Friday, September 28, 2012

Follow Friday + Guest Post

I hope you all are having an amazing Friday!
This week's Follow Friday blog goes to Maddy from Spilled Polish. Not only do I absolutely love the name of her blog, but I love her blog as well. She does such an amazing job on her nails!
You should definitely go check out her blog!
I am reviewing Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion today on Meg's blog, More from Meg. If you would like to know what I think about it, then go click HERE


I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Laine Blogger Award

 
 
I was nominated for the Laine Blogger Award by Andrea from Andrea and the Beauty Blog. If you haven't already, you should definitely go check out her blog! It is seriously amazing and should be on your Must Read list!
 
 
The Rules:
  • Tag the blogger who awarded you
  • Answer the five questions below.
  • Award the Laine Blogger Award to five of your favorite bloggers. 
 
Questions:
 
What is your current beauty obsession?
I am like Andrea and have an obsession with painting my nails lately. I love the look of a freshly done manicure, so I like to do my nails every 2-3 days. Doing my nails used to be my least favorite beauty trend, but lately I can't stop buying polishes!
 
What is one beauty item you wished you owned?
Well, the item I REALLY want right now is actually a set. It is Tarte's Carried Away Collector's Set. Look at all of the amazing stuff that comes with this set! It can be found HERE.
 
What's your favorite post to read or write about?
I love to read and write about reviews and hauls. You can really decide if a product is worth spending your money on by reading reviews done by others. Hauls are a great way to learn about new items that could be possibly be put on your "Must Have Wishlist."
 
What inspired you to become a blogger?
I actually thought about it for a very long time before I actually created my blog. I love everything about makeup and fashion and wanted somewhere that I could write what I thought about a product. My husband was the one who gave me that push to start a blog. I am so glad I did! I have met some amazing bloggers and discovered amazing products through blogging!
 
What nail polish are you wearing right now?
 
 
Models Own "Purple Grey"
 
 
I tag:
 
I couldn't just choose 5 ;)
 
Thank you so much Andrea for nominating me for this award! :)
 
 
 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bath & Body Works Fall Haul

Happy Fall Y'all!!
 
 I am so excited that it is finally Fall! I love everything about Fall...the yummy scents, wearing boots and scarves, cooler weather, and all of the fun decorations. I could seriously go on and on for days about how much I love Fall! I recently went to Bath & Body Works to get my body and my house "Fall Ready." I am obsessed with that store! My husband hates going with me because I spend hours in there. There are just so many scents and you have to smell every.single.one.
 
Here are some of the things I picked up...
 
 
Honey Autumn Apple Creamy Body Scrub
This stuff seriously smells AMAZING! It is red apple, nectarine, and a touch of honey.  The exfoliating sugar crystals, Vitamin E, and Jojoba Oil really does leave your skin feeling extremely soft! The only problem I have with this is that the scent is not strong enough to stay on your skin after you get out of the shower...
I want to smell like Honey Autumn Apple all day!!
 
Brown Sugar & Fig Body Lotion
I love this scent! It is probably one of my favorite scents from Bath & Body Works. The Key Fragrance Notes are Fresh Fig, Warm Coconut Milk, Caramelized Brown Sugar.
 
Twilight Woods Body Mist
When this scent was first released, I didn't think I would like it, but a friend of mine sprayed it on herself while I was in the car with her and I had to go get it! It smells so good!! The Top Notes are Juicy Berry, Sparkling Mandarin, and Coconut. The Mid Notes are Creamy Frangipani, Soft Mimosa, Wet Honeysuckle, Wild Freesia, and Apricot Nectar. The Dry Notes are Oud Wood, Musk, Orris, Vanilla Milk, and Warm Woods. That's a lot of stuff in one bottle!! haha
 
 
 
Creamy Pumpkin 14.5 oz 3-wick Candle
I am obsessed with this candle! I just love everything about it..the look of it is so pretty and of course the scent is amazing! It is an autumn blend of spiced pumpkin drizzled with sweet caramel and topped with warm cream. YUM!
 
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin 14.5 3-wick Candle
This is definitely a Fall Must Have for me! It is sweet pumpkin pie, rich vanilla cream and a touch of cinnamon. Smells.So.Good!!
 
Limited Edition Pumpkin Carving 4 oz Candle
I actually got this candle for free because my Bath & Body Works was having their Fall Festival and you could get this candle free with any Home Fragrance purchase. It smells delicious! It is mixed with fresh pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
 
 
 
Acorn Wallflower Plug
Pearl Cream Pear Wallflower Plug
 
 
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Fragrance Bulbs
Same scent as the candle
 
Apple Crumble Fragrance Bulb
If you love the smell of apples then this scent is definitely for you! It is mixed with baked Granny Smith and McIntosh Apples topped with vanilla crumble, cinnamon and nutmeg.
 
Mahogany Teakwood Fragrance Bulb
I had to get this because I heard that it smells like Abercrombie & Fitch's cologne! It is mixed with mahogany, cedarwood and oak, highlighted by delicate lavender and geranium notes. I have this is my guest bathroom right now and it smells so good in there that my husband keeps going to that bathroom instead of the master one.
 
Leaves Fragrance Bulb
I love this scent! It just smells like a beautiful fall day! It features a medley of ripe delicious apples, red berries and golden nectar.
 
 
The last things I got are hand soaps in the fragrances:
Creamy Pumpkin & Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
 
I have seriously washed my hands at least 50 times a day, just so my hands smell like pumpkin!
 
As you can tell, I am definitely ready for Fall now!
 
 
What are your favorite Bath & Body Work Fall Scents?
 
 
 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Social

Happy Sunday!
 
Before I do my Sunday Social Post I need to apologize for being a "bad blogger." I haven't had the chance to blog lately or comment on any one's blogs because I have been so busy with work. I got a promotion at work which is definitely a great thing, but it means more hours at work which is a bad thing for blogging! :( This just means I will have to be better with time management!
 
 
So now back to the Sunday Social! I am linking up with Neely and Ashley.
 
1. What is something you have wanted to do but are afraid of?
 
 
Skydiving! It looks like it would be such an amazing experience, but I am a big ol' chicken!
 
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I am hoping my husband and I will be parents :)
 
3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2012?
All of the Holidays! I love this time of year..Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas!!
 
4. What are your hopes for your blog?
I hope my blog continues to grow like it has these past couple of months! I am so thankful for all of the amazing followers I have!
 
5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city?
I think so, unless we decide to move to the beach or if my husband's job transfers us somewhere else. We love this small country town we live in. It is one of the places where everybody knows everybody. It really is such an amazing place to live and is extremely safe which I definitely love!
 
6. What is your morning routine?
I seriously set 10 alarms! Roll out of bed with my eyes still closed, hop in the shower, get back in bed for about 30 mins (haha) so my hair can "air dry" and I catch a little bit more of sleep (I am not a morning person). Get up, blowdry my hair, put my makeup on, throw on my clothes, grab a breakfast bar (I don't like to eat a lot in the mornings) and head out the door.
 
 
I hope you had an amazing weekend! I would love to see you join the link-up!!
 
 
What are your answers to these questions?
 
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Most Worn Summer Tag

Since Summer is slowly coming to an end I thought I would do the Most Worn Summer Tag. I saw a few beauty bloggers have this on their blog and I thought it could be fun! I have to admit I am pretty excited that Fall is just around the corner. I love Summer, but I REALLY LOVE Fall. This Summer I was all about the gold! I think I wore gold pretty much everyday whether it was a piece of jewelry, my shoes, or the hardware on my clutch!

So here are some of my most worn items....

1) Most worn nail polish

 


Lauren by Julep
Lauren is such a gorgeous pink. It was my go-to nail polish this entire summer!
 
 
2) Most worn hair product


 
Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment
I had to use a picture from the Internet (found HERE) because I used my bottle up a few days ago. This stuff is seriously AMAZING! My hair is so shiny and silky since I started using this.


3) Most worn bag


I am in love with this Steve Madden clutch! It was so easy to just grab & head out the door and not have to worry about a big handbag weighing me down!
 
4) Most worn shoes




Gold sandals by Guess
I love these shoes! They are so comfy and so adorable!

 
5) Most worn accessories



I love this necklace made of aqua stones with a gold chain. I got it at Forever 21 at the beginning of Summer.

 
6) Most worn clothing item

 
 
White Jeans
I love wearing white jeans in the Summer. They just so look good with pretty much anything. You can dress them down with a tank top and some flip-flops or you can dress them up with a nice top and some heels.

 
7) Most worn foundation

 
 
 
Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H
I found this towards the end of the Summer and I have not stopped wearing it since. I love it!
For a review on it click HERE.
 
 
8) Most worn blush and/or bronzer

 
 
NYX's Stick Blush in Pink Poppy
I love this blush! You can put a tiny bit on your cheeks for a very soft pink look or you can really build it up!
 
9) Most worn lip product

 

 "EleventhGorgeous" by Palladio is so pretty! I seriously never left the house without it! It also smells AMAZING!


10) Most worn mascara

 

Covergirl's Lash Blast Volume 
I love the volume this mascara gives my lashes!

 
11) Most worn eyeshadow


Urban Decay Naked 2
I think I use this palette every single day this summer! This is my all time favorite eyeshadow palette. The colors are so beautiful and pigmented.



So since this is a TAG...I tag anyone reading this!
What were some of your most worn items this Summer?



 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Beauty Swap From The UK

BBU & LSH Swap
 
I participated in the International Beauty Swap that was hosted by LolaStar Hearts
and BBloggers Unite. I am so glad I signed up to do this swap because I have made a really great friend through it! Claire from Pink Chick Claire was my Swapping Buddy. She is seriously one of the nicest people I have ever "met."
 
 
Here are some of the items Claire sent me...
 
 
 
 
  • Model's Own Nail Polish  in "Pastel Pink-NP033"
  • Model's Own Nail Polish in "Purple Grey- NP052"
  • Nail Paint by Barry M in "Raspberry- 273"
 
I am in love with all 3 of these colors and can't wait to wear all of them!
 
 
     
  • MUA Out There Plumping Lip Gloss- "Buff"
  • MUA Eyeshadow  "Shade 4- Pearl" (which actually looks like it could be a dup for MAC's Stars N Rockets"
  • MUA Trio Eyeshadow "Innocence"
  • MUA Blusher- Shade 1
  • Bed Head Sugar Dust
 
 
 
Some London Goodies! :)
 
  • A cute little notebook that says "Princess of London"
  • "I heart London" Double Decker Bus Keychain
            How adorable are they?!!
     
  • Jaffa Cakes- combination of light sponge, dark crackly chocolate and the smashing zingy orangey bit.
  • Maltesers- honeycombed malt biscuit balls coated in milk chocolate.
 
Both of those snacks are AMAZING! I seriously ate all of them the first day I got the package!

If you want to see what I sent Claire, click HERE. :)
 
 
 
I am so happy with everything Claire got me and I can't wait to review everything for you guys!!
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shabby Apple {Discount Code}

Dresses from Shabby Apple
 
 
  Shabby Apple, who is known for their adorable dresses, has launched a new collection called Zoology. This new collection, just like the other ones, has drool-worthy dresses that have definitely made my "wishlist" for the Fall. Yes, I am already starting a wishlist for Fall even though it's still technically summer. It will be here before you know it though!! One of my favorite things about Fall is pairing a cute dress with some nice boots.

Here is one of the dresses that I want need...

 
 
How adorable would that dress look with these boots from Target...
 
 
 
 
Check out Shabby Apple's website and let me know which dresses have made your "Fall Wishlist"
by clicking HERE.
 

You can get a  10% discount with the code "favorite10"
The code lasts until 9/14/12, so start shopping NOW! :)
 
 
 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Storing that makeup!


There are a ton of ways to store your makeup! You can spend a lot of money or not so much. I decided to go with the "not so much money" option. I would rather pay more for the makeup than the storage it goes in, but that's just me ;)

So the picture above is my makeup storage containers. I actually bought them at Walmart for about $8 each. I decided to buy 2, so that I can separate my makeup by the item: lip gloss, lipstick, mascara, eyeliner, etc.

I love the fact that it's clear, so I can see inside. The top of the containers are great to store taller makeup that may not fit in the drawers, such as: foundation and makeup brushes.

You can find them online, HERE. If you do buy them online from Walmart, you will have to buy them in a set of 4 which will cost $33.08. That makes them $8.27 each, which I think is a great price! It gets the job done without a hefty price..I think my husband really likes that idea. And really when you think about it..it's a win-win for my husband and myself...My husband didn't have to spend a lot of money to get them and I have more money to buy makeup! :)


So what do you use to store your makeup?
 
P.S. Have you joined the "I L♥ve My Online Friends 'GFC' Hop" yet? If not, click HERE to get started discovering some great blogs!



 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I L♥ve My Online Friends 'GFC' Hop

Happy Sunday!! I am so excited to be Co-Hosting the "I Love My Online Friends 'GFC' Hop" this week! The blog hops are an amazing way to meet new bloggers and to get your blog out there for others to discover!



Welcome to the I Love My Online Friends 'GFC' Hop. Last week we had 121 link ups. I would love to get to 140 this week!

For more info on the hop and guest hosting, please read HERE.

Well, are you ready? Let's go hopping!

RULES FOR THE HOP

1. Please follow your host and the fab five on Google Friend Connect (GFC).

Amanda Mae @ Southern Glamourista
Shar @ Shar's Blog

2. Link up your homepage and start hopping around. Remember, this is a blog hop, you've gotta do some hopping in order for it to truly be worth your time. When you get a new follower it's always nice to return the favour. Visit their blogs, leave them a comment and/or return the follow.

3. You are not required to, but it would be great if you could tweet about the hop and/or grab the button and share it on your blog. The more people that see this hop, the more blogs for us to visit and the more followers we gain.


Thanks and Happy Hopping!


The Things We Find Inside




Friday, September 7, 2012

Follow Friday

It's Friday y'all!! :D
 
 
Today's Follow Friday Blogger goes to Carly from Purple Shampoo.  I absolutely love the name of her blog! Her reviews are very informative and have really helped me decide whether a product is worth spending my money or not. You should definitely go check Carly's blog out!
 
 
How are you spending your weekend?
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August Favorites

 I cannot believe it is already September! I feel like August just flew by!! August was a great month for me. I reached not only 100 GFC followers, but by the end of the month I had over 200 GFC followers!! Thank you all so much!! Another goal that I accomplished during August was I hosted my very first giveaway with a fellow blogger, Tawny. The giveaway went better than we could have ever imagined! Congrats again to Valerie from Valley Fash for winning! I am excited to see what September has in store for me. :)
 
 
So here are some of my favorites for the month...
 
 
Essie's "Off The Shoulder"
I LOVE this color! I just think it is the perfect Summer color. I would paint my nails a different color, but kept going right back to this one!
 
 
Soap & Glory's Hand Food Lotion
This lotion can be summed up in one word....AMAZING! It is so soft and moisturizing, but does not leave that greasy feel to your skin. It is made with shea butter, macadamia oil, and marshmallow! It smells amazing as well!
 
L'Oréal's Colour Riche Balm in "Caring Coral"
This has been my go-to item for the month of August! It has been so hot in the South that during the day I haven't really felt like putting on a lot of makeup, so I have just put this Balm on, some blush and mascara and I am out the door!
 
If you want to read my review on this item, click HERE.
 
Benefit's Bad Gal Lash
I am in LOVE with this mascara! I got it in a small kit of Benefit items from Sephora, so it is a  smaller version of the mascara. I love how big the wand is! It makes it so easy to get every single lash and makes my lashes look very long and full!
 
 
Clarisonic Mia & The Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser
I actually bought my Clarisonic a couple of months ago, but I did what I guess you are not supposed to do and stopped using it when my skin was going through the "purging" stage. I did not even like my face breaking out, so I thought the Clarisonic was NOT for me. I went to Sephora and talked to the sales person about it and she told me to keep using it and recommended the Daily Clarifying Cleanser to me. I started using it and LOVE it! My skin feels and looks so good after I started using this Cleanser with my Clarisonic!
 
Tarte's Eyelash Curler
This eyelash curler is the best curler I have ever used! It gives my lashes the perfect curl without pulling my lashes!
 
 
 
So what are you the items you were loving in the month of August?
 
 
 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announced!!

I just want thank you all so much for commenting, tweeting, and following me and Tawny from Beauty By T for this giveaway! We had a blast hosting this giveaway and are both actually sad that it's over! We had so much great feedback from it, that there could possibly be another collaboration between Tawny and I for another giveaway in the future! ;)

So enough of all this talk...let's get to the WINNER already....

Drumroll please.......



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Congratulations Miss Valerie!!
We will both be emailing you shortly :)
 
 
 
Thank you again to anyone that entered our giveaway!
 
 
 
 
 
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