Friday, February 3, 2017

Bite Beauty theLipPencil and Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

I received these beauty items for free from +Influenster and @BiteBeauty to test out and share my thoughts with you. They sent me two mini lipsticks in the Amuse Bouche formula in the colors Honeycomb - beige nude, and Whiskey - a deep mahogany.  Two matching lip liners from their #TheLipPencil line in the shades 020 nude beige, and 044 rich mahogany were also included.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Makeup Inventory (Beauty, Skincare, Haircare)

Hi everyone :) Here are my inventory numbers for my makeup, brushes, skincare & haircare items. My numbers have changed a lot over a year because I've been de-cluttering and also using up items in project pans. My focus was to test out products & if I really liked them I would keep them in my collection. If I didn’t like an item I de-cluttered it by throwing it out (if it was too old/ not sanitizable), or I'd pass sanitized items along to friends/family/local charity.

I've learned so much about myself through this journey and I'm continuing to work through my collection, enjoy my products and get rid of any items that I don't enjoy.  

You may notice that my 12/30/14 column doesn't contain numbers for most eye shadow categories. In my YouTube video, I shared my 1/24/15 numbers for those items. I'm not sure what happened there :/ I know a few times throughout the year I reorganized categories and melded some together/ broke some into new headings. This made it easier for me to understand my collection better & to look at/understand certain buying habits. 

Are you doing an inventory? Please let me know in the comments!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer Beach Trip

I wanted to stop by, say hello and share some pictures and a few stories with you from our recent beach trip!

John, Athan and I were able to spend time with my dad, sister, her new baby, brother-in-law and lots of aunts, uncles & cousins! Together we enjoyed warm days, cool ocean water, and the beach. The icing on the cake was the last day of our trip.  I was able to enjoy some nice waves (3-6 ft) and surfed all afternoon with my aunts and cousins. Some of my best family memories are surfing together and enjoying the ocean.

Before our visit, my aunt had sent me this picture of my cousins, sister and I from way back when.
 Can you tell who I am?

Athan is wearing the same life jacket that I used to wear when I was a kid. He's heading out to take a ride in an ocean kayak with daddy!

Athan hanging out with his sweet baby cousin.

I'm teaching Athan a few basic surfing tips (paddling, catching waves, and getting comfortable in the water) on a very small wave day.  I learned how to surf at a young age and want to give my son the same opportunity to enjoy this sport.

Athan hanging out with my cousin (who will be a college freshman this year!)

Cute baby harbor seal that came to shore to rest.

Athan and daddy took a trip to Seaweed Island and Beetle rock. He brought back some starfish, snails and a hermit crab. (we returned them back to the ocean after a few hours).

Athan asked for a close up.

Thank you for sharing these memories with me 
Have you gone on any trips this summer? I'd love to hear about them or any other fun activities you've been up to.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March Flashback Favorites & Influenster Voxbox

This Flashback Favorites series is a similar to Kristin Gehm's Throwback Thursday series. It's where I  re-review my makeup and beauty favorites from a year ago and let you know if I still consider the product a favorite.

My Original Video (see all of the products and more info & Athan shows his soccer outfit!) -

Kristin Gehm’s Channel-

What I’m Wearing:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation 10 Beige
OCC Concealer Y1
MAC prolongwear concealer in NW20
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation – Warm Sand 2.5
Guerlain Pressed Meteorites in Mythic
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in 01 Heatwave
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Essence Cookies & Cream Blush in Cakepop That’s Top
Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer
Urban Decay Naked Basics- Foxy, WOS, Faint, 
Nars Laguna Bronzer
LORAC pro palette – lt bronze
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde 
Urban Decay Naked Basics- Crave (liner)
Maybelline Mattes Lipstick in 660 Touch of Spice

Nails- Illamasqua Harem
Shirt- Sunday in Brooklyn
Cardigan- Banana Republic

The mini review in the beginning was on the Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I was NOT paid to do this review. 

Anyone can join Influenster -

When I received my first voxbox I only had a blog and a Facebook page. I later signed up for more social media, but initially I wasn’t on YouTube. I don’t always qualify for boxes but I think it’s a fun way to try and test new products.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Fashion Haul & Look Book - eShakti, Juicy Couture, Express

Here's a fashion haul of items I've purchased over the last month, gifts for my birthday and an item that was sent to me to review (eshakti). eShakti is an online only, women's fashion apparel company offering sizes 0-36W & custom clothing. Love the custom part! Watch my three minute look book for more information :)

Additional Information for eShakti:

The dress that I selected is the floral jacquard sequin waist dress. The top is velvet and the waist is a built in belt of beads and gold sequins. The bottom material is thicker and some of the flowers are reflective gold (which pairs well with the belt ).

I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to order and select my size. The sizes are displayed right on the product page (below each item). When ordering you select your height (for a more perfect fit), and can select custom styling for an additional $7.50.  With the custom styling you can add sleeves, take away sleeves, tailor your dress length and neck line. There are pictures too, so you can see what kind of neck line, dress length, or sleeves you want to select. 

eShakti provided me with a coupon code for my readers. It's not an affiliate link- it’s just a coupon:
coupon code ' seaglassstash '-  to get 10% OFF when you shop at eShakti – valid from 12/16/2014 – 01/16/2015

Please note:
Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive.
Code can be used any number of times until the validity period.
It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions.
This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories.
Not applicable on previous purchases.

The three Juicy Couture shirts are available at Kohl’s (I used a coupon and they were around $15 each!) I love how the tank top is loose around the mid area. Perfect for wearing to zumba!

The Kate Spade purse was a birthday gift from one of my best friends. It’s my first fancy purse! The Express sweater was a birthday gift from one of my other best friends, I love the jewels on the shoulders!

Thanks for watching (and reading this!!) I hope you enjoyed this quick, 3 minute fashion haul and look-book. I'd love to hear what you've been wearing and gravitating towards in fashion the past few months.

My YouTube channel has been whitelisted to use select Charity Vance music. The song used is on the white list- Picture Perfect by Charity Vance

Friday, December 19, 2014

November Beauty Favorites :)

It’s monthly favorites time! I hope you enjoy my beauty and makeup Favorites for November ☺

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Link to my Original review of Benjabelle Brush tree-

General Information about my makeup favorites-
Benjabelle Brush Tree
Benjabelle brush drying rack
Elf eyeshadow brush
Elf brushes
NARS cosmetics
Nars sharpener
Chanel makeup
Chanel blush
Too Faced palette
Too Faced makeup
Urban Decay Lip liner
Bite Beauty Lipstick
Bite Beauty 
Buxom gloss
Buxom Full-on Lip Polish

What I’m Wearing:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 1W1
Mally Ultimate Performance Face and Body makeup in medium
OCC Concealer Y1
MAC prolongwear concealer in NW20
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Face Powder in Translucent
Chanel Camelia De Plumes Highlighting powder
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 80 Jersey
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer
Too Faced Everything Nice Palette- Fawned of You, Be You, Dream On, Heaven
Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Eye liner in dark brown
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Anastasia Dip brow Soft Brown
Jordana Easy Liner for Lips in Cabernet
MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva
Shirt- Michael Kors

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Green Eye look for fall- First Impressions Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette

Brushes/Tools Used:
Hakuhodo J5533
Sephora Blending Eye shadow 71
Elf Contour Brush
Elf Concealer Brush
Tip Essentials Eye makeup Remover Qtips
Sephora All over shadow brush
Sephora gel eyeliner brush

What I’m Wearing:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 1W1
MAC prolongwear concealer in NW20
OCC Concealer Y1
Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Blush in cinnamon
Laura Geller Eye Elements Baked Eye Shadow and High Lighter Sand and Sea
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Makeup Geek Beaches & Cream Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Eyes Eyeshadow in Bella Emerald
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette
Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Eye liner in dark brown
Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in 212 Rich Brown
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Ardell Natural 120 Demi Black lashes
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown
NYX Lip Liner Pencil in Natural
MAC lipstick in Pure Zen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

September Beauty and Makeup Favorites

What have you been enjoying this past month? Please share with me in the comments below! I'm always interested in hearing what other people are using and loving!

What I’m Wearing:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 1W1 Bone
OCC Concealer Y1
MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW20
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation Illuminator IL01
Be a Bombshell The One Stick (blush) in Sunset
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- Milk Chocolate and Semi-sweet
Makeup Geek Lemon Drop, Beaches & Cream, Vanilla Bean
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Urban Decay 24-7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Midnight Cowboy
NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brûlée

Top- Sunday In Brooklyn by Anthropologie