Sunday, November 30, 2014

Huge Beauty Haul: Sephora VIB!

Products Purchased:

Ole Henriksen Glow On-The-Go Trio 
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rosegold
Shiseido Facial Cottons
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume
Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer
NARS Lipgloss in Super Vixen
Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders Bonus Collection
Sephora Pro Tapered Crease Brush (19)
Sephora Pro Cream Shadow Brush (28)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
NARS Blush in Sin
Sephora IT Palette Nude
Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil
Living Proof Instant Texture Mist
Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Cuir Cannage 
First Aid Beauty Cheers to Fab Skin
Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Color in Tender Lips
Laura Mercier Stick Gloss in Black Orchid

If you are interested in purchasing any of the above, then don't forget to go through EBATES to receive cash back at Sephora! Why not get a little cash back when shopping?? It's FREE to sign up, just click here:

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Thanks so much for watching!! Did you guys take advantage of the VIB sale? I'll be posting Part 2 of my beauty haul in a couple of days!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Pinsday...Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! Hope you have a great day if you are celebrating! We are off to go stuff ourselves and be with our families. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving inspired pins for you to enjoy.

This is the perfect sentiment for not only Thanksgiving but for everyday.
Be Kind Be thoughtful Be genuine but most of All Be Thankful Orange Inspiration and Color Theory / The English Room Blog
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This is the truth! 
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this weekend! & good luck with that!
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Hope you guys have your best yoga pants ready and waiting for turkey day!
:) @Savana Barela @Bianca Hinojosa @Brittany Barela wish I was there with u guys for the holidays so we could just eat all the food and get drunk! One of these years it's going down! Love u guys!
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And don't forget to catch some of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Love the Rockette's!
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. One day  iwant to take a family trip to watch it, then enjoy NYC-see a broadway musical, watch the lighting of the Christmas tree, and see all the sights. Oneday...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday Shopping: What To Wear

Thanksgiving is almost upon us so you know what that means...BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING! This year so many stores are open on Thanksgiving but we can't even with that. We'll stick to just Black Friday. With the chaos that comes with shopping the day after Thanksgiving, you need to make sure that you dress appropriately. Stores and malls are crowded and parking can be straight up nuts. You need patience and you need to be comfortable.

Black Friday Shopping Outfit

Zella Live-In Leggings ($58) - We both have these and they are so comfortable. They are more of an athletic legging so they hold you in place. Perfect for a day of all day shopping when you don't want to worry with a button, zipper or belt.

J Crew Popover Plaid Shirt ($90) - Plaid, plaid and more plaid. Just can't get enough. We chose this one not only because it's super cute but because it's a popover style. It's all about ease and if you plan to try on clothes, you can just pull this over your head. No worries about having to unbutton and re-button your shirt. A time saver!

American Eagle Cable Knit Cardigan ($70) - Layering is key! When shopping we say ditch your coat. It's so cumbersome to lug your coat around with you all day. That being said you still might need more that just a long-sleeve shirt depending on where you live. We say add a cozy sweater. It's easier to toss into a bag if you get too warm or you can tie it around your shoulders or waist.

LOFT Faux Fur Infinity Scarf  ($40) - Scarves are great because they provide warmth which is a bonus especially if you start the day super early. By mid-day when you warm up it can easily be tossed into a shopping bag or your purse. And of course, adding a scarf just gives your outfit a little something extra!

Tory Burch Livia Studs ($78)  - Stud earrings are perfect! No muss no fuss! They add just a touch of shine and who doesn't love a little shine?!

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac ($295) - Cross body bags all day long! You need both hands free for shopping and crossing off all of those names on your shopping list. And it's better to lighten your load and leave your large handbag behind. Only take the essentials which we think are: money, cards, phone, small mirror, lip balm, lip stick or gloss, hair band, mints and a few advil. Oh and don't forget your coupons!

Classic Tall UGGS ($195)  - Comfy, cozy and easy slip on. 'Nuff said! Your feet will thank you!

We hope you enjoyed our easy outfit for shopping all of those fabulous Black Friday deals! Do you guys brave Black Friday shopping? Or would you rather just order online and not even get out of your jammies? Let us know!

Happy Shopping!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Major Beauty Haul // Ulta, Saks & Sephora!

Perricone MD Firming Facial Toner
It Cosmetics IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation in Fair
It Brushes for ULTA Your Beautiful Basics Airbrush 101 5 Pc Set
Tom Ford Lip Color in 04 Indian Rose
Chanel Rouge Allure in 125 Indecise
Shiseido Facial Cotton Pads
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish
Josie Maran Argan Infinity Creamy Intensive Oil
Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Cuir Cannage
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Brown(Out)
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Raquel
YSL Gloss Volupte in 20 Nude Carat
Laura Mercier Cream Smooth Lip Color in Royal Orchid
Caudalie Makeup Remover Cleansing Water
Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
Tocca Perfume in Simone
Fresh Perfume in Fresh Life
Fresh Skincare Idols
First Aid Beauty Cheers to Fab Skin

Hope you guys enjoyed! Maybe you found a few things to add to your Christmas list!

Thanks for watching!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Love it or Leave it!

It's been so long since we posted a "Love it or Leave it" but we found something that we really wanted to feature. It's new from Benefit Cosmetics and it's called Bling Brow. It's a box of swarovski jewels for the face, body and brows. The box itself is super cute just like all of Benefit's packaging. But to us that's where it ends. This might be really fun if you are a teen though. The model featured looks to be in her teens and it seems like it works for her. We just can't picture ourselves rocking these things.

Benefit Cosmetics - bling brow #benefitbeauty

Benefit Cosmetics - bling brow #benefitbeauty
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What Benefit says...
Why we love it!
Bling it on! Light up the room with this sparkling set of Swarovski® crystals. Each set comes with 52 crystals in 2 colors and a pair of mini tweezers. Press the bling onto skin for instant glamour.

How to apply
Peel off black backing sheet. Use tweezers to pick up the self-adhesive crystals then place next to or directly onto brows. Press with finger to secure. Gently pull off crystals to remove. Adhesive on back of crystal is dermatologist tested.

Beauty tip
Bring the bling…a little or a lot.

Tip 1: touch o’ bling. Apply 3 crystals, evenly spaced, along brow bone. Begin under brow arch and finish at end of brow.

Tip 2: big-time bling. Select crystals and press directly onto brow hairs. Follow the shape of brow and place evenly throughout.

Trick 1: For repeat use, apply crystals with a tiny dab of lash glue.

Trick 2: The glitzy tin doubles as a trinket box. Visit a Benefit BrowBar to learn more “BROWtiful” tips and tricks!
Retails: $25.00 USD

Now what do you guys say? Perfect for the upcoming holidays? Or a big ole pass? Let us know in the comments. We are going to pass on these. While our thirteen year old selves are screaming YES, our thirty year old selves are saying NO. Hope you guys have a great weekend! 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Huge Haul (Clothing, Shoes & Scarves)

I just love shopping for this time of year! And if you couldn't tell, I  just can't get enough of plaid. An intervention might be needed! :-) What have you guys been adding to your wardrobe recently? 

Thanks so much for watching!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Pinsday!

Happy Wednesday friends! The week is just flying by. We can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving already! Where has the year gone? Now on to some of our favorite pins. Hope you enjoy!

How does this keep happening?? We could use one of these babies!
Lost Socks Hanger |
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Now this is like a dream come true! A huge tub right in front of a fireplace. Perfection!
Fireplace between the master bedroom and tub!!!!!!!
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So very true. We heart our furbabies!
Only I would find a quote that is relatable to my dog. I do love it though. Read the whole thing!
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This outfit is everything! An oversized gray sweater with that faux fur scarf! Swoon!
Winter style.  My blog post. photo credit:
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We are totally craving soup now that it's cold! This looks like a good one to make. You guys should go check out Chungah's blog Damn Delicious. She has AMAZING recipes!
Sausage, Potato and Spinach Soup - A hearty, comforting soup that's so easy and simple to make, loaded with tons of fiber and flavor! 329.5 calories.
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Amen to this! 
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Hope you guys have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

October Favorites!

I have just loved these products so much! It's the middle of November (sorry this video went up so late) and I'm still reaching for these all of the time in my beauty routine. I recently posted my very first Get Ready With Me video featuring the Camp Cosmetics/K.G.B Palette and a few of the the below. Now that I'm settled into my new home, I'm really enjoying playing with my makeup. Living out of a tiny makeup bag for 2 months was not fun! :-)

Products Mentioned:
Laura Geller Bella Vita 8 Piece Collection in Medium
MAC Lip glass in Talk Sexy
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eye Pencil in Universal Taupe
Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep
Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Perfume
Camp Cosmetics K.G.B. Palette

YouTubers Mentioned:

If interested in purchasing the K.G.B. Palette you can either call or email Michael.
Phone: 630.545.0240

Thanks so much for watching!! I'd love to know what your favorites were for October!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Save or Splurge?

I recently came across a post from  B Loved Boston blog called Save or Splurge and I wanted to jump in on the fun. Please be sure to go over to Biana's blog and say hi! You'll love her!

You guys know that I'll splurge on cosmetics for sure but what about other things in my life. Below are the categories. If you have a blog, I'd love for you to join in and post and if you don't, please let me know in the comments on what you would Save or Splurge.

1. A cocktail dress to wear to a wedding
2. A glass of wine at a restaurant 
3. A hotel room
4. A haircut
5. Wild name it!

Here goes...

1. SAVE! I tend to say save on this one. I do believe that you can find affordable dresses that work for any type of wedding. I would start looking at LOFT and of course wait for those fabulous 40% or 50% off sales. I don't shop there unless they are running a sale. Sometimes Old Navy has the cutest most simple dresses that you can get and then make your own. Add a statement necklace, some fabulous heels and don't forget the lipstick!

This dress from LOFT is perfect for a fall/winter wedding. It's currently $98 and on sale for 40% off.
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2.  SAVE! I love ordering anything that sparkles when out to eat. You guys know that I love the bubbly! I tend to stick in the $7 or $8 per glass range or I go for the cheapest split they have on the menu. GASP! I do love the 'spensive stuff from time to time but lets be honest I also love my $5.99 bottle of Andre from the grocery store! What What!!!
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3. SPLURGE! I'm definitely known to spend a little more on hotel rooms. I've always been this way about hotels even in my 20's when I really didn't have the money spend on nicer hotels. A nice and clean hotel with decent amenities is where I want to be. The bathroom and the view usually does me in!  You will never here me say that when I go on vacation that "the room doesn't matter because I don't plan to be inside much". The room always matters! The upside is that nowadays you can book through so many different travel sites that you can save on nicer hotels. I always go through EBATES when I book hotels (using, Expedia, Travelocity and many more) so that I can get some really good money back in my pocket! It's like double savings when using EBATES!

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Dreams Puerto Vallarta (where I got married). The hotel has closed and is changing owners but the rooms were fabulous!

4. SPLURGE! I must first admit that I have had one really terrible haircut/coloring at a "nicer" salon here in town. One that I couldn't believe I actually paid for. However I do truly believe that I get what I'm looking for by spending a little more. I have the cutest stylist right now and her prices are really reasonable compared to what I've spent in the past. I look at getting my hair done as relaxing time for me. It's a way for us girls to take a couple of hours just for ourselves and let someone else make us look and feel beautiful.

Just loving this look! Might have to try this next spring/summer!
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5. I've chosen to talk about swimsuits as my WILD CARD option. I say SPLURGE on this one. Now let me explain. I have a shape that requires a little more out of my bathing suits than what I get at Target (and I have gotten suits from Target many times before). For my body the cuts offered on the more expensive ones just work better and I also find that the fabric tends to have the perfect amount of stretch and lift without digging in. I do spend more on my bathing suits and I take care of them so that they last for years. And when I say splurge I don't mean that I'm spending hundreds on each. My last few bathing suits came from Dillard's and were Kenneth Cole. I think I paid about $80-$90 or so for each suit (I believe they tend to mark down their bathing suits after July 4th). If you don't mind spending a little more, I do think La Blanca bathing suits are worth the money too!

It's a bit hard to find swimsuit options this time of year but I did see this one currently available at Macy's.
Also available in Black
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I hope that you guys enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I'd love to know your answers. 
Do your save or splurge?

Hope you guys have a fabulous Friday!! The weekend is here!! Can I get an AMEN?


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Laura Geller Bella Vita 8 Piece Color Collection Review

This set is still available on QVC's website. It does make for a glamorous holiday gift for that special girl in your life. And yes this is a fabulous way to just treat yo'self!

Laura Geller Bella Vita 8pc. Color Collection w/ Hat Box
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QVC says...
What is it: An Italian-inspired seasonal collection of indulgent shades and decadent textures that capture the beauty of life in a full face of color. Get the Baked Lace Illuminator and Baked Eclipse Eye Shadow Duo exclusively at QVC until March 26, 2015!

Who is it for: Any skin tone or type especially those looking for a timeless and sophisticated full face look.

Why is it different: Indulge in color, celebrate the season, and reveal your flirty side with this special collection inspired by all things that make us look and feel our most beautiful.

Set includes:
0.32-oz Balance-N-Brighten Baked Foundation in Porcelain, Fair, Medium, Tan, or Deep ( I got Medium)
0.38-oz Baked Gelato Lace Illuminator in Ballerina, a universally flattering soft, golden taupe shade (I think it's more of a golden/rose gold shade)
0.08-oz Baked Eclipse Eyeshadow Duo in Moonlight/Aubergine, a light mauve shimmer shade and deep eggplant satin shade (on my skin it appears to be a taupey-mauve with an brownish-purple)
0.33-fl oz StyleLASH Lengthening Mascara in Black
0.01-oz INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Blackbird, a deep matte black shade
0.06-oz Color Brilliance Lustrous Lipstick in Kiss, a rosy, neutral mauve shade
Double Ended Shadow/Foam Brush
Baked Angled Stippling Brush
Round box with ribbon
Price: $65.96 USD
To purchase, click here.

Don't forget to go through EBATES to receive cash back at QVC! Why not get a little cash back when shopping?? It's FREE to sign up, just click here:

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

If you watched the video then you know that I absolutely love this gift set. It gets two thumbs up from me!! Thanks for watching!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday Pinsday!

Happy Wednesday to you all! To celebrate us hitting the midpoint of the week we thought we'd share some pins that just make us happy. Check out our hodge podge of pins!

New month, fresh starts, positive thoughts!
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Makeup = true love
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Need! This looks so comfy and cute
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puppy tummies
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#christmas #winter #happy #time #reserved #starbucks
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Cat Humor: I can't get out of bed… These blankets have accepted me as one of there own and if I leave now I might lose their trust.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GRWM: K.G.B. Palette!

Thank you guys so much for watching! I hope that you will go and visit Sarah and Kristinn and watch their GRWM videos. They are super sweet and I have really enjoyed getting to know each of them. And if you are interested in the palette the info is below. It's beautiful and makes for a great gift!

Sarah - Primp Polish & Shine - Click here to watch her video.

Kristinn - Kristinn321 - Click her to watch her video.

Camp Cosmetics - Visit website here.
Phone: 630-545-0240


Friday, November 7, 2014

Current Empties & Product Reviews!

Thanks for watching! Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

QVC New Beauty Test Tube Unboxing!

As you can see we liked this test tube but we were by no means "wowed". We kept thinking that this one was going to be fabulous because it is the last test tube before the holidays and the last of the year. We are going to get the next one but plan to reassess in January as to whether or not we want to continue on with the QVC New Beauty Test Tube. 

Thanks for watching!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Mendi's Current Makeup Bag

Do you ever just find a product that you can't stop raving about?? That's how I feel about this makeup bag. Run, don't walk, to your nearest Target to scoop one up before they're gone. I promise you'll love it!

Hope you enjoyed the video and getting a peek at the products that I use every day! Let me know if you have any must-have products in your current beauty rotation!

Have a fabulous Monday!

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