Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Could it be? Kindergarten graduation!

I still can't believe it. 

My little babies are done with Kindergarten! 

The last day was so much fun & they are so excited to head to first grade! 

I look at the picture below & see the first day, the hardest day of my life haha it was hard leaving them & going home to an empty house, as winston just sat staring at me. Wondering what I did with the kids! 

Then they sit, so happy to graduate & grow up. 
They are so smart & so sweet. 
I am so blessed & I cannot wait to watch them grow into amazing young adults! 

They walked the hall for the last time as Kindergarten kids & daddy gave them graduation money! 
Of course, Cami picked an owl & Cam a gun! 

Here we come first grade!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A post I could not wait to Publish

I'm writing this post ahead of time because the day I get to post it will be so joyous and amazing!

I am starting over with Everyday Beautiful and with my YouTube channel. I took a break and came back a few times but I have had a lot of personal things going on the past few years that I finally have  taken care of & done.

I am excited to post this because this is my new beginning for me and my family.

I love blogging, making videos and every since my hubby started using Final Cut Pro, I'm pretty excited to start having him edit for me!

Today is a day that changes everything in our lives for the better.

It's the perfect way to start Independence Day!!!

So here we go.... I'm so excited to revamp EB and make it exactly what I wanted it to be, always.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sephora Haul | April 2015

Happy Wednesday, Earth Day & Secretaries Day!!!

I went to Sephora today to pick up some items for wedding season & decided to try out some NEW products! Can you believe it? I always go for the same things every year but I changed it up this year & so far so great!! Let's get started!

First I went in with a list, which is smart. It's like shopping for healthy food, if it's not on the list DON'T BUY IT!!! 

The Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette is a God sent for your face! Have you tried this??? First of all the packaging is perfect & so easy for multiple uses in a day. When doing wedding makeup, I reach for the same products multiple times a day, this makes it so easy to contour without single sticks or powders! It's super pigmented & glides on effortlessly! I love the three different shades of contour, it's really a 3 in 1 palette for all skin tones! Amazing! At $49 at Sephora, you're getting 6 amazing shades! I would say that unless you are a makeup artist or like to try different shades of contouring, then this may be a lot of contour colors for one person! 

I was in need of a new eye lash curler, I've used the  ELF ones for years & replaced them so many times! I decided to spend more than $3 on an eye lash curler to see the difference & what result I could get from it! I mostly use lashes on my brides, but I love using a curler to really blend together the real lashes & fake lashes! So I picked up the Tweezerman ProCurl Eye Lash Curler in Rose Gold! 

Moisturizer! My top 3 makeup must haves! 
If you don't moisturize, we can't socialize! :) haha! 

I picked up a delux sample size of the Sephora Instant Moisturizer, I liked the light scent but I couldn't commit to a normal size. It's light & creamy without being greasy! Which is perfect for Spring & Summer! It not only smooths skin but it illuminates the skin! 

 Below is my prep & stay combo! Wedding day makeup normally HAS to last around 5-8 hours! Through kissing, hugging, crying, sweating, dancing, cake & drinks! So I am a primer & setting spray addict! BUT I changed my products this time! I went with the Sephora brand primer because it has the same texture & effect as the Smashbox & Cover FX primers, for half the cost! My first primer I was going to try was the Nars primer, but I honestly did not like the consistency & thought the Sephora one had much better coverage ! And I'm trying out the Makeup Forever Mist & Fix spray! Which so far is doing an amazing, wonderful, absolutely freaking terrific job!!!! 

So like a dumb dumb, I take swatch photos but not product photos, so the left photo belongs to Sephora! Now when I walked in, I tried SIX different eye liners out. I was between the Urban Decay & Sephora brand. And some how Sephora beat UD! I loved the UD one but it never set like I wanted, it was to smudged looking for me & plus the Sephora is water proof which is a plus! 

In the end my Sephora points managed to get me this blinc. mascara that actually creates tubes on your lashes, a lot like the model mascara I was using! 

Gah! We are done. No more photos or words! 

I am really excited to use these products soon & do separate reviews on most of them! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Some Serious Sports Action

Happy Tuesday Y'all !!!

Goodness, we are heading into Summer so fast!

But first. We Spring! 

With Spring comes baseball, well TBall for us :) Plus we have horse riding lessons & fun,fun & more fun! Cami has fallen in love with horses & even though we had a scare a few weeks back, she went right back in! Although I am a baseball fan, Cam is more of a basketball player so far but he still has the arm of a pro & smiles so hard as he rounds the bases. 

I'm excited for all of these sports that will come & maybe go. 
Sports that will maybe pave the future for them. 

It's all hard work but it's so worth the time & effort to have them out & having fun! 

Plus it's super fun to shop for their sports clothes & riding gear! 


I can't wait to see what's next for them! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Father Daughter Dance 2015

Every year the kids elementary school holds a Father Daughter Dance for all the girls & their dads!

Our daughter wore her Easter dress and shoes that she loved so much & referred to as "high heels" all the time. She stated that she wouldn't be able to dance a lot because of her "high heels not being dancing shoes"

Adorable, I know!

The night came and with a very VERY (because of daddy's rules) light coat of mascara & lip gloss. They set off for a night of dancing & fun!

Well, what we thought would be dancing and fun. Turned out to be all the dads in the gym, watching their little girls play with friends & talk about boys. 

He did get a dance with her & meet her friends. But she's growing up & I think he realized just how much that night! 

I can't wait for next years & how much she will change each year in these 100's of photos I take! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Post #300

300 post, in 3 years.

Not amazing but it's a start.

I have made a decision early this year that changes a few things. My current life consist of my kids, my hubby, school, my marketing job, blogging and my makeup artistry job. We have sports & riding lessons, general activities & school volunteering. All of these things are in my week.

I'm changing things. I want to be more steady & focused on what's really important to me.

After this year, I'm not going to have my makeup artistry. I have loved it & have had a lot of fun with it. But it's not my focus right now. So as I sit here writing about this, making it official a year early. I'm not worried.

This does not come a a surprise to most, I've been planning this for a while now.

I love marketing, I love being the person behind a companies Facebook or Twitter, talking with clients and getting to know people.

I love makeup, I love testing and reviewing makeup on here. I love writing about my kids and things going on. Just life and things that I would want to read.

So after 2015, once I am done with this years weddings. I am hanging the brush up.
I will be blogging about makeup, life, kids, everything. But I will no longer book clients.
I am going to gold with marketing & that's where my path lays as of now.

So here's to post 300 looking at the future of 3,000.