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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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.