Monthly Archives: January 2015

Super Bowl XLIX Inspired Look: New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have made it to Super Bowl XLIX and there is already controversy. An investigation has shown 11 out of the 12 footballs used in the game against the Indianapolis Colts were under inflated. Under inflated footballs are easier for quarterbacks to grip especially in cold weather. People will be keeping a close eye on the Patriots for Super Bowl XLIX February 1, 2015.

Patriots Look


Patriots EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Color Palette Smoky Eyes Edition

Patriots Other EyeshadowNYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow (applied to center of the lid) – Silver Pearl

Rest of Eye Makeup

Patriots Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Mascara
  • NYX Slide On Waterproof Eyeliner (upper and lower lash line) – Sunrise Blue
  • Wet n Wild® Megalast® Retractable Eyeliner (brows) – Dark Brown


Patriots CheeksBH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Rose


Patriots Lips

  • NYX Xtreme Lip Cream – Absolute Red
  • NYX Lipliner Pencil – Deep Red


Patriots Face Makeup

  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Dark
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Patriots Look Again

Super Bowl XLIX Inspired Look: Seattle Seahawks

Back for another Super Bowl appearance are the Seattle Seahawks. They had a very impressive win against the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl XLVIII. I’m excited to see the Seahawks play in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015.

Seattle Look


Seattle EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Colors Palette Smoky Eyes Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Seattle Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • Chella Eyeliner Pen (upper lash line) – Indigo Blue
  • Wet n Wild® Megalast® Retractable Eyeliner (eyebrows) – Dark Brown
  • Sumita Ziba Contrast Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Lime Green
  • ULTA Automatic Eyeliner (lower lash line and waterline) – Cobalt


Seattle Cheeks

  • NYX Blush – Mocha
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa


Seattlen LipsRevlon Colorstay™ Mineral Lipglaze – Perpetual Plum


Seattle Face Makeup

  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Dark
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Seattle Look Again

Norwex Review



“Norwex started in 1994 with a cloth, a little water, and bugs on a windshield. From humble beginnings in Norway, focused on “cleaning without chemicals” to the most recent launch of Norwex in Australia, Norwex remains dedicated to their mission of improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.” I had the pleasure of using a few samples from  Norwex. They are the travel size Enviro Cloth, 2014 Dishwashing Liquid, and Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent.

Ultra Power Plus Detergent

The detergent was enough for one medium size load and definitely lived up to the expectations of making clothes brighter. Our clothes also came out softer and cleaner as well.

Enviro Cloth Holder

One thing I like about the Enviro cloth is its versatility. You can use it dry to dust or use it wet as a cleaning cloth. Using a wet Enviro cloth leaves no streaks when cleaning windows and glass. You don’t need Windex or any type of cleaner. Just water and some elbow grease.

Pink Enviro Cloth

Dishwashing Liquid

Dishwashing Liquid

The dish liquid didn’t get very sudsy but still cleaned the dishes fairly well.

If you’re interested in learning more about Norwex and /or purchasing some products please use the link below.


Scoats: Coats for your Stethoscope

Breast Cancer ScoatScoats or stethoscope coats if you will are a fashion accessory to the scrubs that serves two purposes. Not only are they fashionable but they protect your investment by keeping the oils from your neck away from the scope, as well as to keep the tubing from cracking. It also protects it from sunlight if kept in the car as so many people do. It keeps it from drying out. They can also be used as an ice breaker to younger patients. They are machine washable. Different fabrics are used but mostly cotton blends. They are custom made so there are multiple colors and designs to choose from. If you don’t see what you’re looking for just ask and they’ll do their best to provide it for you.

Minnie Mouse ScoatBlue Paisley Scoat

Church Builders Heating the Shelter Fundraising Event and Online Expo

Church builders of Gaffney SC is a non-denominational group that takes in people who are down on their luck, struggling with addiction and helps them know a better path through faith and conviction, by providing Shelter, discipleship, education, and employment. They have currently obtained a new building and are trying to establish all of the code requirements to allow those they assist to move in. They have a huge need here and are willing and able to serve. They function on donations only so please do join our event support our cause all vendors are donating proceeds as well, so everything helps.

Today Church Builders is having a BLOW OUT SALE JUST IN TIME for Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss it with your favorite vendors and products: Jewelry, Households, Beauty and Health Care products. It is a great day online!

The first link provided below is the Facebook page for the Church Builders of Gaffney. The second link is the Facebook event for the online fundraising and expo.


January 2015 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my January ipsy Bag are:

  • Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner – Storm
  • La Fresh Eco-Beauty® Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer
  • (Malin + Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo
  • Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow – Treasure

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January ipsy bag swatch

  • Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner – Storm
  • Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow – Treasure
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo

Kmart Clearance Purchase: LA Colors Nail Polish Sets

Finding clearance items has to be my favorite activity after the Holiday season. I came across these L.A. Colors nail polish sets. These were $2.99 each 😉

LA Colors

LA Colors 2L.A. Colors Cosmic Effect Nail Polish Set

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LA Colros3L.A. Colors Metal Effect Nail Polish Set

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January 2015 Birchbox

January Birchbox

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The contents of my January Birchbox are:

  • It’s a 10 Hair Miracle Leave-In Product Plus Keratin
  • Tocca Crème da Mano Hand Cream – Cleopatra
  • Manna Kadar Lip Locked All of You Priming Gloss Stain
  • MyChelle Dermaceuticals Advance Argan Oil
  • Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

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January Birchbox SwatchManna Kadar Lip Locked All of You Priming Gloss Stain

A Closer Look: Aromaco Deodorant from Lush Cosmetics

You could not fit in a Lush store during the Holiday season. LOL! I ended up visiting a local Lush store on New Year’s Day. It was just me and two sales associates. 🙂 I was hoping to purchase the Cupcake Fresh Face Mask but they were completely sold out. One of the sales associates was showing me other products I could benefit from. The last thing I was showed was the Aromaco Deodorant. I decided to try a smaller size to see if I would like it.



One of the things the sales associate mentioned was Aromaco can be used right after shaving the armpits. I tested this deodorant for a week. I will say the Aromaco Deodorant really works! I’m only going to sweat but so much in the Winter. I will have to revisit this topic again during the Summer months. Aromaco is a safer alternative especially with all the concerns regarding aluminums in other deodorants/ antiperspirants. I will be purchasing this deodorant again.


Winter Survival Kit Part Two: Coastal Scents Purchase

Winter Survival Again

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Coastal Scents recently had an after Christmas sale. Everything on their website was 40% off. I purchased a few things to add to my Winter survival kit.

Winter Survival Again3I really love the Coastal Scents Unrefined Shea Butter. It keeps the Winter dry skin away.

Winter Survival Again4

Winter Survival Again5I wanted to continue to use black soap to keep my complexion clear. I decided to try the Black Soap with Shea Butter. I wanted a facial soap that would clean and moisturize my skin without drying it out.

Winter Survival Again6Many of the essential oils I wanted were already sold out when I was placing my order. I decided to try the basil essential oil. I plan on adding a few drops of it to the castor oil I’m already using.

Winter Survival Again SampleNo Coastal Scents order is complete without a sample product to try. 🙂