Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My August Glam Bag!

Hello Lovelies~

  Beauty bags are all the rage all over the world, but here in America.....they are a bit...young. These wonderful inexpensive treats are packed full of trial, deluxe trial, and sample sized beauty products. As far as I know, there are three official Beauty Bags being sold here in the US.

One is sold by Allure Magazine. I do not receive that monthly bag, but I want to. Birch Box is another option if you like more indie type brands. But I subscribe to Glam Bag.

 For ten dollars a month I receive a cute make up bag, a few fliers describing the products filling the bag, and the wonderful products.

Here is a picture of the full bag.

And in side I found ....

 'Ringmaster' by Andrea's Choice.

My Glam Lip gloss called 'Glam Girl'. This was an extra gift and while the shade isn't totally me, I love the gloss itself.

The shade is a bright sharp pink color and it smells like watermelons! I was so surprised with that. It doesn't taste like watermelons, but it's not Smuckers, so one can't expect to much. ^_~*

The bottle is beautiful!

 And don't you just love the color?

This is a mildly sticky gloss, but it lasts a long time and resists that icky clumpy feeling after hours of wear. So I guess you have to take the good with the bad sometimes.

I got a vial of roll on perfume in Dragon Fruit. It smells so good!

 And last but not least I received a custom blended eyeshadow color from S.A.L.T.Y cosmetics. It's called GLAM-a-zoid and at first I though it was a white or really light blue, but upon further inspection I found it was a light light pink that turns mildly violet when applied!

The lighting wasn't the best for this picture, but as you can see it's light violet and shimmery. I'll have more pictures of this color coming soon.

 Lastly I received an Anti ageing serum and a night restorative that goes with it. I will not be trying out these products, but my mother has offered to test them for me and she was excited to see them, so it all works out.

I am VERY pleased with this months bag and I am really looking forward to September's Glam Bag.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Product Review: Circus: Andrea's Choice (Part 2)

Hello Lovelies~

 I got my Glam Bag this month and I was so happy with it! I even got another bottle of Andrea's Choice nail polish. This one is called 'Ringmaster'.

This is a wonderful color. It's bright and cheerful and wearing it lifts my spirits. My favorite part about this polish is that it dries super fast! A manicure takes less than 10 mins. and it's done.

 Sadly, this polish is still not available for purchase yet, but it will be in September.

I did not use a top coat on this manicure, but I recommend it.

Shipping: ?-5 : N/A This product is not available yet, but when it is, I will tell you right away.

Price: ?-5 N/A I got this in a beauty bag, so I didn't pay the correct price for it.

Quality: 4-5 : This was less streaky than the white polish. It dries fast and it looks great with just one coat.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Vintage Shopping and Cupcakes

Hello Lovelies~

 The other day I went out to lunch with a friend and she took me to the cutest vintage shop afterwards as a pre-birthday outing!

I looked through everything and saw a lot of nice hats and pretty gloves, but when I saw these glasses...I knew I had to have them!!

  I has been looking for a good pair of pink 50's styled glasses and I FINALLY found a pair! And not only that....they are vintage 50's! They are a solid metal frame and a light rose pink color.

Just the other day my friend and fellow blogger Violet LeBeaux and I were talking about cat eye styled glasses and where to get them. I am so excited to own these ^_^

 After shopping we went out for cupcakes!

From top left to right we have the Chocolate Habanero cupcake, The Black and White cupcake, and the Sweet and Salty cupcake. Bottom left to right we have a Chocolate Croissant, Dulce de Leche cupcake, and the Strawberry Mango cupcake.

Don't the cupcakes look yummy?

Below is a bonus picture of my friend. She is a beautiful gal and we both agree, she is a perfect 10! ^_~

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's Deco time!

Hello Lovelies~

 Here's the mail, it never fails.
 It makes me want to wag my tail.
 When it comes I want to wail! ~ Mail~~~~~~!


 Today I woke up to find a treat in my mailbox ^_^

 Deco&Deco volume 4! ...to be honest, I don't remember ordering it. I thought I ordered the August 'Nail Up', but this is the magazine I really wanted, so I'm more than pleased with it.

Inside I found so much inspiration!!!!

  Step by step lessons in everything from rhinestone deco...

And look at the beautifully done pieces that others have made. They are so amazing!

To polymer clay and food deco!

Out of the whole magazine, this is the most amazing piece.

So that's my excitement of the day. I am off to read though and stare at lessons until I can make something as creative and imaginative ^_^

Monday, August 6, 2012

Life is all about....

Hello Lovelies~

 The word of the day is 'Balance'. Have you ever looked around and said to yourself, 'It's all to much!'?!... I know I have. Between two jobs, sleep, trying to craft, and having a social life, my world is making me dizzy it's spinning so fast! More times than not I am slipping and dropping one thing or another trying to try and keep everything together.

I have come to realize that life is all about Balance. Working myself to exhaustion then coming home to blog and sew before making plans with friends that I can't always keep, (which upsets me and them and I am very sorry about it.)... it's not working and over the last month I have come to the conclusion that something will have to give!

 So to save myself the pain of becoming a work-a-holic, I will be going back down to one job.

It was a hard choice, one that I'm very sad about, but these things do happen. We make these choices all the time be it paying bills verses getting a new dress, or staying home to help out with the house work rather than run off with friends to have fun.

 Never forget to take time for yourself. If you find life closing in around you, it's ok to disappear for a bit to center yourself again.

Here are some pictures I have been inspired by this last month. I hope they inspire you as well and remind you that when everything is in balance, beauty is more easily appreciated.

  To end this post, I'd like to leave you with a few words that have been a guiding light through the tough times. They aren't mine, and I don't know who said them first, but they ring true.

"Learn to Balance a Dream and a Job until your Dream becomes your Job."

(( All of these pictures were found on Weheartit.com))


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