Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays

Busy, busy time of year! I still have a couple more gifts to get others.  I am also hosting Christmas Eve this year at my house for the first time.  My family and my husband's family are going to come over for a little get together on Christmas Eve.
 This means a lot of grocery shopping, cooking, baking and cleaning in my future!!  Also been very busy at work!
 I am loving all the pretty Christmas decorations around my house though!  Very cozy and cheerful. 
Have you got all your shopping done?  Do you feel the "Christmas spirit"?  I hope to share more soon!  Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Body Shop Sale

I found a really awesome deal on The Body Shop the other day online.  I found four things that caught my interest and hit add to cart!
 I really like how they shipped the products.  I am totally going to use the paper in the box for Christmas or a birthday.  I will just pour it into a bag. 
 First up-Coconut Body Butter.  I have a few products on this blog already of coconut. I really like the scent!  This product is not different-smells awesome and leaves you smelling awesome AND softens your skin. 
Next is Coconut Natural Lip Roll On.  "Made with Community Fair Trade soya oil and organic olive oil" isn't anything special in my opinion.  I don't think the scent is very strong and after it dries my lips aren't especially moisturized.  I might use this over a lipstick for gloss but not as a moisturizer.
My cuticles get SO dry in the winter and they start to peel.  It's gross.  This product seems like it will make a difference.  It is Almond Nail & Cuticle oil.  You twist the bottom of the stick until the product comes out on the brush applicator.  I was surprised by the thickness of the oil.  It is more like a cream consistency and stays in place on your nails and cuticles because of this.  I like the cuticle pusher (not sure that is the correct term)  it comes with. 
LOVE this one!  Almond Hand & Nail Cream.  This works SO well. My hands are So soft when I apply this cream.  As it says, "Moisturises hands and conditions nails.  With sweet almond oil and Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil."  It has a soft pleasant scent, not a strong fragrance.  Winter is really harsh where I live and this product has really been helping my hands.

Overall, a sucessful purchase.  I hope you are remembering to take care of your skin this winter!  Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Here is the second color I said I would show you I bought of the brand CQ.  It is 455 Chocolate Plum.  I think it is just the perfect color for fall/winter.

 It is a brown color with a slight plum tint.  It is shiny and you need to apply atleast 2 coats.  It lasts about a week before it starts chipping.
I picked it up at the drugstore, it's inexpensive but very nice color.

Thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pore Strips

I noticed that because I have been wearing a lot more makeup as of late that my pores were looking a little clogged.  I went and picked up some of these Biore deep cleansing pore strips.  I have used these before  and found them to be a little helpful. 

I think that they do an ok job at helping your pores look a little less noticable.  You wet your nose and place strip on.  You let it dry and then pull off slowly.  Then you get to look at it and see all the gross crud that you had in your pores.  It does give me a very satifying feeling to know I removed that stuff out of my skin.  The proof is on the strip that it does help clear your skin.  I find they work best using them once a week.

I think that they do an ok job, I only get them when I think my skin is looking extra yucky.  In any case they are kinda fun to use. :)  Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Hair

I got my hair did. :) I got my hair trimmed and framed a little more around my face.  Then styled-wish I could make it look like that! Anyway, here are the before and after pics.  I quite like it!  I am growing it out so nothing crazy.



Thanks for reading! xxoo

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I got these as a gift a year ago, but I thought I would share these since they reminded me of my blog's name.

 This lotion has a cool brown bottle with white lotion that smells very faintly of honey.  It contains vitamin E.  It does make your skin soft but I think it takes a while for it to absorb in. 
This is a Pure Nectar bath syrup.  I have actually never even tried it.  I don't take a lot of baths.  It's suppose to moisturize your skin, it says, "Soak in the natural nutrients of honey, while softening your skin with gentle moisturizers."  It has cute packaging but that's about all I can tell you!  Then there is the honey scented candle which actually does smell of honey...odd but true.  I think all three products are from Rite Aid.  I just had to share some honey products! :)  Have a great rest of your week!! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Queen HelenE Mint Julep Masque

This product says "developed by a dermatologist, that will actually dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and even help shrink enlarged pores." 
 You wash your face then apply and leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off, or leave on overnight on problem areas. My skin looked like it was breaking out around my nose, so I decided to use this mask.  No more breakout!
 Yup! I did it. I put the scary green face up on my blog.  If you look you can see how much it really dries and pulls tight.  It cracks because it sucks up the impurities from your pores.  Make sure you leave a little space around your eyes, and your hair line.  It is a pain to get out of your hair, believe me.
 I took a wet washcloth and wiped it all off, then rised with warm water.  My skin looked so nice after.  It felt so smooth.  My pores looked smaller, my skin looked fresh and bright.  I really noticed a big difference.  Have you ever tried a "green mask"?
  Thanks for reading!! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Rest of the Loot

I purchased two Avon eyeliners- in Saturn Grey and Midnight Blue.  I really like both of them, especially the blue one.  I think it works well with my blue eyes.  I like that you just click the eyeliner up.  I like the deign so far, it's actually nice to not have to sharpen the eye pencil.

 I also purchased "Dew Kiss" which just gives your lips a shiny look.  The other two are "Slick Tint" in the colors Glossy Wine and Glossy Opal.
 I was very surprised at how dark the Glossy Wine is.  The pigment in both are so strong they are more like a lipstick.
 Saturn Grey eyeliner:
 Slick Tint Glossy Opal:
 The two of them combined:
 Midnight Blue eyeliner:
 Slick Tint in Glossy Wine:
The combined look:
Wow I look pale in that picture! Haha.  Anyway, I guess because it's called 'tint' I figured it would be a subtle color-it's not.  I don't think I would have purchased any of the three lip colors if I knew how they were going to look on.  I would definitely get the eyeliner again though.  Thanks for reading!! Feel free to follow :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Shopping?

I justified this purchase by saying it was a Christmas gift, but the only thing that's a gift is the mini-lotions...and a few things for myself. ;)  Avon is very reasonably priced atleast!
 I really LOVED the mineral blush I bought last time, it was such a pretty color and felt nice, and went on so easily.  I decided to try a peachy color since I got pink last time.  They had a deal that you got a kabuki brush with the blush for like $7 I think.  I really like the brush, it's very soft and does a great job applying the blush. 
 I am very happy with this blush. The pink color looks a little better on my skin tone but the peach is nice for when I want to go with a different color palette. 

 I usually always wear cool colors vs. warm since they better suit my face.  I have been trying out some different looks though and think warm can be pulled off on my skin.  Do you tend to stick with cool or warm shades or do you just wear whatever you feel like?

Monday, November 21, 2011


I found this pretty color at Walgreens or Rite Aid for around $3.00 I think.  I had never heard of the brand  but thought they had some really pretty colors.  I picked up another shade too, which I will share another time.           
 It's called Silver Taupe, it has tiny shimmery silver sparkles if you look carefully, but has a light brownish tint at other angles.
 You do have to apply 2 shades or it's really light, but I thought it's such a subtle shade.  Totally work appropriate. :) 
Thanks for looking!  Have a great week!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

I purchased some new mascara.  I had heard a lot of good things about Covergirl Lash Blash Volume mascara "the one in the orange tube".  I decided I would give it a try, even my sister has it.  I may be the last one to be giving it a try for the first time. 
I think it did a great job adding length to my lashes.  I bought "very black" since I really like dark lashes the best. 
                                          I think it adds some volume too!  Not bad. 
 The one thing I didn't love was there was a little bit of flaking.  I noticed some black clumps in a few spots, and a black flake on my eye corner.  I know a lot of people really like the thick, messy look.  I have always prefered the very neat, long, clean, indiviually lenghtened lash.  I am really giving it a try though.  I think I will get used to it.  I had my other mascara for so long and really liked it and this one is just 'different'.  I can't argue that it doesn't add volume and length like it claims to.  I would say worth the purchase!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Maybelline Eraser

Thanks to the suggestion of the blog Veronika's Blushing I decided to give this product- Maybelline Instand Age Rewind Eraser Eye Brightener- a try.  I always have black rings under my eyes due to allergies.  My doctor said that if I take an allergy pill everyday that they might go away but I can't be bothered-I can't even remember to take my multi-vitamin :(  My concealer doesn't cut it, so I thought I'd give this product a try!  I'm really glad I did! 

Before:  I am wearing no make up!

Applying:  I have applied but not blended the product

After:  Blended

                                                                   The finished look:

I really like this product and it's fun to apply.  It doesn't completly get rid of my circles but there are other colors in the line that I think are stronger.  I am quite happy with this one, I would buy it again.  I think it was around $8.  Don't you just love the little puff on top? :)