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

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

Valentines Day Look

Valentines Day Look

It’s that cheesy time of year again where we remind those around us how much we love them and appreciate them! This year I doubt the husband and I will be doing anything since we have a new-born and no sitter. WAH!! I do hope I get flowers and chocolate. . . HINT HINT my love, LOL!!

Didn’t stop me from doing a Valentines day look!

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If we were going on a date this is definitely a look I’d do.

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Face: wet n wild Photofocus foundation

Eyes: Colourpop pressed shadows & Too Faced Chocolate bar

Lips: NYX Lip Cream img_5648-2

Big plans this Valentines day? I hope everyone has an amazing Valentines full of love!       ♥️

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

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

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Blogging/Photo Set up

Blogging/Photo Set up

I never imagined myself making a post like this for many reasons. One, I never thought I’d enjoy blogging this much. Second, I never imagined people would take an interest in my work! Lastly, I am my own worst critic so I just never imagined any of this!

I was recently complimented on my photos and was asked for any tips so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned. A lot of it has been trial and error. More often than not I get so frustrated I can’t capture my vision and I ask the Hubs for help. Thankfully he is an amazing support system and will gladly help. I am very grateful for everything including his support.

Let’s begin with the camera. For product pictures 90% of the time I use my Nikon D3300. This was a valentine’s gift from my husband. He believes in me more than I believe in myself so when I told him I wanted to take my blogging more serious he sprang into action. So far it has been such a great investment. I think it gives my blog a more “uniformed” look. We also used it to do my daughters easter pics saving us a good chunk of change. I haven’t purchased a different lens so I simply use the 18-55MM it came with. We have huge windows in our living room so that’s where I usually set up. I try my very best to catch natural sunlight since it gives the pictures the best look.  NIKOND3300

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For products I have multiple surfaces and backgrounds I use. Some are diy others I’ve purchased for taking home pictures. What I mean by that is for example the wood surface in the picture with the camera or the marble surface. For backgrounds I use poster boards in different colors. Usually its just white though and I’ll just add flowers I have for decoration or a fluffy pillow. I also use a tripod which is a ton of help to avoid any shakiness. IMG_2416NikonCamD3300

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These are the settings on the camera I normally use for product pictures with the zoom in manual so I can control it to my liking. 

For editing I use free apps from our Mac computer. Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 5.24.53 PM

Which are PhotoScape X and Pixlr. A simple google search will pull up a bunch of free editing options but so far these have been my favorites.

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This is what PhotoScape X looks open. I like this for more personal pictures. Such as the ones of my daughter

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This is what Pixlr looks like open. This is my usual go to for a quick fix on product pics. 

So by now you know I blog from our  Mac Computer. My husband bought this specifically for editing. He does car videos on his GoPro and so far its been amazing for that and for blogging. My goal is to one day be confident enough to do YouTube videos and so far all our research shows Mac has the best free editing software.

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This is what WordPress looks like on it. 

At our old house we had a desk but in our new apartment there’s a built-in desk area. And this is how it looks. It’s just a little nook. IMG_2425

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These photos were taken with an iPhone 6s. 
Just as a little fyi I don’t use the camera for selfies. I still haven’t played around with the timer, lighting, and settings enough to manage that. For selfies I just use my phone. Either the regular camera or Snapchat (Prissycutes add me) because of the fun filters.

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This is my Makeup Of The Day. All of these were taken with snapchat. The top right is the only one without a filter.

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These are filter free.

So thats it!

This is all just my opinion, what we have, and what works for me. None of this is a necessity.

Any tips you may have for me? Anything we can learn from each other??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it was helpful!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Monday Faves, Kinda. . .

Monday Faves, Kinda. . .

I mentioned in my previous post we were going to be moving soon and finally it happened! Although we did go from a house to an apartment I cannot be happier. We lost a back yard and a garage but we gained a 3rd bedroom which I am super happy for. This will be our “guest bedroom” and my makeup/shoe room! Sadly I couldn’t get up a #MOTD over the weekend since we were so busy and I skipped on the makeup but I do apologize!!

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Let me begin by telling you guys I AM ALL ABOUT REPURPOSING RECYCLING THINGS! I mean it. I am constantly looking out for things I can re use or give it a new purpose. We all see on pinterest these ideas of using mason jars as brush holders and while I am all for it . . . I won’t spend money on a jar just for brushes. Instead I use Classico Spaghetti sauce jars. I started doing this because I noticed the jars had measurements on it so I went on a huge jar saving binge, LOL! I use these jars for makeup brushes, measuring cups, cotton pad holder, and to drink out of them. I have even stained some and use them to decorate.

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I also took this hot pink basket from my daughter to hold my palettes. I gave birth while my husband was deployed so I didn’t have a nursery and I had to get creative when it came to putting baby clothes away and these $1 basket from Target were a life saver, then and now! I saved the gelato container because it reminded me of the Bath and Body works big candle everyone cleans out and uses as brush holders but since I don’t use candles, lol, this will do. I saw on Facebook a cool idea about using contact paper to wrap it in so maybe I’ll give that a try since the container does have letters. The acrylic lipstick holder I purchased at Marshall’s for something insanely cheap like $5.99.

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So for now this is my little set up. I still have to set up some more products that are packed away and some more brushes. I also need to set up our Jordan’s (you didn’t think I meant heels did you?!?) lol. I also need a chair but I am so happy to be out of my husbands way. My makeup stash was taking up our bathroom counter. So this Monday this is my favorite. . .  my OWN little space. I can’t wait to get some wall decor up and my shelves for the extra stuff!

What’s some stuff you like repurposing for your makeup room/stash?!? Or a good place to buy makeup storage (besides ikea sadly it isn’t an option for us)?!?

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Monday Favorite

Monday Favorite

Chocolate Bar

Ever had that one palette that no matter how many different ones you own you always run back to?? For me its the original Chocolate Bar by Too Faced. I tell myself its the scent, the packaging, but who am I kidding! This palette has all the right shades for me. From two transitional shades and two highlight shades to amazing all over lid colors. If I could have one palette for the rest of my life it would be this one. It has the perfect combination of shimmers and mattes and enough range of neutral and vibrant colors.

Too Faced never disappoints when it comes to their palettes. Their shadows blend so well, are super pigmented, and  have almost no fall out. Thats very important to me because I want my pennies to be spent on well worth items.

The Chocolate Bar experience begins as soon as you open the palette and the smell of sweet chocolate envelops you. The eye shadows are pigmented with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and includes 16 matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums. Includes our signature how-to Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started.  -from their website

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This is my travel palette (the love is real) and has had its share of bumps. Luckily its survived every drop and the only real damage is the pan coming off. When I do someone else’s makeup I use this palette 90% of the time unless they want something more dramatic. Sometimes I wonder if I should’ve gotten the Semi Sweet palette just to have as part of the collection but I don’t “love it”.

(The brushes pictured are Sonia Kashuk)

Anyone else feel the same? Whats your go-to palette??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Here to Stay!

Here to Stay!

Laura Mercier

I never gave much thought to wrinkles and face creases until I became serious about makeup. I was doing fine with my banana powder from a contour kit I have. But, the more makeup I started wearing the more pronounce the crease under my eye became. My best friend assured me it wasn’t so bad (she’s my personal guru and go-to for advice!)but it still bothered me so much.

So I started doing research and research. Until one day my husband gave me that nudge and told me to “just buy it!!’. So I did! I was a bit hesitant because Nicole Guerriero claimed the translucent powder is ‘a bit drying’. Of course, I kept watching different videos of people who claimed to have the same type of skin as me. Also read some of the reviews on the Sephora website and I am so glad I did.  Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is amazing.

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An extremely lightweight, sheer and silky setting powder that contains the finest French “cashmere” talc and a unique light-reflecting ingredient that creates a “soft-focus” appearance for fine lines and imperfections. The oil-free powder sets makeup to prolong wear leaving a natural look without appearing cakey or powdery.
Non-comedogenic -from their website .

It is another item that is worth every  pretty shiny penny! I am not big on baking, if I’m honest it intimidates me, but a quick sweep of it and BAM! Crease be gone! Now, when I say that don’t think it completely got rid of it. Its just how my under eye is. What I do mean is since wearing it I’ve noticed my makeup doesn’t cake up in there. I thought it was the concealer I was using so I started hoarding concealers in hopes of finding one that would solve the problem. Then the makeup gods brought me closer to Laura Mercier. I recently ran out of setting spray and its starting to warm up in Florida so I freaked! Then I remembered a friend mentioned it can be used for an all over setting powder. I gave it a shot and. . . I AM HIGHLY IMPRESSED. It did the job, lasted 8+hrs, and kept my makeup looking good. I swear by Skindanavia and Urban Decay’s De slick and the powder held up as good as if I would’ve sprits myself with either of those!

The brushed photographed with the powder is just an elf blush brush. But it can be applied with a beauty blender or makeup sponge as well. I haven’t noticed a difference. Anyone know if there is??

I definitely recommend it because its for sure going to stay as part of my collection!

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)