Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fall #Makeup Makeover #Loreal Voluminous Original #Mascara and Eye Primer


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I have long been using this particular L'Oreal mascara and primer for a long time (over a year) and look forward to using this cult-following mascara and its primer for my fall makeup routine. I love the extra black color for this mascara that's perfect for volume and define for my eye lashes for my hazel eyes and skin tone! Since I have dry skin issues doesn't excludes my eye lashes, I am finding it now part of my makeup routine to use a moisturizing primer such as the white tube above on my lashes before applying  my mascara. With these two Voluminous products my eye lashes are perfect for the rest of the day to complete my natural to glam makeup looks esp for the Fall season!
 

Until next time...

Ursula

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

#SummerHair and Beauty Featuring #CarolsDaughter Hair and Skin Products


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As most of my followers know my personal beauty budget, I wait and save, save and wait for certain items that are a little pricey for my low-cost beauty budget! But after sales and clearance at local consignment, Walgreens, and my local grocery store I was able to purchase and now start using my trusted hair oil plus two more that are "new to me" from Carol's Daughter! I love each of these products for my summer beauty and hair routines, so read below what I think of each product!

I have enjoyed using the Black Vanilla hair oil which came in a spray to evenly distribute the oil throughout my hair and scalp areas! Almond Cookie is a very addictive perfume from Carol's Daughter with a cult following, which now includes me! And the hand cream in Ocean scent is great for my hands and rough skin areas but has a refreshing scent that's not strong nor overpowering! I can't wait to try out more Carol's Daughter hair and skin products in the future for my hair and skincare needs!


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Ursula

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#MakeupMonday Starting My First #Lancome collection


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This year, I want to get a foundation and/or more full-size makeup and skincare from this luxury department store brand! Usually, I get Lancome products as trial size products found at women's consignment shops but I want to start investing in a  quality, high end skincare and makeup products starting their foundation which 40 shades to match more diverse skin tones, full size perfume, and skincare products like the eye makeup remover and Nutrix Royal Body cream! What other products from Lancome would you recommend to me to try?

Until next time...

Ursula

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#WonderWoman Inspired Nails Featuring #OPI polishes


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With the new Wonder Woman movie in theaters and 75 Aniversity in comics, I decided to do an inspired nail art based in the movie! I used "Worth A Pretty Penne" which is copper shade by OPI to represent Princess Diana at her home learning and training as Amonzonian Princess and Warrior! The ring was when I took my son to Coldstone Creamery for the "Batman VS Superman" in which I picked the Wonder Woman theme ice cream!!

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The second Wonder Woman inspired nail art is based on Princess Diana/Wonder Woman working undercover at gala in her royal blue dress with her sword tucked in the back of her dress! I used first "My Pal Joey" which is blue polish then I placed a long gold stripe on my middle nail using "Golden Eye" which is also an OPI polish for this look!

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Ursula

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#MakeupMonday Featuring #Milani Makeup


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I have won my very first Milani makeup palette from a beauty blogger's contest and have been enjoying using Milani "Everyday Eyes" Eye Shadow collection in "02 Bare Necssities" for my hazel eyes and medium/tan skin tone! I am a sucker for beautiful shimmer brown shades which this eye shadow palette has a long with a golden eye shadow and pale white eye shadow for highlighting!! This palette is perfect for using either one or many colors for my day or evening looks! Good quality from a budget makeup brand which can be found in grocery, drugstore, and places like Walmart or Target! I will be trying various eye shadow designs and hope to share them in the future!


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Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger

#FoodieFriday Experiencing More #Italian meals


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At the local Kroger and The Fresh Market, you can find these wheels and wedges of Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy out for display and tubs of shredded or rinds to add this flavorful cheese to homemade Italian dishes! This cheese is truly "The King of Cheeses" in the food world!


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Homemade chicken alfredo using penne pasta, jar sauce, fresh oregano, and leftover roasted chicken! Delicious! In the future, I want to experiment more Italian or American-Italian pasta dishes!  


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My Mom's homemade pizza using a whole wheat crust and loaded with cheese, veggies, and meats! This pizza barely last a day and half for this family!


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Sample day at local The Fresh Market, where we witness the cracking of the parmesean cheese wheel and nibble the cheese like mice! :)


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Homemade pizza using my Mom's pizza dough and adding pepperoni, mushrooms, sliced mozzarella cheese, and additional toppings! 

I want to cook more Italian dishes at home that I have yet to try and hope someday to experience local Italian resturants that make quality Italian food and dining experience. Plus, I want to travel Italy, the birthplace of  Italian cuisine! :)

Until next time...

Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger












#OPIFiji2017 Summer Collection Featuring #ExoticBirdsdontTweet





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OPI released "Fiji 2017 Collection" of inspired tropical island shades in wide ranges of vibrant colors and names! The store has the mini collection of these shades but I decided that I want "ExoticBirdsdontTweet" which is beautiful, rich yellow shade which remind me of the exotic birds on this island paradise!

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I love this vibrant yellow polish called "ExoticBirdsdontTweet" which I can use for endless nail art for both my manicures and pedicures all year long! I hope to get a few more OPI Fiji polishes which I can use now and for the entire year!


Until next time...

Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger