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Monday, January 30, 2012

Chocomize Haul!!!!

Last week I placed an order with a great company Chocomize!! If you guys don't know what Chocomize is it is a company where you can Make & Name your own candy bars!! As well as buy premade bars! They are delicious and I love how you can personalize your chocolate!



Haul:Chocomize

*Nothing's Sweeter Then RICH...Dark Chocolate- I made this for my hubby! His name is Richard but almost everyone calls him RICH & his favorite chocolate is Dark Chocolate! So hence the name! LOL I hope he loves it. He has no clue I ordered it! They have packaging for every occasion as well as their standard packaging which my bar came in. His came in a Valentines Envelope designed box. So cute! On his bar I started with a base of Dark Chocolate (you can choose from Dark, Milk & White Chocolate) added Dark Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter Chips!



*Cookie Bar (for my Oldest daughter Piper): This is a premade bar and literally has everything on it she loves!
-Base of White Chocolate Candy Bar
-Cookie Dough bites dipped in Chocolate
-Crushed Oreo Cookies
She is going to flip when she sees this!!! The premade ones you can't name but are cheaper then if you made it yourself.




*I Feel Luck Bar (mine): Now I tried to make mine but just had no craving for anything specific! Chocomize has a bar that is 100% random. Not even the sticker tells you what is in it! You literally have no clue what bar you get until you see it!! You also can not name this one but it is the cheapest bar they sell at $3.95. You can not tell from the picture but the bottom of mine was broken and they have a policy that if it come broken or melted they will replace it. I emailed them and they are sending me another one! So awesome they are an AMAZING company!!! My bar came with:
-Base of Milk Chocolate
-Cookie Dough Balls Dipped in Chocolate
-Teddy Grahams
-Pretzels
I have yet to eat mine I am waiting until after dinner to enjoy!!




I hope you guys check out the site they are seriously amazing. I will be ordering again!
Check Out Chocomize here!!!

Pictures are mine
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Friday, January 27, 2012

My 2011 Favorites!

Okay so I have had this post essentially ready to go since before my family got sick but now have the time and let's face it energy to put it up Lol I have had a lot of great experiences with makeup this year weather it was trying new high end cosmetics or discovering amazing items from the drug store. This year I have truly enjoyed my experience with items I would not have necessarily tried out in years past.



FACE:



*Make Up For Ever Primer in Zero- I love this primer not only does it give you a wonderful smooth canvas it really does hold your makeup on for hours.
*Laura Mercier Foundation Primer- This is one of my newer favorites. I already know this will be my next foundation primer. A little goes along way and my skin always feels so fresh and smooth no matter what foundation I put on top of it.
*Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer and Highlighter- I LOVE this for under my eyes. I already am almost out of this one. It looks a lot fuller in the picture then it is. It goes on so creamy and can be blended out with your finger or a fluffy blush.
*Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser- I do love this for my eyes but more so for the area closest to my nose where it tends to get the darkest as well as for......BLEMISHES yes it covers them perfectly and it isn't cakey at all.
*CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua in B20- My HG foundation enough said!! I am sure you guys have seen me rave about this over and over. Nothing has changed it is mind blowing.
*Neutrogena Healthy Skin in Nude- I started wearing this at the end of 2010 and nothing has changed it is still wonderful and I still love the finish it gives and how wonderful my color matches. I still wish it came with a pump so hopefully Neutrogena will give me one soon!
*Skin79 BB Cream- I love this so much it is the formulation for oily skin. But it is the one that works best on my skin oddly!=)
*Laura Geller Balance N Brighten in Fair- My favorite powder ever. I really does not only balance your skin tone it truly does brighten it up. EmilyNoel83 just did her awards and she gave one to this and explained how this is made it actually starts with foundation and they bake it and put other goodies into it! Madness!
*Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Spray- My HG setting spray!!


EYES:



*Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe- A MUST HAVE! This is simply just amazing. The color alone is amazing because of the pigmentation and the fact that it is matte. Yes I am a lover of matte shades always has been always will be=)
*MAC Paint Pot in Nubile-I love this because it is your typical awesome MAC paint pot but it's characteristics is what makes it a winner. It mutes out your lid like painterly so you can wear it with matte shades perfectly. Then it has iridescence so it goes gorgeously with satin, metallic, shimmer any other texture of shadow you can think of. Double Whammy!
*YBF Eye Brow Pencil in Universal Taupe- My HG Eye brow pencil. Glides on the color is perfect.
*Benefit They're Real Mascara- This is my favorite mascara hands down. I already need another tube like Asap! That rarely happeneds for me.
*MAC Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe- This is buy far my favorite frost finish shadows from MAC you can see I easily hit pan! this is like the 4th one I have owned the next time I get one it will be pro pan so I can just pop it into my palette.
*Laura Mercier Eye Colour in SandStone- I have had this for a while and ohhh man after I got it I was hooked. It is this gorgeous pinky satin shade and I loved it so much I put a huge dent in the center within the first month because I used it so much! LM Shadows come with 2.8 Grams Vs. MAC that come with 1.5 Grams so it is bigger and her shadows are just amazing.
*Rock & Republic Shadow in Skin Tight- After I got this I used it all the time. Lid Color, Highlight Color, Inner Corner everything Lol This also has a good size dent in the center Lol and it has 3 Grams of product!=D
*Lorac Baked Satin Shadow in Posh- This is one of my favorite highlight colors because it is matte and just perfect.
*Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax & Wheat- These are amazing!!! They works so well they instantly went to the top of my list for eye primers!
*Stila Prime Pot in Taffy- When I want a shadow to stick for days and not move I use this!!! The staying power is just bananas!
*Too Faced Shadow Insurance- A great eye primer. Once I bought this it easily overtook my UDPP!


PALETTES:


*Inglot Eye Shadow Palette- I have been loving this for month. I found the worlds most gorgeous green ever!
*The Balm Shady Lady Volume 2 Palette- Thank to Miss Mica I have this Amazing Palette! If you find it buy it! I use it all the time!
*NAKED Palette- I love this for the color selections. Especially colors like NAKED, Virgin, Darkhorse & Side Car.
*NAKED 2 Palette- I am so glad I got this the HOUR it came out! Yes I am nuts and waited by my computer but it was so worth it! =D<---that's me because I love it LOL Tease is my favorite shade out of the palette Yes because it's matte and gorgeous. I seriously use every color but one in this palette Chopper is the only one I haven't touched.


CHEEKS:


*Tarte Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum- I love this because it gives you a natural highlight and is flesh toned. Simply gorgeous!
*Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed- A gorgeous MUST have blush! It looks darker but goes on lighter and it just has this gorgeous shade it leaves on your skin.
*MAC Powder Blush in Pink Cult- I love this blush because it is matte. It is a pink with mauve undertones which I love.
*MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul- I love this blush because it leaves a gorgeous sheen but more color then sheen which I love!
*Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunrise-This is by far my favorite high end Cream Blush it is firm yet easy to work with. It is so pigmented and a little goes such a long way. I use this very often and have yet to make a dent in it.
*NARS Laguna Bronzer- This is an amazing bronzer. I love using this on the apples of my cheeks. It warms up my whole look!
*Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush in Blossom-I love this because it is a great alternative to the Josie Maran Cream Blush it is not as firm but the pigmentation is great and a little goes along way.
*NARS Danmari Blush Palette- SIN is my favorite color and I used it a lot especially during the colder months!=D
*NYX Blush in Angel- I really like the flush it gives to my cheeks. It may not work on every skin tone because I am fair and it is pretty light.


LIPS:


*NYX lipstick in Thalia- I first got this in late 2010 and used the crud out of it until mid 2011 it is still my favorite lippie out of all the NYX ones I own. If you don't own this you are missing out. It is just one of those colors that goes so great with day or night time looks.
*MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again- I found my favorite finish lipstick from MAC this year. They bring out more colors because I need more Lol You seriously don't need a gloss with this at all.
*MAC Creme Sheen LipStick in Creme Cup-I got this in the beginning of March and it was my most reached for lippies for easily 4-5 months!! I love that it goes great with any dramatic eye and just adds a little something to the look!
*MAC Lustre Lip Stick in Syrup-This is my favorite MAC lippie right now! I literally can not stop using it. The color is perfect and buildable which I love.
*NARS Cruising- I forgot to add this in there I don't know how. I love it! It is a great pinky nude!
*Loreal Project Runway Lipstick in Sultry Ravens Pout- This is my favorite drug store lippie! It even over took Thalia. It just goes so well with everything I wear.
*Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum- This was the one I wanted and I knew I would love it and after getting it I wore it almost everyday Lol
*Elf Conditioning Lip Balm Nice & Natural- I wore this so much there is a HUGE dip in the center LOL I really love this and the color is gorgeous!
*NARS Lip Gloss in Female Trouble- I have found my HG lip glosses and they are by NARS. I have own quite a few MAC lip glosses but always HATED the stickiness to them. When I first met my hubby he had a rule where he would not kiss me if I was wearing a MAC lip gloss. NARS lip glosses are super pigmented and have great staying power and best of all they are not even a tad bit sticky!
*NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses- These are great lip glosses from the drug store super shinny and most are very pigmented.


NAILS:



*MODELS OWN Nail Polish- These are just in such a league of their own. Not only for staying power but for pigmentation they are just amazing! (pictured is Beth's Blue & Nude Beige which is my favorite nude polish ever)
*Deborah Lippmann Don't Tell MaMa- This color is my favorite green and around October/November I wore it A LOT!


PERFUME:


*Nina By Nina Ricci- This has been a favorite for 2 years running. It is just a standout scent and the packaging is gorgeous! If you have not smelled this you MUST!
*Still By Jennifer Lopez- I have worn this more consistently then any of my perfumes (the only one that can compete is Nina) it just has this gorgeous sultry scent that I love so much. I am sure I will need another bottle very soon!


SKIN CARE:


*Mario Badescu Orange Cleansing Soap- This is my HG face cleanser! It keeps my cystic acne at bay! Amazing!
*ELF Cleansing Cloths-These are my HG face wipes!!
*Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mud Mask- My skin always feels so amazing after I use this. It is my HG face mask!
*Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream-This makes my skin feel so fresh and soft and the scent is gorgeous!


So there you have all my favorites from the year 2011!! I would recommend these products to anyone, anytime, anywhere. So if you haven't checked them out please do! I can't wait to see what new goodies I discover this year. So far I am off to a good start I will tell you that!!=D

Pictures are mine
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review: Lash Food!

Today I want to share with you guys my review of a product that I received from Beauty By Krystal in a giveaway. I was so excited when I got this because let's face it who doesn't excited when they see a product that claims to give us better lashes? I know I sure do & did! I googled this a day or so after getting it because I had never heard of Lash Food and after reading reviews I was very excited to try it out. So here are my results & thoughts!







LASH FOOD REVIEW:

Claims: "For sensitive skin. This formulation is packed with over 16 different types of performance herb extracts, copper complex, and essential provitamins to safely and drastically improve the appearance of length, thickness, and strength of lashes within just 4-8 weeks."
(from the website)
*Okay first things first my natural eyelashes are sparse, short & basically non exsistant! Lol I have included pictures from my EOTD from up to a few months ago & all the after pictures were taken this morning. I had taken a picture the day I started using it but I think my hunny erased it from the camera Lol



My Results:
After using this for 3 weeks I can 100% say this stuff really does work. For me it gave me Volume which you can tell by just the number of lashes I now have compared to the before pictures!!!



 Length it made my lashes so much longer you can tell the best in the picture of my lashes today with out any mascara on!! I have literally not put one pair of falsies on at all in the last week because I am really loving my lashes! Even my hunny noticed how much longer and oddly darker my lashes look without any mascara on.


 I followed the directions and used this in the morning and at night. I know the claims are that you see results after 4-8 weeks but for me it took no where near that long. Probably because I had squat to begin with Lol. This did not irritate my eyes in any way and was super easy to apply. Now to the one thing that maybe a huge downer to some the PRICE:$120.00!! Yes even I was like WoW! But honestly it worked so well I am crazy enough to contemplate buying it!! But they also do have an $80.00 version.I have not tried that one but it could be a nice alternative. I will link the website below if you guys want to look into it. But in my honest opinion it works so so well!

*The packaging is very sleek and nice.

*The brush is very nice and get perfectly into your lash line.

*Lash Food Site
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Cute Blog Award Nomination!


For this award you:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the award questions.
3. Tell something about yourself you haven't told anyone on your blog yet.
4. Award as many blogs that you think are worthy of this award.
5. Make sure you let those you gave the award to know that you awarded them.


Thank you so much to Holly Ann for Nominating me for the Cute Blog Award!! She is such a great blogger and a great friend and follower so check her out!!



Award Questions:
1. What is your go to makeup product?

  • Moisturizer...boring I know. But, If I am not careful my dry skin will take over and there will be madness!

2. What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?
  • Puffy Shoulder shirts!!! I love them so much even my two year old has a few Lol I started wearing them at the end of 2010 but they didn't become a trend until 2011.

3. What is your favorite dessert?
  • Actually I don't really have one. I have a few I "like" but other times I eat a dessert they are just for an occasion. The ones I like are: Frozen Yogurt (YogurtLand is the best!!), Cold Stone- Mud Pie Mojo!! It has oreos, peanut butter, coffee ice cream and roasted almonds!!(I know weird combo but if works!) Lol I don't get to go there to often if I am in that spot it's because I am at Ulta if I am at Ulta shopping for make up I totally forget about Cold Stone LOL
4. Favorite color?
  • Green, Black, Teal
5. What is your middle name?
  • Eileen- Yes I was named after that one British song LOL "come on Eileen" LOL I figure my Mother wanted to keep a little bit of England with me LOL
6. What was the last song you listened to?

  • I was listening to Adele 21 the whole album while I was making dinner last night! She is amazing!
Something you don't know about me yet:

  • I have been a singer all of my life! No I am not joking Lol I was in Chorus from Elementary and up. I was part of Honor Choir, Ensemble and did MANY solos...Yes it was nerve wreaking but fun! 

I want to Nominate a few of the girls blogs I follow and frequent. Not just because they are Cute but also because they write great blog posts!

Holly Ann I know Holly already got one but lets tack another one on for good measure! LoL She puts in so much effort to her blog and it shows for sure. She also finds amazing deals, she does some great DIY items, & she love colors when working with make up which is amazing. I am more of a neutral girl but she makes me want to wear blue all the time LOL

Shannon- She is such an amazing YouTuber & Blogger. She always responds to her friends/subbies and she is crazy gorgeous! Her make up looks are always so stunning! I love that she is always mixing it up when doing her "getting ready videos" and she is just her and you can so see it in her videos. Love her shes amazing!

Eve I love Eve's Blog she puts in so much effort and writes about great make up goodies! She also makes me want to shop. Seriously I read her blog on MAC yesterday and I am totally itching to go shopping. But since I am on a no buy I have to fight it off! Lol

Krystal- Krystal is such a great blogger/YouTuber and she genuinely loves what she does and you can tell just by the way she talks in her videos and I love that about her. She is also such a great person and super easy to talk to. She is forever tweeting deals and it makes it so hard for me not to shop! LOL

Pang- Lamanie as I know her by. Is such a great blogger & she does makeup like WOAH....Lol. She is a very lovely person and comments on my Luuux blog very loyally! She takes great pictures and she tells you her true opinion which I love.

So please check out all these lovely ladies!! They all bring so much to the Beauty Community and reading their blogs will not only teach you some great techniques but it will also introduce you to some amazing people!
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Friday, January 6, 2012

My New MUJI Make Up Organizer!

I seriously needed a make up organizer for my make up station where I get ready. I keep my most used items on hand and everything else I keep in my make up storage in my bathroom. I placed this order on the 26th and it was suppose to be here on the 29th by FEDEX but with New Years and the Holiday vacation it did not get here until early this afternoon. But I am so glad to finally have it.




Muji:
*This is the 5 drawer set up
*The price for this is $27.95 Plus $7.95 Shipping & Handling
Total:$35.90
*It came packed very nicely
*It is a very sturdy. It Does not feel cheap.
*They also sell three drawer set ups incase 5 is not what you are looking for.
*This can actually fit your NAKED & NAKED 2 palette and still have room width wise. So they are the perfect size for your make up station.






*I put things in order of how I get ready. I have included pictures of each drawer and contents!
I hope you guys check out this if you need your favorite items easily accessible or if you are new to make up and need a storage set up.

Pictures are Mine=)
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sigma Palettes: Bare, Dare, & Flare!!

Not to long ago my package arrived that I ordered from Luuux and it included all three of the Sigma Beauty make up palettes! I was so excited to try them and am so glad I ordered them. They have been the main palettes I have reaching for other then my NAKED 2 palette for the last two weeks. Here are my thoughts on each palette to help you choose which ones are right for you=)





BARE: A great Neutral Palette!
 
Out of the three Sigma Palettes that I own this is my favorite. I love that this palette includes 4 matte shades as many palettes today put out a lot of shimmery eye shadows. I love mattes for definition in my crease. This palette also has 3 shimmer colors and a glittery black. So balance wise this palette has it all. The packaging is very sturdy and solid feeling. I love the double ended brush it comes with, one end is the every popular E25 Blending brush and the opposite end is the famous E30 Pencil brush. With all that packaged up in one palette is what makes this a great palette not for just every day but to take with you on the go!





FLARE: The Best Bang For Your Buck!
 
I really enjoy the Flare Palette from Sigma. Out of the 3 that I own this one gets an A for variety. This has very wearable neutral color options and very out there fun color options. This palette would be great to take with you on a vaction/trip because you never know what looks you might need and this can supply all of them in one palette. The brush that comes with this palette is the E40 which is great for blending & the E55 which is great for packing on color. So if you love neutrals and colors you can get it all with this palette=)







DARE: Daring Palette!
 
This palettes name says it all! It comes with a selection of colors you would not normally have in you arsenal. But non the less the pigmentation and variety of ways you can use these colors is vast. This palette includes two matte shades, three shimmer shades, two more glittery shades, and one iridescent shade. My two favorite out of this palette are Escape and Surrender. But they are also the most wearable out of this palette. Grasp would be a great color for Summer time. This palette comes with the best brush combination in my opinion. The E45 is my favorite Sigma brush ever! The tapered end makes for effortless crease blending. I also really like the E20 on the opposite end I use this mainly for under my lower lash line and use it all the time. The packaging is sturdy and solid just like the other two in this line. Some people may love bold, bright, daring colors. But for others this maybe to far out of their comfort zone. But if you love bright, fun colors this is a great palette for you.





I hope this post helps you in choosing which if not all the palettes from Sigma you should pick up.

*All Content and Photos are mine. Do not use with out my permission.
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Eve's Make Up For Ever Give Away!!!

I just wanted to let you all know that my friend on Luuux and Blogger Eve is having an amazing give away. If you are like me and LOVE Make Up For Ever products then this is a give away you must enter. Eve is giving away a Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #15. I know personally how great the Aqua Creams are I own one in shade #13 and it is amazing it does not crease once it is on it is not going any where Lol.

(Picture is owned by Eve)

Here are the Links to her Blog Giveaway and Luuux:


For the Entry Rules Please make sure to check out Eve's Blog ASAP!!!

Thank you Eve for such a great give away!!
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