Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall is just around the corner

These past few days have been cold! I always sleep with a blanket and find myself kicking it off throughout the night, but the past few nights I have not. Cold mornings are not fun; but when I'm in the closet trying to find something to wear, I can finally reach for those sweaters and cardigan that have been longing for me to reach for them. Aside from the beautiful scenery, the best part of fall for me is putting my boots to use. They are usually sitting in the back of my closet all summer; feels good to be able to put them on. Boots are great for the winter as well, but I hate when the suede ones get ruined and stained with snow and I have to clean it. However, I'm looking forward to the rest of this fall and upcoming winter :)
Top & Scarf: Target | Cardigan: Vanity (old) | Boots: Cole Haan | Bag: Zara | Watch: Michael Kors

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gigglebellies fun-filled birthday

Jayden turned the big ONE on August 30th. Has it really been a year? I know, I still can't believe it. It feels as if he was just born yesterday, and within a few blink of the eyes, he's all grown up! He had such a fun birthday party. I initially wanted to have the party indoors because I was planning to go ALL OUT, ka-bam Faaancy for his birthday party but his dad wanted something more casual so we ended up having the party at a park, which was also very great.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Red Velvet

This product comes in two colors, Red Velvet, a really deep bold red, and Suedeberry, which is more of a coral red.
This is the only product I've tried so far from the Lime Crime makeup line. I think these are one of their highly sold products. They were sold out for a while before I was able to get my hands it. It comes in a tube and wand applicator (like lip glosses), and the wand is thin enough that you can apply with precision. It's wet when you first apply to the lips but dries matte. The color is vibrant and very pigmented! I wore it all day today and I'm impressed with it's lasting power. Throughout the day, I was able to eat and drink (sandwich, salad, water and juice), and kiss my husband and son, without the lip stain transferring. However, I think grease might affect that long lasting wear because I had pizza for dinner tonight and the color started to come off. Not entirely, but when I used a napkin to dab my lips, the color transferred a little bit at a time. With that being said, "Don't eat greasy foods!" Lol.
At the end of the night when you're ready to take it off, wiping it away like a lipstick is impossible. It is a lip stain so use makeup remover.
Overall, this is a great product due to it's lasting wear. No need to touch up during the day because that lip color isn't going anywhere (unless you eat something greasy). Right now I'm really into red lips; I love the boldness it gives ^_^
A Velvetine tube is $16.99. You can purchase it from their website: Lime Crime

If you prefer something similar but more affordable and can be purchased in stores, you can also try NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme. I wrote a review on this product almost two years ago, you can read the post HERE.

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

From Head to Toe

I had the pleasure to meet YouTube beauty guru, Jen (Fromheadtotoe) this past weekend while she was here in the midwest. A few years ago, my friend Susan got me watching beauty gurus on YouTube and Fromheadtotoe was the only beauty channel I knew and watched. It was an exciting moment; Jen is a sweetheart and just as beautiful as she is in her videos. 


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My travel makeup & necessities

As I had mentioned in yesterday's post, we were out of town this past weekend. I wanted to share what makeup and necessities I bring on trips back home to visit my family. These are things I usually pack; I always try to limit myself on what I bring. First, it makes room for other things such as clothes and/or shoes (which I usually pack more than one pair). Second, my husband and I usually like to share a bag/suitcase; it's really a burden carry a lot of bags. Third, I don't like to spend a lot of time upstairs in the bedroom or bathroom pampering myself up for hours when it's suppose to be family time! Plus my family doesn't care about how I look, they're just happy I'm there :)