Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Makeup Collection Downsize: Blushes

I know it sounds rediculous. You're purging your makeup? How much do you have? 
Too much, that's how much! 

I don't mind having a large collection, however, there are so many products 
I don't get to use or products I'm using just to use them but there's no love there. 
So it was time!

I teamed up with my good friend Jen over at GlamMoms on YouTube 
to go through our collections and downsize. Really think about what we love and actually use 
versus don't use but just keep around because it's pretty, or we spent the money, or who 
knows what other excuses.

Can you believe that is how many blushes I had? I mean, come on! I only have one face!

After a torturous and painful hour, I was able to part with 26 blushes! I honestly thought
I had about 26 to begin with. Not closer to 50!

And this is what I'm left with. Still a whole lotta blush for these two cheeks but
definitely more manageable. These are all blushes I know I like and use.

Now I know this is still excessive, don't get me wrong! 
But I'm a makeup junkie and this is what I do ;)

Check out my decluttering process below and let me know if you've done anything
similar whether it be with your makeup, house, clothes, etc. 
I love all types of decluttering stories.

Check out my friends over at Back 2 Basic Health and Sew Crafty Angel for more great blog posts!



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review & Demo: Vera Mona Color Switch Duo

Hey guys, I'm back for another review and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am...
or actually, I'm about to tell you how excited I am!

I recently reached out to Vera Mona after seeing several reviews on YouTube and
demos on InstaGram and I must say, I was intrigued. Vera Mona sent me their 
color switch duo and I was so excited to put it to the test for you.

Here's what Vera Mona has to say about the Color Switch Duo:

"Color Switch Duo by Vera Mona is the only product on the market of its kind!!! It removes the color from eyeshadow brushes helping the makeup artist switch to another color quickly and efficiently. The Duo's unparalleled design includes a centered mini sponge for wet make up application. Nothing else like this exists!! Stroke the eye shadow brush against the Duo sponge to completely remove the color being used and switch to the next. The Duo's uniquely designed centered sponge enhances the color of the eye shadow when applied wet, resulting in a more vibrant look that is true to the pallet, or color being used. Discard wet sponge after every use."

I have to say I am a full believer in this product. I've tested it out over several weeks and 
although it's not made to 'clean' your brushes, it removes makeup amazingly from your brushes.

With this sponge you're able to reuse the same brushes for several uses 
making it perfect for travel. I love how it cuts down on wash time also. Unlike most people, I love washing my brushes however, it always takes SO long for my brushes to dry. With the Color Switch Duo I don't have to wash my brushes after single use, although I do recommend 
washing at least once a week to prevent bacteria growth...ew.

Vera Mona has several options for you: 

I would highly recommend these products for any makeup artist or like me, 
makeup lover. You won't be disappointed!

And if you want to see some other great blog posts, 
hop on over to Sew Crafty Angel :)



Monday, November 10, 2014

Free Meal Plan & Shopping List for Your Planner

Hey guys! After endless online searches I just decided to go ahead and make some of my own planner printables. And as fun as it was, it's even more fun sharing with you...for FREE!

Below is why I have been using to plan out my weekly meals and grocery lists. 
This can be customized to you specific needs but I found it so helpful to plan as I go
and make sure I'm stocking up on all the ingredients I'll need for each meal. 

So convenient! 
Just click here to access and print on your home computer. 

This is only for your personal use. If you need
anything for your business or on a larger scale just email me directly or
comment down below! (All printables are 8.5 x 11 but can be easily resized)

And don't forget to follow my blog to be notified of more free printables!

While you're at it, hop on over to Stone Cottage Adventures and VMG206 for
some amazing blog posts and linky parties! Enjoy!