Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Keep On Dreaming......

Hi My Loves!

I got an email today from Sephora showcasing their latest and greatest indulgences for the holiday season. I figured I'd share them with you because..... well because I know you'll probably feel the same way I do about them :)

Here's the first item that caught my eye.

First thing I thought was YES!!! I want it.... you know I love Urban Decay shadows. They are actually my favorite eyeshadows out there, so I was really excited when I saw this. And then I saw the price.... WAH WAH WAH!!! Darn. $600 is a crazy amount to spend on an eyeshadow set and that is why I called this post keep on dreaming. As much as I would love to have all 68 of those delightful bad boys.... it's just way out of the question for me. But it does look rather fabulous and it would be pretty cool to have every shade they make! I'll keep dreaming on that one :)

Next thing that caught my attention was this little beauty.

I love Stila. They are pigmented and the quality is fab. Once again this set is definitely on the high side of the budget but not quite as ridiculous as the Urban Decay. This set contains 15 deluxe lip glazes, 8 smudge stick waterproof eye liners, 3 brushes, 3 smudge crayons 12 eyeshadows and 4  blushes. Looks pretty delightful and you get a lot of different makeup so that's nice. Still pretty pricey though.

Last thing that caught my eye was this.

The price is still pretty high but much easier to swallow than the former two I talked about. I think this is something that is a splurge but it's not going to make you puke thinking about as you walk out with the receipt in your hand or even worse.... your husband kill you when he finds out ;) (And no Jay has never wanted to kill me after I've bought makeup haha... had to throw that out there!) 

As a child I loved advent calendars. We would get the Cadbury ones filled with yummy little santa and reindeer shaped chocolates. Every morning we would rush downstairs to open the day's little window to see what shape chocolate it was. There's just something so fun about an advent calendar, so I think it's really cool that they have made one for the adult beauty lover. A little small makeup or skin care treat for 24 days of December! What a way to make Mom smile eh?? It has blushes, mascara, skin care, lip gloss... all sorts of little goodies in it to make that girly girl excited to get up and open that little window for the day :) (Hey who knows, it might even make your teenage daughter get up for school early????) 

Could you see yourself buying any of these for yourself or as a special gift?

Let me know your thoughts!!

Thanks so much for reading and Happy Almost Halloween! Where did this year go??

Monday, October 28, 2013

Perfect Day at the Pumpkin Patch!

 Hi My Loves!!!

This weekend we went to the Pumpkin Patch to get our pumpkins for Halloween and to go and enjoy the festivities at our local corn maize ;) If you haven't already watched the vlog then head on over and watch!!

Here's a few extra pictures that I wanted to share with you :) 

I forgot to bring my mascara in the car (I did my makeup in the car) but here's the makeup I wore. Makeup Geeks Shimma Shimma, Brown Sugar & Frappe on the eyes and Urban Decay's Naked Lip Pencil with Pixi Jumpo Lip Pencil in Nearly Naked over.

We were all so excited when we saw the farm animals. We love our animals :) They had piggies, sheep, goats, cows and mini horses and they were all so cute and very friendly. Phoenix and Lily loved them all. Lily loved the pigs the most and Phoenix liked the sheep.

This was really cute with little cow trivia. Did you know that it takes 350 squirts to make a gallon of milk? I'm glad I'm not a cow!

This was our little friend that Phoenix decided to name Phoenix ;)

The cow was not too happy about us taking pictures of him while he was trying to have a peaceful lunch.

Lily and Daddy vlogging me while I took pictures of them :) Double vloggers!

It was such a beautiful day. The perfect weather and it was so pretty.

Phoenix loved riding in the wagon and most of all playing with the door lock :)

Lily was having fun looking at all the pumpkins although every time I tried to get a picture, she looks grumpy :)

Such a beautiful pumpkin patch. I just love the way corn looks against the blue sky. So pretty.

Our pumpkin patch is cool because they have white, yellow, orange and red pumpkins. I got a yellow one and the kids and Daddy got orange.

The had little cow rides.....

We decided to go on the big tractor ride so that we could all go together.

How do you like Phoenix's smile??? LOL

The corn pit was the kids favorite. They spent so long in there dumping the corn in and out of the trucks. Lily had corn all over her tights but she did not mind one bit. 

This was a beautiful display they had at the area to purchase the pumpkins. Strange looking gourds.

There's me pulling Phoenix while vlogging Daddy :)

How beautiful is this picture that Jay took?

We had so much fun at our pumpkin patch. Not only does it support our local farmers, it's so much more fun than just picking one out at the store. I highly suggest you go to your local pumpkin patch if you have young children.... or even if you don't! Jay and I had just as much fun as the kids... if not more haha!

Incase you haven't seen my latest video....

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Friday, October 25, 2013

How To Wear Blue Eyeshadow!

Hi My Loves!!!

I have a lot of people ask me how to pull off blue eyeshadow. For a lot of people it's a color that makes them nervous that they will end up looking like Mimi from Drew Carey. Here's how I like to wear it so that I don't look like her :)

The key is to keep it looking light and glowy or super dark and smokey. A matte blue can be super tough if it's just all one color so if you are into matte shades just be sure to put some deep navy or darker blue in there... even a silver in the corner to brighten would work too. Also keep the majority of the blue on your lid, try not to go too high with it. Wearing a tan or soft brown in the crease with a pop of blue on the lid works too :)

This is my favorite way to wear blue at the moment. Glowy, shimmery and super easy and quick! By putting a royal blue liner all over my lower lid and smudging out with my finger and then topping it off with a shimmery pigment, it gives it that peek of blue underneath but keeps it so that it catches the light. This way your first though is how sparkly the eyes look, rather than whoa blue eyeshadow ;)

Estee Lauder Double Wear ~ Tawny 3W1 mixed with Urban Decay Naked Skin ~ 3.0 (Beauty Blender)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Undereye Concealer ~ Light
Sheer Cover Sun Kissed Bronzing Minerals
Sheer Cover Bronzing Pink Minerals
Lily Lolo Mineral Blusher ~ Doll Face

Mac Lingering
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil (all over lid) ~ Ultraviolet
Em Michelle Phan Color Facets ~ Fairy Glimmer
Lorac Pro Palette ~ Cream & Champagne (browbone)
Em Michelle Phan The Beach Life e/s (champagne in inner corner)
Jordana Best Lash Extreme

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil ~ Native
Bare Minerals Buxom Full On Lipstick ~ London
MAC Dazzleglass ~ Money Honey


Hope you try out the blue eyeshadow :) Try it on Halloween if you are nervous and then if it goes wrong you can say you are going to be Mimi from Drew Carey :) 

Hope this helped!!

Thanks so much for reading ;) 

You can see my makeup in my latest video:

Have a great weekend!