DEMI LOVATO'S "NEW" X FACTOR LOOK

Friday, November 30, 2012



If you guys have been watching X FACTOR lately, you will have noticed the lovely Demi Lovato has changed her look once again! She is amazing at changing her look so much and still being one of the most beautiful girls in Hollywood. I have so much respect for her and what she has come through!!! 

I was really inspired to recreate her new look in a tutorial.  I really hope you guys enjoy it! I know that I look NOTHING like her, but I can still copy her makeup:) PLUS she is rocking the pale skin! GO DEMI!!!

Inspiration Picture

My Version:


Learn how to recreate this look with me:


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Wedding Photos!

Monday, November 26, 2012




A lot of you guys that recently watched my Glamorous Wedding Makeup Tutorial, asked to see more of my own wedding photos.
You can see that tutorial here:

I couldn't add the photos to video so I thought... I'LL PUT THEM ON MY BLOOOOOG!!!! I haven't posted anything on here in a while, so I do apologize for that, I hope this will make up for it.
I just haven't been feeling creative or interesting enough to post anything:(

Without further ado, here are the WEDDING PHOTOS!

So this picture is very unprofessional...this is what was underneath the dress!

LOOK HOW YOUNG WE LOOK!!!

We were goofy waaaaay back then!

What a sweet picture!

MY DAD!!!! MISS YOU!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

Father Daughter Dance :)


I really hope you guys enjoyed these! 



Tasty GLUTEN FREE Blueberry Pie!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


I made my first semi-homemade blueberry pie today...and I must say DELISH!
It is completely gluten free, and the only thing not homemade is the bottom crust. You obviously can make your own crust "simple as pie" (haha) if you do not have Celiacs. However, from scratch, gluten free pie crust is incredibly hard to make! Here is my recipe for an amazing blueberry pie in less than an hour:

INGREDIENTS FOR PIE FILLING

1 cup organic sugar

6 TBS cornstarch

Sprinkle of salt (about 1/4 tsp)

1 Tsp ground cinnamon

4 cups of blueberries

1 TBS butter

INGREDIENTS FOR CRUMBLE TOPPING

1 cup of organic sugar

1 stick of butter, cubed and chilled

2 Tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup of Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix with hands until topping becomes lumpy and crumbly.




Preheat oven to 425

Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl

Sprinkle over blueberries and mix with spatula

Pour berry mixture into pre-made gluten free crust

Dot butter on top of pie

Cover entire pie with the crumble topping

Bake pie on lower rack for 45-50 minutes



Let pie set for about 30 minutes before chowing down:)


This is a great dessert to finish off your Thanksgiving dinner!!!!




OUR FIRST VLOG!!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012



OUR FIRST VLOG JUST WENT UP!!!
It seemed like everything kept going wrong this morning, and I just couldn't get this dang thing up! I woke up at 6:45 AM to start editing and uploading, and the video just wouldn't save for some reason.

Now, I know I am going to edit and upload every night before bed so our vlog will be up every morning. Sorry it took me all freakin' day to get it up! I really hope you guys enjoy this as much as we do:)

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NEW DAILY VLOG CHANNEL

Thursday, November 15, 2012


My husband and I have decided to start a daily vlog channel on YouTube.  We are so excited for this new adventure to begin. We really hope all our viewers will enjoy our calm, yet goofy life together. Gosh I just love my husband so much! He is a dream husband for sure:)

We have been married for a little over 5 years and have learned A LOT. Mainly, we have learned to sit back, relax, and enjoy our lives together.  We are very transparent and aren't shy about giving our opinion on things.  It makes for an interesting life:) 


Our first vlog goes up tomorrow! We really hope you guys enjoy it:) Subscribe to our channel and don't miss out on the fun: NEW DAILY VLOG CHANNEL

Intro Video:





Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation and POREfection Baked Powder Review

Sunday, November 11, 2012


These are my absolute holy grail face products. Together they make my skin look so naturally flawless, it is AMAZING!!! The foundation is just so silky and feels like nothing is on your face. I don't know how LORAC did it...but they did.  They have created the perfect foundation. It stays on your face until you wash it off, and it looks flawless throughout the whole day. Top it off with the POREfection powder, and you are in complexion heaven. I wear the color SMS 1 in the Breakthrough Performance Foundation, and FAIR in the POREfection Baked Powder.

Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation:



The foundation is only on the right side of my face. It blends so well into the skin!

Now I have the foundation blended over my entire face. The difference is AMAZING! It looks like this all day long!

Now for the completed look. I have the foundation blended all over my face. The POREfection powder is dusted all over my face to set everything in place, and get rid of pesky pores!!!


I do not use a primer with this foundation. It's staying power is strong enough that it really doesn't need one.  Both of these products are great for sensitive and breakout prone skin. I have not had one breakout since using these beauties.  They are formulated to keep the skin clear and healthy. The powder actually has salicylic acid in it!



LORAC Breakthrough Performance Foundation info (source Ulta.com):

Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation is an oil-free makeup with SMS Complex and moisturizers to help repair and prevent the visible signs of aging. Lorac's SMS Complex (Second Messenger System) helps to increase cell regeneration and collagen production which gives skin a smoother appearance and a firmer texture. SPF 14 sunscreen is added to protect skin from the damaging rays of the sun.


  • Oil-Free Anti-Aging liquid with SMS Complex and SPF 14



  • Designed for all ages & skin types



  • Satin finish



  • Light to medium coverage




  • POREfection Baked Powder info (source Ulta.com):

    LORAC Claims:
    Perfect with Porefection Baked Perfecting Powder for a silky-smooth, poreless-looking finish. This non-drying, fragrance and paraben free formula is infused with Salicylic Acid and antioxidants to help skin appear youthful, healthy and clear. Get a flawless, smooth, matte finish and achieve complexion Porefection with LORAC! Good for all skin types, including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.
    Vitamin E Acetate. Well known, anti-aging anti-oxidant benefits include:


  • Protecting the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage
  • Reducing the formation of free radicals upon skin exposure to UVA rays and other sources of skin stress
  • Reducing transepidermal water loss from skin and strengthens the skin's barrier function
  • Protecting the skin barrier's oil (lipid) balance during the cleansing process
  • Jojoba Oil is emollient and moisturizing





  • You can pick these babies up at your local Ulta or http://www.ulta.com/


    WATCH MY VIDEO REVIEW:




    Urban Decay Smoked Palette Swatches and Review

    Friday, November 9, 2012


    First off, I have to say how much I love the Smoked Palette packaging. The zipper is very heavy duty, never gets stuck, and the outer packaging is a nice soft fabric. So now lets get on to the actual content haha! The colors are so beautiful and are smooth in texture.  There is very minimal fall out, but because these shadows are so pigmented, there is some.
    The palette comes with ten eyeshadows, a full size 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion, and a mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the original formula.

    SWATCH TIME!!!


    I love how UD incorporated the beautiful jewel toned shadows on the bottom row! They are perfect for a smokey eye with a pop of wearable color.




    Swatches from LEFT to RIGHT are: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout, Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt, and Perversion 24/7 eyeliner


    My wonderful husband was kind enough to lend me his arm for swatches. It is hard to do swatches when you have tattoos on your arms. Plus, I thought you guys would like something a little sexy on here:)
    Kinky is his EXACT skin color so it is very hard to see, but it is a beautiful creamy matte skin tone color.
    I really hope you guys go check this palette out. It was a last minute decision to purchase this at the VIB sale...and I am so glad I picked it up. It is seriously my favorite palette of all time!!! I have on kinky, mushroom, backdoor, and loaded topped off with perversion eyeliner in the video below.

    Urban Decay Smoked Palette TUTORIAL:


    My Sephora VIB Haul:







    Mattifying Hair Powder Showdown

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Two of my favorite hair products are Osis Dust It Powder and Redken Powder Grip 03. They are essentially the same product, with subtle differences. I thought it would be great to decode these slight differences to make your perfect volume decision a little easier.  So here it is:

    Osis Dust It Powder
    1. Great for achieving crazy amounts of volume
    2. Has several holes in the top for maximum product release
    3. Can make the scalp sore if not washed out thoroughly
    4. Great for making ends thicker and texturized
    5. 23.50 at Ulta and Ulta.com


    Redken Powder Grip 03
    1. Great for achieving natural amounts of volume
    2. One hole in the top so you will never dispense too much product.
    3. Does not make the scalp sore if left in for more than one day
    4. Great for making ends thicker and texturized
    5. 14.50 at Ulta and Ulta.com

    So it is really up to you and how much volume you want to achieve. Both of these products are a 10/10 in my opinion, and I would repurchase both. Next time you are wanting some volume without damaging and teasing your hair, pick one of these babies up!!!

    Here is my video review:





    GO VOTE!!!

    Sunday, November 4, 2012


    It is time to vote!  I cannot stress enough how important it is for us American citizens to perform our greatest duty.  I am not going to get into my personal political views, I am just urging all of you to make an informed and educated decision. 


    Our futures are in the hands of one of these men. As terrifying as that is, we have most of the control of who we want that to be. So don't throw your hands up and believe it will turn out the way it should whether you vote or not. Just imagine if the majority of Ohio decided to do that!  We are a privileged country to be able to make the decision of who our leader will be. Please do not throw that to the wind. Let's hold our American heads up high and build a strong future for ourselves, and VOTE!!!



    Now onto a less serious note. I have created two looks for us girls to sport when we go vote. I thought these tutorials would make the politics of this season a little more fun. So whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, there is a look for you!!! Who says politics can't be pretty?!

    Ravishing Republicans:

    Dollfaced Democrats:


    Green Mountain Coffee: Bzz Agent Review

    Friday, November 2, 2012



    I was very excited to receive this BZZ Kit, because I have been a lover of coffee for years. I have always seen Green Mountain Coffee at the grocery store, but never picked it up, because I always reached for my Starbucks breakfast blend.

    What a sweet surprise when I brewed the first pot of my Green Mountain Coffee! I enjoy my coffee black so I can really enjoy the flavor of the coffee itself. The roast that I was sent to me was their house blend. It was super smooth with a slightly acidic taste, which I find bright and refreshing. I was so shocked how good this coffee actually was!



    One of my favorite things about this coffee is that it is organic, so you are getting all the nice antioxidants that coffee has to offer. Another amazing feature of this brand of coffee is that they are Fair Trade Certified.  What is fair trade you ask?  It is basically a relationship of trust and respect that provides equality to farmers, workers, and producers. Here are some points from the BZZ Guide about fair trade:
    • Helps farmers get a fair price for their beans
    • Improves working conditions
    • Assists in protecting the environment
    • Supports community development with projects resulting in new schools, roads, health clinics and safer drinking water
    So not only are you helping your taste buds and health, you are making a change in the environment and economy.

    Next time you go to the grocery store do not pass up this coffee! You will not regret trading out your traditional cup of joe for this tasty stuff. It has an average price point of 5.99 to 7.99, so you wont be giving an arm and a leg for your next cup of coffee. Green Mountain Coffee roasts are also available in K- Cups.



    Check out their website and "like" their Facebook page for more information:  http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com/

    Go to https://www.bzzagent.com/ to sign up to be a Bzz Agent!