Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Collective Haul Summer 2017

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*This post contains PR Samples

Today I want to share a collective haul with you. This haul consists of mainly skincare products and other items I picked up here and there over the past month or so.


Happiness is here! 


Finally added Honolulu Sun to my body cream collection! A few weeks ago BABW had an amazing flash sale!


Nivea is one of my favorite lotions



These wire baskets are so going to be so useful! Yes I know thats a kitchen utensil holder lol, but I want to use it for something beauty related lol I picked that up a few weeks ago. Last, but not least a few more Covergirl melting pout lipsticks. My collection is growing lol 


 I saved so much money with a current sale and coupons on these 8 Tree Hut body washes!  I like using bubble bath, but lately I rather use some of my favorite body washes for my bath.

Extras


*Look what goodies came in the mail last week! Thanks Derma E for sending over the products! I'll have full reviews up in September!


*Yesterday I received a few skeins of yarn from Lion Brand Yarns! I will be doing another collaboration with the brand on a few upcoming Fall 2017 Projects etc. 



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Friday, August 11, 2017

Flower Crowns Headbands, Maxi Dresses, and Tube Tops

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Last month I posted a few of my flower crown head bands, and today I wanted to show a few new ones mixed in with the flower crowns headbands I made last month. (And if you're wondering I'm still selling them locally:) it's been so hot here in South Carolina I practically live in maxi dresses and tube tops.


One of my new flower crown headbands







Another new flower crown headband I made





Wishing everyone a wondeful weekend :)


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Depression Awareness: The Benefits of Having a Pet

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For today's depression awareness post I'm going to focus on the benefits of having a pet to cope with depression. It feels like I haven't written one of these posts in forever!

One of the best memories I have from my teenage years and early 20's would be those of my dog Lucky. My mom got him for me as a Valentine's Day present in 2001 when I was 15 years old. Side Note: I had pictures of Lucky, but they were damaged in that flood in 2015

Why I had a Dog

As long as I could remember, I've loved animals particularly dogs. One of these reasons my mom got Lucky for me was to fill the void of my favorite aunt passing away a few months earlier in November 2000. I remember getting my dog Lucky  just like it was yesterday. He was this cute little 5lb (practically a newborn puppy) black and white Cava-Tzu (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Shih-Tzu) puppy with the happiest spirit. It was love at first sight. He so precious and adorable. 


How Having A Pet Helps with Depression

I know that I can only speak for myself, but I really think that having a pet helps with depression. For example, having a pet give you to a routine. You wouldn't want to neglect your pet by letting him or her go hungry or thisty etc would you?

Every now and again depression can make a person feel to tired or not want to get out of bed and engage in daily activities. When I had Lucky, I used to take him for walk or I would have him accompany me while I went for a jog. I don't think he minded too much since he like going for walks and runs anyway lol. Being active is an important factor when dealing with depression. Studies have shown that the body release endorphins while exercising which can improve your overall mood.


Pets Need to be Shown Love Too

Animals are a lot like people, they have feelings and need to be shown love too. I think one day I'll probably get another dog. The next dog I get I would like to look into getting a rescue dog. Sadly Lucky died in July 2007, but I'll never forget the joy he added to my life.


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Monday, August 7, 2017

MAC Lipsticks Dupes Ft. Milani Lipsticks

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For those of you who've been following me since the beginning already know that I love MAC Lipsticks. Today I wanted to focus on Milani Lipsticks that are dupes for some of the MAC lipsticks that I own.

Nude Lipsticks 


- Milani Matte Innocence (60) 
*Dupe for MAC Blankety

- Milani Rose Femme (42)
  *Dupe for MAC Twig


Pink Lipstick 


- Milani Matte Blissful (52)
 *Dupe for MAC Snob

- Milani Catwalk Pink (45) 
*Dupe for MAC Saint Germain

- Milani Matte Orchid (64)
  *Dupe for MAC Flat Out Fabulous

-  Milani Rose Hip (14)
  *Dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum


Red Lipstick



- Milani Matte Kiss (72)
* Dupe for MAC Ruby Woo

 - Milani Matte Confident (67) 
*Dupe for MAC Russian Red



Berry and Purple Lipstick 


- Milani Sangria (21)
  *Dupe for MAC Rebel

-Milani Matte Glam (65)
  * Dupe for MAC Heroine

- Milani Violet Volt (34)
  *Dupe for MAC Violetta

Pretty close?!  I really wanted to research my collection to provide the close dupes possible that's, another reason why it took a little longer for me to get this post done. As I mentioned before, these are some of the dupes from my collection, but I know they're plently of others. If you have any MAC dupes ft. Milani lipsticks let me know in the comment section!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks

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I've been wanting to do this review for the longest time! About two months ago I finally started seeing the Milani Amore Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks in CVS.  I also noticed that one of the local Wal-Mart's in my city started carrying Milani Cosmetics! I'm super happy about that lol.


With flash (true colors of the lipsticks)


Without Flash (I added the number alongside the names of each lipstick)



Adorable 


Precious


Loved


Devotion 


Obsession



Cinemattic Kiss


My Thoughts

I didn't want this to be a compare and contrast type of post, but I like these matte liquid lipsticks much better than Colourpop.  I feel with the Milani Amore Lip Creme Collection you can apply your lipstick effortlessly. There isn't splotchy application which is a major plus! As you can see these lipsticks are so pigmented. I've worn these lipsticks for the majority of the day and there wasn't any fading.  I find these lipsticks comfortable to wear with or without a lip balm.  I'm so happy that I found matte liquid lipsticks that aren't drying.

As for the matte metallic liquid lipstick (Cinemattic Kiss) it's pretty much the same results as the matte except since they're metallic matte. The lipstick isn't completely kiss proof and I usually have to reapply at least once throughout the day which isn't bad. I almost forgot to mention the scent! Omgosh these lipsticks smell like funfetti birthday cake, or at least that's what I think. The scent is sweet, but not overpowering. Overall I like both formulas of these lipsticks. 

Side Note: I had to share this, Covergirl liked one of my photos I posted on Instagram


To view my last post for my review on Covergirl Colorlicious Melting Pout Lipsticks, CLICK HERE

August 2017 Posts

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Bath and Body Works SAS Summer 2017 Pt. 2

Beauty Big Bang Powder Brush

Projects with Pilar: DIY Flower Crown Headbands

Beauty Big Bang 10 Piece Cosmetic Brushes Set (Unicorn Brushes)




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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Covergirl Colorlicious Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick

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It's no secret that I love wearing lipstick, so when I heard that Covergirl was releasing their new Melting Pout Lipsticks, I have to admit I was exicted! Recently I just start seeing them in Walmart and Target. I think that these lipsticks came out in late Spring 2017, but I'm not too sure.



About the Product (courtesy of Covergirl.com)


If you want color so hot, it's melted, this is the lipstick for you! New Melting Pout Liquid Lipsticks give you a high-impact, super rich color with a lightweight, satin finish. Melting Pout lipsticks give you Intensely rich color in a gel-based formula for a smooth finish

Benefits:

- Intensely pigmented

- Gel cream feels flexible, never stiff

- Not sticky or tacky

- Infused with nourishing ingredients

- High definition color that feels velvety soft!

-Cushiony soft applicator for gel that glides on smoothly


Me wearing Gelfriend (135)


Me wearing Evan-gel-ical (110) 

My Thoughts

Omgosh, I love these gel lipsticks! I think these are good to wear if your not a fan of traditional tube lipstick or liquid matte lipstick. These gel lipsticks almost remind me of pigmented lip glosses except this lipstick last hours longer than wearing a lip gloss. I didn't have any issues with application or feathering. I will suggest that you exfoliate your lips and you may even want to use a lip liner to reduce possible bleeding lipstick issues.

I haven't tried the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks to do a comparison, but if you're on a budget these lipsticks are very affordable and come in a varitety colors. I only have two lipsticks so far from this collection, but I plan on purchasing a few more in the future!


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Bath and Body Works SAS Summer 2017 Pt. 2

Beauty Big Bang Powder Brush

Projects with Pilar: DIY Flower Crown Headbands

Beauty Big Bang 10 Piece Cosmetic Brushes Set (Unicorn Brushes)



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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My Life in July 2017

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Today's post is another monthly lifestyle post. July was filled with fun and lots of humidity lol. I want to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post for my 4th blogiversary. Your kind words warmed my heart! Now Lets get started with today's post!

Selfies


One of my flower crowns that I made


Natural hair life


The infamous side selfie



This is another flower crown headband that I made.


I love how these headbands that I made can go with so many of my outfits 

Fourth of July


4th of July selfie


Fruti Punch and Mountain Berry Blast Powerade. The cups are from Dollar Tree



I spent the day with my mom and she cooked ribs, corn, and mac and cheese 

Food


Watermelon and Water have been two of my favorite things lately 


Marinated Zesty Italian Chicken Breasts, Green Beans,  and Garlic Herb Potatoes. I made this dish in June, but I forgot to add the green beans. This is such a good dish to make. 


Homemade Pizza Night


I love making homemeade pizza. Once again I forgot to show an ingredient lol. This pizza also contained sausage.


Having a glass of wine 


More Fruit


July 16th was National Ice Cream Day. This Great Value Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is so good!


A Saturday breakfast


And even more fruit lol 


Miscellaneous 


A few body care essentials 


Some of the candles I picked up during the Bath and Body Works SAS


Thanks! PR Sample I received from Tree Hut. I love this mud mask and the tote is so cute and inspirational!


Whole flower crown that headbands I made for a customer. I recently started back selling my crafts locally. I want to eventually start an Esty shop. Hopefully I can get that started in the upcoming months.


A few more of my handmade crafts that I'm selling locally. 


Finally a Milani section in one of the local Wal-Mart's near my house! 


Swatch Party for my Milani Amore Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks. I should have this review up sometime in August. 


My first Mainstays Candle from Walmart in Vanilla. I'm going to be honest I'm not a fan of this candle. It smells like burnt Vanilla and when the wax pool is almost finished burning out, the wicks join together in the center.  At least the wax burns evenly.


Blog drafting


July 29th was National Lipstick Day. I picked up one of CoverGirl's new Melting Pout Lipsticks at Walmart


I'm getting close to 1,000 followers on INSTAGRAM!


Presents from my mom and best friend for my blog 4th anniversary on July 27th


One of the cupcakes from my 4th blogiversary.  You read that post HERE 


July 2017 Posts

Bath and Body Works SAS Summer 2017 Pt. 2

Beauty Big Bang Powder Brush

Projects with Pilar: DIY Flower Crown Headbands

Beauty Big Bang 10 Piece Cosmetic Brushes Set (Unicorn Brushes)