Friday, June 23, 2017

~ Glam Bag Tips and Tricks ~ Kiss and Tell ~ Application and Longevity ~ Part 2 ~


Hey Glam Gals!! A little follow up on the Kiss and Tell Application and Longevity post. Another tip to helping your lip color last, is layering. Adding a gloss to the top of your lip stick or starting with a lip stain prior to applying lipstick helps a lot with this. I don't use lip stains as a first layer because they always make me look like a child in her mothers make up. I do however use them as a second layer.


Not everyone is going to be comfortable with bright or bold colors, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for a less that glam lip look. All of the tips shared in Part 1 and Part 2 can be applied when using more natural colors as well. I LOVE a nude lip!! I think it is the perfect go-to when rocking a fiercely smoky eye. If you do want to transition from a light gloss to a bold color I would suggest wearing it at home a while before taking it out and about. Simply because the more comfortable you are with it the less you will notice or care if anyone else is.

Alright Beauty Queens, I hope you find all of this helpful in one way or another. Stay tuned for other tutorials and follow me on socials, @StacieTennessee, for updates, etc.

~ Glam Bag Tips and Tricks ~ Kiss and Tell ~ Application and Longevity ~ Part 1 ~

Happy weekend beauty queens!! One of my weekend goals is getting the blog updated for you. Starting with the Glam Bag Series. This post will contain my first Instatutorial. It is a quick how to, why I use what I use, lip glam. With that said, please forgive my skattered-ness and lip smacking. Now that I know I do it, I am going to make an active effort to stop, lol!! It bugs me too!!!

First things first, lips are the last part of my glam routine. Prior to any lip specific product, I apply a teensy bit of foundation to my lips. I just use whatever is left on my applicator from applying my foundation. It helps with any kind of lip color whether it be gloss, matte, stick, shine, or whatev's to hold on to your lips. This along with the lip lock I'll share in the next paragraph help to make your liner and lip color have a bit of longevity.

Second, I use e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Lock. It can be found online and in store. I happen to come across mine at the Dollar Tree. I had never used a similar product before and was curious. I am glad I spent that buck cause it for sure helps to keep my lip line even and bolder colors where they belong. I don't have a steady hand so, lip lining takes me a minute. Using Lip Lock really does help with that process for me. It also creates a bit of a barrier between your lip color and skin.

Third I apply my lip liner. In the video I am using Jordana Cosmetics Easy Line in Rose. I have not seen Jordana in as many shops as one might expect considering its quality and price point. I get mine at Walgreens. The liner comes in around $2.00 and lasts for quite awhile. It is smooth and has a solid packaging so you feel like you can really get the color onto your lips with out breaking the point. In a later post I will share how to pick your liners in collaboration with your lip color. When lining your lips you don't want a thin, fragile line. You want the liner to be something your lip color clings to and wears at a similar speed as your lip color. So, as you apply the liner bring it in a bit from the corners of your lip line towards the center of your lip as seen in the vid. 

Lastly, apply lip color. It is very much like coloring a picture. Goals include but are not limited to staying inside the line, applying a color that compliments the rest of your cosmetic color choices for your look. Doesn't have to be matchy, matchy. In fact, not matchy, matchy is probably best in most normal day to day situations.


I hope that you have found this Glam Bag Instatutorial helpful. I'll say this a ton of times before I finish this series, but it is my opinion that cosmetics should be fun. Getting ready for the day should be something we look forward to. It is a few minutes for ourselves and should be considered self care as much as a pedi or facial. I think that having the mind set that cosmetics are to highlight the things you love about yourself instead of them being about covering up what you hate, has really helped me to change my feelings towards "having" to get ready for something. If that makes any sense to ya?!

Happy Glam-ing Beauty Queens!!!

~ Glory!! ~

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~ Glam Bag Problems ~ When Your Eyeliner Runs Out ~

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Glam Bag Problems 
When the Eyeliner You Lined One Eye W Runs
Out Before You Get the Second Eye Lined.
Luckily I am a cosmetics hoarder and of course have a back up
liner in a similar color. It only reinforces that hoarding
cosmetics is a good thing.

~ Glam Bag Problems ~ Never Enough elf Cosmetics Eye Gels ~

One of my favorite new producs are the hydrogel under eye masks by elf cosmetics. I think I have already mentioned them before, but they are so good that I need to mention them again. Three sets of two, to a pack, for $8.00. Currently only available online, but totally worth it! Most of the time elf has a free shipping deal depending on how much you spend, etc. They are also a ebates partner so, win! win!
These gels make the skin surrounding your eyes feel like silk. I usually use them when I am doing a facial. Makes it feel extra pamper-ery and spa like. I don't know if it is because of my health, age, or just how God made me, but my eyes easily show how I am feeling no matter how I might try to disguise it with my tone. These have been a heaven sent as far as helping me to not feel as though I look as bad as I feel sometimes. You might not get that unless you are a fellow chronic illness sufferer, but it is in fact a thing.
Anyway, check them out online and treat yo' self with a box! This product is Discount Diva Approved and Stacie Recommended! 

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Wow! Thanks Y'all for the #InstaLove. Either We Are All in Agreement Over the Need of an Endless Supply of @elfcosmetics #EyeGels Or You Just Really Enjoy Watching Me Break Down Over MY Need for an Endless Supply of #elf Eye Gels....Either Way. Thanks Gang! Also, Thanks to @elfcosmetics for the Like, but if Someone Could Answer My Question About Why in the World There are ONLY Three Sets in a Box, That Be Super. Nighty Night #BeautyQueens!!

~ The Machines are Rising ~

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My Monday was a Monday Before Sunday was Even Over. So, the Entire Day Had Been Discomebobbled. In the Eleventh Hour of the Day I Realize I HAVE to Mail Copies of Something THE NEXT DAY. So, I Begin Making My Copies w My Home Printer When Half Way Through it Randomly Prints This Tic Tac Toe Sheet.

You Guys....the Machines are Rising......and They Wanna Play Tic Tac Toe.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

~ Glam Bag Reviews ~ June 2017 ~ elf Hydrating Bubble Mask Facial & Eye Gels ~


So, this is from one of my Insta Stories in May. I am trying out the elf brands Hydrating Bubble Mask, Glow Moisturizer and Hydrating Eye Gels. I had already tried the eye gels and I am officially in love with them. Like, birthday, Christmas, all and any gift giving holiday's this is on my list. They are magic!! I have used a variety of under eye products and this is by far my favorite. My under eye feels like silk because of these guys!! Sometimes I put them in the fridge long enough to get cool. Adds a extra relaxing and pampering feel to them. They come in a box of 3 sets for $8.00. Currently still only available online and not in store.  But let me tell you........WORTH SHIPPING FEE!!!!!!!!

Also, I am in love with the elf lip scrub. It runs about $3.00 and can be found in store as well as online. It is in the shape and container of a normal tube of lipstick. You apply it as you would lipstick from a tube. You then rub your lips together for a few seconds, if needed wipe off any remaining granules, and apply chap stick. Keeps your pout perfectly kissable. 

So, back to the bubble mask. It is definitely an experience as you can feel and hear it bubbling. It's like pop rocks for your skin. I have combination to oily skin a majority of the time. For me this mask was too much for my skin. I will try it again in the Winter when I have more dry skin issues, but for the rest of the year this is not going to be my go to mask. I still LOVE the elf cosmetics brand and am going to continue other products of theirs. This one simply didn't work for me. I would recommend it to anyone with extremely dry skin. Same goes with the glow moisturizer.

Happy Pampering Loves!!!

~ Glam Bag Must Have ~ June 2017 ~ Roller Ball Perfume ~

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Victoria Secret

Summer Glam Bag Must Have, #RollerBallPerfumes!!!! Good Size, Inexpensive, Great for Your Purse, Gym Bag, Desk Drawer & Travel!! Also, Bonus, Very Difficult to Accidentally Over Aroma w a Roller Ball!!! Mine is fr @victoriassecret & was Only $6.00. in Store. Its in Solid Packaging So I Don't Have to Fret Over it Breaking or Spilling in My Bag! Happy Shopping Beauty Queens!!!

~ When Beauty Begins ~

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Monday, June 12, 2017

~ New Music Monday ~ June 12th, 2017 ~ CMT Awards 2017 ~

Oh. My. Stars. It has been so long since we have discussed music together!!! So much to cuss and discuss, but we will start with the CMT Awards and CMA Fest both occurring last week in Nash. Let's begin with CMT Awards, if you follow me on socials you already have an idea of what I liked and what I didn't.

Miranda Lambert - "Pink Sunglasses"
fr "The Weight of These Wings"
As I already mentioned in a past post, a lot of the twitter-sphere was not pleased with Queen Ran's song choice for the awards show. My thing is this, music isn't all about emotional cutting. Ok?! Sometimes, music is just for fun-sies. I know, confusing for many, but true none the less. Girl was performing once again at an awards show her ex was also performing at. Her last two awards show performances have been rather heavy as she performed "Vice" and "Tin Man". Twas 'bout time for something fun and the CMT awards are just the place for that. It was fun. It was sassy. It was appropriate for the event. All that said, All Hail Queen Ran and her pink sunglasses, which she had handed out to the audience for her performance. It was fun to see Jada Pinket Smith mouthing along to the lyrics while rocking a pair of pink sunglasses.
Next, performance wise, I'd like to highlight Keith and Carrie's slow down of their current hit, "The Fighter". Unexpected, but perhaps the third or fourth time the duo has performed this one on live t.v. So, I can totally see why they would want to change it up a bit. And all in all, I vote the change up worked. It was slower, more of a romantic vibe in comparison to the usual upbeat 90's esq vibe the original cut has. Fighter was written for Nicole, Urbans wife and so the slow down is kinda suiting as she was in the audience cheering him on. It was a night of fun, rockin', dance tunes and "The Fighter" was a nice addition in the form of a instrumental slow dance. Keith and Carrie both won awards for "The Fighter", but also for their individual offerings. Carrie took home best female video for "Church Bells" and Keith took best men's vid for "Blue Ain't Your Color". These, I think are both upsets to folks that have been sweeping other awards like Miranda, Thomas Rhett, FGL, etc. All together I support these wins.

Charles Kelly, Jason Aldean and Darius Rucker
Allman Tribute - Show Open
Truly, one of the performance highlights of the night was the Allman Tribute that opened the show. I seriously think this may be the very best I have heard Aldean perform on a awards show. This trio hit all the notes proper and it was just a stellar performance all around. LOVED IT!!!! Often a tribute at the beginning of a show for an artist lost can be a vibe downer, but this didn't do that. It was beautiful and totally a good call for the opening. It gave respect to the artist lost and gave the show, which is a fun, fan voted environment, permission to continue on in high spirits.

Thomas Rhett did not win any trophies', but he arrived with one on his arm. Lauren Akins is one of the pretties pregnant people ever. It simply isn't fair!!! She looked gorge!!!! I think while he did not win an award he still went home with a prize. Cheesy as it may sound and I have loved watching their intro into parenthood with beautiful Willa Grey. I can only imagine things are going to get more entertaining once baby #2 arrives. Rhett performed his current single, "Craving You" which features Maren Morris on BGVs. Morris was absent from the show and shared via social media she was at a separate venue supporting her main man, Ryan Hurd. While I am disappointed she wasn't there to perform with Rhett I totally think it is cool that she would pass on that opportunity to show side stage support to her man while he rocked a venue. That's just sweet.

Thomas Rett - "Craving You"

I'm kinda in a place where Maren can do no wrong and while I wasn't a huge Rett fan in the beginning I am starting to come around. The official video for "Craving You" is one of the many reasons why. I love, LOVE, when an artist takes a risk with something like this. It is a vid that toss's a small curve ball near the end, but I think it was so well done and is so fun. Maren, to no one's surprise, is a total BA and Rett is adorably believable as a bumbling undercover 5-0. I LOVE this video!!!!! It cracks me up, entertains me, and delivers the song. Two thumbs up from this video watchin' couch potato.

I thought that Lauren Alaina's win for break out artist vid was well deserved. Alaina you recall was runner up on the season of American Idol that Scotty McCreary won. Alaina has been pounding the pavement as an opening artist, she has released several singles, but her most current effort, "The Road Less Traveled" has brought her, her first movie role, #1 single, and CMT award. To say she is currently in the fast lane is a understatement. I really think this chick is gonna be steaming toward Maren Morris status by this time next year. While she isn't a "new" artist per say, she is "new" in the since that she has been working on making a name and is just now starting to get the deserved accolades. I follow Lauren on socials and she cracks me up. She is a loud, go getter who seems to be afraid of very little. I think I relate and that is part of what makes me a fan. She seems to be nothing other than real with her fans making it no surprise to see her win a fan voted award. My hope is that the board voted awards will take note for next year.

Laruen Alaina - "Road Less Traveled"

I was surprised to see FGL take home the duo award as Brothers Oz have been sweeping that category at other shows. But that just goes to show the difference in board voted award shows and fan voted award shows. It should also help to explain why people like Bros. Oz, Chris Stapleton, Cam, etc. are getting nominations, but not air play. It's baffling to me as a music lover, but I also understand how some fans who only listen to what the radio offers would think that is all there is. FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!! Also, one of the many reasons I write this blog. I have friends/fam/followers who love music, but are the kind to only listen in the car. They wanna know what is up, who is who, and all that, but they just don't know how or where to keep up with it all. Enter, New Music Monday.

Kip Moore - "More Girls Like You"
Current Single

Also this week in Nash was CMA Fest, formerly known as Fan Fair. It is a week full of performances big and small where fans get a chance to get up close and personal with their favorite artists. Autographs, first listens, pictures, live shows, fan club parties, and more go on during CMA Fest. Downtown Nash is a zoo and the fans are the zoo keepers, lol!!! Artists are so active on their socials during this week that I don't know that there wasn't one day where my insta stories were empty. Most of them took a good chunk of time to catch up on. Which I loved of course as I was suffering from a legit case of FOMO. I think I have seen a post from nearly every artist I follow on socials about the energy they get from this event, but also the energy they lose from this event. It is a all pistons firing kind of week with a lot of interaction. Fan interaction, interviews, life streams, socials interaction, I mean just thinking of all the talking they've had to do exhausts me. Throw in the heat, crowd, and constant schedule I would think they are all hiding under their covers today if their schedules allow it.

Sam Hunt was set to headline the Taste of Country Concert as apart of the closing to the week, but due to pushing himself vocally all week he was forced to cancel. I love Sam, but I was amped to hear this for the audience, because that moved Kip Moore and the Slow Hearts into the Headlining spot. Which, I feel should have been theirs to begin with. All signs point to Kip rocking the stage, per usual, and socials have been flooded with fan postings of the guys performance. I am truly jelly of that audience. Jelly for many reasons, but this surprise headliner may be my number one reason.

We have so much to discuss since our time apart, but this will be all for today's offering. Coming soon will be posts on Sam Hunt Fans, Miley Cyrus returning to the Country format, Summer Tours, Lady A, Kip Moore, and Stapleton all releasing new tunes. Also, video's from Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, and Maggie Rose. So, stay tuned!!!!!

~ New Music Monday ~ CMT Awards Insta Story ~ All Hail Queen Ran ~

StacieTennessee InstaStory
@twitter Folks Have Been Hating on #QueenRans Song Choice, #PinkSunglasses @ the @cmt #Awards. Sister Wrote Over 70 Songs for #TheWeightOfTheseWings & Somehow Narrowed it Down to the 24 Double Dose Which Includes #PinkSunglasses.

Listen, Not All Music or Souls are Waiting to be Ripped Out via the Heart & Emotions. Some Tunes are Just for Fun Cause Life, This May be News to Some, is Suppose to Include Some Fun. Shocking, I Know. Anyway, While @mirandalambert Has Not Discussed the Writing of This Album or Her Divorce She Has Shared That #TheWeightOfTheseWings are Basically Her Diary fr That Part of Her Life. Were I Going Through Something So Painfully Personal, Publicly, I Would Hide Behind Some Pink Sunglasses Too!!! And Not to Call Out All the Haters, but You Probably Would Too!

Oh Look at That, I Did Call Out the Haters. Huh, Well Check in Monday to #TheFaithJournals for the Return of #NewMusicMonday & My Review of the #CMTAwards, Summer Releases, Etc. Happy FriYay Fellow #MusicAddix!!!

~ Glam Bag Review ~ June 2017 ~ Maybelline Mini Palette in Graffitti ~

My Bad for the Upside Down Palette. My Brain Just Doesn't Even Compute Sometimes. Anyway, Happy Day #BeautyQueens!! New Mini Palettes for the Summer from @maybelline. Pictured I Am Wearing #GraffitiPop w #MetalicInkLiquidEyeLiner in #CosmicPurple. The Eyeliner is #Waterproof Which is Actually Not as Common as it Should be for Liquid Liners.

There are About 4 or 5 Palettes in This Summer Collection & About 4 or 5 Coordinating Liquid Liners. They Aren't Available in All Places, but Launched First at @ultabeauty & Now Can Also Be Found @walmart. Both Come in Just Over $7.00 each Which is a Reasonable Price in Comparison to Other #DrugStore-esq Brands & Palettes. The Mini Palettes Each have Six Shades & are Coordinated for a #SmokeyEye, Mix & Match or Wear as Individuals.

Head Over to @walmart @ultabeauty or @maybelline to Check Out the New Shadows & Amp Up Your Summer Glam w Something Unexpected!!

~ InstaBlog ~ Dwell in the Possibility ~ June 11th, 2017 ~

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Sometimes the Weight/Wait of a Moment Can Rob Us of the Joy That Comes w Being Anticipant, Hopeful, Expectant, or Even Dreamy. God is Not Finished w Any of Us Yet. You're Still Alive....He's Still Writing Your Story.

As We Rest on This Sabbath & Regroup/Replenish/Revive Our Minds, Hearts, Body, & Missions, Let Us Not Let Go of the Beauty of Possibility. Life Can Change on a Dime. The Same God That Moves the Ocean Tides, Moves In & Around Us. That is Powerful!!! Today, Sabbath. Tomorrow, Start a Week FULL of Possibility. You Are Loved. You are Prayed For.

~ A Look at Migraines from the Inside Out ~

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It's Been a #Ruff Few Days. I Had All These Plans for Productivity & I've Just Felt So Ill it All Had to be Put to the Side. Just Kinda a Quick #WhatItsLike, to Help You Understand. This Pic is Blurry Intentionally. I've Had Migraines My Entire Life.

Any of My Closest Know How it Can Rule My World, but Others Don't Fully Grasp the Difference in a Migraine & "Just a Headache". It Is Far from a Simple Annoyance or Little Pain That Can be Ignored. When A Migraine Begins, For Me, Everything Else HAS to Stop. My Ability to Speak Correctly, Use My Hands, Hear & See Properly are All Immediately Affected. Add in A Strong Need to Hurl, Dizziness, Lack of Depth Perception, Oh Yea & The Kind of Pain That You Would Gladly Welcome Some Other Form of Pain Just to Have a Moments Relief. I Think Only Those w a Chronic Illness Will Fully Get That Last One.

At the Moment I am Post Headache, Meaning This is What My Vision is Kinda Like Right Now & Will Probably Be Until Tomorrow. This is NOT a Poor Pitiful Me Post. This is a Encouragement for Mercy. Those of You That are NEVER Sick, Do You Have Any Idea How I Envy You???!!!! I Know it is Hard to Relate if You've Never Really Been a #SickKid, but My Prayer, Encouragement, #MotivationMonday & Challenge for the Week is That Those Who Struggle to Understand Chronic Illness Would Ask Someone You Love Who is Suffering to Try & Explain it in a Way You Might Understand. Perhaps They Can Show You a Pic That Represents What They See or Feel. Whatever Avenue Used, Communication & A Desire to Show Mercy & Understand is Key. Its a Key to Wellness, Pain Management, Healing, & Mercy.

~ Glam Bag ~ Tips and Tricks ~ Bright Eyeliner or a Smokey Eye ~


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Dear Beauty Queens ~

Using Color Eye Liner Doesn't Immediately Turn You Into Ke$ha. I Mean, Unless You Use it to Draw a Star Over One of Your Eyes All Jem and the Holograms/Ke$ha Style.....Which Now That I Think About It I May Not be 100% Against. Trust Me, it's Worth a Try! I Kinda Love It & Will be Adding the Multi-Color Liner Into My Make~Up Looks Rotation. Pictured is @elfcosmetics #ShimmerPencilLiner in Black & Green.


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#GlamBag/Allergy Season Tip/Trick ~

Don't Save the Smokey Eye for Dinner Out, Rock it All Day. W Allergies Raging & Summer Heat Around the Corner I Think it is Better/Less Stressful to Start w a Smokey/Smudgey Look. When Your Eyes Won't Stop Watering & the Temps are High it is Almost Impossible to Keep a Sharp Clean Line, Making the Smokey a Perfect Go To. Also, Summer is a Great Time to Test Your Smokey Love w Colors. Smokey Doesn't Just Have to be Black or Brown. My Faves are a Range of Purple or Teal. In This Pic I Am Wearing #Black, #Silver & #BabyPink w #Highlighter. I Also Love Adding a Hint/Pop of Color to a Black or Brown Smokey Eye. Happy #Glam-ing.

~ A Moment of Realness fr the Author of the Glam Bag Series ~

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Wanted to Share Some Real Life w You Today. This Wknd One of My Very Best Besties Came to Visit. It Was Their Bday, We Had a Project for Another Friend We Wanted to Work On, & it Was a Holiday Weekend So, They Had a Long Weekend Perfect for a Quick Trip. I Looked Forward to/Prepared for My Company All Week. My Mom Even Came to Help Me Get the House in Order. She is Kinda the Bomb Like That. Anyway,
My Bestie Got Here Safe & Sound & I Think We Were Belly Laughing Before We Even Got In the Door. It Was a Weekend of Laughter, Shopping, Chilling & Just Getting to Hang Out w Someone Who's Known Me for So Long I Don't Always Have to Finish a Sentence. We Shopped, We Ate, We Worked on Our Project, We Ate, We Caught Up w Pirates of the Caribbean, We Ate, We Visited Some of My Fam & Did I Mention We Ate?! LoL!! Maybe it is Just Me, but I Find Meals/Food More Enjoyable When Eating W Loved Ones. After the Movie We Went to Take Pics in a Photo Booth. Well, We All Know I
1. Hate Having My Picture Taken.
2. Its b/c I Have Control Issues When it Comes to Lighting, Angles & Edits. I Blame Instagram, Moldiv & All My School Pictures fr 1st Grade On.
Needless to Say as the Pics Printed I Made Effort to Not Look at Them Too Long as I Knew I'd Only be Defeated by My Appearance. Knowing This About Myself I Made Specific Mental Effort to Not Allow My Insecurities/Disappointment Concerning My Image to Keep Us fr Laughing in the Booth, Making Goofy Faces, Sending a Copy to Our Friend or Putting My Copy on the Fridge. I Share All This to Say That Even the Most Confident of Folks Have Their Soft Spots.

Its O.K. To Want to Be the Best Version of You Possible, but it is Not O.K. To Allow Your Not Being There Yet Keep You fr Current Life. Its a Struggle, but I am Proud of Myself for Not Ripping Up the Pic or Hiding it Away Somewhere. I'm Glad We Sent a Copy to Another Friend. I'm Grateful That Years fr Now There Will Be Yet Another Memory in My BFF Memory Folder. It isn't Always Easy to Love Yourself, but it is Always Important to at Least Try. You are Loved. You are Enough.

Friday, May 19, 2017

~ New Music Monday ~ Maggie Rose ~ Dreams>Dollars OUT NOW!!! ~

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As Mentioned Before #NewMusicMonday is Still on Hiatus, but We are Still Making Notes for Future Posts. One Such Note is that @iammaggierose is Dropping Her EP, TODAY! Her Most Recent Single, #BodyOnFire is on @spotify Now & is 100% Worth Space on Your Playlist. Check Her Socials, Site & Download #BodyOnFire ASAP!!! Take My Word On This One, You'll Not Regret It! Also, Currently @ibottaapp Has a @itunes Rebate!!

~ Motivation Mon.....Well....Eeeerrrrryyyydddaaayyyyy!!!! ~

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"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14 ~ "Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you." Deuteronomy 3:22 ~ #Regram #TheDevoCo #HeIsForYou #HeGoesBeforeAndWithYou #HisPlans> #HisTiming> #BeStill

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~ What If? ~

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How is There Not a Hang Ten Emoj?! 
 Even w/o the Emoji the Thought is Still True.
Just Keep Paddelin'.
Per Usual, Princess Sassy Pants is On Point.

~ Glam Bag ~ Insta Glam Challege ~ #GlamGram ~

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Several Things....

1. My Hair Can Predict the Weather. Incase You're Wondering, That Frizz is Predicting a Storm.

2. Happy Fri-Yay!!! It's the Freakin' Weekend So, Go Wild #BeautyQueens!!!! Wear TWO Different Color Eyeliners at the Same Time. I Know, I Know, So 80's, but I'm Tellin' Ya, Do It Right & You'll Never Be Appeased w One Color Again. Today's Post I Am Wearing @elfcosmetics Pencil #ShimmerEyeLiner in Black & Teal. Shadows are from @tartecosmetics #MakeBelieveInYourselfPalette w #Voluminous #Mascara from @lorealmakeup in Black. Lips by @clinique & @hardcandylife. Everything Else by @clinique & @wetnwildbeauty!!

My Fellow #CosmeticsJunkies I Wanna Challenge You to a #GlamGram!!! Its the Weekend, Have Fun w Your Cosmetics!! You Don't Have to Do Your Make-Up Like Ke$sha or Kiss to be Doing Something Out of the Norm. Do Your Glam, Post a Pic & Tag Me in Your @instagram, I Mean #InstaGlam Post!! There May Be A Prize in it For My Fave Look! Maybe? Hard to Say Until I See Your Glam, LoL!!! Try Color Eyeliners other than Black or Brown, a Bold Lip, Blush or Highlighter, Smokey Eye & a Nude Lip. I Mean the Simple, Easy & You Probably Already Have it in Your #GlamBag Possibilities are Endless!!!!

Again I Say, Cosmetics Should Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves, Not Worse. Focus on Highlighting What You Love Not on Covering Up What You Hate. Love Yo Self, Beauties!!!! And Know That I Love You w/ or w/o Your Glam😘!!! Will Announce Winner Monday Evening @ #TheFaithJournals, Giving Everyone Ample Time to Rock Your Glam Over the Freakin' Weekend!

~ Because it's the Freakin' Weekend ~
Kip Moore and The Slow Hearts

~ Glam Bag Pics ~ Moldiv Editing Fun & Stila Cosmetics Glitter and Glow Liquid Shadow in Ballet Baby ~

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Because Sometimes the Editing is the Creative Release. @moldivapp = Virtual Coloring, One of My #GlamBag Philosophies is That We Should Enjoy Doing Our Make~Up. We Should See it as Something to Enhance the Things We Love About Ourselves Not Cover the Things We Hate, #Perspective.

I LOVE Playing w Different Looks via Cosmetics, but I Also LOVE Playing w the Images, Distorting, Etc. Its the Closest We Come I Think to Having a Say in Our Molding, if Even Just Digitally.


I'm In 💖LOVE💖 w the Look of the @stilacosmetics #MagnificentMetals #GlitterAndGlow #LiquidShadow in #BalletBaby!! It is #Pink, #Sparkly, & Stayed On for a Respectable Amount of Time for a Day That Included Crying, Sweating, & a Nap (it was a long day, lol). In This Pic I Combined it w @tartecosmetics Shadow from the #MakeBelieveInYourSelfPalette in #Fairy, @elfcosmetics Pencil #ShimmerEyeLiner in #Purple/Plumb & @lorealmakeup #Voluminous #Mascara in Black. This is Only the Third Time Maybe That I've Worn the #Stila #LiquidShadow So, There is More "Testing" to Be Done Before I Give it Full #GlamBag & #DiscountDiva Approval, but So Far, So Good. Just for the FYI My Lips are @revlon #HDGelLipStick in #Twilight, Lined w @jordana_cosmetics #LipLiner in #Cabernet. 

~ Glam Bag Review ~ O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet ~

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 I Almost Never Wear Shoes, LoL!!! I'm a Hill Hippie, a Mix of Hillbilly and Hippie. When I Do Wear Shoes Its Usually Something Like Flops or Uggs (yes, i still wear uggs, they're wicked comfy & you can't stop me). All That to Say, My Poor Little Tootsies Are Forever Jacked & Require a Little Extra Love. I've Used the Ol' Vaseline w Socks, the Lemon Grass Oil Roll Up Thingy, Amope, & This Stuff, #oKeeffesHealthyFeet, Applied After a Good Ol' Fashion Pumicing & They Feel Brand New!!! Pedicure Equivalent Soft & Smooth!! I've Been Using it for Almost Two Weeks, Purchased @walmart for Just Under $6 or $7.00. Far Cheaper Than a Pedi!!! Hope This Helps in Future at Home Pedi's or Just General Everyday Foot Pampering.

~ Glam Bag Review ~ Tarte Cosmetics ~ Make Believe in Yourself Shadow Palette ~



Thanks to the Ibotta Ap I was able to score the "Make Believe in Yourself" shadow palette by Tarte Cosmetics from Sephora. To say that I am loving it is a serious understatement. The packaging is gorgeous, the shadows are clay based so there is minimal fall out. They smell wonderful, are pigmented beautifully and aren't the kind of shadow that you have to take dozens of swipes across the lid to get color to show. One swipe and you know what you are working with in this product. I am a fan and will be posting its praises for a while. I def recommend your giving Tarte shadow's a try if you get the chance. I purchased mine via ebates with a Sephora gift card from the Ibotta ap. So, I also got a percentage of my purchase back. I compared prices, bonus', etc. between the Tarte site, Ulta and Sephora and ultimately chose Sephora because of the freebies that they threw in with the purchase. To learn more about the ibotta ap and ebates just type either into the blogs search bar and a list of past posts will display for you to cruise. Legit, I was able to get this palette because I allowed the received cash back from my normal grocery shopping to add up, which doesn't take long. And even with the use of a gift card, I got cash back via ebates!! I mean....why everyone isn't using ibotta and ebates I'll never know.
Now, I'll Say it Again, @tartecosmetics if You are Trying to Win My Heart, You're Giving it a Real Solid Effort That I Respect. #MakeBelieveInYourSelfPalette is So Magical. I Can NOT Wait to Try All These Colors. Pictured Are Mystic (silver-ish) & Fairy (Shimmer-y Lavender) w Highlighter on Brow & Upper Cheek Bones, #Tarte #ManeaterLiquidLiner & @maybelline #FalsiesMascara Both in Black.
Mystic, Fairy and Highlighter

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Myth, Pixie, Wings, Marvel and Highlighter

Workin' Out the Blues by Gettin' a Lil' Brassy. ~ Eye Glam Once Again by @tartecosmetics #MakeBelieveInYourSelfPallete. Colors Used = #Myth (taupe-ish w no shimmer), #Pixie (light bronze w shimmer), #Wings (deeper bronze w shimmer), #Marvel (gold shimmer used as liner base & brow/cheek bone #highlighter). #Eyeliner by @jordana_cosmetics in #Navy, #Mascara by @maybelline #PushUpAngle in Black, #Lips by @clinique #LipLiner in #Port, #LipStick by @hardcandylife in #Nudist. #UnderEye Cover Up by @wetnwildbeauty, #Foundation/#Blush/#SettingPowder by @clinique in #FreshIvory/#BlushingBlushLotus/#LoosePowderFair.

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Marvel, Dream, and Highlighter

For My Ginger Loves!!! I'm Still Playing w the @tartecosmetics #MakeBelieveInYourSelfPalette & Today's Glam Bag Post is Highlighting Colors I Think My Gingers Might Love. On My Lids are Marvel (Gold), Dream (Shimmery Blue/Green) & High Lighter fr the Same Palette on Brow/Cheek Bones. Eyes are Lined w @elfcosmetics Pencil #ShimmerLiner in #Bronze. Mascara is @lorealmakeup #Voluminous in Black. I'm Kinda Loving This Tinker Bell-esq Version of a "Smokey" Eye. I Think I Shall Dub it "Smoke by Tink", but We Will See. I Think My Green Eyed #BeautyQueens Would Also Love This Combo Even if They Aren't Gingers. I'm Brunette & I Think it Works w My Natural Color Combo as Well.

I will continue to play around with the palette and share its amazingness via my socials. If you don't follow me on Insta head over and find me, StacieTennessee, for Glam Bag, Motivation Monday, New Music Monday and more posts and alerts!!


~ Coming Soon to Glam Bag Reviews ~

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Coming Soon to #TheFaithJournals #GlamBag Series, #KissAndTell a
 Review, Tips, & Recommendations for #Lipsticks, #Liners, & #Glosses
by @rimmellondonus, @clinique, @hardcandylife, @elfcosmetics,
@lorealmakeup , @revlon , @jordana_cosmetics, & More.
Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

~ Glam Bag Review ~ Birch Box Sample ~ The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes ~

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Happy Day Beauty Queens & Cosmetics Junkies!! This is a Birch Box Review for Your Glam Bag.  Today's Lashes are Courtesy of @birchbox & @thebeautycrop #FabulousFlockingLashes. I'll Have to Report Back Later on its Endurance, but
1. It was in a Pink Container So, It Already Appealed to Me.
2. @birchbox Has Done a Great Job of Sending Me Great Samples These Past 6 Mo. Making Me Excited to Tr...y @thebeautycrop Mascara.
3. I Love a Title That Sounds Like a Swear. I'm a 14 yr. Old Like That. I Also Have Some Lip Color By @soapandglory Called #SexyMotherPucker, it was a Gift, LoL!!! 
For Those w Cosmetics & Product Loving Momma's in Their Life I Highly Suggest #BirchBox for Any Doing Last Minute #MothersDay Gift Shopping/Planning. It is a Monthly Subscription That Can Be Ordered in 3, 6 or 12 Month Subscriptions. After the First Box You Get the Opportunity to Personalize Your Boxes W Samples from Categories You Are Most Interested In. Also, Each Month You Can Either Pick One of Your Samples, The Curated Box or Be Surprised. I've Done All Three & Enjoyed All Three!
Happy Mothers Day-ing Cosmetics Junkies!! Hope This Helps w Your Future Gift Planning &/or Product Purchasing.