Monday, March 24, 2014

Nude Lipstick for Spring

Run and I mean run to your nearest Walgreens, Meijers, or CVS.  The Maybelline limited edition for Spring line came out (Dare to go nude). This collection speaks to me :)  I bought both blushes and the highlighter.    I picked up all the color tattoo's but the black and Carmel one.  I love them more than I do my urban decay shadow sticks, too faced eye primer, or laura mercier caviar sticks.  Another post on those another day.  I have fallen hard for a lipstick and gloss and may or may not have bought 5 of each ;)

Color Sensational Lipsticks Raw Reveal (7.99).   This is a pale beige nude color.  My favorite nude look.   I have loved the Lady Gaga II lipstick that came out with the collection.  It was limited edition.  I too bought all I could get my hands on.  I am down to my last two tubes, and one has very little left.  This for me is close to that shade which is why I am in love so deeply with it.
Maybelline Raw Reveal Lipstick

Color Elixir: Polished Petal (8.99)  This is a sheer creamy pink.  It has a doe foot applicator.  It also reminds me of Mac's Underage, but it's a little more sheer.  I don't feel like it's a sticky gloss.  It looks fantastic over Raw Reveal. 

NEW! Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Elixir, Polished Petal # 105 Lipstick

If you happen to be out in the stores listed above look for the display.  I have been really happy with all of my purchases from this limited edition set.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nails for Spring

As the spring season has sprung upon us I am always on the lookout for some transition colors from winter to spring.  I am not quiet ready for my full on summer colors.  Here is one I came across first on pinterest that made me look twice.  I stumbled across it at Walgreens the other day and had to snag it up.  It is coming from the Wet and Wild Spring 2014 line called and the Style Award Goes to. Nouveau Cheap is one of my favorite blogs to keep up to date on new lines coming out at the drugstore. Check it out if you haven't already.

Wet and Wild: Valet Tag
Description:  This is a pale taupe creme that's loaded with silver shimmer and a whisper of iridescent glitter. No issues with application and dry-time was average.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Drugstore Skin Care

I have been away for awhile.  I love to share but just get caught up in my life sometimes to keep it up.  I work full time and have 2 growing boys :)  I stay pretty busy.  I started a new job in August and we had an opportunity on a new house so we took it.  Needless to say busy has been my life.  Things have finally started to slow down and I can get on top of my life again. 

Here are my current drugstore fav's.  I haven't switched back to my high end stuff and am still loving my drugstore finds. 

As noted in prior posts my skin type is very dry.  This Polar Vortex has been brutal on my skin. For a moisturizer I have loved:

No 7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry/Very Dry:  I get mine at Ulta for around 12.00. I use it twice a day and have been really pleased with the ability to keep my skin from feeling so tight this winter and flaky under my foundation. I really want to try the night cream as well.


Details:Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry / Very Dry Skin gives rich, intensive hydration to instantly nourish, energise and smooth for flawless make-up application. No.7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream is the second and final step to complete your Beautiful Skin routine, through perfect moisturization. With three formulations to suit every skin type, Beautiful Skin Day Creams lavish skin with TLC to hydrate, energize and balance. With the added protective power of SPF15, the multitasking moisturisers help skin fight the harmful effects of the sun and keep you looking as young as possible. There's also a range of night creams for every skin type, too, for truly tailored skin nutrition 24 hours a day.

I also use a serum under my moisturizer.  This one is by Loreal.  It's a little pricey, but I got mine on sale at Target for 15.  So if you keep an eye out of it you might catch a deal.  This product has helped with my red areas which I feel like is my biggest issue.  I have also loved it for evening out the texture of my skin.

Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum Concentrate (25.00)


Details:Why is Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum right for me? Your skin is still young, but it's quality is not always perfect. Skin's texture can be rough and uneven, with visible pores and fine lines. Scientifically developed for all skin tones and types, Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum helps to improve overall skin quality over time.

Unique Texture: This lightweight, ultra-fluid concentrate absorbs quickly with no stickiness leaving a silky smooth fresh finish.

L'Oreal Expertise: L'Oreal laboratories have identified three dimensions that define the quality of ideal skin: Pores, Texture, Lines. Introducing a concentrated corrector that visibly improves the quality of your skin.

A formula with:
  • Perline-P: an association of three perfecting actives that helps optimize the quality of skin's surface in three dimensions: Pores, Texture, Lines.
  • LR2412: a powerful active that visibly corrects the skin.

Reveal your most ideal skin now. Visible results. In just one week 78% of women saw the difference. Touch: Instantly skin's texture is smoothed for a velvet touch. Look: In one week, pores appear reduced and tightened. In one month, fine lines are visibly minimized. Feel: In one month, skin feels more supple, skin's quality looks improved and ideal skin is revealed.

I will continue with my skincare items from the drugstore as I have not missed my high end products yet. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Free Workout Apps

I follow this blog and love her workout routines. Fit Fab Cities (  In a previous review I talked about my love for Sworkit.  Which I am still loving BTW.  In this blogs most recent review it was on 3 free workout apps.  I have them downloaded but not started yet, but will let you know my thoughts as time goes.

Here's the link to her reviews and she even has a video to go with it.  She talks about 3 free apps that turns your phone into a personal trainer :)

The apps are
1. Nike Training Club
Website states:“Nike Training Club is a full-body training app designed for you to make yourself whatever you want to be…Inspired by world-class athletes and developed by a Nike professional trainer, each one of the 90+ drills builds on the fundamentals of strength, cardio, interval and core training.”

2. GAINfitness
Website states: We sought-out top notch personal trainers to create interactive, customizable workout packs that guide you to your goals. Get workouts and plans—matched to your fitness level, goals and time constraints—instantly, from the convenience of your mobile device.

3. Fitness Buddy
Website states: The ultimate fitness journal with tons of amazing content: 1000+ exercises, 45+ tailored workouts, 3000+ retina display images and animations, all in the palm of your hands!

Happy training.  See my previous post to see Sworkit :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Cleaning

My husband and I have decided to stay in our home until our 2nd some gets to school age.  Hopefully by that time we will be school loan free and daycare payment free.  Our goal for this is to be able to get the house we really want.  I have a pinterest folder that I have labeled My next home that I am forever adding my wants for that house in.  I like it because I put paint colors, decorating ideas, and tips and tricks.  While I spend my time dreaming away I realized that I needed to make our space work :)  One thing that drives me nuts is our closet.  We do not have one of those gigantic walk in closets.  Our stuff is crammed in there together which drives me crazy.  This weekend I studied the space.  I found a few things I new would give me a little more room.

1.  My shoe rack won't keep my shoes on it, so it takes up wasted space.  My shoes are forever sliding off.  I am done fighting that fight.  I bought one of those over the door hanging shoe pocket things and put all my flats on that.  I did take one level off my current shoe rack and put my shoes with heels on them because they do stay on. 

2.  I purchased several of those plastic drawers to house in my closet.  I got one large 3 drawer one and 2 smaller 3 drawer ones as well. I don't put the wheels on so that fit perfectly below our clothes.   I previously had a hanging shelf organizer in the closet.  That thing also drove me nuts.  The way our shelving is you cannot attached it completely so it kind of hung a little crooked.  I had to look at the clothes in their and that did bother me because it was never folded the way I wanted it to be.  

So far I am loving the renovation.  I cleaned up my purse box and put them in the bottom drawer of the large 3 drawer.  Used a small shoe box container for my wristlets and wallets.  Used a basket to sit on top of the drawer unit for my outerwear items.  I also purchased one of those hangers made for scarves so I can hang them up instead of keep them waded up.  I needed two of those and have 2 scarves through each hole :)  Have you started any spring cleaning?  I also did our fridge, bathroom vanity, and pantry.  Stories for another day.

Shoe rack from Target: 15.00
Honey-Can-Do Over The Door Clear Shoe Organizer/Storage Rack, Black 

Scarf Hangers: 10.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond
Real Simple Scarf/Belt Hangers - Black (Set of 2)

Sterilite 3 Drawer: Small Green 14.00 at Target

Sterilite 3 Drawer Cart Green

3 drawer large: Walmart 17.00

Sterilite 3-Drawer Wide Cart

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I work out :)

I stumbled across a neat app the other day in the App store.  From previous posts you now I love the My Fitness Pal App.  Well I have found another excellent one.  I am the mother of 2 kids under the age of 6.  I have little time between practices, dinner making, my full time job, and household every day tasks to exercise.  I have been searching pinterest for some quick tabatta like workouts.  I want the most bang for my time.  I found this app. Sworkit and it's FREE :)
From the website:
Sworkit provides randomized circuit training workouts to keep you motivated to exercise and stay fit anywhere. Sworkit builds randomized circuit training workouts that you can do anywhere. You just choose which part of your body you want to work on and how long you have to work out, and Sworkit takes care of the rest. By providing an actual workout and taking you through the motions, you don't have to do any other planning or have any extra equipment.  Circuit training has been proven to provide highly efficient workouts at a fast pace. Sworkit allows you to choose the total amount of time you want to work out and provides you with the proper exercise timing, rest, and transitions.

I love it because I can choose the length of time and what area you want to work.  It has a timer so you don't have to worry which lets you know when to change exercise and when to take a break.  If an exercise pops up you don't know how to do it has a video you can tap to watch so you get the correct form.  So far I have been doing it at least 4 times per week for 15 - 20 minutes.  Much more than I was doing :)

Check it out and see if you like it.  Please feel free to share any apps you love for exercise.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Yankee Candle Coupon

Sharing the love once again for a yankee deal: Buy 2 get 1 free.  Love this deal and it's a great way to stock up.  This time of year is hard for me because I am really tired of the Christmas Tree smell, but what do you go to??  Too early for those spring scents.  With this deal I am going to play around with some scents and see what I like.  Happy shopping.
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