e.l.f Cosmetics has been around for a while now and their products have either been a hit or miss. I have always been skeptical when it came to their products because it was so cheap for being a drugstore brand. And when I say their products I mean their makeup products. I’ve never had issues with their makeup brushes. I remember when I first tried their foundation and it wasn’t the best. I really hated it. But it seems like e.l.f Cosmetics has improved their some of their products. I received this blush palette in a PR package as part of the #ElfBeautySquad and I was so excited to see how pigmented these colors were.
Last week I shared with you an affordable Fourth of July look but I promise this isn’t another holiday outfit. If you guys read my post last week I purchased a few items from SheIn. If you’re unfamiliar with SheIn – it’s basically an international online shop that sells affordable clothes. I was told about this shop through my friend Steffanie from Brighter Darling and I was immediately impressed by the price of the clothes. But there’s a difference when you look at the price and the quality of the clothes.
You guys 4th of July is 2 weeks away. But this weekend my city is having a 4th of July event which is called “Shake the Lake”. They set off fireworks for 4th of July on the lake and this is our first year taking my boys to it. Of course, I had to create a fun Holiday Makeup: Easy Red White and Blue look. I mean we are celebrating America’s Independence Day why not go all out for this holiday.
Now that we’re full blown summer weather, I’m collaborating with my blog bestie Alexis from A Blissful Haven to share with you, our Summer Beauty and Fashion Must-Haves. We rounded up our favorite beauty and fashion items. With it being warm out I’m sure you want to know what are great beauty products to use this summer and what fashion trends are in or are our favorite trends. When it comes to beauty in the summer I like to keep it very minimal. The fewer products I have to put on, the better because I have oily skin and I hate when I feel sweaty with a bunch of beauty products on.
This weekend we had the pleasure of going to the Kalahari Resorts. Now if you read my Summer Bucket List, you saw me talk about how going to the Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells was on our bucket list because it’s such a great fun place to go as a family. Well, thanks to Kalahari Resorts we were able to go for the day. Let me just say that we had the BEST TIME there. The boys and Brian have never been there but I have a few years ago but a lot has changed since I’ve been there. First off they have this new water ride called “The Smoke that Thunders”.
We are literally days away from Fourth of July. Can you believe it? I’m teaming up with Steffanie from Brighter, Darling to give you some Fourth of July fashion inspiration. Now in Wisconsin, it gets REALLY hot and muggy during the day on Fourth of July. But at night when you’re watching the fireworks by the lake, the mosquitos can be a big pain and it can get a tad bit nippy. For me, I love to make sure I’m covered as much as possible because I’m allergic to mosquitos. Yes I know, it’s weird but my body reacts differently when I get bit by one.
Everyone knows that I like to make sure I look bronzy in the summer (actually all year around) so when PUR Cosmetics released their PUR Cosmetics Bronze Your Selfie, I was lucky enough to have a bottle sent to me to test out. This is a limited edition so if you decide that this is something you need after you read my review, I highly suggest you purchase it right away before they’re gone.
In the beauty world, people are raving about the Wet’n Wild Photo Focus Foundation and Concealer but I’m here to let you know whether or not this is a miss or a hit. I’m all about drugstore foundations because they are some REALLY good foundations out there. I purchased this foundation a few weeks ago because one of my blog friends Steffanie from Brighter Darling was trying it out and she too has oily skin like myself, so I jumped on the bandwagon.
As the boys are getting ready to be with their dad for the majority of the summer, Brian and I have plans to take full advantage of the time we have to do as many things together. Recently I shared all about our summer bucket list and one of the things on our summer bucket list is to definitely go out on a date(s). There are so many great places in our city (or outside of our city) that we haven’t tried and maybe we will take that risk and try them out. We LOVE to eat, it’s no lie. But one of the things that I love about date nights, is being able to get dressed up and pretty. I like taking that time to actually pick out an outfit or dress. And since it’s summer; my go-to dresses are definitely maxi dresses.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared my monthly beauty favorites. But I have decided that this will be my last one on my blog and I will be sharing my monthly beauty favorites through my newsletter so be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you get an update every month of what beauty products I am currently loving/raving about. Let’s talk about my May’s Beauty Favorites. First, let me just say that May flew by so quick. I was expecting it to go by slow but no here we are and it’s June already. Anyone else with me on that?
You’re probably we’re confused by the caption of this post. I would be considering the word “spatula” is in it. Usually, when you think of spatula, the first thing pops in mind is a kitchen utensil. But I’m not talking about the cooking spatula you use in the kitchen. The Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin is a skin care spatula that will help with your pesky pores and much more.
School is almost out and that means summer is officially here in Wisconsin. We are finally having some sunshine and 80-degree weather. Which means it’s finally time to start planning our summer. As many of you know, my boys spend their summer with their dad and stepmom since I have them during the school year. Which means I’m very limited to a number of things I can do with them when I do have them until they leave. The majority of the things we do them is things they can do. Like going to the pool, zoo, splash park, park but once the boys are gone Brian and I like to take this time and do things for ourselves. I mean it’s our free time so we have to take advantage.
Many of you know that I’ve started this journey with blogging almost 3 years ago and it was all about beauty. But this year I decided to expand my niche to fashion. I use to work retail and I loved every minute of it because of the cute clothes I was able to purchase before anyone else would. But when I started my blog I didn’t think that I had the confidence to post photos of myself in my favorite clothing because I was lacking that confidence.