An Autumn Tag

Hello friends!! Hope you had an amazing weekend and have been having a great weekend. My husband and I hosted a little gathering at our house and I cooked a bunch of snacks and we had a fire pit with some friends over. It was a good time. I think next weekend I will be having a little celebration for myself and go out to dinner with the family because as of Halloween, I will be a graduate from Grad school!!!

Any ways I got this tag from a twitter friend and fellow blogger so definitely check her out : HERE (:

1. The smell of pumpkin guts or rotting leaves?

HAHA Umm I am really not sure, I guess leaves because pumpkin smells best when it is sweet and baked lol

2. Sweat or salty pumpkin seeds?

Definitely have to go with Salty!

3. Store bought or pumpkin patch pumpkins?

Pumpkin patches are just fun and pretty. Being someone who has grown up around farms it is definitely the way to go. Pumpkin Patches all the way

 

4. Wool or knit sweater?

I guess I would have to go with knit. There aren’t a lot of wool sweaters where I am from and it is way to hot for wool where I live.

5. Halloween party or explore haunted places?

This is so hard to choose!!! I love scary and haunted stuff but I also love dressing up and doing the scaring so I really can’t decide. BOTH!!!

 

6. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?

I personally am not a big apple person so it would definitely be Pumpkin pie for me with extra whipped cream!!!

Screen Shot 2017-10-30 at 12.15.36 PM

7. Still silent nights or rainy windblown nights?

Well where I live anytime we have storms our power goes out so I will take a still silent night… with the tv on lol

8. Witches or ghosts?

Definitely ghosts. I mean there are people who have the ability to talk to the dead right??

9. Raking leaves or climbing trees?

Climbing trees! Who in their right mind would pick a chore lol

10. Ouija boards or ghost stories around a campfire?

Ghost stories. I am not about to piss off the dead messing with a quija board. plus campfires mean hotdogs and s’mores!         Screen Shot 2017-10-30 at 12.16.04 PM

11. October or November?

October! Like I said I love halloween and all the creepy, scary stuff!

12. Black cats or owls?

CATS! I am a total cat lady. Owls are cool and pretty but I am all about some kitty cats!

13. Fireplace or candle light?

Hmmm I like both.. If I had to pick one I suppose I would pick a fire place only if it was electric because I don’t want my whole house smelling like a camp fire. Otherwise I would pick candles.

14. Monster movies or classic novels?

Monster movies because I rarely have time to finish a movie let alone a book. Plus my husband is not into reading so we spend time together finding movies and watching.

15. Carve or paint pumpkins?

I have literally never painted a pumpkin so I would have to go with carving pumpkins. Its so classic and fun and the best part is ripping the guts out! hahaScreen Shot 2017-10-30 at 12.15.06 PM

 

Friends what are your answers? Let me know in the comments or fill the tag our yourself!

xoxo Erin

Colourpop Review

Lately I have been getting so much new makeup! I love it and I’m not sure where to even start so I will begin with all the colourpop newness that I have. First off I got the “I Think I Love You” palette.                                                Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 7.51.55 AM As you can see this palette is so stunning! It is perfect for creating everyday looks and includes some seriously stunning and pigmented shades. I absolutely live for a deep matte black and a shiny gold. There are great mattes in the palette for a perfect base and all the metallics add the perfect punch to any look! And only 16$ colourpop is a non brainer for the girl on a budget.

Next up I tried out their new brow pencils. Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 8.05.30 AMIt is much like the original ABH auto pencil. Very thin tip with a nice spoolie on the other side. It is very creamy and the product is smooth. I don’t think it will replace my ABH dipbrow any time soon but this is a nice pencil to have!

Lastly my mom gave me this lippie. Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 8.15.41 AM This is an ultra satin lip in the shade “First of All”. It is a rich raspberry shade and I love it! My mom typically only wears nudes so I get really excited when she gets bright colors because I know they will be mine! And this color is awesome, right up my ally.

Alright friends if you haven’t colourpop yet what are you waiting for?? The prices are so affordable and the products are seriously fantastic! A+ from me!!

xoxo Erin

My Blogtober Break

Hello Friends! I apologize for not sticking to Blogtober. I was doing really well but I started getting more in tune with my health and focusing on myself health and also I graduate Grad school this month!!! I have one last assignment and I will officially be a gal with her Masters in Public Health!! I want to make sure I am still getting my posts in because my blog is my passion but I also have wanted to put a lot of focus into school.

I also have been trying to look for online jobs so that I can make a little bit of money to help out. Sometimes I feel guilty that I don’t work but at the same time I remember that I would be spending what I make at a job to pay for daycare and that just doesn’t make sense. If anyone knows of great places to make extra money from home let me know in the comments!

I hope everyone is doing great! How is your October so far? I don’t know about y’all but I am so excited for this holiday season and for 2018. I have a feeling that it is going to be a great year. Also I am thinking about doing a get to know me better post so leave me questions in the comments that would be good for that.

Thanks loves! Till next time

xoxo Erin

YSL Vinyl Lip Cream Stain Review

Hello Friends! I can not believe I forgot to post yesterday!!!! OMG, I was doing so good. Oh well no use crying over spilled milk. Any ways I mentioned before that I won a contest on twitter and I received two YSL Vinyl Lip Cream Stains. I wanted to share my thoughts on them!

My swatches aren’t amazing but the left is shade 403- Rose Happening and the right is 402- Rouge Remix. I am utterly obsessed with these lip vinyls. They are incredibly creamy and smooth, leaving your lips feeling super soft. They also stain the lip leaving a lasting color all day. They layer over other lip colors very well also. So if you aren’t a huge fan of how liquid matte lipsticks can leave your lips feeling, these will soften them up!

Overall I would definitely say these are amazing and definitely approved. The only set back is that they are 36$ each… Super steep for a lip color but the formula is awesome. Something I would have never purchased myself if I didn’t win it. But now I want them all!!

xoxo Erin

My Son is Turning ONE!!

Hello everyone!! I hope your October is going so well! I can’t believe that I have done so well with posting every day so far! haha So today marks the one month mark to my son’s first birthday and as most moms I am so excited!!! I have been planning this birthday party for a while now but everything is closing in on the big day. I wanted to share some of my ideas and party planning tips.

DECOR: I am doing a Dr. Suess themed birthday. I found some decor at Target that I can use to label food in cute Suess ways. I picked up some fabric at Hobby Lobby to create a “banner” to go around his high chair. At the dollar tree I picked up blue and red table cloths and blue, red, and white poster board. I cut up the poster board to create a banner that will display his month by month baby pictures.

FOOD: We are doing a BBQ and grilling lots of yummy foods. I am going to be doing lots of Dr. Suess themed sides, snack, sweets, and drinks.

  • Pink Yink Ink Drink- pink lemonade
  • New Blue Goo- blue punch
  • 1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish- colored gold fish in a fish bowl
  • poodles with noodles- pasta salad
  • green eggs and ham- pretzels with white chocolate and green candies
  • Dr. Suess Soup- homemade chex mix/ trail mix
  • Truffala Fruits- fruit tray

There are so many ideas that you could do, these are just some that I am doing. I am also making a smash cake and cupcakes. I also ordered a party pack that includes plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, and a table cloth all in my theme.

I consider myself crafty so I am doing my best to make and craft everything that I can instead of buying a lot of the things. I have lots of ideas and I have been working away to make this a great party!

(all photos are courtesy of pinterest, i take no credit but hope to recreate some of these and do them justice. After Baby K’s birthday I will add my own pictures and share how the party went!!)

xoxo Erin

Friday the 13Th

Day 13 of Blogtober and it’s friday the 13th! Being the halloween freak that I am, I’m going to have a quick, short post for yall.

This is my necromorph I created. Don’t ask me what a necromorph is because it is a mystery. It is just a weird creature. I used liquid latex paste and aluminum foil to create the jaw piece and used ellimorph plastic to create the teeth and just painted everything including my face. I also added lots of hair serum to my hair to make it greasy and gross.

I’ve been trying to go out of my box and work on different looks. I don’t love how this turned out but still thought it was cool.

xoxo Erin

October BoxyCharm Spellbound

I am always so excited about receiving my boxycharm each month! There really is no better deal out there I don’t think! I mean 21$ for 4-5 FULL SIZE products! I have said this before and I’ll say it again… I just don’t like miniature products. They are cute, sure but I don’t like them. haha. Any who let us jump into this box! I literally just got this out of the mail and jumped on here to write! IMG_2521The items that I received this month were:

  1. Dr. Brandt poredermabrasion MSRP: $58. professional-grade micro- crystal solution, that instantly deep-cleans and refines pores.
  2. Becca shimmering skin perfector pressed highlighter in shade Prosecco pop MSRP: $38. highlighter powder that will light up the features you love with a high shine finish.
  3. Tarte tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in shade bestie. MSRP: $20. full coverage, transfer proof liquid lipstick with a quick dry matte finish.
  4. Dirty Little Secrets eyeshadow chubby MSRP: $14. creamy consistency allows you to use it alone as an eyeshadow or as a base.
  5. Jonteblu lip liner pencil MSRP: $5. creamy, high pigmented formula glides on effortlessly.

I have not tried out these products yet, as I said before I literally just opened the box. I am excited to try them all out!

xoxo Erin