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