Eyebrow and Eyelash Brush Kit


Crave Naturals Brow and Lash Kit

Crave Naturals Brow and Lash Kit


Hi all,

recently I was asked if I wanted to try The new Crave Naturals Brow and Lash Kit. So I checked them out and from what I can find they have not been in business very long but I’ll tell you what I think they hit the nail on the head with this handy little kit. First thing I love is the packaging and the logo. You can bring on a vacation with you or if you wanted to you could put it, along with a few other smaller brushes in your purse for on the go.


     The next thing I love is the angled brush is really soft, so its not going to feel scratchy or uncomfortable if you are using it for applying gel or powder the lower lash line                                         

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I first used the eyebrow brush to straighten my eyebrows then I used Benefit Gimmie brow to fill them in. After applying my revealed palette eye shadow I used Urban Decays Perversion (from a past ipsy bag) Then combed out my lashes with the lash comb.  After that I used some Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel (from my April Birchbox) and combed them to evenly distribute the brow gel with the stoolie. I must say am very happy with the results.


 If you to want this cute and helpful kit search eyebrow brush and use code: QQMSRCOC at checkout to get 25% off on Amazon


*I received this product free for review but it does not affect my review at all I will always give my 100% honest opinion of any product I review*


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Birchbox September 2014

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Birchbox September 2014


Hey all

I know its a bit late in the month but here is my Birchbox for September. Better late then never I suppose. If you don’t know about Birchbox already go check out my Subscriptions box post then come back here and check out what I got.

I have to say how very impressed I was with Birchbox this month. I got 5 very decent sized Items, in my opinion. They are definitely all are big enough for me to decide weather I want to buy the full size or not. Now Birchbox has started something new, On August 26th I received an E-mail offering me the chance to have a choice of a Fashionista  Forward box or to pick 1 of 4 different samples and they would match the rest according to my profile. I didn’t see anything in the 4 samples that I really wanted so I chose the Fashionista box. I already knew before it came what I was getting in my box. Which I guess could be a downside to the people who like the surprise. I myself like the change because I feel like I get a little more control of what comes in my box.

Now what did I get in my box

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This item has to be the one I am most excited about is a 3 oz Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless cleansing conditioner with a $15.00 value and you can also get these in 8oz for $33.00 on Birchbox.com

The next item in my box is dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner the one I got is a .25 with a $1.25 value. The full size is a 1 oz and is $45.00.

The next item is Naobay Body Radiance Lotion the full size is 8.4 oz and is $24.00. The one I received from Birchbox is 1.01 oz and is a $2.37 value

Next up is  Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Silver and it is .03 and is a $5.33 the full size is $16.00 and it is a 0.04 oz.

and the last item is Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara and the one I got is a 0.2 oz and has a value of $1.25 and the full size comes in 0.35 oz and has a value of $25.00

I did receive another E-mail on September 24th letting me customize my October box and this time I chose 1 of the 4 offered items. So we shall see what happens with the rest of the box. I am not sure if Birchbox plans to keep letting people customize their boxes but I for one hope they do.


If you would like to sign up to get a Birchbox each month feel free to use my referral link https://www.birchbox.com/invite/f1fnp


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I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day






Wal-Mart Beauty Box unboxing


I am so happy to say the 5.00 Wal-Mart Beauty box is a huge win for me I received
2 full size items Which are new invisible solid clinical strength Secret deodorant and L’Oréal glossy balm lip crayon

3 deluxe size items which are Dove Oxygen Moisture shampoo, conditioner and Dove pure care Dry oil

a mini nail polish from Covegirl in the shade #LaserLight

and 3 smaller sample sizes which are Pink Friday by Nicky Minaj, L’Oréal Youthcode Pore Vanisher and Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup and the card has 8 different shades

I will definitely be getting this box every season it’s very much worth $5.00

If you want to sign up for the Wal-Mart seasonal box go sign up here

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I hope you’re having a WONDERFUL day.

Day 6 Writing 101 Assignment

I am trying to catch up on my assignments I am a bit behind but here’s assignment 6. Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year?

Our stories are inevitably linked to the people around us. We are social creatures: from the family members and friends who’ve known us since childhood, to the coworkers, service providers, and strangers who populate our world (and, at times, leave an unexpected mark on us).

Today, write a post focusing on one — or more — of the people that have recently entered your life, and tell us how your narratives intersected. It can be your new partner, your newborn child, or the friendly barista whose real story you’d love to learn (or imagine), or any other person you’ve met for the first time in the past year.

Today’s twist: Turn your post into a character study.

I walked up to the front door and and rang the doorbell as I did I felt a little panic come over me. Was I in the right place? I wasn’t quite sure, but I had managed to track down Gina. The recipient of the the note I had found in the park. I was a Owner of a bakery called Kellys Cakes. I had been out for my morning jog. On a cool Spring morning before going into work. As I was jogging down the dirt path I was had came to a bench. Under the bench near a small patch of green grass was a piece of lined paper that had been folded in half.
I walked over picked up the paper and unfolded it. It was a hand witten note. The writting was a bit sloppy I could tell it had been written very quickly.

It read:

I found your grandmothers wedding ring by the phone before I got on the plane the address to the hotel is 187 willow bird road. I know with all that’s going on you may forget the address so put this in your wallet so you know the right place

P.S. I can’t wait till the wedding in Paris.

Since I owned a bakery I had delivered wedding cakes to hotels in the area before. I knew I had seen that address but I wasn’t sure of the name of the hotel. When I had arrived at work I went into my office and shut the door behind me. I opened the desk drawer pulled out a file and opened it in the file was the names and addresses of the hotels I had delivered cakes to. I looked down the list for 187  Willow Bird Road.

The Manager Cassandra and I had become good friends. I picked up the phone and spoke with Cassandra. I asked her if there had been a guest by the name of Gina or Jim that had stayed on September 21st. I explained to her about the note. Cassandra said yes there had been and the ring was still in the safe.  Gina only lived in 2 towns over about an hour from the bakery. I told Cassandra that I really wanted to be the one to return the ring.

So there I was finally going to meet the women who had forgotten the ring at the hotel. the front door was red and had frosted window panes that had little flowers on them. The yard was very pretty a white picket fence that stood about 4 feet high with rose bushes that stood behind them. That were slight sticking through the front of the fence.

I could a blurred image approaching the door. It looked like a women by the delicate way she walked. She had brown shoulder length hair I wondered if the women was Gina. The door opened The women was about 5’3 and was wearing Blue jean shorts a teal V neck tank top with white lace trim at the bottom her eyes were a very soft brown and she had a beautiful golen tan. In a very soft sweet voice the women said “May I help you ”  and I responded “Yes my name is Kelly and I was given this address by Willow Bird Hotel” I explained who I was and how I had founds Jims note. she squealed with joy  “Yes my name is Gina”  and said in a very excited high pitched voice said “Come in, come in, I really thought I’d never see my ring again”.

I stepped into the house into a wide hallway the walls were a soft blue with White molding at the top of the walls. On the wall was a picture of Gina and a man I assumed to be Jim. Below the picture was a small White round table that had keys some envelopes and  a vase of flowers. as I walked beside Gina down the hallway she turned to me and said “Jim is in the kitchen eating lunch, ya wanna join us” I hadn’t eating anything since the coffee and breakfast wrap that morning so I said “Yes that would be great”.  As we walked into the kitchen I seen a the back of man sitting in a tan colored chair at a wooden table. The man had a tablet in his hand a looked to be reading something.  Without turning he asked in a very deep voice “Gina my love who was at the door” I looked at her and smiled. She said in and excited voice “Jim this is Kelly and she has returned the ring”. Jim brisky Stood up from his chair and turned to face us. He looked to be about 5’9 had short black hair  was wearing a Blue cargo shorts and a red t-shirt with Black letters that said Keep Calm The Walking Deads Only on a break and I knew from that point Gina Jim and I would become great friends.

Writing 101 Day 5 Assignment

You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.

Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible

I came across a letter on a path and it said


I found your grandmothers wedding ring by the phone before I got on the plane

the address to the hotel is 187 willow bird road. I know with all that’s going on

you may forget the address so put this in your wallet so you know the right place




P.S.  I can’t wait till the wedding in Paris

I wished I could get this letter to Gina did she get her ring back? What all was going on?


Acure Facial Cleanser

Didn’t care for it.

By mommymakeandmore from San Diego, Ca on 9/20/2014
2out of 5

Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, Smells Great

Cons: Broke Me Out

My Beauty Routine Takes: 30 Minutes

I really had high hopes for this face wash. It smelled great and it say for combo to oily skin. I used it for 3 days and had to stop because it Broke me out.

*I did receive this face wash free to try but that does not effect my review in any way.


Acure argan cell stimulating body wash

Smells wonderful

By mommymakeandmore from San Diego, Ca on 9/20/2014
5out of 5

Pros: Smells Great, Good Value, Easy To Use, Effective, Lightweight

Best Uses: Women, Daily Use

My Beauty Routine Takes: 30 Minutes

I love the smell of this body wash. Its really helps my skin feel soft and it doesn’t leave behind any residue

*I did get this free to try but that has not effect on my review at all*


Pure Raspberry Ketones All Natural Fat Burners


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Hey all,

Recently I was given the chance to try Summit Nutrition’s Raspberry  Ketones  All natural Fat burner. I don’t have that much weight to lose only about 15 Lbs or so but none the less I want to lose it. I have had weight issues a lot of my life due to different Medications I took as a teenager along with really bad eating habits. When I was about 22 I was 205 Lbs and a size 20, my back hurt all the time I was out of breath a lot.  I was unhappy so around 23 I decided I needed to do something about it. I changed my diet and started being active a bit more,  got off of the medications I was on (with the help of a Dr.) Slowly but surly I started to lose weight. Then I got pregnant with my son at the beginning of my pregnancy, I was determined to not use being pregnant as an excuse to go overboard with eating. I stuck to it and only gained the recommended 25 lbs  and gave birth to a healthy baby boy. After he was born I was really lucky. I lost the weight within the first 3 months and managed to keep it off. About 2 years later I had found out I was pregnant with our daughter. Everything went really well with it, except I was having the reverse problem and I was having some issues putting on weight I only gained 17 lbs but our daughter was perfectly healthy. Now 4 years later I am 157 and a bit nervous because I weigh more then I have for about 3 years.

So when this opportunity came along to try the Raspberry Ketones I was willing to give it a shot especially since its all natural . I really haven’t been taking it long enough to know weather it really helps you to lose weight (I will have to write an update post in a few months) but I can say it does suppress the appetite a bit. Now there is no magic quick fix pill that will just make you lose weight. it takes a healthy eating lifestyle and activity and I use the word lifestyle because you really do have to make it a forever type change not just be on a diet, because you can’t always be buying the TV dinner meals from those weight loss groups or just be eating Grapefruit all the time, I am not bashing anyone who is doing those plans, I am just saying you need to adopt forever meal habits that are good for you. When you do make the change to healthier foods don’t do it to fast because if you go and throw everything that is bad for you out in one day, you might get a craving and you fight it then when you finally get that bag of chips or that box of cookies,  you may find yourself gorging and eating the whole thing. So just start slow and eat bowl of salad a day and yogurt for snack  There are so many ways to make great salads. I am not a professional dietitian nor am I a Dr. so always talk to your Dr. before make drastic changes ya never know they may have some peer type support groups they can suggest for you to go to.

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if your interested in trying Pure Raspberry Ketones  All Natural Fat Burners check it out on Amazon and also Like Summit Nutritions on Facebook to be able to see what new products they come out with.

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I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Ipsy September 2014

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Hey all I received my September Ipsy bag, as I said in my subscription boxes list I would do an unboxing post, if you do not know about Ipsy you should go and check out that post to learn more then come on back here :-).

This month I got 5 items in my bag plus I cashed out my points for a bonus item.

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I am quite pleased with my bag this month. The only item I probably will not be using is the face cleanser that is because almost everything breaks me out and the wash I am using now helps me break out a whole lot less then some others do. So 4 out of 5 is not bad at all.

Onto the breakdown of the bag.

The Caviar CC Cream 10-IN-1 Complete Correction  full size is a 2.5oz found  HERE the one I received from Ipsy is a .85 oz , if I did the math correctly is a value of $2.94. I used this after I got out of the shower this morning and man did it help my hair feel so soft.

The Crown Brush is  C476 crease/shadow brush found HERE is a value of  of $17.50 retail and is on the Crown Brush site for $6.99 I used this brush this morning also and found it to be very dense and soft, it applied the eye shadow really well.

The Nourish Organic Face Cleanser full size is 6oz and can be found HERE on their website for $13.99 the size I received is a 1 oz and is a value of $2.31.

Hikari Cosmetics Lipstick found HERE is a value of $13.00 the one I received from ipsy is full size. I used this today to and I had to reapply about halfway through the day but I myself think that is pretty good I did think it would be more moisturizing (and not that it to dry)  other then that I loved it.

Pacifica Natural waterproof eyeliner pencil HERE is $11.00 for a full size.  I am having trouble finding out how many oz the full size is but the ipsy one is 0.026 oz  and values 4.23. This pencil is very creamy and glides on really nicely I did not even have to stretch the corner of my lid to apply. It also stayed put for almost the entire day.

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so the value of all 5 items is $29.47 and if you want to subtract the $10.00 cost of the bag the value is 19.47 which I think is great. Then theres the bonus Item

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NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit is a value of 12.00 it can be found HERE on the NYX website. I also used this today  it is about 9:45 at night, I still have a really descent amount of it on.

so if you are looking into joining ipsy please feel free to use my referral link. I have enjoyed most of the ipsy bags I have gotten over the last 16 months or so I have had ipsy, but it’s time for me to try another sub box.

* I was not paid or compensated in anyway for my review I did purchase this bag with my own money and I will always give my honest opinion of anything I review*

Writing assignment #3

So for todays assignment I am supposed to  Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you?

Today, try free writing. To begin, empty your mind onto the page. Don’t censor yourself; don’t think. Just let go. Let the emotions or memories connected to your three songs carry you.

Today’s twist: You’ll commit to a writing practice. The frequency and the amount of time you choose to spend today — and moving forward — are up to you, but we recommend a minimum of fifteen uninterrupted minutes per day.

Keep your hand moving. (Don’t pause to reread the line you’ve just written. That’s stalling and trying to get control of what you’re saying.)

Don’t cross out. (That is editing as you write. Even if you write something you didn’t mean to write, leave it.)

Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar. (Don’t even care about staying within the margins and lines on the page.)

Lose control.

Don’t think. Don’t get logical.Go for the jugular. (If something comes up in your writing that is scary or naked, dive right into it. It probably has lots of energy

The first song that I have always loved and kinda powered me through hard times is Michel Jacksons Man in the mirror  and the reason is, I went through a lot of  issues with drugs among other things as a teenager and I felt like at some points I was practically begging myself to change what I was doing to myself as well as those around me but I just couldn’t (or didn’t think so at the time) and I would listen to this song to try to inspire myself and I feel like some days it would work but I don’t really know for sure. It took till I was 20 ( I’m 29 now) but I was finally able to change my behavior and get clean and sober and let me say it was not easy but I feel so proud of myself now for getting and staying clean and now quitting smoking cigarettes. There still are times that I miss the taste of alcohol but I know if I have that one drink it will lead to another and in a 2 second bad choice there goes 9+ years of sobriety down the drain and possibly other bad things would happen.

The next song that had driven me was Brandy, Have You Ever and that one was because I had met my husband at the first N.A. meeting I ever went to when I was 18 and I know it sound cliché but it was love at first sight, the problem (for me anyway) was that he had a girlfriend. I would sit in my room and listen to that song and cry and wish he would be mine and my heart would hurt for him so bad. So I became friends with him we hung out he was respectful and would never have cheated on his girlfriend and that is now how I know I can trust him so much now but anyway they ended up splitting and since him and I were hanging out so much I swooped him up and 10+ years later we are still together. He had really helped me get clean because I knew if I wanted to be with him I had to be I understand now that I have to be clean for myself, he now has coming up on 12 years clean

and my third song is Perfect By Pink and the reason for that is my baby girl because I see so many weight loss commercials on TV and so many women say how ugly or fat they are and I don’t want my daughthter thinking or feeling she is those things and while I don’t want to be telling her she is perfect all the time because she is a little to young to unstained fully what I really mean when I say it instead I tell her she is beautiful every single day because I hope it will truly sink in and she wont let anybody ever get to her by telling her she is ugly or dumb and I don’t want her to grow up like I did always feeling less then everyone else. I now don’t let things like that get to me it just rolls off for the most part and I have way better self esteem then I did years ago.

Well thank you to you all for reading my writing assignment and I hope you have a WONDERFUL evening/day.

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