What’s In My Closet

I always thought closets were boring. And I’ll be honest mine is usually a mess. I have really good intentions but the reality usually kicks me in the butt! I get running late or can’t find something I want and it’s over! 


My little shoe corner is the worst. 

But this now this is exciting. 


What could this little plastic dresser hold? Well my makeup of course! 

First drawer is foundation, powders, moisturizers, etc. 


Second drawer is blushes and eyeshadows, mascara, eyeliners, etc. 


The next two drawers are random leftover stuff and my nail polish and lipsticks. 

Yes I have a ton of makeup bags and I love them all and yes that one bag does say Mrs. Affleck because I was the biggest Ben Affleck fan and I still am! He’s just the cutest. 


So my closet isn’t interesting but my excessive makeup collection is! What’s hidden in your closet? Have a fabulous weekend all! 

Love 

Becky 

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December Ipsy Reveal/Review 

Oh Ipsy! My heart literally skips a beat when I see the pink package in the mail every month. 

  
My nutcracker was standing guard as I checked out all my goodies. 

 
Vegan lipstick. Not something I make a priority. But Pacifica is a good brand so I was excited. 
  

I have not tried this primer yet. But I am a big fan of eye shadow primer. Can’t wait to try this. 
  

My fiancé has been telling me the benefits of chlorella for quite some time. I have not used this mask yet. But the health of my skin is of course really important and I can’t wait to try it. 

I have tried this  makeup remover and it’s great. The smell is fresh and clean. One of the things I don’t like about eye makeup remover is that they usually seep into my eye and my eyes itch or burn for quite some time after I remove the eye makeup. However this did not give me any such problem. I’m actually very pleased and will be considering purchasing this when I run out.   
    

I don’t where lipstick or lip liner often. But I did try this and liked it very much. It did not make my lips feel dry which some liners do. And it stayed put for quite some time. It smelled nice and was a great nude color which was perfect for me. 

  
Nude red is an awesome color for me. My lips were  moist and felt good. I am very very happy with the Pacifica lip stick. 

   

 It survived my starbucks and all! 

Ipsy you have done it again! Tell me what you guys are using new. Have you ever had similar experience with eye makeup remover? Maybe that’s just me. Happy makeup Monday! 

Love 

Becky 

 

Makeup Monday – Favorites Eyeshadow Edition

I am one of those women that goes in stages. I will have a favorite look for months and months and then switch it up. However, as I have gotten older and discovered more and more what looks good on me I have discovered that there are more tried and true favorites to be had for those different looks I love. Today I’m sharing with you my current favorites for this season and really for anytime based on my skin tone. 

  
First up is the Naked3 pallet from Urban Decay. It is the most pricey of my loves at $54 but I have had it for quite a while. 

  
As you can see all of the colors have been loved (kind word for used) lol! I definitely have some favorites out of the bunch. The 4th color in (from the left) is limit this is a soft pink tone that works great as a lid color or all over color if I need a little something and I can’t do anything else that day. The 6th in is trick and its a perfect peach again all over lid or eye lid only with another base or brow bone color. And finally black heart which is the last color in the pallet. It is a beautiful black with shimmer of pink. Don’t be afraid of black in a crease or on the edge or even as a liner. It’s fun and this color is a great one to try out. 

My next favorite has become my everyday look. 

  
It is called Silent Treatment and yes people this is by Wet N Wild. Please don’t think make up has to be expensive to be awesome! At $3 this is really my favorite every day look. 

  
You will see this pallet also has a shimmer black but the black has gold flakes rather than pink. It works well with the peach and the bottom shade is almost like a grayish tone. I really love it. I will do a tutorial one day and show you how it looks on! 

And finally sometimes you just need a great date night smoky eye. I have other Naked pallets that I will use sometimes. But currently I’m using this one. 

  
This is ELF cosmetics. I believe these pallets at $2. The shades are great and the pigment is true. 

  
I love too that they have the directions imprinted on the shadow. Don’t be scared to try something new and also makeup is supposed to be fun. Enjoy it. Experiment. Be a little kid with a little bit too much eye shadow on. Let the look be yours and if it’s not quite right that’s what they make remover for! 

Here’s a sneak peek of my engagement photo look! No filter! lol! 

  
Can’t wait to share more about the day the photo shoot and my makeup choices. Naked3 was used for sure! 

Happy Monday loves! 

Becky 

Dry Shampoo Situation 

This Makeup Monday is brought to you by my fine thin lifeless hair. Being a woman with very thin hair I also tend to have very oily hair. It’s a hard life I’m telling ya. Even ponytails aren’t an easy fix. It looks like you still have wet hair. Ugg it feels gross and is so frustrating. When I hit thirty I decided to do something about it. By 32 I learned I shouldn’t actually wash my hair everyday. And thus the need for dry shampoo was born. And then my love for dry shampoo and now I have a mild obsession. 

My favorite dry shampoo that is totally buildable doesn’t leave any residue and actually lets me go at least two days in between hair washes is Style Sexy H2No 

  
It is amazing. And it can be found at your local Ulta and possibly even your local Wal-Mart if they have a hair salon. It is amazing. There is no sticky residue there is no white powdery look to the hair and it does add volume and smells great. The downfall is that it is a little pricey. It is almost $20 for a bottle and I do go through at least one per month. So I had to find some more cost effective options. 

I tried Suave and wasn’t a fan. I tried Batise and wasn’t a fan. I have however liked the following: 

  
This has a great smell and definitely gives you some volume. It is not as buildable so you can really only use it one day and then you need to wash. But it leaves no residue at all makes your hair feel fresh and clean. And it runs about $5 at your local drug store or favorite regular shopping store Target or Wal-Mart. 

  
Now this formula is buildable for sure. It has an amazing smell. My fiancé actually commented that it smelled really good when I used it. It had all of the benefits and things I look for in a good dry shampoo. And it was reasonable at $6. 

I have heard there are still some really great dry shampoos that are worth it in the higher price points. I received this one in a birch box but haven’t used it yet. 

  
And my mom gave me this one. She just doesn’t really need the dry shampoo. Someone had told her to use it just for volume but she has found some better products so of course I said I would take it. I have a dry shampoo problem people! 

  
So it is definitely possible to find a reasonably priced dry shampoo. And I will try to add some pics of my hair when I have used each of these to show you. But until then I hope that you all have a wonderful Monday! What is your favorite hair care item? 

Love 

Becky 

Birch Box late post 

So now that it’s almost December I should share with you my final birch box which was Novembers box. And I will tell you it’s my final box because I received a subscription which was only 6 months long and now that it has expired we have decided that Ipsy is my favorite and I will continue that subscription. Now if someone would like to gift me with more birch box I would never say no! Hehe! 

So here is the next edition of our new series 

  
And yes my chalkboard needs some work.Chalkboard markers and Pens are not alway the best thing in the world. 

So November Birch Box reveal 

  
Box this month is super cute. Love the colors. Having a hard time throwing it out honestly because it’s adorable. But as my fiancé reminds me we don’t have enough space for me to hold on to everything. Lol! Now for the goodies:

  
As always 5 sample size items. 

  
Shower gel is always fun! This has a minty smell. I’m looking forward to trying it in the morning. After a long holiday weekend I’m going to need something to wake me up and get me moving. 

  
This is a shadow stick. This is a new line exclusive to Birch Box. I’m not a huge fan of cream shadows but I am excited to give it a try. It seems to be a good neutral color for me. 

  Ok this is face gloss. I don’t know what face gloss is but if someone could tell me that would be great. It says it refreshes dull skin with minimal effort. I have no clue how or when to use this but I will do further research and let you guys know. 
  I have actually heard about the nourishing powers of cranberries and now that I’m old I love to try out moisturizers of all kinds. 
And finally, 

  
Dry Shampoo. This is my current favorite beauty item. Not just this brand I have heard of it and can’t wait to try it but dry shampoo in general is just amazing! 

So that’s this weeks makeup Monday! Have you found anything new that you love? 

Can’t wait to hear from you! 

Love 

Becky 

  

MakeUp Monday Take 1

With all of the things that I love and that I love to talk about, I have decided to try and focus a little bit more! I’m going to start having different days for different types of posts. So this is our first MakeUp Monday. I’m going to highlight my latest Ipsy bag.

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The bag of course as always is adorable. I just love this for November! Not quite the fall look I would normally think about but it is so super cute and I can’t wait to use this for my makeup bag in my purse.

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Here’s a little shot of all the goodies. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy you get 5 different items each month. Some of them are full size and some of them are trial size. One of the things I really love is when I get beauty tools like this month. I got this:

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This is a slanted crease brush and I can’t wait to use it. I am always in need of a crease brush. I use them not only for the crease of my shadow but sometimes because of the shape of my nose they are the best tool for using a little highlighter on my nose or concealer/bronzer on the sides of my nose or underneath my eyes. Speaking of eyes:

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Smashbox Full Exposure mascara is really great. I love that I have received this before and now again. It is one of those items that is just great to have. I have one in my purse makeup bag, my home makeup bag, and yes ladies and gents, I have a work makeup bag. You just never know when you might need the basics. If you haven’t tried it and you can get a sample size of this please do. I have never purchased a full size and I don’t know that I would I’m pretty loyal to my L’Oreal but I will tell you that this is a great backup and if you can some high quality products for your emergency makeup bags, then that is what you should do. Speaking of some basics for your bag:

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Who doesn’t need an amazing neutral eye shadow? I think we all do, personally! Of course, I might be a little biased, because it’s the best color on me. I have a great time playing with all the different and new neutrals that I can get my little hands on. So I’m very excited to try this out and I will definitely give you a review. I have not tried this brand before, but I have heard good things. Speaking of good things:

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Leeanni is a good brand. I have not purchased this brand but I have received different products from this brand in previous bags. The moisturizer was fabulous. Now I’m not completely sure what this product is but I am going to research and give it a shot. Speaking if not sure what to do with something:

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I also received this highlighting trio. I’m assuming this is a traditional creamy highlighter trio. I am looking forward to giving it a shot. Of course some of the colors are not quite right for me but that may be why they went with a trio. The black eyeliner that I received from Model co. in a previous bag was such a great product. I’m actually currently using it as my daily eyeliner because it was a full size product. Oh how I love full size products!

So that is my Ipsy bag for the month of November. I will add some updates with my personal reviews laters. But I assure you this as most of my bags is another favorite. They do a great job every month and it is so worth the $10 per month, I don’t know that I could ever cancel this subscription. It’s like Christmas every month when it arrives.

Until Next Time!

Love,

Becky

September Subscription Love #1 

First up for subscription lovin comes Birch Box.   

A wonderful reminder of how beautiful you are when you first open the box. 

Next of course is our product card. 

  First up is the eye cream. I have used this once and really liked it. I have heard great things about caffeine for your eyes. I couldn’t tell a difference from other eye cream but it smelled nice and I liked it. 
Next up.  
I have not tried this yet but it looks cool! 

  I have not tried this gimme brow either but I’m very excited to. I have read great things about this product and I have been trying to take care of my eyebrows for quite some time. 
  
So this is the box the Harvey Prince perfume Hello came in. I would love to show you the container but it’s half empty and in my purse. I have been using it almost everyday since I opened the box. Me and my fiancé both love the scent especially on me. Hopefully we can pick some up soon and if not maybe a nice gift from Santa!  
And lastly POP beauty eye shadow. I’m currently trying another product and of course faithful to my Naked pallets but I will use this soon. I like the colors and I was impressed I got a full size item from birch box this month. 

Overall I’m very happy with the box this month. The perfume is by far my favorite find and I can’t wait to have a full jar of it asap! 

Until next time my fellow beauty addicts, 

Becky