Monthly Archives: July 2016

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. 😉

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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. 😉

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 – Morocco

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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 – Crush (beige), Skinny (deep copper), Lovely (brown)

May ipsy swatch 2.jpg Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer – Radiate

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

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. 😉