Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Favorites

Wow! I really can't believe that I have 100 followers! Thank you and I appreciate all the sweet comments, it does means SO MUCH to me : )

I really loved a ton of stuff this month, but I thought more than seven things may be a bit much.

TRESemme Instant Heat Tamer Spray
I've only started protecting my hair with stuff the last 6 months or so and I can really tell a difference than before. I got a trim in July and usually my hair would already have split ends. I use this before I blow dry my hair and before I straighten it and it works so great. It smells good and you only need a few sprays. I really think it's important that everyone should use a heat protectant if you're not already and this is a great one with a low price.

MAC Tempting Eye Shadow
I've been wearing this lightly all over my lid on it's own on the days where i'm in a hurry but I still want a little something. It's a shimmery bronze, golden, light brown color that is so so beautiful. The texture is smooth but it does have fall out so you have to be careful when you put it on. This is for sure one of my top favorites.

MAC Shell Cream Color Base
You can do a lot with this product, but lately i've been liking it as an eye shadow base. It really makes my eye shadow stay put all day and you don't need a lot of it. It's a shimmery, light bronze, pinky color that isn't too dark or light.

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
I used this a few months back and I thought that it was just okay and it wasn't anything special to me. I ran out of mascara and I thought i'd give this one another chance and now I think it's amazing! It makes my lashes look so full and long. It doesn't flake or smudge under my eyes like some mascaras do to me. I think the reason why I used to not care for it was the way I was applying it. I used to wiggle it on my lashes and rush, but now I just blink and slide it through, much better.

Nivea a Kiss of Rejuvenation Q10+
If you have dry lips, or if you just like amazing lips, then this is the best thing. Ever since I bought this i've been using it non stop. It has kept my lips so soft and it actually looks good on, like it SLIGHTLY nudes out your lips. Slightly. I haven't really been wearing too much lipstick recently because this looks so good. I'm not sure if it's just in my head BUT this does seem to plump my lips! It stays on a long time and it doesn't have a funky taste if it gets in your mouth...or your husbands mouth.

Sinful Colors Miami Heat
Beautiful!!! It's sheer with one coat and two coats make it perfect. This is my favorite blue nail polish and my husband likes it on my nails too. It really makes my wedding rings sparkle and is so pretty and shines in the sun! It's royal blue with blue shimmer and it lasts on my nails for a good while.

I got these from Target and they quickly became a favorite. I love the shape of them and they're not too too heavy. They look so good on and the gold and black really show up against my dark hair.

I can't believe it's already September tomorrow! Gosh, it seems like 31 days ago it was just the beginning of August...joking.
I hope that this is a GREAT month for everyone and lots of good things happen : )

Sunday, August 21, 2011


....Because I couldn't buy only the 3 things I "needed".
We went to church this morning and the mall is RIGHT we had to go.

I'm STILL trying to find my favorite foundation, so we'll see if this is it. I've seen a few people do posts about this lately and I decided i'd try it out.
-MAC Fix +
I've been out of this for a little while now and I can tell a difference with how my makeup looks. I like it MUCH better when I use this after and I really recommend it.

-15 Eye Shadow Palette
Just needed another one, nothing special.
-MAC Eye Shadow Twinks
Beautiful! It's a smooth, shimmery, plummy bronze brown color. I'm excited to wear it tomorrow!
-MAC Eye Shadow Shale
I watched Kandee Johnson use this in a tutorial and it was so beautiful. It's a gray lavender with a little shimmer. TO ME on, it kind of reminds me of Quarry but with shimmer.
-MAC Penultimate Eye Liner Rapidblack
I had this a while back and I liked it okay, but once it was out I didn't repurchase it. I've been wanting a liquid type eye liner that would be quick to use and something I don't need a brush for. This is VERY black and stays put.

-MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Supremely Confident
The best nude lipstick that i've ever used. Seriously. I've gone through plenty and it's amazing. So creamy and glossy!

-Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
First of all, the bottle is amazing right? It's sweet and kind of floral and really just a happy scent!
-philosophy coconut frosting shampoo, shower gel, & bubble bath
I love anyting coconut but when I saw "frosting" it kind of turned me away. Anything with a cake or frosting scent gives me a huge headache but this doesn't smell anything like frosting. As soon as I smelled it I knew I had to have it. Mmmm

-Claire's earrings
I love Claire's for their stud earrings! You get so many for such a small amount of money, buy 2 get 1 free. I haven't been in there in years and it made me feel so old with all the cute little girl things.
-Sephora by OPI Nail Colour Just a Little Dangerous
This is a beautiful purple with pink and blue shimmer. Lovely!

That's it, as if it wasn't enough. I hope everyone has a great week :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


MAC Paint Pot Chilled On Ice - as a base all over the lid
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Sin - lightly over inner half of the lid
MAC Eye Shadow Sable - all over the lid
MAC Eye Shadow Satin Taupe - on the outter corner and in the crease
Clinique Cream Eyeliner True Black - on the lash line and water line
L'oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara

I just ordered a few things from Victoria's Secret and right now when you spend $75 you get a free weekender bag. It's dark pink and light pink stripes and a good size! The offer ends August 14th!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

FOTD Simple Everyday

It's not as vibrant or smokey in pictures as it is in real life, so i'll keep working on it.
I do this look when I know i'm not really going anywhere and I really like it.
*I couldn't decide on the lips, so here's both.

REVLON Just Bitten Instinct (first picture)
MAC Lipstick Creme d' Nude (second picture)

Garnier Anti-Dark-Circle Roller
MAC Bronzing Powder Refined Golden
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle
NARS Blush Deep Throat

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Sin
MAC Eye Shadow Quarry
MAC Eye Shadow Omega
Clinique Cream Liner True Black
L'oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara

This is one of my favorite everyday looks.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cleansing Cream Love

Merle Norman Cleansing Cream
This stuff is amazing! I guess not that many people know about it because I never see it spoken about.
My skin is very sensitive and more on the dry side, so a lot of face products don't work for me. My mom has used this for years and years, so she had me use this as my makeup remover/face wash when I started wearing makeup. I really trust this because my moms skin looks amazing and she does not look her age. It goes on smooth and gets off makeup so well (even the blackest waterproof mascara), cleans the skin, and leaves it feeling moisturized. It's so thick and creamy and it will sooth any cracked skin that you may have. It doesn't leave the skin feeling tight at all.
  •  The first thing I do is wet my face with warm water.
  • I then use a cotton pad and I scoop enough out for my eyes. I gently rub this over my eyes, it doesn't burn at all, and then I remove my eye makeup.
  • Next, I flip the pad over and scoop more out for my face and neck. Remember to clean the makeup off your neck if you use any there. I rub it all over and it removes all traces of my makeup. It will leave a film behind but it doesn't feel icky at all.
  • Then I take a clean cotton pad, run it under warm water, and again go all over my face to remove the product left.
  • Lastly, I dry off my face with a clean towel and add my face and eye cream.
*You don't need much of this stuff at all and if you don't have any makeup on, like in the mornings, then you will need even less.

The container is HUGE and the product smells amazing! I will never clean my face with anything else and I recommend this to everyone. It's a winner.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July Favorites

I wanted to share a quick deal with y'all. My mom's birthday is the 4th and I couldn't think of what to get her. She's been meaning to order a book of pictures from my wedding and I came across a website,, and their photobooks are on sale. AND if you're a new customer it's buy one get one free, so that's awesome!! You can design the whole thing yourself which is great. I freaked out when I found it! The offer ends August 8th so if you need gift ideas this is neat.

Now onto the point of this post...
Wow, I can't believe it's August already! This summer is going by so darn fast. HOPEFULLY this is the month that we're moving back to Texas yay!

Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream
This stuff is the best night cream i've ever tried and one of my all time favorite products. I use this all over my face and neck every night and when I wake up my skin feels amazing. It's thick but not at all greasy. It smells awesome and it feels so nice immediately when you apply it. It feels like silk and that's really the best way to describe this. Sometimes if I know i'm just staying at home all day I will put this back on in the morning and leave it all day.

Fix +
As you can tell from the empty bottle, I love this stuff. I like to spray my face before my moisturizer and again after my makeup is done. The results are beautiful and makes my makeup last all day. I also really like this for spraying my eyeliner brush, dipping it into an eye shadow, Beauty Marked from MAC to be exact, and using it as an eyeliner. To me it seems as if it makes it waterproof. Is that the idea? I'm not sure but I really like everything about it.

Jergens Natural Glow
I've been using this all summer and i really like it. I can tell a slight difference in my skin color in one use and a significant change with two. I put this on all over before bed and in the morning i'm tan! I had never really tried a gradual tanner before now and I was kind of iffy about it but it really is great. I use this as my all over body moisturizer and it makes my skin super soft.

MAC Brit Wit Cremeblend Blush
I've been using this blush towards the end of July and I love it. It's a dusty rose color that provides a very pretty flush. It's very long lasting and goes on so smooth. When I put this on I feel like my face is complete.

MAC Sable Eye Shadow (left)
I've been using this a lot lately all over my lid and it's so beautiful. I love how easy this eye shadow goes on and how blendable is it. It's like a plumy bronze color with a sheen and it seems like everything I pair it with works.

Urban Decay Sin Eye Shadow (right)
I use this all over my lid everyday pretty much to start of any look. Sometimes it's a lot and sometimes it's only a teensy bit. It's very shimmery and my favortie champange color. I also love that it's not too pink. It's so velvety and wonderful!

MAC Supremely Confident Sheen Supreme Lipstick
I'm completely out of this and I desperately need to go get another. It's very creamy and glossy on. It's great to put it on all over or just to dab on so it's not too opaque. This is my perfect nude yada yada yada. What's not to love?

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color Lacey Lilac
Purple is my favorite color and I love any shade of it. I have a few of these nail polishes and I really love them. At first it was a bit streaky but with the second coat the color applies very nice and it doesn't chip on me. It's the perfect lilac for me and it looks so nice with a tan.

I hope that August brings wonderful, happy things for everyone!