Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Giveaways!!!

Giveaways announcement

Starting Wednesday October 5, I will be hosting a giveaway weekly! Yup, weekly! So the whole month of October you will have a chance to win some of my favorites from makeup to nails and also some cool tools and accessories I have come across. Here is what you have to do.

Keep a look out!
Every week I will choose which social network I will be host a giveaway on. Whether it be this blog or my Facebook or Twitter. I will Give you guys a heads up on which one I chose on that day, so please follow me! :) 




**All rules will be announced at time of giveaway. Follow me to enter.**

Have fun and Good Luck!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Weight Loss Journey

Today I started my new weight loss journey. I have been very unhappy with the weight that I am at right now and I have been motivated now more then ever to finally attack this goal of mine. In 2009 I had my thyroid removed because I developed Graves Disease. So since than, my weight has been going up and down and all around lol.

What I am doing

I joined a website called MyFitnessPal and what this does is, it helps me track my calorie intake as well as my daily exercise to help me get to my goal weight. So everyday at the end of the day I will log what I had for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and any exercise I've done that day. Seeing my progress daily I feel will help keep me motivated. I also have a tracker on the right of this blog that reminds me of my progress.

The bonus part of joining MyFitnessPal is that its completely free! Who doesn't love free!! Also, there are a lot of other people doing the same thing I am so its also a great way to meet new people and make friends. Oh, and forgot to mention all the great profiles and support from everyone helps inspire me. :) 

**I will be doing a weekly blog update on my progress as well**

Join with me!
On the website it says that you can lose 3x more weight when you diet with a friend, and I strongly agree with that. My good friend Kasey aka StillGlamorus joined a couple months ago and has had great progress from it. She is helping me get back into my skinny jeans and I want to help you! :) So I'm asking you to join with us and we can all work together to be healthy and support one another.

If you are already a member I would love to follow you so leave me your profile link in the comment box :) 


MyFitnessPal website

Add us!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Real Techniques Brushes *Rave/Review*

I recently purchased Samantha Chapman's Real Techniques starter brushes and I absolutely love them! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Samantha Chapman, she is an amazing makeup artist who also does YouTube tutorials along with her sister Nic under the username Pixiwoo. I cant get enough of their videos. I can sit and watch them all day haha. I've seen them use these brushes many times in their tutorials and just by watching how these brushes apply the product on so soft and effortlessly, I just had to get my hands on some! 

This what the packaging looks like. I only purchased the starter set for eyes. You'll notice that with the starter sets, they come with a 2-in-1 case. I thought this was the coolest idea because, not only is it a case, but it's also a stand!

It comes with 5 eye brushes made from ultra plush taklon bristles. Each has a black rubber base, ease to hold and light weight. 

I love that they are purple! Purple is my favorite color :)

Here are the brushes up close and their description.

I plan on purchasing more of these brushes very soon. Great quality and very affordable. This starter set was $17.99 at Ulta (I bought with my own money) 
I hope this was helpful and if you decide to purchase these brushes let me know what you think! I'm positive you will love them as much as I do

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Green and Purple Eyes

My makeup look today!


This is one of my favorite looks I have done. The green and purple really complemented my brown eyes.

Products I used 
Quick Tutorial 
  • Primed my entire lid with Elf's $1 primer
  • Gently patted Ultas Green machine onto the lid, right before the crease. (Pat to prevent or minimize fall out) 
  • Also, Place this color on your lower lash line three quarters of the way, leaving the inner corner clean.
  • In the crease I used the bottom right purple in the "Color of Hope" quad. Then blended the two colors together. Pick up a little more product and place in the bottom outer corner of your eye.
  • Place Ultas Platinum in the inner corner of your eye also, placing it on your lower lashing connecting it to the green.
**Placing a light color in the inner corners of the eye will help the eyes to pop.**

I hope this was easy to follow :)  

Also wearing Rimmels Pink Blush lipstick and Still Glamorus Cosmetics blush in Fresh Face

I hope everyone enjoyed this look as much as I did!! Have a great day and stay beautiful <3
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Goddess Inspired Nails

I was inspired by one of my favorite pigments from Still Glamorus Cosmetics called Goddess. When I used the pigment the other day I thought, wow I would love this color on my nails. So, I got into drawer of polishes and came up with this. You probably have noticed I use a lot of SinfulColor polishes, this is because I love the longevity of them and I have never had a problem with chipping. I love, love, love them! and not to mention they are really inexpensive and that is always a plus to me :) Try this out and let me know what you think!!

Products used:
SinfulColors - Social Ladder 924 (base color for all nails)
SinfulColor Nail Art- Flower Girl (used on index and ring finger)

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Nail Art Perfect for Any Occasion

My good friend recently bought Rise and Shine from SinfulColors and I thought gold would look so pretty with this color. This is what I did. It's fun, simple and this color  looks awesome on anyone!  

Simple Tutorial
  • Apply your favorite base coat.
  • Polish all nails using Rise and Shine 940 from SinfulColors
  • On any finger you like (I chose my index), make a straight diagonal line going cross the nail. * Gold is Flower Girl from SinfulColor Nail Art.
  • Then carefully make 3 lines going in the opposite direction.
  • Apply top coat and you done!! 
See! very simple and easy and still gives your nails a little unique touch. Hope you try this out ;) Have a great weekend!!
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

U of A Nail Art! BEAR DOWN!

Food, drinks, great people, and college football is the best way to spend a Saturday in my home town of Tucson, AZ. Me and the hubby spent our Saturday afternoon tailgating so, I just had to get into the spirit and show my cat pride by doing this cool nail art! it was super fast and easy to do. I wish I had a video to show you guys exactly how I did this, but i don't. No worries though, I will be recreating and making a video soon :) Also, be on the lookout for some NFL nail art. I'm so excited to get started on new looks!

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