November 22, 2014

BEAUTY | 2014 SINFULCOLORS HOLIDAY NAIL POLISHES

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Anyone else excited for holiday nails?  SinfulColors has released 22 polishes full of shimmer, illuminating textures and glam for the 2014 holidays.  I have 4 polishes from this collection to share with you on the blog today. I hope you enjoy!



 Gold Medal,  Twilight Twinkles,  Decadent,  Sugar Sugar.



Gold Medal is the perfect metallic gold, Twilight Twinkles is full of big flakes of gold, Decadent has smaller red metallic flakes, and Sugar Sugar (my favorite) is a candy cane, red-hot red with tiny bits of shimmer.



I just love gold nails during the holidays! I used 2 coats of Gold Medal, and Twilight Twinkles as my accent polish. Twilight Twinkles is a sheer polish with gold flakes, so I applied it over Gold Medal. Both great for New Years!


Here I used Sugar Sugar as my main polish and Decadent as my accent polish. Again, I used 2 coats. 
As far as the formula, they apply very nicely. I love that you only need 2 coats of these polishes. I have been using SinfulColors for years, and at $1.99 each, you just can't beat the quality for the price. 

This collection is available exclusively at Walgreens for the 2014 holidays. 
You can also check out  SinfulColors.com to see more of their shades online.  
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November 19, 2014

BEAUTY | TARTE GIFTS


Can you believe it is already nearing the end of November? The time to start Christmas shopping (if you haven't already started) will be here before we know it. I thought I would start doing posts on ideas for Christmas gifts throughout November and December. I wanted to focus on tarte's gifts this time around. I love tarte cosmetics and have been using them for several years now. Not only is the quality of their products outstanding, but I love the fact that tarte cosmetics are vegan & cruelty free, and the packaging is always so lovely.

Here are a few of my favorite tart's gifts to consider this Christmas. 






Price: $37.

Details:
"Let the wonders of high-performance naturals carry you away with this interchangeable collector's set of 25 elegant essentials hand-picked by the tarte team. It features 4 expertly-coordinated, removable eye and cheek palettes and a plush collector's compact to swap in your favorite shades and take on all your romantic journeys, from "secret soirees" to "kisses under the Arc." Ideal for the jet-setting beauty junkie on your list, you can also give the gift of gorgeous to yourself this holiday and keep the romantic collection and decorative jewelry box to store your favorite tarte essentials."

The exclusive, limited-edition set includes:
·        16 full size, French-inspired Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows (0.07 oz. each)
·        4 full size Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes: Irresistible (soft melon), Envisioned (sheer coral), Limitless (peach rose), Intrigue (rose petal) (0.158 oz. each)
·        3 deluxe Maracuja Lip Glosses: Paris (raspberry), Cannes (light pink), Nice (nude mauve) (0.06 fl. oz. each)
·        Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
·        Portable collector's compact (0.14 oz.)
This would make a great gift because it comes with multiple items and a wide variety of color options. Not to mention how gorgeous the packaging is!



Price: $34

Details:
"Treat yourself or a loved one to elegant, kissable lips with this limited-edition, deluxe set of LipSurgence treasures. Each antioxidant-rich formula helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while delivering a surge of moisture for a timeless appearance that lasts. Whether you love full, creamy coverage or lightweight, natural-looking gloss, this adorable set offers something for everyone to "kiss & belle" about."

This collection includes:

  •   4 deluxe LipSurgence Lip Tints: Dreamy (cool raspberry), Alluring (mauve), Innocent (warm nude), Dainty (pink) (0.056 oz. each)
  •   2 deluxe LipSurgence Matte Lip Tints: Eternal (pinky nude), Fancy (plum berry) (0.056 oz. each)
  •   2 deluxe LipSurgence Lip Glosses: Kiss (light pink), Belle (raspberry) (0.05 fl. oz. each)

This collection comes with a great variety of colors. The sizes are perfect for travel or to just throw in your bag for everyday use. This collection would also make a great stocking stuffer!
You can purchase this collection at Ulta or online at www.tartecosmetics.com.




Price: $19

Details:
"Once again, tarte has taken the guesswork out of giving with a handpicked collection of best-selling favorites that's sure to make anyone's dreams come true. In a gorgeous, giftable box and whimsical packaging all dressed up for the season, these charming deluxe sizes of fan-favorite Maracuja Oil, Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment and collector's edition Cheek Stain deliver a rested appearance and radiant flush for all of your youthful holiday adventures."

This collection includes:
·        Deluxe Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment (0.08 oz.)
·        Deluxe Maracuja Oil (0.23 fl. oz.)
·        Deluxe Cheek Stain in Dreamer (pinky nude) (0.17 oz.)

All great quality products, and again, great value!  I would purchase this set just for tarte's maracuja oil. This is a great set for travel or to keep in an overnight bag.






Price: $37

Details: 
" Countdown 12 days of tarte with this exclusive deluxe advent calendar featuring a tarte surprise hidden behind every door. From tarte's brightest in skincare to lash, lip and cheek wardrobe staples, this 12-piece deluxe set has everything you need for any glamourous holiday adventure, plus an exclusive tarte offer that's too good to miss. Simply open one door each day to reveal each delightfully deluxe treasure that awaits. Plus, enjoy a surprise offer on your next Tarte purchase inside! "

This set collection includes:
·        Limited-edition LipSurgence Lip Tint in Wishful (pinky nude) (0.056 oz.)
·        Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelette 1 Ct.
·        Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer (0.25 fl. oz.)
·        Limited-edition Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder (0.07 oz.)
·        MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer (0.14 fl. oz.)
·        Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara (0.1 fl. oz.)
·        Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara (0.16 fl. oz.)
·        Double Detox Amazonian Clay Exfoliating Facial Mask (0.1 oz.)
·        Maracuja Rainforest Glow Instant Waterproof Body Perfector in Park Ave Princess (0.5 oz.)
·        Limited-edition Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Thrilled (light pink) (0.05 oz.)
·        Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment (0.08 oz.)
·        Limited-edition Maracuja Oil (0.23 fl. oz.)

What more could you ask for in a gift set? I highly recommend this collection for any beauty lover! For just under $40 you get such a variety of wonderful products. 

You can purchase these collections at Ulta or online at www.tartecosmetics.com.

Check out tarte cosmetics for more fabulous products. 
I hope you found this post helpful! Happy gifting!




November 15, 2014

BEAUTY | URBAN DECAY RAPTURE LIPSTICK




Today I am wearing Urban Decay's, "Rapture" lipstick. I am a big fan of the Revolution lipsticks.
I don't usually buy creamy lipsticks, but I love the formula of these because they aren't real slick, but not drying either. They feel super light on my lips. I also do not have to keep re applying like most creamy lipsticks. These are pretty long wear. I get about 5-6 hours out of them. It fades slowly and evenly and does not bleed.




Rapture is a new favorite because it is a super pretty everyday shade. It's a very cool toned plumy-pink or a muted rose. Great for fall and winter.



I paired this lipstick with Jordana's retractable, "Baby Berry" lip liner. I really love how they work together. Jordana retractable lip liners have been a favorite for years. I started wearing them when I was a teen. You just can't beat the quality for the price!



I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for viewing!


November 11, 2014

BEAUTY | VICTORIA'S SECRET SCANDALOUS FRAGRANCE SET


I recently picked up the Victoria's Secret fragrance set, "Scandalous".  This set comes with perfume, room/pillow spray, candle, and a night mask. My husband picked it up first and was looking at it and then showed me. He knew I would love the sexy vintage feel to this set. I LOVE the vintage style perfume bottle! It smells really pretty too, like a sweet floral scent. The scent lasts about 3 hours, so it isn't one for all day. I placed everything in this set around in my beauty room.

The holidays are coming and I think this would be a nice gift idea.

Description:
"Lose yourself in a sultry blend of black peony, raspberry liqueur and praline. In a studded glass bottle with black ribbon, this eau de parfum takes sexy to the edge."
  • Fragrance type: Fruity floral
  • Notes: Raspberry liqueur, black peony and praline









You can purchase this set from Victoria's Secret (in store) for around $80 -



November 6, 2014

BEAUTY | URBAN DECAY NAKED 2 BASICS PALETTE REVIEW


Happy Friday! I have a review for you today. I love all of the Urban Decay Naked products and had to purchase this palette.  If you don't already have the first, I personally like the 2nd one better than the first.

The first Naked Basics palette had more warmer tones, and the 2nd one is the cooler tones version.
You can use this palette any time, but I purchased this palette for fall and winter looks.

The basics palettes are great for simple, everyday looks. You can take one or two of these shadows and still look put together. It just makes things so easy! You can throw on these shadows for a super quick look and be out the door. The Basics palettes are great size for keeping in your bag also.



These shadows are more powdery, so I just place my brush in lightly and tap off any loose product. 
However, they are also very pigmented and have great payoff. They blend amazing! I love this palette. If you haven't picked this one up already, I recommend it as an everyday staple palette.


You can purchase from the Urban Decay website, Sephora, and Ulta for $29.




November 5, 2014

BEAUTY | MY UPDATED BEAUTY ROOM

I recently did some redecorating to my little beauty room / office. It looks pretty different if you seen my post I did about a year ago when I just moved in to our new house. I also work in this space   e v e r y   day... for hours at a time, so I like change haha! I painted the walls,  added some new furniture, and added some little decorations here and there. I also got rid of a lot of stuff (makeup, shoes, nail polish etc.) I like to make room at the end of the year for the next year. I am in the process of adding some shelves for all of my shoes and bags. Curtains are going up soon. I would also love to find a new chair, but I  also said that a year ago, and still haven't found one I really like. It is coming together. 









My husband got me these beautiful pink roses. 




Like I said, I need more shelving to organize all of my shoes and bags.  


My dog seems to always get her big butt in the photos.  :)



Thank you for viewing my little space. I will be posting more updates as I do more.






October 23, 2014

BABY | A NURSERY I NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN

This pregnancy wasn't a planned pregnancy. It wasn't planned because of some health issues in the past, I didn't think I could have children. My husband and I have an amazing relationship and always said that if we couldn't have children, that it was OK. We both believe that everything happens for a reason. No matter what, we would be happy. 

When I found out I was pregnant... I was in total shock. We were SO happy! After I found out I was pregnant, I prayed it was a boy. My husband and I  r e a l l y  wanted a boy. When I found out I was having a boy, I cried tears of joy! After I found out I was having a boy, I couldn't wait to start putting together the nursery. 

We quickly turned one of our upstairs bedrooms into the nursery.
I knew I wanted to do a room for him that could easily transition into a toddler / little boy's room. I didn't want to do one of those fancy baby rooms that he would only grow out of in a short amount of time. I love art and diy projects and wanted to put some of my personal touches on everything. 

My husband and I love sports, so we decided on a baseball themed room. 



The room was a medium blue color before I painted over it. Even though he is a boy and the blue would have fit, I wanted a bright and cheerful room for him. I decided on a cream color for the walls and white furniture. 



This was an older brown dresser and I repainted it white and changed out the knobs to little baseball knobs. I didn't want a typical little changing table. I wanted a large changing table that he could use as a dresser for a long time. I love the way it turned out. 







How cute are his first little pairs of shoes!?






I painted a baseball stitch on the wall and a "P" for "Phillip". 




 I know the two of them will get along great! :)

I am pretty happy with how everything turned out. I hope he loves it.
I am almost 30 weeks pregnant now and am relieved we have everything done. 
It won't be long now until he arrives! (01.04.15)