Monday, March 23, 2015

Makeup Organizing and Storage

make up monday new

Yesterday I decided it was high time I organized, sorted and purged some of my makeup.

I may or may not need makeup hoarders anonymous! Smile with tongue out

This little gem holds all of my makeup. It was my husbands grandmothers and I believe it was actually her mothers as well so its pretty old and I absolutely adore it.


I used to have all my makeup under my sink and then I had it in a silver makeup train case as I got more palettes but when we finally brought this home from being at my brother-n-laws I was beyond happy cause I finally had a place to get ready and that was designated for my makeup.

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On top I have a bunch of little storage books from Michaels that holds all my glosses, lip liners and chapsticks/lip balms. I have my glosses separated by season. Cause I am OCD like that. Winking smile

On the top table

Then I have a cute little cheetah print bucket that holds my brushes and a cute little wooden 4 drawer piece I got a Kirklands that holds my lipsticks.

Red lips

Top Drawers

The first drawer hold all my powders, concealers, primers, eyeliners, mascaras, brow stuff, sharpeners, and tweezers. They are all in a little straw drawer divider that I have had forever.

Top two drawers

The other drawer holds all my palettes and the only divider in that drawer is a short metal file holder I got at Target for the bigger ones.

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Bottom Drawers

The first drawer holds pigments, foundations, cream shadows, a little hair donut I use with my eye brushes to transition to different colors and liquid blushes. There is also some random stuff in here and samples from Sephora and Ulta. All the storage things I got from Target dollar spot or Michaels.

**Hair donut trick I learned from Coffee Break With Dani.**

bottom left drawer

The other drawer hold my blushes, bronzers and some single shadows. Oh and two more palettes LOL! I got the cute boxes from Michaels and the case is from a benefit gift with purchase.

bottom right drawer

This is next product is in that drawer as well & is my favorite palette. Can you guess why…Laughing out loud I absolutely love the packaging of this Urban Decay book of shadows and it has some pretty awesome eyeshadows in it as well.

book of shadows

My side table was actually built by my grandfather and holds my mirror, a blush palette I got at Christmas from benefit and a couple more storage boxes I got a Michaels.


I have my bare minerals in one of the boxes and some round concealers and eye shadows that would fit in there. Then in the other box I have all my backup mascaras, brow pencils and liquid eye liners. Note to self I have enough mascara!!

side table makeup boxes

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So in the end I put a couple items to the side that I don’t give enough love or that did not work for me but might work for someone else.

bag o goodies

They will find a home with a family member. I think through out the week more might be added to this bag but I was to pooped from sorting and organizing that this was as far as I got.

I blame all my purchases on Kandee Johnson, Xsparkage, YWP, Beauty Broadcast, Sam Schuerman, etc…..  YouTube!! Flirt male

Happy MondayRed lips

Red lips

**I never buy anything full price. I either have a coupon/discount, go on deal days, or when they are having major sales. Reward Bucks & Kohl’s cash also helpWinking smile. Some of the items were also sent to me  by Bzz agent or Influenster or are part of my Ipsy subscription I get monthly**

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Break

Spring break is coming to an end. Sad smile

We had a staycation this year and just did day trips since Ginger was pretty sick with a stomach virus a couple weeks ago and I did not want to go far.

Ginger sick 2015

My helpers during the sickness. More Matt then Tilda.

Matt and Tilda during Gingers sickness

But we had a good week none the less.

Island with a palm tree

It started off with our family reunion which I blogged about here.


Island with a palm tree

Then on Monday was my Mom’s birthday so we headed over there and celebrated with presents, lunch, donuts and some swimming.

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Island with a palm tree

We had a couple days of piddling around, shopping and baking.


Click ↑ For Cinnamon Bread Recipe.

**Note: next time I will swirl some of the cinnamon streusel topping throughout the bread because I want that flavor all in the bread not just on top.**

Island with a palm tree

Spent a day in St. Augustine and brought along one of Bub’s friends. It was a beautiful day even though it was a tad windy by the water.

St. Augustine Collage

We were going to go to the pirate museum but it was bombarded with a elementary school field trip so we opted for the Potter’s wax museum which is a place my parents used to take me when I was a kid.

wax museum

The boys said after that they were glad the pirate museum did not work out cause they liked the wax figures. Especially the horror movie section.

snow white at wax museum

Island with a palm tree

One of our last grand adventures was to Fort Clinch which is located on Amelia Island. It is one of the most well preserved 19th century forts and it is pretty cool especially on the foggy day we were having.

fort clinch

Bub loved it with all the nooks and crannies to explore.


We also ventured down to the pier/beach while we were there. My husband used to fish here all the time growing up and again it was super cool with all the fog that day.

Fernandina Beach

After we went to my favorite restaurant Barbara Jean’s. If you have never been you need to check it out next time you are in Fernandina Beach. It is soooo good and the view is beautiful!!!!


Island with a palm tree

Tomorrow is back to real life but we will just enjoy this picture of the sunset for now!


Happy Sunday! Rolling on the floor laughing

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

YSL Volume Effect Faux CILS Mascara


Yves Saint Laurent -1

I received the YSL Volume Effect Faux CILS Mascara from Influenster to review.

On the website it says it is a false lash effect mascara and this is the new remastered formula.

Here is what it claims:

The most emblematic "false lash effect" volume mascara, now with an all new Lash Care formula. Its secret is the Triple-Intensity Formula: intense volume, intense color and now intense care. The nylon fiber brush coats each lash in deep color and maximum volume from root to tip, while B5 Pro-Vitamin strengthens and protects lashes.

The brush remind me of Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes and I think they perform very similar as well.


Tarte is my favorite of all my mascara’s I have like four backups so that says a lot already.

YSL collage without watermark

The YSL mascara gave really nice volume and length without making your lashes look clumpy. I hate clumpy mascara. Not sure I look like I have on false lashes but they look pretty dang good. Winking smile

YSL 6 hours

I think it held up great after 6 hours. I was outside in the heat/humidity for a couple hours and I had no smudging, no transferring to my upper lid and no flaking at all.

↓Then I washed this beast ↓


And still the mascara stayed put!!!

YSL though out the day smaller

Excuse the hideousness of the last pic. Being out in 80 degree heat for a couple hours and then washing our Labrador does not look good on me LOL!Sun Smile with tongue out 

YSL Volume Effect Faux CILS Mascara Retails for  $32.00 on their site.

I give it 5 stars on my first impression. I will report back if that changes.


I was sent this product free from Influenster but these are my personal honest opinions. No one paid me or told me I had to give a good/bad review for this product. Rolling on the floor laughing