Saturday, June 22, 2013

When life gives you lemons...

So life have been very hard these last few weeks, between my youngest son Paxton being very sick and my living situation sometime sI find it hard to see light at the end of the tunnel.

I live in a CoOp, for anyone who doesn't know it's a place where everyone works together and lives within a community feeling, the units are smaller but you have a family feeling as everyone should help each other. That has not been my experience here and I have faced backlash and a lot of it for trying to get people to stick to the rules and not go off and do whatever they want. I would say I have 2 or 3 really great friends here but for each of those friends there are at least 3 people who work daily to make my life miserable. I'm not going to go into a huge rant about what these people have done to me cause honestly they aren't worth but the message I wanted this post to send to you, my readers, was be true to who you are always. Don't ever fake who you are or what you believe in to make people be nice to you or like you. People who aren't willing to be respectful and get to know you they don't deserve to know you in the first place.

Every person is different and the most important thing in life to remember is you don't have to like everyone but being respectful is a direct reflection on you. If you disrespect someone that only reenforce that fact that you aren't comfortable or secure within yourself.

Here are some photos of my boys because that is what has kept me going when things here have been very difficult.

A Special Little Treat......

My small DIOR haul!

So it's been a rough week, truthfully it's been a rough month and I needed some retail relaxation. I went to the mall looking for items from the new Lancome Show collection but got pulled to the DIOR counter. The blush/bronzer duo has been something I've been talking myself out of getting for over a month and I finally gave it.

Coral Glow:

Let's start with DIOR packaging cause it in itself is a work of art. Each item comes in it's own velvet wrapper and then when you take that off you have this very sleek looking metal compact. It has a a pattern on the top and then when you open it the mirror is the whole one side of the compact, it's a nice size. Before I talk about the colour this also came with a very nice blush brush which for the price is a nice addition. 

Onto the colour first let's talk about the bronzer side because I love it! It's not a dark colour or a too orange colour, it looks perfect on my very fair skin and I love that DIOR didn't make the darker colour of the two unwearable. The blush side is as gorgeous as you think it would be, it is the most beautiful coral flush and looks amazing on. It looks very natural and really helps to wake up the skin. 

This product is hands down worth every cent you pay for it, DIOR also has a pink one but I found the pink too light for my skin tone.

I had a buy $70 and get $10 off coupon so I had to get something else so I also got one of the new Dior Addict new summer colour lipsticks. The colour I got was 771 which is a very nice medium pink colour.

The packaging again is just amazing! When the light hits it it becomes different colours, it's beautiful to look at. And the lipstick it self is a very moisturizing formula and has a very nice colour pay off. It's a very nice medium pink colour and wears for about 4 hours before needing to be reapplied. 

You guys know I'm not big on higher end makeup, I offend find that you can get just as nice stuff at the drugstore but sometimes it's just nice to treat yourself and get something a little extra special!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Julep for June

Hey Everyone,

  So Julep for June was honestly my dream box, I don't know if they will ever be able to top this box in my eyes. Between the bright colours, the pretty pastels and the fact that most of them cover perfectly in only one coat really made it fell like Christmas in June!

Here is the overview of the entire box:

This months quote:

How true is that? Have you ever thought about "Style" that way, I know I hadn't but I am going to make an effort to start now!

For me this box was basically two sections, the brights and the pastels and even though the reddish orange colour in the second photo really had more of a pastel feel I felt like the colour was too rich to go with the others.

The Pastels:

The Brights:

Let's break it down by Box Type!

It Girl featured Char a beautiful and true bright blue colour, Bess a beautiful robins blue, and Nan a burnt orange colour. I've seen Nan in other photos and it looks like a coral cream but mine doesn't look that way! 

Classic With A Twist included Kennedy a Yellowish-Nude cream colour and Martha a very soft pink cream that reminds me of a strawberry milkshake.       

The last two are my favourite out of the whole box and we will start with BOHO Glam. Lexie was the first colour that really caught me eye when I opened my box. It's a beautiful bright yellow colour and I love yellow for doing designs with and it also came with Dianna the perfect light green. These two will look amazing together!

My second favourite and the last ones in the box came from the Bombshell type and that's just what these are BOMBSHELL colours. Raegan the most amazing hot pink cream I own, and Payton, which get's points first for having the same name as my favourite footballer but then it's all about the colour with this amazing BRIGHT green! STUNNING!

Like I said I am in LOVE with this box! I'm wearing Reagan and Dianna on my nails right now and as I'm typing this I can't help that I keep looking at my nails and thinking "how PRETTY are these!"

If you haven't tried Julep yet, you really should!

Click here to check it out:

Notice anything different?

Hey There!

So it's been a while and I'm sure from the new look on my page you know why, but truthfully that is only part of the reason.

I did give my BLOG a major style update and I love it! I'm so thankful to Jenn from Munchkin Land Designs for the amazing job she did and how wonderful it turned out. You can check out all her work here:

Tell her Tanya from Tanya Talks Makeup sent you!

As for what else has been keeping me from updating I'll post that later in the week but for now know that I'm back and happier then ever to be blogging.

Thanks for reading!