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Monday, July 30, 2012

Packing up my boutique | Happiness.

Happiness. Packing. New beginnings. Grateful.



It has been such a productive and exciting week. I'm slowly packing up my room which turned out looking like a boutique. Here are a few photos from my parts of my room I wanted to share. I'm thrilled knowing I get to start this new beginning! It's been such an awesome feeling to get rid of TONS of items in my room I no longer use! It's such a relief knowing I am FINALLY able to get rid of things!Before I was NEVER able to get rid of EVERYTHING I would always use "Maybe I'll use it one day" or "It's so pretty I just CAN'T get rid of this" or "This was way too expensive I need to keep it" or "Maybe this could be my weekend shirt?" NO MORE. I'm finally telling myself If I haven't worn it in the last couple of months it no longer needs to be in my closet. PLUS, I always tell myself now the more I get rid of the MORE I GET TO SHOP and that usually works just fine. I want to get rid/donate/give away a lot of my things that I can live without. I want a fresh new start with everything. It feels amazing to know all the stuff I'm going to give away to family/friends/donate etc. I never really realized just HOW MUCH clothes I have. Yes, I do love to shop and I love to have options but I didn't realize it was to the extreme. Oops! Luckily I will have PLENTY of new space for all my clothes, I can't wait. I literally can't even sleep at night because my mind is consumed with home decor ideas. I have more than 3 visions of how I want my office/closet area and it needs to go down to ONE so I can really focus but it's not as easy as I thought when I have a million things I want to do :) I can't wait to share with you all my ideas, tips, decorations, DIY's, everything and anything! My room looks like I did laundry 6 times, went shopping a week straight, shoe shopping, purse shopping and then came in and threw everything on the floor; yes a HUGE mess. Boxes, huge shopping bags full of items I'm packing, a pile of shoes I don't want, a pile of clothes I don't want & I still need to go through all my makeup & accessories. I'm loving the organization that is taking place though, I'm actually enjoying this process; cleaning, organizing, getting rid of things, lots of boxes all over the place etc etc. It's actually a calm feeling for me because I thought I was going to feel overwhelmed with my room since I have a billion things - but not at all ! Wooohoo!

Cheers to new beginnings & this next chapter.

God has blessed me in countless ways and for that I am truly grateful.







I think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple; find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you're set. I promise.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mini Target Haul | Cosmetics.


Mini Haul. ♡♡


hey lovelies,♡
Here are a few products I picked up on my trip to Target to "get a gift and a gift bag" but I always end up leaving with a few items in my basket.

●2 Sally Hansen Salon Effects.
(These are PERFECT when you have zero time to do your nails pretty! I actually purchased these for a dinner I had that night, I knew I wasn't going to have enough time to paint my nails properly so I put these on about 15 mins before heading out to dinner with my girls and they were a hit!) One was gold glitter and the other was black and sparkles :)

●Loreal Polish in Butterfly Kisses
(it was pretty, I just had to get it)

●Revlon Photo Ready 3D Mascara in Black.
(favorite drug store mascara at the moment) About $6.

Loreal Lineur Intense Eyeliner
(FAVORITE DRUG STORE LINER EVER)
I have recommended this eyeliner for as long as I can remember! I think it is the TWIN of Lancome's Eyeliner! I used to only use Lancome for my eyeliners but then I discovered this little baby and the price difference is incredible. Lancome eyeliner is about $28 and Loreal is about $7 :) You can't beat that ! So if you're looking for a really good eyeliner, definitely check out this one :)

hope you girls enjoyed this little post.

Love.
Natasha Marie




Sunday, July 22, 2012

ULTA goodies | Review.

ULTA GOODIES | REVIEWS ♡♡♡



What a beautiful mess I have here. ♡
These new ULTA goodies now have a new home with me & I was so thrilled when I received them! :)
I've had these products for a few weeks already but I really wanted to play around with them 1st before I decided to share my thoughts with all my bloggers! I loveeeed that these beauty products came inside of this cute Benefit make up case (I used it for my jewelry while I was on vacation with the boyfriend, it fit perfect in my bag!)
This deluxe kit came with 4 beauty products & they were all full size products except for a mini lip tint and the High Beam Luminizer , which are all pretty good sizes because you don't need to use TOO much so I really like the size! I completely forgot to take extra pictures of the Benefit Lip Tint & Luminizer so here's a little overview of what I think about them.

Benefit Lip Stain: $27.99
Benefit Benetint is a kiss-proof and waterproof, indelibly sheer tint for your lips & your cheeks! I've used it quite a few times and it gives your lips such a nice tint that lasts for hours!
High Beam Luminizer - $ 24.00
Benefit High Beam is an ethereal pink liquid highlighter that creates a radiantly dewy complexion. For an angelic sheen, this pink shimmering lotion adds a soft, natural afterglow.



Benefit - POREfessional $30.00

I'm OBSESSED. This product is so light weight.

Description:

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.


I usually only use this product around my nose area and on the sides of my nose, anywhere you have visible pores apply this and it makes your pours vanish! I truly recommend it. You can apply it before or after your foundation or concealer. I like to use it before I apply my concealer and powder. I've heard great reviews on other blogs I follow so I was pretty excited when I finally got my hands on it !




Benefit BAD GAL LASH $19.00♡♡

This mascara wasn't a huge "wow factor" for me. I was pretty excited to finally try out this mascara but for some reason it left my lashes looking extra thin. My lashes are dramatically long and almost any mascara I use I end up really liking because I like when they give my lashes extra volume! But this one made them look extra thin, my lashes were extra long; this mascara is good for length in my opinion instead of volume. I've heard good/bad reviews maybe it will work great for someone else but for me I don't think I would go to a store and pick it up myself. My mascara for the month that I'm loving is the Revlon PhotoReady 3D mascara :)





Macadamia Natural Oil Hair Kit.
From left to right.


Macadamia Rejuvenating Shampoo
Description:
Macadamia Rejuvenating Shampoo is a moisturizing shampoo for all hair types and is excellent for dry, damaged hair. The Rejuvenating Shampoo gently cleanses the hair while weightlessly replenishing moisture and protecting the hair from environmental elements.
  • Gently cleanses chemically treated, damaged hair
  • Replenishes moisture with no heavy build-up
  • Builds protection from harsh daily environmental elements


  • Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
    Description:
    Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair. The Healing Oil Treatment is instantly absorbed, weightlessly infusing the hair with moisture and nutrients for silky smooth, healthy looking hair while providing natural UV protection from photo and sun damage. Dry, brittle hair is miraculously rejuvenated with increased shine and control.
  • Intense nourishment for tangle & frizz free hair
  • Hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny
  • Natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • Reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%

  • Macadamia Deep Repair Mask

    Description:
    Macadamia Deep Repair Masque is a revitalizing hair reconstructor for dry, damaged hair. A combination of macadamia oil and argon oil along with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts rejuvenate and rebuild the hair, leaving the hair deeply nourished for improved elasticity and shine with long-lasting conditioning benefits.
  • Combines Macadamia & Argan oils with Tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extract
  • Deep nourishment & long-lasting conditioning
  • Ultra-conditioning hair reconstruction

  • My hair has honestly felt 100% more healthy. The deep repair mask is so tense you are only asked to use this mask 2 times a week. I've always always always been in love with ALL Macadamia hair products! They are pricey but they last you quite a few months since you are not supposed to use these products on a daily basis.


    I hope you all enjoyed this review!

    If any of you girls have used any of these let me know which ones are your favorite!


    Love.

    Natasha Marie





    The packing process starts| EXCITING!

    The packing process has started and my heart is full of happiness! Boxes in my room, sorting out through bundles of clothes I no long use, deciding what I want to keep/sell/donate etc., cleaning and trying to keep everything organized are what my days will be full of & I don't mind it at all. My room looks like a boutique (I'm not kidding!) I have vintage thrift finds hanging from my curtains, nail polishes neatly by color, jewelry hanging on all my walls, vintage purses hanging from my closet door, my make up case full to the top and open for display..etc. I love the way I have kept my room - putting it all in boxes makes me excited for this brand new start!!! Knowing I will be having an extra room all for me and I'll be able to decorate it exactly how I vision it makes me unable to sleep at night because my mind is consumed of home decor ideas! Pinterest has been my best friend after midnight and I'm saving all the ideas I'd like to use for my future office/dressing room/closet!! Each day is a little closer to the day and I can't wait !

    My whole life changed the second.....


    ...I met this man. ♡♡

    My life has completely changed & my heart is full of love.
    Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would be one of the lucky ones to truly find a man that treats them like a queen every second of the day without a single worry in the world. I can't thank my past enough for leading me to this wonderful man. I'm excited for the future with ALL our beautiful plans. God has blessed me and definitely had his eye on me and saved me the best for life. I understand life just a little bit more all because of him.

    I can't wait to start this journey with him.

    Love.
    Natasha Marie

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

    Big News - Bursting with happiness!




    hi sweet loves.
    Last week something beautiful happened that made me burst into tears of happiness. The boyfriend & I purchased our very 1st house! I am still in complete shock that it has all happened, life is playing out just like it was meant to be and I couldn't be more grateful ! :) I have been on cloud 9 since we got the wonderful news! It was love at first sight..after looking at houses for a week when we walked into this one we both fell in love!! :) I can't thank God enough for placing this beautiful man at my side that takes the best care of my heart and leaves me worry free. The most exciting part of all this (besides living with the love of my life!) is getting the chance to decorate!! I'm (of course) 100% in charge of decorating the entire house! I'm so eager to start shopping! I've already been seeing tons of great inspiration online and I can't wait to fix up our blank canvas however our little heart desires! Even greater news, *drum roll* I'm going to be using one of our spare rooms as my OFFICE/DRESSING ROOM/CLOSET !!! My heart is racing with excitement for this fun project!! I have so many great ideas that I'm trying to sort out so when I walk into stores I need to go to I don't have anxiety attacks with wanting to purchase everything! This is going to be such a beautiful journey that I get to experience with the love of my life, I wouldn't want this with anyone else! God has blessed me & I am going to cherish every single moment ! :) I'm planning on definitely bringing you guys along for the road & sharing tons of my ideas while I'm on this fun road of decorating my future office/closet/dressing room! I've found my dream desk that I will be getting soon & I can't wait to show you girls once it's all fixed up! I'm pretty sure there will never be a day where I'm actually saying "I'm DONE decorating!" I think it's going to be a life long fun project because I'm crazy and I love to decorate as much as I can and especially having a whole room, oh my! It's going to be a blast ! :)
    I'm going to absolutely love having my own office area! I want my space to be full of inspiration, I'll have an area just to focus on my blogging & future YouTube channel! I can't wait. But before I get to decorate our home I need to PACK PACK PACK PACK PACK! Which is also going to be fun because it's time to get rid of TONS of things I don't need/want anymore! I want to start fresh & take all the lovely items I can't live without! And the items I CAN live without will only give me MORE room to do some SHOPPING! :)

    Here are some inspiration photos I've been looking at on Google :)
    Take a look & leave me any feedback or your great ideas!
    I'd love to hear if you lovely girls have any ideas?!









    All photos found on Google :)

    Love.
    Natasha Marie

    Night outfit - Stripes & Pink heels.

    hello my beautiful ladies,
    It's been way too long since I have sat in front of my computer and blogged! It's time to put this back at the top of my list of things to do throughout the week because I really do enjoy LOVE doing this & I also enjoy meeting so many wonderful girls from all over the world ! I see I've gained quite a few followers so I would love to say a big Hiiiii to all of you new ladies & thank you for stopping by my blog! XOXO.

    This was my night outfit a couple of weekends ago!
    I decided to wear this fun sleeveless black & white striped summery top with my hair pinned back since I wanted my collar to show & added a little color to it while pairing them with these hot pink heels ! These heels are adorable & were such a bargain! I purchased them at TjMaxx for $12.99 ! They look like Barbie heels, they are pretty comfy considering I found them for such a great price! I paired my blouse with dark skinny jeans I got from Forver21 & accessories that were all purchased at Forever21 as well. I get a lot of questions on my instagram where I get most of my jewelry since I loveee lovee lovee to wear huge earrings & stack all my bracelets daily - the answer: the lovely Forever21. I get anxiety just walking into the store because our Forever21 is a pretty good size (no, not 3 stories like the Houston one, I think I would have a heart attack if I shopped in there) but it's a pretty large size. I want everything in there. I even have a strategy when I go shopping in big stores (FREAK) but yes, that's my #1 favorite store to shop for all my accessories because the prices are so affordable ...so affordable I go crazy and put everything in my shopping bag!

    Hope all you girls are doing wonderful.


    xo.







    "You've always had the power, my dear"
    "Why didn't you tell me before?"
    "Because you wouldn't have believed me. You had to learn it for yourself"

    Lots of love.
    Natasha Marie