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Last Call for KissMe Sweeter Days Collection

KissMe Sweeter Days Collection
Scream for ice cream– not because you missed out on August KissMe lippies! We brought the heat with this set- but don’t worry, they won’t melt away. You’ve got 7 days left to get your lips on this month’s KissMe. This hot set of lippies is bold and bright! You’ve got coral-toned orange lippy that will shine all summer, a fuchsia satin-matte that will make a bold statement, and a gorgeous purple that looks amazing on everyone!

KissMe Sweeter Days Collection

KissMe Sweeter Days Collection

Last Call for MorpheMe Rose Gold August Collection

MorpheMe Summer Sweets Collection

Finish up your summer with some hot makeup that won’t melt away. This fleeky set of brushes is made from high quality super soft natural fibers! Perfect for powder foundations to keep your face fresh all day this summer.
R14 Round Contour brush to chisel out a sharp cheekbone. It’s also perfectly dense for blending out a liquid highlighter, to add a touch of natural glow!
You’ll get the R39 Tapered Blending brush, a uniquely dense blending brush with flat sides. Ideal for patting on color, carving a crease, or blending! For your beautiful face, you’ve also got the R7 Pointed Powder brush which you can use for powder foundation, contour, blush, setting powder, or painting the next Mona Lisa surely!
You also have this luxuriously soft, the natural hair brush with long bristles and a pinched ferrule giving it an oval, tapered tip. This is my favorite kind of brush for adding a beautifully natural contour and blush! You can also use this to apply powder foundation to keep your face from melting away this summer. Achieve smooth, flawless blends using the sides of the brush or pack on a little extra pigment with the pointed tip!

These 3 brushes will have you set to perfection with a summer makeup look that lasts!

R14 – Round Contour Brush

R39 – Tapered Eyeshadow Blending Brush

R7 – Deluxe Pointed Powder Brush

MorpheMe Summer Sweets Collection

If you want a summer look sweeter than syrup, check out the How-To Video! Get your rainbow sherbert on with this colorful tutorial.

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You guys! Do you want costume contact lenses for Halloween that will transform your eyes into vampires? or a werewolf? or zombie’s eyes? Wouldn’t you want your eyes to look as stunning as your costume? Check out Camoeyes.com.[affiliate link] This is the crème de la crème for affordable costume contact lenses or just cool colored lenses you can wear every day. You do not need a prescription because they aren’t made to correct your vision. If you are concerned about wearing them you can ask your eye doctor. They are FDA approved and the website is really simple to use and the easiest cart check out ever.
Here is a demonstration of Kristi from RawbeautyKristi wearing a pair herself for her makeup video tutorial. Check it out: https://youtu.be/rcyZnQzKsrk
I found out about these lenses after watching her Halloween makeup tutorials. I’ve always liked the look of colored contact lenses and I feel camoeyes.com are really affordable. They look fabulous on, especially if you want to have a cool costume for Halloween.

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Jordan Hanz is another makeup artist who makes fabulous youtube videos and she recently was invited to Paris for the brand Makeup Forever. Her makeup and artistry skills are stunning. You should definitely check out her channel if you want to see some different makeup techniques.

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Use this link to get a free brush MorpheMe

I just joined MorpheMe brush club! You get $30+ in new Morphe makeup brushes sent to your door for $19.99 every month by @LiveGlam.co. It’s free shipping in the U.S. Each month is a surprise and includes 3-7 powder, foundation, contour, eye shadow and liner brushes. Cancel anytime and skip months you don’t want. It’s that simple! If you sign up with my link you get a free brush! Isn’t that wonderful?!

2006-07-21 08.28.38I really like StylPro™ for cleaning my brushes. It costs $64.99 CAD. I also bought a carrying /storage case for $18.99 CAD because I like to be organized. The liquid cleaning solution is a super formula that works amazingly but you can’t get it in Canada yet (wah), only the single packets are available, and that really sucks.

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I personally think the StylPro is really handy and easy to use. You only need to fill the bowl with hot water and a drop or two of your favorite brush cleaner and you are set to have a little fun. The rubber tube collars come in different sizes to fit most brushes except of course the new oval brushes.

What is an oval brush?

It isn’t really a problem if they don’t fit anyway because you can revert to cleaning your brushes by hand. Having a sigma brush cleaning mat helps too. So it isn’t a big deal.
StylPro™ does say to rinse your brushes in water afterward if you are concerned about leftover soap on your brushes. I think the centrifugal force gets rid of water and cleaning solution though. The battery operated device cleans your brush in seconds. 20 seconds in the water and 10 to dry. It is a powerful tool and I think it’s fantastic.

This video is fascinating and is so satisfying


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Update on the damaged eyeshadow:

My new shadow palette in the shade (comfort zone) came today! They sent me a new one free of charge and I didn’t have to return the broken and damaged one. I snapped a pic even though you can’t see how beautiful the colors truly are. I am obsessed with this palette and I am so happy and thrilled to have gotten a new one sent to me that isn’t damaged. Yay! Thank you Wet’n’Wild!

My Wet’n’Wild Haul came today!
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Unicorn Highlighting Brush $4.99
Ultimate Brow Highlighter $4.99
Color Icon Eyeshadow in the shade “comfort zone” $4.99
MegaSlim Skinny Mascara $4.99
Mega highlighting powder in blossom glow $4.99

Now for the bad news.

The one product that I really wanted was damaged in the shipping and got all over everything! I am not crying over the price cause it was affordable but in the shipping. How could they? You disappoint me Wet n wild!
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I bought the “once beautiful” eyeshadow thinking it would teach me how to apply color on my eyelids. It shows exactly where to apply the color but now it’s just a mess. You are supposed to see what color to apply on the eyelid, the brow bone or the crease. At first, I’m like “Oh no no no. I’m going to have to return this” but I simply changed my attitude and wiped everything off. I really don’t know if Wet’n’Wild would reimburse me a free palette even though it is their fault, but still. They need to package the products more carefully in bubble wrap. I wonder if this has happened to anyone else? It didn’t cost much (except for the shipping) I don’t want it happening again. What do you think I should do? Should I even tell the company in an email? Anyway, so I called them. The only way to contact them is by clicking the contact us link at the bottom of their website. They are experiencing unusual volumes of calls apparently. How many times have I heard that?!! What? Is everyone having the same problem as me or something?
I’m excited and I can’t wait to play with my new makeup. The highlighter looks brilliant. I love the Unicorn brush!

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I love Blistex medicated lip ointment because it soothes and cools dry cracked lips. Blistex medicated lip ointment is effective in hydrating and repairing broken and parched skin due to dryness in weather. You can get it at your local drugstore and yes I will purchase it again if needed

I use Blistex as a lip moisturizer on a regular basis because I live in a very dry climate where our hair, lips, and skin suffers the damage of constant dry weather. I love Blistex because for one, it is healing and two, it moisturizes and protects your lips. I need extra care and hydration so that is why I use Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment. Please visit this page to see my review on Influenster.

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Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer aka Kimberley.

This week I finished The Madman’s Daughter and only gave it 3  stars. I was able to get the audiobook from the library.

I liked it but I had a hard time visualizing the Island and surrounding village where the animals/creatures/humans lived. The voyage on the ship was cool but I am not familiar with H.G. Wells classic ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ from which The Madman’s Daughter is inspired from.

What I watched 

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In the gut-wrenching season finale of The Originals, my heart sank at the inevitable breakup of the clan Mikealson. In order to save Hope from the Hollow, Klaus, Rebekah, Cole, and Elijah and Hailey, are posed a sentence to never be together again. Harsh. I fucking hate The Hollow bitch. It appears that she’s destroyed everything and I’m like “God I hope not”. I was happy to see Cole buying an engagement ring for Davina Claire!? Also Rebekah and Marcel together?!! At least some things ended on a happy note.

In other news …

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I probably shouldn’t have bought magnetic lashes from One Two Cosmetics because they were really expensive AND when I went to open the case, one of the lashes was stuck in the crack. It looks like a freaky spider! Somehow it had gotten loose and I couldn’t get it out. Being afraid I would wreck them, (which I did anyway) I phoned the company, and the girl I talked to on the phone was so nice, she said she would send me a free set of lashes at no additional cost! Well, that was so worth it! I was going to return the faulty eyelashes because of the one eyelash that got stuck in the crack (see above), but instead, I get to keep it, on top of getting a free set, which I am waiting for with bated breath so Yay!

KETO UPDATE

For those of you who don’t know, I started a Ketogenic diet/lifestyle about a month ago. It’s going pretty good but I am not losing the pounds fast enough. I think I’m shrinking slowly and I feel okay but still, I haven’t gone to see the doctor yet. I’ve lost 10 pounds since I started and I want to lose 30 more. (I will post some pictures when I feel more confident.) I have been intermittent fasting in order to reach my goal which means eating only in a 6-8 hour window every day. Furthermore, sometimes I eat only one meal a day and drink coffee, water, or tea without sugar of course. I enjoyed this salad with ground hamburger and cheese and an avocado, radish chips, and made some more mummy dogs. 

FREE SUMMER YA LISTENS

synchead-150x150This week’s  Free Audiobook Sync download features The Witches by Stacy Schiff and The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett.

That’s all folks!

2006-05-29-05-04-34.jpgThese mummy dogs are delicious! I’ve been following a Keto diet and found some good recipes on the diet doctor, and one of them are Mummy Dogs. Sorry about the focus guys.

I had leftover dough so, not to waste it, I made some burger buns (don’t judge) Regardless, it will taste good and work.

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Here is the recipe if you don’t want to click on the link

Ingredients:

8 tablespoons almond flour
4 tablespoons coconut flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 2⁄3 oz. butter
1 ½ cups shredded cheese
1 egg
8 sausages, of good quality (preferably shaped like hot dogs)
1 egg, for brushing the dough
16 cloves, for the mummies eyes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and cheese in a pan on low heat.
  3. Stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon, for a smooth and flexible batter. It will take a few minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat. Crack the egg and stir. Add the flour mixture and mix together into a firm dough.
  5. Flatten into a rectangle, about 8×14 inches (20×35 cm).
  6. Cut into 8 long strips, less than an inch wide (1.5–2 cm).
  7. Wrap the dough strips around the hot dog and brush with a whisked egg.
  8. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15–20 minutes until the dough is golden brown. The hot dog will be done by then too.
  9. Push two cloves into each hot dog to make them look like eyes – but only for decoration. Don’t eat the cloves!
    Tip!
    Using larger hot dogs? Pre-fry them for a couple of minutes before wrapping them up in the cheese dough and baking.

. . . About a Lost Herondale and a Shadowhunter 
named Annabel

I finished reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare this week and I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

Here is my review with lots of spoilers

A lot happens in Lord of Shadows. My favorite character is Kit Rooke aka Christopher Herondale.

“You’re Kit Herondale,” she said. “The lost Herondale.”
“I didn’t realize I was lost,” said Kit. “I never felt lost.”

Kit is 15 yrs old. He never particularly cared about being a Shadowhunter, but he slowly changes his mind after he is taken in by the Blackthorn family and the Los Angeles Institute. I expect it was his father who kept Kit from knowing who he really was, but his father is dead now. He learns to steal to survive but has so much potential! I want to see him use his Nephilim gifts to the max.

It just so happened I received my order from Annabelle Cosmetics (not an affiliate link) the same day Lord of Shadows arrived. Coincidence? I think not. I bought two eyeliners in gunmetal and metal daze. They practically match the colors of the books cover! That’s weird, right? lol


Annabel aka Lady Midnight, is a character in Lord of Shadows. She was dead but the warlock, Malcolm Fade raises her from the dead. She, in turn, kills him. Her role is very significant, and she now holds the Black Volume of the Dead with a lot of dark magic inside that promises a whole lot of answers. Anyhow, that book would be dangerous in the wrong hands. Annabel claims it belongs to her and will not give it up for no one. Not even Julien Blackthorn. Because you see, Julien has made a deal with the Seelie Queen. If he finds the black book, he is supposed to hand it over to the Queen in exchange for his parabatai bond to be removed in which it no longer poses a threat to his relationship with Emma. Which means they will be allowed to continue loving each other without it being detrimental. That is how I understood it anyway. Parabatai’s are forbidden to fall in love. It doesn’t make much sense to me since what I believe about Love certainly includes a Parabatai bond Lmao! Love is the opposite of hate, and best friends indeed love each other although not romantically. Whatever I digress. Anyway, Parabatai’s are not allowed to be romantically involved. I guess that would be a better way of putting it.

Jeez, Louise.

Fuck I’m done.

Cassandra Clare whips my ass at story telling :p

I am currently reading. . .

Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15

Publisher’s Summary

After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows whom – or what – she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: Danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, book 15 in the New York Times best-selling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”
What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about the Circle. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure, why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder – and deadlier – than any of us expected.
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight….

I also watched another episode of The Originals. I enjoyed Phantomesque. It is reassuring to know at least Elijah can be brought back from the dead even though we won’t find out when. He died guys, because of that terrible creature The Hollow. grrr. me no likey.

I missed Rebecca and Cole.
I am left with fewer options in my Netflix viewing. If anybody has any TV recommendations, please let me know.

 

Jaye Wells compiled and published her short story collection of Sabina Kane novellas, THE CHOSEN ONES. You can’t add it to Goodreads yet (at least at the time of posting) but you can purchase it through Jaye Wells’ website
I loved the Sabina Kane series!

I also love the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. They are always a pleasure to read, so I bought #16 SNARED.
I was missing The Walking Dead on Netflix, so I bought TWO GRAPHIC NOVELS about the war against Negan. I hate Negan for what he did to Abraham and Glenn also because he thinks he owns everything and makes everyone serve him out of fear, which I think is pathetic, just saying.

That’s what’s new on my shelf this week.

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