Archive | October 2011

Halloween Look

So, I decided I should probably practice my potential Halloween look that I have planned because it involves some NEW things, that I really never even attempted before. It was so much fun to do and I did it really quick-like because I recorded myself doing it and I had limited video recording space. *Keep a look-out for an upcoming video! Finally!!*

I just wanted to share this look with you all because it has been FOREVER since I posted a makeup look on here, I’m a terrible blogger, I know.. But here it is and I hope you enjoy! Once my video is edited I will post it!!

Love you all and thanks for reading/looking, have a happy and very safe Halloween!!!

xoxox Muah!!

Weight Loss Update

So sorry for the lack of update with my weight loss. I’ve been so busy! I just recently got a new job that I am SO excited about! It is truly my dream job! I will be working with kids with Autism administrating behavior therapy in their homes. I have gone through training and taken my test and I PASSED! Just waiting to get my kids and start working!

Now onto the weight loss. I’m still down for the count with my back unfortunately and I have been given more physical therapy which I am hopeful will help alleviate  the constant pain I feel walking, sitting, standing, and trying to turn in over in bed. While I haven’t been able to go to the gym I have still been watching what I have been eating and following some strict rules. These rules include not eating 2 hours before bed time. If you eat right before you sleep your body isn’t functioning in a way to burn calories, instead the sugar turns into fat and goes straight to where we don’t want! Our hips, theighs, arms, and ass! YUCK! Also, I have been really trying to stay away from fast food and if I do have to go to a fast food place I refrain from ordering fries which is KILLER! I love love love fries, especially fast food fries.. Also I try to not have TOO much soda each day, if I do I will limit myself to one whereas before I would have it as much as possible! Even diet soda has a great amount of sodium which causes you to retain water resulting in higher weight numbers, BIG BOO! One thing that I am convinced has helped, is my new obsession with drinking tea, preferably hot tea. My favorite from Starbucks is Vanilla Rooibos tea, it makes me feel so relaxed and tastes of vanilla and berries, it’s perfect for the fall and way better than the alternative frapp’s I always used to get! I also have peppermint tea bags at home from Lipton and I love them before bed! I am going to try to start even making my own herbal tea, they have some great recipes online!

My current weight as of today is 196.4 I have officially lost 13 pounds! and my jeans are thanking me!! I can actually fit into some old jeans I kept around for my “goal jeans” and I am so happy to finally have those jean options back in my life!! I must admit it is really shocking to me how much just changing eating habits has aided me in weight loss when I havent been able to step foot in a gym.

I want to thank all of you who read my blog and continue to share words of encouragement and to congratualte me when I have reached milestones.

I hope I am inspiring and helpful in some way shape and form and remember to always love who you are and becoming to be.

Xoxo – Your friend, Meg

P.s. have any tips for me or anyone else reading? SHARE them! 🙂

Kiss press on nails review!

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I purchased these press on nails to save money and time and I must say I am impressed with how easily they went on and how natural they actually do look.

They seem really sturdy and I feel confident they will last a week like promised by the product.

Here’s a tip, take advantage of using the nail file to shape them to your nail bed shape, use more then a thin layer of glue to prevent bubbles from forming. Then walaa! You have cheap in price but expensive looking longer nails!

Give them a try!

Xoxo

Ulta, Walmart Haul + First Impressions + Mini Reviews!!

I’m so excited for this post because I got a lot of goodies and I’ve been itching to do some mini reviews! I have been putting together a list of a few items I’ve been wanting to get and I got most of them today and decided to put off some of the other items until next paycheck, but here is what I got and some first impressions + mini reviews of things I have used for a few weeks now! Let’s get started!

What I got at ULTA:

Kiss everlasting French Press on Nails – $5.99

I have been getting acrylics for some years now and I can’t really afford to keep them up all the time like I would want to. I know of a few people who have used this brand of press on nails and they swear by them! They look very natural and easy to apply, so I’m going to give them a go!

NYX Jumbo pencil in Black Bean – $4.49

I have purchased two other Jumbo pencils before and, I L-O-V-E them! such a good base for eye shadows and very creamy and easy to apply. I decided since Fall is officially here I would be doing more smokey eye looks so I wanted to get a good dark base and Black Bean would be great! I will be depotting my pencils soon though because the sharpener for those pencils was expensive and depotting them is NOT! Tutorial on that coming SOON!

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sugar Pie – $5.49

It’s very pretty natural color and a direct dupe for Nars Turkish Delight. My first impression of this product since I have never used their lip shines before is that it’s AMAZING! The texture is so creamy, not sticky at all. It has a very pleasant sent to it and the color is so pretty! The once thing I don’t like is that the applicator is rough and feels like it is scratching my lips a bit :-/ but I do love the angle of the applicator very nice. Will definitely purchase more.

EOS Everyday Hand Lotion – $3.99

I am really liking this line of products from EOS (Evolution of Soft). Their products are 97% natural and paraben-free. I have purchased their lip balm previously and it was 3.29 from Rite Aid and it is by far the best chapstick I have ever used. I used this hand lotion right when I picked it up and it made my hands feel so soft and it is the perfect size to throw in your purse. I got the green bottle (no scent name) there was also a blue one. It smells fruity, and it isn’t too strong. Love it! Also, I love their packaging it’s so different and fun!

Urban Decay De Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting-Spray – $11.00

I have been wanting to try this product for some time now, I have never used a setting spray of my own before just one of my friends and I loved how it helped prevent my makeup from moving. I decided to get the small version of this product before getting the big one because it is more expensive. Right when I purchased it I got to my car and sprayed my makeup because I knew I had more places to go and the weather was amking me kind of sweaty so I wanted to see how it held up with more shopping and washing my car. My first impression was that it worked pretty well. When I get hot I tend to get very oily lately, especially where I work (no A/C!!) and I notice my makeup moving a lot. I will update my thoughts on this product as I use it more.

Walmart Time!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Noraml/Dry Skin in 150 Buff – $9.98

I have always been a fan of this foundation. I was actually wanting to purchase NYX HD Foundation but, unfortunately you can only buy it online at the moment. What the uppity up NYX??? I didn’t want to do that even though I have heard such awesome things about it because I know I will more than likely get the wrong color ha. So I am waiting for it to get into stores. I am highly confident I will love this foundation, I always have! Easily bendable, medium coverage that can be built up to full and lasts all day!

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips – $5.00

I haven’t tried or even opened the package on this one yet but I have heard great things from other gurus and online reviews, so excited to try them out! I wouldn’t say I have a terrible problem with clogged pores on my nose, but I am sure this wouldn’t hurt to try and get the gunk on them! I will let you know how I feel about them after!

Queen Helene The Original Mint Julep Masque – $2.47

I used this before at a friends house while in the shower and I have heard great things about it. Let me tell you me la la love it. After using it my face feels so soft and it does what it claims! Helps dry up acne pimples, rinses away blackheads and shrinks enlarged pores. It feel so refreshing and I kind of wanna shower just to try it again! Not to mention its a huge bottle and dirt cheap!

Holy crap that was long!!! The things I wanted to purchase but decided to put on hold was Garnier Clinical dark spot remover thing. I have been keeping up with gurus and their progress with the product and I havent heard anything bad about it. It was 14 some dollars at walmart and I will pick it up next time and give you all a week by week review on it for sure! I didn’t pick up a new wallet (I really need to) or anymore candles. WHICH, btw the candles at Walmart are so cheap and smell delicious! I’m kind of wondering why I spend so much on Bath and Body Works candles haha. Will purchase some next time!!

Thanks so much for reading this ridiculously long blog and I will keep you guys updated with the products! I hope you enjoyed this and you are enjoying your day!

xoxo