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BeautiControl Product Review

I recently won a contest on another blog, and had the opportunity to try some BeautiControl Spa products! I haven’t tried this brand before, and I am happy to have been introduced to it!

I was sent the Sugar Blossom body wash, Warming Trend Green Tea masque and Detox Spa clay masque.

The sugar blossom body wash is thick and moisturizing. It has a very soft and feminine scent, really lovely! It reminds me of something that I can’t quite put my finger on… The scent lingers softly for a couple of hours after use. It’s quite concentrated, you won’t need much! I’ve been meaning to try it as a bubble bath too.

The warming trend green tea masque is unlike any skin care product I’ve tried! After you cleanse your face, massage this mask in for a minute or two. It actually warms up on your skin! My face was super soft and pampered after using this. I like that this mask has so many natural ingredients and extracts.

I saved the best for last! I LOVE the detox clay masque! I use this at least once a week to keep my skin unclogged. It’s the least drying clay masque I’ve ever come across! I love the smell too. It’s clay-like and earthy to my nose. I have very dry skin this winter and the fact that this doesn’t dry me out is a miracle! This mask also has a good amount of natural ingredients and extracts.

Thank you Erin, for introducing me to BeautiControl! Please have a look at Erin’s BeautiControl website, and her blog! I’m sure she’d be happy to answer any questions you have about BeautiControl products!



Erin’s Blog


xo Amber



Happy New Year with Love!!

Happy New Year!! Thank you to everyone that stops by my blog!
I wish you all love, health and happiness in 2013!!

I’ve been pondering the past year for a few days. It really runs deeper than makeup and nail polish….

When I think back, this was quite a tough year. BUT I grew and changed A LOT.
I got a diagnosis for some of my health issues(Chronic Lyme Disease, EBV, Food allergies, systemic candida). In a way, it helps to know what I am up against.

I finally have found some wonderful doctors. (My Naturopath doctors truly care about me and my health, and treat my body gently and with respect.) I am not as far along in my treatment as I hoped to be, but I have seen some progress.

I am trying hard to keep my chin up and think positively about my health improving.
I would love to share my goals (I don’t really like to think of them as resolutions, as it’s setting myself up for failure.) for the coming year.

Take care of myself. Some days I am too tired, too sore, too sick to do anything other than be a Mom and wife. I need to have strength to take care of myself, so I can take care of my family!

Be kinder to myself. I would like to not put so much pressure on myself. This comes hand in hand with losing the guilt. I’ve struggled with this one for years. I feel guilty too much. I want to be kind to myself, my body and my spirit.

I would love to have more patience and compassion. Live in the moment. Enjoy my kids while they are young, and cherish the chaotic everyday life we live.

What are your goals for the New Year?


Blog Sale! Revlon Balm Stains, Clinique and EL LOT, Pixi, BE

Hello again! I still have many items available in my blog sale. Please check previous posts as well. :)
I am from the US, and will ship worldwide. Please contact me for an international shipping price with your details. My email is, same for my paypal. I wrap carefully in bubble wrap, but I can’t be responsible for how gentle the Post Office is with your package.
I will leave the disinfecting of products up to you. Any questions, don’t hesitate to email me or comment here.

Thank you!!
xo Amber

REVLON lot $6 plus $3 shipping within the US. Includes:
Just Bitten Kissable Balm stains in Darling and Rendezvous. Used approx 2x each.
Peach Parfait lip butter 4x, ColorStay gel eyeliner in brown 2x. Super Lustrous lip gloss (not much left) in Life’s a Peach.

Pixi Wakeup Kit $5 plus $5 shipping within the US.
This has been barely touched. Most colors were just lightly swatched. One lipgloss has been used a handful of times.

Clinique Lot $10 Plus $5.45 Priority Mail shipping withing the US.

This is a lot that includes some full size, some new GWP. Any questions, please ask.
Skin Care- BN sample size Liquid facial soap, BN sample repairwear intensive eye cream. sample size rinse off foaming cleanser, Full Size redness solutions daily protective base (green primer spf 15) used maybe 3x.
Lipsticks - BN Bamboo Pink, Bronze Leaf 3x, Sugared Maple 2x.
Lipglosses - full size Glamourfull full potential gloss used several times, Cream Soda full size 60% left, Fireberry Long last glosswear, sample size. Vitamin C smoothie Rhubarbie estimating 60-75% left.
Makeup - BN sample size blush in Cupid, Color surge eyeshadow duos in Like Mink and Twighlight Mauve/Brandied Plum. Full size, pan showing on the light color in the like mink duo. Eyeliners - Cream shapers for eyes in Black Diamond and Chocolate Luster. Full size, used but only a few times. Quickliner in New Black.

Estee Lauder lot (more pics in my September Blog sale post)
Blush/Bronzer palette remains.

Bare Minerals Lot: Blush in Beauty and Golden Gate, lipgloss in Almond Tart
$15 for all, includes US shipping.

Why my bank sucks

I keep a close eye on my bank account, with good reason. When I noticed today that I had two over draft fees ($70!!) I hit the roof!
See, my bank has a habit of putting through debit charges before deposits. I had made a deposit days before I used my card. Yet, they still put charges through before the deposit.

Oddly enough, I had gotten notice of a class action law suit against my bank recently, for processing higher charges ahead of lower charges. You know, so they can STEAL other people’s money and charge MORE overdraft fees. Sounds like a legal business practice,no? And moral too!! *eye roll*

I have used this bank for 8 years. That’s 2 babies, one divorce and one marriage, if you’re counting.

Wouldn’t you think I would smarten up and leave?? Or they would provide some kind of customer service?? Nope, I really think TD Bank does not care about their customers. Maybe they are trying to pay off Kelly and Regis for those ridiculously dumb commercials. I don’t know, just a thought…

So, has this happened to you? Are you angry that you are being screwed out of your own money?? I know I’m fed up!!

I’m at the local branch as I type this. Have been waiting 20 minutes to speak with someone. I’m going to take all my money out and hide it under my mattress. Well, not really….
But I AM
closing my account!!

If you are looking for a new bank, I would highly recommend against TD Bank.
If you want more info about the class action lawsuit, please visit this site:
Or call 877-271-1496

Thanks for listening to my rant. Venting always helps!

Beautysets Wishlist

I found a fun (and easy!) website called Beautysets. Its a super easy
way to make beauty and style collages when you are technically challenged, like me!!
I haven’t played with it much yet, but I did make a wish list!

My account on Beautysets is sweetpea. Have you tried this website?

Click here to check out Beautysets yourself!

Wish List

Dior, Urban Decay, Clarins

EOTD Color Tattoo Barely Beige & Bottomless Java

This is a FOTD from a few days ago. I have on Estee Lauder Double Wear light in intensity 1, applied with fingers. I used Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer, and a MAC Beauty Powder on my cheeks. I can’t remember which one!

I used Maybellline Color Tattoo all over my lid, then patted on L’Oreal Bottomless Java
Infallible eyeshadow on with my finger. I concentrated more on my lash line with my Sephora smudge brush. I blended over all of this gently with my Sephora platinum crease brush.

I then blended Urban Decay Naked in my crease to soften the look. I used a tiny bit of Urban Decay Baked on the middle of my lid, and added a little bit of L’Oreal Infallible Iced Latte on my inner corner.

I think the combination ended up looking a lot like UD Smog! I used MAC Teddy eye kohl
and MAC Cherish on my lips.

I think warm, shimmery browns do well with bringing out my light blue/gray eyes!
Does anyone else have any tips for playing up light eyes?


NOTD Gelish foundation and Top it Off

This is just a thin coat of Gelish foundation and Top it Off top coat.
My nails are so weak and brittle. This looks shiny and natural, and feels durable!

I want to use a regular (non LED cured)
Polish over it. I just haven’t had the energy! I have yet to try the Gelish foundation, regular polish over and the Gelish top coat. Too time consuming lol!!