Mineral Fusion Cosmetics

June 8th, 2016 Posted in Cosmetics | No Comments »

If you are ever in Mrs. Greens or Whole Foods and are looking for a great cosmetics company, please give Mineral Fusion a try.  So far I have purchased their eyeshadow trio in Fragile and 3 of their Sheer Moisture Lip Tints in Glisten (my favorite), Blush, and Flicker.

I bought Fragile from Mrs. Greens (might have seen it at Whole Foods too) and really love that it goes on smoothly, the color pay-off and lasting power is quite good.  I’d definitely re-purchase this since it’s a great neutral trio to have and plan to buy this product in some of the other colors.  It’s nice for travel due to its compact size.  If you are wondering about the packaging of their products, I would say it’s reasonably good quality, feels relatively sturdy, has a transparent lid (helps you to easily see what you are looking for as you dig through your makeup; I’m not a fan of opaque covers), and I love the touch of micro glitter embedded throughout the earthy tan bottom of the compact I have.

Around the time I bought their jumbo lip pencils, I was also really into Bite Beauty’s jumbo lip pencils and wanted to do a comparison.  Both goes on smooth and are very moisturizing.  On occasion I have chapped lips and prefer using a moisturizing lipstick, lip pencil, or gloss over applying a lip balm then a color product… most times the application ends in disappointment when the color doesn’t deposit well.  Oh, I almost forgot to mention that there’s a slight sweet flavoring to this product.  I often wonder about such things since I’m sensitive to scents and can be very particular about it.  I wish more reviewers would include such details in all their product reviews but very few do :(.  BTW, if I ever forget, please don’t be afraid to ask.  My favorite is the scent of MAC’s lipsticks I must admit.

I recommend MF’s products :).  Also, best of all there’s no testing on animals!  I’m under the impression that not all of their products are vegan.  It’s best to call or email them if you want to make sure of this.

*Photocredit: Mineral Fusion

mineral fusion eyeshadow trio fragile mineral fusion sheer moisture lip tint glisten

A Home for a Gnome

June 3rd, 2016 Posted in curiosities, Holiday | No Comments »

In 2014, Hallmark launched it’s first gnome home keepsake entitled “A Home for a Gnome” by Hallmark Keepsake Artist Tammy Haddix and while I wasn’t sure if this would indeed become part of a series, I searched again this past year 2015 while I was at my local Hallmark purchasing holiday greeting card sets.  Lo and behold, there it was!  I have a soft spot for the elementals so here are the two I have collected so far with a special Hallmark sneak peek for you (time to get excited!)…

*Photocredit: Hallmark

 

2014 A Home for a Gnome

hallmark ornament a home for a gnome

2015 Home Sweet Gnome

hallmark ornament home sweet gnome

2016 Sneak Peek: Gnome for the Holidays Terrarium Tree Home $22.95?

hallmark ornament gnome for the holidays

 

 

A Little Housekeeping

June 3rd, 2016 Posted in curiosities, Holiday | No Comments »

Hi Everyone :), gosh I have really missed blogging!  I’m back finally and doing a little Spring cleaning… major housekeeping.

My first post back is going to be about the darling Hallmark holiday ornaments I had picked up either before Christmas or during the 75% off post-holiday Hallmark sale back in January 2016.  I have 3 favorites from Christmas 2015.  You can probably still find these in new and pre-loved condition on eBay.  Two of them are musical ornaments and one even lights up.

*Photocredit: Hallmark.com

 

Christmas Cardinal:

“A flash of red against the snow,

it’s always  such a thrill

to spy a handsome cardinal,

who stays despite the chill

to brighten frosty winter days

with color and a song.

No wonder he is a such a

feathered favorite all year long!”

Hallmark Keepsake Artists: Rodney Gentry & Jim Kemme

Music: “Joy to the World”

hallmark christmas cardinal

Christmas Wishes:

“When you carry Christmas in your heart,

fun and happiness are just the start.

You’ll truly be more joyful you

when you carry Christmas all year through.”

Hallmark Keepsake Artist: Debra Nielsen

hallmark ornament christmas wishes

Holiday Hoedown:

“It’s time for the Holiday Hoedown-

the annual “Jingle Bells” showdown

where Santa and crew

pick and grin just for you

in a toe-tappin’ musical throwdown.”

Hallmark Keepsake Artist: Sharon Visker

Music: “Jingle Bells”

hallmark ornament holiday hoedown