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.

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.)