Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette 

I didn’t get one but my Sis in Law did and she blogged about it over at Purple Giraffe.  

As I’m just jumping back into the blogging biz, I dropped the ball on ordering. I found a studio by me the sells Morphe but they marked it up almost 100% 😡. They were sold out when I went but that mark up is insane so I’ve added myself to the Morphe list to be notified when they restock. 

I did check out their display. My first thought was:  glitter!  The shades are gorgeous and the palette can cover everything from your everyday makeup to a glam look. 

Check out Stacey’s review and swatches here:  https://staceybeth459.com/2017/06/28/review-jaclyn-hill-x-morphe-palette/

As promised via Instagram I’m working on Audrey’s birthday post which is turning into a much longer post than I anticipated.  See ya soon!


Unboxing: The Eye Openers

Wanted to quickly share with you what I received in my August Play! by Sephora box.  I seriously am in LOVE with this subscription service.  Get yours at sephora.com/play.

This month’s theme is The Eye Openers and while it did not include the Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream that I was hoping to try, it did include another eye cream that is amazing!  I’ve already rotated in half of this box to my daily routine.

  1.  ALGENIST Complete Eye Renewal Balm:  I LOVE this eye balm.  It’s super hydrating but quick drying.  It has become my daily eye cream.  In just a week I have noticed less darkness and puffiness under my eyes.img_6773
  2. MAKE UP FOREVER Artist Shadow Eyeshadow, Pink Granite I-544:  This is such a great color and the consistency is wonderful.  It’s creamy and blendable.  I have a few other MUFE shadows and love them…not sure why I don’t have more!  This color is also a great compliment to my Rose Gold Palette.  img_6774
  3. SEPHORA COLLECTION Contour Eye Pencil, Love Affair:  This is a very pretty deep plum color which is great with my hazel eyes.  I am not a fan of the super soft consistency but it is waterproof which is nice.  When I wiped at it with my finger, it didn’t budge.  It is perfect for a smudged, smokey look and compliments the MUFE shadow well.  img_6775


    Eye Liner and Shadow, no primer

  4. URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara:  I already own this from when I purchased my Naked on the Run Palette awhile back.  It’s one of those mascaras I kind of forgot about but when I used it again I remembered just how amazing it is.  It gives your lashes great volume as well as definition so it looks like you are wearing falsies without the hassle.  img_6776
  5. LANCOME Energie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer:  I am always hesitant to try new skin care but I have to say that Play! has provided some great products.  I have been using this liquid moisturizer in the mornings.  My skin is more on the normal/dry side but when I use my regular moisturizer with my foundation which has coconut water in it, I feel like it’s just a bit too much.  So, this provides light moisture under my foundation and hasn’t made me break out which is always a plus. img_6777
  6. CLEAN Reserve Warm Cotton:  This is light and airy.  It is also in a mini spray bottle instead of the drip vials that past samples have come in so I have actually used it a few times.  img_6778

Check out my original Play! post for more information on this awesome box.


Friday Five: Blogs I always read

So I realize I missed last week..oops!  But here’s this week’s 5 things.

As a blogger, one way to build a community is to read and interact with other bloggers.  I follow a lot of blogs through both WordPress and Bloglovin’ but there are a few that I always read.  Others I will read depending on the title.  If I tried to read them all, I would be sitting in front of my computer all day long.  This is also why I am not a big user of YouTube.  I can read much faster than watch a video.  I try to make it a habit to scroll through both Bloglovin’ and WordPress once a day and when I see posts from the following bloggers I make sure to check them out!

  1.  Cupcakes and Cashmere  Emily is the complete lifestyle blogger.  Her posts are varied so you never get bored and her blog reads as if you are chatting with your best friend.  I’ve been following this blog for awhile but only recently started reading it regularly and I love it!
  2. Maskcara  What can I say, Cara is amazing.  I love her makeup artistry.  It is so natural and she features women of all types.  As her blog has grown in popularity she writes about more than just makeup and I find her totally relatable.  She also has recently launched Maskcara Cosmetics featuring her HAC Pack.  I also really appreciate that she keeps her blogging and products pretty separate.  Of course she uses her own products in tutorials but she doesn’t push them on you at all!
  3. Sequins at Breakfast  Laura is a blogger who moved to Hawaii around the same time I moved back to California.  I don’t remember how I found her but I love her posts about Hawaii, fashion, entertaining, and food.  Her posts are typically pretty quick and to the point without seeming rushed which this busy momma likes.
  4. Against All Grain  Danielle Walker writes this paleo blog along with several cookbooks.  If I remember correctly I came across her cookbook Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple when I was looking at being healthier and fell in love with the simplicity and flavors she creates in her recipes.  While I do not follow the ‘paleo diet’ the food is yummy and she always provides great new ideas.
  5. Dawn Nicole Designs  I’ve been following Dawn on Instagram and Pinterest for awhile but only recently started to follow her blog.  She’s a hand lettering artist with work featured and Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx.  I have been looking for a creative outlet and have done a few hand lettered pieces and fell in love with the art.  She provides great inspiration and her blog has a ton of great printables.  She also has a new E-book out that I just got, But First, Lettering and can’t wait to start the challenge Sept. 1.  Check it out!

Who are some of your favorite bloggers?!