October Birchbox💋💄

October Birchbox💋💄

I’m a true believer in treating yourself! I like to treat myself at least two times a month… I know, but I really look forward to my Birchbox and my Ipsy.

My October Birchbox finally came and it was worth the wait.

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So first off they sent me a travel size Davines Love shampoo 🙂 I know from working in a salon for eight years that this product alone costs about $10.50 so thats more than the cost of the whole Birchbox itself. I love travel items I keep them all in a box under my sink and when I travel I practically get to shop again and pick what I need to take with me!

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The also sent a Stila mascara- I’m picky when it comes to mascara.. and nothing is making me happy these days so I always apply individual lashes.. to me that is more satisfying. However I’m very excited to try this one out and I would have except I’m wearing falsies right now and I wouldn’t be able to give you an accurate review.

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I have never heard of the line English Laundry but I’m verrrrryyyyy curious! I tried the perfume and its very rich and sexy.. I think it would compliment an evening dress very nicely.  The creme highlighter they sent has a very nice texture and a light translucent sheen to it. Lately I have been applying for pro discount with different lines to check out different products and this one might go on the list!

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So when I looked up this product in full size its very expensive and the reviews are fabulous. Who dosent love anti aging products???!! I can’t wait to wash my face tonight and give it a try.

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Enjoy 💋

Rainbow Snap Chat

Rainbow Snap Chat

So my Monday-Friday job I nanny for a family when i’m not doing weddings on the weekends 🙂

The older child that I kinda watch wanted to do that crazy rainbow snapchat thing, so here goes it 🙂

  1. Apply pink blush to the cheeks and nose then add the white paint under the lip (I also padded white eyeshadow to the white paint)

2. Line with black paint or liquid eye liner to the white and the top of the lid. ( We did not have two sets of lashes so I improvised and drew in the lashes on the bottom)

3. Have fun with this… you don’t have to be exact.

4. Start drawing lines dow the face in different color paints- she wanted the rainbow in this exact order but you can do anything you want. ( Grab a cheap white shirt at Michaels so you can apply the paint to the shirt to! )

5. We added some fun white sparkles! ( She let me fill in her eyebrows  with dark brown paint for a more cartoony look)



  

This was a lot of fun! I wish we were more prepared for this activity but I think for a last minute look it was perfect for her middle school dance 🙂

Cinnamon Crunch Chickpeas

Cinnamon Crunch Chickpeas

This is a tasty little snack!

  1. 1 Can of Chickpeas (Draied and Rinsed)
  2. 1 tsp of coconut oil
  3. 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp or less of honey
  5. 1/4 tsp or less of sugar (I used white because I didn’t have coconut)


 Drain and rinse the chickpeas and allow to dry out on a paper towel- then put them on a  baking sheet and cook for about 35 mins (watch to make sure they don’t burn) at 400 degrees. Taste test to check for the right crunch! Then put the chickpeas in a bowl with the coconut oil and mix it all together with the other ingredients. When you are done mixing throw them back on the baking sheet and let it cook for 5 more minutes.

Enjoy!

Going Old School! – Slim Fast Day 1 …..

Going Old School! – Slim Fast Day 1 …..

I have decided to try something new for (me) but its an old fad diet. I have some close friends and family trying this out to. For anyone that knows me, they know I love a good fad diet.

So after hearing about someone very close to me loosing 21lbs doing slim fast for 13days I was shocked!! So naturally i’m giving it a try. Tomorrow I will weigh in and start the diet.

Meal Plan-

Breakfast: 500 CALORIES OR UNDER

7:20 am 440 Calories- 2 Large organic eggs scrambled with 1 thin slice of cheddar cheese.  On the side I had 1 slice of toast with 1/2 tsp of kerigold butter and a thin coat of fig spread. I had one K cup of Starbucks with a splash of coconut cream.

10:45 am Snack- One handful of Large green grapes

11:30 am Lunch-Chocolate Shake ( I decided to use almond milk for a lower calorie count)


Snack- 12:45



6:15pm Dinner- ……. I was starving after my workout so I picked up some sushi and had six pieces

Snack – …… I was very hungry around 8:30….. So I picked up some homemade chicken soup with veggies from the restaurant. I know you shouldn’t eat past 7, but I was very hungry and I didn’t want to go to bed Hungry.

…. I weighed in… but I’m to embarrassed to post it …..

My fitness pal

Goal 1,650 Daily

Food 1,223

Exercise 411

Potters Craft Cider- Charlottesville Va

Potters Craft Cider- Charlottesville Va

Mom and I took a ride through the beautiful country side of Crozet Virginia, and stumbled upon Potters Cider Stand! They were doing $5 tastings of their delicious cider.

They offered 5 different tastings- Hop Cider / Barrel Reserve, Grapefruit, Mojito and the Farmhouse Dry. Potters cider is not your typical sweetened cider, which is actually quite refreshing! Potters cider is more like a champagne with hints of flavor. I really enjoyed the Mojito which compared to seltzer with a squeeze of lime. This cider is really wonderful because it can be enjoyed throughout the day, where if it was sweetened you could only enjoy 2 to 3 ciders before feeling really heavy.

Cheers!

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🙂

Don’t get sick!- Homemade Thieves Oil!- Carol Reilly

Don’t get sick!- Homemade Thieves Oil!- Carol Reilly

History- Grave robbers used this during the black plague when they robbed sites of victims that were contaminated.

Mom mom loves to make holistic remedies and elixers for different things.

Ingredients:

  1. Witch Hazel (You can pick a scent, we chose lavender)
  2. Clove Oil
  3. Medieval Oil
  4. Water

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Mix equal parts of water and witch hazel, then add your oils- I would say 10 to 15 drops of each oil.

Our spray turned out to smell wonderful and not to overpowering!

Hope this helps prevent sickness!

One Classy Wedding- Madison Hornsby Hair & Makeup

One Classy Wedding- Madison Hornsby Hair & Makeup

This weekend was fabulous! I was able to hang out with my beautiful mother in Charlottesville VA, and take care of some hair and makeup services for some great friends!

Products!

Oribe Superfine Spray

Oribe Texturizing Spray

Oribe Heat Styling Spray

Bumble & Bumble Pret A Powder

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  1. I love a quick set, nothing fancy, just something to give the hair some volume and texture!

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2.  One you take it down you can begin to section off the hair into your desired style. I decided to create a low romantic bun with lots of curl textue.

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Simple & Elegant!

Makeup – We decided to keep it natural 🙂

Before :

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After : TIP ALWAYS USE LASHES ( I PREFER THE INDIVIDUAL ONES)

They open up the eye, and enhance your natural shape.

After:

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Bride :

  1. Quick set! We decided on a low romantic chignon 🙂

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2. I separated the back of her hair into two sections to allow for an overlay of texture on top of the chignon base.

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For the brides makeup I also added lashes to her already thick lashes!

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I love to keep the base of the lid creamy, then apply the taupe on the crease, then blend with espresso!

Tip- Don’t cove up freckles they’re beautiful!

Enjoy!

Quickest return on professional photos !! JMK Photos rock!


  

🎃Fabulous Fall Punch 🎃

🎃Fabulous Fall Punch 🎃

Ok so who Dosent love apple cider !? (With bourbon 😉 )

This is a super easy apple cider punch that can be made with or without alcohol👻

Ingredients :

1 gallon of apple cider

4 apples (sliced)

3 pears (sliced )

1 teaspoon of cinnamon ( I added less)

16oz of liquor ( we added more 😜)(American honey)



Add ingredients together in a punch bowl 🙂

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Enjoy!!!

Vintage Downstyle – Chelsi Woodson

Vintage Downstyle – Chelsi Woodson

This weekend was amazing! I was able to style for a wedding and have a girls night in Charlottesville Va! Luckily my best friend is a stylist 🙂 This weekend she felt inspired to turn me into a retro diva and it rocked.

Later this year I hope to do a one on one session with full detail so, everyone can recreate this look 🙂

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Start off by offsetting the hair one by one. Make sure to us a 1 1/2 barrel curling iron.

Tip- Use Bumble and Bumble Pret- A- Powder at the root to give some grip to your set.

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Having the pin curl clips really help! Make sure you allow the hair to cool down for at least 30 Mins. We found using the Bumble and Bumble Does it all hair spray really gave it that hold we needed for a night of fun!

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When Chelsi dropped the pins she brushed it out with the Bumble and Bumble Flat brush which gave it that polished look.  People were giving me compliments all night long!

Thank you Chelsi Woodson Moxie Hair & Body Lounge 🙂

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Second Day Best Pony Award!

Enjoy ladies!