Monday, June 19, 2017

Ross Dress For Less Hauls

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here to show you a collective Ross haul so lets get into what I hauled this time from Ross.



I saw these mosaic lamps that was hard plastic and in this pretty blue color I had to pick them up. They were $12.99 each and one was for my dad to use in the family room and one was for my room.


I went ross and saw a Betsey Johnson gray skull blanket with pink that I liked but I did not like the color combo and went back week later. They got the same more Betsey Johnson ulta soft plush blanket but in navey, blue and gray. So I had to pick it up as you can see above. It was $22.99 and I love it because it matchs my other blankets and pillow perfectly.


I found another pair of Crocs that I had to add to my collection. They were $14.99 in lime green with blue stripe in size 11.


I found this pretty agate candle holder for $2.99 which I had to have to display with my Himalayan salt rock candle holder.


I was so happy to find these memory foam Skeckers with this pretty rainbow with black pattern for $34.99.


In this haul I found a two pack of dog collars for Jack for $4.99 which is a good price and had some cool patterns on them. I also picked up a toy for Jack which is a Kong critter for $3.99. I also got two dresses by  Sassy Rascal for Bella and Sonya that was $5.99 each but the red one was not the right size so I had return it.

I also got these legging by Game Time for $7.99 which you know I love leggings and these are really nice for $8.


I also got this cute tank top from Rosie Marlow for $8.99.


In this last haul I had to return the other dog dress for this one by Sassy Rascal which is so cute. Too bad Sonya riped a hole in it and I'm going have fix it. It was $5.99. I also found these Pizza socks by Betsy Johnson that I had to have for $5.99 which they retail for $18.00. So I'm so happy to find them for that price.  I also picked up this makeup brush by Baby Beauty for $5.99 since I wanted try out this type of brushes. We will see how good this one is.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Ross hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel 






My Pal Joey and Konfection Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here with another mani for Manicure Monday's and this time I wanted wear a bright blue polish so lets get into what I created this time.

Inside lighting with flash

Outside light with flash

Outside light no flash
Products I used:
Wet N Wild wildshine protective base coat 
O.p.i My Pal Joey 
Sinful Colors Konfection
Jordana Quick Shine Topcoat
Nail art Star Glitter 

I decided to to wear O.P.I my pal joey that I found at Tj maxx and been wanting. I'm so happy I found it because its a pretty bright blue. The formula is really nice and does not stain my nails. I had to add some glitter so I put Konfection on top which looked really pretty together as you can see. I add some nail art star glitter too. I really like how this mani came out. I can't wait to wear my pal joey again.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Marshalls and TJ Maxx Hauls

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here to show you two little hauls from Marshalls and TJ Maxx so lets get into what I got.



I was so happy to find some Tattoo Junkee lip paints in colors I don't own yet. I really love the formula's of these liquid lipstick. They were $2.99 each and the colors I got was Past Curfew which a blue purple and Wicked which is lighter purple. They are both really pretty. I also found this Tervis Star Wars Cup on sale for $3.99 and it 16 oz. This is my first Tervis cup and I love it.


I then wet to TJ Maxx and they had 24 oz Star Wars Terivs cup for $7.99 that I had to have and been using it a lot. I know that I will probably get more too.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel 



Monday, June 12, 2017

Review: Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Cheek Palette and Lipstick/Gloss in Me Hearties

Hello my MJF stars,
I was so happy to win the Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette and one of the Lipstick/gloss in Me Hearties that I wanted to do a review of these two items. So lets get into what I thought.

Cheek palette out of box
Like I said on my review with the Eyeshadow palette that I loved the gold emboss and design of the packaging of the palette. It also came with the same design on the outer box. It also has the pretty starry/ galaxy print on the inside like the eyeshadow palette.

Eyeshadow and Cheek palette 
I did not show how the Cheek palette fits inside of the eyeshadow palette in my Eyeshadow palette review so thought I show you in this review of the cheek palette. I thought it was pretty cool idea and it does fit well. 

Inside of cheek palette

It has a nice size mirror which you can use when you don't have the eyeshadow palette.

left with flash and right no flash
As you can see it has highlighters on the left and bronzer/blushes on the left.

Swatches no primer: L-R Fortune, Destined, Star Reader, Lost Soul, Caribbean, and Bold Spirit.
I think they are all pigmented as you can see by my swatches above. I really like the highlighters they are shimmery with out be chunky glitter in them. The bronzer (Lost Soul) could of been a little darker for my liking. I'm a light/medium skin tone and like a strong deep bronzer look. It would work on days that I want just a wash of color look. I like the blush (Caribbean) because I not in to bright/ pink blushes and this one is a nice brown/pink nude blush if that makes sense. I also like Bold Spirit which would also be pretty as a blush or a highlight. I would recommended this palette for light skin tones because I don't think the right side of the palette would show up on them. But I think its still worth the $30.00 for the highlighters because they are so pretty. You can also use coupons at Kohls like I said about the eyeshadow palette.

I was not planing on buying any of the lip stick/gloss duos because lately I usually wear liquid lipsticks or lip balms. But I was happy to win one to try so lets get into the lipstick/ gloss duo that I got.

lipstick tube
As you can see it has a lipstick on one end and on the other is the gloss. I like the black and gold design. The lipstick side feel plasticy and not in a good way. It feels cheap and the lipstick tub feels like it will crack easly. The lip gloss side is better made.

top: lip gloss and lipstick 

T - B: Lipstick, Lipstick with gloss, and Lip gloss
The lipstick is a lip cream which I thought they were matte lipsticks which is a bummer. Its a pretty color but I think it might be too light for me in color. It looked darker in the swatch on my arm than my lips which is weird. It looks darker with the gloss but since the lipstick a cream not a matte it moves around and you can see my lip color under the lipstick as you can see in the images. Beside that they are nice feeling on the lips not sticky. I like the lip gloss by itself as you can see on the bottom picture. If it was in a darker color it might be nice but I think $26 for a lipstick and gloss is too much for me. Since I rather were a liquid lipstick and I would not would wear both the lip stick and gloss together because it moves too much on my lips. I think if they did a matte lipstick it would not have that problem. I would skip the lipstick/gloss duos unless you like lip creams and glosses.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Are you planing on getting anything from the collection? Also if you have not seen my review on the eyeshadow palette go check out that post.

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

Until next time,
Mel 


I won The Pirates of the Caribbean Giveaway| Unboxing

Hello my MJF stars,
I was so excited to find out that I won The Pirates of the Caribbean giveaway by Disney Girl Beauty and Lapetite Chic Mommy had on instagram that I had to do a unboxing of my winnings. So lets get into what I won right?!




I won:
Woven Pirates Bracelet
Disney Parks Pirate Mickey Pin
Swirl and Sparkle Pirate brush cleanser
Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Lorac Cheek palette and lipstick/ gloss duo 

I was so excited to with the Lorac Cheek palette since I wanted it to go with the eyeshadow palette but was going to wait for it to go on sale. I was also happy to get to try one of the lipstick duos.  I love the woven bracelet and the pin. I can't wait to try the brush cleaner because I never used this brand or any other brush cleaners.

Thanks to Disney Girl Beauty and Lapetite Chic Mommy for this giveaway.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my winnings. I will be posting reviews on the Lorac items I got in this giveaway next.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Silky Purple and Out of Orbit Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here with another mani for Manicure Monday's so lets get right into what I put on my nails this time.

Indoor light with flash

Outside light with flash 

Outside light no flash
Products I used:
Wet N Wild wildshine protective base coat
Jordana Silky Purple
Pure Ice Out of Orbit
Jordana Quick Shine Topcoat

I have been wanting to put Out of Orbit on my nails by itself unlike my last mani I used it as a topper. I really love the formula and it has blue, purple in a blue base which is so pretty. You can't really see the beauty of this nail polish by the picture. I also wanted to wear Silky purple which is blue purple cream polish. I really like the formula on this polish too because it only took 2 coats to be opaque. I really like how this mani came out. It's so pretty.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Mani for Manicure Monday's.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

First Eye Look: Lorac The Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Eyeshadow palette

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here to show you my first eye look using Lorac eyeshadow palette from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. So lets get into what I created this time.


Products I used:
Nyc City proof 24hr eye primer
Lorac The Pirates of the Caribbean Eye shadow palette :
Bones: crease
Starry Night: eyelid
Black Pearl: outer v in crease and bottom lash
Silvermist: inner eyelid
Matte-y: brow bone
Lorac front of the line pro black eye pencil bottom lash
Maybelline Master precise curvy liquid liner Black
W7 Absolute Lashes Mascara Blackest Black

When I opened this palette I wanted to use Starry Night and Black Pearl because they are so pretty. First I put Bones in my crease then I put Starry night on my eye lid and blended it into the crease color. I then put Black Pearl in my outer v and little bit into the crease. I used Silvermist to brighten my eye look and to open my eye. I put lorac pencil on bottom lash as a base for Black Pearl to give it smokey look. I really love how this eye look came out and love these eyeshadow they so nice. I can't wait to do another look with this palette. 

If you have not already check out my review of this palette.

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

Until next time,
Mel 

Review: Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Eyeshadow palette

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here to share and give my thoughts on the Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Eyeshadow palette. When I first heard about this collection I was so excited because you know I love Disney and the Pirates of the Caribbean. Also I never tried any of the Lorac palettes so I was excited to try there products. When they finally showed the pictures of the collection I was on the fence on my thoughts. I saw the eyeshadow palette and was not wowed with the colors. But that changed when I saw it in person. So lets get into the packaging first.


I love the box it came in with the skull and cross bones you know I love skulls. It also has a picture of the shadows on the back which is nice but you can't really see what the eye shadows look like.


I pulled out the palette out of the box and really liked the art work on the packaging with Jack's compass from all of the pirates movies I love. I love the galaxy pattern that run though the palette so pretty. I wish palette was not card board because if you use it a lot it will get damaged. I would of rather had plastic. It still made well with hard sturdy card board. I think it kinda bulky and thick but I think that is because of the compartment for the face palette which I did not buy but I did recently won and will be reviewing soon too. So lets get back this palette. Lets open it and see those shadows right.


As you can see it has the galaxy pattern on inside with Pirates of the Caribbean and lorac on the bottom of the mirror. The mirror is a nice size that you can see your whole face and can use to do your eye look. As you can see you get 18 eyeshadows and the deluxe sample lorac eye liner pencil. I wish they gave us a full size or a brush since the palette is $52.00. Anyways lets get into the shadows.  

inside light of eyeshadows no flash

inside light with flash of eyeshadows
When I first saw the pictures of this palette colors did not wow me like I said. I do like color selection which are colors I enjoy.  I love blues, greens, silvers, and lately redish/browns. So it has a verity of colors that you can achieve different eye looks. I think if they arranged them differently it would of been more easy to create eye looks.  Or even have some info of what they thought how to use the shadows. Like there other pro palettes I have seen where they have the light shades on the left and darker to the right. So lets get into the swatches (with no primers) of the eyeshadows.


L-R: Ghostly, Starry Night, Compass, Arrgh!, Black Pearl, and Yo Ho
This first row are all shimmers. Ghostly is matte with some shimmer which pretty. I really love Starry Night which is a pretty metallic blue that I did a look with and will be posting next. It is a little soft so you have to be careful when dipping your brush in the pan and you don't need much to get that color on you eyelid. I also love Black Pearl which a dark brown base with a blueish green duo chrome look that reminds me of Wet N Wild palette comfort zone which has the similar color but I have not swatched them next to each other yet. Compass is pretty to but I wish it was darker gold color or a true gold color. Arrgh! and Yo ho are also pretty.  

L-R: Bones, Silvermist, Treasure, Tell No Tales, Shiver Me, and Cursed
In this second row has Bones and Tell No Tales that are mattes and would be nice for crease colors/ blending colors for the shimmers. Treasure is pretty shimmery copper color that I can't wait to do a eye look with. Silvermist and Shiver Me are also pretty shimmery metallic shades that would be nice lid colors. Cursed is a matte black with silver or gold glitter which is different than the other eyeshadows in this palette.

L-R: Matte-y, Lost At Sea, Pirates Chest, Sea Haze, Menace, and Silent Mary
This row has Matte-y, Pirates Chest and Silent Mary which are also matte colors. Matte-y is my perfect brow bone color which is similar to my favorite wet n wild single eyeshadow in brulee that I use all the time. Lost At Sea is pretty soft light blue/gray color which looks more gray in the pan. Sea Haze is a really pretty green with gold shimmer which you know I love these type of greens and would look pretty all over the lid. Menace look black but is a dark green close to black that would look nice with Sea Haze. 

As you can see they are all pigmented and not chalky at all. They have smooth and soft formula that make them blend well without getting muddy or just blending away. There is a mix of matte, matte shimmers, and shimmers/metallics. I think this palette you can create different looks with mattes and shimmers. There is few eyeshadows that are really pretty and the rest are there to make those eyeshadows shine. I think this palette is little pricey but If you can find it at kohl's like I did you can use coupon rewards/ kohls cash and I think its on sale as of now for around $41.00. Also if you like matte and shimmers and these colors or even a Disney Pirates fan I would recommend you pick it up before its gone.

What do you think of this collection? Are you going to pick anything up?
Keep an eye out for more reviews on the rest of the collection soon.

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

Until next time,
Mel 


Kohl's, Kmart, Sephora and Disney Store Hauls

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here with a few hauls in which I only bought one item and thought I would but the four hauls together into one haul. So lets get into what I hauled this time.



Since I won some money on my vacation in  Las Vegas and I wanted this palette when I first saw it on instagram. I had a $5.00 off rewards for Kohl's so I used it to but the Lorac Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Me Tell No Tales eye shadow palette. It was $52.00 and with the coupon it was $47.00.


I also stop at a Kmart and found these cute Joe Boxer low cut 6 pack sock on clearance for $3.99.


I saw online that Sephora had the new Tarte make believe in yourself eye and cheek palette on sale for $30.00 which I been want since I saw it on Instagram. I had to go pick it up and it is even prettier in person and smells like vanilla.


I also stoped in the Disney Store and found all of the Disney Tsum tsum musical plushes for $7.99. So I had to get Ariel and love her.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my hauls and keep eye out on reviews on the lorac and tarte palettes that I will be post soon.

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

Until next time,
Mel 


Monday, June 5, 2017

Thera-Pewter and Galactic Glam Mani

Hello my MJF stars,
I'm here with a Mani for Manicure Mondays so lets get into what I put on my nail this time.

indoor light with flash

outside lighting with flash

outswide lighting no flash
Products I used:
Wet N Wild wildshine protective base coat
Sinful Colors Thera-Pewter
Pure Ice Galactic Glam
NYC Shine in a minute 202 grand central station top coat

I have been wanting to ware Thera-Pewter which is pretty stone gray color with pieces of silver glitter in it which is so pretty. It has a nice formula which I was happy about because of the pieces of glitter layed flat and had no texter. You know I did not stop there I had to add more glitter and wanted to see Galactic Glam over a lighter color nail polish because last time I put over a Sinful Colors Break Dance Not Hearts which is a metallic purple. I really like Galactic Glam over Thera-Pewter they are so pretty together.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks mani. 

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

Until next time,
Mel 

99 Cents Only Store Haul

Hello my MJF stars,
I have a collective 99 cents only haul to show you. So lets get right into what I found this time.



I found more of the Ennatek cell phone case and they had some for Samsung s6 so I had to get this one the unicorn, alien, skull and ghost emoi's on it. It's been on my cell phone for a while now. There is some ware marks but not too bad for $1.00 case. I also found two of the Milani Fierce Foil eyeliners so I got them both one in Navy Foil and in Purple Foil. I picked up another can of Xtra care shave cream in tropic wave which I really like. I need some binder clips so I got a pack from Studio Art in assorted sizes.  



I found this diploma frame with a spot for the tassel for $1.99. It has the cheap tabs on the back but I used paper tape to hold them in. It still look really nice with my diploma and tassel in it and not bad for the price.


I also picked up another of the oval tub for my room. It was $1.99.


I found these trident star wars spearmint gum so I got one of the bb-8 and one of the ray design. I got this pretty metallic blue Milani nail polish. I also found more of the Ennoteck car charger for $1.99 and it had two usb ports which nice. The last two things I got was Scunci expandable head band in an oil slick color which was too pretty to pass up.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel 





Thursday, June 1, 2017

Disney Store, Hot Topic and JC Penney Hauls| Tsum tsum Haul

Hello my MJF stars,
Lately my life been kinda crazy so I was not able to post on Monday but I'm back with a collective Tsum tsum haul from Disney Store, Hot Topic and JC Penney. If you been following me for a while you have been seeing that I been starting to collect Tsum tsum and this is the biggest haul yet. So lets get into what I got.




This first haul is from the Disney Store where I got two of the new summer collection. I saw the pineapple dale on instagram and had to have it. I bought Dale and had to go back for Coconut Chip. They were $5.95 each. They also smell so good. If did not know that Dale smalls like pineapple and Chip smells like coconut.


I also stopped in to Hot Topic and they had 3 for $10.00 which is a really good deal since they are $6.95 there. So I got Snow White, Olaf and Ursula.


I heard that JC Penney had Tsum tsum mini's on sale for .99 but when I got there they were $1.99 which is still a good deal so I Leia and Jabba the Hut.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my hauls.

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

Until next time,
Mel 


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul

Hello MJF stars,
I know I'm little late but still want to share this collective Dollar Tree haul from last month and this past weekend. So lets get into this haul.



I did not have chance to post this window Decoration but still wanted to share it with you. I did not put in video since Easter has passed.


I also picked up these solar spot lights which I also did not put in video but still wanted to share with you. They work really well for my deck steps at night.


I picked up more of the Essentials stackable organizing drawers because I really like them. I wish they were bigger but for $1.00 they are really good. I also found these car fresheners from Bahama & Co. in Aruba Blue Breeze. They are pretty and smell good.


I picked up some The home store neon Straws which are nice for summer. I also found the luau cups and picked one up. They had Easter candy 2 for $1.00 so I two of the Russell Stover 3 marshmallow eggs.  I got a Sunbeam LED nightlight for my dad.


I also did not put the things in this picture in the video but still want to share with you. My dog like the My Pets friend oatmeal enhanced shampoo which they have sensitive skin so if you need dog shampoo you should try this one from DT. I also picked up some uncle bens chicken & wild Rice which is good. I had to try the Betty Crocker mint chip was so good and wish I bought more boxes.


I also picked up some LA Totally awesome windshield washer fluid which works well for my car.


Recently I went to dollar tree to pick up some gardening shovels so I got two one is a trowel and the other one is a transplanter. I also finally found the metallic pencils from paper crafts so I picked up two. I also found only two of the pretty candle holders that I saw people hauling. I got a pink one and purple one. I also broken down and picked up two of the sea horse candle holders one in silver and one in teal. 


I went to dollar tree last weekend and I picked up this book called The Marauders by Tom Cooper which looked interesting. I also got two of the 4th of July Bandanas. I did not find any good movies at last Dollar Tree but this one had different ones. So I had to get Alvin and the Chipmunks meet Frankenstein on DVD. I also picked up The Land Before Time 2 pack DVD for the boys when they come over and for me too because I saw the original movie but never saw these ones.

Well that all I got from Dollar Tree for now.....

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got.

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

Until next time,
Mel