Monday, December 29, 2014

Influenster FrostyBox

This was day 11 of Holiday Hodgepodge

Yay, I got another box from Influenster. This one is the Frosty 


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 If you would like me to review any of the products please let 

me know in the comments.

Not sure what Influenster is or would like to get a free box 

check out this video.

Giveaway Unboxing & First Impressions

This was day 10 of Holiday Hodgepodge.

I recently won a giveaway here on Youtube and I wanted to 

show you the makeup that I received. I also decided to give 

you my first impression on all the products by Valtoria.

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To learn more about Blacklock Beauty check out this post.

To see how to purchase Valtoria cosmetics see this video.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ren 1 Minute Facial Review

This was day 9 of Holiday Hodgepodge. 

I let you know what I think of the Ren 1 minute facial and if I think it is work the money.

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Have you tried any Ren skincare before? 

Vlogmas Vlogs

I got really bad at posting my videos up on here towards the end. Sorry. I am posting all the blogs together in this post and each beauty video will get it's own post over the next couple of days.

Day 8- Giving Back

Day 12- Gingerbread Houses

Day 13- Merry Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hidden Gems - December 2014
Our very first Hidden Gem is Courtney of BlacklockBeauty. If you have been watching me for awhile you’ll know that Courtney is the reason I started watching Youtube way back like five years ago. I wanted to learn how to curl my hair with a curling iron and I came across her video. Five years later I am glad to be able to call her a friend. She has great content and I think there is something for everyone on her channel and blog.

Now let’s let Courtney tell us about herself.

1. When did you start your Youtube channel?

I started my Channel back in 2009 and then I took a long break where I did videos off and on eventually stopping, I'm not sure why, I think it was a few things, negative comments, losing control of my weight, figuring out who I was. I just got back into it the beginning of this year.

2. Why did you start making videos?

I started making videos because my dude, now husband suggested that I make my own channel. When I did it just took off, but that was before I took a long break, now it's coming back, but very slowly now that I'm much different on camera.

3. What is the main focus of your channel?

Mainly Beauty, but I do diet and recipe videos as well as fashion occasionally.

4. What or who inspires you and why?

I don't have one person in particular, I would say the youtubers that have consistently made videos despite negative feedback and have made their channel grow.

5. What would you like people to know about you?

This one is hard to answer. I would like people to know of only great things about me, but I also would like them to come to their own conclusion.

6. What has helped your channel grow the most?

I did a lot of Google advertising and a lot of pinterest posts. What I noticed is that the photos make a big difference, an eye catching photo sells. Photos and video quality.

Where you can find Courtney

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Homemade Caramel Macchiato | Holiday Hodgepodge (Vlogmas) Day 7

This is how I make a caramel macchiato (like Starbucks) at home. It's so simple and super yummy.

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What you need:

Regular coffee
Vanilla flavored coffee
Caramel sauce
Sweetener (Like Splenda)
Half and Half
Whipped cream (optional)

Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DIY Seashell Christmas Ornament | Holiday Hodgepodge (Vlogmas) Day 6

This is a really fun easy DIY seashell ornament that would be a great Christmas gift.

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Items you'll need:

Glass ornaments
Festive ribbon
Ultra fine glitter
Small seashells
Tags (This is where you can print them.)
Spoon or scoop
Hole punch

If you make this ornament please send me a pic on Twitter or Instagram.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa & Snoap Vlog | Holiday Hodgepodge (Vlogmas) Day 5

In today's Holiday Hodgepodge video I go shopping for some DIY projects and go to a Christmas festival at the Alpine Village. I even get to meet the real Santa Claus and it snows in Southern California!

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Sorry this is up late. I had some literally crazy stuff happen to me. Make sure you follow me on Twitter to stay up to date on what's going on with me. =)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Herbal Essences Haul | Holiday Hodgepodge (Vlogmas) Day 4

I wanted to share the products that I received from Herbal Essences and Klout.

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Products Mentioned:

Herbal Essences Naked Shine Shampoo
Herbal Essences Naked Moisture Conditioner
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Friday, December 5, 2014

‪‎Holiday Hodgepodge‬ (‪‎Vlogmas‬) Day 3: ‪‎Christmas‬ ‪‎Decorating‬

Welcome to Day 3 of Holiday Hodgepodge!!!

Today we decorate my church for Christmas. We had a lot of fun and even had a mini disaster when one of the kids accidentally broke one of the glass candle holders. If you look REALLY closely you can see it in the stop motion section. =)

Do you like decorating for the holidays?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Hodgepodge Day 2: Holiday Glam Tutorial & Collaboration

Welcome to day 2 of Holiday Hodgepodge! In today's video I have created a Holiday Glam look and have also collaborated with Beautify Your Life who made a pretty gold version. Make sure to check out her video too.

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Products used:

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk
MAC Cranberry
MAC All That Glitters
MAC Vanilla
Stila Kitten
MAC FluidLine Dark Envy
Benefit BadGal Lash
MAC PearlMatte Face Powder Veronica's Blush
MAC Lustre Viva Glam VI

Are you enjoying Holiday Hodgepodge?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Hodgepodge Day 1! Thanksgiving Traditions!

Welcome to Day 1 of Holiday Hodgepodge

In today's video we will be taking a look at what I did for Thanksgiving!

What did you do?

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