Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sephora Haul

Before I left for school I finally bit the bullet and bought myself the foundation I've been sampling for over 2 weeks now. I finally switched from my Everyday Minerals to a liquid foundation. If you read my blog, you can only imagine how hard this was for me. I was given 3 different types of liquid foundation.
  • Makeup Forever
  • Tarte's Tinted Moisturizer
  • Tarte's ReCreate Foundation
I'll have to admit, I wasn't impressed with the cover of Makeup Forever, I know, I know, I just didn't like it. Tarte's tinted moisturizer had next to zero coverage, and Tarte's ReCreate foundation was the original foundation I was testing for over 2 weeks. I asked if I could have samples because I'm very pron to break-outs. (Good tip just in case you don't want to commit to a certain foundation, or like I did, just wanted to test them out) I was told that the Tarte's foundation was free from any type of ingredient that would cause of break out(those ingredients I couldn't even pronounce little alone spell!) 
Needless to say I finally bit the bullet and purchased Tarte's ReCreate Foundation. I just wanted to point out some awesome things on the back of the box of this foundation:
  • Increases skin elasticity, firmness and resiliency 43% after 4 weeks.
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles 67% after 6 weeks.
  • 52.8% increase in moisture of skin 15 minutes post application.
Wrinkle reducer? I'm in!

Anyway, here's the two things I picked up while at Sephora.

I also sampled the Sephora Instant Moisturizer and instantly fell in love. Can you believe it, starting a whole new skin care routine? I know! Holy poop, I'm getting up with everyone else! haha. But I have to say that I have tried Clinique's infamous Moisturizer and it actually made me break out, so I stirred away from it and have been using the same moisturizer I use with my acne kit(Acne Free). I felt like I needed something a little stronger and I actually fell in love with it. The scent does help too, it has a nice clean feeling to it!

ALSO! Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already! You can find details here.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Week in iPhone Photos

I really like when people do this. Have a bunch of random photos from their week. I really enjoy that and decided to give it a try, and it was actually really fun. It was like I was documenting my week. :)

I found this adorable Cupcake pillow at Target. Unfortunately, did not purchase, too kiddish. :/

 Made hot cocoa in my cupcake mugs.

Finally received my cupcake placemats from Kohls. You can find them here.

Got my Cake Pops book! My friend had this at her apartment and I fell in love with it. I spent a night reading it and found it really helpful. Very nice tips. I bought stuff over the weekend to make a set, so when I do I'll post!

My fiance picked up some Cake Pops from our local bakery, so good!

Found these at Wal-Mart, how adorable?!

This past Thursday was my fiance's and I 9 Year Anniversary, and he surprised me with 3 Pandora beads. It came in a Valentines day set. I got the heart with the pink stone, the journey bead, and the flower bead. He totally surprised me with them, I was so excited!

ALSO, if you haven't already, PLEASE, PLEASE enter my giveaway, you can find all the prizes here. I believe I only have a few people who entered, so please enter!! You have until Feb. 15 to do so.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cake Pops

Spending my Friday night reading a Cake Pops book I purchased off of eBay. If you haven't already, scroll down and enter my giveaway!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

GIVEAWAY & 400th Post!!!

I promised once I reached 300 followers I would have a giveaway, well here it is, and what more appropriate time then my 400th post! I can't believe I have reached over 300 followers. You have no idea how much that means to me, I'm so thankful. If it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't be blogging. I didn't think much was going to come of this blog, and look at how far it's come. 

And because I reached 300 followers I'm going to be holding a giveaway. Because I love you guys dearly and you deserve it! ;) 

The rules are as follows:
Deadline to enter will be February 15th, 3 weeks from today.

All you have to do is comment below saying why you like to read my blog. That will give you one entry. If you blog about this giveaway you will receive 2 extra entries. Giving you 3 chances to win. (Leave a comment stating that you blogged about the entry)

You must, must be a follower of my blog, and I will check. This is for my followers who supported me throughout the years, so that is why I'm being strict on that.
That's it!

Here is what you will receive:

Hair clips from Charlotte Russe.

Tarte prime and mascara.

Kat Von B's eyeshadow palette.

I hope you like the giveaway!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Target's Dollar Bins are Awesome!

And that was my creative post title. Success. :)

And that's pretty much it, I picked up some pretty awesome things at the dollar section of the Target section. I thought this would be helpful to anyone trying to organize their things, or for school students like myself. :) Everything pictured is only $1.

I couldn't pass up this cupcake bin, it was $1, and it came in all different patterns. I haven't decided what I'll use it for, maybe nail polish or hair clips. 

This is a magazine file. I have one at school, and I needed one for my parents house for all the magazines I get here and haven't read. But if you're using it for school you can store your folders in them and smaller books, that's what I use mine for at my apartment.


I picked up paper organizer, and also a coupon organizer. 

Anyway, we got our first huge snow fall for 2012! And I'm suppose to be heading back to school today. I'm hoping it clears up and I can leave later today. Wish me luck!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tag, Your It!

So, here are the rules:
-You must post the rules
-Post 11 Fun Facts about yourself
-Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you in their post & then create 11 questions to ask the people you've tagged
-Tag 11 people and link them in your post
-Let them know you have tagged them

11 Random Facts about Me

1) I do not own any perfume. I use body sprays and body lotions, that's it. 

2) I have written in a diary since I was 16 years old, it helps me get things out that I normally would never say.

3) I have an obsession with doing good in school. I don't know what I'm going to do when I graduate. lol.

4) I must own two of everything, just in case one breaks. Like a straightener or a blow dryer. I always need a back up because I have an irrational fear of being without something I love/need. haha.

5)   I don't have any songs on my iPhone -- none. 

6) I don't know the name of actresses and actors, I could care less. Why should I? They will never know or care about me, why should I obsess over them? That's my motto.

7) I love Hot Yoga!

8) When I go out to drink with friends my choice of drink is always a mudslide(so bad for you). I can't drink Vodka, it does horrible, unspeakable things to me. lol.

9) When I go online my order of things I do is as follows: Check my mail, facebook, blogger, pinterest, repeat. Always. Always. I can't help it!

10) When I own my own home I want to have two Christmas trees. One downstairs and one upstairs. I've had a weird obsession about that, I just want to. 

11) I have to be honest, I've been sitting here for a half hour trying to think of random facts about myself. lol

11 Questions for the People From Schnelle:
1. How did your parents come up with your name? Oh my gosh, I have no idea. 

2.Do you typically get your nails done or do them yourself? I do them myself, they always hurt my poor fingers when they do them. And I hate hate how your nails looks when they come off. :/

3. Do you leave the house without makeup on? No, never. I don't like the way I look without makeup. I'll do minimal make up, like foundation and mascara. 
4. Silver or Gold? Silver!

5. Where would you like to go on your next vacation? I just love to go to the beach, so I'm thankful if I go there.

6. Name one thing on your bucket list. Get married and have 2 beautiful children.

7. What is your favorite feature (eyes, smile, etc)? Hair.

8. What song(s) are you obsessed with at the moment? Anything by Bruno Mars.
9. Do you use sarcasm a lot? No.

10. What is the first thing that you notice about someone? Eyes.

11. What is your favorite food and/or dessert? Cupcakes!!

I tag anyone who wants to do this! You can use the questions by Schnelle. :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cupcakes Galore

Thanks to my mom and Kohls I have a bunch of new cupcake decor to show you guys! I can't believe all the adorable cupcake things now, I guess because of Valentines Day, but still! It's exciting!! 

Oh, and I have a random request, if anyone goes to their local Target and finds the $3 cupcake rug in the $1 bin section I will glady pay you for it and for the shipping, I want it so bad, and the Target near me is all sold out! :( Comment below!! :)

Anyway, here's the adorable things my mom purchased for me for Valentines Day. The past two days I came home my mom has bought me stuff for Valentines Day, I'm so thankful. :') I'll have an adorable cupcake set for Valentines Day now. Thanks Mom!

Home, Sweet, Home sign I'll hang in our kitchen & a vanilla cupcake candle.

Cupcake glasses with spoons, can be used for soup or for hot chocolate. I'll be using it for hot chocolate, can't wait!

Set of 3 cupcake bowls/glasses. Any suggestions for what I can use these for? 

This is completely random but on the topic of cupcake, cupcake paper clips. So cute!

Anyway, have a good night everyone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cupcake Decor & It's Sugar

Yesterday my mom brought home more Valentines Day decor. It's only a door hanger, but not just any door hanger it's a cupcake door hanger with bells and it says, "Be my Cupcake". Adorable. I know. Wait till my fiance finds out that I'll be putting it on our bathroom door, he'll hate it! lol.

Also my fiance went to Baltimore Maryland this weekend and picked up my favorite caramel chocolates from It's Sugar, and I was so excited when he brought them back. It's those little things that show that you really care, and he knows how much I love them so he picked them up for me! :) One full pound of them. Ya I ate so many the first day he gave them to me. So bad!

Anyway, I'm off to bed. Have a good night everyone!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Kicks

I was in desperate need of some new sneakers. I have a pair of white Puma sneakers, but you wouldn't believe what they did to the back of my feet. The sneaker was cut so low in the back, I guess they're low cut sneakers, they dug into the back of my heels so bad! I was kind of upset about it though because I really liked them, they were plain white and had rhinestones on them, so me. I guess I'll just have to keep breaking them in.. Anyway, so I picked up these lovely Puma's that were only $50. I wanted a pair of black sneakers plus they had pink in them, so they were perfect!

I've worn them like three times already and they're so comfortable. I still need to get a basic white sneaker now, but I think they're perfect for now. Also it's great because now when I go back to school I can wear these bad boys to the gym. :) Great purchase to start off the new year. Plus I picked up a pink yoga mat from Five Below to use at Hot Yoga. Yes, my friends and I are still going and it's great. The only thing is, I've had headaches after, every single time. They say because of the new blood flow to the head.. I don't know..

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo

Another one of my resolutions is to stop washing my hair everyday, I'm basically trying to revamp what I'm doing with my hair because with all the bleaching and dying I'm doing to my hair it's taken it's toll on my poor hair. I have naturally curly hair and I really dislike it, so I straighten my hair every single day and like I said it's really taking a toll on my hair. 

Just recently I was watching one of Kandee Johnson's You Tube videos, which can be found here. It's a list of her favorite beauty/hair products for 2011. She demonstrated using the Oscar Blandi's dry shampoo, not only does it help when you don't wash your hair everyday, but it also gives volume to your hair. It was also voted Allure's best beauty products for 2011. I decided to stop in Sephora at JCPenney today to see if I can find it. Luckily for me it was on clearance for $5.50, and that was for the small bottle, the larger bottle was on clearance for $9.50.

I was also given a sample of the First Aid Ultra Repair Cream. I used it today for the first time and I actually really like it. I'm going to keep using it for the next week to give a proper review, but by the feeling of my hands now I'm loving it! It doesn't have that greasy or heavy feeling that most creams do. I do have to say though, it has a medicine scent to it, but that could be why it's called First Aid. On the Sephora website it says:

This Ultra Repair Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. This cream is for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments, or any of the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, and keratosis pilaris. With the help of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides, Ultra Repair Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin. The FAB Antioxidant Booster defends skin from free radical damage and the cream deeply hydrates with exceptional penetration, providing immediate relief and visible improvement. The cream is immediately absorbed into the skin and can be used all over the body and on the face.





Monday, January 9, 2012

Target Haul

Such a small haul it's ridiculous. But I took pictures so here I am, I'm going to blog about it. 
The main purpose of going to Target was to pick up those Cupcake hand mitts that were in the dollar section my friend was telling me about. But I guess I was too late because they were all gone. I was kind of upset so I decided to roam the store. I don't know how I ended up at the yoga pants but it's a good thing I did, I found a pair I actually liked, and they were only $17.99! I also found a cute tank that was originally $17.99 on clearance for $5.00! Score! And I went back to their Christmas section which was so huge the other day but now is condensed to the smallest section in the world but was surprisingly 90% off and I picked up two sets of snowflake ornaments for our tree next year. I'm going to try to switch it up a little. :) I ended up paying .22 for all the 8 ornaments

I'm not the type to buy anything with leopard on it, but when i took a closer look the pattern almost appeared as hearts and I just couldn't resist. 

I absolutely love this tank and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. It looks like the sky to me, a midnight blue and little speckles of stars in the sky. I love it. The top part is flowy and the bottom is fitted, such a good find.

$5.38, I wasn't joking when I said it!

My fun snowflake glittery ornaments that were .10 each. Haha. I think they'll be a cute addition to our tree next year. 

Anyway, enjoy your night everyone. I'm currently reading the 3rd book in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy. It's all I've done all weekend. It's nice to relax in bed and read. :) Have you read the trilogy yet???

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Victoria Secrets Semi Annual Sale Haul

I must say, I was highly disappointed with the sale this year. I only picked up like four items. Boo. The things I wanted most I did manage to get, I needed Yoga capris and sports bras because my friends and I are still going to Hot Yoga and I do not own a sports bra. Weird. I know. Anyway, here's some things I picked up. 

I also picked up a second sports bra but currently it's in the wash because I wore it to a Hot Yoga class. 

You know, I never realized how comfortable sports bra were and why I don't own more? I went to Target today to see what they had and wondered to their athletic wear and I'm in shock at how expensive they can get. I got the Victoria Secrets Pink sports bras for a whooping $6.99 each. A deal considering how expensive they are everywhere else. 

So there's my very small and pathetic haul from Vicki's sale. I'm considering purchasing more things online but everything is out of stock in my size. Boo. 

Anyway, what did you pick up while you were at the sale? I'd love to see!

ALSO, check out a new tab I created, an ABOUT ME section. I finally had the time last night to figure out somethings on blog. I'm trying to edit more, so check out that if you're bored and want to learn more about me! haha.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Random Haul, First of 2012!

Oh-my-gosh.. it's the first haul of 2012, and it doesn't matter if I bought this stuff in 2011, I'm showing it now, so I'm marking in a 2012 First Haul. lolol. 

This is going to be a very random haul. Some things I bought on ebay, another Target, and the last is from Kohls.

Has anyone tried the Sally Hansen nail strips? Well I did, right before Christmas, and I had a hard time applying them, and I may not have even applied them correctly, but I did enjoy the idea! I figured I would give them a second chance and picked up 2 different sets off of ebay. (Only because it was cheaper to purchase online)

I also decided that I need to jump on the liquid foundation bandwagon. haha. I've been using a mineral foundation for a very long time now, Everyday Minerals. It was the only foundation that didn't make me break out. I finally took the time to go to Sephora and get swatched for different types of liquid foundation and took a few samples home to try for a week to see which one suits me best, and also to see which one doesn't make me break out! So needless to say I don't own a liquid foundation brush, the lady showed me which one to use, but it was $25, I think, so I picked up a similar one at Target for only $1, I haven't tried it yet though to give a proper review.

My mom picked these up for me when she was at Kohls. I was so excited! How cute are these?! I absolutely LOVE them! I can't wait to put them in our kitchen for Valentines Day. :)