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Ms. Crimson & More!

27 Mar

Say Hello to my little friend….

Ms. Crimson

That’s Right! I said goodbye to my lil old Honda, and said HELLO to my new car, which I like to call, “Crimson”. I had a bit of an anxiety attack because I wasn’t expecting to get my car soon, but I’m super glad that I did! She rides smoothly, comfortably, and doesn’t give me any of the problems I started to experience with my old Honda. It was time for me to get a new car not only for my safety, but also so that whenever a Lil Jones comes in to play (no time soon), I had enough room for a baby and all the bells and whistles they come with (ha ha, just kidding.) I am so happy about my new car, and like my hubby said, the first time I sat in the car, I fell in love with it. I wasn’t planning on getting a car in the red family, but I’m kinda glad that I did ūüôā

Other than a car this weekend, I got a chance to ¬†dabble in some makeup! Ladies, let me tell you, Primer can do so much for makeup! Do you have an eye shadow that you wish was a bit different? Maybe more vibrant or sheer? Primer and knowing the right tips and techniques can change it all for you!!! Take Spectrum Cosmetic’s Pacific. A very beautiful Vibrant blue.

Spectrum Cosmetics Pacific 3g ($3) 5g($5)

Now check out how I was able to manipulate Pacific:

Pacific with: 1(NYX Primer) 2(FOILED w/contact solution) 3(Too Faced Shadow Insurance) 4(Dry)

First off, I tried a new Primer that only costs me about 6-7 bucks (super cheap in the world of primer, lol) and it was an NYX primer that promised to make any eye shadow super vibrant! I’m HIGHLY satisfied! It definitely does the job and you can see how vibrant it made the eye shadow! It goes on white and you can’t even tell! Secondly, you can get a mixing medium, I chose to use good ol contact solution and put a drop or two on a palette and mix it with a good amount of mineral eye shadow and you can cause a foiled look! Isn’t it awesome? You have to play around with it to get a good consistency but it doesn’t take long. If you want more info on that, check out XSparkage’s ¬†(love her! ) video tutorial on foiling (using eye shadow wet).

Third is what I typically use most, it’s the Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance that definitely makes your makeup last!!!! I love it, and I don’t think this picture even gives it justice!!! See what it looks like blended with other colors using that primer:

Pacific blends nicely with the other colors and pops with the Too Faced Eye Shadow Primer

Last but not least is simply the eye shadow by itself. The great thing about Spectrum is that these colors are so vibrant anyways, Primer just makes them pop! The colors are also long-lasting. Check out a new spring color I purchased from Spectrum Cosmetics and how different the primer makes the eye shadow , In Bloom,  look:

1 (Foiled) 2(NYX Primer) 3(TF Eye Shadow Ins. Primer) 4 (Dry)

SEE! It’s awesome! I’m now going to just start really using primer to manipulate eye shadows although i love all of Spectrum’s colors the way they are, why not have fun with them?

Today, I opted for a Spring Look with some of my new colors and I’m quite happy with what I ended up with! I used the following colors with NYX Primer and NYX ¬†Gloss in the color of Golden Red!

I think my NY & Co Butterfly scarf  brings out everything!!! LOVE IT!!

That’s it for now! Do you have any trendy makeup tricks? Do you love primer as much as I do? What is your go to fun spring look? It’s time to bring out the colors and have some fun!

Until Next Time, Much Love, Mrs. SPJ ūüôā

P.S.- Isn’t the NYX Lip Gloss FABULOUS?!?!!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMOOCHES!

Patty’s Day & More

20 Mar

Gosh it seems like it’s been forever and I have so much to tell you!
I created a post on Friday but apparently, it never was published (thanks horrible phone!)
Therefore, I’m going to have to wrap up my adventures since Friday!!

Friday-
Had a wonderful half day at work! It included a festive lunch at Copelands with my beautiful co workers which included some special treats of everything against my diet but it was still in moderation and awesome! Our waiter had this raspy voice that just kept us entertained!

Afterwards, I was able to get my hair done! It looks fabulous and full thanks to my wonderful stylist and hairfinity!
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Afterwards, I went to Dillard’s “Fit for a Cure” event. This is a bra fitting event where¬†Dillard’s donates $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for every woman fitted in the store and an additional $2 for every bra purchased. Let me tell you, I thought I was wearing the right size bra, the right kind, and BOY WAS I WRONG!! After being properly fitted, I spent about 130 for 3 bras but it was TOTALLY worth it. For one, I think the “girls” look so much better, and I encourage you to let every woman you know that it is IMPERATIVE to get a proper fitting bra! I wish I could go more in depth on this subject, but Maybe Ill do that in a V log who knows! Ill just say this, a proper fitting bra will do wonders for women and make you look great! ESPECIALLY, if you are sporting a large chest like I am! If your bra doesn’t do the following things, it’s just all wrong:
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I know it may seem like a lot of info, but it’s important ladies.

Saturday-
I enjoyed a relaxing Saturday morning, then went to eat with my husband at this place called, Cheers. It was so nice to sit outside and enjoy a great conversation with my hubby along with some great food. They had these really tasty Potato Skins that were to die for!

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Pure Yumminess ūüôā

Saturday night, we celebrated with friends for St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t¬†particularly¬†own a lot of green, so I opted for my green in my eye shadow! Of course it was splendid!

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St. Patty's Day Look (Spectrum Cosmetics)

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Spit Drinks? (I didn't spit!Lol)

Me & the Z Chics

Me & the Z Chics

See! Lots of fun!! I had so much fun this weekend I enjoyed a day of rest on Sunday! My hubby cooked a wonderful dinner, and I rested! I was so ready to start my week which has been busy with work. 

What have you been up to? What did you do For Pattys day? I don’t normally celebrate, but I had such a blast!

 

Pretty Makes Me Feel Good

28 Feb

Hey Guys!!

So yesterday My hubby and I put on a birthday dinner for our brother and friend, Eric! It was such a great event and I think he was very appreciative! He was also celebrating 14 years as a man of Kappa Alpha Psi! How awesome!!! Anywho, we decided to go to Copelands. Due to giving up rice for lent, I couldn’t have my favorite, Shrimp Etouffie so I opted for the Shrimp & Crabcake Pasta Alfredo.I know, I’m currently on a lifestyle change, but the important thing to that is having some good old treats every once and awhile and just not making a habit of it. Therefore I was careful with my food choices all day since I knew I had a bday dinner to attend. Everyone seemed to have fun, and it was really nice.

Birthday Boy

Awesome Cake

Kappa Brothers

Eric & The Girls

Well, I noticed last night, my stomach started bothering me. I immediately thought, “uh oh, what have I done”. I didn’t eat too much, but all night my stomach kept talking to me, and it wasn’t until around ¬†6 am this morning I decided to take my fav pink stuff! I’m telling you, Pepto Bismol is the only thing that eases this stomach of mine when I can’t get it together! It calmed it down some, but I realize I’m going to have to take some more in a few. I got up for work rather late, and did my usual routine but decided that I would dress myself cute, put some makeup on, despite feeling queezy on the

inside. Here’s what I opted for:

A cute kind of retro top I purchased a few months back at Old Navy. It fit slightly different since I’ve been losing weight, but my hubby assured me, it was still cute! You can never go wrong with the classic black pants from my FAV NY & Company! They are having a buy one get one pants deal and today is the Final DAY! LOVE Their pants! They even have coupons once you sign up for their emails! I decided to wear my beaded yellow necklace for a pop of color!

As far as my makeup look, I decided to dive into my container of Spectrum Cosmetics and go for a look I call “Ice Gold”. That’s beautiful Atomic (neon matte orange) on the lid, My fav, Lemon¬†(bright pure yellow)¬†in the crease, and virgin (satin white) in the highlight area. I also added a nice black liner and some smoky mascara to make the color pop! Didn’t it turn out beautifully?

So even though I feel like crap on the inside, I think I look quite nice on the outside. I think it is pushing me to feel a little better and helping me out! I told you all on New Year’s Day I was going to be making a commitment to myself. I think we all should.

My exact words were,

“I challenge you too to take better care of yourself, invest more time in yourself. I definitely am going to strive to do that myself and not just put any old thing on but to have more cute days and less ‚ÄúI just threw this on to go out the house‚ÄĚ days. I‚Äôm telling you, it makes a difference.”

Let me tell you, it does. On days you don’t feel too hot or¬†feeling¬†sad, try your best to put on something nice, and put forth some effort. First off, once you feel better, you won’t regret going out the house looking any old way. Secondly, you might notice you may feel just a tad bit better, and my friends, that makes it all worth while:)

Hope your having a great day!
Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ ūüôā

Fiery Fun Look

23 Feb

Hey guys…

I’ve been super busy at work, so I haven’t been able to post but I wanted to leave you all with something!!!

Check out this Fiery Look I created today! It’s so hot outside today, it’s almost 80 degrees! Beautiful weather, slightly windy, but I wanted to be a bit fiery and so to establish the look I used:

Magnolia Makeup & Spectrum Cosmetics

I love when you have two great companies that are also affordable and offer great cosmetics! Here you can see Magnolia Makeup (the larger jars) and Spectrum Cosmetics (the smaller jars & the sample bag) that offer very vibrant and bright colors… After applying my Bare Minerals Foundation, MAC Skinfinish, and eyeshadows, I came up with this look:

¬†While it looks rather soft, it’s very vibrant!!!!!! Let me show it to you up close!!


I took the Fiery Bronze color and applied it over my whole eye. I used the bright rid for the lid, the¬†fiery¬†orange in the crease, the bronze in the highlight area, and then the lemon yellow color for the inner part of the eye. I then took my blending brush and blended the colors in and that’s what created this awesome look! I even used a deep chocolate close to my lashes to kind of bring down the color closer to my lashes.. I’m really satisfied with this look! I love both Magnolia Makeup and Spectrum Cosmetics! While I used two different cosmetic lines, they both offer vibrant and bold shades! I think they all compliment my skin as well!¬†I’m in love with it!!! I just wanted to share this with you all for now so you can try it for yourselves! I’m sure you can make your own¬†fiery¬†creation, and I’d love to see it!!!!

Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ ūüôā

P.S. I got home to this yesterday…


Hmm wonder what’s inside ….. STAY TUNED!

Food, Makeup, and ASH!

22 Feb

Hey friends! It’s been really crazy these past few days, and it’s going to be a pretty crazy work weekend. ¬†However, I wanted to share with you all a few things.

I finally recieved my Shakeology!!! It’s time for me to see what this stuff can do for me in a month! I told you all about it before and the amazing health benefits of it. I can’t wait to replace one meal with this stuff and see what happens in my life!!! I would love to lose some weight, but overall live a healthy lifestyle! There is a group of us drinking this stuff so it should work out pretty well!

I promise to keep you guys posted and let you know what I think.. Today is typically a weight on wednesday post, but being that Its so hectic at work, I’ll go more in depth on weight stuff next week (if I remember!)

While I plan to start shakeology, I’m still really happy with these Spectrum Comsmetic Eyeshadows!! They show up so well on my skin and I think they compliment my skin! Today I decided to use my new Color Tattoo and 3 shades from Spectrum Cosmetics. Here are the eye colors I used below:

After applying the eye shadow, I was impressed with the very vibrant look I came up with. i have to think of a name for this one.. Any suggestions?

Isn’t it pretty? Let me take you up close for a better look:

SEE? I think this is a perfect blend of just vibrant colors!!!!!!! You must try!!

It’s been a pretty good day so far…. My co worker B took me to a really cool place for lunch! It was called Cheers!

And I must tell you my grilled Turkey Sandwich was delicious!


But enough for now… I just wanted to keep you all posted with what is going on… Today is Ash Wed so it’s time for me to enter the Lenten Season and I’m really thinking long and hard about what to give up. I want it to bring me closer to God and be something worth while. I have to get my thoughts together!!! ¬†Also, I wanted to know what topics would you like for me to discuss? I’m always open to talk about whatever! Just let me know by leaving a comment!

Until Next Tie, Much Love, MRS. SPJ ūüėČ

New Makeup & More!!

20 Feb

Hey you guys!

It’s been a crazy hectic week, but I wanted to take the time and tell you about my new makeup from Spectrum Cosmetics! I don’t know if I ever told you all, but Ill say it again, I’m NOT PAID from this company or GIVEN any free products. These are my personal reviews and thoughts of this makeup! So I¬†received¬†my new shipment of colors and they are beautiful!!!!
I decided to go for a pinkish purple look to hang out with the hubby on Sunday. I couldn’t even finish my look at first because I was so blown away by Iris. It is advertised to be,¬†“an ¬†iridescent purple¬†eye shadow¬†that is a beautiful bright¬†violet purple with an indigo sheen!! SO PRETTY!

Iris

I found myself looking at it saying, “it’s pink, no wait it’s purple, no wait I see some Silver in there”.. It’s such a magnificent color! I’m pretty sure I will be wearing this in the future by itself!! My overall look I ended up with was exactly what I wanted! I used Pacific, Sweet Fuchsia, and Spring Fling. I love the beautiful color of Sweet Fuchsia. It’s just a color I’ve been looking for in an eye shadow! I decided to make the look pop with my very own, “Pinksi” Bendi Earrings… I think they compliment everything nice!!!

Whenever you order from Spectrum Cosmetics, she will give you a sample, and who would have known it, but she gave me a sample of a color I’ve been dying to try! LEMON! Let’s just say Lemon combined with a nice dark purple makes my eye shadow look today POP!!! ¬†How I love, it and NOW will be ordering it in the near future!!You see how bright the yellow is?! I’m so in love with it!!!!! I love colors that pop and truly bring out one’s skin complexion! Also, I have on a new lipcolor that I discovered when visiting the lovely Brittney. You guys have heard me talk about her before, she works at Sephora and knows her stuff when it comes to makeup. I visit her frequently and she’s always showing me something new. She also showed me a really pretty pink lipstick that I plan on trying as well!!!

I promise to show you some more looks from the new eye shadow I purchased. There are some really pretty colors that I purchased. For example, this is Pacific. How beautiful and radiant is it?

Pacific

See! So many great colors! I can’t wait to share them with you all! I’m still on the hunt for a good face moisturizer. I bought one called Triple C, but I’m not crazy about it!!! Ill keep you posted on what I find!!

Until Next Time, Much Love, Mrs. Spj:)

P.S. Have you found any great makeup finds lately? If so, please share!

Spectrum is Spectacular!

27 Jan

So I’m a bit excited because,

A. It’s Friday
B. I’ve been doing alright with changing up my eating!
C. I received my Spectrum Cosmetics in the mail!

Now you guys know from reading my blog, I love makeup, but I’m always looking for more affordable products which is why I was so happy to find Spectrum Cosmetics on Etsy! I decided I was going to purchase these products, and was very pleased with their prices as many of my blog readers already know! Well I received them!! Let me just show you the beautiful colors I purchased:

Aztec, Dragonfly, Shamrock, Envy, Spring Fling

Very vibrant, and each one only cost me 3 bucks! Very affordable! When I first saw the colors I thought, “Geez these colors are beautiful! I wonder how they will look on my skin!” ¬†Of course, you know I immediately took my eye shadow brushes because I was dying to know!! Well here is how they looked:

Spring Fling w/ a damp brush, Spring Fling, Envy, Shamrock, Dragonfly, Aztec

 

Beautiful right?!? I really couldn’t pick a favorite although I truly love Aztec! I realized I could create some really great looks and decided today I was going to go for the Green colors with maybe some Burgundy/Brown Liner. What do ya think?

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it! I just wish I would have spent more time on my look this morning so you could get the total look! I did my look in about 5 minutes! The pigment is of high quality and even hours later, I’m still wearing it!

I’m telling you, this makeup is good stuff! You can even get it at a slight discount simply for saying you found out about it on this blog! I have a discount code that the creator gave, just in honor of my giveaway! Just in case you didn’t hear, Spectrum Cosmetics is ¬†giving away 5 eye shadows in the colors of your choice to one of my faithful readers!! I think it’s an awesome giveaway! All you have to do is be a blog follower, like them on facebook (Spectrum Cosmetics), and leave a comment on my post about the giveaway!¬†https://mrsspj.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/first-ever/! That’s it!

I’m so glad to share this opportunity with you friends! I’m also so happy that it is Friday and I’m so ready to enjoy a weekend of cleaning, relaxation, and fun!!! ¬† What about you?

Until Next Time, Much Love, Mrs. SPJ ūüôā

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