Happy Halloween 2012

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful October… crazy how fast it flew by!  And today is Halloween–which is probably one of the funnest holidays ever.  

Halloween always makes me feel like a kid again, and having my son at the age of 6 going on 7 in a couple months is a really exciting time… Even though he has gone Trick or Treating a couple times before that he remembers, he is at the age where he is really making it his own…  This year he picked out all the different components of his costume.  We purchased each piece separately because he had a specific look in mind.  I must say, it came together well.  
To some it may seem like his costume is a little mature for his age, but this is the kind of stuff that he really likes.  He loves zombies and scary movies… He is a lot like I was at his age.  Fun stuff!  :)  

What are you going to be for Halloween?  I don’t think I am dressing up this year…  I am too bloated pregnant to be something with a “sexy” twist and too tired not creative enough to dream up something cute last minute.  Have fun, stay safe!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!


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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

I have been using BB Creams for over a year now.  In the last year more and more “Western” cosmetics companies have been coming out with their form of BB Creams.  They are leaps and bounds different from the “Eastern” cosmetics companies, but they are still breaking boundaries within the foundation world!  The Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is the one I am reviewing for you today, so let’s get right to it!

The packaging is great.  It has a squeeze tube and dispenses the product nicely.  You are really able to control the amount that comes out. 
The consistency of the BB cream is slightly thick but still very airy.  It is more of a cream than a liquid.  
This BB cream as a light to medium coverage.  I find that it evens out my skin well and it still lets my actual skin (like freckles and suck) peek through.

Notice in the top picture you see very visible freckling on the back of my hand but after the Smashbox BB cream was blended in you can see the freckling but it is toned down quite a bit.

This BB cream claims to prime, perfect, hydrate, protect and control oil.   I find that as a primer is does a nice job.  As far as it perfecting my skin it does an okay job, not the best not the worst.  It does offer some hydration, although I don’t really count on a product like this to give me the moisture I need so I always apply one underneath.  As far as protection goes, SPF of 35 is pretty high and I think it does a good job.  Controlling oil………. what?  No, no, no, no…  
This does nothing to help my oil production at all!  I don’t even know why they would throw that into their claims because I can’t see that happening for anyone.  I could definitely be wrong by saying I don’t think it would work for everyone–because, sure, it may work for some.  My skin tends to get a bit oilier when I wear this BB cream.  I have oily skin to start with, so blotting throughout the day is no stranger to me, I just wanted you to not be fooled by that claim.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream retails for $39 and can be purchased online at Smashbox or Nordstom, as well as anywhere else Smashbox products are sold.  Overall I give this BB cream 3 out of 5 stars.  It does it’s job, but really I feel as though it is nothing more than a pigmented tinted moisturizer.  I do have BB creams that I love whole-heartedly but this one is just okay in my book.  
What is your favorite BB cream?  Let me know in the comments below!  I am always on the looking for a new goodie to try!
*This product was a prize in a Facebook contest.  In no way is this post sponsored.  All opinions are my own.  I am making use of affiliate links.

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Target Beauty Bag: Animal Print

It has arrived and it is wild!  :)  The latest (and possible the last) Target Beauty Bag has arrived in my mailbox today and I am excited to show you all!

It is a really nice, high-quality faux-leather animal print makeup bag.  It looks very sturdy and easy to clean on the inside.  This rivals another of Target’s bags as a favorite so far (the other pretty bag is linked here)!  I think it might just win as I am really digging animal print lately.

The samples this time are mostly hair care, which is okay I suppose.  I prefer getting stuff like makeup wipes, etc.  I like travel sizes of things.  Oh well, I will never complain about free!  These will get used.  I like to throw these types of samples into a bin and use them at random or save them for when I go on vacation because it always seems I don’t end up liking the shampoo that hotels give.

Earlier I mentioned that the inside of the bag looked easy to clean, and here you go.  It is a nice nylon-type material and looks like it would wipe clean with a wet wash cloth.  

I recorded a video already, but my sleepy-pregnant-lady syndrome is hitting at the moment.  Doesn’t appear that that will be edited and up until possibly tomorrow!  Until then my lovelies! xoxo
Did you get a Target Beauty Bag?  If so, what did you like/dislike about it?  Let me know in the comments below!
*The item(s) mentioned above were sent free because I filled out information on Target’s Facebook page.  This post is in NO WAY sponsored.  All opinions are my own.


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Manic(ure) Monday: Yummy Mummy, Halloween Edition

I, for one, love the names of the Butter London polishes.  None of them are as Halloween ready as Yummy Mummy
I applied Yummy Mummy earlier yesterday morning and was trying to devise a plan on making cute mummy nails all day…. It never came to me so I removed it and applied some other colors.  I then was cruising my Instagram feed and a lady I chat with pretty frequently had done a look very similar to this with her nails so I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  I took off the other colors, then REAPPLIED the Yummy Mummy and smeared white polish to look like gauze/bandages and then took dotting tools with white and black polish for the eyes.  Topped it off with a clear coat and VIOLA! :)

What fun designs are you doing this Halloween?  Anything special?  Vampy colors or intricate designs?


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