Homecoming Style 2015

Homecoming for my youngest daughter Naomi was held Saturday, November 7, 2015. She is a high school senior now and it was amazing to see her style evolve for homecoming. I have watched her grow into a polished young lady. Naomi also used homecoming as a way to practice for her Senior Prom.


Naomi purchased her homecoming dress earlier this year from Goodwill. She didn’t believe in spending a lot of money on homecoming. The shoes and purse are her sister’s The necklace was given to her.


Naomi styled her own hair. She make clip-ins for extra fullness. Naomi has also gotten quite good at doing her makeup. The only thing I did was her eyeshadow.



I am so proud of her! :)

November 2015 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my November ipsy Bag are:

  • Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara
  • treStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Chile Red
  • Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush
  • Coolway Stronghold Spray
  • Chine Glaze Nail Lacquer – Soft Sienna Silks

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November ipsy SwatchtreStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Chile Red

November ipsy Swatch2.jpgChina Glaze Nail Lacquer – Soft Sienna Silks

November 2015 Birchbox

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The contents of my November Birchbox are:

  • LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick – Glam Life
  • AYRES Body Polish – Pampas Sunrise
  • theBalm cosmetics – FratBoy
  • My Daughter Fragrances Joyful
  • Davines This Is A Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid

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MAC Purchase from King of Prussia Mall

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It’s safe to say I’ll be making a trip back to the King of Prussia Mall. I don’t know when though. Finding a MAC store at the mall is enough for me to make a return visit. LOL! This was a pleasant experience for me. Everyone was so helpful and attentive. Needless to say I made a purchase.

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  • MAC Matte Lipstick – Sin
  • MAC Eye Brows – Spiked
  • MAC Lip Pencil – Nightmoth

The matte lip is very popular for Fall. Sin is a great shade for me to wear this season.

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I must say the eye brow pencil in Spiked is my all time favorite. I have used other pencils, brow powders, and eyebrow gels. I always seem to find my way back to Spiked. It’s tried and true.

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I purchased the lip pencil in Nightmoth in the past. I decided to become reacquainted with this deep plum shade again.

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Lush Purchase from King of Prussia Mall

Lush Purchase                            I was on the other side of Pennsylvania for a college visit in Philadelphia. I also spent some quality time with my cousin and her family. One place we visited was the King of Prussia Mall. That place is huge. I was delighted to find a Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store. The store is a nice size. The sales associates were very helpful.

Lush Purchase 2                         My daughters and I are already fans of the Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask. I also wanted to try the Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask. Lush Purchase 4

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With the weather cooling off I still want to maintain smooth skin. Rough with the Smooth was recommended to me. Lush Purchase 3

I know my skin will thank me. :)

Psst I Ordered from Crown Brush on HauteLook Again

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I’m not going to say I didn’t need the 10 Piece Blue Syntho Set from Crown Brush. Even my oldest commented on how I have another brush set. I hope she isn’t keeping track of my Crown Brush orders from HauteLook. LOL!  I will say the Oil Control Blotting Paper Trio was definitely a need.

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Crown Set 5                          It’s hard not to place an order because of the quality and affordability of these brushes.

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By the way, Crown Brush is currently on HauteLook again. ;)

October 2015 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my October ipsy Bag are:

  • Royal & Langnickel Moda Standard Eyeshadow Shader Brush
  • Mica Beauty ispy Exclusive Cream Eyeshadow in Bronze
  • theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Committed
  • Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Hand and Body Lotion
  • Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum

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October ipsy Swatch                                             theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Committed

October ipsy Swatch 2                                                     Mica Beauty ispy Exclusive Cream Eyeshadow in Bronze

October 2015 Birchbox

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The contents of my October Birchbox are:

  • English Laundry Eau de Parfum No. 7 for Her
  • Borghese Fango Purification Purifying Mud Mask for Face and Body
  • Number 4 Texture Styling Crème
  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • Jane Iredale Hand Drink Hand Cream

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Nature’s Shea Butter Purchase (Gearing up for Fall)


Nature’s Shea Butter had a sale earlier this month when everything was 30% off.

Nature2                        I’ve used the one ounce size of the Nilotica Shea Butter. This sale gave me the chance to purchase the six ounce size of the East African shea butter.

I am a fan of the handmade soaps from Nature’s Shea Butter. Some shower gels are far too drying on my skin. The handmade soaps are gentle and cleanse quite nicely.

Nature Sandalwood           Handmade Vanilla Sandalwood Bar Soap

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Nature Sample                    Ocean Mist (another generous soap sample) :)

Nature’s Shea Butter Purchase from HauteLook (Beauty Items I Needed)

I have been patiently waiting for a good bit of the Summer for Nature’s Shea Butter to appear on HauteLook again. This time around I stuck to beauty items I actually needed. My package arrived just in time for the start of Fall. I was also out of the White Tea & Shea Anti-Aging Facial Cream.

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HauteLook Nature2                       The White Tea & Shea Anti-Aging Cream is a great moisturizer. My youngest daughter also uses this. Maybe I should have bought two.

HauteLook Nature3                                                                                     I make it a point to use the 100% All Natural Organic Argan Oil at night. I will also use the argan oil under my moisturizer when the weather gets cold. I feel like I have an extra layer of protection for my skin.

I do plan on placing another order the next time Nature’s Shea Butter is on HauteLook. :)