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*~ Happy Sunday ~*

Hey Y’ALL !!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!! I know in my house we are spending some quality family time together. I am hoping today will be a lazy Sunday!

This week is yet another busy week here in our house. Our tournments start tomorrow night for softball and Tuesday night we have to work concessions….that shall be fun. Also, I have to go and pick up my step son, which I have never picked him up by myself. I hope there is no drama.

I know also this week I have to catch up on my house work. Where we have been go, go, go I am so far behind.

This week I have a lot of stuff planned for blog post, so please look out for more reviews and I think this week is when I am retesting products from the bad bin of makeup before I throw or give everything away! I am curious if my opinion has changed on any of the products!

Well, sorry this is a short post, but I am ready for bed! I am writing this post right before midnight and I am ready to knock out.

Thanks for reading,

Dana

Everyday Life · July · Life · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

*~*~ Happy 4th of July ~*~*

Hey Y’ALL !!!

I hope everyone is having a great week. I know this week I am going to be busy, minus today. I am going to spend time with family today and relax.

We have rented a pontoon and we are going to be on the water today. I hope everyone has a great 4th of July and be safe. Spend time with family and friends and make as many memories as possible!!

I have a lot for y’all this week/month. I am testing a lot of new products for you y’all!!

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!!

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Everyday Life · Goals · July · Life · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

**~** July Goals **~**

Hey Y’ALL !!!

It’s JULY!!!! We are moving on to the second half of the year. This year has gone by super fast, but last month I felt like it finally slowed down, maybe because I was so busy.

Last month I set my goals and then bam, I forgot all about my goals in my busy, busy life of mine. This month I am not going to let that happen. I am going to set my goals and accomplish them. Please readers, if you see me slacking call me out!! I won’t be ass busy this month because I will only be watching my nieces and nephews 2 days a week, plus we will only have tournament season with softball. This month there is a lot to look forward to because we are going on some mini vacations, if not a week long vacation.

Anyways…..let get started with these goals!!

*** July Goals ***

1. Daily Devotion

I have to get my relationship with God right again. I have to start doing my daily devotion and I have to get back into going to church.

2. Read 2 books!

This was one of my goals last month that I totally failed on! I want to get back into reading again. I use to read all the time and then one day I just stopped. I need to see which books are out there and find one and start reading on it ASAP!

3. Stress Less and Worry Less

Yes, there has been so much going on that I have been so stressed and so worried that I need to let it all go and let God handle it. I keep telling myself everything happens for a reason!

4. Plank 30-Day Challenge

Last month I wanted to do 4 different 30-Day challenges at once, of course after the first couple of days it went down the drain quickly. With 5-6 kids in your house all week, it is hard to focus on everything at one. This month I want to do the plank challenge.

I don’t want to set to many goals for myself this month because it is going to be another busy, busy month.

What are some of y’alls goals for this month?

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Everyday Life · Favorites · Goals · Goals Update · June · Life · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

*~* June Wrap-Up & Favorites *~*

Hey Y’ALL

First of all I wanna say I am so sorry I haven’t posted anything these past view days. My life has been really busy and with everything going on I had to take a break at some point during the days for myself.

It’s sadly the end of the month. We are half way through with the year. Where has the time gone? I am excited about July though. We are going to take a family vacation and maybe a couples weekend trip, but for the 4th of July we rented a pontoon for the family and we are spending the day on the water.

This month’s wrap-up is probably going to be short. I am going to be honest I have been so busy this month, I totally didn’t pay attention to my goals. I let them fall away from me. On the days I wasn’t busy, I just wanted to relaxed and just rest up. This heat is taken a lot out of everyone. I went most of the month without even wearing makeup. There were so many products I wanted to test out and try that next month here on my blog, that is mainly  what my blog will be, products I have been wanting to test out.

I feel so bad though not focusing on any of my goals, not even one. I did so good in the month of May, I really thought I had it in the month of June. I guess I didn’t take in effect that school was going to be out and I would be entertaining a house full of kids. For the month of July, I am going to set some realistic goals for myself.

Because I didn’t have a lot of favorites this month because I have hardly wore makeup, I decided to combine this month’s favorites with the Wrap-Up.

I have to admit I haven’t wore makeup a lot this month. With it being hot, I just feel like it is all just going to melt off when I go outside. Plus, every single day this month my house has been full of kiddos and it is hard to get ready when you have to make sure they aren’t killing each other! I did end up finding some favorites this month!

~* June Favorites *~

* Covergirl Peach Highlighter *

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First of all this smells so good! Since I have tested out this product and reviewed it (~*~ Covergirl….It smells like Peach ~*~), I have wore this. It just gives you that glow that isn’t to blinding, it is just right for the summer. It does look like little pieces of glitter on your face, but with this product I don’t mind it. The only downside to this product is, it is dusty. You have to make sure you tap the excess off of your brush. I can’ wait to try the chocolate covergirl products!

* Covergirl Peach Blush *

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There are 2 different ones, there is a lighter color one and a darker one. I love the darker colored blush. These are very pigmented! You have to use a light hand with these blushes. These are also dusty like the highlighter and you have to make sure you tap the excess off.

How did y’alls month go? Did you achieve everything you wanted to achieve?

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Thanks for reading,

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Everyday Life · Life · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

*~ Life…What a Rough Week !!! ~*

Hey Y’all!!

It’s finally the weekend…Thank God!!

This week has been a VERY long week. I have been WAAAYYYY off this week. I have been extra tired this week and on edge.

It all started last Saturday! My step dad had a heart attack and myself, my brother, and my sister had to rush a hour away to go to the hospital. Yes, we had to rush because he put my brother down as POA. He isn’t in good health already, so we are always on edge. If something happens to him we have to explain it to our children and then we have to take care of our mother. I will be the first to say, I really don’t care for my mother to much. She pushed my buttons so much last Saturday, I went back to the hospital crying. She has 6 kids (my older sister was killed in a car accident when I was 11) and the 3 that would actually take care of her, she treats us badly. She screamed and basically told me Saturday that me, my brother, and my sister is unwanted and she doesn’t care about us and she has no idea why we are there. She gets mad when my step dad puts my brother in charge because last year we saved his life…literally saved his life. I don’t see how a mother can treat her children like she does. If it wasn’t for my son wanting a relationship with her and my brother busting his butt helping her, I wouldn’t be around her at all. My brother does everything for her and she still puts him down and he doesn’t deserve it.

This week I am just off. I am super tired. I just want to sleep all day. I have actually drunk energy drinks this week, which I hardly ever do. I am usually out of bed ready to go. This week, I just want to lay in bed. I just feel off. I have been super lazy. I don’t know if it is because of the heat or if it is because last week I had a super busy week. I just want to relax.

Another issue this week is co parenting. My husband was suppose to get his son this week, we have had it planned for weeks and then Saturday night he gets a text about his son doesn’t feel well. Then, when he mentions what is wrong with him, the next text was the truth is I don’t have him with me. So we are planning on getting him tomorrow, but I bet something will come up and we will be another excuse. I think we are going to have to go to court, which we don’t mind. I don’t see how people can keep their child from their other parent. I co parent with my son’s dad just fine. I talk to his wife and him and we have all went out to eat and went to ball games together. It isn’t that hard to do what is best for your child. Yes, when having your child no one ever thinks about having to share custody one day, but hey that is life it happens.

I am hoping next week is a better week! I need to find energy somewhere!

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Thanks,

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Beauty · ELF Makeup · Makeup · Uncategorized

*~* E.L.F Week: Day 4 *~*

Hey Y’all

It’s day 4 of ELF week. We are almost to the end. Tomorrow will be the last day of ELF week. I really hope y’all have enjoyed all these ELF product reviews to help y’all along when shopping ELF products.

* ELF Lip Stains *

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I don’t use a lot of lip stains. These were one of the products, I was like I am buying because they are cheap and I want to try them. They aren’t that bad. They do their job. Even though they do their job, I think I prefer lipstick or lip gloss over lip stains though.

* ELF Red Lip Gloss *

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This is one of the products that worked out great. I was nervous at first because it is BRIGHT red. You can wear this alone or you can wear it over a lipstick. Once you put it on, it isn’t as bright as it looks in the tube.

* ELF Clear Lip Gloss *

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This is another winner, minus I can’t get my lipstick off the end of the wand. I think when it comes to lip gloss elf knows how to do it. This is another one that you can wear alone or wear it on top of any lipstick if you what that glossy look.

What are some of y’alls favorite ELF lip products? What lip products don’t y’all like. I do have a couple more lip products to review tomorrow.

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Thanks for reading,

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Everyday Life · Father's Day · Life · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

~* Happy Father’s Day *~

Hey Y’all!!

I want to wish all the Father’s out there Happy Father’s Day! Make sure you call your dad and wish them a Happy Father’s Day.

I want to wish my husband a very Happy Father’s Day! He is a great dad to our 2 kids.

Go spend some time with you Father today! Take him fishing, grill out for him for once, and just let him know how much you love him today!

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Everyday Life · Goals · Goals Update · June · Life · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

*~* June Goal Update *~*

Hey Y’ALL

I can’t believe we are half way through the month of June. It has flown by.

I am going to be straight up honest to beginning with. I am seriously failing this month on my goals. I was suppose to start my 30 day goal challenge, my daily devotions, and reading, but I am failing. Every single day my house is full of children from the age of 2 on up to 12. Every single day I am just wore out. Once my house is quite I just want to lay down and go to sleep. Half the time I am out in no time. I know life gets busy and goals get over looked, but I seriously thought this month I would have it. Last month I achieved all of my goals, but school was still in session. I really feel bad.

Even though I feel bad, I am looking at the bigger picture. Even though I only done a couple of days of my 30 day challenge, I am still walking every day. I still haven’t had no soda (which I am no longer craving). I still want to find time to go to the library and check out a book and read.

How are y’alls June goals coming along? I hope better than mine.

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Thanks for reading,

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Beauty · Makeup · Marc Jacobs · Mascara · Uncategorized

~* A New Favorite Mascara *~

Hey Y’all

Happy Tuesday everyone!! To be honest I had a whole different post planned for today, but I feel like I have been hit by a truck. I am freezing, can’t get warm, sneezing my head off, and I had a pounding headache. I still wanted to make a post for y’all.

I have found a new favorite mascara and it is an high end mascara, I am really shook by this mascara!!

~ Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume ~

Price: $26 @ Marc Jacobs

I got this in my Sephora Play Box last month. I thought the wand reminded me a lot of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Wand. To be honest I wasn’t really that excited to try this, but when I did I was shook. I am telling you I was amazed by this mascara. I have never used any Marc Jacobs products before. I am so in love with this mascara. I am already planning on buying the full size of this mascara. It gives me the volume I want and I can also use it on my bottom lashes and it won’t give me racoon eyes.

What are some of y’alls favorite mascaras?

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Thanks for reading,

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Goals · June · Life · Lifestyle

*~*June Goals*~*

Hey Y’ALL

I am enjoying sharing my monthly goals with y’all. It gives me more motivation to actually complete my goals. I thought long and hard on this months goals and what I want to achieve. I think I have chosen great goals this month for me to achieve.

* Read at least 2 books

I know to some 2 books does not sound like much, but I haven’t read a book in a very long time. Because of my schedule has changed with babysitting, I want to start taking my son to the library weekly/bi-weekly to get him in on this reading goal of mine. I seen last month a lot of blogs I read about monthly goals, they have a reading goal in it. I want to add one in my goals this month.

* 30 – Day Challenge

I think I have decided that every month I need to have at least one exercise goal because I really want to start losing weight again. If y’all read my PCOS post (*~May 17th PCOS Advocacy Day~*), it is really hard for me to lose weight because of my PCOS. I need to start getting my butt in gear.  This month I have decided that I want to do a 30 – Day challenge. Well I am going to do 4 of them! I can’t wait till the end of the month to see my results.

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* Stay offline One Day A Week

Technology consumes us, I want to get away from that. I want to reserve one day a week to stay offline. No internet at all.

*Try one new recipe a week

We use to try a new recipe a month and then it all went down hill, we got busy and we just forgot about doing it. I want to bring it back I want to try one new recipe a week this month.

* Daily Devotion Everyday

I know this was a goal last month and I achieved it, but I want to continue it. I also started a journal. I have been using the YouVerison app and I have been doing 2 bible studies at once. I have been focusing on parenting and marriage during my bible studies.