Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mini Haul

Hello ladies!  Just wanted to share the quick haul I picked up today.

Buxom's Show Me Some Skin Weightless Foundation in the shade Dim the Light
Bite lipstick in Granache
Beauty Blender in color of the year: PURPLE!! (my favorite color)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12

Here's a swatch of Bite's Granache.  I love the color!  It's like a fuchsia purplely color and is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

That's my quick little haul.  Have a great night!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Confessions of a Shoeaholic: Cutout Booties

Hey ladies!!  I want to start a new series on my blog dedicated to none other than SHOES!  Like most of you out there, I have a ton of shoes, some I've maybe worn only once.  I know, I know.  Neglecting shoes is no good.  lol

I want to take the time to dedicate each post to a pair of shoes that I own and the REAL outfits I have worn out with them.

To start off this series, I would like to introduce my black faux leather cutout booties I just recently bought.  I purchased these from a store call Dots.  Sadly Dots has gone bankrupt and is closing or has closed their stores down.  Since I only found out this news a week ago, I took my ass to the nearest Dots to my house to check out what's left of their inventory.  I didn't find anything in their clothing selection since most of it was picked out, especially anything good.  So my next spot in the store to check out was their shoes.  You can never go wrong with shoes right?

There I found these babies along with 4 other pairs of shoes.  I'm glad I waited on getting a pair of cutout booties til now.  And one of my good friends talked me out of getting a pair a month or so back.  I'm glad I listened to her because the best part of it all was that these cutout booties were half off the original price!!  I only paid $14 for these!  Talk about a great deal!

This is the first outfit I wore to work with the booties.
I wore black ankle high socks to hide the cutouts since it was colder today.

Sweater: H&M
Leggings: Dots
Cutout Booties: Dots
Necklace: H&M

Second outfit is from today.
Blazer: H&M (got this off the sale rack and then used my $6 Wrapp giftcard with this so only paid $14. Woot Woot!!)
Tank: Forever21
Leggings: Romeo & Juliet
Cutout Booties: Dots
Necklace: Forever21

Simple MOTD featuring Lorac's Mint Edition pallet

Random pics my son, Mitchell, took of us.

I know I will wear these booties well into Spring and incorporate them with some girlier (is this even a word?  lol) pieces.  I hope you have enjoyed the first confession from this shoeaholic.  

Have a fabulous night ladies!!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lorac Mint Edition Pallet

After owning the Lorac Pro pallet for the past couple months, I wanted to try some more eye shadows and/or pallets of theirs and eventually branch into the rest of their products.

This is the recent pallet that I purchased off  Lorac's Mint Edition pallet.  I am IN LOVE with this pallet!!  I love the cute packaging of this pallet, even though the Lorac name tag is not centered correctly.  lol

Here are the matte shades from lightest to darkest.
(Sorry the light matte brown doesn't show up that great on my arm.)
The lightest matte shade has glittery flecks in it so makes me wonder why they categorized it as matte and this is the shade that is chalky.

The two shades on the left are the highlighter and blush.  I have not worn neither one yet.
Then we have the shimmery shades from lightest to darkest.

All the shades has the same smoothness and creamy texture as the shadows in the Pro pallet.  Some of the colors do have some chalkiness to it and a bit of fall outs (like the lightest matte shade) but it's ok, I can still work with it.

This is the "lipstick" that comes with the pallet.  It's their Exclusive Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Retro.
I like the shade of this "lipstick" since it's a nude pink color but it has the stickiness of most lip glosses, which I do not like.  Not sure why they called this a lipstick either.

Hope this post makes you want to branch out into the Lorac brand more.

Good night ladies.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment Review

Hey ladies, I'm back today with my review on the GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment.

I have heard all the rave about this off a couple of the lovely YouTube beauty gurus a couple months back but didn't know if I wanted to spend the money on it.  After seeing my youngest sister buy this and loving it, I thought I'd give it a shot too.

I bought mine off Sephora's website for $69 with a couple of other products.

Here's what Sephora's website had to say about what this product does:

What it is:
A non drying hydration mask to deliver instant, extreme hydration. 

What it is formulated to do:THIRSTYMUD™ uses the newest, most advanced, and extreme hydration active technologies. It moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin. Dewdration™ boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy and youthful result while HydraPack™ leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel. GreenEnergy™ smooths and energizes the skin, giving you a healthy-looking, glowing complexion 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates

When I received this product, I was super excited to try it out in hopes that it'll help with the dry skin I have on the top and tip of my nose, around my nose and on my chin.  This winter weather does quite a number to my skin, as to most people who live in cold ass weather states.

I must say, after the first use, I was really impressed.  My dry skin was in pretty good shape the next day.  I noticed a difference in how smooth and nice looking my skin was after applying my CC cream and concealer.  No more noticeable patchy dry spot on my nose!  And to me, that's always a plus.

Since it says the you should use two to three times a week or as needed.  The first week I had this product, I used it every other day on the week days only.  By the third time, my nose wasn't as smooth as it was after the first use.  I thought this product was a let down but decided to continue applying it every other day for a while longer to see if it was just a fluke since your skin usually needs a week to adjust to new skincare products and/or makeup.

After that first week use, my skin adjusted to this product and my nose wasn't dry or crackly looking and my dry patches on my chin are in pretty good shape too.  I will continue my usage of this product 3 times a week until the warmer weather comes and then I might have to change it up.  We'll see how this plays out then.

So overall, I must say this was worth the money spent since you don't need too much product and you aren't using it daily.  Plus, this product smells wonderful and leaves a minty, tingly feeling after application.  My daughter is so silly.  Every time I put this on before bed, she'd come to me and ask "Mommy, what's that smell?"  Then she would smell my face and say "mmmmmm.  You smell so good."  LOL  That's my little diva for you.

I would recommend anyone with dry skin or lives in a cold, wintery state like I do to give this product a shot.

I hope everyone has a good night!  Off to bed I go.