Saturday, December 7, 2013

Busy is an understatement

hey all I just wanted to stop by here and let you know I haven't forgotten you.. i've been so busy I think busy is an understatement.  I have been overwhelm too with all that I'm doing that crazy things have been happening.  I have been uploading to youtube so you can check my channel out https://www.youtube.com/user/roannavm you'll see more updates there.. I try to have daily uploads.  I hope everyone is doing well, I will be updating here once I start vacation or once I am able to get connection on my vacation I'll keep you all updated.  I will post some pics of my Tampa trip very soon.
Roanna

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Diet- Day 1 lunch, dinner and snacking

For lunch I had some carbs. Cassava, sweet potato and plantain all boiled not fried. I topped it with stewed salt fish with lots of garlic, onions and tomatoes. It was delicious 

This was really satisfying and I did not need to snack. For dinner I did not eat much I had a bowl of steamed edamame. 

Lightly salted with seasalt and sprinkled with chili flakes. 

The snacks I had for today included half of a pink grapefruit 

And some homemade fruit and nuts mixture: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cranberries, dried apricots, dried figs, and dates. 

For me day 1 was rather successful. I had a warm cup of Chinese green tea before going to bed. Of course I had it without milk and sugar. Hubby had his with little milk and sugar. Today was encouraging. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Diet Day 1 - Breakfast

So this morning was a challenge as I need to go to the grocery (tmi right) so I tried to make do with what I had available     I decided to go with a fruit parfait. 
Ingredient: fruit, yogurt and cereal
I used grapes as my fruit but if I have more fruits at home I love using about 2-3 fruits. I used peach yogurt my fav yogurt flavor and it has chunky pieces of fruit inside 😍😍😍. And I used honey Cheerios my fav... 
How you make the fruit parfait?
Put a layer of fruit then add a layer of yogurt and then sprinkle a layer of cereal. I then repeat this step until I run out of goodies. 

I love using just 1 prepackaged cup you buy at the grocery as my portion size. 
After I'm through I mixed some roasted nuts (salt free) sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and pecans (chopped) and sprinkled it on the top. 

So that's what my final product looks like. I have been making this on and off for breakfast since early January 2013 (new years resolution to eat healthy .... And yes it's November 😜😜😜) 
I love this and would recommend it for all who want to eat healthy and get more fruits in their diet. 

I may not update everyday but I will try my best when I can. Hope this was helpful. What's your favorite healthy breakfast combo? 

30-day Food Challenge

I've decided to put myself on a 30-day food challenge or diet as the case may be. I need to eat healthier. Avoid soda, carbs, sugars etc. in addition I need to exercise at Least three times a week. So today being Day 1 I'm hopeful. I will try to blog and if possible vlog. I promised myself that once a week I will give myself a treat as long as I can be faithful to this cause. 

If you would like to join me on this adventure please do.. My hubby is also anxious to attempt lol l am anxious to see how far he will go. 

At nights I usually drink tea before going to bed, tonight's choice is Chinese green tea without milk and sugar... Cheers!!!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

City Color Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadows

City Color Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadows

I purchased three of these Eyeshadows and I'm so happy that I did. I paid $10ttd at Wonderful World. There were only 6 to choose from and i chose 3 out of the 6.  



What I didn't purchase included a duo chrome baby pink, duo chrome lilac and a white. The swatches of the three I purchased with speak for itself. 




I love these and have used them. The wear time is amazing. Very pigmented and blends well not too shimmery either. Would recommend these three. 
Would rate them 4.75/5 






Tuesday, October 22, 2013

City Color Cosmetics Highlight in Sparkle

City Color Cosmetics Highlight in Sparkle 
Purchased at Wonderful World Chaguanas for $25ttd
This product has 0.520 oz or 15.00g 
Its lifetime is 12m
I've used this highlighter for a bit and I absolutely enjoy this product.  Its amazing amount for the price. I love that it does not contain any glitter at all. It's really a nice natural highlight that lasts all day. Its so super cute and amazing detailing on the top. I will definitely recommend this product.

This is what the product looks like
Swatched Heavily with my finger

Swatched heavily on back of my hand. The consistency is so buttery and smooth. Applies very smooth and it's buildable. 


Close up look of the highlighter. The flower detailing is super cute. 
Love this product. 

Will rate this product 4.75/5

Sunday, October 20, 2013

City Color Cosmetics at Wonderful World

I decided that after my horrible customer service at Wonderful World West Mall, that i would give WW a break.. I was spending way too much money for horrible service.  But as I was waiting on a dear friend in Long Circular Mall I decided to pop in to the WW store thats located on the main floor.  As i went to the makeup section, I was pleasantly surprise to see City Color Cosmetics.  I started looking for all the other items. After I located them, I started taking pics.. You know I had to get the word to all my subbies, followers, makeup lovers... just had to get the word out to everyone.  So I  hauled a bit and then the next day I happened to be in the Chaguanas area and decided to check the WW store at Center City mall.  I did not have my phone so I was unable to take pics, but they did have a wide selection than the Long Circular mall branch, so of course I hauled again.  Below are photos of the displays at the Long Circular branch and the last pic is of what I hauled from the Center City mall branch.  I have recorded a vid on the hauls so you can check out my channel: http://www.youtube.com/roannavm for that vid.. I am also using most of these products in this week's basket...
If you did haul please let me know what you bought or what you saw...






From my second haul at the Center City mall branch..
Dont forget to check out my youtube channel for my haul vid...

Thanks for watching

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Balm Stainiac - Berry Queen

The Balm Stainiac - Berry Queen lip and cheek tint
Received this in a birchbox last year and never really used it. Didn't seem like a great product at that time so I just added it to my collection and left it there. I did try it another time and thought it was really faint and did nothing much for my tanned skin.
I received a sample size 
I was really happy with this sample size as in using it I would get a fair knowledge of how it works. So I tried it as a lip tint. It was exactly that a tint... It bear.y appeared on my lips... But it dried out my lips and ugh I wasn't happy
So it was a failure for lips. 

Today is the 3rd day I'm wearing it on my cheeks ....
My first impression of it on my cheeks........
I applied it with my fingers ... Applied pretty sheer I added a bit more... I'm barely noticing it... I felt like I
 was wasting my time... My intention really was to use it as a base like what I use cream blushes for...
After I applied the Stainiac I barely saw anything on my cheek... But guess what??? My fingers were stained and it was really crazy pigmented.... Strange right??
Well I added my powdered blush and BAM❗❗❗❗
It looked hot....omg I was in love somehow it transformed my powdered blush... I wore it for a work day and even into the evening night and my b,USB combo lasted all day looking the same way it did when I had just applied it I'm like so wow-out
Love love... Now I noticed that my little tube seems to be half filled lol three plus uses with swatches and its half filled.. I'm a bit sad to date because its gonna finish soon
However, even though it seems to be an enjoyable experience on my cheeks I will purchase. I think there are a lot of cheaper and much more pigmented products available now that work wayyyyyy better than this product 

I will rate this 3/5 because it didn't work well as a lip tint ... My only wish is that it's much more pigmented that it can be worn alone...
Swatch not blended out....

Check out the Balm website for more info 
http://www.thebalm.com/stainiac.html 

Friday, August 23, 2013

YouTube Giveaway

In conjunction with my YouTube channel: Roannavm 

Enter to win some awesome makeup 
Back to school makeup kit essential 
Rules:
1 be a subscriber of my YouTube channel
2. Comment under my vid on YouTube 
3. comment under this picture and state your YouTube name
Open internationally
Ends August 31. 2013


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Elf lip balm tints

I thought I'll just post this collage of the 4 elf balm tints in grapefruit, peach, berry and nude .. Did a review on youtube 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iogFJ3y7sfw 


Hauling hauling hauling

I did some damage lol but so happy with what I got 😍😍😍😍
Got me some nyx goodies 
Got my Orly lotions love love these ..these are back ups

China Glaze polishes on sale at Wonderful World omg $14ttd can't go wrong

Got me some other goodies but those will be in another post... 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hauling from eyeslipsface.com

So recently I got an order .. yes yes more elf.. you know i can't resist my eyeslipsface products.  They keep bringing out new products omg... I am always going crazy.  I got a couple other stuff which I will post here with time but for starters I got this palette
the elf studio prism palette in smoke
They also have another one called sunset but I felt that was going to be too neutral and I had a number of palettes that are very similar to it. 
Upon opening this palette.. I was really excited haven't done swatches  as yet.. will do that on camera in a haul or first impressions vid so check out my youtube channel: roannavm for that..
but the shadows look really awesome!!! so excited to try

Walking away

So the stress continues a bit, as I had to walk away from a job I craved for!  I know it was everything I wanted my promotion to be, but it would have been so demanding, challenging and yet still fulfilling.  But I walked away, stupid right??? I think so in my head, but my heart is telling me I did the right thing.  Why?.. because I had to do it for the loves of my life.  I would have ended up being a slave to my job.  I enjoy the fact that my job is so flexible and I can be so involved in my boys life, trading that for $$$ will never work out.  why get $$ and then miss the moments, thats my thought! so as much as I am thinking walking away was omg horrific .. I know deep down inside I did the right thing... other jobs will always come up.... i hope lol..

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BETRAYAL...!!! - Deal or not to Deal!

So this post is a bit different from the regular makeup.. beauty items.  But it is an issue we face sadly at times in our lives.  Its something some of of are scared to speak out on and others will fly a banner across the sky if they could.  For me it has changed.  In my late teens and mid twenties I would want to tell the person, confront, and tell the whole world with all sort of intentions: embarrass the person, warn the world or just to simply get it out...Within the last couple of years I became the silent type.  The silent type ranging from just telling friends and confronting the person, to just the person, to just close friends to just my bff and now i've just resort to telling God.  But lately I shared something with a couple close friends and then i realise that telling others did nothing for me.  I still felt crappy, it didnt change the situation. To those who I told they all gave different responses, so I ended up feeling more confused.  So days later, I realise that another person has betrayed my trust.  And I feel like i'm sinking even further into a hole.  Its strange that I dont want to be around people, and Im a person who loves to have people around them (well good friends that is).  Now I just want to be by myself.  Strange enough Im now even going through a phrase I dont even want to touch my makeup.  I'm at a sense of feeling so lost, and i know there are stages in dealing with betrayal and its grief, so I thought i'll just blog my days through it ..
I hope it can get better, I'm really at a lost of dealing with it.  I've cried a bit, I want to try more but the tears wont come out.. and I think that is driving me insane that I feel like i can't express or get it out of me... then I wonder who I really want it out of me, if it gets out can I really deal with its reality.. My head hurts so much as I write this, my eyes are burning (and i dont think its from tears) My heart seems to be beyond repair and i feel the walls closing in.. I'm afraid i'll crash at some point.. i feel so sad..
Its time to get on my knees!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Jordana blushes

I own three Jordana blushes redwood, coral sandy beach and coral sandy beach 
Did a review on my youtube channel 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8sBQ3r_6mU live swatches.... Hear what I think of these blushes


Monday, August 5, 2013

Current Favorite top 5 blushes and honorable mentions

Current Favorite top 5 blushes and honorable mentions

                             
    These blushes are definite recommend ❕❕❗
 
 Wet n Wild Heather Silk blush
Jordana Redwood blush
Inglot 392 matte eyeshadow 
Mac Modern Mandarin 
E.l.f. cosmetics baked blush in Rich RosΓ©

Honorable mentions are
Milani baked blush in Fantastico Mauve
Be a bombshell in Beach please








My Rimmel lipsticks

These are the Rimmel lipsticks I own with swatches 
264-Coffee Shimmer 
123-True Vintage
Kate Moss-08 
Matte Kate Moss 101 












Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick

I own one Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick. I have the color Apple Cheeks 03. I picked this color because it appeared to have the most pigmentation. So far it's great for the summer definitely enjoying this cream blush. I however will not repurchase another color as the other colors seem to be light. It's worth the $1.99 USd I paid at Cherry Culture. I wish it was a bit more pigmented and have a bigger variety of colors. I would rate this product 3 out of 5  


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My new Project - Products to Finish

Products to Finish (PIF) is where I plan to use up a number of product by December 31, 2013. I started this project July 11, 2013. I decided to make a list but won't list the exact item until I see it is close to finishing. I really want to use up items but not be on the typical Project Pan, as I would still like to have the option of being able to purchase items.  So here is my list and it's not limited As i need to use up as many products by the end of this year. 

Products to Finish
Products I want to finish 
1 face moisturizer
1 face primer
2 foundations/bb cream
2 setting powders
1 contour bronzer
1 blush
1 setting spray 
1 eyeshadow primer ??
1 eye shadow base
Complete 3 eyeshadowz
1 eyeliner pencil
1 eyeliner pen/liquid 
1 mascara primer
3-4 mascaras
1 brow product
2 lip balm
2 lip liners
1-2 lipstick
1 lipgloss 
eye makeup removers
3 pk of wipes
1 eye cream
1 night cream 
1 cleanser 
3-4 body lotions/butters
4 body washes 
2 splashes
2 perfumes
4 inexpensive toilettes 
3 hair treatment/oils 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My new go to Purple blushes

These are my new go to purple blushes. I love my La Femme Lilac Champagne blush but I'm afraid to use it all up. So now I'm using my other purple blushes. My four go to purple blushes are
Coastal Scents blush too palette- the purple blush approximate cost $1.59usd 
Inglot Matte eyeshadow in #392
La femme blush in purple passion
La femme blush in mulberry
What's your favorite purple blush would love a recommendation 😍😍