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. 🐕🐾

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!


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.

I Love …Bath and Body Works Peach Bellini Hand Soap!

One of my favorite things to do is stock up on hand soaps from Bath and Body Works, during the after Christmas sale. You can get them for $3 each, instead of the typical 6 for $24 sale price they offer.

I just finished my favorite soap, the Peach Bellini hand soap. It smells like the candy peach rings that I am addicted to. 🍑 I am so sad that it’s empty!!!!

Luckily it is still available! You can buy the Peach Bellini soap here!

It’s Time For A Beauty Haul! (Amazon Edition)

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.

What I Think About… 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.

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!

I Love 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.