December Favorites

imageOMG! Guys! Can you believe it’s already January?! How is it a new year already?? Seriously, where did the year go? I feel like I just made the post of last months favorites. One thing is for sure, time goes by too fast.

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful New Year! Mine was nice. Pretty low-key with my husband. Nothing fancy.

Well now that one of my favorite months has come to an end… (oh how I’ll miss all the Christmas decor, music, activities, etc.) it’s time for another favorites post. Continue reading

Colourpop Cookies Highlighter Trio First Impression

imageI kinda had my eye on this highlighter trio when I first saw it on Colourpop’s website. It’s for lighter skin tones, since I don’t keep up with my self tanning regularly during the winter… I thought this would be perfect.

From reading my blog, you know I’m a big fan of Colourpop. I love their matte, satin, and metallic liquid lipsticks! I really do think for the inexpensive price you pay, you end up with a good quality product. Plus they have many, many, different shades to choose from. Their products are great and shipping is usually super quick. I’ve never had any issues with Colourpop (items missing, broken, etc) knock on wood… so I’m not sure how the customer service is on that. However, I’d imagine they are pretty on top of things and would fix whatever issue you had accordingly.  Continue reading

Nails Of The Month – December

imageWhen I went into my nail salon for my appointment this month, I knew I wanted to do something kinda “wintery”

I ordered these foils online a few weeks ago, with some kind of design in mind for my next visit. The foils I got were just gold, silver, bronze, and this pretty gold and bluish mix together. (That’s the foil we ended up going with)

I really like this design. It’s not something I’ve done before… especially with the free edge (bottom of the nail) being transparent. As always, my nail tech, Amy did an amazing job!

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What my camera is not picking up is the beautiful white (almost snow colored custom glitter mix) at the nail bed. It’s so sparkly and gorgeous! The foils are embedded in and I think this comes together so nicely. It’s simple, yet really stunning in person. To really get the effect it’s better to see it in person. I tried capturing it many times, however, the full intensity wasn’t picking up.

I think this design is perfect for the wintery months, especially with January right around the corner.

What types of designs do you like to do for the winter months? Let me know!

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My Little Buddy

imageGrowing up I always had cats. I love cats! My Mom is a big animal lover & was always a “cat person” so I grew up as a “cat person.” I remember when I was younger I always wanted a dog. I begged my Mom for a dog. (Doesn’t every kid?) My Mom has always had pretty bad asthma and she was allergic to most dogs. Her Doctors always discouraged her even having cats because they said it could bother her asthma, my Mom being stubborn (wonder where I get it from? Dad’s the same way too) always went against that suggestion. (Short haired cats were okay for her and didn’t cause any attacks. I grew up with all short haired cats. I think long haired cats are gorgeous (My Dad had a gorgeous one, sadly his cat passed away almost two years ago)

I remember always answering the question, “Are you a cat or dog person?” as “both.” I grew up with cats, had many of them during my childhood and early adult years, however, even though, at that time, I never owned a dog, I loved them too. I love animals and I always wanted a dog… I didn’t really know the difference between having a cat and having a dog. I thought it was pretty much the same. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

happy-thanksgiving-672x372Happy Thanksgiving! I hope each of you are celebrating this day with family, friends, and other loved ones. I wanted to wish you all a safe and joyous holiday making new memories and sharing lots of laughs. Today is a day to spend with family and be thankful for all that we have. I remember being a kid and always dreading this holiday. It was a day of just food and eating and I found that so boring. There were no presents or glittery, shiny, decorations. I hated having to get dressed up to see relatives I hardly saw otherwise throughout the year. Being a kid at that time, I didn’t understand what Thanksgiving was all about. Of course now that I’m older, I can appreciate what this day means. I’m thankful I get to spend it with not only my family, but spend the rest of the day with my husband’s family as well.

I hope whomever you’re spending this holiday with, you enjoy your day. Today will be a busy day for us, as I’m sure it will be for lots of others. We have both sides of our families houses we have to go to for dinner, we’ll come home at around ten or so and be able to relax for a bit before midnight. My husband likes to hit Best Buy for their Black Friday deals. (I’ll be waiting in the car) I’m undecided if I’m going to hit any stores this year. I usually like to go to Victoria’s Secret because they always have a beautiful tote bag for Black Friday, but I’m soo disappointed in this years bag. It’s just too plain. Last year was the silver glittery bag (I use it as my gym bag & get so many compliments on it. It sparkles so much… especially in the sunlight) The bag this year is just a basic black one. Just not feeling it. I guess that’s good for me- saving money and all. 🙂

So, guys, once again, Happy Thanksgiving!! Be safe and have a wonderful day.

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*Disclaimer* Images are not mine & were found while doing a Google search.

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Current High End & Drugstore Brand Mascara

imageI’m kind of picky, or maybe snobby when it comes to mascara. It’s not necessarily the mascara itself, as it is the brush/ mascara wand.  I have a certain kind of wand I like using. I need it to be sturdy and not flimsy/ I’m going to flop around, break in your hand kind of wand. Plus I really focus on the size of the wand and how big the bristles are. I like a lot of volume and big, long, dramatic lashes. I like any kind of mascara that is going to give you both. My lashes naturally, unfortunately, are neither. Continue reading

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection

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I got an email from Beautylish earlier saying the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips ‘Kim K.W.’ shade was back in stock. It’s their most popular shade (of course seeing as it’s inspired by Kim Kardashian and it’s the perfect nude shade she’s known for wearing.) I heard about this collection back when it first launched…but for whatever reason didn’t really pay that much attention to it. There are literally so many collections that have this and that coming out. Sometimes it gets hard to keep track of everything. For whatever reason, this one kinda slipped on past me. Since getting that email, though, I’ve been reading some reviews and watching some Youtube videos on this collection. I’ve got to be honest… I’m kind of interested in buying a couple of shades. I really have my eye on the nude/ neutral colors rather than the bright shades. I think the bright shades are just as pretty and I’m a big fan of bright lippies, but if I’m planning on trying one or two shades, I’m most likely going for the neutral colors. They’re speaking to me more than the brights.

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While I think the colors look spectacular, I’m also drawn to the packaging. (of course) I think the rose gold tube the lipstick comes in, is very elegant and classy looking. It’s definitely eye catching and chic. I just imagine reaching into my handbag to touch up my lipstick and pulling this out, it would just look so fancy. I also really love the lipstick holder the above picture is showing with all the lippies lined up. I’m pretty sure the holder came if you bought all twelve shades on the Charlotte Tilbury site. Personally I think that would look gorgeous added to my makeup collection. 🙂 I’m not interested in buying all twelve shades so I’ll just have to admire it from afar. I think it would be nice if it could be bought separately, but I get the whole marketing aspect of it. ‘Hot Lips’ collection, the holder goes with the collection… still, would be nice.

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The packaging is one thing- beautiful! Look at the lipsticks themselves! I love the shape of these lipsticks, apparently they’re shaped this way for the perfect precision when applying. How ideal! As you can imagine, I love the embossed lip print on the bullet. The lipstick definitely looks high end. I think it’s super gorgeous! I feel just carrying one of these around in your purse for an evening would make any girl feel classy and sexy.

The colors I’m most interested in trying would be:

  • Kim K.W. – Pale nude beige pink
  • Penelope – Nude pink
  • Liv It Up – Rosebud pink
  • Kidmans Kiss– Rose petal pink

All of the lipstick shades are named after celebrities that Charlotte Tilbury has worked with. They retail at $32.00 and can be purchased from Beautylish & CharlotteTilbury.com

I know this collection came out a while ago. Sometime over the summer, maybe July? I think I’m going to check out a few more reviews and see what others have to say before I decide… but I think this collection really looks pretty amazing. If nothing else, I’d like to add one or two of them to my collection for the elegance alone. I want them to be just as amazing in real life as they look in the pictures.

What do you guys think? Since this collection has been out for a while, have you tried it yet? What do you think of these lipsticks? How do they perform? Let me know!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

*Disclaimer* None of these pictures belong to me and were found while doing a Google search.

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MAC Cosmetics & Mariah Carey Holiday Collection 2016

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The holidays are fast approaching. We’ve been seeing upcoming holiday makeup collections from pretty much all the major makeup companies. I don’t know about you, but that makes me pretty excited! I love the holidays (like pretty much everyone else) and I love seeing what limited edition collections these companies have to offer. Cute and sparkly (if we’re lucky) holiday packaging? Yes, please! You know I’m all about cute packaging.  Continue reading

October favorites

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So now that October is over, (how is it already November 1st?!) I decided to show you guys some items that I’ve been loving and using during the month of October. (a couple of these would have made it in past month favs if I had a blog back then) Most of the products I’ve included are makeup or beauty related, with the exception of two or three other products I’m obsessed with as well. Continue reading

Happy Halloween!! 

As much as I look forward to this day, I’m always amazed when the day actually arrives because it seems like just yesterday October 1st began. How is it already Halloween?? Of course when you’re a kid, time seems to drag on and on…but once you’re older, time moves so fast.

Halloween still excites me as an adult. I know some people either still really enjoy and look forward to Halloween, or they hate it and think it’s a day for kids. While it is a day for kids to get dressed up in their costumes and go door to door trick or treating, I think adults can still celebrate the magic of Halloween. It sounds kinda cheesy, but for me, I’ve always looked at Halloween as a magical fun holiday if you will. While I don’t go out trick or treating of course, nor do my husband and I have little ones to take out, I love a night of scary movies and handing out candy. I love seeing the neighborhood kids in their costumes and seeing how excited they are. That used to be me at that age and I remember how I couldn’t wait for this day/ night to come.

I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t go to any haunted houses or pumpkin patches this year. No fun hayrides, either. We planned on doing all those fun things this year, but it never worked out and now it’s already Halloween!!

What are some of your Halloween memories? Any plans for tonight? Did you dress up this year, or do you have kids that are dressing up? Let me know.

Hope you’re all safe tonight and have a Happy Halloween!! 🎃👻🎃👻

Thanks for reading!

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