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Thursday, May 26, 2011

BeautiControl Announcement!

I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!! Starting Memorial Day, every $10 you spend on BeautiControl products THROUGH Labor Day, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a basket FILLED with BeautiControl Products AS WELL AS Bath and Body Works Products!!! BOOYA!!!!!!!!

AND there's MORE!!!!

If you place an order By May 31st, I will enter your name in 2 times for every $10 you spend!!! DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES!!!!!!!!

check out and START SHOPPING!!!!

Check out some of my previous blogs for product reviews!!!!

Please note, this is a promotion that I am running, not the company or any other consultants. You must purchase your BeautiControl products through me to be qualified to win the basket!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bucket List

I thought it would be a good idea to put down a list of things I want to do, feel, experience, see, and achieve before I go to see the Lord :)

I will continuously update this as I complete items and probably add new ones! Read mine, and think about what you want to do!! Create your own, put it out there on a blog and share it with me!

1. Pass my PTA boards on the first try.

2. See a taping of the Ellen Degenerous Show

3. Go to New York City

4. See a Broadway Show IN New York City

5. Have a child before I am 30.

6. Be DEBT FREE by age 33.

7. Travel back to Mexico.

8. Go to Europe.

9. Finish reading all of the books I currenlty own before I buy any more

10. Go back to coaching a high school dance team.

11. Be inducted into a Hall of Fame.

12. Go to California.

13. Go to Disneyworld/Disneyland

14. Donate a large amount of money to one of my alma matter's and/or a cause that I TRULY believe in.

15. Start a youtube vlog.

16. Take a MAJOR roadtrip with my best girl friends

17. Be a MILF (haha)

18. Own a yorkie

19. Give snorkeling another chance

20. RUN an entire 5k

21. Adopt animals from an animal shelter.

22. Wear a 2 piece swimsuit and not suck my stomach in

23. Learn to play golf.

24. Go snow skiing.

25. Ride in a hot air baloon.

26. Go on an Alaskan cruise.

27. Go to Hawaii

28. Make a scrapbook for each of my children ( I haven't even FINISHED the one of Matt and I DATING, let alone a current one!)

29. Read a book a month

30. Dance with Ellen Degenerous

31. Hold a koala bear

32. Be involved in my community

33. Milk a cow

34. Become a vegetarian

35. Own a condo in the Ozarks.

36. Have a complete weekend away with my Mom.

37. Have an article published in the American Physical Therapy Association's Physical Therapy Journal.

38. Make sure my children see their grandparents every weekend

39. Make a TEC with my husband.

40. Go to Times Square to see The Ball Drop on New Years Eve.

41. Graduate from Indian Hills with decoration around my neck :)

42. See the Chicago Bears play at Soldier Field.

43. Be in a show at the Quincy Community Theatre (as an adult!)

44. Be a stay at home mom

Friday, May 13, 2011

Make-Up Brushes

So, as most of you know from my last blog, I am OBSESSED with watching YOUTUBE videos...particularily ones that relate to make-up/beauty-fashion. A couple of the gals I watch swear by MAC brushes...but those are WAY out of my price range!!! MakeUpByTiffanyD uses a majority of Sigma brushes. I REALLY want to try these out, but am on a tight budget right now. They are on my WISH LIST!

What kind of make up brushes do you all use?

What do I currently use?
I have a set of brushes from Mary Kay, since I used to sell it.
I have a set of BeautiControl brushes.
I have a Maybelline brush and a Wal-Mart Brand brush for my gel eyeliner.
I have an 11 piece travel set from Wal-mart.

I haven't found a COMPLETE SET that I like. I like a few of the BC brushes, a few of the MK brushes, yada, yada, yada.

SO, somehow I stumbled upon these blog:
LOVING this blog!!
She has a contest going now..which INCLUDES SIGMA!!!! $100 gift card to Sigma!

Click on that and it will give you more details!

SO, I really do want to know-have any of you used SIGMA brushes?? What brushes do you recommend???

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Top 10 from April

With the inspiration of some of the Beauty Guru's I watch on YouTube, I decided that on the 10th of the month, I would name my top 10 FAVORITES from the month before!! They will be a mix of everything from make-up, to clothes, to accessories, books, etc! If you are wondering here are the gals I follow on YouTube:


In NO particular order :)

True Blue Spa Nail Buffer $5.00 at Bath and Body Works
OH MY GOSH!!!!!! How did I EVER give myself a manicure without one of these things?!?! My nail polish lasted about 6 days WITHOUT chipping! Before using the buffer, I was good to go 2-3 days! It takes hardly no time at all and see you see such difference! It has once side for removing ridges, one for smoothing, another for buffing, and the final one is for shine. They are numbered to make it idiot proof, too ;) AND it's PINK!

Beauticontrollers $1.25 from BeautiControl (ME!)

You get 50 of these tissue paper type things. My skin is oily, especially in the summer! These are perfect size to throw in your purse. When you start to feel that oil developing or that shine that you do not want on your face you simply take one of these out and press on your face where the oil is. IT DOESN'T REMOVE YOUR MAKE-UP!!!! You might see a little bit of a transfer, but nothing that will be noticeable on your face! These are a MUST HAVE, especially with summer approaching! I will be placing a BeautiControl order May 16th if you are interested :)

GEL EYELINERS! Maybelline $9.99 at Ulta or Drugstore MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and Dip Down $15.00 MAC Cosmetics
I learned about gel liners from watching the YouTube Beauty Guru's I mentioned above. Gel Eyeliners are not at all what I expected! LOVE THEM! I will probably never go back to a pencil or liquid eye liner again...well I will use the ones that I have left, but won't buy anymore! These go on sooo smooth, STAY on, do not flake, look amazing!!! I don't notice a difference between the Maybelline or the MAC, so for the price, go for the Maybelline since it's cheaper, and if you live by me-more easily accessible at a drug store versus the MAC products which you would either have to order online or go to a MAC store.

BIG Shampoo from Lush $22.95
Once again, thanks to YouTube Beauty Guru's, I have become ADDICTED to LUSH! I have only tried a few of their products, but I am soo excited to go a LUSH store and smell all of their products and continue to try them out! Lush is all fresh, handmade, ORGANIC beauty products! When you go into the store, they literally have slabs of soap bars and you tell them how much you want and they cut it right there for you! This product is designed to give you volume, hence the name BIG. Now, in my opinion, I can't say that I notice my hair being BIG. What I notice is my hair is lighter, blonder, and softer! It looks like a sugar scrub. You don't need a lot, which is a bonus! You put the salty mixture in your hair, I just put it around the top of my head, then wet my hands again, and then work it into a lather. This lathers up SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! This is a product I WILL repurchase!! The other thing that is cool about Lush, is you keep the pots that some of the products come in and when you have 5, you take them into the store and you get a FREE FACE MASK!!!!! BOOYA!!!

Skinlogics Herbal Hydrating Mist from BeautiControl $10.00
I use this EVERY DAY after applying my make up. It is a cool mist that "locks" your make up into place. Now, the directions on the bottle tell you to spray it on your face after you use your toner. I don't do that. haha You can also put this in your fridge, and spray it on after you have been out in the sun and gotten burnt :( Anyways-I think it really does help to set my make-up and keeps it looking fresh thoughout the day! You can get this from BeautiControl....again placing an order on May 16th :)

Samsung Mesmerize-MY PHONE
Ok, so of course, my phone doesn't look like this! This is just the photo I found on google images LOL! Mine has a pink rubbery case to help protect her when she falls! I LOVE THIS PHONE! It is completely touch screen! Some of the apps I have that I love are: SoundHound (song comes on the radio and you're like, who sings this? Oh, put this app up to the speaker and BOOYA it tells you the name of the song and the artist! Go SMS Pro-just a customized text messaging thing-you can choose your background, font, colors, etc. Sudoku, Angry Birds, Tetris, and WordswithFriends just some games to keep me occupied! Facebook and Twitter :) I gotta stay connected to my social media!! ESPN Score Center..gotta follow my Cubbies and Bulls......who are BOTH playing tonight! Pandora! A MUST HAVE! I listen to it while I am getting ready in the morning! Those are probably the ones I use the most! I have many others! Let me know what apps you use!

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque $30.00 from Ulta
Again, another recommendation from YouTube Beauty Gurus! This is a hair conditioner for dry, damaged hair. The directions are to use this 2 times a week, which is what I do. I have read reviews that some people use this every day!! For me, using it twice a week works just fine! You use this AFTER you shampoo and condition. You apply to your hair just like you would a conditioner and then use a widetooth comb on your hair to get the conditioner really worked in. Leave it in for AT LEAST 7 minutes. It comes out SOOOO soft and shiny!!!!

Aromatherapy Sleep Dream Bath in Lavender Vanilla $16.50 from Bath and Body Works
My new thing has been to take a bath every week. OK-stop the jokes, I take a SHOWER every day, but I take a bath ONCE a week!! I pour myself a glass of wine, grab the book I am currently reading, light a candle, and run a hot bath. Currently, I have been using this product! The smell is sooo soothing and relaxing and it moisturizes/softens your skin and puts a little bit of scent on your skin. I use about 3 capfulls, this girl likes a lot of bubbles! This is a great way to escape for the world and give yourself a little "ME" time.

Aromatherapy Vanilla Verbena 3 Wick Candle from Bath and Body Works $19.50
This is the candle I currently burn while I am taking my bath! I LOVE THIS CANDLE! I just looked on Bath and Body Works' website, and it says they are OUT OF STOCK!!!! It's OK, I have 2 more on my shelf!!! If you want to buy this candle, or any candle from BBW, wait until they go on sale 2 for $20! This candle doesn't SCREAM out notes of Vanilla, nor Verbena (I don't know what Verbena smells like, but when I think of Verbena I think of Coconut Lime Verbena and it DEFINITELY doesn't smell like that!) This is just a great smelling candle!!! *LOVE*

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette $38.00 from Ulta
Another recommendation from YouTube Friends!! This is THE BEST palette to create natural eyes! It comes with 9 different eye shadows. It also comes with 3 look cards to help you create different eye looks, and it comes with an applicator (which I have yet to use!) I have played around with this quite a bit and created my own looks. I LOVE IT!!! I've gotten SOOOO many compliments when I use this on my eyes!!! BOOYA!!!! It's nice to be complimented!!!!

Other Things To Throw At YOU!

Book I am Currently Reading:
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Shows I am Currently Watching: *We have a DVR, otherwise I would NOT be watching all of these!!
Ellen Days of Our Lives Army Wives Coming Home The Dance Scene Dancing with the Stars Mad Love The Biggest Loser Glee The Voice American Idol Modern Family The Real World Big Bang Theory Friday Night Lights CMT's Next Superstar

THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!! Reminder-if you want to order BeautiControl-let me know!! I will be placing an order on May 16th!! See some of my other posts for some BeautiControl product reviews!!!

Let me know what some of your favorites are, or if you've tried any of the products I mentioned and what you thought!!

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me. All opinions are MINE.
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