NYX Ultimate Warm Palette

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
 
Everyone girls favorite thing to buy is makeup. I love makeup am I good at applying, not so much but that's ok. Don't worry I never leave the house with on, I don't want people staring at me! I am very picky when it comes to makeup. I'm not really into bright eyeshadows, I'm more of a neutral warm tone kind of person. So while I was on Instagram NYX cosmetics posted a picture of their ultimate warm palette and I almost flipped out. 
 
This palette is so gorgeous! The colors are vibrant but not loud if you get my drift. In this palette you will light softer tones and dark warm tones. I like the variety in this palette because if you're going for a simple look you have the look light colors but if you want an evening look you can spice it up with the warmer colors! 
 
 
I'm very excited about these colors because they are super pigmented and they don't look washed out. In my opinion, I feel like certain makeup palettes give off the illusion that the colors have a lot of pigment but when you swatch or apply it to your eye, the colors don't show up as much. So it's like your packing on the eyeshadow 3 to 4 times for it to pop. 
 
 
Row 1: These colors for me would be great for the highlight under the brows. If you're simple like me you could also use these for an everyday look. 
 
 
Row 2: This row would be a more elegant classy look paired together with the colors in the first row. 
 
 
Row 3: Here's my favorite row by far! These colors are so gorgeous and would go great for a Summertime look. This is where the vibrancy comes in with this palette. If you want to give your eyes a hot and spicy look, this is the row for you! 
 
 
Row 4: This row is my second favorite and it leans more towards an evening/ nighttime look, in my opinion. This row is darker but not dull, by any means. 

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! What makeup have you been loving lately?

A Summer Wishlist Featuring Notino

Thursday, July 13, 2017
I love shopping online, I mean who doesn't. For one it's more affordable than regular stores, more importantly it's convenient and saves time. One online store that I really like is Notino. If you haven't read my previous posts on them, I'll explain to you. Their an affordable online store that has a variety of products. From hair to makeup to SkinCare, you name it! I decided to make this wishlist inspired by the Summer. So keep reading to see what's on my wishlist.


              Images via Notino
 
NYX Professional Makeup Be Gone! Cleansing Wipes
When I find a product that I like, I usually stick to it. The NYX Cleansing Wipes is my favorite thing to use for removing my makeup. I am definitely going to be repurchasing this product. It doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy.
 
Avène Skin Care Soothing And Hydrating Mask
During the Summer months parts of my gets dry. I'm looking for a product that will help my skin feel soft and erase the redness that I experience. The Avène soothing and hydrating mask seems like a good product to help with all my problems. 
 
Tigi Pro Hair Sectioning Clips 
When working on my hair, it tends to become a messy process. My hair is either clumped together or all over my face. So I can't wait to use these clips. They are used for sectioning the hair in different parts. This will help me moisturized each part of my and ensure that I don't leave any section out. My hair tends to get dry during the Summer.  
 
Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel For Normal To Combination Skin
If you're like me, then your skin isn't  just in one category. I have a combination of dry and oily skin. This is so annoying because for the most part it's hard to find a product that works for both problems. So when I found the Clarins HydraQuench Cream Gel, I knew I wanted to try this out. 
 
Bath & Body Works Cocoshea Cucumber Body Scrub For Women
I love using body scrubs! Not only are they great for exfoliating, but the results are smooth soft skin. So I would love to try this cucumber body scrub. When I think of cucumbers, I feel calm and relaxed. Most importantly it would be great for a pamper day! 
 
Astor Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover Without Acetone 
I recently started paying attention to things that are in the products, I use. So while doing some research I learned that Acetone is not good for you. Using remover with Acetone will dry your cuticles. So I will be purchasing Acetone free remover. 
 
I hope you enjoyed reading my Summer wishlist and make sure you check out Notino. What's on your wishlist? 

Ways To Get Out Of A Bad Mood

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I don't know about you, but when I'm not in a good mood it seems as if the day is one obstacle after another. I mean it's like a ripple effect, that I just can't get past. When I used to hear people say, "If you wake up in a bad mood, your whole day will be negative".

Usually I just brushed them off until it actually happened to me one day. I was pissed of at every little thing that happened. So I started having a positive mindset and it actually does help, sometimes! In case you're feeling this way sometimes or quite often, I decided to share with you ways to get out of a bad mood. 
 
Wake Up Early.
I'm not a morning person at all. So this is contradicting what I'm trying to say. But seriously waking up 5 minutes earlier actually helps get the day started. During these five minutes you can meditate, do a couple of yoga poses or writing out tasks you want to complete throughout the day. Another way to you can be motivated is by reading inspirational quotes to keep you staying positive. 
 
Write Goals.
It's great to setup goals for yourself. Not only does it keep you organized but it helps you keep track of your progress. In my opinion having a plan keeps me grounded and I knowing the things I want to accomplish help me stay motivated. 
 
Find A New Hobby.
Taking up a new hobby can definitely have a positive effect on you. Maybe you've out grown your current hobby or you may need a break from it. You can go to a kickboxing class, rock climb and even hiking. I would love to go hiking and this is definitely on my bucket list! If you're not into this stuff you can take dance classes, paint during your free time or knit. Sometimes I like to make friendship bracelets, your probably thinking how old is she! 
 
Take Time For Yourself.
Everyone deserves to have some peace and quiet for themselves. During this time you can take a hour or so to give yourself a spa day at home. You can even go to the park and walk around and get some fresh air!

I hope you have these ways helpful and if you things you do, please let me know!
 

Advice For Beginner Bloggers

Monday, July 10, 2017


When someone starts a blog, no one really thinks, Oh this is going to be so hard or the amount of promoting I have or even taking pictures. Am I wrong, maybe it's just me. I believe the moment you decide to blog you're opening up yourself to being vulnerable, different risks and all of the things that come with being a blogger. I think it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there. One thing that comes with blogging is the amount of mistakes that we make. 
 

From my experience, I was clueless and knew nothing about blogging. Honestly I thought that I would write my feelings down and press the publish button. I thought that people would just find my posts automatically, obviously that wasn't the case. So I deleted that blog the same day I started. But months later I created a twitter and decided to give blogging another go. Unfortunately it doesn't stop there. 
 
Blogging takes a lot of work and I commend all my fellow bloggers. Sometimes I wish that there were helpful posts for beginner bloggers, when I first started. I was like a deer in headlights. A couple of months ago, I started fixing up my old posts and I had a moment of reflection. I came so far from where I started, but at the same time I cringed at the mistakes I made. Sorry to drag on the point I'm trying to make, don't there really is a point to all of this. 
 
So new bloggers won't make the same mistake I made and trust me it's a lot, I decided to share some tips to help you get started. I'm not really an expert on whether you should use Blogger or Wordpress, or specific apps and tools you can use for pictures and more. But I can give you some words of wisdom and some helpful advice for beginner bloggers! 
 

Don't Rush The Process 

Please take this advice when I say take your time. You might regret the decision you made. Now if you're absolutely sure what you want, then go for it. But make sure you're happy with the choice you make. 
 

Things Don't Happen Overnight 

This is the hardest lesson I've learned from over fours years of blogging. The key is to be patient with your readership and social media following. 
 

Stay True To Yourself/ Be Original 

This is my number one tip! It's important to be yourself and post the things that you love and are interested in. Don't lie about who you are, because in reality you'll probably have keep being dishonest. 
 

Don't Apologize If You Need A Break 

It's nice to see bloggers apologizing for taking a break, but it's ok. I will never hold it against my favorite bloggers, although I will be a little sad. But it's definitely ok to take a break, come back more motivated and inspired! If you start to feeling pressured to blog you might not want to anymore. 
 

Plan Ahead

It's very important to plan ahead. You don't have to necessarily write a complete post, but at least have  an idea of what you want to write and how you're going to write it. Also my advice in regards to writing in advance, would be to take pictures in bulk and edit them. It really cuts the time in half. Then you can focus on writing and schedule posts or tweets. 
 

Stick To A Schedule That Works For You

Blogging for yourself should be the top priority. Stick to blogging on your own terms. It's your blog, so do it when you want to and however often you want to. 

I hope you find these tips helpful whether, you've just started blogging or you have been blogging for awhile!

Indy Luxe Rainbow Brush Set

Sunday, July 9, 2017

When it comes to buying all the latest makeup products or tools and accessories, I'm the total opposite. Sorry but I'm not really much of a risk taker, except when it comes to hair products! But there is something I love almost as much and that's makeup brushes. It's the most important part to applying makeup. 
 
For me  It's hard to find a good brush set and I'm a very picky person. I like to play it safe with brands I'm use to buying from. Until recently I decided to step outside the box and try something new. For a while now I've been trying to use more cruelty free products. That's when I saw a lot of people talking about Indy Luxe on social media. I knew I had to check them out and I'm glad I did! 
 
 
Indy Luxe is an online Vegan and Cruelty Free company and their brushes are gorgeous. When they introduced this rainbow collection, I knew I had to buy them. These brushes are just as beautiful in person as they are online. This is a seven piece brush set that can be used for the face and the eyes. The brushes are rainbow soft synthetic fibers. When applying these brushes it doesn't leave a harsh feeling on my skin, like other brushes I've used. The rainbow hexagonal prism handles give me a good grip while using. If you're into a good highlight on the cheekbones I recommend using the orange fan brush. The eyeshadow brushes are my favorite, just because I focus on my eyes the most. These brushes on gentle on the skin and I didn't experience redness. The three bigger brushes can be used for applying powder, bronzer, and blending! 
 
If you want to own this gorgeous rainbow brush set it £24 in UK and about $30.93 in US. You can use my code PIECESOFASHLEY20 for 20% off! 
 
*I purchased this brush with my own money, however I received a discount. Affiliate code is included in this post.  Every time my code is used I will receive 5% commission. 
 
Checkout the rainbow brush set in the link below!
 
 

13 Reasons Why

Thursday, July 6, 2017

I'm usually picky about the shows I watch and to be honest this one isn't a show I thought I would watch. I'm glad I decided to watch and most importantly I was wrong. This was different and as I finished watching the last minutes of season one, I realized what a profound affect it really had on me. 
 
Before I continue I've heard and seen a lot of mixed reviews on this Netflix original. I have had this post in my drafts unpublished, because I wasn't sure if I should right what I thought about it. I also understand that this is a sensitive topic to talk about, so if I offend anyone in anyway I apologize in advance. I would never intentionally disrespect anybody. This is just my thoughts about 13 reasons why. 
 
There are so many lessons in 13 Reasons Why and it's much deeper than any other show I've watched. That's because this is reality, it's real life. This happens to a lot of people and it's not really talked about like it should. Bullying and Suicide is a serious and important topic that needs to be discussed. I mean you hear people talk about this and you see people writing about it on the internet. But it's not enough. 
 
For those of you who have not seen 13 Reasons Why, I strongly recommend taking the time out to do so. I will summarize the basics, but I won't tell you more. It's thirteen episodes, hence the title. A girl named Hannah Baker commits suicide and throughout the season you find out: who, what, when, where, Why and how everything got to this point. 
 
There are so many people like Hannah Baker out there that need someone to talk to and they are crying out for help. Don't ignore them and don't ignore the signs. This show has taught me a lot and it made me reflect on my own high school experience and how I felt during my teenage years. 
 
If you haven't seen 13 reasons why, usually this is the time where I recommend this show to you but I can't. Not because the show was necessarily bad it was actually a good show. But I wouldn't want this to trigger someone's emotions whatever you may have gone through or if you still are. I do however think some scenes are difficult to handle if you can relate. 
 
This was suppose to be a review, but it ended up being something different. I honestly don't know what to really say, like I've said before there have been mixed reviews on this show but don't let that sway your opinion. If you feel comfortable watching then do it. If you're uncomfortable, don't feel pressured to watch. 
 
Did you watch13 reasons why, let me know your thoughts?
 

Bronzed Mocha Eyeshadow Palette by Morphe

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
 
Before purchasing this palette, all I ever heard was Morphe this and Morphe that. Every review have seen was very positive and persuaded me to try this brand. Now because the company name is Morphe Brushes I thought that they only sold brushes. Now before I continue, I just have to say that some of the items I've purchased is because of Instagram. Makeup tutorials and products are all over my explorer section. So anyway, I saw that Morphe was launching the 25 A Copper Spice and 25 B Bronzed Mocha eyeshadow palettes and I knew I wanted them in my life! So I wanted and wanted till the launch day and I finally got my hands on one of them. Obviously by the title you can already guess the one I chose to purchased. 
 
 
Row 1: The first three colors are great for the highlight on the brow bone. You can even use them to add spice on your tear duck. When you look at these colors, they seem kind of plain at first glance. But after you swatch it's far plain, especially the first eyeshadow. The color is gorgeous and very bright. This could even work as an highlight on the face. 
 
 
Row 2: I'm a simple person so I really like how this row is not to loud, it's toned down. However in my opinion, this row is not as pigmented as the others. So you have to build up the color. I think creating a smoky eye will actually work for this row.
 
 
Row 3: This row is similar to the first row of eyeshadows. Both rows have some colors that shimmer and I think they compliment each other. Also this row reminds me of Summer and the colors are like watching the sun set. Basically it's all things summer!  
 
 
Row 4: The colors in this row are very pigmented. I'm in love with the second color in this row. It's a combination of gold and brown shimmer! It would go great on the eyelid for a simple sunset beach look.
 
 
Row 5: Like row 2 these colors simple, but the result is different as far as the pigment. This row looks really similar to row 4. I really like these dark colors, it's reminds me of the smoky eye look. But if you're like me and want to brighten up the smoky look, you could add some of the light shimmer colors to the look. Maybe in the inner corner of the eye or in the middle for a pop of color! 
 
I hope you enjoyed reading about the bronzed mocha eyeshadow palette by Morphe!

Bringing Back The 30 Day Squat Challenge!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Along time ago I wrote a post on doing the "30 Day Squat Challenge". Although it was so hard as the amount of squats increased, I enjoyed it and completed it! It worked really well for me and I felt good. So for the new year I decided to bring this back. I'm not a fitness person at all, but I do want to be healthier. I found this challenge on Pinterest and I became interested in participating. Before I continue, Pinterest is very helpful if you want healthy recipes and different exercises for certain body parts. 

When I first did the squat challenge,  I was pleased with the results I saw. But I never really continued doing squats on a regular basis. This time however I plan on jumping back in and being consistent. As the days and number in squats increase it will burn more, but my glutes will thank me later! I plan on doing more monthly challenges because I think it's fun and keeps my motivation up. 

I hope you enjoyed reading! Are there any challenges you want to try or doing right now?

6 Beauty Instagrams You Should Checkout!

Monday, July 3, 2017

For me it's really hard to be consistent on Instagram. I'm constantly getting discouraged and I give up to easily. I'm always active as far as commenting and liking others posts. But with my own everything goes down the drain. What if my pictures aren't good enough or I don't have a set theme. These are the things that go through my mind on a daily basis.

So I told myself that my pictures are unique because I created the layout and took pictures of what I love. During this process I thought about the 6 beauty Instagrams that you should see. I have a lot more feeds that I'm loving, but these eight are the ones that I'm talking about right now. All of these Instagram have a specific category (beauty) when you visit their page. 
 
These Instagram feeds are gorgeous and I don't know where they get all this creativity from. They are constantly posting and I'm over here like I can't even post everyday for a week. But recently I can up with a plan to get my Instagram back on track, well it never really was on track but hopefully you know what I mean. So here are the feeds that I've been inspired by, so be sure to check them out. 
 
Kasie has motivated me to think outside of the box. I started following her a little while ago because I admired her whole feed. Her photos are gorgeous and I like how she sticks to a color scheme. While looking at her pictures I get summery vibe from them.
 
Trishna's feed is very bright and color coordinated and I love all of her pictures. I have been following her for a few months now and seeing pictures has really made me think about my own. I am trying to stick to one background this whole which has proven to be difficult for me in the past. But looking at her feed gives me so much inspiration.
 
My_b.p._ is one that I have followed since sometime last year. Her feed makes me happy every time I see her pictures! I wonder where she gets all of her creativity. I like how she uses flowers in her photos, I love flowers a lot.
 
Emmy has a variety beauty and lifestyle pictures. Her feed is colorful, but they all blend together. I feel like I'm the only blogger without a set theme. Seeing her beauty pictures are very persuading and by that I mean I've looked online for some of the products she's featured.
 
Millie's insta feed is also mostly beauty related, but I love how she adds photos of food or nature and her dogs. I love seeing nature photos of plants and flowers. Her pictures are very bright and they look very calming, if that makes any since at all. Her pictures are beautiful and that's all I have to say.
 
The Sunday Girl, oh how I envy her photos. Her feed is very inspirational and they look cozy and relaxing. For some reason this is sounding to weird for me, but the point is I love her photos. Although her pictures have a theme, they each add a personal touch.
 
 
I hope you enjoyed reading about the 6 beauty instagrams you should checkout! Do you recognize any of these?

20 Thoughts I Had During The Pretty Little Liars Series Finale

Sunday, July 2, 2017

I didn't think a show could have such an impact on me, but it did. Pretty Little Liars was a show I didn't think I would watch. But years later it has become a favorite of mine. It came on our television screens seven years ago, I started watching about five years ago. I mean that still counts right, I'm still a fan right? Anyway I was thinking of writing a separate post about this but I could never form the words to type what I thought about this show. I won't hold you up with a long post, but if you're a fan like me you might enjoy. 
 
The cast of Pretty Little Liars have touched the hearts of mine and so many others. When you become attached to a character, you began to feel what they feel and you can't help but to love them. Right now I feel like I'm the only one, but I mean aren't you like this too? I know there was going to come a time where this show would end, but I'm left with some thoughts. I wanted to share the 20 thoughts I had while watching the pretty Little liars series finale. 
 
I can't believe I didn't like this show at first. 
 
How did five girls manage to do what they wanted, while still in high school. 
 
Where were their parents and did they even care.
 
A has been threatening their kids and they didn't even know until sometime after. 
 
So Cece Drake is really dead. I thought she would be alive.
 
I'm so glad Hannah and Caleb are together, I was rooting for them the whole time. 
 
Spencer is a twin and her real mother is a twin and she's really related to Allison. 
 
So is Spencer's father really her father? If so he had children with both Jessica DiLaurentis and Mary Drake. What was he thinking.
 
Did he even know Mrs. DiLaurentis was a twin?
 
Allison and Emily are getting married. Allison was a mean girl especially to her friends. I was surprised but I guess people deserve second chances. 
 
I'm glad Spencer and Toby are reconnecting. They were my favorite couple. 
 
I hope everyone figures out that Spencer is really held captive and this is her twin. 
 
I had a feeling Wren was up to no good. 
 
Everyone knew Aria and Ezra was going to be together. In the beginning it seem weird, very awkward. But I guess people got used to it.
 
Mona is the real winner here, she has what she wanted all along. 
 
I'm going to binge watch from the beginning, right after this finale. 
 
Not the ending I was expecting but I'm glad everyone is happy. 
 
Wow, I can't believe PLL is really over. 
 
I feel like I've grown with these characters. I was 18 years old when the show premiered. 
 
I'm really going to miss this show. 
 
I hope you enjoyed reading especially if you were a fan of the series! Let mw know your thoughts on the very last episode! 
 

LipSense & ShadowSense Makeup Giveaway!

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Do you love anything related to makeup? If so I suggest you enter this giveaway, for a chance to win some cool prizes. What's better than one, I think 2 which is going to be the number of winners for the LipSense and ShadowSense giveaway.


Sponsored By: Julie Jones


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By: MomJunky and Keystrokes by Kimberly


**2 Winner Giveaway** 


1st Prize:  Winner will receive their choice of LipSense Starter Kit (of available colors) worth $55.


2nd Prize:  Winner will receive a ShadowSense Duo in Moca Java and Moca Java Shimmer worth $44.



Open To US and must be 18+ to enter


Giveaway Dates ~ 7/1 12:01 AM EST through 7/19 11:59PM EST


Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. The winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.






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