Current Obsession. . . It’s Perfumes!!

Current Obsession. . . It’s Perfumes!!

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I am the type of person who loves to drench myself in perfume therefore I like to have options. I actually get most of my scent ideas from my best friend. Most of the perfumes I’ll be talking about my best friend put me on to!

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One of my ultimate favorites of all time is this CK in2 you for her. It smells so good and not girly at all. I could seriously wear mens cologne and be ok with it. This perfume gives off a nice manly scent while still being feminine. I cant explain it. I’ve repurchased it twice already!

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Flora by Gucci is a classic scent. I don’t usually go for fruity scents. It’s just not me! And this is far from fruity! Therefore its right up my alley!

Gucci Flora is a subtle, sophisticated, floral fragrance inspired by princesses from the past, present, and future. The Flora Donna is a young, classic, and refined woman with the ‘Gucci edge’ of power and sensuality. The first Flora scarf was exclusively designed for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966 and soon became one of the most popular Gucci icons. This scent is an expression of the Flora legacy. Its seductive layers mirror the playful details and bright colors that channel the heart of a fashion empire. –Sephora website

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FlowerBomb by Viktor & Rolf is a crowd favorite! Its been seen all over YouTube and Pinterest. For good reason, it has a rich floral aroma that lingers but doesn’t overpower the senses.

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I was introduced to Jimmy Choo by my sister and have been loving it!

An exotic fragrance for the strong and modern Jimmy Choo woman. A sensual fruity chypre with top notes of pear and sweet Italian orange, heart notes of tiger orchid and bottom notes of toffee and Indonesian patchouli. Exotic prints are part of the Jimmy Choo DNA and the python print wrapped around the packaging is an iconic signature reference to this. –Jimmy Choo website

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Sexy, fresh Oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. An elegant, luxurious spray closest in strength and character to the parfum form. Spray lightly on pulse points morning and evening. The classic bottle signifies personal luxury and is a welcome addition to any dressing table. Sephora website

What are some of your favorite perfumes you consider “holy grails”? Anything new I should try?

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Life Update: Deployment, Moving, & no more puppy!

Life Update: Deployment, Moving, & no more puppy!

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As the title says some changes have happened in our lives. I can’t tell you which one has been the hardest on us. In the next few weeks the husband will be leaving us to go over seas for a 6 month deployment. This will be the 3rd deployment we experience as a couple. This one is especially hard on me because now we have two kids. The first one we were just engaged. The second I was pregnant and gave birth to our daughter while he was gone. And this one he’s leaving behind two kids and will be missing our daughters first day of school, her birthday, and the babies first Halloween (this is important to me, LOL).

Because of the deployment I decided to stay with my family up in Chicago. This is such a change from the weather to giving up our own space. We will stay with my parents. I’m very excited to be around family and to have some extra hands to help. I however do feel bad the hubs will have to pack up the whole house on his own, again!

And last but not least Chase the black Pomeranian went to his forever home. He was a gift for my mother and we weren’t sure if she was going to like him. Luckily she did and he gets along with her French papillon. She’s a much older dog and even so they got along perfectly fine!

On to some happy news: my picture from my March Ipsy glam bag was featured on the Beau Gachis Instagram! So exciting!

Any other military spouses out there? Any advice? Any advice on how to deal and help the kids adjust to the change??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Ipsy March Glam Bag

Ipsy March Glam Bag

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Am I the only one that can’t decide to keep Ipsy or move on to a different subscription bag/box?? It’s like every time I’m ready to part ways Ipsy lures me in with some good products. This month did just that to me. Well, any time I get a brush I get excited, LOL!! This months theme is “Tres Jolie”, very French’y! The bag itself is so beautiful and big. I can totally see it being my new makeup bag for the on the go.

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I cannot have enough blending brushes. It’s like my little obsession. So naturally this is what I was super excited for. It is a tapered blending brush by Beau Gachis. It retails for $12 so this alone paid for this months bag!

Our quality all natural tapered blending brush is perfect for blending in shadows into the crease, creating that perfect smokey eye, or even adding highlight to your cheekbones. This versatile brush is simply a must have for your beauty collection.

Made with high-grade synthetic fibers
Durable aluminum ferrule
Natural wood handle –website

I’ve gotten some Marc Anthony products before that I loved so much I repurchased myself.  This Marc Anthony True Professional
Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment
looks very promising and I can’t wait to try it. (sorry I didn’t get a picture of it)

Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Conditioning Packet – revives overworked, dry hair and corrects, hydrates and softens brittle, dehydrated, extra damaged hair. lightweight enough for all hair types. Reveals a lustrous shine. –Ulta website

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This packaging alone had me hooked. My daughter and I thought it was a lip balm so we were stoked because ITS SO CUTE!! But then I read under that it’s for the face so really quick I went to the Ipsy website to look it up! It is Ladykin
Affinitic Snail Cream. . . for the face. Again, something else I’m stoked to try.

You KNOW any Korean brand is going to be good.
Don’t get grossed out, but this contains snail secretion—yes, from snails—an ingredient that works wonders for skin. Seriously, it’s a thing.
That snail stuff helps to heal damaged skin, boost elasticity, and leave your complexion smooth and hydrated.
Plus, this cream also protects from irritants and prevents water loss. Snail cream for the win, people! –ipsy website

First off how cute? My husband says I like very small things which is true! Sometimes I purchase a sample size just because it’s so darn cute!! But Tarte is an awesome brand and I had yet to try any of their liquid lipsticks. I have a love hate thing for liquid lipsticks and have had such a hard time finding a formula that works with me. I have always had sensitive lips; glosses break me out and some liquid lipsticks give me allergic reactions (colourpop’s Lippie stick) that have landed me at the doctor’s office. This is described as a quick dry velvet matte lip paint in the color “Vibe”. The color is a deep red that will be perfect for date night. Which we need, asap!!

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Last but not least is this Eyeko Fat Eye stick in “Satin”.

Like a chubby crayon, this shadow stick delivers creamy color that you can quickly swipe on, even when there’s no mirror around.
The shade (goldish, but with silvery undertones), is the ideal metallic for any and all eye colors or shadow looks.
Layer under powder shadow and buff it out to create a sultry situation.
Worn on its own, it gives lids a gorgeous sheen (v. on trend at the moment).
It’s a twist-up, so there’s no need to stress about keeping a sharpener handy. –ipsy website

Over all I am so happy with this months bag!! Maybe one day I’ll make up my mind about keeping ipsy or not, but for now, I will! Even with the big move I have already changed my shipping address. Can’t wait to see what other great stuff I discover through ipsy!

What was in your March glam bag?? Were they all hits or misses??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

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If like me you tend to get oily then you understand the importance of a setting powder. I am also the type of person that when they find something that works I will stick to it indefinitely if possible, lol! That was the case with the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.

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I swear by it! Especially during hot Florida summers. I thought nothing could beat it! It has some amazing properties:

Modern Matte Finish

Creates a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin tones.

Soft-Focus Effect for a More Flawless Look

Like all Laura Mercier Setting Powders, it has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. Doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.

Formulation Details

Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-caking. Dermatologically tested. Laura Mercier Website

BUT I noticed that for winter it was horrible. It dried my under eye soooo much! I mean to the point that I felt some tightening in that area that was very uncomfortable. I tried several setting sprays and even a more “dewey” concealer for my under eye but I wasn’t having it. It’s very important for me to have my under eye set because I have a natural deep crease below my lower lash line that if not set correctly foundation and concealer while pile up in there. Its very annoying because I noticed that affect makes me look tired.

That’s when I went on a quest and considered a pressed setting powder. Which I was using MAC’s powdered foundation to set the rest of my face but it was clinging to my dry spots I mentioned in this post. I know I know a powder foundation isn’t a setting powder but I had it so I gave it a shot. Then my BFF mentioned the RCMA setting powder. She never steers me wrong so naturally I looked into it. I looked at many reviews and everyone seemed to love it.

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When you first see it its a little strange because of the packaging it comes in. It looks like something that belongs in the kitchen in the seasoning section! LOL! But don’t be put off by it. This loose powder is just as amazing as the Laura Mercier one. It sets beautifully on the skin. Has no flash back which if you’re going out and are taking pictures with the flash on you know this is important. The best part is how affordable it is. While the big container of the Laura Mercier retails for $38 this one is only $12. It can be found here. It doesn’t do the drying thing the other one did which I was so thankful for. And it sets beautifully with any setting spray. Now like my best friend mentioned it does look a bit white after you apply it but that can be solved with some setting spray!

Now both these powders can be applied with a damp beauty blender, a setting brush, even a big puffy brush like I pictured. But if you’re not into baking (which you can do with both powders) a brush will do just as good as the sponge. The only problem with the RCMA is the container itself doesn’t have anywhere to put the powder so I find myself trying to squeeze my brush in it or dumping a ton out on a surface. So if that’s an issue for you I’d stick with the damp sponge.

Over all I love the performance of both powders. This isn’t a comparison or a dupe post it’s simply me talking about two products I love. Maybe I’d think of it as a “winter and summer setting powder”.

Are there any other setting powders you love/recommend? I am always on the hunt for some good setting products! 🤗

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Get to know me tag + Photos

Get to know me tag + Photos

I’ve decided its been much-needed to do a post like this. I sometimes feel like my blog is a bit . . . detached from me. Also, I’ve ben thinking of making it more uniform. Stick to a color scheme. Anyone else feel like this? Maybe its like spring cleaning, lol, but cleaning up my blog. Instead of doing a simple 30 questions tag I went ahead and added some options from a “March Photo challenge”. Lets get started!!

  1. Current relationship: I am happily married since 2011. He’s the love of my life and my forever!
  2. Where would you like to be in 10 years? My husband is active duty military so this question is a bit out of my hands. He is making a career out of it so I don’t know where we will be in a year lol. But hopefully in 10 years we own a house, some land, have more puppies, and more kids!
  3. Top 5 pet peeves: hmm, I hate when something needs to get done and people don’t listen to instructions. I hate asking for help or making myself vulnerable and it be for nothing. I hate how inconsistent I am about dealing with what I want, goals. I seriously dislike repeating myself. I don’t like when people move MY seat in the car/truck. LOL
  4. Animal/pet (photo): Here we have Chase and Marie. Chase is a gift for my mom but he’s staying with us for a bit. He’s an 8 week old Pomeranian. Marie is our dog and she’s a 2Yr old bull-terrier.

     

  5. Fave comfort foods and why: This is tough one for me. I love food. Hahaha But for comfort my moms cooking takes the price! Tamales, pozole, star soup. LOL! I also love southern comfort food. Green beans, chicken, Mac and cheese. MMM!!
  6. Zodiac sign and does it fit you? I am a Scorpio and from everything I read I am exactly like it to a T.
  7. Flowers (photo): I took this photo in our backyard when we lived on base.DSC_0180
  8. Something that makes you smile (photo): My little family

     

  9. If you could have any job what would it be? I’d wanna be rich and famous for nothing! haha JUST KIDDING! I’d wanna be one of those people who care for pandas. Or something to do with makeup. Work for a brand. Own my own brand.
  10. What is your guilty pleasure? Cookies, cake, cupcakes, and makeup. Also getting away to get my nails done. ME TIME! And reading. I read a lot.
  11. Something blue (photo): Panama City, Fl

     

  12.  Bulletpoint your day: *wake up feed baby *try to work out if not hang out with the baby *wake up daughter and eat breakfast *clean *have lunch *get kids ready *wait for hubby *have dinner *spend time together *get kids ready for bed *bed time
  13. Where would you like to live/visit: Spain, Hawaii, Paris, Greece, and live in Colorado.
  14. Eyes (photo): Love this pic of my daughters eyesimg_6143
  15. Shoes (photo): img_6094
  16. Highs & lows of this year: We had our son. The best high of the year. Low? My husband deploys for 6mos in about a month.
  17. Something green (photo): img_6166
  18. What book could you read over and over again? Easy, Harry Potter series
  19. Biggest regret in life: Meeting my hs sweetheart.
  20. Hobby (photo): 
  21. Fave tv show and why? I will forever love Gossip Girl. I read and own all the books and I constantly watch it over and over again. Friends. Friends for life! But something more recent? Game of Thrones of course I mean death, Hordo, and Jon Snow. Nuff said.
  22. Stripes (photo): dsc_0302
  23. Celebrities you find attractive: hmmm. . .  Chris Pratt. Tom Hardy. Bella Thorne. The girl who plays Rosita on Walking dead LOL
  24. Fave movie & why: Easy, Saving Private Ryan. I love the story line. The actors. The timeline. I love Tom Hanks
  25. Fave Color: 

     

  26. If you won $1,000,000 how would you spend it? Retire my parents and send them to live in their house in Mexico. Buy the house of my dreams. Put some aside for my kids education. Donate to both human and animal organizations. And travel the world.
  27. Skyline (photo): img_6169
  28. Something/someone you miss: My sisters. Cant wait to go home and see them.
  29. Black and white (photo): img_5371
  30. Goals for the next 30 days: Get our house packed and put in storage. Continue to blog consistently. Gain followers. Stay motivated with my weight loss journey.

So this is me in a nutshell lol. What I like and don’t like. Its been so much fun doing this tag and hope you like it too!

Cant wait for you guys to do the tag and learn a little more about you!

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

#MOTD & First Impressions

#MOTD & First Impressions

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So like the seasons we change too and my recent routine has been a major change for me. I’m always itching to try new things and these are some of the products I’ve been using in my every day routine. Now, some of these I just got and haven’t used them for long so I’ll be giving you my “first impression” some others I’ve had.

As you can see by the pic my z palette has been my go to palette since purchasing the Colourpop shadows. In this post I talk more in-depth about them. Something else I’ve had for a while is the Hoola bronzer I got personalized, here’s the post for it! I kind of refused to use it because it’s so special to me but I broke down and did it. Which I’m glad I did its become one of my faves. The MAC lipstick is Velvet Teddy and the lip liner is spice. Such a pretty nude-ish combo. I also changed how I prime my eyes. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion wasn’t cutting it for me anymore so I switched to MAC’s Paint pot. It helps my shadow not fade with time because I do have oily lids.

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I swear by the Porefessional pore filler but I needed change. My skin changed and while I’m still oily I have been getting dry patches around my nose and the pore filler was accentuating them. I was done. I needed something more sheer but still promoted diminishing the appearance of pores. I also have the dr. Brandt pores no more. Even though it’s a lot thinner than the Porefessional it still felt thick on my dry patches. Which is what lead me to try the Milk cosmetics Blur stick. It is silicone and oil free which I didn’t know if your moisturizer or foundation has any of those it may clash with the primer and have a negative effect on the appearance of the makeup. I am extremely happy with it so far. I’ve only worn it a handful of times but so far its good. It retails for $36 so I am praying to the makeup gods we get along, 😆

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These Wet n Wild foundations are new for me. I purchased them over a month ago and I have such a love hate relationship with them. First off the shade between these two was pinkish so I went ahead and purchased a light shade and a darker one, combined, they’re a perfect match. Another thing that’s a bit of turn off is the scent of the actual foundation it’s very strong and reminds me of paint. But it wears so beautifully on the skin. It’s very light weight and can be built up without getting heavy. (CAKE 🎂FACE IS LIFE THOOO!! lol) It’s very very matte and I am very oily so trust me when I tell you it will last. This wears for I’d say 6+ hours before I start getting a little oily. As the name suggest its photo focus so it has no flash back and looks AMAZING in pictures.

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Does well with textured skin
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picture taken with an iPhone 6s and ring light

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This Pixi Glow Mist is also new to me. Like I mentioned before the wet n wild foundation is very matte and with the dry patches I’m experiencing I needed a bit of hydration back in my skin. I tried setting my makeup with MAC’s fix+ right after setting it with the RCMA powder then finishing with Urban Decay setting spray but I still looked very dry. This is another product I’ve only used a handful of times but I’m happy with it. I used it to set immediately after I use my powder products; such as bronzer, blush, and setting powder. It leaves a beautiful sheen without being oily. . . or as the name suggest it leaves a glow. BUT its a very natural healthy glow. Not oily at all. I wore it for 4+ hours and never got heavily oily! Verdict?!? DRENCH YOURSELF IN IT! lol no jk But it does smell amazing so you might want to.

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This #motd has been my go to because it’s so easy. It also focuses more on the skin than the eyes which is the opposite of what I usually do. I start soft and minimal black out and end up with a harsh contour, smokey eye, and bold lip LOL! In these pictures I am wearing all the products I’ve mentioned.

Anyone else obsessed with snapchat filters?! What are some new products you’ve recently tried? Have you tried anything I mentioned??

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes