April 6, 2012

Cinderella Goes to the Ball Game

Star Wars Lego Men
5 different Snack Options
Little Brother to Match Big Brother’s Team
Change of clothes for each of the little boys to head to Buzzin’s (brother/cousin) game
Oh wait I actually have to be seen in public too? 
Guess I am going to have to do a little something to myself, besides brush my teeth, in order to not frighten the other children.  I guess I better call for my Fairy Godmother to come help me with this mess.  Oh wait she never showed up for the dirty diapers or the poop in the bath tub or the paint on the couch or the broken autographed bat, so I guess I need to find something quick and easy to make it to and through the next 5 to 7 hours of baseball.  That is where my love affair with tinted moisturizer began.  I used Clinique’s Almost Makeup for years, but I decided it really just did not do much besides give me SPF and a really greasy look.  So I did without for quite some time.   One day while talking with a friend she told me I would love Laura Mercier’s tintedmoisturizer!  Oh boy was she RIGHT!  It gives a great sheer coverage with SPF 20 and a bit of a shimmer that I L O V E, but I bought it for my Spring/Summer/Fall/Baseball Season skin tone not for my nasty, pasty, worst time of year skin tone.  So winter freaking came and I just looked at my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer laying there, calling my name.  No I did not go out and buy another tube in a different shade like normal people would do, I just felt sorry for myself for not being tan, then along came some YouTube videos about BB Creams.  Everyone, okay most everyone, loved Garnier’s BB Cream.  Once a Garnier coupon and an Ulta Coupon appeared in the same newspaper coupon section I decided I might really have a Fairy Godmother because I would totally love to have a product that did 3 plus things for 7ish dollars!  Guess what…  No Fairy Godmother has shown up yet, but I really like this product!  During the week I use it as my moisturizer and primer, but on the weekends it is all I need, if you don’t count eye shadow and mascara, oh and some lip something or other.
With that situation under control I am now a mission to solve another world problem, oops I mean mom problem.  What to do about these legs that look like I flocked them instead of the Christmas tree.  Since it isn’t 1999 anymore I know that tanning beds are not the solution to my problem, I must find the perfect self tanner…  I have tried 3 or 4 that were okay.  I like the color of the one that I am using now, but not the smell…
Have you found the perfect self tanner to transition you from Pasty Snow  to Sexy Farmer Tan?  I NEED HELP!
Also, do you have the same make-up routine for the weekend activities as you do for Monday through Friday?  What are your favorite tinted moisturizers and BB Creams?

March 8, 2012

Layers of Paint

This winter had brought on a new obsession…

Painting my nails!!!!

How can that be because of Winter? 
My nails are worse than my dogs and it is not because I am scratching on the back door…  
This dry air has my nails peeling like they have been lying on the beach for 27 hours straight without a lick of SPF.
After many coats of nail strengthener and clear gloss I decided I was just going to have to deal with chipping paint and put some color on these flaky things!

Cue wet n wild megalast nail color! And some old Victoria Secret polish.

I Need a Refresh-Mint

This is just one coat!  This stuff is amazing!  I NEED every color!!!!


February 29, 2012

February Birchbox

If I were guessing I would say that I started my Birchbox subscription back in August September of this year.  I just loved the idea of trying out products that I might not otherwise even give another glance.  I loved it so much that I have talked my sister and I think her love has been shared with her sister-n-law.  If you are not familiar with Birchbox click on over there!

On to my February Box!

To be honest I was so hoping that I would have gotten a beauty blender in my box like my sister did, but no such luck.

So I will start with the only thing I have tried so far....

100% biodegradable wet wipe
It says that they are for eyes and lips, alcohol-free, dissolve resistant make-up, nourishes & conditions skin
I say.... NOT for ME!  I liked them at first, but my skin felt like there was a film that made my face feel tight.

I guess there is one other thing that I have tried...  The Lifestyle Extra
The very cute heart shaped nail file!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

Now on to the things that I am saving for the perfect time!
1st: colorescience pro| glow and go Travel Puff
It is a powder-filled puff in an even color.  After reading this a little closer I am thinking that maybe I should try this at home first!  I would hate to try it out and about and turn into an orange or something...
4 different styles of single-use stick-on liner strips.  I have not tried any of the stick on products that Birchbox has sent.  I did watch Leighannsay's YouTube video about stick on lipstick and these eyeliners.  
3rd: BENTA BERRY| G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream
This is from a French skincare line and is a moisturizer that regulates oil levels and keeps skin matte.  Since my skin is so extremely dry this winter I plan to try it once the weather warms up!
4th: DIGITAL DOWNLOAD| 6 free tunes from Green River ordinance
To be honest I had not realized that it was in the box.  I am interested to hear these guys from Texas! 

So my final review is that I have been getting jealous of my sister’s boxes… And I thought I might replace my Birchbox subscription with MyGlam Bag, but I am thinking that I will give it a little longer… Maybe I will get a Beauty Blender….


February 16, 2012

You've Got Mail.... NOT...

Still no shipping confirmation from MyGlam bag... And now I have even noticed that people have gotten their bags and had time to do a review...
Oh well... Go visit GlamTrotter on YouTube and watch her video review of MyGlam bag... Maybe someday soon I will get to do my review...

February 15, 2012

The Battle of the Boxes

I am so excited!!!
A few months ago I started my subscription to Birchbox!  For those of you who do not know Birchbox is a monthly subscription service for samples of beauty related products.  I look forward to my Birchbox every month.  Then I became addicted to Eleventh Gorgeous on YouTube.  I noticed they did reviews on Birchbox but also this thing called MyGlam... I have not gotten MyGlam bag yet, but one should be to me soon!
Then through another YouTuber I found Influenster!  It is not a paid subscription and I am so pumped to get to do my first review of them soon!  I cannot wait to receive the #LoveVoxBox!
My reviews to come!  Here are some links to the things mentioned above:
Birchbox: http://www.birchbox.com?raf=r3f8j
MyGlam: http://www.myglam.com/
EleventhGorgeous: http://www.youtube.com/user/eleventhgorgeous
Influenster: http://www.influenster.com/


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April 2, 2010

Welcome back...

Yes I am welcoming myself back into the world of blogging...  I have a blog for my office, but have not been oh so dedicated to this blog...  I think the last time I posted I had just found out Kayson Kade was going to be a boy and now he will be 1 in 2 weeks.
The boys are changing so fast.  I can still remember the day I saw Nathan for the first time and now I am teaching him to drive...  Cannon had his first Blast Ball game last Saturday and it was a blast.  I can honestly tell you from the moment I found out I was having a little boy I have been excited about that very event.  Getting to see the boys in their baseball uniforms just makes my insides smile!  I don't expect it will be too very long until the toddling Kayson will be up to bat (since he carries one around the house all the time!)
I try to remember the little things while I am running in circles....

December 9, 2008

YROCK Family News

It's another....... BOY!
We are expecing our second son on May 17, 2009. Right now we are thinking his name will be Kayson Kade.

So JJ, his Dad, and Nathan went to Green Bay this past weekend and it is my goal to get them to sit down and we will do a blog about their trip, but that may take a while!!!