Spying On Your Kid With Ease

Spying on Your Kidwith Ease

“Those gosh darn millennials. The are such helicopter parents. When I was raising my kids in the 70’s and 80’s, we didn’t have a fancy baby monitor.”

I hear it all the time from family members. Part of me thinks they are a wee bit jealous that they didn’t get opportunity to swim in these fabulous tech devices that us millennials have. I mean, what would I do without tech devices to spy on my kids baby monitors?

For my 3-year old.

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The Makeup Show Orlando 2016

The Makeup Show Orlando

And once again…I made it! It’s starting to be a bit of a joke with my blogger gal pals and me that every time I make my way to The Makeup Show Orlando, I’ve got a baby in tow. Sure enough, Bub made his beauty show debut at the show and except for the minor whining he did during the Blogger Preview, I think my boy did a grand job. He shot the ladies lot of smiles and had an enjoyable time snugging up with Titi Ellis. 

The Makeup Show Orlando blogger

You know your friends love when you when they’re willing to wear your baby so you can enjoy the show a bit. And enjoy, I did! This year, many of the girls in the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group commented on how there weren’t as many attendees this year. I noticed that, too. It was nice to be able to walk down not-so-packed aisles. Brands like NARS, Make Up For Ever and Crown Brush were still packed but even still, their tables were walkable. Which is always appreciated. 

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The Ultimate Beauty Bag of Luxury Makeup

Luxury Makeup

Ahhhhh, luxury makeup. They call me an enabler. I’ll be that. I will be that friend that encourages you to buy another red lipstick even though you already have 14. I am the gal pal that sends you recommendations when you’re stumped in the middle of Sephora. I got you, baby. I am here for you. And these items? I’m thinking you should grab one or two or you know, at least 5 pieces from this luxury makeup list. You’ll thank me later. 

I promise. 

Now don’t get all huffy and puffy on me. Some of these items are a bit on the pricey side. I know, girl, I know. Hey! Some of us save our pennies to invest in the finer things in life. Prefer only drugstore picks? No problema. I’ll have something for you frugalistas later down the line. But for now…it’s all about that luxe life. 

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Oh heyyyyy, what palette are you loving these days?

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Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

My Newest Addiction – Laura has been attempting to master correcting and concealing with Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer.

Nouveau Cheap – I have oily skin, but that doesn’t mean I shy away from cream blushes. Here are my top five drugstore cream blushes of all time (that all work beautifully on oily skin).

Olive & Ivy – How adorable is this soon-to-be-released Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly palette? LOVE!

Phyrra – shares the Cruelty Free Beauty Brands at Sephora! No more guessing!

Prime Beauty – discovered a darling new vintage style bath and body line at Anthropolgie called Mission Grove. Make sure to check it out!

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop Giveaway – Win $400 and more!

Wait a minute now. Don’t jump all over my case and start hating on Valentine’s Day. You don’t hate it, do you? I mean, I get how the holiday can be obnoxious for my single folx but come ooooon, who said the day of love had to be about loving someone else? Love you, boo!  I’ve partnered with not 1, not 2, not 10 but 37 other beauty bloggers to give you the chance to win several spectacular gifts. This is as good as it gets and I am thrilled that I get to be one of the gals to give this opportunity.

Blog Hop

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The Day I Almost Punched the Babysitter

Punched

Okay, before you self-righteous mommies start slamming me, LISTEN – I’m okay with being away from my children. I don’t always like it but I deal with it because mommy has to work and live and sometimes that means leaving my children in the (hopefully) capable hands of someone else. I’m not alone. Most mothers across the world are working mothers and long gone are the days of having your mom, grandma or aunt watch your kid. Shoot, my mom is still working! I am proud to be a working mother and while I deal with mommy guilt regularly (who doesn’t?), don’t come for me in the “OMGGGGG, this is why I never leave my kids” department. Because I ain’t tryna hear it.

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Your Best Skincare Items For This Cooooold Weather

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

My Beauty Bunny – Say “au revoir” to winter and let’s talk spring! We’ve got a look at the latest pretties from NARS for Spring 2016, the L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette and the #NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette.

My Newest Addiction – Beauty collections have been released left and right lately because of the upcoming Spring season and Laura shares with us NARS Spring 2016!

Nouveau Cheap – “Empties” posts are a longstanding tradition in the beauty community, and this month I finally posted my own because, for once in my life, I finished several products all at the same time!

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Smashbox X-Rated Mascara review

I looooooove Smashbox. They’re one of my favorite brands. They’re one of those brands that has spectacular products but they aren’t all in your face about it. No showy advertisements, annoying endorsements or frills from these folx. Nope. They keep it simple. Great products. The end. I purchased this mascara some weeks back because it has literally been calling my name for, ooooh, I don’t know…some months now. And I’ve got HIGH expectations for this Smashbox X-Rated mascara. Yes sir, I do. 

Smahbox X-Rated

 

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