Where have I been?!

So guys, I know I have been missing in action for a while and with all my sources of content, my blog has been hurting. I really appreciate you guys hanging around with me here on the blog, and I’m so happy to tell you that from this point on, I’ll be posting one video a week and one blog post a week!

Just to give you guys a little bit of an idea of what we’ve been up to with the house projects since I’ve been away I’ve included a couple pics of the work thus far!

Bryan and I built a deck top garden, because the deck is one of the only places we get sun in our tree filled yard. We have lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and a ton of different herbs! I’m loving having all the herbs and it looks like we are going to have both peppers and tomatoes ripe pretty soon!

We added wainscotting to our dining room and painted the top a dark blue paint. I’m loving how this turned out! Now we just have to switch out the lighting fixture and get a dining room table in there and we’ll be good! If you guys want to know more in depth how we made the wainscotting paneling let me know and I’ll put up a post about it.

The last project we’ve been working on is putting in a mulched garden around our fence. This just makes it a ton easier to mow, and it looks super pretty!

Again, I’m so happy to be back with you guys and if you want details on any of these projects let me know! Also, if you haven’t yet seen it check out my 4th of July Makeup Tutorial.

Birchbox Unboxing December 2015

Hey loves!

Today I’m going to be sharing with you what I got in my Birchbox Subscription box for the month of December.  I’ve really been loving my Birchbox lately, and I continue to get great boxes each month! This box follows that trend and is an awesome early christmas present for me this year!  If you would like to join birchbox you can do so here, and use the coupon code: “subscribenow50” to get an extra $5 in the birchbox shop when you sign up!


Obliphica Professional Seaberry Serum – Medium to Coarse

“Sometimes the best treatments take time and maintenance, but in a 140 character-based world, sometimes we want a little more instant gratification. Once applied, this nourishing serum gets to work, reviving damaged, colored, and all-around unmanageable hair without weighing it down—for a smooth, shiny Instagram-worthy finish.” -Birchbox

I am super excited about this hair serum! My hair is ombred at the ends and I need that extra protection and nourishment to keep them from feeling like straw.  The size of this sample is very large and will definitely last me through quite a few treatments.



Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum

“Just as Avène has tapped into the Sainte-Odile spring, they’ve also tapped into a wealth of knowledge about hydration. They were able to pack a high concentration of thermal spring water into this powerful, paraben-free serum, providing long-lasting hydration to soothe dehydrated and sensitive skin. This serum enhances the effectiveness of any moisturizer or treatment product you choose to apply next.” -Birchbox

This is another serum I am super excited about. I’m not typically able to afford high end skin care on a regular basis, so when I get great skin care samples it excites me!  I tend to have more oily skin so I don’t seem to need a whole lot of hydration, but sometimes hydrating serums can help balance the skin, so I’m really excited to see what this does for my skin.



Coastal Scents® styleEYES Palette

“Few things excite us more than getting a shiny new shadow palette. The only downsides? Not knowing the best way to coordinate shades, and not being able to fit our favorite hues in our clutch. The pros at Coastal Scents fixed these conundrums with these handy mini-palettes. Designed with specific scenarios in mind, these exquisite color collections feature perfectly complementary shades in purse-friendly sizes. The socialEYES palette comes with beautiful, deep neutrals for everyday looks, the formalEYES palette offers lovely nudes and rosy pinks for a big night out, and the glamourEYES collection boasts gorgeous, bold colors for special occasions (or any time you crave a little va-va-voom). Bonus: Each comes with a mirror for on-the-go touch ups.” -Birchbox

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I always love getting eyeshadows, and these coastal scents ones are no exception! I got a light nuetral color as well as a medium shimmery pink, and I’m very excited to see them in action.  I’ll let you guys know how I feel about these after I’ve used them a bit in the future.





One Thousand Subscribers | Pink Halo Eye Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys!

I just wanted to take a moment to celebrate with you. I got to 1k subscribers on my YouTube channel!!! I feel such a dork getting so ridiculously excited over 1k subs when so many people have hundreds of thousands and even millions of subscribers. But whatever I’m a star wars baby (born May 4th what what!) I’m allowed to dork out 😛 Its been about 8 months of hard work, and putting out videos on a regular basis and I made it there!

Thanks to all of you who support my channel! You guys are the reason I make videos! And to thank you guys for that I am going to be doing a giveaway on my channel, and also my husband Bryan will be attempting to do my makeup on film for all you guys to watch! 😀 😛 So if you haven’t yet subscribed to my channel make sure you do so you don’t miss out on either of those videos!!! My Channel

If you want to see the video that pushed me over the hill, check out my Pink Halo Eye Makeup Tutorial using the Vice 4 Palette by Urban decay.

My First Ipsy Bag

So lately I’ve been loving my Birchboxes and wanted to do some more unboxings on my blog and my youtube channel. And, it’s official, I got an ipsy! I started subscribing to ipsy due to the huge number of beauty friends of mine that subscribe and what awesome boxes they get consistently month after month.

I got to my mail box on friday and the pink foil envelope was there. I was super excited to find out what I got and rushed inside to film. It ended up being a super great box! Heres what I got inside:

theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick: https://www.ipsy.com/product/p-iegthx80s3si20m1/theBalm+Cosmetics/Meet+Matt%28e%29+Hughes+Long-Lasting+Liquid+Lipstick

Aromachology Exotic & Spicy Eau de Parfum: https://www.ipsy.com/product/p-ieht3do9cq2y19ie/Aromachology/Exotic+%26+Spicy+Eau+de+Parfum

Hey Honey Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub: https://www.ipsy.com/product/p-iehssigfluw1935/Hey+Honey/Come+Clean++Propolis+%26+Minerals+Facial+Scrub

IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes® Clinically Proven 5-in-1 Mascara: https://www.ipsy.com/product/p-iegu52p2vllb21i3/IT+Cosmetics/Hello+Lashes%C2%AE+Clinically+Proven+5-in-1+Mascara

Touch in Sol Mini Browza Super Proof Gel Brow Pencil: https://www.ipsy.com/product/p-iehsjqu6gx2q18qf/Touch+in+Sol/Mini+Browza+Super+Proof+Gel+Brow+Pencil

All of the sample sizes were super huge and I was super happy with this ipsy bag! Speaking of bags, the makeup bag itself was super cute and classy, it was black on one side and gold on the other, and I’m totally going to be using it all the time! You can see the bag in my instagram post here.

Hope you stick around for more ipsy unbaggings! If they are all like this one, I am super happy with my choice to subscribe! If you want to see my Ipsy Glam Bag Unbagging for October 2015 you can go to my Youtube Channel to check it out, or watch below!

Dissapointing September Birchbox Unboxing

So recently I unboxed my September Birchbox and I was left a little sad with the outcome.  It’s not that the stuff in it wasn’t great. It had a hair protein mask in a very large sample size, and Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil, a caffeinated eye cream, and a concealer stick.

Salon gioje NYC Protein Mask

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil

Caffeinated Eye Cream

treSique Concealer Crayon
Now that doesn’t sound too bad at this point, but I was missing my 5th sample, a perfume.  Perfume samples are not really my cup of tea, but if I pay for one and expect it in my box, I would like to receive it.  So I made my September Birchbox Unboxing for 2015 and made a sad face in my feeling journal. 😛

The missing perfume full size valued at $90
The cool part of the story starts now.  I contacted Birchbox customer support and they were Seriously soo sooo soooooo nice! They felt terrible that that happened and immediately offered to send me a replacement or credit me some Birchbox points that can be used to buy stuff in the Birchbox store.  I chose the points and they deposited 50 points (worth $5 in their store) into my account a few minutes later.  Seeing as though that is half the value of the box, I’d say that was a great deal.

I will most definitely continue with my subscription to Birchbox because of the awesome customer service and also the great points system!

If you would like to hear more about how their points system works, just let me know in the comments and I will wright a post on that as well!

You can view my original unboxing video below or by clicking this link: September Birchbox Unboxing for 2015

Lorac Pro Contour Kit Demo and Giveaway!

Hey guys! I know I’ve been MIA lately, and life has just been so insanely crazy this summer 😛  I really wanted to make sure I let you guys know about the giveaway I have going on on my youtube channel right now.  I recently hit 500 subscribers on youtube and decided to give back with a Lorac Pro Contour Kit!  I’ve really been loving it and hope you guys like it as a giveaway prize 😀 So head on over and enter the giveaway, before time runs out!

View the Lorac Pro Contour demo / review and giveaway on youtube!