It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Ulta haul) Blogmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Ulta Beauty sends out a 20% off entire purchase!!!  Here is my mini haul!

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I picked up:

St. Tropez Tanning Mitt

Fake Bake Face Anti-Aging Lotion

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Anti-aging Sheet Mask

Versace Bright Crystal Rollerball

Too Faced Lip Injections

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush





Making Spirits Bright- Blogmas Day 14


uglySome activities Amarah and I have been doing this wonderful Christmas season.  We made a gingerbread house, Christmas cookies, went to holiday parties and make a Christmas pizza wreath.  Hope everyone is having a blessed holiday season!  Make sure you enter my giveaway if you haven’t already done so! Make sure you subscribe, like, and comment I’ll link it here! 🙂



Happy Holidays Giveaway- Blogmas Day 13

Happy Holidays!

Hello My Lovelies, I wanted to give a special thank you to everyone who supports my blog.  I know that I have just started, but I am working on growing and improving everyday.  To keep up with the holiday spirit…

I will be giving away:

A Younique Makeup Bag

Deluxe Sample Size of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight in Opal

Sample Size Benefit They’re Real Push- Up Liner in brown

Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion in Coconut Milk

Younique Moodstruck Precision Brow pencil in medium


Giveaway 2

All you have to do to win is be a subscriber to my blog, like and comment on this post! This will go until Christmas. 

To Enter:

  1. Follower of this blog, like and comment on this post
  2. Share post on Facebook ( 2 extra entries)
  3. Follower on Instagram (2 extra entry)


Gift Guide For Her-Blogmas Day 11

Seasons Greetings!!

I’m sorry that I have been MIA for the past few days.  I was out of state and playing catch up!  I will resume posting!  I will be announcing a giveaway too! If you are interested in seeing other gift guides I will link them here.

Under $25 Gift Guide for Her

50 and Under for Her

Men’s Gift Guide

gift guide spendy

Love Your Melon Hats-$30 (These hats are so cute for winter weather! BUT my favorite thing is for ever hat purchased, a hat is donated to a child with cancer!)

Ugg Boots– on sale for $159.99

J. Crew Vest

Victoria’s Secret Silk Pajamas– on sale for $64.50

Hunter Rain Boots– $150

Hunter Boot Socks– $50

Lululemon Yoga Pants– $98

Victoria’s Secret PINK Robe- on sale for $39.50

Northface Jacket– $220

Sigma Essential Kit Bunny – $179

Other Ideas

Car starter

Massage or spa day


DIY Ugly Sweaters Blogmas Day 10

Matchy Matchy Ugly Sweaters

Matchy Matchy Ugly Sweaters

Ugly Sweaters are all the rage when it comes to December.  My daughter and I usually host a friend Ugly Sweater Party.

However, ugly sweaters are SO expensive.  Going to the Good Will you can find some “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” for $15-$20.  Nooo thank you.  I would rather make my own.  Our sweaters were inspired by the Grinch’s sweater!  Because the Grinch is my favorite Christmas character!



Old sweater

Green fabric for the tree

Yellow felt

Red felt

Jingle bells

Red tinsel

Hot glue gun

Fabric glue

To complete our “Ugly” sweaters we both wore leggings


  1. Take green fabric and cut out a tree shape
  2. Sew/fabric glue the tree onto your sweater in the desired spot
  3. Cut out “I” and “XMAS” in yellow felt
  4. Cut out “I” a heart shape, and “XMAS” in red felt
  5. Glue onto sweater
  6. Cut out “ho” from red felt and glue on the bottom of the tree
  7. Sew jingle bells onto the tree
  8. Glue tinsel on sleeves
  9. I also cut the top of the sweater to make a more flattering neckline

Very easy and cute!  We get compliments everywhere we go when we wear them. 



My Top 15 Holiday Movies- Blogmas Day 9


1. “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

2. Elf

3. The Santa Clause 1,2 &3

4. Fred Claus

5. 12 Dates of Christmas

6. Christmas Cupid

7. Charlie Brown Christmas

8. Hallmark’s The Northpole

9. Four Christmases

10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

11. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

12. Eloise at Christmastime

13. The Polar Express

14. Year Without A Santa Claus

15. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

What are you favorite Christmas movies?


Victoria Secret Fashion Show Inspiration 2015 – Blogmas Day 8💋

Victoria Secret Fashion Show is like the Superbowl for the beauty community.  Giselle, Heidi, Alessandra, Candice, and of course, Adriana Lima. 😍 Talk about a dream team.  I have been watching the VS Fashion Show religiously for many, many years.  I can’t help it.  You may call it an obsession…I call it a passion.  I stalk the internet for hours, and have watched and rewatched previous VS shows on youtube.  My favorite years are 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2005.  For the fashion show this year the hair and makeup were both very minimal.

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Introducing my beautiful friend, Angela.  She agreed to be my VS model.  Can we take a moment to admire her beauty!

How To


Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo

Victoria’s Secret Hair Mega-Lift Mousse

Double Prong Curl Clips– to set the curls

L’Oreal Elnett Satin Unscented Hair Spray– flexible hold

Hot Tools 1 inch curling iron VS used the BeachWaver (official sponsor of the Fashion Show)

Optional- add extensions for extra volume

Hair products used


Primer- Benefit  POREfessional

Foundation– Neutrogena

Bronzer– Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil bronzer (lightly contour)

BlushNyx Blush in Crimson (blend it out!  It looks scary but it looks almost exactly like the same blush VS used.  Gives off a natural, healthy, fresh flush.

Highlight– Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Brows: ABH Brow Wiz and clear brow gel (Keep them natural)

Eyes– Too Faced Shadow Insurance

     1.Crease– Makeup Geek e/s in Creme Brulee

  2. Lid– UD e/s in Smog. VS used Shiseido Eye Creme in Sable

3. Outer V– UD e/s in Darkhorse to smoke it out

   4.Inner corner highlight- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal


Bottom Lash Line– UD e/s in Smog

Mascara– Too Faced Better Than Sex

LashesArdell Individuals with duo lash glue

LipsVS Color Shine Gloss in Charmed (Rosy-Mauve color) used in VSFS

Nails– VSFS used a pinkish-nude for their nails.  Very natural.

makeup products

final look vs2vs look




What do you think?  What are you most excited for tonight?  I am excited to see Candice and Adriana Lima slayyyy the runway and for Selena Gomez and The Weeknd perform!



Christmas Bucket List 2015- Blogmas Day 7

holiday bow


Go Caroling

Trim the Christmas tree

Listen to Christmas music

Go on a carriage ride

Make Christmas crafts

24 Nights of Christmas books

Look at the Christmas lights

Go sledding

Watch Hallmark Channel Christmas movies

Visit the Christmas Train

See Santa

Write Santa a letter

Send Christmas Cards

Build a gingerbread house

Buy a Toy for Tots gift

Drink hot cocoa

Build a snowman


Last Minute Gift Guide for Him- Blogmas Day 6

Special man in your life? Boyfriend?  Husband?  Brother?  Father? 

Here are the top gifts that guys have actually said they wanted!

guys gifts

1. Tickets to watch their favorite sports team!  (I always check Craigslist to score a good deal. First row tickets for less than face value? Yes please!) 

2.Ugg Slippers– $109.95 or these from LL Bean ($69)

3. Socks- sounds boring, but every guy that was asked said they wanted them!

4. Dollar Shave Club – $10-$300. Give the gift of a nice clean shave all year round!

5. iPhone Charger/Case – $35.99

6. Winter hat

7. Men’s Camo Jacket– $113.99

8. Fossil Watch – $125

9. Sephora Favorites Liquid Luxuries Cologne Sampler– $65 ($113 value)  This sampler comes with 15 samples of cologne AND once he decides which one is his favorite, he can use the voucher to redeem a full size fragrance.

10. Favorite bottle of Alcohol

11. Jersey for favorite sports team.  Bonus points if you personalize it with his name.

12. Complete season of his favorite show- Game of Thrones is a favorite

13. Personalized etched glass flask– $24.99

14. Game Console and games- $299

15. Make a 52 reason why I love you out of a deck of cards

16. Ray Bans– $150

17. Go-Pro to document all of his adventures- starting at $199

18. J.Crew Herringbone Flannel– $79.50

19. Fishing pole/ accessories

20. NFL Man Cave Sign– $50

21. Pair of shoes he has been eyeing.  These Nike’s are $165

Other ideas!

If you live somewhere cold, a remote car start!

Speakers for car

Take a cooking class together



Special thanks to my main man, DDP for helpful ideas!

Happy Gifting!