Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Funday

Hello Everyone!  Today all 3 of us managed to get out of the house despite of the rain.  We headed out to a furniture store to get a new bedroom set.  We have never really done anything special to our bedroom.  We are going to give it a little make over.  Our furniture won't be delivered until the end of September but that perfect because it gives us time to paint the walls.  We also walked around the mall and ate lunch there.  I stopped by the Vera Bradley store and looked at the bag that I ordered last night.  Oh my gosh, the bag is huge!!! I hope I can cancel the order before it ships out.  I saw one that was much smaller called the Tablet tote which is what I am going to get if I can cancel the order on time.  After the mall, we went to ULTA.  I wanted to buy a pressed powder but decided to keep using something my niece gave me instead and just buy a retractable kabuki brush.  I picked one up by Real Techniques.  I also bought a Lorac Alter Ego Lipstick in Jet Setter and a NYX Lip liner in Fuchsia.  Here are pictures of my stuff.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back for my next post.

Lorac Alter Ego
Jet Setter

Both the liner and lipstick are very pigmented
NYX lip liner: Fuchsia $3.49

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Lazy Saturday

Today has been quite a lazy day for me.  I woke up super early (6:15am), which is the time I now wake up during the week.  Then Alex woke up too and we began to chitchat until Frank told us to go back to sleep.  I think I finally went back to sleep at about 8 then woke up again at 10:30.  We pretty much just lounged around the house.  Frank and Alex eventually headed out to the race track.  I really need to go to Sally's to buy hair color and I actually should get out of bed and start cleaning the house but I feel really lazy not sad lazy but I just want to lay in bed.
I really don't like to carry a purse to work so I have been using a cute bag my niece gave me from ULTA. It fits everything I need including my lunch and snack. I feel like I need something with a zipper for extra protection.  I kind of wanted a back pack from Vera Bradley.  I had my eye on the Ultimate Backpack in Raisin, but it seems too small for all the stuff that I carry.  So I decided on the Get Carried Away Tote in Canterberry Magenta.  This will be my first Vera Bradley purchase.  I hope its big enough to carry all my yarn and hooks.  I will post pictures when I get it.

This is the kind of day we are having. Cloudy and raining off and on

Too lazy to go outside to take the actual picture:/

This is the bag my niece gave me, which also came with a sample of Lorac Porefection.

This is what I carry to work
Personal Original Patent Filofax
Old Samsung Tablet
Hat in progress
Crochet hooks
I don't carry my wallet just my drivers license. 
I hope you all have a great weekend or a great 3 Day Weekend.   I posted earlier that I wanted to have a giveaway soon.  I am going to start buying a few things and start on a slouchy beanie for the giveaway.  I might post a video on Youtube but the giveaway will be on my blog.  If you haven't already, make sure to follow me here on my blog, youtube, and instagram (christinachains77). 
Be blessed!
Christina M.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I Have a Job!

Hello everyone! I can officially state that I am now employed. I won't use the word "finally" because I actually enjoyed every single day that I spent unemployed. I loved being home watching my belly grow almost 8 years ago to watching my son get ready for 2nd grade this week.  I was not actually looking for work, although I have been praying for one that would let me work Monday through Friday and allow me to be home in time to make sure Alex got off the bus safely.  I've been praying that prayer for a "just in case" situation.  My husbands cousin opened up a party shop and asked me if I would be interested in working Monday through Friday from opening hours until my son got off of school.  How awesome is that!!  So yes I decided to take advantage of the opportunity.  It not only gets me out of my house but its starting to get me used to talking to people too.  My daily conversations are not all about Spongebob and Minecraft and Stampycat.  I love it and feel incredibly blessed for my job and hope to continue this journey for a long time.
I'm just going to show some snippets of my day today.  I forgot to mention my job is literally one full song away from my house or about 5 minutes away from my house!! God is Good!

I had to move the computer system to the front of the store.  I  took this picture to remind me where to plug in the  cords after everything was moved.

This is a tubing and base that needed to be glued to make a center piece.

These are the bases that I needed to do.

Completed bases

Prepping cement.  This caused me so much stress.  I apparently used to much water for the concrete.  Last thing I want to do is ruin these things. After removing some of the water, I think I got it to the right constintensy. 

Bases were now filled with concrete. My prayer for today is that they harden!!

How much is that baby in the window? Asked one customer.
Lastly I tried my hardest to figure out how to work this Silhouette Cameo .  I'm going to try again tomorrow with card stock paper.  I hope to figure out how to use it soon because it looks like we will be able to do a lot of cool stuff with it.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nail Polish of the Day-1

The New Black
Ombre Haze
This awesome set can be found at Ulta

5 mini nail colors
4ml each

These are the perfect shades of purple!  Purple is my favorite color.

Color applies easily and without streaking.

2 coats is needed to get the perfect color.
Here I applied the darkest on my thumb and went lighter towards my pinkie

Here I did the lightest on my thumb and went darker towards my pinkie

To finish off, I used JulieG Jet Set Quick-Dry Top Coat

Friday, August 15, 2014

Beauty Schooled-Ipsy Glam Bag-August 2014

Join Ipsy for only $10.00 a month to receive deluxe beauty samples
This month theme is Beauty School which makes sense because school usually starts right about now.  

Urban Decay
Bigger Blacker Better

Full size is $22.00 at Ulta

3ml/ 0.1fl oz

Coastal Scents
Forever Blush
There are 18 Forever Blush Colors at

Left: Fresh
Right: Elegant
Full size price $7.95 (as of this post 8/15/2014 they are on sale for half off)

Pores No More Pore Refiner by Dr. Brandt

Full size 1oz is $45.00 at Ulta

Lord & Berry
Black Silk Mini Kajal Kohl Liner
0.02 oz
Full size is $16.00 and also comes in nude and white

Absolute New York
You're the Balm

Green Apple
This lip balm also comes in Grape
Retails for $5.99 for a 2 pack

This month glam bag reminds me of a pencil case

Before using the UD Perversion Mascara

After using UD Perversion Mascara
one coat

My look using the both blushes, eyeliner, mascara, lip balm, and pore refiner.

When I fist looked at my glam room I did not think I was going to like anything in the bag.   Now that I have had a chance to use the products I totally love everything in my bag.  I am not a fan of lip balms where I have to use my finger, but I really like this lip balm.  I think it might even replace my favorite EOS lip balm.  The mascara is awesome since I have very short eyelashes.  The blushes were so pretty and pigmented.  The eyeliner is soft and applies smoothly.  The pore refiner is very light and makes your skin feel silky and smooth.  Overall I was very pleased with my Beauty Schooled Glam Bag
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your summer!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tarte- Amazonian Clay Foundation

I have  been seeing videos about the Amazonian Clay foundation by Tarte.  Last Monday I went to Ulta to buy it.  I tend to be budget friendly when it comes to buying foundation.  I usually buy Loreal or a BB cream by Garnier or Ponds.  I decided to splurge a little.  I think we all need to spoiled every once in a while.
So when I went to Ulta, there wasn't really anybody on the floor to help me match my color.  I ended up getting medium tan honey.  An associate told me I could return it if it was not my right shade as long as I had my receipt.  I tried it out a few days later and loved the coverage and feel but the color was not my shade.  It was actually way to light for me.  I went back this week to exchange it and to get my free birthday gift from ULTA.  If you read my birthday post I had to get an email from Ulta and print it out to receive my free birthday gift.  I called their customer service number and the operator emailed it to me right away. So I printed that out and was on my way to Ulta.  This time
I chose the shade tan-deep-sand ( tan to deep skin with yellow undertones).  I also had one of the girls  test it on me as well.  I really didn't want to spend $32.00 on their brush so I bought the Real Techniques expert face brush.  I bought the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finishing powder in translucent.  This is my first time using these product but so far I love the finish of both the foundation and powder.  Although I did make a big mess using the loose powder.  Here are some pictures of my face using the products.

Notice the zit on my cheek. One reason I chose the Amazonian Clay foundation is because I have spots under my eyes and cheeks  that I want to try to cover up with out using so many products.

Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 15

Real Techniques expert face brush
as you can see the foundation concealed the zit and gave me a even complexion.  It didn't cover the spots completely but it did even out my skin tone.

This is look after applying the finishing powder.

And this is the completed look.  Even though the foundation is full coverage; it does not feel thick.  It feels natural.  

This is the free CK one Mascara in black.  Its a full size product.  Just remember to print your birthday email to receive this.

These are the products I used today.

I have been wearing this foundation for a little over 7 hours.  So far I love it. Yes I am oily on my T-zone but thats normal for me.  I have not touched up my makeup since applying it this morning.