Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 2013 Top 3

Happy March! Spring has sprung! Well somewhat but the warm weather is coming and I cannot wait! Played around with a bunch of stuff this month but it was kind of hard to pick three things that wowed me. Here's what I picked.

A go to eye combo that I reached for towards the end of February into March, was Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Rich Mahogany and MAC's Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Havana. For me this is the perfect smoky brown eye look that will go with just about any lip/check combo and can be worn day or night. I've been trying to use the Color Tattoos I have more since I have most of them and I do like them. The MAC Extra Dimension shadows came out last year and they are really nice shadows. They are very smooth and easy to blend. Both products were limited edition. MAC is coming out with a collection that has new extra dimension shadows next month I believe.

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Glosses are new glosses to the Maybelline line. I started out wth Rasperberry Reflections. I picked up Mocha-mazing and Luminous Latte about a week ago. THEN I got two more.  I picked up two more that are limited edition ones in Mirrored Plum and Fiercely Fuchsia.  Can I just say that I'm lightweight over limited edition stuff, especially at the drugstore. (rant for another post).  These are some great glosses with great pigmentation, shine, are comfortable to wear and you can't beat the price. I have my eye on a few more shades and perhaps a backup of Mirrored Plum since it's limited edition and a gorgeous shade that I know I'll get a lot of wear out of.

I picked up Essie's Pillow Talk during an Ulta visit. It was on sale so I was like why not.  This is the perfect polish when you don't want a whole lot going on your nails, but you want something on them other than clear polish. Very sublte and pretty. I didn't think it would look good on me. Some lighter shades don't pair well against my skin tone but this one is great and would work on any skin tone.

Well there you have. Straight to the point this month. On to April and the beginning of work travel *two thumbs down*

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Take the Passion's Prey Pledge!

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Calling all readers! For those of you that like paranormal stories, check out The Shadow Shifters Series by A.C. Arthur. She is one of my favorite authors. Ms. A.C. can write ok!! Book 3 in the series is out today! She is doing a contest along with the release. So check it out and Take the Passion's Prey Pledge today!!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

What Do I Desire?

This video goes along with my "Be Happy" post. This video is awesome and is so true! A perpetual cycle of chasing the almighty dollar. If you love what you do then the rest will fall into place. The world is changing and we can't continue the same cycle. Look where it has gotten us now. I'll leave it at that for now because I could go on :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


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Monday, March 4, 2013

Be Happy...

Messing around Instagram on last Monday morning, I came across this Helen Keller quote:

"Be happy with what you have while working for what you want. So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied."
I always see quotes that I like but for some reason this on really really spoke to me. So much that I have it up on my wall at work. We all have our issues, bad days, etc. But when you sit back and take stock of who you are, what you have and what you have accomplished its like wow. Lord knows I have issues. I've posted about them. Even though things have been rough and I've questioned a lot of things, I am very fortunate and blessed beyond measure.

In Beyonce's recent documentary "Life is But a Dream", there's a part where she talks about becoming her own manager.  The first question she asked herself is "what do you want"? That part stuck with me. It kind of goes with this part of the Helen Keller quote "while working for what you want". I guess you can say I've thought about this in passing. The last "big goal" I had was to get my Masters degree. Which I did get in 2011. Then I focused on my weight loss efforts. I've lost some weight but I've kind slacked off and gained some of it back. And now....crickets. I feel like I'm just going through the motions of life but I don't have the "next thing" I working towards personally or professionally.  In short, I don't know that I want.  There are some personal things going on directly and indirectly that have impacted my current behaviors and feelings. So I guess it is time for me to re-assess some things and get to working on what I want and be happy in the process.

Stay tuned...