Friday, June 22, 2012

Contest Winner and Stila- The Box that Rocks!

I have FINALLY got around to inputting all of the names in excel and choosing the winner of the $20 giftcard! And it is Kim from A Very Sweet Blog (I will email the card number tonite)!!!!

I'm still rashing out lately and it has unfortunately spread to my face, so it will be a while before I do any makeup posts :-x

Anyway, a few days ago, I came home to a package on my doorstep and was super excited to find out that it was my order from my sponsor Apothica! A while back I happened to see something on my Facebook newsfeed called Stila- The Box that Rocks. The name by itself immediately got my attention! So what is this you ask???

It's a makeup case with speakers so that you can plug your iPhone or MP3 player into it! This would have been PERFECT for times that I have done makeup for my friends!

It is roomy enough so that you should be able to fit the makeup that you would need to take with you on a trip or to apply on a client.

 It comes with the case, a lip glaze trio in warm, smudge stick waterfproof eyeliner in Lionfish and eyeshadow trio in Gilded.

It costs $50 at Apothica which is an amazing deal considering that the eyeshadow and eyeliner alone each cost $20, and the lip glaze trio is $12!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Hair and Going Out Look

I've been broken out in hives and nasty peely face skin for the past several weeks, so I've just kind of bummed it for a while now! I thought it was time to try and look semi-decent for date night with the husband tonite though!

Because my eyes are so peely right now, I can only use cream based eyeshadows (and it still doesn't turn out great!) which sucks as I own all of 2 cream shades! But I used Beloved by Victoria's Secret which is actually pretty good! For the cheeks I used MUFE sculpting blush in 22. On the lips I used Illmasqua gloss in Indulge which is SUPER intense, so I toned it down with MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam Gaga 2.

The lovely leopard scarf was actually sent to me via Fraas. I am a HUGE fan of scarves and you can never go wrong with leopard print! You can get it for $40 at

Friday, June 8, 2012

NOTD: Butter London- Henley Regatta

Lately I've been really impressed with Butter London. It's 3 free and tends to last longer than other nail polish brands.

I'd seen Henley Regatta for a while and was really excited to see that Ulta had it in stock recently!

Unfortunately, I was not really impressed with this shade. In the bottle, it looks like a gorgeous pigmented teal color. In reality though, it is a glitter with not much pigmentation and it flaked off of my nails within a few days :(

Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY Sugar Scrub

What can you make with granulated white sugar and Dawn dish soap with Olay Hand Renewal???

                                                    The simplest sugar hand scrub ever!

                                       Step 1:
                                       Fill your container about 3/4 full with sugar.

                                       Step 2:
                                       Fill it the rest of the way with Dawn/ Olay Hand Renewal.

                                       Step 3:
                                       Stir together until it has a thick, icing -like consistency.
                                            (Make sure that the sugar isn't fully dissolved)

 I know this isn't the greenest recipe (I'm working on making some of those!), but it is super simple and works so well!

                              I made this for Mother's Day for my mom as she has super dry cracked hands!

Update: She has been using this scrub for over a month now and said that her hands are no longer cracking  and that they are much more moisturized now!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I feel so old!

It's been a super busy past few weeks- Last week my little sister graduated high school! That definitely makes me feel pretty old! It feels like yesterday she was just a little stick thing in elementary school and now she's going to college and I found out she has her own blog too!

I recently got a hat in the mail to review from a company called Dorfman Pacific.

While I think that it is a nice beachy hat, I just dyed my hair SUPER fire cherry red (pictures coming soon!) and thought that it would massively clash with my hair so I gave it to my sister to try out.

                                                  Here she is making her little sour face!

Anyway, you can find this hat here for $30 and until June 30th using the promo code SunHatSave20 will get you 20% off your order!

Also, I will be ending my giveaway at the end of the week so be sure to enter if you haven't!