Friday, September 27, 2013

Dollar Tree Finds!

    I wondered on over to the Dollar Tree the other day (I honestly can't remember what for) and I decided I needed a new hair brush, and found some other goodies there also. I thought I'd share what kind of things can be found at the Dollar Tree lately, and a few swatches too!

   The ELF Lip Exfoliator pictured above was actually purchased at Target for $3, not at the Dollar Tree, but I thought I'd include it. Basically it's an exfoliating lip scrub in the shape of a lipstick and it tastes like vanilla. Simple enough.

     I did pick up the hair brush, and also a couple larger clips for keeping my hair out of my face while putting my makeup on, or doing my hair. They came together 2-in-1. 

The LA Colors Rapid Dry Top Coat is a bit of a disappointment for me. It's super runny like water, and it drags through my polish leaving little track marks. It also doesn't dry rapidly AT ALL. Granted it's only a $1, but pass on it. 

     If you watch my YouTube videos you know I am LOVING the ELF Matte Lip Colors. I have 5 out of the 6 available shades now, and found all of them at the Dollar Tree, although they are still available at Target and online. The shade I passed on is Praline because it's just too dark brown for me. The color I did pick up this time is Coral, which I was super pumped up about. It's a beautiful peachy nude color, and reminds me a bit of Just Peachy by Wet n Wild (one of my all time faves!)

   I also found a bunch of the Rimmel Glam Eye quads. I didn't however realize they were quads and not trios, until I was swatching the last one. So the first 2 palettes only show 3 swatches, not 4. Oops! They did have a few more shades available, I just picked up the ones I was interested in. I have worn the gold one already, and it is pretty nice. The only complaint I have is that the little strips of eyeshadow are really hard to get into, even with the little sponge applicator. While it is pretty to look at, the packaging leaves much to be desired in terms of usage. Swatches of everything is below!

Green Park

Royal Tea

Heart of Gold

ELF Matte Lip Color - Coral

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Look: Selfie Queen


Do you take a lot of selfies on days you feel super sexy? I do. I probably took 20 pictures of myself today, just because I feel so good about myself I guess I needed to document it LOL.

I did my bangs super side swept today, and threw a couple extension tracks in to give me a real good side bun. I'm totally digging it, and feel rather sassy today. 

L'Oreal True Match Lumi
Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Milani Berry Amore blush
Lorac Spotlight highlighter

MAC Painterly paint pot
LA Colors jumbo pencil in purple (lid only)
Urban Decay Naked Basics palette:
W.O.S + Naked 2 in crease
Faint to deepen crease
Venus at brow bone
Crave on outer corner
Sephora Outrageous Metallic Lilac on lid & lower lash line
Rimmel ScandalEyes in black on waterline
Clump Crusher + Get Up & Grow mascara

ELF Matte Lip Color in Coral

Have a fabulous day loves!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Recent Nail Looks

Hi beauties!     

I haven't done a "Nails of the Month" post or video lately, and I have pictures just collecting up. So I thought it was time to do a post! Polishes used will be listed below each photo of course. Enjoy!

L'Oreal - Creme Puffs (Versailles collection)
NOPI - Rainbow in the S-Kylie

Sinful Colors - Beverly Hills (pink)
Sinful Colors - Lavender (purple)

Sinful Colors - Beverly Hills (base color)
Sinful Colors - Lavender (stripes)
Milani - White on the Spot (Hello Kitty's face)
Wet n Wild - Black Cream (eyes)
LA Colors - Shock (nose)
Wet n Wild MegaLast - Haze of Love (bow)

Revlon - Girly
Sinful Colors - Beverly Hills (base coat)

Maybelline - Twilight Rays

Sinful Colors - Black Magic
Milani - White on the Spot (base color)

Wet n Wild MegaLast - Sugar Coat (3 coats)
Sinful Colors - Gilded (accent)

     Obviously I have been having quite a love affair with Sinful Colors "Beverly Hills" lately LOL. It's such a pretty pink though! It was limited edition, but I still see it on clearance at Rite Aid and Walgreens every now and then. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Look: Rose Gold & Purple

    This was a look I wore a day last week. I've worn a look very similar to this before, as I quite like the pairing of colors. Of course in these photos, I'm wearing no lip color as usual. (Seriously what kind of makeup blogger am I? lol) In the closeups my brows look totally whack, like I don't know how to match brow color. I assure you it looks fine in real life, it just looks weird in these pictures.

MAC Painterly paint pot
Wet n Wild Brulee (crease to brow)
Wet n Wild "Lust" palette - medium matte purple *MAC Fig 1 dupe* (crease)
MAC Trax (blend out crease)
L'Oreal Infallible Amber Rush (lid)
Rimmel ScandalEyes black eyeliner pencil (lid and tight line)
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
Benefit Their Real mascara

Cheeks are Peachy Keen by ELF

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My Look: Cranberry Crush

I love Instagram. The filters just make such pretty pictures (see above haha).

   I purchased a couple of the new balm stain thingy's by Jordana. The colors I chose were Candied Coral (woah baby, in your face color!) and also Cranberry Crush, which I am wearing in this look. I'm really super liking them. "Super liking"? I think I just turned 5 years old LOL. Anywho, I think the cranberry shade is such a perfect fall color. If you know me, bold lips scare the crap out of me, but I can work this one.

Excuse lack of close up shot in this post, as again, this are iPhone pictures done on a whim. My bad.

Ah, the awkward smirk. What a gem.

L'Oreal True Match
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
CoverGirl + Olay concealer
Revlon Bronzed & Chic bronzer
Milani Luminoso blush
Hard Candy Tiki highlight

MAC Painterly paint pot
Too Faced shadows:
Teddy Bear (crease)
Blonde Ambition (lid)
Wet n Wild Brulee (brow)
CoverGirl Clump Crusher
Almay Get Up & Grow
Wet n Wild brow kit

Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker
Jordana Balm Stain in Cranberry Crush

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Look: Super Big & Messy

      I've gotten into this terrible habit ever since I started YouTube of not doing my face of the day posts here on the blog. That's a bummer because that's what I started this blog for in the first place. I will however post them to Instagram. Things that make you go "hmmmm?" I swear. I'm gonna do a couple posts to catch up on Instagram looks, and then I will try SUPER hard to be more consistent here on the 'ole bloggeroonie. 

Wet n Wild Coverall
CoverGirl + Olay concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Revlon Bronzed & Chic bronzer
Milani Luminoso blush
Hard Candy Tiki highlight

The eyes are a big 'ole messy combination of a ton of matte brown shades from various palettes. It was one of THOSE days haha.
Urban Decay shades in: Foxy, Walk of Shame, Faint, Naked, Naked 2, Buck and Crave for lining the eyes
Almay Get Up & Grow mascara
CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara
Wet n Wild brow kit

(not on in picture) I eventually used the Jordana Balm Stain in Candied Coral

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Top Product Picks for Fall!

Revlon Photo Ready
L'Oreal True Match Lumi

Maybelline Color Tattoos in Pomegranate Punk & Mossy Green
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
Lorac Pro palette
Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette
Coastal Scents 88 Warm palette
Wet n Wild Knock on Wood trio
Maybelline Olive Martini quad
ELF baked shadow in Burnt Plum
Sephora Outrageous Metallic Eyeshadows - Bronze, Gray & Purple

NARS Madly
Tarina Tarantino Neapolitan Lane
Tarte Exposed
Rimmel Spring Flower
Milani Sweet Rose
Milani Berry Amore
Wet n Wild Mellow Wine
Wet n Wild Berry Shimmer

ELF Matte Lip Color - Tea Rose
Wet n Wild - Bare It All
Wet n Wild - Mauve Outta Here
NYX - Thalia
Revlon Lip Butter - Sugar Plum
Revlon Lip Butter - Raspberry Pie
Maybelline Vivids - Brazen Berry
NYC - Sheer Red

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

To all the husbands, dads and boyfriends out there....

     I know this is a makeup and beauty related blog, but hear me out. Sometimes I just have have things I need to get out, and writing it out and throwing it to the universe just settles my brain. I must preface this by saying a few things: 1) First and foremost I am a wife and mother of 4 little boys. That is my top title in life. 2) No, I am not having issues with my husband lol. It's just something I think any mom and/or wife can relate to. That being said....

Being a stay at home mom does not mean I don't have a job. I do have a job: cook, laundress, chauffeur, coach, referee, maid, and all around jack of all trades. I do not get paid to do any of it. I work from sun up until way after everyone else is sleeping and I don't earn one red cent. I get paid in "thank you", hugs, kisses and little tokens of appreciation. More often than not, I get none of that. The floor does not magically sweep itself. Your dinner does not pop out of the table like on the Jetsons. Your laundry does not just appear in your dresser all folded and fresh. I did that. Me, by myself. 

     I know you go to work, and you clock in your 40 hours a week. I get it, I appreciate it. Your doing that provides our family with the tools it needs to survive. But just know, I make your life work, so you can go to work. I feed you, I wash your nasty work clothes. I pick up and wash the dishes you leave laying around. I dig all of your socks out from under the bed so you can have a fresh clean pair. I make sure your alarm is set and on before I go to sleep every night. I do all of these things and much more, without being asked to because it's my JOB.

    While you are at work clocking those hours, I have: gotten the kids up, fed, dressed and on the school bus. I've probably done one or two loads of laundry. I've vacuumed the house, and washed dishes. I make lunch for the little one, and bake an after school snack for the others. I've probably also done things like scrub the toilet, wipe down the mirrors. Rearrange furniture, wipe out cabinets. I've most likely also cleaned out closets, picked up A LOT of toys. I may have gone to the grocery store. Taken care of the pets, and maybe if I'm really lucky I got to take a shower too.

    After you get home and are lounging on the couch, resting your eyes most likely, I am cooking dinner. I'm also washing dishes yet again. I'm also bathing your children, and getting school clothes ready for the morning. I am taking care of bedtime, which in my house can last up to 4 hours. I am packing lunches, and picking up any last minute things laying around. After all that is finally done, I get to have a little ME time. That's not usually until about 10 or 11 at night. You need to understand that "me" time is vital to our life. Without it, my brain cannot reset itself for the next day, and I cannot possibly be a nice person. If you ask for some special "us" time, and are gently turned down -  do not whine, cry and pout. It is not because I don't love you. I really honestly am tired. Read the above if you can't understand that. Making me feel guilty about it, or pressured into it is just going to make me resent you. 

   In closing dear husbands of the world, we wives love you. We do a lot for you, a lot that most generally go unnoticed. A little appreciation can go a long way in that "special us time" you were really hoping for. 

And ladies, if you can relate to me on this: can I get an "amen!"  :)

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