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Monday, December 31, 2012

Best of Beauty 2012!

These were my top picks for 2012 for makeup & beauty items!

My best beauty finds in 2012! Products mentioned are listed below:

Best Lip Products:
- Dior lipstick Cherie Bow (
- Dior lipstick Pink Cherie (
- NARS Cruising (

- Dior Lip Gloss in #257
- Dior Lip Gloss in #576 Sari Pink
- Dior Lip Gloss in Nordstrom LE #582 Draped Lilac

- MAC Lipstick in Blankety
- MAC Lipstick in High Tea

- MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette
- MAC Lip Glass in Prrr
- MAC Lip Glass in Cultured

- NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in New Lover

Best Face Primer:
- Tarte Poreless Primer (

Best Foundation:
- Make Up For Ever Hd Foundation (

Best Face Powder:
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder in Fair (

Best Blush:
- Dior Blush in Strawberry Sorbet
- Dior Blush in Sugar & Spice

Best Tools & Applicators:
- Beauty Blender Sponge
- Sigma F80 brush
- Sigma E05 brush
- Sephora All Over Eyeshadow Brush

Best Eyeshadow:
- Urban Decay Sin, Urban Decay palette
- MAC palette

Best Mascara:
- Tarte Light's Camera Mascara
- Lancome Hypnose Drama

Best of Hair care:
- Bumble & Bumble De Mode Hair Spray

Best of Skin Care:
- Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion (Ulta)
- Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (Ulta)

Best Perfume:
- Marc Jacobs Daisy (

** I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned. All opinions are my own, this was not a paid review.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas at our house!

We finished up Vlogmas at our house by vlogging Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Vlogging our Michigan trip!

So vlogging every day is a new thing for me, but it has been quite fun taking part in "Vlogmas" - vlogging every day on YouTube until Christmas (or the end of December - it seems to vary from person to person and we might actually just finish out the entire month)... Some of the videos I'm looking forward to having to look back on - to see how we decorated this year and that sort of thing, while I'm also thinking it will be great to have some firsts, like Natalie taking her first steps this month, on video to look back on as well.

We also vlogged our recent trip to Michigan - where we visited Somerset Collection mall, Great Lakes Crossing, downtown Rochester, and more. It was great to be back and sight see for a bit. Now we're back and with only one week left to go until the holidays are here... package wrapping and gearing up for the holiday festivities will be in full force!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 YouTube Year in Review

My YouTube Story and 2012 YouTube Year in Review... plus, a holiday Henri Bendel giveaway!!

I consider 2012 my "first" year on YouTube, even though I've had the account for a few years prior. I just started paying more attention to my YouTube account in the past year and steadily increased my uploads to where I now consistently upload 2-3 videos a week on my main channel. It has been an incredible experience and I never envisioned a year ago that could turn into what it has become!

I'm hosting a series of holiday giveaways on Bags4Bubbles' channel as a "thank you" for such a great first year on YouTube! Here's to a great second year in 2013 as well!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Louis Vuitton Gift Guide!

If all the things in my previous gift guide were under $150... then I guess it is fitting that all of the things in this gift guide are OVER $150! A fun little gift guide with some of my favorite Louis Vuitton items that I think would make great gifts this holiday season. Prices ranging from $155 to $1670.

All items available on
Louis Vuitton Bandeau - $155
Louis Vuitton Key Pouch in Vernis - $365
Louis Vuitton Pochette in Monogram - $440
Louis Vuitton Zippy Coin Purse Wallet in Vernis - $490
Louis Vuitton Business Card Holder in Vernis - $285
Louis Vuitton Sarah Wallet in Vernis - $790
Louis Vuitton Tivoli GM - $1670

** I am not affiliated with Louis Vuitton in any way. This is not a paid review. All items were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday gift guide for her - all gifts under $150!

A fun little gift guide for the lady in your life, whether it is an older teenager or young adult, like a niece or a friend - to an older adult like an aunt or mother... there are a number of ideas that might suit anyone for Christmas 2012. All gifts in this guide are under $150!

All items in this guide are under $150! I'm hoping to have a handbag & accessory specific gift guide up later this week! :)

Korres Lip Balm, from $12,
Chanel Polish, from $26, Saks Fifth Avenue
Dior Polish, from $23, Saks Fifth Avenue

Tarte Carried Away Palette, $54,
Sephora Fragrance Sampler, $50,
Henri Bendel Goddess Memory Keeper, $48,

Henri Bendel Bow Stud Earrings, $58,
Henri Bendel Heritage Buckle Bracelet, $148,
Tiffany & Co Cosmetic, $125,
Tiffany & Co Notes Necklace, $125,

* I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned. This is not a sponsored video. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2012 Toddler Girl Holiday Gift Guide!

It's that time of year to think of what gifts would be great to give for Christmas 2012, or other holidays that you may be celebrating this time of here! I put together a holiday gift guide for toddler girls (1 year old & 2 year olds), to give my opinion on what some of the best gift ideas out there this year may be!

Gifts under $20:
Melissa & Doug Puzzles, from $9.99: Target, Toys'R'Us, and other toy retailers
Book gift sets, from $12 - Barnes & Noble or your local book retailer
Holiday books, from 5.99 - Target, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers

Gifts for the young toddler:
Fisher Price Magical Music Vanity, $
Fisher Price Zoo Talkers Zoo, $
Fisher Price Zoo Talkers Animals, $3 & up:

Gifts for older toddlers:
Fisher Price My First Dollhouse, from $49:
Dollhouse accessories, from $7:

Joint Toddler Gifts:
Fisher Price Disney Princess Castle, from $39:
Fisher Price Disney Princess Gift set, $17.99:

Pretend Play:
Princess dresses, from $10:
Hand puppets, from $1.99:
Fabric food, from $6.99:

Stocking stuffers:
Fisher Price Wheelies, from $3:

** This is not a sponsored video. All opinions are my own, all items were purchased by the reviewer.