Thursday, February 21

EyesBright.Com Colored Contacts--BLUE

There are so many posts I'm excited about in the next couple weeks--this post just happens to be one of them!

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'd know that I am a huge fan of colored contacts. I think of them as another accessory when I'm getting ready.

My first post can be found HERE. It's all about the first pair of colored contacts that I've ever tried from www.EyesBright.com. This post is about my recent pair.

Even though I have natural blue eyes, I really wanted a blue pair--not only to enhance my natural color but make my eyes appear bigger. I never realized how small the iris of my eyes are!




These are called the Elegance Blue Colour Contact Lenses. They're so beautiful, and they blend really well with my natural color. I'm LOVING these!

Although the company is based overseas, delivery was pretty quick--much quicker than someone living in the Midwest of the US would think! The customer service is also great. They're so kind and considerate.

If you're looking for a simple change up to your look--colored contacts are a great option. I was so hesitant at first about putting them in and taking them out. I was worried that they would get lost in my head, but they won't.

The more and more you practice putting them in and taking them out, the more natural it is. My first few times putting them in my eyes turned really red, but that normal--your eyes have to get used to them. I can't ever tell when they're in anymore.

Eyesbright.com offers a lot of great options from the natural eye colored contacts to the more fun colors for Halloween.


Let me know if you have and/or tried colored contacts before? What do you think of the contacts I own? What's your favorite--the brown or the blue?

♥b

Wednesday, February 20

REVIEW: NARS Laguna Bronzer



I think this is one of those overhyped products. After spending $34 on this bronzer, I am really kicking myself. 

Statements like…
“It’s MATTE.”

“Only the top layer is shimmery.”

“The shimmer fades.”

“It’s worth every penny!”

… really make me disappointed and irritated.

I spent months debating whether or not to spend the money on this bronzer. I would swatch it nearly every time I walked into Sephora, and every time I would overrule my thoughts with all everyone’s that said it was well worth the money and that the shimmer would fade.




I bought this right after Christmas with a little of my birthday money, and I haven’t even used it a full week. 

I just can’t. I don’t know if I’m too white, or if I got a bad one—I just can’t. It’s too orange and shimmery. Every time I wore it, I looked like am oompa loompa who bathed in shimmer. 

I will keep it though and wait till summer when my skin is more tan to try it out. As for right now, it will just sit in my drawer, and I will daydream of all the other products I could have purchased instead!

The only thing that everyone has correct is that it is decently pigmented and a little goes a long way. Even when you only apply the tiniest bit, you still get the orange shimmer.

One more quick note…it’s NOT similar to the bronzer in the ELF Blush and Bronzer duo. The ELF bronzer is much darker, and it certainly does not come off orange at all.

(ELF on LEFT----LAGUNA on RIGHT)

I don’t even know what else to say. Just writing this post makes me sad and irate at the same time.

Let me know your thought about Laguna. Do you like it? Love it? Hate it? Do you have mixed feelings? Was it what you were expecting? Or were you disappointed, too? What are you thoughts of the ELF bronzer in the blush and bronzer duo?

Hope everyone is having a great week!

♥b

UPDATE: July 7th 2013
 4 months later..

The review above is pretty clear how much I disliked this product when I first tried it in January/February. I wanted to do a quick update. I didn't want to delete this whole post because these were my honest feelings and opinions when I first tried it, HOWEVER...I'm beginning to love this for when I'm tan. 

It's summer now. I'm spending more and more time outdoors, and I'm getting more tan and darker than I was when I first tried out the NARS Laguna bronzer in January/February (winter here in the USA).

I have been wearing this during the day on my cheeks as a blush. I also have even been wearing it at night as a contour/cheek color. When wearing foundation in the summertime, you can look flat. SO I find that when I use my matte Hoola bronzer by Benefit, I looks muddy, and it looks like I'm wearing a lot of makeup. I like the sheen and shimmer in Laguna. It gives more dimension and more of the summer glow that I want.

Darker skin tones are more likely to pull this off year round; fair skin tones beware--you'll most likely have the same reaction as mine from above! 

I feel better now that I know I can make this product work for me. HOWEVER, I most likely will NOT repurchase this product. I have a feeling this will last me a few summers, and I'm sure there is a less expensive alternative.

I hope you guys enjoyed this update.

♥b



Sunday, February 17

SUNDAY FUNDAY: Milwaukee & Valentine's Day

The past two weeks have been stacked with work, school, hockey, and LOVE. haha

Last weekend the boy and I spent the weekend in Milwaukee--it was the perfect weekend to getaway!

View from our hotel room--Milwaukee.

We attended a hockey game while in Milwaukee--always nice to check out new venues and teams!

 Who doesn't love glass and mirrors that make you look thinner than you actually are!?
Valentine's day was pretty chill. The boy was off, but I had to work all day. The boy met me as soon as I got home with flowers, and of course, my favorite candy of all time--Twizzlers! I thought that was it, but when we got in the truck to head to dinner--he handed me a bag from the jewelers where he had bought me something special. In it was a tiny box wrapped with a bow. I just thought it was a pair of earrings or necklace--but to my surprise it was a promise ring.

I played with it so much I wasn't even paying attention to where we were driving to. He made reservations at Outback Steakhouse which was delicious! We ended the night watching movies--one of our new favorites--Pitch Perfect!

Roses from the boy for valentines day & carnation from my supervisor at work! I don't care if you're one of those 'I don't care if I get flowers or not [like me]...it's always nice to get flowers! ;)

Detail on the side of the ring!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!

Hope you guys are having an amazing weekend--don't forget to enter in my giveaway!!

♥b