Homemade Holiday Gifts

There is something about making gifts that is just fun. So whether you are on a budget or just really crafty here are a few ideas for gifts that anyone girly would love!

  1. Body Scrubs. They are so easy to make and not that expensive! Get some small mason jars, coconut oil, granulated sugar or brown sugar. Those two ingredients are the base to any great scrub. I add coffee grounds to the one I make for myself but you can really do anything. The options are endless for the scents you could create!               Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 12.59.26 PM(Pic from pinterest)
  2. Baked treats!- Whether it be cookies, candies or pies baking is fun and gives the ultimate form of love. I don’t know many people who don’t love a sweet bite of something delicious.

  3. Scarves/hats/blankets- If you know how to knit or sew making things someone can use or wear is always fun. I made lots of burp cloths, paci clips, and bibs for my son and niece so for people with babies these types of things are nice. I can’t knit but i’m sure I could make a blanket!

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    pic credit: handmadehandsome.blogspot.com

  4. Lotion- My mom makes a really great lotion that is perfect for dry skin or pregnant bellies. And we have used this recipe and jarred it as gifts at my baby shower. You simply mix baby lotion, vitamin e cream, vaseline and any essential oils you want. If you look back on my old post about diy stretchmark remover you can find a recipe that is amazing!!

Alright Lovelies! That is all for today. Starting off Blogmas in full swing. If you have any ideas of things you want to know or want to see or read let me know in the comments and please come say hi over on instagram or twitter!!

xoxo Erin

31 Things to do Before December 31st

Alright I thought this would be a fun way to start off Blogmas. I got this idea from pinterest but I’m writing things I think would be fun to do through december. As a reminder I have a baby so some of these ideas you might not like or maybe you will. Totally make a list that works for you!!              Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 12.45.17 PM

I am so excited for Christmas!! I’m sure y’all are too! Let me know your ideas of what to do in December!!!

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

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

ABH Prism Palette

I dunno about y’all but I am living for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette. It is so unique and pretty!!! What do you all think? Is it worth 42$ I have seen some videos where the quality is way up from the subculture blow up. I am just living for the unique colors.                                                                               Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 3.51.06 PM

I secretly am hoping that Bad Habit will make a dupe for it so that I don’t have to spend 42$ but who knows maybe I will break down and buy it??

xoxo Erin

Perfect Fall Lip Color

Happy Sunday! For today’s post I am talking about a lip color combination that I did for a picture the other day and I have become obsessed with it!

So from my ELF haul I had purchased some liquid lip colors that I wouldn’t normally purchase but I wanted to try something different and more fall. So I first put on the liquid lip color in the shade coffee. It is a pretty brown shade with a touch of orange. To make it a bit more wearable for myself I added a bit of the YSL vinyl cream lip stain in the shade 402 rouge remix. I used a lip brush as to not mix the coffee color into the ysl. IMG_2509

The YSL lip color is more expensive and high end which you can mix up with whatever color you like. I actually won two shades from a giveaway on twitter which is so exciting! I never win anything.                            Screen Shot 2017-10-07 at 12.29.42 PM

Overall I really love the way this color turned out. What are your favorite fall lip colors?? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo Erin

Cat’s Pajamas Palette…

Hey friends! Happy Saturday! So for todays post I wanted to see what everyone was thinking about Laura Lee’s Cat’s Pajamas eye shadow palette. When I first saw her swatch and talk about the palette I have to admit I was super underwhelmed. It is a pretty palette but the black doesn’t seem to be very pitch black and even though I die for a fantastic cranberry and gold eye shadow shades.. I just don’t think the palette is worth 40$.                                                   IMG_2499 The packaging is beautiful but it doesn’t seem to all match with the flowers and glitter to me. I also don’t think there is a great mixture of matte colors in the palette. IMG_2500 Who ever swatched this did make the black look better than Laura did in her video but I am still super unsure. I also understand that it comes down to 4$ an eyeshadow but I can’t get over the fact that I can get the Morphe 35F palette with very similar shades, 35 colors, and only a price of 23$..

I can’t wait to see what people do with the palette and what they think. Let me know in the comments if you are going to purchase and what you think about her palette!!!

xoxo Erin