Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 2012 Glam Bag!!!

I got my December 2012 Glam Bag today!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! I sat in the kitchen watching the mailbox waiting for the postman while checking my tracking number- crazy I know. As soon as I saw the mailman pull up I just kept saying, "Please let it be here. Please let it be here." As soon as he pulled off I raced out of the house.
When I opened the mailbox there was a pretty pink package waiting for me! I was ecstatic! The fact that my order from elf arrived yesterday made my glam bag getting here even better. Now I had several new items to play with! And I couldn't wait!
It's so pretty! <3
It's so pretty! <3
In my glam bag I received: 1 be a bombshell lip gloss in the color hot mess, 1 urban decay 24/7 glide on eyeliner in the color zero (black), 1 mirabella eye and face primer, 1 nyx ultra mania pearl eyeshadow in the color minx pearl, and 1 mai couture highlighter paiper (paper) with 25 sheets.
December 2012 Glam Bag <3
December 2012 Glam Bag <3
Watch to see my review of the items:

From elf I got two eyelash sets, tweezers, a set of 12 professional brushes, an eyelash curler, a makeup setting mist, and a set of 144 neutral eyeshadow palette.
I'm so happy!!! <3
I'm so happy!!! <3
I got a chance to use all of the items today. I'm debating whether or not to post a picture because it didn't turn out as well as I would've liked. But it was fun!
Another great part of the day happened when I tweeted both Elf and Ipsy in the same tweet. Elf responded!
So today was a great day for makeup!
Much love,
Rodneya <3

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

mark. Makeup

I've been wanting to do a beauty review for a while now so I went online and ordered a bunch of stuff on cyber Monday. I'm still waiting for it to get delivered. In the meantime I decided to go ahead and review some products that I already have. My best friend sells mark. products and she gave me a few of the products for my birthday in October. With the holidays coming up I thought some of the products on the site could make great stocking stuffers and gifts!
Here's a video review in case you don't feel like reading!

The first product is mark. mascara called lash all you want. I have it in wine. It doesn't go on clumpy which is nice. I'm not used to colored mascara and I haven't really decided how much I like it.
mark. mascara-wine color

The second product is mark. eyeshadow. This palette comes with 3 colors in it: silver, black and green. I really like the silver and the black. The green just looks black when I put it on. I love that they are glittery!
mark. eyeshadow palette
mark. eyeshadow palette

The third product that I got was mark. juice gems lipgloss. Mine is juicy papaya. It's a pretty shade of pink and is glittery! I love that it doesn't go on sticky. I hate sticky lipgloss. It's not my favorite lipgloss, but I will wear it.
mark. juice gems lipgloss- juicy papaya
mark. juice gems lipgloss- juicy papaya

The final product I got was mark. hand it over lotion. The scent is plum berry and it smells amazing! I love this lotion and highly recommend it! It doesn't go on oily which is great and it leaves your hands feeling really soft!
mark. hand it over lotion-plum berry
mark. hand it over lotion-plum berry

Here are some items on the site that I really liked:
This wrap dress is so cute! I love the colors and it's only $36!
Image courtesy of mark. website

I love this cosmetic bag!
Image courtesy of mark. website

This ring!!!!!
Image courtesy of mark. website

You can purchase any of these items here:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What I'm Thankful For

This past year has been full of so many ups and downs for me. From a car accident, a death in my family, and tons of drama surrounding my wedding (if you've ever had anything to do with a wedding you'd understand) I thought there was no way this year could get any worse. Thank God it didn't!

Despite the negative circumstances that happened at the start of the year I accomplished two of my life goals. 1. I graduated from Michigan State University! GO GREEN!!!! I always knew I would go to college and I'm proud to say that I can now cross that off of my list! 2. I got married to the best man on the planet! God couldn't have given me a better husband. He's my best friend and I always know I can count on him!

With that being said I spent my whole Thanksgiving Eve sitting around sad and withdrawn because my husband and I would not get to spend our first Thanksgiving as a married couple together. For those of you who don't know- my husband is in the Army and is currently away at training. I had the whole 'woe is me" thing going on. Every time I talked to him he begged me to cheer up. He even threatened to put me on anti-depressants. What?? Lol

Anyways, as the day went on I found myself accepting the situation and dealing with it. What really helped me out were a few military support groups that I "liked" on Facebook. As I browsed some of the posts and anonymous questions that were sent it I realized that some people have it worst than me. Though I am separated from my husband because of the Army there are women whose significant others are overseas and they haven't seen them in months. It made me feel selfish for having a pity party when others are suffering more than I am. I decided that I should be thankful for everything that I do have instead of dwelling on the negative. So here's my list.
This year I thank God for:

1. My life
2. My husband- God bless him for putting up with me--I'm kind of high maintenance! Lol
3. My family- I am so blessed to have both of my parents still living and married to one another.
4. My in-laws- I hear so many horror stories, but God blessed me with amazing ones!
5. My husband is stateside and in a safe environment.
6. My great friends.
7. My education.
8. My home.
9. My freedom.
10. My cell phone. (hey, it's a luxury that not everyone has to enjoy...)
11. My MacBook (once you go Mac you'll never go back!)
12. My wardrobe.
13. My degree.
14. My mind (no one can ever take that from me)
15. My health insurance (thank you Daddy and thank you Obamacare...)
16. My bank account (it doesn't have much in it but at least it's not empty)
17. My creativity
18. My heart
19. My health
20. The heat and the water in our home.

I know some of these are superficial, but sometimes those are the things that we take for granted because we are so used to having them. Not everyone has all of these things on my list and I thank God for always providing for me and my family and allowing us to enjoy these things.
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