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August 2011

In Beauty, DIY on
August 29, 2011

DIY Tinted Brow Gel

Easy DIY tinted brow gel tutorial...

Hi Kind Friends! Today I’m sharing with you a quick video on how to make your own DIY tinted brow gel. It is surprisingly easy to make.

 

You will need:

  • Some sort of small container
  • Blow dryer (if the container is not microwave safe)
  • Eye shadow
  • Some sort of thick waxy-like consistency (I used the mark. Big Fix)
  • Eyeshadow (I used the Naked Palette from Urban Decay)
  • Something to stir with

Instructions:

  • After you gather all of the ingredients, scratch a small amount of eyeshadow into the bottom of the container. There is no exact measurements. Then combine the wax like substance on top of the eyeshadow and either microwave the container (if it is microwave safe) or use a blow dryer to melt the product.
  • If you use a blow dryer, then put the container on a flat surface and aim the blow dryer directly down on top of it when heating up the product. If you are at an angle then the eyeshadow may blow away.
  • Then once you get the right pre-portions you can mix the eyeshadow and waxy substance together. The last step is to put the container in the freezer for half an hour to an hour and then it will harden into the right consistency.
  • To use the product, just put it on your eyebrows using an angled eye brush and then blend everything together with a brow brush or eyelash comb.
  • If it isn’t pigmented enough you can re-melt the product and add more eyeshadow, stir, and re-freeze until you get the pigmentation you like.

Let me know if you try out this tutorial! I hope it was helpful to some of you. 

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In Happiness on
August 26, 2011

100 Reasons To Be Happy, Part Eight

Today I am feeling particularly happy so I am going to add another entry into my series 100 Reasons To Be Happy. If you weren’t aware, for 10 weeks I am going to add 10 more reasons to the list until I reach 100.

71) Facebook Birthday wall posts
72) Spending a few hours watching silly YouTube videos (Like cat videos!)
73) Clear skin days
74) Finishing my to-do lists
75) Switching purses
76) Seeing a friend that you haven’t seen in months
77) Going to Target (I love walking around Target! They have everything I could possibly need.)
78) Taking the bus (Starring out the window listening to music.)
79) Meeting subscribers
80) Starting new school classes
What little things make you happy? List a few in the comments!
In Tips on
August 23, 2011

Sneaky Ways To Exercise

Some sneaking ways to add in fitness to your day.

Exercise doesn’t have to be a time sucking burden.

I personally love to exercise (hear about my fitness routine) but sometimes life gets in the way and I’m not able to make the time. As such, this post was created to help you add in some sneaky ways to exercise throughout the day just by doing things you have to do anyway (for the most part).

My tips:

  1. While on the phone talking to your gal pals, pace around your room. It takes very little energy and after awhile it becomes an easy habit.
  2. While in the shower listen to some music and shake your booty! Dancing in the shower is fun but not too exhausting since you are only in the shower for a few minutes. My shower time is 7 minutes.
  3. While folding your laundry, stand up and sway your feet back and forth.
  4. Take your dog on a walk around the neighborhood instead of just opening the backyard door for him to poop.
  5. Dance erratically while you wait for your microwave to ding. My family looks at me like I’m nuts when I do it but it’s awesome cardio!
  6. Don’t do this: “Chhhrrriiissss! Can you get me some water?!” (imagine this as me laying in bed screaming to Chris in the kitchen). Instead, get up and do it yourself.
  7. Pick up extra chores around the house. Start mowing the lawn instead of paying someone to do it. You save money and also get in a good sweat!
  8. During the summer, instead of watching a movie with friends have a pool party. It is a fun way to exercise without feeling like you are exercising.

I hope these small tips could help a little. Leave your tips on how to sneak in some exercise below. 

Remember this isn’t supposed to replace an exercise routine but it will help you incorporate more activity into your day to day lifestyle.

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In Happiness on
August 20, 2011

100 Reasons To Be Happy, Part Seven

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10 more reasons to be happy? Why not?! Who doesn’t love to be happy? If you weren’t aware, for 10 weeks I will be posting another 10 reasons to be happy until I reach 100. If you missed any of the posts, click here to read more of the 100 reasons to be happy series. I think it is important to take a minute to remember the little things in live. After all, they are always there to bring you joy if you let them.

Now, let’s begin…

61) Glow in the dark stars
62) Getting a massage
64) Fuzzy slippers
65) The first day of school (believe it or not I’m looking forward to it)
66) Studying in a quiet library
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67) Getting lost in a story
68) Watching TV with my sister
69) Passing notes in class
70) “Steak night” at my Dad’s house
What little things make you happy? Post some in the comments below!

 

In Beauty, Review on
August 19, 2011

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Review

Rimmel Fix and Perfect primer review

Let’s Chat About…. makeup primers! Today I am sharing with you a Rimmel Fix and Perfect review. It’s a new primer at the drugstore that I am really liking.

If you have never used a primer before, basically it is a product you put on before you apply your foundation to make sure your foundation doesn’t sweat off or wear away throughout the day. It is definitely more of an “extra” rather then a makeup must have but since I started using them I’ve been too spoiled to go back to not using one!

 

I have two drugstore primer favorites, the Rimmel Fix and Perfect and the Loreal Magic Perfecting Base (see it in action in this tutorial). I haven’t tried that many non-drugstore branded primers so I don’t have a favorite high-end primer. See my thoughts and a demo of the Rimmel Fix and Perfect in the video above.

Which are your favorites? I want you all to discuss in the comments below your favorites or least favorites and write any questions you may have. If you can answer someones question, go ahead! Let’s keep this like an open forum.

Let’s chat about primers!

In Happiness on
August 15, 2011

100 Reasons To Be Happy, Part Six

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Seriously, stop and smell the roses! There is millions of reasons to be happy. Here is another 10 reasons to add to my 100 Reasons To Be Happy theme. Missed any of the previous entries? Click here to read the other parts.

51) Good hair days
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52) The first paycheck at a new job
53) Looking at a newly cleaned room
54) Playing with my pets
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55) Smores
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56) Wearing a brand new pair of shoes
57) Making new friends in strange places
58) Staring at my engagement ring and day dreaming… sigh…
59) Taking a shower (I enjoy it! Very relaxing.)
60) Reading comments on YouTube and this blog
Thank you for reading! Take a minute to think about the little things that make you happy today.
In Beauty on
August 12, 2011

My Back To School Outfits

Back to school outfit ideas

Hi Kind Friends! I originally intended on having seven outfits for a whole week of clothes but then I got sick, poo! Here is a list of all of the brands I wore in the below back to school outfits video. Take into consideration that this is more of an inspiration video rather then a shopping list. A lot of the items were limited edition or purchased so long ago they can’t be re-purchased. I will link all of the brands mentioned though so you can find something comparable.

 

Worn in every shot: my engagement ring! See my engagement story for more details. I’m also wearing some stud earrings in all of the shots that I believe I got in JCPenny.

-Outfit #1-

  • Shirt: StyleMint (Video on their brand coming in a few weeks.)
  • Shorts: mark. (These shorts actually premiered online today along with a cute blazer! Check it out!)
  • Shoes: mark.
  • Necklace: JewelMint
  • Backpack: Epcot Mexico pavilion
  • Fedora: mark.

-Outfit #2-

  • Shirt: mark. (On sale now in the Last Chance section!)
  • Jeans: Kohls
  • Shoes: Payless
  • Bracelets: mark.

-Outfit #3-

I hope you enjoyed!

What are you going to wear to the first day of school?