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Review: QSpeed Fast Melt CoQ10 tablets

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I recently got the opportunity to try out this QSpeed Fast Melt CoQ10 dietary supplement of CoQ10. If you don't know, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient found in all the cells in your body and is essential in the production of energy and overall heart health. This nutrient also ensures that your body's immune, cardiovascular, aging, and neurological systems are performing at an optimal level.  You are supposed to take 1-2 tablets a day. If taking in conjunction with exercise, you are supposed to take approximately 40 minutes before your workout routine. This tablet is free from gluten, yeast, soy, milk, dairy, corn, sodium, preservatives, artificial coloring, sugar, starch, and artificial coloring. It also dissolves on your tongue!

My thoughts: Ok, this tablet has a very grainy texture when dissolving and it took a long time to dissolve on my tongue. It tasted a little bit like orange but I did not like the flavor or texture. 
I would not recommend this product if you are not a fan of dissolvable tablets.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Beauty Blogger Bunch Spring Giveaway- $150 MAC Cosmetics Giftcard!

The Beauty Blogger Bunch is at it again with another giveaway! This time we are giving away a $150 MAC Cosmetics giftcard, sponsored by these amazing ladies below! 

Giveaway will end June 18th and is open worldwide!

If you are a Beauty and or Fashion blogger and interested in joining our group please apply here!

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Review: Rimmel Max Bold Curves VS Covergirl Clump Crusher

Hello beauties and thanks for stopped by! Today I am going to do a comparison review of the Rimmel Max Bold Curves mascara to the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. I am a huge mascara fan and it is essential to my daily makeup routine. 

The Rimmel Max Bold Curves mascara is a newer additional to my collection. I got it in a makeup swap a little bit ago and have been using it ever since. I am not the biggest fan of this mascara for a couple reasons. First, it is extremely clumpy and messy to apply. I usually have to use a tissue on the brush to remove excess product before applying to my lashes. Second, the wand is too big. I struggle applying this without getting mascara all over my face, which you can see in the above picture. It also doesn't do a good job at curling or lengthening my lashes, except my lower lashes; it works well on the lower lashes.  It claims to do the opposite of everything it is lacking. 
This retails for around $7.00 dollars.

The Covergirl Clump Crusher has been in my makeup collection since last summer. I absolutely adore this mascara. I have never had an issue with it being clumpy or messy to apply. It really gives your lashes that extra something, especially if your curl them prior to applying the product. The mascara does an excellent job at curling and lengthening my lashes. This retails for around $8.00 dollars.

So, I think it is very clear that the Covergirl Clump Clusher is the winner here. The Rimmel mascara just doesn't compare to the Covergirl mascara. It is messy, clumpy, and hard to work with. I guess I am onto looking for a better and greater mascara than the Covergirl Clump Crusher.


Hautelook Jewelry Haul

Here are some close up pictures of the jewelry I recently hauled from Hautelook! 
Check out the video too!


NOTD: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Deep Purple

Deep Purple #sallyhansen #notd by @elizabethkathrynx

I pained my nails over the weekend with a nail polish I've had for a good six moths that I just haven't used. This is Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear polish in Deep Purple(170). It is a beautiful purple shade, perfect for summertime! These are some of my favorite polishes. I applied two coats of this polish and it was opaque. You can buy Sally Hansen at your local drugstore.

If you are curious, I use the following website to embed instagram photos into my blog  posts: http://ctrlq.org/instagram/

Two Years

My friend Rachel from cucpakes & mimosas did a post recently that inspired me to a similar one. I graduated from the SUNY - University at Albany in May 2012 with my Bachelors degree in Information Services. I seriously cannot believe I have been out of college for two years and been out of high school for 6 years! So much has happened in my life in the past two years that I thought I would reminisce:
  1. Got my first professional job - application specialist at a local hospital's information services dept.
  2. Got my first apartment
  3. Got promoted to a senior application application specialist within a year of starting my job
  4. Got engaged on February 9th, 2014 to my boyfriend of six years; we're getting married on October 24th, 2015!
It has been the best two years of my life! I am so proud of what I have accomplished and cannot wait to see what the future holds for me! Congrats to all recent graduates!

Weekly Drugstore Sales Roundup #1 (May 18-24)

I am starting a new series on my blog. I am going to try to put this post up every week with all the 
drugstore sales I can find. If I find any other mentionable sales, I will also include them in this post. Of course, always remember to check your local flyer as sales may differ in your area. Don't forget to get your Sunday paper for bonus coupons!

  • Loreal Cosmetics: Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Revlon: Foundation, Powder, Blush, Bronzer, and Concealer are 25% off Regular Retail
  • Revlon: Lip, Mascara, Eyeliner, and Nail are $5.99 with Wellness Card
  • Maybelline Cosmetics: Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Almay Cosmetics: Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Covergirl Face Cosmetics: Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Neutrogena: Lip & Face Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Revlon Beauty Tools: Buy One Get Second One 50% Off
  • Neutrogena Cosmetics: Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Maybelline Cosmetics: Foundation, Primer, Concealer, Blush, Powder, and Lips are Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Loreal Cosmetics: Foundation, Primer, Concealer, Blush, Powder, and Lips are Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Almay: Foundation, Primer, Concealer, Blush, Powder, Eye Cosmetics or Makeup Removers   are Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • Revlon Cosmetics: Buy One Get Second One 50% Off 
  • 15% off All boots No7 skin care and cosmetics
  • Maybelline ExpertWear eyeshadow duo or Great Last mascara is $3.99

Updated Makeup Collection & Storage - May 2014

It's time for an updated makeup collection & storage video. I have been collecting makeup for about 5 years now. I store most of my makeup in a MUJI Acrylic case. I also store my makeup brushes in MUJI pen holders. I love the sophisticated look of acrylic cases. I have an acrylic stand to store all of my nail polishes too! If you want me to do a separate blog post or video on any the products featured in this video, please leave a comment below. Hope you enjoy!


Tulip Fest 2014

Today for Mother's Day we brought my Mom to Tulip Fest! It is a yearly festival in Albany, NY that celebrates the city's Dutch heritage and all the gorgeous Tulips in Washington Park! Here are some pictures I took of the park and Tulips. We also took some family photos but I won't post those in respect of my family.Enjoy!


Blog Update

Hi everybody! I have been so absent from my blog and youtube lately, so I just wanted to do a quick update post. I was sick for two and a half weeks at the end of April. I had a nasty viral infection and completely missed Easter with my family. It was so bad in took almost three weeks to be able to taste and smell food again. Thus, I didn't post a lot of content while I was uber sick.

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While I was sick, I got a Netflix account. I have been marathoning Gossip Girl and have been so obsessed!  
My next shows to watch are probably going to be House or Grey's Anatomy.

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In two weeks, I will be going to BeautyCon with my sister - her Youtube channel is melsmakeupxo. We are going to be spending the whole day in NYC and I am going to try to vlog the whole experience. This is my first time attending BeautyCon and I think the first time BeautyCon is going to in NYC. We decided to go to BeautyCon because we weren't able to go to IMATS NYC because tickets sold out.  Please tell me if you are in the comments section going because we would love to meet you!!!

In apartment news, I resigned my lease for another year, so I will be living in this apartment through May 2015. After that time, my fiance and me might look into getting a different apartment together. We also haven't made a lot of progress on our wedding planning, although I am going to go with a purple + other color combination scheme!! We have booked our venue for the ceremony + reception, and also have booked our photographer. Our next steps to take are booking the officiant and a DJ.

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your Spring! Please leave requests in the comments!