Beautiful Lagoon

A site about feeling beautiful

Happy Halloween – Peacock October 31, 2011

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Happy Halloween Everyone!

I’ve always loved Halloween. It was my grandfather’s birthday so that made it even more special growing up.

Here is what I wore to the Halloween party I went to on Friday night. I saw these peacock feather false lashes on eBay and knew I just had to have them for Halloween. Then, even better, Urbandecay.com had a sale on their cream shadows ($3.00 each!) so I hauled a few colors figuring something meant for my eyes would be more gentle than face paint.

We were a little crunched on time trying to figure out a costume for the fiance, so I only had 30 minutes to get ready (instead of the 2 hours I’d wanted) but all in all I think it came out good enough.  You can sorta tell it is a peacock walking on the grass.

On a side note, I’ve upgraded my blog here at wordpress to have a stand-alone web address, what you have always clicked on will still work – it will just re-direct you to my new domain – http://thebeautifullagoon.com . Along with that I will have more functionality including special email addresses that match my domain, so now you can email me at questions@thebeautifullagoon.com .

I just got my wedding dress on Saturday and have been adding beads to it and am 13.5 out of 20 inches through my necklace I’m making.  I have 11 days to go and soooooo much to do! However, tonight I’m just hanging out and giving dentists a profitable 2012 (giving out candy).

What are Boo you doing for Halloween this year?

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Feeling Blue October 26, 2011

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Well, I’m not feeling Sad (blue), I’m feeling the color blue – and white. After my horrific broken nail I wanted to cheer myself up – how did I do that? Eat a dozen chocolate chip cookies? no. Watch a corny movie? no. Go buy nail polish? yep! I really had been looking for an excuse to go buy a white crackle – so I used my misery. Please excuse the stubby nails, as I said this was the result of a tragedy. Please be kind I am not the normal “boo hoo I broke my nail” person – this one ripped into the nail plate and started bleeding. It looked horrible so I had to cover it up.  I decided on blue to go with my new white crackle polish. I had some Mezmerised by Essie that looked to be a good base for Jessie’s Girl Confetti (which shows up better in the second photo). Then I applied the SallyHansen white crackle overcoat. It made for a cute manicure.

 

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Essie, Jessie’s Girl or Sally Hansen. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Make Up For Ever HD concealer review October 25, 2011

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Do you ever have those mornings where the area under your eyes looks like Grimace sat on them and left some of his purple behind?  Since my LASIK procedure a few months ago I have had more problems with tired looking and feeling eyes than ever before.  I’ve started using eye creams daily and that has helped a bit but I still get these purple bags. Yep I get that they are not as bad as some people get – but it still bugs me.  So what do I do? I put some concealer there and hope no one else notices!  As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got a stash I keep at work. Currently in that stash is the Make Up For Ever HD concealer. I bought this one because I’ve always heard that you should use a concealer that is lighter than your own skin color. Well, I’m super pasty – like bad, so it was difficult finding a concealer that light colored. Additionally my skin has a slight pink tint so yellow based products usually make me look ill – Make Up For Ever HD concealer came in the color I needed so I snatched it up!

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Anastasia Illumin8 with Youghful Synergy™ Review October 20, 2011

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Today I bring you the Anastasia Illumin8 with Youghful Synergy™ palette. I chose palette number 1 when I bought this product. The colors really seemed to be more me than the other palettes – also they had more colors as some of the palettes “duo” space only held one color. Anyway this palette holds 8 different colors. Starting from left to right there are (my descriptions – there are no names on the packaging): Matte Beige, Shimmery Beige, Shimmery Dusty Rose, Shimmery Brownish Burgundy, Shimmery Pepto Bismal Pink, Shimmery dusty brown, Shimmery lavendar, and Shimmery eggplant.  None of the Shimmers are incredibly shiny – though the beige does come the closest.

Lets see if I liked it and how much.

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Food Should Taste Good Puppy October 19, 2011

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Here is a fun photo for the day:

This is my puppy Watson in a bag of Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips/crackers. I received this as a part of the Influenster.com Vox Box program; this is a program where you are sent samples and you review them and give open and honest feedback.

FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.

 

Juice Beauty Conditioning Lip Color

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This is a video review of Juice Beauty Conditioning Lip Color in fig. I received this as a part of the Influenster.com Vox Box program; this is a program where you are sent samples and you review them and give open and honest feedback.

FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.

 

derma e Skin Cleanser October 18, 2011

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This is a video review of Derma e  Problem Skin Cleanser. I received this as a part of the Influenster.com Vox Box program; this is a program where you are sent samples and you review them and give open and honest feedback.

 

FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.