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

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias

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!