12/25/15

Tutorial | Every Day Makeup

Hello my loves!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic day! Today I'm sharing my every day makeup routine with you all. This is my go-to look when I'm not recording a tutorial or when I don't know what look to do.
For this look I am using a lot of products that can be multi-use such as concealer, face powders and bronzers for the eyes because it cuts down on the amount of products I need to use.

12/24/15

2015 Candle Collection

Hello my loves!

Today's post is the first of a new "series" I want to start doing which includes my love of candles. I'm calling it Burn Notice because candles burn -- corny pun, I know. Any who, I am obsessed with candles and exploring with wax melts. Be it inexpensive or expensive. Candles are just perfection. I feel madly in love with candles when I got pregnant with my son. I would light them to help me relax and just to set the mood in my bedroom. Now, I'm obsessed with them and wish I could have every candle out there, but I can't. I have tried Walmart candles, Walgreens candles and even a few from Bath & Body Works, but I always stick to candles that don't break the bank.
I wanted to share my candle collection with you all. My collection contains affordable candles from Dollar Tree and Walgreens. I am a huge fan of all of these candles.



Check out all the candles that I own..

12/21/15

Holiday Look #3 | Christmas Blues

Hello my loves!

Today's post is another addition to my holiday makeup series. This look is incorporating different shades of blue and some pops of silver.
For this look I pulled out my BH Cosmetics 88 Color Cool Matte Palette (discontinued I believe). I used just this palette to achieve this blue smokey eye with a light pink lip.

12/18/15

Holiday Look #2 | Cranberry Smash

Hello my loves!

Today's post is the second look in my holiday makeup look series. This look is a cranberry semi-smokey eye with a pop of orange in the inner corner.
I am totally loving this look because it can be worn during the day or evening. To a family party or the club. It's very wearable, but still bold and bringing attention to the eyes.

12/15/15

Tutorial | Zendaya Inspired Brown Smokey Eye

Hello my loves!

Today's post is a Zendaya INSPIRED makeup look, not a recreation. Yes, I'm aware that it doesn't look exactly like her makeup, but I love this look nonetheless.
I decided to play around with my MUFE Flash Palette for the lips since I don't own any brown lipsticks. I enjoyed this look and loved how it came out.

12/12/15

Holiday Look #1 | Rihanna Inspired Gold & Plum

Hello my loves!

Today's post is the to start of my Holiday Makeup looks series. This first look is a gold and plum eye look inspired by Rihanna. This is a very simple, yet glam. You can pair this with a bold lip, a nice dress or even a casual outfit.
I really wanted to play with my Lancome eyeshadow in All That Glistens because I'm obsessed with their lustrous formula shadows. I love how the plum pops out from the crease and accentuates the gold on the lid.

12/9/15

At Home Manicure

Hello my loves!

Today I'm sharing with you all how I do my at-home manicures. I have not been to a nail salon in over 2 years simply because I love painting my own nails. I have now "mastered" the art of doing my own manicures. 
This was a request from Teisha922. She follows my vlog channel and wanted me to share how I do my nails over on my beauty channel.

The magenta nail polish I had on before taking it off is L'Oreal Colour Riche in Violet Vixen.


11/18/15

Plan with Me #4 | Color Crush Planner Week 47

Hello my loves!

Today's post is another #PlanningwithNay video. I normally stick to the same layout between my planners, but this week I wanted to do something totally different. I wanted to do pink, black and gold washi for this -- the new ones I recently got from Hobby Lobby and Walmart.
I absolutely loveeee the way this layout came out and I can't wait to see what's in store for next weeks layout!


Hope you enjoyed this plan with me. If you haven't already, check out my other post for week 47 layout in my MAMBI Happy Planner.

11/16/15

Sticker Haul | Planning Creations October Grab Bag (Part II)

Hello my loves!

Today's post is the second part to my October Grab Bag haul from Two Mommies Design (formerly known as Happy Planning Designs and Planning Creations). If you haven't already, check out part one to this post here for details on the stickers I received.
As stated in the last haul, I did purchase the 50 sheets for $50 deal and Saray was kind enough to resend them to me which I totally appreciated! I was so excited to have the stickers yet again and see the ones that I didn't already have.


Totally stoked to use these in my upcoming layouts and plan with me videos for both my MAMBI Happy Planner and WP Color Crush Planner.

If you haven't already seen my post and video on my September Grab Bag definitely got check it out now! Also, go and join Planning Creations for some awesome stickers! (They now call it Two Mommies Design) and check out the old Facebook group as well called Happy Planning Designs. You'll be in #PlannerGirl heaven!

P.S stay tuned for the November Grab Bag!!!

11/15/15

Plan with Me #3 | MAMBI Happy Planner Week 47

Hello my loves!

Today's post is #PlanningwithNay video and blog post that was HIGHLY requested. I have been asked for sometime to continue making these types of videos and I'm excited to be able to do them again. The last plan with me's I did were for Week 23 and Week 24. Why? My tripod broke. Thankfully I got my hands on a new durable AND affordable tripod so let the Plan with Me's commence! I do own several planners, but I will be switching back and forth between my MAMBI Happy Planner and Webster's Pages Color Crush planner for these Plan with Me videos.
The theme for this week is Tropical Fun. This is the week of my fiance's birthday and two of his fav colors are blue and green so I figured this theme with these printable stickers from Vintage Glam Studios suited very well.

Enjoy the video and comment and let me know your thoughts/suggestions.


Items Used

11/13/15

Tutorial | Night Time Makeup: Purple Smokey Eye

Hello my loves!

Today's post is a collaboration with the beautiful Brittany Jones on YouTube. We are collaborating in a day time and night time makeup look. Her look is a beautiful day time look and mine is a night time look. Definitely go check out her tutorial and her channel!
I went for a purple smokey eye for my night time look using Lancome eyeshadow (yes, I know. I am slightly obsessed). Purple is just a fun color to use because it's playful, sexy and can be worn for many occasions. I paired it with a bold purple lip for full on bold glam. I also did a nude lip for those who prefer to keep their lips more natural.


I seriously had a ball creating this look and using this palette from Lancome. I can't wait to do more looks surrounded around this palette.

11/12/15

Tutorial | Neutral Pink Makeup

Hello my loves!

Today's post is yet another awesome collab with another awesome YouTuber. This a pink lipstick makeup collab with the beautiful Tahara from Tahara's Lounge. Go and check out her video and subscribe to her channel.
We decided to create a makeup look surrounded around a pink lipstick. For my look, I decided to go a bit more neutral on the eyes and make the lips pop. Instead of picking Mac Candy Yum Yum (favorite pink lipstick) or even a drugstore lipstick, I decided to go with a beauty supply store lipstick. I went with Beach Fuchsia (#800) by Nicka K.


Using this lipstick reminded me of how much I love Nicka K and a good pink lip!

11/9/15

Sticker Haul | Planning Creations October Grab Bag (Part I)

Hello my loves!

Today's post is another sticker haul! I'm sharing part 1 of my October grab bag from Planning Creations (they now call it Two Mommies Design). This is my second grab bag and I'm so excited. I ordered the 50 sheets for $50 deal.
There are sheets missing due to USPS mailing my package to wrong address so, there will be a part two coming soon with more stickers. Also a November Grab Bag is coming too!


If you haven't already seen my post and video on my September Grab Bag definitely got check it out now!

Join Planning Creations for some awesome stickers! (They now call it Two Mommies Design) and check out the old Facebook group as well called Happy Planning Designs.

You won't regret it!

11/7/15

Top 5 High End Makeup Products

Hello my loves!

Today's post is yet another collab post. I'm doing a Top 5 collab with MissRessaT on YouTube. She is doing her top 5 drugstore makeup favorites (watch her video) and I'm doing my top 5 high end makeup favorites.
Disclaimer: most of these products are Lancôme products simply because the quality of their products are phenomenal. I will be doing a second top 5 high end makeup products that will not include Lancôme products.


Products Mentioned
  • Lancôme Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve
  • Mac lipstick in Candy Yum Yum
  • Lancôme eyeshadows (singles and palettes)
  • Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer in Caramel
  • Lancôme Moonlight Rose Highlighter (Limited Edition from 2012 Fall Collection)
I can't wait to do my Top 5 drugstore favorites! Stay tuned for that.

11/6/15

Girl Talk | Period Haul

Hello my loves!

Today I wanted to start a new series called Girl Talk in which I talk about all thing female related -- from periods to sex to hygiene to relationships and more.
This first "episode" is a period haul in which I share all of the new products I got for my period.



I purchased everything with my own money from either Walgreens, Walmart or Rite Aid.

11/4/15

Tutorial | Kat Graham Inspired Makeup

Hello my loves!

Today's post is a recreation on a look that Kat Graham had on for an editorial shoot. I loved the combination of the plum and purple with a light lid. It screams daytime glam to me.
I definitely have more celebrity inspired looks coming!


 Next week there will be a Zendaya inspired makeup look coming :)

10/31/15

Five Minute Makeup Challenge Collab w| Arianna H.

Hello my loves!

Today's post is going to be on a challenge that I've been dreading, but wanting to do for a very long time. The 5 Minute Makeup challenge. I'm doing this challenge in collaboration with Arianna Horsley. You can check out her video and her channel!
This was definitely a challenge for me. I can do my basic makeup in 5 minutes. but to complete with eyeshadow I need at least 10 minutes.


I also decided to share with you all the products I used in this finished look.
|| FACE ||
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer #02
Mary Kay Luminious Wear foundation in Bronze 2
Lancome Maquicomplet Concealer in Caramel
Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder in Medium
CoverGirl Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices
JOrdana Blush in Blushing Rose
Milani Baked Bronzer in Glow

|| EYES ||
NYX High Defintion Eyeshadow Base
L'Oreal Infalliable Eyeshadow in Liquid Diamond
Lancome Color Design Palette in Sienna Sultry
Shiseido Corrector Pencil in 2 Medium
Jordana Fabu Liner Bold Liquid Liner
Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes

|| LIPS ||
Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Teak Rose

10/30/15

October Empties & Favorites Collab w| Kye A'more

Hello my loves!

Today's post is on my October empties and favorites. This is my first collab video and I'm super excited for it. This is in collaboration with Kye A'more. Check out her video and her channel.
Hope you enjoy the video!



What are you empties or favorites for the month of October?

10/28/15

Tutorial | Olive Green Smokey Eye

Hello my loves!

Today's post is an olive green smokey eye using an eyeshadow from The Balm. I have been dying to use this eyeshadow for a while and finally got around to it.
This a real easy look to do. Just grab you a nice olive green and a brown or two and let's get to glamming! Hope you all enjoy this look!


10/26/15

Planner Addict Tag

Hello my loves!

Today's post I'm doing the Planner Addict Tag that was created by Belinda Selene and Elle Fowler. Watch the original tag here. I love planners because they help keep me organized. I've been using planners since the 5th grade and to this day they have become a love of mine for scheduling, scrapbooking, journaling and much more.



The Planner Addict Tag Questions
1.) How many planner do you have/own?
2.) How many planner do you actually use at one time?
3.) When did you first start using a paper planner?
4.) When did you start decorating your planner?
5.) If you could use only ONE embellishment to decorate your planner, what would you use?
6.)What is your favorite pen to write with?
7.) Favorite place to shop for planner goodies (Can also be your favorite Etsy seller)
8.)What is the most you have spent at a store for planner supplies?
9.) What is your planning routine?
10.) If you had to pick only ONE planner, which one would you use and why?
11.) *BONUS QUESTION* Show us your washi tape stash. Is it out of control?

I tag anyone who hasn't done this tag and loves or likes planners!

10/14/15

Tutorial | Gray Smokey Eye

Hello my loves!

Today's look is a gray smokey eye! I have been dying to use this gray eyeshadow from Bobbi Brown to create this look and I'm in love with how it came out.
This is a very simple look paired with a nude lip, but even a red or pink lip would go great with this look. I have worn this during the day and evening and it was perfect. It's not too dark  and blunt like a brown or black smokey eye, but it's still looks amazing on the eyes.

Check out the tutorial!

10/7/15

Tutorial | Inglot Bronze & Plum Smokey Eye

Hello my loves!

Today's post is a tutorial surrounded around Bronze, Plums and Burgundy shades. Another fall inspired smokey eye that's wearable for the day time. I decided to play around with my Inglot eyeshadows again because they are soft, smooth and buttery on the eyes.
I paired this look with a bold purple lip to bring in the plum/burgundy shades in the crease. I love how it makes the eyes have a more purple feel to them even with the bronze on the lids. You can always pair this look with a nude lip, a brown lip, a pink lip or whatever color that floats your boat.

Check out the tutorial below!

10/5/15

Sticker Haul | Alynn's Creations September Grab Bag

Hello my loves!

Today's post is a planner sticker haul!! I recently discovered a group on Facebook called Happy Planning Designs which is owned by Saray. She along with Amber create affordable stickers in which you can get a monthly grab bag ranging from 10 sheets to 60 sheets or order individual sheets at a great price.

I personally love their grab bags. Saray and Amber recently decided to do separate grab bags for their stickers and Amber has gone up on her prices. They use PayPal to pay for orders which is very easy to use and they use Google Forms to sign up for individual orders outside of grab bags.
I placed my first order with them and got my stickers from Amber of Alynn's Creations. I got 50 sheets of stickers for $50 USD and $3 shipping. Check out the haul below.

10/2/15

Clothing Haul

Hey my loves!

Just sharing a quick clothing haul with you all. I don't do much shopping, but I did a bit and wanted to share with you all everything I got!



Thanks for reading & watching!

9/30/15

Tutorial | Fall Leaves Smokey Eye

Hello my loves,

Today's look is inspired by the beautiful colors of fall leaves. I love the combination of orange and burgundy on the lids. I paired this look with a bright pink and burgundy ombre lip, but you can always rock a nude lip with this look.
The pictures are not the best quality, but I still wanted to share photos of the look with you all.

9/28/15

Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner Setup

Hey my loves!

Today I'm here to share with you all my setup of my Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner in Light Pink. I have had it for about a month and a half now and I'm ready to share it with you all.



Everything in this planner was personalized by me because I took a bunch of the inserts out to use for next year. Hope you enjoyed this! New setup coming in January.

9/4/15

Skincare Haul | Lancome, Simple and Clean & Clear

Hello my loves!

Recently I picked up a few new skincare products to try out because I needed to restock on moisturizer and cleansers. I am huge believer that no matter how good your makeup looks, if your skin isn't taken care of your makeup won't be at it's best potential best.
I decided to scout my local drugstores for some products that I've been eyeing so such a long time and I was pleased to have found them for great prices. First, I had to repurchase one of my favorite serums ever especially since I had two coupons to use.

Serum
I had to go to my local Lancome counter and grab the Lancome Visionnaire advanced skin corrector serum. I fell in complete love with this serum back in 2012 when I started working for the Lancome counter at my local Macy's. I have fallen in love with Lancome skincare products this was a definite keeper for my vault. The price of the serum can range from $79 USD to $145 USD -- expensive to me. However, I had two coupons AND my old coworkers swung me a great deal so I snagged one up while I could.

If you're not familiar with the serum, Visionnaire [LR 2412 4% - Cx] is a second generation serum with the Double Jasmonate Complex and new smoothing ingredients that correct wrinkles, pores and skin texture in real time, and over time. Since using it since 2012 my skin has looked and felt so smooth and my texture has been a dream.

Eye Cream

9/2/15

Tutorial | Blue Brown Duo Chrome

Hello my loves,

I wanted to start making use of my Wet n Wild palettes because they are stunning and since I have so many I figured I could do two to three tutorials using each palette. This tutorial is the first one using the Comfort Zone palette. It's full of greens and browns. I wanted to really use the brownish blue duo chrome eyeshadow because it's simply stunning. It is a dead on dupe for MAC's Club eyeshadow or their Blue Brown pigment.
I wanted to create a subtle smoky eye that is wearable for both day and night. I paired this with MAC's Candy Yum Yum lipstick because I just wanted that extra pop of color. I love how simple yet dramatic this look is. It can be paired with a nude eye for work or a red lip for a night out.


I do plan to create two more looks using the comfort zone palette because it's such a pretty palette. Hopefully you all enjoyed this look as much as I enjoyed creating it.

8/31/15

Webster's Pages Color Crush Unboxing

Hello lovelies!

Finally after waiting almost two months for my beauty to arrive, she has come and I'm so excited to share her with you all. My brother purchased me a Webster's Pages Color Crush planner in Light Pink for my 24th birthday. The order was placed on June 29th at Blue Moon Scrapbooking. They didn't get their shipment until August 17th, so it was shipped the same day and arrived on August 19th.
I absolutely love my planner! She is such a beauty that I'm even going to name her, but I have no idea what yet. I purchased the Light Pink kit and I'm highly impressed with it. I paid $34.99 plus $5.99 for shipping which made this planner around $41 USD. They are also sold with just the binder, but I thought the kit would be better to use.

The Webster's Pages Color Crush planner kit is an 18 month planner with both month and week on two pages. The binder is an A2 size (comparable in height to a medium Kikki-K or personal Fiolfax just slimmer). The planner has gold rings, the leather is smooth and soft, and there are other inserts with the planner...including some cute diary stickers. You get a today marker, top loading envelope, two dashboards, two clear overlays, a note pad, vellum cover quote and 5 gorgeous dividers.

8/26/15

GRWM | MUA Edition #1

Hey loves!

I did a bridal makeup a few weeks ago and recorded a GRWM video on my makeup look and I wanted to share it with you all.



- EYES -

8/24/15

Planner Haul #9 | MAMBI Haul

Hello loves!

Today's planner post is about my all new Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI) products! I decided to dive in and get the Happy Planner from the Create365 line by Me and My Big Ideas for 2016. I was debating between this and just getting another Erin Condren planner, but I decided to go along with this planner and I am so happy I did!!! I ordered my planner and accessories from the MAMBI website because my local Hobby Lobby was cleaned out. I did however get two things from my Hobby Lobby.


|| WHAT I GOT ||

8/22/15

Tutorial | Cover Girl Red Revenge

Hello my loves!

Today I am back with a makeup tutorial focused on CoverGirl's Outlast Longwear Moisture lipstick in Red Revenge. I was sent this to review in my I Do Voxbox from Influenster. I love a good red lip, but I hardly wear them as often as I should. Red lipstick is just so versatile and can stand for power, confidence and even be sexy.

Red Revenge is a true blue-based red with a bit gold flecks in it. It's very smooth and buttery when applied to the lips. I don't have to tug on my lips. Shockingly it doesn't feather either which is perfect for any red lip in my book. It last a long time without drying my lips out or moving all around the place. I am a huge fan of the new CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Moisture lipsticks and will definitely get my hands on a few other shades.
I decided to do a matte neutral eye that was a bit smoky to pair with this lip and I think it came out great (minus my brows). I decided to pull out some well loved, but neglected single eyeshadow to complete this look.


This look is very easy to do with only three eyeshadows and quick for any time of day. Whether you're a beginner or experienced this look can be accomplished. You can smoke it out further for the club or lightened up if you prefer something light and airy.

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