AUG
01
2013

Favorite Summer Lip Glosses

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Happy Friday readers! I know I have some homeschool dads out there reading, and for this post I apologize in advance. But today I’m doing another one of my fun Friday posts….on lip gloss. I know, so girly. Sorry. You don’t have to stay today. But come back tomorrow! Moving on… I’m not really a lip stick type of girl, but I almost always have on some sort of lip balm or gloss. I’m not super picky on color, and as you’ll see they’re all so similar that it doesn’t really matter what I grab! I normally just go for whatever gloss I get when reaching into my purse. But I did want to lay out a few of my favorites for you all…So let’s get to it shall we! As you can see from the below picture, I tend to keep to the same brands when it comes to glosses…I love MAC and NYX products right now. They smell good too. Which if you saw my last beauty tips post, you know is important to me.   NYX Mega Shine Lip collection Let’s start with the NYX lip glosses. These are all in the Mega … [Read more...]

JUL
24
2013

My Favorite Summer Fragrance Giveaway

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Hi everyone! So most of you seemed to enjoy my recent “beauty tips", or at least didn’t razz me too bad for posting them, so I thought it would be fun to do a few posts on some of my summer favorites. Plus I was feeling a little crazy and wanted to do a mid-week giveaway just to throw you all off! So today we’re talking fragrance, body sprays, and lotions. If you’re a man reading this, these are great gift ideas for your wife, or skip it and scroll to the bottom for my favorite men’s cologne and a giveaway! Moving on… I’m not really a perfume type of girl, but I almost always have on some sort of yummy smelling lotion or body spray. I tend to be really picky when it comes to ‘smells’, so I don’t have a ton that I love. Most make me sneeze, or just plain smell WAY too much for my tastes. But, I do have a few favorites and I’ll be really sad if they’re ever discontinued, so I thought I’d better share ‘em now while they’re still available! So let’s get to it shall we! … [Read more...]

MAR
21
2013

Spring nail polish colors

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Okay, I think there’s a possibility that I am experiencing what some refer to as “spring fever”. It’s hard not to feel the fresh new aura of spring with new buds on trees, grass starting to green up, and the warmer temperatures we’ve been having! So today I pulled out some fun spring nail colors to share with you all! The one on the left is one I wear all the time, and get compliments on just about every time I wear it. It is called “Play Date” by Essie, and since I have four children, it seemed like the name fit well. The middle, bright pink color, is “La Paz-itively Hot” by O.P.I. It’s one of my favorite hot pink colors! And the far right one is “Bikini So Teeny” by Essie. Yeah, this name does absolutely NOT fit for me, but still a cute pastel blue color, and a Strawberry Shortcake numero uno! Here is the one I chose for today. It’s “Play Date” by Essie. This is a super fun purple color and it’s a mix between lilac, but with a warmer undertone to it, so um…think … [Read more...]

FEB
21
2013

LUSH: Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

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I have to confess that the first time I walked into a Lush store, I immediately Moonwalked right back out! If you’ve never been to one, it can be a little…shall we say…overwhelming? All of the scents, all of the colorful products, and all of the giant soap wheels that you wonder how you’ll ever fit in your shower, and all of mysterious products that you can’t tell exactly what they’re for. It can be quite intimidating! But the good news is that the Lush people are super friendly and helpful as well. They’re more than happy to give you a free hand-treatment, or explain to you all of those mysterious scents you smell and how to use them.   For those of you who don’t know what Lush is, they are a hair and beauty products company who are dedicated to using fresh, all-natural ingredients. Another thing I like about them, is that Lush does not conduct or condone testing on animals. Before you continue reading, please know that this is not a paid advertisement, nor am I … [Read more...]

FEB
07
2013

My Favorite M.A.C. Eye Shadows

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Okay, you’re probably thinking you ventured onto the wrong blog, but you didn’t. It’s just that recently I’ve been feeling like sharing some of my favorite make up items. So I did. Or I am right now. Whatever.     Today I’m talking about my absolute favorite eye shadows out there! Since College I’ve been a fan of M.A.C. cosmetics. Actually at one point I wanted to be a make-up artist…among many other things…none of which actually happened...but I digress... Anyway, that career goal lead me to M.A.C. And it’s been consistently one of my favorite make-up lines since. And NO, this is not a sponsored post, I just love these shadows!   One of the reasons I love M.A.C. eye shadows is for the color selection. They have just about every color you could ever want, no kidding, a literal plethora of colors. I also love that they have great color payoff meaning that I don’t have to put on a lot just to be able to see the color on my eyes. They also glide on very … [Read more...]

JAN
31
2013

Best Nail Top & Base Coat Ever!

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Hi girls! Okay, so I have another great product to share with you today…sorry about all of these, but I’m on a roll apparently! If you really hate them, let me know and I’ll stop immediately ! Today I’m talking nails. Nail polish and nail polish organization. I don’t know about you, but I’m very rough on my nails. Having four children, homeschooling, taking care of a home, and blogging all take a serious toll on my nails. Typically they break easily, and nail polish? Oh forget it. I just didn’t even bother since I knew it would get chipped off that very night as I did dishes. But then… I found Revlon Colorstay Top Coat and Revlon Colorstay Basecoat.  Oh my heavens…yeah! No kidding ladies, this is my new holy grail for no-chip nails. I’m not sure what’s in these…probably something terrible…but whatever it is, my polish actually…gasp…stays on! No chips, no kidding. Really my polish lasts so long with this, I’m usually bored of it and end up taking it off before I see … [Read more...]

JAN
09
2013

How to De-pot M.A.C. Eye Shadow Tutorial

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I’ve recently learned something exciting. Well, exciting for me, and I’m probably behind the curve here, but I’m going to share it anyway! It’s how to de-pot your M.A.C. eye shadows. Why would you want to do that you ask? I like to have things organized and handy. That same thing goes with homeschooling supplies as well as things like my makeup drawer. So, since last week I did a post on my favorite eye shadows, today I’m going to show you how to organize your eye shadow! For those of you who don’t know already, M.A.C. eye shadow comes in pro-palette form, and in the individual pots like below. Last week I showed you my eye shadow collection, and prior to my discovery of the palettes, I had all of those shadows tossed in my make-up drawer. Not a fun thing to dig through each day. So imagine my excitement when I found out how to de-pot them and add them to one nice neat palette! Being the organizer that I am, I jumped on the chance! But it did look a little scary, so I just wanted … [Read more...]