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just because

~just because flowers and a splurge


I am so excited to own this palette. I am even more excited that I get to call the kindest, most generous, loving and wonderful fiance, husband soon.

I have coveted this palette for a few months now. I silently yearned for this beauty, and after one tiny brief remark to my loving fiance, these bad boys are mine.

Bad boy meaning the beautiful Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette but even more so meaning the amazing and wonderful fiance, that took my ‘….if you ever wanted to get me something, like ever, here’s an idea…’ comment and treated me to this wonderful palette the very next day! Then I get flowers delivered to top it all off? During the first week back to school? How did I get this lucky?! (Note to Self: remember this for future arguments, J-1 million L-0)

I definitely plan to review this, once my nerves calm from the excitement of blending these oh-so-buttery shades.

Stay tuned!!

Thanks for the lookie loos lovlies~

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Blog-cation and what I’ve been crafting!

BLOG-CATION 

Ello Loves!! I seem to have taken an unintentional blog-vacation for the past few weeks but summer time is unavoidable for fun and laziness, ….and summer time in TEXAS is nearly unbeatable (specifically when you find your local pool!) wpid-img_20150619_191243237.jpg

Summer has come and stayed in my neck of the woods (which really isn’t wooded at all) but I do get humongous woodland creatures from time to time. such as this mammoth sized butterfly. I could have reached out and let it crawl on to my hand it was so close. But alas, the heepie geebies of having something crawl on you prevented that, I promise you!

CRAFTING

Since having almost nothing require my brain to work any harder than channel surfing, I’ve had a boom in creative and crafty urges to tempt my procrastinator soul. I’ve cracked out my old sketch book and compass, bought watercolor pencils and paper, made my own travel sketchbook, created a few Harry Potter crafts and even bought a quill and inkwell of India ink.

I have never been the best at drawing but my mind won’t stop trying to make it a thing. I also have terrible penmanship, but again, my hands won’t stop trying to improve. I’ve realized using a quill and ink makes my cursive bearable. WHO KNEW!? I also feel like I’m writing love letters to a time traveler every time I bust out my DIY Suede covered journal.

I’ve also taken up acrylic nails again. These poor minuscule natural nail beds of mine aren’t cutting the amount of nail polish I want to wear! Thanks to a cheap bundle kit from Amazon, I now have plenty of excuses for doing nails every single day….I have even converted my ‘Halloween severed-hand’ into a chic silver practice hand/client, named Toby. He loves to get his nails done, I tell ya! He’ll just sit there for hours and let me paint!


Looking forward to getting back into the groove of crafting and blogging. Hope everyone’s had an amazing summer so far, and can’t wait to get back to school!

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May ipsy Glam Bag Review 2015

JETSETTER May Glam Bag

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 GOODIES:
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip pencil (+ Revolution High color Lip gloss)
  • Chella Eyebrow color pencil
  • Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing eye mask patches (2 pair)
  • Luxie Beauty Tappered Blending eye brush 205
  • CoTz Face Natural SPF 40

POSITIVES: I LOVE getting brushes. No I don’t care that I have enough already, you always need more because they are continually dirty! This one from Luxie Beauty is super soft and the rose gold and pink is adorable. The Chella eyebrow pencil works great for mimicking eyebrow hairs too! It seems really flimsy when I first handled this, but it really gets the job done great. The Klorane eye patches were a GODSEND after a long night of birthday celebrations!

TIP: pop the pouch of eye masks in the fridge for a few seconds and get the most REFRESHING feeling after a long day or nigh!

NEGATIVES: I still can’t figure out what the COTZ Face Natural ‘STUFF’ is truly meant for. Its tinted, and has SPF but is supposed to be natural? Eh, no thanks. Did nothing to my skin and its texture was awkward. I had the same nonchalant feeling towards the  Urban Decay Priming lip liner it has good intentions I believe it, but not with my lips. My lip color still wore off like normal, but left a very pigmented ring around my mouth. Not cute. Plus the Revolution High color lip gloss….really?!? The one time use packaging?! I could have skipped that all together, not to mention the boring pink and crazy purple shades, and my heaven were they STICKY!! On to the Next one!

OVERALL: Meh, not so great, but still got some really useful things out of this months goodies. I will definitely be using the brush and eyebrow pencil! And the different versions of the monthly Bag were AWESOME! keep it coming Ipsy!

Join me on Ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10 with a unique bag to boot!!. Michelle Phan curates the bags!

Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/3lov

Thanks for the lookie loos lovelies!
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MAY 2015: IPSY Glambag sneak peek #3

IPSY Glam Bag: Jet Setter

Sneak Peek #3: 

Soooo…early access is open to everyone, which kind of makes the sneak peeks redundant, but just in case anyone is curious about what products they have in their MAy l

Can’t wait to see what we get as usual!

Stay tuned for Sneak Peeks #4-#5 COMING SOON!

Thanks for stopping by lovies!!

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Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10 with a unique bag to boot!!.

Michelle Phan curates the bags!

Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/3lov


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MAY 2015: IPSY Glambag sneak peek #2

IPSY Glam Bag: Jet Setter

Sneak Peek #2: 

Ipsy pulled a fast one with this 5 second video, it took forever to get a screen shot of each of these beauties!

I’m not to ecstatic about these sample creams and such. But I’d love to get some St. Tropez or the Klorane eye patches! I love to pamper, you gotta know!

Can’t wait to see what we get as usual!

Stay tuned for Sneak Peeks #3-#5 COMING SOON!

Thanks for stopping by lovies!!

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Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10 with a unique bag to boot!!.

Michelle Phan curates the bags!

Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/3lov


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MAY 2015: IPSY Glambag sneak peek #1

IPSY Glam Bag: Jet Setter

Sneak Peek #1: 

Ipsy pulled a fast one with this 5 second video, it took forever to get a screen shot of each of these beauties!

I love when they throw in beauty tools with the product options too! They are always worth $10 at least! I’ve gotten the Pixi bronzer sample in the past, it worked great then, so its cool they are bringing back the good ones

Can’t wait to see what we get as usual!

Stay tuned for Sneak Peeks #2-#5 COMING SOON!

Thanks for stopping by lovies!!

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Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10 with a unique bag to boot!!.

Michelle Phan curates the bags!

Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/3lov


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LOOT CRATE APRIL 2015: FANTASY

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Tickle your Fantasy LootCrate April 2015

This month was all about Fantasy things in the gaming world. TOTALLY ME! If I were loot, I would be this! Maybe even more HP stuff. #addicted #noshame!! All of the items are really useful too! I hated getting the S.H.I.E.L.D ID and NOT getting access to the headquarters too! (C’mon man!)

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The box this month was super creative as well! I loved the one that turned into a game board! I seriously fell in love with the goblin-like house-elfish figure! Even though it looked more like Kreacher, I am partial to Dobby.

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The Princess Bride deck of cards, are really well made, and feel very sturdy. Plus the face cards have hilarious quotes from the actual movie. If I could just post these up everywhere I would, because yes, I DO want a peanut! (LOL)

The Stark House Dire wolf USB storage holds 4 GB of data. Different house options would have been great I think since I’m already partial to the dragons, but we got all the houses in the magnets. Definable putting this in my school pack, along with my 9 3/4 luggage tag. It just makes me want to travel even more!

The crate also included an inflatable crown and Dungeons and Dragons shirt, and bow tie.

We opened the box with all my family home, and my 5-year-old (who is very prepared for our wedding next April) saw the bow tie and exclaimed “AWE Mommy, FOR THE WEDDING!” I died. So adorable! thankfully I convinced him otherwise, due to the color scheme. Seriously so cute that he thinks of these things though!

I could not HELP but taking a Prince John reference photo with the little man.

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If you want to sign up here’s our link: http://looted.by/bWpGV

Or you can simply sign up by going to the website: http://www.lootcrate.com/

$40+ Retail Value in every crate! Membership in an active, growing community. Change to win Mega Crates worth $2000+ in value. All for only $13.84/month with $6 Shipping/Handling.

as always, thanks for the lookie lous!

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