Monday, March 30, 2015

Etsy Shop

My bracelets are great for stacking! 
I recently decided to open up my own Etsy shop. I've always enjoyed crafting and recently got into making my own version of the very popular Bourbon and Bowties bracelets. I love these bracelets, but they're a tad too expensive for my taste. They're great to wear alone or stacking several together. This new trend of arm candy has me craving to make more and more of them. 
I only have a few listings so far, but I'd love for everyone to visit my shop and let me know what you guys think. I also hope to soon add my button studs that I have made in the past as well. 

The Little Lady

Monday, March 23, 2015

Top 10 Drug Store Beauty Products

Lately, there have been tons of amazing beauty products at the drug store. There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on makeup when brands are coming out with great color selections and on point pigmentation. It's enough to make any beauty queen squeal with excitement! 

Here are my top picks for drug store beauty products! 

  1. L'Oreal voluminous Carbon Black Mascara- Great everyday mascara, it not only lengthens my lashes, but adds great volume. I've used this for years!
  2. Elf Lip Exfoliator- This is part of my nightly routine, I go in with the lip scrub and then generously apply and moisturizing chap stick. I love it because it's convent to use and gets all the dead skin off my lips. Plus it's $3, can't go wrong with that. 
  3. L'Oreal Infallible Eye shadows- These are perfect for the girl on the go, pressed pigments that offer great pigmentation and are super buttery to work with. They come in wide range of colors. 
  4. Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation- This foundation is perfect for the oily monkey I tend to be! Super matte formula that goes on super thick. I always stay very matte throughout the day when I wear this and the finish sets really nice on my skin. This is very budget friendly as well! Best $5 foundation ever! 
  5. Maybelline Lipsticks- These are amazing! I have too many colors to count. Pigmentation is amazing and for the price you can't get anything better. They have several didn't finishes to suit everyone's needs/wants. I'm currently loving the matte formula.
  6. Makeup Geek Eye Shadows- As a MAC lover, I was thrilled to find high quality eye shadows at a drug store price. They have so many shades and the new foiled line is THE BOMB!!!! They don't offer this brand in a drug store setting, but I would visit their website, high quality items at a great price point.
  7. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- This is a great concealer from the drug store. Covers any dark circles and is great for high lighting your under eye area. This also doesn't crease on me or settle in any fine lines when I set it with a powder, which is a major plus! 
  8. NYC Eyeliner- Hands down, best liquid liner I have ever used. Easy to work with and super black! I've tried other liners and nothing compares to this! 
  9. Morphee Eye shadows- I can't say enough good things about this brand. Price is amazing, just $2 for a single eye shadow! Pigmentation is wonderful and they are so easy to blend!!. These have replaced my MAC collection, I grab these just about daily. These are also not offered in the drug store, but I HIGHLY suggest checking out their website.
  10. LOreal True Match- Between my Rimmel Stay Matte and Loreal True Match, I hardly ever wear a high end foundation anymore. True match has the largest selection of colors that any drug store foundation offers. The color matches me perfect and stays on all day long. I love the original True Match and the Lumi version as well.
What are some of your favorite drug store beauty finds?

The Little Lady

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March in the Bluegrass

With the month of March underway (or nearly almost over!) I realized I haven't posted in quite sometime. We've recently moved into a new house, with trying to get settled and organize everything it's been a lot of work and to be honest blogging was the last thing on my mind. But now that we've somewhat settle down with unpacking and back into our daily grind, I thought I'd get back into the swing of things and start off with a fresh new look on my page. What do you guys think!?

I love the month of March, the weather finally starts to turn from the crazy Kentucky winter we've had into a sweet, cool spring day. I can also finally get out of jeans, boots and sweaters and into all the gorgeous dresses, skirts and maxi's that I have been dying to wear all winter long. Does anyone else feel like a new person when the seasons change, or is it just me? Anyway, the transition into spring is a perfect time for a little spring closet cleaning. Get rid of those clunky sweaters or ripped jeans you didn't wear all winter long, chances are you're not going to wear them next winter either. Also, check out what's going on with your spring/summer wardrobe, now's the time to toss anything unwanted. Make sure to donate everything you're tossing! People like me love to hunt through the thrift stores for fabulous finds, plus its retail therapy (on a budget)! 

March is also the NCAA tournament. We are huge UK fans, so my entire family has been looking forward to this time of year all season long. It's not March madness with out a family bracket challenge! I'm never great at this, I actually have no strategy, I just pick the team the sounds the best, haha. But of course I have Kentucky winning it all, who doesn't!

So that's my March, I'm glad to be back! More to come soon, stay tuned!

The Little Lady