Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sigma Make Me Up -Purple Brush set-My Experience and its not all good!!

So for my big present on Valentines Day my husband was so nice in buying me new brushes from Sigma.I was sooooooooo excited to get my hands on these as they looked really nice and purple is one of my top favorite colors!

Shipping was good ..they arrived pretty quick so i was very happy with that...and when I opened up my package and took the set out of the box this is what I saw

And inside was................

And here is what the brushes look like

They look so beautiful in real life!! I was like a little girl again full of excitement!! So like with any brush before you use it you should wash them...and thats exactly what I did.

I started washing them in mild soapy water and everything was fine ...UNTIL i started washing the F30 (large powder brush) and i notice the soap turning purple! got so bad i swear it was like washing purple dye out of my hair!!

I took a photo of what happened to my towel after 2 washes...the small stain was from the first wash and the bigger stain is from the 2nd wash

I dont have alot of experience with alot of different brands of brushes but to me this just didnt seem right so I posted a pic on my twitter asking my friends if this was normal and the response from everyone was pretty much no!! so then Sigma told me to contact them via email for a replacement...and of course i did and im very happy to say shortly after my replacement brush arrived

So Washed this one and had no problems thank god!!!.I was so thankful for the replacement and seen as im a paying customer it was the right thing to do to send me a new one.

ah but sadly my story doesnt end there

So almost 2 weeks has past since receiving my set and im only getting around to using them,so i go to use my pencil brush to use it and I notice its doing a very bad job as to what im used to so i get my other pencil brush from Sigma -its the regular black handled one - and i line them up side by side and i noticed that the shape of my new one is way off from my regular one..the new one had a very pointed tip to it and looked in parts to have a very chunky cut to again i contacted Sigma..this time they responded saying well all our brushes are hand made so they will be a little different for each brush so its up to you what you want to do.....i wasnt to happy by that...its not like im looking for a hand out..I had a genuine complaint ,I sent them a photo of what it looked like which i think they never bothered to look at but you could see there was more then a little a paying customer i dont think its right they left it up to me,they should have just sent me another I replied again telling them my problems with it and that i wasnt very happy so then they replied again asking for my shipping info and they would send me another replacement

Here is a photo of all 3 pencil brushes i own from Sigma.
The first one is from their regular line,the second one is the brush i had issues with and the third one is the new replacement brush

I can see it as clear as day...whether you can or not i dont know but again as a paying customer i should be happy with my purchase but i wasnt!!


So my over all experience is...I do like Sigma,I have bought from them before,had no problems then and didnt expect any this time either.They're brushes work great for me ...however ..this time around i have to say i was very unimpressed! I can deal with one issue with my brushes but 2 in the same set?? that excitement I got when i first got them went away when i first encountered the purple dye issue...but yeah ok they replaced it for me which was great but then to have another issue with another brush from the same set really put a downer on how excited I was for them..Im happy they replaced the one i had issues with but the way I see it is it shouldnt have happened in the first place.They arent the cheapest of brushes...nor are they the most expensive but when you pay out a large amount of money you expect the quality to be there but sadly for me it wasnt....I know alot of other people who swear by them...tell you they are the best brushes out there!! and I'll admit i did kinda feel that way about them...BEFORE this whole experience...but now not so much.IF i ever buy from them again it wont be anytime soon!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars

So recently I bought 2 Lip Tars from OCC.I had very purchased from them before but have wanted to for a long time so finally i did last week. I only bought 2 ..this time and trust me I will be buying more in the future!!.The colors are extremely pigmented and a TINY bit goes a very long way!!. You apply them with a lip brush and its like your applying lip gloss but the great thing about these is they arent sticky on your lips like most glosses are.feels very natural which is something i truly love!! I am not a big lipstick/gloss fan to be honest but i do very much like these and feel very comfortable wearing them...the down side is they do bleed..BUT outlining your lips and filling them in with a lip pencil before apply your lip tar should stop it from bleeding.

So the 2 colors i bought are Memento and Strumpet.

This is Memento

And here is what it looks like on my lips-- the photo was taken in natural daylight on a cloudy day


And here is Strumpet

And this is it on my lips...again this photo was taken in natural day light on a cloudy day

so far I am loving these...and they are well worth the money,but $13 each isnt all that expensive so for the quality of these its a steal !!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Super Easy Leopard Print Nail Art

Believe it or not I have never done leopard print nail design before so i figured it was time i better today so i decided to make a tutorial!!

this is the design i did

And here is the tutorial on my YouTube channel on how to create this design...just click the link below

>>SUPER easy leopard print nail art tutorial<<

( for some reason my video wont load directly to my blog so very sorry about that)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First Doctors appointment and first ultrasound!

Was up bright and early this morning so i could get my kids ready before i headed out to my first doctors appointment.Grandma was so nice to come over and watch them while me and my husband went to the doctors.So after i got there i had some paperwork to do,weight was checked--no im not -- blood pressure taken....I also had to go give blood so a bunch of tests can be run to make sure everything is ok..Then after that i was in the doctors examination room and i had to strip from the waist down...ALWAYS fun!!...not!. then i happened to look to the right and i saw an ultrasound machine!! i was i getting an ultrasound today??? no one ever said i would when the doctor came in and checked a few things with me ...then told me to lay down and look at the screen while he did his when i looked at the screen this is what i saw

My Lil Peanut is 7weeks and 2 days...also has a very good heartbeat so everything looks good and baby is busy growing and getting stronger!!

I had though i was a little future along...only by a couple of weeks but i guess not...and thankfully im only having 1 baby and not more! fear twins.

I will end up having another c-section as i have 2 done already PLUS im going to get my tubes tied...4 kids is more then enough!!!

Well i just wanted to share with you what i got to go through today and to show you all my lil peanut..I showed the photo to my 4yr old and 3 yr old....they have no clue as what they were looking at hahaha but thats ok..i had expected them to be that way

hope you all are having a wonderful day! and as always thanks for stopping by <3

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine Nails + Happy Valentines Day !

First I want to wish you all a VERY happy valentines day.Hope you all have a wonderful day!
My hubby spoiled me over the weekend with these yummy goodies

He is so good to me.Im a very lucky woman to have such a wonderful man in my life.I never thought I find someone who could put up with me for the rest of their will be married 10yrs this July.The years have flown by.We have had our fair share of hard times and we made it through.I dont know what the future will bring but i know that together we will make it through it!


And here are my Valentine Nails

I dont have a tutorial for these...sorry.I havent been feeling good for awhile most days.Im hoping soon i can get around to start making new tutorials

but let me give you a run through of what i did and used

for the hello kitty checkered design on my ring finger and thumb i used water decals that i picked up on ebay awhile ago.they work pretty much like a stamp..I cut them to shape of my nail.submerged it in water for about 15 sec then peeled off the decal from the paper backing,with a tweezer i placed it on my nail.held it in place while it dried.--not very easy as at times it will lift-- i ended up put a very thin layer of clear coat under neat which helped alot.then after it dried i applied a top coat,then filed off the over hanging parts of the decal,then applied another layer of top coat to seal it all in.

then to decorate it I placed a peal heart,then surrounded that with silver beads.Added on some 1mm rhinestones to each side of the heart and lastly applied a small rhinestone heart above the pearl and a 1mm clear rhinestone above that.

for the rest of my fingers its really simple...apply black to the tips and shape them whatever way you want...then apply clear and pink rhinestones..add 2mm first and 1mm rhinestones.....apply top coat and your done

thank for stopping as always and again HAPPY VALENTINES!!! <3


Friday, February 11, 2011

Pregnancy fashion - looking good and not over spending

So this is not my usual type of blog post i know but because i am pregnant I want to share my journey with you ..if you are interested that is...are you?

Im not far into my pregnancy but because of the bloating which happens in the first trimester and plus the fact i never lost all my baby fat from my other pregnancies...well my regular clothes became tight on me.I was surpised as i thought i was safe for a few more weeks but i was so very wrong!
So I needed to get some maternity clothes but I was not willing to spend a small fortune on them...i dont even spend alot on my regular clothes.Its not that im cheap its more i like deals and who doesnt!

So I came across a site called Motherhood Maternity and was very much surprised at their prices and the selection of clothing to choose from.I had seen other sites that wanted god awful amounts of money for their clothing items so when i saw this site and their prices i was extremely happy!

So because i have never ordered from them before (honestly i have never bought any clothing online before) I ended up buying just a few items from their site to see if i liked their clothing in person plus to see if all that i ordered would fit and im very happy to say i like what i bought very much and that they do fit....for now :)

So this is what i bought

(above photo) a very light weight top that is perfect for summer.It has adjustable straps and you can tie it off at the back to make it a more snug fit.Its very comfortable.Usually when i wear a low cut top like these i tend to feel naked or im going to expose but with this top i didnt feel that at stays in place and i love that!!this top cost $19.99.


(above photo)

I LOVE LOVE this top!! feels sooo soft on the skin and also very light.It has a snake skin pattern as you can see and it looks just as good in real life as it does in the photo.its a free flowing top with no adjusting..but trust me it doesnt need it.A very comfortable top and for the price tag of $14.99 you really cant do better that!

And finally

A pair of pants is VERY important!! so i ended up buying these.they have a light skin toned stretchy fabric that covers your belly but is kept hidden by your top so all that people see are the denim .The jeans them selfs have a stretch to them but not a whole lot.They are a boot cut jean and are every comfortable .I spent $34.99 on them which i think is a very good price!

So that is all that i bought...not alot but enough to tell me that i need to buy more from them! I bought is in the size of XL.when Im in the 3rd trimester these will NOT fit me.I havent been a small weight for many years ...but if i wore a size small- medium i think especially small these clothes would fit through an entire pregnancy.

The site offers sizes from small to XL and there is also a plus size section...not as many to choose from in the plus size and also not as stylish but still good prices.

If you would like to go check them out here is the website


but anyways just wanted to share my find with you.

UPDATE ON MY PREGNANCY-- not to much to tell at the moment..just been feeling very tired ,im nauseous most days and have a very sore back.but i cant let it slow me down..i have my other babies to look after and my home.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Glamour Doll Eyes Shadow Prize Haul + Swatches

So as some of you might already know I won the GDE anti valentine makeup contest on Facebook.I had won a $60 gift certificate so spend on their website

I got my package of the eye shadows I bought with the gift certificate in the mail today and I couldnt be any happier with what I picked out and so I wanted to share with you the beauty of the colors

I took photos of each shadow in their jars and also swatches of each color with a no base,a too faced insurance base,a white base and a black base to show the difference in colors.

( no base is on the left,then the too face insurance,then a white base and finally a black base)






STELLAR-this photographs as a deep rich navy but in real life its a deep rich purple






I am LOVING all these colors and cant wait to really play with them

so what do you think of these colors?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Valentine Nail Art and Tutorial's

I did this valentine  nail art design awhile ago

I also submitted it to a blog nail art contest..never entered a blog contest like that before and thought it would be fun to participate

If you would like to got check out the contest and cast your vote either for me or for the other entries that would be great!!..but just so you order for your vote to count you have to be a follower of that blog


but anyways

so I also did a tutorial on how i created this design if you are interested here is the link to the tutorial on my YouTube page



I also did another Valentine design on this

if you would like to see how i created this design  watch this video tutorial



Hope you all a great Valentines day!!

p.s.  sorry the videos arent uploaded onto my blog..for some reason they wont load :(

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Vote for my nail art contest entry

Of course i would LOVE for you to vote for my design but there are a bunch of gorgeous designs entered so feel free to vote for whoever you like...

I entered a Valentines Nail art entry number 3.. I ask you to please vote for me or whoever you wish

here is a link to go vote - but remember you have to be a follower of the person who is doing this contest for your vote to count!..thanks guys!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Some new makeup looks AND I won !!

Let me start with saying I ended up winning the GlamourDollEyes Anti-Valentine Makeup contest on FaceBook- this was my winning entry

and the prize i won was gift certificate for their website in the amount of $60!! a VERY happy Mama..I just placed my order and cant wait to get my hands on them!


here are all the other entries i did -- did a told of 4 entries-including the above photo


Some other random looks i have done to make my self look purdy

(above)..not sure what i was trying to do here but i think it turned out pretty..not as blended as well as it could have been but still not a horrible job

I LOVE how this turned out...I wasnt feeling so hot  (nauseous from my pregnancy ) and so i needed a pick me amazing how much better you feel when you feel sexy hahaha

for this one i Used mainly shadows from beauty from the earth..used a white cream base .