Monday, November 24, 2014

Makeup Monday- Sans Makeup

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Coffee Break With Dani inspired me the other day to clean my brushes when she posted a picture to instagram (click here for the picture)

I had been putting it off but it needed to be done.

She had this cool little doo dad to clean hers called a brush egg, but I didn’t have a cool doo dad so I just did the Jenny version and used the back of my shower brush thing since it has little nodules on the back.

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Keeping it classy folksWinking smile!

I just mix a little Dr. Bronners Tea Tree Soap with warm water in my cup and dip my brushes in my cup and swirl them around. I then sweep them over the back of the shower brush while running them under water to get all the makeup off. Once the water runs clear then they are clean.

At this point I started getting very uninspired and I still had more.. Why do I have sooo many brushes!!!!Smile with tongue out

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But I carried on and got them all done.

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Woo hoo clean brushes!! Rolling on the floor laughing

I think I might need to look into getting a egg thing!!

The Original BrushEgg - Cosmetic Make-Up Brush Cleaning Tool (Pink)

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I also got a new shower cleanser from 100% pure.

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I did not know they sell this brand at Ulta now and you can use your coupon cause it’s not considered prestige!

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This stuff smells so good.

It smells like vanilla obviously but it smells like a vanilla taffy or some kind of vanilla confection from my childhood. I literally try to pinpoint the exact scent every time I am in the shower now.

Anyway I love it and I love this brand!

↓Go check them out↓

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This has nothing to do with beauty or makeup but look how cute this change purse is I got on clearance at Pier One!

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They had a bunch of different styles which would be perfect for girls for Christmas!

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Happy Monday!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

November Ipsy Glam Bag

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I totally forgot to post last months bag so if you want to se it here it is:

October Ipsy Bag

It contained a City Color Be Matte lipstick in the shade Cappuccino, Jesse’s Girl eye shadow in the shade Rosemary Frost, Skyn Iceland glacial cleansing cloths, Ecru New York acacia protein bb cream for the hair and a Figs & Rouge mango mandarin hand cream.

The only thing I was not thoroughly impressed with was the hand cream other then that I really like the rest of the products from the October bag.

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This months theme was Girl Meets Glitter!

(Click the pictures to see the product sites)

November bag

I redeemed some of my ipsy points for a Chella ivory lace highlighter crayon. I received one in a ipsy bag a while back and absolutely loved it so when I saw that we could redeem some points for one I jumped on it.

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My first actual product in my bag was this Marc Anthony oil of Morocco argan oil hairspray. Say that ten times fast!!Nyah-Nyah

I really like the smell and feel of this product. It has good hold without that crunchy feeling if ya know what I mean.

A full size retails for $8.99 at Ulta.

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Next item was the Temptu s/b highlighter in pink pearl.

This is a very pretty but subtle highlight for the the cheeks or on the brow bone and you can also use it mixed in foundation for a luminous effect.

A full size retails for $27.50.

Highlight

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I also received a waterproof liquid eyeliner from Elizabeth Mott in the color glitterati.

This is a deep black liquid eyeliner with a little bit of shimmer. It is very pretty and very waterproof. My hand was red after trying to get this off with soap and then eye makeup remover.

A full size retails for $17.99

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I also received a eye shadow base from Be A Bombshell in the color submissive.

This is probably my favorite item in the bag. It is soo pretty for fall and so creamy it just glides on. I seriously love it.

A full size retails for $14.00

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Last but not least is a wonder lip paint from Jcat beauty in the color red potion.

This stuff is comparable to a OCC lip tar and is very pigmented so a tiny bit goes a long way. I had to sheer it out cause it was so dark, but it is beautiful.

A full size retails for $4.99.  ← you can’t beat that a OCC lip tar is $18.00 at sephora! Surprised smile 

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Here is my look with everything on but the liquid eyeliner.

November Ipsy Bag Look

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Monday, November 10, 2014

ELF Naked Prism Palette

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I saw this palette on Youngwildandpolished’s instagram the other day and then again on her youtube channel and she raved about the quality so when I was at Tarjay yesterday I picked it up.

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It is a $10.00 palette and the colors are just perfect for fall.

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Soo pretty and so pigmented!!

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So if you see them at your local Target I would definitely pick them up or right now they are BOGO on the ELF site with the code STAFFPICKS but the sale ends today so hurry over if your interested. I only have this one but the smoke palette looks nice to.

Happy Monday Red lips

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pasta W/Sun Dried Tomatoes, Chicken Sausage & Other Yummies

I saw a recipe on Sam Schuerman's blog the other day for Sun Dried Tomato & Sausage pasta and that gave me the idea to make it for lunch today but I did not stick to her recipe. Mine is actually a totally different version all together because I used what I had on hand today but I will make her version in the future.

I am calling it Christmas in a pot not because it tastes like Christmas or anything but because it has all the pretty reds and greens of the Christmas season ;) 

I know it is not even October so I should not even be mentioning Christmas!!!


It is really a pretty dish so it would be perfect to take to a pot luck or family get together if you double the recipe.

Christmas In A Pot
(AKA: Pasta with sun dried tomatoes, chicken sausage and other yummies)

You can use any brand you wish of these ingredients but I listed what I used in parentheses.

Half a box Hidden veggie twisted elbow pasta (Muellers)
Two or three chicken sausage cut into small pieces (Simply Balanced Spinach & Garlic I got at Target)
Two big handfuls baby spinach chopped (Organic Girl)
Half a jar of pesto (Classico)
Half a jar julienne cut sun dried tomatoes with oil  (California Sun-Dry)
Feta cheese (Kraft crumbles)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Boil pasta per boxes instructions. I like my pasta a little past al dente so I cooked it for 10 minutes. 

While pasta is boiling place your chicken sausage in a skillet and cook until golden brown then cut into bite size pieces.

When the pasta is done drain and return to pot and put in cut up spinach until spinach has wilted. I placed my pot back over the cooling burner to keep the dish warm while I added all the ingredients.

Then add pesto, sun dried tomatoes, chicken sausage and feta. 

Salt & Pepper to taste.

Mix and enjoy :)



Soooo Yummy. 

If you want to also try another pasta dish that is tried and true & is super duper easy then check out this one by Sugar N Spice Gals: Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta Salad.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Total Intensity Prestige Eyeshadow

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I first heard about this brand on Melissa Autry’s youtube channel (previously Melmphs).

She was talking about the one on the right which is Bewitched.  It is a beautiful taupe and it kind of has a touch of green/blue/silver when it hits the light.  When I looked up the brand on the web I saw a lot of blogs where everyone was raving about the shadow on the left which is Hocus Pocus. It is a green but when it hits the light it also has a bit of taupe/silver.

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They are sooo pretty and with their names they are perfect for the upcoming Fall/Halloween season.Winking smile

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I don’t even think the swatches do them justice cause it is hard to catch how they change when in different lighting but trust me they are gorgeous.

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You can get them at Ulta but the one near me was slow going getting the display out & stocked so when my fave mascara Tarte’s lights, camera, lashes went on sale last week I placed a order on the website and added these to my order.

They are $8.49 each and right now they are buy one get one 50% off on  Ulta.com and I think in stores to if you can find them.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Things I Love Thursday

Things I Love Thursday

I am so excited for Fall.

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I love when the leaves change and it starts getting cooler. Not that it is cooler where I live right now….try 91 degrees todaySunCrying face!!

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I love all the Pumpkin and Apple candles

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I love Pumpkin spice lattes and frappes

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I love Pumpkin bread

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Pumpkin donuts

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I love Pumpkin Decorations

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Are you noticing that I LOVE me some Pumpkin everything!! Winking smile

Happy Thursday Everyone.Red heart