Haul time

I ordered a few things from sephora and nyx.

Let’s start with NYX first. There website can be found here and I purchased all these items myself.

I purchased the bon voyage Go To Palette. It is the more colorful one out of the two choices in these palettes. It retails for 17.00 and can be found here.I also purchased a brush so I could get free shipping.



The bronzer blush and highlighter


Top row


Bottom row
I also got a brush but it didn’t photograph well. I actually am unimpressed with it but love the to go palette. I can’t wait to use it. Only downside is for being on the go there is no mirror.

Now on to sephora


I purchased an Urban Decay primer potion. I got it for ten dollars but it is no longer on sale.


A search of Kat von d lipstick in noble. It’s the perfect nude. The website describes it as a cult favorite and matte petal pink nude. It retails for 21.00.


I’m trying this mask out. I think it might be a great dupe for the glam glow masks. Here I am wearing it. The retail price is 19.00.


I can say it’s thicker than the glam glow. And after removing it my skin did feel soft and matte.

Have you hauled anything lately. If so please share.


Current Favorites

This was suppose to be an August Favorites post but it’s way to far into august to now call it that and really they are current favorites not necessarily August alone. 😀

057036 Keihls eye cream. I found this in my stash and brought it back out. A Mary Kay sampler. The blush on me has lasted at least six hours and the eye shadows at least ten if not more. A look done using all the products mentioned. Disclaimer I purchased all these items myself. And my thoughts are always my own.
I don’t care for the new Milani Bella line as eyeshadows but these two colors as highlights are amazing!




Mally Perfect Prep under eye brightener. This stuff really is what she calls a face lift in a bottle. It can be used other places for a gorgeous effect like around the nose and on bridge.
Shany Brush I have been using for foundation. It is synthetic and not especially soft but it does a great job at buffing the foundation into your skin.
A famous summer staple for contouring. What else can be said? 😀
This brow gel is less expensive and just as awesome as my beloved Tarte Eyebrow Mousse. I want to get the blonde color as well.
I’ve been mixing these two foundations for a satin perfect color match flawless look.
These two lip combo items have been long lost cousins. They compliment each other so well. The lip stick is bare minerals my favorite brand for lipsticks.
Close up of the foundation color mixed and how stay put the brow gel is as this is dried and rubbed.
I find the Mally eye pencils to be even more creamier then Urban Decay’s and has the same longevity. It glides on and I want every color. lol


The last picture is the swatches of the rest of the products. It also shows the coloring of the foundations alone.

Are any of these your favorite as well or a not so favorite? Share below or you can do random comments and questions. Don’t forget my social media’s. I had a mini hiatus but I have been more active recently.

Bh Cosmetics Haul

EDITED: The coupon is no longer valid. I did have the wrong one. The correct was instylejun2014 but it doesn’t work now either. I apologize. I still think worth it though as I have used the brushes and they are dense, soft,and super cute. 😀 To the person who commented about the wrong code thank you and I am really sorry I thought this code would last longer. I saw at two stores the July issue is already out so I am thinking that is why it is null. 😦 I promise I am not trying to be a bad blogger.

So the other day I let you folks know about a code to get new BH cosmetics brush kit for only 15.00. It is originally  28.95 and without the code is 24.95. The code is INSTYLE (If that doesn’t work let me know) I was not sent these items I purchased with own money and just sharing the deal I saw in the magazine. This is not so much a my thoughts review but a showing what I got. I may mention if I am happy with my purchase so far or not.

bh dots


I purchased two of the brushes. Not that I think the brushes are great as I have a couple and they were MEH and came apart after just a few months. I am hoping this was just a fluke and these will be better. I purchased them separately and were the cheaper ones. The main reason I got the brushes and two (besides the price) is the fan brushes and I wanted the canisters for my makeup artist kit. I see on youtube people use them to separate brushes from face and eye then clean and dirty.

Here are each of the brushes you get in the kit and what they are listed as.

Brushes Included:
Deluxe Fan Brush
Powder Brush
Angled Blush Brush
Classic Foundation Brush
Tapered Shadow Blending Brush
Classic Shadow Brush
Flat Eyeliner Brush
Angled Shadow Brush
Small Smudge Brush
Tapered Eye Liner Brush
Lip Brush

The fan one I wanted and love!!

What do you think of the set in person? At the very least they are super cute 😀

And since I can’t stand to pay for shipping I had to spend another twenty dollars. Which was ok as there was a few things I wanted to get and things are usually some level of sale on the BH Cosmetics website.

bhblush bh primer

So far I have used these three times this week and I really like… almost love the products. The blushes are four different colors “flower” types but I picked up mine based on the highlight like color.

Thoughts, Comments, and questions please leave below and check out my social media as well!!


May Blog Hop: Mother’s day Ideas

maybloghop I love to shop so this is a fun blog hop. Every month I look forward to participating in a sisterhood of blogging found in the facebook community: Beauty and Fashion Blog Community. It is a closed group but easy to join. Now this month has forced me to google all kinds of womenly fun goodies. (said in a dramatic fake southern accent with my hand tossed dramatically on my forhead kind of way.. just like Scarlett o’Hara 😀  ) It truly is a burden lol. What I like about these hops is we are allowed to do our own take on how or what we write as long as it follows the basic theme. I am going with…. … because my day job is being a social worker so you know Momma can’t afford super pricey things!! 1) Homemade whimsical cookies 2) Etsy Mother's Day Gift Set / Soap Lip balm and bath salt Gift Sets Gift Ideas For Her bath and beauty Gift Sets Soap Boxed Set Mother's Day Gifts This deal above is only 25.00 and is described as….

The Ultimate all natural spa Gift , Perfect Mother’s Day Gift set Ready to ship with personalized gift tag, pretty ribbon and your custom message. Perfect gifts for her, gifts for mom or unique friends and coworkers gift idea. and…. Eco Friendly!!(please include your gift tag message during checkout and I will include it on a card with your gift)This listing is for a gift set that includes 1 soap of your choice, 1 lip balm of your choice 1 four oz bath salt in Pink Grapefruit (or lavender if you request at checkout) 1 muscle rescue balm tin 1 skin rescue balm tin  SHIPPING: ALL ORDERS placed on or before May 5th will ABSOLUTELY arrive in time for gifting on Mother’s Day. This deal is found here.
3) This ring is totally fake BUT only 19.99. I know that sounds like sarcasm but for me, my kids or husband can’t the real thing. I actually prefer this kind of jewelry as I know if I misplace it, I am not out money and devastated. This particular ring is found here. 
Mothers Day Gifts Bling Jewelry Flower Cubic Zirconia Pearl Engagement Ring
5) Sonia Kashuk Smokey Eye Brush Set
Sonia Kashuk® Smokey Eye Brush Set

Achieve an effortless smokey eye in four easy steps with this paint by numbers brush set, complete with step-by-step how-tos from Sonia Kashuk. Each brush is crafted for a specific use to make it quick and effortless. Apply a wash of dense, all-over color with #1 Lid Brush, then use #2 Crease Brush, an angled flat top brush, for added depth in the crease. Next, use #3 Lash Line, a thin, angled flat top liner brush, in a rocking motion along the lash line for intense, smokey pigmentation. Finally add precise definition at the lower lash line with #4 Smudge, a pointed, dense bristle brush.

  • Number of Pieces: 5
  • Includes: Smudge Brush, Crease Brush, Lid Brush, Eyeliner Brush, Carrying bag
  • General Material: Wood

6) Flowers … there are a lot of deals right now in sending flowers to your Momma. I love the colors of these below they are Peruvian Lilies and can be found on sale for 19.99. 100 Blooms of Peruvian Lilies

7) Inexpensive Perfumes.

adidas pure lightness spray If you’re looking for a light, sporty scent,Adidas Pure Lightness Eau De Toilette Spray, $12.99, is the perfect perfume for you. It’s a great light daytime fragrance, which makes it a popular choice for women who want to smell nice but don’t want to make their coworkers/study mates gag. And don’t worry — despite it being an “Adidas” (read: sporty) fragrance, it’s still very feminine with notes of apple, jasmine, and lily.

8) QVC

It Cosmetics TIGHTLINE Full Lash Line Black Mascara Primer Duo It is a great way to purchase items at a discount or in a grouping at a good price. I am completely wanting this primer. I saw it presented on the show and it looked amazing. It is It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Line Black Mascara Primer. What is it: Tightline Full Lash Length Black Eyelash Primer is a true game-changer in mascara and eyeliner technology. This multitasking beauty must-have uses an ultra-skinny wand to let you coat your lashes at their actual roots for the ultimate in length and volume. But the best part is, if you have sparse or missing lashes, the Tightline brush lays down black pigment along your entire lash line, filling in sparse spots for a full, beautiful lash line and the look of an eyeliner!

Who is it for: Anyone who wants lashes for miles! Anyone with sparse lashes who wants the look of a full lash line. Anyone who wants thicker, longer, fuller-looking, amazing lashes that reach their full potential. Anyone who wants the look of the Tightline eyeliner effect.

Why is it different: The Tightline Full Lash Length Black Eyelash Primer Skinny Wand gives you the power to coat each lash beginning at the root. This also creates a Tightline eyeliner effect along your upper and lower lash line, because it lays down black pigment between each eyelash at the root, creating instant definition without taking up extra eyelid space. The skinny wand also allows the conditioning serum to infuse a blend of lash-enhancing ingredients, including peptides, collagen, proteins, biotin, nettle extract, green tea, jojoba, and vitamins all the way down to the roots for the most effective dosage of nourishment and protection.

How do I use it: Starting at the root of your lashes, hold the Tightline Skinny Wand horizontally, then wiggle and sweep to the tips. For a more dramatic look, add additional coats. For a more visible eyeliner effect, lightly and gently press the Tightline Skinny Wand along the roots of your lashes to fill in the gaps. Move along the entire upper lash line for a beautiful Tightline eyeliner effect.

9) H &M Handbags. They have handbags from under twenty to over hundred. I love this one below for summer.

10) If you are worried none of these suggestions will work you can always go with a gift card. Some feel it is impersonal but I feel it gives us Mom’s a chance to shop!!

These can be found anywhere and in about any amount.

So comment, like, random thoughts leave them below. Please check out my social media sites and these blogs as well to see everyone’s take on our May blog hop!

1. Michelle from Beautiful Goodies  http://beautifulgoodies.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/mothers-day-gift-ideas-a-blog-hop/

2. Brittany from The Beauty Deputy http://thebeautydeputy.com/2014/05/01/mothers-day-gift-ideas-blog-hop-may-2014/

3. Anna from The Anna Belle Blog http://theannabelleblog.com/2014/personal/mothers-day-gift-ideas/

4. Jen from Jen Likes Polish (And Some Other Things)http://www.jenlikespolish.com/2014/05/may-blog-hop-mothers-day-gift-ideas.html

5. Jeni from Gracious Luck    http://graciousluck.com/2014/05/01/mothers-day-gift-ideas-blog-hop/

6. Ashly from Reviews / Ramblings & Randomness!http://aeyler06.blogspot.com/2014/05/mothers-day-gift-ideas-blog-hop.html

7. Toria from Toria’s Treasure Chest – http://toriamasons-treasures.blogspot.com/2014/04/mothers-day-gift-ideas-blog-hop-giveaway.html

8. Lisa from Subscription Therapy: http://subscriptiontherapy.com/2014/05/01/may-blog-hop-mothers-day-gift-ideas/

9. Megan from Polished Portland http://www.polishedportland.com/2014/05/mothers-day-gift-ideas-blog-hop.html

GRWM: I am taking credit for the Seahawks win.

Ok so I mean my title tongue in cheek. I of course am not the reason but most of the folks at our Superbowl party were rooting for Broncos. In fact my hubby decorated our living room for it with his Bronco blanket and Christmas twinkling lights. I should have taken a picture but I was too busy talking my girlfriends ear off. I had a lot to rant about 😀 I went with the seahawks more to have a reason to do a blue look as I am too scared to do it as a work look.

Here is the finish result.



I also took the opportunity to try out some products which I will do more in-depth reviews later this month about. Here is how the look come together mainly in pictures. If there is something anyone wants reviewed before something else please leave a comment below.

bare faced
Don’t forget to moisurize
Ben Nye HD Matte Foundation Samples From Makeup Mania
I went with the one on the left for all over my face and the one on the right for my undereyes
I have oily lids so gotta prep the shadows
Wha-la lol
This is a mix of odds and ends gray shadows and a broken Sephora Metal shade shadow for transition shade
Cheaquered Lily shade in Mrs Peacock on lid and under the eyes
On outer v and crease Bare Minerals Caviar liner shade
NYX Gunmetal in waterline and tightline
First I tried this as my liner but it did not show up well at all
Boo Hoo NO Good.
So tried this next. I would not recommend buying this FYI
Pretty sure this wasn’t much better can you even see it?
Second thing I tried was these two verses each other
Which Do You like better? Can you tell a difference?
Closer up
Used Both of these on my Undereyes. The Ben Nye HD matte foundation and Clarins line filler
Attempted to use a stipple brush to apply under my eyes
Foundation with Beauty Blender first.
It did neutralize my redness.
Other side I compared applying with a brush
You can really see how much sheer the beauty blender applies
I decided I to apply it heavier so other side added more with brush.
I love this bronzer very easy to use
Can you tell where I put it?
Since eyes so bright wanted a light flush of color on the cheeks
I was not happy with the foundation so I wasn’t feeling like smiling 😦
Mixed these two for my highlight
Close up one was too dark and one too light so I mixed 😀
A light dusting to help melt the bronzer into face.
I liked it a little better.
Decided I needed a spray to help un-matte the look. I was too chalky looking
Got this baby for 75% off and it is a nice formula
But I wanted a little more color to my lips
So Added this Pop Party Lip Color
Much better
Got to have them eyebrows on point.
I felt like a stronger eyebrow so went with Rich Brown
Don’t forget to highlight on that brow bone
Do you think it makes a difference?
I like the formula of this but I have issues with the wand.
See I always poke somehow one of my eye balls and jerk with this stuff? I don’t know how I do it.
Natural light
Fake light
Ok decided to do my hair too. Always need to protect and this inexpensively does the job.
And ta da.. done You can see my curl peeking out there as I am trying to be artsy in my picture. Werk it girl! lol


So that was it. I thought it was cool the under dog actually won. The social worker in me loves an under dog story though I do like Peyton Manning. Anyway back to the girly stuff! HA

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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