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6 Jul

I have done some serious thinking.

I am not going to be updating this blog anymore.


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:


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!


12 Jun

Because I have been a very neglectful owner to my brushes,
I am giving them some TLC today and giving them a good wash.

Along with that..
during the weekdays my life is absolutely ridiculously busy.
So, I am also spending today scheduling posts for the upcoming week
so I don’t turn into even more neglectful owner of this blog as well (as I have this past week).

So stay tuned for the following posts (hopefully all of them this week!):
– Recently Read: Sliding Into Home
– Haul
– What’s In My Makeup Bag
– ..and a special post featuring Kicks!

Unexpectedly Chic: Mai Couture Blush Paper

6 Jun


This past week I stumbled upon these amazingly cute blush papers from Mai Couture.  This is the perfect thing to stick in your makeup bag, especially if room it tight!  More than that, you don’t need a brush and can be quickly applied while on-the-go.   These are also perfect for summer to swipe on after you’ve been in the pool or at the gym, and want to look a bit refined and refreshed.  If you haven’t heard of these practical and useful blush papers, then I suggest you run over to Mai Couture and check them out!  You can buy these for $17.50 and they come in 3 shades: Prettyful, Sunset, and Uptown.



3 Jun

Almost 2 months ago I posted a Daily Deal on how you could get 2 free Suave products from their new professional haircare line.  In the past 2 months I had not gotten anything in the mail and I figured it would never come and sort of gave up hoping for the coupons.  However, I just checked my mail and low and behold, there was something from Suave, which happened to be my voucher for the free products. I completed enough questions/activities to get the 2 free products, but unfortunately they only sent me a voucher for 1 free product.  This was disappointing because not only did it take 2 months to get to me, but they also didn’t include one coupon.  However, I do not want to complain too much because free is  free and I am grateful.

I wanted to post this and see  if you guys did the activity and if so, have you recieved your rewards?   If you have not, it may be coming in the near future.  As of right now, I believe the deal is expired but I think every so often they revive the offer.  So, if you missed out on the offer the first time, then keep checking back!  I have not decided what I product I am going to get, yet.  Do you have any recommendations?  What are your favorites from their new line?

Upcoming Posts

29 May

I have a ton of great blog posts planned over the next week or so.  Here are some of my ideas:



Recently Read:  Sliding Into Home and the Harry Potter series

May Ins and Outs

May Favorites

May Face of the Month

Planned Purchases

Sunday Surfing

Etsy Espy

Summer Besties Tag

I am hoping to have all of these up over the next week and a half so stay tuned if any of these interest you! Also, if you have a  request for any blog posts, please let me know!


23 May

For about a month I stayed away from purchasing makeup, or anything that I didn’t absolutely need, really.  However, I broke down and bought a few things, which are shown in this haul.  However, 2 other sales took advantage of me while I was weak and I ended up placing a few online orders, which will be shown in future hauls once they arrive.  Anyway, I’ve purchased a few random items from books, haircare, and nailpolish. Keep reading to see what I bought!

The Carrie Diaries:  the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City.  Read more information on the book here.  I picked this up because I am obsessed with the Sex and the City.  Of course, I had to read this book and I can’t wait to read the sequel after!

Sliding Into Home:  Kendra Wilkinson, former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and Girls Next Door star, shares her autobiography which includes everything from growing up to her life at the playboy mansion, and now beyond as a wife and mother. More information on the book here.  Similarly with SATC, I loved the Girls Next Door and Kendra was always my favorite.  I had been wanting to read this now since it came out around a year or so ago. I am almost done with the Harry Potter series, unfortunately (review/thoughts coming in a blog post in the near future), so this looked like it would be an easy, quick read which I am looking  forward to after reading around 3,000 pages for a series.

Nivea Goodbye Cellulite Gel-Cream:  I just made a post about wanting this, so I had to pick it up when I saw it at Walgreens for 25% off and then I had an additional $3 off coupon.  I ended up paying $7  and saving $6.  Not too shabby.  I have not used this yet but will do updates about this product.

ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer: I have been using this product for a while now, and was about out so I stopped into Sallys to pick up another, and use the coupon I had (see below).

Sinful Colors in Timbleberry: NOTD
China Glaze For Audry: NOTD
China Glaze Crackle in Lightning Bolt
China Glaze Crackle in Cracked Concrete

I had a coupon for a free China Glaze Nail Polish with any $10 purchase at Sallys.  I ended up getting these polishes, with the China Glaze For Audry for free!  I have yet to use the crackle polishes but I cannot wait to! Stay tuned for a NOTD featuring them! See swatches below, although the crackle effect did not work very well, because I think it  was on a notecard rather than an actual finger nail.

While this item is not beauty related, I had to show it.   Kicks, my yorkie, loves wearing shirts.  However, in summer I can’t  put a thick sweater on him because he’ll be too hot.  However, I saw this for $1 at Target and simply could not pass it up.  It summarizes him completely, or at least what he thinks about him self.  While he is the smallest in our family, he definitely believes he is the alpha dog, and the leader of the pack.


25 Apr

My semester will be over in a week and a half and I could not be more excited!  I have 2 finals, a paper, and a project still to do.  Since my free time for the next week will consist of studying for finals and living at the library I have decided to take a hiatus until next Wednesday (5/4).  I will be back and have regular postings once again.  I hope you guys have a great week and in the mean time check out some of my links below where I’ll be updating regularly:


17 Apr

I know the past couple of days have been lacking in posts, but last week really got away from me.  I have a 2 week stretch of school and then will have so much more free time.

In the past couple of days I have made a tumblr.  I have been posting pictures, quotes, songs that I find and am really loving.  If you have  a tumblr you should  post your link in the comments as I would love the follow you!

Have a great week!

Saturday Surfing

5 Mar