Another Update..

First of all I can not believe I haven't posted anything since July. There has been a lot going on in my life since then though. In my last update I mentioned a close friend of my families who wasn't doing so well. I'm sad to say later in July she passed away. July is the month where a lot of things started to go badly for my family. We lost her and my stepdad's health was also beginning to not be so great. He kept getting worse week after week and was constantly in and out of hospitals. He passed away in early November. I'm not going into any details about what happened but this was the hardest thing to go through.

On a happy note Adam and I found out in August that we are pregnant!! We just found out a month ago that we're going to be having a little girl, and we are thrilled!!

All of these things have kept me pretty busy. Between dealing with death in the family, trying to be there for my mom, and trying to get things ready for a baby there has been no time for anything else. I want to be able to say I'm going to blog more in the new year, but after having a baby I don't think I'll have time. But I'm not due until April so hopefully I can blog more in the first few months and try my hardest to continue after our little one arrives.

I hope you've all had a great 2013 and have an even better 2014! Happy New Year!


Where Have I Been?

Wow! What a last couple of months it's been. I'm not sure where I even begin. First of all I want to apologize for not posting anything in awhile. I really wanted to keep up on this blog and post regularly, but life happens. Unfortunately I don't really have anything good to post about that's been going on in my life.

Let's start with the least upsetting thing. My computer decided about a month ago that it's had enough...and it was time to stop working. I was having some problems with it for a couple weeks, but didn't think it was anything to serious since I was still able to get it to work after messing with it for a few minutes, but one day when I went to turn it on...there was nothing. I messed with for about an hour before I finally gave up. A couple days later I decided to take it in to get checked out, and find out what was wrong. The guy basically told me it would be better for me to just buy a new computer, because the costs to fix mine just wasn't worth it. This upset I am VERY poor right now haha. So I went a couple days with no computer.. AHHH!! After those horrible couple of days my dad offered to lend me his until I'm able to buy a new one. So that's what I've been doing the last couple weeks. Hopefully I can gather up some money to buy a new one soon!!

Now onto more serious sad things. A couple of months ago my boyfriends dad passed away. This is the biggest reason for me being away. He was pretty close to his dad, and obviously he's been taking this pretty hard. It was something that was expected, but at the same time not expected. It was and still is a very sad time for him. I've tried being there for him the best way I know, but it still doesn't feel like I'm doing enough for him. What do you say to someone who has lost a parent? I don't think there are any words that he hasn't heard already or would take his pain away. For the last month him and his sister have been cleaning out his dads place and I've been helping also. This process is taking longer than anyone expected it would.

There is also a family friend who is in her late 80's. She is absolutely one of the sweetest people you could ever meet and have the pleasure of knowing. We've all known for a couple months that her health wasn't the best. She went from living alone to going to a nursing home. Things have seemed alright for the last month..considering her health. This past Saturday she had a pretty high fever and they thought she wouldn't make it through the weekend. Luckily they got the fever to go down and she is still here with us. They informed everyone, though, that she probably only has another week or two to live. This, of course, has been an extremely hard thing to take. She is in good spirits though and she knows it's almost her time..and she's okay with it. Even though they have prepared all of us that her end is coming soon I know that won't make the day any easier. It's going to be an extremely sad day...and I'm not ready for it at all. job. I more or less lost it. They feel I have too much going on in my personal life right now and it's interfering with work. They're right. I do have a lot going on. Not just the things I talked about here, but there are other issues as well. This has been an insanely bad year.

I hope you all are having a great summer and I hope to be back to posting regularly soon!!!


Maybelline Color Tattoos: Icy Mint & Lavish Lavender

Hey everyone! So for awhile now people have been talking about the limited edition Maybelline Color Tattoos released with the Summer collection. I finally spotted a few at my local Walgreens. I also went to 2 different Walgreens and a CVS to track down the very popular Seashore Frost. I had no luck finding it. All the stores I went too had every color except for that one.So I did pick up 2 that I was really wanting and thought I would share my first impression on them. 

The first swatch is Icy Mint. I can not begin to tell you how excited I was that there was a mint color tattoo being released. I had to have it. I was excited to find it, and excited to bust it open and swatch it. I was so disappointed with this one. I ran my finger over the color many times and still got nothing. HUGE disappointment. This one went back to Walgreens. 
 Next up is Lavish Lavender. Another one I was pretty excited about. This one swatches a bit better than Icy Mint, but still wasn't what I expected/hoped it would be. These are all duo chrome maybe that's why I wasn't feeling this one. In certain light this is really pretty color, but in other light it's..not so pretty. This one...also went back to Walgreens.

So there you have it. Now maybe I didn't give these colors a fair chance being that I didn't apply them to my eyes. Just the swatching was enough for me. These are definitely the worst color tattoos I have tried. I have 4 other colors from the permanent line that I just love. These are not good. In my opinion you should just pass on these and hope the next collection is better. 

Have you tried any of the Summer Collection Color Tattoos? What are your favorite colors? Thoughts?

I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you have tried ant of these LE colors I hope you had better luck than I did with them. 

April Favorites

We've come to the end of another month. Which means time for favorites!! I don't have as many things to talk about as I thought I would, but I hope you enjoy!

 First up is Pure Seduction Fragrance Mist from Victoria's Secret.
This as been the only scent I've worn since the day I bought it earlier in the month.
It smells delicious! Like a fruity drink.
Perfect for Spring & Summer.

 Rimmel BB Cream.
I haven't had the best luck with Rimmel products in the past,
but this stuff is amazing!
I love the coverage and honestly in my opinion...
it's better than my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation.
I said it. This $6 BB cream is way more worth checking out
than the over priced $50 foundation.

 Wet 'N' Wild Petal Pusher eyeshadow palette.
I have been using this thing like crazy!
I'm finally starting to branch out to colors other than my typical browns.
I am loving purple eyeshadow more than I ever thought I would.
The pigmentation is amazing and the staying power is also amazing.
Best 5 bucks I've spent all month!

 Essie nail polish in Bikini So Teeny.
I am obsessed with this color!
I heard a lot of girls talk about it last year but I never got it.
So this year when I saw it I had to try it.
The first time painting it on my nails..
I was in love.

 L'Oreal Pistachio Dream. 
This nail polish is gorgeous!
If you know anything about then you know I love the color mint.
This color is part of a limited edition collection
So I suggest running to the nearest drugstore and picking up a bottle.

 Milani baked blush in Luminoso.
I'm almost completely positive I mentioned this as a favorite last month as well.
So the fact that it's a favorite for the second must be good.
It's basically the only blush I've worn the last couple of months.

 Maybelline Color Whisper in Coral Ambition.
Another color I am obsessed with..coral.
This stuff if the perfect coral shade for someone like me who is trying to expand 
her lip color selection. I love the color and the way this feels on my lips.
Super easy to apply. Making it the perfect lip product to keep in your purse this summer.

There you have it! My favorites for the month os April. I am so excited that Spring has finally decided to show up! It seems like Winter drug on and on. I hope you all are having a wonderful Spring so far, and of course, that you had a great April and an even better May!


Haul! - Target & Ulta

Hello loves! Hope you all are having a fantastic week! It's Wednesday, which means we are almost to another weekend. I don't know about you, but I am pretty darn excited about that. I have a  little haul for you of some things I've picked up the last few days. Hope you enjoy!

First up is what I purchased at Target.
I've been on the hunt for a smaller bag to use for Spring and Summer.
I finally found one! The color may not scream Spring/Summer, but I love this bag so much!
It took me awhile to fit everything I wanted inside of it, but I finally made it work.
The best part about this bag is unlike my last one it won't kill my shoulder while I'm shopping.

I had to pick up another Nivea Kiss of Milk & honey lip balm.
I got one of these for Christmas and it is pretty much completely gone.
I can't remember the last time I finished a product like this.
I swear by this stuff and it has become a total must have for me.

I've also been looking to get a moisturizer. So I decided to pick up the 
Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream. I've used the one for normal skin before,
but this time I went for the dry skin one. I'm not going to lie the fact that it's pink kind of sold me.
This is a great product, though, and it really does help out my dry skin.

 Next I decided it was time to go ahead and buy a lipstick from the Maybelline Vivids collection.
It seems like every time I go out I pick up Shocking Coral...and then put it back.
This color is beautiful! 
While it may be VERY different from my pink and nude lipsticks 
I am pretty excited to wear it.

Now on to Ulta!!!

I recently fell in love with the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque. 
I picked up another $4 packet of that, and thought I would give something else from the line a try.
So I picked up the  Nourishing Leave In Cream.
I haven't used this yet, but I am very excited too!

Next I picked up a lipstick from NYX.
My rule is if I'm going to Ulta I have to buy at least one NYX product..since I don't like close to Ulta.
So I went with the lipstick in Pure Nude.
The funny thing about this is I saw it on Ulta's website right before heading out the door,
and then while browsing the NYX section in store I spotted a color I loved
and it was Pure Nude..I knew then it was meant to be.

 Now the reason I went to Ulta in the first place.
Lorac's GloGetter palette.
They posted a picture of this on their Facebook last week and I just had to have it.
I don't think I have ever gone as crazy for any makeup item as I did for this.
These colors are gorgeous and so perfect for Spring/Summer.
I didn't swatch any of them for this post,
because I want to devote an entire post to it.
It's that good.

So that's all for my haul!
I hope you enjoyed.
Have a great rest of the week!

Haul - TJMaxx, Target, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Hey everyone! I did some shopping today and wanted to share what I picked up.
I have 2 beauty items and them some home decor.
Hope you enjoy!

The first stop was TJ Maxx.
Where I came across some NYX eyeshadow palettes!
Being that I live in a town with no Ulta and the nearest one being an hour away
this was a VERY exciting find.
I'm shocked I didn't buy all the palettes they had!
I was excted to find this one,though, I've had my eye on it for awhile
I'm not exactly sure what took my so long to buy ir, but I am so excited to use these colors.

For some reason while I was at the mall I decided to stop in Victoria's Secret.
And am I glad I did!!
I picked up a bottle of Pure Seduction and fell in love.
I will definitely be going back to pick up more products in this scent.
 Next stop was Bath & Body Works where I found this cute little bird house oil warmer.
I'm not planning on using this with the scented oils..I just thought it was cute.
Next I picked up one of their candle pedestals. 
I've been on a kick of decorating with white accents.
I love this for displaying candles.
So cute!

I about died when I found this bird.
A mint colored bird? To go with my white accents?
It's a candle but obviously it's way too cute to ever light.

 Then I picked up this decorative bowl.
I've had my eye on this the last couple of weeks, and finally decided to pick it up.
The best part about this is the it was marked to from $30 to $9!
Awesome deal!
Too awesome to pass up.

Lastly some random cat cuteness!!! 

Last weekend I was in Target (of course!) and spotted Hello Kitty pet accessories!
I found a Hello Kitty pet bed!!!!

How cute is that?! 
Lily loves it. 
She uses t all the time and I am so happy about that.

It's also been T approved. 
He's a bit too big for it but that's ok.

So there you have it! 
A shopping haul and some cat cuteness!
Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

March Favorites

Hey everyone! It feel like forever since I've posted anything on here. My last post was November Faves, though, so I guess it has been a little while. I have just been so crazy busy with work and person life stuff. But I wanted to do this post, because there are so many great things I've been loving lately, and I wanted to share them with you.

First off is Bath & Body Works newest scent Beautiful Day.
I absolutely LOVE this scent. I just can't get enough of it.
As you may remember I am horrible at describing scents.
So I will just say that I highly recommend that you stop
into B&BW and give this a sniff.

Next up..Fresh Picked Strawberry.
One word can describe this scent..YUM!
I know a lot of people are raving about the Market Peach candle,
but for me strawberry is where it's at.
I love both the lotion and candle.
This is a nice real strawberry scent..not something trying to be strawberry.
These products legit smell like if you cup open a strawberry and smell it.
It is SO GOOD!

2 L'oreal polishes to mention.
The glitter is Sparklicious and the other is Pistachio Dream.
These polishes are pretty on their own, but when you put that glitter over
the minty Pistachio's gorgeous!

In the middle is Revlon Colorstay Gel Shine Top Coat.
Also known as my new best friend. This top coat is seriously amazing.
This top coat kept my polish looking gorgeous for a week!
Love. Love. Love.

Now onto the makeup...

First up is the Rimmel BB Cream.
This is my first BB Cream, and I have to say I honestly don't see the point in trying any others.
This stuff is truely amazing. It's a thick consistency, and covers beautifully. 
I have to say this stuff covers better than some foundations I've tried.
I love the flawless finish this gives my skin.

Milani Baked Blush.
If you haven't ever tried these blushes then I suggest you run out and pick one up ASAP!
These are AMAZING! 
On the left we have Rose D'Oro (supposedly a dupe for MAC Stereo Rose msf)
and on the right Luminoso .
These blushes give off a beautiful glowy look to the skin.


First off is Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded.
Next is CG Clump Crusher Mascara. One of the best mascaras I have ever tried.
L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow. The lighter shade is Iced Latte, and the other is Amber Rush.
 Iced Latte is just a typical champagne color and Amber Rush is the
perfect rose gold eyeshadow. Amazing shadows and a definite must try.


Oh coral how I love you.
On the left Revlon Coralberry
and on the right Maybelline Color Whisper in Coral Ambition.
I've been thinking about doing a post all about my crazy coral obsession. ha/
I really should have posted a pictures with swatches so you could see how different these truely are.
Coral Ambition is by far the most wearable, and Coralberry is more on the orange side.
But I equally love them both.

And those are my favorites for the month of March! 
Hope you enjoyed.