Friday, December 27, 2013

My First Year on Youtube!!

Before I even realized it, 1 year has passed since I started my youtube channel. I am having such a good time putting up videos and interacting with my subbies. Thanks to all those who watch my videos and who have subscribed! I know I don't have a huge following, YET, but I truly appreciate every single one of you who watch, comment, and subscribe. I made a really fun video to "celebrate." I think if you can't laugh at yourself, you are taking yourself too seriously. So, here is a fun video for us all to laugh at! Hope you will stick around and see what next year will bring.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Contouring Your Face

A really important part of a makeup routine that a lot of people skip is contouring. It may seem like an extra step that doesn't "need" to be added, but contouring can give your face so much dimension and can even hide "defects" and bring light and depth to the features you want to accentuate. You can give your face a more defined shape, simply by contouring. Contouring helps to create shadows and depth to the face. It is very easy, and in my latest video I show you how you can do it with inexpensive products. I used the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder purchased at Target for $3. You can see it here on the ELF site. I hope you will give it a try and see the difference it can make.

Smoky Eye For Green/Blue Eyes

Want those green/blue eyes to pop? Try using one of my favorite eyeshadows from elf. It is a baked shadow in the shade "Toasted." It is a beautiful shade of bronze/gold/copper! Because of the copper in this shadow, blue and green eyes really standout. I got mine at Target for $3. Here is what the site says about this Baked Shadow: "The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting and shimmering color can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation, offering a variety of gorgeous eye looks!"
Go here to see the different color choices.  Here is my newest video using "Toasted". Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Need New Tights For Fall?

If you are like me, then you love to wear tights in the fall/winter months. Right now if you sign up for Silkies you will get $5 off of your first purchase. They offer a variety of colored tights, as well as the more trendy patterned tights as well. They even have a clearance section with items $3 and UNDER!  Sign up here!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Final Thoughts-Fysiko Lash Growth Serum

This is a review of the Fysiko Eyelash Serum that I received free of charge from Influenster to try and review.  Here we are at the end of my 16 week "test"of Fysiko Eyelash Serum, and I can honestly say I am shocked and amazed by my results! I have mentioned before that my eyelashes are, or WERE, very short, blonde and thin. While they are still blonde, they are no longer short and thin. The results I got from this product are very noticeable. I used to apply fake lashes to just have the look of naturally thick/long lashes, but I am happy to report that I have not had to wear "falsies" in over 16 weeks! This is huge for me. My husband has even noticed the change in my lashes, and that is unusual for him, but it is such a noticeable difference that I would be worried if he didn't. :)  I am also happy to report, that aside from the original "itchy" feeling on my lid in the first 2 weeks, I had NO other side effects. I did not have any lid darkening or any swelling. I also did not have any eye color change, which some other brands of eyelash growth serums have had reported. Overall I am so excited with the new look of my lashes. I love that it is easy to apply, just like applying eyeliner, and that it lasts a long time, I still have some product left after 16 weeks! This product is not cheap, but the results and having no side effects really are worth it! Your eyes are important and you should not trust them to just "any old" eyelash growth serum, because eye color change and swelling have been reported in others.  I absolutely recommend this product to anyone who may need some lengthening and thickening to their lashes. It is also said to help with sparse eyebrows, but I have no experience with that. So, without further ado, here are my results along the way!!!


Week #3:

Week #11:

AFTER Week #16:

As you can clearly see from my photos, my eyelashes are so much longer and thicker! Thank you so much Fysiko and Influentser!!!

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Nylon Handbag Insert Comestic Gadget Purse Organizer- $3.43 Shipped (Blue)

I am so unorganized! Especially my purse, so this is an awesome deal for me! You can get the World Pride Nylon Handbag Insert cosmetic gadget purse organizer in blue on Amazon right now for $3.43 shipped! They do have other colors, but  that will cost you just a little more.

  • Easily move and rotate the entire contents of your bag
  • Multiple pockets to classify your personal stuff
  • Keep your mobile, keys, purse, make-up and other essential items organised and within easy reach
  • Material: Nylon
  • Size: approx 11.2″ x 6.7″ x 3.3″ (28.5cm x 17cm x 8.5cm)
Grab it on Amazon Here!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fysiko Eyelash Serum- 11 Week Update

This is a review of the Fysiko Eyelash Serum that I received free of charge from Influenster to try and review. So here we are at the end of week #11, and what do I have????? Noticeably longer lashes!!! I am so excited to see real improvement to the length of my eyelashes. I have noticed a slight bit of thickening, but most of the change has been to the length of my lashes. The last time I updated was in the middle of week #3, and I had already noticed length, that has continued to improve. I mentioned a slight irritation to my eyelid, that stopped at about week #5 and I have had no other "side effects." I still have had no change in eyelid color, no darkening, and there has been no change to my eye color.  

Here is my before pic:                                   

                                                                                    Short,  stubby lashes.

And here are my week 11 results:

                                                                                            Longer Lashes!
                                                                                          Open Wide!!
                                                                                         Side view.

I am supposed to keep using this for 16 full weeks, so I will continue to keep you updated on my progress!! Thanks for reading.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thank You!!!

Being a mom is the most rewarding, hard, and satisfying job there is, but sometimes we need a hobby. I was so nervous and excited to start doing videos on youtube so that I could take my passion and love for all things beauty to others. When I worked in a salon I felt like I was helping others to look and feel their best and I wanted to feel that way again. I just wanted to say thank you to my subscribers who have given me a chance and to all those who have watched my videos. I know I am just starting out and have a lot to learn, but I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who have reached out to me and let me know that what I am doing is helping them to look and feel their best. Thank you so much! I can't wait to keep bringing you more!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

My 1st Experience with L'Oreal Paris Absolute Platinum

I recently picked up a box of L'Oreal Paris Feria Absolute Platinum in Very Platinum. My natural hair color is a dark "dirty dishwater blonde," but I have been going very light blonde since I was 15. For the past couple of years I have been going more of a buttery blonde, but after some prodding from  my hubby, decided to go back to my more platinum blonde hair. My ends are already pretty light, so I really only had to use it on my roots. If you want to see how it worked for me, then check out my video chronicling my experience.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fysiko Eyelash Serum- Start of Week #3 Results......

This is a review of the Fysiko Eyelash Serum that I received free of charge from Influenster to try and review. So here we are at the middle of week 3, and I can truly say I am noticing changes in my eyelashes. I apply the serum once daily, it says you can twice but due to my sensitive skin I choose to only do it 1 time, and I have had no reactions. I have not noticed any swelling or discoloration in my eyelids, which some have reported. This may be due to the fact that I do only one application, but I am not sure about that. I have noticed some lengthening, and just a slight bit of thickening. Here is the photo for week #3:
Don't mind the bags under my eyes, busy mommy to 2 little ones and no sleep! This is with mascara, my eyelashes are very blonde and you would not be able to see them without it. LOL! I will continue to keep you posted!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fysiko Eyelash Serum- Longer and Thicker Eyelashes?????

I am so excited that I received a complimentary Fysiko Eyelash Serum to try from Influenster!! I have the shortest, blonde eyelashes known to man! I cannot leave the house without at least 2 coats of mascara, otherwise I look like I have no eyelashes. This eyelash serum claims to "Grow fuller and longer lashes in 6 weeks." I have read that you can see results in as little as 3 weeks, but that the average is 6 weeks, and you should use it for at least 16 weeks. I have been using it for 1 week, and my husband says my lashes look a little longer, but I really haven't noticed a significant difference yet. I will keep posting as the 16 weeks continues, and I will take pics to compare to my before picture. Here is what I am starting with (there is still a little mascara left from the night before, naughty I know!):

So far it has been super easy to use, it is applied like a liquid eyeliner along the top lashes. In the information pamphlet it says to use up to 2 times a day, but for sensitive skin use it 1 time a day. I have been using it 1 time a day due to my severely sensitive skin and have had no problems. I have noticed my eyelids have been slightly itchy, but no redness or swelling of any kind. I will keep you updated along the way! :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WOW! What a deal!!

I have been wanting to try the new Moroccan Infusion line by Sauve, and when my sister told me about this deal, I couldn't pass it up! I ended up paying $5.30 for everything pictured below! I saved $42.92! I got 2 Shampoos, 2 conditioners, 2 oil stylers, 2 vitamins, and 2 All detergents! Not too bad, right?!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dollar Store Beauty Finds

Dollar Store Beauty Finds video:

Youtube Videos!

I have started to do youtube videos to help others with their hair needs, makeup, reviews, crafts, and all things beauty! I would love it if you would give them a look and subscribe if you like what you see. Thanks so much!
Here is my Sock Bun Tutorial: