Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mouse Treasure Box

Hey guys! I have a new art box up on my Etsy shop! The little mouse is a very whimsical little guy, and you can keep your little treasures in it! I also changed my packaging for my jewlry, so if you scroll down you can see what I've done! Hope you like it!

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Natural Beauty Products

Let me start by saying, I am not a fanatic about having every item I own having to be organic, and natural! But lately I've just been thinking to myself, "why not?" why not buy natural products that work well and are beneficial to me and the environment?

Believe me, I used to think that natural products were only for hard core hippies, and that they didn't work at all! But after trying a few natural products and reading reviews on others, I think that a lot of companies have come a long way, and sometimes these natural products are even better than name brand ones with not so good ingredients in them! I still have a few name brand favorite makeup brands that I will still use every once in a while, but for my day to day routine, I would like to start switching over to more natural beauty products!
I've actually had a lot of fun researching some amazing organic, and natural cosmetic and skin care lines! And I'm really looking forward to trying them! Anyway, today I bought a few items that I'm really excited to try!! I got Yes cucumber facial wipes, some luscious smelling body soap, and a delicious lip balm from Alba!

By the way, my philosophy on using organic and natural products is similar to how I think of food... I usually only eat healthy and organic food, but every once in a while having candy or some other indulgent food is not going to kill you! So, I'm mostly going to use natural products but I will definitely make exceptions! (Because I love the items I have from M.A.C haha
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So far I've used the lips balm, and the wipes, and both are great!!! The lip balm tastes and smells sooooo good, I feel like I'm on a tropical vacation! And the wipes felt really fresh and did a great job with taking my makeup off!

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I'm really excited to try this soap, it smells so good!!!!
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Tell me what your favorite natural beauty products are!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Veronica's Blush

So, as you probably already know, M.A.C. Archie's Girls collection just came out on the 7th and I was so excited!!!! First of all who doesn't love M.A.C. also the theme for this collection was so adorable I had to have at least one item from it! So I decided to get the Pearl Matte face powder in the color "Veronica's Blush"

The Pearl Matte face powder is not really a blush, but it can still be used as that. It is supposed to be used as a highlighter, all over powder for a nice pinky glow, or as a light blush! The reason why I picked the Pearl Matte face powder from the Veronica side is because I think my complexion fits better with her colors, in the collection. I really liked the Betty one(which was more coral) but I don't think it would be as good on my skin tone. 
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So below, you can see what it looks like, and that it's already been used haha! It's very interesting that this product can have three different color outcomes. The hearts on their own are very pink, the base color is very light and looks more like a highlighter color, and then when you swirl them altogether it's a nice pink that is a little lihgter than the hearts on their own.
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Here are some swatches!

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(from left to right: base and hearts swirled together, middle is just the light base color, and then on the far right is just the hearts!)

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Now here is a makeup look I tried to upload a few days ago, but my computer was giving me trouble. I think this pinkish, plum look would be a great Valentine's day look, what do you think? I'm not using the "Veronica's blush" in this look, by the way! Hope you guys like this look!

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