Lazy Night Skincare Routine | 2016

Hey guys! I saw where Nicole Gurriero did her “lazy day skincare routine” a couple of weeks ago, and I decided I would do the same! (Copycat, I know. I’m sorry.)

I have been wanting to show off my favorite skincare products for a while now, but didn’t want to put 15+ products on a blog post.. I mean, who would actually want to read that much?

I do slack off on my skincare routine every once in a while because it is so much and sometimes sleep is just more important.. college students feel my pain, yeah?

So without further ado, here is my not-doing-much-but-really-doing-a lot skincare routine!

Before doing makeup or skincare, it is so so SO important to wash your hands, no matter what! You don’t want nasty germs going on your face, right?

  1. Step one for me is taking off my makeup! I have been using the Purity One-Step facial cleanser for almost a year now. I feel like I have to work harder than I want to to get everything off my face with this, but my skin doesn’t react to it so I just keep buying.
    • With this cleanser I use my Foreo for combination skin to really get my pores clean. I really don’t know what I would do without this thing. It has been a key item in my skincare routine for over three years now!
  2. Step two is my favorite face wash, Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. This was recommended to me from a dermatologist in high school, and I have been using it pretty much since then!
  3. Step three is usually one of two things… I either go in with a mask or use my Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimizer. This really depends on my mood and what my skin needs at the time! However, I only use the Pore Minimizer three nights a week, lazy night or not.
  4. After this, I go in with my Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. I have really seen a difference in my skin while using this product. It has definitely helped with brightening up my complexion and clearing up texture.
  5. My last step on a lazy night is either an oil or a moisturizer. I use the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light or the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion which are my two faves!

Well guys, that’s it for my lazy night routine! I hope you enjoyed getting a sneak peak into my skincare routine!

I might do another post with the products I left out of this one, so let me know in the comments below if you would like to see that!

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow for my Kylie Cosmetics Christmas Glam!

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Xoxo.

Betsy

Life Update | 2016

Hey guys and happy holiday season! I hope this post finds you all doing great and as excited to celebrate Christmas as I am! It is FINALLY getting cold in Mississippi, my tree is decorated, and my last day of class was last Friday! So you know what that means…. FINALS WEEK IS FINALLY HERE!!!! I have been getting a max of four hours of sleep each night night, so we’ll see what this week brings. Hopefully it goes better than expected…

I just want to apologize for being MIA yet again. I have been swamped with school work this semester and am preparing for finals as we speak! Since it was my first semester back full time (more than full time really), I needed a chance to figure out how blogging would fit into my schedule, and obviously didn’t do a very good job. BUT, I am trying my best to fix that and thankfully have a month to figure it out before classes start back again.

This semester has been a huge change for me… From declaring my major for the 57th time to Integrated Marketing Communications with Public Relations and Sports Communications specialties, to being Prayer Group Leader in Phi Lamb, cousins getting engaged, and finally pledging and becoming an official member of Alpha Phi Fraternity! Things have been a whirlwind and I hope you guys can understand where I am coming from and be patient with me.

Y’all.. I am seriously so excited for the things to come and the posts I have coming up this month! I have several product reviews and holiday looks coming soon, so keep your eyes pealed for that!

Don’t forget to meet me at here each SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY (starting December 11th) during the months of December and January for brand new posts!

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I love you guys and will talk to you soon!

Merry Christmas!

Betsy

Planner Problems | 2016

I don’t think it’s any surprise when people say they love the Erin Condren planners and notebooks…

I mean, I do too.

They are beautiful, customizable, fun, luxurious, great for organization, spread positivity….

And expensive. Very expensive.

If you’re anything like me, you don’t enjoy seeing that number go up when you’re buying a planner. A planner for Pete’s sake! So, of course, I take advantage of pretty much every sale and discount code she has to offer when it comes time to buy a new planner….

I’m sure you can see where this is going by now…

Over a week ago she had a 25% off discount code on her entire site. I figured this probably would not happen again by the time I needed one for next semester, so I thought it best to take advantage of it….

I had been deleting my order and starting over every time I would get to the “payment” part, because it didn’t give a “review order” section and I needed to make sure it was just right. Me- being the dumb, go-as-fast-as-I-can girl that I am when ordering things online- forgot to type the code in the last time I went through the process (it was a tiny, almost unseen area that blended in with the payment information). As I submitted the order, I IMMEDIATELY realized my mistake.

So, what did I do? It was 10 p.m. and they weren’t open, so I emailed them. I emailed and asked for ANY help possible, since I knew the code and got to them before the time was up. I also asked if I could please cancel the order if I couldn’t get the discount. I didn’t want to spend over $80 on a planner. I could buy more makeup with that money…

To all which I was told, flat out- no. No, they would not add the discount to my order. And no, I could not cancel my order “because production had already started” WHEN THEY WEREN’T EVEN OPEN. Makes sense right?  Heck, my order wasn’t even customized, so it’s not like they had put my name or color preferences on anything.

I found the Erin Condren people were not willing to help me with my problem. Granted, it was my fault in the first place as the code was the ONLY reason I was buying at that moment.

It may just be my personal opinion, but when you’re paying $80 for a few sheets of paper, I think a company should be willing, at all costs, to help a customer. At the very least, let them cancel their order up to 24 hours later.

But apparently, Erin Condren doesn’t believe “the customer is always right.”

I don’t like giving a company a negative review, but I have never heard this about them.. and I wish I had known.

Have you had this experience with Erin Condren or any other company, or is this just me?

Sincerely,

A very sad and disappointed Betsy.

Xoxo!

Current Obsessions | 2016

Hey y’all! Before we jump into things, I am excited to announce I finally have the Twitter page for OhMyMakeupObsession up and running as of last night!! If you would like to keep up with my posts, please go follow @ohmymakeups as I will have updates and posts easily accessible from there! I could not be more thrilled to have made this step!

Also, I will no longer be doing “monthly favorites” like the rest of the Blog and YouTube world. Friday, I had a late night thought and decided “current obsessions” made just a little bit more sense on this blog. So, I hope you enjoy these new changes as much as I do!

All of that being said, let’s get into my first Current Obsessions post!

IMG_6778There are two products from MAC that I have been loving the past few months. These are among my very first purchase at MAC and I don’t know why I wasn’t forced to try this magic before…..

My current foundation obsession is the MAC Studio Fix Fluid in the shade NC15. It’s a matte finish foundation with build-able, medium coverage. I suggest applying this with the Morphe M439 brush (or your favorite foundation brush), and going back over the face with a damp Beauty Blender to achieve a more flawless finish. It does have a strong scent while applying, but goes unnoticed after application. This is just my favorite!

IMG_6794My second MAC obsession is the MAC Bronzing Powder in the shade Matte Bronze. This is a beautiful bronzer with amazing pigment. The only “negative” thing for me is I have actually gotten a little too pale for this shade at the moment and it can get a tad orange if I’m not careful. So, if you are very fair, this is probably not the shade for you. It is still a beautiful product that I have hit pan on in the short amount of time I have used it!

The third product should really be no surprise… This is the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Split Pan in the shades Prosecco Pop//Amaretto. Now… I know you probably expect me to “oooh” and “aaah” over Prosecco Pop, and YES it is so bomb. BUT…. Can we talk about Amaretto for a minute? UM HELLO. It’s as if Becca and Jaclyn were thinking of me when they made this product. Pure perfection. I’m not even gonna lie, I was tempted to buy like seven more just because my obsession is so real. Can we PLEAASE make this permanent guys!?

IMG_6797Next, I have the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer. I had heard such great things from many different people about this primer, so in one of my hauls I decided it was time to try it out. I have really loved using this product, and it is definitely a re-buy for me. The only complaint I have is the applicator being a little small which makes getting product out a slower process. But this may be just me, because we all know I am the most impatient person in the world when it comes to… everything. Okay, moving on…

IMG_6790My final obsession for this month is a gloss I have been wearing as much as humanly possible this summer. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in the shade Rio. I just want to say this is my absolute favorite gloss to date. It smells like birthday cake and that alone is enough to make me want to eat, I mean, wear it…. It is pretty sticky, but I like that in a gloss as it stays on longer than some of my other high end glosses. Ugh, the pigment. The shade. The smell. It’s perfection!

Okay, guys! That’s all I have for this post. I hope you all enjoyed reading! Please like, comment, and subscribe if you haven’t already! Don’t forget to follow OhMyMakeupObsession’s New Twitter and BlogLovin’,  and my personal Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Xoxo.

Betsy

GlamGlow ThirstyMud First Impression | 2016

Hey guys! My skin has been superrr dry lately and everything I have tried has only been making it worse. The other night, I decided to try out the GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment to see if it would make any difference. Keep reading for my first impression of this mask!

I have combination/oily/sensitive skin, so I’m really not used to being dried out (unless I’m changing up my skincare). I received a sample of ThirstyMud in either a Sephora or GlamGlow purchase a few weeks back and decided what the heck? Nothing else was working and I NEEDED something to fix this problem and fast. That flakey, cakey skin look is just not cute…

You can leave this mask on for as long as you want. But, I had heard that you get the best results when worn overnight, so that’s what I decided to do! Around 11:35 p.m. last Monday, I decided I would give it a shot and put an even layer all over my face and left it on until about 4:30 a.m. when I decided I could not sleep with it on because my face was just sticking to everything and it’s mother… I knew this would happen, especially because I sleep on my stomach/sides, for the most part. So, I tried to force myself to sleep on my back… Unfortunately, that so did not work. When I looked at the clock and saw I had to be up in 2 hours to get ready for class, I decided to go ahead and remove it where I would hopefully fall asleep.. That was just my problem, it’s not uncomfortable by any means.. I’m just a really heavy sleeper.

I took the mask off with warm water and a washcloth and put on Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil Light all over my face to hopefully add to the hydration I’d been craving.. I was really pleasantly surprised when I woke up, washed my face, and put on foundation, that my face was no longer dry and flakey! My face felt very hydrated and refreshed after using it for just five short hours! I could not be happier with the results and will definitely be buying this mask ASAP. It seriously just changed my life!

What is your favorite face mask? I’m always wanting to try new ones, so let me know in the comments below!

Well, guys, that’s it for this First Impressions post! I hope you all enjoyed reading. Please like, comment and subscribe if you haven’t already! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and BlogLovin’!

Xoxo.

Betsy

Summer Empties + Reviews | 2016

Hey everyone! I know… you’re probably thinking, “well look what the cat dragged in.” Yes, I realize it has been an INSANE amount of time since I last posted.. Yes, I also realize my priorities have been ALL jacked up. For both of those things, I am truly sorry. However, I am working on getting my ducks back in a row, so I hope you guys can forgive me!

With it being my first post back, I thought it would be appropriate to make it my summer empties to show you guys what I’ve been into lately (and so I can throw away these empty bottles and move on.. shh). So, without further ado….

The first thing on my list of empties is the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser. I have really enjoyed this cleanser, but it honestly took me over half of the bottle to really get the hang of using it… I know, silly me, but seriously… It took me a while. Mainly because I am used to a more intense cleanser and this one I really have to work it into my skin to get it to remove all of my makeup. Still, it’s a great product and I’m already well into my second bottle!

My next skincare empty is the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. I also really enjoyed using this product. I have not repurchased it, and don’t plan on it for a few months, solely because I have recently changed up my skincare routine and have no use for it at this particular moment. I used a pea size amount every morning just to get off whatever might not have the night before and start my day with a clean face. It did tend to make my face burn a TINY amount here and there, but that’s because my skin is SUPER sensitive to cleansers and it freaks out sometimes… okay, a lot of times. Beside the point….

Now, I have the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel. I personally do not 100% LOVE this cleanser. It gets the job done, but I feel like I had to use a whole lot more product than necessary to really get my face clean. For that one reason, I will probably not be buying this again in the future…

Next is the Estée Lauder Soft Clean Tender Creme Cleanser. I hate doing negative reviews, but this product is just….not my favorite, to say the least. It is for dry skin, and I’m combination/sensitive/oily on a bad day, so that could be part of the reason I do NOT like this. My face felt like it was on fire every time I used it. I had the small size (I actually think it’s a sample I stole from my mom), so I used the whole bottle while waiting on the others to be shipped to my house.

Now, I have Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub. Out of the drugstore scrubs I have tried, this one is probably the one I will go back to. I really notice a change in the brightness of my skin when I use this product. It can dry me out a little bit, but having the complicated skin that I have, I’m not really mad about that. Two thumbs up for Neutrogena!

My last skincare product is the Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion. I struggle when it comes to cleansing lotions because most tend to break me out more than help cleanse my face. This is the only one I have tried that does not have that effect on me. I just really love the Mario skincare line! I always feel so refreshed and clean when using it. Holy grail for sure!

Next, I have the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. As I have said before, this is my HOLY GRAIL CONCEALER!! That’s all I really have to say about that. Except the fact that I need to get off my lazy behind and get a shade lighter cause ya girl has gotten PALE!!

Now, I have the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. I seriously don’t know what I would do without this stuff. Ever accidentally spent the night somewhere you didn’t plan on staying and didn’t have your makeup remover with you? Yeah…. I actually woke up the next day with my face looking the same as the night before. Pretty sure this stuff is magic.

And my last makeup empty is the Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer. This thing lasted me over a year and I am still obsessed with it. It is the first primer I have ever used and the one I keep going back to (mainly because drugstore ones make my skin freak out..shocker). However, I just purchased a Make Up Forever primer (that I will be talking about in my next post) so we will see if this stays my number one!

Okay, I want to share with you guys two of my favorite hair products, just because I CANNOT live without either one and go through them like crazy. So, if you’re interested in these last two products, please keep reading!

First, I have the TRESemmeé Platinum Strength– Strengthening Heat Protect Spray. I spray this all over the ends of my hair before every time I dry it to prevent heat damage. I really believe if I didn’t, my hair would be completely and totally FRIED. I don’t know how much it has helped on the “strengthening” part because my hair sheds…a lot… but it definitely has helped it not be gross from all of the heat I put on it daily.

And lastly, I have the Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray. I have tried every single hairspray you can imagine, and haven’t found one that tops this. I use it every single day, multiple times a day, because it is the only thing that can keep my head even looking halfway the way I would like it to. It’s literally like superglue….or maybe I just use the whole can on my head… Who really knows? The point is, FAVE HAIRSPRAY IN THE WORLD. If it can withstand almost every southern state’s humidity… we’re golden.

Well guys, that’s it for today/tonight’s post! I hope you all enjoyed reading this and aren’t too irritated with my leave of absence. I am so happy to finally be back and getting into a regular routine!

I will now be posting PERMANENTLY on Sunday’s! So get excited and be on the lookout for new posts!

Thank you so much for reading! Please like, comment and subscribe if you haven’t already! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and BlogLovin’!

Xoxo.

Betsy

Phi Lamb Big/Little | 2016

Hello everybody! I’m sure you have wondered where I have been the last month… And the truth is.. crafting for Big/Little, Phi Lamb Retreat, Prayer Night, we started painting our condo, New Orleans and my Big’s house for Spring Break, writing and re-writing this post, family birthday parties, and every home baseball game… along with school, and other random things that don’t really matter. The point is: too busy to stop for fresh air. BUT, things should kind of be slowing down, especially after the painters get out of my house and I can get things done a lot quicker. After this post, I will be working on my February/March Favorites since I didn’t get my February one up, I’m combining the two since they’re pretty much the same anyways…

Alright, since Phi Lamb is Non-Panhellenic, it was really hard for me to find things for my Little! When I did find something I liked (that wasn’t $65+), I got really excited and bought it almost immediately! So, I just want to share with y’all what I got! Let’s get down to it…

Big/Little- NIGHT ONE!

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I took this picture before I finished putting everything in, but wanted to show y’all as much of what was inside as I could, before putting things over all of this. I had to add the rest of the green Easter basket grass, the blessed cosmetic bag, and her clues after!

First off… I bought the crates from Walmart and spray painted them glossy white to make them a look a little nicer!

What’s in the crate…

  • One Bible verse canvas.
  • Two Phi Lamb t-shirts.
  • Milk Chocolate Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, and Lindor Truffles.. (her favorite sweets.)
  • Reese’s candy bowl from Belk’s.
  • Maxwell House International French Vanilla Coffee. (my favorite!)
  • Two cookies from Kelli’s Cakes in Oxford.
  • Sigma Phi Lambda Coffee Mug from Etsy.
  • Starbucks gift card.
  • Baby Lamb from Walmart.
  • A coral loofa (one of her favorite colors).
  • Lip Nail Files from Tuesday Morning, O.P.I. Chip Skip Top Coat and Bubble Bath nail polish from Chaney’s Pharmacy.
  • A note from her Grandbig and clues from me!
Close up of the Blessed cosmetic bag from Jo-Ann’s. I also gave her a matching notebook that you can kind of see in the first picture!
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These are the cookies I bought from Kelli’s Cakes! They are in her favorite colors and the green is supposed to be a lamb if you can’t tell!

 

img_5174I got this mug off Etsy from WhiteHotDesign because my Little is a coffee junkie (just like me) and absolutely fell in love with it! I will be buying myself one very soon because it’s so beautiful! {This photo was taken by WhiteHotDesign and sent to me to view before sending the mug to me.}

NOW TO CRAFTS!So, during Big/Little Week, the Big leaves clues for the Little to read to try to guess who her Big is. I decided to play “Two Truths and A Lie” to mess with her a little, so she wouldn’t figure out who I am (and it worked, she had no clue).

These are my truths and lie. Can YOU guess which one is the lie?? 😉

This is obviously her name that I put on the front of her crate! She had said on her info sheet that one of her favorite colors is Mint Green, and the theme was Spa Day, so I decided to make it look kind of like a bubble bath with circles cut out on the Cricut.My bright self completely forgot to take a picture of a canvas that took me HOURS and DAYS to complete, so I awkwardly had to ask my sweet Little to send me some pictures of it, and she did (thanks Shelb!)
SOO… If you can’t tell, this is a light blue canvas, white ΣΦΛ, and a TON of hand-glued “diamond” studs. This ended up being one of my absolute favorite ones and one that gave me a really big headache and panic attack cause I didn’t think I was going to finish in time. It definitely gave me a new-found respect and appreciation for people who have to do this kind of tedious work for a living–I don’t see how they do it, I almost went gray over this one canvas!The reason behind this simple canvas is, it’s her favorite Bible verse and color! I wanted it really show off the meaning behind it, so I did the HE and INCREASE bigger than the i and decrease, also.. I wanted the arrows to depict the number line as HE is increasing and i am decreasing. AAAANNNDDD it matches the next canvas! 🙂img_5269Again, this canvas is in her favorite colors, but it is also Phi Lamb’s hang sign! I got my mom to trace my hands on a different piece of paper, cut it out, and traced it onto the canvas. The flowers were cut out on the Cricut, curled with scissors, and then glued together! This is one my favorites (but aren’t they all)!img_5272Here is another canvas I made her for Night One. I saw one similar to this on Pinterest and decided to do one similar! This is actually my least favorite one that I made her, which makes me sad because it was originally one of my favorites, but it just didn’t turn out as good as I’d hoped! 😦

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This is the way I had it set up for her in the Student Union. I could not be happier with the finished product! Her reaction to it all was pretty priceless as well!

NIGHT TWO!

Night two’s theme was “Lamb Love,” so I tried to keep the crate consisting of JUST Phi Lamb things and things in red or white!

Close up of Night Two’s crate!

WHAT’S IN THE CRATE…

  • ΣΦΛ red and white blanket from GreekU.com
  • ΣΦΛ red Tumblr from loveKenedie on Etsy.
  • A Phi Lamb t-shirt I ordered from TheShirtPlace on Etsy. (I’m completely obsessed and bought me one too!)
  • Two Phi Lamb buttons (one from a fellow Phi Lamb and the other off Etsy).
  • Lamb Keychain (from a Phi Lamb).
  • A mixtape from her Grandbig.
  • Two more cookies from Kelli’s Cakes.
  • Another lamb (she named him Lambden)!
  • Hershey’s Kiss candy dish from Belk’s.
  • White Cheddar Popcorn.
  • Plain Baked Lays.
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I added some red and white paper to finish it off! I think it really helped make it cute!
These are the cookies from Kelli’s Cakes that I gave her on Night Two!
These are the two buttons I bought for her! The red one is from ShopTheHangar on Etsy, and the blue one was from a girl in our chapter!

NOW TO CRAFTS!Alright… let me explain what’s going on here. These are my clues for Night Two! Since I had done the “two truths and a lie” for Night One, I wanted to do something equally as cute and fun for Night Two! I started searching Pinterest again for some inspiration, and saw that you could make your own scratch-off cards, so I decided to make it really unique by doing that!

SO… To make this, I first wrote my note and boxed off how big I wanted the scratch off part to be. From there, I tore off packing tape and put it over my clues. Then, I mixed one part Dishwashing Detergent and two parts Gray Acrylic Paint. I painted over the tape and let it dry for 24 hours. It is obviously wet here, but when it dried it was a lot smoother.

Also, I taped a penny to the paper so she’d have something to scratch it off with.

This is her name on the front of the crate! The triangles and letters were cut out on the Cricut and glued together, then I added the white puff paint for a little extra somethin-somethin! I let it dry for several hours and then put it on the ribbon! It turned out sooo cute!

THIS IS ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITES FROM NIGHT TWO!!! For those of you who don’t know, at the end of Ole Miss’s “Hotty Toddy” chant it says, “Flim Flam, Bim Bam, Ole Miss By Damn!” So, this is just a spin on that! I cannot take credit for making this saying up, I found it on Pinterest (again). But I just think this is so cute!! was actually not planning to do this one like this at all. I had seen the verse inside the “Love” on Pinterest, but really wanted to do it in Phi Lamb colors! But, I found this yellow canvas I had painted Freshman year for my dorm and ended up not using, and decided to make it completely different from what I had originally wanted. I am really pleased with this one as well!
Last, but definitely not least, is this little doozie! Besides the diamond one, this one took the longest to do! It is all hand drawn and painted, no stencil, nothing. I saw two like this on Pinterest (again) and merged them both together. This is definitely some of my best work ever and I couldn’t be more proud of the way it turned out!

 

This is a picture I took in my condo before taking it to the Student Union!

 

This is the final presentation before she found out who I was on this night!

Well, y’all that is finally it for this very long post! I hope you all enjoyed seeing what I gave my Little and possibly helped you come up with some ideas for yours! I really enjoyed making them and MAY consider doing more in the future! Love getting to bring out my creative side in any way I can!

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Xoxo.

Betsy