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Spring Giveaway Feat. NYX Products!

This giveaway is not sponsored by NYX. I am not affiliated with NYX.

Hi everybody! I am so sorry I have been absent from my blog and youtube channel lately but I have been sick for the past two weeks and haven't been able to work on posts or videos! Today I am having an exciting giveaway featuring some NYX goodies I ordered from Hautelook a few weeks ago. The winner will receive two NYX palettes, two NYX eyeliners, and a NYX Glam Shadow Stick. The giveaway will run from April 29th to May 6th
I will announce the winner of the giveaway on my blog and through Twitter. 
This giveaway is open internationally!

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Pretty Little Beauty Swap

Last Month I signed up to participate in the Pretty Little Beauty Swap! I received a package from a lovely lady Holli over at Hollis Hoots and Hollers, a Texas Girls Blog. I cannot wait to try out the Cythnia Rowley nail polish, Rimmel mascara, Sephora eyeshadow and NYX Glam Shadow Stick. Thanks Holli!

Review: Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara

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I went to the drugstore last week with my sister and saw a display with the new Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara. I have never been fond of Maybelline mascara, but wanted to give this new mascara a try. First of all, I really like the packaging of this mascara, perfect for spring and summer! The wand on this mascara is huge! I find it is easy to apply this to the upper lashes but more difficult to apply to the lower lashes because it is so large. It also gets a little clumpy on the lower lashes for some weird reason, but I do enjoy the formula. It not too dry or wet. Overall, its a pretty decent drugstore mascara. It is a little expensive, running about $8.50 at my local CVS, but that is easy to get around with coupons, sales, discounts, etc. 
I would recommend this mascara to anybody who enjoys Maybelline mascara.

My fiance decided to take a few beauty shots of me applying the mascara, so here's a little treat :)


Wedding Update: We're Getting Married on 10/24/15 !

Hi everybody! I wanted to do a quick little wedding update! Grant and I got engaged on our anniversary 2/9/14 and we're going to be getting married on 10/24/2015! We booked our wedding venue for the ceremony and reception last weekend! We are having it at a local Hotel/Restaurant/Conference Center and we couldn't be happier! This weekend we are meeting with a photographer to discuss packages. It may seem a little soon but October weddings tend to book very quickly, even 500+ days in advance. As for wedding colors, I haven't decided yet. I am leaning towards either a dark purple or a turquoise right now.

Cobalt Turquoise

Royal Purple

What wedding color would you choose?

Review: Clarity Vitamin C Serum

Received sample from Brandbacker

I recently joined an awesome site called Brandbacker, which helps pair bloggers up with different brands and they work with you to do different blog posts about their products, services, etc. I got the opportunity to try out the Clarity Vitamin C Serum by Eu Natural. It is a serum that is supposed to smooth skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and treat dark spots. It features a bland of natural ingredients, as well as Vitamin C and E. It is also made in the USA! When I first applied to my skin in the morning, my skin felt a little tight, almost dry, but once my skin absorbed the serum, it made my skin feel smoother,  and it appeared brighter. It applies very easily and is non-greasy, perfect for those of you who have normal to combination skin types. The product works very well under moisturizer and has helped keep my oily skin at bay. It has not caused any breakouts, which is also good news for those of you with sensitive, acne prone skin. I look forward to the long term impacts this Vitamin C Serum will have on my skin.

If you are interested in trying this product, 
Eu Natural has kindly offered a 15% off discount code for my readers!
Use code EUN15OFF at checkout, only valid on Amazon