Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Favorites

It's almost the end of the month, I figured I would get my September favorites posted as I have been LOVING some products this month. I've narrowed my list down to five products that I wanted to talk about.

The first is a DIY lash serum that I made at the beginning of this month. I'm not big on false lashes so I'm trying to do whatever I can to make mine look amazing! I've been using this serum for our four weeks and I've already noticed a difference. Stay tuned and I'll be doing a full review/tutorial on how to make your own lash serum in an upcoming blog post. 

The next product I picked up because I had a fall wedding to attend. My legs were looking a little pale and I didn't have time to use my gradual tanner. The Sally Hansen airbrush legs gave me a great glow! I even put some on my arms to even out my farms tan and it looked great! I used a tanning mitt to apply it so I would get airbrushed results, however, you can also just use your hand to rub the product in. I had this on all day and it lasted until the end of the reception. It's looks a little scary when you first put it on but just keep blending and you'll be fine.

Next we have a hair product called its a 10 miracle leave in plus keratin. I put this on as soon as I get out of the shower and it claims to
-maintenance of keratin straightening treatments
-increase styling and manageability
-perfect for all hair types
-replaces lost protein
-protects the natural keratin in hair
-protects against heat
-restores hydration balance
-detangles, defizzers and adds shine
-strengthens hair structure
-seals cuticles for extra silky hair

Another hair product made it into this month's favorites and that's the Alterna rehab deep hydration masque. I know that most people's favorite is the macadamia hair mask but unfortunately I am allergic. If you are interested in trying out the macadamia mask but find that you can use it either I would recommend this one! My hair is so soft and silky smoother after every use.

Finally my last favorite of the month is the Nars ITA brush. I love this brush for contouring, which is something I do every day! This brush is amazing and gives the best results

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you had a great September! Stop by next month for my October favorites.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Real Techniques Sponge VS Beauty Blender

I've been using the original beauty blender for over a year now! I have to say it's my favorite way to apply makeup, your makeup will go on flawless with no brush strokes. I know there are a lot of beauty blender dupes but none thus far compare to the original beauty blender. When I heard that real techniques had came out with a dupe I had to try it out for myself.
The real techniques sponge is advertised as a "miracle complexion sponge". It claims to be a 3 in 1 with its flat edge, sides and tip. You can get the perfect coverage by using them all.
The size of the beauty blender and real techniques is about the same

Above gives you a better picture of the flat edge. I love using this part of the sponge to get max coverage over large areas of my face such as my cheeks.

Above I have the beauty blender and real techniques damp, they both grow to the same size and the real techniques sponge almost feels softer than the beauty blender. I thought that because of this is wasn't going to give as nice of a makeup application but boy was I wrong! I find that because it's softer the real techniques sponge is actually easier to work with.

Above is a picture of my foundation done, on the right I used the real techniques sponge and on the left I used the beauty blender. As you can see there is no visible difference (sorry for the poor lighting, I'm still playing with my set up)

Above is a close up of my left side which again I used the beauty blender

Above is a close up of my right side which again I used the real techniques sponge

So it's your choice which you want. I couldn't tell a difference between the two and I think that the real techniques is a great dupe for the beauty blender. If you want to splurge on the beauty blender or grab the real techniques at your local drug store. Personally I think I'll be going for the real techniques and save some cash!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Hello my name is Pam and I want to welcome you to my blog. I hope you enjoy it here and can get some useful tips/information on beauty, lifestyle and fitness.

I feel like I have so much to share and I can't wait to get this blog up and running! My goal is to delivery tips and tricks that I have personally learned throughout my own experiences.

I am a sports enthusiast and I specialize in marathon running and duathlon. I started running when I was 10 years old and I haven't stopped. I've competed locally and internationally for 16 years in various sports. But don't let that fool you...I love my makeup!!! I definitely consider myself a makeup enthusiast. I have a ridiculous amount of beauty products, some I love and some not so much.

Over the past few years I have become self taught with makeup and beauty. Moving out at a young age forced me to learn how to do makeup application on my own. I've had some triumphs and some fails. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes.

Please feel free to comment and request in a blog post anything you would like to see me post or review. I would love to see what suggestions you have for me!!