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December 2013 Empties!

Hi everybody! Today I have a video all about the products I've used up for the month of December 2013. I hope you all enjoy this video and have a happy new years! I am hosting tonight at my apartment and cannot for my family to come over and spend time together! I am going to work much harder on my videos and blog in 2014 and I hope you stick around. If there is anything you think I should improve upon or do different, please leave a comment below. See you in 2014!!


Meet the Advertiser: January 2014

Earlier this month I held a giveaway to win a month of free ad space on my blog. Today I am going to introduce to the winner and her blog. I asked her to write up a small introductory article about herself and her blog, so here we go:

Hey guys,

My name is Rachel and I blog over at www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk and I love everything Beauty.  Whether it is a new hand cream, foot lotion, perfume or body wash not to mention nail polish or blusher then I want to try it.  I do on occasion like to blog about something other than beauty and that could include clothes, shoes, handbags or my beloved cats whom I affectionately refer too as my Fur Kids.

I love to meet new people and get to know them and thus far in my short blogging life, I have been lucky to meet a lot of lovely people both online and in real life too.  Please feel free to drop by my blog and say hello, I would love to say hello back and if you would like to send me a more private message then please do to beautyqueenuk@gmail.com, I always reply to all of my emails or you can find me on any of the sites below:


Northeast Bloggers Holiday Swap!

I participated in a holiday secret santa swap with the Northeast Bloggers Network and these are all the lovely items I received. This swap was unique because you did not receive a package from the same blogger you sent a package too. I received a package from Melissa; make sure you check out her blog http://annleaartsy.blogspot.com.I love the owl mug and the Starbucks gift card!


My Christmas Tree & Holiday Decor 2013!

Merry Christmas! Today's video is a short one but special. I am showing-off my Christmas Tree and Holiday Decor. My ornaments are from Target, and the Penguin and Snowman are from Pier1. The cards are from family and coworkers. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!


Review: Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer

Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer | $4.99 | Link

So this is the first review post I have done in a long time! I recently ran out of my ELF Primer and went to the store to pick up another one but I spotted this primer in the Rimmel section at Target. The packaging that this primer came in stated that it was a new product, so I was super excited to see another drugstore brand come out with a eyeshadow primer.

This primer claims to "prevents creasing, maximizes and intensifies the color of your eyeshadow, and extends its wear by up to 7 hours." I have worn this under my eyeshadows all week and noticed creasing in about 6 hours, but I have oily lids, so that is to be expected. The primer has a doe-foot applicator, like many primers, and blends to be clear on the lids. It has a somewhat silicone-like consistency and is very easy to work with. It also did not irritate my eyelids.

This has quickly become a staple in my everyday makeup routine and I can see myself purchasing this again in the future. I also think the primer has a great price point at $4.99. It is very affordable, unlike some high end primers that cost upwards of $30 dollars! I would definitely recommend this primer!


Beauty Blogger Bunch Winter Giveaway!

Welcome to the Beauty Blogger Bunch Winter Giveaway! We are giving away the much anticipated Urban Decay Naked 3 palette along with a travel size Naked BB cream to two lucky winners.

Here are the ladies that are helping sponsor these prizes! 

Beauty by Miss L // Liz Loves Makeup// Belleza Kisses
  Ebony Jay // I am the Makeup Junkie // Glamorous Mama 
Ashley Elizabeth // Barbie's Beauty Bits

The Beauty Blogger Bunch is a large group of beauty & fashion bloggers where we all come together sharing tips, hosting giveaways and supporting one another. If you are interested in joining, you can apply to our group of over 300 bloggers HERE

Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter and good luck!

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Free iTunes Download | Christina Perri

Hi guys, I really wanted to share this with in case you were intrested in some free holiday music or if you wanted to hear more of Christina Perri's music! She is amazing and I loved her holiday EP that came out two years ago! She is also going on tour this spring! Check out her website for more info:

*not sponsored

December 2013 | Little Black Bag

Today I am going to share with you what I got in my December Little Black Bag!
If you haven't heard of Little Black Bag, it is an interactive "trading" site, where you can get major discounts on designer products, such as shoes, jewelry, handbags, etc.

Lemon Color Block Terry Crew Sock

timi Stud Earrings

Jules Smith Diamond Wishbone Necklace (this was a free gift!)

Steve Madden Dots & Stripes Scarf this was the center piece of my bag)

 If you are interested in checking out Little Black Bag, visit their website:

Influenster Violet Voxbox

I know this blog post is a little late, but I wanted to share with you all what I got in my Influenster Violet Voxbox.

Products include:
Goody Athletique Headband
Goody QuikStyle brush
Sally Hansen New Triple Shine polish

If you want to learn more about Influenster, visit their website http://www.influenster.com

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

The Christmas Tag!

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So, who is getting excited for Christmas? It is less than two weeks away!

1. What time of year do you start your Christmas shopping?
This year I started early and made my first purchase in October. I still have quite a few things to get, so hopefully this weekend I will be completely done!

2. Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?
I am not the best cook in the world, so I don't have anything special I tend to eat or drink around the holidays, except for Hot Chocolate :)

3. Tell me how Christmas goes down in your home?
Every year my siblings wake up around 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning. They wind up waking me up because I am not a morning person. We are allowed to open our stockings but have to wait until my mom and dad are awake to unwrap our presents. My mom usually cooks a nice breakfast and then we just hang around the house until other people come to the house. We will then get ready to head to another family members house but no sure what our plans are this year.

4. Do you have any Christmas traditions?
We decorate cookies at my grandmother's house. We also always watch The Polar Express on Christmas Eve before going to bed.

5. Do you have a favorite festive coffee?
I love coffee but I am not a big fan of many flavored coffees, s I ten to stick to just regular old black coffee with cream and sugar.

6. Do you have a favorite Christmas song?
If I had to choose, two of my favorites are Carol of the Bells and O Holy Night.

7. What do you do on Christmas Eve?
We will go to church/service/mass and we always watch The Polar Express before heading to bed.

8. What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? 
I don't have any strategy when it comes to wrapping and I usually wait until the last minute to wrap because this of year seems to alway be so busy!

9. What's your dream gift this year?
I don't have a dream gift but I would love to get a Keurig.

10. Describe your Christmas tree? How tall? Real or artificial? How is it decorated?
My tree is fake and definitely taller than me being only 5 foot 2 inches. It was white LED lights and blue, purple, and silver ornaments.

11. Do you decorate just the tree or other area's of your house?
Right now, all I have is my tree decorated and a few decorations scattered throughout my apartment. I plan on doing a holiday decor video soon on my youtube channel!

12. What do you wear on Christmas day?
I usually wear a nice sweater and some jeans, I usually don't get too dressed up.


The Winter Wonderland Tag

I saw Gaby from AnotherGirlyBlog do this tag and thought it would be a nice start to the Christmas season. 

1What Winter holiday do you celebrate?
 I celebrate Christmas
2. What is the one item you hope to receive as a present for Christmas or another Holiday?
I would love to receive either a Keurig or a new TV.
3. Gingerbread Cookies or Candy Canes?
I am not a huge fan or either but I prefer Candy Cane
4. Snowball fights or Sledding?
I love sledding! There is a great hill by the house I grew up in and you would go flying down it! My sister almost broke her neck one year!
5. What is your go to Winter Outfit?
My go to winter outfit is a warm sweater, scarf, and jeans.
6. What are your favorite Winter/Holiday makeup items?
I love fun nail colors for the winter holidays.
7. Does it snow where you live?
Yes, it does indeed snow where I live in upstate New York.
8. What is your favorite Christmas song/ holiday song?
Oh gosh, there are so many! 
One of my favorite is Happy Xmas(War is Over) by John Lennon
9. What is your favorite holiday movie?
My favorite Christmas movie hands down is The Polar Express. I love the story and the score is phenomenal! 
10. What are your favorite holiday decorations?
The Christmas Tree, light displays on homes,  and stockings :)

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November Favorites: Beauty & Lifestyle

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Here are my November Beauty and Lifestyle favorites!

1) Victoria's Secrets Sensual Jasmine Body Wash - This is a very sexy, musky scent and I love it! It is my first ever body wash from Victoria's Secrets and it does not disappoint! The scent lingers for a few hours and smells exactly like the body spray.

2) MAC MSF Natural in Medium - I have had this sucker for a few years and am not even close to hitting pan. It gives a nice amount of coverage and does not make me look orange. It also does a nice job at keeping my skin from getting too oily.

3) Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara - This has been my go-to mascara ever since it came out over the summer. It works fantastic and for being less than ten dollars you can't beat it! It compares nicely to most high-end mascaras

4) ELF eyelid Primer - This costs $1 dollar and works wonders! It think it is better than my Urban Decay Primer Potion. I haven't tried many eye primes but this is an essential in my everyday makeup routine!

5) Baby Lips - These are from two different lines but are both baby lips. This do a decent job at moisturizer your lips, while adding a subtle amount of color. I think they are great and only cost about $2,99 at the drugstore. I personally love the Dr.Rescue line because they atre excellent at moisturizing extremely dry/chapped lips!

My TV show favorite for October/November is Ravenswood! It is a spin-off of Pretty Little Liars and I think it is pretty darn good. It's about this town called Ravenswood and its curse. It's very interesting and cannot wait for new episodes coming this January!

My movie picks for November were Thor 2 and Catching Fire! Wow, both of these movies were awesome! I thought they were both extremely well made and really captured my attention for the entire span of the movie. I highly recommend seeing both if you haven't already!

Don't forget to enter my December Giveaway, which ends on December 13th, 2013!


December Giveaway! Win a Free Month of Ad Space!

Wow, can you believe it is already December!? I want to celebrate by giving away a free month of ad space on lizlovesmakeupx3! You will a free ad space in my sidebar for an entire month, be included in a #FF on twitter, and have a little post written about your blog! 
This giveaway will run from December 3rd to December 13th
Enter in the rafflecopter below!


Catching Fire: My thoughts

*This post contains spoilers*

Last night I went and saw Catching Fire with my sisters, and was requests to do a post with my thoughts and opinions. So to start, the trailers before the movie were absolutely awful. 47 Ronin looks stupid, iFrankenstein looks pathetic, and Noah looks OK. Anyways, this movie was awesome! I love how they worked really hard on staying true to the book. They worked really well on character development and the plot. I liked how they really focused on the supporting characters, like Haymitch, Effie, and Cinna. They were spot on with all the makeup and costumery. I also enjoyed how they focused on the other tributes and actually gave them back stories, because it is important to understand their characters more in this movie, because a few of them are going to be in the last movies.  I don't even know to explain how well they did the Arena on this movie. It was spot on with it being a clock! My favorite part of the movie was the when they killed Cinna. I know, weird right? But he was my favorite character in the series and it was powerful. I am very interested to see what the do with the last two movies but this was definitely WAY better than the original Hunger Games.
What are your thoughts on Catching Fire?