Friday, May 29, 2015

Chic Couture-April & May Beauty Boxes

Julep-April



In April Julep came out with with a new brow powder & brush and eyebrow gel.  I chose the Modern Beauty box to try both and then added Angie, a silver linear liquid  holographic....it's really cool! As you can see from my pic I got two brow powders instead of one and the gel. Julep had corrected it and had the gel on the way before I even called about it! I'm still undecided if I like the brow powder or not....you dip the brush in ever so gently which I did not do on the first use and got way too much powder! I'm not very good at brows so I'm still learning!


Ipsy-April
April Glam Bag was good for me!! I love The Balm and have been using the Nude Dude shadow and loving it! The Hikari blush is pretty.  The Mica is eye primer which I'm a die hard Urban Decay Primer Potion gal so it is ok. The face lotion I've been having to use since I"m out of my Mary Kay and I will be staying with Mary Kay....it says it's non-greasy which I find just isn't true....I have to barely use some to not feel like I'm piling on the grease! Ugh! And then the tinted balm that is for lips and cheeks is ok but I hardly use products I have to dip my finger in. So I'm calling this bag good and not great. 

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Julep-May

I had to skip Julep in May due to being low on funds but then was able to make a Secret Store purchase and try one of the eye shadow palettes. I got the Long Weekend Eyeshadow Palette for $19.99, which is what my May box would have cost anyway. Here's a few pics I took on with my phone, unedited....




The packaging is pretty and the shadows look pretty too. I haven't quite used every color yet.  There is quite a bit of fall out with these shadows so if you were to compare it to say Urban Decay Naked palettes well.....there just really isn't any comparison. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this! It's still a nice palette that several looks can be achieved with. 


Ipsy-May
Another good Glam Bag! I say good and not great because 2 of the products are just eh for me. Those would be the face products. I'm simply a die hard Mary Kay gal!! So the cleanser and sunscreen haven't been used and may be re-gifted.  Everything else is yay!! You know I love Urban Decay anything.  The Chella Eyebrow pencil worked great and can never go wrong with a new brush!  I did finally have enough points to get an extra item and got some nail polish stickers.  I thought the beach themed ones were cute and will be perfect for our trip to the beach in July!
And the bag itself is pretty darn cute!


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Happy Friday lovelies!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Show & Share #198


Hey lovelies!! I sure do hope you are all safe and dry!! Thankfully, there's been no flooding in my little neck of the woods. Yet. Although our yard is sure saturated! Crazy May weather around here I tell ya!

No most viewed link this week but I did pick two favorite links!! 





Great work ladies!!


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Party time!

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*Link a post you've done in the last month
*Post the party button on your blog and follow me
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted

Hey thanks so much for being here!! Happy Wednesday!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Show & Share #197

Boy, it sure doesn't take long for the party to come around! I  know it's been quiet here...lots of stuff going on at church....been getting our Mission Team ready for their trip in about 10 days and well I've just been tired! School's almost out too!

Great party last week!
Here's the most viewed link...


And my favorite link....

Great posts ladies!!

Party time!

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*Link a post you've done in the last month
*Post the party button on your blog and follow me
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Ya'll are fabulous!! Have a great Wednesday!!





Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Show & Share #196



Hello Lovelies!
Hope you all had a great Mother's Day!

No features this week just straight to the party fun!


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As always, thanks so much for being here!!
Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

{Freebie} Mother's Day Printables



Ugh, I am not ready for Mother's Day!
 Meaning, I'm not sure what to get my mom and mother in law, let alone my sister and sister in laws!
I"m still trying to figure it out! And would love for my brain to come up with a kid friendly craft. We'll see. My fail proof back up plan is baked goods. Always baked goods!
Or a printable, those are pretty fail safe too! I did make some to share with you that I bet my gals would like too!






I was inspired by the funky fun song "Uptown Funk"...I love the line where it says 'straight masterpieces' so that's how the Mom You're A Masterpiece came about.  And then I found some other awesomely appropriate 'm' adjectives to describe moms and made the M is for. 


Gold floral graphics courtesy of  We Lived Happily Ever After.




Right click, save, and print!
Enjoy!
And Happy Mother's Day!

{See my Link Parties page for the shares.}

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Show & Share #195



Happy party day!!
And Happy Teacher and Nurse week too!

Just one feature this week...

So cute and fun!


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Thanks so much for being here! Have a happy Wednesday!!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Photo A Day Challenge





Well that month went by fast! Yay for my first photo a day challenge!
You can look through the #VGphotoaday on Instagram to see my images! 
Hope you'll join me for May!


HOW TO PLAY:
Simply take a photo inspired by the daily prompt, interpret the prompt how you like. Then share on Instagram with #VGphotoaday. Please use new photos that you take. Please do not use anyone else's photo...this is about you and your pictures. Or you can create a image for the prompt, but it must be something you create

And most importantly...have fun!

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