Blogger Challenge Day 3,4, and 5

So I realize I am behind by a few days on my challenge, but I promise I have a good reason!….

My boyfriend adopted a cat/kitten he’s about a year so he is still young enough to be a kitten but not really haha. He adopted him on Sunday of last week but we just got to take him home this last Wednesday which was the 5th and also supposed to be day 3. Buuuuuuut as you could have guessed I became a tad preoccupied with the new baby in my life! Don’t worry, many pictures will be posted he is adorable!!

So I decided to combine the last three days into one!

Day 3: Quote of the day:

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!”

This is my favorite quote because it was said by my all time favorite person Audrey Hepburn! And it’s just so true and clever ! This quote is actually hanging on a canvas in my bathroom so I get to see it every single day!

Day 4: Top 5

Lipsticks/Glosses-

1. Love and Beauty by Forever 21 nude lip gloss, they no longer sell this color and I have no idea what it’s called but it is by far the most beautiful nude gloss I have ever owned. I pair it with every lipstick ever and it always looks perfect!

2. Kate by Rimmel #08 , this is the perfect neutral pinkish brown color and the quality is awesome!Perfect color! Rimmel London Kate Moss Collection Lipstick 08--Beautiful Color! | See more about shades of pink, lip colors and lipstick colors.

3. Every Revlon Lip Butter ever. I personally have Raspberry Pie and Strawberry Shortcake and love them!!

!Revlon Lip Butter Colors-I want almost all of these.

4. Clinique Chubby Sticks, I only own two but I love both of them so I am assuming all of the colors are beautiful, I own, heftiest hibiscus and heaping hazelnut

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense, $16, The Best Beauty Products for December 2012

5. Maybelline Color sensational in Coral Crush, bright fun summery coral with amazing lasting powers!!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Coral Crush ($7). #drugstorebeauty

(all photos found on Pinterest)

Day 5:Most Loved Possessions

A few of my most loved possessions would be my Turtle Pillow Pet, my promise ring, and my jewelery box .

My pillow pet I have had since I was 16, I got it as a birthday present from my cousins who used to live in Idaho and have just recently moved to Portland, Oregon. It is one of the mini pillow pets and I take him every where… just ask my boyfriend, he would love nothing more than to throw it away but I love it!

Last year for Christmas my boyfriend got me  beautiful promise ring after we went through a rough patch and had to spend some time apart to work on ourselves, it means the world to me because every time I put it on I remember how strong we both became and how we were able to come back together to share the love we have.

When I was young, like super young and I had just started to learn about jewelery and I got my first pair of earrings my grandmother gave me a gorgeous wooden jewelery box with a heart shaped piece of glass on the top, I have always used this box and never bought another one because this one means so  much to me My grandmother has a box that is larger than mine but they came together and she gave me the smaller box.

So there’s three more days from the 12 day blogger challenge! Tomorrow, Day 6: What am I currently Reading?

Blogger Challenge Day 2

Day 2: Review a product, service, or a brand

I have decided to review a product that is a favorite to many people and is very popular, I had so many people recommending this product to me so I finally gave in and bought myself a sample size of the They’re Real mascara by Benefit. My reaction is a combination of feelings. I can understand why people would enjoy this product, however it is not my favorite mascara ever. So for this review I thought a pros and cons list would be the best way to express how I feel about the product.

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Pros:

  • Amazing lengthening power, my lashes are always super long when I use this mascara
  • Very black, some black mascaras take a few coats to appear as dark as I would like but wit They’re Real one coat and my lashes are black as night
  • washes off easily, I have had a few mascaras that are impossible to wash off at the end of the night even though they aren’t water proof and it is the most annoying thing waking up with my eyelashes stuck together in the morning because I couldn’t get all my mascara off!
  • Doesn’t clump, this mascara goes on so smoothly and it is so wet at application that it is almost impossible to get that clumpy lash look some people like, so if you are one of those people, this is not the mascara for you!

Cons:

  • The brush is so sharp!!!!, sometimes it actually hurts to apply mascara because the bristles on the brush are so incredibly sharp
  • Leaves marks on my eyelids? I’m not sure if it’s just because I didn’t get water proof or whatever, but after a few hours I end up with a few black lines on my eyelid where my lashes touch my skin, it’s amazing that my lashes get to be that long! but not so amazing walking around with black marks on my eyes….
  • Not so volumizing, all though this is mascara is crazy good at lengthening, I find myself applying another mascara over top to add some thickness to my lashes, I usually use Maybelline The Colossal Volume over top because I know it will add volume.

Tomorrow is Day 3 of the my blogger challenge: Quote of the Day

July Favorites

I know!! I know!! It’s a little late to be doing a favorites post for July, but give me a break this is my first favorites post and I wanted to really make sure I was in love with the products I will be mentioning before I wrote this post. But better late than never!!

Starting with my makeup favorites from July: I received a Wantable box in May and this product was one of the items I found in my box, the Pla Beauty Super Wear Gel Liner in Noir 1. This eye liner is just a simple black pencil but it goes on so smoothly and boldly and I absolutely love how it looks on my eyes. While I have yet to figure out how to or even if you’re able to sharpen the dang thing I still love it.
Another makeup favorite of mine would have to be my e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium. I love how easy this kit is to use and it is so natural looking. I never really got the hang of using a brow pencil, it always turned out way to dark and unnatural looking… But with this I just use the fluffy brush the kit came with for the powder and apply that to the inner part of my brow then use a liner brush to apply the wax to the rest of my brow to shape and fill. This eyebrow kit was only three dollars from Target and I will for sure be purchasing this again!

Now for my beauty and hair favorites: for my hair this is a long time favorite of mine I’ve been using it ever since I started using products in my hair, and yes, I have tried other brands and types of products to get the desired look but I always come back to this certain product. The Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. I love this serum because it doesn’t make my hair feel or look greasy if used correctly, and believe me it took me a while to figure out how to use it in a way that won’t make my hair look gross. The way I use it is I use one pump while my hair is wet and just work it through the ends and the top, but not the roots, then I style my hair how I normally would and if it still looks a little frizzy after blow drying and heat styling then I apply another half a pump to the top to smooth down the frizz. I don’t recall the cost of the serum but it is available in Target stores!
Next is my beauty favorite for July. I actually got this about a week before July was over but after one use I was hooked! I have been on the hunt for a good moisturizer for my face that has SPF in it and I couldn’t find one that didn’t smell like sunscreen or make my face greasy and slimy. Until one day I found the Botanics Mattifying Day Cream Sunsceen (SPF 15) in my mom’s bathroom and used some. It was AMAZING so I bought myself a jar the next day at Target! If I remember correctly it was about $14 for a 50ml jar, but trust me this stuff goes a long way. It smells incredible and it feels so soft and not like sunscreen at all!! This product will be a favorite for a long while I can tell already!

One last favorite to share, my fashion favorite! This summer I got a job at a shoe store called Aldo, since I have an amazing employee discount I have been using it A LOT to buy shoes and accessories for schoolwhich has saved me so much money!! Recently my favorite and only little watch broke so I had been going without one and I was not a fan. So I bought one from Aldo! I am obsessed! The face of the watch is gold and big but not so big that it’s heavy or uncomfortable. And the best part is it came with 5 different bands so it matches every single outfit and it looks like I am wearing a different watch everyday, even though it’s the same watch!! I have had it for about a month and a half now and I have had no issues, the bands are super cute and great quality! Highly recommend 10/10!!! you can find sets similar to the one I bought here. unfortunately the set I bought isn’t sold anymore online although we still have it in stores, but the sets they are selling are still SUPER CUTE and I wish I could buy them all!!

Rose Gold Eye Makeup

20140721_224816    I got some inspiration for this look from Pinterest however the makeup turned out more pink on the Pinterest tutorial even though it was the same makeup, buuuut I wasn’t a huge fan of how pink it was anyways so I am very pleased with how this look turned out.

This look is very easy to accomplish and is perfect for day and is very easy to spice up for the evening. These two pictures are two different days and two slightly different looks.

What I used to accomplish this look:

Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer

an angled liner brush

Maybelline the Rocket Volume mascara

( I used my fingers to apply all of the eyeshadow except for the liner, I find it leads to less fall out and a more vibrant color)

 

 

20140722_112830How to accomplish this look:

(In an everyday situation I put on my liquid foundation first then eyeshadow hen concealer and the rest, but for this look I started with the eyeshadow because of how much fall out I had it was easier to clean it up with the foundation. )

Step 1: apply a generous amount of eyeshadow primer to your entire eyelid, the inner corner of  your eye and the lower lash line.

Step 2: apply Dust on your lid up to the crease area and out about half way.

Step 3: apply Nooner to the outer V area but not the crease, bring Nooner out a ways, this is dependent on how big you are wanting to make your wing, small wing, bring the shadow out a little bit, big wing drag it farther out.

Step 4: on top of Nooner apply a small amount of Buzz just to add some shimmer and a bit more pink.

Step 5: blend Burnout into the crease

Step 6: use Strange as a highlighter in the brow arch and inner corner

Step 7: use either Darkside or Blackheart as your liner on the top and bottom, I used Blackheart on the top and Darkside on the bottom because I don’t care for a dark bottom lash line.

Like I said this look is easy to go from day to night, keep the liner light and thin for a day look and make it darker and heavier for  night look.

 

 

My Drugstore Lip Favs

I have a relatively large collection of lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip balms. Most of my collection is bought from Target or Rite Aid because I have a very strict cosmetics budget and you can find quality for a good price in a drugstore.

So I’m going to start with lip balms: my ultimate fav lip balm is the Maybelline Baby Lips, I have two colors/flavors. the original clear balm in the blue tube was my first love and I used it to the end and then replaced it with the Cherry Me flavor which is a red color in the orange tube, which you can purchase here . The cherry Me is my favorite because it gives a very natural red color that isn’t sticky and wont get all over my teeth and face. That is my biggest issue with lipstick, it gets on everything if you aren’t careful. My other fav lip balms are the EOS eggs! I have the lemon drop, sweet mint, and summer fruit flavors and I love them all. I have had the lemon drop flavor for a year now and it’s still not gone even though I use it religiously which is amazing to me! I love a lip balm that will last me a while.

Cherry Me

Cherry Me

I have so many different lipsticks it was hard for me to pick 3 of my favorites! But I finally narrowed it down. First off I have Kate by Rimmel London, I have two shades; 01,a deep red color and 08 a dark nude color. I love these because they go on thick and give a fabulous color that is great for a special occasion. The 01 red was my very first red lipstick so I have a special place in my heart for this one ;). Next I have Maybelline Colorsensational in Coral Crush, I love this color so much I decided to go get a Clinique Chubby Stick in the same color so I could have a longer lasting color. For the price I still recommend this brand though. It goes on smooth and light making it easy to get the color you want by layering. And lastly my ultimate favorite drug store lipsticks, Revlon Colorburst.

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Raspberry Pie

Raspberry Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I only have two colors from this band but if I could afford more lipstick I would continue to buy this brand. It feels like a chap stick on your lips but the color is so rich and beautiful. I have Strawberry Shortcake, a pale pink that makes any face look innocent and fresh, and Raspberry Pie which is a deep magenta that can make anyone look bad a$$.

I hope this review was helpful in your next lip stick shopping spree!!

May Wantable Box

So I got an email from a website I had entered a giveaway on and this website was enticing.  It was telling me to order a monthly box of goodies. I investigate this idea of a monthly goody box and thought it sounded like fun! Wantable.com was the website that had sent me the email. You have three choices of a box, makeup, accessories, or intimates. you can either pay $36 per month and receive one surprise box a month or you can pay $40 once for one box. I decided I don’t really have the money for a subscription so i just paid the $40 and got myself one box. I chose makeup because I have an addiction and no I don’t want help for my addiction.

In my Wantable Box I received four items; two Eleece mask mask pouches which retail for $15 per packet. ncLA nail lacquer in Not So Sweet which retails for $16 per polish. La Bella Donna lip stick in the shade Pink Sand retailing for $24.50, and lastly black (noir) gel eyeliner from (Pla) Beauty retailing for $22.

I haven’t yet had a chance to try out the face mask but I am very excited to try it out soon! The nail polish is a beautiful light pink nude kind of color and the quality of the lacquer is top notch! I was extremely excited to see lip stick in my box when I opened it, I LOVE lipstick. Basically every time I go to the drug store or target I end up with a new lipstick! So I was obviously very happy with this gorgeous pink lipstick, the quality is amazing it goes on so smooth and it stays on for a good while as well. In the past I haven’t had good experiences with solid or gel eyeliner, I am a liquid liner type of gal, so I was a bit weary to try to wear this gel liner, but I was quite impressed, it is soft enough to go on easily without pulling my eyelid around and it isn’t a super ark black so I can layer it for any look I want and it’s easy to smudge for a smokey look as well.

Over all I highly recommend purchasing a Wantable box at least one time, it is so much fun and so worth it for the quality of the products you receive. Good job Wantable I am one happy camper with my May box.

It’s That Time Again

Periods. They suck and we all know it. So here is my rant.

I am very emotional while on my cycle, like super emotional, one of those save the animals commercials and somebody better bring me a jumbo box of tissues. It really hit me when I was watching my favorite show on Netflix, Ghost Whisperer, and the main character, Melinda’s husband dies and she can see his ghost and it’s just so incredibly sad and I lost it. I cried like it was my husband who had died not a man on TV. My boyfriend especially knows to watch his step, if he says one thing wrong it sends me into a tizzy of frustration and sometimes tears. Not to mention all this crying and being sensitive leads to extreme exhaustion, I am always tired.

The physical pains are the worst though… The cramps that leave me in bed in the fetal position at any given moment. I have found that when the cramps hit when you’re not ready for them fetal position makes them feel better, at least that’s my experience, so when they ht me I’m immediately on the ground in a ball. The fact that none of my pants feel like they fit doesn’t help with me being overly sensitive, one look at my normally smooth stomach bulging over the hem of my jeans sends me over the top. Periods make pretty girls feel ugly and it sucks. Another pain is that everything is SORE; my vagina is sore, my back is sore, my boobs are sore, why is everything sore!? Me and my girlfriends call it the “vagina aches” when your vagina is sore and everyone knows that can have the potential to be worse than the cramps!

Not to mention the fact that I constantly want to cuddle with every one and everything. If there is a pillow or stuffed animal near, I’m probably cuddling it, I cuddle with my friends more than is probably acceptable and I know my boyfriend is tired of it. I get so clingy like I never want to let him go I’m always holding his hand or his arm or  something. And it’s hard to cuddle and eat at the same time, trust me I know. As hard as I try I can’t do them both even though to need to do them both feels so strong inside me. “MUST HAVE FOOD! BUT WAIT I NEED TO HOLD YOU AT THE SAME TIME!!” Ugh, even I’m annoyed by myself when I’m menstruating. (I hate that word… why did I use it? IDK) Salt and vinegar chips though, I bought like three bags last week and ate them all because I “needed” them. I am my own worst enemy during that week.