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DIY Brush Cleanser

Hi guys! Here is a look at my very first DIY video, a DIY Brush Cleanser. I saw this on Pinterest and thought, why not try it and saw the results with all my subbies? It is super easy to do and only requires about 20 minutes of your time. Check out the video for more details! Let me know if you want me to any more DIY videos/posts in the future and your thoughts on this video!


ONE DIRECTION Makeup & Concert Ticket Giveaway

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Today I get to share some exciting information about a new makeup brand, Makeup by One Direction! The collection is inspired by One Direction's albums "Up All Night", "Take Me Home", and "Midnight Memories". Each makeup tin comes with everything thing you need to create the perfect look. Each kit comes in a limited edition One Direction tin and comes with One Direction doodle stencils, so you can decorate your tin as you please! Here are some more details about the collection's US release dates:
Macys - August 11th
Stage Stores - August 25th
Dillards - August 25th
Beauty Brands - August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th
International release dates currently TBD

I have also have the awesome privilege to give you the opportunity to win 2 tickets to the One Direction "Where We Are" Tour Concert at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA for Friday, August 8th, 2014, at 7:00pm. Transportation to/from the concert and lodging not included.  Winners will also receive 2 Make-up by ONE DIRECTION limited-edition collections of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsake tin. Winners will be chosen randomly and picked on July 29th.

Don't forget to check one Makeup by One Direction on Facebook

Good luck!


Studio C Planner

A few weeks ago I entered a contest on Facebook to win a Studio C Planner and I won! Check out the rest of this post to see what planner I received in the mail!

Weekend Getaway: Pocono Palace Resort

This past weekend my fiance and I went away for a night to celebrate my fiance's birthday. We spent a night at the Pocono Palace Resort. We purchased our weekend getaway via a Groupon. The deal included a one night stay at the resort, dinner, and breakfast. We checked in at 3:00pm and the resort already had our information in their system and immediately gave us the keys to the room. We stayed in the Fairway Suite, which included a round king-size bed, bathroom, and a heart-shaped jacuzzi.  The room was a little older but it was very clean. We took a walk on the nature trail along the resort's private lake.  After, we went for dinner at the restaurant. I ordered a breaded-stuffed chicken and my fiance got the short ribs. We walked back to our room and spent time together for the rest of the evening. In the morning, we went back to the restaurant for a buffet breakfast, which was excellent!  We definitely would like to take a trip back in the future, to utilize more of the resort.  It is perfect for a couple's weekend getaway!


Blog Update

Hi everybody! I haven't blogged or made a new video in a while and thought it was time for an update. I came down with a very nasty stomach bug last week and was bed ridden for three days. I am going to see my doctor for an annual physical next week and am hoping to find out some answers as to why I get sick so easily. I literally catch every cold/flu that goes around and want to figure what is wrong with me. Anyways, this upcoming weekend I am going away with my fiance for his 26th birthday. We are spending a night at a resort in the Poconos to celebrate his birthday and we are both very excited to get away for a weekend. Please leave any requests you have for videos/posts below. Thanks!

Summer Bucket List Update

Back in the beginning on June I created a summer bucket list and I wanted to update you guys because it been basically a month since I first created that list.

My Summer 2014 Bucket List
- go to the beach
- read 5 books
- go to an outdoor concert
- get a pedicure
- have a picnic
- roadtrip. somewhere, anywhere.
- see fireworks
- go tubing
- try a new food
- see a movie at a drive-in movie theater 
- see a movie at a movie theater
- go to a zoo
- date night. lots of date nights.
- go to a waterfall

So far, I have completed two of the items on my list, go to an outdoor concert and go to a waterfall. My fiance and I went to SPAC and saw a concert on June 15th and we also went to see the Cohoes Falls. Next, we are going to be taking a weekend trip for my fiance's birthday to a resort in PA, which you saw my post on instagram.

How is your summer bucket list coming along?


Sigma Beauty 4th of July Sale!

*Affiliate links are used in this post. I am affiliate with Sigma Beauty. This post is not sponsored*

Hi everybody! Sigma Beauty is having  a HUGE 4th of July sale this weekend!
Here are all the sale details:
*The Sale runs from July 4th-July 6th
*Use code FIREWORKS on select items seen below!

Happy Shopping!

Monthly Favorites | June 2014

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I cannot believe the today is the Fourth of July! The month of June went by way too fast!
July is going to be exciting month with my fiance's birthday coming up; we're going away for a weekend! Anyways, now on to the favorites!


U by Kotex - Free Samples!!

This post is not sponsored by Kotex.  I am not affiliated with Kotex.

A few weeks ago I somebody on Twitter post that Kotex was giving out Free Samples of their U by Kotex product line. Well, I jumped on that bandwagon and look what showed up in my mailbox! Let's face it ladies, we all hate talking about products we use for that time of the month and you don't to use products that don't make you feel confident all the time. The U by Kotex line helps build girls' confidence by making their products easy to use, comfortable, and versatile for all flows. I have used products by Kotex in the past but never any from this line, although I have heard great things. I will put these pads to the test in a few weeks when Aunt Flo arrives for vacation. I also love that they provided a coupon towards a next purchase, so thanks for the free products Kotex!

Win a $100 Sephora E Gift Card

Thank you Janelle and the other girls of the Beauty Blogger Bunch for hosting this awesome giveaway! To enter, please use the rafflecopter below!

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