Holiday Beauty Swap.

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I signed up for the Crystal Cattle Beauty Swap, I had a lot of fun and got some great items! Now it’s time to reveal what I got. Taysha from Dirt Road Charm and I were paired up for the swap.

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Items I received:
*MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam V
*MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch
*MAC Lip Glass in C-Thru
*Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peal Off Face Mask
*Cute card explaining the products and why she chose them

Taysha & I decided that we would just give each other our likes & dislikes and surprise each other with what we brought. She did a great job picking out colors and products for me! I don’t like bright lipstick so Viva Glam was perfect. I like a smoky eye so the deep purple was a great color to spice up a normal gray smokey eye. Check out Taysha’s blog to see what I picked out for her!

Be sure to check out everyone who participated in the swap and see who they had and what they got. You can head over to Crystal Cattle’s blog for the link up!

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Studio Gear Holiday Palette Review.


First things first, I want to apologize for being a bag blogger recently. I’ve just been busy and nothing too exciting has been going on. The plan is for blogging to get back to normal this week.

With the holidays coming up, the Studio Gear Holiday Palette is perfect. Especially if you love a smokey eye; and you all know that I love the smokey eye look.

The palette comes in a really cute sleeve.
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When you take the palette out and open it up the top is directions on how to ‘get the look’. The palette includes four eye shadows and one blush. Going left to right, up to down on the palette the colors are: platinum, frost, snowy glow, coal, and glimmer. (Click to make the picture bigger.)
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I took swatches of all the colors:
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From top to bottom the colors are: platinum (harder to see), frost, coal, snowy glow, and glimmer. All the eye shadows are shimmery and have a nice pigment to them. The blush is a really nice rosie-pink color and stays on.
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Overall I’d say the palette is a must have for the holiday and throughout the year!

You can purchase the palette right now on the Studio Gear website for $25, regularly $40.

Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine.

Things I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for my boyfriend, my family, and my friends.
I am thankful for the relationships I have with people.
I am thankful for my health.
I am thankful for my dog, Jules.
I am thankful for my blow dryer and hair straightener.
I am thankful for growing up in a small town.
I am thankful for living in the country.
I am thankful for my rights.
I am thankful for having a body that works.
I am thankful for my college education.
I am thankful for having a job.
I am thankful for sunrises and sunsets.
I am thankful for good weather.
I am thankful for fields and crops and tractors and the farmers that feed us.
I am thankful for the sunshine.
I am thankful for cameras and photographs.
I am thankful for the home I have.
I am thankful for living in a free country.
I am thankful for owning a vehicle. Especially one with 4wd.
I am thankful for cruise controls.
I am thankful for having a little money in the bank.
I am thankful for my common sense.
I am thankful for TVs and radios.
I am thankful for music.
I am thankful for cellphones.
I am thankful GPS.
I am thankful for email.
I am thankful for microwaves.
I am thankful for Pepsi.
I am thankful for the food on the table & having a full tummy everyday.
I am thankful for God and Jesus, and having freedom of religion.
I am thankful for having a heater and air conditioner in my home and vehicle.
I am thankful for blankets.
I am thankful for cuddling.
I am thankful for hot chocolate.
I am thankful for having clothes to wear.
I am thankful for ice cream.
I am thankful for trees.
I am thankful for umbrellas.
I am thankful for clean water.
I am thankful for date nights.
I am thankful for all 5 senses working correctly.
I am thankful for sleep.
I am thankful for love.
I am thankful for holidays.
I am thankful for blogs.
I am thankful for the military.
I am thankful for dancing.
I am thankful for laughing.
I am thankful for doctors and nurses, police officers, and firefighters.
I am thankful for 24 hour gas stations.
I am thankful for weekends.
I am thankful for traveling.
I am thankful for kisses and hugs.
I am thankful for internet.
I am thankful for being an American.
I am thankful for the moon and the stars.
I am thankful for having things to look forward too.
I am thankful for the little things.
I am thankful for windmills, barns, and cornfields.
I am thankful for holding hands.
I am thankful for get-togethers with friends & family.
I am thankful for having a good memory.
I am thankful for my bed.
I am thankful for oxygen and clean air.
I am thankful for rainbows after a storm.
I am thankful for my knowledge and intelligence.
I am thankful for home decor.
I am thankful for laptops.
I am thankful for prayer.
I am thankful for today, tomorrow, and yesterday.
I am thankful for restaurants.
I am thankful for Friday nights.

Most of all I am thankful to be alive.

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What are you most thankful for this year?