Sunday, July 27, 2014

Woodland Theme Birthday Party

When my my baby turned one. I had been contemplating wether or not I would have a party for him. I kinda waited till the last minute when I decide oh well he is only going to turn 1 once. :) I like to start months ahead of time planning parties. I just REALLY love to do parties, and they take time planning and collecting all the items needed. This cute little party I threw together at the very last minute just for a family party. I think it turned out super cute. It wasnt over the top but, still fun!

I used lots of decoration I had around my house like these trees. They worked perfect I think.
When I started planning this party I just really quickly thought of some colors and textures I want to incorporate which were red, white, greens, and browns. I ended up using several different colors but, I think it pulled together ok. I was obsessing over the wooden cake stands I had been seeing everywhere, and I wasnt going to stop until I had them in my little hands. Luckily my husband was driving down the road in the country and saw a tree service cutting down some trees so he pulled over and asked if he could have one of there stumps and then cut it down smaller for me. I dont know what I would do with out him. (you will quickly realize I say that ALOT, because he is simply just AMAZING)

My whole party was pretty much base around these DARLING fox cookies I mean how stinking cute right. I had my cute friend over to help me with the icing of them and they turned out way better than I could have ever hoped for. 

I also made the mushroom looking cupcakes. They were were so yummy. We just made some fondant circles for the top. They looked so cute on the wood cake stands.

Walmart of all places is who I had make this darling little cake for only $8. 

Those mushrooms and deer are just to much. So cute!

For a little party favor I just had some cute bags that the kids could fill up with trail mix and animal crackers.

This was my favorite decorations. I printed these pictures at Persnickety Prints and I loved how good they looked. I just printed pictures of him from my Instagram over the first year of his life. Shout out to Persnickety Prints since I had waited till the last minute I uploaded the pictures and just called them and asked if I could have them by a certain day and there customer service was AMAZING and I had them with in two days. 

I decorated the tables with some butcher paper. logs and some pinecones. Super simple, but yet still really cute.

I hope that you will find some inspiration with this post. Parties can still be cute and fun with out going over the top and spending tons of time and money one them. I mean yes I could have just had family over and just had dinner and cake and that would have been just fine, and dont kid yourself we do that ALOT. But if you want to just spruce it up just a little it can be super easy and affordable. You just have to put in the effort. I did make all the decorations and food except the things I used from around the house and the cake. My family is really good to help out with food and things, so I dont usually feel the pressure of all that. Just the little details can make something small stand out significantly. ITS ALL IN THE DETAIL. I promise.

If you have an questions or comments leave them in the comments.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Ipsy Bag

These months are just flying by! We have have another Ipsy Bag to share with you. Cami jumped on the Ipsy train with me for this month. We got a few different things so it will be fun to share what you could possible get in an Ipsy bag.

I am not going to lie this wasn't one of my favorite months.

The items that we got that were the same...

bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Performance Eyeshadow $18- The size of this was pretty small, but I think there is enough to use it a few times to see if you really like it enough to purchase it. I like the color works good as a base.  Cami Got a Darker Color and Felt it was do Dull and greyish, not enough color for her. 

Pop Beauty Sun-kissed Bronzer $26 - This is a full size product. We both really like this bronzer. Perfect shade. Not to orange! Goes on Smooth as well.

Pixi Tinted Lip Balm $8- We did get different colors, but I don't think they are meant to be to pigmented anyway since they are a lip balm. This was good. We didn't hate it or LOVE IT. This was a fairly good size trail size.

What Krystal got...

pur-lisse spf 30 Sunscreen $55- I was disappointed to get another sunscreen. I just had gotten one. I don't like cream sunscreens I prefer the spray kind. Good size trial size.

Clear Clinic Clear Spot Treatment $35- I used this for a few days on some of my break out spots and I didn't feel that it did anything for my skin. So this was a let down for me. Small travel size.

WOW there were some expensive items this month. To purchase these retail (keep in mind these are full size prices) would be $142.  So $10 wasn't to bad this month. The bag was SUPER cute Neon pink. I love it.

What Cami Got....

Hang Ten tanning oil- although I live in LV and I spend LOTS of time in the sun I still Prefer not to use Tanning oils. I tried it anyhow but felt like my skin was burning with in min... I think if you were Super tan this could work.  I  did LOVE the Smell!!

Sexy Hair Beach Spray- The Bottle is Way Cute and the Spray part was super cool! I havent used much Beach Sprays so I didnt know how it compares. I am more a fan of smooth hair look but this would be good for going to the beach or pool. Thats how I used it! 

**If you don't know what Ipsy is it is a monthly subscription service for beauty products. Its only $10 and you get 4-5 beauty related items based on how you answered the questions when you sign up. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Younique Mascara Review

I kept hearing about Fiber mascara and wanted to try it, I found out my SIL sold it so I had her send me some. 
I was Pleasantly Surprised...  Im still trying to get the hang of it and not let it look clumpy. 
I felt it it definitely gave me length and thickness. 
Left side is With Reg mascara and Right is with one coat of the Younique Fiber Mascara. 

Here is another With out and with for both eyes 
 If you would like to try it out for your self here is a link: