Winter Foundations. I want to know…..Question #1

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My first question of the “I want to know” series is……

What is/are your Go-To Holy Grail winter foundation and why?

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Don’t be scurred….. Comment below

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

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Life as a single momma with my lil family

This is really my first “Family Life” post on here.

I started this blog to escape and relax from the fast paced world.

I’ve been posting a lot on the beauty side of this blog, so now I’m going to introduce you to my lil family.

I have an almost 14-year-old daughter, Jovaly Victaysha and a 7-year-old son, Jules Valentino and a 8-year-old male Maltese pup, Gizmo.

Ever since I was a kid I knew I wanted to have kids of my own and a pure white pup.  I have exactly what I wanted.

I was born in the Philippines and left there when I was 5 then moved to Florida.

I’m also in the United States Air Force.  I’ve been serving for 16 years now.  I can’t believe it has been that long already.   I’ve been stationed in England, Texas, Germany, and now stationed back home in Florida.

 I was a quite kid until I became a teenager.  I loved sports and was a tom boy for the longest.

Well, back to my lil family……

I have seriously been blessed with my kids.  I’m not saying this being bias, but they are seriously well-behaved.   They have never to my knowledge thrown a temper tantrum.  Well, actually my daughter has.  When she was born, she always had this one blanket that she always had to have.  She was the epitome of Linus from Peanuts.  She had that blanket with her until she was 4 years old.  She finally gave it up to her best friends sister when she was born.  That’s another reason why she’s so awesome.  She gave her security blanket away to someone who she cares about.  She still remembers to this day about her blankey.

With Jovaly,  she finally started sleeping through the night, the night before I had to go back to work. With Jules on the other hand, he didn’t sleep through the night without having to sleep on my chest until he was 10 weeks old.

They’re not the average kids where on the weekends they wake up at the crack of dawn and wake you up.  They let me sleep in and still do to this day.

Being a single momma, sleep is important.

My daughter even wakes up before I do during the week and has my coffee ready for me for when I wake up.

I’m always receiving compliments on how well-behaved they are.  When we’re out and about, they don’t run around or cause any scenes.

I have truly been blessed.

My son is such a mommas boy and I LOVE IT!

I plan to make sure he is raised to treat women respectfully and to be independently strong.

I can’t believe how time flies by so fast.  I cherish every single moment with them.  There’s never a dull moment in our house.

We are always either dancing like no one is watching us, watching movies together,  cooking together, playing games, etc.

I try to give them as much love as I can to make sure they know they are loved.  I have to do double duty with them playing the mommy and daddy role. Just because their fathers aren’t in the lives, I want them to feel loved beyond belief.

So, there’s just a little intro to my lil family.

Until next time,

What are your favorite moments with your kiddos?

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

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Zoya Naturel nail collection set just arrived

HAPPY SATURDAY DOLLS!!

I’m so EXCITED today because my ZOYA NATUREL NAIL POLISH COLLECTION just arrived at my door!!

I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!

They also set me a complementary nail set and nail polish remover.

Zoya, I LOVE your company!!

As I’m prepping to play with the sets, I just wanted to give y’all a teaser.

Zoya package

Zoya Naturel nail collection

Zoya nail collection

Zoya complementary set

Zoya Naturel

Thank Goodness it’s the weekend where I have enough time to play with these.

I’ll post soon with them on my nails.

Until then Dolls,

Have you already received your set?  Are you excited for them? Which ones are your favorites? 

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

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Ipsy December bag Is it worth it?

December Ipsy beauty bag

December Ipsy bag

Ipsy • December bag

Is it worth the $10.

If you haven’t heard of Ipsy, it’s a monthly customized beauty bag with 5 deluxe samples or full-sized beauty products.

Once you go to Ipsy.com,  you will answer a series of questions.

The Ipsy beauty bags could contain:

• eyeshadow •lipstick •lipgloss •nail polish •hair products •blush •makeup brushes •highlighters •creams •face washes •face masks

I could go on and on.

So onto this months Ipsy bag products.

be a bombshell The One Stick

Be a bombshell

It’s described as:

Formula: An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture.

Bombshell Application: Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere!

Bombshell Tip: Apply as you would regular eyeshadow, blush or lip gloss

Bombshell one stick swatch

It’s a coral type in color and once blended in it looks like this.

Lipcreme swatch

It’s a multi use blendable cream.

Cost: $16

J.Cat Beauty• The Big Lip Pencil

The big lip pencil j cat

It’s described as :

The Big Lip Pencil is another staple in our bigger and better collection! Versatile as a hydrating and vibrant lipstick as well as a sculpting lip liner.  It’s destined to be in your makeup collection!

The swatch is the one on the left.

Lipcreme swatch

It’s smooth and moisturizing.  The color is bold and popping.

Cost: $3.99

pop beauty

Pop trio  shadow

pop beauty eyeshadow trio in Smoking Hot

It’s described as :

This palette of hues adds definition & intensity to lids, creating a broad range of looks that complements all eye colours. From brightening bare to sultry smoke, these hues blend smoothly onto the lid, adding a veil of silky luster that will outlive the day or night!

I haven’t worn this out yet so I don’t know about the longevity of it yet.

I went on their website but couldn’t find this product on there to see what the cost is so I’ll just put it down as $3.99.

pop trio

The white and darkish silver is vibrant but the greyish black is a little chalky to me.

Mirabella Beauty eye blending brush

Mirabeila eye blender

It’s described as :

Fluffy eye blender brush perfectly fuses eyeshadow to create a naturally sculpted eye. Tapered domed shape provides flawless and easy application. Mirabella hand-sculpted brushes are made with the finest quality materials and feature exclusive brushed aluminum ferrules and handles.

Cost: $27

The last item is from Salon Perfect • Perfectly Natural eyelashes #53

Salon perfect perfectly natural lashes

It’s described as :

Salon Perfect Strip Lashes allow every woman to have gorgeous lashes beyond what mascara can offer. Perfectly Natural Strip Lashes give a more natural “daytime” look.

Cost : $ 2.98

So the total of this months Ipsy beauty bag is: $53.96!

So is it worth it?

To me, yes!

I know that I won’t use all the products that I receive monthly but the ones I don’t, I can always gift out, give to my daughter, or use as giveaways.

If you use the monthly Ipsy beauty bag service, what are your thoughts? 

Until next time Dolls,

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

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