Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOTD: Soft, Clean Makeup with a Bold Lip

I've been really into soft, clean makeup with a bold lip. When it comes to color, I usually go for the lips. I'm not big on color on my eyes but I love lipstick! One of favorite things to do to make my eyes stand out is apply a nice white shimmer color onto the inner corner of my eyes and apply white liner to the bottom rim of my lashes to make me look more awake. I also love how soft, clean makeup goes with a sleek ponytail.


Maybelline Baby Skin
Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation in
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC40
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes in Brunette

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
L'Oreal Infallible Gel Laquer Liner in Blackest Black
VS Eyeliner Bright
Maybelline Lash Sensational
Ardell Lashes

NYC Big Bold Bronzer in Manha Tan
MAC Melba Blush
Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Collection in Pleasure Bomb

Giving your face a nice glow just makes your makeup look even better!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

How to Achieve Perfect Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes, Brow Wiz Review, Photos, Swatches

Eyebrows are the main point when it comes to makeup. It is the first thing that people see when they approach you, so having perfect eyebrows are a must for me. I've always been a powder kinda of girl when it comes to my eyebrows. I feel like they give you more of a soft, natural look instead of a harsh pencil look. For months now I've been using Anastasia Beverly Hills products for my eyebrows and I couldn't be happier. 

The two products I like to use is the Brow Wiz in Brunette and the Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes in Brunette. These products together are everything!

Brow Wiz $21.00- an ultra slim mechanical pencil to shape, define, and fill your eyebrows for a natural, polish look. This pencil comes with an ultra fine, retractable tip to fill in gaps easily and mimic brow hair. Perfect for spot checking areas that may be sparse or over tweezed with a smear-proof formula that wears all day for a natural, fresh look.

My favorite thing about this pencil is that it's retractible and that it comes with an attached brow brush.  I always seem to misplace my brow brush so having a pencil with an attached brush saves me time from going crazy and looking everywhere for it. Also, having to not use a pencil sharpener is amazing.

Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes $39.50 - a portable maintenance kit that includes everything you need for perfectly groomed eyebrows on the go. The portable palette contains Brow Powder Duo, Wax, stencils, and an Angled Brow Brush with a mirror and instructions all in one convenient place.

It comes with wax, light and dark brown powder, a shimmer and matte highlight. 

Comes with some great application directions for girls that need some help getting those perfect brows.

I love using this brush for my eyebrows. It's a great, soft, firm angled brush and little enough to give you that precise application.  

The stencils it comes with, I find them to be some what of a waste just because I don't need to use them and never have. I just don't agree that girls around the world can use the same stencils to perfect their eyebrows. We are all different and our eyebrows all comes in different shapes.

I find it such a convenient product, especially for on the go!

How to achieve perfect eyebrows:
  1. Use the brush side of the Brow Wiz and brush your eyebrows in place before putting any products on.
  2. Line the base of your eyebrows with the Brow Wiz. I love how it defines my eyebrows by giving it that clean look without the sharpie look. 
  3. Go in with the lighter brown powder and shade in the front of your eyebrow using small strokes.
  4.  Shade in the rest of your eyebrows with the darker brown powder using small strokes to give it that natural look. 
  5.  Brush through your eyebrows with the brush just to blend everything in. 
  6. Apply the Wax just to keep them in place.
  7. Apply a highlighter to make them stand out and make them look cleaner.


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Medium 54
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC 35

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes

NYC Big Bold Bronzer in Manha Tan
MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection Blush in Cheeky Bugger
Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Rule Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Virgin
L'Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black
VS Eyeliner Bright
Ardell Glamour Wispies
Maybelline Lash Sensational

Model Co in Illusion Nude Lip Liner
MAC Blankety Lipstick

What are your must have products for perfect eyebrows?


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Elf on the Shelf Arrival Ideas and Arrival Letter

Just like so many families around the world, we have joined the Elf on the Shelf tradition. Starting the elf on the shelf tradition can be very intimidating but it doesn't have to be. The #1 rule for parents is have fun with it and it will all come together.

What is Elf on the Shelf and how does it work?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition that includes a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts a scout elf and gives it a name, the scout elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the days adventures. Each morning, the scout elf returns to its family and perches a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their scout elf each morning.

Banana Bread Recipe

When your bananas are getting too bruised-- make homemade Banana Nut Bread or Banana Chocolate Chip Bread! 
It's so easy it's bananas!

From time to time my bananas end up too bruised and I end up throwing them away but not today! This morning I decided not to waste my bananas, instead I decided to make something out of them. I love Banana Nut Bread and my husband and son love anything chocolate chip so I decided to make them Banana Chocolate Chip Bread as well. This is a super easy recipe I got from Pinterest but I always like to tweak them to our liking. It's so hard to get a really good recipe that works and taste great on Pinterest so I always tweak them to make them better.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Little Mermaid Birthday Party!

One of my favorite things to do is theme parties. I love planning events for any occasion. I just love getting ideas and bringing them together!

I received a few emails to blog about my princess 1st birthday party and I know it was about 3 months ago but the reason it took me a while to finally decide to blog about it was because I wasn't so sure I wanted to include my private life on here but after a lot of thinking I decided this might help a lot of my readers when it comes to event planing.

Event planning can take a lot of your time and can get some what stressful so be prepare to feel overwhelming at times but overall it's so much fun.

We decided to go with The Little Mermaid theme. As a lot of you know my princess name is Ariel so what better theme for her 1st birthday party! I didn't want the traditional Little Mermaid birthday party so I decided to go with a baby version Ariel and for the main colors to be purple and mint green with a little bit of gold.

Monday, October 20, 2014 Review, Photos

Who doesn't love fashionable eyewear!?
Here in San Diego we are spoiled with great weather. Majority of the time we have amazing, sunny weather and are in need of some cute, big sunglasses. 

Style#: OMJ8002 $39.00

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Favorite Vampy Lipsticks for Fall Photos, Swatches

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, I just love the chilly weather, scarfs, falling leaves, boots, pumpkin pie, the smell of burning candles, pumpkin carving and vampy lips! A dark lip is my favorite for this time of season. I love pairing a dark lip with a winged eyeliner. I decided to pick a few of my favorite vampy lipsticks that I own to share with you guys...

Friday, September 26, 2014

September Bulu Box Review, Photos, 50% Discount Code

Bulu Box is a monthly subscription that provides a well rounded sampling of all health and nutrition products. Each box contains 4 to 5 premium samples plus lifestyles extras like gym cards or DVDs from time to time. It is design for both women and men that include: vitamins, weight loss, energy, protein, digestion, sleep support, fitness DVDs, healthy food utensils and more that will help you feel your best. You can choose from different monthly subscription plans or you can do a month to month for as little as $10 a month. 

They also have a second box you can choose from, the Bulu Box Weight Loss-- a box that focuses on helps you lose weight. Each box contains 4 to 5 premium weight loss items such as vitamin and supplement samples, fitness gear and healthy eating tools.

I am super excited for this months Bulu Box! Every month I'm excited to try new things and see what products work best for me. I love that this box is not only for me this month but it also came with some things for my kids.