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 Today I'm coming to you with a review on
 Yves Saint Laurent's Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils!


YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils is not new to the scene. This classic item is back with an all new lash care formula. Its secret is the Triple- Intensity Formla: Intense Volume, Intense Color, and Intense Care. Its intended to extend the length of your lashes to appear as selfies; while leaving your lashes soft to the touch. I put on a few of coats of this mascara and as time went by I totally forgot it was on. I was totally rubbing my eye and felt no crispy lashes. 

Here is a quick before and after using this mascara. I am wearing no makeup in this photo. Just the mascara.  
                
OK. Now that you've seen my before and after I will say without a doubt that I am in love with this mascara. My lashes look so fine! Its super fluffy and dense mascara want caught even the smallest/shortest of lashes and bought them out to play. They look and feel moisturized as well. I've gotten use to dry, crispy lashes but now I see that is not the way to go. I mean, who has ever thought about moisturizing their eye lashes? Yeah, no body. You have to try it for your self and feel the difference.  


This mascara comes in 6 beautiful colors. If I were ballin' like Lebron James, I'd buy them all. *LOL* High Density Black, Rich Brown, Extreme Blue, Fascinating Violet, Burgundy, and Deep Night.Also, its the strangest/coolest thing. This mascara smells wonderful! I promise you it smells of some sort of flower. I could smell my eyes even 5 minutes after I applied it. To me, that's pretty cool.

So will you be giving this mascara a try? What's your current favorite mascara?



 *Thank you YSL & Influenster for selecting AllThingsBee to receive this product for testing purposes.*




Hello Beauties!

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector "Opal"


If you follow me on Instagram then you've seen this photo already. Many of you have asked "what is it that has me glowing to the high heavens?" Welp, the title of this post gave it away. Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in "Opal" is a highlight holy grail! First, before I go on professing my love for this beauty item, do know that I did indeed purchase it with my own money.




Last week a trip to Sephora was in order, mainly to re-up on my Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer for my makeup kit. Heading to the register, I saw the Becca Cosmetics section and decided to check out "Opal" as its been all over social media lately.  I swatched it, OMGosh'd and gasped at its beauty. I didn't buy it that day, but the everlasting swatch on the back of my hand caused me to return a few days later to do so.



Its ever-shimmering creamy light texture won me over. I recently bought a compact highlighter from mac and while I love it, I didn't love it this much. A little bit goes a long way. Its not one of those highlights that you have to continue to build to reach the high heavens. You kinda have be careful not to add too much. Do you have this product? If so tell your thoughts below. If not are you planning on getting it? If so....


                                        
Key Places to Highlight:

Brow Bone
High point of Cheek bones
Forehead (lightly)
Down the Bridge of your Nose
Cupids Bow (above your top lip)
and Chin!

Now go ahead and get your G L O W on!

<3 Bee
Where to find me between posts...
Hello Beauties!

Finally, a space to call my own!!! I could cry...


Ladies, I have been planning and pinning this room for thee longest time! Its nice to see it come to life. I originally wanted a white room and for the accent striped wall to be white and a soft grey. The place I just moved it has this funky brown/tan color all through out so, I didn't want to paint the entire room. Instead, I just added white stripes and I'm so glad I did. It brings so much light into the room. My window is right across from my desk and the white furniture stripes just bounces that light around the room. I love it! Painting stripes was a breeze and I did it with only a pint of white paint. The door is open in this photo because my husband painted that side *LOL*. He painted it like a guy so I'm hiding it. *LOL* Enjoy a few more photos of the room before I break it down below. Links and Prices will be provided for items I can find online. If not, check the store listed. 







                             





                


The Breakdown:

White paint: Home Depot $15
MALM Ikea Desk: $150
Shelf: Ikea
Vanity Stool: Home Goods $35
 Faux Fur Rug: Home Goods $16
Mirror: TJ Maxx $35 in Clearance
Gold Lip Canvas: TJ Maxx $25
Be Creative and Dream Canvas $7.99 Home Goods
Directors Chair/Makeup Chair: 
Stellar Ring Light $250
Tripod- My Husbands...lol


The makeup organizers I've had since last year and the links to purchase have expired. Do find makeup trays like these, search:


I know we were supposed to add vanity lights about the mirror, but right now I don't really need them. If I find that I do later I will add them and share with you all the result. 

When building your own space do what you can! All these items were bought over a period of time. If you got it like that...aye have at it. I think I did pretty good lol...so does my hubby. Its great to finally have a place to think, plan and follow through with those plans. Where I lived before this recent move crippled my creativity. There was no space to think, or breath. LOL I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired to create a little room or corner of your own. If you have any additional questions feel free to ask me below in the comments or on Instagram

I look forward to creating beautiful things...and videos for you all in this space! Subscribe to my channel NOW!

Until Next time,
<3 Bee

Mommies...

Baby Simon (1yr) Covered in Spaghetti!


You ever wake up and as soon as your big toe hits the floor, you realize its gonna be one of those days? Yeah well...that was the day I had. Try your best to ignore the adorable, spaghetti sauced, covered baby in the photo and understand the agony present on my face. LOL Where do I begin? Ready for my rambling? Okay....

If you follow me on the gram then you know that I just moved and I'm getting all cozy in my new place. Moving requires a lot, and even though the first thing you wanna do is enjoy your new place...you really can't. Boxes just stare at you from the corners...screaming, "UNPACK ME!" When I attempt to unpack and organize the kids closet, you know what they do? Unfold every freakin thing, tossing it back in the box. Unpacking with children around....whats the point? Really, what is it?

...Nothing is in its place. There is no toilet paper in the entire place because its new and who says, "dont' forget to pack the toilet paper?" No one. Now you have to make a store run. You go into Target and come out with $100 worth of stuff when you only went for TP...a pack of 12 is $8 -_- #Fail.  Then, you have to break down to your husband what the hell you spent $100 in Target. SIGH he didn't care...but I didn't feel like explaining myself. Shoot its Target...you can't just go and expect to leave with ONLY what's on the list. *LOL*

Then the hubby gets a phone call from a pesty client. Ok great, now he's frustrated. Now I'm frustrated because he's frustrated. When you're married, and you and your spouse are both in the same funk, one of you have to decide to snap out of it and QUICK! So, I took a deep breath, said a prayer and let the frustrations of my day go....completely. 

Spotify to the rescue!!! Oh yes....I'm in the groove...lost in the music. Smiling at the thought of my husband loving me  *sings* "Like XO's". Then I started thinking about kisses "before they cut the lights out"...then I thought about Jay kissing Bey and cut the song off. I digress...

Dinner time. Something easy of course, we just moved...so I made spaghetti (Marc, shut up ...hehe). Why....in thee HELL....did I do that? Here I am in my new place, new carpet, no dining room table with paper plates. Why did I make red, meaty, saucy spa-freakin-ghetti for my 1 year old and my 3 year old? Why do babies stick their ENTIRE hand in their mouth to get the smallest spaghetti noodle inside? These are the questions I asked myself as I scrubbed spaghetti stains out of my carpet. While cleaning up the mess my grunts eventually turned into laughter, and the frustrations of my day into great memories. 

Being a mom is hard work and somedays seem N e v e r  e n d i n g! However if you're like me at the end of the day you still find yourself laughing and smiling at the photos of your baby covered in Spaghetti. The mess wasn't that big of a deal, it was just...you know. The icing on the cake...there was just too much going on in the day. The mess was totally worth the timeless photos that I get to whip out and embarrass Simon with when he brings his first lady friend home...when he's 35. -_- *wishful thinking*

With that said, I'm treating myself to a mani-pedi tomorrow...and maybe even some shoes...heck I don't know...but a ME-day is happening OKAY!

Tell me about your never ending day in the comments!
Oh and tell your hubby about it to, then go for a mani and pedi tomorrow as well...you deserve it.
LOL

<3 Bee


Hello Beauties!



I really woke up like this. (took this pic 10 seconds ago) LOL Its Sunday and I don't care to take a pretty picture for the people...and I'm still in the bed, faced dry with yesterdays eyebrows half on. Smh....#noshame

I'm back like I said I would be. Life over here is just going for me and I love it. My family and I are still getting settled into our new place as we just moved last weekend. Tons of unpacking and organizing awaits me and I look forward to it. Some may find organizing tedious, but I find it calming. In a way I see it as filtering through the chaos of life and making sense of it all. Putting it in its own place for you to deal with when you are ready. It allows me to see and think clearly. 

Moving forward I will be sharing and documenting more on my journey in parenting. Its a side of my life that has been kinda hard NOT to share. My kids are my life and the little things I do in between just add to it. You can also look forward to watching my weight loss journey to 160lbs...and so on. I'd rather show you all that I'm working on instead of laying it all out for you here in this post. Just know....things are changing and that these changes are great! Oh and you better go ahead and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't yet. I don't want you to miss my new videos. :P