Friday, December 16, 2011

Look what I got at WalMart! Maybelline, Revlon, Sally Hansen, Nicole by OPI, Rimmel

I picked up some fun products from Walmart over the last few weeks!

I was in need of a new powder and heard rave reviews about

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

I've got to be honest, I don't think I'll be re-purchasing this powder. It wasn't bad but it wasn't as mattifying as I hoped for. It applies very sheer which I don't love. I miss my CoverGirl Powder Foundation which gives awesome coverage over my liquid foundation.

I was taking the pictures for this post on the hood of my car... I realize that sounds weird but it worked out really well (despite the weird looks from my neighbors) and look at this cool picture I got of my lipstick...

Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Make Me Pink

I really really like this lipstick. It's the first I have tried from Maybelline and I'm really impressed. It's very creamy and the color is buildable. This color in particular is a bring pink with blue undertones.

I also picked up two Revlon lip glosses in Peach Petal and the ever popular Lilac Pastelle. I'd heard so much about them both and couldn't resist picking them up. I love Peach Petal and the Lilac Pastelle is so cool. I actually really like layering it over Make Me Pink. Everyone needs purple lips once in a while!

On to the nail polish....

Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Hot Cocoa

The pictures above make the nail polish look a little orange but it's actually more of a rosy brown

This is more accurate. These Rimmel nail polishes are my absolute favorite. I love the wide flat brush. The colors are so pigmented and I can usually get away with only one coat.

Kardashian Kolors for Nicole by OPI in Disco Dolls

I was really excited to see this line at my WalMart. Most of the colors were your average red, pink, black, navy blue etc. I wasn't tempted by those but I could not resist this shade. It's unlike any color I've ever seen. I am a sucker for tons of glitter and this shade was no exception. The only problem I have with it is the texture. It dries very bumpy which drives me crazy all day long. Luckily I like the color enough that I put up with it!

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Snow Blast

I loved my SH Crackle in Fractured Foil so much that I decided to pick up another shade. I am so tempted by the pink and red and blue but I went with the white because I feel like it is the most versatile. These "crackle" really well on the nail. I'm loving the white over red I did above, it looks so festive!

Well, that is all for now! I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have picked up.
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 14, 2011

rambly thoughts

mr. stubbs and a good friend of his have been installing my kitchen cabinets since 11:00 this morning
they are still going as i type this, 9 and a half hours later
i'm so very excited for my kitchen to be all put together
it's been slow getting everything together around the house and i have felt like i was waiting for the kitchen to be done before i would really know what i want to do with this place
but it's coming together and i love it

when my husband ripped out the old cabinets this morning he found golf balls, a soft ball, and a cell phone
how does that happen
how do you lose your cell phone under a kitchen cabinet...
i've been pondering this all day

another thing i have been pondering all day is why in the world i didn't get in the shower this morning when i woke up wide awake at 5:15
i'd had 10 hours of sleep already and really could have used the shower
somehow i managed to go back to sleep and rolled out bed 25 minutes before i needed to leave
pulled my hair into an atrocious bun, hoodie, jeans, and moccasins and i was out the door
i regretted it all day
or even right now for example. i should be in the shower, but i'm on the computer.
{in my defense i have two sweet kittens cuddling with me while we hide from the loud sounds coming from the kitchen}
anyways, moral of the story... i hate getting wet
you didn't know that's where i was going with this? i totally was.

mr. stubbs and i are also a few episodes into season 4 of Lost! i'm so very much in love with that show. at least 1 character is in my dreams every weekend. {i only remember my dreams when i sleep in late and i only sleep in late on the weekends, hence the lost characters only being in my dreams on the weekends. the end}

well those are my ramblings for this fine monday evening. i must get off the computer and go shower now. and then do my hair. and then think about something cute to wear to work tomorrow to make up for today's total lack of cute anything. the end. okay. goodbye.
i'm stalling...

nope, gone.

p.s. i just heard a really loud man burp from my kitchen. this really is a construction site now.
p.p.s. how do i explain to this cute little kitten that i must get up,? i mustn't shower. it's not fair to the kitty

Saturday, November 12, 2011

a day in pictures

last week my mom and sister came down for a little overnight visit
i decided to document our day

for breakfast we made delicious parfaits.
light vanilla yogurt, just bunches granola, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, and peach

met this adorable puppy outside of a local thrift store

and inside was her very large brother, King

 the creepiest bunny ever. unexplainable.

 i want this tea set, very much

okay, now this next thing. i just don't understand how this happens.
let me explain
i live in a very small town. very small. where the only option for buying basically anything is the local and very small Walmart. the people who live here have lived here forever. so stumbling across this at the thrift store for $15.00 was a little unexpected...

i die. it's the only dior i have ever touched, and this is vintage. thrift store gold i tell you.

this on the other hand is just plain silly i think

later we found a family of baby pigs.

after they left, mr. stubbs and i had homemade chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese for dinner

i only picked up a few things from the thrift store, here are the goods

 i'm going for a country/farm house look in my house, especially my kitchen. they are also my favorite thing to search for at thrift store.

i'm also quite excited to decorate my house for the christmas holiday


Saturday, November 5, 2011

i love october
so many fall things were not documented
{even a winter thing snuck into October, our first snow!}
i got a bajillion cool pumpkins from work
i didn't take pictures with my camera but i have some on my phone i will try to post
they really are the coolest pumpkins, ever
a recent snow and freeze done killt those pumpkins dead and frozen
i'm really quite depressed about it
i wanted them to live forever

we finally bought our ikea cabinets. they have not been installed yet but adam has them almost all put together. not to jump about here but we got 9 trick or treaters on halloween. rather sad that 9 made me happy, but i was afraid we wouldn't get any. blasted trunk or treating has ruined halloween. {rant for another day}

i read a bought! i bought a random book from walmart and i read it. i never read books anymore. it's called

beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

it compares itself to twilight, true blood, and is described as a teen gothic romance or something like that. i liked it. a lot. and there are two or three more that come after it. so. i will have to buy another book. the end.

my house is sort of a mess. which makes me sad because i was doing so good at keeping it clean and now it's a mess. much like the tangles in my too long hair. okay those were not related. but my house is a mess and i need to find the motivation tonight in my sleep to hop out of bed in the morning and clean clean clean. secondly, my hair is overgrown. much too long. much too thick and dead and split-endy. so it tangles really really easily. which in turn makes me feel so juvenile. what adult gets knots in their hair. sheesh brittany. hair fail. i just don't trust anyone to cut it. {i used to get my hair cut like every other month and i didn't care what the hair dresser did. then i moved to hickland and every time without fail i walk out mulleted southern belle texas mama curled and sprayed. i can't go through it again. the the hair continues to grow and the tangles tangle.}

i won a subway gift card at work for my halloween costume. i'm craving me some subway breakfast.

i have a new magazine obsession. it's kind of nerdy/old lady of me but it fits the time in my life right now, sort of.

this old house

it's bomb. leave me alone. i get really excited to see it in the mail box. i read it all in one sitting. the decoration and diy-ness of it is fantastic. plus, i too have an old house. built in like 1900 i believe. i should figure out for sure. don't let me forget that.

my mom and sister are coming down this next tuesday and staying until wednesday evening. i'm taking wednesday off from work and there will be much fun together. i'm so glad i don't live at home, am not a teenager, and am not in high school anymore. i truly enjoy being friends with my mother which i never was growing up.

it's 1 in the morning. remember how i want to hop out of bed and clean my whole house. yeah, so far things aren't looking good. oh, on an unrelated note, tomorrow is supposed to be our third snow! i'm oddly excited every time it snows. i will get over it soon i'm sure, but for now i'm quite excited! especially after the delicious dinner i made for snow number 2. we had potato soup, grilled cheese, and hot cocoa. delish.

okay okay okay, i must go. i need sleep. so i can clean and eat subway and such. i will try not to wait over a month for an update. we shall see.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Sephora Haul: Benefit, Tarte, Buxom, Lancome, Kat Von D, Smashbox

Online Sephora order number two!
Guys, I'm just addicted.

Here are the goods

The samples
 I got a sample of the Justin Bieber perfume (which actually smells good, what?!?)
Dr. Brandt Pores No More pore refiner
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
Then I used a Promo code and got a sample size Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion

I have not sampled any of my samples yet, but I should get on it.

Benefit Feelin' Cheeky Minis

Posie tint (bright pink stain), High beam (highlight), Benetint (rosy stain)
I've wanted to try these for so long and I'm so glad I finally have them. They are amazing! I love High Beam and Benetint on my cheeks and Posie tint on my lips under a clear gloss. The two tints are liquid consistency while the high beam is a little thicker and more creamy. Benetint is slightly fragranced with rose. 

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip set
(Left to Right)
Benefit benetint (Yeah, I know. I have two now. The whole set was worth it), Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Leslie (this is plumping but a tingling cold kind of plumping, I love it!), Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame (amazingly smooth formula), Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly in Berry Bold (crazy sticky but lasts forever and smells exactly like a Jolly Rancher, delish!), Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Moody (it's a big crayon meant for your lips!), and finally Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Celebutard (tiniest, cutest little lipstick ever and is such a gorgeous nude peach color).

Shining Stars Limited-Edition Best Sellers Collection
(left to right)
EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Liner in Black
Cheek Stain in Flush
Lights, Camera, Lashes! Natural Mascara in Black
LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Enchanted

I haven't used any of these except for swatching however, the cheek stain is apparently all natural and it smells amazing. All cirtrusy and yummy. But in a subtle real way not icky and fake.

Benefit Project Flawless set

Bella Bamba blush (watermelon pink)

Ultra Shines lip gloss in Foxy Lady (shimmery rose)

A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in black

Girl Meets Pearl (face highlight) (pearly golden pink)


I got so many fun things with this order. I think my favorites are

Bella Bamba blush
and the combination of the
Kat Von D lipstick and the Buxome gloss
it makes the most perfect glossy nude lip!

In an effort to keep up my with addiction I tried to make another small order the other night for some Urban Decay eyeliners but the website was being lame and wouldn't let me get anything. I'm really bummed because I had picked out some really good perfume samples! BLAST!

Oh well. Better for my wallet I guess... I guess...