Makeup Monday Review – Dr. Brandt Hidro Biotic

Marvelous Monday Makeup Fans,

I have been going and going lately. It’s been so busy. I have, however, been using this product for the week.

This was one of the products that I was most excited about from my September BoxyCharm box. The smell is very mild. To me this is a similar smell to other gel type moisturizers.

You only need to use a very small amount for your entire face. It feels very soft and refreshing when I apply it. I will say when I wake up in the morning my face feels slightly sticky which is not a real big deal.

After using this product for about a week and a half I will say it’s a good moisturizer but I don’t really see any major difference in my face. I can’t justify spending $52 for this product. I am going to continue using it and I will update this post when the bottle is gone. For now I’m going to give this a 💄💄💄💄 out of 5. It’s not bad but the cost is far too rich for me!

Love and 💄,


Makeup Monday Review – Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder

Magnificent Monday my makeup addict friends!

This weekend I spent some great time with my family and got beat up in my Krav Maga classes. I was not ready to start the week I assure you! But as we all know, the show must go on!

Today we are talking about Becca Hydra-Mist.

This was part of my August BoxyCharm box. I read the reviews and they all talked about this “wet” feeling when you put the powder on. I was intrigued to say the least.

I don’t normally use an expensive finishing powder I use something inexpensive and don’t really have like a “go-to” product right now. Well, that has all changed! This is the most amazing powder I have ever used. It is so cooling and soft going on my face. It lasts for hours without the need for touch ups.

The price point on this is $39. I don’t think at that price I would be able to use it all the time as my daily powder but I could see using this for sure through the summer months. There are two different shades. The shade must have been on the box because the container does not have shade info. It is light however near translucent.

This was a pic after being outside on a very humid day. A little shine on my nose but overall my makeup stayed in place. I am giving this product 💄💄💄💄💄 out of 5 for sure!

I am now on the hunt for a dupe also because that price point makes me a little sad!

I hope you all have an awesome week!

Love and 💄,


Most Embarrassing Moment 

I’m not one to be embarrassed. It would take a lot to make me blush even. Now let me tell you something else about me. I think that girls shouldn’t burp or poot in front of anyone. Save that for your private time in the restroom. 

Found this on the Internet I could spend all the time in this room. 

I like to keep the mystery. I have a fiancé and a son. I like to be ladylike. Sorry I’m sure that’s not a popular opinion anymore but it’s what I believe.

Anyway the subject of this post is most embarrassing moment and I had a doozy. Well at least for me. Do I have your attention? 

One afternoon when me and my fiancé had been dating about a year and we were sitting on the couch just hanging out. He saw something funny on YouTube and had to share it with me. Then he proceeded to talk in a funny voice and just generally make me laugh! He does this a lot. 

Any who right about mid laugh something horrible happened! I pooted! 

I thought I was gonna die! I was mortified. Now my man being the amazing person that he is started laughing. I mean really laughing. And then I laughed some more. He said he had been waiting for me to poot for so long and if making me laugh caused it. He couldn’t be happier. And it was funny!

So yes I’ll keep finding alone time for bodily functions. As funny as they may be. And hopefully he’ll keep making me laugh anyway! 



What Makes You Sad? 

Yesterday was all about happy and today is about sad. Honestly I try to avoid sadness. I avoid anything that might make me feel sad. I try to find the good and the positive in everything. But I suppose one can’t entirely avoid sadness. So I guess I have to find a way to answer this question. Children being sick, when someone I love is sick or sad. World disasters I still cry every year on 9/11. I cry almost every time I hear the song “Just a Dream” by Carrie Underwood. Other people do that too right?

But on a personal level what makes me most sad and is often the hardest for me to deal with is being misunderstood. When someone gets their feelings hurt by me or feels I was mean to them when I didn’t mean to. This breaks my heart. 

I guess most people just want to be understood. There is no better feeling in the world then to be “got”. Sometimes we have to ask questions and seek people in our lives that have an open spirit to “get” us. Keeping to the sad theme when we feel alone and misunderstood it’s painful. It causes self doubt and in some self loathing. It can take a drastic and scary turn. But it is important to remember that sadness will be fleeting if you allow it to become a choice rather than the way of life. Now that being said I believe in depression. I know there are times that the sadness can be paralyzing. I know that it can be so overwhelming you can’t describe it. I’ve been there. As a child as an adult I’ve experienced it. But…I don’t let it take over. I’m honest I’m open. I have bad times and I own them. They are my feelings in the moment and it’s ok to have them. They don’t have to make sense. Most of the time when I’m sad it doesn’t even make sense to me. But I have to overcome. So for the majority of my life when hormones and brain chemicals aren’t fighting for control over me and my emotions I choose to focus on the happy. I have bad days. I have bad moments in the middle of good days. It’s hard to be happy all the time. I do try though. Just know that it’s ok to be sad. But it’s also ok to let the sadness go and to keep moving toward the happy. 

Please my friends. Don’t stay on the sad focus on the happy! But if you ever need to chat or need to talk to someone I’m here I’m not a professional but I have an ear. And if you need one I’ll gladly start helping you search for the right professional if you feel you need one. 



Self Portrait 

 My recent favorites. 

Real – without pretension or hiding. You get me good bad and ugly. I love to share with others and see the big picture. I think that we live in a world of smoke and mirrors and Facebook lives (only revealing what looks pretty). We owe it to each other and to ourselves to be open and honest and share all of it. 

Energetic- most of the time I can just keep going. Until I stop and well, then I stop and fall asleep wherever I am like a one year old. 

Blonde – had a hard time with the “b” and this what the fiancé chose. I am basically blonde most of the time lol! 


Encouragement – I am the encourager of my group and try to always be a positive motivation for those around me. I don’t always succeed at being this for myself but always try.  

Courage – I try to show courage when I don’t have control over a situation. It took some courage to return to school as a 16 year old with a baby.  It took courage to go to night school for college when I was 25 and a single parent. It took courage to change my career path after a layoff. I didn’t necessarily have a choice with a lot of these issues in my life but I hope I showed courage and maybe a little grace through them. 

  Cuddly – another fiancé pick! Hehe! I’m ok with being blonde and cuddly in his eyes for sure!  I know my mom said I was a cuddly baby too. Maybe it just stuck! Hehe! 

 Always smiling. Ok so I sorta cheated with the “a” word but it’s true.  I smile through good and bad. And unless you’re in the very inner circle you don’t ever see the tears. And that’s how I like it. The real part comes in to this too because the secret is that if you keep smiling even when you are sad or angry or overwhelmed eventually you feel better. It helps you handle all of life’s struggles and it makes those around you feel good too. Wrinkles be damned I’ll keep smiling. 

That’s me! 

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Becky “Rebecca”