Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Madam Glam Deep Dark Purple Gel Polish Swatches + Review!

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I was contacted by Madam Glam a 5-free AND cruelty free nail polish brand asking if I wanted to give their new gel polishes a spin. I'm not one to turn down a chance to try a new nail polish agreed happily to give their brand a whirl. Click down below to see how this brand fared.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes + tutorial

I will fully admit I'm lazy, and gross because I wash my brushes only once a month. I know its bad for me. It should be done more often and sometimes it'll get done every other weekend. Most times just once a month.

For those who never cleans your brushes and just throw them out after a year, that's not good for your skin OR your makeup application. I know its a little hard to take when I only do it once a month myself but makeup will build up in your brushes.

When there is makeup buildup in your brushes they don't apply as well as they used to. When that happens your makeup application doesn't look it's best. Which can be such a bummer.

Also somethings shouldn't be mixed. When you start to mix too many kinds of foundation in your foundation brush and not washing in between brands it can create this gunky build up which will make you throw out your brushes. Which also sucks.


Enough of the lecture, here's how I clean my brushes:
  • I take a small bowl and put a little of my ELF brush cleaner in the bottom and fill it with water. 
  • Doing 1 brush at a time I swirl it around the bottom of the bowl
  • After I swirl it I take it and swirl it in my hand to help the soap really get into the bristles. 
  • I then wash the brush out using lukewarm water. Running water through the brushes until it runs clean after many squeezes. 

I continue that process with the rest of my brushes. I have to refill the water and add soap after every couple brushes. When the water in the bowl gets too dirty it's time to change the soap and water out.

It's pretty simple process. Nothing too fancy. I do like to try and set the brushes upside when drying so the water doesn't drip down the brush and loosen the glue holding the brush hair. 



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Fun Festivities!

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Everyone has a favorite season. Fall happens to be mine. I love the taste of pumpkin and pumpkin flavor deliciousness!! I of course had to drag Mr. J to a couple fall activities.

The life of a college student while working retail means I work nights and weekends. It's part of the gig. Mr. J work's full time so our schedules are pretty much the exact opposite of each other. So I took off a friday night Mr. J and I went to a haunted hayride with friends. It was a lot of fun. Sleepy Hollow in Newtown is a really good time!
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On Saturday since I didn't have work till 6pm that night Mr. J and I went pumpkin picking! It's my favorite thing to do since I was little. We ended up going the Shady Brook Farm's for pumpkin picking.

I wore a pretty simple outfit, just a lacy tank top with a grey scarf and a black fleece. I wanted to look cute but functional! I wore the "Hemingway Headband" with on a red band by With Love From Rigby headband. I'm in love with it. It keeps my bangs out of my face and looks cute!

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Mr. J and I stopped at the Shady Brook Farm's store to pick up their homemade Pumpkin and Apple Butter. I also picked up a bottle of Apple Wine made locally. It tastes wonderful warm! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ipsy Bag: October 2014

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It truly feels like Christmas in October, and not because of the Nightmare Before Christmas is playing on TV. It's because I got a lot of packages today! I'm so excited I have to share! Click down below to see what I got in my Ipsy bag, and the other goodies I got today!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

eShakti: A Custom Made Dress review

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I was approached by eShankti to see if I want to review a custom made dress from their site as part of their Real Fashion for Real People campaign. I for one jumped at the chance because being a pear shaped body it's so hard to find a dress that fits in BOTH areas top and bottom! Click down below what I think of this dress!