Friday, September 19, 2014

Wal Mart Fall Beauty Box-Opening

L'oreal Glossy Balm $6.97
Covergirl Glowing Nights Glosstini Polish $2.97
Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant $7.92
Travel Size Dove Shampoo and Conditioner $.99 each
Travel Size Dry Oil $.89
Samples of Nicki Minaj Pink Friday, L'oreal Pore Vanisher, and Neutrogena Longwear Foundation with a coupon!
(all products that I have used before and really enjoy so love the samples too)

That's a total of $20.73 and I payed $5.00 for the box. So much fun I have heard there are several different versions going around, which makes me wish I should have ordered 2 and got one for a friend. I personally do not mind travel size products because when the hubby and I go away it's usually for a concert. I take a bag full of makeup as is, so who needs full size hair products taking up space you could put an eyeshadow palette.  I have never tried the L'oreal Glossy Balms or the Covergirl Glowing Nights nail polish. I am excited, I will probably not use the deodorant. With it being fall I can start using my natural deodorant again. I will give it to a friend or donate it to a local women's shelter.

Did you get the box? Let me know if you review it I am curious as to what everyone else is getting!

I am not sure how long they will be doing the boxes but it is $5 4x's a year for each season. This is their fall box, then you will get a Winter,Spring and Summer. I think this is a fun idea and glad that I got it. 

While they last get one at 

 *Paid for by myself,and this is my honest review!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beauty Box Five-September

What I got in my  September Beauty Box Five

Nicka K New York-Eyelight Crayon $4.49
Natural Style by FUBU Deep Conditioner & Co Wash-12 oz $9.99
Sally Hansen Toe Spacer-$1.99
My Beauty Spot Nail Polish-(set of 6) $24.99
Chrislie Formulations 3-1 Eye Bright-$40 0.5oz

I haven't tried anything out yet, but I am excited to give this conditioner and co-wash a try. I wish they wouldn't send sample packets just a little bit more because I don't know if I will be able to notice a difference. I swatched the eye pencil and it's a beautiful deep shade of purple so I can't wait to see if it smudges or not. I will be doing a favorites at the end of the month, maybe you will see one or more of these items in it! 

Have you tried BB5 out yet?

*Beauty Box Five was provided to me for review consideration.This does not change my opinion in any way.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

5 Fall Must Haves in my Handbag

 *Post is sponsored by U by Kotex and Linqia. These are my honest opinions, as always!

I have been ready for cold weather since the first day of Summer. I am one of those weirdo's who loves the snow,rain and cold weather. I live in the South, and when the leaves start turning shades of orange and red I know Fall is near. It is actually just a week away, so I am exciting to share a few of my Fall Must Haves-well 5 of them at least! These are also 5 things that I carry in my purse usually in a makeup bag.

My 5 Must Have Items for Fall:
1.The U by Kotex with 3D Capture Core-The packaging is adorable and even though these are overnight, they are very slim and don't take up any space in my purse. I can keep them in my backpack, or laptop bag too. I don't just use them for overnight but they work great for that too. 
2.Flower brushes from Wal-Mart I just picked these up last week and have already been playing with them.They are soft,fluffy and actually great quality for a drugstore brush. These are a must have because who doesn't love affordable brushes hehe
3.Kleenex Slim Pack-I always seem to get some type of bug when the weather changes.These are great to have with you at all times.
4.Hard Candy blush in Spicy &Sweet gives such a fresh overall color to you cheeks, love it!
5. The Maybelline Nudes palette has became a quick favorite of mine! So easy to just put on a nice natural smoky eye, or dramatic nighttime eye.

This is the box of Ultra Thin pads that I buy and prefer, you can't even tell they are there.
This is what the box will look like, but with a lot of different cute packages of Kleenex. So be sure to check out your local Wal-Mart to pick up this cute little set. They also have tampons that come with the Kleenex slim pack which I will pick up eventually too.

What are you fall must haves? I obviously want everything Pumpkin Scented or flavored but those don't go in my purse just into my belly hehe. Thanks for stopping by be sure to get your coupons!

Lorac Pro 1 & 2 Do You Need Both?

 Price: $42 each palette -16 shadows
each palette comes with Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer (which is also amazing)
Amazing Pigmentation and Staying Power
Very Blendable
Great range of shadows with different finishes!

(top row original pro palette colors, bottom row pro palette 2 swatches)
 These swatches are without primer or base, and only 1 swipe out of the palette onto the back of my hand! That is amazing quality and pigmentation!

I didn't swatch each palette in their entirety because there are a lot of matte shades which are great for blending and building a great eye look I just wanted to show you the pigmentation on some of my go to shades in each palette. I also wanted so show you how black the black shadow is in both palettes. You can use this as a liner,in the outer V it is a great black shade. 

I am in love with both of these , I think everyone can benefit from these palettes and create great looks. So easy to take from day to night from natural to dramatic all in one palette. I have both of these palettes in my personal and professional collection. Great for bridal work, so if you are an aspiring artist I suggest you get both of these. Lorac is one of my go to brands as a makeup artist and beauty lover. Their foundations are my holy grail and after buying the Lorac Pro palette I knew I was hooked for life. 

If you have a birthday coming up, or even for the Holidays I suggest you ask for both of these.It is not an option, you have to have both of these in your life! I have seen glimpses of a Lorac Mega Pro palette coming out soon. My heart just skipped a beat thinking about it again, I don't know if I am prepared for it or not! If I can get my hands on it I will, Lorac is by far one of the best brands out there!

Thank you for stopping by, if you have any other questions about the palettes please ask!

*These palettes were paid for with my husbands money, and my opinions are not influenced by him in any way hehe.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bath and Body Works Candle Dupes at Wal-Mart

I know this isn't beauty related but I am pretty basic and I love me some candles from Bath and Body works. However, it is hard for me to convince the hubby that at $22.50 they are a good investment. He barely believes that I need 100 shades of shadow hehe. I knew when I found these at Wal-Mart I had to share with you. If you are like me when I can find a bargain I get excited and want to share it with everyone. So I came home and started burning one, for review sake of course heh.

 These candles from 719 Walnut Avenue are $4.93 each, are 3 wicked and come with a cute little lid. They smell amazing,and although I just bought them I have already been burning my Mahogany Driftwood and the scent lingers all over the house.The hubby came home and I had to share my find with him, he said "Why didn't you get more" and I realized why I married him, he is my enabler heheh.  I didn't pick up all the scents, they still had some summer scents available as well. I know they had Autumn Leaves,Macintosh Apple,Pumpkin Latte and a few more.

I hope if you decide to go out and pick these up you will let me know! Tag me on social media, or comment below and let me know what scents you pick up!
Check out my haul video where I show you the candles up close, and a few more goodies I picked up for Fall!

*all photos of the Bath and Body works candles were used from their website.No copyright was intended these were just for comparison.These are not my photos of the BBW candles. Please go here for more information about these products listed Thank you!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Beauty Council does the VMA's-Julianne Hough

 The Beauty Council is a group of amazing beauty & lifestyle bloggers, who have joined forces to bring our blog readers new and exciting blog posts. You can expect The Beauty Council blog posts to be showing up twice a month. We hope to bring you a refreshing variety of posts from tutorials to our must have products. For our first post and we chose to pick a look to replicate from the 2014 VMA Award's.

 I chose Julianne Hough she is still in her twenties which I am not, but I loved her bronze glow, and orange lip. Hope you enjoy the post, and check out the other amazing bloggers in The Beauty Council!  I am excited to see all of their great looks and which celebrity they chose!


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(The best picture I could get of her with her eyes closed showing the look ehhe)

Julianne Hough's look to me was a smoky navy,silver eye with emphasis on the bronze cheeks,and orange lips. So if your curious how I got this Julianne Hough look, keep reading! I started with the Pixi Redness Reducing Primer all over my face. I then take the Pixi Crayon Combo in Super Smoky which is in black and gunmetal gray. I used the gunmetal gray all over my lid to the crease and smudged it out.
 I then took the gunmetal gray/silver in the Pixi Silver Sky palette all over the lid and into the crease. In my outer V and my lower lash I used the Navy shadow in the palette. Taking a liner brush and bringing that navy all under my lower lash line.I then used the Pacifica Golden Lotus on the brow bone very lightly.

For my face I used my old faithful Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation as a foundation and concealer, used my Hard Candy trio in 3 strikes to bronze the face a little. The Hard Candy blush in Skinny Dipping on the apples of my cheeks with Pacifica Golden Lotus as a highlighter. 

Then L.A. Girl lip glaze in Hot Mess to finish off the look. I did use the Maybelline define a brow in light brown it broke off when I was finishing up my last brow and I tossed it (forgot to take a picture). Feel free to use your favorite brow product to finish off the look!

Who's look did you enjoy from the 2014 VMA Awards? It was hard to choose for me, but I thought Julianne Hough rocked her navy dress,and smoky eye.  
Let me know what you think, this type of post is a first for me. Let me know if you would like to see more looks on the blog!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pacifica and Pixi New Products Haul

Check out my new video to see all the new goodies from Pacifica and Pixi Beauty!

Let me know what you are loving!