Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday Snapshot

Snap Shot Saturday

Photos from this past week:

Everything was blooming and the birds were out in full force then winter came again…Sarcastic smile

Azaleas using cherry blossom from enchanted collection(FC)

Flower Snapshot Sat March 18th (FC)

Weed Snapshot Sat March 18th (FC)

Birds for Snapshot Saturday March 18th (FC)

And we celebrated my Mom’s Birthday!Birthday cakeGift with a bow

Mom's Bday Candles Snapshot Sat March 18th (FC)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and it’s not too cold where you are!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Long Forgotten Blog Post: Battle Of The Beauty Sponges

I literally was going through files Saturday and came across this gem I was supposed to post in like November. Doh!!Thinking smile

Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)

This comparison has been a long time coming and it has taken me foreva... Ever since I received the Rickycare NYC classic beauty blender in last Decembers 2015 Ipsy bag I have been like I am gonna compare that to the beauty blender and real techniques miracle complexion sponge….yeah I know it’s been almost a year Um no like 1 year and 3months…hello procrastination…

Le sigh but I have used them a bunch with various foundations and taken notes for a couple months so aren’t you happy it’s a thorough review!! Winking smileWinking smile

I have used the Real Techniques for quite sometime now and this is my second or third one. It is probably my favorite out of all the three. It is a bit dense and not as bouncy as the other two but I kinda feel like that helps get more product applied to the skin.

Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)

The beauty blender is a close second though. Although I still feel like it kind of sheers out product a bit too much sometimes but that also helps you to not achieve cake face so that’s helpful. I do not like that the pink one bleeds a lot through many washings. That kind of freaks me out that pink dye is going on my skin with my foundation.

Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)

Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)

Although the Ricky’s NYC classic beauty blender is coming in third I really think it is a very close dupe to the beauty blender. They feel and apply product very much the same. Many times I used it on one half and the beauty blender on the other and I could tell no difference. I actually might even buy this over the pink beauty blender only cause it doesn’t bleed when washed.

(This year as in 2017 LOL I actually prefer this one for under eye concealer only because it holds a bit more moisture and my under eyes are fairly dry so it helps to keeps the product from getting into any fine lines better.)

Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)

Here is a size comparison when they are dry. The NYC one is definitely a little bigger.

Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)

This is how big they are when they are all damp. (Don’t judge my poor real techniques sponge it has been through practice Halloween makeup. LOLVampire bat)

Beauty Sponge Comparison (FC)

maybe it’s the flat side of the real techniques I love so much cause it really makes concealer so easy. (still love real techniques for concealer too just you the Ricky sponge for under eyes more in 2017Winking smile)

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Retails for $6.99

Beauty Blender Retails for $20.00

Rickycare Classic Beauty Blender Retails for $10.00

Happy Monday Red lips

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Just to clarify I bought new ones through out the year. I did not use the same sponges for a year and 3 months cause that would be gross. Rolling on the floor laughing

Friday, March 10, 2017

TWD Series Finale

When I finished reading the Twilight series by Stephenie Myer eons ago I started reading another series which was actually released well before Twilight called The Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith and loved them so I was super excited when the TV series came out in 2009.

TWD book (flutterbye Chronicles)

Although the TV series wasn’t exactly like the books it has been one of my favorite shows and I am pretty bummed it is coming to an end.

TWD (flutterbye Chronicles)

But I understand I mean how many more story lines can they come up with for vampires, witches, vampire hunters and the bazillion other super natural beings on the show. It has had a good 8 year run.

So my snacks of choice for tonight's finale are Skinny Pop white cheddar popcorn and San Sebastian Vintners red wine. I mean how else would you drown your sorrows and end a vampire show but with red wine right!!Vampire batWinking smile

Skinny Pop & Wine (flutterbye Chronicles)

The only silver lining is my other favorite show The Originals is coming back next Friday sooo I am not totally depressed.

The Originals coming back (flutterbye Chronicles)

Still gonna miss seeing these two every week though.

Salvatore Brothers (flutterbye Chronicles)

In the mean time…

Drink up witches (flutterbye Chronicles)

So which season premiere’s or finale’s are you most excited about this year and how will you be snacking?

SkinnyPop Wine