Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tiny Update!

This cold weather has got the best of me. It's been horrible in South Texas, cold weather and rain and now i am sick.

Christmas is right around the corner and i haven't finished

I hope everyone is doing great and is being safe with all those crazy holiday drivers out there.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Frostbite


Seche Vite basecoat
Seche vite top coat
China Glaze Frostbite

This one of my favorite blue polishes to wear in the winter. It is absolutely stunning.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Outta Bounds


Seche Vite basecoat
Seche Vite top coat
China Glaze Outta Bounds

The photo does this polish no justice. I hate that it's been raining and no sun for a couple weeks. Boo

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Fortune Teller


Seche Vite base coat
Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat
China Glaze Fortune Teller

A while back I won a bottle of China Glaze Fortune Teller, Seche Vite Top coat and base coat from the awesome blogger and youtuder Frantastic Makeup

Still horrible weather over here in South Texas so not so great photos. But this is one of the most awesome glitter ploshes. It is so different. The base is a black jelly with different size orange glitter. It's love.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Review: Sleek Graphite palette

no base was used when swatching

I won this amazing Sleek Graphite palette from the awesome Sarah over at I Heart Cosmetics. When i found out i won i was beyond excited, because well i have been reading rave reviews on Sleek makeup. I am so sad that Sleek is not sold in the states at this time. I am official addicted and want to get my hands on all of the palettes some time soon hopefully.

On too the review. The packaging is black plastic and a perfect size to store in your kit. Each eyeshadow pan is about the size of a US nickle and there are 12 different shades ranging from highlilght, grays, black, and purples. I was most excited about this palette because i don't own any gray shadows.
The shadows are amazingly pigmented. I can't believe it is sold in drugstores. If you haven't got your hands on any of the Sleek cosmtics, I highly urge you too.

NOTD: China Glaze Ruby Pumps


Seche Vite basecoat
Seche Vite fast drying top coat
China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Ruby Pumps released with the Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection. I can't express how much i love this color. Red jelly base with red micro glitter. Perfect application and isn't rough feeling like some glitter polishes and looks even more spectacular with the Seche Vite Top Coat.

Unfortunately the weather has been a cloudy raining mess lately so the photo was taken with a flash.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2 bloggers giveaways and i will be having one really soon

I had hoped to have a giveaway this week, but i am going to hold off a few more days so that i can get a couple other be on the look out!

The lovely Sarah over at I Heart Cosmetics

Sleek Cosmetics Graphite Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Cosmetics Ink Pot Gel Eyeliner in Purple Rain
Gosh Darling Lipstick
Essie Chastity Nail Varnish
Rimmel Nail Varnish in Coralicious
Bourjois Black 1001 Cills / Lashes Mascara
Marks and Spencer Chocolate Snowy Balls Sweeties
Lush Sexy Boy Massage Bar (not pictured as I will pick up a fresh one the day of posting)

2nd Prize
Sleek Cosmetics Glitter Liquid Eyeliner in Glam (purple)
Gosh Darling Lipstick
Rimmel Nail Varnish in Orange Bliss
Marks and Spencer Chocolate Snowy Balls Sweeties
Lush let them eat cake lipbalm (not pictured as I will pick up a freshly made one on the day of posting)

The awesome Jen from A Beauty and Fashion Blog is also having a giveaway for 50+ followers

Go check out both these great ladies if you haven't already!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quick Dinners with Mama Jen: Chicken and Veggie Stir fry

What you need:

1 lb chicken breast
1 large onion diced
2 bell peppers diced
1 TBSP minced ginger
1 TBSP minced garlic
10 oz bag matchstick carrots
1 can of baby corn (in the Asian section of your grocery store)
6-8 cups Broccoli
2 TBSP peanut oil
1 cup chicken stock
1 TBSP corn starch
1/4 cup soy sauce

Heat oil and add garlic and ginger cook for 1 minute. Add onion and bell pepper cook about 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook until white. Add carrots, corn and broccoli and cook about 3 minutes. Add soy sauce.

Take the chicken stock and 1 TBSP of corn starch and mix until the corn starch is dissolved and add to the pan. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer until the broth begins to thicken.

This is such an easy dish to make...use what you have. Other great veggies to add is zucchini, peas, snap peas, water chestnuts.

I used the instant white rice to make this an even quicker meal.

FOTD: Mean Green

Ok i have a slight problem...I have a little obsession with green eyeshadows and it seems that's all i've been wearing this past week! But it is my favorite oh well!


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
MUFE HD Foundation 110
MAC MSF Natural Light Medium
MAC Hipness blush
MAC MSF Perfect Topping


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Minted eye kohl
MAC Landscape Green pigment
MAC Humid e/s
MAC Carbon e/s
MAC Solar White e/s
Cover Girl Lash Blast
MAC Feline kohl power

MAC Stud brow pencil
Anastasia clear brow gel


MAC Fleshpot l/s
MAC 2N l/g

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Bouquet of Beauty Sci Fi contest entry

I am a huge fan of old Sci Fi films. The Blob, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and so on. I came across these 2 movie posters for Swamp Thing and Creature from the Black Lagoon and was inspired to create a look inspired by the colors from the poster. I used manly different shades of greens and some blues to create a night time look.


MAC Translucent Finishing powder
MAC Spaced Out Blush
MAC MSF Perfect Topping


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Pharaoh paint pot
MAC Parrot e/s
MAC Humid e/s
MAC Bio Green e/s
MAC Phloof e/s
MAC Feline eyeliner
Dior Show Blackout Mascara
MAC Stub brow pencil
Anastasia Clear brow gel


MAC Cherry lip liner
MAC Kanga-Rouge l/s
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket in Eric

Thursday, November 19, 2009

FOTD: Simple with red lips

I only had a few minutes to get ready and this is all i put on

What I used:

MAC MSF Natural in Light Medium
MAC Hipness blush
E.L.F. eyeliner and shadow stick
Cover Girl Lash Blast
MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
Sally Hansen Lipnotic Gem Gloss in Sumptuous

Quick Dinners with Mama Jen: Texas Chili

What you need:

2 lbs beef or turkey
2 cups red kidney beans (drain and rinse)
4 cups diced tomatoes
1 large onion diced
2 large green bell peppers diced
1-2 garlic cloves
3 TBSP chili powder
1 TSP cumin
1 TSP red pepper flakes
1 TSP dried oregano
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste


Brown meat, drain well and set aside. Take a couple TBSP of oil and heat. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper, and dry spices and cook for about 5 minutes or until onions become soft. Then add drained and rinsed beans, tomatoes, cooked meat, water and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 2 hours. After 30 or 45 minutes the chili is done, but the longer you let it simmer the better the chili will taste.

This chili is not a thick and hearty chili but a few ways to make it a little thicker. Take a TBSP of corn starch and 1/4 cups of water and mix and add to chili. Another trick when the chili is simmering do not put the lid on.

Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Quick Desserts with Mama Jen: Pumpkin Cupcakes

This is the easiest recipe for semi homemade pumpkin cupcakes.

What you need:

Spice cake mix
3 large eggs
1/3 cup of oil
1/3 water
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
cream cheese icing

You don't have to add the cinnamon but i like to put extra. You can also substitue the oil for apple sauce to make it a little healthier.

I had to use store bought cream cheese this time but homemade cream cheese is so much better and really simple to make.

Cream Cheese Icing

2 8 oz cream cheese packages softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup softened butter (i prefer unsalted)
2 cups of sifted powder sugar

In a bowl mix the cream cheese first, then add other ingredients slowly until mixed!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

How sexy is this photo of me? I'm pretty sure i am the last person on the face of the earth that had never tried the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. For years I have heard about this mask. Seen numerous reviews on Make Up Alley, youtube, blogs, etc. I have always wanted to try it but it just seemed like i never actually bought it to try. Well the other day i was at Walgreen's and i decided to pick it up and see what it was all about.

On the package it claims to reduce pores, wash away blackheads and dry out acne. Now I don't have bad skin, it's by no means perfect. I really wasn't impressed with the product. OK the smell alone made me want to eat it. I love spearmint gum and to me that exactly what it smells like.

If you haven't used this before you apply it to a clean face and let it dry for about 15 minutes and then wash off with warm water. I didn't notice really any different to my skin after using it. My nose is my trouble area for blackheads and they weren't washed away. Maybe that's just me being hopeful that it could actually hold up to that claim. I can dream right?

It did however leave my skin feeling like it have been exfoliated. My face felt very smooth and clean afterward. I am not going to give up after one use and I will keep using the product to see if I notice a difference in my skin.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quick Dinner's With Mama Jen: Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

What you need:

1 lb ground turkey
10 corn tortillas
1 small onion
1-2 garlic cloves
16 oz refried beans
15 oz Mexican seasoned tomatoes (drain)
1 TBSP Cumin
1 TSP red pepper flakes
4-8 oz sheared cheddar
1 TBSP oil

*Other items you can add: bell pepper, zucchini, salsa instead of canned tomatoes, Monterrey Jack cheese, beef or chicken instead of turkey

Serves a family of 4

In a skillet add 1 tbsp of oil and brown meat. Add garlic, onion, tomatoes, cumin and red pepper flakes.

In a small sauce pan heat refried beans or in the microwave until they are headed thru.

Quarter corn tortillas. Line a greased 8x11 baking dish with the tortillas.

Spread half of your refried beans on top of the corn tortillas.

Layer half of the meat mixture over the beans

Next add half of your cheese, then repeat layers.

I know this isn't a figure flattering meal but if you make substitutions is can be a little healthier.
Hope you make this and your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

Heads up for my contest!!

I have reached 50 followers!!! So you know what that means? Contest time!!!! My first contest will start December 1st and will be opened to anyone that is a follower! So be looking out for more details!!

Thank you so much for reading my little blog. I enjoy reading everyone's blog and hope you feel the same way about mine!

Mama Jen

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

FOTD: Dramatic Purple


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
MAC MSF Natural Light Medium
MAC MSF Perfect Topping
MAC Dollymix blush


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Electro Sky paintpot
MAC Beautiful Iris (inner half of lid)
MUFE #92 (outer half & blended into crease) & lower lash line)
MAC Top Knot (crease)
MAC Carbon (crease)
MAC Your Ladyship (brow and inner corner highlight)
Cover Girl Lash Blast
E.L.F. black eyeliner


MAC Soba
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel


NYX Raven l/l
MAC Melrose Mood l/s
MAC Sweetie Cake l/g

Monday, November 9, 2009

FOTD: Browns and Green


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
MAC MSF Natural Light Medium
MAC MSF Perfect Topping
MAC Hipness blush


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Rubensque Paintpot
MAC Warming Trend e/s (all over lid & blended into crease)
MAC Time & Space e/s (outer corner)
MAC Embark e/s (crease)
MAC Carbon e/s (crease)
MAC Blurr e/s (brow and inner corner highlight)
MAC Minted Eye Kohl (lower lash line)
MAC Humid e/s (lower lash line)
Cover Girl Lash Blast


MAC Soba e/s
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel


MAC Lollipop Loving
MAC Palatial lip glass

Monday, November 2, 2009

FOTD: Green Eyes

The husband and i celebrated our 3rd anniversary a day early because we wanted to spend Halloween with the kiddos. Here is the makeup that i wore.


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
MAC MSF Natural in Light
MAC Hipness
MAC MSF Perfect Topping


Photo Realism Quad:

Photo Realism
Fresh Approach
Image Maker
Grey Range

Lucifer from the Kat Von D Palettes
Cover Girl Lash Blast
MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil


MAC Creme D' Nude
MAC Dazzleglass in Utterly Posh

FOTD: Halloween Sugar Skull


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl
MAC Prep +Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
MAC Fashion Frenzy blush
L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense
MAC Waveline Fluidline
MAC Blue Peep Fluidline
MAC Iris Eyes Fluidline
MAC Delphic Fluidline
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Radium


MAC Minted Eye Kohl
MAC Emerald Green Pigment
Lucifer from the Kat Von D palette
Icandi pigment in Flirt
MAC 3D Gold glitter
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara in Very Black
MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil

NOTD: Halloween Mummies and Frankenstein

I got into the Halloween spirit and had fun with my nails. I painted on mummies and Frankenstein on the tips of my fingers. I got the inspriantion for the mummies from a great nail blogger The Princess of Polish. If you aren't following her you need to. She does fun and adorable nail art..i love it!!

I used:

Nail Tek Foundation II
Wet n Wild French White
Stripe Rite in Black
LA Colors Art Deco in Yellow
OPI Green-wich Village
Orly Sec n Dry

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tag: Kreativ Blogger

To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

I was tagged by Aqua-Heart, so if you aren't following her blog yet, then what are you waiting for?

1. I use to bite my nails until they where little nubs. That all change when i found my love for nail polishes.

2. I named my daughter after Scarlett O'Hara

3. The Thing Called Love is my favorite film, and i still miss River Phoenix!

4. I've been to the top of the Eiffel Tower both in Paris and Las Vegas.

5. I want to audition for Top Chef even though I'm not a real chef

6. I'm going to be 29 years old in January and I'm sad about this..I can't believe I'm almost 30!! I'm gonna go cry now!

7. I got my first tattoo at 18 and my dad STIll doesn't know i have any tattoos, i have 12 so far!

I nominate these fabulous blogger!

Fresco Phyrra

Glitter Mille's

Lipstick and Lollipop

Lipstick Rules

Music and Make Up, My Obsessions

Robert Smith's Mistress Makeup Wonderland

Sparkle is my Crack

Sunday, October 25, 2009

NOTD: Purple with Multi Cheetah Spots

I used:

Nail Tek Foundation II
Orly Sec 'n Dry
Zoya in Pinta (LOVE LOVE)
China Glaze in Solar Power
Orly in Sol Cabana
Orly in Mint Mojito
N.Y.C. in Fuchsia Shock
Stripe Rite in Black

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Patch: Showing off the kids!!

The husband and i took the kids to a pumpkin patch this weekend. I always love going to these and getting to see all different kinds of pumpkins! Our daughter Scarlett who is 2 1/2 wanted to pick up every single one and our son Zane could have cared less what we were doing. Here are a few photos of the kids and some pumpkins!!