Wet N’ Wild Zodiac Earth Sign Collection, SHOW AND TELL

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Stay tuned for me wearing a full look from this collection but I was so excited to get this from Wet n’ Wild that I wanted to do a SHOW & TELL video and post this right away. I’m a Taurus which is an Earth sign so I wanted the exclusive Zodiac Earth Collection. This collection includes six Earth eyeshadows in one compact, the Earth mega-glo highlighter bar, and three Earth sign lip glosses.

I’m definitely not a shimmery eye-shadow girl by any means but when I swatched these colors, they were so stunning with one swipe. I thought these shadows would be perfect for summer when I don’t feel like doing a full face of makeup or if it’s too hot for a heavy matte look, for a special occasion, anything. I’ll say it again, when I swatched the colors with one swipe, they all came out stunning.

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I’ve heard so many good things about this brand’s highlighters but the only one that I’ve tried and loved was the Goth-O-Graphic skull highlighter so I’m very excited to try the earth highlighter bar. The color looks beautiful and also perfect for summer. I also love the Zodiac Sign imprinted stamps on this bar. So very cute!

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The last three pieces of the Wet n’ Wild Zodiac Earth Collection are the three earth sign lip glosses, Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. I tried swatching them but because these are lip glosses they didn’t show up well on my hand. But on the lips, they are beautiful. These will be perfect on days that I’m not wearing a lot of makeup or if it’s too hot for matte lipstick, if is even possible, or even as lip toppers of matte lipstick.

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The last thing that I wanted to show is from the main ZODIAC COLLECTION and it’s the loose highlighting powder. I’ve never tried loose highlighter before so I’m very curious to try this out.

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I can’t wait to try out all these products. I think I will make some beautiful retro glam and summer looks with this collection. Below is my show and tell video from my youtube channel so make sure to check it out to see the makeup up close and subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already. And also stay tuned to see me with a full makeup look only using products from this collection.

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Good Morning Affirmation

Good morning everyone! After yesterday’s sad piece I posted, I wanted to start off everyone’s day with a beautiful morning inspiring quote. I’ve been talking and posting a lot about affirmations including my affirmation spell which is extremely accurate. If you want more details how to do this simple yet effective spell, definitely ask me here in the comments.

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Here’s today’s Good Morning Inspirational Quote:

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Good Morning Affirmation

Since my last Sunday Coffee Morning Chat was all about preventing anxiety and negativity as well as me providing a simple spell/ ritual on the power of positive affirmations, I thought I would post a great affirmation for first thing in the morning. Oh and I’m glad so many of your liked my last positive quotes I posted early yesterday morning. Hope you enjoy this one just as much.

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I AM LOVE, I AM PURPOSE, I WAS MADE WITH DIVINE INTENTION.”

I really like this morning affirmation. Stay tuned for more wise words in the future.  

XOXO, Carlie

Morning Empowering

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   I got these inspirational quotes from my fellow blogger and article friend, empoweredeverydayblog.wordpress, which you must check out the everyday inspirational quotes on that site. This is what I woke to a few minutes ago and it put a great smile on my face.

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Sunday Morning Coffee Chat: Enjoying the Morning and Ridding Yourself of Negativity

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Good morning everyone, here’s another Sunday Morning Coffee Chat article for you all. I woke about an hour ago, got out of bed, put back on my rainbow onesie, made sure my beautiful snake plants had enough water, and poured my cup of coffee.

Lately I’ve been feeling very stressed out, so much that my panic attacks and anxiety having been recurring. It’s definitely not fun. However in the last week, I’ve been making a more conscious effort to not let the anxiety get to me, at least not so severely.  For people who suffer from panic and anxiety can definitely relate.

I’m drinking my iced caramel vanilla coffee in my sweet unicorn cup of stars. By the way, if you have or find a cup with stars on it, that’s a good luck omen. Especially if it has a cute unicorn attached to it. The phrase “cup of stars” or “her cup of stars,” got well known in the recent show, “The Haunting of Hill House,” but it was used to trap negative spirits. I only feel positive energy when I drink out of it tho. As I’m drinking out of it, I’m looking outside my balcony as the sun is coming up and I instantly fell a sense and feeling of calmness and peace. I took some deep breaths and starting thinking that everything is ok and everything is not as bad and catastrophic as I think things are in my head. Like I said before, I’m not constantly having anxiety attacks but because there is a lot of overwhelming things happening at once, triggered me into going into panic mode.

There are many ways to help calm you down from anxiety but the easiest thing, at least for me to do is to write out an affirmation such as, “I will not have anxiety today,” and every time you wake up in the morning and see it, read your affirmation out loud nine times everyday. This is an actual simple spell that I learned about a few years ago that is very effective. Once you start reaffirming yourself on a daily basis, your anxiety, panic, and negative thoughts will dissipate. Do that along with taking time for yourself to look outside or sit there without thinking about anything and just breathing, will help your body and mind so much.

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 The point of this article is to help anyone in a negative head space, get out of it. It won’t happen overnight but if you make a conscious effort, as hard as that can be, you will feel so much more positive in your life.

I hope you all enjoyed this “Sunday Morning Coffee Chat” If you suffer from any anxiety or negativity and have your own ways on how to deal with it, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. With that said, I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and a wonderful week.

50 Dollar Fashion and Style

For my second shop to go to to find 50 dollar, or under 50 fashion, I ventured into CrossRoads Training. I’m sure most of you have heard of this place because it is a very big chain. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a consignment store where you can purchase clothes for cheaper prices, including some famous designer as well as you can bring your own clothes in to sell for money or store credit.

Today when I went inside, with my one small bag of clothes to sell, there was a big line for buyers and the store was greatly understaffed. Since I had time to kill, I began my 50 dollar shopping spree and let me tell you, I found some fun stuff.

The first thing that caught my eye were these incredible and iridescent hot pink and purple platforms. I had never seen a pair like that before and for only 28 dollars which in Hollywood would go for maybe 100 minimum. I had to snag those for this.

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The next thing I spotted in the accessory area was a really cool studded black wallet that could also work as a small purse. When I looked at the price I was shocked. It was originally $10.50 but was on sale for half off. That was crazy. Now at a lot of consignment stores will put their items on sale because of scratches or maybe missing threads, etc. but when I looked up close at the wallet, I really didn’t see any flaws or they were really minor.

 

 

 

The last thing I spotted was a beautiful tye dye snake print blouse in different shades of roses and pinks. It only cost $16.50 so it was definitely a steal.

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So here is my total for these items was only $49.99 dollars! Yay!

If you have never been to Crossroads, I definitely recommend it. When I lived in San Fransisco, I was there almost every week to see what goodies they had. Definitely look the locations near you and I almost forgot….. if you buy some thing there and then change your mind, even after wearing it. You can sell it back to them. A little piece of advice. hehe. Thank you everyone for enjoying this post and I wish you a great evening or morning depending where you live. 

xoxo

50 Dollar Fashion and Style

   I’ve decided to start going to shops, mostly local shops in my area to find outfits the are stylish and fashionable for fifty dollars and under. My husband actually came up with this idea which I thought was so cute and even though many others have done similar things, I plan on putting my vintage and rock spin onto it. 

   I haven’t decided yet it I’m going to do this every week or every two weeks but I think this will be fun. My goal is to find full or mostly full outfits for under fifty dollars to show as inspiration to everyone who feels that they have to spend loads of money to be able to showcase their fashion and unique style. Every thing I show off here is something that is my style and/or that I would wear.

   I was going to one of my favorite local vintage shops but they were closed for the day. Instead I started with Target. I know Target isn’t a unique store but I thought it would be cool to include Target in my list of fifty dollar fashion since Target is an extremely popular chain that everyone has access to in their area.

The first thing that my eyes immediately went to was a pair of these cheetah print jeans. Animal print and me? Duh! Haha They cost $28.00.

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   The next thing I spotted was a super cute black and red (my favorite color combo) Game of Thrones “Where are My Dragons” top for $14.00. I love that show and the “Mother of Dragons” is probably my favorite character. The next item I spotted was in the jewelry section which was near where I found both the pants and top. The next item I looked for was a cute pair of shoes to complete this look. To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t see anything that I would wear or that would go with this outfit but they did have a lot of styles that you might like to try in your Target locations so please don’t be discouraged that I didn’t find anything in the store location I went to. A lot of them were on sale as well. Instead I went to the jewelry section which was near where I found the pants and top. There I found this punk rock red “Rocky Horror” style lips necklace. It only was $6.00 so I had to get it.

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After the items I found, my total plus tax was literally $50.00 so it was perfect.

I hope you all liked what I chose and also the start of something new that I’m going to be doing for Bombshell.