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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pre-Birthday / Fall Fashion Haul (NEW CHANEL, Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik) + $100 NORDSTROM Gift Card Giveaway!

SO Happy to have teamed up with Ebates for another GIVEAWAY for you guys! 

Watch the Haul Video HERE: 


DOUBLE CASH BACK STORES you may be interested in! 
Nordstrom 6%
Neiman Marcus 8%
Saks Fifth Ave. 8%
Ulta 8%
Sephora 8% 
Piperlime 4%
Macy's 6% 
Forever 21 4%
PacSun 6% 

In order to be eligible for this giveaway you HAVE to sign up through the above link. That is how Ebates is choosing the winner! If you have signed up through me in the past then you do not need to sign up again HOWEVER if you already have an Ebates account not through me unfortunately you will need to sign up for another account >_< I know it's a pain in the bootayyyy but it's the only way they can keep track of all the entries. 

- I will announce the winners in a blog post here as well as on Facebook.

- You have until the end of the month to enter! 
(September 30th, 2014)

- Ebates will be in charge of choosing a winner as well as issuing the prize. 

I am so happy to be doing this giveaway for you guys! As you know I am a HUGE Ebates supporter! I have been a user since 2007 (before I even had my YouTube account!) and I think it is THE BEST service to use for online shoppers! 

How Ebates works: 

Basically if you are planning to shop online go to Ebates first and see if the store you are looking to shop at is an Ebates participant. There are an INSANE amount of stores that have teamed up with them so it's worth just doing a quick search on the site!

Once you find the store you were looking for (Nordstrom, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Kohl's, Amazon, etc.) you will see how much cash back is offered as well as any promos or coupon codes available on the site :) 

Click SHOP NOW and you will be redirected to the store's official website. From there, just shop as you normally would. (Every time you click to go to a store through Ebates they will show you a tracking ticket number, that gets saved to your account as a log of the stores you've shopped at/browsed so you can receive credit!)


You will earn whatever the cash back percent offered is on your purchased (pre-tax)! 

Ebates sends you a "BIG FAT CHECK" at the end of the earning period - so about every 3 months, which is nice because it gives you some time to accumulate earnings : ) 
Or you can choose to receive payment right to your PayPal account!

I have used this service for many years and I can tell you it is 100% legitimate! I have gotten THOUSANDS of dollars back on my purchases since I joined. 

(given of course you earn based upon what you spend! #shopaholic)

If you ever have any questions or issues always feel free to ask me and I will be more than willing to help in any way that I can. This is a site that I love and believe in so I am happy to be of assistance : ) 
(I literally would work there if I could! LOLL) 

Their customer service is also wonderful at answering and fixing any issues you may come across and there is even a section for you to file yourself if for some reason a purchase falls through the cracks. It happens sometimes especially if you are saving your shopping cart for too long. It's simple enough, just go to the tracking ticket area and file a claim - they usually credit your account within a couple of hours or less. 

I will also attach a video I've done in the past for those of you not interested in reading hahaha. (Start at 3:00 for specific Ebates info) 

Saturday, August 2, 2014



Products Used: 

Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad -
Urban Decay Naked Palette (optional) -
Maybelline MasterDrama Liner in Midnight Master -
Dolly Wink Liquid Liner -
Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara -
Ardell 120 Demi Lashes -

What else I'm wearing: 

Crop Top - H&M 
Cat Ears - Forever 21 (sorry for wearing these so much lately...I really need a hair cut!) 

Nails: OPI - Live.Love.Carnaval -

Foundation: YSL Teint Resist #5 (no longer made *cries*)
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Corrector in Light -
Physician's Formula Bronze Booster -
MAC Blush in Peaches & Cream -
Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad -
Urban Decay Naked Palette -
Ardell 120 Demi Lashes -
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel in Brunette -
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel -
Chanel Gloss in Rose Reve -

OMG I have been HORRIBLE at updating my blog! So sorry!!! I have been posting a lot on my YouTube channel so that has been taking up a large majority of my time. I did want to catch you guys up on some of my videos though, especially my tutorials. (yes, I am doing makeup tutorials again! my new set up makes filming them much easier and enjoyable so yay!) 

I decided to kick it off with kind of a throwback : ) an updated version of one of my favorite looks from when I first started my YouTube channel/Blog. 


Also I usually will update my video player with my latest video so you can always check there : ) 

Thank you so much for all of your support. 

Love you!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

NEW Maybelline The Nudes Palette + Swatches

In stores July 2014 - Maybelline The Nudes Palette. 

Please follow me on YouTube for a future Review and Tutorial : )

Heavy Swatches. 

One swipe swatches. 

All swatches are done with NO PRIMER.

Initially these shadows did not swatch this strong but after using them this was the result. 

Naturally some are more pigmented than others depending on the finish. There are some shimmers, mattes, metallics and glitter infused shades in this palette. I would only consider a few of them "super pigmented" but honestly I have always hated how that seems to be the way many people classify a good shadow vs. a bad shadow. It really depends on what you are using the colors for and what your taste is. 

So far my two favorite shades in the palette are the bronze on the top row (4th color in) - by far the most pigmented shadow in the palette (this color is right on par with Urban Decay and MAC quality/payoff) - and the black which is the last color in the second row. I am not really one for black eye shadow - I NEVER use it but I tried this one in a look and REALLY liked it. It's a very soft and wearable black that blends easily. I like that it is not overwhelming and that you can build it up vs. a super pigmented black that gets everywhere and takes forever to blend. This color does swatch the worst in my opinion but it's a great shadow - swatches aren't everything since that's generally not the way you will be wearing the colors. (Plus matte black shadows never really swatch that well)

The mattes seem to have very little to no fall out. 

Colors with the most fall out for me have been the gold (3rd in on the second row) and the first color on the first row which is kind of an iridescent white that shines pink with blue glitter specks (see third swatch photo) - but even then it wasn't extreme.

The questions everyone will want to ask me - 

Is this a dupe for the Naked Palette? 
No. The colors are actually quite different and there is a definite difference in texture etc. 

Would I recommend this Palette? 
Depends. I like it. I can see myself using this palette frequently. I can even see myself hitting pan on several of the colors. 
However, if you have a ton of neutral palettes this one isn't really anything different or exciting other than the fact that it is a reasonably priced drugstore palette. If you've always had your heart set on a Naked palette this is NOT going to satisfy that need for you. I know a lot of people will be comparing this to the Naked palettes but honestly I think it's kind of it's own thing. 

Things I would change?
I wish there were a few more light, matte, blending colors. This palette is really lacking that. Even some of the lighter browns look really dark on my skin tone (and I'm pretty tan right now) and all but one of the light colors have some type of glitter or shimmer. Also I'd like a sheer matte white as that is my highlight color of choice : ) the peachy color in the palette actually comes out like a cream though so I guess close enough. 

Ohh it'd also be great if they had a warmer blending/transition color in here too! Although none of the Naked palettes have that either : \ 

I will have a tutorial using this palette on my channel soon so be sure and subscribe there!

Hope this was helpful! I actually was only planning on posting the swatches since I want to talk about this in a video but I figured that I would at least cover the bases here for those wondering. This is only my second day with the palette so when I do my video I will have had some more time to play around with it. These are just my initial impressions. Today is my first time wearing a look done with this palette. Be sure to follow my on Instagram to see some sneak peek looks before the video goes up!

Thanks for stopping by!


All photos belong to me and may not be used without my permission.

Monday, April 14, 2014

#FreshPaint - OPI My Very First Knockwurst

Photo from hollyannaeree's Instagram

Just felt like playing around with some nail jewels today. 
Like I've mentioned in the past this nail color is my FAVORITE for adding rhinestones to! 
I think it's just perfect : )

To see more of my Top 5 Favorite Nail Polishes Watch the Video below! 

What I used: 

OPI 'My Very First Knockwurst' (HERE)
Pearls (HERE)
Swarovski Crystals (HERE
CC Rhinestone Piece (HERE + HERE)

Also used:

Hope you enjoyed this at home manicure : )