Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This is a sponsored post for Younique
I did receive products to review for this post.


Younique by Ginger Black



I have been wanting to try the fabulous mascara from Younique ever since I found out about them. Due to my tight budget, it hasn't been an option. So when presenter Ginger Black asked me to do a review for her, I was ecstatic! How could I say no to that?

In addition to the Moodstruck Mascara, Ginger also sent me the Mineral Touch Pressed Powder in Scarlet, and one of their Moodstruck Mineral Pigments, in Sassy. The cool part is that I received everything right before my birthday. In fact, I got the powder, and the Sassy the day before. So, that just made it extra special.

The pictures I took for the review sadly, did not turn out right. It's not the best camera, and photography is not my best skill. It all worked out though, thanks to Ginger, and my friend and one of my former models Paula, I was able to get some pictures to use for the review.


 


I started out with the powder, and silly me, I used a bit too much the first time. I'm already pale enough as it is, and I pretty much looked like a ghost. I was impressed with the coverage though. Lately, I've been having some break outs, and it was as if I had no acne at all. The next time, I used less, and it gave my skin a very nice glow. I've used other powders and foundations in the past, and was not comfortable with them at all. They always leave my skin feeling either oily, or dry. I don't like that "caked on" feeling makeup gives. This powder doesn't feel that way to me. It's very light, and I don't feel like my face is going to melt off. The color is Scarlet, and it's a good one for fair skin. Just make sure you don't do what I did the first time. You don't need much!


 


The Sassy is really pretty! I had to use quite a bit of it to get it to show up, since my lids are pretty pale, but I really like it a lot. Again, it doesn't even feel as though I'm wearing hardly any makeup at all, and it gives the eyes a little bit of sparkle. We all need a little of that in our lives, don't we ladies?




Then came my favorite part! The mascara! Holy smokes!!! All I can say is it is THE best mascara I have ever used! My lashes have never looked better! I don't think I can ever go back to what I was using before. I was warned about that.




At first, I was a little skeptical. I've seen some girls go a little overboard with it, and yet I've also seen it look natural and glamorous. I was so blown away with the results. I really wish the pictures would have turned out, so that I could show them to you. I'm really not someone who likes to boast, but I have to say they looked fabulous! Not only did my lashes look fabulous, I felt fabulous! I haven't had the opportunity to wear them while out with friends yet, but I can't wait to show them off!


 

Since my pictures didn't turn out, Paula was kind enough to allow me to use hers!
Here she is looking fabulous as always! Thank you so much for helping
me out with this, Paula!

To a lot of people, it might seem expensive. I never would have imagined spending $30 on a mascara, but now that I have tried it for myself, I can honestly say it is worth it! Plus, it is so easy to apply. Only 3 simple steps.





Step 1: apply the gel. Step 2: apply the fibers. Step 3: seal the deal and 
apply another coat of the gel. 
DONE!!!

Believe me when I tell you, you will be amazed!

Now I am really looking forward to trying the new 3D mascara, and I'm hoping to get to try out one of the lip stains as well. If you haven't tried the mascara yet, you really aught to consider. You might also want to check out some of the other products they offer. For more information, or to make a purchase, please stop by Ginger's website. If you do decide to try it, I'd love to hear from you. I'd love to know what you think.


If you have already tried it, I'd love to get your thoughts. What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it? What is your favorite product from Younique?

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Saturday, August 1, 2015


Here is part 3 of Fun Facts: about me!




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Change can be either a positive, or a negative thing, and sometimes it is necessary. 
I'm never going to completely change who I am, just so that others will like me. 
I'm not going to change my whole identity, just to make someone fall in love with me. 
I am who I am! 

Just like everyone else in this world, I have plenty of flaws. Some of those flaws I've grown to love and embrace. I don't even consider them flaws. I consider them my own unique traits. I've always marched to the beat of my own drum, and I have no intentions of stopping! What you see is what you get! You either love me, or you don't! 

I will only surround myself with people who love and accept me, imperfections and all! I want to be with someone who loves me for who I am. Someone who will be supportive, and encouraging. Not someone who puts me down, and makes me feel worthless! I want to be with someone who believes in me. Not someone who discourages me! I might not have the biggest boobs, but I have a huge heart! I'm not perfect, but I am genuine! I'm the real deal! I am me!


I'm making a lot of changes... positive changes. I'm working super hard towards my goals, and I am determined to reach them! It's going to be tough! I'm going to be a little uncomfortable, and I am honestly scared to death! These changes may even make me want to pull my hair out at times, but I know in the end, it will all be worth it! I'm more motivated than I ever have been. I've looked at the big picture, and I really like what I see. It's not going to happen overnight, but I will get there! Mark my words! I've come such a long way already. I'm in a much better place than I was a year ago. I've grown and I have learned so much. I have a ways to go, but I will make it!


Don't judge my story by the chapter you walked in on! I am not at my worst! I've already been there, and I am done with that! I took a chance on something, that was the first step. That first step has lead me to where I am right now. I did not have the confidence I have now, before I took that step. I am still struggling. I've made mistakes here and there, but I've learned from them. I don't feel that I have failed. I am looking at this whole year as a learning experience. 

The way I see it, if you can't accept me and love me right now, while I'm going through these changes, and while I'm trying to make a better life for myself, you won't get to be part of that life when I do make it. In other words, you are going to miss out! If you can't accept me at my worst, you don't deserve me when I'm at my best, and I'm already halfway there!



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Thursday, July 30, 2015

.....part 2....

Here are some more fun facts about me!


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I've made a lot of changes this year. Changes that were necessary in order for me to live a happy, healthy life. I've come such a long way already. I really feel like a completely different person compared to a year ago. I've got all this new confidence. I have all this positive energy. I'm coming out of my shell again. I just feel really good these days. That said, I'm not perfect, and there are just a few things holding me back. Well... that's about to change!

Recently, I've made some changes to my diet. I've been eating lots of fruits and vegetables. I'm drinking a lot more water. I've been eating less junk food.  Just this week I started going to the gym, and although I am a bit sore, I really enjoyed my workout. 

Why have I changed up my diet, and why am I going to the gym?  There are many reasons. One of those many reasons is because of the next change I'm about to make, starting tomorrow! 


Tomorrow I am doing something I should have done a long, long time ago. It is something I wish I had never started in the first place. I have decided that it is time to quit smoking!


I'm going to start cutting back tomorrow, and my goal is to be completely done with it by Monday! Maybe even sooner than that! I know it's going to be tough, and I'm probably not going to be in the best of moods, but I know it is something I have to do! And, mark my words! I can and I will!





It's time! I've been wanting to do it for a while now, but now I'm motivated. I am ready to kick that nasty habit in the butt!


For those of you who have been through it, I'd love to get some tips from you. How did you do it? Did you go cold turkey? How did you get through the cravings?

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Tupperware
I did not receive any compensation for this post.



Who doesn't love Tupperware? They seriously have the coolest stuff! I'm not much of a cook. I have dabbled in it, and I am still determined to one day be as good of a cook as my mom. Cooking might not be my best skill, but I do love the kitchen, and I love kitchen accessories. So, I am so excited to have found a sponsor from Tupperware.

At Erin's Tupperware store, you will find all kinds of fun kitchen gadgets, and 
things to help keep your kitchen tidy and neat! 

Here are just a few items you might want to add to your wish list.


I love all of the colorful things they have at Tupperware!


These are great for keeping the fridge uncluttered!


It's so pretty!


I don't know why, but I love containers, and I love this colorful
retro-ish set.


I could not leave out these adorable Hello Kitty Canisters!
Yes, I am 37, and still love Hello Kitty, and I'm not
at all ashamed of that!

Be sure to stop by Erin's Tupperware store to 
see what else is available.

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