My High School Graduate

Here are some pictures from Naomi’s high school graduation.

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By the way, I made sure Naomi heard my big mouth. Proud mommy.

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Naomi graduated with honors and is also an International Baccalaureate candidate.

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Her dress, shoes, and jewelry were purchased from Charlotte Russe.

Next stop Temple University!

Naomi’s Prom Style 2016 Edition

I will admit I had very little involvement preparing Naomi for her senior prom. I was there when she picked out her prom shoes from Macy’s. I like the Betsy Johnson shoes for myself.ūüėČ

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Prom dress shopping came down to the wire for Naomi. She was extremely busy with the school musical. She found her dress from a specialty store called The Winner located in Sharon Pennsylvania (about an hour away from Pittsburgh).

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Naomi purchased her jewelry from Claire’s.

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I found a cute wristlet from Burlington Coat Factory.

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Naomi’s hair is actually a wig she made. She purchased the hair from Alie Express in deep curl Malaysian.

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The only thing I did with makeup was give her a purple smoky eye. Naomi did the rest of her face.

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My Beauty Subscriptions

May ipsy Birchbox

I decided to renew my beauty subscriptions with Birchbox and ipsy. To be honest I haven’t felt the need to shop at Sephora and ULTA as much. There have been times I almost¬†bought eyeliner only to receive one in either ipsy or Birchbox. I have had a very positive experience overall. I renewed with ipsy because they are very generous with full sized beauty products. Receiving makeup brushes has definitely won me over. I renewed with Birchbox because of the wide variety of beauty brands I’ve been exposed to. I have¬†made purchases on the Birchbox website in the past. I like to ease of placing an order.

Whether I take on other beauty subscriptions that remains to be seen.ūüėČ

This is what I received from the May Birchbox and ipsy Bag.

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The contents of my May Birchbox are:

  • COOLA Classic Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea
  • ModelCo Lip Lacquer – Morocco
  • Davroe Ends Repair
  • Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub
  • Juliette Has a Gun Another OudMay Birchbox 4

May Birchbox Swatch ModelCo Lip Lacquer РMorocco

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The contents of my May ipsy Bag are:

  • Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara
  • Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss Natural Lip Color¬†– Coral
  • Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer – Radiate
  • Vasanti Cosmetics Brighton Up! Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio – Crush (beige), Skinny (deep copper), Lovely (brown)

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May ipsy Swatch.jpg Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio РCrush (beige), Skinny (deep copper), Lovely (brown)

May ipsy swatch 2.jpg Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer РRadiate

May ipsy Swatch 3.jpg Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss Natural Lip Color РCoral

Been Behaving Myself (when it comes to Crown Brush)

It’s common knowledge that I am always tempted to order from Crown Brush when featured on HauteLook. I have seriously been making the effort to order items I actually need. The brush sets always catch my attention though.

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Here is a previous Crown Brush Order I placed on HauteLook.

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I needed more of the HD Effect Foundation Primer and HD Effect Under Eye Primer. The foundation primer does help the foundation go on more smoothly and last longer. The under eye primer minimizes fine lines. My under eye concealer doesn’t crease either.

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HauteLook Crown Order6.jpgI have used the Make-up Brush Cleaner in the past. It left my brushes cleansed and conditioned. I bought a bigger bottle this time around.

HauteLook Crown Order3.jpgI ordered the Professional Makeup Wipes just to try out.

By the way, Crown Brush is currently on HauteLook. I wonder if my youngest Naomi needs anything.ūüėČ

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to touch base with you all. The past couple of months have been really busy for me. A lot of my time was spent with my youngest as her final year of high school came to a close. Between college visits and her high school musical, life got pretty hectic. In the meantime I have some catching up to do.

Speaking of school, Naomi was awarded the Green Garner Scholarship. #proudmommy

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Catching up starts now with the April’s Birchbox and ipsy Bag I never posted.

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Contents of my April Birchbox are:

  • Au Naturale Mini Face Palette
  • amika Silken up Dry Conditioner
  • (MALIN + GOETZ) grapefruit face cleanser
  • rms beauty the ultimate makeup remover wipes
  • Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

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April Birchbox Swatch.jpg Au Naturale Mini Face Palette

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The contents of my April ipsy Bag are:

  • Luxie Beauty Dream Catcher Highlighter Brush 522
  • pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask
  • Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet
  • City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio
  • Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence lip cr√®me in Wonder

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April ipsy Swatch.jpg Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet

April ipsy Swatch 2 Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence lip crème in Wonder

April ipsy Swatch 3.jpg City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio

I Bought Crown Brush for My Youngest

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It’s safe to say Crown Brush has a new fan. My youngest Naomi was already familiar with Crown Brush. She has used several of mine. I bough the 12 Piece Pro Brush Set from HauteLook as a belated birthday gift. She also needed a pencil sharpener.

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I could barely get close enough to take pictures. LOL! The set includes the most commonly used makeup brushes and fits nicely into her purse. The 12 Piece Pro Brush Set is a great starter set for beginners.

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Looks like I’ll have to place another order the next time Crown Brush is on HauteLook. Naomi is extremely happy with this purchase.

March 2016 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my March ipsy Bag are:

  • Aphrodite Skin Care Replenishing Eye Cream
  • NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil in Mystic
  • ModelCo LIP LACQUER Lip Gloss¬†in Socialite
  • Me me me Loose Powder Brush
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Fantasy

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March ipsy Swatch.jpg ModelCo LIP LACQUER Lip Gloss in Socialite

March ipsy Swatch 2.jpg NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil in Mystic

March ipsy Swatch 3 Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Fantasy

March 2016 Birchbox

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The contents of my March Birchbox are:

  • Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo
  • Number 4 Hydrating Condition
  • JUARA Radiance Enzyme Scrub
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851 Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum
  • Cargo Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette
  • Blocki this grand affair

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March Birchbox Swatch.jpg Cargo Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette


February 2016 Birchbox

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The contents of my February Birchbox are:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Strumpet
  • ARROW REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint
  • PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Detangling Leave-In Conditioner
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter
  • Whish Renewing Mud Mask

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February Birchbox Swatch.jpgARROW REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint

February Birchbox Swatch2.jpg Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar РStrumpet

February 2016 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my February ipsy Bag are:

  • Luxie Beauty Flat Definer Brush 221
  • Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment – Sierra Nevada
  • OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Curling Butter
  • Seraphine Botanicals Carrot + Rose Hydrating Cream
  • Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil

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February ipsy Swatch.jpgNaked Cosmetics Mica Pigment – Sierra Nevada