August 2015 Monthly Favorites!

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August is always a fun month here in Minnesota with the Minnesota State Fair and the start of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. These activities mean Fall is coming. Fall is actually my favorite time of the year because of the gorgeous colors, pumpkin pie and apple crisp, and of course being able to wear Fall fashion such as: boots, scarfs, skinny jeans, etc. Although I don’t like what comes after that….Winter. Enough of my blabbing-let me share with you all my monthly favorites of this month!

Stila Got Inked Cushion Liner

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I have never been this excited or blown away by an eyeliner before. I also haven’t bought anything from Stila in a long time. These little pots of eyeliners are so unique- I have never seen anything like them before. These are pretty expensive so at first I decided to pass on them until I kept seeing YouTube videos with high raves and amazing swatches. The shade Smoky Quartz Ink kept catching my eye-it is a shimmery khaki-bronze type shade (yes, I know I am horrible at describing colors :/ ). I decided to pick it up at Ulta. I did not pick up the brush for this because I thought it was extremely over priced. I have some tarte eyeliner brushes that came free with some of their eyeliners-so I just use those brushes. It works just fine-naughty Stila for charging that much for a brush. It is pretty with the feather and all, but still 28 dollars. :0  Basically you dip your brush into the pot and draw it on your eye like any other eyeliner, but the crazy thing about these eyeliners is that it looks like you’re dipping your brush into an ink pad. It was super easy to use which is a big pro for me! It also lasts all day and comes off without any issues using makeup remover. I really want to try more colors from them, but I probably won’t because of the price tag. You can find more information regarding these liners on Stila’s website here.

Jessica Simpson Signature Eau de Parfum

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I was at Herbergers checking out all the perfumes and came across the Jessica Simpson one. I liked Jessica Simpson back when she first came out, but I’m not a crazy fan of hers or anything. I just really liked the scent of this perfume. It is nice and elegant smelling-if that makes sense. I also think the packaging is gorgeous with the feather detail. I was debating on getting a Marc Jacobs perfume, but I ended up getting this one. I just wasn’t really that excited about any of the Marc Jacobs scents at the time. I do have some rollerballs from him, but not any perfume bottles. This perfume has notes of citrus, floral, vanilla, and sandalwood. I am terrible at describing scents- so take a whiff if you’re ever in Ulta or another store that carries it.

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

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Too Faced is one of my favorite brands! They’re always coming out with new and exciting eye shadow palettes-that is not good for the wallet of any makeup lover. This month I have been reaching for my Semi-Sweet palette. It has a lot of neutral shades that can create a variety of looks. I would say that my favorite row is the bottom one out of the palette. You can kind of tell which shades I use the most in the picture above. Rum Raisin is my favorite shade out of the whole palette. These shadows are pigmented and blend-able. They’re perfect for everyday use. Of course the best part is-it smells like chocolate!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop-Jaclyn Hill

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I have never tried a Becca highlighter until I got this one. They do have quite a few of these shimmering skin perfectors. This is the second Becca product that I have tried (I also have the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector). The main reason I got this highlighter is because of Jaclyn Hill. I love her YouTube videos! This is the highlighter that she created with Becca Cosmetics. I am in love with this highlighter because it gives such an amazing healthy glow to the skin. It blends into the skin like a dream. It also has a crazy amount of pigmentation. This highlighter can be worn on a multitude of skin tones which is what Jaclyn was striving for. It is the most expensive highlighter I own, but it was well worth it for the quality. This is a Limited Edition shade. It is also a Sephora exclusive. I had to get mine online at Sephora because it was always sold out in stores. So if you want it I recommend buying it before it is too late!

My Favorite Lip Combo- Mac Pet Me, Please Lipstick and Urban Decay Failbait

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This month I have been loving pairing this lipstick with this lip-gloss. The lipstick is my only Mac lipstick I own. Sadly, it was a Limited Edition shade. I mostly got it for the packaging and  I wanted to see what all the fuss was about with Mac lipsticks. I hear that sometimes Mac comes out with the same lipsticks, but in different packaging. Not sure if that is true, but it is something that I have heard. This lipstick is very shimmery so I don’t usually like to wear it by itself, pairing it with the lip-gloss from Urban Decay tones the shimmery-ness down making it more wearable. I wouldn’t say that this lip combo lasts all day, but it is sure pretty.

I hope that you enjoyed my August monthly favorites! I know it has been FOREVER since I’ve been posting on my blog. Life was super busy with my job. I am now at a better job that I can feel more like myself and I will have a little more time and motivation to blog. I still enjoy the makeup world and I’m ready to come back. Comment down below and let me know what your monthly favorites are! Also, what are your plans for the upcoming season?!?

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Getting Back into Blogging and some Beauty Hauls

This year has been super busy for me that I have been very neglectful to my blog. My neglectfulness started once I started a new job last year. I was used to the hospital with doing 12 hour shifts and then I could work on blogging during my days off as needed. With having a full time job that involved a lot of computer charting, I just didn’t have motivation to come home and stare at a computer. That job just left me feeling defeated and I needed something new. I started a new job with all normal hours about 2 months ago! I am a nurse at a clinic now. Now, I feel like I am less stressed out and that I can get back into blogging little by little. I don’t want to go months at a time without a post ever again! So why not start out with showing you all my latest hauls. I got these items over the past 5 to 6 months or so. Some of them I got recently, but hey we don’t need to explain ourselves right?!?…we are all beauty lovers here.

Metamorphosis Quad by Coffee Break with Dani

Coffee Break with Dani is one of my most watched YouTubers. She has such a sweet bubbly personality in her videos. She got to team up with ColourPop Cosmetics and make this amazing quad of shadows. She put a ton of thought into the meaning and the shades of this quad. This is Limited Edition-so it won’t  be around forever. I plan on doing a review on ColourPop shadows sometime in the future.

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Too Faced Haul

Too Faced came out with a lot of new products recently. It feels like yesterday these products came out, but it has been a couple months already. I really wanted to try their new foundation Born This Way-I sadly got the wrong shade (note to self never buy foundation online). It looks too yellow on me, but I do like the formula. The palette is gorgeous! I will do a review on it coming up soon so stay tuned for that one! The kabuki brush had amazing reviews so I wanted to try it out. So far I am loving it! It is perfect for travel which makes sense since it is retractable. They also came out with new blushes. They’re so adorable with the heart shape and the cute bunnies inside. I will do a review on that blush as well.

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Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette and Eye Brush

Lately I have been really impressed by Kat Von D and her makeup line. I’ve heard rave reviews on this palette so I picked it up to see what all the fuss was about. It has a nice array of neutral matte shades. Although, I sometimes like to add a shimmery ColourPop shadow on top when I use this palette because well…this girl loves her shimmer. I also got the eye brush which is super soft and perfect for travel.

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The Body Shop Body Butters

These are my holy grail body butters that I use for moisturizing my body. I got these during a trip to Mall of America. These are super moisturizing and smell amazing! I decided on a variety of them-I think I only have 2-3 left of these. Ignore my ugly carpet in the picture.

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Some Ulta Goodies!

Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands as well so I decided to pick up their new Smoky palette about a month and a half ago. I also got the Lorac Contour Pro Palette at that time as well. Recently, Too Faced came out the Star Dust Vegas Nay palette. This is my most recent purchase! This palette is simply gorgeous!

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Click the link below for a photo on Instagram of a few more items I got. I got the Stila mascara and primer, and an eyeliner. I also picked up some The Balm products from Kohls.

That concludes this huge makeup haul! Like I said this was over 5-6 months. Yes, it is still a lot, but that comes with the territory of being a makeup enthusiastic and beauty blogger. It feels good to be back to blogging! I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what recent beauty purchases you have made and if you have tried any of the products that I talked about in this post!

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Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

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It is time for another blog hop!! This time we decided to do Spring Product Picks as our topic, which is very fitting for this time of year. Although, looking outside I feel like Spring is so far away. Even though I see a little (brown) grass, there is mostly snow. I still have been using some products of mine that scream Spring! The Winter colors are long gone and it is time for Spring!  I am going to share with you all a variety of items that I will be using this Spring such as: makeup, clothing, accessories, and much more.

MAKEUP

During the winter months, I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors and I got a lot of use out of my Naked palettes and my Sigma warm neutrals palette. Although, I feel like I could still use those palettes in Spring, I am more excited about colorful eye shadow looks. Bye bye neutrals! Hello color!

Eye-shadow Palettes

My favorite makeup item is eye shadow. If you have been following my blog, you probably know that is no surprise! It is my favorite part of makeup application because I love finding my creativity with my eye looks! If I am going to apply makeup, I will never skip eye shadow.  I do have quite a few makeup palettes. I almost didn’t include all these, but I really think that they’re perfect for Spring. I love the colors in all of them!

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Aren’t the colors gorgeous?!? I feel like all these colors are perfect for Spring.

Stila In The Garden Palette
 I love this palette because I can make a multitude of looks. My favorite shadows in this palette are the green ones, also the purple toned one that reminds me of the color of the year (radiating orchid).
Inglot Freedom System
I picked out the shadows to fill my palette, and as you can see, I went for brighter colors. I have a variety of colors such as: mint green, an orchid color, and many more. 
Urban Decay The Great and Powerful Oz Glinda
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I love this palette! I also love this movie! My favorite shadows include: the purple shadow and the pink shadow.
Kat Von D Esperanza Palette
I got this palette mostly for the purple and mint green shadow. This palette has a variety of colors that end up working together in this palette. I love the purple color making it perfect for Spring!
Sigma Creme De Couture Palette
This was a limited edition palette inspired by macaroons. I feel like they should have waited and released this palette now because it has such bright, fun colors. They released it last year, around Fall time, which didn’t really make sense.
Sigma Flare Palette
I love this palette for the colors that it includes, especially the purple shadows. I haven’t got much use out of the other colors in this palette, but I look forward to finding my creativity with it.

Blush

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A look closer at the colors…

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The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples?
How adorable is this palette’s packaging? The Balm always does amazing things with packaging! I don’t really use cream blushes that often so there is still learning in process on application. It will be fun using this palette this Spring.
Pixi Beauty Blush in No. 3 Perkiest Pink
Got this blush on clearance at Target. I’m glad that I picked this blush up, because the color is amazing. It is a super nice Springy pink.
Sleek Blusher in Coral
Of course, I needed to include my coral Sleek blush. Love this blusher that I got in my box swap. Such a gorgeous coral blush color!
Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop
If this blush doesn’t scream Spring, than I don’t know what does? It is shaped as a lovely daisy flower and the color is gorgeous!

Lips

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Pacifica Lip Tints ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
I love these! I started out with the color, Guava Berry and I have almost used that one up. I decided to get more of them since I love them so much. I will be doing a review on these lovelies! So make sure to check back! They’re so easy to use and perfect for Spring time. This is a product that I sent to Effie in my box swap!

Lip Glosses

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Maybelline Color Elixir in Dashing Orchid
This is perfect because it is the color of the year. Gives such a nice color to the lips and so far I’m loving the texture.
Nyx Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait
Nyx Butter Glosses are amazing! They also smell amazing as well! I will be posting a review on these soon!
Julep Lip Gloss in Enchanted
Love the color of this gloss! It is sure Enchanted!
Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Lovechild
I got this gloss awhile ago when it first came out. I haven’t worn it much because I think that it is more fitting for Spring-time.

FASHION

Clothing

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I got most of this clothing at Maurices or Vanity, except for the scrubs shown. For Spring, I am excited to bring out the fun colors such as: pinks, orange, turquoise, and many more. Of course, I had to show a few Spring dresses (more like Summer) because I can’t wait for the snow to melt. As you can see, I took these photos by the window and you can still see the icky snow! I hear that it is supposed to snow here again, but who knows! Those meteorologists aren’t always right! Working as a nurse on the medical-surgical floor, I supply my own scrubs, so that means I want to wear Spring ones during Spring. I am also into holiday scrubs! I just got that Easter one shown above! Isn’t it adorable!?!? I know I didn’t show any bottoms, but I can’t wait until I can at least wear capris and sandals. Sadly, I think I’ll be wearing pants for awhile and won’t be able to take my sandals out until all the snowy, muddy mess is gone!

Shoes

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Here are my rainbow tennis shoes that I adore. Whenever I wear these, people always compliment me on them. They’re colorful and fun!

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I just got these boots not too long ago. They’re part of the Baretraps new Spring line. I thought they were super cute!

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Sandals! I can’t wait to wear these lovelies! I love wearing sandals! Although, I will have to get my feet ready for sandal season by getting a pedicure! SNOW MELT!!!! Just not too fast, so that it floods!

 ACCESSORIES

Hair

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Wearing headbands like these in my hair is perfect for Spring. Also, these don’t give me a headache like some other headbands. I got all of these at Maurices of course!

Purses

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I got this purse on sale, and I decided that purple would be perfect for Spring. It is also the perfect size and the inside print is adorable! The color in real life is closer to the second photo.  I got this purse at Herberger’s!

Scentsy

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Just thought I should share with you all my favorite Spring Scentsy warmer. I have a ton of these warmers because I am a Scentsy consultant. These warmers melt scented wax using a lightbulb. This one is shaped as an egg and adorable!!! I of course, have a ton of favorite Scentsy bar scents such as: Jumpin’ Jelly Bean and Black Raspberry Vanilla.,

PERFUME ❤ 

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Here are a few (or 6!) of my favorite perfumes that I feel are perfect for Spring! I love perfumes! Although I can’t wear it everyday because of being a nurse, I love wearing it on my days off!  The descriptions start on the top left to top right, and then bottom left to bottom right.

  1. Anna Sui La Vie De Bohème. You can find this perfume here. I love the scent of this perfume! According to Sephora the notes include: Turkish Rose, Pear, Red Berries, Dragon Fruit, Magnolia, Peony, Freesia, White Wood, Skin Musk, Red Raspberries, Vanilla, Sandalwood Accord. I think that it has a nice mix of scents: pretty, fresh, and sweet. It isn’t too floral which is always a plus.
  2.  Katy Perry Meow. You can find this perfume here. I really love this perfume! The packaging is adorable for one thing! Who doesn’t love cat packaging!?!?! Notes include: top notes (Tangerine, Pear and Gardenia), middle notes (Honeysuckle, Lily of the Valley and Orange Blossoms), and bottom notes (Vanilla, Musk Amber and Sandalwood). I just think that this scent is very girly. It smells fruity, floral, and fresh. Love it! ❤
  3. Mark Night Iris. You can find it on Avon’s site here. What Avon says, “Its dark, mysterious beauty draws you in. Its scent surprises, lighter than you’d ever expect. This is Night Iris as it’s never been before, artfully blended with hints of water lily, exotic berries and purple freesia to add to its feminine allure.” I used to sell Avon/Mark and this is one my favorite perfumes from them. It smells amazing with feminine, fruity, and floral hints.
  4. Clinique Happy in Bloom. I got this little sample for Christmas. You can find the perfume at Ulta here. What Ulta says, “Everything we love about spring – in a bottle. Clinique’s upbeat floral fragrance makes your world sweeter, softer, brighter. Captures the feeling of a world suddenly in bloom. But just like the season, it won’t be here forever.” This is my favorite Clinique perfume and it definitely reminds me of Spring when flowers are blooming.
  5. Maurices Myliu. I love this perfume! I got it at my favorite store Maurices awhile ago. I can’t find it online on their site anymore, but if you’re in Maurices and see this perfume, I recommend checking it out. It smells amazing! I don’t even know how to explain this scent, but it is a favorite of mine.
  6. Avon Secrets to Keep. You can find this perfume on Avon’s site here. What Avon says, “A dreamy blend of fruits and florals. Whispers of sweet apple and juicy strawberry with a passionate heart of jasmine, white musk and warm sandalwood.” I love this scent! It smells fruity and floral, but mostly fruity. I definitely can smell the strawberry notes in it. 

NAIL POLISHES

Going through my nail polish collection, I picked out these lovely colors. I am horrible at painting my nails so I don’t do it as often as I want. But, this Spring, I want to paint my nails more!

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Julep Lilou
Glinda The Good Witch
Flower Beauty I Lavendare You!
Flower Beauty Good Bud-dy
Flower Beauty May Flowers
Zoya Odette

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Julep Karen
Julep Courtney

So that ends my Spring picks! Comment and let me know if you have tried any of these products! Also, don’t forget to check out all the other lovely blogs listed below that belong to this Facebook group.

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January Favorites!

I always feel like January is such a long month, but honestly I can’t believe it is time for February and Valentine’s Day! So here is another monthly favorites post! Hope you enjoy!

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1) Naked 3 by Urban Decay

http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/eye-makeup/naked3/409.html

What Urban Decay says, “It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow-up Naked and Naked2 (two of the industry’s all-time bestselling palettes)! And this time around, we’re giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we loaded this palette with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades.)”

I am in love with this palette! I can create beautiful rose gold looks with it! The colors are gorgeous! If you want to see my review on all the Naked palettes check it out here.

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2) CabanaBoy Blush by The Balm 

http://www.thebalm.com/cosmetics/cabanaboy.html

What the Balm says, “Nothing is more satisfying than being indulged, and this dusty-rose blush will ensure that you have all the boys attending to you. Its subtle shimmer catches the eye while plum undertones provide a glow that is oh-so-natural whether you are pool-side, beach-side or bed-side. “

I think that this is the perfect Winter blush color. It is a nice berry/rose color and I think it is gorgeous! The thing with The Balm blushes is that they’re super pigmented, so this blush only needs a light brush. The packaging is cute too!

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3) They’re Real! Mascara by Benefit 

http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/theyre-real

What Benefit says, “They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

I got this sample from my birthday gift from Sephora. So far I really like it. It helps curl my lashes and it also doesn’t smudge as bad as other mascaras that I’ve tried. It is pretty easier to remove when using my Purity 3 in 1 cleanser. Love that stuff!

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4) Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stargazer by Stila Cosmetics

http://www.stilacosmetics.com/product/smudge+stick+waterproof+eye+liner.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search

What Stila says, “Our bestselling Smudge Sticks are now available in an array of matte, shimmer and pop hues that hold tight. Made with a cocktail of moisturizing ingredients, including vitamin E, color glides on smooth (no tugging or pulling) in a waterproof formula that won’t budge or fade. With 31 gorgeous shades to pick from, discover intense & immediate color payoff in a single swipe! “

I really love this color because it isn’t a straight out black. It is a black and gold with silver pearl. It also stays on all day without any smudging. It is also really easy to apply which is a big pro!

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5) Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer  by The Balm

http://www.thebalm.com/balmshelter.html

What The Balm says, “This weightless, silky-smooth tinted moisturizer with SPF 18 offers sun protection for everyday drama while helping to improve the look of your skin’s tone and texture, leaving you with a polished complexion.”

I am still loving this product! It gives me a nice coverage and hides the redness that I have. I like to use this on “lazy makeup” days where I don’t feel like using foundation. I think that the color light is perfect for me because it does oxidize a bit over time.

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6) Origami Owl Locket Necklace

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I’ve been loving my locket that I got for my birthday! I think that Bella (the girl that invented this company) was super creative with this amazing locket idea. They have a new Valentine’s Collection that I think looks lovely!

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7) Mirya & Molly’s Monthly Favorites!

Hippo Dog toy from Petco
Mouse Cat toy from Wal-Mart

Mirya has been loving this purple hippo! It makes a fun little squeak that she loves. Molly loves tossing this little mouse around! Well as long as Mirya doesn’t get it in the process!

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8) The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

http://nicholassparks.com/

I am a big Nicholas Sparks fan! I have read all of his books and I always read his new ones when they come out. These past few months were crazy busy so I never found time to read this until this month. It was such a cute story! It is a story about 2 different couples. It starts out with a elderly man who got into an accident. As he waits for help he reminisces about his life and his love story with his wife Ruth. The other couple is during present day. These couples end up connecting in the end. I won’t tell you more than that because I think that it is a worth while read if you love Nicholas Sparks or romance novels.

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9) Movies 

The only movie I saw in theaters this month was Labor Day.

Check out more information on this movie here.

“Follows a 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.”

I did like it, but I don’t think that it will be a must buy for me when it comes out on DVD/blue-ray. I will rent this movie when it does come out. I do recommend seeing it at least, because it defiantly is a good movie.

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10) TV Shows

This month I have been loving both, “Switched at Birth” and “The Fosters.” I love watching ABC Family shows. I can’t wait until Monday nights when both these shows come on! Switched at Birth is about 2 girls that were well…switched at birth! The Fosters is about a girl named Callie who is in the foster system with her brother and they go to live with this family.

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That concludes this months favorites! I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know if you have tried any of these products, read the book, or seen that movie or watched any of the shows I shared.

With that, I hope everybody has a wonderful day!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

Elsa Inspired Makeup from Disney’s Frozen!!

People who know me may know that I am in love with Disney! I may be 25 next week, but I never think I will be too old to love the amazing movies that Disney creates. I love the creativity behind them! The most recent Disney movie that came out is called, “Frozen.” I did love this movie! I thought it was very well done with the animation and I loved the story line. But, on a makeup lover’s perspective I noticed that wow…these characters have really amazing makeup. So I decided to do a inspired makeup look. If you don’t know much about this movie. It is about 2 sisters, one named Anna and the other named Elsa. Well Elsa has this ability to turn things into Winter or ice. This ability causes a lot of issues between the sisters. She becomes what they call, “The Ice Queen.” I’m not going to tell you more than that because I want you to see it for yourself. Also I love the music in this movie too! Anyway back to the makeup look. Anna has a neutral look, whereas Elsa has a very pretty look with the color purple which right now is my favorite color.

First off I am going to start off with some pictures of what Elsa looks like.

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Here are a few more photos of Elsa and the rest of the characters.

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Sisters: Elsa and Anna!

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Rest of the main characters!

As you can see she has a purplish pink style makeup on her lid with a orange/brownish color in her crease. I just think that her makeup is gorgeous!!! Don’t you agree?

Well here is my attempt on this look.

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What did I use to get this look?

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Products used…

Eye Shadow Base: Sigma Eye Shadow Base in Pursue

Lip color: Tarte LipSurgence lip tint in the color believe

(I got a sample size in a holiday box I got at Sephora)

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Eye Shadow Palette: Stila In The Moment

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Liquid Eyeliner: The Balm Schwing

Pencil Eyeliner: Em Cosmetics Waterliner in Black Night

Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara sample

Eyelash Curler: Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

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Blush/highlight: Urban Decay Naked Flushed

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How I got this look? 

Well I am going to post another picture of the palette so you can see the pictures and then the swatches.

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I used the colors: impulse, glance, improvise, whim, and desire to create this look.

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The swatches: impulse, glance, improvise, whim, and desire.

Well onto the steps! If you don’t have the Stila in the moment palette or the Sigma eye shadow base that is fine! Just find colors that are close. Use what you got!

1. Take Sigma’s eye shadow base in pursue and put that all over the eyelid, but not on the crease

2. Take the color impulse which is a pale shimmery lavender color and add that to the inner part of the eyelid and take that color in about 1/3 of the eye

3. Take the color glance which is a violet with shimmer and add that color to the rest of the eyelid

4. Blend the colors impulse and glance together to make a nice transition into the darker color

5. Add the color whim which is a soft reddish-orange brown with some shimmer into the crease

6. Take the color improvise which is a dark plum into the outer V to add dimension and blend that color into whim

7. Add desire which is a soft matte light pinkish tan as a highlight below the brows

8. Add the color glance to the bottom lash line, stop half way

9.  Make sure everything is blended nicely

10. Add Schwing liquid eyeliner to upper lash line

11. Add Em Cosmetics waterliner to waterline

12. Curl lashes and add Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

13. Add Urban Decay’s Flushed blush (a rose toned pink) to the apples of the cheeks and to the tip of the nose. If you look at a photo of Elsa she has a red nose which makes sense because it’s Winter!

14. Add Urban Decay’s Flushed highlighter (pink-champagne)

15. Add Tarte’s LipSurgence in the color believe to the lips (a berry colored lip)

16. Ready set go! Look into the mirror! Smile! Go enjoy the world!!

Anyway I hope that you all enjoyed this post! I really do love my Disney movies! Maybe I will do more posts like this in the future. Comment down below on what you thought of this look. Also let me know if you saw the movie Frozen and what did you think of it?

Xoxox

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

Ulta Haul October 2013!!

First off I’ll start off by saying…..HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Ulta recently had their 20% off sale so I just wanted to share with you what I got!

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Items

1)  Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5530007&skuId=2263444&_requestid=274410

2)  Too Faced BB Creme in Vanilla Glow

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4980047#

3) Nyx Round Case Lipsticks in the colors Gala and Castle

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2150072&skuId=2226000&_requestid=276224#

4) Earth Therapeutics Hand Remedy Protective Conditioner

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod5504467

5) Stila Masterpiece Series Eye and Cheek Palettes

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5900401

I also got some samples that they included.

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I hope I like this mascara because I got a sample too. Otherwise I got Bareminerals Mineral Veil powder.

So that concludes the haul. Let me know if you have tried any of these products. I do plan on doing a review on the mascara and the palette. Comment down below and let me know if you would like any other review on one of these products!  Also, I hope that everybody has a safe and fun filled Halloween! I plan on staying home and handing out candy to trick or treaters!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

 

***UPDATE*** I returned the Stila palette because I was unhappy with them for starting to test on animals. I also returned the mascara which I did a review on. I also returned the BB creme by Too Faced. So let’s say that haul was unsuccessful! 

Stila: Dancing with the Stars Collection!

Stila and the ABC show Dancing with the Stars teamed up together and created 4 new palette collections inspired by 4 different dances. They also have a blush, bronzer, highlighter, and a makeup bag that is part of this collection. I decided to check these out because I love Stila makeup and I also love Dancing with the Stars. This collection is an Ulta exclusive. They’re also limited edition! So if you want them get them as soon as possible so you won’t miss getting your hands on one of the sets. You can also get them on the Stila website.

Click here for the Ulta link

CLick here for the Stila link

The four sets include:

 

  1.  stila + dwts live.love.samba
  2. stila + dwts live.love.tango
  3. stila + dwts live.love.freestyle
  4. stila + dwts live.love.cha-cha

They cost $39.00 for a set. I decided to get 2 of them: freestyle and samba. I got mine at the Ulta store.

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Overview of all the palettes.1)Tango2) Cha-Cha

3) Samba

4) Freestyle 

Picture from: stilacosmetics.com

 

Another overview of the palettes, but in this picture you can see the blush, highlighter, bronzer, and the makeup bag that is part of this collection. Picture from: http://okmagazine.com/be-pretty/stila-cosmetics-and-dancing-with-the-stars-the-new-beauty-duo-we-cant-stop-talking-about/

 

Each one of these sets include: 7 eye shadow colors, 1 cheek color, a stay all day liquid lipstick, a smudge stick or eyeliner, and a deluxe-size Stay All Day® 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm.


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The outer box of the live.love.freestyle set.

 

The palette itself. The palette is very thin and sleek and does seem very sturdy.  Each of the palettes have a different Stila girl on the cover in a different outfit. The cover to this palette is shiny so I apologize that in some of these pictures you may see my reflection. But, overall I do like the look of the palette.  It does have a magnetic closure. 

 

Here is a picture of the colors included. Refer to the picture below to see the names. 
Back of the palette with the color names and I also swatched the colors in this order.

  1. en pointe
  2. ambition
  3. motion
  4. stea the show (cheek)
  5. mirror ball
  6. chasse
  7. 8 count
  8. twist

 

This is the back of the cover of the palette. I think that the packaging is adorable!

 

Smudge stick in purple tangStay all day liquid lipstick in patina Stay all day 10 – in-1 HD illuminating beauty balm SPF 30
Picture of the swatches next to the palette. Remember refer to photo above to see order and names. 

 

Closer up on the swatches with the eyeliner and liquid lipstick included.



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So the packaging on the live.love.freestyle palette is basically the same except there is a different Stila girl on the cover. 
Here are the 7 eye shadow colors and the one cheek color. 
Once again the back that shows the color names.

  1. sequence
  2. tempo
  3. ballroom
  4. sensational (cheek)
  5. glitz
  6. shimmy
  7. swing
  8. pivot

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Stay all day lipstick in dolce

Smudge stick in bluefin

Stay all day 10 – in-1 HD illuminating beauty balm SPF 30

Swatches and the palette. 

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 Closer up of the swatches.

Below are going to be some of the looks I wore using the products from the Freestyle and the Samba palettes. I also used both lipsticks.

IMG_0882Eye look creating from both palettes.

Lipstick in dolce.

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The above two pictures I used both palettes to create the look.

Lipstick in patina.

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Close up of the eye looks.


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Thought I should take a picture with my cat Molly since I was taking pictures anyway.

Pros

  • Packaging is adorable!
  • Eye shadows are pigmented and last all day like normal Stila shadows.
  • You get a mini liquid lipstick and Beauty balm and an eyeliner with the set so I think the value of $39 is worth it.
  • I love Stila eyeliners so I was excited one was included in each set.  They go on really easy and stay all day.
  • The lipsticks are pigmented and last throughout the day.

Cons

  • I wish that it would say the name of what palette is which on the front of the package instead of just on the back, but it is no big deal to flip the palette over and look at the name.
  • Eye shadows are a little powdery so some of the colors did drift into my blush color.
  • The liquid lipstick dries/sets really fast so don’t screw up when applying it! Also the lipstick isn’t moisturizing at all so you will have to add a lip balm or lip gloss on top to help.
  • Doesn’t have a good highlighting shade so I always have to grab another palette.

Overall, I would buy this product again! I love the show, “Dancing with the Stars.” So I think that Stila did a good job teaming up and coming up with these awesome palette collections.  If you want them act fast because they’re limited edition.  Just an FYI: at the Ulta that I was at they had a seperate display and they weren’t even close to where the other Stila products are located. The DWTS collection was located in the middle of the aisle. Make sure that you check it out because when I first asked a worker where they were she said that they didn’t have any and I’m not even sure if she knew what I was talking about.  So I kept browsing and then another lady asked if I needed help with anything and I decided to ask her about them just because I thought it was odd they wouldn’t have them. Sure enough she brought me right to the display.

Also I just checked and they’re on sale right now on the Ulta website.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this review.

Xoxoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy