Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Products I Currently Love

I wanted to share the products that I am currently loving.  These are the ones that I am just reaching for more than any of the rest of the ones I have.  If you as me next month, my answers might be slightly different, but right this moment these are my favorites.

For Primer there are two that I switch between depending on if I want a more matte finish or a natural finish.  I love the Korres antiageing primer for my natural finish and the Maybelline Baby skin for a more matte finish.  The baby skin is a perfect dupe for Benefit's The Porefessional at a fraction of the cost too!

For foundation I am loving Loreal's Infallible Pro-matte 24hr foundation.  I love the matte finish on this!  I have fairly dry skin and usually shy away from a matte finish, but this does not leave my face looking dry and flaky like so many others do.   I am in the lightest shade, I believe its Classic Ivory.

I have two for concealers.  The first one isn't technically a concealer, but it does wonders to brighten up your under eye area, de-puff and provide a bit of coverage.  I am talking about First aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy of course.  This is  a recent purchase for me but has quickly become a favorite!.  The next one is Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind.  I find this covers up my dark circles without caking and provides long lasting coverage as well.

Next we move on to eyebrows!  I am loving my Anastasia perfect brow pencil.  I use the color soft brown.  I had been using a powder brow product but it was too flaky, I find that the pencil is perfect for my dry skin!

I have fallen back in love with my Naked 3 pallet, and have been using it almost every day this year.  The colors are perfect for a soft day look, but you can really amp it up for a sultry date night look as well!

I narrowed my favorite eyeliners down to three.  Rimmel Scandaleyes in nude for my waterline, Urban decay 24/7 in the darkest black color they have and Benefits Push-up liner.  The push-up liner is probably my favorite one.  It makes applying a cat eye super easy.

Mascara.  Its hard to believe, but I only have two mascara's in my makeup collection right now!  They are both by Tarte, Lights camera Splashes and Lights camera Flashes.  I love both equally but use the Splashes when I am in need of a water proof mascara!

I am loving my Ulta blush.  Sadly the sticker came off the bottom and I do not know what shade it is.  I also LOVE Benefits Watts up highlighter.  I have never gotten so many complements on my make up until I started using it!

 My favorite lip products!  For a classic red lip I use Younique's Lip liner in Primal and top it with a clear gloss. Seriously the best red I have ever found!  For a nice pinky nude I have been enjoying the Sephora matte gloss in nude. And for a nice corally pink I have been using an Ulta balm stick. (again, this does not have a shade listed on it)

Lastly my favorite nail polish!  I love all Essie polishes but I have to say that Trophy Wife is my all time favorite color!

Let me know in the comments what your favorite products are!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New videos this week

In case you missed it I posted 2 videos in the last week!  When we moved we didn't have internet for 4 months, on the tail end of that I had my shoulder surgery.  Now I am back to feeling like myself, I am able to put my makeup on and do all the girly things again!  So here are the videos, for your viewing pleasure!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

What would you like to see reviewed?

I am making a trip to both Ulta and Sephora very soon.  What products would you like to see reviewed?  I am also going to be starting my videos again!  I will be filming this afternoon in fact!  After we moved we did not have internet for 4 months and then I had my shoulder surgery!  I am finally back to a place where I feel good all the time so its time to get back into it!  I cannot promise a posting schedule yet but I am hoping for 1-2 videos a week!  I purchased a vanity yesterday and my wonderful husband got it put together for me.  I just need to get the rest of our bedroom sorted out and then I will ready to go!   

So what sort of content would you all be wanting to see?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Plum Paper Planner 2015

I love planners, and this year I got a Plum Paper Planner!  I am so in love with this planner!  The cover was personalized and I got to pick so much of the lay out.  There are 4 layout options, and I added in extra note paper, a blog planning section and a home based business planning section.

The cover

The monthly view 
And a monthly view that I have started planning on.  I like to add washi tape and stickers and what not to make it personal.

The weekly spread, this has four options, but this is the one I chose.
And the weekly spread that I have started planning on.  Again using washi tape and stickers.
This is the blog planning section. There are 6 double sided pages, so one page for each month, an income tracking sheet, a sheet for post ideas, a sheet for blog stats, 2 pages of to-do list, 2 pages for advertising and sponsors, 2 pages for giveaways and reviews, and a 2 page annual blog planner.
The at home business section has 6 double sided monthly overview pages, 1 page for each month of the year,12 double sided party planning pages, 1 to do list, 1 monthly tasks page, 3 pages of mileage trackers6 pages for contacts,  and 4 pages for tracking expenses.

I really love this planner and would purchase it again.  The etsy shop had a 3-4 week turn around but it shipped off right at 3 weeks and I got it three days after it shipped.  The price was great too, much cheaper then some of the other customizable planners on the market.