thick layer of something on your lips. This is a full size item and I will be purchasing more. Full size is 10.95 (for a pack of three). 

TIGI Cosmetics Glow Blush
        Color awaken, a peachy almost tangerine hue with a nice gold shimmer. The blush itself feels very soft but is not powdery at all. this blush will be going with my on my girls weekend. Full size is 22.00 . 

Le Metier De Beaute 
            A very expensive face cream  have not used it yet and don't know if  I will for fear I will fall in love and then not want to drop the full size price to get the product. Full size price is  225.00. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

How I Tan

With summer fast approaching here in the south that means the need for color is also approaching. But with the threat of skin cancer and tanning beds a big no no (I confess though I miss that nap time) the tan now comes from a spray, towelette or lotion. This is what I like to use and I will tell you my tricks for not having streaks or turning orange.

I love the spray product for an all over even color. Like with foundations you have to try a few till you find the one that suits your skin type and tone the best. For me that's Banana Boast summer color. I get a nice even color that I can control. The closer you spray the darker the color. I like to start with a good exfoliation product St Ives or a good DIY sugar scrub. 

After the scrub I apply a good moisturizer, making sure I get my elbows knees and ankles really well.  Then I just start spraying, starting at my face and working my way down. The key is a light application first, you can always add more later for a deeper color. I keep the spray a good eight to twelve inches away from the area I'm spraying and do a even swish like motion. 

Just let everything dry, I find applying before bed the easiest, before putting on clothes and your done. It does have a bit of a fake sun tan smell, I have yet to find one that doesn't have that smell to some degree. But aside from that I love this product for an at home fake tan. 

If you are scared to do this at home on your own, then I do highly recommend going to a tanning salon and getting a Mystic tan. You can set the levels to your needs and it last for about seven days. Just remember to exfoliate and use the lotion on your hands elbows knees and feet. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Wet and Wild

Wet and Wild Cosmetics has really step up their game since the last time I used their products. The last time I really had used wet and wild was when I was in high school, it was all I could afford then. They worked but were not the best. I can say now 12 years (oh man i feel old 12 years since high school) they have step up the game a bunch. I was in Walgreen's the other day and found the new Fergie line and I had to pick up a couple of things to try. I purchased a lipstick in Penthouse Sweet and a face powder in Rose Champagne Glow. 

The face powder is a baked powder so it can be used wet or dry, I have yet to try it out in wet form. This give a nice glow to the cheeks, I have used it over my normal matte blush in the picture as a high light. It gives a nice glow with out the overly greasy look and with out using big chunks of glitter. They have two other shades with more bronzy gold tones that would work great on darker skin tones. This one is very pink and gold which works great with my paleness. 

The lipstick is on the brighter side of things and I have been wanting to go with brighter lips this spring and summer. Its also matte but not drying on the lips. its a bright hot pink that's more on the blue purplish side. Works great applied straight from the tube for a bright color pay off. Or applied using your fingers for a more sheer wash of color. It lasted a good while and almost left a slight stain behind when I went to take it off. I will be on the hunt for more colors in this range.

Once again Wet and Wild has really step up their game with the Fergie line and with their regular line of cosmetics. If you are on a budget but still want great products then you should give Wet and Wild a go. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Random Thursdays (its been a while)

Its been many many moons since I last did this link up. But this one just screamed my name. So here are my holy grail cosmetics. 

Almay Get up and Grow Mascara, this stuff is amazing for my lashes. It give me volume and length and doesn't smudge.
Naked 1 from Urban Decay, I was late to the party on getting this but I use is pretty much every day. 
NYC bronzer in Sunny this color works for me in winter and in summer which is a plus since in the winter Im ghostly white. 
Loreal visible lift blush. This may be new to my collection but its by far the best cream blush I have. Its so easy to just apply with my fingers blends nicely. I would dare to also say its close to Nars blush in orgasm but for way cheaper. 

So there you have it my hole grail of cosmetics. Want to see what the other bloggers are then click the button and head on over to Linny's page.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Beauty Blogger Tag: Getting to know you!

Saw this tag floating around my Blogger feed So I thought I would join in on the fun :) Feel free to also do this Tag and share in the fun. (warning its a long questioner) 

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

It was straight four years ago, then I had my son and it is now wavy but still has some straight bits.

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

Im on a hair color diet now, but when I did color my hair it mostly done at home

3. Do you do you own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

Both, I can do my own but really enjoy having someone else do them for me. They last longer and look better then when I do them myself. 

4. how often do you change your nails?

Not often, just don't seem to have time to wait for them to dry and then they chip a few days later. 

5. Do you polish your toes int he winter or just the summer?

Just in the summer

6. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?

Most days about five or ten minuets, I'm a mom so I try and get ready quick and on the fly. But when I'm going out with my girlfriends it can take me up to an hour.

7. What do you do first face or eyes?

Most of the time face first, unless its a smokey eye then I do them first.

8. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

I collect it, its not that I have to have it all but if its pretty I do. Some stuff I just want to get so I can display it because its just to pretty to use. 

9. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

Once a year I already have long lashes and mascara will work just fine. But for sepcial occasions I will put on a half strip to jazz it up a bit.

10. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

No, If I'm not leaving the house or just not feeling it I wont wear makeup. There are days though I just want to play with makeup and will do a full face and never leave the house.

11. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?

Sure do but its not an every day thing.

12. Will you leave the house with out makeup?

Yes I will, I go to the gym three days a week and I dont wear makeup to work out.

13. How many high end products do you have?

I cant count them on on hand. 

14. Do you plan your ootd every night or decide when you're getting dressed?

I just get up and get dressed, only time outfits are planned is when I travel so I pack smart.

15. How often do you change your handbag?

Not often I only have three

16. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

I wake up between six and seven am every day and go to bed normally around ten

17. How often or when do you work out?

Three days a week but soon will be moving it up to five days a week. 

18. Left handed or right


19. How tall are you?


20. Do you speak any foreign languages?

I know a few words in German and can understand it enough to service (I hope).

21. How many pets do you have?

One Dog, Two Cats, One Bata Fish

22. How often are on blogger?

Daily reading blogs, I post once a week sometimes less 

23. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

I do read a few on other blogs and I read all the ones posted to my post.

24. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other post?

Yes I do, I have a wish list of the things I would like to try 

25. How did you come up with your blog name?

Just thought it fit 

26. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?

Right now my Iphone5, on the hunt for a camera 

27. How often do you clean your house?


28. Whats your favorite color?


29. Do you swear?

Like a sailor, unless children are around or I'm in the company of others that don't enjoy hearing those types of words

30.What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Just some cleaning and preparing for my parents to visit this weekend.

Wow that was long :) But thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

March GlossyBox

Spring Fling 
March GlossyBox 

Prestiche Soap~
A rose soap with Plumeria, Hibiscus,Shea and pure blend of beneficial oils. Made in CA. A full size is 125 grams for 16.99. The size sent a full size. Its smells amazing. But Im not sure if I will use it, I like to collect soaps and display them in a bowl in my bathroom. They never seem to get used I just cant bring to ruin their prettiness. A gift certificate worth 40$ to their store was also sent so I will be checking out their other stuff soon. 

Elite Models~
Liquid Eyeliner in Matte Brown. Full size is $15.00 and a full size is what was in the box. Its a very smooth formula and very matte. A brush tip applicator.  

Lid Last Shadow Pen in the color mocha mauve. Full size is $16.00 and a full size was in the box. You can find this product at your local Target. Its a very creamy eye crayon. Love the soft brown. Works well as a base and didn't crease on me. 

Cheek+Lip Tint. In the color Rose Red. At first I was scared of how deep red it was, but it blended out nicely on my cheeks leaving just a hint of color that lasted. I also wore this on my lips and its came of as my natural lip color but way better. Didnt feel drying at all on my lips like some tints/stains do. Full size is $24.00 

Sebastian Professional~
Shaper Fierce hair spray. I love travel size hair sprays so easy to just carry with you. This one smells like any other hair spray and works well for me not an all day hold but I have really found a hair spray that will hold all day long. Full size $17.00. 

Since this box was so great and had a lot of makeup products I filmed my first get ready with me video using the products. Please excuse the funny faces lol and poor editing skills. I plan on filming more stuff to go along with my blog and getting better at editing and just talking to the camera. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Scrub

Made a new body scrub today and thought I would share with you what I used. I love making scrubs at home there is just so many combinations of ingredients that you can use. I have in the past been using olive oil but changed it up this time. This is what I used this time. 

1 1/2 cup of sugar
Zest of a whole Lemon
1 Cup of Coconut oil
Teaspoon Raw Honey

What are your go to scrubs? DIY or store purchased? 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

FOTM March 2013

This is the makeup I have been wearing daily for the past month:

 NYX butter gloss vanilla cream pie (not pictured because it was in my purse)
 MUA eye shadow pallets heaven and earth 
Concealer balm CoverGirl fair/light 
 CoverGirl Olay 2&1 foundation tone rehab 110 classic ivory
 L'oreal visible lift blush in peach gold lift

Please excuse the hair its a no heat day for me so its a bit out of control. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Elf baked eyeshadows

Picked up this Shadow a few weeks ago and just got around to playing with it this week. Love the staying power it has even with out a primer. Its also only 3$ how can you beat that :) its online at Eyeslipsface or at Target. Very easy to apply wet or dry. Has a bit of glitter in it but nothing over powering or crazy. 

Top is swatch dry with no primer underneath, with a primer it comes off a bit darker. 
Bottom is swatch wet and man its so bold and bright

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Empties for March 2013

Didn't really use up a lot this month but I still did finish off some products. 

TIGI  Bed Head rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo 20.99 at Ulta
This is my third can, I love this stuff. It doesn't leave a white cast in my hair and really cleans up my second and third day hair. 

L'Oreal Total repair 5 damage-erasing balm 6.99 at Ulta
This smells nice and wasn't bad at all but I wont be repurchasing only because I have discovered Coconut Oil. (so reusing the jar though for a sugar scrub I'm going to make)

Aveeno Positively radiant daily cleansing pads  6.99 at Target
This is what I use to remove my makeup in the evening its quick easy and rinses away clean. I have gone through a few jars of theses pads.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Target Haul!!

I cant go into target with out perusing through the cosmetic section or the whole store for that matter. On my last trip I picked up some new E.L.F. products (new in store not to their website) and some new Loreal products.

I picked up from Elf
Baked eye shadow in the color Burnt Plum
Eye shadow quad in Happy Hour 
From Loreal 
Color Riche Balm in Sundays by the Seine 
Visible Lift Blush in Peach Gold Lift

What have your latest finds at Target been?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hello BlogLovin

Well since Google is ending google reader come join me in the move to bloglovin :) to be able to keep up with my blog and see when I post.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Irish Eyes

Colors used
Maybelline color tattoo as base in 
Barely branded(inner corner)
Mossy Green (outer corner)

From the Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Pallete
Pastille in the crease, bottom lash line
Nice Stems eyelid
Honeymoon inner corner
Preach Fuzz brow bone

Covergirl Clump Crusher

Eye Liner
 Maybeline  master duo liquid liner in black

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Ipsy

I was on the wait list so long for this that I had forgotten I signed up. I dont think I will keep up with the subscription but I though I would at least share with you what I got this month in my bag. The subscription is 10$ a month and you do get a really cute reusable makeup bag to go with.

GlamRX, a magnetic pallet
Yaby mini eye shadows , they are not very pigmented though
La Fresh Travel makeup remover wipes, i don't normally like using wipes but for travel I will.
Juice Beauty hydrating mist, it tones and refreshes.

Friday, March 1, 2013

February GlossyBox

So I resigned up for a beauty subscription box. I'm only going to stick to just one though less samples to go through every month and well the cost does add up. I went with GlossyBox, sure its to more expensive of all the ones out there, but I feel you get the best size products. This months box was International Style, so the samples were from around the world. 
What I got in this box:

Blvlgari soap, this smells so good. Its so good I dont know if I want to use it. Like just put it in a dish in my bathroom and enjoy the smell. Full size is 5.3oz and the sample size is 1.76oz

Da Vinci Cosmetics shimmer powder. color is wild Lilac. Its a loose pigment but its very soft and the glitter is a fine small cut so it doesn't leave chunky glitter all over the place. Very pretty shade of purple also. Full size is 1.75g. A full size was sent in the box. :) 

Missha, Super aqua cell renew snail hydro gel mask. Yep you read that right SNAIL, it has snail slime extrac in it .....going to need a few okay maybe a bottle of wine before I try this out. I might just make my husband instead. But its said to be used by all the celebrities still dont think I could. This is also another full size product. 

Nail Rock nail wraps in leopard print. I haven't had good luck with nail wraps but hey I'll give these a try. Full size also. 

Lisi Sheer Sparkle lip gloss.  Color is Grand Central. its a hot pink color will be perfect for summer time. Full size also. 

So glad I signed back up for this, such great sizes of samples and full size products. Definitely worth the 20.00 bucks a month. Love how it introduces me to products I might not ever try or even have known about.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mark. Love

Just to start this post out, I am a Mark Consultant and I did use my own money to buy the products below. If you would like to purchase or just simply check out all other products you can do so here My eBoutigue. Okay on to what I purchased this last month.

That's Brilliant Face and Eye Luminizer. First of I love the packaging you can twist the top to close it so product will not squeeze out into the cap. It is a bit on the yellow side but with a little blending it will work for my skin tone. Cant wait to really use this product. cost 14.00

Touch and Glow Warm Glow. Used this today, just swished my blush brush over it  and used it as a blusher. A great light shimmery bronzer for summer. You can also just use on cube if you just want that color. Very versatile product I can see my using it as eye shadow as well.  Cost 16.00

Glimmer Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Glimmer. Its very shear but just enough color to show up on the lips. A bit on the sticky side but not overly sticky. Doe foot applicator and a nice even application to the lips. Must get the other colors. Cost 12.00

Things Look Rosy Ring. My first every fashion purchase from Mark. And I must say this is a very well made ring. It does stretch to fit so can be worn on different fingers. Also on the heavy side but to me it says I will not fall apart. I will get lots of use out of this rose gold ring. Cost 18.00

The swatches 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sweet Swap

This whole thing started with Cadbury Chocolate eggs on CosmeticGirlAdele  instgram photo :). I post a comment about how they look yummy but we dont have them in the states. She replyed back about doing a sweets/beauty swap. To see what I sent her go here Beauty Swap with DarbieJo .
This is what she sent my and I must say i am so excited to play with it all. The candy didnt last to long lol I do have a four year old son to split it all with. But man it was all good and happy to report no tummy aches but I will be spending some extra time at the gym. 

Cant wait to try out the nail wraps and nail jewels :) always a great way to liven up manicure. Going to save the lashes for my birthday bash in April, But I see myself using the rest on a weekly basis. Must and will do swatches and reviews after I have used them. 

So was not expecting socks jewelry or hair stuff but man I love them all :). The cat socks remind me of something my late grandmother would wear :) so they will be cherished and loved. 

I had so much fun shopping for the swap and receiving a box. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sweet Indulgences

My very first Two Faced pallet and can I say I'm very excited about this. I have tried and loved the two faced shadow insurance eye primer and had been wanting to try other products by them. This pallet comes in a very nice tin and has two blushes, two bronzers, one highlighter, and sixteen eye shadows. Also a full size eye shadow primer and double ended brush. 
Im excited to play with this pallet and to travel. I mean really it has all i need minus a foundation. Love when I can cut down on how large my makeup bag can be.  There is also a good amount of matte and shimmery shadows. 

This was $52 dollars at Sephora :) and well worth the price for all the product that you get. Will post swatches on the eye shadows in a separate post didnt want this one to get to long. 

What is your latest indulgences?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday Wish List

My wish list for the month. 
Naked2, Burberry Body, and a Beauty blender. 

Im late to the party on naked2 and the beauty blender but I love all the reviews on them. Burberry is one of my favorite perfumes ever. I have a few bottles of Brit but I got a sample of Body a while back and fell in love and I just finished it all up too :(. 

What is your wish list this month? Anything Special you have been wanting to try?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Jumbo Lippies

This post is to go over my thoughts about Revlon, Covergirl, and Neutrogena's jumbo lip balm sticks. 

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth color stick

In the color Soft Raspberry, very soft fruity scent. Smooth application not waxy at all. Has a muted shine to it. Last a good while on the lips. Found this at Ulta for 8.99. 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain.

In the color Honey, very minty scent. Very smooth application as well. Very high shine and last a long while. After shine wears away the color is still there. Found at Target for 7.49

Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm

In  the color Scarlet Twist. First of the smell is a bit much for me, smells like a crayon. Also last a good while and is very moisturizing. Its just that smell I cant get past it. Very shiny and highly pigmented. Found at Target for 6.99. 

Here is a swatch on my hand. 

In all I do like all three. Revlon is my favorite but its also the first one I have ever had. The Covergirl I want to get some other colors I just hope the rest don't smell like a crayon its very harsh to me. I do find myself wearing these more then regular lipstick or lip gloss. Its a quick and easy application and as a mom Im all about a quick use product. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Color whisper

NEW Maybeline lipsticks or their form of lip butters you could say. I must say oh my I love these. Just enough color pay off for a hint of color and amazing shine. Once the shine goes away the darker colors do stay like a stain. The colors I picked out (starting from the left) 10 Bare to be Bold, 25 Lust for Blush, and 100 A Plum Prospect.

Bare to Be Bold lightly shows up on my lips but is enough if I want to just slightly lighten my natural lip color. 

Lust for Blush is a lovely nude pink. 

A Plum Prospect is an amazing deep plum. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Random Thursday's

Not a whole lot going on in my purse it seems. I was carrying around a much larger purse but  I could never anything, and always had to much of what I didnt need.

Whats in my Purse?

Wallet(in need a of a new one )
Hand lotion
hand sanitizer (little kids are slimy creatures)
makeup bag
three lipsticks, that aparently cant fit in the makeup bag
and some coins.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dry Lips....try this

Oh the joys of having chap lips in the winter. I have tried the Victoria Secret lip scrub and I have made my own with olive oil and sugar. But I saw this on ELF and for $3.00 I just had to try it out. It comes in lipstick form with means for easy application. Just swipe over the lips and then use a cloth and wipe of.  It smells amazing and test like candy. Will be repurchasing this product really worth more then the three dollars it cost .

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New mascara

The Rocket Volume from Maybeline ...
A new love (except i grab the waterproof kind) 
The brush is a plastic on but has a bit of a taper to it. Because of the brush shape I am able to get even the little lashed in the corner of my eyes. Since it is the waterproof kind it never smudged or moved, but this also meant it was a pain in the but to take off.