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Monday, April 30, 2012

First Impressions: Jewelmint!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hi My Loves!!

I have never gotten anything from Jewelmint before, so when these arrived in the mail the other day I was so impressed with how beautiful and elegantly they were packaged. I thought that it was just way too cute not to share. 

They come in a very soft green (the colors are not true in these pictures as I took them at night) and black box with a lovely little black ribbon tied around. It's so chic and I will definitely be keeping the boxes (they are sturdy) to keep bits and bobs of jewelry or makeup in.




 These are the Tough Love Rings. They are to be worn either on your pinky finger or as a knuckle ring. I thought this was a very unique idea and something fun that I don't have any of! 



One is shown when you first open the box, the other is waiting in the little velvet bag for you to open ;)



Here's the link to the website: Jewelmint 
COUPON CODE: samjm
(for 20% off, for first time users........ coupon code valid until 6/27)

I also got the Petit Couer Cherie Set which is a soft green heart on a very fine gold chain with purple heart earrings. The chain is very delicate which I love, however it is 18" long so it does hit me right at my boob crack (you know how I hate when that happens haha)..... So I wore it over a black turtle neck and it was so cute! Perfect length and the color was so pretty against the black. Next time I'll try it over a nice crew neck t shirt ;) I love the length of the earrings, very sweet and simple but still elegant. I don't know if I will wear these together, as I'm kind of a matchy matchy person and like to have my colors on my neck match my earrings but we shall see ;) I will definitely be wearing them separately.



For the link to the website: Jewelmint
COUPON CODE: samjm
(for 20% off, for first time users........ coupon code valid until 6/27)


All in all I was so delightfully surprised by the super cute packaging, super sturdy boxes and beautiful jewelry :)

Hope you like this post!

Thanks for reading & Happy Sunday!

Sam

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A Love Note on Cupcakes......

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

Sometimes life gets so busy that you don't tell the people you love, that you appreciate them enough or thank them for working so hard. We are all totally guilty of it. You go through the day doing your normal routine, whether you are a stay at home Mommy like me or you go to work. You get so caught up with (in my case) taking care of your little one, cleaning, laundry, running errands, cooking etc.... that by the end of the day, you are tired and the last thing you think of when your hubby/partner gets home is.... I need to remember to thank them for working so hard and letting them know that I appreciate them!

I try to make a conscious effort to let Jay know how much I appreciate him and how thankful I am that he works so hard for our little family. He does the same to me, letting me know how great of a job I'm doing with our little angel. That is one of the little things that keep a marriage happy.

I made these cupcakes for Jay today (I'm writing this at night) and decided to write a little note on them so that when he got home, he would smell the delightful smell of cupcakes as he walked through the door and would see our little note. So that he would be reminded once again, how much we love and appreciate him.


Growing up, our family didn't really say I LOVE YOU very much to each other and when my Mom passed away, I wished I would have said it more to her.... but we just weren't raised with it being said so freely. After my Mom passed, I always said to myself that when I had a husband and a family of my own, those would be words that were said all the time... not just on cards, on holidays or Valentines day. It's never too late to start saying those 3 special words to the people that are so very special to you.

So whether you are married, engaged, dating or still live at home with your parents/grandparents etc.... don't forget to let them know how much you love them and appreciate all that they do for you. A simple THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU makes all the difference to their hectic day :) Cupcakes don't hurt either (unless they are on a diet..then maybe not a good idea, you don't want to make them cry haha)

Hope you have an amazing weekend filled with lots of love and cupcakes :) 

Thanks so much for reading!

Sam

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FOTD: Bronze & Beachy

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi My Loves!

Quick jewelry and makeup post....

Watch my Friday Favorites & Fudgeroos here:


My lighting is really wierd here so I don't know why I look like an Oompa Loompa?? 



JOTD:
Hello Kitty Bracelet: Made With Luv Designs 
Necklace: India Taina Jewelry on Facebook
Pink Rose Earrings: Forever 21
Hair: Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray





*FACE*
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Sand mixed with Maybelline Super Stay in Nude
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer
NYC Smooth SKin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
Loreal True Match Super Blendable Blush in a peachy color
Lorac Perfectly Lit Luminous

*EYES*
Mac Paint in Bare Canvas
Mac Lingering
Mac Surf The Ocean Gold Crushed Metallic Pigment
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume

*LIPS*
Mac Lip Liner in Naked & Boldly Bare
Be A Bombshell Cosmetics lipgloss in Nude Beach

*BRUSHES*

Thanks for reading/watching!

Hope you have a great weekend :)

Sam

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FOTD: 5 Minute Makeup & Half of My Outfit haha!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Hi My Loves!!!

I was asked by someone on Twitter to do an easy spring time 5 minute makeup tutorial. This was actually perfect because this is how I often do my makeup on the days that I'm not filming, as I'm usually in a rush to get out the door or quickly slapping it on.....

Watch the tutorial here:


And some of my outfit... haha, some of my pictures didn't turn out so you get to see half of me! You can just play dress up on the other half :)




Bracelet: Cookie Lee Jewelry
Dogeared Love Pebble Necklace: Hautelook
Tank top: Pretty sure it's Banana Republic
Earrings: ?







*FACE*
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Sand mixed with Maybelline Super Stay in Nude
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair
NYC Smooth SKin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
Loreal True Match Super Blendable Blush in ?
Lorac Perfectly Lit Luminous

*EYES*
Mac Paint in Bare Canvas
Mac Lingering
Lorac Perfectly Lit Luminous
Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Whipped & Surburbia
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume

*LIPS*
Rimmel lipstick in Pink Champagne 11
Mac lip liner in Boldly Bare
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 02

*BRUSHES*

Thanks for reading/watching!

Happy Thursday!

Sam

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OOTD & FOTD: Prom Makeup & Casual Day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

Here is my outfit as well as a list of products I used for my latest prom makeup and close up pictures ;) I tried to use mostly everything from the drugstore, to keep it budget friendly for high school students. Even though this was made to be a prom makeup tutorial, this would also be really great as a wedding makeup too :)

Watch the tutorial here:


Incase you are wondering, that is my wedding tiara :) And I have no idea what's going on with me hair! Haha!






*FACE*
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse 150 Classic Ivory
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
Maybelline Mineral Power Naturall Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink
Physicians Formula Translucent Glow Pearls

*EYES*
ELF Eyelid Primer
Mac Lingering
Revlon Custom Eyes e/s palette (cream, dark grey, burgundy & golden brown)
Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Liner
Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions

*LIPS*
NYX Lip Liner in Flower & Natural
Cover Girl lipgloss in Peaches & Gleam

Today is a super lax day, so nothing too snazzy today.. really just dressing for comfort :) I forgot to take my tiara off for these pictures.... haha! I did take it off to go out in public I swear!!!




And for when it warms up.......





OOTD:
Blue Top: American Eagle
MEK Denim Jeans: Buckle
White Zip Up: American Eagle
Black Flats: Ross
Dogeared Love Pebble Necklace: Hautelook
Disgusting, horrible chipped nails: Essie Fifth Avenue :/ (I really need to re do my nails!!!)

Thanks so much for reading/watching!

Happy Promming :) 
Haha (promming = getting ready for prom)

Sam

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Garage Sale Finds!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

The lovely part about warmer weather, is that it means there are garage sales!! Since we were little, my sister and I have been going to garage sales and finding treasures :) My Mom used to take us on the weekends and give us a certain amount of money to spend on whatever we wanted... we loved it, it was so fun and made us feel so grown up! Today, as grown ups, we still love going and finding a good deal :)

Here are a the things that BS found :) Isn't this such a cute sweater? It was only $2!



BS also found this Eddie Bauer vest for $1.


This is my favorite! She found this Carolyn Taylor sweater for only $1.50! It's so soft and cozy and super cute on! 


I found this... I wasn't so lucky with clothes, but I did find a body spray from Avon. It's the Banana & Coconut Milk. I normally wouldn't go for anything with a banana scent in it but this reminds me of summer, as it smells just like tanning oil :) Tropical vacation in my mind..... here I come! BS got the Pomegranate Mango one (I forgot to take a picture of hers)...


This was not from a garage sale but it came in the mail from a family member of ours in Scotland. It was so creative, I had to share with you! This is her wedding invitation!!! Isn't it so cute?? I love how creative it is, a little message in a bottle! I wish I would have thought of this when Jay and I got married! Too cute not to share! I LOVE THIS IDEA!!


A pretty random post today but I hope it either inspires you to check out your local garage sales and find some goodies or a creative way to invite your loved ones to your wedding ;)

Thanks for reading!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far and if you found some good deals garage sale shopping too, then cool beans!

Sam

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Yummy Food Alert!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

As you know, if you have been reading or watching for a while, I'm originally from England and I talk about English foods every now and then. Well this last couple of weeks has been super exciting in the English food department! I have found 3 of my favorite yummies at regular grocery stores like Walmart and Albertsons! Normally I have to go to World Market (where the same foods are a tad more expensive) and they don't carry Weetabix at our local store.

I thought I would share with you, the ones that I have found that hopefully you can find too :)

Here's my goodies!


These are my most favorite cookies ever! McVities Milk Chocolate Digestives Biscuits. They are basically a wheat cookie on the bottom and milk chocolate on top. YUM!! These are a very typical English biscuit (cookie) and most people, if not everyone who has grown up in the UK has had one before. 

 I used to have to get them at World Market, so I rarely got them. When I was in Walmart this week, I couldn't believe when they were sitting on the top shelf just calling my name! They must have just started carrying them because I've never seen them before. I'm pretty sure they were under $2.00 too!!!



Next is another Walmart find. I'm pretty sure this is fairly new to being sold at Walmart. Normally I find it at World Market. It's our favorite curry sauce. Patak's Simmer Sauce Tikka Masala Curry. It's got such great flavor, makes a super quick and easy dinner and isn't too spicy for the weak sauce people like me, who can't take too much spice in their life :) 


Last but not least is my very favorite breakfast cereal. When I saw Jofus from LeFloofTV on youtube talking about it a while back, I instantly got a craving for it. Our World Market has never carried it before, so the only way for me to get it would be to order it online.... so I went without. However, the pregnancy craving for a specific food is much harder to forget than a craving when you're not preggy, so I decided to go on a Weetabix hunt. Luckily, I found some at Albertson's! It's so yummy and good for you too! I eat mine with cold milk like you would any other cereal.


It looks rather boring and a bit like hamster bedding but trust me, it's good! :)


Thanks for reading!

Hope you can find these goodies at your local stores too. If you do, let me know how you like them :)

Have a great Saturday!!!

Sam

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FOTD & OOTD: Comfy With A Touch Of Mermaid!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

Sometimes you just feel like wearing some good old comfy pants... so that's just what I did ;) With my ever growing belly, these are my most favorite ones to wear .

Watch my Friday Favorites & Fudgeroos here:


The sweater is actually Baby Sistor's :) I borrowed it from her the other day, it's so cute! She actually found it at Goodwill for $4!!!



Little Moomy is resting :) And... Oh would you look at that bump!!! 


Nice random piece of hair!




I absolutely love this necklace. BS got it for me years ago from a little boutique for my birthday. It reminds me of a mermaid..... (I would love to be a mermaid, like Ariel, that's my favorite Disney movie)


OOTD:
Belly Band: Target
White Long Sleeve Top: Old Navy
Grey Sweater: Goodwill
Black Comfy Pants: Victoria's Secret
Sibica Black Flats: Ross
Mermaid Necklace: A random boutique
Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue



*FACE*
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Sand mixed with Maybelline Super Stay in Nude
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
Mac Ladyblush 
Mac CCB Pearl

*EYES*
Mac Paint in Bare Canvas
Mac Lingering
Lorac e/s Negligee
Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Mushroom
NYX e/s Platinum Silver
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume

*LIPS*
Mac lip liner In Synch & Boldly Bare
Mac Plushglass Fashion Fanatic

*BRUSHES*

Thanks for reading/watching!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend whether you are wearing snazzy skinny jeans or super duper comfy's!! :)

Sam

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