Monday, March 27, 2017

March 2017 Ipsy Bag

The bag was very pretty and gave off a mermaid vibe texture. The material on the back was velvety.

MM Ipsy March Bag 2017-1 (FC)MM Ipsy Back of  March Bag 2017 (FC)

Marc Anthony deep repair aloe vera & jasmine oil deep repairing treatment. Packets retail for $2.99 a piece at Ulta.

Have already tried this several time and love it!

MM Mark Anthony Conditioner (FC)

The Balm bahama mama bronzer. Full size retails for $20.00 (IPSY20)

Love The Balm and this bronzer. I already have a full size. I do wish the sample size was bigger because just like last month it would be hard to get a big brush into.

MM Bahama Mama (FC)MM Bahama Mama -2(FC)

Doucce freematic eye shadow in the shade Marisa. Retails for $10.00 (SHADOW30)

This is a very pretty shade although I have not used it so I don’t know if the quality is great on the eyes yet.

MM Doucce Eye Shadow(FC)

Skone cosmetics blending brush. Retails for $15.00 (skone10)

Very soft brush and so far great for blending.

MM Skone blending brush (FC)MM Skone blending brush -2 (FC)

Jenu marine collagen mineral gel. Full size retails for $49.00 (COLLAGEN)

Have not tried this out yet but from some reviews I have read it seems to be pretty great.

MM Jenu Mineral Gel (FC)

Happy MondayRed lips

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


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

Monday, March 6, 2017

Makeup Monday–February Ipsy Bag

February Ipsy 1

Late getting last months bag up due to the migraines that have decided to take up residence in my head.Sick smile

I received:

NYX butter lipstick in the shade lifeguard. Retails for $6.00 (BUTTERUP)

Promise Organic nourishing coconut milk daily facial scrub with walnuts & sugar. Full size retails for $9.99 (PROMISE30)

Elizabeth Motts whatup beaches matte bronzer. Full size retails for $25.00 (IPSYBRONZER)

Luxie Beauty rose gold blush brush. Retails for $18.00 (IPSYBLUSH)

Winky Lux diamond complexion powder in medium. Full size retails for $20.00 (IPSTERS)

February Ipsy 2

My only complaint from last months bag was the size of the powder products. They were soo small you could not really get your brush in them good. I mean the bronzer was the size of a small eyeshadow pan soo that was kind of a bummer.

February Ipsy 3

Happy Monday Red lips