Get the Look: Cool, Soft Makeup Application

Disclosure: I am in Independent Presenter for Younique, which is the brand of products used in this post. I was not asked to post this, and the only compensation I receive is if products are purchased through the links in this post. For more, please view my Disclosure Policy

10174971_10152375618284390_2631235058378025287_n   One thing I love is experimenting with different colors of eye shadow and different application techniques. Normally I stick with neutral tones, but occasionally I mix it up with some color. My look for yesterday used 2 colors that I was honestly scared of when I received them, but the result turned out so pretty that I think I’ll be using them a good bit. Here’s the details on this cool, soft makeup application.

Get the Look

Face

Glorious Primer – 3 pumps then rubbed into my skin and let dry Cream Foundation in Velour – Patted on with the sponge. Rubbing can give you a streaky look and you end up using more product than needed Pressed Powder in Velour – I applied this with the Powder Puff Brush instead of the sponge. It gives it a more natural look. Mineral Blush in Sweet – Dabbed on very light with the Blusher Brush. A little goes a LONG way with this product.

Eyes

Angelic Mineral Eye Pigment – Applied with the Deluxe Brush lightly over the entire lid. Twitterpated Mineral Eye Pigment – Apply with the Shader Brush to the outer “V” area of my eye and then blended in toward the center Angelic Mineral Eye Pigment – I then go back with this shade and dab more in the inner corner and center of my eye lid. This is a shimmery shade and when applied in that area, can really make your eyes POP. Corrupted Mineral Eye Pigment – With the Eye Liner Brush, I lightly brushed a small amount on my lower and upper lash lines. You can also spray the brush with a little Refreshed and then put the pigment on the brush. This will give it the appearance of a liquid or gel liner. 3D Fiber Lashes – I then finished with 1 coat of 3D Fiber Lashes. (View my tutorial here)

Lips

I applied a small amount of Lovable Lip Gloss     These products can be purchased individually or as part of the Perfect Start Collection. When purchased as a collection, you’ll save 20% and get free shipping. Don’t forget to check out our current Customer Kudos too!

Mother of all Mother’s Day Giveaway! ($200 Value!)

*Disclosure: Each prize is sponsored by an Independent representative of that company. I was not compensated for this post and all views expressed are my own.

 

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Mother of all Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Whether you’re hoping to get this for Mom or yourself, this prize pack, valued at $200+, has it all! As you all know, I’m a HUGE supporter of Direct Sales and Network Marketing. I’ve asked a few of my fellow DS friends to help participate in this event and boy did they respond!

We have Thirty One, Younique, Jamberry Nails, Plexus Slim, Lilla Rose, and Beachbody! Check out the details on the awesome prizes below!

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All Pro Tote from Thirty One ($80 value)

This limited edition tote is perfect for the gym, diaper bag, around town bag and so much more! View more about this amazing bag at www.mythirtyone.com/AmandaSmearman and join Amanda Smearman on Facebook!

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Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes and Awake Cleanser ($65 value)

Younique’s 3-step 3D Fiber Lashes give your natural lashes up to a 300% increase without the use of falsies, extensions or multiple mascaras! Awake Cleanser contains a range of beneficial ingredients that awaken and cleanse the skin. Its thick texture transforms into an effective lather to dissolve oil and makeup, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris, impurities, and excess oil. It refines the skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and minimizes the look of pores over time. Visit Amanda’s website HERE and join her on Facebook at Younique by Amanda.

 

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Shakeology Sample & Shaker Cup ($15 value)

My favorite Beachbody Coach, Michelle Grubb, is giving this Shaker Cup and Shakeology Sample away! In just one glass of Shakeology, there’s 70 healthy ingredients that help repair and build muscles, reduce hunger and food cravings, keeps blood sugar steady, supports brain function to help promote alert thinking and reduce anxiety, and promotes healthy skin, hair and nails! Sign up for a free Beachbody account with Michelle and get on track for healthy living!

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Jamberry Nail Prize Pack ($35 Value)

My friend, Kristin, is a Jamberry Nails Consultant and she’s offering a great prize pack to the winner of this giveaway! Not only will the winner receive a sheet of samples (great for accent nails!), and a full size sheet of wraps, but they’ll also receive the heater that makes applying the wraps to your nail super easy! Jamberry nail wraps are a great alternative to polish. They are non-toxic, gluten-free and last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes! Learn more on Kristin’s website and don’t forget to join her on Facebook!

 

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Plexus Slim T-Shirt and 3-Day Decision Pack ($35 Value)

My other friend, Pam, is a Plexus Slim Ambassador and she’s offering the winner of this giveaway one of these cute t-shirts and a 3-Day Decision Pack! The winner will be able to pick which shirt/color and size they want. Plexus Slim is famous for the Pink Drink and focuses on leading a healthy lifestyle with their all-natural line of products. Learn more on Pam’s website and join her on Facebook!

 

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Lilla Rose Clip ($13 Value)

How adorable is this clip!? This Lilla Rose clip will be included in the winner’s prize pack! If you haven’t heard of Lilla Rose, they have adorable hair accessories, and are most well known for their Flexi-Clips! These cute clips work in all hair textures and are super easy to put in. This clip is sized XS. Learn more about Lilla Rose on Sarah’s website and join her on Facebook!

 

 

Ready to Enter!?

You have from now through Monday, April 21st to enter! We have options for daily entries too, so be sure to come back each day and increase your chances of winning this amazing prize package!

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Can You Apply Mascara?

*Disclosure: I am in Independent Presenter for Younique. All views/opinions talked about are my own. 

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Can You Apply Mascara?

Sounds like a silly question, right? But it’s one that I find myself asking people a lot recently. Not out of sarcasm, but out of curiosity. It’s always in response to the question “Are those 3D Fiber Lashes hard to apply?”

The above picture shows my personal results before and after the 3D Fiber Lashes. (The rest of my makeup is also done in Younique products). People see the pictures and think that it’s too good to be true. There must be some catch. It cannot be that easy to apply. But I promise, it is.

Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes are a simple 3 step process that uses to different items. Both come in a pretty black case. The 1st step is to apply the Transplanting Gel. Very similar to mascara, but the texture is slightly different. The purpose of this product is to prepare your lashes for step 2. So what you want to do is apply the gel to your lashes, being sure to cover them completely. Once that’s done (and before moving on to the next eye) apply the Fibers. These also go on just like mascara. You’ll notice they’re very dry. This is because all they really are is green tea fibers. Apply them from mid-end of your lashes, avoiding the lash line so you do not get any fibers in your eye (it’s not the end of the world if you do, you can get them out easy). Once your fibers are on, apply another coat of the gel to seal them in. Then move on to the next eye. If you want a more dramatic look, repeat the steps a 2nd or even 3rd time.

While there’s more steps required than standard mascara, the results are worth it.

If you’ve previously used the 3D Fiber Lashes and loved them, you will L-O-V-E them even more now. They released the new formula in March and customers are raving about them. No more falsies or using 3 different mascaras just to get the look you want! Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes have you covered.

View more or purchase your lashes here and don’t forget to join Younique By Amanda on Facebook!

All orders ship in about 3 business days for a flat fee of $5.50. Orders of $100 or more ship FREE!

Want an even better deal? Our $99 New Presenter kit comes with 3D Fiber Lashes, 32 Eye Pigment Testers, 6 Concealer Testers, 5 Blush Testers and the Eye Brush Set! That’s a $400 value! Learn more here!

Breakfast & Chandeliers Giveaway!

Add a little “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” flair to your mornings with the Breakfast & Chandeliers Giveaway sponsored by TableclothsFactory.com! Your Strong Tower, The Experimental Homesteader, and a fabulous group of bloggers are excited to bring you a bit of luxury to your first meal of the day. Three lucky fans will each win a gorgeous chandelier from TableclothsFactory.com and a cool breakfast gadget! I would LOVE to win the Belgian Waffle Maker!

Our first winner will score a Presto 22” Electric Griddle and a Shangri-La Chandelier Lamp ($100 value). Our second winner will receive a Hamilton Beach Panini Maker and a Cleopatra Chandelier ($90 value).

Our third prize winner will receive a Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker and a Governess Chandelier ($80 value).

Whether you are planning a spring wedding, Easter brunch, or just want to give your own home a little makeover, TableclothsFactory.com has a vast selection of colorful fabrics for all your linen needs. If you need chair covers, tablecloths, runners, sashes or simply table napkins, TableClothsFactory.com has you covered at unbelievable prices. They also carry other great party supplies such as balloons, LEDs, and cake stands to make all of your spring and summer party planning a breeze.

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Giveaway runs from Wednesday March 26 to Monday, March 31, 2014. Contest is open to US residents age 18 and up. (Sorry, prizes cannot be shipped to Hawaii or Alaska.) Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize, otherwise another winner will be chosen. All Those Things I Do is not responsible for prize shipment.

$29 in Younique Cash Incentive!

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New Incentive from Younique!

I’m so excited about the current incentive being offered to new Presenters from Younique! As if our enrollment kit wasn’t already amazing enough, they’ve made it even better now through March 31st!

 

What New Presenters Get for $99

  • All 30 Eye Pigment (shadows) Testers
  • All 6 Concealer Testers
  • All 5 Blusher Testers
  • Eye Brush Set
  • 3D Fiber Lashes
  • White Younique Charm
  • Presenters Guide
  • FREE WEBSITE FOREVER!!!
  • Instant Access to the Virtual Party System (means you can start hosting parties right away!)
  • Younique PayQuicker Debit Card
  • $25 in Younique Cash each year on your Birthday!
  • $29 in Younique Cash
  • 10 FREE Spring/Summer Catalogs

(Items in BOLD are part of the incentive and will not be included after March 31st.)

 

 

Perks of the “Job”

Younique has been a great ride for me. The company is newer and quickly growing so by starting your own Younique business now, you can take advantage of the momentum we have right now.

We will also be launching in the Australia and New Zealand SOON and the UK later this year or early next year. So if you know anyone in those areas, they would be able to join your team!

Younique pays you instantly, and by that I mean you’re commission will be deposited and available for your use on your Younique debit card in about 3 hours after the sale! Talk about FAST!

Younique also bases their business through the use of Social Media. This means that if you do not want to do home parties, you don’t have to! Many Presenters have built successful businesses doing parties only through Facebook and our Virtual Party System.

 

 

Questions

If you have questions about Younique or the opportunity, please feel free to connect with me on Facebook at Younique By Amanda. You can also view the Presenters kit, compensation plan and more HERE.

I’d love to help you get started on your Younique journey. We have a HUGE support system ready to help you succeed! Are you ready?

Popcorn Baby Shower Favors

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Easy Popcorn Baby Shower Favors

Over the weekend I was able to help plan and throw a Baby Shower for my best friend. What an honor and blessing to watch her prepare for the birth of her first child!

As we were planning the shower, we were trying to find ways to make the most of our money. Mostly, the favors. Honestly, how many showers have you been to where the favors were virtually useless? And it’s nothing against anyone throwing the shower, but it’s hard to plan on a favor that everyone will use.

Well, in came Pinterest…what a wonderful gift from the internet Gods that site is. I came across several favors that utilized the “Getting Ready to POP” theme and I loved it! We decided that popcorn would make a wonderful, inexpensive favor for her guests.

I used Avery® Business  to print the tag. The image I used was found in a Google search. I added the words “Look Who’s Ready to POP!” next to the image and VIOLA! Adorable favor tags!

For 50 guests, we ended up using 5 bags of popcorn (so you can probably plan on 1 bag for every 10 people). The bags I used were found in the cake decorating aisle at WalMart and are similar to the Wilton Clear Favor Bags found on Amazon.

Once assembled (which took 2 of us about 45 minutes), they looked adorable! And our guest of honor and her guests LOVED the favors! Especially the ones who brought little ones with them.

What’s your favorite favor you’ve ever received at a party or shower?

Celebrating a Younique Milestone!

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I’m so excited about a milestone I reached in my Younique business just a few days ago. I ended January with an amazing team of 7 wonderful women. My goal was to double my team in February, which would have given me a downline of 14. Not only did we grow to the 14 Presenters, we SMASHED that goal and ended February with 20!

These women on my team are loving the products and are having so much fun sharing them and growing their own businesses. Their excitement keeps it exciting for me and reassures me each day that I’m on the right path with Younique.

Thinking about joining us on this journey? Check out more info here — https://www.youniqueproducts.com/amandasmearman/business/presenterinfo

Join me on Facebook too at Younique By Amanda!

Crane Cool & Warm Mist Humidifier Giveaway!

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Ends March 4th!

Are you looking for a way to keep your home healthier? The Crane Germ Defense Cool & Warm Mist Humidifier will help you do just that along with helping you breath easier.

Check out SuperFrugalStephanie’s Review.

One Lucky Reader will get the chance to win their very own Crane Germ Defense Cool & Warm Mist Humidifier. Enter below! Good Luck!

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$10 off $10+ at Vistaprint!

Save $10 off $10+ at Vistaprint!

As a Mom and a small business owner, Vistaprint is a website that I use a lot for gifts, business cards, banners and more.

If you’re new to Vistaprint and have been eyeing customized products such as t-shirts, return address labels, invitations, and more, now is the time to save! For a limited time only, Vistaprint is offering $10 off $10+ purchase, $20 off $50+ purchase, or $40 off $100+ purchase for new customers only. Just enter the promo code VPSAVENEW at checkout to get this great deal!

With this offer you can score a combination of great deals. If you’re looking for personalized gifts, you can grab 2 XL photo magnets (regularly $10.00 each) for the price of one—these magnets can brighten up your fridge with photos, or you can customize calendar designs to remember important dates. Other unique photo gifts like phone cases will now be 50% off with this discount, and photo mugs (regularly $12.00) will make inexpensive, but delightful, gifts at only $4.00 each from now until Tuesday, plus shipping! If you’ve been looking for that perfect 2014 calendar, why not create a personalized one with all of your photos from 2013? With $10 off $10, you can grab a calendar for you and a family member for just $6.00 each, plus shipping! Or, stock up on return address labels and get two sets of 140 for the price of one, and just pay shipping! Vistaprint has a variety of designs to make your labels your own—create ones that fit your family and never have to write a return address again.

Head to Vistaprint by Monday 2/24 to see what other deals you can score! This offer is not combinable with other promotions, including cash back programs.

Hurry, this offer will not be around for long!

How ABCMouse.com Has Helped My Son

*The following post contains affiliate links. However the statements made are my own based on my own experiences with this website.

My son is smart. He catches on to things quick, but there were some areas where he was a little behind. Unfortunately we could not afford to send him to Preschool this past Fall. I wanted something that would help him learn though. I researched a lot of different options and finally stumbled on ABCMouse.com.

They have learning programs in place for kids 2-6. What’s even better is that you can customize the lesson plan to your child. For example, if he/she isn’t quite ready for the level based on their age, you can start them at the lower level. Same goes if your child is ahead of the game.

Each lesson plan focuses on different areas. They’ll learn ABCs, numbers, colors, shapes and more through coloring, songs, and books. They also offer printables that you can print out and have your child color and learn when they’re not logged on to the website. There’s even an iPad app! My son loves that.

The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 450 lessons in six levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com’s Tickets and Rewards System.

Visit ABCMouse.com for more info.

 

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