Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Review: Covergirl TruNaked Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Hello my MJF Stars,
I'm here to give you my thoughts and swatches of the new Covergirl TruNaked Roses eyeshadow palette. If you have not seen my post/youtube video about winning this palette which does not change how I feel about the product. Even if it was free I always give you my options good or bad. So let get into this palette.

front of palette
I really like the packaging it not to bulk or cheap feeling. I heard people wanting a mirror but for me it does not matter because I usually don't use them.

back of palette
I'm happy to see that they gave names to the eyeshadows but I wish they put on the front or next to each eyeshadow. 

Inside of palette


It says on the back you can use them wet or dry for a more dramatic look which is nice to know. You also get  6.5 g of eyeshadows. 

If you like to see them swatched live:


There is a nice mix of textures in this palette which make it easy to create a nice wearable eye look. In the pan Almond, Baby and Copper Rose look like they have hit of shimmer but when swatched you can barely see it.

Swatches of the first four eyeshadows (no primers)
Champagne and baby are really light but a base can help it and it says you can wet it which also would help them and the other glittery eyeshadows like Mousse.

Swatches of the last four eyeshadows (no primers)
All them have a nice formula in that they soft and creamy which makes them very blend able. They do not blend away or get muddy which is nice. If you love rose color eyeshadows you might want to check them out. I really like them and for around $10-$12 depending on which store is a really good price. I might have the other two in this line. Also check out the first eye look using this palette.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

First Eye Look: Covergirl Trunaked Roses

Hello MJF Stars,
I have a first look using the Covergirl TruNaked eyeshadow palette in Roses.


Products I used:
Sephora perfecting eye primer
Avon Big Color Eye Pencil Vanilla
Covergirl trunaked Roses Eyeshadow palette :
Copper Rose: crease
Rose Gold: lid
Champagne: inner corner eyelid
Mousse: outer v
Almond: brow bone
Klean colors Hardcore liquid eyeliner black
Covergirl Plumpify Bastpro very Black Mascara

I was so excited that I won this palette because I was not sure on these new covergirl trunaked palettes. I was so impressed with these eyeshadows they are so pretty and soft. They need a sticky base to get the best of these colors. So I used Vanilla that does not change the colors because its a nude color close to my eyelid color. I'm really happy how this eye look came out.

I hope you enjoyed this first eye look using the Covergirl trunuked Roses palette.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring/Easter 2016: Sky Me Mine and Sugar Coated Mani

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have a Spring/Easter mani for manicure Monday this week. Since spring has sprung and Easter was on Sunday. I wanted to do a spring/Easter themed mani. so lets see what I came up with this year.

with flash

no flash outside lighting
Products I used:
Revlon ColorStay Base Coat 
Wet N Wild Megalast Sky Me Mine
Milani Sugar Coated 
Sassay+Chic Nail art (purple flower)
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat 

This year I wanted to do something different than last year which I did a Easter bunny. I wanted to do a pastel blue and I used Sky me mine which is a pretty blue and it was a 2 coater which is nice. I wanted to do a grass/Easter grass on top which I thought Sugar coated which was so pretty. Its a pastel matte glitter and it also has rainbow glitter so pretty. Then I remembered I had these gems and glitter nail art from Sassy+chic that I have not used yet. So I decided to use the purple flower and it looks so pretty together. I'm so happy how this mani came out.

I hope you had a Happy Easter and a good start to Spring.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

CrowdTap: Garnier Whole Blends

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I was picked to do another crowdtap crowdkit and this time I got few samples of Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo and Conditioner. So lets see what types I got to try.


I received 5 of each types and the ones I got was Coconut oil & cocoa butter, Honey Treasures, and Coconut water & vanilla milk.

What each shampoo and conditioner does:

Coconut oil & cocoa butter: Smoothing tames & controls frizzy hair
Our velvety formula, blooms with an exotic fragrance of coconut oil & cocoa butter, bringing to life our wholesome care that nourishes hair and tames frizz & flyaways.*

Honey Treasures: Repairing  strengthens & heals damage
Our creamy, lush formula, blooms with a delicious fragrance of royal jelly, honey & propolis, bringing to life our wholesome care that strengthens hair and helps prevent split ends & breakage*

Coconut water & vanilla milk: Hydrating quenches & softens
 Our moisturizing yet refreshingly lightweight formula blooms with a tropical fragrance of coconut water & vanilla milk, bringing to life our wholesome care that quenches and softens de-hydrated hair.*

I can't wait to try all of these shampoos and conditioners.

I was sent these free samples for testing and reviewing purposes only.

If you want to see an unboxing and what else I got in the mail:



Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel





Smiley 360: ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have another smiley 360 mission this time its the #BakingSodaDoesThat Mission.


I been using Arm & Hammer Baking soda for years for baking and putting in fridge to get rid of odor. I found out it does much more from there card: 

ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda helps you tackle a year’s worth of dirt, grime and odors easily and effectively. We know how important it is keep your house clean and fresh. That’s why for a detailed household cleaning, we always have your back—and your backyard—covered. With ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, you can also clean and deodorize your fridge, microwave, lunch boxes, garbage cans, tile floors, drains, shower curtains, closets, pet bedding, stuffed animals, and much more! 

Also from the card said:
Spring-cleaning and ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda go together like sun and shine. No other product does more throughout your home this spring. Explore the many uses for ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda for all the rooms in your house! 

I received in my Smiley kit contains: 
1 lb box of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda 
ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Spring Tips Booklets
ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda shaker 
Smiley Sharing Guide

I can't wait to try all the different ways to use Arm & Hammer baking soda from its spring tips booklets.

I was sent these free samples for testing and reviewing purposes only.

If you want to see an unboxing and what else I got in the mail:



Coupon for ARM & HAMMER: http://m.armandhammer.com


Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel





Snuggle Mission

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I was picked to do a Snuggle mission because I'm member of Team Snuggle. So let see what I got in this mission right?


In this mission I was sent a 1 free 32 oz bottle of Snuggle Ultra Blue Sparkle Liquid fabric softner.

The card says: Our original Blue Sparkle scent is a fresh, clean blend of white floral and bright green citrus notes that snuggle up to warm woody notes and soft musk for a comforting, long-lasting freshness your family will love. We invite you to share your experience with the product on Amazon.com & Target.com.

I can't wait to try this scent because I never tried this scent before.

I was sent this free for testing and reviewing purpose only on the behalf of Snuggle.

If you want to see an unboxing and what else I got in the mail:



Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Target Haul 3/22/16

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have a Target haul to show you. Last week I went to target for my mom and of course I found things I wanted. So lets see what I got.


I got two light up balls for my dog Jack he loves these light balls and for $1.00 is not a bad price. I also need some DVD-R so I got a pack of 30 by Memorex for $14.99. I finally found the new Wet N Wild color icon ombre blush in Mai Tai buy you a drink for $4.99 with cartwheel had Wet N Wild 10% off so it was $4.49. I also got cadbury mini eggs in milk chocolate for $3.19 with cartwheel 10% off was $2.87. The last thing I got was these cute bunny socks for $1.00.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my haul and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a Happy Easter!🐰🐇🐣

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Friday, March 25, 2016

San Diego Trip 2016: Big Lots, Fry's Electronics, Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only Store Hauls

Hello my MJF followers,
I'm here to show you last hauls from my San Diego trip.
We will start off with Big lots haul.


I got a pack of Goodie hair clips for $2.00. I also got 90 second polish dryer top coat to try for $1.00. I found a display with sinful colors and sinful shine polishes  and found two that was on my to buy list. So I got Sinful Colors Star Studded and Sinful Shine Prosecco for $1.97 each.


Then we saw a large Fry's Electronics driving around so I had to check it out. I looked like an old casino is was huge. It had big fish tanks and it was so big you spend days in there.


I was looking at movies section and found The Skeleton Key on bluray on sale for $4.99 was $9.98 so I had to get it. I also picked up a I.Connection Pc & Mac HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable for $14.99 which I use to plug my rca table to the HD tvs to watch movies and tv shows.

We also stopped at a Dollar Tree and I only got two thing.


I got the cute pineapple 3d nail files and some Enamel Guard tooth paste.

We also went to 99 cents store also.


At 99 Cents Only Store I found these cute Scunci 2 pack. I need some razors so I got Shave Guard razors. The last thing I got was Bonita nail polish in Hydrangeas Are My Fav which is a pretty cream purple.

That's it for all of my hauls from my San Diego trip.
I hope you enjoyed them and if you missed the other posts don't forget to check them out.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel



San Diego Trip 2016: Ross Dress For Less and Dd's Discounts Hauls

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I'm here to show you more what I haul on my San Diego trip but this time its from Ross Dress for less and DD's Discounts stores.
So lets get started on my Ross Dress for less hauls.


I this haul I found this French laundry white plaid shirt for $11.99.  Its so comfortable and has little gem buttons so pretty. I also got a Con air fast dry brush for $3.99.


Then we went to another ross and I found another French laundry plaid shirt but in blue for $11.99 which I had to get it.


I also found these cute New Balance flip flops for $14.99. They are mint and comfortable so I could not pass them up.


The last store in this post that I went to was Dd's Discounts and I found this C9 Champion Duo Dry Women Pull over 1/4 zipper in Ebony for $7.99 was $26.99. Its has this ribbon design on the back which I thought was nice detail.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my haul and don't forget to check out the rest of my San Diego hauls.


Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel  

San Diego Trip 2016: Walmart, Disney Outlet Store and Crocs Outlet Hauls

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have few more hauls from my trip to show you. This time is from Walmart, Disney Outlet, and Crocs Outlet stores.

First up is a collective hauls from Walmart.


I found this Danskin Now Women plus size hoodie top was $12.84 on sale for $9.00 so I had get it. Its pretty neon greenish yellow shirt that be nice to wear during spring and summer.

 I found these cute hearts pj pants on sale by Faded Glory Women's called Minky Fleece sleep pants that was $8.44 and now on sale for $5.00. I really like them because they are soft and to thick to wear here in Ca at night.




I also found a display of the Valentines Pure Ice limited edition polishes from the glitter hearts collection. So I got the one that I wanted which is called 143 it was $1.97. 


I saw this Pop key chain Groot for $4.98 and had to have it because I love Groot. I also got the new E.l.f Kiss Lip Balm Bare kiss for $2.00.

Then we went to the Outlet mall and of course I found a Disney store.


I only bought one thing which was Disney Tsum tsum Marvels Groot on sale for $1.99 was $5.99. I was really tempted to get the other ones but held myself back. Oh also this is my first Tsum Tsum besides the smuckers lip balm one I have.

Then I went to the Crcos store because this girl love her crocs and I don't care what anyone says they are comfortable.


Pink is not my color but they were the last ones and they had purple on the bottom so I got them which is in the Duet wave flip style in Candy pink/plum for  $14.97 was $34.99.

Well that it for now and keep an eye out for the rest of my San Diego trip hauls.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Teal and Gray Bella Eyes Eye Look

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have another eye look using a few of the Bella eyes eyeshadows. I've been really liking these eyeshadows and was so excited to do another eye look with them.


Products I used:
Avon eyeshadow primer light Beige 
Nyx Jumbo eye pencil milk 
Milani Bella Eyes Bella Gray- crease and outer v
Milani Bella Eyes Bella Teal - eyelid 
Milani Bella Eyes Bella Silver- inner eyelid
Milani powder eyeshadow pearl- brow bone 
Jordana Cat eye Liner Black 
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Black

This time I wanted to do a gray and blue look so I used bella gray and bella teal. They look so pretty together and I was worried that they wouldn't work together but I happy they do. I can't wait to do more eye looks with the bella eyes eyeshadows.

What your favorite Bella eyes eyeshadows?

Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Review: Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
Since I have been enjoyed using these Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder eyeshadows. I thought I would do a review of the ones I got so far.

09 Bella Navy (Satin Matte), 20 Bella Silver (Metallic), and 10 Bella Gray (Satin Matte)

14 Bella Violet (Shimmer), 21 Bella Teal (Metallic), and 25 Bella Cobalt (Satin Matte)
I really love the gold package its looks so fancy and pretty. You get a lot of product in each container which is .05 oz/1.4 g.


09 Bella Navy (Satin Matte), 20 Bella Silver (Metallic), and 10 Bella Gray (Satin Matte)
I really love the navy is a pretty dark base with blue shimmer in it. The silver i a pretty glittery sliver. The gray is also so pretty too. They are very pigment as you can see after I swatched on my had there also still on my fingers.

14 Bella Violet (Shimmer), 21 Bella Teal (Metallic), and 25 Bella Cobalt (Satin Matte)
The next three also very pretty and pigmented. Bella teal is a beautiful duo chrome color it a teal base with gold/green shimmer so pretty.
They are different to baked or powder eyeshadows. They have a creamy like texture at first and then smooth like a powder. Its like between a cream and powder in texture its really hard to described. They are so nice to work with because the blend like a dream and easy to build color dry or wet.

As you can tell I love all of the Bella eyes eyeshadows that got so far and need to get more of them. 

I joined the fan club of Bella eyes eyeshadows.

Are you a fan and which colors are you favorites?

Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Monday, March 21, 2016

St. Patrick's Eye Look 2016

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have another St. Patrick's day themed eye look which I wore on St. Patrick's day last week. So this what I created this St. Patrick's day.


Products I used:
Sephora perfecting eye primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Metal 65 Gold Rush
E.l.f makeup mist & set to wet my eyeshadows and glitter
Milani Baked Eyeshadow 618 Green Fortune- inner & outer v and crease
Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palette California Roll- Darkest green in palette outer v and crease
Sephora Colorful eyeshadow Walk on the wild side no08 -outer v
Wet N Wild single eyeshadow brulee - brow bone
Lunatick cosmetic labs Glamour Ghoul Glitter Ghouls Gold - in center eyelid on top of Gold Rush.
Klean Color Hardcore liquid eyeliner black
Covergirl Plumpify Bastpro very Black- top lashes only

For this eye look I wanted to do a gold with green look. I also wanted to wear Lunatick cosmetic labs glitter in Ghouls gold. I did not have a glitter glue for glitter so I used Gold rush as a base for the glitter and the other eyeshadows which worked. I really love how this eye look came out and I also got a lot of complements on it.

I hope you had a nice St. Patrick's day.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Mint Tint Mani

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I'm here with another mani for manicure mondays.
This time I want to wear a mint color and this is the nail polish I picked.

With flash

No flash inside lighting

Products I used:
Loreal One Stop Base Coat
Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer Mint Tint
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat

I picked Mint Tint because its pretty green mint color with pink/sliver glitter which make it a texture polish. I'm not big fan of textured polish but this one is so pretty I don't mind. Its pretty spring color or nice pastel color that you can pull off all year round. I feel like a fairy princess wearing this polish just saying :0) lol.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks mani for manicure Mondays.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Friday, March 18, 2016

99 Cents Only Store Haul

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have another 99 cents only haul to show you.
I picked up some things I needed and could not pass up.


I got Natureplex medicated anit-itch cream which is compared to gold bond which works good. I also got some Dr. Sheffield's clear zit. I found some studio art twist crayons to use in my YouTube/Blog note book. I also found some Girl Scouts lip smackers which I love the thin mint one I got before from 99 cents only and when I saw they had three pack. I could not pass it up. I got another silicone scraper which work really good and I though I could use this Easter one all year round.


The last thing I got was the LED lighted letter M which was $2.99 but it was still a good deal because most of them from other store are like $20.00 or more. I love it and posted an image on instagram of it on my wall if you want to see it.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my 99 cents only store haul.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel



Pinchme Box #20

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have another pinchme box of sample to share with you.


In this box I got:
Beyond Grain Free White Meat Chicken Egg Recipe Dry Dog Food
GOLD BOND Ultimate Strength & Resilience Lotion
Purely Fancy Feast Natural Tender Tongol Tuna Entree in a Delicate Broth
NUXE- cleansing milk/exfoliating gel
wine $100 voucher

I have not use everything in this box but I used a few thing. My dogs loved the Beyond dog food. Jack and Sonya love it and Bella did not really care for it.  So 2 out 3 dogs is not to bad right. Also our cat loved the Fancy feast cat food.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got in my pinchme box.

Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bikini Green, Feeling Lucky? And Gold Glitz Mani

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
Since today is St. Patrick's day I wanted to post a St. Patrick's day mani. 
I used a few nail polishes for this mani as you can see.

with flash inside lighting

flash with outside lighting

no flash and outside lighting
Products I used:
Revlon ColorStay Base Coat 
Klean Color 24 Bikini Green 
Sinful Colors Feeling Lucky? 
Milani 525 Gold Glitz
Milani Quick Shine Top Coat

I wanted to use Feeling Lucky? and that is would look pretty under Bikini Green. Also to go with the gold shamrock in Feeling Lucky? I chose to do a gold polish which I picked Gold Glitz. Gold Glitz is so pretty by itself but even better with the the combo of feeling lucky? and Bikini green. I think this manicure came out good and I really love it. The only think is the Gold Glitz chipped in two days which was a bummer but I think I will just touch it up because the rest of the mani is going strong.

I hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick's mani.

Happy St. Patrick's day and have fun but safe day. 

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel

San Diego Trip 2016: The shop Welks Resort,Tienda de reyes and Tokyo Central Hauls

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have another San Diego trip hauls. This time the hauls are three different stores. So lets get into what I got right!?

We stay at the Welks Resort which was really nice and the had a little shop called The shop Welks Resort. So I decided to look around found this  Los Angeles licences plate mug $14.00 + 50%off . I thought is was cute and got it.


while we're at Old town Sand Diego I went in to Tienda de reyes and saw these cute Leather bracelets for $8.99.  This flower one was my favorite so I got it.


After visiting Old Town San Diego we were driving back to condo and I saw this store called Tokyo Central and had to check it out. They had a lot of cool japan items but they were pretty pricey but I find some things that was not to much. I found more of the Meiji hello panda in double choco flavor for $.98 each. I also saw the larger versions of these cookies in the picture below which I was temped to buy but bought the smaller ones because I bought enough of the from Daiso too. I also got these Naisture 15 min mask in fresh aloe, brightening arbutin and 2- elastic Q10 for $.98 each to try out.

9.1 oz Meiji Hello Panda

I hope you enjoyed my hauls and keep an eye out for the rest of my San Diego hauls to come.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel



San Diego Trip 2016

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I had really fun time in San Diego, Ca so I decided to do a YouTube video of where I went while I was in San Diego, Ca.

The two places I went was Old Town San Diego and San Diego Zoo.
I really enjoyed both and would recommend both for any age. Old town had good gift shops and good Mexican food. The Zoo is the biggest zoo I've been too and I did not have enough time to see everything in one day. There is a lot of walking too.






Here is Old Town San Diego web page: http://www.oldtownsandiego.org/
San Diego Zoo web page: http://sandiegozoo94.reachlocal.net/


I hope you enjoy seeing my Trip.
I will be posting my hauls in the future.

Don't Forget to:
Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Burlington Coat Factory Collective Hauls

Hello my MJF followers/friends,
I have a Burlington Coat Factory Collective hauls to show you.
Just like ross for dress for less it has it hits and misses at my store. So lets get into what I found right?!



I found two of Balance Collection Active Shirts for each $16.99 which I really liked and had to get two colors in purples and blue.


Before Christmas I found the Christmas Mickey Mouse leggings for  $12.99 and I had to have them because I love Mickey and thought they were so cute.


I found another leggings which I could not pass up. This time they were Marvel leggings that include Spider-Woman, Daredevil, Black Bolt, and Ghost Rider for  $12.99 which I love.


I was with my mom looking at the clearance blankets. I found this blanket with out a picture on it so I opened it up and happy to see it was a Frozen blanket. As you see below this is what it looks like:

Photo from online of what this blanket looks like.

The Frozen blanket was $12.99 and it was pretty big in size it cover the top of my full size bed. 

I hope you enjoyed my Burlington hauls.

Keep Shining Like The Star That You Are!

Until next time,
Mel