Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Korean Skincare Products Review

   I’ve been kind of obsessed with skin care over the last few months. Don’t get me wrong I know the importance of taking care of my skin but it’s become even more of a priority to me once I started getting weird unexplainable breakouts. Which by the way are not cute or fun!
   Anyway, a while back I did a “Get unready with me” video on my YouTube channel. I showed how I remove my makeup and cleaned my face after caking it all on for a separate tutorial.

   I just like everyone else in the world like to watch reviews and I buy a lot of things based on other people. Isn’t that the reason for reviews and unboxings?? Anyway, I came across a few videos of people using Korean skin care products. I was a little leery for all of 3 seconds then I hoped my butt on Amazon and got to ordering.

   I ordered 2 things. Hell Pore Clean Up mask and a CarbonatedBubble Clay mask. Together I think I paid less than $20 for them together. The first thing I did was have a friend over for a girls’ night and we tried out both masks… in our PJs…. On Snapchat (mylegendarystyl)! Most of my antics take place over there.

   I was mostly afraid to try the Hell Pore mask (the name alone is scary as hell) because it’s a peel and I’ve seen it bring grown women to tears. It goes on nice and cool. I did a pretty thing application because I figured the thicker it is the more painful it would be to peel off… I was right. The only problem was it was so thin it was hard to grip and peel off. The second time I tried it a few weeks later I did it a lot thicker and it peeled off almost in one whole piece. And guess what?!?! It didn’t hurt at all! Now I’m not saying it won’t hurt you or anyone else I just think some people have sensitive skin and most women do have those little almost invisible hairs on their faces. So there’s that. My face feels so smooth and a little bit tight (but in a good way) after each use. It’s not drying and feels amazing.

   The Carbonated Bubble mask is my favorite. My skin feels tighter than with the other mask and even has a fresher appearance after I use it. The only thing I can do without is all of the bubbling. It feels a little creepy but not as bad as other bubble masks I’ve tried.

   Overall these are both my new go tos when I need a good deep cleaning each week. If you want something affordable and fun definitely try these. I'm also thinking about making a video on how to use these masks. What's the strangest skincare item you've ever purchased? Leave a comment below! I'd love to try more of these!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year #2017

   I used to think that Christmas was my favorite day of the year. It probably was at some point but today as I spent hours playing with my kids, cleaning the house, setting off fireworks and having a few drinks I soon realized that today… new year’s eve is my favorite day of the year.

   I think it has something to do with feeling like I am in complete control of my life. I feel like anything and everything is possible. I can leave the old year behind me and look forward to a promising year ahead.

   2016 was not a really good year for me… let’s face it, 2016 wasn’t a good year for many people. However, after a lot of thought I realized I wasn’t being completely fair. It may have been a year of bad events but the good outweighed the bad. I have had so many good things happen to me, a few great people come into my life and the best thing of all is I survived every single awful thing that came my way. If anything I’m stronger for it.

   The last thing I want to do is drag any baggage from last year into my nice, shiny, new year. So at midnight I’m writing a list if everything I need to let go of. Fears, bad moments and sad memories and I’m going to burn that list and not think of those things ever again. It may be easier said than done but it’s time to move on and look ahead to better things to come.

Happy New Year,

Make it a good one.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday Round Up & Giveaway Winner Announcement

  Today is the end of 12 Days of Blogmas until next year. I really hope you were able to find inspiration in the posts created by each of us and feel in the holiday spirit. Feel free to click back through all of the posts and share with your friends and family as we have shared with you.

   All of these women are incredibly talented and I hope you continue to follow each of us even after the holidays.

   Now for what I'm sure everyone has been waiting for!! The winner of the 12 Days of Blogmas giveaway!!

                             Drum roll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Valerie Hall!!!! Congratulation and thank you for entering. I hope you enjoy the awesome prizes!!! For anyone interested in the amazing sponors for this giveaway each of them is listed below!

4 $50 Gift Cards
JORD Watches
Gift Card
AMI ClubWear
Kids Lightup Animal
My Blend Smoothie Maker
Play Makeup Set
Little Cosmetics
Spicy Box of Awesome
Fuego Box
Set of paint sticks
Smile Brilliant Kit
Smile Brilliant
This May Be Wine cup + Starbucks gift card
Fab Flares
Gift Card
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
1 Game
Set Games
Essential Oil Recipe Box
Simply Earth
Natural Organic Lipstick
Axiology Beauty
Kuisiware OneSpin Salad Spinner
Zeust Barbecue Grill Light
Bracelet and earrings set
Revel Designs by Shelly
Childrens Book signed by author
Danielle Soucy Mills
Gift Card
Baby Cubby
White Wipes Teeth Wipes (for wine and coffee lovers)
White Wipes
2 Personalized Phone Cases
1 Framed Print + $15 Starbucks Gift Card
That’s What She Said Quote Shop
Gift card
Little Italy Layette

   Now it's time for a party! The Blogmas bloggers have been sharing our posts with you all for over a week. It's time to share your favorite holiday related posts with us!!! Just ad your link below! I can't wait to read them!!

Happy Holidays!!!!!




Monday, December 12, 2016

My Christmas Traditions

   Ahhh Christmas traditions. I didn’t have any growing up. As a child my family and I moved around waaay too much for something so normal. Now that I’m an adult with a family of my own and stability I feel like I need to force some traditions on my kids. Like I wish I had.

   For Christmas we have a few fun and not so fun traditions. Ya see, every year I gather all of the food and the menu for Christmas dinner and have everyone come in the kitchen to help prepare at least one of the dishes. And every year I end up screaming at everyone to get the hell out of my kitchen and stop sabotaging my wonderful meal. That’s the not so fun tradition and well I haven’t learned my lesson because it keeps happening and I should just ban everyone from dinner duties… like forever!

   On to the fun stuff! Every year I get a Ginger bread house making kit. Yes, unlike other moms who bake the Ginger bread from scratch and the homemade icing and blah, blah, blah ain’t nobody got time for that. So as I was saying, I buy the kit and we sit and build the house together and after about 5 minutes of “OOhhhhh” and “Aaaahhh” I let the kids get a sugar high from devouring the house.

   But, my all time favorite tradition is on Christmas eve night we all pile up in the living room with our blankets and pillows. Hot cocoa and sugar cookies in hand as we watch The Polar Express in the dark! Once it’s over we all laugh and talk about the movie like it was our first time watching it. Then we go online and check the Santa Tracker to see where he’s at! After that we all try our best to wind down and go to bed as quietly as we can and wait to hear sleigh bells.

    We’ve done all of those things for as long as I can remember but our newest tradition one that means the absolute most… My Christmas baby turns 3 this year. For her first birthday we spent the morning and part of the afternoon opening gifts and celebrating Christmas. Later on in the day we decorated the house for her birthday and had her party complete with gifts in birthday wrapping paper. I refuse for her to feel shorted just because she was born on a holiday.

See more 'Holiday Tradition' fun from the Blogmas bloggers!

Monday, December 5, 2016

DIY Christmas Centerpieces

   I took a small break from Blogmas because I'm not the best at everything even thou I'd like people to think I am but I'm back and I decided to give DIY a try for Christmas this year. Decoration can be pretty pricey and I had something kinda glam in mind for table center pieces. I took to Pinterest to find out how to do what I had in mind and get some inspiration while I was at it.
   I started out with 2 bottles from some sparkling cider we had from Thanksgiving and a mason jar from Michael’s. Now if I was a professional DIYer I would not have forgotten to take a picture of the bottles with the labels still on but we’re just gonna go with it.

   Which brings me to this… how I actually got said labels off of the bottles. After a quick Google search I found out I needed a sink full of super-hot water (I boiled a big pot). I filled each bottle with hot water from the faucet and dropped them in the sink. After letting them soak for a minute I added the following… ½ cup baking powder, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 2 cups of vinegar then I let it soak for 30 mins. Everyone said the labels would just peel right off but I’ll tell you now… I did a bit of scrapping with a butter knife then scrubbed with a sponge until I was happy with the results.

   Again because I’m a horrible DIY blogger (unless it’s makeup uh helloooo lol) I didn’t film or take pictures of the next steps. The good thing is there are a lot of pins on Pinterest to show you how I did it anyway.

   In short, I got a hot glue gun and wrote words on each bottle. Next I spray painted each bottle gold then stuck in flowers from Dollar Tree and Voila!!! It’s Christmas magic! I have my center pieces.  

Click away down below to see what the other ladies are doing for Holiday d├ęcor and if you haven't entered the giveaway yet click here to do it now!

See more 'Holiday Decor' posts from the Blogmas bloggers!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Makeup Lovers Gift Guide

   For day 3 of 12 days of Blogmas we’re talking gift guides! My job is to help you shop for the makeup lover in your life. Everything on this list is something I’ve been coveting for myself. The price range is from $25 on up to $100 so it’s for any budget

Eyeshadow Palette - Rose GoldEdition $65.00

Any beauty fanatic would know who Huda Kattan is! If not she is the beauty blogger supreme also known as Huda Beauty she has made a big name for herself in the makeup world. She came out with this beautiful textured eye shadow palette that makeup dreams are made of!

I think you’ll see Anastasia Beverly Hills on my list the most. I absolutely love her products and they are well worth the money. I had to put the Modern Renaissance palette on this list! With its 14 shades from neutral to berry tones and buttery smooth consistency every girl needs one.

Every year Sephora comes out with their Block Buster palette and it never disappoints. This year’s palette consists of 80 eye shadows, 32 lip glosses, 6 cream eyeliners, 4 brow powders, 4 face powders, 4 blushes and 2 tutorial cards. This one is a MUST HAVE!!!!

Anastasia Beverly Hills has come a long way from being the eye brow queen to killing the entire makeup game. Here Glow kits are so good you can probably been seen from space!

Master Palette By Mario $45.00

If you get only one palette it should be the Mario palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills in collaboration with Mario Dedivanovic. Not sure who he is? He is a celebrity makeup artist most known for helping Kim K. look like a bombshell! The colors in this palette are perfect for any occasion and are a great start for someone who is new to makeup.
I'll be back soon with more gift guides. There are a few more must haves I want to share with you. In the mean time start out with this and then head on over to see what the other Blogmas Bloggers are recommending! Don't forget to enter the Giveaway before you go!

See more Gift Guides from the 12 Days of Blogmas bloggers!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Holiday Bucket List 2016

   I really hope you are as excited about 12 Days of Blogmas and the awesome giveaway as I am!! If you haven’t entered yet you can enter here and catch up on day 1! Today it’s all about our holiday bucket lists! I try to make the most out of the holidays by trying new things but I also have a few family traditions that I like to stick to. My list isn’t incredibly long but it’s all of the things I usually do with my family as well as some new things I’d like to try.

Build a gingerbread house with my kids. They love to eat it more than they love to build it.
Buy much needed winter clothes. Let’s face it I live in Florida so that just means sweaters, jeans and boots.

Another real Floridian thing to do would be to go to the beach. I haven’t gone during the holidays but as of right now weather has been in the 80s so it’s very doable.

What’s holiday season without fresh baked cookies?!?!
One of my favorite things to do during the winter months (and just about all of the rest of the year) is to wear red lipstick. I’ll be doing that… a lot!

A little known fact about me is I love to crochet and I’m not bad at all (me tooting my own horn) so I’ll be gifting all of my friends and family with someone handmade from the heart.

There are a lot of little Christmas towns popping up everywhere. There are 2 pretty close to my house so I plan on packing up the family and going for a visit. One of the locations is at the fairgrounds. It’s a mile drive through a ton of Christmas lights and at the end you can take pictures with Santa and take a horse drawn carriage ride!
This next one is something new I’m really excited about… I want to have a nice sit down dinner with my closest friends and just enjoy time with them during this crazy season. Everyone is so busy this time of year we have to remember to take time for our friends as well as family.

Last but not least… the one thing that is always on my holiday bucket list is my all-time favorite…. Every Christmas eve my kids and I bake cookies for Santa (and ourselves), make a ton of hot chocolate and watch the Polar Express in our pjs and then go to bed and wait for Santa!!!

    What are some things on your holiday bucket list? Leave me a comment letting me know then stop by and see what the other Blogmas bloggers have on their lists.

The Blogmas Blogger's Holiday Bucket Lists
Mrs. Aok A Work in Progress
Girl On The Move
STL Motherhood
One Rudd Mom
Verified Mom
Dear Creatives
Urban Housewife Adventures
Views From A Step Stool
Motherhood and Merlot

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