Thursday, October 23, 2014

{Only Pick 1} Lips Edition

Time for the lippie edition of my Only Pick 1 series. This week and next week (scents) are going to be a little bit different. I changed up the categories a little because they were a little bit harder. I needed more categories people! Plus, it's my series so technically there aren't any rules right?! #perks 

What shades do I tend to go for? Browns & mauves are my comfort zone but I love a good bright pink lip in the summer. I've yet to really go for deep reds, but I plan on conquering that fear soon because I definitely love the look.

Favorite Lip Products

Lip Scrub | elf Lip Exfoliator 
I've tried a lot of different lip scrubs, to me they're all the same. Therefore, I'm a fan of the $3 elf one. I use it about once a week. I dampen my lips, exfoliate and wipe it off with some warm water and a washcloth or cotton pad. Voila, a soft kisser! 

Gloss, just need something on my lips | NYX Butter Gloss
I LOVE the NYX butter glosses, all of them. Not really for the color because they really aren't super pigmented. I love these for the times I'm very casual and just want a gloss with light color on my lips. These are my go to. The are so creamy and not sticky at all. Plus, only $5.

Gloss, favorite color | Buxom Lip Polish in Gabby
This one is my go to gloss when I color and oh how I adore it. The Buxom glosses are awesome! They are on the stickier side, but not in a bad way at all. It's hard to explain... They last a good amount of time on me too. This is a mauve tone gloss and it's perfect for a great pop of color but not too intense. 

This is my "if I could only pick 1 lip product period" product. All the beauty blogs I've read and the YouTubers I've watched, I've never seen one person talk about this. I'm on my 2nd tube of it and I will continue to repurchase. Honestly, I feel like the pictures just make it look like another nude lipstick, but it's not. It's the perfect mix of brown and mauve. It's my "your lips but better" shade for sure. Can you tell I'm a fan?

Ah ha, bet you weren't expecting that one?! You thought I'd say EOS huh? Well, I do enjoy my EOS balms, especially Sweet Mint, but this has been my favorite since I was a teenager. No major reason, it just works best for me and I buy in bulk. We're a house divided. Dustin - Chapstick brand / Mia - Blistex Brand. We each dislike the other brand too, weird huh. 

MAC lipstick Buxom Lip Polish

Next week I'm sharing some of my favorite body product scents that I'll always repurchase. 

Don't forget about the giveaways from Mon & Tues: Enter for some Fun Girly Goodies and a Kate Spade watch

What is your #1 must have lip product?
Any other Buxom gloss lovers?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another Giveaway?! Yep.

I told you I had 2 giveaways this week, so here's # 2. What girl doesn't like accessories and who doesn't love Kate Spade? I teamed up with some of my blogging besties and we're giving you a chance to win a pretty little piece of arm candy. Good luck my friends!

PS- This weeks Only Pick 1 has been moved to Thursday due to all of this giveaway goodness. 

PSS- I shared giveaway #1 yesterday, find it here if you missed it.

This giveaway will be live from 12:00am EST on October -- through 12:00am on October --. Open to US residents only. All entries are verified. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond and claim prize or a new winner will be randomly chosen by the Rafflecopter.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oct 2014 Ipsy Bag + Giveaway!

Happy Monday! Not going to lie, I'm struggling a little this morning. I wish I could just sit here with my fuzzy leopard blanket and warm coffee all day, I don't' want to go to work… As always, it's Monday and I'm already counting down until the next weekend! We had a wonderful weekend with family in Kansas, I hope YOU had a good one too. 

I'm sharing a quick look at my Oct Ipsy bag today and a fun giveaway celebrating Frankly My Dear's Blogiversary.

2014 Ipsy Bag

Gosh this stuff smells amazing! New favorite purse lotion.

Over 20 different types of glitter in this thing, I can't wait to play!

I was actually in need of a new black liquid liner, excited to try this brand out. 

Epice Purifying Exfoliant, Deluxe Sample.
I've already been using this and I'm enjoying it. I'm mixing it with my gel cleanser on my Clarisonic. The exfoliant beads are very fine, so it's not harsh at all.

Beautiful color and it's an all natural product. Great for a bold lip, I could see myself purchasing the full size for sure.

Interested in Ipsy? You can't beat the $10 price tag for a hot pink bubble mailer full of makeup & beauty products delivered to your door each month!

Now, It's time to celebrate! 
This week Frankly My Dear turns THREE & we're excited to celebrate and share with you...

She's teamed up with two awesome Etsy shops & several gal pals to bring you a birthday bash full of goodies you'll love celebrating! 

Happy Little Hummingbird           //           East West Design Co.

Park Avenue     //     Lisa Loves John     //     Jessi's Design

Beautiful Things    //     Make Me Up Mia     //     Flowers in my Hair

Here's what we are giving away:

Crystal Faye Oh Happy Day Coffee Mug
Gold Print Fancy Tee from The Sticker Place Etsy Shop
Fall Bracelet Stack from Happy Little Hummingbird Etsy Shop
Thimblepress Greeting Card 
Watercolor Scripture Print from East West Design Co.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Photo Dump | Life Lately + #PRAYFORMAYBERRY

Because of the fact I've cut back a little on posts and haven't really had any Five on Friday or Weekending posts lately, I thought I'd share a few photos of what I've been up to lately. I will still be linking up here and there though!

Here's a little of what I've been up to and enjoying the last few weeks... 

Photo Update

Patio dining downtown with my love.

Stalking Hanson's studio during said downtown dining. #hansonfan4life

Lots of hubby/fur child time, she owns us.

Lots of concerts, 3 in a week and a half-
Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry with my bestie Angela and Pearl Jam with Dustin. I'm a concert junkie and love all kinds of music, obviously..

Joined Fabletics & loving it. Also, killing it and loving training!

Way less stressed, doing things that are definitely good for the soul.

BEST girls night ever, celebrating Jen's dirty 30.


Spent some time with grandma celebrating her birthday. How cute is she?

Some sweet friends of ours had special shirts made for us, love them!

Christian is getting amazing rehab since they've gone to Florida, he is working hard an continuously improving. Of course, there are good and bad days so we appreciate the continued prayers! Thank you all for continuing to follow the Facebook page and sending me sweet messages, means the world! 

I've been busy, but busy having fun! The best kind of busy right? We'll be spending this weekend with family and I'm definitely looking forward to that. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'll be back next week with two fun giveaways, can't wait to share. XO! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

{Only Pick 1} Eyes Edition

We're back for the 2nd edition of my Only Pick 1 series, talking about eye products today. You can check out last weeks face edition here

I had a lot of comments last week about this series, I would LOVE to see your favorites! You should join in sharing your Only Pick 1 favorites too. 

Lorac Makeup
Brow Gel

Mascara | L'Oreal Voluminous 
Any of them, honestly I've never tried a L'Oreal mascara I didn't like. They're one of my favorite products from the drugstore, L'Oreal knows how to make a good mascara. 

Shadow Palette | LORAC Pro 
When I travel, this is the palette I pack. It's the perfect mix of matte and shimmer shades, great for so many looks. These shadows are so soft and highly pigmented. I own and love all the Urban Decay palettes too, but the Lorac one takes the cake for me. 

Eye Primer | LORAC Behind the Scenes 
You receive this when you buy one of their palettes. I fell in love with it and will definitely repurchase. I used to be a fan of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance but I was noticing it creasing. This never creases on me, ever. I want my shadow look to last all day, this does the trick. 

Eye Liner | Urban Decay 24/7
Creamy, pigmented and lasts all day. Exactly what I want in a liner. I've received several of these in my Ipsy bags and I've bought one of the duos in black & brown. I use them every single day!  

Brow Product | Benefit Gimme Brow 
I did a whole post on this product. Gosh I love it! Once I started actually paying attention to my brows, I never looked back. I feel like when my brows are done, my look is more complete, it helps to frame my face. During the week when I'm getting ready for work, I want to accomplish this in little to no time, so this product is perfect for that! A couple little swipes and my brows are darker, shaped and will stay put. 

Those are all of my favorite eye products, the ones I would have no trouble committing to for the rest of my life. Join me next Tuesday for the next edition in this series, LIPS! 

You can find me over on Karissa's blog tomorrow sharing some of my favorite fall nail polishes that I think you need to know about. 

Are any of these products a favorite for you? What are some of your all time favorite eye products?
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