OOTD: Super Amazingly Snazzy..... Ha!

Friday, August 31, 2012


 Hi My Loves!!!

I'm sure you've noticed the lack of OOTD posts..... there's a good reason for that, this is pretty much what I wear every day... obviously changing the top and some sort of sweats or loose pants. Not the most fashionable or exciting outfit, but very comfy when you are almost ready to pop :)

So I figured I would do one last OOTD post while I'm still pregnant. I'll be taking the last week of my pregnancy off to get as much rest as possible before she's here and then of course once she is here, i'll be taking time off from making videos and writing blogs for a little bit, until things get back into a routine that I'm able to :) Having 2 little ones is going to take up a lot of my time :)

WATCH MY AUGUST FAVORITES & FUDGEROOS HERE & I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AN AMAZING SEPT!! I'm assuming it will be at least a month before I'm back again....


So here is my super amazingly snazzy outfit! HAHA!!! Mommy hair and all ;)



Brown Tank: Maurices
Black Loose Pants: Victorias Secret
That's it :)

Thanks so much for reading/watching!!! 

Happy Friday :)

Sam

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TAG: How Much Is Your Face Worth??

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hi My Loves!!!

I was inspired by the lovely Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter to do the "How Much Is Your Face Worth" Tag..... (This is where you take note of all the products you have on your face for any one FOTD, note the cost of each item and then total it.) I'm rather interested to see! I tag you all to do it too :)


*FACE*
Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream $28.60 mixed with Loreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Age Reversing Foundation in 172 Sand Beige $4.48 on clearance at Target w/ F88 $16.00
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair $5 from Ebay w/ P88 $14.00
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny $2.89 on clearance at Target w/ F40 $14.00
Lioele Jewel Mixed Marble Blusher $25.50 w/ F10 $16.00
Lorac Perfectly Lit in Luminous $32.00 w F/25 $22.00

*EYES*
Mac Paint in Bare Canvas $18.50
Maybelline Define A Brow in Medium Brown $5.99 at Target
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Drops $16.00
Estee Lauder Sumptuous (technically mine is free because it's a sample but normally to buy it it's $22.00)

*LIPS*
Mac In Synch Lip Liner $15.00
Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate $12.00
Victorias Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm in Pink Sugar (it's not on their site anymore but I found one here for $10.00.. I think that's a little more than what it sells for though) http://compare.ebay.com/like/160829658642?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

*BRUSHES*
Sigma (use coupon code SAVE2012 for 10% off through August 31st)

GRAND TOTAL: $279.96

YIKESEROO!!!!!
That's a whole lot of money for one face!!! I am super surprised actually.... I was thinking it would be in the hundred dollar range.....

I urge you do do this tag, it really may surprise you too!

Thanks so much for watching/reading!

Happy Thursday :)

Sam

xxx

FOTD: Hospital Makeup Tutorial!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

I figured I would do the actual tutorial of the makeup that I showed that I would be bringing to the hospital in my last video. So here is what my makeup will look like if I do decide to put makeup on. If that really happens, I don't know but at least I'll be prepared incase :)

If I seem a bit quiet in the video.... I'm totally fine, just tired :) I haven't been sleeping very well at all.

WATCH THE TUTORIAL HERE:







*FACE*
Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream mixed with Loreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Age Reversing Foundation in 172 Sand Beige w/ F88
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair w/ P88
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny w/ F40
Lioele Jewel Mixed Marble Blusher w/ F10
Lorac Perfectly Lit in Luminous w F/25

*EYES*
Mac Paint in Bare Canvas
Maybelline Define A Brow in Medium Brown
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Drops
Estee Lauder Sumptuous

*LIPS*
Mac In Synch Lip Liner
Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate
Victorias Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm in Pink Sugar

*BRUSHES*
Thanks so much for watching/reading!

Happy Hump Day!!

Sam

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SHARE THE LOVE: My Favorite Blogs!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

It's been a while since I've done a share the love type thing and I thought now was the time :) I don't actually get a chance to watch videos on You Tube anymore, but I find blogs are a lot quicker to catch up on in the middle of the night when I can't sleep from Pregnancy Insomnia..... Thanks ladies for passing the wee hours of the morning!!!

So here are my go to blogs. Some of them I have been following for quite a while, some I've only just discovered but love them already :) Definitely check these ladies out, if you haven't already!

I'll start with the BEAUTY Blogs.

My first is my lovely sista from anotha motha...... Anna Saccone! And no, we are not related in any way, just good friends. 

(Photo Source: http://www.annasaccone.com/)

I love Anna so much, she's super sweet and we have become great friends over our time on you tube. We are only 1 week apart from each other as far as our pregnancy goes, so if you are interested in pregnancy blogs, she does one every week. She also has super cute outfit posts as well as beauty posts too.

Next is the lovely Laura from Buy Now, Blog Later. I actually used to watch her years ago when she used to make videos on You Tube. Now I follow her blog. She is all about fashion and beauty. She has some great outfit posts and I love her style. She always has great jewelry too!!!


Then we have the ever so popular Kandee Johnson. Everybody knows Kandee. She was the first person I ever watched on You Tube. I loved her Halloween makeup tutorials and bubbly personality. Her beauty blog is super fun because it's so different everyday. She always has some new fun things to talk about and has a great positive attitude. She has a super fun, unique style and is an amazing makeup artist. She's also a Mama like me to 4 adorable kids, so I feel I can connect with her because we have that in common :)

(Photo Source: http://www.kandeej.com/)

I also follow her Mommy Blog too which is Kandeeland. Her little Ellie just melts my heart, she is the cutest little thing! Her fun little posts of what her and her kids are up to are so cute. You can tell she is such a good Mommy and loves her kids so much! She also has great posts about fun things for kids, yummy recipes and just all around good Mom stuff :)

Then there is Dulce Candy. I love her style. She is so fashionable and so cute! She is also another Mommy and I honestly don't know how she finds the time to look so snazzy and fabulous. She always has the snazziest shoes, jeans, jewelry, purses..... It's amazing! And her house is decorated super cute too! She also just opened up her own store, which has some super cute clothes and accessories in it, which she shows in her outfit posts. Plus she is so cute and tiny!! What I would do for her legs!!! When I see her outfit posts, I feel like such a bum, wearing my sweats all the time!! Haha.....

(Photo Source: http://dulcecandy.com/)

Next is the fabulous Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter. She is SOOOOOOO fun! I love her. I feel like if we met, we would be instant best buddies.... she just is so funny, silly and random and I love her personality. She has a super cute blog about beauty, fashion and other fun stuff. She's also a Mama to an adorable little girl :) I actually have stolen a few of her ideas lately and the latest blog post she just did which is "How Much Is Your Face Worth?" might be showing up later this week on mine :) So thanks Louise for giving me such great ideas when I'm totally out of them :)


Now onto the HOME blogs.....

I have been following Jen's blog now I Heart Organizing for a few months and absolutely love it!! She has some great tips on organizing pretty much every aspect of your home. Her house is so cute, she has amazing style and I love her room and furniture makeovers. She also features other organizing/DIY blogs as well, so you get a little bit of every thing when it comes to DIY and decor/organizational tips. If you go there and click on her Home Tour... you'll see how cute all of her different rooms are. The playroom is what initially caught my eye and how I found her..... but every room is just so fun!


Last but not least is a blog I just cam across thanks to Pinterest, just a few days ago. Virginia from Live Love DIY. I think one of her rooms came up (maybe a bathroom or bedroom in the Home Decor on Pinterest) and it was so pretty. Bright, elegant and just my style. I went on over to her blog and loved what I saw. She again, has a beautiful home, amazing design style and super fun and creative DIY furniture, artwork etc. She has a great headboard tutorial and she also has redone some chairs that are so cute. If you are wanting to get into more DIY home decor but like me, don't really know what you are doing.... her posts are easy to follow and very thorough.... and EASY! She makes it look like anyone can do it. And how cute is her cat???

(Photo Source: http://www.livelovediy.com/)

So there is my list of lovely ladies and there blogs that I think are a MUST to go on over and follow :) If you want to tell them I sent you then you can do that too! Some of them I know, some of them I don't.... I'm just a secret admirer, haha :)

Hope you guys like this post and if you have some blogs that you follow, that you think are super fabulous, then please let me know!!! I love a good blog and I hardly sleep anymore, so I need something to do on my phone, when it's 3am and everyone is asleep!

Thanks so much for reading!

Happy Tuesday :)

Sam

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Happy Birthday Baby Sistor!!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

Today is my Baby Sistor's birthday!!! My sissy is my best good friend (other than Jay of course). I honestly feel bad for people who don't have sister's because I am so blessed to have her in my life. I don't know what I would do without her! We tell each other everything, giggle at the same stupid stuff and can vent to each other when we are upset and the other just sits there and listens and always knows the perfect thing to say at the end! Sissy's are the best!!!

So here's to you my beautiful Baby Sistor!!!! I love you so very much and I'm so blessed to have you in my life, as well as be in the same place!! I love every minute we spend together :) You've been there for me in all the most important events in my life..... my bridal shower, wedding and birth of our first baby and you will continue to be here for the rest of the amazing events to come. I only hope I can do the same for you. 

Baby Sistor's Graduation!!!



We've been dark haired together.....


Medium haired together and in Hawaii.......



We chopped our hair off at the same time!


We are like Peas & Carrots :)

Love you BS!!!!

Happy Birthday :)

Thank you all for reading and if it's your birthday today too.... then a big Happy Birthday to you! Go and eat some cake!!!

Sam

xxxxx


Oh How I Miss You Fall.......

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Hi My Loves!!!

It's been so hot here this summer and being pregnant in the 90's (as in temperature not time) is definitely making me crave cooler temperatures. I am SOOOOOO ready for Fall. I keep seeing all the decorations coming out in the stores and cute fall outfits and treats on Pinterest and it's making me so sick of the summer! (Wait till it gets colder than a dog and I'm praying for summer)......

To help you guys crave the Fall too..... here are some of our festive fall pictures that Jay took a few Fall's ago :)

Nothing better than when the leaves turn and the days get cooler......



Here are our pumpkins from 3 Halloweens ago :) Can you tell who's is who???



Waiting for cooler weather and the leaves to turn....

Sam

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FOTD: Soft Goldy Nude!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

Here's some pictures and a list of the makeup I have on in my latest video :)

WATCH IT HERE:








*FACE*
Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream mixed with Loreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Age Reversing Foundation in 172 Sand Beige w/ F88
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair w/ P88
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny w/ F40
Lioele Jewel Mixed Marble Blusher w/ F10
Lorac Perfectly Lit in Luminous w F/25

*EYES*
Mac Paint in Bare Canvas
Maybelline Define A Brow in Medium Brown
The Balm Nude'tude e/s Palette e/s Sassy (browbone), Seductive (lid), Sophisticated & Silly (crease), Snobby (inner corner/lid) w/ E55, E35
Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions

*LIPS*
Mac In Synch Lip Liner
Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate
Victorias Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm in Pink Sugar

*BRUSHES*
Thanks so much for watching/reading!

Happy Friday :) Hope you all have a great weekend!

Sam

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Hair, Makeup & Nail Inspirations!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

While browsing through Pinterest (Oh how I love Pinterest).... I have found some really fabulous hair, makeup and nail inspirations. Some of the girls on here are so beautiful! I thought I'd share my latest favorite finds with you guys :)

Keeping in the red theme.... (will I ever do it, who knows but I can dream)

I LOVE HER HAIR!! Her makeup is fab too.... and her body haha!!!

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

Again with the long luscious waves, I'm trying to grow my hair out to be long again. I always get to a certain point though and get annoyed with it and chop it off.... STAY STRONG SAM!!!!
I love her hair, the color is quite similar to what I have too. I'll take her makeup and body as well :)

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

I really like the length and color of this girls hair. With the bright blonde pieces peeking through, it's so beautiful and effortless.

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

I love this makeup!! The gold shimmer with the soft icy pink lip is so pretty!!! Possible Fall tutorial????

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

This girls eyes are AMAZING!!! They are so cat eye!! Oh to have almond shaped eyes..... what I would give!!! Amazing eyes, amazing lips... so pretty! Love the eye makeup!

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

NAILS!!!!
You guys know I love me some sparkles..... all of these nails are right up my alley, sparkly and feminine!

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

Wish I would have done this on my toes when I got married! So fun!!!

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

This is so pretty!!! LOVE IT :)

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

More sparkly warkly's :)

(Photo Source: Pinterest)

So there is some of my favorite beauty pins that I have come across lately :) If you are not on Pinterest, you need to be!! It's not only for beauty but home, yummy recipes, kid stuff.... pretty much anything and everything!

Thanks so much for reading :)

Happy Thursday!

Sam

xxxx

FOTD: Makeup For Blue or Green Eyes!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

It's been a while since I did a makeup tutorial for specific eye colors so I figured why not start off with one for my eye color..... BLUE!!! This will also work beautifully for green eyes too :)

This is actually one of my favorite looks on me because it really makes the eyes pop and the colors are so vibrant and pretty.

WATCH IT HERE:








*FACE*
Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream mixed with Loreal Smooth Absolute Age Reversing Foundation in 172 Sand Beige w/ F88
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair w/ P88
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny w/ F40
Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Blush in Blind Date w/ F10
Lorac Perfectly Lit in Luminous w F/25

*EYES*
Mac Paint in Bare Canvas
Maybelline Define A Brow in Medium Brown
Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Suburbia
Sigma Dare Palette e/s Chase, Reveal, Catch & Surrender w/ E55, E35, E21 & Urban Decay Flat Brush
Emani Color Dust #138
Avon Super Shock
Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions

*LIPS*
Mac Naked Liner & Boldly Bare
Maybelline Wet Shine Gloss in Clearly Coral
Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranite

*BRUSHES*

Thanks so much for watching/reading!

Happy Hump Day :)

Sam

xxx


Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

Today would have been my Mom's 54th birthday. As you know, or if you don't know, she passed away 12 years ago from breast cancer..... so it's been a long time since I have actually celebrated her birthday with her. But even though she is no longer here in person, we still celebrate it every year. After all, birthday's are the most special day in a person's life :)

So here is a little birthday blog to my Mommy! Happy Birthday Mom! I love you and miss you every day!

This is my Mom all dolled up to go out to a party :)


Her favorite flowers were Lily's and Lavender so if she were still here today, this is what I would be giving her a bouquet of.



We picked up this cake from Sam's Club yesterday and will be having it tonight with a cup of tea (decaf for me, don't you worry)... just what she would love. She wasn't really much of a chocolate cake and ice cream kind of person :) But she would love this!


So that's my special day today..... eating some lemon cake for my Mom's birthday :)

If it's your birthday today... then Happy Birthday to you too!!!!!

Happy Tuesday :)

Sam

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FOTD: Back To School Makeup!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hi My Loves!!!

I have had so many requests for Back To School Makeup.... so here you go :)

WATCH IT HERE:



Please excuse how tired I look (boy does it make my wrinkles stand out).... I did not sleep very well at all, so I was totally exhausted when I filmed this... but you gotta truck on, when your a Mama :)








*FACE*
Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream mixed with Loreal Smooth Absolute Age Reversing Foundation in 172 Sand Beige w/ F88
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer in Fair w/ P88
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny w/ F40
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso w/ F10
Urban Decay Cream Highlight in Moonshine w/ F55

*EYES*
Elf Eyelid Primer
Maybelline Define A Brow in Medium Brown
Physicians Formula Custom Eyehancing Eyeliner Trio for Brown Eyes
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Quad in Fard Accent w/ E55 & E35 & E21
Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions

*LIPS*
Rimmel Vinyl Jelly Gloss Lip Liner in 003 Starlet
Cover Girl Wet Slicks in Peaches n Gleam

*BRUSHES*

Thanks so much for watching/reading!

Happy Tuesday :)

Sam

xxx