Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Today's post is all about the HSN Today's Special on YBF Beauty!
In the video below, I show you how I get a perfect complexion using the YBF perfect complexion kit. These are some of my absolute favorite products to correct, and enhance my complexion.

HSN's Today's Special on YBF Beauty |

See these products in action:

Disclaimer: All products used were sent for consideration by HSN. All opinions and statements are honest and my own. This post, and video are sponsored.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Today's tutorial is very special! It is using the HSN Today's Special Lancome French Nude Collection. You can get this collection TODAY (March 16th)  ONLY for $75!!! The French Nude Palette will be available individually and exclusively at HSN in April! You all know I have been enjoying Lancome's products lately, so I am super excited to create a unique look for you, using the French Nude Collection.

Purchase the Lancome French Nude Collection Here:

Click here to watch the tutorial:

Disclaimer: All products were provided for review and use, by HSN. All opinions are honest and my own.

Zoya Matte Velvet Fall 2014 Collection

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Zoya has released their Matte Velvet Fall 2014 Collection, and it is STUNNING!

Find the collection HERE

These polishes have a nice wear time of about 4-5 days, and require no base or topcoat. You can, however, use the Zoya Matte Velvet Top Coat.

All swatches are two coats, except for Loredana, because it is a bit more sheer than the rest.

Overall, I love these polishes for their wear time, quick drying time (about 2 minutes), and trendy texture!!!

I give this collection a 8/10!!!
The only real negatives are that Loredana requires 3 coats, and this velvet matte texture shows every flaw on the nail such as ridges, bumps, or any surface problem you have on your nails.

Dovima by Zoya can be best described as a smoky charcoal-black with strong silver shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish. This shine-free black is the must have shade for fall! - Zoya

Posh by Zoya can be best described as a medium cool-toned wine red with metallic red shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish. Impossibly sexy and glamorous, this matte red truly lives up to its name. - Zoya

Harlow by Zoya can be best described as a rich, saturated rose plum packed with sparkling metallic shimmer in a velvety MATTEVELVET finish. A perfect choice for fall or winter that combines rich color with a lush matte finish. - Zoya

Savita by Zoya can be best described as a bold, vibrant medium purple with strong red and gold shimmer with a velvet MATTEVELVET finish. A new take on the matte trend for fall/winter with a pop of bold color. - Zoya

Zoya Nail Polish in Veruschka can be best described as a deep evergreen garnished with strong metallic shimmer in a velvety MATTEVELVET finish. One of this season's hottest colors in a trendy, matte finish! - Zoya

Loredana by Zoya can be best described as a medium gunmetal grey, packed with silvery shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish.This shade gives the nails the appearance of brushed steel. 
- Zoya

Disclaimer- All Zoya polishes mentioned are PR samples

ZOYA Ultra PixieDust Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Meet the next generation of our best-selling textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula ­ Zoya Ultra PixieDust! Three shades featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This easy glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum hues. No base or top coat required. - Zoya

ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles

OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

This new Zoya collection of PixieDusts is absolutely stunning! I took swatch photos (3 coats each) in natural daylight, but I still couldn't capture the amazing dimension and beauty of these polishes. You must see them in person to really get a feel for just how gorg they are!

They are also $10 each!

Here are some application tips from Zoya

Zoya PixieDust Application:
For BEST RESULTS apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean (oil free) nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

Watch the video for an application tutorial:

Disclaimer: Zoya Ultra PixieDust polishes are PR samples. All opinions are honest and my own


Monday, September 22, 2014

Have you ever wanted to sport a "vampy" fall lip without the abrupt harsh outline?
You just might want to make a statement, that will have a more light impression on this changing season!

I want to show you my favorite way to wear a darker lip color, that is soft enough even to wear to the grocery store...without scaring the children.

  • All you have to do to get started, is pick a lip pencil that is one to two shades lighter than the lipstick you are wanting to wear. In this tutorial I am using MAC's Plum Lip Pencil.
Plum is the perfect partner in crime for most dark and shady lipsticks.  So you better go get it because the weather is changing fast!

  • The second step is, line your lips and fill them in all the way until you hit the center of the lips. Taking your vampy lipstick, you will want to ONLY fill in the center of the lips with that shade.
  • Then go back in with your lip pencil, and fill your lips the rest of the way in.
  • Finally, you are left with a softly lined lip, with enough depth for dinner, but a soft enough finish for brunch!

Want to see this lippie in live action?
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WW | Put Your Trust In The Right Place Psalm 118:8

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Do you ever feel like once your focus shifts on your physical surroundings, you lose hope? I have been wondering why I have been in this weird funk these past couple of weeks, and I feel like it has become crystal clear to me where it was coming from, and how I was contributing to it.

Besides battling daily chronic pain, and just never feeling fully healthy, I also tend to fall in a pit of negativity quite easily. I am I alone in this? I don't think I am, so that is why I am sharing this personal revelation with you all.

I realized the other day that I was fully relying, and trusting in myself, to get through each day. I was focusing what I didn't have, rather than what I did have. As cliche as it sounds, when you start thinking of all the things  you don't have...your mood can really head south. All the things I don't have, such as health, the energy of a normal girl in her twenties, a house, and just a permanent place to call home, were really crashing down on me.  I allowed myself to get caught up in what I felt I was "lacking", and it really took a toll on my spirit. So literally two days ago, I felt I had a breakthrough,and shattered all the sadness stemming from my attitude.

I simply realized I was putting my trust in myself...what I physically had, and what I physically did not have.

I feel like today's verse isn't just about not putting your trust in your fellow man, but also about not putting your trust in yourself. As a believer, and a Christ follower, I can tell you there is a HUGE difference in quality of life when I put my sole trust in the Lord, and not in myself. I am not perfect, and I am still learning at 25 years old, that I will fail myself. The love of Christ is unfailing, and I don't know why as believers, we tend to forget that. It's like "Oh I am having a bad day, I suck at could God love me?!"... He loves you through all of that silliness, and I can assure you He will love you through all of your future silliness.

So when you're feeling let down, ask yourself this one question:
"Who am I putting my trust in today?".
Because if you're putting your trust in the Lord, you will feel lighter, and completely free from the stresses of what you do and don't have.

Thank you all for your support and constant love! It means the world to me! I hope this post encourages you, and helps lighten your load a little:) Remember, Jesus loves you!

Organic Heat Pro GIVEAWAY

Monday, September 8, 2014


Organic Heat Pro has partnered with Mother Nature to bring you an Organic hair experience with 100% pure natural organic ingredients. Heat pro replenishes while defending hair against heat damage, while restoring balance. Our Anti-Breakage formula offers maximum protection against the harsh heat of blow dryers, flat irons, and other styling tools. Other heat protectants feature heavy silicone and petroleum based ingredients. Heat Pro coats the hair cuticles, creating healthy, non-oily thick strands. - From Organic Heat Pro website.
I just featured this amazing heat protectant from Organic Heat Pro in my Monday Must Haves! I have been loving it's lightweight finish, and the amazing results it has provided. It helps hold my style, while protecting my easily damageable hair. You can use it as a primer before you blow dry, and again before you use your hot tools. I also like to use it as a style finisher for extra shine. It never feels heavy, greasy, or like too much product in the hair!

Enter to win a bottle of Organic Heat Pro Heat Protectant Styling Spray!

  • Rules & Details:
  1. Must be a subscriber to my YouTube channel
  2. Leave a comment stating your biggest hair struggle (mine is FRIZZ)
  3. There will be 6 winners (US only)
  4. Must be 18yrs or older to enter
  5. Giveaway ends 9-15-2014
  6. I will announce the winners in this post on 9-16-2014
  7. Winners must email me at to provide me with their shipping address