Thursday, September 30, 2010

Obagi Nu-Derm Week 9

Week 9 has arrived! I was mistaken with what I thought before. The 12 weeks is a trial and your first turn over of the cells. It take 12 weeks for a full cell turn over so I am still not done. After your first 12 weeks you can adjust dosage of things like the Retin-a. You can also mix products between the two Obagi Nu-derm systems: Normal to Oily and Normal to Dry. I am using the normal to dry products but I will be upping my dosage of Retin-a after I am done using the one I have. I know a lot of people have their suspicions about the Hydroquinone but from the research I have done I cannot find any people who have had any hyper-pigmentation through Obagi (using it correctly). It is a very safe and solid line. I will go ahead and trust the experts on this one, especially since my skin has never felt better.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Givenchy & Blink Liquid Eyeliners

I ordered these liquid eyeliners online at I had used the Givenchy before and really liked it because it was very precise and the formula was nice, although a little flaky. The Blink LE was one I had not tried before since sephora only has it online. The Blink is not as intense a black as the Givenchy. The Givenchy applicator brush is better than the Blink IMO, but the formula on the Givenchy seems grainy. I don't know if mine was just defective but the Givenchy had some, I don't know it looked like dried eyeliner chunks in the formula. BUT I do like the intense black the Givenchy has over the Blink. I have to apply two layers of the Blink to get the intensity of one layer of the Givenchy.

The Givenchy rubbed off in little flakes easily. The Blink rubbed on in bigger flakes but it took a lot more rubbing to get it to flake. All in all these both are good eyeliners. The Givenchy is $5 more expensive for less product, BUT I use less of the Givenchy to get the intensity I like. Whereas the Blink comes with more product but I have to apply a lot more because it is not an intense black.

After using them for a week I think the Givenchy is much better than the Blink liner. The blink liner flakes.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Night Out Look

I just did my makeup tonight and I really liked how it came out. It is my Friday Night look for tonight. I used my LORAC kit again for this look I hope you like it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Obagi Nu-Derm Week 8

I have some makeup on in this picture

*singing* O-B-A-G-I I have only 4 more weeks left of you!!!! *
I am actually a little sad to be so close to the 12 week mark. I am going in next week to talk about my results with the doctor. I just wanted to make sure I got the full potential of the system. This week I have been peeling every evening around my chin and mouth. It's weird because I will just randomly start peeling on certain days. Maybe it is because the air is changing here with Fall coming.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I needed a new case for my phone so last night I got to work and make this case. I LOVE IT! I glued a mirror on the back so I wont have to dig through my purse to touch up my makeup. I should have made a "How To" video with this but the lighting was terrible so the video would have come out pretty dark. Anyways I hope you like my latest creation!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Obagi Nu-Derm Week 7

Everything is going good here with the Obagi. Loving my skin and feeling great in general. I didn't take any pictures and I probably won't do another video until week 9 or 10. I am almost done though YAY! Once I get to week 11 I am going to schedule an appointment with my doc. to get info on how to do maintenance. I hope they keep me on Obagi products because they have a really solid line and I am a life long fan now. Any time some one asks me about products I recommend you can bet that Obagi will be top of the list.

Life has been pretty boring though lol. Its getting to be that time where a girl just can't stop eating and gets really moody (you all know what I am talking about). Today I ate TWO cones with Rocky Road ice cream and I finished a can of whip cream. I also crave red meat A LOT this time of the month so we have been going out to eat a ton. We are kind of tight on money right now because these last few months expenses kept coming out of nowhere (cars, home repairs.....). I have to admit that I probably spent too much money on my winter wardrobe as well. I grew up in AZ so I decided this year that I would be ready for the Colorado winter. Last year I was miserable. My jackets were pretty worthless and I really didn't know how to stay warm. This year I purchased a nice down jacket and some boots to wear outside. I am really excited for the winter this time actually, because I feel like I will enjoy it since I know what to expect.

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Review of Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

Originally submitted at

Get no smudge, no budge eyeliner that lasts for hours for a fabulous and fresh look of precision. The smooth pen applicator easily glides on color for very fine to bold lines for effortless beauty.

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By liqeyelinerexpert from Denver CO on 9/13/2010


4out of 5

Describe Yourself: Natural Style

I am a liquid eyeliner expert. I have owned most products over the last 10 years. I was surprised with the quality of this eyeliner pen. I just used it and it was nice. BUT I ordered two pens and one pen is great and the other not-so-much.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Daily Routine

Hey all. This is my morning routine. It takes me under 20 minutes most of the time. I used gel liner in this video instead of liquid because I wanted to use the Physicians Formula liner again. Anyways I hope you enjoy it!

DIY Ruffled Vanity Stool

This vanity stool was my latest project. MBH and I finally moved the furniture in the room around so that I could set up a little vanity by the window. All the chairs I found were either too high or too short for this area so I ventured out to make my own. I used this bright green litter bucket we kept out back. I was just going to throw it away so why not right.

I used some scrap fabric I had and my trusty glue gun. I also sewed my own ruffles. Here is what I created.

TADA!!!!!!!! My finished vanity stool!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Cream Liners

This item was purchased by me at Wal-mart yesterday. It was only $9 or $10 so I wanted to give it a try (especially since it came with 3 colors). It says "24 hour wear" on the box and I have been wearing the black all day today with no issues. It glides on very smooth and it a little too soft of a gel in my opinion, but it works. It applies light and you add layers until it is as dark or thick as you want.

Comes with a brush (I don't use it) and the 3 colors are blue,Brown, and black. The black has little blue glitter in it, but you can hardly tell once it is applied.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Collagen Supplements After 1 Month

I purchased these Collagen supplements at Wal-Mart a month ago and I will be posting an update every month for 3 months. So far I have seen a difference in my hair. My hair seems a lot softer but that could be the other vitamins as well. My nails are great though. My toe nails are very weak most of the time but they are so strong right now. My skin is soft and radiant but I don't know if it is because of this stuff or my other routines. After one month I think it is making small changes, but I am not really sure if it is due to this or a pre-natal vitamin I started taking (I'm not preggers).

Ross Haul

I love Ross. It is one of my favorite stores because you can find AMAZING deals there sometimes. Their clothes are great too because they are name brand and cheap. BUT I just discovered on my last trip that they have Juicy Couture there now. The store by my house had a few JC handbags and I actually bought the yellow one on sale for $19.99!!!!!! I bought some E.L.F. Lip gloss in a pack of 5 for $4 and a really nice mirror. I added two pairs of Levis denim to my collection as well.

Labor Day Camping

I had so much fun camping with MBH and the puppy. We went up to the mountains and found this secluded spot surrounded by giant boulders. It was great, but the air was SO SO SOOOOOO DRY!! MBH and I would wake up every morning and our throats would be painfully dry. And I forgot to bring lotion so that was pretty miserable. I love camping.

I was good and I did my Obagi every morning and evening. It was hard without a mirror :/ I can't believe I forgot a mirror. At night I would heat water up to wash my face because it was really cold.
Baron (the puppy) was so funny. Every afternoon he would force himself inside the tent so he could sleep on the air mattress lol. We would go in to check on him and he would be dead asleep on our bed. Is it bad that on our next camping trip I am going to buy him his own air mattress to sleep on lol?! I think I spoil him.

Week 6 Obagi

Everything is going great guys! I LOVE Obagi!!!! I

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Obagi Nu-Derm Week 5

Sorry I have no pictures for you this time. My week has been SUPER BUSY. But I will take lots of pics for the 6 week update. My skin is great. No peeling anymore and today I went out of the house without any foundation and I felt fantastic. Every time I go makeup shopping now the sales specialists always comment on how beautiful and fair my skin is (YAY!). We are going camping this weekend so I have all my Obagi products packed and ready to go. See you all next week! Have a great Labor Day everyone.