March 2017
Posted at: 30 Mar 2017
Here is some NEW Wet n Wild Photo Focus makeup you HAVE to try!

Long time no see! In the time I was away, the kids and I flew to Europe to spend some time with grandma and grandpa before my eldest starts kindergarten. We’re actually still here (in The Netherlands, to be exact); will be staying here for a little while. πŸ™‚ Today I want to tell you about these awesome new products that Wet n Wild released not that long ago. These are all permanent items that have been added to the existing line at drugstores, grocery stores, and mass retailers. They are definitely not limited edition. I’ve been trying these products

Posted at: 20 Mar 2017
My new obsession: speed shopping with Tophatter

People, I’m obsessing over an app! It’s a shopping app called Tophatter and I literally can’t put my phone away. On this app you bid in real-time auctions to win deals of up to 80% off jewelry, electronics, beauty and fashion in under 90 seconds. Once I started looking around and placing bids, I was hooked. Oops! My newest purchase is this pearl necklace. πŸ™‚ Tophatter is a site that features shopping events with (brand name) fashion, jewelry, beauty items, electronics and more, for prices starting at a dollar. But unlike Amazon, eBay or flash sale sites like Gilt or

Posted at: 19 Mar 2017
Ulta Beauty’s Biggest Event of the year starts today!

I don’t post about beauty sales that often anymore. After a while of trying to keep up, I noticed that there are just way too many going on simultaneously. Covering all, or even just the big ones, became almost impossible for me. So now I just post the ones I think are really worth mentioning, like brand friends & family sales, QVC’s today’s special value or any MAC, Sephora or Ulta sales. πŸ˜€ The biggest sale at the moment is definitely Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty for Spring 2017. It’s their biggest sale of the year: it lasts, you

Posted at: 18 Mar 2017
Sale alert: IT Cosmetics is on QVC today!

IT Cosmetics is on QVC today! If you’ve always wanted to try something by IT Cosmetics, this is the time! Available now (Saturday, March 18) is their IT’s All About You! Collection, which is their most-loved and best-selling products, including one in a limited-edition super size and one in a new pinky shade. Details below! The collection includes 4 products and a makeup brush: β€’ Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara (0.30-fl oz) β€’ CC+ Cream Illumination in Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, or Rich (2.53-fl oz – super size!) β€’ Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush β€’ Je Ne Sais Quoi

Posted at: 10 Mar 2017
Review: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ (my 1st solid serum foundation)

IT Cosmetics has a new foundation! It’s their first ever solid serum foundation and it happens to be the first one I’ve ever tried as well. πŸ˜€ A solid serum foundation is a serum with added pigments and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen, making it a full coverage, anti-aging foundation. It’s basically 3 products in one: a foundation, a serum, and a sunscreen, conveniently housed in an easy to store and travel-friendly compact. This type of skincare/foundation has been insanely popular in Asia and is now making its way to the rest of the world. Pretty cool! IT Cosmetics calls their

Posted at: 01 Mar 2017
LEGO Batman Movie Days at LEGOLAND CA [our day in pictures]

Hi everyone! On February 18-19 and 25-26 LEGOLAND California hosted the LEGO Batman Movie Days and my family and I got to attend the activities! We went this past weekend and we had a blast, especially my son, who got to meet his superhero (remember Halloween at LEGOLAND, when he dressed up as Batman?). πŸ˜€ During these two weekends, LEGOLAND guests got to meet the LEGO superhero during this celebration of the Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, which also includes photo opportunities with the scene-stealing star, a themed scavenger hunt and LEGO Batman-inspired LEGO build activities. We loved it! We

February 2017
Posted at: 17 Feb 2017
Unboxing my Influenster Fierce VoxBox

Packages in the mail…who doesn’t enjoy receiving them? I sure do! Every now and then Influenster sends me their VoxBox and I love it! This time it was their Fierce VoxBox and it had 5 items. See what I got below. πŸ˜€ β€’ Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly Good old vaseline! My parents used the heck out of this stuff when I was growing up. Haha! β€’ Carefree Acti-Fresh Pantyliners, these will for sure be used. β€’ Madam C.J. Walker Brassica Seed Oil I love a good hair oil. I used it every day, can’t wait to try this one.

Posted at: 16 Feb 2017
Yay! Here’s the winner of my Too Faced giveaway

The winner of my giveaway has been selected! The Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced is going to this lucky reader (scroll down): Jen (@himissmaryjane) Jen, you are the winner of the eyeshadow palette. Congrats! πŸ˜€ I will send you an email, please reply within 48 hours and I’ll make sure you receive the palette as soon as possible. Hope you’ll like it. Thanks for entering, everyone!

Posted at: 14 Feb 2017
Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are my makeup favorites

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I’m here today with my recent makeup favorites. This is makeup that I’ve been really loving this past month and I thought it would be appropriate to show them to you on Valentine’s Day. πŸ™‚ – Becca Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation in ‘tobacco’ – Becca Luminous Blush in ‘dahlia’ – Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Primer – Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment – NYX #NOFILTER Finishing Powder in ‘golden’ – Wet n Wild Lash Renegade Mascara – Colourpop Wisp Super Shock Cheek – IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid

Posted at: 12 Feb 2017
I got an ipsy subscription! Here’s my Glam Bag for February

I have finally subscribed to ipsy. After months and months of contemplating and watching everybody’s goodies on blogs and YouTube, I finally caved and got a subscription myself. I first signed up for a trial bag through my friend Sheyla from Her Cryptic Life, which really pushed me over the edge. I really liked what I’d received and for $10 a month is a pretty sweet deal! Especially if you’re into samples and trying new stuff like I am. So now I have a subscription (which I can cancel at any time, of course.) and I’m really happy with it.

Posted at: 09 Feb 2017
Empties! Marc Jacobs, Nip + Fab, IT Cosmetics and more

I’m so bad at these empties posts! I keep forgetting to save the empty packaging. So what you see here, is not everything… Some of my empties from the past 3 months ended up in the trash before I could show them to you. Oops! I promise I’ll do better next time. πŸ˜€ From left to right: β€’ Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyls – a plumping lipgloss with ultimate shine (found these at TJ Maxx, they are not sold anymore). β€’ Ahava Clinical Skinpro Calming Facial Moisturizer – helps relieve irritation and redness for intolerant skin. β€’ Glisten

Posted at: 07 Feb 2017
Mommy review: SoCozy hair products for kids (and a sweepstake!)

Both my kids were born with a full head of hair. My 4-year-old son has thick straight hair, whereas his sister (who will be 5 months in a few days) has more fine, curly hair. One thing they have in common: they both have A LOT of hair! For this reason, I make sure to use good products on their hair; products they use at (kids) salons. For Mason’s hair I’ve been using SoCozy. Mason has been using SoCozy’s Boing Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-In Spray. Seems like a lot for a boy who’s only 4 years old, but he doesn’t

February 2017

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