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Friday, August 31, 2012

Giveaway Earrings from The Fashion Minx!!

Last week was a fabulous week, not only was I awarded custom thumbnails on my Bags4Bubbles You Tube Channel (and have now also received them on beingmommywithstyle!) - but I won a blog giveaway on The Fashion Minx!!

Julie, aka The Fashion Minx, is a native New Yorker that has a passion for fashion and shares it with her readers on The Fashion Minx. She shops in a variety of places to show that fashion doesn't have to mean pricey. By mixing high end and low end items, she has a unique fashion sense that is fun to follow on The Fashion Minx!

In August, The Fashion Minx hosted a blog giveaway of an adorable pair of rose gold colored earrings from the Bauble Bar - which I was fortunate enough to have won!!

They are super cute and I love how dainty and girly they are:

I've also found this adorable rose gold tone bracelet on The Bauble Bar that I believe I will need to add to my jewelry collection in the near future to go with my adorable new earrings...

Rose Glam Bead Bracelet,, $32

Thanks so much to The Fashion Minx for this awesome giveaway! Learn more about The Fashion Minx HERE and be sure to follow her great take on fashion at:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coat Closet Reorganization

I quickly realized while looking in my coat closet the other day, that something was going to have to be done to make getting out the door now that we would have four people needing space in the coat closet, and all of the winter items that go along with that!

My before didn't really have much organization, some gloves and scarves were tossed into a basket - many of which were not the correct size or were not items we use the most often. I had hats stowed away in the girls' closets upstairs... which is not a convenient place when I'm trying to get out the door and have to run back upstairs for a hat to match their outfit. And we also had a number of just miscellaneous items stowed away in the closet, since it is our main area of extra storage on the first level of the house.

So I took to the closet, of making the winter items more accessible, and also shaping up the functionality of the closet.

Here's my before and after:

I really like the way it turned out! Each member of the family has their own separate bin, which helps to quickly find the size you need to find - and also I like that there is a place for boot storage on the bottom. I was finally able to fit our upright Dyson vacuum cleaner into a spot in one of our closets... and all of the cleaning supplies fits more neatly as well.

Now, baby, toddler, and adult hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves can be found in a matter of seconds - and I'm hoping it will help things go back into their spot when we are done using them as well!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Zoya Nail Polish - Buy One, Get One!!

It is Zoya BOGO time again! They are featuring a Back to School special where you can receive up to three nail polishes FREE and get FREE shipping too!!

Buy Two, Get Two Free -> $16
Buy Three, Get Three Free -> $24

So it is basically $4 per bottle of polish! Such a great deal!

You know I heart my Zoya!!

Stock up now at Check out all of their details on the promotion at their BLOG here.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Chicago Shopping Vlog & Haul!

We had a great time shopping Michigan Avenue in Chicago! I did just a brief mini vlog of the day... not much time for filming between the shopping and keeping up with babies! I did get a few cute shots though, Bella was especially excited about the horses and the stickers...

Mini Vlog:

Shopping Haul!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our week of adventures!

This is a fairly week for us, going from one adventure to the next! This past Sunday, we visited Thomas the Tank Engine at the Illinois Railway Musuem in Union, Illinois! It was a great time, and Cupcake thought it was the coolest. (Peanut was pretty fond of the train ride as well!) The girls took their first train right, and it was a fun day.

We also did a quick vlog during the day to recap our visit:

Tomorrow we are headed into Chicago, our first shopping adventure in the city! We've been to the museums downtown, but this will be our first time hitting Michigan Avenue while we meet some friends that are visiting from Michigan. (The state!)

Wish us luck, I feel like at least for parking... I will need it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Writing break, upcoming fun, & more!

Well, as you may have noticed... I've taken a bit of a writing break in August. I needed a bit of refocusing time, to refresh, and figure out how to redirect the blog for the rest of the year. I like to keep the blog a fine balance of personal and product oriented, but at times it seems to swing more one way than the other... At that point, I like to refocus and assess whether my balance is fine as it is, or whether I need to adjust my writing on the blog to include additional elements that I would like to be here!

I haven't blogged about family or the girls in quite some time, so coming up in September I would like to bring some more blogs about what has been going on with us around the house. Not that anything too exciting is happening... but I do like to look back on my blogs to see what the girls were up to from time to time as well.

Also, I do have some exciting projects coming up that I've been working on for the blog and You Tube - there will be a giveaway at the end of August, I started a series on my Bags4Bubbles You Tube channel today of handbag wear & tear/maintenance videos that have been highly requested as of late, and I also just completed a "day in the life" video that should be posted on beingmommywithstyle by the end of the week! I will be sharing those on the blog in the next week, and the giveaway will be live by the end of August!

So we've been keeping busy! Looking forward to sharing more of what we've been busy doing with you!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pre-Fall Fav Look #3!

I've dubbed this one the "Dior look"....

Makeup products used:
- Bare Escentuals Foundation & Mineral Veil
- Bare Escentuals Foundation & Full Face Brushes
- Dior Awakening Blush
- Too Faced Pink Leopard bronzer
- Too Faced Candlelight highlighter
- Dior Golden Savannah eyeshadow palette
- Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow
- Dior Wild lipstick
- Dior Addict Gloss #157
- Diorshow Mascara
- Fairy Drops Scandal Queen mascara
- Ulta Charcoal eyeliner

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Favorite Pre-Fall Makeup Looks #1 & #2

Two of my favorite looks for the early months of Fall 2012!

Look #1 includes items from MAC Cosmetics, Dior, & Too Faced:

Full product list:
- Prime Time Primer
- Amazing Cosmetics Concealer
- Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 110
- Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil to set
- NARS Mata Hari blush
- Too Faced Pink Leopard bronzer
- MAC eyeshadows: Vanilla, Naked Lunch, Era, & Satin Taupe
- Dior Extreme Addict Lipstick in Bow Cherie
- Dior Addict Gloss in 157
- Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

Look #2 includes items from Urban Decay, MAC Cosmetics, & Chanel:

Full product list:
- Bare Escentuals Prime Time Primer
- Amazing Cosmetics Concealer
- Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Compact in Beige Rose 22
- Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush
- MAC Cosmetics Mineralized Skinfinish in Medium
- Bare Escentuals Full Face Brush
- Too Faced 'Who's your Poppy?' blush
- Sonia Kashuk blush brush
- Too Faced Pink Leopard bronzer
- Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair blush brush
- Too Faced Candlelight Highlighter
- Sephora fan brush
- Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette: Bootycall, Suspect, Tease, & Snakebite
- Sonia Kashuk eyeshadow brush
- Urban Decay lid primer
- MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Patissiere
- MAC Cosmetics lip glass in Evolution Revolution

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Favorite MAC eyeshadow look!

Here's the look done with my favorite MAC Cosmetics eyeshadows: Vanilla, Naked Lunch, Era, & Satin Taupe.

One of my favorite everyday eyeshadow looks! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Favorite new hair bows!

I found a new favorite hair bow maker, little miss muffets, that sells bows through Facebook and an online storefront. Everything we ordered is just adorable! Of course I do have one favorite, a bow that says, "I'm not the bow addict, my Mommy is!". Perfect!