May 31, 2014

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Look at that sky! #kemahiscalling

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May 30, 2014

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Two faves ...... smokey eyes and el tiempo. Seriously, if you are a ninfa's fan and a Houstonian who knows their story, you will love #eltiempo, same family, even better food. #navigation, #ninfas

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Love this keychain. Got it on my honeymoon nine years ago! Jeez, time flies. Represents one half of my famiglia #mifamiglia, #nino, #getitfrommymomma

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May 28, 2014

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Chicken noodle soup for dinner. Super clean, I make the soup and noodles separately so my kids can eat them and I don't have to. They love their veggies this way.

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Spotted this guy at the library #guessbunniesreadtoo

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May 27, 2014

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My loves... #boxinglove, #nike, #handwraps, #myboys, #daddyrocks,

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May 26, 2014

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I kept it simple the rest of the weekend. Soft brown, all that glitters, sable and bamboo, #neutralloves

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My little butterfly and the hulk. #jackandandrewsbirthdayparty

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May 24, 2014

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Wayyyyyy more color than I ever wear. No neutrals here. Chanel Fantasme, MAC soft brown and I busted out the old coastal scents palette for the purple. Red cherry lashes 82 #chanel, #purple, #redcherry, #coastalscents

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We put Eva in the cone of shame. I want to put one on Cracker Jack so badly! #coneofshame

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Sat workout done! Sweaty!#getyourrunon

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Shhhhh!!!! Don't tell the floor gods that I am mopping my hardwoods. Sometimes its hard wrap your head around the no mop concept. Minimal water, some pinesol and a fan. Hurry dry before the floor god (Mr Style Chron) starts preaching. ... not that I listen, LOL!

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May 23, 2014

Youtube Video - Black Leather Skinnies OOTD



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Products - urban decay naked basics palette, lorac gel liner, mac blue brown pigment, sigma persuade, chanel tan de soleil, chanel blush, mac lightscapade, sephora mink lashes. #lorac, #MAC, #chanel, #sigmabeauty, #urbandecay

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Pappas seafood for dinner. Wearing mink lashes and loving them! #houston, #minklashes, #Pappas

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Oh how I love thw Smokey eye. #smokeyeyes, #bluegreenpigment

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The latest two additions to my sigma brush collection, of all the ones I own, this little bitty liner is my absolute favorite! #sigma, #sigmabeauty, @sigmabeauty. @sigma #e11

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Youtube Video - MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Haul



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My poor fifty. She's been parked in the garage for weeks with a flat tire, and hubby finally had time to get her tire repaired last saturday. I pulled her out bc its Friday and she's my weekend car and made it to my daughters school before she went flat again. Sucks. I miss her, she's so fun to drive. Back into the garage. #tireprobs

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May 22, 2014

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Dinner is served. Clean eating. Good carbs quinoa and brown rice, Kids eat a ton of broccoli. #broccolirocks

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Done. One hour run. No goal, no pace, no heart rate monitor, no cares. Just me and my legs.

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Goddess of the sea lipstick from MAC Alluring Aqua Collection. Very pretty color, I completely discounted it, until I swatched and wow! Look at those water droplets #maccosmetics, #alluringaquatics #goddessofthesea

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I did not think I would like this lip color. MAC Goddess of the sea, #goddessofthesea, #macalluringaqua, #maccosmetics, #alluringaqua, @maccosmetics

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May 21, 2014

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I added two new #milani blushes to my blush collection. Dolce pink and berry amore. Luminoso on the bottom. #blush, #blushfanatic

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May 19, 2014

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Kale, watermelon and apple. Veerrry good

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Starting Monday off with clean brushes. These are just everyday. #makeup, #clean, #notevenhalfofthem.

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May 18, 2014

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Watermelon, kale and apple.

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May 17, 2014

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Operation healthy husband starts now! #healthy, #livefit, #getyourgreenson

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May 16, 2014

Youtube Video - Striped Pencil Skirt OOTD



Youtube Video - Birthday Brunch OOTD - Red Dress



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Loving this color! #soulserenade, #maccosmetics , #MAC, #alluringaquatics want the rest of the collection now! @maccosmetics, @mac

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Soul serenade shadow and 233 brush from #maccosmetics #alluringaquatics collection. I want Lorelei shadow and a lipstick. But they were already sold out. Boo. I will have to wait til may 22nd. @maccosmetics

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May 15, 2014

Mary Kay

I was sent an amazing box of Mary Kay Goodies by Influenster towards the end of April. Actually it arrived the very date of my birthday and was a very welcome surprise. Inside was a bunch of makeup that has quickly become the basis of many of my makeup looks since then.

In all honesty, I have not touched Mary Kay anything since high school. I was not impressed with the brand back then and have had zero interest since. UNTIL NOW!! Mary Kay has really stepped up their game. The products that I have been testing out are AMAZING. Yes, AHHH-MAZING!!

Packaging - check!
Color Payoff - check!
Texture - check!
Price comparison - double check!





While I have been playing around with these products day by day, I have to share the cream eye color with you first. I was sent the shade Apricot Twist.

This is a gorgeous pale gold shadow that can be used as a cream color base or shadow. Worn sheer it is a pretty wash of gold on the lid, and can easily be built up to a more opaque appearance. I love to layer it with other shadows so that it is only remotely apparent, but obvious that there is something special on my lids. 

Here it is in the package as well as swatched on my hand. That is one finger tip swatch, not built up at all. 



In the pictures below I have used it as more of a shadow base, topping it with several shadow from my Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. On my face is: 

Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation - Ecru: http://popsu.gr/swVL
MAC Prolongwear Concealor NW15: http://popsu.gr/swWd
MAC Lingering Brow Pencil & Cork Eye Shadow

Then I applied the Mark Kay Apricot Twist Shadow to my lid and blended out the edges, followed by a layer of "Silk Teddy" and "Sexpresso, " from the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette on the outer corner. I used Mary Kay's Gel Liner on my lids and applied false lashes.

I finished up my face with Mary Kay Blush in the shade Shy and Mary Kay Bronzer in Light/Medium. Followed by MAC's  Creme Cup Lipstick: http://popsu.gr/swWh





You can see how the Apricot Twist really shines through on the lid, underneath the shadow.




Here is another look that I wore, more of a smokey eye constructed with the Apricot Twist eye shadow as the eye shadow base to anchor the darker shades onto my lid. It really warms up the brown tone of the shadow that I put on top. Ignore my hair, this was on a very humid rainy day. 


For a complete run down of my makeup:
Oil of Olay Moisturizer
Cover FX Primer:  http://popsu.gr/swZV
Benefit's Porefessional : http://popsu.gr/sxad
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - Ecru: http://popsu.gr/swVL
MAC Prolongwear Concealor NC15: http://popsu.gr/swYZ
Ben Nye Cameo Powder: http://popsu.gr/swZi
MAC Brow Pencil - Lingering: http://popsu.gr/sxak
MAC Eyeshadow - Wedge for setting brows
Chanel Tan de Soiliel contour: http://popsu.gr/swZj
MAC Contour Powder in Sculpt to set: http://popsu.gr/sxau
MAC Lightscapade Highlight Powder: http://popsu.gr/sxav
Chanel Pink Explosion Blush: http://popsu.gr/sxaw
MAC Sable, Espresso to contour out: http://popsu.gr/sxax
Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette - Sexpresso, Kitten: : http://popsu.gr/swVw
Cherry Lashes - Wispies: http://popsu.gr/sxay
MAC x Proenza Schouler - Woodrose Lipstick: http://popsu.gr/sxaG




I will share more of the products as well as individual reviews in the future. For now though, I wanted to share how much I have been enjoying this particular shadow. It is so versatile and just a great shade for everything!

XX ~ E



May 14, 2014

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My conversation with mother nature: "um, you know its May, right?" Mother nature: silence...........

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May 13, 2014

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Spaghetti squash for dinner!

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May 11, 2014

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Happy Mother's day you mothers! Hehe.... #Mothersday, #brunch, #themoodygardenhotel, #galveston

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May 10, 2014

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10k, 3rd place women's 30-39. How the heck? I'm amazed and in total disbelief! I gave the last 2 miles everything.

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May 9, 2014

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I felt instantly evil! This lipstick might be my crack! #photobomb, #maccosmetics #MAC , #maleficent, #Disney

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Not a good pic, but he's official. Congrats little brother!

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Running late to my brother's graduation, Cougar proud! #polkadots, #Houston, #uofh,

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May 8, 2014

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Not sure if I'm missing a vitamin, but my nails are peeling from the tips very badly. They feel weak. I've never had thin or weak nails, ever, in fact they've been strong like bull all my life. #sallyhansen, #sallypleasehelpme, #nailprobs, #ivegotissues, #aintnobodygottimeforthis

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Youtube Video - Birthday Brunch OOTD - Red Dress



May 7, 2014

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This is giving me anxiety... #kindergarten, #math, #addition, #help, #evadiva, #hollaifnicoleisyourmiddlename

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May 6, 2014

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Operation what the heck does Cracker Jack bark at every night is over. Culprit 2 will not be apprehended due to the fact that it carries an atomic bomb in it's ass. We let it mosey on off. Culprit 1 was a ghost, 3was an alarm clock on a wrist watch. #skunk, #ohshit, #stanky, #dog, #barking, #midnightstalker

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And three hours later........ #essie, #bikinisoteeny

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Essie bikini so teeny #essie, #bikinisoteeny, #nails, @Essie

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Youtube Video - Birthday Brunch OOTD - Red Dress



May 5, 2014

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Happy cinco de mayo! Eva in her "mexican," dress.

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May 4, 2014

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Wow. I lurve this stuff. #glamglow, #gettingmyglowon, #whoa, @glamglow, #glamglowmud, #youthmud, @youthmud

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Abel's birthday cake. The ladies/sisters of La Victoria Bakery continue to amaze. They've made so many birthday cakes for us over the years and each one is better and more memorable than the last. This was chocolate and white chocolate raspberry ganache. Excellent! #lavictoriabakery, @lavictoriabakery,

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May 2, 2014

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I wanted to get this skirt for my sister Lenzy, but it's got a hole in it. She's like a #bettyboop looney!

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