Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Thursday Bloggers!  The weekend is just about here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop


Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop


Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ispy December Glam Bag

     Goodies galore in my December Ipsy Glam Bag. This month's bag theme was "Haute Holidays".  It has five products plus a bonus Urban Decay sample that I am most excited about. It hasn't even hit store shelves.  Check it out:  

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop




Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

China Glaze- Glistening Snow


     Yes, another sparkly polish has caught my eye and found itself in my shopping cart.
Tis the season, right? It's a lovely array of "silver holographic glitter" with a clear base from their Holiday Joy collection. Check it out:


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OPI-The Living Daylights

      OPI's The Living Daylights is from this winter's SkyFall Collection.  Not that big of a 007 fan, but I am a sucker for sparkly polish.  Or anything sparkly for that matter.  With fat, round multi colored chunks of glitter there are endless possibilities.  Check it out:



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend!  I am thankful for so many great beauty blogs that I get the pleasure of reading each weekend from my hops! 


Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Holiday Trend~The Beauty Advent Calendar

     I have just discovered this fabulous spin on the traditional chocolate filled Advent calendar, the Beauty Advent Calendar.  You'll find a beauty product for each day counting down to Christmas.  How amazing is that?  They are all the craze currently in the U.K, and many are already sold out online and in stores.  I haven't had much luck finding any available in the U.S., other than from eBay sellers.  Check them out:


This little gem carries a hefty price tag at $109 CAD, but you do get luxury samples from YSL, Shu Uemura, Giorgio Armani, and Lancome.  It was available on loosebutton.com, however I cannot find it for sale any longer, anywhere :(

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ipsy Glam Bag November

   
     

     It's my favorite time of month, when all my beauty subscriptions arrive in the mail!  Little surprise prezzies for me to try or gift.  This month's Ipsy Glam Bag was really great, definitely  improving from some of their earlier bags.  
     The theme this month is "Party Perfect".  "Everything you need to complete your Party Perfect Look".  I am so pleased with the samples from the last few bags that I now look most forward to their bags.  On to the goodies, check it out.....

Monday, November 12, 2012

November Sample Society Box

     This month's Sample Society box arrived over the weekend!  There was a nice variety of products this month! I have been a member for about nine months already. Time just flies lately! I have been very pleased with all of the great high end products that I've gotten to sample. Happily, I still have many half full Sample Society goodies. These deluxe samples really do last!  
     On to the goods! I am excited to share November's box so check it out already....

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop


Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Draw the Line Eyeliner Sampler

     I am taking a much needed break from studying for my boards, to tell you about the Sephora's Favorites Draw the Line Sampler that I recently picked up.  As you may have read in previous posts, I am trying to find a black eyeliner that I love and this product has plenty for me to try at a great price.  Check it out:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pro's Picks Lip Tar Set- OCC Cosmetics

     I was first introduced to Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars, from a MAC artist that taught a makeup class at school earlier this year.  He was giving us a run down of his favorite makeup products from his kit and mentioned these amazing lip tars.  It was something I kept in mind to try in the future but just kind of forgot about it.  Then, to my happy surprise, I found that Sephora very  recently started carrying them.  Woohoo! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Influenster Relaunch

photo from influenster.com
     September 27th marked a big change in the Influenster community.  Members got access to a whole new Influenster website!  More features, exclusive access, more benefits.
      What's Influenster? Well, what could be better than a site that brings everyday people together with different brands looking to get feedback and buzz about their products?  That means, a free box of samples (VoxBox as they call it) sent to your doorstep and time to try and test each product.  Then, talk about what you did and didn't like, and spread the word.  It's free to join and only requires a bit of time to fill out a few surveys here and there and write some reviews.  I've had the privilege to take part in two VoxBoxes thus far and it's easy, and it's a legit free sampling company.  See for yourself, I've had a Love VoxBox, and a Mom VoxBox.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Hunt for the Best LBL (Little Black Liner)

     Most everyone's familiar with a woman's best friend and wardrobe staple, the LBD (Little Black Dress). Right?  Well I am on the hunt for a different best friend and makeup staple, the LBL (Little Black Liner).  
     No look is complete without the perfect lined eyes, and black is my color of choice.  It goes with just about every shadow color, looks polished, and pulls it all together.  Don't get me wrong, I am not opposed to other colors of eyeliner, as I do have many.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last Week to Enter My Giveaway!

     Seven days before my giveaway ends!  Be sure to enter if you haven't already and share the love by spreading the word, or pin it :)
     You could win a Honey Autumn Apple Body Lotion, and a Honey Autumn Apple Body wash from Bath & Body Works.  I really love this scent and I know you will too.  It ends on Halloween!
      Click the link below to enter....

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow: Bad to The Bronze Review

     First, thanks for your patience in all the blog design changes that you may or may not have noticed recently.  I've been getting to know photoshop a bit better and once I think I like a design I've made, I keep  feeling like it could be better. So, then I change it.  Ever feel that way?  That it's just not quite the way you want it?  Well, hopefully the end result will be easier for you to navigate and pretty to look at.  Just wanted to say thanks for your patience with the work in progress :)
     Now on to the good stuff.  I recently won a great prize from fellow beauty blogger at Green Eyed Monster.  Thanks! Yay!  It was a box full of goodies, one being Maybelline's Color Tattoo 24 hr Cream Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze.  Check it out:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Sephora Favorites

     Oh, Sephora!  There are so very many reasons why I love this store!  Beauty Insiders, Free Samples, amazing products and brands, but the crowning jewel are Sephora Favorites value boxes.  They're themed boxes full of the store's most popular mini and full sized makeup products of each theme.
     My obsession with these boxes started when I bought my boyfriend the Fragrance Sampler for Him about three or so Christmas' ago.  It was filled with about 10 most popular cologne samples and a voucher for a free full sized bottle of his choosing.  He loved it!
     Then, I discovered the Sephora Favorites makeup boxes.  (Hallelujah chorus playing)  I've been obsessed ever since.  I got a few that I shared on my blog right after Christmas last year when they went on sale.  The Sephora Lashstash, Give Me Some Lip, and the Glitz and Glam.  The Lashstash was amazing and my favorite of them all !! I loved every mascara I tried, I still haven't used them all and even gave some away as gifts to friends or family.  It was an amazing value!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness DIY Wristlet Tutorial

     October is the official month for breast cancer awareness.  This is very near and dear to me since I've lost my own mother to this disease when I was only 16 years old.  Less than a year after being diagnosed she passed away. It was the greatest tragedy in my and my brother and sisters lives that we still struggle with to this day! 
     Early detection is so important, not just for cancer but for any illness.  You don't have to spend a ton of money on Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise, as only very small percentages go to the programs.  You can support the cause through many events such as the Race for the Cure, etc.  You can even donate directly to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Best of all,  you can get regular mammagrams, do self breast exams, hold those you love near and dear, stay educated on your health, and help educate others.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hello, Bombshell- October's Glam Bag

photo courtesy of ipsy.com
     I really love the theme and products from this month's Ipsy Glam Bag, "Hello, Bombshell".   This has to be my favorite Glam Bag thus far!  Four great makeup samples, and a hair product!  Not to mention, the super cute black and white chevron print bag, with red zipper and tab.  
     Ispy is formerly known as MyGlam, and is a beauty subscription program in which I am a member.  You get 4-5 beauty samples, a cosmetic bag, and great offers from participating brands all for $10 a month.  
     The website is just as great.  There is a Glam Room where you can get more info on the products, share comments, photos, and experiences, and watch tutorials using the products from your bag.  Take a look at all the great goodies I received in October's bag:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bight Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Rimmel Vinyl Jelly Gloss Lip Liner Review in Hot Spark

     I bought this lip liner in a package of two at a local grocer near me for .99 cents!  I was intrigued to see what a vinyl jelly gloss liner would actually be like, and the price just couldn't be beat.  I use Rimmel products here and there. Some I love, some I could do without, and I wasn't expecting too much seeing as how it was only .99 cents.  Check it out:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Bath and Body Works Giveaway!

     It's that time again!  Time to share the love and give thanks to my readers with another Fall giveaway.  This time I am giving away some bath goodies that'll help you indulge in a little Autumn rest and relaxation.  Check it out:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stila Smudge Crayon Review

     One of the goodies in my September Glam Bag was a sample size Stila Smudge Crayon in black.  I am always on the hunt for great eyeliners because I feel I have yet to find my holy grail liner.  I have been using this liner for about two/three weeks now.  I've tried to use it in several different ways to really get the feel for it, smokey eye, cat eye, tight line/waterline only, etc.  Check it out:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brightside Beauty Weekend Blog Hop


Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

October Sample Society Box

     I got my October Sample Society Box yesterday!  Want to see what's in it?  I am not as thrilled with this month's selection as I normally am.  I had to look up what one of the products actually was, because there wasn't any directions. Another one wasn't best suited for Fall.  Check it out to see what I mean:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Nail Polish Giveaway Winner

     A couple of weeks ago I started a Fall nail polish giveaway because I  appreciate my followers dearly.  The contest has ended and a winner has been chosen by the random.org widget in the Rafflecopter entry app that was used to calculate all entries.
     Thanks to everyone who entered!  If you didn't win, no worries!  I have an October giveaway starting up in a few short days!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Last Ever Free Target Beauty Bag, Get Yours Now

     Hurry on over to Target Style Facebook Page to request Target's Free Fall Beauty Bag.  They usually do this once every season and I've gotten a few in the past.  Included is a really cute cosmetics bag filled with samples of beauty products and a book of Target coupons.
    Take a look at two of their past free beauty bags I've gotten: 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween Makeup Fun



     This is my eight year old daughter and we had a little fun this weekend doing a trial run for her dead/skeleton bride Halloween costume. I did add a few photo effects such as the yellow eyes and flower. What do you think?  I might do a tutorial once I get a little better. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bright Side Beauty Weekend Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is almost here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

My Nail Polish Collection

      I've been doing a bit of Fall cleaning here at home. Once I got to my bedroom I knew I had to tackle this heaping mound of nail polish I've been avoiding.  I threw out the old bottles that looked separated or funky, and laid them all out on my bed in color groups.  I wanted to get a mental picture of what I was really working with.
      I really love nail polish and I change my nail color quite often. It's one of the ways I like to relax or clear my head.  I am well aware of the fact that I have a lot of polishes, and I am ok with that. It wasn't until I actually counted them (82) that I realized it was about time I  probably stop buying them.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September ipsy (formerly MyGlam) Glam Bag

     There are changes in the air!  I am not just talking about the Fall leaves here, but I am sure you've noticed by the little makeover my blog has gotten.  I've updated Meet Me on the Bright Side's design and given it a fresh new look.  I hope you like it!
     I am not the only one feeling the urge to revamp things a bit.  One of the well known beauty subscription programs that I've been a member of has gotten a new name and look.  Check it out:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Brightside Beauty Weekend Blog Hop


Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is almost here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read and follow them all and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Appreciation and an OPI & Essie Giveaway

Some of classmates from left:
 Tana, myself, Jayma, and Michael-Anne
     I have a new pep in my step!  I recently completed my Managing Esthetics program at Brown Aveda Institute in nearby Rocky River, OH.  Woo hoo!  It was about seven months of my life spent learning the in's and outs of skin care and salon/spa management. What an experience it was, and I've learned so much that I can't wait to put to use! 
     Of course, it didn't come without some sacrifice, and one of the biggest was my free time.  Which ultimately meant that I had less time to spend on one of my favorite hobbies.......blogging. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brightside Beauty Weekend Blog Hop






Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is almost here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read and follow them all and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Brightside Beauty Weekend Blog Hop





Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is almost here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read and follow them all and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brightside Beauty Weekend Blog Hop




Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is almost here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read and follow them all and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Brightside Beauty Blog Hop



Meet Me on the Brightside
     Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is almost here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read and follow them all and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)

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