PR Sample: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review I'm convinced that I basically could be the queen of the dead with the way my eyes have been looking lately. I don't know what it is, but over the last couple of months, my eye skin has taken a huge hit and it hasn't been pretty. I've developed some pretty hefty dark circles, my eyes have been puffy and watery and my poor eyelashes in my left eye (which struggle to begin with since chemo) have been falling out in clumps. I don't know if it's been this crazy summer/year of moves finally catching up to me, but it hasn't been a fun time. I've always loved makeup, but only recently have I . . .
Are you tired of me obsessing over fall yet? Hope not, because I've only just begun to get it out of my system! I'm super excited to bring you my 7 lipstick recommendations for fall time, mainly because this is the first fall time I've ever worn darker, bolder, vampier shades on my lips...ever. I've talked about how self-conscious I am about my teeth, but I've been trying really hard to get over that and to not let my worries about my teeth stress me out, get me down, or stop me from experimenting with fun shades. Anyway, I was inspired to share my fall lipstick shades by Sydnee from Life Life Your Way and Jasmine from CS&S Blog; they both recently posted . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ApplyBeforeYouDry #CollectiveBias Minus the lack of fall temperatures in Arizona, we've been pretty thrilled with our new home state. Our neighborhood is clean and quiet, we live a mile away from Dustin's new job and two miles away from a local dog park. And, we're five minutes away from Costco, Ulta and Target! Coming from Idaho, where the closet Target was 40 minutes away and Costco was a whopping 1.5 hours, it fills me with glee every time I think about getting in my car, crossing a few streets and ending up at my favorite stores (much to my husband's . . .
It's my favorite time of the month: the September edition of In and Out! I have some great products to share with you this month and some things that left me disappointed, so I'm glad I get to share that information and warn anyone of what to stay away from! Don't forget to check out Ashley & Emilie's lists too, and link up your own In & Out post at the bottom! Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette - I've mentioned it previously that eyeshadows are one of the few makeup products I'm okay spending money on. I love palettes and drugstore ones just do not have the quality that high end ones do. That being said, if I had to pick one eyeshadow palette to . . .
It's been a crazy week of traveling and moving and I'm so relieved that it's almost over! I'll be returning to my regularly scheduled programing next week, but to tie you over, Chelsea from Chelsea Shoots People is guest posting today and sharing some great tips on beauty products Meet Chelsea Hutson Chelsea is a blogger and shutterbug with a passion for all things beauty. She shares easy-to-follow tips on makeup and believes anyone can take a beautiful picture with the right help. You can find her most days blogging over at Chelsea Shoot People as well as connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. One of the biggest questions I am . . .
If you follow me on Snapchat, you know that two days ago I took myself to Sephora and spoiled myself silly. I finally got my hands on Jaclyn Hill's Champagne Pop, Kat Von D's Shade and Light Eye Palette and Too Faced Born This Way Foundation...yeah, it was an expensive day. Here's the thing: I love splurging once in a while on high-end makeup (especially eyeshadow palettes). And yes, I definitely think there are some products worth the splurge and there are some products that you totally can skip out and save on buy getting dupes at the Drugstore...but how would I be able to tell you all about that if I didn't try them all out? Anyway, my whole point is that while . . .
I know everyone is bumming about it being the end of August and summer, but I can't begin to express how absolutely excited I am that September is just around the corner. September means Dustin coming home to me after 6 weeks of being apart; it means us finally finally moving to Arizona and getting back into our own apartment and space and it means FALL IS COMING! August has been so fun with my family, but I am so completely ready to be back with my husband and to get back into our own space and to burn all the fall scented candles and wear all the fall clothes. Anyway, I'm super excited to bring this month's In and Out post and our first In & Out Link Up! Be . . .
I have a weird skin condition where the weather affects my cheek color. Not your typical "rosy cheeks" in the winter or "flushed cheeks" in the summer. My cheeks turn heat radiating beet read when I'm a tiny bit hot or a tiny bit cold. For that reason, I was always afraid of blush because I didn't need to add anything else to that problem to make my cheeks standout any more. Growing up, I was always afraid of my cheeks getting too red and I would layer the foundation over my face to try to help counter it. Of course, I ended up with cake face and red cheeks and tons of people asking me why I was so upset (thinking my red cheeks were a sign of anger or sadness). I was . . .
You should all know by now that I have an obsession (that some would probably consider unhealthy) with mail. Namely: packaged. More Namely: Subscription boxes. I know there are some people who think they are a fat waste of money, and some who share the same joy in getting a special box in the mail just for them. I have to say: I think there are some boxes that are a big fat waste of money and there are some boxes that are totally worth it to try out. So, in order to determine which ones are where we should put our buck and which ones to stay away from, I've decided to start doing box wars (cue dramatic music). Basically, this is my way of trying out all the . . .
Although I am so excited for fall to come, I can't let summer pass without giving a shoutout to my new all-time favorite lipstick discovery: the Colour Pop Lippie Stix. (This post is in no way sponsored by them; I bought all of these products with my own money) My teeth took a pretty hard hit from chemo; it just about ruined my enamel and turned them super yellow. I'm so, so self conscious of them and I used to hate putting lipsticks on because I felt like it drew even more attention to my teeth. Seriously, before this summer, I owned one lipstick from Mary Kay and had worn it three times. But, since starting to overcome my fears of showing off my misshapen knee . . .
* Affiliate: there may be links in this post that will result in a tiny commission for me. August is around the corner, which means it time for my favorite monthly blog post... In & Out! I was so excited to see that so many of you specifically mentioned in my reader survey that my In & Out posts were some of your favorites...they definitely are mine, too! This month, Ashley from Keeping Up with Ashley and Cody and Emilie from Emilie Talks are joining me with their own editions of In & Out as well; be sure to check out their posts and see what was working for them and what disappointed them this last month. In an attempt to be more comfortable . . .
It's good to be back. In the last two weeks, Dustin, Rosie and I packed up all of our things and moved from California back to Idaho. We visited our friends and family there for a week, deposited stuff into our storage unit, celebrated Dustin's graduation and then we packed up, again. Rosie and I flew home to New Hampshire on Monday and the last couple of days I've been unpacking, adjusting to the time change and settling in. It's been absolutely exhausting to be traveling so much and to be towing all my stuff and my pup along with me. I'm glad to finally be settled in for the next six weeks and look forward to ONE LAST MOVE in September to AZ and then we will be . . .