Monday, December 31, 2012

Products that I have used up recently

 Hello there!

Happy New Years Eve to everyone! I cannot believe that tomorrow is the start of 2013! Where has the time gone? Well, to bring an end to the new year on my blog I thought I would share with you some of the products that I have used up recently and If I plan on repurchasing (or already did).  So lets get to it!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

December Favorites!

Holy Moly! It's already the end of December, can you believe it?! And you know what that means...another favorites blog! Hooray! I don't have too many new favorites for this month because I have been basically using the same products as the last couple months.   I will definitely be using quite a few new products that I got for Christmas or just picked up recently. Well, with all of that said, lets get to it!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Influenster Holiday VoxBox

Hello Everyone!

Well, I hope everyone had a great Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate and enjoyed your time off from work or school, I know I sure did.  Well, this blog post is going to be about the Influenster Holiday VoxBox that I received this past weekend.  If you don't know what Influenster is you can check out my last post about it, but it is basically a site where you can review products and they send you products to review. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

December Ipsy Bag

Hello there!

It is time for the December Ipsy Bag! And it was a great bag this month. I have been loving this bag more and more each month I receive it.  Click here to go to the website. If you aren't aware of Ipsy, it is similar to Birchbox in that it is a $10 monthly subscription service.  Ipsy does more makeup products than Birchbox, which I love and they often give you full size products. So lets get right to what was in the bag!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My first PopSugar box

 Hello again!

So, I recently subscribed to a new monthly subscription service called PopSugar Must Have Box.  I heard about this through YouTube and watching people unbox their boxes and I was just amazed at the products that came in this box! You various items like food, home, health, beauty, ect.po It is a little more expensive at $35 a month, but your box is guaranteed to be worth at least $100.  So if you are interested in seeing what came in this months box click the link to keep reading!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Nail of the Day

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We have another NOTD blog here and this one I am really excited about.  I absolutely LOVE this nail polish, Essie - Beyond Cozy.  This is a really pretty champagne glitter polish.  It has both gold and silver glitters in it.  It is super sparkly but also subtle enough to wear for every day. But, like with every glitter polish, it is a PAIN to get off (I usually just end up peeling it off, bad, I know).  I think this is going to be my go to polish for any upcoming holiday parties and this would go with everything. 
2 Coats
What polish are you loving for the holidays?


December Birchbox

Hello ladies!

Holy cow! I actually got my Birchbox super early this month (probably to make up for last month)! This months theme is All Wrapped Up and as you can see, they took that to the design of their box for this month.  How cute is it!   I am pretty excited about this box, there are a lot of good products in here that I am excited to try.  So lets get right to it!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Revlon Lip Butter Collection and Review

 Hello there!

 I am sure that most of you have heard of and probably own at least one of the Revlon Lip Butters.  They have been a huge hit and are such a great product.  I am going to show you all of the colors that I own and swatches and what I think of each individual color.  So lets get started!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

November Favorites!

Hello there!

Can you believe that November is over and its already December, which means it is almost Christmas?! The time is just flying by but I am very excited for Christmas, I already have all of my decorations up. But....It's time again for monthly favorites! I have a few new favorites that I have been loving for the past month.  So lets jump right in!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November Birchbox

Hello ladies!

It is finally time for my November Birchbox reveal.  This months box came very late, I just received it yesterday the 24th! I knew it was going to be a little late because of the storm and everything, but wow, this is super late.  Anyway, this months box is a definite improvement over last months, thank goodness.  So, lets just jump right in!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Influenster College VoxBox

Hello there!

So about a week ago, I received the Influenster College VoxBox.  If you don't know what Influenster is, it is a website where you can review different products and answer questions and you get points for different things.  The website is completely free.  Every now and then you can be eligible for a VoxBox, which is where they send you a box of products (usually themed) for you to review on the influenster website.  So I was eligible for the College VoxBox and I got it in the mail about a week ago and thought I would show you guys what they sent and my initial reactions on a few things.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nail of the Day

Hello again!
Skyfall 2 coats
So I picked up a set of the new OPI Skyfall Collection nail polishes and am loving these two a lot.  The set came with Skyfall, GoldenEye, and The Spy Who Loved Me. Skyfall does not look nearly as pretty in the bottle as it does on the nail.  With two coats it is a bit darker and more of that oxblood color that has been popular this fall.  GoldenEye is a GORGEOUS gold flake polish.  Its not a glitter, but actual gold flakes.  I am going to get a ton of use out of that one.  I only decided I wanted to put it on after I had completely painted my nails with Skyfall so I just put a coat over top.  
GoldenEye on my ring finger, 1 coat over Skyfall


November Ipsy bag

Hello there!

It's time again for the November Ipsy bag. I cannot even believe that it is almost Thanksgiving and almost the end of November.  This year has just completely flown by. Anyway,  I was pretty impressed this month with the items that they included. Keep reading for the full list of products and what my first impressions of them are.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sephora VIB event

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Some of you may know that Sephora had their VIB even this past weekend, and since I am a VIB, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get 20% off.  So I swung by my Sephora on Friday after work and picked up some Christmas gifts and a little something for me as well.  I decided to grab the Sephora In The Glow value kit. I have photographed all of the products as well as swatches.  I have tried some of them out since Friday and there will be initial reactions for those.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nail of the Day

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While I was out at Target the day and came across Essie - Penny Talk and I have been wanting this nail polish and just decided to pick it up.
2 Coats

I love this more than I expected! This color is such a pretty rose gold color and is very metallic! It looks very nice on the nail.  It is a bit difficult to work with, but it's worth it because it looks so gorgeous on.  This color is so great for fall and winter and I know I will be definitely be wearing this one a lot. 


Sunday, November 4, 2012

October Favorites!

Hello everyone!
It's that time again! (I know I'm a few days late) But it's time for October Favorites! I honestly cannot believe that it is already November and that the holiday season has begun!.  I have a few new products that I have tried out and loved this past month. So here we go!

Mini Bath & Body Works Haul

Hello everyone!
I did a little bit of shopping this weekend ( I was attempting to do some Christmas shopping but failed) and I went to Bath & Body Works.  I mainly went because I had a 20% off your entire purchase coupon and their candles were 2 for $20.  So I picked up a couple of those and some other things. 

Nail of the day

Hello ladies!

2 Coats
Last week, Ulta was having a sale on the Muppets nail polish collection for OPI.  They were 2 for $12, so I went and picked some up, mostly for christmas gifts.  But I did keep one for myself, because I just couldn't help it.  So I picked up Meep-Meep-Meep and painted my nails yesterday.  I know its not exactly a fall color, but I love pink and I love sparkles, so the two of those together is something I just could not resist.
Meep-Meep-Meep is a very hot pink (it looks quite a bit darker in the bottle than it does on the nail) and has pink glitter in it. It doesn't come out overly glittery on the nail, but more shimmery.  It was very easy to work with, though I may try to put on another coat next time to see if it comes out as dark as it is in the bottle.  

Overall, I love it.  It is such a great hot pink and I love that it has glitter/shimmer in it. 

Did any of you pick up any of the 2/$12 Muppets collection OPI nail polishes?


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Outfit of the day - Halloween!

Hello Ladies!
Happy Halloween! Quite possibly my favorite holiday of the year (besides maybe Christmas) is today!! I didn't exactly dress up today, I mean, I'm at work. But I did put together a more Halloween-y look for the day. I am wearing my skeleton earrings that I got from either Claire's or Target a few years ago and my sparkly lips ring that I bought at Target about a month ago.
 I am wearing my orangey/coral Audrey Brooke flats that I bought from DSW in the spring and I am also wearing my black faux snakeskin skinny jeans that I just bought from Kohls this past weekend (Apt 9?) My top is also from my shopping trip to Kohls this past weekend. It is just a black chiffon flowy top from LC Lauren Conrad.

Did any of you dress up at work today? Comment with a picture if you did!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Review *UPDATED WITH BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS*

Hello Ladies!

So I picked up a the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation about a week ago now.  I was in desperate need for a new foundation because I had squeezed every last drop out of my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation.  Now I absolutely LOVE my Chanel foundation, but I wanted to try something new (so that I could review it for you guys) and I also wanted something with a bit more coverage for the colder months.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scent of the moment

Hello Ladies!

So I ordered some candles online from Bath & Body Works and they came in the mail today! So I started burning the Cinnamon Sugared Donut candle and it smells AH-MA-ZING!  I cannot even begin to describe how delicious this candle smells.  

The candle is described as followed: Share the delight with a homemade vanilla cake donut covered in sugar crystals and crushed cinnamon.

It reminds me of having french toast at my grandmas house. Grandpa cooking the most amazing french toast there will ever be and good talk around the table.  Oh, memories.  I just checked the website and this one is on sale right now for $9.75.  So hurry if you want one of these, they won't be around much longer! Click here to get the cinnamon sugared donut candle!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nail of the day

Hey girls!

So I picked up a new nail polish this weekend, one that I have been wanting since it came out a month or so ago, Ever Day Is Octoberfest by OPI.

It is such a gorgeous color, especially for fall. It comes out quite a bit more purple than it looks in the bottle. It has a pretty reddish tiny with fine red sparkles. It is opaque in one coat but I put on two to be safe and get a nice even color. It is very glossy. I did have to wipe off a ton of the polish from the brush to make sure I didn't end up painting my entire finger.

All in all, I love this color. It is so gorgeous on and is so perfect for the time of year.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Ipsy Bag!

Hello again!  I don't know if you all have heard of Ipsy, formerly MyGlam, but it is very similar to Birchbox as it is a subscription service that is $10 a month and you get a little bag of 4-5 makeup, skincare or haircare products.  This month was pretty darn good. 

Keep reading to check out the items in Octobers bag.

October Birchbox!

Hello ladies! 

So I received my October Birchbox arrived this week.  A few weeks ago they e-mailed me and asked me if I wanted to get the Goop Birchbox or the regular.  I decided to go with the Goop, because if I recall, when they offered the Teen Vogue box, it was amazing! (I didn't get that one because it was my very first month)  Unfortunately, this box was pretty far from amazing.  I do think this is my least favorite box since I joined in March. But anyway, here is what came in the box!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nail Polish Storage

Hey Girls!

So one day, after looking around on Pintrest (which is awesome if you haven't been on there yet!) and found a really cute idea for storing my nail polish.  Now I don't have a ton of nail polish. I have never really been one to paint my own nails because I was completely terrible at it.  But in the past 6 or so months, I have taught myself how to do a good job at painting my nails.  So I there in turn, have been painting my nails more often. I have found that if you sit down at a table with really good lighting and really take your time to apply the polish, you can do just as good of a job as when you get a manicure.  It may not last as long, but its a whole lot cheaper! So anyway, back to the point, here is a picture of how I am currently storing my nail polish.

I bought this apothecary jar from Michaels (with a 40% off coupon of course!).  I think this just showcases all of the beautiful colors that you might have and gives it a really girly feel.   A good idea if you have a ton of polishes would be to just showcase the colors that you might be wearing this season. I tried to put my deeper berry's and reds and golds towards the front so that is what you would mostly see.  The base was a little short, so I stacked it on top of a couple books to give it some height.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

I ♥ Fall TAG

Hey girls!

Today I am going to be doing the I ♥ Fall tag that has been going around lately (mostly on youtube).  I absolutely love fall.  It is my favorite time of the year, so when I saw this tag, I knew I had to put it on my blog.  So, here we go!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scent I am loving

I am sure everyone has heard of the ever famous Leaves candle from Bath & Body Works.  Well, this is what I am just LOVING at the moment.  It just gives off the most delicious scent that fills my entire house. The description of this scent is : Like an afternoon spent playing in a pile of freshly fallen leaves, this fragrance embodies all the richness of the season and features a medley of ripe delicious apples, red berries and golden nectar. It smells very much like cinnamon and berries, so yummy. 

If you haven't already smelled this candle, the next time you happen into a Bath & Body Works, make sure you give this one a sniff, your nose will not be disappointed. 


Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Favorites!

Oh September, you bring me my favorite season of the year, FALL! Apples, cinnamon, leaves, Halloween, what more could you ask for? Well, enough rambling, I am here to show you guys my September favorites! I am very excited, as this is my first favorites blog.  I have quite a few products to show you, so lets get started. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Urban Decay Smoked 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil Set: Review

(from left to right) Uzi, Zero, Demolition, Smog, Empire, Mainline
Hello again ladies.
I finally went back to ULTA to pick up the Urban Decay Smoked 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil Set! And I am definitely not disappointed. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Hairstyle of the day: bun

So this morning, I needed a hairstyle that would look great by the en of the day because I am going to a party tonight and won't have time to go home shower and do my hair again. Lately I have been sleeping with my hair bobby pined into a bun and by the next morning it's voluminous and has a bit of a wave. So that is what I decided to do today.

All I did was pull my hair up like I would into a ponytail, twisted it to the tips and wound it into a bun and secures it with several bobby pins. What do you think?


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Makeup Tag!

Hey guys! So today I thought I would do a tag blog, because they can be so fun, and will help you get to know me a little better.  So, if you are reading this tag, then I tag you! Make sure to comment with a link to your blog so I can read it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nail Polish of the Moment - Essie Raspberry

For the past couple weeks I have been wearing this color on my nails.  Its a bit deeper color than I was wearing for summer, so this for me is like a transition into fall nail color. I like that its just a nice medium pinky color that could really be worn all year round.  

2 coats

I have always loved Essie nailpolish.  I really like the size brush for my small hands and nails and the color selection and quality is really great.  This comes off opaque after one coat, but to get the color a bit darker and closer to the color in the bottle, I added another coat.  

What is your favorite color to wear around this time of year?


Sunday, September 23, 2012

HAUL: Target, Sephora and ULTA

Hey guys!

So yesterday I had a little time to do some shopping and I went out, with a few specific things in mind.  So if you want to see what I picked up, keep reading!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Scent I am loving at the moment

I recently went to Bath & Body Works because their three wick candles were 2 for $20 (they are normally $19.50 each) and I just could not pass that deal up. So, I don't know about you guys, but whenever I go into Bath & Body Works, I am in there for like an hour or more. I can never decide on what to get because everything smells so good! So I was trying to be good, so I only bought 2 candles (and 2 wallflowers and 2 refills for them) and so far, I am LOVING this one, Pumpkin Caramel Latte. I love sweet smells and this one is just fantastic. This scent is described as "Scent your home with this rich blend of creamy pumpkin, spiced caramel and sweet cream and keep your treasured autumn drink all season long." It smells sooooo good. It has just a hint of that latte/coffee smell which I absolutely love (even though I don't drink/like coffee). I would definitely recommend smelling this one if you happen to go into a Bath & Body Works store, it is so good.


NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara

I bought this mascara about 6 months ago (eek, I think its about time to toss it huh?) and instantly fell in love.  I bought the mascara a few weeks after I had my makeup dont at the NARS event at Sephora, where the girl doing my makeup used this mascara.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Waterproof Mascara

So last week, I picked up a new mascara, the Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Waterproof (phew, that's a mouthful) mascara.  For the past few months I have been using the NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing  Mascara and I LOVE it, except that its $25.  So I have been on the hunt for something that gives me similar results as the NARS mascara, which is tons of volume, no clumping, nicely separated lashes.  I think I may have found it in the Mega Plush mascara.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September Birchbox!

If you don't already know what Birchbox is, i'll tell you.  Birchbox is a monthly subscription service where you get 4-5 deluxe beauty samples in the mail for $10 a month.  There is no contract, you can be billed monthly and cancel whenever you would like (like anyone would ever cancel!).  You can also earn birchbox points by buying products off of their website and by reviewing items you have gotten in your box. These points can add up towards $$ off of a product from their site.  I have been with birchbox for about 7 months now and I just love it! You get to try all new products and brands and see what you like and don't like.

Here are pictures and descriptions of everything that was included in this months box.


Hi there!

Welcome to my brand new blog, all about makeup, hair and nails! I am definitely a makeup junkie and have always had a fascination with makeup and hair. This blog is going to be about reviews of different makeup and hair brands and different products, favorite nail polishes, monthly favorites, new products, tips and tricks, tutorials, and so much more! I hope you keep coming back to see whats new, thank you for stopping by!