Happy New Year's everyone! This will be a short post... things are really busy with me right now. I am here visiting my hubby's family and we are all having a really great time!
I can't believe it's almost 2012 already... seems just like yesterday it was turning 2011 and I was here, at the exact same place, only pregnant haha!
The hubby and I are taking a little date night while his mom watches the kids, so we are happy that we get to do a little bit of celebrating this year since he wasn't home last year for New Year's! This year has been really wonderful to me:
I had a baby...
My hubby came home safely...
Found out some amazing news (you will all find out in a few months I am sure...and no I am NOT pregnant haha)...
I hope this year was filled with wonderful things and if not I hope that 2012 will turn things around for all of you! My New Year's resolution is sorta a couple of things haha... For one I am going to try my best to get my lighting for my videos better (I got a new light setup thing so I hope it helps lol). For my second thing is really more of a style resolution haha... I really want to start being a little bit more "dressy" even on casual days! I am just not really close to losing all of my baby weight and feeling better about wearing certain things so let's hope it stays that way haha!!
For some New Year's makeup check out my lil video tutorial!!
Hope you all enjoy! What's your New Year's resolution?
So I was packing for a little trip... just 5 days, and I wanted to share with everyone a few of the things I am packing in my lil makeup train case!
Shell cream highliter from MAC
Laura Gellar blush
MAC studio careblend pressed powder
MAC shadow in retrospect (possible New Year's color that I love)
MAC paintpot in painterly
L'Oreal mascara in Voluminous False Lashes
Hope you guys enjoyed this little sneak peek inside my makeup travel bag!!
To see more about my trip check out my other blog--->Foxxys Wifey
To get some great Sigma Beauty products go here---> Sigma
First and foremost I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas... I will hopefully soon be getting a new video uploaded... a little mini beauty haul to show you guys a couple of fun things that I got.
The holidays aren't over just yet though... New Year's is this weekend (I can't believe it)!! I put together a little collage with silvers and golds for some New Year's style inspiration. Which one is your New Year's pick? I personally really like the gold!
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Ready for some creative curls? Well I have a few hairstyles that are simple to do...and are great for the holidays... I wanted to do an easy hair tutorial, but I can't get it up in time for the holidays so this is what I am doing instead!!
First Hairstyle for some really curly Creative Curls
- Step #1 - On dry hair, wrap medium to large sized sections of your hair around a medium to large sized curling iron and curl your hair for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Step #2 - Continue until every section of your hair is complete.
- Step #3 - For a lasting finish, spray with a strong hold hairspray.
- Step #1 - Blow-dry your hair until smooth.
- Step #2 - Take large sections of your hair, wrap them around velcro rollers, and then spray a mist of hairspray all over and leave to dry.
- Step #3 - Remove the velcro rollers and tease your hair all over to achieve maximum volume.
- Step #1 - Apply mousse or a curl enhancing product to your damp hair.
- Step #2 - Use your diffuser attachment to scrunch dry your hair on a low setting to allow a more natural looking wave, and flip your hair upside down while scrunch drying to allow maximum volume.
- Step #3 - To complete your look, spray your hair with shine serum for a natural feel and finish.
Check out my other blog for some fun pictures---> Foxxys Wifey
For some great makeup brushes that are cheap check these out---> Sigma Beauty
In my living room I have a huge canvas painting that my mom and I did while I was pregnant... I wanted to do something fun to it for this holiday season... soooooo, I decided to wrap it up!
What are some DIY decorating ideas that you guys know? Please share them with me...I wish I knew lots and lots of different decorating ideas for the holidays...but sadly I just have a few little tricks up my sleeve haha!
This icing will dry hard and should be somewhat shiny too!!
To see what I am doing tomorrow go check out my other blog---> Foxxys Wifey
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I just took a short little trip down the road to the Dollar Store and I wanted to share with you guys what I got! For starters, let me just say that I absolutely LOVE decorating for the holidays, so when I see cute decorations I always wanna buy them haha... I went to the store to pick up some eggs and some candy for stocking stuffers and came out with some really cute decorations.
I even picked up some really pretty colorful shiny ribbon lol....the gold one looks yellow in this picture...oopsy!
So the best part about all of the decorations (except for the ribbon) is that they were originally $2 and were 75% off!! I ended up getting the huge ornaments for just $0.50.... now is definitely the time to start checking places for decoration deals, or right after Christmas everything gets really cheap!! I plan on doing some decoration shopping right after Christmas, me and the hubby decided that next year I can get my own tree and decorate however I want, since I like all the colorful and fun stuff and he is WAY more traditional! Our tree this year is pretty colorful, but not to the extreme that I want it to be haha! So I am starting my holiday shopping early...and I do mean EARLY!
Be sure to check out my other blog!--->Foxxy's Wifey
For some awesome brushes go here--->Sigma
For some awesome brushes go here!---> Sigma
Need a little winter inspiration? Well, maybe I have found it for you! I found some really cute items from Forever21 that can be paired together for a really cute wintery type outfit...
I paired some skinny jeans with a lil blue tank under a beige colored sweater, with some super cute brown boots and a very "winter" coat haha! I even threw in some cute accessories like a hat, scarf, and even a cute vintage looking bracelet. I love Forever 21, they always have awesome stuff, and they are pretty cheap too!
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I was just randomly browsing the Sigma website earlier, and they seem to be having some AWESOME sales on their brushes and sets! I just wanted to share it with everyone--->Sigma Beauty
What do you guys think about Sigma? If you haven't tried it, have you been wanting to?
For those of you that have never heard of Sigma you definitely need to check it out!! Plus, right now if you spend $30 you get a free gift, although I have no idea what it is, but hey it's FREE haha! Don't get me wrong, I am a huge MAC fan, but when I seen their prices I was a little in shock at how great the prices are, especially compared to the MAC brushes!
With Christmas just around the corner...literally...I know know that lots of you are going to be going to parties. I thought that putting together a little collage of a party outfit would be a neat idea to give a little Christmas party inspiration! The little cocktail dress has those holiday looking sequins that seems to always be very festive this time of year haha! Pair it will some black tights for when it's chilly outside and add a black turtleneck underneath and you can be stylish and yet not freeze to death in the middle of winter lol. To play it down, be sure to choose some suede or cloth type shoes, not the shiny leathery ones. This look could either be paired with some red heels and a red clutch for some pop of color, or just keep it simple with some black booties and a black clutch. With all the sequins going on, adding too much jewelry and accessories would just be too much, so I would keep it simple with some stud earrings or some small dangly ones, that aren't too dramatic.
This look is just my inspiration for what I might wear to a Christmas party... If you don't have the money to spend on buying everything brand new what I suggest is hitting up your local thrift stores! They are always my go-to place! I absolutely love going to thrift stores, I usually always find awesome things for super cheap prices haha! Oh and if you shop at your local Goodwill, they give student discounts if you have your college ID, as well as a military discount if you have that instead!
For some awesome Sigma deals going on go here--->Sigma Beauty
Cleopatra was known for her beautiful skin. Now I am going to tell you just how she did it and how you can get it too!
She soaked in a bathtub full of fresh milk accented with honey... unfortunately we don't all live on or near a farm so we don't all have access to fresh milk, so regular milk will do! As I was watching the tv show "The Doctors", they were showing remedies around the world for health and beauty, and this one came on and I wanted to share it with everyone so so badly!!
Use about 4 cups of milk and just a little bit of the honey. No the tub isn't filled totally with just milk, it's water down, sorta making it "skim, I mean skin milk" haha! Add these to your bathtub while it's filling up! Then just soak for about 20 minutes. It's very dydrating to the skin, so doing this may be very helpful if you have dry skin in general or even if your skin is dry due to the harsh effects of wintertime! To be in true Cleopatra style add some flower petals to your bath, they don't do anything for you health or beauty wise, but they definitely add to the Cleopatra effect haha!
WARNING! I don't recommend this if your are lactose intolerant though. As far as I know it's totally safe otherwise.
I have really been trying to read more of the blogs that I follow and the ones that follow me lately, and there are some really great ones out there! So I just wanted to sorta take this time to say "GREAT JOB"! There is one in particular that always checks out my blog posts and her blog is SUPER cute and fun and I wanted to share it with all of you!
Check out Fash Boulevard I think a lot of you guys will really enjoy it!
Another great site is Eye Graffiti I actually first found out about their blog through my friend's blog!
What are some cool blogs that you guys know of?
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Hey guys.. Although I haven't quite figured out yet if any of you have switched over to this channel I am still going to continue to post everything on here! My newest tutorial is a wearable look for New Year's, you can pretty much wear this for whenever you like, but it has a little more glitter and glam for the holidays! PLEASE READ FIRST: I HAVE BEEN TRYING REALLY HARD TO GET LIGHTING RIGHT FOR MY PICS AND VIDEOS AND AM HAVING A HARD TIME DOING SO! IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS THAT WOULD BE AWESOME, AS YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING LOOKS SOOOOO WASHED OUT AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET THE COLOR AS TRUE AS POSSIBLE ON FILM!
Then when I film I look super pale and washed out! Any tips?
As you guys can see I have totally redone this blog! Actually I recreated it and just changed the name of the other one back to http://foxxyswifey.blogspot.com so all of you that were following my beauty blog are no longer on the actual beauty blog! It's a bit confusing but I think I will like it better this way! So be sure to follow me on here as well!
Tonight we were driving to go get Michael and the moon just looked so crazy!
I was shopping at Sephora not long ago and they have a little section near the front of the counter with lots of little goodies... I just thought sharing them would be nice. They would make great stocking stuffers or just gifts in general!
You could even buy bigger gift sets and divide them out to make several gifts if you wanted to! I hope this helped give you guys some ideas for cheaper alternatives for gifts! To view more of their gifts go here---> Sephora Stocking Stuffers
My newest tutorial is on how to eliminate some dark and nasty eye circles. I have always struggled with them and recently discovered a new way to really mask them quite a bit! This is what works for me and I just wanted to share it with everyone.
I just uploaded a video for a quick and simple manicure at home!!! I hope you all enjoy... if you get a chance please go and check out lots of other tutorials on my youtube channel... http://youtube.com/themrsfoxxy
I am SUPER EXCITED!! Not only because I absolutely adore and love the first NAKED palettle from Urban Decay... but now they have come out with another one!
It features 12 taupe and greige shades and 5 BRAND NEW shades! Not only does this palette come with NAKED gloss featured above but it also come with a double sided brush available only in this palette...
READY FOR A LOOKSIE?
6. Snakebite 7. Suspect 8. Pistol 9. Verve 10. YDK 11. Busted 12. Blackout
IF ANYONE ALREADY HAS THIS LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK? I HAVE TO HAVE IT HAHA!
I can't imagine loving it as much as I do the first one... it is literally probably my favorite palette that I own so far... I still use it all the time!
Hope you all enjoy this lil post about some awesome products hehe!