4.25.2015

Resolution Fail: Collective Haul + Blog Updates!



It's official. I am 100% off my no spend busy season. In my defense, my busy season started to die down earlier this month.... but really, I couldn't pass up some of great deals. I have been really good at not buying random things, without thought.... so that's a plus... right?

Side note, have you noticed any changes with my blog? *hint hint* Header, post title, signature & sizing of pics.... Ok those aren't hints, I gave away the whole shabang. I am seriously excited about some of the design changes I've made to my blog. It was high time I did it! I recently have learned a couple CSS tricks from this blogger that have revamped my blog. I am by no means a code or programmer expert. I would definitely recommend checking out I Can Build A Blog for any other bloggers out there who want to up their game from just the regular Blogger template. I just wanted to share this wonderful site, sharing is caring! Let me know what you think of the changes I've made... I plan to do more but it's a work in progress (debit WIP, credit free time).

I filmed this haul last weekend & found that the Studio Fix Powder did end up breaking me out. I knew that one of the Studio Fix foundations broke me out back in the day and low and behold, I got these cystic pimples. It gave me a lovely finish & even coverage but I can do without the zits, thanks. Back to MAC you go.... I'm still on the search for a high coverage powder foundation. I'm going to give the Tarte Amazonian Powder foundation a try. At least you can see the coverage it gives in these pictures, I need to figure out what ingredient my face dislikes.



4.18.2015

What's In My Work Bag: Henri Bendel Carlyle E/W Tote



There is just something about Henri Bendel's Carlyle collection that makes me fall in love. You know I have a deep love for my Carlyle Satchel and today I'm sharing what's in my Carlyle Tote. This is an E/W (east to west) tote meaning it's wide horizontally, compared to N/S which would be vertically long.

 I use the Carlyle Tote as my work bag and it sure can hold a bit of things. The quality of the leather & it's durability has been impressive. I was nervous to get a lighter colored bag, considering my disastrous Rebecca Minkoff MAC that was in a bone color. But the Carlyle Tote has held up well & the color is still true after a few months of use.

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4.11.2015

Spring Makeup Tutorial {Talk Thru & Chit Chat - Juicy's Teeth Cleaning, etc.}

Sorry for not posting anything last week! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know Juicy had her teeth cleaned last Saturday (as you'll find out during my chit chat throughout this video). I started editing this to go up last weekend and Juicy got sick after her teeth cleaning so that obviously took precedence.

The actual teeth cleaning apparently went well. I picked her up and she was a little groggy but otherwise fine. She ate a full meal Saturday evening & got a full dosage of insulin but was super gasey all night. Then she woke up early Sunday and threw up all over the carpet. TMI she was vomiting & diarrheaing all day Easter into Monday & there was blood in her stool. I took her back to the vet on Sunday & all the tests the ran came back fine (glucose, pancreatitis, electrolytes). The vet thought it was the stress of the operation and maybe the pain medications that attributed to her bloody stool. They put her on fluids just to help and gave her some antibiotics. She came home later that afternoon & the vomit/diarrhea continued.

Long story short, she ended up not eating for almost 36 hours. I felt awful and helpless all over again... it was around this time last year that she became really sick from pancreatitis & when we found out she was diabetic. Monday I took her back to the vet since she wasn't getting any better. They ended up force feeding her & giving her anti-acid reflux medication. That evening, Mike and I force fed her and forced her pills down her throat (I hate doing this). Over the next couple days, her appetite slowly increased & I'm happy to tell y'all that she is doing a lot better :) She is eating her full meals, no additional bouts of vomiting or diarrhea & her poop has hardened up with no blood in it! I can't even express how happy I was when she pooped out a little log... so weird but true. I really want to thank y'all for all your encouragement, support, prayers & positive thoughts. I truly appreciate it & love y'all for being my support system!

So back to this video.... I filmed in on April 3rd for timeline reference & did a talk through/ chit chat style tutorial again rather than voice overs. I like doing the talk through tutorials because I feel like I can connect better with y'all & y'all can see more of my personality. Only downside is I'm a talker so they tend to run long.... in any case, I hope y'all enjoy :)






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