Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This isn't Good Bye...

But more of a See-You-Later. When I started blogging I enjoyed the camaraderie between blogs and enjoyed seeing hauls and new items and making wish lists...but now it's gotten to the point that I've lost my interest and desire to write. I'd rather be upfront with everyone than write about the things I love with no passion. It wouldn't be honest and I pride myself in being honest and passionate.

the struggles that I'm having to deal with are temporary- I hope, but I'd don't know when or how I'll find resolution, so for now, I'll just say... See you soon. xx

Thanks, yessie❤
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Birthday DREAM List

I was browsing blogs and saw Jacq 's post on her Birthday wish list (Her birthday being in mid October-mine is the 28th! yay!) and liked the idea so much, I decided to follow her lead and make a dream wish list. I pretty much have ALL I need (want is a completely different story!), so this is just a fun list that I can dream about...and one I'll keep handy if I ever win the lotto;)                                                                  

I'd love to own a pair of Christian Louboutin's (wouldn't we all;) This boots are amazingly sexy and gorgeous! Fall (even in Southern California) makes me think of dressing snuggly, scarves (this Alexander McQueen Skull and Leopard print combines two of my favorite prints), a Dark lip and matching nails. Love the glow in dark feature on Hand bag! Diamond earrings, a birthday cake and a pillow with a pomeranian and I'm set. This list was insane to make ($$$) but fun! 

Birthday DREAM List

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nail of the Week (I hope it lasts all week and more!)

As a nanny to two young girls, I'm lucky that they love to get their nails done (with mom's approval and encouragement!) and while I'm at it- get to do my own! Their mom has a beautiful color selection and is very generous with sharing them with me!

The girls are very into nails and often pick out their own color combinations and wait for me to pick mine, and promptly change it to match mine (or vice versa;) I decided for my nails to try this gorgeous purple (with some blue in it), Sinful Colors "Let's Talk" and accented my ring finger with Sinful Colors "Hottie", a light blue color that has silver and blue glitter in it! I love it! The pictures don't do it justice but I love it so much! I want to add these two to my collection very soon!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September Favorites

My Monthly favorites this month: I had quite a few, which surprised since the heat here in Southern California was excruciating and makeup seemed to melt off me within minutes! But I love me some makeup and still tried!

UD Naked palette- besides being a great collection of nude eyeshadows, I've been using Buck to my sparse eyebrows (never waxing them again!) and Creep as a winger liner. I haven't mastered the perfect cat eye flick- however it's a bit easier than using a gel liner. Let's me practice and is soft enough for day time use. Love this palette!

IsaDora BB Cream All-in-one makeup SPF 12 (05 Tan)*- This has been a savior to my skin during the summer heat. Applying makeup in the summer is pretty much a waste, but I've been using this instead of a moisturizer and it has helped my dry skin and even out my skin tone! Love it:)

elf Eyebrow kit- Another eyebrow product. Honestly when I got waxed earlier in September, my eyebrows got butchered. I was finally starting to be happy with my (semi full) brows and then she waxed them beyond belief! I've been using the wax side of this for more dramatic needed times (going out at night, etc). I've mentioned this kit many times- one of my all time favorite elf products!

Revlon Photoready Coral Reef Cream blush- these are pretty pricey (about $12-14) but so worth it! They apply gorgeous and the pigmentation is spot on- not too thick, not too sheer.

MUA Blusher-shade 4- This was one o the blushers I received in my swap from Mags at Emeraldeyeliner. I've praised this before on my blog, and will continue! I love this color- the pigmentation is amazing, applying lightly to my apples with my Real techniques blush brush has been my go-to most days if I'm in rush or just want a nice flush to my cheeks!

Milani Easy Brow Automatic pencil Dark Brown- Last eyebrow product, promise! I've had this pencil for a while but never really used it. It's great if you're in a rush, but rather hard to apply as the pencil is so soft. I like that it has a spoolie on the other end, to soften the harshness of pencil in brows.

Revlon Lip Balm Stain in Honey- easy to apply and a beautiful natural color. I've mentioned these before. Love the colors and Mint-y smell but with lip balm applied first they are a bit drying for me. Love this shade.

Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Punch- I used this for the beach, work, running errands. So easy to apply and go. I adore the color and smell!

Mascaras- Even though it's pointless to wear mascara is the heat, I love my mascara and simply had to apply a few coats (usually only on my upper lashes). Had three favorites this!
1. Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Definition.
2. Collection 2000 Multiplier
3. L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
All three give Volume and length. (Collection 2000 and Bourjois mascaras were also included in my swap)

Makeup brushes
elf eyeshadow "C" brush- along with the brush that's included in my Naked palette, this brush is great for using in the crease area.
elf powder brush (flat top)- this is my workhorse brush! I use it to buff in my foundation, apply cream blushes and to retouch my powder in my t-zone area. Love, love this brush!
elf blush brush- this brush is actually very tiny! it does apply blush good, but takes a few more sweeps. I also use this for using a highlighter blush.
Real Techniques Blush brush- probably one of the best brushes I own! This picks up the perfect amount of blush. I've tried it with practically every blush I own and it doesn't matter which brand of blushed I use- definitely recommend this!

Last one is my SOHO beauty sponge (I believe this is a dupe of the beauty blender). For the price (on sale for $6) I use this (wet) to set my foundation with my MSFN powder.

I'm loving Monthly favorites more and more- leave your link if you have yours up already!

*received for PR consideration.
L to R: Collection 2000 Multiplier mascara, elf "C" eyeshadow crease brush, L'oreal Voluminous, elf powder brush, RT Blush brush, Bourjois Max Volume, elf blush brush
MUA blush, Revlon Photoready Coral Reef

L to R: Collection 2000 wand, L'oreal wand, Bourjois wand