My lularoe experience... Is it worth the hype?!?! Giveaway!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hey everyone!! Hope you had an amazing thanksgiving!! I went home to Maryland to be with family and got to experience some cool weather so yay for me..... You know what else was great about this experience? I got to wear some of my lularoe items!!! 
I have collaborated with this amazing lula consultant Christina Purtee and have been sent for review a Sarah, a maxi, a carly & a joy.... I want to start off by saying I was not expecting a whole lot but now, now I totally see why women go crazy for this stuff... I mean I have totally jumped aboard the lularoe crazy train.... choo, choo!!! 

Any so lets talk about the Sarah... I love her! I don't know what it is about her but I feel amazing in it. It's a long cardigan and it makes me reminiscent of high school when sweater coats were cool. I lived in them maybe thats why I love this so much. I do find that they are cut kind of big, at least the one I have. It literally  goes with everything. Here I am wearing it with my lula lipstick leggings.




Next up the maxi, this was a total surprise I didn't know she was sending it. I was so excited because I wear a maxi just about every Sunday to church and so I always love to find new prints and obviously lularoe has a gazillion. I paired it with a jean jacket and a black shirt. I love that you can dress this up or down.





Next is the Carly and joy. I wear them together, seriously guys the Carly is amaze!!! I really expected to not like the Carly and it totally proved me wrong. I guess that's what I get for having preconceived notions this baby is super comfortable. The joy is great too, what I love about it is that it seems to just help hide those parts of ourselves that we don't want pronounced, (clears throat) love handles!!! 





Anyway if you are on the fence about trying this stuff like me I say GO.FOR.IT!!! How do you feel about a $25 lulacash giveaway!?!?!

(winner will be announced on Saturday at 7:00)  


We thought you might like that?!?! Ok so to enter all you have to do is join Christina's vip page Here & like my Facebook page here.
You will also get a bonus entry for filling me on instagram @onceuponamanda or you could just click the link!!!



You will literally not find a nicer more encouraging person or consultant then Christina so be sure to check her out and give her some love...   Thanks for reading and hoping you're having a great holiday season!!!



-XOXO

Bellimisa Masterful Eyes Mascara

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Hey loves!!! How's it going? It's only a four day work week, thank you to our Veterans!!!
 
So I have something to go over with you today that I'm really excited about... It's the Bellimisa Masterful eyes mascara. Guys you know I have itty bitty baby lashes and when you have those type lashes it's really easy to get that spider eye look when applying multiple layers of mascara. Guess what?!?!? This mascara was formulated with a creamy texture that is great for building layers!! UMMM, YES PLEASE!!! I have to tell you after using this for a stretch of time I'm still surprised when I wake up in the morning that I don't look like I have two black eyes! Really guys, this is one of the only mascaras that I've had success with not flaking and it has actually lived up to it water resistant claim.

This mascara is conditioning, lengthening and shaping my baby lashes and it's doing it all without the chemicals and toxins. I mean look, it's free of paragons, dea/tea, propylene, glycol & harmful preservatives.
Not only that but this stuff is jam packed with vitamin e which conditions the lash & peptide which helps restructure and help with lash growth. It's also safe for sensitive eyes and cruelty free.








It defiantly gave my lashes a volumizing effect and I love the water-resistant finish.  




Now something to mention is that bellimisa has a subscription service. The reason I like the idea of getting mascara sent to me automatically is because I don't ever have to worry about it getting old and crusty and making my eyes water. Here's the details on how you can get yours.

HOW TO PURCHASE : 
You can either purchase a Monthly (30 day cycle) or Bi-Monthly (60 day cycle) subscription for $16. Billed and shipped monthly, Exclusive pricing, No commitment, & Free shipping. If you do not want to commit, you can purchase a single tube of Masterful Eyes Mascara for $28 a tube. Also with the subscription service, you have the option to add on our other products - Natural Fiber Brow Gel ($14), Hydrating Silk Remover ($10) or Facial Cleansing Sponge ($4) These cannot be purchased separately.  
Use code bblogger to get $2 off your monthly subscription!

I have really begun to love this mascara and see a big difference in the health of my lashes.

Do you have a favorite mascara? I'd love to hear your thoughts!!!

Bellimisa sent this to me for an honest review, all opinions on the product are my own.

-XOXO


My top pics for the Sephora ROUGE VIB sale

Thursday, November 3, 2016

So guys the Sephora sale is TOMORROW!! Who's excited?!?! I know I am, so I thought I would do this post to either tell you what I would repurchase or what I plan on purchasing with my 20% off...

Ok so here goes! First up, a clarisonic! Do you have a clarisonic? I have three!! You can see I really like them, right?!?! I have the mia, mia 2 and the mia fit.. All of which I love, it just so happens that sephora has a holiday kit for the mia 2 for $169 then you can add the 20% on top of that. That's an amazing deal!!






Next up the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics I did a review on this you can fine that  here . This palette would be a great addition to your collection or a great gift. The normal price is $55.00 so your saving a chunk getting it with this sale.





Have you been wanting to try out a good contour kit but didn't know which to try or if you would even be able to figure it out once you got it? Well I've got the perfect user friendly kit I always tell people if you are a beginner and not sure how to contour this kit is for you! The brush is not included but it is a MUST!! Now I'm not saying this kit is only for beginners it's my personal favorite. It's the kat von d shade & light palette, I did a review before you can find it   here. The palette itself is $46.00 at sephora and the brush is $34.00.





Next up, now this is something I plan on purchasing it's the kat von d metalmatte eyeshadow palette. It's $60.00 and it looks amazing! It has both mattes and metals and it's supposed to be great for maturing eyes. I don't know if you know this or not but it's not easy to use metallics on aging eyes it just seems to pronounce all the lines. So i'm super excited to try this, also it's huge! 


I have been dying to try Huda Beauty lippies, they have this cool little set for $24 so I'm defiantly scooping this up!





At this time of year bare minerals always comes out with their huge holiday sizes and while I don't need another foundation from them I might grab this super size mineral veil for $38.00.







Look how cute these glitter tweezerman tweezers are!!! They are $30 for the pair! I think I will defiantly be scooping these up...


That's about all for me, I mean I might get there and totally change my mind but for now this is what i'm thinking! Maybe I will grab a mascara too, who knows?!?! 

What do you think? Is there anything you will be grabbing with this sale?? i'm so excited!!!!




-XOXO

Fall is in the air or is that pumpkin spice?!?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hey loves, Fall is my most favorite time of year! I'm in Florida and we basically don't get a fall... At least not the kind that I yearn for being from Maryland...! I'm here writing this to you in my hoodie, sitting in my air-conditioned house at an amazingly cool 68 degrees, so I can wear said hoodie. I'm just imagining being home and the cool crispness of the air that this time of year provides. 

Now that i've went totally of topic, here's the reason for my post fall fashion...
 So as per normal there's all these new amazing fall colors and boots and looks going around but I want to give you a few of my favorites.

First up the perfect fall boots, my pick and my forever go to would have to be the Sam Edelman Penny boot. I have them in both the whiskey color and in black, told ya they were my fav! 

What I love about them, well first of all the quality.. The quality of these babies is beyond reproach. I've had my whiskey colored ones for the past three years and they still look so so good! I also love that they come in a wide calf. I mean they are wide calf not frye's version of wide calf which in face just makes them a normal calf these actually give you some room. Now I don't usually need wide calf in boots but I love them in these boots. I also love how high they come, they are the epitome of the perfect riding boots. I got these at Nordstrom and they were $150.00 but they sell them all over the web.

Next up, ok so camo print is super in this year and that makes me ecstatic!!! I love that perfect olive or army green color. I think it's actually one of the colors that look best on me so I'm super happy that everywhere I look I see it!!! I've picked up quite a few pieces to add to my fall wardrobe in either the camp or olive green color this year... I have a camo zip up hoodie and t both made from "white crow" and I purchased them at The Buckle. Then I have an open front sweatshirt material hoodied cardi and a utility type jacket both from Target.  I've added a few more pieces to that too but these are the key pieces. I should also mention that I found an almost identical camo zip up hoodie made by "z supply" on my most recent trip to tjmaxx and it was half the price!!! 




Here I am in the target jacket and mauve MK purse



Then of course we have got to talk handbags.....! I found this amazing, dusty mauve colored Michael Kors hobo from marshals and it was on clearance for $149, ummm #yesplease!!! Then I have my forever go to MK uptown astor bag in the color luggage. I would really love to get a burgundy bag too but thats just not in the budget.... yet!!!



That's about all I have for you today, what's your favorite fall color? What have you picked up new this year to add to your fall wardrobe??? How did you like this fall fashion post?



-XOXO

My life CHANGING skin care routine

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hey guys, so this is a super exciting post for me because these products have most defiantly changed my life. Ok, so if you've been here a while you already know I'm super oily ( by oily I mean essential oils). If you're new here, stick around you'll see just how oily I am... Acne has never really been a problem for my I mean I would get the occasional hormonal chin breakout but that was about as far as it went, other then when I was pregnant with my first daughter, that ish was crazy! Fast forward to me turning 30, it's like world war 3 broke out on my face.... Seriously, everyday I'd wake up and it was like I'd easily have 1-2 new breakouts, I should also mention that I have PCOS so this crap would be cystic. Like hello we gave you a break having a pretty blemish free teenage years face now we're gonna getcha!!!




 When I got my young living starter kit little did I know I was entering this village of amazing people, I am a part of the Happy Oilers. #proudho It's the greatest group of people who genuinely care about you and we all share these amazing oily things that are working for us. Long story short I was in one of our groups about two months back and this wonder woman posts a picture of Young Living's Orange Blossom Face Wash and ART Skin Toner and is beaming about wearing no face makeup. She goes on to tell us how she has never had skin this great & how she get cystic acne and oh yeah, she has PCOS... I mean I'll try anything at this point and I also feel like I pretty much have tried any & everything. I mean I don't think Sephora stocks something that I haven't tried! So what the heck I'll add it to my monthly box of awesome I get from YL right?!?!


I give this a try guys, really and truly I'm so amazed! I mean this has rocked my world almost like progessance plus did! #crazytalkright I'm here to tell you in the month I have used it, I mean I'm not  going to say I haven't had any new breakouts at all but I would say it's less the 1/4 of what I was getting before, much less and they also seem to heal so much faster! I can't get enough of this stuff and I will NEVER RUN OUT!!!!!! #BESTTHINGSINCESLICEDBREAD All joking aside though, if you have problem skin you need to give this a try. My member # is 2573746 if you want to order some, or if you want to grab your kit and be on your way to the oily life you can do that HERE.

So what I do is wash my face with the orange blossom once sometimes twice per day (usually only twice if i wear makeup) I love pairing it with my clarisonic then I follow that up with the ART toner. I have found that a very little goes a long way with both of these. I usually only use the toner once per day and if I do run it a second time it's only on the problem areas like my chin and jawline.




Now there's just one last thing I added to this mix... It's the young living satin mint facial scrub, I love this because of said acne...! I mean we all need a good face polish right?!?! I like to exfoliate those dull and dark spots!!! The smell and feel of this stuff is great, it's not super rough on your skin but you wouldn't even realize that if you did a before and after of your pores!! Seriously guys this stuff is next level...




If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment or shoot me an email I would be happy to help.



-XOXO

Becca Rose Quartz Highlighter

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hey everyone!!! Hope your having a great week!!! So today we are going to be talking about the new Becca Rose Quartz Highlighter, seriously guys IT'S PINK!!! Yep this beautiful pink packaged rose gold goodness is in my possession! You already know I'm a sucker for Becca's packaging!!! I feel like I use way to many exclamation points... Oh well...! Here it is...

I mean see? See how beautiful? It's amazing, beautifully amazing!



                                       Indoor no flash



                 



                                      Indoor with flash




                                
                                            Outdoor 




See what I mean? Just when you think you couldn't possibly need anymore highlighters WHAT? That's crazy talk, or course you need #allthehighlighters!! Wow, I don't know what just came over me!!! 
This one I defiantly needed, if you think I'm crazy I have a little picture to show you...




See that glow, I mean hats off to you Becca you really outdid yourself!! I'm seriously channeling my inner J.LO!!! HAHAHA!!! 

I ordered this limited edition Highlighter from Sephora and it was $38.00 and of coarse I got my rewards points. I've gotta save for that rewards buzzer!


Let me know what you think? Are you a fan of highlighters?? What's your favorite brand?

                                -XOXO

beauty bakerie cosmetics lip whips

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hey loves, today I want to review this new liquid matte lipstick I grabbed up.... You might have heard of them by now as they are becoming instagram famous!! speaking of insta are you following me? If not you can do so here . So they call themselves the beauty bakerie and they're becoming wildly popular because of their lip whips... Being the avid liquid matte lover that I am I figured, why not?!?! I mean if they're supposed to be that good I really should get one, you know so I can review it for you guys!!! 


So I ordered one #yourewelcome!!! I have to say the staying power is next level, they actually have a lip whip remover! For example as I'm writing this I can still see hints of it and I applied it almost 24 hours ago, now that's just a hint of course. I would obviously reapply if I was going out... 



Lets talk about formula, its kinda sticky. It feels tacky at first and takes a while to dry, if you can live with that though you are in for a super long wearing lip...



I ordered the color Versailles, I know I know!!! What else do you expect from me! You know if they have a color similar to this, that's the one I'm going for. It's super amazing, matches my MAC whirl lip liner perfectly.
                                                 Flash 
                                                                          No Flash
                                                                         Sunlight

There is quite a few colors that I want to scoop but I think ginger snap is the next one that I have to get. There's a bunch of funky colors too if you're into that.

These retail for $20.00 and you can get them from the beauty bakerie website.



Stay tuned loves, I have a bunch more liquid hippies to review!!! 
Let me know, whats your favorite liquid lipstick brand?


-XOXO

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