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Friday, September 20, 2013

Where Have I Been??

Hey Everyone!
I know I have been MIA on my beauty blog and YouTube channel, but in case you didn't know, I am pregnant with my 3rd baby! I posted a short video on my YouTube Vlog Channel that you can check out. I have been focusing more on my hapamandamama vlog channel that tracks my pregnancy. I am trying to find some suggestions of videos you guys all want to see on my beauty channel. Please feel free to give me any requests! Favorites? Product Reviews? Styling? Room Tour?
Anyways, here are the videos I have posted so far in case you want to catch up with me! I have been pretty wrapped up in this pregnancy, but I will make a point to get going on some beauty videos for ya'll :)
I hope you are all doing well!!!!

Thanks so much for watching and feel free to ask any questions below in the comments!

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*YouTube Videos!

*My Beauty Blog! 

*Facebook page!


*My New Mommy Blog!

*My New Pregnancy Vlog Channel!



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Massive ELF Haul!! Brand New Items 2013

So many more ELF hauls and reviews on my channel! 
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Sun Laboratories Sunless Tanner Review & Tutorial!

This is my first video back in months! I hope you guys enjoy it. Please comment below if you have any questions! xoxox
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FTC: This set was gifted to me from Sun Labs. All of my reviews are 100% honest regardless of whether they are gifted or not.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Birchbox June 2013 Review!

Hi Everyone! This is one of my first blogs back in a long time! While I am waiting to upload and edit a few YouTube videos, I decided to post this review because I recently signed BACK up for Birchbox. It has been over a year since I cancelled my Birchbox subscription and stuck with ipsy (formerly MyGlam). While I am still SO happy with ipsy, I decided to get a 3 month subscription to Birchbox when I saw some pretty good reviews on recent boxes. 

I can say right off the bat, that BB does not win against the battle between them and ipsy. ipsy always seems to give you more bang for your buck. I am still happy that I am going to get another 2 Birchboxes to try out this summer :)
So, without further adieu is my box for June 2013. It is quite different from a lot of other people's contents which can be a pro and a con. There were some things I saw in other people's boxes that I wished I had gotten. The grass is always greener tho, right? lol

I'm not sure if the outer pink "!" is just for the gift subscription I bought myself or if that is what's on all of them now. They have since changed their logo as well as changed the cover lettering to white instead of pink. I have to say that I loved the pink, but in the end it's just a box and I never ended up using them except for regifting.

The contents of my box are listed in the above postcard Here is some info regarding the theme of this month's box:

Inspired by our global offices in four of the world’s classic cities (not to mention our love of travel), this bold collection of minis—created exclusively for Birchbox—features summer's hottest hues. Our editors worked closely with Color Club to develop these custom shades, visiting the brand’s Long Island factory to collaborate with the brand’s in-house chemist. You definitely won't find anything like these on-trend, brightly hued polishes anywhere else.
At first glance I thought the folds of postcards are super cute, however do people still write postcards? I know I don't, so they kind of seemed just like a waste of space and paper. I would have rather gotten another product instead. But anyways....

Here are all the items, my reviews and links to where you can buy them :)

Birchbox + Color Club: Wanderlust Collection Each color is named after one of Birchbox’s international headquarters: Barcelona, London, New York, and Paris. The color I received is London Calling, "a sunny green, makes us think of the city’s myriad green spaces."
My review: This color is beautiful. It's very summer appropriate of course. The pigment is definitely great as well. It did, however, chip just after a couple days. I have found that usually no matter what brand of polish or how high priced the polish is that they all chip within a few days unless you don't touch anything lol. I still would give it a thumbs up for the pretty color :)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cosmetic Blog Sale - Round 1: Eyeshadow Palettes!!


Category: Eyeshadow Palettes

Please be sure to read all the terms and conditions at the bottom of this post!!!


This is the only eyeshadow palette you will ever need! Whether you are a professional or just starting out it's a great way to experiment with different colors.
Condition: This is new and only a few colors have been swatched. The middle shadow slate's hinge is not very sturdy, but it sits right on top of the top one and doesn't effect the palette as a whole.
Retail Price: $122.37
Blog Price: $50

Crown Brush 88 Color Warm Palette

Condition: New with only 1 pan on far right column, 3rd pan down had cracked upon delivery. I was able to put it back back in. I don't even think any colors have been swatched. 

This is just like the Coastal Scents Warm Palette. Crown Brush makes the palettes for CS which is why it is blank for companies to put their logos on them (FYI)Retail Price $59.89
Blog Sale Price: $15


Condition: Brand New with plastic cover over the shadows. 

Retail Price: $62.39
Blog Price: $14


Coastal Scents: Metal Mania Palette

88 Eye Shadow Colors
1 Black Matte Case
1 Easy Access Mirror
2 Dual End Foam Tip Applicators 

Glamorize your eyes with our Metal Mania Palette. Containing eighty-eight highly pigmented, metallic eye shadows ranging from sultry neutrals to vibrant pinks, this palette is perfect for creating a variety of looks. All of the shadows are pressed powder and may be applied dry or wet using the dual end foam tip applicators included, or any eye shadow brush in your collection. The matte black case contains the Coastal Scents logo as well as the name of the palette for convenience.
Condition: Silver shadow below had a crack that I fixed

Retail Price: $24.95
Blog Price: $15

I have 2 more ELF Palettes to post! Click these links!
More eyeshadows, high end samples and a TON of Brand New ELF Products! 

Hello Everyone! I am passing on some of my favorites items to someone that will use it more often than myself. 
US Shipping Only via USPS/tracking/insurance
weight will be calculated and combined shipping for multiple items :)
Payment by Paypal Only. 
No returns or exchanges.
I am happy to offer REE SHIPPING FOR PURCHASES OVER $40! - Remember I will be posting more and more stuff as soon as I can! 

I can also sanitize any shadows before sending. Some people like to sanitize themselves, but I have the products to do it if you want.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

The Giving Girl Handmade Hair Ties

Hey Ladies!

Is anyone else just as tired of the run of the mill, boring black hair ties as I am? Yes, the ones that when you put them on your wrist makes you feel like your circulation might be cut off? Well a solution starts with an amazing designer named Jennifer Cheng. Jennifer started up a company called The Giving Girl. She hand makes and sells a new trend of hair ties. Rest assured, these are anything but your typical hair tie that you find at the drugstore. 

Jennifer says, "I was inspired to start making hair ties from a group of my friends that mentioned how expensive soft, snag-free hair ties were. I wanted to make affordable hair ties that did not sacrifice quality because I know how great a bargain feels.”

These ties are not just any piece of elastic...they go way beyond that. Jennifer from The Giving Girl has put a truly creative spin on these very trendy hair decorations. I say decorations because they really are decor for your hair and even moonlight as a very beautiful, yet fashionable bracelet! Gone are the days of wearing ugly hair bands around your wrist. These ties can also turn a plain ponytail or braided end into a total show stopper. Headbands are also available and can be wrapped around the wrist as well!

As you can see from the pics I have posted and from so many on her website, there are styles for any occasion or preference. Most importantly, you don't have to break the bank trying to shop this trend! To top it all off, I am a huge advocate for new Women Entrepreneurs and Jennifer is no exception :)

The Giving Girl is also giving my subscribers 10% off your Etsy order! Use code: amanda10

Here's where you can find more info:
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Here are some prices of popular items:
Sets of 5 hair ties $3.50
Sets of 3 headbands $3.50
Sets of 12 hair ties average $7
Braided hair ties are 2 for $5 and 3 for $6.90

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