2019 · Personal

Why February 2019 Was Awesome + Goals

I think for the first time I can say that I do believe that the month is already over, I’m not sure what it was or why it felt like this, but February felt like it went on forever and wasn’t the shortest month of the year. Honestly, I’m glad to see go and happy to be seeing this post because that means we are in March and I am ready for some warmer weather. But for now, that doesn’t seem to be coming but I know it will be, so let’s just chit chat about February a little bit.

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2018 · Personal

Why July 2018 Was Awesome + Goals

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July is over and now we welcome August, honestly I have mixed feelings about this because I am still a child at heart I am excited that we are getting closer to my birthday but I am not excited about getting closer to cold weather. I guess it’s going to happen whether I like it or not. Last month I set some goals, so let’s see how I did with those.

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2018 · beauty · beauty blogger · Favorites

June 2018 Favorites + Face

June 2018 Favorites + Face

It’s time for another monthly favorites post, June has gone and July has come, which is still so strange to think about, before I know it summer will be over and I will have to start wearing pants again, ah my least favorite time. Anyway, last months favorites were a little bit boring and I think this month are even more, but I really didn’t wear makeup a whole bunch this month. Let’s jump right into the few picks that I really did love.

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2018 · beauty · beauty blogger · Favorites

March 2018 Favorites + Face

March 2018

April is here, I really hate April Fools Day, anyone else here hate it too? I just don’t like being messed with or people trying to play pranks on me. I’m just so glad that it falls on Sunday this year which means I don’t have to worry about co-workers messing with me this year. Anyway, the month of March is over which means that it is time to start doing monthly posts and to kick this month off I am doing my monthly favorites and face, last month was pretty boring but I think this month was a little more interesting.

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2018 · beauty · beauty blogger · Favorites · makeup

December 2017 Favorites + Face

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I know, this may start to get repetitive, which I said in my last post, but I wanted to talk about my favorites for the month of December because I had a few and not all of them made it into my yearly favorites. My yearly favorites was more of a list of things that I constantly went to throughout the whole year and were just staple products, whereas my monthly posts are a little bit of that but also a lot of fun things that I have been enjoying for a month or so, so I thought it was perfectly acceptable and okay to write about my monthly favorites as well.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Favorites

October 2017 Favorites & Face

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It’s November, Happy November! I am excited about this month because it means it’s finally acceptable for me to talk about Christmas, depending on who you ask they might say it’s not but everyone around me says it is and I am excited about this. This month has gone by in the blink of an eye, it feels like just yesterday I was writing my September favorites and now it’s time for the October ones, so I guess we can just jump into it.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Favorites

August 2017 Favorites + Face

August 2017 Favorites+ Face

I know, it’s Friday! And you might be wondering what I’m doing here, Friday isn’t one of my usual days to blog on and this isn’t a post that I would forget about seeing as I do it every month. I have put myself on a new schedule, pretty much for the same reasons as last time, I have so many ideas and so much content that I can’t get it out fast enough. However, I can not daily blog because that is something that I just couldn’t keep up with, so because of that I have settled on five days a week. I’ve done this before but I’m hoping to stick to it, I guess we’ll see how it went in the month of October, but until then you will be seeing me on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Anyway, enough of my rambling about schedules and all of those boring things, it’s the start of a new month which means that it is time for some monthly favorites and face, so let’s just jump right on into this one.

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Milk Makeup Blur Stick – This is just a little sample size but I love this one! I have another little sample of it and once I’m through them I’m probably really going to debate purchasing a full size. This does not work like a primer if you ask me, it doesn’t really prolong the wear of my makeup, but it does make my face look poreless and smooth, it blurs if you will. The only downfall is the smell, it smells chemical and I don’t like it, it’s not too bad though.

NYX Blotting Powder in Light  – I think you can see that this is well loved, this has been my go to powder as of recently. I don’t think this is anything outlandish or out there, but it’s a nice powder and I’m happy with it.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara – This has been my new favorite mascara, especially combined with the product below, it just makes my lashes super wow and great. This is very black, it doesn’t really clump up that much and it makes my lashes super long.

L’oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara  – I have weird feelings about this, sometimes I wonder if this is really doing things for me but other times I know that it for sure is doing something, especially when paired with the mascara above. I have tried this with one other mascara and it just clumped up my lashes majorly, so I guess this one is something that you have to play around with in terms of which products you can use it with.

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Pixi Glow Tonic Toner  – I love this stuff way more than I ever thought I would, this is my second bottle and I’m glad I kept using it. This makes my skin feel so soft and smooth, it also gives me a little bit of a glow I think, and I love that! This combined with the two cleansers I use is just a perfect combination, so I think I’m getting closer to my perfect skincare routine.

J.Cat Beauty Dry Makeup Brush Cleaner – This is something I didn’t think I would really need, I was using a hair doughnut and I think it was working just fine, however, I ordered this because I was curious and had my eye on it for quite some time and I’m glad that I did. I think this works better than my little hair doughnut and it catches all of the shadows fall out in the container, this is a fantastic purchase and a great bargain.

Mac Trip The Light Fantastic Powder in Strange New Worlds – This is the only product I couldn’t link because it is limited edition, some people don’t like to share limited edition product on their blogs due to lack of being able to get your hands on them, but sometimes I just really like a product and need to share it. This is a really light blush on me or a really great cheek topper, but I’m very favorable of it.

Tonymoly Peach Punch Sweet Foam Cleanser – This is something that I just started using this month even though I bought it months ago, but I guess it’s better late than never. I love this stuff! It has a really faint peachy scent, I personally find it gentle enough to use around my eyes and it leaves my skin feeling so clean, plus this is really affordable so really it’s win-win.

 

Eyes: Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Palette, Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir, Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-In-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black, L’oreal Voluminous Base Mascara and Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara. Face: Milk Makeup Blur Stick, Mac Strobe Cream, Dr. Jar+ Beauty Balm in Light/Medium, Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer in Light Neutral, NYX Blotting Powder in Light, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Mac Trip The Light Fantastic Powder in Strange New Worlds and treStique Highlight Stick. Lips: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Audition.

And that is the face that I chose for this month, this time around I kind of did a hybrid of creating a looking and picking a look out the represented the month. I think this month had a pretty good mix of products in it, both new and older and all things that I’m really loving.

What are some of your favorites from August?

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2017 · beauty blogger · Personal

Why August 2017 Was Awesome + Goals

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Another month over, I can’t believe it but I am excited to say goodbye to October and hello to September, mostly because it’s my birthday month and that really excites me. I guess this month technically isn’t over yet, but it’s close enough as it’s the last day. Anyway, let’s just get right on into talking about the month of August.

I think the most exciting thing that I can think of that happened during the month of August was that I went to get my wedding dress altered, which is both exciting and sad, but I don’t really want to talk about the sad part right now, maybe I’ll mention it in my healthy update or maybe I’ll mention it in my monthly wrap up for September. But, anyway, it’s exciting because that means it’s not six inches too long anymore and that’s a great thing, I go back the day before my birthday to make sure everything fits and looks the way I want it to, which is very exciting and I’m hoping everything is perfect, I’m sure it will be but I’m hoping for it all to be perfect still.

Something fun we did recently was we went bowling and mini golfing in this month, maybe it’s a little bit childish but I really enjoy doing both of these things. I beat my fiance at bowling, which is a rare occurrence as I am not that great of a bowler and if I’m being honest, that was a really satisfying moment.

Other than that I’m not really sure there’s been much going on in my life this past month, we did get together flowers for the wedding sorted out, I guess that’s a thing that should be featured in a post. We haven’t seen them yet but we are getting a sample arrangement put together sometime during the month of September, probably close to my birthday, which is exciting. Other than that my month has been all blogging, working and trying to focus on getting in better shape and such.

I did now have a header on the blog! In case you guys didn’t see, it’s very simple but I personally like that and am pretty happy with it. I’m also updating my images I use to pin, so that should be pretty exciting but that’s more of a next month thing than it is this month one.

Let’s talk about last months goals and how they went. Let’s start with my No Buy, that did not go as well as expected, I was doing really well until the Ulta platinum appreciation event where there were a lot of things that were 10x the points and the rest were 5x, it’s safe to say that I have some new things to play with that you guys will see later on and have a ton of points, but other than that day I broke my no buy one other time which I think was pretty good. I think something else I’ve done really well with is my Social Media, I don’t think I am quite where I want to be with it, nor as active as I might want to be but I think I’ve gotten more active and have taken a couple big steps in the right direction. Driving More this is the one that I have failed at over the past month, I haven’t driven at all, so this is something I’m still going to have to work on. 250 Followers, this might have been me biting off a more than I could chew because I did not get here this month, however, I did hit over 200 followers this past month and I’m happy about that. Thank you guys for that! And the last one is my Reading Challenge, I did not get ahead like I had really wanted to but I have caught up and I am really happy about that, I didn’t like falling behind.

Driving More. I failed miserably at this one last month so this is one that I want to bring back because this really needs to happen.

Getting Ahead With My Reading Challenge. It’s nice being caught up but I really like being ahead, just incase things get hectic later in the year as I really want to finish this reading challenge, I want to be able to say I read a book a week in 2017.

Social Media. Of course, this is back on here as well, but I do want to work on this one a little bit, I have some room for improvement and I think I’m almost there.

Losing Weight. I am not going to beat myself up if I don’t reach this goal, but I would love to lose five pounds by the end of September, which honestly seems like a really easy goal, especially if I stick to the track I’m on.

Decluttering. I have so much makeup and if I’m being honest I’m always getting new stuff, so during the month of September I am really hoping to do a bunch of going through my stuff and getting rid of some things, which means there may be a blog post about that sometime in October.

And that was everything about August and everything I’m hoping to accomplish in the month of September, I guess we’ll see how it all went next month!

What was your favorite part of August?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Favorites

July 2017 Favorites + Face

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The start of a new month means tons of posts about the last month are coming your way, and by tons, I mean four total, this being the second of the four. And today I am talking about my favorites from July, of course, so let’s not waste any time and just get into it.

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I know, this mix does look a little bit like last months, however, I did mix in some other things. I just had a few things that I have really been loving and just needed to be shoved in this month’s favorites too.

Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ – Yes, this is back once more, I am obsessed and I really don’t know what more to say about that. This is just something that I really love, find myself reaching for a ton and just keep shoving in all the blog posts. It’s going to be a sad day when this runs out, although I do have this product in another scent so I guess it won’t be so bad.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe – I’ve never really been super into brow products, mostly because I have pretty nice brows naturally and I’m not really a big fan of the ‘Instagram’ brow. When I am feeling in the mood for just a little bit more that’s when I whip this guy out, it’s really quite natural and easy to use, I think it adds a little something to my eyebrows without making them overwhelmingly obnoxious. Because of that, this has been something I’ve been reaching for a lot this month.

Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black – This is a huge favorite of mine because this is the type of eyeliner that changed my eyeliner game and really made it super easy for me to do, the one that did it for me was the Kat Von D one but this one is almost the exact thing I feel like. The tip is like a really pointed, exact brush and that’s what I love about it, it’s really precise and this is really black.

City Color Contour On The Go Palette – This is one of the most surprising products that I’ve ever tried, meaning I picked this up at a five below and expected nothing out of it, but it’s turned into something that I frequently find myself using and at this point almost exclusively used for contour. I mix the bottom two right shades and it’s just a perfect mix for me, so I’m a huge fan of this, especially seeing as it was five dollars.

Deva Curl Wave Maker Touchable Texture Whip – Something that may seem a little bit strange if you’ve been here a while, I rarely talk about hair products, mostly because I don’t really fuss with my hair ever but I did get this in a travel set that I got for when I went to Florida and I love it! In fact I’, e already been through another travel size of this product and am really considering purchasing the full size. I like this because I think it makes my hair a little bit more manageable and I also like it because I feel like it makes my hair look a lot wavier than it would on its own, which is a huge plus for me.

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir – This is here because this is the black eyeliner I use to tight line, and sometimes in the waterline but that’s far less often. I use this because I find that it doesn’t really budge in the eye area like some eyeliners do, if my eyes get a little water I don’t really notice any transfer and that’s a fantastic thing if you ask me.

Derma Blend Loose Powder – This is really surprising to me, loose powder seems to be a thing that everyone is using and that everyone loves, but I never expected to even like one let alone love one like I do this one. I enjoy this one so much that I am actually debating picking up the full size once I run out of this little sample, which will be very soon, but I’m not one hundred percent sure yet. Until then I plan on enjoying this powder while I have it.

 

I feel like this is a pretty standard thing that keeps happening, I have a really consistent base for the month to share but the eye looks are never consistent enough for me to be like, yup, that’s the eye look the represents the month of ___. So, because of that, I’m thinking I might start just doing a feature look of the month, I’m not sure though but I guess I have a month to decide. This month I chose to do this look because I’ve been testing out some new palettes and have been using a lot of colors this month.

Lorac Behind The Scenes Eyeshadow Primer

NYX Eyeshadow Base in White

BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Palette: Row 2 Shade 4, Row 1 Shade 2, Row 3 Shade 2, Row 4 Shade 2 & Black

Rimmel Exaggerate Water Proof Eye Definer in Noir

Phyisicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Porcelain

Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer in Fair

Dermablend Loose Powder

City Colors contour On The Go Palette

Mac Pearl Matte Face Powder in Oh my, Passion

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust

Mac Prep + Prime Fix + 

Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian

And those are my favorites for the month of July, I think I had a really great base down and a lot of fun with the eyes. I feel like my makeup is always way too much considering where I work, but that’s alright, I enjoy it and I think that’s really what matters.

What are some of your favorites from July?

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