bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks - 4 Shades Swatched

Oct 6, 2014

Props to the bloggers with focus because ya girl is struggling over here!  I'm still trying to get it together for you guys and post more frequently in between unpacking, meal planning and laughing with my babies!  Recently, while on vacation in California, I visited San Francisco and met up with some old friends of mine and while I was there, I picked up some makeup of course.  I've been really wanting to try the new Marvelous Moxie lipstick line from bareMinerals and so I chose 4 shades to test out (well I actually had 5 but my little sister took one!)

The four shades that I decided on are as follows:

Lead The Way, Live It Up, Risk It All and Raise The Bar. 
Each shade retails for $18.00USD and are available at most Bare Escentuals retailers including the links provided below.
Bare Escentuals

Now all of these lipsticks glided on like butter and felt like silk on the lips.  You need to apply very little product to get great color on the lips and they lasted over 5 hours before I started to see any fading.  These lipsticks do transfer easily though so I had lipstick on every cup of coffee I have and of course all over my kids faces after cuddling with them.  I did like all of the shades but none stood out as a must have.  My favorite of the bunch was Risk It All simply because I love a good pink lip.

Overall, I really enjoyed this formula and I would definitely recommend these, just be careful not to over apply or you will have lipstick on everything! Also, these make great lipstains if you blot them lightly on the lips.

Lead the Way

Live It Up

Risk It All

Raise the Bar


The Mane Choice Hair Products

Sep 14, 2014

Why did I cut my hair?  Whyyyyyyyyyy?  Oh yeah I had a mullet and I have real friends who let me know that my mullet game was not cute!  So basically in order to preserve my sexy, I had to get rid of my little ponytail game and get a short bob.  Every few weeks I've also been cutting my ends in hopes that the crown of my hair will catch up to the rest of it.  I'm hecka frustrated now so I've started to get more serious about my hair regimen.

Because I've seen a lot of pictures and testimonials about the Mane Choice hair products, I purchased the vitamins, the straightening system and the deep conditioning treatment.  I'm currently on my second bottle of vitamins and I have noticed that my hair seems thicker so I'm hoping that if I stay on task and stick to my regimen, I can see some results asap.  I'll keep you guys updated!  Let's hope that I can get this hair grown out!

Products Purchased:
The Mane Choice Thermal Defense Silkening Collection (5 Steps)
Price: $72.95

Green Tea & Carrot Deep Conditioning Mask (Not Pictured because I left it in my shower)
Price: $17.99

Manetabolism™ Vitamins (4-Month Supply)
Price: $87.96


Vacation Makeup

Sep 9, 2014

This, ladies and gentlemen, is my mommy makeup travel stash.  I've been traveling with my children a lot lately so I decided to consolidate my travel case in order to make room in my bag for kindles, toys and snacks!

Face Products
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter - Peach Lustre
YSL Touch Eclat - #7
Make Up Forever HD Founation - 175  (My Nars was backordered)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - NW30  (I mix this with my foundation for a highlight color sometimes)
MAC Lustre Drops - Barbados Girl
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Dark and Medium Deep
Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder - 20 Stay Nutmeg
MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette - Medium Deep

Cheek Products
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder - Ebony 8
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Comfort
Nars Blush - Taos

Eye Products
Make Up For Ever Eye Brow Corrector - #4
MAC Brow Pencil - Spiked
MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW40
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Palette x4 - Self made
MAC Palette x4 - Rimal Dahabia
Wet N Wild Gel Eyeliner - Black
MAC Eye Kohl - Smolder

For lip products (not shown), I always bring a red, a pinky nude, a traditional nude and a bright pink shade. I also brought lots of lashes.

Some of the products may seem redundant but since I'm trying to shop my stash, I brought similar products in case I run out of something that way I don't have to spend money!


Foundation Chronicles with Nars Sheer Glow

Sep 6, 2014

Life!  This combo right here will give it to you.  I have a ton of different foundation shades, as I'm sure all makeup addicts do, but I always come back to my Nars.  Recently I've added the Clinique Stay Matte Powder to my mix and it has been absolutely amazing.  This is the only combo where I get complimented all the time and it looks like fresh, dewy, glowy skin.  I typically mix the shades New Guinea and Benares with my MAC lustre drops and then I set it very lightly with my Clinique Stay Matte powder.

Here is an unfiltered picture of me wearing the combo and it looks like skin and photographs beautifully.  Love. 


Sep 5, 2014

There is no excuse for me being a lazy a** blogger so I'm working on not being one anymore. Like for real I've hella missed blogging and talking makeup with you'll4! During the past several months I've been completely zoned out and focused on other aspects of my life and I'm trying daily to find a balance between doing what I love and hanging out with the people I love.  In order for that to happen though, I have to be myself and to have fun with this blogging thing. So now I'm going to tell you guys the truth about my absence and again, this is not an excuse, it just is what it is.

Top 5 reasons I've been MIA!

1.  It was hella aggravating moving.  Like a complete miserable experience except for the fact that I got to come back to America.
2.  My hair fell out and now I'm insecure about taking makeup pictures unless my hair is straight and I'm trying not to straighten my hair that often in hopes that this ish will grow!
3.  I'm trying to get to know Jesus in real life everyday so my husband and I are re-reading the Bible.
4.  My kids are hilarious and sometimes I just like rolling around on the floor with them. 
5.  I'm trying to actually decorate this new house instead of just chillin' like I've done in the other houses!

With that being said, now I need some inspiration and feedback!  What do you guys want to see from me?  Let me know in the comments section and yes, I will reply!  Also, since I've been gone from the blogging community for a while, if you have a blog or tumblr, leave it in the comments so I can check those out too.

And I'm out!


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