It Still Holds True..

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Tony and I will be married three years this summer. The last three years have been filled with waves of highs and lows in both our relationship and personally. We have had job changes, big moves, financial struggles, financial gains, we’ve disagreed, we’ve changed, we’ve grown, but even at our worst, I still wouldn’t pick anyone else to do life with.

One of my friends is getting married this summer and it has me feeling all sentimental. Since I am feeling sentimental I had to go back and listen to the song we played for our first dance as Mrs. and Mrs. It still holds true. The lyrics still say it all, so I thought I would share it with you all. My husband has always been the calm to my storm. He is my peace.

“When I look at you I see forgiveness. I see the truth. You love me for who I am, like the stars hold the moon. Right there where they belong and I know I am not alone.” No words could ever be truer. He knows more of me than anyone. I am not a perfect being. I am not always easy to be with and yet he always chooses to love me unconditionally.

Dear Tony, “Don’t you know you are beautiful.”

Xoxo! Talk soon!

VIB Sale is Now Upon Us! YES!!

I love this time of year! I love shopping! I love a discount! I love Sephora! If you can’t tell I am a little excited! Take a minute to see what is on my wish list this year!

What goodies are you snagging at this year’s Sephora VIB sale? Xoxo, talk soon!

This Lipstick is Extra Special!

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Hi!! I know I am not alone in this… I am totally one of those people who can hear a song and be taken back in time. I can smell a smell and instantly drift away in thought about a story linked to that exact smell. Since I am a makeup lover there are times that even makeup can bring me back to a certain time and place. The lipstick in the above picture is definitely one of those items for me!

Why is this lipstick so special? Well first let me tell you a little about the product. This is the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick by Stila in the shade Fiore. When I went shopping for this lipstick I had some strict criteria. The lipstick had to be long wearing, transfer proof, and BOLD. These three things were all on my checklist for must have qualities! What was the special occasion? It was for my wedding day!!

I know there were people who thought I must be crazy when I told them I wanted to rock a bold and bright pink lipstick for my walk down the isle. Well, they were the crazy ones because it was perfect. This lip totally made my entire bridal look. I don’t regret going bold for even a moment. I also do not regret picking Stila for my bridal lip. I went to Sephora multiple times to get samples and ask for everyone’s opinion on the best long wear and transfer proof lipstick. This was definitely the best choice!

When the priest said “You may now kiss the bride,”  I had no worries and neither did my new hubby! This lipstick seriously stays put. If you are married you know how long your wedding day really is. If you aren’t married, let me warn you that your wedding day is really really long! This lipstick stayed put and was also comfortable. My lipsticks never felt overly dry which is impressive for any liquid lipstick. It did wear off as the day went along, but it wore off in a pretty way, not patchy!

This is not the only great liquid lip I have ever worn. There are other greats out there, but this one forever holds a special place in my makeup collection and heart! I don’t wear it often, but when I do I cannot help, but smile remembering the best day of my life!

…obviously I have to insert a wedding pic to show it off! 😉 Xoxo! Talk soon!!

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Becca Backlight Filter Primer

Hi! Welcome! How is your day going so far? I went to the gym, so I am feeling pretty productive! I thought I would share my latest video with you. I have had this product for quite a while and forgot to film a video for you guys. I would forget my head if it wasn’t attached! This product for me is one that really stands out! Have you ever tried it?

Xoxo! Talk soon!

 

Appropriate Makeup…

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Hi! How are you doing today? I have wanted to sit down and write this for quite a while, but just haven’t! I often think about this and can’t come to a solid conclusion. Is their appropriate and inappropriate makeup? What do you think?

I have several thoughts on this. First, I want to say NO! There are no rules. This is something I totally feel when I put on makeup. I use bronzer for eye shadow and have even put mascara in my eyebrows. That is what makes playing with makeup so fun. There are no rules or if their are they were meant to be broken. Just because it says eye shadow doesn’t mean you can’t use it as a highlighter…something I often do!

The picture I used for this blog was a look I tried out just for fun. I don’t even think I left the house after applying. It is pretty bold, even for me! Should  I leave the house in something so bold? This is where I start to have mixed feelings on “appropriate” makeup. It is so situational!

I think the one time I feel myself solidly deciding YES there is appropriate and inappropriate makeup is when I am heading into work. I definitely choose carefully what I wear. Maybe I wear less. Maybe I choose a bold lip, but soft eyes. There is a level of professionalism I want to show at work. I think again this is also on a spectrum because it greatly depends on where you work and your comfort level with what you are wearing.

If we are talking about age then makeup and fashion come up a lot. I certainly  hope I always wear makeup,no matter my age, because it is fun! I don’t think age should eliminate any look from your choosing, but I can see how as I age I may not feel comfortable in certain styles. I think sometimes we judge someone on their fashion sense to harshly by their age. I won’t lie and say I’ve never been guilty of doing so.

What are your thoughts? Xoxo! Talk soon!

 

My Least Favorite Mascara.

Hi! I don’t know about you, but as a makeup obsessed individual I am usually an easy to please consumer. I don’t consider myself a makeup snob MOST of the time. It usually has to be really hard to use or quick to wear off for me to be unhappy. This is the FIRST time I can say I majorly disliked this type of product…which one is it?

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Mascara by Flower. I have used this brand before. I am obsessed with their powder to liquid blush, so I thought, “yes I will try their mascara,” as I grabbed it out of the bargain bin at Walmart. This mascara won’t ruin your life, but it is a sad version of mascara. Some how I think it makes my lashes look smaller than usual. It does add some length, but it makes my lashes look so thin. I would actually say it makes them appear brittle. Not a favorite.

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Do you have a least favorite mascara or ever tried this product? Let me know! XoXo