Monday, December 30, 2013

A look back on 2013; blogging, moving, and deployment

Okay, so 2013 has come and gone in a blur. Over the course of these 365 days a lot has gone on in my life, I've moved 3 times, driven across the country twice, gone through a deployment and much more. I figure what's a better place to look back on my year than here? I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did living it. 


2013 was an extremely horrible year for me with my blog. It got a new name from 'The Journey of my Adventure' to 'Alaina Kayy', which is almost the only positive thing that has happened. I gained about 10 followers this entire year which is just terrible. But I had to discover the time and the passion for it again and moving around and dealing with everything just came first. This blog also started as a makeup only blog when it started and it has since moved to a fitness and lifestyle blog as well because Makeup isn't my only passion. 2014 is going to be a better year for this blog, it can't get any worse than this year with all the broken promises and false come backs. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Very Merry Christmas!

Guess who's home?! My two doggies are now home with their momma! They came in yesterday so Merry Christmas to me! I'm happy to have them home with us finally. My in-laws were absolutely amazing and took care of them for the past few months while my husband was in school. We knew that we weren't going to be in Virginia long so we decided to make it easy, find a little apartment without having to worry about the dogs. I was not sure when I would be able to see them again, and I'm very lucky that it wasn't even a month of being in California.

Both me and my husband are from Washington state so his parents drove his car from Washington to California. It's around a 22 hour drive, sounds easy right? Well, my husband car has been having issues that they had thought they had sorted out. 8 hours down the road the problems began. My husband's father is a certified mechanic so he drove 20 out of the 25 hours that they were on the road in case any problems would happen. They of course made it here, but it took longer and was really stressful for them, blasting the heat the entire time. It ended up being a blown head gasket. So they didn't push it, took it slow and now we were together for Christmas!

Adjusting to having the dogs back is weird. Going from a home that is completely quiet to all the sudden full of energy is just nuts. Rogue(pictured above) is seven so she is a lot more calm and content laying around and just chilling and Le'a is nearly three so she is FULL of energy jumping around constantly testing us. Le'a is a hound mix and Rogue is a lab mix.

I'm very happy, it'll be a few more days before the posting regains. I decided to skip Motivational Wednesday this week because it was Christmas and I am enjoying my family time.

I hope everyone's Christmas and Holiday season is truly blessed!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Pico De Gallo

Hey guys! I'm feeling a little under the weather today. :( No worries though because I'm here to share with you a super easy Pico de Gallo recipe. Anytime I go to a restaurant and I can get Pico on anything, I'm down. I love it, it's so fresh with just the right amount of spice and so easy!

Three small tomatoes
One Jalapeno
Half a medium sized red onion
A handful of cilantro
One clove of garlic
Water (if you prefer it wetter about 2 tbsp is enough for me)
Salt and Pepper to taste


Dice onion and tomato into small pieces. You can leaves out the seeds of the tomato if you prefer, I half did that in this picture. Cut Jalapeno in half length wise and core out the seeds. Then cut into small pieces. Roughly chop cilantro and mince the garlic.
Combine all ingredients into a medium sized container, add water, and put in the fridge for about an hour.

Best served chilled.

See! So easy. All it requires is lots of chopping, not cooking or anything! One of my favorite foods. :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

First Impressions: Yuko Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

I received this sample in one of my many beauty boxes that I was subscribed to at one point. I really never tried any of the products so they have been just sitting since I received them. I spent all the money, so I have to try them out right? The Yuko Anti-Frizz shampoo and conditioner was the lucky first product that I have to try out. I used them this morning right after I finished my workout. I have extremely curly hair that tends to be very dry and frizzy so naturally this would be a great product for me to try.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Motivational Wednesday #5 & December 18th LEG DAY;

Since another year is coming to an end, many many thousands of people are going to wish to get fit, lose weight, eat healthy, etc. for their New Year resolution. Of course, only a few people will actually stick with it and do it. Now, a lot of people fall of the bandwagon because either they believe it will happen in one day or they start too drastically(i.e.. going out and running 5 miles in one day, completely cutting out caffeine) and so they quit.

Everything is a work in progress, but this quote says a few things: think about what you eat, work for what you've always wanted, you have control over your own body. Generally food that I crave, like McDonalds, will make me feel really crappy soon after I eat it. But when I crave a salad it never makes me feel bad after I eat it and that was a realization that I had to make on my own; and I do still eat McDonalds every once in a while because their fries are just so good. It's just not nearly as much as I used too.

Also junk food is just fluff calories, not good calories, not filling calories.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17th;

I finally got internet hooked up in my new place! I'm super excited about it because now I can use my desktop again and I just love this thing. Today my workout was from POPSUGAR Fitness from my workout binder. I had never done this workout before and I'm glad that I chose to do this one after not working out and being very active for the last few weeks.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Jellyfish at Birch Aquarium! PHOTO HEAVY

Around the Jellyfish, was the busiest part of the entire aquarium. They had set up one tank with multiple Jellyfish with changing lights and I loved the way that it looked so I thought that you might enjoy it as well. My favorite was the red light. :D

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Motivational Wednesday #4

Lucky you! TWO posts in ONE day?! I know it may not be that exciting but I'm excited about it.

Today's Motivational Wednesday, I think, could be used for anything and everything. I love the little character getting happier as it climbs each step. Plus I like the fact that it is steps, because that's what it feels like. I think this portrays a very good image of how it is to want to reach a goal. You start at the bottom and work your way to the top. It also has each step to getting there.

I all around just love this image.

Do you have any motivational photos that I need to see?

Birch Aquarium- San Diego, CA

Hey guys! Since I just moved here, I wanted to explore the area and see some of the must see's of San Diego. Of course the famous ones are the San Diego Zoo and Sea world; but the admission prices (Zoo-$44 each and Sea World-$88 each) are just out of our price range right now with all the moving expenses so I found this Aquarium online and decided hey! it's kind of like a zoo right?--no? okay then...-- Admission was a much better $17 a person and on a Tuesday morning (we went at 10am) it was pretty much empty.

The Aquarium portion of the place in itself was pretty small. It was a long u shaped hallway; but it had a lot of tanks inside with a lot of different fish/coral/organisms. Then there was another portion of the Aquarium which was a learning portion, it had a tide pool where you could touch the sea life that you could reach, also lots of interactive displays where you had to physically do something to see how it worked--ex. spinning a wheel to get two different type of light bulbs to light up. Overall it was nice. It took us about an hour to get through the entire thing.

I'm going to do another blog posts on just the Jellyfish portion because it was pretty cool. I'll link to that one here. 

I had a lot of fun there seeing all the different types of fish and even got to see some small sharks and stingrays which were pretty cool--the pictures didn't turn out so well-- so I enjoyed myself!

I hope you enjoyed this post even though it's nowhere near fitness, or beauty. but hey, it's my life right now. Hope y'all enjoy!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Motivation Wednesday #3

Hey! I'm happily settled into the hotel now and I saw this on tumblr, and this is my motivation for this Wednesday! I like this one because it's not just motivation for working out or staying fit. It's motivation for life in general. The last one is incredibly important and that's the one that means the most. In fact, that's the reason for it being my MW--motivation Wednesday-- because it's that important. Just try your best and believe me, your best is good enough. 

Your best will get better in time. Just keep trying your best and you will achieve your goal.

Sorry this is so late! I've been stressing out trying to find a house and such here. :) Follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up on my daily life!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I'm moving!

Hey guys!! I'm moving! Right now as you read this, I'm somewhere in the country without any internet access. We're going to be tackling about 3000 miles in just a few days. Then we'll be settled in a hotel and I'll start posting again from there! Exciting part is new home interior posts. I'm a huge interior design buff. Are you excited? I'm excited.

Follow my instagram--linked on top. For pictures of my journey. Also they will be uploaded to my Twitter as well-- also linked on top. 

See you soon guys!! 

Picture used in this post is the view from my apartment. Lovely fall view. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Motivation Wednesday #2

This one is special to me because it was what got me outside everyday when I lived in Hawaii. I printed it and posted it on the wall right next to my bed. It's true every time you push your body it is worth it. Every line in this I cannot disagree with. All you gotta do is just keep at it. It's not easy nor is it a quick fix. It requires dedication and motivation. But do it for you. Nobody else.

See you guys next time!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

December Wishlist!

Links for all items pictured will be at the bottom of this post. 

I've been drooling over a nice pair of boots, all these people I see have these great boots. My big thing is I'm 5'10" and I don't feel the need to be any taller. Most boots on say JustFab, they all have a pretty big heel on them, the ones that I would like anyway. I'm not that much into heels I want a nice pair of flat boots. I found three that I really like two at h&m and one at Guess. The ones from Guess are a nice pair of combat boots, and what girl doesn't need a good pair of combat boots? Listed on they are $129, but I also found them at Macy's for $99. The other two pair of boots are from h&m and they're the same boot, just different colors. These are a more casual pair of boots. Listed for $69.50 These are also knee high, and the combat boots are a little above the ankle.

The next item is a scarf, it's a tube scarf. But I honestly just really like the print it's a nice delicate little floral. Really feminine scarf and I love it and it's only $2.95.

OCC lip tar value set from Sephora. It contains 5 different colors of lip tars. Colors are as listed from Sephora: Vintage (deep burgundy), Stalker (true blue based red), Melange (terracotta neutral), Grandma (classic coral), Ophelia (basic ladylike pink). Of course I've heard all the hype on the lip tars and I have one in my collection, but I'm not a fan of the color. This would be a good variety to start out with. $49

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tips for running during cold weather;

So I went out and I got some cold weather gear today and I thought that maybe some people would be just as unmotivated to get out in the weather as I was. So I put together a list of things that I find important when you go out this season. They are not in a particular order.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Motivation Wednesday #1

So I saw this on Pinterest today; and I really thought about it. This is about 95% true. Thinking that you can't do it or won't do it is all in your head. But the 5% is knowing when pushing your body any further is going to do more harm than good. You shouldn't just jump up one day and run 5 miles, take it slow, but push yourself. You know your limits, you'll know when something isn't right. But don't give up! You'll get stronger! Don't listen to your head saying you can't do it!

Also getting yourself off that couch or chair or bed; is mental. You won't do it if you're telling yourself you can just do it in an hour or tomorrow, that hour won't ever come. Get up and do something now!

Did you actually get up and do something?

Cause I did! :)

Hope you enjoyed today!

Friday, November 15, 2013

November 15th.

Today with the help of Cassey Ho--Blogilates-- I did Obliques, Abs, and Arms(links to the videos will be at the end of this post.) I had a hard time getting a clear picture because my arms were shaking so bad haha. She was using 5 pound weights and I was using 10 pounders. I should of got my 5 pound weights but I was already into it so I just did it with my 10's.

First Impression: Rocket Volum' Express Mascara

I picked this mascara up months ago, and never even opened the package until about a week ago. Then this morning I decided to actually use it--ha, anyone else have this problem? buying things then not using them forever??-- and do a first impression on it. I haven't used many different kinds of mascara, I usually just stick to my favorites and not branch out in anyway--I used Benefit's They're real for 6 months straight for example-- but I really liked the packaging. I hadn't heard anything about it and was in a buying mood so I just bought it. I believe it was around 8 dollars.  Anyways, 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Missing my babies

Have you ever run a busy household and then suddenly it all stop? That's how I feel right now,  and have been feeling for the passed few months. I saw the original post on instagram--which was a repost-- and all the sudden it hit me. I miss my babies. I have three pets. Have any of you lived with three pets? I bet some of you have. I have two large dogs---Rogue, a seven year old black lab mix and Le'a, a 2 year old hound mix-- and a cat-- Ratchet, she's two--. I was living where something is always going on.

Okay. Let me throw a disclaimer in here, I don't have kids, but yea I understand that it would be more difficult with kids. But right now, these are my kids.

I've been without them since July 16th, when we drove to Virginia. We left them with family so they are being taking care of, but I miss them. Missing that greeting at the front door, or --I never thought I'd say this-- but the rushing home after work to make sure the dogs go out to do their business.  I miss not being able to do whatever I wanted because I got dogs at home who wouldn't last 9+ hours without me. I just miss them. Their energy and being an everlasting animal lover, its super hard to live without animals.

And, they're super cute.

Ever feel like that?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Running Shoes: Mizuno Wave Precision 13.

All images used in this blog post are from Google, they're not mine.

After my horrible experience with the Nike Free's, I decided I was not going to choose Nike again. Read about my experience here. The shoes I decided on were the Mizuno Wave Precision 13. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

November 8th;

Saturday, August 3, 2013

First time use: Soap & Glory's Sit Tight

Posting on my phone again because my hubs has the computer!  I just finished my workout and I was looking at my legs when I got out of the shower and I thought they could use a little help. I remembered I bought this awhile ago and thought what a good time to use it.

If you don't know what this product is; its a firming lotion that is targeted at people who sit down for most of the day. Its supposed to work with the heat of your legs on the chair, couch etc to firm up your legs.

The application is smooth and easy; twist the top from off to on, squeeze and roll on the area you would like to firm. I used it on my thighs and glutes. About a minute later I had a cooling feeling on the area. Not so much on my glutes, mostly on my thighs. I waited about 10 minutes to put my pants on and now that they're on and I'm sitting,  that cooling sensation has changed to a cooling heat. Its odd, its not so hot that its uncomfortable but its noticeable. 

Sephora says it takes about 4 weeks to see results. I'll keep you guys updated on how it goes.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Benefit Facial Moisturizers!

Have you been looking for a good moisturizer? or night cream? or eye cream? These three products have worked for me. I've been using them consistently for the passed year. I purchased the whole line of benefit b.right line including the face wash, scrub, remover. These three are my favorites. They are the Facial emulsion, the eye cream, and the total moisture facial cream.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Things I miss about Hawaii- PHOTO HEAVY

It's almost been a month since I moved away from Hawaii. I lived there for a reasonable amount of time. Got into a rhythm. It was the first place I had lived without my mom and with my husband so Hawaii was pretty big for me. I worked the entire time I lived there so I do miss that too especially my co workers and my friends. Those won't be pictured though. :) onto it!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Shopping the stash!

A couple of posts ago I didn't know how much makeup I would be bringing with me on my trip, well I brought all of it. Hah, I just couldn't leave any of it behind. To justify bringing it all, I shopped my stash. If you don't know what that is; it's getting out of the comfort zone and using products that you don't use on a daily basis. I cheated though used my regulars which are Rimmel stay matte and the revlon color stay eyeliner.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred.

Since my last post; I have driven across the country to Virginia and am now staying in a hotel. Let me just say that the stress of moving is the worst. My headaches were related to a Sinus infection but I feel like if I wasn't so stressed it wouldn't of affected me like that. We got to Virginia yesterday and we have already applied for an apartment. Lucky that a lot of places around here are open on Sunday's. In Washington most places like that aren't open on Sunday's. 

I was so busy moving that I didn't run or workout for weeks. I did two of my 4.5 mile hikes but that wasn't enough. Also I've been eating a whole bunch of junk food on the road so my body has just hated me. I was halfway to clean eating and then I just threw all that to the wind. I have gained about 10 pounds and since I knew that I would be having a lot of time on my hands enter a new workout dvd.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Airplane Headaches;

Some back story first; my husband is in the military and with that means moving a lot. The past few weeks have been very stressful because of moving: making sure that the dogs are well enough to fly, making sure someone is there to pick them up, shipping both cars, getting all of our stuff packed. After everything was packed then I had to clean the house and make sure it passed inspection. SO we finally get to the airport and get on the plane. I had my CSI: NY on watched about 6 episodes--side note, the battery life on this MacBook is just amazing. It had 42% left after watching 6 episodes!-- I started getting this dull headache, thought nothing of it--headaches happen I actually thought that it was my headphones because I had never worn them that long before. Well when we started to descend it felt like my head was about to explode, so much pressure had built up all I could do was just cry. Couldn't stop myself, the tears were just rolling down my face, my head was piercing pain with random shots of more pain. The pain was almost unbearable and it's not like you can just ask the pilot to slow down with the descent--ha...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Just a heads up!

I'm going to be moving! Yes, MOVING away from Hawaii. My husband is in the Navy so it requires us to move around a lot. I'm going to be bringing makeup with me--of course-- but I won't have my entire collection--well maybe, I haven't completely decided yet- I'm moving into a little apartment, won't have any of my pets or any of our furniture for a few months and that puts me in this position. I haven't exactly been that regular with this blog, but I don't want to give it up. I really like blogging and everything. Life just gets in the way sometimes. I feel like I'm letting myself down. I'm not working right now because we're transitioning so I'll have time on my hands to put this together. But it's a lifestyle blog, not just a makeup blog. I'm going to add some photos of our little apartment that we get and such like that. I don't know if it'll be interesting but this is also a place to document things for me.

Hopefully you will like joining me on this adventure.


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FOTD: 6/30

Today's a new day!  Even though we have had the worst experience moving,  lots of stress and one bad thing after another. I still am thinking positive! That hasn't been the easiest thing to do, BUT I'm trying and that's all that is important.  I am posting this on my phone because I have no internet access so I hope this comes out okay! Anyways! Here's my face of this lovely Sunday!

ELF eyelid primer
Urban Decay naked pallette: Smog on the lid and hustle in the crease
Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner in 02 black
They're real! Mascara
Maybelline Define-a-line in brownish black on the waterline.

Rimmels stay matte powder in 005 silky beige
Lorac blush in plum

ELF conditioning lip balm in nicely nude I believe. The label is worn off on it. Its the nude shade lip conditioner.
Revlon Just bitten kissable lip stain in Rendezvous

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Internet is down.

So... the internet is down at my place and I have to use my phone to do posts; which is how I'm doing it now. So may not be posting for awhile. Sorry guys!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Would you rather: Makeup edition!

So I was thinking maybe we could get to know each other a little better and that makes me think, TAG post. Emily Eddington -here- ironically posted this today and well, that made the choosing really easy. So I hope you enjoy! 

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
As I may not have a ton of makeup, I do have a lot. I feel like If I lost my mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses, a good 3/4 of it would be gone. So I'd lose the palettes and eyeshadows only because you can still look just as done up with the other lot. 

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Chop it all off, because it'll grow back. It may take years, but I'll get it back. Never cutting it again seems like it would just end horribly for me because it wouldn't go anywhere. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

May Favorites

 It's that time again! End of the month and that means it's favorites time! As you may or may not know May--ha, get it?-- was a very exciting month for me. My husband came home from Deployment and we had our second anniversary. I was very busy had in-laws that came in and had to get back into the swing of things. I have 6 things this month as my favorites, not too many because I wasn't really dipping into the collection much. The first two are:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

First Impression: Soap & Glory 'Clean On Me' body wash.

I stopped into Sephora recently and walked passed the Soap & Glory section to pick up another lotion and saw this; remembered that someone had mentioned that it was a really good moisturizing body wash and so I picked it up. It was only $5 so it wasn't that big of a gamble. This is the 3.4oz size so it's not the full size one, the full size is 16.2oz for $16. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Get to know me 2!

 How have you guys been? Have you been enjoying the blog? This is another get to know me post! I figure you might want to get to know me? I may be wrong, but hey, who knows! Hope you like it! 

1. How tall/short are you?

5'10'' :) 

2. If you were to dye your hair, what colour would it be?

A tad bit lighter than it is now. 

3. What are you wearing right now? even if you're not wearing anything, just say it ;)

Tank for forever 21, yoga pants from victoria's secret, and slippers I got from Walmart. 

4. Best present you ever received?
I love all of the presents I receive. 

5. Are you religious?


6. Cheapest makeup product you own?

Least expensive? E.l.f

7. Last thing you ate?

Chicken and mashed potatoes.

8. How are you sitting/standing right now? 
One leg is on an ottoman, the other is on the prong of the chair.

9. Who else is in the room as you are answering this?

Rogue and Le'a, my dogs. :) 

10. Who are you closer to, mum or dad?

Mom for sure!

11. What do you think is the coolest accent?
Uhm, I don't really have a 'coolest' accent persay. So I'm not sure. Sorry!

This one was really short. 

Why don't you go ahead and do it too!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Homecoming to remember.

Hey guys you may have noticed my absense. My husband came back from deployment the other day! I've been very happy and excited getting ready for the big day and here's a few photo's from that day!

This was the big day everyone! I don't even care if it looks all off and doesn't fit the blog layout. I'm extremely happy.

Hope you all have had a wonderful few weeks, I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule shortly.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

FOTD: Face of the Day

Real quick Sunday post, Face of the Day! Today I had a crazy day at work so I didn't get to plan and take pictures for another post that I'm working on. 

Urban Decay's Naked palette:

  • Toasted, all over the lid
  • Darkhorse, in the crease
Maybelline's Mega plush mascara
Revlon Color stay liquid eyeliner

theBalm's nude tude palette:
  • Sleek, on the waterline


Rimmel's Stay Matte powder
Rimmel's Airy Fairy lipstick
MAC's blush in Melba

I hope you had a wonderful Sunday and it was less crazy than mine! ;)

Where else to find me:
Twitter: @AlainaKayy
Instagram: @AlainaKayy

Oh! and that's my natural crazy hair that I get to deal with every morning. ha! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fitness Friday: Why Nike Free's weren't for me.

As you may or may not know, I've become an avid runner. I love to run, running is my safe place. I bought myself these shoes about 3 months ago and in the beginning I loved them. They are extremely light, and when I say extremely, I mean extremely. They are very breathable which I loved too. I'd have an actual pictures of my shoes, but they are muddy and not very cute as they are 3 months old and I've already had to buy new shoes, these are the exact same shoes that I have though, same color and everything.  

I've seen pictures of these shoes everywhere, I bought them because they were on sale so there was my first major no-no. I run about 6-8 miles a week, and they were awesome with that. Then I started trail running 4.5 miles a stretch and I did that twice a week. 

First reason why they didn't get on with me, they gave me shin splints really bad. If you don't know what that is here's a quick description straight from google: Acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, usually on hard surfaces-- Basically a deep sometimes throbbing pain in the shins while and after running. I always stretch so it wasn't that. The shin splints started before I started trail running. Basically the little support the shoe was giving me, was gone. 

I have a generally normal stride, don't step on the outer sides more or anything; generally pretty straight. I'd know because when I got my new shoes I went to somewhere that knew what they were doing. 

Second reason they didn't get on with me, they only lasted 50 miles or so. I started off easy into my running maybe a mile at a time. Then upped it to 2-3 and so on. So 3 months later and I hit 50 miles including my rest weeks because of the shin splints. A good pair of running shoes should typically last you about 250-350 miles. These shoes only lasted me about 50. 

What I believe Nike Free's would be good for:

  • Aerobics
  • Weight lifting
  • Basic gym activities 
  • Other things besides straight running

They would be a good pair of gym shoes if you go to the gym and do other things besides treadmill. I'll still use them, just not for running. 

Where else to find me:
Twitter: @AlainaKayy
Instagram: @AlainaKayy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My MAC Lipstick collection!

I personally believe that MAC has made a name for themselves based on their lipsticks. I'm not a MAC hoarder and I don't believe that MAC is above all else. These five lipsticks are my entire MAC lipstick collection--excluding silly which you can see here-- Their lipsticks used to be 14 dollars and now they are 15 dollars but I bought all of these at 14. Still quite a bit for lipstick, but I believe that it is worth it with MAC so I shell it out!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Get to know me: The Beauty Blogger Tag!

I was just checking my blogger feed and saw Emily Noel had posted this tag. I thought it seemed fun enough, so I thought I'd give it a go! 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Swatched: MAC's Silly

Hey guys! You may recognize this from my last blog post of the things that I have bought recently. It's MAC's lipstick in Silly! When I went to my MAC counter looking for this lipstick I had no idea that it was Limited Edition and had recently come out. I just saw it on Instagram and I decided I had to have it. Silly is a bright pink Matte lipstick that is part of the Fashion sets collection. It also had a lip liner, eyeshadow, lip glass, and a nail polish. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Whoops! ;)

Whoopsie! I went a little crazy in the mall over the past week. I have been feeling a little down, and I guess that I went shopping to compensate; BUT I scored some really good things. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Love of the moment: B&BW Aromatherapy SLEEP Body wash

Hey guys! I picked this up awhile ago when B&BW was doing their spring reset so they marked down a lot of their product. This bad boy was only 5 dollars so I was all over it. It's from their Aromatherapy line and it's called: Sleep Black Chamomile. The bottles description is: This renewing body was contains bamboo charcoal extract to help detoxify before sleep while an aromatherapy blend of essential oils helps you sleep well. I love the packaging on all the aromatherapy products in B&BW because the bottles are clear and whatever color you see is the actual product. Sleep is actually a shimmery black body wash that smells absolutely amazing. The smell is very calming and it's not too in your face. It definitely smells of chamomile. The scent doesn't linger too long on your skin, it's not harsh at all, and makes my skin soft. 

I hope that they bring these products back this year as I will definitely be getting more if they do! Even for the 13 dollar price tag on the bottom of this bottle. I love this stuff!

Thank you for reading!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Lush bath: A French Kiss.

Hey guys!
 A little while ago I showed you what I purchased from LUSH and I used one of the bubble bars recently. 
This little guys name is 'A French Kiss'. Quoted directly from their website: There are a few ways one can French kiss. At LUSH we like to keep it clean by French Kiss-ing in a luxurious bubble bath. (If you like it Dirty we suggest you have a shower.) The fresh herbal fragrances of lavender, rosemary and thyme with essential oils from the hills of sun-soaked Provence go into our swirly love letter inspired by the warmth and beauty of the French countryside. It's even topped with a sprig of lavender. Lay back and relax into serene purple waters and soak up all of its relaxing benefits. On the website it looks more purple but the one that I bought in the store was more of a pink. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Wishlist!

If you are a long time follower of this blog then you know that I used to do this once a month. I'd tell you what I was lusting over usually at Sephora. Since I have been gone for so long it's kind of just gone away, but this lusting has not; so here it is! Back with a vengeance, my wishlist!

Monday, April 1, 2013

NOTD: Sonia Kashuk, Color Club, L'oreal

Hey guys! Today's NOTD is using L'oreal's Haute couture red(470), Sonia Kashuk's Taunting Teal (14) and Color club's Hot couture(875). How funny is that? Two polishes with almost the exact same name. I didn't even realize that!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

First time use review: Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel

Hey guys! So I picked this up a few weeks ago because I had a coupon for some disposable razors and decided that I might as well pick up a new shave gel while I was at it. I used it for the first time yesterday and I thought I would tell you how I like it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Get to know me!

Hey adventurers! Today's get to know me is 22 questions! I've been gone for quite awhile and I thought what's better to get me back in the swing of blogging, then a get to know me? So here it is!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fitness Friday: Favorite Apps

Hey adventurers! Today's post is something different than usual and completely not what this blog has been about. But I'm thinking of starting a Fitness Friday, every Friday I'll make a post that is fitness related. Today is about apps. Smartphone apps. I have the Samsung Galaxy S3, don't know why that's important but I figure to just throw that out there. My two favorite fitness apps are RunKeeper, and NTC(Nike Training Club).

Monday, March 18, 2013

It's bath time! (Lush!)

Hey Adventurers! I went shopping at lush here and picked up some stuff! Just wanted to show ya'll what I got! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Why I "cancelled" my monthly subscription boxes;

You may be wondering why cancelled is "". So I'll just come right out and say it, what actually happened was there was a fraud attempt on my credit card and so my bank sent me a new card and therefore the automatic payments stopped coming out of my account and therefore the boxes stopped coming. What this post should be called is "Why I couldn't be bothered to update my credit card information on my monthly subscription boxes" but that wouldn't exactly be the most uhm.. catching title, now would it?

But why didn't I update the information, you ask? Because what was coming to my door wasn't worth the money I was paying out. I was subscribed to Ipsy(myglam), birchbox, beauty army, test tube, and little black bag. If you add that up, that is $32 automatically a month, $30 a quarter, and $54.90 when I saw something that caught my eye on LBB. I know that it is my fault for signing up to all of the boxes, but they were so enticing at first; Who didn't want a box full of goodies showing up every month for only $10?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Where have I been?

Hey adventurers! You may or may not have noticed my untimely absence on this blog. I haven't posted since November! I know that I promised a week full of concealer reviews and left with only one done. Let me tell you what's happened since then. (really a lot hasn't happened but hey, a few things did!)
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