2017 Beauty Favorites

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Happy 2018, I can’t believe that 2017 has come to a close and that we are starting a new year once again. I am excited for the plans I have for this year. I am also excited to see how my makeup routine evolves as this year goes on. In the last 12 months I have fallen in love with red lips, illuminated skin and glittery eye looks. I can honestly tell you that will not be the case come 2018. As humans we tend to switch things up based on where we are in life and how we want to feel.

With that being said here are 17 products I loved in 2017, enjoy!

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Overall you can see that I stuck with quite a few things from the high-end side. I want to focus on more drugstore finds this year.

If you have any drugstore recommendations, please leave a comment below.

I hope you all are enjoying your New Year’s Day!

See you all on Wednesday.

-M

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January Favorites 2017

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Happy Monday Everyone!

I wanted to take a few minutes to just say that we survived the first month of 2017! I know that January sometimes feels like the Monday of the year and let’s just take a moment to say that it’s over and we all survived. This past month I decided to focus my energy on products that made my life simpler or added to my mission to create a better version of myself and I am excited to share them with you. Now before you all start judging me most of these products are beauty related, but I will have some special posts this month focusing on other things that have brought balance and love into my life this past month.

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Pixi Colour Correcting Powder Foundation – Over the past month I have fallen in love with this powder. It is such a great undiscovered product that I am blown away by why it doesn’t not have any more hype. This product goes smoothly onto the skin and adjust to my skin without making it look too washed out or too orange. It make my foundation stay on all day and helps keep my shine stay at bay.

E.L.F Aqua Beauty Blush & Bronzer in Bronzed Pink Beige – Okay so I know from the picture the bronzer in this duo compact looks crazy. Well it’s a long more moveable than a powder bronzer, but it’s a nice way to keep my contour and bronzing natural. I love how pigmented this palette is and how easy it to apply.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Unstoppable – I am absolutely obsessed how natural this blush looks on my skin. It’s my cheeks but better and I don’t think I will ever put this blush down. It is definitely my go to every day blush.

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it Cosmetics CC+ Cream – I have been using this CC cream for over three months now and it has made such a difference in my skin and I absolutely love it. This CC cream does not break me out and has build able coverage.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer – I absolutely this concealer! This blends beautifully and brightens my under eyes. I have used this on and off and I always come back to this concealer.

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Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara & Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara– I have been layering both of these mascaras for the past two months and I love how amazing my lashes look like. Both of these brushes work beautifully at creating long and full lashes.

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Fitbit Blaze – I absolutely love my Fitbit blaze and how it allows me to check my text, and my fitness. If you are looking at a way to track your fitness check this watch out I highly recommend it.

What are some of your monthly favorites? Have you tried any of my favorites?

Have a great day!

-M

PLAY! by Sephora: January 2017

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you what I received in my Play by Sephora box. This month’s theme is it’s time for a fresh start! If you don’t know what Play! by Sephora is it’s a monthly subscription service for $10. Each month you will receive a box filled with goodies you can purchase at Sephora. If you are interested you can check it out here.

Moving on to what I received this month.

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Contents of the box: 

Tarte FRXXXTION Stick

OUAI Treatment Mask

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly

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I am so excited for this months box. I can already see a few products that I may actually enjoy trying out.

What did you get in your Play! by Sephora?

Have a great Weekend!

-M

1.21.17 – Why your voice matters

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Happy Monday Everyone!

First off let me just say that this post may not for everyone. If that’s the case I will have a regular scheduled beauty post on Wednesday.

Thank you to all of the men and women who marched the streets on Saturday! Thank you for making the Women’s March such a beautiful success and for letting your voice be heard in a peaceful way. You are the reason why this country is great. You are the hope that we need during this time.

I sadly couldn’t participate in the Women’s March on Saturday, but  I am so proud to live in a time where so many people gathered around the Nation and around the world to make their voices be heard. As a social worker I am glad people are standing up to injustice and discrimination and want to create dialogue and change.

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“If you look at our country’s history, change doesn’t come from presidents. Change comes from large groups of angry people. And if day one is any indication, you are part of the largest group of angry people I have every seen.” – Aziz Ansari

In case you missed SNL two nights ago I would suggest you click on this link and watch Aziz Ansari’s opening monologue. That’s where I took the quote above.

I urge each one of you to let your voices be heard on all of the topics that you are passionate about. Everyone’s voice is important and can create the change we need.

Have a great day!

-M

Images taken from google. They are not my own.

Blizzard Jonas 2016.

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Happy Monday Everyone! 

This weekend I had the pleasure to welcome Jonas the Blizzard into my back yard and all I can say he is leaving quite a impression and a lot of cleaning up to do. I decided to capture some shot and share them with you all.

Enjoy.

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The roommates and I embracing the weather. Overall it was a very good and cold weekend!

Did any of you get hit with Jonas this weekend? 

Have a great day!

-M

A Target Dollar Spot Haul

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Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today I bring you a Target Dollar spot haul! If you are anything like me you know that I love Target and their dollar section. While I was at my parents house I stopped by the Target and found some awesome things. I am a huge fan of the items they carry for only a dollar.

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All of the items above were one dollar and I am so excited for some of the office supplies and of course the valentine’s day stickers!

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This last item cost $3 but I thought it was going to be perfect for a spring themed mantel.

I hope you enjoyed this small Target haul! I love looking at these post so I will try and post these more often or at least when I find awesome things at Target.

What are your favorite Target Dollar spot items?

Have a great day!

-M

A Small Beauty Haul

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a few goodies I picked up while I was out and about shopping this weekend. These products will be reviewed on the blog real soon, well when I get to test them out properly. As I walked the aisle of the drugstore I saw that they beauty companies have launched a few new things and I am excited to try a few of them out.

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Let me know what other things you want me to try & review on the blog?

Have a great day!

  -M