Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November Ipsy Bag

This months theme is Glam It Up.
I have to say, Novembers Ipsy bag was quite impressive. I was surprised that we got so many items and most were full size. I did not like a couple of the products but that's okay because I defiantly got more than my moneys worth in the products I love. I actually like the glam bag itself this month and I am now using it as my makeup bag in my purse.

So here's what I got:

1. Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in "Hot Damn" full size - $14
2. Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in "Topaz" full size - $14
3. BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eye Shadow in "Asteroid" - full size single shadow but it can only be bought in a palette which is $14.95
4. Pixi Beauty Bronzer in "Subtly Suntouched" deluxe sample size
5. Nailtini Nail Polish in "Caviar" full size - $13
6. Em by Michelle Phan Mascara in "black" full size - $20

I can not wait until next months bag and theme! Their bags last year around the holidays were great.
I know most of you are subscribed to Ipsy so,what did you think of your bag this month?

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Great Way to Shop Online

Let me start by saying this is NOT a sponsored post. With it being so close to the holidays I have been making more online purchases and I was so happy that I was told about EBATES.com. I love price checking online compared to the store and a lot of times it is not only easier but also cheaper to buy something online. 

Ebates is a site that you can join for free and they have tons of online stores and coupons available to their users. The best part about Ebates is the cash back that you get when you make an online purchase. Different store have different percentages of cash back. For example, I often make purchases from Ulta online because the closest one to me is an hour away. All I did was go to Ebates.com, search for Ulta, seen that the cash back was at 8% and clicked on the shop now button. It took me straight to Ulta's site and I shopped and checked out like normal. The next day I looked at my Ebates account and seen that I earned $9 cash back. 

I would definitely suggest y'all check it out and see what you think. You also get a gift card when you use the site to make your first purchase. I know that a lot of people already know about Ebates but for those of you that are late to the game like me, I thought you should know as well. 

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Friday, November 8, 2013

The Sunshine Award

The sunshine award is given to bloggers who inspire creativity and positivity. I am so honored that Kate nominated me for the award. She is incredibly sweet and I adore her blog. She has an amazing beauty blog and I love her reviews. 

The Rules:
- Provide 11 Facts About Yourself
-Answer the 11 Questions Set For You
-Provide 11 Questions Yourself
-Nominate 11 Bloggers For The Award

11 Facts About Me:
- My fingers are double jointed.
-The last few months I have been going to the doctor to hopefully have a baby soon.
-One of my favorite bands is Metallica (lmao shocking I know)
-My favorite movies of all time are 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Never Been Kissed'
-By choice, I don't own a cell phone. I'm perfectly fine with using our house phone.
-My favorite food is crawfish and snow crab
-I hate snow
-I think I'm a little psychic LOL....seriously though
-We moved into our house Thanksgiving day last year and I still haven't fully unpacked.
-I don't want the big traditional wedding. I would rather run off, get married, and spend the extra dough on an amazing honeymoon.
-My goal is to quit smoking by the end of this year. I have already cut back and I start Chantex on Monday so I think I can do it.

11 Questions From Kate:
1.) What is your favorite Starbucks drink? I have never been to Starbucks lol. I'm not a huge coffee person.
2.) Who is your current celebrity crush? Charlie Hunnam
3.) What's the next place you want to travel to?  Mississippi to visit family
4.) What was you favorite vacation? Mackinac Island....it's absolutely gorgeous!
5.) Do you believe in soul mates? yes! 
6.) What's your least favorite movie? I don't have a specific movie but I don't watch scary movies
7.) Why did you start blogging? When I first started blogging I just wanted an outlet. My anxiety was at an all time high and I started to question everything about myself and my life.  I never would have imagined that it would become what it is today and it really has helped with my anxiety. 
8.) Do you collect anything? If so, what? Let's see, now that I think about it I think I collect too much lol. I collect old wheat pennies, makeup, and unfinished DIY projects LOL
9.) What is the best piece of advice someone gave you? It doesn't matter what your past contained, it doesn't have to control your future. You have the power to make your future better.
10.) What's your favorite Quote? "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other" - Audrey Hepburn
11.) What is your happy place? my home.

Since Christmas is my favorite time of year and it is right around the corner I am going to ask all Christmas questions :)

My Questions For You:
-Are you an early shopper or wait until last minute to buy gifts?
-What item is on the top of your Christmas wish list?
-Do you like your Christmas trees tall & fat or tall and skinny?
-What is your favorite part of the holidays?
-Do you travel or stay home for the holidays?
-Can you been seen from space with all of your outdoor decorations or do you keep it low key?
-If you have pets, do you buy them Christmas gifts as well?
-What colors do you use on your Christmas tree? (example: mine are red, green, and silver)
-When will you be putting up your Christmas tree?
-What is your favorite Christmas movie?
-Does your family have Christmas traditions? If so, what is it?

Bloggers I Nominate:

I know most of yall have already received this award so I understand if you don't want to do it again. Yall are amazing women and friends and you all bring sunshine to my life so I still wanted to nominate you. Kate thank you so much for tagging me and if you didn't tag me you would be on that list also. I am so thankful to have yall as bloggie friends! 

Also, I send out Christmas cards every year to my family and friends and I would love to send them to yall as well. I don't know how everyone feels about that but if you enjoy holiday cards and would like one let me know.  

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

These Are My Confessions

If this dog had long hair it would be an exact image of "poo". Scary, I know!

A few months back I did a confessions post about why I stopped wearing makeup for a year. Everyone really seemed to like it and I loved that I was able to share a little more about myself with y'all. I had a confessions post already wrote about a different topic but as I was reading one of my favorite blogs, one her posts reminded me of a funny story that I thought I would share. Thank you Lily for inspiring this months confession post! 

I know that Halloween is now over but I just had to share this story with y'all. When I was 16 years old my mom and I were going through totes and totes of baby books, pictures, and keepsakes that my mom has hoarded over the years (to be fair there are 5 of us kids). In one of the storage totes I came across this clown costume and wig that I had worn for Halloween when I was like 5 or 6. Being the jokester I am I thought I would put it on and dance around to be funny. Little did I know that this little joke would become something that people talk about still to this day. 

We lived in a very small town (literally it is 13 blocks long & 1 block wide) so we were pretty close with our neighbors. They were older people but they had kids my age that I was best friends with. They were all fun people who liked a good laugh so my mom thought it would be hilarious for me to go over to their house and show them the costume. First let me say this, it was the middle of July, the legs only went down to my calves and the arms were super short, and lets not forget about the wig. Second, and most importantly, they had this little demon dog with one tooth that hated me. I thought this would be a little laugh for MY family but before I knew it my mom forced me to go over to the neighbors house to show them. I really didn't want to show them but I thought oh they will get a quick little laugh and it will be over......WRONG! 

So I am busting ass trying to get across the gravel drive way so no one else would see me and BAM! shit got real. Out of friggin no where before I reached the front door that little ass demon dog named "Poo" came running after me barking and trying to bite me. I freaked out and ran...well that little demon was just as fast as me so I had to come up with a solution. My brilliant solution to getting away from Poo was to jump on the hood of their car because he couldn't get up there. So now here I am dressed in a super small clown costume from like 1995 with a big ass wig on, on the hood of a car, with a little demon dog trying to kill me. 

I really wish that I could tell y'all that the embarrassment stopped there, but no it got much worse. Poo would not go away and was starting to figure out how to get up on the bumper so I started screaming for my mom thinking that she would come help me. She never came out of the house and I really started to panic and scream for her. I wasn't aware that my mom had called the neighbors and told them to go look outside because she thought it was sooooo hilarious -_- . Next thing I know here they ALL come out of the house cracking up laughing, their older sons had friends over too so all of these people are now dying laughing over the sight of me in this costume loosing my shit on the hood of their car. My mom and family come over too and they all have a big ol laugh. Brilliant! The neighbors finally got poo away from the car but as soon as I got off the hood he came for me AGAIN. This time I ran as fast as I could to my house before he could get me. Thank god I am a southern girl and can run on gravel barefoot because I don't think I would have made it home if I wasn't. 

This story spread so fast in our little town and I was mortified. That stupid costume went back in the tote and I haven't looked at it since. I was so scared in the moment but now I crack up just thinking about it. This story comes up at least once a year and everyone has a good laugh so I guess I'm glad my terrifying experience provided so many people with joy. So thanks mom, for sacrificing your eldest, smartest, best daughter to the little demon neighbor dog for a good laugh.

Oh and FYI, Poo and I never did become friends. I felt he was just too negative to have in my life HAHA

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Resvology Age Corrective Eye Cream Review

I, like most women, am always looking for a solution to my dark under eye circles, puffy bags, and of course wrinkles. I unfortunately inherited puffy dark under eye circles and the older I get, the worse they look. When I do finally find a product that works a little bit, it normally only helps with one problem. I have been using numerous creams on my eye area for quite some time now and it can become a bit tedious.

I was so excited when I seen that Brandbacker had opened a campaign for Resvology's Age Corrective Eye Cream. I had never heard of the product before but after researching the product I knew I had to apply for the campaign. It is always easy to get sucked in by the wording of products and the amazing claims it makes but for me, "the proof is in the pudding". Although I was excited, I was still a bit skeptical.

About the Brand:
"At Resvology, our dedication to advancing the potential of anti-aging skincare began in our research labs. Specialists in studying gene-activation, our distinguished scientists were awarded a medical grant to study the problems of aging skin from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington, DC. After 10 years of medical study and investigation, they isolated the power of the first ever stabilized form of resveratrol acetate, now called the 4-AR Molecule™ (US PATENT 7,714,161, with worldwide patents pending), a clinically-designed solution to help tackle specific aspects of skin aging including fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity, uneven skin tone and sun damage. The only brand in the world to feature this transformative breakthrough, 4-AR is clinically-proven to help keep skin acting and looking younger."

What Does the Product Claim to Do?
Luxuriously hydrating and rejuvenating eye cream with clinically-proven anti-aging actions that:
-minimizes crow's feet, fine lines and wrinkles
-reinforces skin firmness and elasticity
-deflates puffiness and brightens dark circles

Does it Really Work?
I have been using this product for the last month because I wanted to get the full effect of the product before I gave my opinion. I applied the eye cream to my eye area morning and night, as directed, everyday for the last month. After weeks of using the product I have noticed that my under eye circles are not completely gone but are noticeably brighter and my under eye bags are gone. I don't have tons of wrinkles around my eyes but I do have a single deep crease where my winged eye liner goes. This crease will collect makeup and it has always bothered me. The last week I have noticed that the line has "filled in" a bit and isn't as deep as it was. Would I recommend it? Absolutely! You shouldn't expect immediate results the very first day you use it but if you add it to your daily routine you will notice a difference within a few weeks. I love that I can use one product on my eye area to address all of my problems and I know that it is truly correcting those issues. 

If you would like to learn more about Resvology Age Corrective Eye Cream, I would suggest you check out their website and Facebook page. The research is so interesting to read and their website is very informative.

I received this product from Brandbacker in exchange for my review. I took my time and really used this product before writing this review because I wanted my opinion of this product to be correct. My opinions are honest and mine!

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