I'd be lying if I didn't say that I already filmed and released my Ipsy Bag reveal a day or two ago... but let's face it - I'm a busy woman and editing images or even taking them for that matter, is a task all in its own. Don't get me wrong - I do enjoy what I do - but sometimes it takes me a day or two longer than I would like. lol
This month's Ipsy Bag was awesome in my opinion. It included brands that I love and one I wasn't too familiar with. For $10.00 a month (shipping included) that is definitely a steal and I am loving each product I received.
Freeman Beauty Psssst! The True Original On-The-Go Instand Dry Shampoo
The first goodie in my bag for June is the Freeman Beauty Psssst! the True Original On-The-Go Instant dry shampoo. If I'm not mistaken - this is the Travel size... with a Net Wt. of 1.76oz. I have used this product many times and purchase the full size from my favorite Drug Stores. I really do love it!
Retail for the full size is $ 13.98
Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Purple
This awesome Gel liner reminds me of my Laura Geller Ink Well Liner - but in a larger version. It has it's brush built in for easy use and definitely great travel. It is creamy and smooth and I love the application, not to mention it's very pigmented and has great staying power. I especially love that I got the purple - YAY ME! I received the full size of this liner.
Retail value: $21.00
J.Cat Beauty - Sparkling Cream Palette
I don't have the palette on me so I can't remember the name... I know, FAIL. lol
But, I really think this is a cool palette to have. Of course, it should not be used near the eye area - which I did use, but use at your own discretion - I'm not responsible for mishaps. The colors are bold and vibrant and definitely great to do body art or even theatrical or Halloween looks. I'm looking forward to using this palette more in the future - I just hate washing off the glitter when I'm done looking sparkly. lol I did receive the full size of this palette
Retail value: $4.49
Starlook's Lip liner in Tipsy
This gorgeous coral pink colored lip liner is creamy and glides on very smoothly. Considering it is a pencil liner that you have to sharpen (not twist up) I am very happy that my lips do not get tugged or yanked when applying. While it can fade and may need to be reapplied from time to time, this awesome lip liner has pretty awesome lasting qualities. I received a full size liner in my Ipsy Bag.
Retail Value: $12.00
NYX Cream Blush in Hot Pink
Let me just start off by saying that this blush is beautiful. It has lasting pigmentation and is extremely blend-able and build-able. I LOVE the color, it matches my skintone to perfection. I received the Full Size of this product in my Ipsy Bag.
Retail Value: $6.00
So - the theme for this month's bag was "on the Wild Side" and I am definitely Wild about this month's bag. It includes so many products that I already love from Brands that are definitely awesome. This month's retail value of the entire bag is over $55.00 and that doesn't even include the cost of the makeup bag - which I love. Ipsy has most definitely proven to be a great monthly subscription service. While I have had issues with their shipping (which I cannot attest to be their fault or that of the shipping service) I am very happy with what I receive. I have gotten well over 16 Glam Bags from My Glam/Ipsy and they have always made me smile. :)
I know, I know... I'm not smiling in this pic. lmao But I did this look the other day using products from my IpsyGlam Bag. I wasn't going to share this look, I even did a tutorial but after playing it back, the lighting was not ideal... But I figured I would share it and I may redo the tutorial.
Eyeshadow: J.Cat Sparkling Cream Palette in Suzie
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette - Buck
Lips: MAC Saint Germain and a little of MAC Candy Yum Yum
Starlooks Lip liner in Tipsy
Milani Colorstatement lipstick in Fruit Punch
Eye liner: Cailyn Gel Liner in Purple
Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight
Blush: NYX Cosmetics Cream Blush in Hot Pink
Mascara: Starlooks Lash Booster
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
Contacts worn are from Candy Color Lenses.
I wanted to be very cool and casual today and while this may be a little too casual for most...
I figured I would share it anyway.
Today I am wearing shorts and a flowy peasant style top. I want to thank my oldest for taking my photos for me today - he really is turning into a great photog. We used my phone for these images,
so I hope they came out up to our normal standard.
Top: White Peasant Style Top from Blue Ginger
Shorts: Khaki Draw String Cargo Shorts from Torrid - these are a little short, but hey - it's Summer.
Flip Flops: Old Navy Gold Glitter Jellies
Miche Prima Bag from Miche
Sunglasses from Sunglasses Warehouse
And my normal jewelry - I tend to use these pieces and my gold the most during the Summer.
Yesterday was Father's Day and a super casual and laid back day for all of us. It was unfortunate that my hubby had to work but my in laws were over the house so it was great to get caught up and hang out. Since it was so warm and hot - I figured a comfy dress would be in order.
I love tube dresses... they are so cool and comfortable. The dress I am wearing is from Blue Ginger, a local Hawaii Island Wear Boutique. The dress is made out of Batik Material, which makes it durable (great for chasing after children) and comfortable to wear out and about and staying cool.
Dress: Blue Hawaiian Print Hibiscus dress from Blue Ginger
Flip flops: Roxy
Sunglasses: Sunglasses Warehouse
Jewelry: Same ol jewelry from previous posts... my every day summer jewelry. :)
**Pardon the quality of the photo - again, I used my camera phone. :)
As you have read in previous posts... Summer is definitely here and we are in full swing of it. I love the Summer months because it means I have more time with my boys... fun in the sun and so much more! Because of our busy time during the summer - I tend to have quite a bit of favorite products... all from a wide range of categories.
In my video below - I named a few of my favorite goodie treats. They included those pictured as well as almonds - which we love. I also forgot to mention that we absolutely love to eat fruits - which is a favorite of ours regardless of the time of the year. You can always find fruits in our house, but I was filming in my room and didn't want to take them with me. Our favorite fruits include: Strawberries, Watermelons, Blueberries, Kiwi, Seedless Grapes, Persimmon, Dates and Bananas. Those are some of our favorite summer fruit delights.
Of course - sunscreen, lotions and hair protection is very important in the summer time. So my choice for lotion/body butter this summer is anything from Pacifica, right now in my purse I have the Tuscan Blood Orange... but I also love the Tahitian Vanilla. For Sunscreen I have been loving my Brush on Block from Susan Posnick (review for this item can be found here) and it works so well during the hot summer months. For the boys - my favorite is the spray on Sunblock from Lil' Kids which includes Aloe vera. It is absolutely awesome and perfect for the summer time and for all those awesome beach and ocean days. For my hair, besides my coconut oil, I have always use my Macadamia Oil. It is just best to keep my hair from frizzing up and looking dry.
Of course, I love large handbags and my Prima Miche Bags are the most ideal for summer months, since I tend to throw everything in my purse during these months.
Perfume and body sprays for the summer always include Vanilla or powdering notes. My favorites include: Bodycology Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Spray, DKNY Pure Perfume, LaVanilla Vanilla Perfume and Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink.
I mentioned all of the eye liners in the video, with exception to one... I am a huge gel liner fanatic so I can't believe I had forgotten this... but I was rushing when grabbing my products. A few Gel liner favorites are MAC's Blacktrack Fluid line and Tarte's Amazonian Clay EmpasEyes Black Gel liner. I also love Blue Peep, also a Fluidline from MAC and Punk Purple and Teal Tease from ELF... lol - do you see a pattern here... Purples and Teals. lol
I mentioned all my lippies with exception to my EOS lip balm in Passion Fruit, I can't believe I left that out - it has been a favorite of mine for years. lol So I included it in the photo.
For palettes - My Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette had been my go-to for years. I have also added my Lorac Pro Palette and UD Naked Basics Palettes this year as they are turning into favorites. I just love golds during the summer - or shall I say golds and bronzes... so it is important for me to have palettes that include those colors.
For fashion goodies... Maxi dresses, sun dresses and anything that is wearable and easy to move in are favorites of mine. Honestly - any of my photos or OOTDs include my favorite fashion items... so I decided to include a few photos of them in this post. I also love shorts, flip flops and wedges and tanks and v-necks. My favorite flip flops include: Roxy, Havaiana and Old Navy flip flops (which are a steal for $2.50, considering I my havaianas are sometimes over $30.
I forgot to mention that I can't go anywhere without sunglasses, whether it be the summer months or anytime of the year, so I completely forgot to include them. I am a huge lover of Maui Jims, especially during the summer months because they are 7 Layered Polarized and are what I need to cut down on my glare, which I get often when driving. It also helps with awesome views of the beautiful ocean and sky. Trust me when I say that if you have a pair of Maui Jims - you know how awesome, bright, crisp and clear life can look behind the lens. ;) (shown on the photo with the denim vest).
I may have mentioned more or less than what I talked about here in this post. I did talk about my favorite jewelry items and hats, so definitely be sure to watch the video which I embedded below - or click here to watch on YouTube. But for the most part, I think I covered everything. ;)
Wishing you all the best summer possible - I know I am having fun, I hope you are too!
I am very lucky in my life... that I have a great father... when I know there are so many out there that do not. I am even luckier to have a wonderful husband who is not only an awesome husband but the best daddy to our children. If you ask me.. I'd say that I am the lucky one.
Happy Father's Day to my daddy... the man who taught me to defend myself and taught me that books are the keys to our dreams and future. And, to the man that made me mommy of 3 wonderful boys... I love you and thank you for being the best daddy and the
world to me and our sons.Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's and mommies who have to wear both hats. you are all awesome.xoxo
The boys and I went to an open field and had some fun today. If you can't watch via the site - you can watch on YouTube by clicking here.
So my sons and I were out and about and on a little journey today... playing in the grass and looking at wild flowers. It was a fun afternoon. Because my littles are so active... wearing heels or dressing up really wasn't ideal. Besides, let's face it... while I love being girlie, I'm as tomboy as tomboy gets and there is no changing that. Not to mention, it was a very warm day here in Hawai'i Nei... so comfort and cool was the way to go.
My big boy Ka'eo took my photos for me... and we only had my camera phone, so that is what we used today - thank goodness for good quality. lol So since I always state what I'm wearing... here it goes:
Top - Black ribbed tank / wife beater from Old Navy
Shorts - Bermuda Length Camouflage Shorts from Torrid
Flip flops - Roxy black Flip flops
Jewelry - just using my Invicta Divers Watch, Wedding Rings, Diamond Solitare (right hand), my 3 diamond necklace and sterling silver diamond earrings.
As you can see - the boys are super casual today too. All of them using just basic tees with shorts and their rubber boots. My eldest loves collared shirts, so he is sporting his brown shirt with denim shorts and his rubber flip flops.
It was a wonderful day - stay tuned for my Vlog post. ;)
Trends come and go and some even stay longer than others... but one trend that hasn't left yet is Colored Contacts. Now a days, they come in a variety of colors, designs and all kinds of crazy... compared to when I first tried on and used Color Contacts back in the day and only had brands like Fresh looks available to buy. As with all beauty accessories, Contacts are used for a variety of things - from altering ones appearance, to doing awesome and cool theatrical looks. Now a days, the options are endless and you can find anything to suite your desires.
I have worked with Candy Color Lenses on MANY occasions. In fact, they are the ONLY online retailer for color and crazy contacts that I have purchased from in a couple of years. While I get my regular "seeing" contacts from my optometrist... crazy contacts come directly from CCL. Their customer service has never steered me wrong and shipping is a breeze and super affordable. I am very lucky to be working with CCL once again and this time, instead of really reviewing the lenses I received, I decided I would talk to all of you about some application tips and about my experience with the company.
There are a few tips I forgot to mention in the video...
So - check out the video below (or click here to watch on YouTube) for all the details and the rules for the giveaway can be found below it.
Thank you so much to Candy Color Lenses for sponsoring this very generous Giveaway! The rules are very simple and are listed below - but entry will be confirmed by using the Raffle Copter Widget. If you do not enter via the widget - you will not be entered into the giveaway. The winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter.
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