Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Not a fan for sure.

There are some products that people hype up in the beauty world that lead us to head out an buy it. I will admit that for the most part I am pleased with them. However, there are instances like this one where I truly dislike a product. I will admit that I am very picky when it comes to my mascara. After hearing the Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara was loved by so many beauty vloggers I decided to pick it up. 
I used it the very same day and felt disappointed. After continuous use, my opinion of this product did not change. I think it just makes my lashes clump up into an unrecognizable mess. Some of you may like this mascara, but I think it's a waste of money for me. I rarely find products that I just truly dislike, but this is one that I regret purchasing. The reason behind my dislike of this mascara I believe is directly related to the applicator. Due to this design mascara is not able to be equally distributed through the lashes so it clumps up in certain spots. The positive about this is that it only costs me around $2.99 which is not much money wasted. 

Mascara is personal to me, in the sense that personal taste plays into loving a mascara. So please keep in mind that just because I am not a fan of this, does not mean that you won't love it. Unfortunately, I will not be repurchasing this one.

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Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #61 {link-up}

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 61st week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! It is crazy that we have been doing this for 60 weeks! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 

Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'

 and your co-hosts:

Ashley from Married to the Game
Kyomm @ Vow Move Live

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

Vola we have a winner! This is Chelsee this week. First of all, thanks so much to all of you that are linking up each week, I know that it means a lot to Tiffany and me. Now onto the winner! Wow what a hard decision it was choosing a winner this week, but due to a picture that stood out I decided that I had to pick....itbritt!

Britt linked up a picture of this hunk of cake that as I scrolled the link showed it contained Jack Daniels, at this point it was like "hook, line, and sinker." As someone that loves cooking and loves adding alcohol where you can I was immediately drawn to this post. I think any opportunity that you have to spice up cooking is an opportunity you should take. I have to say I am so excited to try this recipe. I think the flavors will just melt together and turn into something amazing. 

Britt is a lifestyle blogger that also makes the prettiest blog designs. I know the first time I saw one of her blog designs I was seriously left in awe. She's an avid reader and lover some green tea! She is happily married and I have to say that you all must go check out the picture of her family, it is so cute! Just click here and scroll to the bottom! 

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Let's Talk Too Faced!

Let’s talk Too Faced! Oh course I am talking about the makeup brand silly. Recently Too Faced launched their summer 2014 line, which I picked up about 2 weeks ago. Due to the gorgeous packaging, I knew I had to have these in my collection.

Within this collection, 2 unique palettes were released, consisting of an eye shadow palette and the Bonjour Soleil palette. I will split this into two posts, starting with the eye shadow palette called the à la mode eyes Sexy St. Tropez collection. Later this week I will review the Bonjour Soleil palette. As you can see, the packaging alone is so cute and consists of the same magnetic closure as the Too Faced Chocolate bar palette.
However, the layout of the palette is unique as well. It consists of a Day, Classic, and Fashion eye look set. There are 3 rows that create 3 different looks. I find that you can mix and match these to create many stunning looks. Most of these shadows are highly pigment, creamy and blend easily. There is also a How-to Glamour Guide that pops in the inside of the palette, in front of the mirror, that lists 3 looks, 3 steps, in 3 minutes.

This palette is not one that I would recommend for a beginner due to the lack of many shadows that a beginner would need to start with. Thought this palette claims to contain shimmering, matte, and pearl shades, I do not see any truly matte shades. I don’t believe this is a truly “stand alone palette” due to not having any matte shades. Note that the first shade is barely visible, mainly I use this to lay top of other shadows to give them gold glitter. It truly is a gorgeous way to create even more looks.

However, if you are one that is looking to add to your already existent collection or looking for a palette with cute packaging then this may be the one for you. I will say as someone that has a rather large collection of eye shadow this palette contains truly unique shades that can make any beauty lover swoon. Overall, I highly recommend the à la mode eyes palette and I love it. 

Have you tried this? Make sure you check back later this week for part 2 of this post which will contain the Bonjour Soleil  palette.