Thursday, August 30, 2012

What's in my beach bag [and NOTW]

Unfortunately the summer is coming to an end, and this is a very late post. However, I finally got myself to the beach and I figured I would give you a peek into what I bring for my basic, bare minimum essentials.

I have a 6 year old so most of the things I bring to the beach are pails and shovels, so here is what I stick in the bag to stay comfortable and enjoy the day along with my little one.

The wicker/bamboo bag is SEASONS old, but it works and it's beachy so I still use it.
Looking into getting a Victoria's Secret Pink one for next summer :]

So, in my bag is:
- my inhaler [if I do a little too much underwater swimming]
- a Dovebody mist [gotta be fresh]
- my phone
- a camera
- facial wipes [they are so refreshing]
- my 50 spf Chapstick [ever had burned lips? I have. OUCH.]
- a mini pouch for cash, keys, whatever.
- a hair tie
- a hair clip
- an spf lipstick [i have Stila's "Charlotte"]
- a towel

That's what I bring to the beach with me. I feel like it's everything I need and I'm not lugging around a 50lb bag! I feel like most people bring the same things.

Now, my nails of the week!

Revlon's "Dreamer"

It's a slightly deeper sky muted blue. I've had it on my nails for a week and I have no chips.
I'm having really good luck with Revlon's nail polishes, they are staying looking freshly painted for a week if not longer. I know it's the polish because it's the only thing that changes when I do my nails.
I'm impressed :]

I can't wait to start bringing out the fall polishes. What are your favorite fall nail colors?

I hope you all had a fab week, and an even better weekend!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY lipstain?! YES.

Tonight's Quickie Post!

You can make a lip stain at home.
Yes, I said at home.

This is so easy, I don't know why my brain didn't piece this together ages ago.

You need 2 things.
Vaseline & Kool-Aid.

1 teaspoon of desired color Kool-aid
3 teaspoons Vaseline

Directions :
Mix a smidge of water and the drink mix together until the mix is completely dissolved, stir in Vaseline until smooth.

Try it. It's really cool once you do!

So I put the whole concoction in a recycled Carmex jar and now it’s all ready to be added into a makeup collection.

Goodnight and be Kool!

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Liebster Award!

Happy Monday! Hopefully no one has the Monday blues too bad ;]
Today I was left a comment by the sweet and very talented that she was nominating me for the Liebster Award. I had no idea what it was, so let me explain it just in case you don't know either! So, it is an award for new bloggers with less than 200 followers. I think it's a really cute award, and a way for bloggers and readers alike to find new and interesting people in our beauty/blogging community!
There are rules to this award, so without further ado -
- Each person must post eleven things about themselves.
- Answer the eleven questions the tagger has set for you.
- Choose eleven people and tag them in this post.
- Follow the tagger and visit at least three nominees.
Onto the answers!
11 Things About Me
I play Call of Duty Modern Warfare like it's my job [my GT on xbox is MiSSMARY921]
I have a 7 year old daughter named Julia.
I'm kind of addicted to changing my hair all the time.
My eyes turn gold when I'm upset. [they are normally a light brown]
I like extra cheese and pepperoni on my pizza.
I hate mountainous lake landscapes.
I'm afraid of the dark.
I've never been in a car accident. [knock on wood]
I've had ankle reconstruction surgery.
I'm engaged to a car salesman.
I've gotten tattooed 3 times but have 2 tattoos [coverup, haha]
The questions asked the girls she nominated to answer are:
1. What is your favorite band/musical artist?
- I love everything. But I could listen to My Chemical Romance for the rest of my life and be fine.
2. What inspires you?
Other people. Stories. Pictures, the internet... really anything I see and find interesting. All types of media.
3. What is your favorite makeup product?
4. What are your favorite colors to use on your eyes?
Bronze, Gold, Purple, Dark Blue.
5. What is a trait that bothers you most in other people?
Innability to make up one's mind. And lying.
6. What is ONE country (that you've never been to), that you would like to visit?
7. If you were going to lose one of your 5 senses and you had the choice which to lose, which would it be and why?
Taste, I feel like you can't go wrong with that one. It's super objective anyway ;]
8. What do you like most about yourself?
My imagination.
9. What do you like least about yourself?
My imagination.
10. What is your favorite season?
11. Do you have a guilty pleasure? What is it?
A chocolate frosted donut with rainbow sprinkles from Dunkin' Donuts.
Now, on to the bloggers I would like to nominate:
[i'm not sure if you can nominate your nominator but i'm going to do it]
1. What's your sign?
2. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
3. Makeup item you could not live without?
4. Cats or Dogs?
5. What makes you unique?
6. What is your favorite holiday?
7. Why do you love blogging?
8. Favorite candy?
9. What color are your sheets?
10. What is your favorite store to shop in?
11. Gold or silver?
So there you go! Thank you 3girlsblog ~ I love you all!
Lots of Love,

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tag! Most Worn Things - Summer 2012

I love this tag! I see it all the time on youtube and the fabulous and amazing Samantha Schuerman tagged all of her subbies to do this tag. Since I don't have a youtube channel that I post videos on, I've decided to take the blog route - I'll be answering the questions and inserting pictures~

I tag all of you to do it as well, and if you do, leave it as a comment so I can check it out. I'm always down to read other blogs and get other ideas for makeup! Who isn't?!

Here is Sam's original video if you haven't seen it yet :)

Alright, on with the questions ~

1. Most Worn Nail Polish: Sinful Colors "Easy Going"
[i love this color. it goes awesome with a tan and it gives your nails a very 'clean' look]

2. Most Worn Hair Product: The whole Dove Nourishing Care Line
[my hair has never been softer or smoother. great for post-pool hair]
- read my review on the leave-in spray here -

3. Most Worn Bag: My DKNY metallic wristlet
[great for bringing just the essentials to the pool, beach, anywhere!]

4. Most worn Shoes: Old Navy flip-flops
[super cheap, basic flip-flops. every single color you can imagine, i'm partial to black]

5. Most Worn Accessories: Diamond studs and my sideways cross bracelet
[i like having everyday jewelry. jewelry i never take off. makes accessorizing easy]

6. Most Worn Clothing Item: Old Navy lounge shorts
[i have them in white, black and coral. easy to pair with a cute tank and you're done]

7. Most Worn Foundation: None!
[maybe a little concealer, but a huge noooooooo to foundation in the summer]

8. Most Worn Blush/Bronzer: Smashbox Softlights Bronzer
[i use bronzer as a blush in the summer. i'm not any sort of blush fanatic year round either]

9. Most Worn Lip Product: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in 'Honey'
[i really don't like things on my lips either, so this is perfect and the color stays ALL day]

10. Most Worn Mascara: L'Oreal Carbon Black Curved Brush
[all time love. and it curls my lashes since i don't. my lashes grow better when i don't]

11. Most Worn Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette
[depending on my mood, i wear a highlight, a whole look or nada]

Ta-da! There are my answers :]
I really hope you guys do it too,
this was kind of fun!

Lots of Love,

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Too Faced Lemon Drop Review and NOTW!

Happy Sunday my loves!

Today I am going to post my thoughts on Too Faced's new Shadow Insurance in Lemon Drop and show you my nails of the week!

The new Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop Color Correcting Eye Shadow Primer is quickly becoming my favorite shadow primer. I still love, love, love the original Shadow Insurance, however I find myself reaching for this one more.

This primer has a lemon yellow color to it that is supposed to reduce redness and "ruddiness" while making your shadows vibrant and budge proof. I agree.

The yellow really does help the veining and the natural darkness I have on my lids [thanks Italian dad!]. The primer is actually yellow, and dries to a smooth, SLIGHT shimmery finish. Unless someone is examining your eyelid, it's barely detectable. However, golds and highlight colors do seem to look more amazing on top of it.

Fun Fact: While I was playing around with it, I decided to see how it would act as a primer to my under eye concealer since I have the same color issues under there. It worked! I feel like I have found a real gem and this primer is well worth the investment.

Here are the stats and what Too Faced has to say about their product:

Price: $18
Size: .35 ounces
Paraben free

From the Too Faced website:
Corrective Formula: Our lemon-yellow, formula creates the perfect neutral canvas for any eye shadow.

Long Wearing: Exclusive blend intensifies pigments and guarantees shadows won’t crease, smudge or fade.

Soothing: Our vitamin enriched formula glides over lids, smoothing sensitive skin while leaving behind a feather-light, cashmere finish.

Don't let the price scare you, a little goes a very long way, and I feel like this will last me forever! If you're in the market for a new primer, give this one a try. If you do try it, let me know how you liked it!

Now, my nails of the week!

Every Sunday I give myself my weekly manicure. This week I used Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in "No Hard Feelings" and of course Seche Vite as my topcoat, ALWAYS. If you'd like a post on how I do a professional mani at home, just let me know :]

I hope you all had a good weekend, and good luck on your Monday's ;]
Lots of Love,

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

... I'm baaaaaack!

Holy moly has life taken ahold of me! Summer time, school vacation, stuff...

I'd never been so busy in my life, but I'm back!

Any requests [reviews, makeup looks, tips & tricks, anything] would be appreciated! Let me know what you want to see/read :]

Regardless, the posting resumes!

Lots of Love,