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Thrift Store Loubs & A Holiday Party!


MAC Velvet Mattes Lipstick Swatches

They did it again... A fall line of deep tones in festive colors and I am beside myself with excitement! Run!  Run to the store immediately if you want one of these! Joking it's not that dramatic but I tell ya what, if you love these limited edition lipsticks that MAC likes to torture us with then you really do want to snag yours before they sell out. I can't tell you how many times I've heard a customer complain that they fell in love with a color only for it to disappear into the past like a ghost.
We go on to play the game of finding something similar but it's never truly the same. I'm a big fan of mattes so when I saw these 9 new shades today I got makeup nerd excited.  If you are a cosmetic junkie, you know exactly what I'm talking about.   The first time you get to swipe a lipstick across your wrist and have that ahhhhh moment, these do that for me and not just one in particular, every single color is my type.  
They're said to be blackened mattes in…

Cooking with Seeds of Change

I signed up for Influenster because of the beauty perks so I totally forgot I clicked the healthy food option on my profile when signing up.  When I got an email asking if I'd review this simmer sauce, I thought "Heck Yeah I would!"  I love to cook and I am all about some sauce.  It isn't my usual beauty topic videos on Youtube but I loved the idea of cooking with my subscribers and sharing what I made.  Is it weird that I like to know what people eat?  It's probably my favorite part of a vlog, is when someone shares what they made for breakfast.  Perhaps, it's because I like to get inspiration from others.  Hope you guys enjoy this!
My Honest Review

There are a few different sauce flavors but the one I got was the mushroom sauce.  My fiance', Lyle, was actually the one who opened the box and went "Aww man, I was hoping for the Sweet & Sour" ha.  I was secretly hoping for mushroom so yay for me!  I didn't think he'd end up eating thi…

Craziest Facial EVER?!!

What have I gotten myself into this time??  😂
I was contacted by the owner, Jody, of DermaSpace in downtown Seattle to do a vlog about their strange but beneficial electrotherapy facial and I could have jumped out of my seat when I saw the email.  What an amazing concept and being the adventurous gal that I am,  I said "OF COURSE I will let you hook me up to an electrical current and attach it to my face." 
This treatment has actually been around for a really long time and is even used with athletes to help work topical aid into their sore muscles.  Makes sense that you could do the same with skincare remedies for your face.  Celebrities have discovered this treatment and it is widely used in major cities like NY, LA, and now Seattle!
Jody started out with a gentle face cleanse and exfoliated then brought this sucker out you see below.  Most people don't watch the process live as they are getting it but since I was balancing my camera on my stomach I could see the view…



6 Fall Favorites

The past two weeks I've been collecting pics that I absolutely love about this time of year and thought this would be a perfect opportunity for a little weekly round up bloggie Mcgee. 1.  Family Fun Photo Walks Taking pictures with my fiance' out on a walk with the Booger-dog is probs my favorite thing to do.  When the pines start bombing our heads with giant cones and the neighborhood fireplaces are kicking out burning timber I could just run like a kid and jump in a pile of leaves...aside from my fear of a rake still being inside of it.  For the longest time I used to think I wanted to live somewhere warm year round and then I realized, I love rain and season changes too much.   Going without it would probably lead to a depression spiral.

2.  English Countryside Living Nearly everything I love comes from the UK.  My family tree strongly stems from England so it's in my blood.  My fav bloggers are all English.  I watch them on Youtube as well and sometimes I notice I'…

Our Engagement Story

Six year later!!... HOLY cow it's here.  It is so surreal.  The very first year Lyle and I were dating I remember riding around in his Blazer driving through the Fremont district.  It was a typical rainy dreary day in Seattle and I forget where we were going.  He asked me where I see myself in the next few years and I said, "Married to someone I love".  He seemed surprised I was so blunt but, I was just being honest with him.  It was the truth.  
Our journey since then over the next six years went from fun dates and bouncing around downtown Seattle going to fancy restaurants, shopping adventures in Nordstrom, me bartending late into the morning with us being on complete opposite schedules, to moving in together and staying in more, moving three times, the Booger dog and Lyle not getting along at all to now loving each other and snuggling/snoring on the floor together.  Practiced giving each other some room to grow as individuals, forgiveness and understanding, each maki…

Predicting Fall Makeup Trends

Let me see.  I simply must press my fingers to my temples and let the Autumn trends speak to me through ethereal vibrations...ohhhhmmm  ohhhhhmmm, Oh OH mah gosh I'm getting something.  I see pumpkin spice lattes burning my tongue cause I didn't wait for it to cool off,  I see boots getting dusted off and put back into the front of my closet, I see pho' getting slurped on a rainy day in an oversized sweater watching all the Harry Potter movies!  Oh this is good stuff.  Now let me tap into my beauty psyche.  Ohhhm dahhhla  Ohhhm dahhla hiiii.  
Ok ok I will stop.  I do actually think that I have some tapped in predictive qualities though.  Only because I follow the beauty industry so closely, I get gut feelings about what we will see with the top influencers like celebrities, magazines, and we all know that little outlet called, Youtube.   I always yell, "I knew it!" When I see something pop up as featured in a mag.
SO here's what I predict. To some, black li…

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Review!

You all might find this to be silly but I am overjoyed like a school kid to have received a free product in the mail for the first time.  Well, cosmetic wise, when I was doing pin-up modeling I received all sorts of goodies from homemade aprons to t shirts and cool merch! Oh how I miss those days.
I joined Influenster and have been writing reviews on products I've tried over the past few months.  The more you participate the more likely they will send you free stuff to review. One day on my lunch break I see an email saying your Vox Box is on its way with your new product to review.  I thought, cool I'm getting some samples, sweet! When I got the box and opened it there sitting in some red tissue paper was a full size bottle of Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation as well as two deluxe sized samples in darker tones!
  These will be great to put in my makeup kit.
The tone I received was R360 145  It's a bit more tan then my natural skin tone but matches my sunless tanner w…

EGG-cellent Breakfast Ideas for Budgets

I've deduced that I am capable of making breakfast from anything in the fridge as long as I have eggs.
If I think about what an egg is for too long I am so incredibly disgusted and that's usually the moment I switch to tofu for awhile until I get the egg icks out of my system.  When I picture a chicken pushing this white thing out of its vagine', I make that "who farted" face instantly.  
But I always come back to them because let's be real, it's a great protein that can be transformed into so many wonderful foods from birthday cakes, to pastries, noodles, to delicately boiled ovals placed in a fancy ass cup for you to smack with a spoon and let ooze out. Ohhhh and I forgot creme' brulee, I friggin' love creme' brulee.
So let's get to the part where I share some of my breakfast ideas I've come up with over time.  I always save a little bit from dinner so I have something the next morning.  If I cut up bell peppers I always save a few …