Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MAC Lipstick: Sushi Kiss

It has happened again;
I bought another lipstick from MAC

Oh the infamous MAC!

This new addition to my collection is called Sushi Kiss
Apparently, its back from the "All About Orange" Collection
so it was nice to find this little gem.

A. the name is adorable 
(I could just imagine a little kissing sushi like ABOVE)

B. its such a fun color
I love the bright orangey coral color.
I don't normally go for orange shades but it has the right
hint of pink for my taste

C. its smooth and lovely on the lips 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SMASH Book: My Wedding

Recently, I posted a video on the Youtube of my wedding SMASH book.
I filmed a page I was working on from my brother/sister in-laws wedding
 and if you'd like to see it click the link below:

A few viewers left comments and friends have asked to see the other pages of the book.
Unfortunately, I did these ones from my wedding awhile ago before I could film them.
I did a lot of smashing in this book! It is still "in the making" and already has some thickness to it.
I used it to save all of the process we went through; 
planning the colors and dresses, as well as the end result of our wedding adventure.
So here ya go! Hope you enjoy!
Don't be shy…leave any questions or comments below.

My Wedding SMASH book:

The Engagement Page

The Bridesmaids Gift Page

The Invitation Page

The Officially Married Page

The Mommy Page

The Dress Page

The Bridal Shower Page

The Wedding Website Page

The Bachelorette Party Page

The Bridesmaids Dresses Page

The Ceremony Page

The Color & Theme Page


Friday, August 8, 2014

5 Beauty Things To Splurge On

Being a makeup newbie and by no means a makeup wizard, I'm still figuring it all out.
Im still discovering products and brands and figuring out what products are worth a chunk of change and what I can save some dough on. I personally think these five things were worth the splurge. 

These items of course aren't necessary! But when you like makeup a lot thats what you tell yourself.
Either way, it can be nice to own a few quality makeup items. Especially for a married young working middle class lady like myself. It makes me feel all growed up!

In all honesty you CAN get quality items from the drugstore and for descent prices too!
Yet, these 5 products have really wowed me and I think in this case spend the cash!

1. Fancy Blush: Benefits Coralista
Its absolutely beautiful, highly pigmented, and smooth. Thats one thing I have noticed about some cheaper blushes…they can be chalky and then fall right off my face. grr! Benefit's Coralista lasts all through my work day

2. Concealer that Works: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
It took me a longtime to figure out why my dark circles would never cover up. Finally I invested in a good concealer. And by good I mean it lasts all freaking day and actually covers up the face poop.

3. A Versatile Palette: Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette
This is the first Naked palette I purchased about 3/4 years ago and I swear it looks almost untouched. From that point on I really began to appreciate the quality & butteriness of UD eyeshadows. I now have the other Naked palettes and they are all so versatile and easy to use, but can seem pretty pricey. For the quality and the quantity of shadows in the palette its worth the splurge.

4. Luxurious Lipstick: MAC Lipstick
Whether its MAC, Urban Decay, YSL; Get at least one luxurious, fancy lipstick and call it a day. There is a difference for sure! Maybe you can find a color dupe, but a quality dupe is not so easy for higher end lipsticks. Plus I just feel like a ritzy lady when I whip out a sleek black tube and smear it all over my lips.

5. A Quality Blending Brush: MAC 217
Until recently I never even used brushes! I think I had one raggedy old brush for blush. Now I have educated myself about the purpose and usefulness of using good brushes for makeup application. Of course I have my Real Techniques brushes, but the one that kept popping up is the MAC 217.
It really does work! Its the best fluffy, soft blending brush.
A cheaper alternative, but still pricey for one brush in my book, is the Sigma E25

So get out there and spend your dough on makeup so I won't be alone!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

6 Scary Movies I'm Stoked To See

So I have decided to talk about movies and shows on this blog as well.
Because…well why not?
Funny that my first movie post is a about creepy, scary movies and all my other posts 
are cute little outfits and makeup.
The truth is
Which I know is creepy and not the norm for most proper, makeup loving, dress wearing
young women. But nonetheless here I am, a girly girl at times and still a lover of scary flicks.
Most of my girlfriends think Im crazy and tell me I'm a freak! Im always looking for a scary movie buddy and I found her. My mom! Surprisingly, she is the only lady in my life who likes all the creepy movies too. Go figure.
I am mostly a fan of thriller type horrors not the gore and blood just for the sake of gore and blood.
No no I much prefer the psychological tester, 
the spine chilling silent shots, 
the old & ancient tales etc etc.
I like scary movies that are actually scary and have a riddle or puzzle to figure out.

Without further ado here are the 6 newly released, coming soon, or "still  in process" horror films
that I am very excited to see.

3. Oculus

The Quiet Ones looks like my cup of tea: great actors, creepy backstory, & psychological thrilling!
Annabelle is a story from the Conjuring and that was amazing so Im sure this one will be too!
Oculus seems like another creepy childhood backstory and lots of paranormal creepiness
Deliver Us From Evil has one of my favorite actors & the trailer just looks terrifying
As Above So Below looks spectacular! Honestly I can't get enough of paranormal mind boggle
Jessabelle has impressive producer history and a captivating trailer. It looks fantastically creepy!

Anyhoo! Maybe this will guide you to find a great movie for scary movie night!
Pizza, Ice Cream, Husband (or cuddle buddy) & a Horror film.