Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Sephora Wishlist

Hey friends! I was browsing the Sephora website, which I haven't done in awhile and there aren't any Sephoras within an hour and a half of where I live... so I of course stumbled upon a lot of interesting products I hadn't seen before! Nothing that I've ventured to purchase yet- but just some new things that I'd really like to try. When you're not hauling... why not make a wishlist, right? :) I thought this post might generate some discussion on these new things... have you tried them? Do you want to? Why or why not? Here's a look at the products that had me doing a double take...

Better than false lashes? This claim is so unbelievable... but part of me still wants to see if it's possible. Click for more info.

I already know I love this lip balm formula (it was a high end winner for the Emily Awards 2011- Best High End Lip Balm)... and I can only imagine how much I'd love it in coral. Click for more info.

I've been getting lots of tweets & Facebook questions about this one. On the fence about trying it, but it does seem rather innovative. Click for more info.

I don't need another neutral palette... I don't need another neutral palette...
This isn't brand new... but after trying this scent in the QVC Beauty Test Tube I know I LOVE IT... and want more. Amazing spring scent & I love the body wash too. Click for more info.

Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm getting the tell-tale pre-cold sore throat. Ugh.
  • Tyler & I are planning a new vlog to shoot!
  • Cupcake has been bouncing between being super sweet & acting out since we've come home from our little trip.
  • I was dressed by Dave the clown today on the morning show... see my FOTD.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tarte Giveaway Winners!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that the winners of the tarte lip gloss giveaway have been notified! The company was in charge of contacting the winners, and they gave those who were chosen a window of time to get back to the company and accept their prize. That's why I couldn't blurt out the first names that were chosen, in case one of them never got back to tarte and they had to choose someone else. Those who entered the contest entered with actual names, not YouTube logins, so for the sake of privacy, I'll just share the last initial...
  • Megan M. from Oklahoma
  • Brittany W. from Georgia
  • Andrea B. from California
Again, these winners all know who they are, but just for some closure on this contest- I wanted to announce the names as well! :) They each won a set of 10 tarte divine shine maracuja glosses as shown in this video. Thank you to all who entered, and keep in mind that the next Beauty Broadcast giveaway will be open internationally!

Daily Nuggets...
  • The month of March has been an unexpected whirlwind. Not trying to make excuses for the lack of blogging, but it's seriously been BUSY.
  • Tyler and I flew to North Dakota over the weekend for a funeral for his grandma on his mom's side of the family. It was quite an emotional gathering. She was a very strong woman who managed to raise 5 girls on her own, for the most part. Wish I could have spent more time with her over the years. On top of her deeper qualities, she always struck me as such a put-together lady- always in a nice outfit & jewelry with hair & makeup done.
  • Just curious- any Beauty Broadcast viewers from Powers Lake, North Dakota? That's where his grandma was from & where we spent most of our time. It's a very small community in the northwest part of the state.
  • My sister Kelly has an art show this weekend in Jacksonville, Illinois! Click the link for details- I'm going on Saturday to hear her talk at 6:30pm! Definitely come see it if you're in the area! It's gonna be awesome!!!
  • While in the St. Louis airport I ran into a viewer from Philadelphia named Janet! Thanks for saying hi!! :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

There's a New Vlog in Town!

Hey everyone! The announcement I eluded to a few days ago is now here! :) I've started a second channel! It's called Beauty Vlogcast and it'll be all about random, non-beauty related stuff! Beauty Broadcast will continue, but this is just an addition to it! I'm very excited to share other tidbits of my life with you... and you'll see a lot more of Tyler, Cupcake, family, and friends! :) Thanks so much for the outpouring of support... the channel hasn't even been up for 12 hours yet, and the kindness is so encouraging! Here's the first video, in case you haven't seen it! :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Look of the Day: Gold & Peach!

Hey everyone! I have this cool app on my iphone called Photo Collage and I couldn't help but play around with it during some spare moments on the news set this morning! I thought it'd be a fun way to do "Outfit of the Day" type posts. I felt kinda strange just taking a pic of my top half to show my jewelry LOL... but if you like this kind of thing, let me know and I'll do more!

I tried to incorporate peach & gold in my outfit, and sort of bring out some peach in my makeup too. My eyes appear a little more heavily shadowed in the crease here than they really are... but I have a soft pop of peachy/coral on the lids and I'm LOVING that. I recently rearranged my Coastal Scents Hot Pots eyeshadow singles in my Z-palette so that's what I used shadow-wise for this look. Here are all the details!

  • Peach tank layered under a white cardigan. I believe the tank came from Wal-Mart years ago, and the cardigan is from Target.
  • The necklace has varying textures of flat gold ovals & I doubled it... it's from a company called Premier Designs (they do in-home jewelry parties). I'm also wearing some medium-sized gold studs. (Disregard the black microphone LOL)
  • You can't see my pants here, but they're a super dark denim trouser jean (a little more dressy than typical jeans). My shoes were a steal... ended up getting then for $1 along with another pair of sale shoes from shoe carnival. They have a shiny golden/nude finish and a small heel.
  • Toes happened to sort of match the look! Wet n Wild Mega Last in Club Havana- a creamy orange.
  • NYX HD Foundation in Natural
  • Laura Geller the Real Deal Concealer in Medium
  • NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Powder in Medium Beige
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Sierra Sands (deep bronze-contour)
  • MAC Blush in Fleur Power (peachy-pink-- apples of cheeks)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Coastal Scents Hot Pots... Coral Reef (new shade, on lid), M24 (dark matte warm brown, outer V & lower lashline), S30 (medium shimmery brown, crease), B04 (light matte peach, highlight).
  • Milani Eye Tech Extreme liquid liner pen- Blackest Black (upper lashline)
  • Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara
  • Miss Adoro False Lashes #503
  • Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick Jumbo Pencil in Fresno
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef

Daily Nuggets...
  • I made this recipe that I found on Pinterest. SUPER DELICIOUS!!
  • FYI- this is my Pinterest Page!
  • Also... answered a wide variety of questions on Formspring. It never ceases to amaze me what I'll be asked!
  • I figure it's probably time to take down the few snowman items I have out around the house... it feels very spring-like today.
  • I wish haters could realize how good it feels to be kind. Thanks to the Beauty Broadcast family for treating people with class & respect always :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Enter my Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Giveaway!

Hey everyone! If you've checked out my latest video, you know I've been invited to hold a giveaway in conjunction with tarte! tarte is a brand I've used for quite awhile, and I enjoy many of their products. They're now giving me the opportunity to give away THREE sets of TEN of their brand new Maracuja Divine Shine Glosses! Due to the terms & conditions set by tarte, you do have to be a U.S. resident to take part in this contest... but don't worry, I'm already planning another contest that'll be wide open for everyone! :) This particular giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST, 3/12.

In my video I show what all of the colors look like on my lips, and I also share my favorite shades! So if you're not victorious in this giveaway, you'll know what to keep an eye out for next time you're at Sephora or Ulta! :) Good luck to all who enter!

Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm very excited... I have 4 recipes from Pinterest that I plan to make this week!
  • Cupcake is sleeping on a stack of 3 towels. What a diva!
  • Got all caught up on American Idol last night... super excited about the top 13!!
  • Hot pink nails make me happy. I'm going to paint them this color more often! It's Milani High Speed Fast Dry in Fast Fuchsia.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

FOTD: Easy Glam

Hey everyone! Just a quick post to share my Face of the Day! While the eyes are somewhat natural/neutral, the bright cheek & lip add a glam twist...

  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup (Pure Beige)
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Concealer (Light)
  • Bare Minerals Summer Bisque - on top of undereye concealer & other skin problems
  • Bare Minerals Foundation (Medium Beige) dusted lightly all over
  • Bare Minerals Faux Tan- dusted lightly all over
  • Benefit Cha Cha Tint
  • Milani Minerals blush in Coralina (apples) and Terra Sole (contour)
  • Bare Minerals Mineral Veil- dusted lightly all over
(sorry for the kinda blurry pic)

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Essence Sun Club 8-color palette (Long Beach)
  • Cover Girl Line Blast 24 Hr. liquid liner (Black) on upper lashline
  • Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof liner (Midnight) on inner rim
  • Coastal Scents Duo Defining Wand (Sugar Cane/Mahogany) on lower lashline
  • Cover Girl Super Thick Lash Mascara on upper lashes
  • Maybelline Lash Discovery on lower lashes
  • Miss Adoro #503 False Lashes
  • Benefit Cha Cha Tint
  • Maybelline Baby Lips (Cherry red tint)
Other info...
  • Nails: Essence Pure Romance
  • Shirt: TJ Maxx
  • Bracelet: Cato
  • Earrings: Claire's

Daily Nuggets...
  • If you've watched my latest video- you know why this week has been so crazy! Lots of severe weather & deadly storms in and around my area.
  • Thank goodness for quiet weather today!
  • Buffalo Wild Wings is becoming a Friday night tradition for me & Tyler
  • I had an extremely painful toe stubbing incident earlier. still hurts.
  • If you didn't see my tweet or facebook update earlier: Suave makes Everlasting Sunshine lotion!! (not just shampoo!)