Monday, May 30, 2011

What's In My Bag

Here's a peek in my bag. All the stuff I carry from day to day in my back pack and purse.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hi My Name Is Nikki And I'm A Sugar Addict (Get Fit Weeks 3 - 5)

    I have been really slacking on my healthy plan for the past month, but in the past week I have been getting back on track. I have been watching my portions and and choosing healthier options. I have been doing more walking around town and starting to lift weights again. Since the beginning of the week I am down 5lbs and doing a happy dance for.

    It's funny how when I eat junk like chips and snack cakes for so long I seriously for get how to eat healthy. I asked a friend who is big in to health what to eat cause I had for gotten how to eat healthy. It's like I get junk food brain washed and now I need to train myself to eat healthy. I also feel like I need to somehow detox from sugar I feel like someone addicted to drugs, I need it, I need it. Hi my name is Nikki and I'm a sugar addict.

Plan for week 6
- Detox from sugar
- incorporate more exercise
- Keep up with portion control and keep making healthier choices.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fun Friday Haul

So I just wanted to share the things I got from  My Fun Friday adventure with My bestie Kristen.We took last friday off work and went shopping a a bigger mall than the one we have in town. I was so excited to be able to shop in Sephora. I was like a kid in a candy store!

Me and Kristen at the start of Fun Friday

My Sephora haule

Benefit 10 Box, contour and highlight
Tart Amazonian clay blush in Tipsy. (coral) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Tipsy
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara (black)
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter eyeliner in Distortion.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ebates Haul, and First Impressions

Just wanted to share what I got using Ebates Birthday 12% cash back. I shopped at, and got myself some EOS Lip balms which I already loved but they had some sents That I hadn't seen in stores, which were Tangerine and Honeydew Mellon.

Urban Decay's Naked Pallet, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, EOS Lip balm

Then I shopped at and Got Urban Decay's Naked Pallet, which I tried a look out right away and I'm loving it! The Pallet comes with a nice full sized brush and mini primer potion. The shadows have a nice color pay off and are a nice soft smooth texture to the touch. I also got the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, which is a highlighter pen. I used it on my dark under eye circles and It is amazing!
Urban Decay's Naked Pallet

You can Shop Ebate and get cash back too! Click

Sunday, May 15, 2011

April Favorites Giveaway winners

Congrats to the winners of the April Favorites Giveaway!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lemon Lime Tutorial

 I was playing with bright colors and mixing matte and shimmer finishes and this is what I came up with, Lemon lime eyes with a hint of blue.

Products used:
Michel Todd Long Wear cream shadow in Pirate Island
Sedona Lace 168 palled, Matte Lime green, Matte Lemon Yellow
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Eyeshadow pigment in Obscure
Wet N’ Wild black Gel liner
White eye liner
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
CoverGirl Naturelux Foundation #310
 Maybelline Mineral Powder Finishing Veil, Translucent
 e.l.f. Cool Bronzer
Joy -Avon white Eyeshadow, #E01 white pearl

OCC Lip Tars, in Tone, And Hoochie
Lip smacker Clear watermelon gloss 20% off Friends & Family sale- PLUS 12% cashback with Ebates! is having an anniversary sale with 20% off going on until 5/13. It is a Sephora like site with high and low end brands. Combine it with Ebates 12% cash back it's like getting 32% off.
(the easiest way to get both Ebates and savings is to go to ebates and click the first link in the “coupon & codes” section on the page, it will lead you to the page that gives you 20% off on!)

Ebates is also having a birthday with lots of stores with 12% cash back. you shop regular online stores through Ebates and get cash back from the purchases. 

Link to: Ebates

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Collective Haul & First Impressions (Drugstore & HauteLook)

I just wanted to share a little Haul from the Drug store and something I ordered off that came today, and give you my first impressions.

The first thing just arrived in the mail today from, I bought a set of 28 NYX Pigments Chrome Eyeshadows. The original price if you were to order them from would have been $168 but through HauteLook they were $50.50 which was a savings of $117.50. The pigments are very pigmented and bright when I swatched some of them except for the purple which just adds to my constant dissatisfaction with anything purple. The purple was really chunky like glitter. They all had a nice shimmer or sheen to them.  But as a whole I think I’m really going to like using them. (Link to HauteLook

NYX Pigments Chrome Eyeshadows

Some swatches of the NYX pigments.

Eye Booster,2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner & Serum, Fit me Blush in Light Mauve, Happy Booster, Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose Fit Me concealer in #20 light

Next part of my Haul is from the drug store. I got two things from Physicians Formula 1, Happy Booster, Glow & Mood boosting Blush. 2, Eye Booster,2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner & Serum.
1, Happy Booster, Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose
Web site description-
 Brush on a skin perfecting glow
  • Ultra-smooth, perfecting powder in a complementary palette of color blends together to even out skin tone with a flawless radiance.
  • Vibrant pink heart gives cheeks a healthy pop of color.
Experience the mood boosting effect
  • Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.
  • The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.
I thought the design on the powder was supper cute. The packaging has a separate compartment for a brush that was included which I found to be fairly soft. The powder is nicely pigmented with a nice bright pink. 

Happy Booster, Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose

Happy Booster, Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose

2, Eye Booster,2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner & Serum
Web Site description-
High-tech formula enhances the appearance of lashes while providing the instant definition of a liquid eyeliner, in one easy step!
Lash Boosting complex targets the base of lashes where it is most effective.
After 2 weeks over 75% of women saw fuller and longer-looking lashes.*
So far I really like this; the eye liner works like a felt tip marker, and has an ultra-fine point to it. It says its 24 hour wear, I tested it on the back of my hand and tried to rub it off vigorously and it didn’t come off or smudge. As far as the thickening and growing longer lashes go I’ll check back later to tell you how it worked. 

Eye Booster,2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner & Serum

I also got 2 things from the Maybelline Fit Me line. First was Fit Me concealer in #20 light.  As my usual problem it’s just a bit too dark, I was afraid if I got the lightest shade it would be too light, but summer is coming and I’ll get tanner. As far as coverage goes it seems to cover fairly well. The consistency however is a bit thick and heavy. The second thing I got was the Fit me Blush in Light Mauve. This too also came with its own brush but it was stiff and rough. I found it to be very smooth with a bit of shimmer to it. The color was very light and sheer I felt like it almost had no color at all. I only tested it on my hand it might show better on the cheeks, we’ll see.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Inspired look

Kate Middleton

Before the Royal wedding I didn't get what all the fuss was about, But that morning I watched the wedding while getting ready for work anyway. I thought Kate's Dress was beautiful and was very impressed that even though she was going to be royalty she still did her own makeup. I really like her makeup it was soft and natural.

   This is my take and recreation at Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding makeup.

Products used:
        -CoverGirl Naturelux Foundation #310
        - Maybelline Mineral Powder Finishing Veil, Translucent
        - e.l.f. Cool Bronzer
        - e.l.f. Mineral Blush , Joy
         -Avon white Eyeshadow, #E01 white pearl
        - Estee Lauder Double wear stay in place cream shadow, # 06 Ivory lace
        - Sedona Lace 168 pallet, Light grey & light purple mixed
        - Black eye liner pencil
        - Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
        -Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick #117 Rose Tea

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Nikki Loves; April Favorites

My most frequently used and loved products of April.
1-EOS lip balm in lemon
2-Sally Hansen Nail strengthening Gel
3-OCC Lip Tars
4-Gold Bond Restoring skin therapy lotion with CoQ10
5-Goody Spin Pin
6-Sigma Travel blending brush.

Don't for get to enter the giveaway!
Giveaway rules!
1- You must be a subscriber of my YouTube Channel
2- You can enter twice, Once for each giveaway
3- wright in the Youtube comment box either LIP BALM, SPIN PIN or BRUSH
Contest will end at 4 pm May 15. I will YouTube message the winners.

Disclaimer: I am a Sigma affiliate and was sent the Blending brush for consideration.