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!

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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

Oh look, another Haul | 2016

Hey everybody! I first want to say, I am very sorry I only got one post out last week. Between Phi Lamb recruitment, Galentine’s Day, STILL celebrating my 21st birthday, AND my aunt’s birthday, I have had no time to write (again). I promise as soon as I get my planner for this year, and the craziness of Phi Lamb and opening weekend in a few days dies down, I will get right back on schedule. I am going to work really hard to get another post out tomorrow, but I have a pretty busy day, so it may be another week because of Phi Lamb obligations, babysitting and baseball games, but I still hope to get it out!

Now that’s been said, I received my last Sephora haul for a while, last week! I am trying to get away from all of the hauls and post more content, so I am going to (try) to refrain from buying some for a couple of weeks. But we’ll see how well that goes.. Alright guys, here’s my latest haul!! The first thing I got, is the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel. This product is the reason I bought anything in the first place. I ran out of makeup remover last week and had used a sample of this several months back, so I decided to go ahead and buy! I have been using this every night to take off my makeup, and am really enjoying it so far, but will give a more detailed report later, in case it causes breakouts or dry patches! I actually had a tie between the Boscia cleanser and this one, because I have used a sample of this one and really liked it, as well as the last product. I ultimately decided to get the bigger of the Boscia and the smaller of this, because it had some iffy reviews, so I second guessed myself on my purchase. This is the Soy Fresh Face Cleanser. I have been using this in the morning to cleanse my face before putting makeup on, and am really liking it so far! Again, I will give a review in a few weeks as to how I really feel about it!Something I have been wanting for a very long time and FINALLY got is the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I’m like the last person in the beauty community to get on the bandwagon and I am so, so glad I finally did! I have only used it maybe three times since buying, but have noticed a difference in my under eye area, and application of bronzer, blush, etc. because of it!! I am really excited to have finally added this to my makeup collection!!Another thing I bought is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown. I have used this before and ran out of mine, so I obviously needed another! I really like this product and will be showing y’all how I do my brows and a review on the ABH brow products very soon! I decided to try out one of Anastasia’s brow brushes, so I got the ABH Brush #12. Some of the reviews kinda turned me off to her brushes, but since ABH is my holy grail brow products, I decided to ignore those comments, and see for myself! This one has a spooley on one end and a small synthetic brow brush on the other. I have only used this once but think I will enjoy this with my Dipbrow!Last, but not least, I have Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood. They describe it as a “pale mauve nude” and it actually turned out to be my perfect nude shade! I have worn this liquid lip almost every day since, and have loved it so much that I cannot wait to try out some of the other shades! It is not too drying, and has lasted a very long time for me. Since it is just a tad darker than my actual lip color, when it fades off, it’s barely noticeable. Really happy about this purchase!

ABH Liquid Lipstick- Pure Hollywood.

Well guys, that is it for this Sephora haul! I hope you all enjoyed reading this post! I promise to get my stuff together and stick to my schedule (I know, I say that a lot, but I’m working on it!)

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Xoxo

Betsy

Volcano | 2016

Today, I’m showcasing one of my favorite non-beauty items of ALL TIME. No, it’s not my Pottery Barn Makeup Organizer…Yes, that is one of them too.

This is my absolute favorite candle IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!

I didn’t want to do another random post so soon after my last one, but it is just too good to not talk about..This is the Capri BLUE Volcano Candle, and I’m telling you, it is THE BEST candle I have ever owned.

The Capri BLUE Candles are hand-poured in Starkville, Mississippi and are eco-friendly!

Pricing starts around $15, but I believe this one was $30, and it is SO worth it!! They come in all different colors, shapes, sizes and fragrances! I am on a mercury glass kick right now, so that’s the one I got.

Each one of their scents are so unique and amazing, but Volcano is definitely my favorite, hands down! It has a very tropical fruity, orangey, limey, lemony scent that is just TO DIE FOR.

I have actually not lit this one yet.. Because, I can close my bedroom door with the lid off of the candle for about an hour and when I go back in my room, the entire room will smell just like it, which I think is pretty amazing!

If you have not gotten your hands on one of these candles, you’re really missing out and need to do so ASAP!! I really wish I could send this scent to y’all through my computer. IT IS JUST SO FLIPPING GOOD.

Well, that’s it for this short, little, random post! Thanks so much for reading. I will hopefully be getting up a brow (or possibly a haul) post on Thursday, so please stay tuned for that!

I also just want to say thank you to all of my followers! I am so thankful and blessed by how far my little blog has come in the short amount of time I’ve been here. It means so much to me!

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Xoxo.

Betsy

 

January Favorites | 2016

Hey Hey! I am so sorry I have been MIA this week.. it was my Big’s and my 21st birthday this week, so I have been super busy and had no time to sit down and write.. With that being said, today I will be sharing my January favorites with you guys! These are just the products I found myself reaching for the most in the month of January! Hope you all enjoy!!
The first thing on my list of faves is my Foreo Luna 2. This one says it is for “combination skin to deeply cleanse and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for radiant, firm, youth-looking skin.” I haven’t really seen a difference in that aspect, BUT it does make a difference in removing my makeup, and the way my face feels after cleansing. I have had this for almost two years, but have just now started using it again after a period of about five months. I really love mine and recommend trying it out if you haven’t already! The next item that I loved in January, is the Clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion. I use this mainly at night after a more intense routine, when I use masks, medicine, face wash, and all of that good stuff. It is really great for sensitive skin and always soothes my face after my routine. Just a little bit of this product goes a really long way, I only need a pea sized amount for my entire face. This my favorite “night time” moisturizer at the moment!Now, I have Amy Head eyeshadow in the shade Cupcake. I use this shadow mainly as a base for my more taupe/brown shadows. In the pan, it looks a lot more sparkly than it actually is. When I apply it to my eyes, the sparkle doesn’t show up at all. This is just something that I have been doing recently in my everyday routine. Now, I have this Ulta Complete Eye palette in Indie. Even though I do not shop at Ulta anymore, I still really like this little palette! As you can see, it has some great neutral shades in it. I’m not a huge fan of the bottom right color, but it was a freebie so I can’t really complain. I have really enjoyed using the top two in my everyday routine! It is the perfect size for traveling, too, as it takes up little to no room in a bag. I have been really pleased with this product!This is the Physician’s Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl. The way I have been using this product is for a cheek highlight at school/ in my every day makeup routine when I want a subtle glow. If you’re looking for an intense highlight, this is not your guy, but I have found it to be really great for a natural day!Still on the subject of eyes, this is the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in the shade Slate. This is probably my third or fourth one in this shade. It is the perfect charcoal gray eyeliner. Esteé Lauder is my favorite pencil eyeliners that I have tried. They aren’t super dry or hard to apply, and I actually really enjoy using them! If you guys have any other pencil eyeliners-or just eyeliners in general- that you love, please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to try your favorites out!The last “eye product” (not really but kinda) I have for this month is this Amy Head Round Precision Brush. I have recently been using this to apply my inner corner and brow bone highlight. It also works really well for gel liner. The eye brushes are my favorite from Amy Head, they are the only ones that haven’t shed on me, for some reason. I really recommend trying out their brushes!
Lastly, I have NARS Super Orgasm blush! I have just gotten back into this blush again, because I had been using a warmer Amy Head blush for fall and winter. (You can see my comments about the Amy Head blush in my November Favorites.) BUT, I have really gotten a lot of compliments about my blush when wearing this one! It is not as glittery as it looks in the picture. It usually falls out when I tap my brush before applying. I am so in love with this right now!

Well, y’all, that’s it for my January Favorites post! Thanks so much for reading! Please let me know in the comments below if you have used any of these products, and what your favorites were this last month!

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Betsy

Huge Sephora Haul | 2016

Hey everybody! I hope you are ready for yet ANOTHER haul! I wasn’t going to post this until next week, but since my birthday is on Wednesday, and I don’t know how much time I am going to have to write, here it is! This is probably going to be my longest post yet, because I bought so much stuff at Sephora yesterday. So, let’s get to it!

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These are all of the items that I bought at Sephora! (including the birthday gift they gave me and a Murad freebie.)

img_4692The first thing I got at Sephora was another Beauty Blender… It was time for a new one and they are just so beautiful when they’re clean! Gosh, I love this thing. Mmmkay, been there, seen that, moving on….img_4695My next product is the Hourglass All Over Shadow Brush. I bought this online because it was about time to add an Hourglass brush to my collection, and this one has really good reviews. I haven’t used it yet, but I think I’m really going to like it. It is a LOT bigger than I was expecting it to be, but I’m hoping it will take less time up because of that, which is always good. Really excited to play with this!

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This is a close up of my Hourglass All Over Shadow Brush.

img_4690Now, I have the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Color Correct and ConcealerI had been talking to my mom about this and swatched it in store when the BEST CONSULTANT EVER (shoutout to DI) offered her help.. She completely sold me on this… I mean, I was already pretty close to getting it when she put it on my face, but she could have sold me the whole store and I would have left not feeling guilty about it (sorry dad). I haven’t had the chance to use this since buying, but I’m telling you…. BOMB. Just BOMB. That’s all I have to say about this.img_4687-1And now, I have the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel. I actually went into Sephora to get this because I lost/ran out of my last one (and of course I didn’t leave with just the one.) We already know I swear by this, and couldn’t live without my Anastasia Brow products.img_4671Next is the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light. LOVE THIS STUFF. I got the regular one as a sample and loved the way my skin looked after using it, but it was just a little too heavy for me. So, I got the light one and it is still super moisturizing and healing and I’m just in love with it!! I’ve only gotten to use it one night, and will give a review a couple of weeks after using it, but I have a feeling my view will stay the same. IN LOVE.img_4663Staying on the “skincare” topic.. Next, I have the Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment. I am really excited to use this product! I have loved every GLAMGLOW product that I have tried, so I’m sure it will be the same with this. This is supposed to “firm, lift, tighten, tone, and help the skin’s contours look more defined”  WHO DOESN’T WANT THAT?!img_4666Aaaand, MORE SKINCARE! This is the Glamglow Giftsexy Ultimate Anti-Aging Set. It comes with a full size Youthmud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment, Youthcleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, a mini Supermud, and an Applicator Brush. In my head, I saved money buying this.. I needed some more of the Supermud, but also wanted to try the Youthmud because a friend recommended it to me. I am so excited about this little gift to myself! Cannot wait to try the Youthmud and Youthcleanse out!img_4704This is the Glamglow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Treatment. I just now opened this product, and IT SMELLS SO GOOD. The only real downside is having to stick my finger in the pot to get the product. I feel like that’s not the most sanitary thing ever, but it’s supposed to be an amazing product, so I will look past that.img_4676Now, I have the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the shade Bellissima. I ordered this online expecting it to be a soft, bright bubblegum/frosted baby pink (because that’s what it looks like online.) Then I saw it in store and realized KathleenLights talked about this in one of her videos, and that it’s not supposed to be that pale of a pink. I’m actually really happy with the color. It is the perfect pinky, nude, natural shade. I wouldn’t be surprised if this ended up in a favorites post in the near future!

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Stila Bellissima. With flash- Without flash. 

img_4673-1The second lip product I got is the Buxom full-on Lip Cream in the shade White Russian. It has just a hint of nude in it to where it’s noticeable, but is sheer enough to be able to wear on top of other lipsticks and stains. I’m really going to enjoy this product!

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Buxom White Russian. With flash- Without flash.

img_4708And last, but definitely not least, is the Sephora Colorful Matte Eyeshadow in the shade Prom Queen. If I’m completely honest, I only bought this to reach VIB status (#GuiltyAsCharged). HOWEVER, I am really pleased with the pigmentation of this eyeshadow!!! I wasn’t expecting it to be this good! I will have to see what it looks like actually on, but it definitely has potential!

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Sephora Prom Queen. With flash- Without flash.

img_4711Whoops, I almost forgot… My birthday gift! Since my birthday is next week, I went ahead and got my gift from Sephora. It is a Marc Jacobs Lipstick and Eyeliner sample duo. The lipstick is in the shade Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and I don’t know the name of the eyeliner, but it is black as night and hard as I don’t know what to get off. It took me three different tries with makeup remover to get that sucker off after I swatched it! I’m definitely going to use these up and get the full size soon. Really like these two products. Thank you, Sephora!

Alright guys, that’s it for my EXTREMELY LONG Sephora Haul! I hope you all enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for reading!

Do you have any of these products? Let me know in the comments below what you thought of them!

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Betsy

Sweet Treat Tuesday? | 2016

Hey everybody! I hope you are having a great start to your week! Today, I want to share with you something that I normally wouldn’t. If you can’t tell by the title, it has nothing to do with anything beauty. I hope I’m not going too far out on a limb by doing this, but I want to share this yummy goodness with you… So, let’s get down to it!

Late this afternoon, I walked in the kitchen, after working on a post that I was going to put up today (but will now be going up later this week), and caught my Mama in the kitchen! She was baking these Butter Pecan Cookies for Tea Time! We normally don’t eat sweets like this or bake unless we are going tailgating, have company, or it’s a special occasion. Which wasn’t the case, she just wanted to surprise us with a little sweet treat! (Thank you Mom!)

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These are the Butter Pecan Tea Cookies that she made! They are SOOOO good!

She found the recipe on Pinterest, which I will post the link for, in case any of you get hungry after reading this post, and want to try it out! It is adapted from a Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazine in May 2004. They are sooo good and really easy to make, too!

To my knowledge, we haven’t tried any other recipes from this baker/blogger before, but that is probably about to change! They have some pretty yummy looking things on their site…Or maybe I’m just really hungry, who knows.

Mom thinks the baker’s cookies are prettier, but does that really matter when they are homemade? I think she did a beautiful job, and did I mention they are SO GOOD!??

I guess I will wrap this post up now, no need to keep rambling about how good these cookies are….even though they are! If you are interested in trying out these cookies, click this link to get the recipe! I really recommend trying them out, or any of this baker’s recipes. I’m normally not super into this kind of cookie…but I’m about to go eat another. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to get in your kitchen and bake something for you and your family! What is your favorite sweet treat to make?? Let me know in the comments below!

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Xoxo.

Betsy