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Feelin Good This Spring Day :)

5 Apr

I think the title best sums up how I feel right now.

I’ve been feelin great lately (minus a few aches and pains from Zumba).
I’ve been taking more time and effort and truly loving myself.

What does that mean?
That means truly putting effort into finding something to wear in the morning. Using my face as a canvas to create beautiful and fun eye shadow looks.
Using great products on my skin as a treat so that my skin remains moisturized and so that I can look my best.
Attempting to be healthy and fit.

I’ve committed to it, and I thank you my friends for being a part of this journey. For allowing me to be on this journey to be the best Mrs.SPJ I can be.
Call me corny if you would like, but I think it makes me pretty awesome 🙂
I truly appreciate you allowing me to share my picture with you all yesterday. It was a pretty difficult thing to do because I look at that before picture, and I see everything that I don’t EVER wanna go back to. I don’t ever just want to let myself go to the point where food has become more of an enemy than my friend.  I don’t ever just want to let myself go again.  In fact, I’ve made a commitment to myself to treat myself as I would like to be treated! Let’s just hope and pray I can keep up with it, and stay accountable. I think it is important to find a way to make sure you are keeping a commitment to yourself. This blog allows me to do so and I love how it has grown and evolved into something bigger than me. I am so appreciative that you allow me to share my little quirky stories, my faith, my makeup tips, my food journeys, and overall my life! You have helped me grow into myself and I’m so thankful you continue to take this journey with me! I hope you will continue!

On a side note, I keep getting awesome comments on my outfit today! I tried to brighten up a little bit and so I have on a bright green shirt with a darker green undershirt. Also, who could go wrong with denim pants? I love them! You like?

I decided  I decided to go with a bright orange, pink, yellow, and green eye look. Whatcha think?

Might I add, I’m really loving my new earrings? I keep seeing these basketball wives earrings popping up, but they are just too big and gaudy for me. So when I found a smaller earring with a pop of color, I jumped on them! Let me add that I’m super duper in love with them!!!

Well folks, that’s it for now! Your girl is feeling great and free! Hope you are too!
This song sums up my feelings in a few minutes 🙂

Until Next Time, Mrs. SPJ 🙂


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 🙂

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 🙂

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








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