Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Smashbox Review

Ok, so I promised a Smashbox Review like a week ago and never got around to doing it! In my defense, I have had finals and an office Christmas party to prepare for! So things have been a lil cray cray in my already crazy world! J

So I read a TON of reviews/blogs/forums online before I went out and purchased these products. I am talking like 4 hours straight of researching this stuff before I actually bought it! The reason for that is because I ALWAYS, ALWAYS…. ALWAYS buy different makeup and end up not LOVING it. Smashbox is a little more on the pricey side… It is higher than MAC and Clinique which is what I was wearing before, so I wanted to be 100% sure before I ran out and got it.

The reviews online for Smashbox products were about 50/50, some people LOVED it some HATED it and for some people it just wasn’t a “game changer” so to speak…. For me IT WAS LIFE changing!

I went to Ulta (we don’t have a Sephora here.. BOO!) And purchased 2 AMAZING Smashbox products! This was the product that I researched the most, and I must say I was a little skeptical at first!


Feast your eyes on the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream . “BB” stands for Beauty Balm! This is a 5-in-1 beauty balm where you can moisturize, prime, perfect, protect, and control shine in ONE step!!! You can wear this product alone or under foundation for more coverage. (I have been wearing this alone and putting the Smashbox powder on top-see picture below).  It also has SPF 35 which is great for Summer time! I got light/medium (I think it only comes in 4 shades). I am in LOVE with this stuff… you rub it on just like moisturizer (with your fingers) and that’s IT! No primer… no foundation…. ONE STEP!!! It kind of reminds me of tinted moisturizer but WAY more coverage! When I wear this I feel like I have NO make-up on at all… very light coverage! The lady at Ulta said that everyone who purchases it ALWAYS comes back for more! Also, a little goes a long way so this bottle should last you a while! It is prices at $39.00 at Ulta… so like I said, I bit more than MAC foundation BUT this is 5-in-1 so if you are a person that buys primer, moisturizer and foundation it could actually save you some money.

I also purchased the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder. I got this in Light/Medium as well (there are only 3 or 4 colors to choose from in this.) I wasn’t planning to purchase the powder when I went into the store but the lady at Ulta who helped me had RAVE reviews about it! And I have to say, she was RIGHT! It is pretty thick powder, so you don’t need very much at all… and it has the PERFECT coverage… not too heavy and not too light! This is priced at $59.00 at Ulta which is a significant amount more than my normal MAC powder BUT she said that this should last about 8 months! So that’s a pretty long time!

 Here is a photo of me with my fabulous Smashbox products applied! I took like 20 pics and this is the best I could come up with… but it gives you a general idea!
I would DEF recommend these products to anyone! Especially if you are a BUSY girl like me! Using the BB cream saves SO much time since it is a 5-in-1!! Let me know if you have any questions! Hope y’all have a great Tuesday! J



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Wish List

Wish List


Wish List by jenna-9 featuring a monogram necklace

These are a few things that I am dying for at this moment AKA what my wonderful husband should get me for Christmas! ;)  Of course there are a few leopard things on there and can’t forget SAMCRO and my FAVE-anything monogrammed!!

I promise I’ll be back TOMORROW for that Smashbox review but obvi I LOVE it cause it is on my wish list!

Happy Wednesday y’all!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Hump Day Y'all!

Happy Wednesday yall!!
I am pretty pumped about a few things this morning, so I thought that I would share!
My hometown is getting an ice skating Wonderland
Transportation Museum dedication
I mean how much fun is this going to be!
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I have also been pinteresting like crazy here lately! And I am loving these pins that I have found recently

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Link up with Michelle, and show us all your Pinterest finds!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Football & BFF's

Good Afternoon my bloggy peeps!!
My weekend started out FABULOUS! My BFF, Heather, from way back when came into town on Friday! Me and this girl go WAY back and were even roommates at one point! She is from Georgia and doesn’t get to visit as often as I had liked. We spent Friday night riding dirt roads (Don't judge, y'all know I'm a Southern girl.) And we had a blast catching up, to say the least!

BTW-I got my hair done Friday... I so wish that I could make my bangs look like this ALL the time! Any tips or trick to share on how to do this?!
On Saturday, me, Heather, and Brandon made our way downtown for some tailgate fun! The company that Brandon works for had a tailgate set up at a local bar.. which included a Band, free beer and free food... and a bunch of Alabama Crimson Tide fans I mean what else do you need in life?!
Next, we headed over to Innisfree to watch the game! Which we all know was a very sad time for us Bama fans! But you can't win em' all! At least that’s what my Mama always said! And that’s all I have to say about that {in my best Forest Gump voice}
I may or may not have had ONE toooooo many "Sabanade's"
If you are ever in T-Town this is a MUST!!

These pictures were obvi taken BEFORE we lost!! #rolltideanyway
And on Sunday we had our Christmas card pictures taken! Here is the sneak peak!
I love these because they are SO typical us!
I took off yesterday to add some Christmas cheer to our house! We may or may not have put up our tree yesterday! #sorrynotsorry I love this time of the year and I just couldn't wait any longer... judge away! :)

Hope y'all had a great weekend!! I will be back later in the week with my Christmas wish list for Brandon Santa! :) Tootles!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Favorites

It's Friday y'all!! Whoop Whoop! I haven't blogged all week.. Shocking, I know! Kidding! :) Soooo I thought that I would link up with Lindsey over at The Bargain Blonde for "Friday Favorites!"

Favorite things from this past weekend.....

 My new favorite wine! #rolltide
 Tailgating for Homecoming! #rolltideagain
 I made Baked potato soup for the first time EVER & it was DELISH!
Brandon and I went to see Taken 2 and YES we had popcorn AND a funnel cake! Don't hate! ;)
Favorite Moments of the week.....
 Snuggling with my love buggss!!
 Trick-Or-Treating with my nephew AKA Jake the Pirate!
Drinking Hot chocolate every morning when I get to the office!
Ok now it is your turn!!! Link up with Lindsey and tell us what your favorite's are this week!!!
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! We will be relaxing and watching Bama roll over LSwhooo!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What I'm Lovin'

Good Morning Y'all! It has been a while since I linked up with Jamie for "What I am Loving Wednesday"soooo I thought that I would do that today, cause I am LOVIN' A LOT right now! :)
I am LOVING these adorable things that I found at Target....
Merona® Women's Favorite Denim Shirt - Blue
I bought this so I can do this look that I found from pinterest!
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I am also loving this dress that I got at Target to wear to work!
Kirna Zabete for Target® Long-sleeve Shirt Dress in Red Geometric Print
I am loving this sweet girl-She was watching me get ready for work this morning!
I am LOVING my brand new car!! LIKE REALLY loving!! :)
I am loving this new Essie Sparkle Nail Polish....
I am REALLY LOVING Son's of Anarchy this season!
And I am pretty much in LOVVEEE with Jax Teller.. probably the BIGGEST celeb crush I have EVER had! #dontjudgeme #noshameinmygame
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My FB status after watching last week's episode! ;0) 
 I am loving.. Don't laugh... this skillet that BP just had to have! I mean it forreals DOES not stick like at all!! #obsessed
Link up and tell us what you are loving this week! :)


Sunday, October 14, 2012

In Memory of my Mama

On this day 7 years ago my sweet Mama went to be with The Lord. This day has always been very hard for me. And I'm not sure that it will ever get any easier. I think on a daily basis of all the things that she has missed out on. I also think about the things that are still to come that she won't be around to see, like the birth of my children, graduation from college and tons of other things. I wonder every day if I am making the right choices in my life... Would she approve? Would she be proud? What advice would she give me?

Although I wonder about these things there are some things that I know 100% with all my heart! I know that she was ALWAYS there when I needed her.

She was at every.single. Gymnastics recital for me and Jess.

She was there every day when I got home from school with her arms stretched out for a huge hug

She was there every night to say my prayers before bedtime

She was there to take me to story time every week at the library

She was there when I had my first broken heart

She was there when I lost my first tooth

She was there when I was sick

She was there when I had a nightmare

She was there when I shaved my legs for the first time

She was at every beauty walk

She was there to throw us every awesome birthday party

She was there to ALWAYS believe in me

She taught me that life is not about WHAT you have but about the people you have in it

She was always proud of Jess and I, no matter what

She is the reason that I am who I am today.... And although she won't be here for all of the upcoming events in my life, I am SO thankful that she was there for the first 19 years.

Still can't believe that it has been7 years since I have heard her sweet voice or seen her sweet face! I love and miss you Mama more than you will ever know!

( I apologize for the poor quality pictures-they were taken with my phone)

These are photos from when she was much younger!

My Mama and Daddy before we were born

Then I came along!!


And then 2 years later my baby sister was born!


We were her life and for that I am forever grateful!