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.

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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. 😉

No-Makeup Makeup

I can’t believe it’s already May! My birthday is right around the corner, and I can’t wait to celebrate another trip around the sun. Stay tuned for my birthday gift from Sephora and Panera. 🙂

Today I wanted to share two of my new finds for a nice, natural make up look. Sometimes, it’s nice to look effortless, but still put together. One is a delightful lip balm from Neutrogena and a quad eyeshadow palette from Covergirl. As you can tell, they have already been very loved.

I got the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Sweet Watermelon. It is a dupe for the Clinique Chubby stick, which I adore. This, however, has a much better price point – I got it for $7.47 at Walmart. It is made with mango butter and shea butter, and is very moisturizing. It has the perfect amount color. It lasts for five hours, unless I choose to eat something, which is typical for lip balm crayons.

I got the Covergirl Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow Quad in Country Woods. This little gem cost me $4.68 at Walmart. It is the perfect wash of color for my pale skin -great for that no makeup look. It is buildable, and the eyeshadow lasts all day without eyeshadow primer.


 

Makeup Worn:

  • Loreal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear in Shade 415.
  • Covergirl Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow Quad in Country Woods
  • Nars Blush in Orgasm
  • Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Sweet Watermelon
  • Maybelline Stiletto Mascara
  • Sephora Collection Eyeliner in Suntan


Disclaimer: I bought all products myself and am not receiving any form of compenation for this blog post. All opinions are my own.


 

Empties: Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo & Conditioner.

Whole Blends Honey Treasures

I tried a new shampoo and conditioner set: Whole Blends Honey Treasures by Garnier. I loved it! To start with, the smell is heavenly. I feel like I’m drenched in honey and cream, but in a good way. I love the lather of the shampoo, and the slip of the conditioner. My hair looks soft, healthy and shiny after use.

When I went into my hair stylist, she told me that my hair was super healthy! In the past, I have used a variety of shampoos, from Herbal Essence to Matrix, and this is by far my favorite.

Since I liked the Whole Blends Honey Treasures shampoo and conditioner, I decided to try the Whole Blends Smoothing Shampoo with Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil. So far, I still like the Honey Treasures shampoo better. That said, I will give you an update once I finish the bottles, like I did with this one.

(This post is not sponsored and I purchased the products myself. All opinions are my own.)

December Empties with Heather Marie!

 

Everyone please welcome back Heather Marie, my awesome sister and amazing blog contributor. This month, she is sharing her December Empties.

(Note: This post is not sponsored, and all products were purchased myself. No affiliate codes are present either. As always, my opinions are my own.)


A little about Heather:

 

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“My name is Heather Gooss and I’m a cook, a card crafter, a painter, an amateur pianist, a skilled movie watcher, and a book lover. Professionally, I’m almost done with my degree in applied mathematics and am working part time. I also own a bath bomb business, called ReeRee’s Bath and Body!”



Lancome Eye Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover (Sample Size)

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I found this to work better than drug store make up removers. But I still had to wipe a few times to get all my mascara off. Note that I was using a waterproof mascara. It has a very slick texture and a little went a very long way. Overall, I would purchase this again. But next time I think I’ll try something else, just to explore.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara, Sample Size

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I love this mascara. It applies very smoothly and covers evenly. I felt like it made my lashes look longer and fuller. It is a very intense black. This mascara lasted all day, but was not perfectly waterproof. If I cried, it would smear just a little. Overall, I will definitely purchase this again!

Rating: A Beauty Must-Have!



Lancome Cis Booster XL Vitamin-Infused Mascara Primer, Sample Size

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I felt like I went through my sample size really fast. I felt like it helped my mascara go on smoother and helped my lashes look longer. I would buy this again, but I might also try another brand’s version first.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner

I bought this because I have an oily complexion and this often makes my eyeliner smear. I found that, although this eyeliner is waterproof, it is not oil proof. So it did smear pretty badly throughout the day. However, the marker tip made it easy to apply and the color was great. I feel like this would be a great option for someone without an oily complexion.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation

I love, love, loved this foundation! It applied very nicely, gave great medium coverage and lasted all day! It was great at making sure I didn’t look too oily. It also did not move around too much on my face throughout the day. I am a convert and I won’t buy anything else in the future!

Rating: A Beauty Must-Have!


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance

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This primer has a very subtle shimmer to it that makes gives a nice glow. It applied well and a little went a long way. I think it helped keep my foundation in place and helped it apply more smoothly. It worked well for my oily complexion. I would buy this again but I might try something else in between my next purchase.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


 

That’s it for today’s Empties with Heather Marie! Stay tuned until next month!