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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How to Remove UV Gel Polish at Home

For my birthday, Chief treated me to a mani/pedi at my new favorite spa in Annapolis and of course I went all out and got the UV Gel Polish along with my treatment.  Allowed to be in relaxation heaven for only an hour, I knew I wanted my polish to last for more than a few days and of course gel polish never fails.

Three weeks later it began to chip on my thumb and my nails had grown out so of course it was time to remove it.  And who's going to pay the nail technicians to do something you can easily do at home, right?


I created this video to show you how I remove my gel polish at home.


 
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Dark Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

 
 
 'Tis the season to get dolled up and head on out to some holiday parties.  If you're at a loss on how you should beautify, maybe I can be of some assistance.  Check out this super easy tutorial on how to create a dark glam makeup look.  This tutorial is great for someone that doesn't want to do a smoke eye for fear they may end up looking like a raccoon.  A tip while applying: Just stay close to the lid when blending as opposed to blending closer to the brow area.
 

 
I don't name the products used in the video as I'm using them but if you'd like to know exactly what I used, I've listed the products below.  Enjoy!  Oh and stay tuned for the bloopers ;-p
 
What I'm Wearing:
Face: 
MAC Match Master Foundation (6)
MAC Spiked Brow Pencil (Brows)

Eyes:
WET N WILD  Matte Black (Blue Had Me at Hello Palette)
COASTAL SCENTS Matte Reddish Brown
MACS Dark Grey (Veluxe Pearlfusion Palette - RiRi Loves Mac)
URBAN DECAY 24/7  Black (Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil)
MAC PowerPoint Eye Pencil (Stubborn Brown)
Maybelline "The Colossal" Volume Express Mascara (Very Black)

Cheeks:
MAC Breezy
MAC  Bronzer (RiRi Loves Mac)

Lips:
Kat Von D  Mau5 (Lipstick)
Revlon Indian Pink (Liner)
 
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Well, Hello There!

 
 
Since I'm back and getting into the full swing of things, I wanted to make sure I shared a little of what's been going on the last year and a half.  I'll be sharing more as time goes on but this is the start of it all.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Top 5 Best in Beauty 2014

This year, as far as products go, I kept things simple.  I had to, in fact.  After all, much of this summer was spent traveling, keeping up with my boys (hubby included) and as you can imagine, constantly being on the move doesn't leave as much time to primp and preen.
 
This past summer has been a series of long days, frequent road trips and humid nights.  I've used a few of these products for years and its for good reason.  They proven their worth many times over every single time.  They've been sure time (and life) savers for me and I recommend for you them going into 2015 and beyond.

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Soap & Glory  Flake Away Body Polish -$25.00 at Sephora 
 
Moroccan Oil - $14.00 at Nordstrom
 
 Origins GinZing Eye Cream - $30.00 at Origins
 
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish - $4.99 at Ulta
 
Bare Escentuals Bare Vitamins Skin Revver Upper - $21.00 at Sephora


  Have your own beauty favorites?  Share them in the comments below!
 
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Maybe I'm Crazy...


Maybe, I'm crazy.  Crazy enough to think that after all this time neglecting my blog (and my readers) that I would be able to waltz back on to my blog and act as if nothing ever happened.  Fact remains is that something did happen.  Lots of things have transpired.  I've been uninspired to blog, completely busy with life and giving a new baby the attention that he needs.  None of these are excuses it's just reality.  I had to take care of life first.

I'm well though--even after a serious loss of income, we are making it and when I tell you I have a testimony...oh my gosh.  I will articulate it all on a later date (you know I don't mind sharing my experiences).  But I've started my photography business, it's beginning well and it's kept me busy throughout the summer.  I'm thankful and I pray it continues to grow.
 
Leading up to today, I've thought about all the things that I could blog but couldn't muster up enough courage to show my face around here because I thought "As if anyone would even care." and "I'm not going to start again what I can't finish."  The fact remains is that I'm not finished blogging, and it's not time to say goodbye.  I think I need to blog more than I need not to.  Blogging is for me.  Crazy or not. I'm doing this.
 


 So let's get back to our regularly schedule program, shall we?



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