Aug 27, 2015

The Lighter Side Of Life

Do you wear makeup on your days off? I do, but I always wondered if there was a lighter way to look fresh and pretty without simply going without makeup completely.

I recently saw an add on tv for bareMinerals Complexion Rescue and thought I would give it a try.

The kit that I purchased  at Ulta had everything I needed for simple make-over.
I really wanted to like this,as bareMinerals makes some of the best face powders around.


The kit contains Concealer,a Perfecting Veil, and a full size tube of Complexion Rescue. I applied my Complexion Rescue with a brush after warming some in my hand,then followed with the Perfecting Veil.
I really didn't notice any difference,at all. The Complexion Rescue was supposed to give a soft "dewy" look,but it just went on very greasy like a highlighter lotion. The Perfecting Veil was  very powdery and stuck to little places on my face. What I wound up with was a hot mess, and I had to wash my face and apply my regular makeup.





The reviews that I had  read on this product was that it wasn't made for oily skin, and I guess it wasn't made for normal skin either. I couldn't keep it on my face, It was worse than just bare skin, because bare skin isn't caked with powder.




I took this back the next day and  exchanged it for Urban Decay Naked Skin. Luckily the gals at Ulta already knew the results I would get with the bareMinerals wouldn't be up to par.

I will post a review on the Urban Decay Naked Skin,next time around.

Overall, Don't waste your money. I'm sorry that I bought into the hype of the moment. My original makeup look was fine, just the way it was.


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Aug 6, 2015

A TOUCH OF BEAUTY

I love coming home with a treat bag full of goodies from Sephora!


Every year, as a "Beauty Insider" I get treated on my birthday to a little snippet of beauty products.
This year, the gift was from Nars. A mini velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella and a mini satin lip pencil in Rikugien.


Plus, for having 100 points, I also received a free packet of Urban Decay eyeshadows. There were 7 different shades to choose from (1 for each day of the week)


Join Sephora's Beauty Insider program, for more. It's free and there's always a surprise waiting for you.
go to : http://www.sephora.com/beauty-insider


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Jul 23, 2015

Introducing....Maddox

As some of you may know, I have been grieving over the loss of one of my beloved pets.
I still miss her, and think of her every day. The memories she brought me were so very sweet,as well as the love we shared.



It has been a little over four months,and I knew it was time to start looking for another family member to warm our home.

I had visited a few shelters over the past few months,but never really seemed to connect  with anyone in particular,until yesterday.
Meet Maddox!
 I saw his sweet little face, and it was love at first site. We "chatted" for a bit, okay, he mostly mewed,but you get the point. When we had the chance to visit one on one,he began purring in my arms,and gently reached up to give me kisses. That was it,I was his, hook,line, and sinker.

He certainly knows how to charm a lady!

Maddox is a little over 2 months old,and was a rescue from Seattle Humane. He is a polite little gentleman,a great eater,and has a wonderful philosophy. First, start each day with a flying leap! Technically,embrace each day as new. Who wouldn't be excited! Second, when in doubt,chew it!
Humm...could that mean,take a moment and think,you know, "chew things over" and lastly,all balls are MINE! Well, little guy,you gotta know whats yours and go for it, right?
He's a smart little man.

Maddox enjoying music with Mom
 I look forward to many adventures in getting to know this super turbo charged kitten. I think he has a great life ahead.

My older cat, Baby is adapting,slowly,but bless her heart, she has been so tolerant of him.
If any of you have any get acquainted tips, I would welcome them gladly.


Mom,can't you see I'm busy?


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

Jun 19, 2015

I'm The Sensitive Type (My Summer Skincare Routine)

 I love to keep things simple,and when it comes to skincare,it couldn't be easier than this!

My sensitive skin thrives on Lush USA products. During the hot weather season,my skin has a tendency to get fussy. Sweat,pollution from the city and sun just irritate it.

 I have always loved Fresh Farmacy soap,Full of Grace (bar moisturizer) and Eau Roma Water to take care of redness,dryness and keep my skin in tip top condition.

What's even better,is that it doesn't have to cost a fortune to take care of your skin and keep it glowing!

 My bar of Fresh Farmacy was $9,Full of Grace is $14.95 and Eau Roma Water (spritz on tonic) is $9.95 for the 3.3 oz size.




Stop in today at your local Lush store. Chances are,they will have the perfect remedy for fresh,glowing skin that's tailored just for you!

For more information,log on to http://www.lushusa.com/Fresh-Farmacy/00077,en_US,pd.html#start=7


http://www.lushusa.com/Full-of-Grace/04063,en_US,pd.html#start=6

http://www.lushusa.com/Eau-Roma-Water/9999900408,en_US,pd.html#start=2

Smile,Sunshine!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

May 14, 2015

Leggings And Dresses,And Fashion Oh My!‏



A fashion icon will soon be available to ooh and aah,and play in,dear east side girls!
That's right,Zara is coming this fall to Bellevue Square!

The fashion brand store will take up residence in the space where JC Penny used to be.

That means nearly 26,000 sq feet of fashion,accessories,footwear and more for men,women,and children.
No more fighting traffic into Seattle to get the hottest trends!

www.westlakecenter.com (via Google Images)

The store is expanding,and Bellevue was the perfect match!

More info to come as we near the opening date come fall.
I am so excited to see what Zara (pardon the pun) has in store for us.

For more info on the fashion you can find at Zara,check out their website at http://www.zara.com/us/

And yes,savvy shoppers, there's an app for that! Go here to load on your devices: http://www.zara.com/us/en/apps-c362004.html

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
Photo by www.westlakecenter.com (via Google Images)

May 7, 2015

Better Together

Mother's Day is just around the corner,so I decided to treat myself to a little gift that I have had my eyes on,a beautiful palette of coordinating colors for eyes and cheeks from BareMinerals.


Many years ago,I began my career as a free lance artist at a very well known beauty company. I  really didn't care for the BareMinerals brand,as I found the face powders to be a bit too drying,but I am really glad that I took a chance on this savvy little set,because it  is indeed so wearable and goes with everything!
The compact is broken down into three categories..."Love & Luster" Which I like to think of as the Peaches...
There's Empress and Bragging Right eyeshadow paired with The Summer Fling blush
Next, is "Lilac & Lace" the Pinks of the group... This includes Shiver and Priceless eye shadows and The Five Star Treatment cheek color.

Last but not least is Gilded & Gorgeous,the Bronzes
Featuring Hoopla and Ritzy shades for eyes and The High Dive bronzer.

There's even a duel ended brush to make application simple! This will easily pop into a tote bag or beach bag for on the go touch-ups!


Another great find at Ulta for $39.00

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.  

Apr 16, 2015

Bevvy Of Beauty

Every beauty gal loves Ulta!

Here's another reason to love it even more!

Spring is the perfect time to change your makeup to a lighter,fresher palette.
I adore all the great kits one can find at Ulta.

This Be Beautiful Color Essentials case has everything you need for a diva on the go.

Filled with the must have looks for spring,including a bronzer-hilighter combo,eyeliners in blackout and mink as well as bronze and peacock,brow powder and setting wax,2 lip crayons in sweet dreams and love story and 2 butter balm lipglosses ,as well as a selection of ten eyeshadows made to bring your eyes into soft focus.

At 19.99 this is a beauty bargain you shouldnt pass up!



Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.