Friday, April 9, 2010

My Haul & Experience

Sooo... I gave in again,
& went shopping. 
My lovviee had some extra money...
& he took me shopping.
I wanted some lush,
& saw there was one about 30 mins away.
One thing i learned, its def. and hour away...
& its at this really high end "mall"
with saks, nordstrom, like several mac counters,
chanel store, lv, etc.
I was certainly beyond out of my element!
But i was so glad i went!
Got some great things,
& it was an awesome experience.
Not gonna say what i got, for the sake of not ruining my haul
coming up on monday.
But i was so happy to leave that expensive place & go to a dollar store.
more my style...

but anyyywho.
I hit my 100 sub mark!
So Tuesday there will be a contest posted on my youtube channel!
But i have vids recorded all the way til wed...
then im gonna take a break from uploading at least to try and get more views.
So i'll have a couple days where i won't have to record!!!!

well thanks for reading!
stay beautiful!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Just some blabbbliinggg & some love

First off,
i am still having upload issues w/yt.
Very frustrating,
so my bf has to do all my uploading.
So anything i record is not up right away.
& i do like multiple because i dont go there everyday.
But i'm getting thru it!
i've started outfits of the day.
I'll be doing like 5 tomorrow again.
& I have 2 on backup...
ready to go up...

So i've been pretty busy!
But just wanted to make a quick mention of an amazing friend
I have made on youtube
thru this experience!
Her name is HelloMarmy,
& she is officially my Youtube Bestyyy.
Everyone should go check her out...

She's amazing,
so funny & easy to talk to.
Its been a real blessing 2 have her.
When im going thru some rough stuff!
lots of love to her!

sooo please send me requests because i need 2 stay busy!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Things in my future

So i've been getting some requests for videos to do for my channel!
& i finally got a REAL video up...
so exciting...
& nerve racking.
But in no particular order,
here are the list of videos that will be coming up.

*My st.patties day contest entry
*fav websites [requested by hellomarmy]
*share the love video
*Ohio state makeup tutorial
*day 2 night look [requested by budgetbeautiful]
*clubbing look [requested by budgetbeautiful]
*Vibrant pink & purple look [requested by hellomarmy]

soooo thats the new things coming up.
If you watch my videos, and want me to
do any certain vids, LEMME KNOW!

taking any requests!
I will be doing some more reviews this weekend as well!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

All You Magazine!

One definite recommendation that i have for
all of you out there that love
saving money,
I urge you to pick up All You Magazine.
This can only be purchased at WalMart since it is there magazine.
It has loads of coupons.
I found one in mine for $5 off a $10 NYC purchase.

There was a $3 off Neutrogena coupon,
$2 off Lubriderm...
It also has more than just beauty coupons!
its a great value.
It ended up only costing me $2.25 or so,
and i already saved twice that with one coupon!!!
The subscription is about $20 a year, if i'm not mistaken.
Thanks for reading!
&& Stay beautiful!
xoxo abbymarielove

Friday, March 26, 2010


Sooo in the matter of like this week,
I'm up to 46 Subscribers on youtube!
Cannot believe it!
I am soooo thankful!
Its amazing to think!
That little old me,
only doing slideshow things,
got almost 50 subbies!
I hope to get to that 100 mark,
then i'll have a small contest!
I'm sorry i've been neglecting blogging.
The week goes by so quickly.
I have 3 new videos that i'm going to be working on..
1.) St. Patties Day Makeup Contest entry
2.) New Tutorial
3.) Sort of intro about myself.

Plus I've been contemplating
a series of videos!
A series focusing on eye makeup looks,
inspired by what we drink everyday.
Have about 13 ideas jotted down,
but no plan yet!
i need more feedback of what people want to see me do.
I might be doing another haul here in a few days of some odds and ends.
Who knows.
Plus its almost that time again,
another installment of my monthly favorites...
So i thank everyone who reads along,
stay tuned.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

product reviews

Sorry I have no posted in like a week!
ughhh i'm so ashamed! I really didn't
want this to get neglected.
I've just been so busy making a few contest entry
I find out one tonight...
So we'll seee.
but who knows.
I wanted to take this time in the blog..
to review a few things. Give you my opinion...
I purchased all of these products,
& am not affiliated with any of these companies.

First Product is the Sephora Lip Attitude [Chic] C24
This is like one of my favorite lipsticks!
its beautiful!
Creamy, has a nice staying power.
I wear this like almost like half the week!
i cannot get enough!!!
Very sleek black packaging!
Cheap price tag.
Visit any Sephora store, or

  • Product: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Quality: 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price: $6
Next Product is E.L.F's Complexion Perfection Powder
I know anyone who's anyone knows about E.L.F's awesome prices!
This is a pressed powder that evens out your skin tone.
It's a combination of yellow, blue, green, & red powders.
This is super smooth,
very easy to use.
I definitely see a difference in my skin when i use this!
This has become a must for me each and everyday.
go to

  • Product: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Quality: 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price: $3
LA Colors Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow
This product can be purchased at any Dollar Tree,
or check out
This is a really nice product.
Its very nicely pigmented,
it gives a great shimmery glow, & they have such pretty colors.
My issue is that it has HORRIBLE packaging,
& it comes with a brush that is always so messed up.
The packaging doesn't even seem logical!
But i did find a way around it!
You can pop open the container [after some work]
& store it in your own container!
definitely much better.
So I went and got other colors cause I love it!

  • Product: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 1 out of 5
  • Quality: 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price: $1-$2
Lastly, My final review is on the Smashbox Color Correcting Primer in Green.
I recently got a sample of this at Sephora to try.
So glad I did not buy!!!
I mean it is very soft,
just like every other Smashbox product.
But I didn't notice any difference in my redness,
nor did i see a difference in my foundation application.
I want something that's going to do what its supposed to,
if i pay all that money.

  • Product: 3 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Quality: 2 out of 5
  • Overall: 3 out of 5
  • Would I buy again?No
  • Price: $$17[travel size]-$38[full size]
Hope you all enjoyed my reviews!!!!
I have lots of stuff up now on my youtube!!!
you can find me by searching amariew340!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

120 Palette Favorites

So finally getting my pictures up of the 120 palette i bought from ebay.
Mostly have good things to say about this.
I love allll the colors they are very smooth,
such good pigmentation...
But the negative about this is that its not by BH cosmetics
or coastal scents so its a little different.
The matte shades are less smooth...
& i really wish the case was made a little different.
But all in all i love it.
Such a great buy.

Here it is....
side one...
Starts at whites, goes to greys and blacks,
then green to blues.
Followed by purple shades.
Then pinks, to reds, to creams and browns...

Second side.
This has a row of marbled shades on the right hand side.
Starting from top goes from blues,
to purples,
then to greens and light greens
then yellows and oranges.

Here are the best swatches i could manage,
six of my favorite shades.
they have no names...

starting at the top,
a dark brown with gold flecks, semi shimmer.
A coppery reddish brown, high shimmer.
Into a bright coral, semi shimmer
a golden yellow, matte.
An irridescent fuschia shade with purplish tints.
Finally a very shimmery dark gray.
I had 12 all together,
but the other picture got deleted.
Sorry this took so long,
if you'd like more swatches let me know.

I will be doing another blog later tonight featuring some of my new videos...
& the sunday sale alert from the LOVELY budgetbeautiful!
go visit her pages..
budgetbeautiful on youtube,

stay beautiful everyone!
enjoy your weeks!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Keep on Truckin'

Okay so first off...
I am exhausted,
between taking care of the little one,
my mom, doing posts, videos,
& reading up on techniques..
I do it all for my readers and subscribers.
[& for myself because i'm in love w/makeup]
I'm feeling like i do all this work,
& no one really cares.
I really appreciate everyone [all 11]
of the people who subscribe to my youtube & the 4 that follow my blog...
but am i doing something wrong here?!?
cause its depressing.
Days and days and still nothing.
i guess i'm just kind of in a rut right now...
I suppose.
hopefully people will appreciate soon!
I'm still having the issues loading actual recorded videos,
so i'm still doing slides.
& its depressing as well.
Cause i know people don't enjoy that very much.
Well i will just wait and hope.

On other news,
I know i've been promising a blog about my 120
& my favorite shades.
I'm sorry i've been neglecting.
I promise tomorrow i will have that blog post,
I am going to be doing a lot of work tomorrow so it will happen.
But in the mean time,
go check my channel out on youtube

& follow me on Twitter abbysFAVS

well goodnight beautiful ladies.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Busy Busyy

So even though i've been so busy,
I have managed to get 2 new tutorial videos up.
One being my inexpensive foundation routine,
the other my white queen inspired face.
I've only been able to do picture tutorials
because for some reason youtube will not let me
upload any video ones...
So until i get this figured out,
thats all i got.
I'm working on getting a VERY small haul done tonight.
Of what i got today,
major clearance prices.
Don't we all love that.
I still promise to do a blog about my 120 palette,
& my top ten favorite shades in it.
Its just been NUTS!
i'll post the youtube link again!
I really need to get more subscribers...
im only at 4 its sad...

well hope you all had a fantastic weekend..
more beauty to come tomorrow.

AbbyMarieLove <3

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Short but sweeett

Sorry i didn't post yesterday.
Its been a crazy week.
To say the least.
First, i was in the ER Sunday.
Then drama w/my little one.
Then my car got hit...
[whomp whomp, terrrible]
Then had to take my mom to the hospital
this morning.
& she may need surgery.
Its been nuts.
But on the plus, I got my 120 Palette
that i ordered off Ebay on Thursday,
along with my ELF order.
sooo hope to work out the kinks and get a haul video going here.
But last haul i tried to upload it said ERROR!
So i did post a tutorial video today,
its all photos,
but its a start!
I want everyone to visit my YouTube & Subscribe.
I'll love you.
But anywho.
Pictures up tomorrow of the palette & my top color favs!

Nite Ladies.



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i appreciate any support right now just starting!!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Haul Video

i feel proud,
even though it is soooo short,
& all pictures.
Its a start.

I first off want to do a review.
I am reviewing Loreal's
Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting base.
Have been using this all week,
before i apply my makeup.
It makes my skin amazingly soft.
& it fills those stubborn pores, lines & such.
It was a very good buy!
I give this product a 10 out of 10.
Will keep this in my collection.
It was about $13 at KMart,
I'm sure it can be purchased at most drugstores.
Haven't done any price comparison.
I mean for $13 it will last a while cause i only use a dime size amount.

Next & finally I'm going to do a review on
Revlon Colorstay Foundation.
I got 2 colors 110 Ivory & 150 Buff, both in normal/dry.
I mix both to make the perfect color.
This definatly gives me more coverage,
than I have ever gotten with any other foundation.
Its a good price,
anywhere between $10 & $13
available at drugstores & large chain stores. [ie target, walmart, kmart]
I purchased mine at Rite Aid, when it was buy one get one!
so i paid $13 for 2.
Still going on til saturday, just an FYI.
I would def give this a 10 out of 10.

Hope you Enjoyed.
Goodnight pretty ladies!!!


p.s. be on the lookout for my review of the samples!
got a boatload of them so it's going 2 be full of reviews!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sales for this week...

So i believe most everyone,
has searched the lovely Sunday ads for deals.
Well this amazing guru on YouTube,
BudgetBeautiful [visit & subscribe]
does a weekly feature on all
the good makeup sales she's found.
Here is her latest installment.
She also has many other videos worth checking out!

Well, few things 2 update all of you on.
I bought Revlon Colorstay for the first time
I will do a review after i've used it for a week or so..
So be on the lookout for that.
As well I bought a Loreal cream [primer]
was a good price.
i tried it on my hand, & it was heavenly.
So i'll keep using and reviewing it.
I will do a video in a few days about my elf products i got.
Lots of good things coming up in the near future.
Stay beautiful ladies.


p.s. i purchased the 120 color shadow palette
off of ebay on my birthday.
Its been about 15 days so hoping it comes soon!
They say it takes from 8-30 days...
For anyone that doesn't know about that palette.
Look it up on youtube.
120 color shadow palette.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Feb Favs

February Favsss

1.) Studio Tools Stippling Face brush
Available at Target.
I don't know if it's discontinued because i got it
for $4.88.
Its amazing. Gives me that light affect when applying foundation.

2.) Sephora Antibacterial Brush Set
Available at Sephora stores,
These are soooo amazingly soft.
They work great.

3.) Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
In Ivory Light
$3 [ish or so]
got from big lots.
Don't know if they still sell in stores,
but this gives me an amazing finish.
So lightweight.

4.) Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Available at most drug stores or chain stores.
I only paid 97 cents because i bought travel size.
Wanted to try.
I put this on before makeup and it gives wonderful base.

5.) Elf Mineral Primer
in Sheer
Available at
Only $3
Gives an amazing base,
And fights that horrible crease.
DEFINITELY a go 2 product for me.

6.) Lancome Shimmer Eyeshadow
in Kitten heal.
Available at Macy's stores,
Its an amazing peachy/gold shadow.
Has such an irridesense.
SOOO beautiful!
Highly pigmented.

7.) La Colors 6 color eyeshadow
in Hipnotic.
available at
I found this at the Dollar Tree though.
obviously $1 there.
This is such cute colors.
Previous blog has swatches and photo.

8.) Jordana Glitter Rocks Retractable eyeliner
in Rock on Silver.
Available at Walgreens Stores,
Nice & smooth.
Very pretty,
slight glitter,
it just lightens your eyes up.

9.) Elf Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
in dark brown.
Available at
Love this on my eyes.
It gives the perfect length and volume.
Better than any i've tried.
Doesn't clump.

10.) Elf Natural Radiance Blush
in glow.
available at
This blush is so highly pigmented.
I love this shade.
Its so warm,
such a lovely coral color.

11.) NYC Liquid Lip Shine
in 538 [sorry forgot name].
Available at most drug stores.
This is so smooth,
& so cute.
Nice pink and gold combo!

12.) NYC Ultra Last Lip Wear
in Rose Gold
99 cents or $1.99
Available at most drug stores or chain stores.
Beautiful gold shade,
making your lips rosy as well.
Not too dominating.
I love this.

13.) Calgon Body Lotion
in Marshmallow.
Found this at Big Lots,
Haven't seen it in other stores.
Should have bought more.
It smells amazing.
Just a sweet, sort of warm, vanilla
smelling lotion.
Nice thickness.
Used it everyday since i got it.

I hoped you enjoyed as February came to a close.
I'm working hard to try 2 find a way 2 make videos!
I'll keep you posted.
Been sick lately.

Enjoy all you beautiful ladies!!!!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

First off would like to mention,
xshellsxfabxfinds in this blog.After watching her video's i was not hesitant to shop at
the dollar stores for makeup.Here is a nice haul video from her about dollar store things...
Finally some of my very own pictures, this is a collective Dollar Store haul.
Over a couple visits, but still the same found some AMAZING goodies.

first off are these covergirl eyeshadows.
got them in a two pack.
One's in subtle sage, the other is opal dust.
totally disappointed.
Was going to use as highlight, but they are bad.
i couldn't even get a decent swatch.
glad it was only $1

next is this LA Color Eyeshadow.
This is in Hipnotic.
totally loving this one!
has a highlight and some wonderful blue colors.
heres the swatches.
Only $1

next are these maybelline Dream Mousse's.
One Bronzer,
one shadow i will be using as a base.
The bronzer is in sun glow,
& the shadow is in lilac cloud!
Very good products,
blend out smooth and nice color.

Next is this LA Colors Mineral

in Gold.
Very good color, highly pigmented.
I think this will be my go to gold shadow.

I got two LA Colors Shadow palettes.
One in Urban [1st shown]
& Trendy [2nd shown]
They have really good pigmentation for being $1.
I really love the color combos!
You can get many looks from these palettes.
I highly urge you all to check them out.

Will swatch any if you request them!!!
Hope you loved my photos ladies.
I finally got my mic,
so videos are on the horizon!!!!

Will be doing an elf haul/swatches/review for the first video!
Got my package today,
so look out for that!
Here's a sneak peak!

AbbyMarieLove <3>

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My most FAVORITE Gurus.

I really enjoy getting my daily fix of my favorite gurus,
whether it be youtube,
or blogs.
I have learned so much from each of my favorites.
I thought i would share them with you.
If you already haven't checked them out,
& subscribed,
I would definitely do so.
I really like the women that i can relate to.
The ones that find those bargains,
& may not be able to buy the mac products all the time.
But i also love those women that show me the amazing
mac products and the higher end of the spectrum.
Makes me strive for something.

so here the list goes.
its really hard to put in an order,
but here is my best attempt!
Hope you enjoyyy...

1.) Shellsxfabxfinds

the reasons i made her number one is because
she is so easy to relate to.
I love her insights on the gorgeous makeup on a budget.
She's down to earth, & a gorgeous guru.
She does a FABULOUS job at what she does.
SO GO, SUBSCRIBE... you won't regret it.

2.) DulceCandy87

She was a VERY close second.
First guru blog that i saw, & instantly subscribed to.
She is very knowledgeable,
& knows a thing or two about fashion, makeup & hair.
She has an amazing makeup & clothes collection.
I look for new material everyday, & read her blog ritually.
She's very good at doing this as well.
She gives you everything you need to know.
as well don't forget to check out her blog.

3.) KSrags2riches

This girl does an amazing job at reviews, hauls, and tutorials.
She is young, but you couldn't tell, because she does it like a pro.
She's a girl you can relate to.
She makes beauty within reach.
Does very gorgeous makeup tutorials.
Go check her out!!!

4.) budgetbeautiful

fairly new to the youtube guru scene,
but she is awesome!
She lets you know of weekly sales and ways to save.
Love that she looks at ways to achieve great looks &
makeup collections on a budget.
I hope she does well, because she's great!
Go scope out her weekly deal video!!!

5.) MakeupByLeinaBaaaby

She's a fairly new addition to my subscriptions!
So glad i stumbled across her channel!
She does some unique looks.
She uses lots of colors in her designs.
She also recreates many popular video/pop culture looks you may have been loving.
She does a great job explaining and helping you achieve those looks.
she's def worth scoping.
also check out her blog!


6.) MakeupGeek

Makeup geek, or Marlena is a AMAZING guru.
Very good at explaining and reviewing products.
She's done everything imaginable.
& she does a great job at it.
She also has a VERY good website.
Does tutorials,
reviews, even has a shop.
So be sure to take a look at the makeupgeek.
or should i say makeup chic. =]

Well gorgeous people of the world.
Hope you enjoyed my top 6!!!!
Check each and everyone of them out!!!
& make sure you subscribe.
will soon have some of my own collection up..
I'm trying to photograph for the time being as
i wait for a video camera... [or a larger memory card... hahaha]
So thanks for being patient,
& be on the lookout.

Keep it gorgeous!!!

p.s. i would love to hear about who YOUR favorite gurus aree. <3


Monday, February 22, 2010

Just the Beginning...

I would like to first introduce myself.
My Name is Abby.
I'm 23 years old,
have a wonderful 3 year old daughter named Mackenzie [Kenzie for short],
an AMAZING SUPPORTIVE boyfriend Brian.
I am about family first.
I am currently a stay at home mom,
I've been going through some rough times.
I always think to myself,
"& this too shall pass"
I believe that fully each and everyday.
My main reason for starting this blog is to share my passion & love of makeup.
Fashion as well, but mostly a starting makeup love.
I am very inspired by the 'YouTube Divas & Gurus'.
Those women are the ones that have driven the passion,
& helped me learn.
Gave so much information & insight.
I would really enjoy to have a following.
It may take lots of time & lots of work,
but I'm ready & willing.
I will share with you my starting collection.
The tools i love, the products i love to use,
& tutorials and looks as well!
I am not a wealthy person.
So i am doing makeup on a budget.
Striving to find the best products for the BEST prices.
So if you are like me... drooling over the thought of a 'mac' purchase,
then please stick with me...
I am going through a learning time.
New things to discover.
I'm working on getting some videos going soon & adding them to YouTube...
but i will just start with some photos.
Maybe some slide shows on youtube,
but i will show you some hauls here soon once i finish piecing the photos together.
its a long process when i can't do videos right now.
Thank you for checking me out,
and i will post SOMETHING everyday,
whether its a video i LOVE, a look i LOVE, a product i LOVE....
you will always have something to check on with me!!!!
So Please enjoy aFEWofMYfavoriteTHINGS!!!!


much love 2 all


P.S. add my youtube account, no makeup videos yet but be on the lookout!!!! -

as well, i will be soon getting a special myspace/facebook/twitter for my makeup, so i'll let you know when there up and running!!!

P.S.S. I will respond to any comments or messages, so message/comment away!!! <3