Thursday, June 27, 2013

Top 10 Drugstore Nude Lipsticks

Hey Ladies,,,
here are my top 5..,.. whoops, turned into top 10 nude lipsticks you can get at the drugstore!

Revlon Primose

Revlon Just Enough Buff

Maybelline Totally Toffee

Maybelline Warm Me Up

Maybelline Pink Please

Rimmel Birthday Suit

Revlon Soft Nude

Milani Nude Creme

Nyx Paris

Zana Cosmetics Nude/Pink

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Affordable Maternity Outfits 8 weeks - 30 weeks

 Hello Ladies! 
A couple of people asked me where I get my "maternity clothes" and really.. I'm not a big fan of traditional maternity clothes. I find that a lot of it is unflattering and the stuff that is ok is WAY too expensive! So I compiled my outfits by week and will try to remember where I got everything and approximate prices. I hope this helps you preggo mamas!

8 Weeks
This is when we just found out, so not much difference yet!
Long Coral Sweater: Kohls (clearance ~$6!)
Floral Scarf: Target
Vigoss Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (~$19)
Yellow Studded Bag: Marshall's

16 weeks
Floral Dress: Ross ( ~$15)
Leggings: Old Navy Athletic Wear (Free with coupon!)
Short Boots: Ross (~$12)
Sunglasses: Forever 21 (~$5)

17 Weeks
Burn Out T-Shirt: Forever 21 (~$8)
Vigoss Distressed Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (~$20)
High Top Sneakers: (~$15)

19 Weeks
Transformer's Tank: Forever 21 (~$12)
Vigoss Distressed Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (~$20)

21 Weeks
Polka Dot Jean Jacket: Nordstrom Rack (~$25)
Minnie Mouse Shirt: Forever 21 (~$14)
Yellow Lace Cami: Target (~$8)
Black Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (~$10)
High Top Sneakers: (~$15)

22 Weeks
Puffed Sleeve Bow Shirt: Forever 21 (~$8)
Striped Sailor Knit Dress: Forever 21 (~$15)
Leggings: Target (~$8)

23 Weeks
Abstract Tank: Marshall's (~$9)
Vigoss Distressed Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (~$20)
High Top Sneakers: (~$15)

24 Weeks
Neon Peach Blouse: Marshall's (~$12)
Black Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (~$10)

25 Weeks
Striped 3/4 Sleeve Dress: Marshall's (~$12)
Denim Vest: Marshall's (~$14)
Leggings: Target (~$8)
Cut out Sandals: L.A. Fashion District (~$10)

26 Weeks
Diamond Tank: Marshall's (~$10)
Polka Dot Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (~$20)

26 Weeks
Polka Dot Jean Jacket: Nordstrom Rack (~$25)
Bow Tank Top: Forever 21 (~$8)
Black Cami: Body Basics (~$2)
Pink Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (~$12)
White/neon Sandals: Old Navy (~$5 clearance!)

27 Weeks
Tiger Tank: Forever 21 (~$10)
Black Cami: Body Basics (~$2)
Vigoss Distressed Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (~$20)

28 Weeks
Horseshoe Tank: H & M (~$7)
Yellow Lace Cami: Target (~$8)
Polka Dot Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (~$20)

29 Weeks
Yellow & Grey Dress: Marshall;s (~$14)
Black Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (~$10)

30 Weeks
Leopard Blouse: Forever 21 (~$15)
Black Cami: Body Basics (~$2)
Vigoss Distressed Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (~$20)
Turquoise Fringe Sandals: L.A. Fashion District ($5)

30 Weeks
Tiered Tank: Forever 21 (~$8)
Vigoss Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (~$19)
White and Silver Flip Flops: L.A. Fashion District ($10)

30 Weeks
Coral & Black Dress: Marshall's (~$12)
Black Skinny Jeans: Forever 21 (~$10)
Cut out Sandals: L.A. Fashion District (~$10)

I hope this was helpful to you! Wishing you a happy Pregnancy!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Sunset Eyes Tutorial

Products used:
L'oreal infallible shadow in Amber Rush
Urban Decay shadow in Dark Horse
L'Oreal Infallible shadow in Endless Pearl
L'Oreal Infallible Shadow in Iced Latte
Milani Liquifeye Eyeliner Bright Blue (i forget the name!)
MAC Trio Eyeshadow/Turquiose
Milani Infinite Eyeliner in Everlast
Abella False Eyelashes #218
Duo Eyelashe Adhesive in Dark
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Top 5 Highlighters!

Here are some of my favorites highlighters I've used through the years!

Hard Candy Baked Blush in Honeymoon
I think this is suppose to be a blush. It is a really pale pink and really too light to be a regular blush, so I love using it as a highlighter. Very delicate and the shimmer isn't big and chunky! (you can use this wet or dry)

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish
This is probably the highlighter I use the most. It definitely has shimmer, so you need to blend well and use a light hand. The glow it gives is beautiful! I often use it in the inner corners of my eyes to brighten and widen too :)

MAC Petticoat Mineralize Skin Finish
This isn't like a traditional highlighter. It's a very warm golden pink and gives a beautiful glow to your cheeks. I like wearing it even under my blush, just so I look extra glowy. love it!

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
This is another "blush" that is lighter in color so I use it as a highlighter with my more coral blushes. since it has a peachy color it pairs perfectly with them.

Lioele Highlighter BB Cream
This is a BB cream that you can use all over your face for that dewy look,.. but I often just put it right above my cheekbones to look fresh and young! it fills my big pores too, so that always helps!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How to Deal with a Crazy Pregnant Woman!

I am totally aware and don't mind admitting that I am not the best pregnant woman.
I get moody, sensitive, sick and difficult.
Hey, realization and acceptance is the first step right? haha!!
So now being pregnant with #4, my husband and I have definitely learned some things along the way.

I have to say that each pregnancy has been equally difficult physically, but we have learned to approach it differently and it has gotten better.

Now pregnant with #4, our LAST, we are trying to enjoy it as much as we can.
At the end of the day life is good and we will receive a beautiful prize. It has definitely grown us and matured as a couple and a family, so I would'nt have it any other way!

We babble a bit, but hopefully this video is helpful to some of you...even if to just let you know you are not alone!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Trendy Box: June 2013

So I know not everyone is into the beauty boxes and gets excited about if you like jewelry and accessories, this is a great option for you!
The Trendy Box is a monthly subscription for $25/month. You can buy one month or more (I think the more you buy the cheaper it gets). 
It would be an awesome gift! (hint hint)

I was so excited to open the box and see what I got! I love accessories, and I definitely don't have a shortage...but I love the thought of getting accessories that I didn't pick. Makes it exciting AND you will probably get stuff you normally wouldn't pick, which for me is great. I love trying to styles, but sometimes I feel overwhelmed in the store and don't know what to pick!
Anyways, here are the items I got this in this month's box ( there were three!)

*The Trendy Box generously provided this month's box for review :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tony Moly Appletox Peeling Mask Review & Demo

Seriously, I have never felt my skin like this before! It feels all bouncy and smooth like newly moisturized baby joke.
I got it from along with some other korean cosmetics.
they have a wide variety of goodies and ship fast!

First off. How cute is this package? I felt like a 'real housewife' taking the picture! haha! 
It looks like a real green apple, and smells like an actual green apple. Not green apple flavor.
The cream feels like a smooth moisturizer

To Use:
Apply to clean skin 
Dot onto face (the more you use, the better it will work...but longer it will take)
I just dot it onto my face and start massaging
as the cream dries it will start making 'eraser bit' like debris
Basically... the eraser bits are all your dead skin cells!!
once the cream is dry it will be harder to massage
rinse, tone and moisturize as normal

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Target's FIRST subscription Beauty Box & Nails of the Day!

I received my first Target beauty box today. This is different than the FREE beauty bags they have given away in the past. This is more like the monthly subscription boxes...but this one is only $5! I wasn't sure if it was a one month trial type thing, but it looks like they might continue doing them! 
(If you haven't like "Target Style" on Facebook, that is where I get my info)

I have to say, since they had given away the beauty bags for free in the past... I was a little disappointed. I just assumed that since the beauty bags were free, and these were not... they would be a LOT better, Especially since Target is such a huge company, I thought they would hook us up!
Here is what was in the box:

And on a totally random note, here are my nails today!
Lollipop by Orly and a little bling from Amazon :)

$50 Chubby Baby Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Chubby Baby $50 Gift Certificate is:

Julie Choi from YouTube

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Friday, June 14, 2013

June Ipsy Bag

Ipsy is a monthly subscription for beauty products and only $10/month!
I love getting my hot pink envelope in the mail each month... its like getting a present (I sent myself!)

This month bag:
Pssssst Travel Dry Shampoo
Bracelet from the Bauble Bar 
NYX Cream Blush (full size)
JCat Glitter Palette (full size)
Cailyn Gel Liner (full size)
Starlooks Lip Liner (full size)

Bracelet from Bauble Bar

NYX Cream Blush

JCat Glitter Palette

Cailyn Purple Gel Liner

Swatches from Left to Right
Glitter Palette, NYX Cream Blush, Starlooks Lip Liner, Cailyn Gel Liner

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Today's Tidbit: How to Stay Motivated

We all have those moments when we just aren't motivated. 
Something takes the wind out of our sails and we just feel discouraged.
Here are a couple of things I do to stay motivated...hope it helps!

*Remind yourself of your goals and your dreams 
*Know why you want to achieve them... what will the end result be?
*Encourage others in their goals and their dreams
*Be around other people that are motivators and dreamers
*Do something daily towards your goals, no matter how small
*Persistence. Don't give up!

Every Day Bright Eyes Tutorial

I've switched up my every day eyes just a little bit to make them brighter for summer.
Hope it is easy to follow along!

Products Used:
Lioele Shimmering Pearl Base
Hard Candy Eye Def Metallic Shadow in Golden Earth
NYX Cosmetics loose pigment in Pearl
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe and Endless Pearl
Too Face Eyeshadow in Mocha Meteor
Milani 24 hr Infinite Eyeliner in Everlast
Maybelline the Falsies Mascara