And then there was today….

I look at the blog post I did about Mother’s day and I think, man, why can’t they all be like that? Chaos has descended upon my house and it started with me getting a terrible cold/flu thing. I have been coughing and sneezing my way to an early demise while my house is swiftly falling into RUIN!!! For the last three days I haven’t so much as tidied and I’m going crazy!! My kitchen is a wreck, dishes are piling up, the living room carpet is 50% carpet fiber and 50% pepperidge farm goldfish cracker crumbs. My daughters room looks, well, just like it always seems to, and my room…well it is where laundry piles go to die. They get dumped in there, clean, dirty, and some mixed, and then never come out again. Eventually someone needs a certain shirt or a clean pair of socks and we have to rummage through them creating the ultimate pile of indistinguishable clothes right in the middle of my bedroom floor. It kind of makes me think about that old cartoon show “Bump In the Night” where little monsters run amok in the mess of some kids room. Bump In the Night

And then, because as we all know when it rains it pours, my daughter decided she was going to begin the terrible twos TODAY!! She was running a million miles a minute, all over the house, making messes and yelling. It wasn’t that she was really being bad, per say, but she was a total handful! Oh, and when she did do something bad that warranted the time out chair, she threw a crying fit like I have never seen herd before. After a while I would break down like I usually do and I’d go comfort her she would snap out of it in two seconds flat! So here I am, okay, sick as a dog, kneeling next to my wailing child, thinking that I am the worst mother for putting her in time out. I’m sweating and tired, I can’t breathe through my nose, I look like Rudolph for crying out loud! So here we are eye to eye, tears falling down her cheeks, and just as I am about to apologize, she FARTS! And bursts out laughing and falls over backwards in the chair. Once I took in that she was okay and still laughing I said “honey, you are not done with time out. You have to get back in the chair.” She looks at me totally bemused and says ” but mama I need daddy.” I asked why thinking it was a ploy to get out of her chair time and she says ” to give him a high five, I pooped!”

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I forgot the lips!

Oops! I forgot to put what I used on my lips! The base color is Wet n Wild Matte Lipstick in Natural and that is the NYX gloss in Kiss! Soon I am posting a review on all my Wet n Wild lip products! Yay!

Mother’s Day!!

Today was wonderful! My daughter is only two so Mother’s Day is still new for me. After church and breakfast (and a little nap) I spent the afternoon swimming and playing with Maryjane. When she tells me that she loves me I feel a happiness that knows no bounds. So after I tucked my little one in to bed i had to wash the chlorine out of my hair. You all don’t know this but I recently cut of my hair into a fun bob cut. Tonight was the first time I sat down at my vanity to style it myself since it was cut Friday. When I flat ironed it it was so shiny and cute I felt inspired to do a make up look to accompany it. Below are a list of products used with mini reviews. Oh and please excuse the freckles the sun brought them out in force!!

Hair: I tried the Keracolor leave in treatment that came with my April glam bag while it was damp and then I used the Got2B flat iron balm on each section of my hair before straightening it. It left my hair smooth and silky and I feel like it was really protected against the heat. It says it will protect up to 425 degrees and my Chi goes to 430. I’ll keep using the balm and let you know how it holds up.

Face: I used the Loreal True Match liquid foundation in w1 porcelain and set it with the matching pressed powder. For this i used my sigma brushes f80 and f85. I think that this line of products is the among the best drugstore foundations. The shade range is enormous and the coverage is very buildable. If you want a more sheer look apply it with a moist sponge. If you want full coverage, like me trying to cover my freckles, I stipple it on with my brush.

Blush: I used NYX cream rouge blush in the shade Golden. I dabbed it on with my fingers and then blended it out with my beauty blender. I love these blushes especially in the summer because they hold up so well in the heat! They have tone of shades and go on so easily! Great product!

Highlight: I used the Cream Highlight from Urban Decay in the shade Wicked. This has the most unique texture, it is smooth and extremely light. It feels like having nothin on at all and yet you can tell from the pictures it catches the light perfectly. It blends seamlessly with my cream blush though not quite as easily with powders. Overall it’s a staple in my kit!

Eyes: For this I used my Naked and Naked 2 palettes from Urban Decay and my Maybelline 24 hour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bold Gold. I laid down a base of Bold Gold and blended it out lightly into the crease. Then I went into the Naked 2 and used YDK on my mobile lid. Then, using the Naked palette I picked up Toasted on a fluffy crease brush and blended it on the crease concentrating on the outer v. Finally I used Sin as a brow highlight and blended out Toasted. For eyeliner I used Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Underground. I just tight-lined all the way around.

Brows: I used my ultimate favorite and stand by, the Anastasia brow powder in medium ash. I use this everyday with an angled brush to fill in my teensy brows. It is PERFECT! Hands down the best brow option!

Mascara: I tried out a new one tonight and I have to say that. I am not impressed. It is the Too Faced Lash Injection. It was dry and not very buildable. I managed to get my lashes how I liked them but I have used cheaper products that worked better really. Very disappointed 😦

So that wraps it up I hope you like it and feel free to ask any questions.

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Make up melt down

Well in Arkansas it officially feels like summer. And that means it is time to reevaluate our make up routines. No more slaving over intricate full faces, bc thirty minute after you lave the house it melts off! So now we need to shoot for a more simple look using lighter product that can withstand the walmart parking lot, am I right? So while shopping for more make up that I in no way need I picked up the Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. All I have to say is wow! First of all I was totally shocked that they had a fair-light option. I’m very fair and usually the lightest option is light-medium. If the product could pass for medium skin tones there is no way it could work for me! But the fact that they had a fair option is what got it in my shopping cart. The fact that it is fantastic now has it in a place of honor on my vanity. It is smooth and goes on feeling so light, but it is super pigmented. Most of the time a T.M. Only gives you the faintest coverage, but this one gives me foundation like coverage without the mask face. Tonight, we are having dinner with my in laws and I did this look super fast! Below are a list of products I used. Over all I say go out and pick up a bottle asap!

Face: Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted moisturizer
Bronzer: Park Avenue Princess from Tarte
Blush: Happy Booster Tranlucent Face Powder
Eyes: Covergirl eyeshadow in Tapestry Taupe
Urban Decay eyeliner in Juju
Lights,Camera,Lashes! Mascara from Tarte

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Intro

To tell you a little bit about myself, my name is Beth Green. (see I said a little 🙂 I’m 23 years old, married to John and I have a beautiful 2 year old Maryjane. I am a student at Regency Beauty Institute and I am obsessed with the beauty industry. Hair is my bread and butter but my true passion is make up. 
Now every blog should have a purpose. I will be posting make up and hair tutorials, product reviews, and little tid bits from my life that i feel are worth sharing. Most of them will focus on some of the more affordable product lines but sometimes a high end product is worth it! Now I can’t promise that every tutorial will be 100% never seen before bc, let’s face it, there are tons of resources out there for inspiration but I will always give credit where it is due. 
I so look forward to getting questions and requests for topics. I think that it will be my dedication to the readers that will set me apart, that and the fact that I am not obsessed with MAC. I think that though everyone is unique, we can all agree that we are our own worts critic. If you want to try a red lip, or a glitter eye, go for it. The truth is all those pol are checking you out bc you chose to stand out. So I say LET YOUR FREAK FLAGA FLY PPL! And with that here will be the first of many posts going over products that I currently have in my giant kit! ENJOY!