It’s Moving Day

Boxes
I’ve been planning this for months and the day is finally here! Today marks the day that I move into my first apartment. I’ve been apartment hunting and trying to move for about three years now. But between being self employed, just me, and having a cat, I’ve been turned down a lot. Trying to rent someone townhome or condo was difficult because they kept telling me they only wanted to rent to couples. Most of the apartment complexes in my budget, and in the area I wanted to move to, weren’t pet friendly. So it’s definitely been a struggle.

I’m so happy with the place that I chose and I’m hoping that the next year goes really well. Since this is my first place I plan on blogging my entire experience: moving, unpacking, decorating, and everything in between… including a before and after apartment tour and a new makeup set up!

P.S. I wish I had a YouTube video of Michelle Elizabeth Tanner singing “It’s moving day”. Major props if you know the episode that I’m talking about!

Kendall Jenner’s New Ad For Estée Lauder

Cosmetic company Estée Lauder released their newest Ad featuring Kendall Jenner. I blogged backed in November about Jenner becoming the new face of Estée Lauder and now we have a video of the model in action. in the Ad, Jenner is introducing the brand’s first Little Black Primer. The all-new mascara primer should be looked at as “a little black dress for lashes,” according the Estée Lauder description.

They say you can wear it three ways: Tint. Amplify. Set. You’re able to wear the primer on its own to color and lift your lashes. Doing this will keep them nice and silky black all day… according to their claims, even overnight. When used as a primer it brings volume, lift, and length to your lashes. Lastly, you can apply it over your favorite mascara to create a water-resistant topcoat to reduce smudging and flaking.

As someone with dull lashes, I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Little Black Primer!

Time to De-Stash My Collection

Destashing Makeup
It’s been quite a while since I last went through my makeup collection and did a little de-stashing. This is always hard for me to do. I may have more makeup than the average person, but I do use and love everything that I have. So having to give stuff up can be a struggle. But I’m doing it! I’m moving into my new apartment in a little more than a week so it’s time to start letting go of products that I didn’t like or never used.

I’ve always been good about using up my products, but lately I’ve been buying more and more products to test out and review. Doing this is making it harder to use up what I have. The products I decided not to keep have either been tossed out, given to friends, or sold online in lot sales. I still have a bunch of makeup, but it’s enough to manage without letting anything go to waste.

If you’re makeup room or bathroom is over flowing with beauty products it may be time to do a little makeup de-stashing of your own. I know, it won’t be easy parting ways with some of your favorite products… but you’ll be so happy you did.

Get Smoother Skin With L’Oreal Revitalift Moisture Blur

Revitalift Moisture Blur

There are many products on the market that claim to blur pores, and make your skin looking smoother. While I haven’t tried all of these out, I have to say that I’m impressed with the new L’Oreal Revitalift Moisture Blur.

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L’Oreal Eye Shadow Quad in Emerald Conquest

L'Oreal Colour Riche Ombre Quad Emerald Conquest 1

A few months ago I received a surprise package containing a ton of L’Oreal makeup, skincare, and hair products. I wanted to spend some time testing everything out so I can give a good review. First up is the stunning Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Emerald Conquest.

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InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask

InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask
If you’re on the hunt for an amazing deep conditioning treatment that’s going to take your dry and damaged hair and make it soft, shiny, and healthy, I’ve got something for you! The InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask has restorative ingredients that include Argan Oil, Japaense Green Tea, Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, and Vitamin B5. Basically quality ingredients that’s actually great for your hair!

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Clinique Hosts Meghan Trainer’s Album Release Party

Meghan Trainer and CliniqueTuesday January 13, Clinique hosted singer Meghan Trainer’s album release party. The popular beauty brand partnered with the Grammy-nominated singer to host her big event. At that release party, Clinique debuted the new, limited-edition bag that was designed by Meghan. “I love Clinique products and it was an honor to curate my favorites from the brand! Designing the cosmetic bag was a fun process and I hope my fans enjoy it!” Trainer said.

In preparation for the event, she took over Clinique’s Instagram January 10th through the 12th and posted her favorite products form the brand.

Want to get your hands on this limited-edition makeup bag? Head over to Clinique.com and you’ll receive the bag, which is inspired by her hit song “Lips Are Movin’” video, with a purchase of $30 more. The makeup bag is available while supplies last.

If you want to get the gorgeous look Meghan was sporting at her “Title” album release party, check out the information below!

  • Foundation – Foundation CC Cream in Light

Get the Look – Katie Holmes 2015 Golden Globe Awards

Katie Holmes Golden Globes 2015
I didn’t watch much of the Golden Globe Awards, but I couldn’t resist checking out photos to see who wore what and how they did their makeup. I have to say, Katie Holmes looked absolutely stunning from head to toe.

I’ve never been one to comment on hair, but I loved her sleek ponytail. I’d give anything to make my hair look like that! While I can’t post a photo of her award show look, I can tell you how you can get the same look!

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Old Factory Natural Soy Candles

Old Factory Candles
Sometimes candles will give me a horrible headache that lasts for hours. It’d be nice to find something that smells nice and won’t make me sick. For being a Brand Backer I get the opportunity to try brands I’ve never heard of before. One of them is Old Factory, and they carry natural soy candles that are hand poured right here in the USA.

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Here’s To A New Year

Office Photo
It’s a brand new year, which means time for a fresh start. I’ve had a great 2014. While I had many ups and downs, the good always outweighed the not so good. I’ve met some amazing friends and fellow bloggers who have been so supportive. Even with all the good that’s happened there’s a lot of goals that I want to accomplish this year.

  1. Network and establish relationships with brands and bloggers.
  2. Revamp my blog. A while back my site was deleted by my former web hosting site and I’ve never had the time to completely re-design it. Now’s the time!
  3. Attend more blogger events… even partake in one or two.
  4. Remove any negativity from my life. I feel like a lot of things and people are bringing me down and it’s time I cut those from my life.
  5. Staying positive. Being more positive will help keep my life a lot better and happier.
  6. Exercise more and eat healthier. It’s time I start taking better care of myself.
  7. Learn web design. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now and I think it’s time to start.
  8. Spend more time working on my blog. Better quality photos, getting studio lights, and more content. I love blogging and I feel like I’ve slacked quite a bit during 2014.
  9. Do more freelance writing. I have my degree in journalism and I love writing. I’ve done a ton of freelance writing in the past, but stopped during 2014. I want to get back into writing more.
  10. Get more financially responsible. I’ve always been good with my money, but it’s time to really start saving and spend less on things that I don’t really need.
  11. DIY Fun. I’m moving into my first apartment at the end of this month and I’d like to get into DIY stuff to make my apartment more like myself, and personality, but to also cut costs on a few things.

I’ve never been one of making resolutions each year, but there are many goals that I have for myself and it’s time to start fulfilling them. Here’s to a fun, amazing, positive, and fiscally responsible New Year!