Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sephora JcPenney Exclusive Lip Service Set & Swatches


Earlier this week I made a special trip to my Sephora in Jcpenney. This was my first time ever into a Sephora in Jcpenney and luckily mine wasn't to far. I went seeking the Sephora Makeup Must Haves which had been sold out but re-stocked. I was on a time crunch but took a quick gander at the holiday sets and seen the Sephora Lip Service kit it was $28 and originally an $86 value I believe some lip products were deluxe samples but some were full size.... 

I really wanted this kit because Ive been needing to branch out and where different colors I ALWAYS where Pinky-Nudes and I just need to be a little more flexible with myself and trying new things so I felt this kit was priced just right with some really awesome products. 

This kit would also be ideal for those who are just starting out with makeup collecting or looking for some start-out core products. 

The colors included in this set are: 
Stila Lipglaze - Apricot (Full Size) 
Bite Beauty Lip Pencil - Pomegranate (Deluxe Sample) 
Tarte Pure Performance Lipstick - Inspired (Deluxe Samples_ 
OCC Lip Tar - Pretty Boy (Full Size) 
Buxom Lipgloss - Kir Royal (Deluxe Sample) 
Smashbox - Nylon Nude (Full Size) 


Saturday, November 16, 2013

My New Go To Palette: Laura Mercier Artist Palette 2013


Look at this beauty just look at it!!! 

I feel so consumed and so obsessed right now I got the Laura Mercier Palette I feel this is THE palette that defeats all palettes I would take this palette ANYDAY over the naked palettes its simply stunning... 

As promised here are the swatches... 

Starting from the top row L to R: 

Sparkling Dew
Guava
African Violet 
Plum Smoke 
Kir Royal 
Violet Ink 
Vanilla Nuts
Primrose
Fresco 
Bamboo 
Truffle 
Espresso 

I am such a Purple/Neutral love I feel like this palette is heaven on earth I can't wait to play with the colors and see how they translate onto the eyes for me. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Obnoxious Perfume Collection: Fragrance Descriptions

Celebrity Scents 

Britney Spears Island Fantasy - The scent is announced as a tropical island getaway, made of floral and fruity aromas. It opens with a cocktail of citruses, mandarin, clementine, red berries and watermelon. Flowers of jasmine, violet and freesia exceed the lower notes of musk and sugar cane

Britney Spears Curious -The composition is based on the notes of white flowers surrounded with vanilla and musk nuances. It opens with fresh lotus, mouthwatering pear and magnolia. The intensive floral heart is composed of tuberose, jasmine and pink cyclamen. The sensual base is composed of musk, vanilla and precious woods.

Paris Hilton -top notes voluptuous and seductive with apple, orange and melon. The heart is opulent, floral, sweet and pure, created of jasmine, freesia, lily, tuberose, mimose and lily of the valley. The base leaves a sweet tone of ylang-ylang, milky-powdery and intensive sandalwood, musk and oakmoss.

Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling Ribbon - Top notes are cucumber, melon and raspberry; middle notes are jasmine, lotus and hortensia; base notes are musk, woodsy notes and sugar.

Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash Never Forget You - Top notes: Italian mandarin, raspberry nectar, pineapple sorbet and jelly bean accord. Heart: golden peony, wild wisteria and lily-of-the-valley. Base: sugared wood, vanilla and pink musk.

SJP NYC - enriched top notes with mandarin from Italy, white osmanthus and wild strawberries. A heart of SJP NYC incorporates gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa and red Damascena rose, while a base includes vanilla absolute, sandalwood, rum and creamy musk.

Snooki Couture - The fragrance opens with notes of Meyer lemon and Fuji apple blossom and leads to heart of pink honeysuckle. The base tones include cashmere wood and musk.

Victoria Secret Fragrances 

Love Spell -A lavishly lush combination of peach, cherry blossom and white jasmine make it perfect for your enjoyment.

Pure Seduction -A combination of melon, plum and freesia makes you feel utterly irresistible and seductive.

Endless Love - an irresistible blend of pomegranate, apple blossom, peach and ylang-ylang.

Amber Romance - a sensual embrace of sultry amber and creme anglaise. 

Aqua Kiss - A cool splash of rain kissed freesia and fresh daisy. 

Pure Daydream - Blissfully bright with fresh pearl orchid and pink currant. 

Bombshell Forever - A bright lush blend of boysenberry, lavender flower and pamplewood. 

Fabulous - Thrilling blend of juicy currant, osmanthus blossom, and pink freesia. 

Body By Victoria - Top notes: mandarin, peach, raspberry leaf and water blossoms. Heart: orange blossom, ginger orchid, magnolia and lily of the valley. Base: musk, precious woods, sheer amber and orris root.

Designer Fragrances 

True Religion Hippie Chic - Top notes: raspberry, pomegranate and Fuji apple. Heart: hibiscus, jasmine and lily of the valley. Base: woody notes and musk.

Philosophy Love Sweet Love - a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. This is a new fragrance. Love Sweet Love was launched in 2012. The fragrance features grapefruit, floral notes, mango, fruity notes and musk.

Ralph Lauren Big Pony 2 - floral-fruity-oriental and provides a blend of cranberry and tonka

Vera Wang Be Jeweled - an irresistible blend of red currant, pomegranate and champagne. The heart adds fruity zests of passion fruit combined with pink honeysuckle and pink peony. Base notes complete the pink feeling with accords of pink crystal-sugar accompanied with a sensual trail of musk and Australian sandalwood.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre - announced as a floral-fruity interpretation of Chance EDP

Viva La Juicy La Fleur - Wild Berries, Mandarin, Honeysuckle, Gardenia Petals, Soft Jasmine, Vanilla, Caramel, Sandalwood. 

Ed Hardy Villain - watermelon, lychee, citrus notes, lotus, magnolia, freesia, sandal, orris and creme brulee.

Juicy Couture / Couture Couture - an oriental floral fragrance for women introduced in 2009. Top notes are mandarin orange, African orange flower and grapefruit; middle notes are jasmine, honeysuckle and plum; base notes are amber, vanilla and sandalwood

Vicky Tiel Tickled Pink - launched 2011 as a luscious floral - fruity fragrance for women. It opens with scents of tropical passionfruit, strawberries and mango, which lead to the heart of violet, creamy jasmine and plum tree. The base includes vanilla, musk and light amber

Betsey Johnson Too Too Pretty - The composition starts off with fresh accords of pink grapefruit, black currant and lemon blossom, which lead through the heart of lily, golden gardenia and osmanthus, to the base of skin musk, blonde woods and whipped vanilla.

Ed Hardy Hearts & Daggers - Top notes of blood orange and red apple give the fragrance a bright, fresh scent that's ideal for everyday wear. Woody base notes include benzoin and amber, adding a musky undertone that lingers after application

Juicy Couture / Viva La Juicy - a gourmet floral fragrance, which opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes await us with a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.

Juicy Couture / Viva La Juicy Noir - Top notes of the composition await us with a juicy union of berries and mandarin, announcing the floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine in the heart of the fragrance. The base closes with amber, caramel, vanilla and sandalwood.

Philosophy Falling In Love Summer - The fragrance features musk, vanilla, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and blackberry.

Marc Jacobs Dot - Top notes of the new fragrance DOT incorporate red berries combined with pitaya fruit, known also as dragon fruit. The juicy and exciting opening is followed by a floral trio composed of honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom, while a base closes with a trail of coconut water, vanilla, driftwood and sensual musk.

Johan B Merveille - a Fruity, flowery, Woody, Amber Perfume with top notes of Bergamot, Blackcurrant Pear, Plum, Passion Lily of the valley and Base notes of Amber, Sandalwood

DKNY Delicious Blossom - It is composed of luminous accords of grapefruit mixed with rose and jasmine petals. This is a flirty, joyful and ultimate scent of spring, freshness and energy.

Guess Girl - Top notes are dominated by fruity notes of nectar made of raspberry, melon and bergamot. The heart introduces floral notes of Brazilian paradise orchid combined with Proven├žal acacia and lilies, while the soft and creamy base is composed of Australian sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla.

Coach Legacy - The perfume was created of a unique blend of gentle flowers combined with amber, vanilla and precious wood.

Harajuku Lovers Music - The top notes bring fresh aromas of peach and clementine, the heart blends floral notes of jasmine sambac, sweet pea and honeysuckle. The base introduces vanilla, musk, and woodsy accords.

Burberry Brit Sheer - Top notes are litchi, yuzu, pineapple leaf and mandarin orange; middle notes are peony, peach blossom and pear; base notes are white musk and white woods.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Kohl's Back to School Shopping Haul Part 1


Those of you who seen my most recent YouTube video seen I had a pretty mega Kohls Couponing haul and I vowed to make videos weekly or monthly of what I got. More than likely these videos will bee weekly as I am getting so much product in a week that it would be just to much to show in a month. 

I recently decided to start my nephews school shopping just about every year my mom and I help do his shopping. My brothers wife doesn't like to shop and my brother gets overwhelmed by such tasks and doesn't know how to stretch his buck the farthest. 

Here it is part 1 of my nephews school clothes shopping. He even got to go with me and pick some stuff out the first 4 tops are from the brand Helix these shirts were all $16.00 each and on sale $9.99 I used $10 Kohls Cash on each of those making them free. The last shirt is a thermal long sleeve top from Urban Pipeline these were $20.00 on sale for $9.99 once again I chose to use the $10 Kohls Cash coupon and got that free. The last 2 items from this haul were socks and underwear the 6pk of Tek Gear Socks were on sale from $14 to $8.99 after $10 Kohls Cash they were free. The one and only item I paid for in this haul were the boxer briefs they were $15.00 a 3pk on sale $11.99 I used the $10 Kohls Cash Coupon and 15% savings pass after that I paid $1.80 

So if you followed my haul carefully you noticed I paid just $1.80 for EVERYTHING pictured above. I'm feeling pretty awesome today and can't wait to get some more school shopping done for my nephew! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Kohls Couponing Haul Part 2: Sandals, Cologne Set, and Dinnerware for under $7!


Yesterday I was at it again doing my couponing. I swear couponing is like a rush getting so much for oh so little. 

My most recent haul came in at just under $7 yesterday $6.91 to be precise... 

Yes I got EVERYTHING pictured above for $6.91! 

The Jumping Bean Double Pack of Flip Flops were originally $18.99 they were on clearance for $5 and some change I used a $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon plus the current 15% off savings pass that expired 8/18/13 my grand total on these came to only 54 CENTS!

All items purchased were purchased in separate transactions and did follow Kohls coupon guidelines.

The following item I got was a pair of Sandals for my self I had one more $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon left so I wanted to find something reasonably cheap that I would wear / use I fell in love with these sandals in the coral color which was out in my size so the next best color was black as black goes with everything. These sandals were originally $19.99 on sale for just $7.99 after $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon they were $2.99 I stacked a 15% off savings pass with the Kohls Cash coupon and paid just $2.71 after tax for the sandals. 

The 3rd item had to be my favorite score. I got a Juicy Couture Dirty English Gift Set originally $45.00 on clearance for $13.80 I used a $10 Kohls Cash Coupon taking it down to $3.80 stacked a 15% off savings pass and paid just $3.16 with tax for this item. 

My final item or items of my haul were 3 plastic salad plates I loved the design on these they were clearance for just $2.39 each and 2 plastic ombre blue tumblers that were clearance for 79 cents each. I combined all these products together used a $10 Kohls Cash Coupon plus my 15% savings pass and paid just $1.06 for all 6 ITEMS! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kohls Couponing Haul: 2 Perfumes for under $15


Yesterday on my blog I made a post sharing a Kohls coupon for $10 off a $25 childrens apparel purchase that put me on a search for other Kohls coupons as I knew I would want to look at more than just clothes for Hallie. 

On the Kohls website I did find that there is a 15% off savings pass coupon. Kohls is very good about stacking coupons as long as they are different like a percent off coupon plus a $ off coupon. 

I also had a few $5 off e-mail sign up coupons. For those of you who don't know if you go to the Kohls website and sign up your e-mail address they will send you a $5 off coupon good off any purchase of $5 or more I have signed up all my e-mails and my relatives have done the same and forwarded me the coupons. 

My favorite coupon combo tends to be the $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon and the 15% Savings Pass I stack these too on the regular for clothes for Hallie. Don't worry I will be doing a haul video showcasing everything I got from Kohls last night but as of right now I'm showcasing what I picked my self up. 


Most of you know I am a perfume junkie and have an extensive collection. I know I know I have yet to do an updated perfume collection video but I'm not really satisfied with my collection there is so many more. Well the last thing I expected to see at Kohls was clearance perfumes this is the first time I ever seen name brand perfumes clearance at Kohls. 

The selection of perfumes varied from stores I went to two one location had Paris Hilton Tease, Juicy Couture Dirty English (Cologne), Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash Remix perfumes. My other location has the Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash Remix perfumes but it also had different fragrances like Sarah Jessica Parker NYC, Candies Fragrances and more. 

One of the fragrances I chose to pick up was the SJP NYC I remember this fragrance a few years ago when it released I had wanted it so bad but I will not pay $40 or more for a celebrity scent because they generally get re-distributed by coty and end up in holiday gift sets at Walmart for a fraction of the cost. I never really came across this one cheaper anywhere in store and it eluded my mind to look online as over the years I had moved on to other fragrances. When I seen my Kohls had this on clearance i had to grab it. It was originally $35.00 on clearance for $14.00 I had a $5 email coupon that took it down to $9 stacked a 15% off savings pass that bought the perfume down to $8.17 after tax. AWESOME DEAL! 


The second perfume I picked up was Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash The Remix Never Forget You wow that's a mouthful! Imagine if someone asked me what I was wearing and I had to repeat that! Based on the name and the packaging alone I would of never picked this up... This was the only clearance scent they had a tester out of so I chose to try it out and was pleasantly surprised I expected a sweet candy scent far from it this is a fruity floral which tends to be my favorite type of perfume over time as it settled on my skin it turned more into a fresh floral I liked this one more than I expected to. This one was clearance for $11.80 once again I used a $5.00 Kohls Cash Coupon taking this down to $6.80 stacked a 15% savings pass after tax I paid $6.17 for this fragrance. 

I see neither of these scents are on clearance on the Kohls website but there are others on the Kohls website clearance like Katy Perry Purr and Meow... I wish my store would of had Purr! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Save Big Back to School Shopping with Kohls!


Those of you who watch me on the regular know that when it comes to shopping for my daughters clothes my favorite place is Kohls. I love shopping at Kohls because between sales and coupons I pay little to nothing for brand new clothes without thrifting. This may sound a little snotty but my daughter who will be 5 in February has NEVER worn any ones hand me downs and I intend to keep it that way. That's one thing I remember about my childhood that I disliked greatly it was cool then but looking back now I really did hate all my cousins hand me downs. I personally to this day will not wear used clothes of any sort even if bought from the thrift store. I rarely buy anything from thrift shops unless its furniture I want to re-do and personalize to my own liking. 

Anyways onto the couponing and sales. I thought this was a really good coupon and I had to share right now in-store you can use this coupon here:http://static.cdn.responsys.net/i2/responsysimages/content/kohls/080313_KidsBTS_HP-2.htm
for $10 off a purchase of $25 in Kids Apparel

I tend to love the Jumping Bean separates which are ALWAYS on sale they retail for $12-16 per item and usually go on sale 40-50% off so with a coupon like this you can get 2 tops 2 bottoms for about $15 that breaks down to about $3.50 per item so have at it and get some shopping done for the kiddos! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Victoria Secret $10 off ANY purchase of $10 or more


When it comes to getting mail next to getting packages of stuff I ordered I love getting mailers with coupons for free products or a substantial discount. Among my favorite mailers are the Victoria Secret mailers. 

About once a month I get a mailer from Victoria Secret that contains a coupon for a free panty which is totally awesome panties at Victoria Secret are 9.50 and up so to get a free pair is a nice score but what I like better is when they send out these $10 off $10 or more purchase coupons. I'm a bigger girl I can't fit those panties I always joke when it comes to Victoria Secret her secret is she doesn't make panties with enough fabric to cover my ass! I tend to mainly shop at Victoria Secret for bra's and body care. Generally with the free panty coupons comes a $10 off any bra coupon too which is nice but with these $10 off $10 purchase coupons I can use these on anythings even body care so I was glad to get this one pictured above. 

It doesn't begin till the 27th of August but you best believe once it does start I'm going to use it towards some smell goods. I will pry use it in conjunction with a sale such as 5 for $30 body care so I get the most bang for my buck sell pricing plus coupons = best value. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bath & Body Works Weekend Freebie


I'm late posting this as I just seen it on Facebook, but Bath & Body Works is doing a weekend FREEBIE yes FREE No Purchase Necessary print the photo out  and go in store or use the code online. I would go in-store so you don't have to pay shipping and you get your choice of either a free Sweet Peony Dream Travel Size Lotion or a free Sexy Dahlia Rush Travel Size Body Lotion. 

I actually got Sweet Peony Daydream free the other day when I used my mailer and have to say I smelled both these scents and couldn't pick so I think I'm going to go back and get Sexy Dahlia Rush. Neither scent are completely unique but they do smell pretty and hey they are FREE! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The End of Mr. Whip and I / Meet the Boys


In the last few months life has changed drastically I do feel I owe it to my YouTube Subscribers to update them on my life. Some of you that I am super close with have known about the changes as they have happened others I kept under a rock till I was ready to talk. 

In the past several months me and Mr. Whip have had our fair share of problems and I chose to terminate my nearly 9yr long relationship with him. That's not to say I didn't love him we just grew drastically apart in the last year to year and a half. I'm a firm believer in stand by your man but there comes a point when the emotional abuse isn't worth it anymore. 

I felt like Mr. Whip and I had a misery loves company kind of relationship we met on VERY BAD terms some of you know from digging up dirt of my past and I think our attraction to each other was we both wanted something we couldn't have and by couldn't have it takes no rocket scientist to figure out that I was 16 when I met Mr. Whip and even have said in videos how old I was when I met him and he was nearly 21yrs my senior. 

What we went through in our past when we met was just a fraction of our very turbulent / non traditional relationship I still want to keep a lot of the details private as to what sort of relationship I had and what I went through as I don't want to paint anyone to be the bad person in the relationship the nearly 9yrs I had with Mr. Whip were without regret but there comes a time to move on. Ive known for sometime I've wanted more and I wanted someone who appreciated me but I was terrified to move on I was afraid that I was just throwing away the time I had with Mr. Whip so I could dapple around in dating to hopefully find someone so I settled for a good while before terminating things. 

I will say the most recent breaking points in my relationship with Mr. Whip was the weight loss and the boudoir shoot. Mr, Whip was terrified that by losing this weight and doing the boudoir shoot I was becoming someone I wasn't and that I was going to leave. I had no intentions around that period of leaving unless he pushed me away and he ultimately did. He had no interests in me bettering my self so I could be healthier for our daughter, He had no interest in my feelings / emotions, He didn't understand my reasoning for the boudoir shoot I didn't do the shoot for bragging rights I did it for the life experience for empowerment and he hated that. 

Those tended to be the issues he had with me as well as I had issues with him the last thing I'm going to do is air his dirty laundry and disrespect him in a blog post but I will say he had his fair share of skeletons in the closet. We tried working through his problems in many he did some stuff on his own in  an attempt to better things as well as we tried to talk about the issues and it became the point that the issues couldn't be confronted unless it was out anger or it would be lied about and one lie would turn into another and even though I'm 20.5yrs younger than Mr. Whip I wasn't born yesterday to not know the truth I am far from naive like I was in my younger years. 

Enough about Mr, Whip and onto the new boys. 

So I posted a photo this past Wednesday letting my big news out of the bag and that was that I have been dating someone new for a little over a month. His name is Mark hes 30 so only 5yrs older than me and he treats me like I am his queen I have never felt so desired and wanted in my life. Things are moving fast I won't hide that but everything feels right we are pretty much living together already he stays with me 6 out of 7 days a week the 7th day is generally to go back to his parents house and help them since they are older. 

I have met his parents already which was big and scary for me I will say when I first met his dad he intimidated me his dad has one of those tough love relationships towards the boys so I didn't know how he would feel about me. We don't talk a lot but we are getting familiar with each other though. Now mom is another story his mother is great she is everything that I would want in a possible mother in law she is so caring and giving and personable and we share a lot of interests like sewing and shopping. They have met Hallie and his mom tends to have what I would say is already that Grandmother / Grand Daughter bond with Hallie. She showers Hallie with attention and gifts and loves to take pictures of her.

I finally feel happy in life and feel as if I couldn't ask for more. Mark and I have began looking at houses as we want something that is ours together. We looked at our first home the other day and it wasn't "The One" but we are still on the mission of home ownership. We spoke with a loan officer yesterday and are waiting on pre-approval on a home loan. We were sent a few listings to check out from a realtor Yesterday and today I went through home listings looking at homes in other areas as were not quite sure what area we want to live in but do know what budget we want to be within. We want a modest home nothing huge and fancy but something with enough space I have to have my vanity room if rooms are small in the house lol! So were looking at 3-4 bedroom houses within the current city I reside in or in a surrounding city. We have also been talking about other things. I want to get married and Mark is divorced so its been a topic of conversation as I didn't want to pursue a relationship if I knew that wouldn't be a possibility in the future and despite him being about 3 months out of his divorce he does want to get married in the future. Even though things are moving fast we have put a time frame on marriage I told him I would like to be engaged by my 26th birthday and married by my 27th we've talked about everything from rings (I told him I want nothing less than a carat I know I'm a brat LOL) to venues.

So that's a lot of info to take in and should of brought my subscribers up to speed.

but I have one more surprise!



Yet another instagram photo introduction here is another new man in my life this is Gauge my 6.5wk old Black Lab puppy.

I wasn't expecting to get another puppy but FREE Purebred Puppies no one can pass up! A farmer down the road from my brother had a litter of purebred puppies 3 of the puppies came out with bolo markings that he was giving away free since they couldn't be AKC registered and they were coming close to being due for their 2nd set of shots he didn't want to dump anymore money into them so my brother and I took 2 of the 3 puppies my brother took a sister and I took the brother and my goodness my little man is spoiled the photo above was from his first trip to Petsmart for toys and I do say first because despite only having him 3 days he got to go toy shopping yet again today since were working on chewing habits whats his and whats not he had to have a variety of stuff for himself to avoid mine and Hallies stuff. Hes been pretty well sleeping good at night not having to many accidents he is afraid of being outside alone he likes us being outside when he goes potty so we have to work on him getting use to going out alone or with the other dogs but hes a good little guy! 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TJ Maxx Massive Coach Shoe Clearance!

Today was my errand day bank, grocery store and wherever else my heart desires. TJ Maxx has been calling my name it's been a few weeks since I had been in there and its one of my favorite stores as you never know what you will find. 

In all honesty I thought I'm going to go in here and buy some perfume because I've been on a perfume craze buying lots of it! Nothing in the perfume section or the purse section of the store interested me so I moved onto the next department I always stop in and that's shoes. I have huge feet a size 10 so the shoes they get in my size are VERY LIMITED. Nothing caught my attention till I went to the clearance aisle and seen they had so many Coach shoes on clearance. They had flip flops once again none in my size for $25.00 some cute coral sandals $49.00 they had these in my size I wanted them but I couldn't justify the price when I already bought 3 pairs of cute sandals this summer so what did I get? Some Coach tennis shoes! These were cute and super affordable at just 39.00 they say they are last season yet I see they are still available on the Macy's website. The shoes originally retail for 108.00 Macy's has them on sale for $79.99 and TJ had Macy's beat by half the price. 


Monday, July 22, 2013

Lucky Find: Lavish Lavender Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow


About a week ago I was out visiting my brother he lives in the middle of NOWHERE. Paris to be specific no not Paris Eiffel tower Paris but Paris Township Ohio. I volunteered to go get his prescriptions filled at the local drugstore since he wasn't feeling well. Rite Aid had about a 15 minute wait so I chose to browse the makeup section and came across a lucky find. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Lavish Lavender. This LE shade has been SO HARD for me to find I felt like I hit the lottery when I found this and could only find the one I had found I was hoping to find another for a giveaway since Maybelline Cosmetics were buy 1 get 1 half off no luck but this did end up ringing up on sale 6.99 and I saved 3.50 on it so I actually only paid 3.49 for the shadow STEAL! I have yet to try it but I know already I will love it the color is just stunning! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Red Carpet Gel Manicure - Camera Flash


A few days ago I made a post on my most recent Ulta purchase a Red Carpet Gel Manicure System I bought with some of my Birthday Bucks. 

The same day I purchased it I tried doing my own manicure and even though my nails are far from perfect with shape and length I still think I had a successful manicure. The color I used was Camera Flash which I purchased separately from the set its a gorgeous shimmery hot pink perfect for summer. 

Now it comes down to the serious stuff and not the cutesy stuff did the manicure last like Red Carpet Manicure said it would the company advertises for weeks worth of wear with NO CHIPPING. 

At 4 days in I was happy I had no chips my Haute Polish generally made it that long with no chips or lifting so at that point I knew this system was on par with the Haute Polish system if not better. At 1 week still no chips I was pretty impressed with the no chipping factor but growing tired of the color and did notice some slight fading of the color nothing drastic though. 9 days in this polish was a survivor no matter what I put it through. The last two days I spent re-finishing some furniture and no matter what work I put my hands through my manicure DID NOT CHIP but I did paint my manicure by accident the latex paint easily pealed off but did leave some residue so I did decide to remove my manicure as of last night to do another. 

My final thoughts is this is the most affordable and comparable product to a salon gel manicure. I love that I can use this product at my convenience without having to make an appointment at the salon. This system pays for its self in two uses. A gel manicure in my area is $30 plus tip two visits would run about $70 I paid $68 and some change for this system after coupon. Yea you run into some extra $$$ buying polishes but if you keep an eye out for $3.50 off $10 coupons for Ulta that takes the polish down to $6.50 a bottle and the color choices are pretty much endless they have a core line of over 60 shades I believe and release limited edition colors as well. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir


That's Right! A new addition to the Viva La Juicy Perfume Family! 

Viva La Juicy Noir 

introduced July 2013 I happened to stumble upon this yesterday when I was browsing a perfume wholesalers website and seen they had it but it had already sold out. I thought to my self what the heck? When did I miss out on a new fragrance like this coming out especially since I've been buying so many perfumes as of lately it was nearly impossible for me to miss out on the release of this. It sparked my interest without a doubt I tend to love Juicy Couture fragrances aside from Peace Love Juicy that just smells like ass... I meant grass... fresh cut green grass. 

I will say the "Noir" in the name did intimidate me I didn't want to order this scent blindly as when I think "Noir" I think strong dark musky scents. 

This I didn't find anything musky or dark really about it. I stopped in my local Macy's last night after leaving Victoria Secret to check and see if my perfume counter had already received it. its been a hot seller the lady told me they had 2 bottles left and offered me a paper card that she had spritzed the fragrance on. I was pleasantly surprised by this scent to me it smelled like the classic Viva La Juicy with a twist a grape twist now this is where things get a little fuzzy I recall it as a sweetened grape but I can't explain if I would explain the grape as more of a grape soda smell or more of a grape juice smell. Without a doubt to me its sugared grapes maybe more like a sangria smell which I guess would be the best description as the actual description states berries and not grapes. 

Here is the scent descriptionAn enticing rendition of the original best-selling fragrance, Viva la Juicy Noir embodies the woman who is dangerous in a good way. She likes her eyes smoky and her lips rouge. Unapologetic, she takes risks and gets rewarded. A rich interpretation of the signature Viva la Juicy scent, Viva la Juicy Noir highlights the succulent ripe berry notes and gourmand accents, while adding a juicy touch of honeysuckle and a sultry hint of sandalwood. Leave a lasting impression with Viva la Juicy Noir.

After my trip to Macy's I decided it was a scent I had to have not that I needed it I just had to have it LOL. I justified it as this week I get paid, I had birthday money ETC so I came home hopped online and found it nearly 50% off on eBay through a reputable seller. I did manage to purchase the 1.7fl oz for $39.99 which I felt was a fair price I HATE PAYING RETAIL! So look forward to seeing it in a future perfume haul. 

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    Ulta Birthday Haul Red Carpet Gel Manicure System + Some Extra's


    Every year for my birthday I always get some birthday cash. Cash tends to be the best gift as I can go buy what I want. Between my Mom, Grandma, and My friend in NY I had a decent amount and did want to invest in one thing without blowing all that cash so I did use a portion of it to go to Ulta and get my self to Red Carpet Gel Manicure System. This has intrigued my interest for a few months as I really haven't seen a bad review on it and also the products were much easier to access compared to my Haute Polish system where I would have to ALWAYS order my nail. With the Red Carpet Gel Manicure system I know I can always go to my local Ulta store where they have a vast selection of the polishes. That's the next thing I want to do is stock up on polish their are so many color options and the polishes are reasonably priced at 9.99 which is cheaper than Haute Polish plus Ulta Generally has a $3.50 of $10 coupon that can be used taking the polishes down to $6.50 


    So what came in the kit you may be wondering? 

    Purify - Use to clean your nails prior and post manicure 
    Prep - Sanitize nails 
    Structure - Gel Base 
    Red Carpet Reddy - Gel Polish 
    Brillance - Gel Top Goat 
    Revitalize - Cuticle Oil 
    Erase - Gel Manicure Remover 
    Pro Light - 6 Watt LED Light 

    I also picked up some extras... 

    Red Carpet Gel Manicure Polish - Camera Flash 
    3 Sided Buffing Block 
    Nail File 

    I will be going back to Ulta this week to pick up some more polishes as the 3.50 off $10 purchase coupon began Yesterday... 

    Sunday, July 7, 2013

    Ulta 20% Off Friends & Family Sale


    That's Right ANOTHER Ulta 20% off Friends and Family Sale! 

    Today began quite a big sale for Ulta but not one nearly as good as the one I'm about to tell you about. Today began the liter sale at Ulta this is the time of the year to stock up on your favorite shampoos and conditioners. My mother propositioned me to take a trip to Ulta with her as she knew I had been wanting to go and get more Red Carpet Gel Manicure Polishes. I had 2 $3.50 off $10 coupons and a 3rd that she gave me of hers. 

    Upon checkout me and the cashier got to talking about everything from nails to haircare and she handed me an Ulta Friends & Family Post Card for 20% off my ENTIRE Purchase she said it even included prestige brands and fragrances now that's a SHOCKER!!! The sale date beings July 21st and goes throughout July 27th it is IN STORE ONLY! and you must have one of these postcards which are easy to obtain if your a Beauty Club Card holder stop in your Ulta and ask about the sale. 

    COUPON DETAILS READ: 
    20% off FOR REWARD MEMBERS 
    On your total purchase* Includes any one service at THE SALON. 
    (Select Designers and Therapists) 
    Must be a member. Not a Member? It's FREE! Join today and save 20%. 
    Visit store locator on ultra.com for the ULTA store nearest you. 

    *Excludes Benefit Brow Bar Services. Not valid for gift cards or prior purchases. For rewards program details, see store or visit ultra.com/rewards. 
    Cannot be combined with any other offers. Not valid online. May not be handed out in-store or in the parking lots. 

    This card can only be redeemed in store and cannot be duplicated or emailed. 

    Saturday, July 6, 2013

    June 2013 Beauty Favorites & Empties



    It seemed that as fast as Summer came June went I really feel this Summer is going to fly by. I sure hope not Summer is one of my favorite seasons my birthday is in the Summer July 4th (Yes I turned the big 25 two days ago!) All the county fairs begin. I feel summer is just about fun. 

    The only fun I really haven't had so far has been with my makeup melting on my face on hot days. Not all days have been hot here in Ohio thank goodness but on the hot ones its gone in under an hour its like why bother putting it on? 

    So... On with the Favorites! 

    June 2013 Beauty Favorites 

    Too Faced Boudoir Palette When I first purchased this palette I had a love hate relationship figuring out what colors to combine for eye looks lets face it I'm not a "Makeup Guru" but I did find 3 colors in the palette that I adore for my most worn makeup look and those colors are In The Buff this tends to be my all over color I wear this from lid to brow than I layer Sugar Walls on my lid for my primary lid color and stick Voulez Vous in my crease. 

    Dinair Personal Pro Airbrush System This has been in my favorites for months and isn't going anywhere soon I love this machine this makes doing makeup a breeze I do all my primary makeup first so my shadow, liner, mascara and lips than go over my whole face with my airbrush foundation and I'm done. If I'm really patient I even airbrush my shadow. 

    Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion when it comes to eyeshadow primer this has to be my hands down favorite one I even like it better than the original because of the added champagne shimmer. I don't really wear any shadow colors this primer wouldn't work well with. 

    Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer I swear this is my miracle worker for the hot days I know my foundation will not stick I just use this concealer over my red spots rub it out luckily enough I have good skin so I can get away with calling it my foundation for the day. 

    Sephora Native Nude Lip Liner if you seen my YouTube video you know why this is my favorite like I said this is the one lip liner I have that goes with nearly every nude lipstick I have. 

    Dior Urban Lipstick since I talked about Sephora Native Nude Lip liner I should go in order and tell you why the Dior Urban Lipstick this month and that's because it works perfectly with my lip liner to just tone down my naturally highly pigmented pink lips and turn them into a gorgeous pinky nude. 

    Urban Decay Zero Liner for years and yes I mean years I have been using the MAC Blacktrack Fluidline which I love but my issue is I do wear my liner in my waterline and I don't like the extra step of attempting to set my waterline liner with shadow so I recently switched back to a pencil product and the one Ive been using most is the Urban Decay Zero Liner this liner is the perfect black although I heard perversion is darker I was able to pick Zero up in a 3pc set with 2 other colored liners to try at a recent price at Ulta. 

    Lorac 3D Multiplex Mascara I LLOOVVEE this mascara because of the brush end of statement LOL. I tend to love mascara brushes that have that slight curve to them as well as the plastic like bristles those two features really make mascara application clump free for me. 

    Timebalm Apricot Skin Renewal Moisturizer I purchased this moisturizer way back when there was a The Balm product hype I found it in my local Marshalls as part of a set and picked it up on a whim I won't lie I have NEVER used skincare products on the regular I really need to but this is my most used moisturizer and its nearly gone!

    Victoria Secret Fabulous Trio Sorry I forgot to photograph this with my favorites as well as the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind shame on me but this set I am so obsessed with I got lucky and found it at the most recent Semi Annual sale and I bought out every set of it I could find I even gave away one on my channel not to long ago this scent lives up to its name it truly is Fabulous! The shower gel tends to be the most potent product as it lingers after a shower I like to follow up my shower and use the lotion and body mist I will say I have been reserving this scent for special occasions if I know I'm going somewhere nice or out for the evening this has been my signature scent. 

    Last but not least this has to be my ultimate favorite! 

    Tigi Bed Head Curlipops Tapered Curling Wand Why do I love this because I suck at using a curling iron with a clip but this I tell you I can handle! I love my hair curled now it looks so much better it adds volume its not flat and boring. I'm even considering going out and buying one of these to give away to you guys! 


    On with the empties...

    I was recently asked if I would start sharing my empty products of the month it wasn't something I knew for sure if I wanted to share I didn't want to be criticized for how much product I buy and how little I use in a period plus I didn't really want to make a separate video on such but I figured I would oblige to my subscribers and share my empties after all they do fit in nicely with my monthly favorites. 

    I'm a lotion freak I tell you after every shower and before bed every night I use lotion I even have my daughter started on this if only I was as faithful to my facial moisturizer as I am to my body lotion I would be good to go. 

    I finished 3 bottle of lotion total Philosophy Pure Grace Lotion I picked this up at TJ Maxx last summer because I was interested in seeing how I liked Grace my self a lot of people tend to favor the Philosophy Grace scents but I have to say my self I didn't like Pure Grace and wouldn't see my self trying any of the other "Grace" scents. Another lotion I finished and wasn't to thrilled with was Victoria Secret Tahiti Secrets Lychee and Monoi Oil I picked this scent up about two years ago at a Semi Annual Sale and I had been using it on and off but it was time to just use it and finish it I have so many lotions that I open and start using and than I move onto another I hate being restricted to one scent but yet I have so many open products that I really need to commit to and finish. One lotion I did love and used up is a cult favorite Victoria Secret Lovespell are you seeing a trend with Victoria Secret I just really do adore Victoria Secret body care. 

    Two other products I finished were Bath & Body Works products lets face it I won't lie I'm just not loving Bath & Body Works like I use to their scent selection doesn't impress me anymore I feel like they are catering to the younger generation I'm 25 and don't want to smell like a fruit basket that's not to say I don't like fruity scents I do but they have to be blended right I feel that Victoria Secret has nailed it with there fruity floral scents I feel those are more age appropriate for me so I am trying my hardest to phase out the majority of my Bath & Body Works body care I even donated a whole hoard of it to a local nursing home to residents who don't get such luxuries. One shower gel I did finish was Bath & Body Works Rio Rumberry this is fruity there is no other way to put it to me it smells like a sangria which is basically sugared fruit with wine I liked this for summer and its been one of the few Bath & Body Works scents that have caught my attention. The last Bath & Body Works product I finished was a hand soap now I love Bath & Body Works for hand soaps that's because Victoria Secret hasn't dappled into that market yet lol! My finished hand soap with Bath & Body Works Pink Sugarplum Foaming Hand soap I love both the foaming or deep cleansing from Bath & Body Works I keep these soaps in both my bathrooms and kitchen next month you may see 2 of these empty! 


    Monday, July 1, 2013

    May / June Wax Empties 2013


    Alright my wax fans! June has came to an end it's time we share our wax empties! 

    I'm going to do this post in a listing format just listing the products I used with the scent description of the product. If you are more curious about a scent comment below. 

    Tarts 
    Candles By Victoria Pure Seduction SSS -Victoria Secret Type. This soft, refreshing mix of Anjou pears, aloe vera and chamomile is sure to brighten your day. Undertones of strawberry , guava and juicy apple capture the essence of this sweet fragrance. 

    Candles By Victoria Chantilly Lace SS - Light floral with musky middle notes, rich and warm, complex and intriguing…even if you are not a floral person give this scent a chance.. gorgeous! 

    Candles By Victoria Shamrock Kiss SS - A flirtatious, fruity, sexy fragrance. A tantalizing aroma of sweet juicy candied apples and pomegranate, with nuances of fresh ivy and oakmoss.  I have to note on this one that this smells like Victoria Secret Endless Love to ME! 

    Candles By Victoria Country Coffee Cake - The Aroma of a fresh baked coffee cake. Rich buttery cake topped with tons of brown sugar and cinnamon! 

    FussAssMcGee 2 Winter Candy CupTarts - Bath & Body Works Dupe a blend of sweet crisp red apple with notes of sweet oranges hints of pineapple cinnamon and vanilla (No Scent Description Available via FussAssMcgee) 

    FussAssMcGee 2 Butt Naked in Bed CupTarts - A frisky blend of apple, pear, melon, vanilla and musk. 

    FussAssMcGee Endless Love CupTart - An irresistible, fresh fragrance. Believe in Endless Love, romantic with bright apple blossom and ylang ylang. (No Description Available via FussAssMcGee) 

    Tiffany Candles Melon Ball Fizz Single - A fruity blend that starts on a base of cantaloupe melon mixed with fresh bits of pineapple, ripe mango, papaya, passion fruit, banana, and a splash of berry. 

    Tiffany Candles Kiss & Tell 3pk - A blend of fresh orange & red apple & crushed cranberry, highlighted with hints of spice and balanced with fresh green notes; undertones of soft sweet vanilla. 

    Tiffany Candles Sweet Pea Type 3pk - Bath & Body Works Type an English Garden that captures the very essence of sweet & floral elegance 

    Tiffany Candles ComeOnIWannaLeiYa Scoopable - Pineapple, coconut, & mango papaya blend

    Diamond Candles 8.6oz Misty Dawn Crumbs - Inspired by the founders' daughter, Misty Dawn Cayton, the pure radiance of this fragrance comes to life when lighting this unique candle. The crisp fruit burst and beautiful blend of aroma will fill up your room. This is Misty Dawn. Live life to its fullest.

    Diamond Candle Rose Wood 6.1oz Crumbs - Long lasting roses and a woody, earthy blend of sandalwood touched with a hint of musk and patchouli make for an exotic and complicated fragrance that those with distinguished tastes will really appreciate. Who do you have special in your life that deserves something that will out last and out smell a real rose but also be a great gift to wear for years to come?
    Better Homes & Gardens Pure White Woods Clamshell - This is the infamous Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce Dupe or as some people know it from BBW Mahogany Teakwood a good sexy man scent! 

    Candles
    Bath & Body Works Garden Freesia - The scent of freshly cut freesia blends flawlessly with violet petals and a touch of sandalwood. 

    Candles By Victoria Mango Sorbet Hurricane - Blend of Mango, Raspberry, Lemon Compared to: Tutti Dolce

    That's all until next month! 

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Sephora: Benefit Real Birthday Turn-Ons

    It's almost here my birthday that is and with every year comes an exciting Sephora birthday freebie. 

    This year I was pretty impressed but I'm beginning to think their isn't much that's "free" that wouldn't impress me. 

    This years Sephora Birthday gift is the Benefit Real Birthday Turn-Ons 

    This little birthday gift packs quite a punch with a travel size Benefit They're Real Mascara and a mini Benefits Watts Up Highlighter. 

    Both products are new to me I've tried benefit products but never this highlighter or mascara. I have to say the product I'm looking forward to using most is the mascara I've heard such rave reviews on the They're Real Mascara that I just can't wait to see what the hype is all about! 

    I'm sure I will report back in the future with reviews on both of these :D 

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    MAC Tropical Taboo Mineralize Skinfinishes


    Left to Right 
    Rio Adored Lust 

    Although MAC Tropical Taboo wasn't due to be released until July 4th it has made an early appearance on the MAC Cosmetic website at www.maccosmetics.com and what a sweet appearance it has been! I was so stoked to get my hands on the new mineralize skinfinishes and even more excited when they quickly arrived THANK YOU THANK YOU FED EX! 

    As most of us know their were 2 re-promotes 
    Soft & Gentle / Gold Deposit

    and...
    3 new shades 
    Rio / Adored / Lust 

    My favorite of the bunch has to be Lust in the pan it looks like a gorgeous rosy-shimmery pink but clearly in the swatches it doesn't come out anything like that I was surprised it came out darker than Rio this will be a light-handed MSF but will be beautiful for a summer time blush. None the less its a gorgeous "peachy" shade that I can't wait to wear! 


    Rio and Lust are the 2 more pigmented of the 3 new MSFs and I recommend Adored only if you are fair or are looking to just use this MSF as a highlight.