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TINY After Christmas Haul

So today I went shopping with my sister to one of our local malls to try and take advantage of the after Christmas sales. Unfortunately for me, I didn't have any good luck. The stores just didn't seem to have anything that caught my eye and they just didn't have a very good selection of items on sale.

Here are the three things I did purchase:

I got these two bracelets at Charming Charlie. They are the Modern Geo bracelet and they cost $13.00 dollars each. They also had a teal colored one as well but I opted for the white and black because they are so versatile. These bracelets are little bit different that what I would normally wear but I instantly fell in love when I saw them in the store.

This is the Sephora Instant Moisturizer. I first heard about this product from Emilie Clark. I got a sample size of this a few weeks ago and fell in love with this skincare product. It does such a good job at moisturizing and it doesn't break me out! I also think the packaging is very classy and looks a lot like Chanel. You get 1.69 fl. oz. (50 ml) for $20.00 dollars.

Did you find any good deals this week?



What I Got for Christmas 2012

I got some really cool presents this year for Christmas!
Some of things not shown:
-Pan/Cookware set
-Dish set

What was your favorite Christmas gift?



2013 Goals/Resolutions

So we all know I never keep resolutions/goals I make but this year I am going to try even harder but I won't be held back by going to college or anything like that!

Start working out at least twice a week
I tried doing this a few months and it never happened. I know I need to be more active and it is the perfect goal to achieve. I am thinking of joining a local gym called Planet Fitness because their membership is so cheap! I want to work on toning my middle section aka my tummy and just be active overall

Drink more water
I am terrible at dribking water so it will be my goal to drink more water, even if it is a bottle a day, it will make be so much more than I am drinking now

Give Blood
I want to donate blood at least once this year

Take a trip
I know I will be going to NYC IMATS in April 2013 but I want to take a weekend trip somewhere this year

Be more consisten with my videos/blog posts
I have been slacking with my videos lately and I want to have at least two videos and one blog post up every week. It sounds pretty difficult but once I put time aside I know I can do this!

What are some of your goals/resolutions for 2013?


*Picture from Tumblr


❄ Get Ready With Me: Christmas Day Edition ❄

Merry Christmas!

Here are the products I used:

❄ Sephora Instant Moisturizer
❄ Urban Decay Primer Potion
❄ Urban Decay Amno Palette e/s Sin
❄ Benefit They're Real Mascara
❄ Dr.Jart Waster Fuse BB Cream
❄ MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium

Here are the tools/brushes I used:

❄ NYX Eyelash curler
❄ Sigma Makeup F82
❄ Sigma Makeup F84
❄ Sigma Makeup E55



Makeup Collection & Storage

What to see how I store my makeup? Then watch this video! I have been collecting makeup for about thee years and this is my collection! -Liz

A Christmas Story Tag!

I  saw a fellow blogger, Erin, create this tag and I thought it would be the perfect post as Christmas is only a few days away!

1. What is your favorite Christmas tradition now or when you were growing up?
My favorite tradition is watching a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve before we head to bed. It's a nice relaxing way to end the night. We also wear special PJs on Christmas Eve that my mom goes and picks out for us every year, some cheesy Christmas design is on them.

2. What does your Christmas dinner consist of?
I am Italian, so typically there is always Lasagna or some sort of pasta. But for a main dish, we always have a Ham.

3. What is your favorite way to relax during the holidays?
Listening to music and reading a good book is always relaxing for me

4. Do you like homemade gifts or bought gifts?
Homemade gifts are always extra special to me. My grandmother made me a hat one year and I wear it every winter when it gets extra cold outside. She also recently made me a blanket that I  put on my bed when it gets extra cold at night.

5. What is your favorite winter lip product?
Chapstick! My lips always get super dry and chapped in the winter, so I always need to have a chapstick with me.

6. What is Christmas morning like at your house?
We always get up early and open our presents then my mom makes us a yummy breakfast.

7. What is your all-time favorite Christmas movie?
The Polar Express. It's based on the children's book and it is such a good film! I highly suggest you watch it and I heard it is on Netflix now!!

8. What does your Christmas list consist of?
This year it is a few makeup products and some skincare products but I don't have a huge list this year.

9. What is your Christmas Eve traditions?
We go to Christmas Eve service at church and then we go home and watch a Christmas movie before we go to sleep

10. What is your favorite "Christmasy" drink?
My favorite Christmas drink is hot chocolate, with extra marshmallows or whipped cream!

What are some of your Christmas Traditions?


Busy week ahead!

Hi guys, with Christmas just around the corner, my next 7-10 days are just going to be crazy!
I have  a work party and a bible study group party this week, holiday concert on Friday,
Christmas Eve service on Monday, Christmas Day going to my grandmother's house.
So as you can see, I'm going to be super busy!

I still have to wrap my presents and do some baking for my work holiday party.

So if you don't see any posts for a bit this is why!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Do you have any special plans for the holiday season?


Winter Fashion Trends

So this winter season there are a few fashion trends It hat are very interesting to me and I thought I would do a post dedicated to all these abominations =)

Number 1 - Turtlenecks!
I personally do not like turtlenecks. I feel like they give your body no shape and are only good for layering on those super freezing cold days.

Forever 21

Number 2 - Embellished Tops
I like if a top has a little extra something and this trend is huge this winter season!! Whether it is the collar or the buttons, rhinestone embellishments are everywhere!

Forever 21

Number 3 - Peter Pan Collar
I think this trend only looks good on certain people. I don't think I could personally pull it off, but some people can.


Number 4 - Oxblood/Burgundy
I think this is a gorgeous color for the fall and winter seasons and I even have a nail polish in this color which has many names =)


What are your favorite winter fashion trends this year?

*not sponsored


Review: Sephora Instant Depuffing Roll-on Gel

In my recent Sephora Haul, I purchased a sampler of their skincare line, which included this roll-on gel. I thought it was going to be like the other very popular ones, which help depuff your under-eye area, as well as make you look more wide awake.

This product is formulated without:
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates
  • GMOs
  • Triclosan
This product is also fragrance free and is made of mostly natural ingredients.

My thoughts:  I do not like this product. I don't think it helps depuff your under-eye area. It actually irritated my skin and made it a little red. I do like the formula but it just didn't agree with my skin.

A full size of this costs $15.00 at Sephora.

Have you tried this product? Did you enjoy it or dislike it?

*information from sephora.com


Swap with Katie

I did a "makeup" swap with Blogger Katie! It was such a fun experience =)

A makepup swap is when you literally  swap products with another YouTubers or blogger. It can be within your own country or international  You get to know another peson who has the sames interests as yourself and you get to try out products that you may not be able to purchase where you live.
If you want more information about swaps, I can do a post/video in the future :)

If you are interested in doing a swap with me in the new year, 2013, please email me at: lizlovesmakeupx3@gmail.com


Nail of the Day: OPI For Sephora in Ruby Without A Cause

Today's Nail of the Day post in a new nail polish polish I picked up recently from Sephora. It is perfect for the holiday season! OPI For Sephora describes this color as a "opaque chrome wine-burgundy with two tone effect".

one coat
This nail polish is perfection! It is opaque in one coat! In the light it looks more like a berry color! It is the perfect formula and the duo-chrome is very unique!

I would have to say you have to pick this up for the holiday season! It is the perfect berry color and burgundy is all the rage right now!

What's your favorite nail polish right now?


TAG: My Beauty Firsts

image from weheartit.com

1. What is your earliest beauty memory? 
My earliest beauty memory is when I was middle school and wanted to wear makeup to my 8th grade semi-formal dance.

2. What was your first beauty purchase?
I can't remember my first purchase exactly, but I think it was a mascara from the drugstore

3. When did you first wear makeup?
I first started wearing makeup when I was in 8th grade. I didn't wear it a lot, only for special occasions.

4. When was your first beauty disaster?
My beauty disaster was when I tried applying eyeliner for the first time. It got all over my face and it looked terrible.

5. Who was your first beauty crush?

I can't remember having a beauty crush but I always wanted to look like Hillary Duff. She was probably one of my first beauty crushes because I grew up watching 'Lizzie McGuire' on Disney Channel.

6.What was your first brand crush?
My first brand crush was MAC. Once I got interested in makeup, all I wanted to buy was MAC. It was really expensive, so I never bought anything but I always was checking out the new collections.

7. What is your longest standing beauty love?
My longest standing beauty love is mascara. I feel comfortable leaving the house with just mascara on.

I tag you ALL to do this tag!

Liebster Award!

Hey all! I'm very happy to announce that Jamie from
 The Scarlet Jamie has nominated myself, along with ten other great bloggers for the Liebster Award!  Pretty much made my day when I saw her post, so thanks very much Jamie! And make sure y'all go check out her blog! (: This is first award my blog has EVER won!!

What is the Liebster Award?

"The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. What is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome."

The Rules:
- Link back to the blogger that nominated you 
- Write 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger that nominated you
- Create 11 questions of your own questions for blogs you would like to give the Liebster award
- Choose up to 11 blogs with under 200 followers to award 

11 Random facts:

-My birthday is February 17th
-I am 5 foot two inches tall
-I have two dogs, George and Penny
-I have a BA in Information Science
-I work for a hospital
-I have acne prone skin
-My favorite artist is Christina Perri
-I am currently reading Divergent
-I am obsessed with The Walking Dead and Pretty Little Liars
-I am obsessed with owls
I prefer silver jewelry

11 Questions for me:

What is your favorite beverage? (hot or cold)
I love chai tea lattes

What book/magazine are you currently reading?
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Do you enjoy cooking?
I do but I am not the greatest at it
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

If you were stranded on an island what 3 items would you have to have with you?
Food, Water, The Bible

What would be your idea of a perfect date night?
Dinner and a Movie

What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
My very first job was working for a bowling alley as a Party Hostess. It only lasted like six weeks.

What is one of your pet peeves? (something that really winds you up)
Chewing loud

What nail colour are you wearing right now?
Sephora by OPI in Metro Chic

If you went into a sweet shop, what would be your first choice of sweets to take home with you?
Chocolate-covered pretzels!!

What do you obsessively collect? (For example, shoes, bags, notebooks, mugs etc)
Handbags and makeup

11 Questions for YOU!

1. Team Edward or Team Jacob?
2. Mac or Windows?
3. How's the Weather?
4. Did you do your Christmas shopping ?
5. What's your favorite musician/band?
6. What's your favorite color?
7. What's your favorite food?
8.Tea or Coffee?
9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
10. What's on your nails?
11. Favorite store(s)?

I nominate....

Okay, so a lot of bloggers I want to nominate already got the award, so I'm just going to post a list of bloggers I really like these days with under 200 followers and if they would like to do then tag (if they haven't already) then they can feel free! x

Great blogs ladies, I follow you all! Keep it up! <3

Small Sephora Haul!

I placed an order with Sephora over the weekend because I received a $15 dollar coupon through an email. So, I ordered three things! I know it's almost Christmas but I wanted to treat myself :)

Benefit They're Real Mascara - $23.00
This is my all time favorite mascara and I finally splurged and bought a full size! 

Sephora by OPI nail polish in Ruby Without A Cause 
I have been wanting some new nail polish for a while now and saw this color and had to order it!
It is a dark, shimmery wine color with some duo-chrome in the light. I will definitely do a blog post when I wear ir!

Sephora Instant Moisture Kit
My skin has been terrible lately so I want to try out some new skincare products and everybody raves about Sephora's skincare line, so I bought this little sample kit (it was on sale too!). It comes with a Cleansing Foam, Instant depuffing roll-on gel and an Instant Moisturizer! I will totally do a review if I enjoy these products!

Have you bought any goodies from Sephora lately?


Sigma Beauty Palette on Sale!

Hi guys & gals! This morning as I was browsing the internet, I came across this great sale on the Sigma Beauty website! The Paris Makeup Palette is now on sale for $49.00 dollars, which is a savings on $10 dollars! I think this would an excellent Christmas gift for that special somebody in your life.
This palette comes with:
* Eight eye shadows
* Two blushes
*One highlight
* Sigma E55 Brush
* Sigma F40 Brush

It is the perfect starting kit for a beginner!

To order this palette go to Sigma's website http://www.sigmabeauty.com

Use Code DEC2012 to save 10% on your order. Valid through December 31, 2012!


*Some links are affiliate links! Images courtesy of Sigma Beauty!