Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

As 2012 comes to its final hours I am reflecting on everything we went through this past year. I could focus on the fact that my dad was diagnosed with cancer and be sad about the friends that moved on but I choose to remember the good times as only my rose colored glasses will allow. I now talk to my dad everyday with the wonderful invention of SKYPE, so I can also see his smiling eyes and beautiful bald head. I was able to make a few trips to TN  and Vic, Victor and I spent one of my best Thanksgivings yet up in the mountains with my dad, his wife and her cousins. 

Our business is growing, our vision boards have more items checked off than not , our fur children are healthy and happy and I am loved. What a year! :) 

I hope whatever your challenges are in 2013 you are able to see the silver lining and hidden  blessings.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Last month I signed up on to get a glam bag every month. It is $10 a month and each month you get a make up bag (as seen in the picture above) with make up in it.

This months bag included: Mai Couture Highlighter Paper.
                                          Mirabella Prime for Face and Eyes
                                          Be a Bombshell Hot Mess Lip Gloss
                                          Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil
                                          NYX Ultra Pearl Eye Shadow

This is my second month of getting the bag and I love it. I'm not a huge make up person but I do usually wear the basics (eye liner, lip gloss, blush) I had no make up on before my bag came today, the photo above was taken after I tried everything in the bag. :)

The lipgloss looked like it would be really red but it was kind of sheer..this is two coats on me and it's still more of a blush color than red.

I LOVE the urban decay eye did glide right on ...just need a little mascara.
The Mirabella Prime was a clear liquid that felt like powder when I put it on my face. It's a primer to use as a base for any mirabella foundation. I used it on it's own before I put my highlighter paper on. I found it on the mirabella website for $29, same size as what came in my bag.

I was super impressed with the Mai Couture highlighter paper. You tear a sheet out of the booklet and lightly press and sweep along your cheek bones and any other areas of your body that you want highlighted. I have no other blush on and it looks very natural but gave me some color.

The NYX loose eye powder brushed on very smoothly almost like a liquid. I love the color.

I am not being paid for this review , just sharing because I found IPSY by seeing it on a friends blog and I'm so happy that I's like a present to yourself every month!

Sunday, December 2, 2012