Happy 4th of July! My OOTD and my nails!

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Just wanted to write a quick post and say, “Happy 4th of July.” I am honestly in shock that it is already the 4th of July. I am going to be going to South Dakota and visiting some family over the weekend! It is going to a lot of fun! I miss my couszy! My cousin and I have been close our whole life. I remember our Barbie, dress-up, tea party, riding the horses, and so much more filled childhood.

I thought it would be fun to show you my outfit of the day so here it is! The skirt is from Vanity and the tank top and shirt are from…you guessed it….Maurices! The picture below was taken after running around the neighborhood chasing my dog Mirya. She has been so naughty lately and will take any chance she gets to sneak out the door.

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Ever since I was introduced to Jamberry nails, I fell in love with them. I really loved the June exclusive nail wrap, “Born to Sparkle.” I felt like it was very appropriate for the 4th of July.

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With that being said, I hope that you all have an amazing safe weekend!

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Day 20: Happy Easter!!!! Plus The Beauty Scenario Tag

This is going to be a short post! I sort of got overwhelmed during the #30daysofthebeautydeputy so I just wanted to do a quick post today! I am working this weekend during Easter. My family is getting together next weekend instead and then we will also celebrate April birthdays during that time as well. But, I just wanted to take the time to wish you all a Happy Easter! I of course we will wearing my Easter scrub top! 🙂 I remember back when I was a little girl, my cousin and I would get matching Easter dresses and it actually looked like Spring outside with leaves and flower blossoms! We would have the Easter egg hunt outside! Nope, not this year or the last or maybe even the last. The ground is covered in snow!  Lol, anyway sorry for yet another rant about the Minnesota weather! Can you tell I am sick of it?!?

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1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

I only use 1 brand of foundation which is tarte. I have their powder foundation and also their liquid foundation. If I had to get rid of one of those I would get rid of the powder foundation. I use the Amazonian clay full coverage foundation in the shade light sand in their liquid formula.

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

This is a hard question, I would like to think that I would tell the person and then make a joke about it. But, in reality I don’t think that I would say anything. I’m a fairly shy person especially with meeting new people.

3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

My Urban Decay lipstick in the shade Strip. It is an urbandecay.com exculsive, but I love that shade.

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

In high school I would get up in the last possible moment and then shower (I loved my beauty sleep and I still do), but usually I didn’t have time to blow dry my hair so I ended up going to school with wet hair. I didn’t ever wear makeup in school either because I was a late bloomer with my love of makeup. I don’t know if I really would change anything except not going to school with wet hair. I did love my hair in high school because it was super long. The length is probably why I hated blow drying it.

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.

First of all my hairdresser would know better. She knows I’m growing my hair out so she would ask me probably a million times are you sure. But, if I did have a pixi cut I would probably cry in the chair. I could never pull off that short of hair.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

I would probably bring my naked 2 palette because it is travel friendly and comes with a 2 sided brush. It also doesn’t take up much room in a suitcase.

7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?

Can I say my palette drawer! Does that count? No I would hope that my Urban Decay The Great and Powerful Oz palettes are safe because they’re limited edition!

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs

First of all I don’t think that would happen because my friends don’t share the love of makeup with me. Also, my friends would not destroy my makeup, but I would be pick B (ask them to replace it) because I would do the same if I borrowed something that ended up getting ruined.

If you’re reading this I tag you! I would rather tag you (the person that is reading it) than a list of people that may or may not even read this post!

Comment down below and let me know what you think of my responses and once again Happy Easter!

Day 19: April 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

Day 18: Easter Goodies!

Day 17: My Niece Does my Makeup

Day 16: Wizard of Oz Collection by Julep

Day 15: Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

Day 14: Soap & Glory Endless Glove

Day 13: My Top 10 Youtube Beauty Gurus

Day 12: The Spring Tag

Day 11: Beauty Box 5

Day 10: Discuss with Me #3

Day 9: Fortune Cookie Soap Spring Box

Day 8: No 3 month No-Buy

Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

Day 6: Tag 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make

Day 5: Only One Tag

Day 4: GIVEAWAY

Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Natural Lip Balm

Day 2: March Favorites

Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

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Day 18: Making Easter Goodies!

I thought that I would share this fun easy idea with you all. It is quite a different type of post for this beauty blog, but I thought it would be fun to share, with it being Easter on Sunday. I decided to make bunnies and chick candy treats! I saw this idea on Youtube by SoCraftastic. I am not craftsy what so ever, but that would have been awesome if I was as creative as this lovely lady.  I would have loved it if I came up with this idea myself. I did do mine a little differently than she did hers in the video.

ITEMS I USED

  • Wilton Candy Melts in Yellow and Colorburst Pastels
  • Orange Starbursts Minis
  • Wilton Pink Sugar Sprinkles
  • Wilton Black Sparkle Gel
  • Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels

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MAKING THE BUNNIES

I thought that it would be fun to get the Colorburst Pastel melts instead of the generic white ones. I really like the way that it makes them look with all the colorful pieces!

1. Line pretzels out on parchment paper. (I couldn’t find the parchment paper at first so I used aluminum foil, but later on found the parchment paper.)

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2. Place candy melts in a microwavable bowl.

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3. Melt the candy melts in the microwave. I started with 30 seconds to a minute with microwave time. They don’t take very long to melt.

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4. Apply the melted candy melts to the pretzels with spoon.

5. Allow melted candy to set. (If you would rather use chocolate chips for eyes apply those before the candy sets.)

6. Take a toothpick and add a little more melted candy to where the pink part of the ears should be. (I feel like this works better because then the sugar sticks to only that part, otherwise if I applied the sugar before letting the rest of it set, it would be a sugary mess.)

7. Take the gel and make eyes, a nose, and a mouth.

8. Let the candy harden. The gel takes awhile to harden so be careful not to mess up the faces.

9. Enjoy!

I will show you how they turned out at the end of this post!

MAKING THE CHICKS

I thought that these were adorable and also perfect for Easter!

1. Add pretzels onto the parchment paper, but place them more on their side.

2. Place candy in a microwavable bowl.

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3. Melt candy the same way as described above.

4. Add melted candy to pretzels.

5. Cut up orange Starbursts into tiny pieces for a beak.

6. While candy is still soft, add the Starbursts to the chick’s beak area.

7. Let candy set.

8. Add eyes with gel.

9. Enjoy!

So how did they turn out?!? Aren’t they super cute?!?!?

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As you can see this was really easy and not time consuming at all. They’re super delicious and a nice little treat. I love the salty sweet combo! It will have guests coming back for more and more. They are also a quick simple idea that a lot of kids would love to make.

Comment and let me know what you thought of these! Also, make sure you Instagram me or tweet me if you decide to make these! My usernames for both Twitter and Instagram is @brittany72416! Links are also down below of all my social media sites!

Also, don’t forget to check out my previous posts from this month during the #30daysofthebeautydeputy

Day 17: My Niece Does my Makeup

Day 16: Wizard of Oz Collection by Julep

Day 15: Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

Day 14: Soap & Glory Endless Glove

Day 13: My Top 10 Youtube Beauty Gurus

Day 12: The Spring Tag

Day 11: Beauty Box 5

Day 10: Discuss with Me #3

Day 9: Fortune Cookie Soap Spring Box

Day 8: No 3 month No-Buy

Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

Day 6: Tag 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make

Day 5: Only One Tag

Day 4: GIVEAWAY

Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Natural Lip Balm

Day 2: March Favorites

Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!! A FOTD leading up to Valentine’s Day!!!

Just wanted to take some time to say Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Needless to say I don’t have that exciting of a Valentine’s Day planned. It’s the start of my 12 hour overnight weekend. Usually there is only enough time to work, drive home to and work, shower, eat, sleep, and do it all over again. But, my days off leading up to Valentine’s Day I had some fun creating Valentine’s Day inspired makeup. I used my Urban Decay Vice 2 palette for this look. I really like how it turned out!

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With that, I hope that everybody has an amazing Valentine’s Day!!!!!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My 2013 Highlights!!! Plus New Years Eve Makeup!

I just want to take the time and look back at 2013 and share a few highlights during this year.

I completed my first year as a Registered Nurse at the hospital I work at. I have learned so much working there and will continue to learn each and everyday. I think the real learning is by experience.

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My RN graduation!

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary.

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Moving in with my boyfriend and purchasing a house.

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Going to the drive in movie theater with family and friends. I love drive in movie theaters! They’re so fun and a totally different experience then seeing a movie at a regular movie theater.

Bringing Mirya my Shiba Inu home. (I wanted a Shiba Inu ever since Nintendogs came out when I was young.)

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Watching Mirya and Molly interact with each other.

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Took the leap and started blogging end of August, but switched my blog to WordPress beginning of October. I just want to once again thank my followers! I have a ton of posts planned for the new year. Also comment down below if you have any posts that you would like to see.

Watching my nieces change over the year was cool. It’s amazing how fast kids grow!

MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Read more (I have a million books on my book shelf to read)

Do better at saving $$

Cook more healthier foods

Ride my bike more (Darn you WINTER!)

MY MAKEUP LOOK 

(sorry for the bad lighting, it gets dark so early in Minnesota)

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The Palette

Too Faced Pretty Rebel

I feel like this palette was a perfect palette for New Year’s Eve

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Row 1: Dainty, Charming, Girly, Totally Fetch, Miss Sparkles
Row 2: Ringleader, Gangsta, Instigator, Badass, Jailbird

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Eye Shadow Steps

Add eyelid primer

Add Ringleader to the inner part of the eyelid

Add Gangsta in the middle of the eyelid

Add Girly to the outer V and blend slightly into crease

Add Charming into the crease

Add Miss Sparkles into the crease for some more added dimension

Add The Balm’s Overshadow in Work is Overrated (just to add some more sparkle and shimmer)

Add Dainty as a highlight under the brows

*I added the shadows before doing my face because Too Faced shadows have some fallout while applying them.*

SOME OF MY FAVORITES FROM 2013

Movies

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Shows

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I loved the show Dexter and yes I was upset with how they ended it this year. 😦 Stupid writers!

Books

I didn’t get to read many books this year. I read a few but none of them stuck out in my mind. I am currently reading the new Nicholas Sparks book. I will share with you my favorite book at least.

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Anyway I hope that you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to comment down below if you have any post requests. Hope you all enjoy your New Years! I am relaxing at home right now until my boyfriend gets home from work. Hopefully that will be before the clock strikes midnight! Right now it is -17 F below (earlier it was -20 F) so I did enjoy myself a cup of hot cocoa! I did miss the marshmallows in it!  😦
Tomorrow I plan to post, “TAG: Best of 2013.” Then December Favorites soon after that!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

How am I 25 already? I thought I just turned 18!

Well today is my birthday! I just turned 25! I know I’m not very old, but I feel like I just turned 18. I remember as a kid I was so excited for a birthday and then when it turned into the next day I was like aah another 364 days before another one. When I was a young girl my aunt would always make these amazing character cakes and I loved that! Now that I am 25 birthdays aren’t as exciting. Other then my car insurance going down in price (now that I am 25) I’m like meh. But then again I am so happy to be alive and be able to celebrate my birthday year to year because as I get older and the more I work in the hospital I realize how precious and fragile life can be. It can be taken from a person within seconds. So I am glad to be turning 25 and I am excited for the future.

Two weekends ago my family got together to celebrate December birthdays. My birthday is exactly a week before my boyfriends. Christmas time gets busy so since my niece was having a dance recital we decided to go out to eat afterwards at Olive Garden and celebrate December birthdays! But here is the sad part, my boyfriend’s work made him work on Sunday last minute so he wasn’t able to come. 😦

Well Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants and a funny thing is the last time I was there was when I brought my boyfriend to meet my family. Well that was October of 2012. That’s what happens when the nearest Olive Garden is an hour away. It is a treat! I love my Italian food and I ended up getting Chicken Alfredo which is a favorite of mine.

So onto what I got…I am also very thankful to my family for the wonderful gifts!

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The first thing I got was an amazing scarf with a bunch of different colors. By the way it is super soft and will be perfect for Winter time!

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I got this necklace from my parents. It is by the company Origami Owl. Basically it’s a company were you pick your chain, locket, plate, and charms to make an amazing necklace. These necklaces basically can tell a story about someone. This company has a bunch of different charms from birthstones, to careers (they do have one for a RN for me), to animals, and to many different types of charms. These necklaces are very popular in the US.

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A close up of the locket.

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Another close up of the locket. There are 2 December birthstones to symbolize my boyfriend Shawn and I (since we both have birthdays 7 days apart), a paw print (for Molly and Mirya), a heart (my love for my family), and a flower (I just thought it was pretty). I also have 2 dangling charms (a tree and then a black stone charm).

I also got some gift cards but I haven’t spent them yet.

So Sephora sent out a 20 dollar gift card to VIP members of their points system. I of course had to use it because it was like throwing away 20 dollars. So this is what I got…

Urban Decay’s Naked Palette

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I decided to get the Naked palette because I have the Naked 2 and I know I want the Naked 3 because I love rose gold. I want to do a post on the comparison between them all.

Tarte Picture Perfect Eye Lash Curler

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The eyelash curler came with a mini, “Lights, Camera, and Lashes” mascara.

Then my free Sephora birthday gift.

Sephora gives their members birthday gifts on their month of their birthday. I got 2 sample sizes from the brand Benefit. I am excited to try these products. It included a mascara , “They’re Real” sample and a highlighter, “Watt’s Up.”  I think the highlighter’s packaging is adorable with the light bulbs. Comment down below if you agree.

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Well I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have any of the products above. Tonight I plan on going to get a manicure with my mom and then later I am going out to eat with some of my family.

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy