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

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

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

Best Fall Palette!!!

Guys I have been talking about this palette for a minute now and I finally have time to get this review up. You seriously can’t beat this deal! Bad Habit has quickly become one of my favorite indie brands that I have stumbled across. They make some seriously amazing dupes and it only cost 10$… 10$!!!!!!! This is the Retro Love palette.IMG_2433 It is a fantastic dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette. At only a quarter of the price. It is really just unbelievable. The colors are creamy and pigmented and I literally can’t put this palette down. I have worn it almost everyday since I purchased it. It is the perfect fall palette and you can create so many looks with it.

I can’t wait to see what else Bad Habit comes out with because lately they have been crushing it!

Till next time friends, ps go buy this palette!

xoxo Erin

How To Get Silky Smooth Hair

Silky smooth hair seems to be what you see every model, youtuber, and gorgeous girl on pinterest has. Everyone wants super silky smooth hair and I am going to tell you how to achieve it quickly and easily! Follow along and I’m sure you will get great results.image4

  1. Start with clean, wet hair. I like to spray some It’s a 10 or any heat protector you like throughout your hair and brush it through.
  2. Then I add my absolute favorite product which is the silkening oil treatment from Aquage. Start from the ends of your hair and work it up so that you do not get your scalp greasy. This will make your hair super silky and soft, shiny and smell amazing! Brush this through as well.
  3. This step is probably most important. Blow dry your hair while brushing. This will prevent tangles and fly aways getting out of hand.
  4. Lastly use a flat iron to smooth out your hair and tame any fly aways there might be.                                                                IMG_2495

Voila! There you have it! Super silky smooth hair!

IMG_2494 Here is my hair hours later still super smooth and soft and silky even through all the humidity I live in!

xoxo Erin

Your Lash Bar Review

Your Lash Bar: Full review. Friends lets jump in!

As part of my goals I set for myself each month, I usually have one that is about getting dressed and accessorizing and in general putting myself together more often/better, even if I don’t leave the house. So as part of that, that means putting my face together. I always look for new lashes and I have some that are absolutely amazing and love but that doesn’t mean I don’t continue to look for others for my collection. I have decided to try out this brand Your Lash Bar which I found on instagram.

They are super affordable: 3 for 15$ or 5 for 25$ or 6$ each. IMG_2397I picked up these 3 styles. Top left is Kamikaze. Top right is Bellini. Bottom is Manhattan. All their lashes are named after drinks, so cute! I also picked up this lash applicator tool, I usually use tweezers which works great but I thought I would give this a try. I love the packaging. The marble with the rose gold lettering and the drink glasses in the letters. All the little details are beautiful.

The lashes are nice quality at such a great price. They are not too heavy and don’t weigh down the eyes, which of course is important. Bellini and Manhattan will definitely be staples in my lash rotation. Kamikaze will probably be more for special looks and photos because of how over the top they are.

Overall these lashes are a total hit! Give them a try and let me know what you think!

xoxo Erin

Apple Dump Cake… YUMM

In my house we are always craving a little something sweet.. not great for our waistlines so we try to only indulge every once in a while. A classic for fall is apple pie but if you want to take the super easy, super tasty route try an apple dump cake! I did get this recipe from Never Ending Journeys so all credit goes to her!

Here is the recipe: Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 10.02.52 AMGuys it is sooo good and so quick and easy!! Great for if you need something easy for a gathering or pot luck!

 

xoxo Erin