Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beauty Box 5: defining moments July 2014

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty subscription box with 5 cosmetics samples deliver directly to your door for $12 a month or select a subscription plan that best works for you. For more info read my previous post here.

This month is all about celebrating the events that make us the amazing women that we are today! Whether these moments are milestones like graduating college and earning your first big paycheck, or small victories like learning how to gracefully walk in heels or finding the mascara you can't live without, treasure your accomplishments and be ready for the next one!

Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment $2.49 for 1.75 oz- an intense deep conditioning hair treatment. It strengthens, restores and smooths dry, damaged hair.

My favorite product this month to try! My hair has been so many colors and gone through so many hot tools, so it's in need of a pick me up!

Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Walnut Face & Body Scrub $10.99 for 4 fl oz- a vegan scrub infused with moisturizing botanicals for a safe and gentle exfoliation without paragons, harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances.

I love how this body scrub helps renew my skin leaving it so smooth.

 Starlooks Lip Liner $12.00- a creamy, matte, moisturizing, and full coverage lip liners. Great for all over color or outlining, lasting all day and protects you from a good lipstick's greatest foe: unsightly feathering.

I received it in the color Tickle Me Pink. It's a very pretty mauve pink with a super creamy formula that doesn't tug on the lips. It has an opaque coverage with a matte finish and long-lasting.

Body Drench Candy Licious Lips $3.99 for 0.09 oz- a lip balm that is infused with beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E. They have a candy flavored taste like the real thing.

I love the smell and flavored to this lip balm. I seriously apply it constantly just because how great it smells. It also leaves my lips moisturize and smooth, such a great lip balm!

 Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara $7.99 for 0.24 fl oz- a lacquered formula that delivers volume, definition and lifts lashes without smudging or flaking.

I love trying new mascaras because my lashes are super short and straight down. This mascara curls my lashes and volumes my lashes with 3 coats. I love the type of brush it comes with! One of my favorite brushes wands on mascaras.

This month Beauty Box 5 spoiled us with all the amazing products. I couldn't of asked for a better Beauty Box 5!

What products were your favorite?


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Sunday, July 13, 2014

FOTD: Glided Ganache and Salted Caramel

I'm the kind of girl that only does her whole makeup like once a week and when I mean whole makeup I mean eyeshadow, falsies, and the whole deal. I usually don't wear any makeup Mon-Fri so when the weekend rolls around I'm excited to play with makeup. As most of you know I love my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette so once again I decided to bring it out and play with it!

Products I Used

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
CoverGirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation in Creamy Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand 20
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC40

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

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Too Faced Chocolate Bar- Salted Caramel, Glided Ganache, White Chocolate
e.l.f. Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara

NYC Big Bold Bronzer in Manhattan
L'Oreal Project Runway Limited Edition Blush in The Muse's
Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki

Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Natural
MAC Japanese Maple Lipstick

I hope you guys like this look. Super fast and easy look to achieve it. If you would like to see any look just let me know on the comments below!

 I leave you guys with and Instagram #selfie!


Saturday, July 12, 2014

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint Review, Photos, Swatches

Upon first glance of the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints they reminded me of the new Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks. If you would like to see the review on those click here. But after playing around with them I noticed they reminded me more of the OCC Lip Tarts.

Glazed Lip Paints $3.99 for 0.40 fl. oz give the intense pigmented appearance of a lipstick, with the ease and glossy finish of a lipgloss. The Glazed Collection comes is six different shades.They provide long-lasting, hyper gloss, and ultra rich color to the lips. They contain vitamin E and peppermint oil.

Babydoll is described as a cool tone bubble-gum pink.

The applicator is plastic with an angle tip. 

Babydoll is such a pretty bubblegum pink. Makes me feel so girly when I wear it.

Coy is described as a medium lavender.

Coy is such a fun, pretty shade!

Hot Mess is described as a medium coral.

Hot Mess is a great orangy color and great for summer. 

Pin-Up is described as a bright cool toned red.

Pin-Up is an intense sexy red color.

Overall I'm super impressed by these products. They are really pigmented like the Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipsticks and super shiny. The best way to applied them would be with a lip brush. Trying to apply it straight from the product applicator can get kinda messy and be applied a little uneven. A little product goes a long way. The formula is really runny like the OCC Lip Tarts which is why it works best with a lip brush. The Glazed Lip Paints have a minty smell and taste like it too. I am loving these Glazed Lip Paints!!!

Which shade is your favorite?


Thursday, July 10, 2014

MAC Retro Matte Relentlessly Red Lipstick Photo, Review, Swatches

Relentlessly Red is described as a bright pinkish coral with a matte finish.

I own nothing like this color. The color is so unique and pretty. It's a bright medium coral-red on me. It has an opaque color payoff and the consistency is drying. I highly suggest exfoliating and moisturizing the lips before wearing it out. There is a drag of product when applying it so you need to be careful and make sure to apply it evenly. It did leave a stain behind and wears for hours. I'm so happy I decided to pick this shade up!!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

MAC Blankety Lipstick Photos, Review, Swatches

Where has Blankety been all my life!? ok I'm being a little dramatic but seriously!!!

Blankety is described as a soft pink beige with an amplified finish.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DIY 4th of July Necklace Shirt

So I'm back with another DIY 4th of July shirt. This time I wanted to make something more girly for my princess. If you haven't seen my other DIY shirt that I made for my son click here. I got this idea from A Couple of Craft Addicts I saw it on Pinterest but like I mentioned on my last post there wasn't a full tutorial on it so I decided to make one.

DIY 4th of July Shirts

When there's any type of holiday coming up I like to do something fun with my kids. Every 4th of July we have a family tradition and we head out to the Del Mar Fair in San Diego. Unfortunately, this year will be our last year because we will be moving to Japan at the end of the year. Also, this year the boy won't be here to celebrate it with us. He was supposed to be back from deployment since the beginning of June but they keep pushing it back, you just never know with the military. 

I am a big fan of Pinterest! I like to spend time on there looking at the great ideas people come up with but one thing I hate is when pins direct you to no where. When I saw a pin on this cute 4th of July shirt I knew right away I wanted to do it with my son. Unfortunately, when I clicked on the pin to direct me to the post it took me no where. I really wanted to see what products worked best because depending on the materials depends how good your craft turn out. I decided to make a post with the materials that worked best for me and let you guys know where I got them from.

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Weight Lost Journey: 21 Day Running Challenge/ Running Schedule

As we get older it gets harder to loose the weight that you have gain from slacking off or in my case baby #2. When I was pregnant I was pretty worried that I wasn't going to be able to loose the baby weight because everyone would always tell me that with baby #2 it would be a lot harder and not as easy as when I had my first one. With my first born I was 100 lbs when I first got pregnant and gained 40 lbs through my pregnancy. I lost the baby weight pretty quickly by doing the same thing I did this time around. So people pretty much freaked me out and worried me a bit but there was no reason for stressing over it. I've always been active. Growing up I was more of a tomboy, so I really enjoyed sports, being outside and getting dirty. Growing up I played ice hockey, soccer, cross country, and track, so being active is in my blood. I really enjoy running so I knew that would be my #1 type of workout to get my baby weight off. Running to me is a stress reliever, it takes me away from everything and makes me feel free! Not only do I love to run but running is also cheap. You don't need no gym membership or even waste gas to get to the gym. We all know that gym memberships can get expensive and gas in California is so expensive for the majority of time. So as a mother of two it is always nice to save money where we can and I would rather run outside than on a treadmill.