June Beauty Buys

I bought some new makeup for June! This is the first installment -I have a second batch shipping to me from Amazon next. Over the next few weeks, I will let you know how these products perform.

Makeup Shown:

  • Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Fair/110
  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Translucent/100
  • Maybelline Snapscara in Rich Black
  • Wet ‘N Wild Powder Brush
  • Wet ‘N Wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Golden Flower Crown/333B

Disclaimer: I purchased products with my own money. I am not receiving any compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

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Beauty Review: Milani Silky Matte Bronzer

I got a new bronzer and I absolutely adore it! It is the Milani Silky Matte Bronzer in Sunlight. I have been looking for a light, neutral bronzer, and this one fits the bill.

I also love the formula. It is soft, buttery and not too dusty. My brush picks up just the right amount and it blends like a dream.

This bronzer comes in 3 shades, this one being the lightest.

As you can see, there is a gentle bronzing to the skin, without looking streaky or overly done. This is my new favorite!


Makeup Worn:

Face:

  • L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation in Rose Ivory/415
  • Milani Silky Matte Bronzer in Sunlight
  • Neutrogena Moisture Smooth color stick in Sweet Watermelon/30
  • Nars Orgasm Blush
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl

Eyes:

  • Two Faced Pineapple Paradise Strobing Bronzer Highlighter Duo in Pineapple Sun
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara in Very Black
  • Sephora 12 Hour Eye Pencil in Sun tan

Disclaimer: I purchased all products myself. I am not receiving any compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

$0.54 Earrings From Maurices!

I received a $10 off purchase birthday coupon in the mail from Maurices! I was excited, because Maurices is one of my favorite stores.

I found this pair of rose toned gold earrings and fell madly in love with them. I love the crystals at the bottom.

Because my ears are super sensitive, I swapped out the earring hooks for some stainless steel ones. The original hooks were rose gold colored.

With my coupon, they came out to only 54 cents. What a steal!

Without the coupon, all jewelry is buy one, get one 60% off (for the Memorial weekend sale.)


Disclaimer: I bought this purchase with my own money and received no compensation from this post. All opinions are my own.

Review: Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow

I tried out a fun liquid eyeshadow by Stila! I love the fun metallic shine. I find it hard to get this kind of shine from a regular powder eyeshadow palette.

I got a beautiful rose gold shade called Jezebel. It stood out to me when I was at Ulta, experimenting with different colors and shades.

I am wearing the Stila eyeshadow on the inner corner of my eyelids.

It does retail for $22, which is more expensive than my typical drugstore finds, but I think it is worth the price!

Makeup Worn:

  • Loreal Infallible 24 Hour Foundation in Rose Ivory
  • CoverGirl TruNaked Peach Punch Eyeshadow Palette 🍑
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl
  • Nars Orgasm Blush
  • Elf Bronzer in Sunkissed
  • Sephora Eyeliner in Suntan
  • Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in Jezebel
  • Hard Candy Cashmere Silk Lipgloss in Sorbet
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Whiskey
  • Maybelline Stiletto Mascara

Disclaimer: I purchased this product myself and am not receiving any compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

Start of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred Challenge!

I am starting a new fitness challenge. It’s an old one, as the video was released in 2008. But, the reviews on Amazon are very promising!

I have used this video in the past, but not consistently. Now, I plan to take the 30 day challenge and see what results I get.

Now, I do plan to alter it a little. I’m not going to exercise on Sundays, so the plan will take me a little longer. My start date was yesterday, May 10, and the end date is June 13.

In addition, I am not going to eat any sweets (with the one exception being Mother’s day).

I think this is very doable -it’s only 20 minutes of exercise a day. I am excited to see how this turns out!

Here are my before pictures:

Here are my measurements:

  • Weight: 144.4 lbs
  • Jeans Size: 6
  • Arms: 12″
  • Waist: 30.25″
  • Stomach: 34.75″
  • Hips: 39.5″
  • Thighs: 24″

I will show updates on day 10, day 20, and finally day 30. Wish me luck!

Birthday Freebies

One of my favorite things to do is get birthday gifts from Sephora and Panera. Obviously spending time with friends and family is the best, but a few gifts never hurt, right? 😉

From Sephora, I got a skincare set. It includes a jelly cleanser and a polypeptide cream from Drunk Elephant. It’s perfect for travel! (Last year, I got a bite beauty lipstick kit.)

I also got a free pastry from Panera Bread. I chose a cheese filled brittany. It was delicious! If you would like to sign up for a birthday gift -as well as a free pastry welcome gift -you can sign up here.


Disclaimer: I am not receiving any compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

Our New Garden!

I have decided to make my blog a personal blog instead of a beauty/fashion blog. 🙂

So, for my first personal post, I figured I would share our new garden.

Ben decided to build me a raised garden bed for my birthday! He made the planter box from scratch. He used cedar wood, as it is weather resistant.

Since the growing season in North Dakota is short, we decided to go with starter plants, instead of growing from seeds.

In our garden we have marigolds, strawberries, chives, basil, bell peppers and tomatoes. Chives are my favorite herb.

I’m excited for the produce this summer! Ben has the green thumb, but I will help weed and harvest. 😉