Showing posts from December, 2012

Switching Gears

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and made some great new memories with your loved ones!

I have been in a slump this past month. If you follow me regularly, you might have noticed the lack of posts this month.

There are two reasons for the slump:

1. I just feel fat! I have gained about ten pounds, making none of my clothes fit. I feel ugly and unattractive. It's that simple. No excuses.

2. My skin is reacting very bad and no matter the product I try, it doesn't help. I will blame the Accutane I used last year on this. It's as if no oil will come through my pores and they instead just get blocked. I am having constant, consistent breakouts. This, too, makes me just feel ugly and unattractive.

This slump I am in has left me with zero motivation to blog, make videos, or even put any makeup on.

I now realize there is only one solution. I have to change my lifestyle! I hinted to this in my last post about getting healthy and lean in 2013. I have got to change my lifest…

Be Healthy and Lean in 2013

This is going to be my year! I have to make myself accountable for my bad eating and exercise habits and start making permanent changes. I am approaching mid thirties and it is only going to get harder to lose the weight. I have 20 pounds to lose. Who is with me?

I believe strength comes with motivation and motivation comes when you are held accountable. Let's hold each other accountable!

Let's all make changes and help each other!!

Post below if you are interested and I will get a group together for us.

January QVC Insider Beauty Info

Josie Maran TSV- Jan 18- Ultimate Argan Moisturizing Collection

NOURISHING ARGAN CARE PACKAGE. Josie created an Argan Oil care package for you, with everything you need to nourish your skin from head to toe, plus some color treats for your cheeks and lips. These Argan goodies are made with care for you and your body. Receive: (1) 100% Pure ArganOil 1.7 fl Oz;(1)Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Lavender Citrus 8 oz;(1) Argan Balm 4.6oz; (1)Argan Color Stick in Tenderheart (Coral Pink w/subtle golden luster)0.21oz; (1) Argan Color Stick in Rosey (Dusty Rose)0.21 oz. USA/Morocco. $69.96

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Tarte TSV- Feb 5- Journey to Natural Beauty 6 piece collection

AD#A233804.Receive this item now,then receive a new collection w/ different seasonal shades & brushes in June & Nov '13.3 total ships. Cancel anytime.Rec:(1)Amazonian butter lipstick plummy rose (deep rose )0.1oz,(1)Amazonian clay 12hr full coverage foundation 1.7fl oz,:Fair, Light,Medium,Tan,Deep.(1)…

Laura Geller Beauty off the Vine- TSV

Time is against me this morning as I rush to photograph and swatch these items for you. I had recorded also a full tutorial, but the camera decided it didn't have enough memory- so I will record it again tomorrow!

This kit is wine themed, rich in anti-aging ingredients with the main one being reservetrol. The pigmentation is smooth and rich in both pressed items, the lipstick is a bold wine shade and the foundation has a nice medium coverage that glides easily over the pores with no settling.

For anyone interested, I am medium in the foundation.

Here are the swatches:

Five full size pieces
Blush in Bouquet
Shadow duo in Fine Wines
Lipstick in Rosato
L to R: Fine wines duo, Bouquet, Rosato
My full face using all five products, added LG Charcoal eyeliner, Loreal mascara, Tarte brow mousse, LG baked Vanilla highlighter

I found this kit very easy to use, and very appropriate for the season! I am so glad someone finally did a deep lip in a kit instead of the usual peach. Tw…

Anastasia HYPERCOLOR review and tutorial

The Anastasia HYPERCOLOR brow and hair powder was developed as a safer alternative to chalk, without the damaging effects of chalk. It is meant to be a fun, temporary hair color, and meant to be washed out at the end of the day. It can transfer onto lighter clothing and sheets, so be careful when using. I recommend putting a towel or cloth over your lap to avoid fallout. This product will be released to the public on December 26th and will be available exclusively at ULTA stores for the first few months. The colors will be sold individually at $12.50 each. My thoughts will be posted below. 

Fallout- please place a towel over your lap when using! My Thoughts: I find this product extremely easy to use. A complete novice could use this successfully. I recommend trying out different bases, such as wax and pomade, for more complete color saturation. I used a leave-in conditioner and it worked just fine, but something more sticky might work differently. This little pot would last a long …

Fresh Flushed Winter Face- video

Products Used: Lancome Teint Idole 24H Tarte Amazonian Clay concealer Mally Spiked Champagne Dior Frosted Beige Laura Geller Bali Nyx Pinky Benefit They're Real Smashbox Stunning