Saturday, January 31, 2015

Blog Friday On A Saturday

Sorry no blog yesterday! I have been doing really good if I do say so myself.

Patting self on the back! 

Thursday was a lot of lounging/laundry/exercise/Matt up in my business.

Yesterday I Volunteered at my sons school then grocery shopping and pet food shopping. Ya know the fun boring stuff.

I hope you have a blessed weekend! 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lorac Royal Eyeshadow Palette Set

Just popping in just in case you received the Ulta 20% off coupon that includes prestige and you are still pondering what to use it for.

I tend to always get limited edition sets when they include the prestige items in their coupons. I guess cause I know I will always be able to get the other stuff but I may never find certain products again and usually they are at a better deal.

Anyway enough rambling.

During my shopping trip on Tuesday I picked up the Lorac Royal Eyeshadow Palette Set I have been eyeing since it was released back in October.


It was $38 and with the coupon and some reward point money I got it for $28.96. smiley dancing

I had some money from Christmas because I had to return some items so this was really a late Christmas present from the hubs. That’s my story and I ‘m sticking to it!Winking smile

After I got it I did some swatching which I forgot to take pics of and there is a blue in this palette similar to the new semi sweet chocolate bar palette but way better pigmented and a gold that is similar too.


Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar           &       Lorac Countess

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There is also a blue in the duchess one as well that is similar especially when applied to the eyes! (No swatch cause I suck!)


Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar         &       Lorac Princess

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It actually has a lot of colors that are comparable to the semi sweet palette and the new lorac unzipped gold I think.

You can go here to see more swatches of the royal eye shadow palette’s since I forgot to take pics of all of them.

Olivia Pupo Swatches Of Lorac Royal Eyeshadow Palette’s

It was actually hard to find a blog post with swatches for this. I guess a lot of people just skipped over this gem.

Here are links to swatches for the semi-sweet chocolate bar and the lorac unzipped gold to just for reference.

Temptalia Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

Temptalia Lorac Unzipped Gold

They are all great palette’s but if you want to spend a little less and get basically some of the same colors that are just as pigmented if not more then I would definitely check to see if your Ulta still has this set before your coupon expires on the 31st.


Happy Shopping Red lips

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Another Day Another Shopping Trip

Did a little more shopping today at our local outdoor mall.

A little bit of eating at Maggiano's with leftovers of course.

A little bit of duck and turtle watching.

Bathed one humongous dog.

Tilda always gets a little concerned when Matt comes inside!
And got a donut delivery from the best parents a girl could ask for.

Goodnight everyone. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shopped Til I Dropped

After shopping all day with my friend Sherri it's time to snuggle with Tilda!
I did not take any pictures of all the fun today Winking smile



Monday, January 26, 2015

Makeup Monday - Loreal Infallible Pro Matte

I bought the Loreal Infallible Pro Matte 2 weeks ago and have been using it everyday since.

The first time I wore it by mid day I was getting rather shiny in my t zone so I was like well this is definitely a fail. As can be seen by my facial expression!! LOL Winking smile

But I also wore it with my loreal youth code pore vanisher which can sometimes make me oily so I did not totally write it off.

The the next time I wore it I used my boots beautifully matte makeup base just in my tzone and it worked much better. I stuck with that combo after that.

On the website it says

Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours—hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.

I really like the demi-matte finish and the way it looks on the skin. It is definitely light weight and medium coverage but I wouldn't say it's a 24 hour foundation. 

I mean it lasts long but if  you are running errands and doing some cleaning like I was the day the pictures below were taken it will last maybe 8 hours. My skin still looked good but you could definitely see some wear.

9:30 am                                 6:30 pm 
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I don't wear my make up for 24 hours or even more then 8 hours usually so that is fine with me.

I would definitely recommend for anyone with combo or oily skin like me.

Happy Monday Red lips

↑ I don't know why that has the white background but I got frustrated trying to fix it↑

**This was not sent to me I bought it. Just giving my opinion.**

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mrs. Sicky Pants Report

Finally went to the doctor for these headache this morning.


On top of barometric migraines from Mother Nature having a mood swing when it comes to weather I also have a deep inset sinus infection.

Yay Me!!

I would have taken a selfie with my doctor but that may have been awkward LOL. Winking smile He probably would have so done it though cause he is cool like that.

So I got a steroid shot OUCH...


I get to take these horse pills and use this sinus rinse thing. Here's hoping I don't drown myself with that thing. Disappointed smile

I headed over to Target while I was waiting for the above horse pills and got this yummy goodness. Last year they just had vanilla cupcake flavor but this year they have strawberry cupcake. YUM!!

I also went and got a Starbucks caramel macchiato and some banana bread because you can't take horse pills on a empty stomach. Am I right ladies and gentlemen??

Still rockin the Christmas cups

If only this front would hurry it's little booty along then maybe my dull headache would be gone for today.Storm cloud

A Plus for today though is I have only had to take one Excedrin and the rest of the day I have used the headache relief synergy oil blend from plant therapy to keep it at bay. 

Have A Great Weekend!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Essential Oils?

Well I woke up at 3:30 am with another headache.

How everyone wants to start their day am I right?

Just call me the weather girl cause you guessed it there is a front coming through. Smile with tongue outStorm cloud

I took 2 Excedrin and waited for some relief. It did get dull after about a hour but at a hour and a half I was irritated and pulled out the essential oil blend I just ordered last week from plant therapy.


I dabbed it on my temples, behind my ears and on my neck and waited.

After about 15 minutes I went into that kinda of headache haze. Where you have relief but you still know it’s there lurking but that was enough relief to help me sleep a couple hours.


When I woke up AGAIN to Tilda in my face, she doesn’t understand personal space, I felt good enough to start on a spreadsheet for my son’s school. I have been putting it off for a week hoping for one good day of no headache to do it.

That obviously was never going to happen and time was running out for it to be done.


I got my cup of coffee yes it is Christmas penguins no judging and started on the spreadsheet only to realize some of the lists were not in alphabetical order and my spreadsheet was. Doh Disappointed smile


After I got that all sorted out. My headache was coming back. So I decided to experiment and take one Excedrin instead of 2 and use the oil blend.

I was surprised I felt better in less then 30 minutes. Knock on Wood this may be a life saver.

After 7 hours with an hour break for the midday headache and a coffee mug change the spreadsheet is finally done. I need to learn to start saying NO! Winking smile


The headache never came back full force. I still feel like it is lurking but I feel good. I can’t be positive it will work every time since I just started using it but this essential oil blend might be my new headache reliever thing.

I am still going to go see the doctor since this has been going on for far to long 23 days to be exact this time around just to make sure I don’t have anything else going on.

But for tonight I am going to be thankful that I feel good.

Good Night Sleeping half-moon

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


I started my morning off on the treadmill.


I am hoping doing a little more walking will help my back and my headaches. If I loose a couple pounds that will be a added bonus.

After my little workout I decided to tackle the oil spot in the garage.  My car had a bad leak for a while but we got it fixed for the most part and the rug that was under my car was nasty so I threw it out and googled how to clean up the oil residue underneath it. I put down some litter and a little bit of dry laundry detergent and let it sit while I worked on the guest room some more.


First up moving my white dresser that I have had since I was a teenager from that space in the garage to the hallway. I had to vacuum the heck out of it first.


That thing is a beast. Thank goodness for those furniture mover things.

Next I went and moved all the random stuff that still needed to be organized in front of the closet so I could rearrange furniture.


Ughhhhh I seriously wanted to close the door and call it a day at this point. Crying face

But I still had the beast to deal with.

Tilda was a big help not. I got the dresser turned how I wanted it in the room then moved it to the hallway and realized.



It took a lot of maneuvering to get it into the hallway. Crying face


I finally got it where it needed to be and went to move the book shelf and I think the pictures are self explanatory. Crying face


It literally went from one shelf falling to the whole thing collapsing in a matter of minutes.

I went and got my ole friend skinny cow and took a deep breath. May have said a few choice words!! Annoyed


Stacked everything that I had not sorted and closed the door.


DEFEATED Crying face

Then I walked back to the garage and decided to punish myself some more.

Swept up the litter/detergent concoction.


Then put some more detergent down and sprayed it with water and scrubbed with a toothbrush because I could not find my scrub brush. Seriously who did I tick off today!! Sarcastic smile


All clean and with the old rug down from Bub’s room in case we have anymore oil mishaps.


That’s a wrap!!

My body can’t take anymore today.

Where is my Motrin and heating pad.

I hope you had a more relaxing Tuesday. Winking smile