Monday, August 25, 2014

EASY Beginner Nail Art Tutorial

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Last week I showed you guys an awesome new EASY way to save at Walgreens and this week I am teaching you another super easy lesson. Beginner nail art ! As you guys can see, I have come a long way since my very first nail art tutorial. But the premise is the same.  I like to keep my nail art designs simple, fast and fun.

First things first we need some supplies

Saturday, August 23, 2014

AUGUST 2014 ipsy Glam Bag + Girl Talk

August 2014 ipsy bag unboxing ... drum roll please ...
I have to be honest. I have not been impressed by ipsy lately. See : July ipsy Bag. I have been really enjoying my Glossybox, Wantable and FabFitFun boxes quite a bit more. However, I am too afraid to cancel the bag becasue I feel like the next months bag will be killer and I would have been the dummy that canceled. Also technically ipsy is "worth it" when it comes down to the money. I AM getting $10 worth of product in the bags every month. I just haven't been impressed with the actual items. Let see if this months bag can turn my frown upside down.




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Here is what cam in this months bag :
Absolute Lip Balm
Mine came in the scent / flavor green apple and holy moly it smells so good ! As if they squeezed a fresh apple right into the pot. Btw the word absolute makes me think of some sort of alcohol or something ?? 

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
I am happy to see this In my bag. I think in the video it came off as I wasn't but I am. The type of product and use for it is right up my alley. I jut know these are a bit too pricey and ben if I did like it I may not repurchase it. I've only tried this once and it was ok, gotta try it more for better perspective. This stuff smells like Tea Tree oil.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
I am excited to see an urban decay product in my bag again - we got an eyeliner a few months back. My problem is I don't like the mascara. I would not purchase this. The wands appkicatorwr bristle are to close and get clumped together so when applying it to my lashes it packed on the product too heavy. Even when I went back with hardly any product on it I could seem to get it to separate my lashes. I was not impressed  

Coastal Scents Forever Blush Sample Duo
This is truly a sample. I would have much rather had one shade in a larger pan than two tiny ones. And actually to my surprise I found these to be too pigmented can you believe that ? I found them difficult to blend out leaving me with clown cheeks. These reminded me of the kiddie makeup I used to mess around with as a preteen. They are smooth in texture but still a tad powdery.

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil
Normally when my eyeliners get down to this size I throw them away LOL ! I have never heard of this brand either. It glides on to the waterline really well and didn't seen to smear I just I had received a lever sample of this to really give it a bigger thumbs up. I can't really sharpen it so once the tip is flatten I'll probably have to chuck it. 


What do you think about this months bag ?


Friday, August 22, 2014

JULY 2014 Glossybox Unboxing

I received this box as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 
My apologies for being so behind on getting this up. This box arrived the very last week of July and since then I have been busy getting the house all ready to move.

But I am here now and getting caught up ! I hope you enjoy it :-)


Do you subscribe to Glossybox ? I am so excited to see this box arrive every month especially when I wasn't expecting this one. Funny story : I actually opened the garage a few minutes before leaving to get my son from school the day this arrived. So when I went to get in the car I saw this box in my garage on the floor and almost threw it out !!! I know ! I thought it was last months box that must have fallen out of the garbage. I guess the mailman must have come and placed it there the 2 minutes my garage was open. Phew I am so glad I had the sense enough to open it first.

Anyways, this is what came in this months box :

Skin Inc, Skin Supplement Bar Custom-Blended Brightening Serum
$45.00 / 0.34 fl oz. (Original size)

I used this for the first time last night. It did not irritate my skin which is actually a big deal. My skin gets upset over everything and either breaks out or gets these tiny little red bumps / burn sort of patches. This didn't do that to me. I will have to try it a bit more to see it it works as well as it states it does. 

GLAMGLOW® YOUTHMUD® TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT
$69.00 / 1.7 fl oz. (Original size)

I have tried this before and like to use it as sort of a masque spot treatment on breakouts. Only the ones that surface though, this doesn't work on cysts.

Mitchell and Peach Body Cream
$61.00 / 6 oz. (Original size)

I am keeping this for our honeymoon trip In October it smells fancy. And it is super expensive !

Philip B. pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist
$24.00 / 4.23 fl oz. (Original size)

I totally forgot this came in the box until I went to type this up. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try ASAP ! 

Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
$12.00 / 0.35 oz. (Original size)

I have received this balm before in and ipsy bag earlier this year and love it. Smells just like a mojito drink but is a bit too pricey for me to want to repurchase it. At this rate I won't have to if it keeps coming in subscription boxes though :-)

Comment below and tell me - What do you think about July's Glossybox ? 

*UPDATE : I haven't received a box for August yet (8/21/14)  but I did receive word that it is on its way. I did however get a sneak peak at some items that will be in the August box !!!! Head over here to see what those are :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Week 5, 6 & 7 Nutrisystem UPDATES with Videos !

I am receiving three consecutive 28-day programs in return for my honest review. All opinions are 100% that of my own and I look forward to sharing my Nutrisystem experience with you guys ! #NSnation #SparkleMeFit

Catch up on my previous Nutrisystem weekly updates and vlogs over here. 
Well I feel a bit like a failure !! While I have gotten up my weekly video updates, I am finding it difficult to also formally type up a post. My apologies for those who like to follow the blog posts. As you may know we are beginning to pack up the house to move so things are just ultra crazy around these parts. 

Oh and I forgot to mention this but there are 4 NEW menu items ! How exciting ! 2 Frozen dishes and 2 Pantry ones

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