Changes

6 Jul

I have done some serious thinking.

I am not going to be updating this blog anymore.

Buuuut…

I have a new blog!

However, this blog has a wider range (almost limitless) of things I will be posting about

I will still be talking about beauty and fashion

but I will be adding recipes and resturant reviews.. because I love food

and will be adding crafts for kids.. because I am a nanny studying to become a teacher

and more about my personal life, which I am most excited about!

I have also closed down my @beautywithbre twitter,

I have also made a new one:  BitsOfBre

so follow me on twitter!

and check on my new blog:  http://bitsofbre.wordpress.com/

Tumblr

28 Jun

If you haven’t already, go check out my tumblr!

I’m in a really weird place in my life right now,

including with blogging.

It’s become something I feel like I “have” to do,

which has made it not fun.

However, I have been updating my tumblr more lately.

Also, I will be  posting here a few times a week still, but nothing as regular/daily as I would like.

I will probably be doing a few more personal blog posts on here too in the next few weeks.

So stay tuned :)

Mail Call Monday

27 Jun

Mondays can be rough.  To make it better, I want to help to remind you that you might be expecting some great things in the mail from the previous weekend’s shopping!  So tell me, what are you expecting in the mail this week?  Or anything else you purchased in store this week and are loving?  Did any of you find any great sales this weekend?

Victoria’s Secret has been having their semi-annual sale and I caved in a bought a few bathing suits, which should be arriving today!  Stay tuned for a blog post featuring them!

What’s In My Makeup Bag

23 Jun

The past few months I was keeping my everyday makeup that I was using regularly in a makeup bag, which then extended to 2 makeup bags.  This was causing clutter and I wanted to start incorporating my other makeup that was being loved, so I decided to clean it out and take pictures to show you the items I’ve been using over the past couple months!

 

Haul: NYX Cosmetics

22 Jun

A month or so ago, NYX had their 12 year anniversary sale where almost all products were $1.20.  Because this is such a great deal, maneuvering around the website was as slow as a can be, and nearly impossible.  I was able to add products to my cart, but was never able to check out after 2+ hours of trying (yes, I am ashamed).  Many other people had the same problems, or worse, so NYX came out with a 50% off code plus free shipping to those who were not able to make a purchase.  I took advantage of this and here is what I got:

 

Champagne and Caviar 10 Color Runway Palette


top row

 bottom row

Powder Blushes
clockwise:  Pinched,  Terra Cotta, Angel, Cinnamon, Pinky

top to bottom:

Cinnamon,  Pinched, Pinky, Terra Cotta, Angel

Single Eye Shadows
Clockwise: Nude, Dark Brown, Iced Mocha, Taupe, Brown, Hawaiian Coffee

Top to bottom:  Dark Brown, Brown, Iced Mocha, Hawaiian Coffee, Nude, Taupe

Did you purchase anything from either of the NYX sales? If so, what?  What do you particularly love from NYX?  Anything you dislike?  Have you tried any of these items?  Let me know!

Have You Tried: Texturizing Beach Waves Sprays/Creams

22 Jun
I need your help!  I am currently on a mission for the best cream or spray for the perfect texturized beach wavy hair.   I have short hair but it is naturally wavy.  However, not the cute wavy by any means.  It gets frizzy and has waves at the bottom but the top half is straight.  Attractive? Definitely not.  So, I want you to tell me what your favorite texturizing spray is that creates beachy waves without heat!  I have listed some products people have recommended and I  listed them because I want to hear your thoughts!  Also,  if you have any other favorites that are not listed please let me know!  Also, any techniques that work best for you would be appreciated as well!

  • Sedu Beach Beauty Sea Salt Texturizing Spray
  • Bumble & Bumble Sea Salt Spray
  • Frederick Fekkai Beach waves (marine summer hair)
  • Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray
  • Sunsilk Waves of Envy
  • Pureology Texture Twist

Tuesday Tresses: Kicks’ New Haircut

21 Jun

Kicks was a few months over due for a grooming appointment.  However, last Tuesday I took him to get groomed and he came out looking much better, thinner, and younger!  His hair was getting way too long in the front and he could not see.  Brian loved saying he looked like a mountain man.  His hair was also tangled because he refuses to let me brush it for more than 2.5 seconds.  I had the groomers give him the typical Yorkie facial trimming and framing while cutting him about 1″-1.5″ on the body.  I think it is all a really  good length for him and he looks so adorable.  He even had a date with another small female dog the other day, and I think he was into him ;).

  • Before:
  • After:


Tuesday Tip: Quick Drying Nail Polish

21 Jun

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If you don’t have time to wait a full twenty, or more minutes for your nails to dry, then I have a perfect tip for you for faster drying nail polish!  And let’s be honest, who has that kind of time anyway (not me!)?  Once you are done applying the polish, let it sit and begin to harden for about 2 or 3 minutes.  After, place them in a bowl of ice water for about 3 additional minutes.  The water will get cold after the prolonged time, but once the three minutes have passed your nails will be completely dry!  I think it is completely worth it!

Mail Call Monday

20 Jun

Mondays can be rough.  To make it better, I want to help to remind you that you might be expecting some great things in the mail from the previous weekend’s shopping!  So tell me, what are you expecting in the mail this week?  Or anything else you purchased in store this week and are loving?  Did any of you find any great sales this weekend?
I am proud, and even excited to say, that I am not waiting for anything new that I did not discuss in last week’s Mail Call Monday!  However, since I am not expecting anything, I am hoping some of you are expecting some goodies and share what ones, so I can be excited for  you!

Haute or Hideous

20 Jun

Last week Blake Lively attended the “Green Lantern” premier wearing a white floral sheer dress. So I want to know:  loving it or hating it?  What do you think about the floral detail?  Accessory overload or just right?  What about the sheer bottom half of the dress?  Haute or hideous?
I love her accessories, maybe too much all at once, but I do love them individually.  I also absolutely love her hair.  So, I wanted to love her dress but the bottom half just ruins it for me.  If you cut if off, I would love the dress so much more!

 

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