Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Family Photo Fashion

Sorry for the huge gap in posts this month. It's been kind of a crazy month with a new huge announcement! We are having another BABY!! This hasn't been the easiest pregnancy though and I usually do my blogging after the kids go to bed. Since I've been extremely tired I've been using that precious time to get more sleep.

Well on to today's fashion post. I decided to share with you what my family and I wore for our family photos. The night before we did our family pictures I honestly had no idea what we were all going to wear. While on a last minute trip to Walmart to pick up some milk that night my daughter spotted her amazing yellow leopard print dress. She went crazy over it and had to have that dress with her in the cart the second she saw it. Since the dress was only $5! I HAD to get it for her... and that is where the family color theme was born. Yes I based all our clothes around the little yellow dress my 3 year old daughter fell in love with at Walmart. We added in red and blue for a bright happy color theme. I really liked how it turned out and I hope you enjoy it too.
My Girl: Dress & Leggings- Walmart $7 total. Shoes- Hand me downs. Flower Hair Clips- Handmade
My Boy: Shirt- Walmart $7. Jeans-The Children's Place $10
Me: Shirt- Ross $7. Skinny Jeans- Ross $15. Shoes- Gap $18. Red Statement Necklace- $6
My Man- Red Hurly Shirt $? Jeans- The Buckle (More money then most all my jeans combined) Shoes- Doc Martins $(Yet another pretty penny) LOL... My Husband spends A LOT of money on individual pieces of clothing but he only buys clothing like once or twice a year... I on the other hand do the opposite :)

I know these shoe pictures are done all the time, but I really liked how ours turned out.

I highly recommend taking chalk to your next family photo shoot. You can come up with some really fun pictures!
My girl and I doing our "Modelings"
We are cool guys :)

Thank you for looking I hope you enjoyed our little family photo shoot.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine's Day Sale & Top 10 Valentine's Day Picks

Announcing Beauty By Crystal's Valentine's Day Sale! From now until Valentine's Day everything in the store is 10% off!

To help you look your sexiest on that big night out I have compiled a list of my top 10 picks.

1. What's hotter then sexy red lips? Here I am wearing Fantasy Makers- Geisha's Kiss  this has become my go to Red Lipstick!

2. I am in LOVE with these Heart Hoop Earrings and they are available in two different sizes.

3. Nothing says a night out on the town like Glitter Eyeliner! Check out Fantasy Makers Glitter Eyeliner- Mystical. 

4. Create the ultimate smokey eye and red lip combination with this Eye Shadow & Lip Gloss Quartet. Wet n Wild Coloricon- I Reign Supreme 

5.Give your cheeks the perfect rosy shimmer with NYC Cheek Glow Blush- Chelsea Glow. This is a limited edition so you can't find it in stores anymore!

6. Don't want to do the work of matching your makeup items? Check out these perfectly coordinated Nail Polish, Lipstick, and Eye Shadow Kits! Here is The Color Workshop's Kit In Red.

7.Nothing says Valentine's like Pretty Pink Nails and Pro 10 knows how to do Pink Polish right! Here is Pro 10- Pink-A-Boo a great medium Pink. Check out all Pro 10's Pinks HERE.

8.Want to make your sexy red lips sparkle? Add some Wet n' Wild Mega Brilliance Lip Gloss- Blushing to create the perfect "Kiss Me" look!

9. CoverGirl Eyeshadow Pot in Pink Chiffon is perfect for any great day to night Valentine's look. 

10. Finish off your perfect Valentine's look with one of these adorable Bohemian Heart Cocktail Rings.

Do you have big plans for that big night? I'd love to hear them.
Are you celebrating the upcoming holiday solo? Well make sure you treat yourself to something fabulous!

And remember no one ever has to love your more then you need to love yourself!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Zoya Spam Promotion Celebration

In light of Zoya's amazing annual New Year Promotion I decided to share all my manis that included Zoya colors that I have photographed .

If you don't know what's going on, right now until Sunday Zoya is giving away 3 free polishes and all you have to pay is shipping! Such a GREAT deal!! I actually got hooked on Zoya 3 years ago during the same promotion. The link to the promo information is HERE. Zoya is an amazing company all their products are vegan and one of the least toxic nail polish brands on the market. Which is great for me since my 3 year old daughter loves to have her nails painted. I love that I don't have to worry about putting something toxic and harmful on her.

Well let's get on with the show!
 Zoya  Kimmy

 Zoya Nova
Zoya Nova w/ Flash on

Zoya Mimi

Zoya Yara

Zoya Perrie w/ NOPI Step to the Beat of My Heart

Zoya Cheryl W/ OPI DS Treasure

Zoya Charla Accent nail w/ China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy (Charla is the polish that got me hooked on Zoya)

Zoya Kelly w/ Finger paints Twisted

Zoya Dove w/ Icing Epic Winning

Zoya Robyn (Blue) w/ China Glaze Fuchsia Topped with Cover Girl Disco Dazzle 

Here are the color I ordered! I'm so excited I can't wait to get them!

What colors are you getting?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Julep Madison Swatch & Grace Giveaway

So after the holidays with all the glitter and crazy nail art I had going on, I was in desperate need of a pallet cleanser. For many people pallet cleansers are nudes but for me its really anything without glitter or shimmer. Since I had just received my Julep Maven box for January I decided I'd try one the colors I got. January's box was Escape & Unwind themed and contained one nude and one neon polish and a freaking awesome hand and cuticle stick. So of course I went for the "neon" color out of the two which was Madison.

Julep described Madison as an Electric Hot Pink Neon Creme. Though I would describe it as a Bright Coral Jelly. This color was a PAIN to photograph since it kept turning out red in all the photos. The bottle in the first photo is most color accurate. Madison doesn't have the classic matte finish that most neons have and it is most definitely a squishy jelly. I must say I did LOVE the color and it applied like a dream! I have problems with both jellys and neons being streaky and hard to apply. So I was a bit worried about how it would apply but it went on so smooth and evenly with a beautiful jelly finish. 

When I saw this color in the bottle I thought it was a bright red color but to my surprise it was not. The best part about it is that for the past year I have been searching for a coral that matched my kindle case perfectly. I've purchased more corals than I'd like to admit trying to find the "perfect" one. Then while applying Madison, thinking it was going to be a simple red and having it turn out to be the coral I've been searching for over a  year!!! I was ecstatic!!

Here are all the items that came in this month's box.
Hand & Cuticle Stick, Madison, Grace, Swatch Me Stickers, and 3 Neon hair ties.

If you don't know what the Julep Maven Boxes are I HIGHLY recommend you Check Them Out! To sweeten the deal you can use Promo Code MAVENINTRO to get your intro box for only a Penny! Oh and the cuticle oil that comes in the intro box is fabulous!

I have A LOT of nudes in my nail polish collection and I don't need hair ties with my short hair so great news for all of you! I will be giving Grace (A sheer pink nude) and the hair ties away! Enter below to win!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Best- All Glammed Up... for PROM!!

First I just want thank you all for your patience during the last month. I have been so busy with my family that I took a break from the business. I only did my daily shipping and answered emails. As I have said before my family always comes first. Now that things have calmed down I'm ready to start working again!

Now on to today's Sunday Best... Okay I must point out I did not wear this to church today. This is actually what I wore to a PROM themed party some of my friends threw a couple weeks ago. I highly recommend that if you have never thrown an adult Prom... Do It!! We had a blast and having a built in date that's the love of your life is a major plus.

My hot hubby and I
I wore a long black sequence dress that I picked up from Forever 21 for only $35!!! I personally think this dress looks a lot more expensive! Then because I wanted to make it a bit more modest on top I added a nice black faux velvet bolero that I picked up from Stage on clearance for $12. Stage is like a TINY Khols that is found in small towns (I live in a VERY small town).

The Shoes I wore are and old staple in my closet that I COMPLETELY LOVE! They are perfect for formal events that I know I'll be dancing all night at. I love these cute strapy kitten heels with black rhinestones. Elegant, comfortable and you can boogie all night in them... does it get any better? I picked these shoes up a few years ago at Ross... I don't remember how much they cost.

Anytime I get to go all out with my makeup, I get super excited!! I love dramatic makeup and tons of glitter! So for my eyes I did a smoky eye with silver on the lids. I used my Elf Eyeshadow Pallet and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer to create this look. Then for the eyeliner I did a thick cat eye with Maybelline Gel Eyeliner (Which is one of my all time favorite products!). Then I did a thin line of glitter eyeliner over the black and as my husband said It really made my eyes sparkle. You can get this glitter liner and other colored glitter liners HERE in my Store. I kept my lips very natural since my eyes were so dramatic. All I wore on my lips was some concealer topped with chap stick. It was nice having simple lips, that way I didn't have to stress about them and I could eat all the snacks I wanted knowing they wouldn't smudge.

All my bling I got at Walmart for $5. I picked the Headband up a while ago on clearance at DownEast Basics for $1.60.

Here are my glitterlicious nails! I did the same thing on my toes too. They were so sparkly and blingy that the pictures don't even do them justice. For this look I did glitter nails using Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers Confetti in Glitz and YES it is available in my Store! To create this look I applied a coat of clear polish then I dipped my finger in the glitter and let is sit for about 5 mins then I topped them with one coat of Gleous and on coat of SV. It only took me about 10 mins and they turned out Ah-Mazing!!

This is my Beautiful Sister In Law! I also LOVED her dress! She wore it with some gray tights and amazing blue suede high heels. She took the heels off for this picture since she is already SO much taller then me. Lol don't mind our silly pose and my duck lips we were just having a little too much fun. 

Well I hope you enjoyed my glammed up Sunday Best! What would you where if you got to go to Prom as an adult?

Check out these links for some more beautiful outfits.