ELF vs Urban Decay – Shadow Primer {beauty}

I found the pin!!!!!   Months ago I found this pin on Pinterest (do you follow me?) about all of these different drug store dupes for name brand makeup.  I didn't pin it but did spend a good 2+ hours on the blogger's site reading through all her trials she did.  And of course, now I can't find the pin or the blog.  (note to self: REPIN!)  One of the ones I was interested in was the Urban Decay shadow primer.  When I received the Urban Decay Naked Palette, it came with a sample size of their shadow primer.  I loved it. I had never used a primer on my lids before, but it made sense. I … [Read more...]

Ipsy Glam Bag – February

Anyone else excited to check the mail when you know something other than mail will be in there?? I know it can't just be me.  This monthly subscription for Ipsy's Glam Bag is a great treat to discover in the mail each month. A hot pink bubble wrap envelope can't be missed.  Check out what came for the February Ipsy Glam Bag - theme is Get Red Carpet Ready! Coastal Scents - Shadow Palette Sample A four pack of high pigment shadows. Each have a bit of shimmer (except the top right one). The colors here are Dark Goldenrod (top left), Sunbeam (top right), Golden Globe (bottom left), Dark … [Read more...]

Olive Oil Face {beauty}

Ok, you can stop laughing now. I read a post from Don't Quote the Raven about one of her beauty regime secrets? She's a friend of Bre's and I read her blog post about the chicken costume she wore while picking up Bre from the airport. Anyways, I was intrigued by her use of olive oil. So, you recall I like to try things out (with my 30 day face series) and so I thought , why not.   Day 0: No pics taken. but did wash my face at night, and applied a light coating of olive oil. Was slightly messy. Got some all over the sink (oops). I put it on about 30 min before bed and with the way I … [Read more...]

Time for Dancing Shoes

A few years ago, there was a time where bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and weddings crowded my calendar - and I loved it!  It's been a bit since that's happened, and I'm very excited for a wedding at the end of September for someone that's like family, that I can remember as a tiny toddler waddling around with her cute little pigtails.  Now's she's a young woman, engaged, and about to marry the love of her life.  Which is great, except one thing, I have nothing to wear.  But, I've found a few dresses online to steer me in the right direction.  Even better? I'm having my friend MJ help … [Read more...]

Pur Minerals {Review}

This post contains affiliate links.   I've written before about makeup, and the drug store face, and now, it's time to chat about makeup again.  I had been using the liquid foundation and topped with powder, but I wanted to cut down the steps, and try a better mineral makeup.  We just had an Ulta open up in town, and I wanted to see how it was.  I loved how open it was and finally made my way over to the mineral makeup.  The Ulta Associate asked me what I was looking for - I said something that was easy to apply, had great coverage, and wasn't too messy.  She brought me over to the … [Read more...]

Things I Dig {more}

Every now and then I find a few new products that I like, and after trying them out for a bit, I come here and blog about it. Well, it's time for that again!  And it's one of my favorite topics to discuss - beauty! In this post, I talked about the Korres eyeliners I purchased from Sephora. I have used the brown & black eyeline religiously and now they're going towards their last legs.  I have another black one {smudgeable} but brown  I do not. So last weekend I headed back to Sephora to replace it.  When I got home, I realized I mistakenly {or, by accident on purpose?} bought a brown … [Read more...]