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When it rains it POURS!

So as many of you know, I am in the process of planning my wedding AND now moving into a new home. I have been so stressed on the low it's ridiculous. On top of that, I can't relieve my stress by shopping because we're buckling down with the extra expense incurred from moving into a larger home. On one end, I am very thankful to be able to have all these life changing events but on the other hand, it's very stressful!! Lol. What are some better ways to relax that don't require shopping or be tempted to shop?!

P.S: My fiancé also needs a new car as his current one has suddenly gone downhill.

I'll just go ahead and check myself in now! Lol


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Monday, May 23, 2011

Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer + MAC Overdyed Blush Review

When summer time hits everyone automatically runs for the golds and bronzed look when it comes to make-up.  I must admit, that is one of my favorite summer faces but I have really been trying to step out of my comfort zone.  While oranges, browns and golds may look magnificent against my skin (a little self flattery never hurts, lol), there are plenty of other colors that look quite nice as well.  Currently I am working on pinks for the summer.  At the time, when I went to the MAC counter (yes, I am a MAC whore) they had this pretty little color called Overdyed.  Whether you apply very little or a whole lotta, it will take you from looking sweet to evening drama in seconds.  One or two swipes for a nice sweet spring look... Maybe about 4 swipes for that evening drama.  Now the amount you need will also depend on the palette its being applied on.  On bare skin, no primer or foundation you will probably need to apply more in order to achieve the color you desire.  Personally,  I am in love with Bobbi Brown's Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer.  I started using this one about 2 weeks ago after a recommendation from a friend.  My MAC Studio Tint Moisturizer was making me very oily by the middle of the day and it dawned on me that its not oil-free.  Us oily gals know that almost all skin products we use MUST be oil-free in order for them to last throughout the day. 

Above is a picture I took with me wearing the MAC Studio Tint.  The skin looks fabulous but even in this picture (which was taken only 2 hours after applying my face for the day) you can start to see the "glow" or accumulation of oiil on my skin.


In the picture above, I was wearing the Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer.  Now there is a HUGE difference but mainly because I am not wearing mascara or gloss.  If you're able to look past that then you can see my face lacks the oily sheen that I had with the MAC Tinted Moisturizer.  Also, in the second picture I have a few swipes of my MAC Overdyed blush.  You likey?  There have been days that I have done a more dramatic look with the Overdyed blush but today, this is all I had time for.  Clearly, I didn't even have time to apply mascara!

So, I just wanted to update you guys on a few new products I've tried out.  I think this are definitely summer keepers as I tend to get LOTS of compliments when I wear them!  And, what girl doesn't like compliments?!  Until next time... Toodles <3

Sunday, May 22, 2011

"Smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children... Then get back to business!" -Beyonce

The title for this post was taken from Beyonce's "Run the World" single. It's actually my favorite line from the entire song because it does sum up many of the strong women in my life. While I have been slack in making posts to my blog, it has only come in light of the many other blessings in my life right now. Working a full-time job, taking care of my family, planning my wedding and making a move to a new home! With summer on our heels, I know I owe you guys some good material! So, I promise at least one post per day to the blog for the next two weeks... Even if I'm doing it at 1 in the morning!!

WE RUN THE WORLD... GIRLS!!!


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Monday, May 2, 2011

Loving all things Marc by Marc Jacobs

I have become very fond of all things Marc by Marc Jacobs. It reminds of a Saturday in New York City to be really honest. Whether you're throwing on a chic dress or jeans with a pair of killer wedges, you're sure to make statement without even trying. For a girl whose claim to fame is a pair of jeans and a tee... Pairing with the right shoes, blazer or sweater is uber important. Marc by Marc Jacobs allows you to dress up that casual Saturday outfit and hit the city in a matter of minutes. I've noted some of my favorites from the Spring and Summer collection.



The likelihood of me getting a lot of the items on my board are pretty slim given my current budget! But, hey a girl can wish can't she?! Don't let me find any of the shoes on clearance anywhere because I am definitely on the edge as we speak! Lol! Anyways, going back to window shopping online dolls... toddles :-)

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