Life and Love… I Got A Dog!

I am so incredibly happy to have a new dog. His name is Copper, and he is a Vizsla purebred. We having been waiting for almost a year for this little guy to join our family, and he brings a lot of joy to our home.

He likes to take naps in the morning, play in the afternoon and snuggle in the evening. He can be a bit of handful at times, as he is a high energy breed, but he is so worth it. Potty training is going well, which is a plus!

He is 10 weeks old and currently 12 pounds. He will grow to be about 60 pounds, a medium size dog. But according to everyone I have spoken to, he will still consider himself a lap dog when fully grown! 😂 Vizslas are known for being “Velcro dogs” and little shadows, as they love constant attention, affection and interaction. They want to be with you and are great companions. I’m so grateful to have such a cuddly dog. 🐕🐾

Sparkle and Shine With… Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter!

One of the newest additions to my makeup routine is using highlighter. I love the shine it gives to my cheekbones. Today’s post is about the Butter Highlighter by Physician’s Formula in the shade Pearl.

It’s a warm white color and looks natural on my skin tone. I love to use it on the high points of my cheekbones, right under my brow bone and the inner corners of my eyes. It gives a natural glow. It’s not metallic or glittery which is nice for natural looks (although I like metallic highlights too.)

As you can tell, I have already hit pan on this highlighter, because I love it so much. ❤️ You can buy the Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl on Amazon for $4.38.


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What I Think About… Rosen Apothecary Collagen Body Lotion!

I wanted to share with you a body lotion that I love. I bought it at TJ Maxx for $8, but you can find it on Amazon for $16.99. The bottle is 32 ounces, which is a great price per ounce at either price.

This lotion works great for reducing redness and razor burn after shaving my legs, which is what I primarily bought it for. It is a medium strength lotion and works well in the summer and fall for skin hydration.

I didn’t notice any firming, but then I wasn’t expecting any change.

Overall, Rosen Apothecary’s Collagen Body Lotion is a great lotion, and I definitely recommend it.


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Nice and Natural… Maybelline Baby Lips!

I recently bought a new lip product. It’s a classic -the Maybelline Baby Lips in the shade Cherry Me. I am a big fan of tinted lip balms so this is perfect for me. The color is a sheer pinky red, which is fun.

I love the slip to it. It’s moisturizing, without feeling sticky, goopy, waxy or greasy.

The only thing I wish it had was some SPF in the formula, but that’s okay. I can layer it with an SPF lip balm when going outside.

Makeup Worn:

  • L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
  • Milani Silky Matte Bronzer
  • Milani Rose Powder Blush
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24 Hour Eyeliner
  • Two Faced Pineapple Paradise Highlight/Bronzer
  • Fenty MVP Brow Pencil
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Highlight

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My New Love… Leslie Sansone Workouts!

I wanted to share my favorite workout videos with you! They’re by Leslie Sansone, a fitness trainer that has walking based programs you can do in your living room. Her exercises range from beginner to intermediate, and are great for cardio/aerobic workouts. You can either buy her DVDs, watch her YouTube channel, or try out her walking app. I use YouTube.

My 3 favorite workout videos by her are:

  1. 15 Minute 1 Mile Walk
  2. 30 Minute Boosted Fitness Walk
  3. 45 Minute 3 Mile Walk

Try out her videos and let me know what you think!


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Staying Safe In the Sun… Paula’s Choice Sunscreen!

I finally found a sunscreen that I enjoy wearing. Most are sticky and greasy, and run into my eyes. This one is much better.

It does give a glowy, subtle shimmer to the skin, so it’s not completely matte. That said, it’s not overly shiny. It goes well under makeup, and doesn’t sting my eyes or cause breakouts. It applies and blends easily into my skin.

I like that’s it’s SPF 50, water resistant and has antioxidants in the formula.

It is a little pricey -$17 for 5 ounces on Amazon. That said, I am willing to spend a little more on a sunscreen I will actually wear. Plus treatments for skin cancer cost a lot more!

Remember to wear your SPF!


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Adding to My Makeup Routine… Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Pencil!

I decided to try a new step in my beauty routine -using a brow pencil! I went to Sephora, and a lovely associate helped me pick out a shade. We looked at several colors from different lines, and went with True Red from the Fenty Beauty Brow MVP line. It retails for $20 at Sephora.

I really like the product. The tip is nice and fine for penciling, and the formula is smooth and creamy. It blends well and looks very natural. I like the mini brush head on the other side. It helps smooth and blur the color.

The associate pointed toward a darker shade than I have worn in the past. While I’m not used to such a bold brow look, I think the shade matches perfectly. Below are two pictures – one inside and one outside, to show how my brows look in different lighting.

(Sorry about closing my eyes. It was bright outside!)

Overall, I am very pleased with my new brow pencil. I think it will look especially nice with bolder lipsticks.

If you are looking for a high quality brow pencil that comes in lots of shades, the Fenty Beauty Brow MVP is a great choice!


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