Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki

I'm always excited to try out the new Viva Glam lipsticks when they come out and I finally ordered the Viva Glam Nicki!

I was definitely NOT disappointed with this one! Viva Glam Nicki is a very bright tropical-ish pink color.

                                              (Excuse my lips- they are SO dry right now!)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cheap, DIY Jewelry organizer

I have an issue with taking my jewelry off in random places and losing it! I will take earrings off by my nightstand, bracelets off in the bathroom before I take a shower, etc. So after seeing several different versions online, I decided to make a jewelry organizer to keep on my dresser.

This is the end result- It is largely empty still because most of my jewelry was stolen! I decided to hang my most used necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings on it. I've seen some that were just earrings though.

                                                               To make this, I used:

                                        *Foam board

                                     *Decorative tape- I used a decorative clear tape, but you can use the printed duct tapes as well.


 I used the tacks to make holes for the studs and to hang the hook style earrings as well as the necklaces and bracelets.

To hold all of the earring backs, I just used one of my Juicy boxes- You can make a little earring back holder on the actual foam board, but I just found this way to be easier :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Eco Emi January Box

I'm always excited to see my Eco-Emi box in the mailbox! Because of my recent life change, I have really been appreciating the Eco-Emi boxes! This one came a little late and with the break-in is even more belated!
                                  This month's was a wintery theme with little snowflakes inside!

                                                                     In this box, I got:
               * Tea Gschwendner in Acerola Fruit Tea as well as Murani Green Tea- $8.56 for 100 grams
 They included the bags as well so that you can make your own bags which I thought was pretty cool. I haven't tried them out yet, but am usually really picky about tea so we'll see how it goes!

                                    *Sprouted Organic Quinoa by Tru Roots- $6.47 for 6 oz. bag
          I've tried this in a few recipes and have definitely liked it. It did take a little getting used to though!

                                   *Honeydew Spearmint lotion by Deep Steep- $9.95 6 oz.
                               I didn't love the smell on this one, but it had a decent texture...

                                               *Organic Fair Trade Coconut Oil- $7.69 for 8oz
                                           I LOVED this and actually ended up buying an entire jar!

          *Grapefruit Seed and Orange Peel Liquid Laundry Detergent by Biokleen- 32 loads for $6.56
              I haven't really tried any of the laundry detergent packets yet as I have made my own recently!

                                                *Lip Tint by J.R. Watkins- .09oz for $4.99
                      The color of this wasn't really for me, but I would definitely try out a different color!

                              *Endangered Species Lip Balm by Merry Hempster's- .09oz for $2.99                     This was my favorite thing in the box! The flavor is great and the texture is amazing and keeps my lips moist!

                *Organic Eyeliner in Black/Brown by Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques- $12.00
I really liked this- it is smooth and works well. They have sent this brand in Eco-Emi boxes before and I have liked the products every time, so this is just a good company overall!

                                 *Organic Hand Purifier by Doctor Cleangreen- 1.5oz for $7.95
     This I am definitely not a fan of! The smell is not great and it leaves a weird feeling on the skin, kind of like an oily or greasy feeling.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Red Hot Winter Look

Every year, we have an event in my town called Red Hot Winter which is a big show with dancing acts, bands, a hair show and a fashion show. I always get SUPER excited and spend hours planning an outfit!

This year, I decided to do a smokey eye- I typically don't do a lot of those as they usually look really strong on me!

To get this look, I used a few of my new toys!

-Benefit Porefessional
-MUFE 5 camouflage cream palette
-Dinair airbrush foundation
-Too Faced blush in Candy Leopard
-Too Faced bronzer in Peach Leopard

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Too Faced Night Fever from Natural at Night Palette
-Too Faced Moonstone from Natural at Night Palette
-MUFE Aqua liner in black
-Benefit They're Real Mascara

Sunday, February 19, 2012

NOTD: Featuring OPI Fly

I want to thank everyone for their kind comments. I have just now gotten everything back in order (mostly!) and have FINALLY gotten my new computer!

Also, I have just started another blog on natural living and would love for you to check it out!
So I recently got the new Nicki Minaj by OPI mini set from Ulta. I haven't tried the other colors yet, but I LOVE how vibrant the two green shades are and decided to try Fly the Teal shade out first.

                        For the flower design, I used my m73 plate from the Born Pretty Store.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bad News!

Due to my house being robbed last night, I will probably not be on here until next week at the earliest... Luckily everyone was ok including my 4 chihuahua's. EVERYTHING that had any value at all and was not nailed down was taken including my computer which had all of my non-backed up pictures on it- So I will be back as soon as I am able to get everything taken care of!