Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lorac Shadow Palette & a Day Beauty Look

BUYING MAKE-UP FOR A BIG GIRL IS LIKE BUYING CANDY FOR LITTLE ONES!!! Yes sweet addiction of wanting more....and more.....and more....and did I say more. hehe 

I took my first trip to Ulta Beauty this summer and bought an eye shadow palette.  It was the most expensive palette I ever purchased without a professional discount.  So when my daughter Laylah took it out of my purse and plastered it all over her face and some on her sister, I was a little upset.  Imagine a toddler tantrum if you took their candy (that's how I felt) haha ;-)  Partly because I didn't want them to get it on my tan/cream colored sofa and she used a lot because she left holes in it, turned out like this..................Yeah, I know, and I only used it a couple times :-(

Lorac - Color me Couture 5 shade eyeshadow palette/ infused with Mother of Pearl - Ulta
This is a very soft palette for my skin tone which I love for a day time application!

Eyes - Soft Gold w/ Soft Smoky eye - 3 middle shades above in Lorac palette
Eyelashes - IEnvy - Kings Beauty Fairview Heights IL
Cheeks - Pinch me blush - MAC
Lips - Hot Passion - Covergirl - Walgreens
Nails - On a trip - Wet n Wild & Big money - Sally Hansen Gem crush


Eye close up/ Profile

Glimpse of a Styles of Candyland Tribal earring
This is a staple look I wear when I apply make up.  Unless I have a theme or girls night out. I love an open eye so my day look never requires eye liner. 
Here's to Beauty stores!!!!!! and WEAR RED LIPS......Makes you sooooo happy :-)
Love Candy Girl! :-)
Kiss Kiss
Thanks for Reading!! :-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Moccasins for a Thanksgiving Party!

We celebrated Thanksgiving this week with Laylah's pre-K class.  I giggled a lot listening to the conversations these little people came up with.  They are all so entertaining! haha 

The outfit I wore was very comfortable but still stylish.  I always think of brown for this holiday.  And what is more festive then fringe this season?  Channel your inner Indian! haha 

Memories:  When I was 6 or 7, I took a trip with my aunt Angela from Florida to California.  On our way we stopped in Arizona and got moccasins! I was soooooooo happy! I got back to school that fall and the day we were covering Indians I wore my Moccasins.  I was sooooo excited to show them off!! Felt like the coolest kid! haha................Then I lost them and remember being really sad! :-/

Here's my outfit of the week!..................

Casual with Kids

Peach effortless flowing (style of my moment) T-shirt - Windsor
White Tank - American Eagle
Dark Blue Jeggings (Jean Leggings) - Wet Seal (Perfect for playing with kids!)

Cream Scarf - Unknown
Brown Minnetonka fringe Moccasins - Journeys

Gold Chain link and button bracelet - Styles of Candyland (Sold Out)
Brown wooden circle ring - Unknown
Oval hoop crystal earrings - Styles of Candyland
Heart Diamond necklace - Booski Gift :-)
This outfit worked well for this particular event!  I was comfortable but still felt fab!
Here's to Moccasins for Thanksgiving! :-)
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Feast!!!
Love Candy Girl! :-)

Wax, Thread or Tweeze?....My "Perfect" Brow!

Eyebrows are a MUST!!! Especially if I am not wearing make-up, it is my make-up.  it gives me a crisp line with a hint of highlighting right under my brow because it is super clean.  If there is one thing that bothers me when I am doing someones make-up it is the messy eyebrows! 

Ideally, besides some filling in, they are already attached to your face so it is part of the canvas. 

Side note: At one point in my life I used to completely shave the whole brow off, then draw it back in?  I know, it makes no since! The pictures are totally painful to look at! hahahaha

Threading is the ideal way I use to clean up my brows!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!! NOTHING IS BETTER!!!  Does it hurt?  Of course! hahaha but after a while you get used to it and it may even feel good! :-)  It's like pulling or tweezing multiple hairs at a time.  The line is super duper clean and super duper straight!  Everytime they get done I look in the mirror and think....ahhhhh flawless!

Waxing is my second choice which I do myself.  The line is super clean and "straight enough".  You may have to repeat in the same area but avoid doing it a 3rd, 4th, or 5th time because you began to remove layers of your skin which may cause bleeding and infection. 

Tweezing is honestly a must in between services and even if you miss a few while waxing.  Always pull in the direction the hair grows. 

Shaving is a NO NO, it's just wrong LOL 

If you are not up to date on your eyebrows you are left with one option.  You must camouflage the hairs by using concealer or foundation.  But there is only some much make up you can use before it starts to look like you are trying too hard to cover something up!

This is an example of what Threading can do for you. As well as a STUD eyebrow pencil from Mac You will need to adjust the color according to your skin tone.  My eyebrows were not Horrible but I could not go another day! :-)

This is my idea of a "perfect" eyebrow!

Here's to Arching :-)

Love Candy Girl!

Kiss Kiss :-*

Friday, November 16, 2012

No Brainer Turkey Cookies

I wanted to make a festive treat for my daughter Laylah's pre-school class.  I think I googled thanksgiving treats or something like that :-/  This took minimal time, Laylah got to help, very simple, not messy and little clean up.

I purchased these 5 items from Schnucks.  Already cut out ready to bake sugar cookies.  Reese's pieces, Candy corn (yuck), chocolate icing and orange gel icing (I expect the icing to be true to the color on the package but it wasn't, so my beak didn't show up like I wanted).

 Bake the Cookies......

 Ice the Cookies................

 Place Candy Corn as feathers, Reese's Pieces as eyes, and draw a beak with orange gel icing.......

And EAT!......Very simple and fun for kids.  Do you have any quick easy treats?

Here's to Cookies that look like Turkeys!!

Happy Thanksgigving :-)

Love Candy Girl! :-)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Body Wash Diaries

For some time now I have NOT been a commercial body wash girl.  I don't do Bath and Bodyworks, Victoria Secret, I'm not to fond of things like Caress, Dove, or Tone.  So before I dress I do not Caress haha 

Of course I will use those things but they are definitely not my choice!  There is something very artificial about the smells that I just don't care for.  I am a sucker for lavender! (I have said this before about My Cleaning Friends :-)

I prefer things on the "natural" side like Avalon Organics, Yesto, Burt's Bees etc.

I did try something I found in the commercial section at Wally World that I would consider buying again! It's Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Body wash.  I know this is not organic, or considered a natural product!  But I love it all the same :-)  It does contain argan oil which is plant based and comes from the earth so obviously an A+ for me.  It leaves my skin feeling soft.  I adore the exotic smell, and I even wash my babies with it sometimes.  (FYI: It doesn't prevent crying)  There is also a product line of Moroccan oil I like to use on my daughters wavy/curly hair! (That's a different story I can talk about later!)

Side note: Another oils I adore and use on my skin and scalp daily, olive oil & coconut oil!

There are other scents in this brand but I have yet to try them.....If you have, Let me know what you think, good or bad!

Here's to Body Bubbles

Love, Candy Girl

Kiss Kiss

Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekly outfit.....Urban Business Casual! :-)

I thought I should start posting more of my fashion ideas, statements, and thoughts :-)  My goal is to post my favorite outfit of the week.  It will be an ensemble that made me feel confident and sexy!

I will try to incorporate the brand and/or where I purchased it.  And remember, MONEY DOES NOT BUYS STYLE!!!!.  Also keep in mind every one's style is different! There are different types of "Fashion Police", so don't be afraid to break the law ;-).  Sometimes you could have all the items in your closet but just never thought about paring them together!  If you need help don't hesitate to hire me :-)

This is my FIRST Out Fit of the week Post.....Enjoy!

Urban Business Casual
  • Black and white stripped Blazer - Kohl's
  • Black Long Tank - Forever 21
  • Black faux leather front and Polyester back leggings - Forever 21
  • Black Suede Knee Boots w/ tie - Bakers (4 seasons going strong)


  • Oversized Big Rimmed Cat Eyed Sunglasses - EBay
  • Thick Gold Chain Linked Necklace - Itsrichgirlz
  • Faux Leather and Chain Cross Bracelet - Styles of Candyland
Happy Dressing
Here's to Faux leather!!
Love, Candy Girl :-)

Monday, November 5, 2012

My wet cocktail (at the moment)!

I always wear my hair straight, so up keep is important to keep it "healthy" and manageable! Especially since this is not the normal curl/wave pattern of my hair.  Other than the relaxer, deep condition, shampoo, conditioner & coconut oil etc.  There are some other products I like to use as well to keep my style on point. :-) 

My 2 favorite go to products that I like to cocktail are as follows in this order: Super Skinny Serum and Olive oil wrapping mousse.

I make sure my hair is towel dried because if it is still wet it will not absorb all the goodies.

I pump (as many as needed) the super skinny serum into my hand, rub it in then run it through my hair.  EVERYWHERE! It smells and feels delicious ;)

Next I take the Olive oil wrapping mousse and do the same.

I comb it through with a wide tooth comb and wrap it with a vented brush.  Place my hair wrap on and wait for it to dry.  (this is ideal, but time may call for a hair/blow dryer).

This by far is not the only products I use for my hair but the products I use while it's wet.  Also known as my wet cocktail ;-)

Here is to Product Junkies

Love Candy Girl!!