Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Hello flawless from benefit

Hello beauties,
I hope that your all having an awesome day.
I have a review for the Hello flawless from benefit.
It came with two different colors: Petal and Champagne

This is a brightening makeup that is oil free with an spf of 25
It leaves the skin luminous and healthy looking
It helps to boost cellular respiration for plumping up effects
It protects against environmental stresses
It contains vitamin C and E derivatives that are known to prevent signs of aging

My thoughts: I love both of these shades.
They are more of a liquidy product. Both shades are light to med coverage. You can build them up.
Last all day. I didnt have any problems with wearing off or fading. Look just as good as when i applied it in the morning.

Ulta does have this for $36.

Sephora have this for $36

peace and beauty
laurie ann

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vegetarian Minestrone soup

I wanted to share with you this recipe. My nutritionist included this into my diet plan that i am on at the moment. I have to say this is so good and very flavorful.
serves 6
 1 tablespoon EV olive oil ( I used coconut oil)
1 onion (diced)
2 carrots ( diced)
1 stalk celery (diced)
4 cups vegetable stock ( i used the kind that has low sodium)
1- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
4 ounces green beans ( cut into  1 inch pieces)
1 zucchini (diced)
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 can white beans
1. In a large pot add the olive oil, onion, carrots and celery
2. Cook until the veggies have softened, about 5 minutes
3. Add all remaining ingredients
4. Bring to a boil
5. Ladle out and enjoy

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Be as Happy as you can possibly be

Release the child within you
so you can sing, laugh, and play.
List the things that you do  best,
and give yourself a hug.
Accept compliments.
Dance barefoot.
Plan to fulfill a secret wish.
Laugh at yourself
and above all,
remember you are loved.
                          ----Jacqueline Schiff

Find  happiness in nature
in the beauty of a mountain
in the serenity of the sea
Find happiness in friendship
in the fun of doing things together
in the sharing and understanding
Find happiness in your family
in the stability of knowing
     that someone cares
in the strength  of love and honesty
Find happiness in yourself
in your mind and body in your values and achievements
Find happiness in
                             ----Susan Polis Schutz

Discount June Review and tutoria with Elf

Monday, June 17, 2013

Review: Palmolive soft touch

I got this from Influenster to review.
All opinions are my own.

Its the palmolive soft touch. I got the vitamin e and the aloe. I did give the aloe to my sister in  law.

I love this stuff. It really doesn't make your hands dry like some dish liquids.
My family has used this as well and they all said that it makes their hands so soft and it smells so good.

   It also works great at cleaning your dishes, leaving them sparkling clean, Works great on grease and its soft on hands.

I want to get the coconut butter next.

Check out the links  below for more information:

Go to your local walmart and get you a bottle of this stuff
Check out my video below

peace and beauty
laurie ann

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Nail polish lottery club 23

 This week is  week 23 of the nail polish lottery club.
Watch the video below to hear more about this color.

peace and beauty
laurie ann

Thursday, June 13, 2013


karmaloop haul

I ordered this stuff online and i would love to show you what i got.

                                      This is the honeydew pajama set.Love me tender pajama set.  I love these so much. They are so comfy.
Here is the link:

                                       This is the Hello kitty chemise stripe away.The stripe away high low chemise.  I love this as well. Its so comfy. I wore this last weekend to silver dollar city.

Here is the link:

Go and check out these link.
Have an awesome day

Monday, June 10, 2013

sephora haul

Hello, How are you doing today.
I got a little bit of mail haul so i wanted to share with you..
I did get this from Sephora

                                           This is Prada Luna Rossa For men. Smells amazing. I gave this to my fiance.

                                          Boscia bb cream. I am excited to try this out.

                                           Buxom lip polish  in katie. I havent try this out yet but love the color and excited to try it.

                                               Guerlain cils d'enfer maxi lash. Super excited to get this

                                            Bumble  and bumble surf shampoo and conditioner and spray

I got a sample of both the shampoo and conditer and loved them both.
I am excited to get all of these things and try them out.

I will keep you posted on my thoughts of these products
Peace and beauty
laurie ann

May Favorites

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Victoria secret insired nail look/ nplc week 22

Hello, I hope that you are having a great day.
I usually do these videos on my youtube channel but i wanted to do some more here on my blog. My youtube link will be listed at the end.
So this is a Victoria Secret's inspired nail look using this weeks pick for the nail polish lottery club. This weeks pick was number 206. My polish for this number is from the OPI line.
Lets get started.

                                         This is the look that we are doing.

                                         This weeks pick for number 206 is OPI's I think in pink. Its part of the breast cancer awareness polishes

                                        These are the polishes that you will need.  From left to right and top to bottom.. OPI's pink yet lavender from the Mariah Carey line, Circus by andreas choice in Reverso, Finger paint in louvre this pink, OPI's I think in pink, Kiss Nail art paint  in black, Kiss nail art paint in white ( not shown is the Kiss nail art paints in white)

                                         I start by first applying a base coat. I dont have it shown by i used two. One coat of the essies grow faster and one coat of duri rejuvacoat. Then i apply two coats of the Finger paints in louvre this pink  to the thumb and the ring finger nails.

                                        I think apply two coats of the OPI I think in pink to the pointer  finger and the pinkie finger.

                                         I applied two coats of the circus by andreas choice in reverso to the middle finger.

                                           When the nails are dry, i then apply the OPI'S  pink yet lavender from the Mariah Carey's line and place the glitter on the nail  of the middle finger where we applied the white.

                                        I then used the Kiss nail art paint in black on the pointer and ring finger. I put a heart on the pointer finger and the words "pink" to the ring finger.( i did mess these up but check the first picture that i posted above.)

                                            I then used the Kiss nail art paint in bikini pink and drew lines as shown on the pinkie finger.

                                         I didnt show this above but  I used the white on the thumb finger. I placed them as shown above.

                                          I then applied out the door top coat, This is my favorite top coat.

I hope that you have enjoyed this.

Here is the video from youtube

Friday, June 7, 2013

Beauty haul from Sephora, ulta, mac & drugstore

mini haul

I got a couple of things and wanted to share with you.
Lets take a look

                                            This smells so amazing. Its coconut oil with gardenia.  I have used this several times on my hands since getting it. This  really helps with the dryness. I did order this from Amazon and was about $12.

                                           I also picked up the Maybelline bouncy blush in rose petal. It is about $7 from  walmart and it had a $2 off coupon on it as well. Great deal.

                                          In this look i am wearing  the blush
                                          Here is a swatch of the blush. I do like this for a light natural look.

Have a great day

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Clothes haul

Nutrients and your body

I wanted to share with you the following nutrients and what they help and the foods that you can find them in.

Vitamin A--- Gives you dewy, even toned skin and a healthy scalp. It also helps maintain your eyesight.
                   ------Cantaloupe, grapefruit, apricots, carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, pumpkin, eyes

Vitamin B---- Prevents your skin from becoming too oily and decrease breakouts. B vitamins also boost your metabolism and can help improve the quality of hair, skin and muscle tone.
                  -----Bananas, poultry, tuna, shellfish, avocado, beans, nuts, eggs, milk, whole grains

Vitamin C---Diminishes the appearance of scars, cuts, and bruises;  boost collagen production, which is good for your skin; and fuels your immune system.
                       -----Citrus fruits, berries, apples, melon, pineapples, tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, red and green peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts cauliflower

Vitamin D----Helps combat dry skin and is important for the development of healthy teeth and bones
                     -----You can get the "sunshine" vitamin by spending 10 to 15 minutes three times a week in the sunlight---without sunscreen on. It can also be found in fortified milk and other dairy products, tuna and salmon.

Vitamin E---Gives you healthy skin and minimizes scars, burns, inflammation, and irritations. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, so it helps with dry, flaky skin and protects the skin from damage.
                     -----Fruit juices, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, nuts, nut oils

Vitamin K---Helps combat dark under eye circles
                     -----Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage

Antioxidants---Repairs or prevents skin damage
                       -----All foods containing vitamins A, C,E

Flavonoids----Improve the quality of your skin and give it a glowing appearance, These are antioxidants
                   -----Apples, all citrus fruits, berries, tea(white and green) dark chocolate, celery, onions, kale, parsley, soybeans, tomatoes, eggplant

Omega-3 fatty acids---Contributes to shiny, conditioned hair
                   ----Soybeans, flaxseeds, walnuts, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, salad greens, salmon, tuna

I hope these are helpful

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Reading your face?

I am ready a really informative book  by Lauren Conrad titled Beauty
She talks about reading your face and developing an understanding your face and the areas where you may tend to get breakouts and what may be triggering them.
If you havent read this book then go to barnes and noble or check on Amazon and get it..
I wanted to share this with you.

Forehead--Breakouts across the forehead can be triggered by stress and sleep deprivation.

Above the brow--- The area above the brows represents your immune system. Breakouts tend to appear before, after , or during a cold or flu.

Between your brows--- Breakouts between the brows are often caused by overindulgence. try cutting back on sugar, rich foods, and alcohol.

Cheeks---Your cheeks are affected by your lung quality. Smoking and breathing polluted air can cause breakouts here.

Side of chin--- The sides of your chin are affected by hormones. Breakouts occur around the time of your period and more on one side depending on which ovary is ovulating that month.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Appreciate your own greatness

Celebrate all you are
and how much you are loved.
Honor the person you are
and all you're becoming
Be reminded of how many people
look up to you and admire
all the goodness in your heart.
Reach out and feel the happiness
others wish for you.
Do the things
that bring  sunlight to your heart
and add a touch of magic to your dreams.
                                         ----Linda E. Knight

You may not understand
just how much your life means
to those around you---
how their days are brighter
         because you're here
and how the sound of your laughter
touches the heart of everyone
        around you.

Your presence adds something special
       and invaluable to the world.
You bring joy to those who love you
and a smile to everyone you meet.

Your life is a gift that is treasured.
                            ---Star Nakamoto

Unboxing: May Starlooks and Glossy box

Sunday, June 2, 2013

To live a positive life is...

To live your life with no regrets...

To reach for a dream
and make it your own...

To be brave enough
to invest a part of your heart
in something real that brings you
great pleasure...

To have a close circle of friends
and the love of family to share
all of life's special moments with...

To have  a special sense of purpose
and an inner strength
that gives you the confidence
to face each new day
with a  positive attitude
                         ----Cindy Chuksudoon
                       ----A daybook of positive thinking

Nail polish lottery club week 21


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