Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ELF order came!

A few posts ago I mentioned a wonderful website called which sells bargain cosmetics, mostly for $1 each.

I placed my order on the 2nd and it made it to me on the 12th, but I’m sure part of the issue with the shipping length was due to the Labor Day holiday. I have heard people say in the past that shipping has been has fast as a few days and as long and 3 weeks.

This is what I received for a grand total of $17.45……

That’s a lot of stuff! I used a coupon code, which they have tons of different ones, and got $7.50 off my order which includes

Blending Eye Brush
Smudge Eye Sponge
Eyeliner Brush
Eye Shadow Brush
Brightening Eye Color Quad (in Drama)
Shimmering Facial Whip (in Toasted)
(3) Duo Cream Eye shadows (in Black Licorice, Mocha Swirl and Butter Pecan)
(2) Mineral Eye shadows (in Socialite and Glamorous)

I haven’t gotten to try everything out yet but I can give a little low down on what I have tried….

Duo Cream Eye Shadows – They are great! The pigments are good, not too intense but still very pretty. They are creamy and smooth and go on really well and have decent staying power. I wore them out today and they were still looking good this evening.

Candy Shop Lip Gloss tin (in Frosting Fanatic) – This stuff smells fantastic and offers a slightly golden shimmer to the lips. It is thick but goes on smooth. It smells so yummy!!

Plumping Lip Glaze (in Ruby Kiss) – The color side is lovely and sheer. As far as the plumping side goes, despite the tingling feeling I didn’t see a lot of plumping in my lips. I think as far as plumping glosses go I am going to stick with my Sally Hansen Lip Inflation. The packaging is also a bit deceptive. From the side it looks like there is a good amount of product. But when you turn it over and look from the bottom you realize that there really isn’t very much. But at the same time when you’re only paying a dollar for a product I suppose you can’t expect to get extremely large amounts but I do wish there were a little bit more.

Overall the quality is pretty amazing for products of this price and I’m really happy with my purchases. I will definitely be ordering from them again!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Where is that chicken noodle soup?

Oh my! This week cold cereal tiredness developed into full blown sick. I knew something was up because I was just so tired and then Wednesday night I lay in bed all night hugging a trashcan. First came the tiredness, sore throat, sick feeling then came the fever, chills, sweating and all over awful feelings. It was one rough night. Thursday morning came and I lay in bed wondering how I would make it down the stairs with Snuggle Bug to make her breakfast and get her ready for the day. I managed to get up the energy to get her diaper changed a basic breakfast of cut up bananas and a cereal bar made before I collapsed on our couch. Thankfully I have been blessed with a friend who came to my rescue. As soon as she knew I was ill she was at my house with a gallon of Gatorade, crackers and a bottle of ginger ale. Thank goodness, because I had nothing in the house to drink except milk, soda and juice all of which would have been way too gross to drink while sick. She ended up taking Snuggle Bug out for a few hours so I could sleep and rest without worrying about keeping an eye on my ever precocious toddler.

Thursday night my fever finally broke and I when I would have probably gotten a decent night sleep I was up every four hours. Why? Because my poor little Snuggle Bug had a fever and congestion. I knew the instant she was brought home that something was up because the poor thing just looked pale and tired. But thankfully her fever has gone down and despite a grouchy day today she seems to be doing well. I’m still fairly tired at the moment but I’m hoping to be back to normal soon. I’ve just got so much around the house that needs to be done. Pheeewwwww…..what a week!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cold Cereal

I have been out of it for the past couple of days. You know those days where all you want to do is sit somewhere in silence and stare….those sort of days. A cold cereal for dinner kind of day, that’s what today is and that is what I am having right now. I have been meaning to post the pictures of the rest of the onesies I did for Snuggle Bug but I have been lacking in the motivation to even get the pictures off my camera. So I think my plan for the rest of the night will be to take a shower and head to bed extra early so I can wake up in the morning with the energy to tackle all the housework that didn’t get done today. Night night!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Crafty Night! - Part Two

Tonight is yet another crafty night! I ran to the store today with a few ideas in my head and a small budget and I’m so pleased with the outcome!

Last week a friend of mine gave me a pair of shoes that had been sent to her. They were just a basic pair of white sneakers that had been bought from a garage sale. She didn’t want them so they made their way to me. They had a lot of potential!

After a swim in some pink dye and new laces….

Tada! Aren’t they adorable? For a grand total of $3 bucks for the dye and ribbon Snuggle Bug has an adorable pair of pink sneakers!

Then we move on to the basic white bodysuit/onesie….

I got a pack of 5 for $11 dollars. Three of them went into a dye bath (you’ll see those in my next post!) and two stayed white. With the help of an iron on appliqué…..

Simple and adorable! I went ahead and sewed the appliqué down as well just for added strength since this is for a toddler.

Then, after picking through a fabric remnant bin, I found some lovely lavender material and a polka dot material (you’ll see the polka dot in a later post because I’m still not sure what to use it for) and…..

Snuggle Bug got a simple pair of winter sweat pants! These are the pants as they are now and tomorrow I’ll be embellishing them with something girly. I still haven’t decided what…any ideas?

Well, that was tonight’s crafty journey and there is more to come!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Crafty Night!

Tonight that crafty feeling came over me and you know what that means...making things for Snuggle Bug!

Tonight's feature....Snuggle Bug's Bake Shop!

Felt food is so much to make and oh so easy! I grabbed my 99 cent felt and started working. The great thing about it is you don't need a pattern. Just an idea in your head and the stuff to make it. Hmmm, what should I make next?

Bargain Alert!!

Attention Bargain Hunting Ladies!

I have been turned on to the most fabulous cosmetics site! “Why?” You might ask….because everything is $1! Yes, just $1. I love makeup, I really do. There is something about stepping out of the house with a full face of makeup and my hair done that makes me feel confident and sexy. The only downside is that I don’t always have the money to run out and buy all the makeup I want... and trust me there is a lot that I want. But this site is wonderful! For a buck, okay some products can go as high as like 3 bucks, I can get all sorts of things and they always have new coupon codes for discounts or free stuff. I just made my first order so I’m anxiously awaiting my products so I can try them out. I’ll be sure to post my thoughts on these things but for a dollar who couldn’t afford just to try them, right?

I have been on such a bargain hunting kick the past few days! Snuggle Bug and I spent yesterday morning out and about running from thrift store to thrift store. Sadly, we didn’t find much. But I have not given up hope! Tomorrow we are going to go back out to a town about 30 minutes away and try again. There is a new antique store I want to check out and fingers crossed we find those gems we are looking for. Snuggle Bug is such a good shopping partner and she can spot those things on lower shelves that I wouldn’t see (usually toys, hehe). Wish us luck you bargain divas! I go to so many of your blogs and see all these wonderful things you all find….I hope we have the same luck but we will definitely have fun looking!