Saturday, December 21, 2013

Snookerdoodle Cookie Recipe

As promised here is my recipe for my Snookerdoodle cookies.

Watch the video here.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

October Glossybox

As some of you may know I signed up for GlossyBox in early October and received my first box about a week later. (Watch September's box here.) Well, here it is November I hadn't received anymore, even though I paid for a 3 month subscription. After contacting customer service they resent my October box and here is what was in it.

For some reason it won't let my add the video here so please follow the link.

My November box has not arrived yet and I hope I don't have to contact customer service again. At least they were super helpful, unlike Julep Maven. (See why here.)

Do you like Glossybox?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog and Video Update

Hey guys! I know it has been forever since I updated my blog. I moved to Texas in August and moved back to California in October. So, a lot of craziness has happened, but I have been posting videos on my YouTube channel. I thought I would post them here in case you wanted to catch up on them. Enjoy! I have missed you guys!

July Empties

July BeautyArmy

California Room Tour

Beauty Essentials & Update

Ulta Haul September 2013

September BeautyArmy

September GlossyBox

Apartment Tour Part 1

Apartment Tour Part 2

Updated Hair Care Routine

Review Stila Kitten Eyeshadow
Random Vlog #1
Watch here. =)
Random Vlog #2

Monday, July 22, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

June Empties!

These are the beauty and makeup products I finished last month.

What products did you finish?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sunkissed VoxBox Unboxing

These are the products that were in my Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox. Anyone can become an Influenster just check out their website and maybe you'll get free stuff too!

*Influenster sent me these products complimentary. This video is not sponsored and all opinions are mine.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pink Ice Tutorial- Viewers Choice

A couple of weeks ago I asked on Twitter and Instagram which swatch of colors you wanted to see. This is the one you chose. I hope you like it. =)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Almay Lip Balm Review and Giveaway!

*All give away details are on the actual video on Youtube.
**You must leave a comment on the actual Youtube video.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Daiso Haul $ Japanese Dollar Store $

Daiso is a Japanese dollar store where everything is a $1.50. These are the beauty products I picked up.

If you have any product suggestions them please let me know in the comments below! =)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

March Empties

Sorry I have been slacking on here. I am hoping to get at least one or two posts up a week from now on. =)

On to my empties!

Garnier Skin Renew Anti Dark Circle Rollerball 

This is probably one of my all time favorite products. I have been using it for years and always try to have an extra on hand just in case. This is the first thing I use in the morning because it really helps depuff and awaken my eyes.

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish

I really liked using this to set my makeup. It gives you a matte look without making your skin look dull.  After I go through some more face powders in my collection I will definitely be repurchasing this.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser

I really enjoyed the way this made my skin feel. The menthol in it gives your skin a really clean and refreshed feel. I tried repurchasing it when I ran out but the store didn't have it so I picked up another one from this line. 

Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer

I received a sample of this when I had a facial. I liked it a lot. I'm not sure of the anti-aging effects but I did like how hydrating it was. It's a little pricey but Murad has good quality products.

Those are my empties for the month of March. I hope you enjoyed them. 

What products did you finish in March?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Where have I been?

I just wanted to write you guys a quick note apologizing for not posting as much. Things have been super crazy and emotional for me the last couple of months, and things have gotten even more stressful the last two weeks. I have a family member dying and anyone that has been through that understands the stress involved. 

I have several videos filmed but I just need to edit them, and the same goes for blog posts. I just come home and don't want to do anything. I will try to get back into the swing of things but I hope you understand. 

Thanks. I miss you guys!

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Empties

So, I have noticed a trend on YouTube is to share what products you have finished each month. I like the idea but I hate holding on to the empty bottles. (It makes me feel like I'm hoarding) I decided that I could take pictures of each item as I finish them and then share the pictures here on my blog! So here are the products I finished this month.

Neutrogena Makeup Removing wipes:
      I love these and definitely will buy these again. My favorite are the ones in the purple package. They have a lavender scent that lingers and is a great way to relax as you are going to bed.

Kieh's Rosa Artica Eye:
     This was a sample in one of my Birchboxes. It's a really thick eye balm and it has a cooling feel to it. Since it was so thick I used it at night. I liked it a lot and definitely would consider purchasing a full size bottle.

Givenchy Photo Foundation:
     As you can tell I used the heck out of this bottle. I really liked it because it had a very light feel to it but great coverage. I only used it on special occasions so it lasted a long time. I would consider buying it again but there are so many others out there to try first!! Lol!

What products did you finish last month?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Makeup 101: The First Few Videos

About a month ago I started a series on my Youtube channel called Makeup 101. I decided to create this series because many of my friends and family have asked me about the basics of makeup. I know that when I started sing makeup I had no idea what certain terms meant or what I was doing in general. My hope is that these videos help beginners understand the basic application of makeup, and even some of the more advanced makeup techniques. New videos will be added every week.

The first video is all about foundation

The second video is all about contouring, blush, highlighting, and bronzer

The third video is about the importance of eye primer

I also added a previous video about how to fill in your eyebrows

Future videos include:
~How to apply eyeshadow
~All about eyeliner
~How to apply mascara
~How to apply lipliner and lipstick (with an added bonus)
~Makeup brush essentials
~How to apply false lashes
~How to tightline and waterline
~How to get the look of false lashes without them
~How to wing your eyeliner

If you have any requests I would love to hear them and hopefully make a video about it. =)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Why I canceled my Birchbox subscription

Back in December I told you that I was going to cancel my subscription to Birchbox and that I would explain why later. Sorry it took me so long, but here is my explanation. 

The main reason is that I am trying to save money. Last year I had prepaid for a full year, and I just could not afford to do it again.

Second, if you have watched my Birchbox opening videos you'll have noticed that the quality of the boxes have gone down quite a bit. Most of the products are either super tiny samples or just something I will not use. Yes, there is usually one product I am excited about, but not enough to justify spending $10 a month.

Third, I have so many samples to still try. I literally have a box full of samples that I would like to get rid of before I start adding more.

Fourth, I want to try other subscription services. My plan is to take a few months off and then try 3-4 other services. I am thinking of trying GlossyBox, Ipsy, and BeautyArmy.

What subscription services have you heard a lot about or tried and liked?

Monday, February 18, 2013

My 2013 Disney Goal

I was reading Kayley Hyde's blog and she said she was going to rewatch all the disney films this year and I thought that was a great idea! My list is here and it also has it's own special page that you can find on the top bar. 

Check out Kayley's list here and check out her Youtube channels too (fashion and reading)!

*Pic from here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks

These masks are so awesome! They smell great and work well. I received this one in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox but I have tried them before. The one I received was in Fruit Smoothie and I literally wanted to eat my face because it smelled so good!! I have also tried the chocolate one. =)

Grade: A+

Review: NYC Lipgloss

I received this product in an Influenster Holiday VoxBox. This was the first NYC lipgloss I had ever used. (I love NYC bronzer!)  I really like that it is such a neutral color, but I wish they had color labels on the glosses. I am able to wear it on its own or layer it with a nice pink or berry lipstick. It lasts about as long as any other lipgloss. It has a paddle applicator, which I like. The only real downside is that it is a bit sticky, which I don't like. 

Being an NYC product they are super affordable and readily available at the drugstore. I am definitely going to be trying out more colors!

Grade: B+

Saturday, January 26, 2013

My IMATS 2013 Experience & Haul

IMATS is the International Makeup Artists Trade Show. I have also been to it in 2010 and 2011. I love this particular trade show because it also includes professional classes. I learn so much every time. Here is my latest experience and a couple of things I picked up.

And check out my previous experience and haul in 2011.

Have you ever been to IMATS or another makeup trade show?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Holiday VoxBox: Goody Hairbrush Review

I love the idea of this hairbrush. It is suppose to help dry your hair faster. It says that it can be used with or without a blow dryer.

I don't blow dry my hair so I was excited to try this. It doesn't really work all that well without a blow dryer. it does dry some of your hair but once the microfibers become went they are useless. They need the hot air to dry them as you are using it.

I ended up giving it to my sister and she told me it works much better with a blow dryer.

Grade without a blow dryer: C
Grade with a blow dryer: A

*This was sent to me for free by Influenster. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Deep Cleaning your Makeup Brushes

This is how I deep clean my makeup brushes. If you do it properly they will last a long time. Many of my MAC brushes are 10 years old and still look new.

Let me know if you try this. =)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Beauty QT: Filling in Your Eyebrows

This is a great tip on how to fill in your eyebrows quickly that I  

learned from Bernadette. 

Go give her YouTube channel and twitter some love!   

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Update: New Year!

Happy belated New Year everyone. Sorry I have been MIA on here, but my life has been super busy. Between the holidays, going out of town, work, and tests I just haven't had much free time to sit down and write. Things should be settling down real soon and I have a list of blogs that I want to write. I would also love it if you would make requests. I want this blog to be something we both enjoy. I hope you are having a great January. =*
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