Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Obsessions

I am so glad to be back blogging again!  I really missed connecting with people and reading posts.  I love reading blogs and meeting new people.  :)

This weekend I have a few really cool posts and even 2 videos coming!  Before losing so many loved ones and friends at the beginning of August I had a few sponsored post opportunities and 3 AWESOME product reviews.  Everyone was so understanding that family and personal time comes first for me.  This weekend you will find out what my new favorite extensions are, where I snagged my new glasses and a few product reviews.  One of the reviews is an AMAZING pigment and mascara.  I originally had the post set for Tuesday but my video didn't turn out how I wanted it to sssoooo I filmed it again.  Thanks again to everyone for being so patient with me and understanding.  It really does mean a ton!

On to my obsessions!

I am so in love with the mixture of texture.  I love the idea of having a blanket (or rug!) to lay on.  I need this on my patio. 

As I get older I see my style evolving.  While I still love rustic design I am so loving modern mixed with tribal.  I think I want to make something similar for my dining chairs.  

I am obsessed with clay right now.  These pinch pots are adorable!  I have some clay laying around and maybe I will make this :)  I love the neon!

Oooooo I think I will live in this outfit this fall.  I am so ready for cool temperatures and cozy knits.  

How cute is the gray and wood floors?  I love this!  We have dark wood floors but this makes me want to change them out.  I am pretty sure my husband would flip, LOL!

Hello fall, I am so ready for you!  

What are you obsessed with right now?  Do you watch Project Runway?  What did you think of the elimination?  Do you think the right person won?  

End of Summer Beauty Essentials #walgreensbeauty

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Where did summer go?  I feel like it way May yesterday????  This time of year I start enjoying the end of summer.  New Mexico is starting to cool down and we've even had some rain!  Normally around my birthday I start stocking up on my end of summer beauty essentials.  

My favorite place to head to is Walgreens.  They are so convenient for me and the products don't break my budget.  #WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias

Every time I go to Walgreens I hit the same 2 aisles first; new products/skincare, hair and makeup.  Never fails.  It is like my internal beacon just draws me.  I also enjoy for these areas are laid out.  I always find what I need and I do not have to search. 

Before I head to Walgreens I also checkout their Beauty Deals.  I try and be some what organized when I shop.  

So what are my end of summer beauty essentials? 
I purchased Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Spray Sunscreen & Moisturizer, Mark Hill Fabulous Finish Hairspray, Covergirl Gorgeous Foundation, Covergirl Gorgeous Concealer, Jordana Easyliner in Baby Berry and Wet N' Wild Lipstick in Mauve Outta Here.  

I had the Maybelline Nudes Palette and Miss Manga Mascara on hand but as with most of my drugstore makeup these were purchased at Walgreens.  

I love the coverage of this foundation and currently Walgreens has these buy one get one 50% off!  I paid $10 for the foundation and concealer.  Bargin!!!!  Also, this shade is perfect for me!  It blends easily into the skin and wears well.  Love it! 

My current go to end of summer eye look is from The Nudes palette.  I plan on doing a get ready with me video soon :)  I am loving a soft eye and bold lip for the end of summer!  

Living in New Mexico brings additional challenges.  Our sun is super bright!  I am constantly applying sunscreen.  Brett caught me putting on sunscreen today before our dog walk.  I love the Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate SPF 30 because it does not feel greasy and it sprays on evenly.  Having a spray makes it easy to get your neck and back of the arms. 

Also, may I add, i am spraying this directly above my bloodhound and she is not sneezing.  This stuff is excellent!  

What are your end of summer essentials?  


Special thanks to collective bias and walgreens for being so patient with me.  With all of lives challenges that hit me the beginning of the month they were so awesome to still allow me to participate and understand why I was unavailable.  

Thanks again!!! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I'll be back.... on Sunday

I wanted to take a quick second and say Hi!  We've been over come with emotions this past 2 weeks.  With jobs, family, pets and life I needed to take a quick break from blogging.

Starting on Sunday I will get back at it!  We are playing catch up this week and getting back into the swing of things.  

We've lost a few friends in the last 2 weeks.  A friend to cancer, a loved one to illness, and a friend who took his own life.  Do me a favor and text your loved ones and friends.  Tell them you love them because you never know what is in the future.

I will have a couple of scheduled posts coming this week/weekend but no DIYs, makeup reviews, etc.

See ya'll Sunday!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

$900 Giveaway and 3 Lucky Winners!

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Thursday Obsessions

A few of my current obsessions.  Enjoy!

Flannel & stripes (and big watch) from A Fabulous Fete

I love flannel and stripes!  I am going on the hunt for this look!
Cute and fun printables are so awesome!  I also love the quote "Why Not?"
I.LOVE.THIS.RUG!!!!!!  When we have our concrete patio poured I am sssooo doing this!
So cute and clever!  We need a few new ottomans. 

Goodness gravy!  Am I the only one who is glad July is over?   I think July is my least favorite month.  I am grateful that we saw some rain this month.  

How was your July?  What are you obsessing over?  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

To Shave or Not To Shave? That Is The Question... #smoothsummer

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My hubby is such a good sport!  From working law enforcement, to home projects, to doing facials with me, he makes the best of it.  I know I am not easy to live with and for some odd reason he doesn't kick me to the curb :)  I've mentioned before that my husband is a modern day hero.  Rather than wearing a cape to work everyday he puts on a badge.  When he was a young kid just starting out he would put on his blue uniform, place the metal shield over his heart and go to work.  As a more seasoned veteran promotions have found him and now he can wear dress clothes everyday but must maintain a clean shave.  

I thought it would be fun to show the evolution of my husbands facial hair.  Enjoy!
these pictures were taken the first weekend I spent in Albuquerque

When we first started dating he was a clean cut baby face.  Seriously ya'll he has amazing skin!  He also has incredibly long eye lashes that make me SO jealous! 

Shortly after we got married he decided to grow a short beard.  This didn't last long.  While he can grow a beard like a good Norwegian boy the hair makes him itchy.  Did I mention he has a terrible time finding a razor that will not irritate his skin?

When my Mother came to visit he decided to shave his beard and keep a goatee.  I liked this look!  Because of his strawberry blonde hair his goatee is 4 or 5 different colors.  As he has gotten older he has noticed more extremely blonde hair in it.  ;)  He refuses to say white.  It is blonde! 

Recently he decided to nix the facial hair and keep a clean shave.  With his promotion he feels this looks more professional.  He said it had nothing to do with spotting the extremely blonde hair in his goatee. Ha!

After he decided to keep his face shaved he needed to find a razor that would not irritate his skin.  He prefers a 2 blade razor but on a trip to walmart we decided to check out the Gillette Fusion Proglide.  A couple of officers he works with use it and said they never have an issue. 

You can find the razor in the razor/shaving aisle.  They even have a little demo set up at our local Walmart.  Brett ended up choosing the battery powered razor vs the manual.  This razor does come in both and you can choose what works best for you.  

I also spotted the razors on an end cap.  One thing I will say about the packaging is it is easy to remove!  Some packaging I swear was created by an evil power.  This one was not difficult to open. 

Look at that baby face!  He really enjoyed using this razor.  He didn't have razor burn or any irritation.  He also loved how close the shave was.  

Personally I love a man with a smooth face.  :)  #SmoothSummer  #CollectiveBias

I thought I would share this picture.  This is why my husband is awesome.  A few weeks ago I asked him to do a mud mask with me.  As you can see by his face he wasn't sure what to think.  

What beauty tricks have you taught your husband or boyfriend?  What type of razor does he use?  Do you prefer a clean shaven man or alittle facial hair?  

Enjoy a little flipgram that I made celebrating Brett's facial hair :)  Also.. who doesn't love a little Johnny Cash!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Greatest Auntie Ever Thanks To Walmart Best Plans Family Mobile #Phones4School

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This is it.  My Niece is off to college.  sniff sniff  She will be attending school out of state and the thought of not seeing her everyday or so feels like my heart is being ripped from my chest.  I am so proud of the young lady that she has become and can't wait to see her grow into an adult.  A few weeks ago I asked her parents what she needed for school.  They have been saving for her college for years and they recently went shopping for school supplies.  Both of her parents have cell phone plans through their work so they were shopping around for the lowest priced unlimited plans

I heard about Walmart Family Mobile and knew they had cheap wireless plans with unlimited talk text and data/web.  I told them that I would create a little college care package to send with her including a phone.  

Off to Walmart..... #collectivebias

When we arrived at Walmart we headed to the technology section.  You will find CD's, video games, tvs, cellphones and such in this area.  

The first thing we noticed is the unlimited text, talk and data plans are on rollback $34.88!

I ended up choosing the Alcatel One Touch Evolve for her.  The Evolve is also on rollback for $29.88!  It is 3G capable, 5MP Camera and a touchscreen.  I felt it was important for her to have web/data for school and $34.88 for an unlimited plan it's cheapest I've found.  I want her to have a reliable phone with good coverage and a nice camera.  She better send her Auntie pictures!
Walmart Family Mobile also runs on T-Mobile's Nationwide Network.  I did check the coverage when I was in the store and she will have coverage in Texas.  They have a map in store and also a smaller map is found on the inside cover of the box.  

You can also activate the phone in the store or online.  I chose to activate it online after I gave her the kit.  It was super duper easy!  Also, the plan does not have a contract or require a deposit.  If she decides to not keep the phone I don't get hit with fees. 

So what was in her college survival kit?
She is a makeup junkie just like her auntie!  I knew her parents have her school supplies covered so I decided to have a little fun.  :)  
I headed to MAC for a few of my favorite beauty essentials and my favorite brush ever, the 217.  I also grabbed her a Naked 3 palette, makeup setting spray and a few of my favorite brushes.  While shopping around I also snagged this super cute backpack.  It is so cute I even bought one for me! 

The little College survival kit made me the greatest Auntie ever!  

What would you put in your college survival kit?  Have you tried Walmart Family Mobile?  So far my niece really enjoys it!

For more information about Walmart Family Mobile click HERE