Thursday, January 30, 2014

Beauty Makeup Swap with TxMommyofboys

Beauty Makeup Swap with TxMommyofboys

To See what I gave Ashley (TxMommyofboys) , Click HERE

What I'm Wearing-
Korres Anti Aging Primer
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation in Light Sand
MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW20
Lorac Blush in Soul
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof eye shadow base
Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette- Kiss the Bride & First Dance
Sephora lashes in "flutter"
Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara in Very Black
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in perfect black (tightline upper lashes)
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liquid eyeliner -- intense black
Maybelline Define-A-Brow Light Brown 
Bite High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb
Nails- Sephora OPI Casanova Is So Into Me 

Shirt- Express
Sweater- JCrew

Music- On the Bach by Jingle Punks ( from You Tube Creation Tools)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

First Impressions ☆ Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow ☆

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What I'm Wearing:
MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation NC20
MUFE Full Cover Concealer in #5
MAC Pro longwear concealer in NW20
NYX Blush in Angel
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case -- Highlighter in Craze

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Magnificent Magnificent Metals Foil Eye Shadow in Vintage Black Gold
LORAC Pro Palette (eye shadows used-  Taupe & Cream)
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in perfect black
Benefit They're Real Mascara in Black
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde

LORAC Couture Shine Lipgloss in TrendSetter

Shirt- Forever 21
Sweater in last review- Mango

Music- On the Bach by Jingle Punks ( from You Tube Creation Tools)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette: In the Tropics

I purchased the In The Tropics Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette a few days ago because I thought the colors looked really pretty. I was especially enamored by the colors on the bottom row (I love purples!) and the olive color on the top row (Peru).


  • The shadow lasted all day on my eyes (even 14 hours later) without creasing. The side-by-side photos below was when I first applied the shadow. The three pictures with closed, semi-open, and opened eyes was taken 8 hours later.  I used Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base/eye primer and then I applied the shadow with my fingers (I blended the shadow with a brush though).
  • The creamiest and most pigmented shades were Peru and Belize.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fails (Products Not Worth the Hype) Beauty & Makeup for 2013

I wanted to share with you the items I really did not like last year.  I hope you enjoy this video!

What I'm Wearing:
MUFE HD Definition Primer
Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation in 01. Fair
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Concealer in Y1
MAC Pro longwear concealer in NW20
Sephora Mircosmooth Baked Blush Duo in Mango Beam
LORAC Blush in Desire
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Meteorites in 02 Teint Beige
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Vanilla Bean
Laura Mercier Artist Eyes Palette 2013
Stila Eyeshadow in Rosette
Sephora Long Lashing Liquid Eye liner 06 Dark Brown
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Serenity & Scott eye shadow Portland's best (for my brows)
Rimmel Moisture Renew 220 Pink Chic
Bite Beauty gloss in Prosecco

Sweater- Philosophy
Earrings- Gift from my Sister-in-law

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law made a variation of this recipe from and I fell in LOVE.  My MIL let me borrow the pamphlet she found the recipe in; I made it and tweaked it to my liking.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium sweet yellow onion, chopped
3 TBSP olive oil, divided
1 TBSP White Truffle Oil
1 jalapenos, seeded & roughly chopped (I also added a shake of dried jalapeƱos)
1 garlic clove
Juice of 2 medium limes
1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

           Preheat oven to 400 F.
           Place sweet potatoes, onions & 2 TBSP of olive oil on a baking sheet; toss well. Bake, turning occasionally, until edges brown, 30 to 40 minutes.  (Optional - Roast a bulb of garlic by chopping off top and putting in oven for 15 minutes. Mist bulb with olive oil and then wrap in tinfoil and bake for additional 20-30 minutes) 

          Place jalapeno, garlic, lime juice and 1 TBSP olive oil, 1 TBSP White Truffle Oil in a blender or food processor and process until blended.

          Place warm sweet potatoes and onions, beans, cilantro and bell pepper in a large bowl. Add dressing, salt and pepper. Toss well. Serve at room temperature.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Beauty and Makeup Giveaway! NARS, Stila, Too Faced, Elf, NYX and more!

I'm doing a makeup/beauty Giveaway!!! The items are NARS, Stila (Kitten eyeshadow), Elf brush, NYX eyeshadow, and Too Faced mascara.

Giveaway Rules:
1. LIKE this video (give it a thumbs up)

2. SUBSCRIBE to my channel, if you aren't already, subscribe! :) (must be subscribed at time of giveaway ending as well)

3. COMMENT about one of your New Year's resolutions! Do NOT write "Enter Me". Only comment once please.

4. Since this is a combined giveaway, you must LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and COMMENT on Melany's video as well (her comment is going to be different).

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 * Please check the "Also share on Google+" when you share your comment :)

(If you are under the age of 18, please get your parents permission before entering because if you win, I'll need your address)

**NOTE** You must complete all of the steps above or your entry won't be valid :(

1 one winner will be randomly chosen. (both prizes go to the one winner- Jackpot!)
This is an International Giveaway :)


STARTS: Monday Jan 6th
ENDS: Monday Jan 20th 11:59pm EST.
Winner will be announced on YouTube on Tuesday Jan 21st.
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What I'm Wearing-
Relvon Colorstay Combination Oily Foundation in 180 Sand Beige
Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen in 1 Rendezvous
NARS Cream Blush in Enchanted
Elf Eyelid Primer in Sheer
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette- WOS, Naked 2, Faint
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Milan
Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahalia
Nails- Sephora Formula X in Perfection
Shirt- Express
Sweater -- Chicos

Monday, January 6, 2014

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks - Hooked on Pink, Plum Perfect, Tinted Taupe

I picked up three new Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks yesterday (I'll post a haul video soon!) but I just had to swatch them and show the colors to you!

Here's a picture of the items (this was from when I was in CVS trying to decide which lipstick I wanted to buy. I ended up buying all three of them).

From left to right- Hooked on Pink, Plum Perfect, Tinted Taupe.

Hooked On Pink

Thursday, January 2, 2014

December Favorites 2013

Just a few products that I've been loving this past month! Please go and check out my YouTube channel by clicking HERE

What I'm Wearing-
Sephora Anti-Shine Foundation Primer
Korres Mineral Foundation in 01 Fair
MUFE Full Cover Concealer in #5
Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen 1 Rendezvous
NARS blush in goulue
NARS bronzer in Laguna
ELF Eyelid Primer
Stila In the Moment Palette (desire, impulse, glance & improvise)
KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in perfect black
YSL Shocking Mascara (black)
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick 135 Make Me Pink

Nails- OPI in Metallic 4 Life
Shirt- Target
Necklace- Ross & Simons