Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tired! Sick! Tired! Sick!

Oh Boy these past couple of weeks I have been sooo tired! My Dr. Told me that during your first 8 weeks is when you get nautious, tired, and sick. Well he wasn't kidding. This past Sunday I was so nautious. We were leaving church and I made my husband wait about 5 minutes sitting in the car before we left. I just felt like I was going to throw up. So I just closed my eyes laid my head back with the doors open and the sunroof open and it went away after about 5 minutes. But that was the longest 5 minutes ever! Then on Monday I didn't even go to work because I was so tired and nautious again. I stood in bed or was laying on the couch all day long in my PJ'S. I slept in till about 10am then woke up and then fell back asleep at 12:30pm on the couch then woke up at 2:00pm. Took another nap in my room with my husband and daughter at 5:00pm for about an hour then fell back asleep for the night at like 10:00pm. I was probably the most tired and lazy than I have ever been! But let me tell you, it felt so good to just sleep and relax for a day. My life is always busy and on the go that I rarely get to relax and nap! I am so thankful that my husband didn;t even bother me to stay up or help around the house. He did it all while I napped with a smile on his face. But when I woke up at 2 I did clean the kitchen because I felt kind of bad. lol. KINDA :). The funny thing is that I am constantly yawning at work. And I think even twice I fell asleep for a couple minutes on my desk hahaha. Well Just thought I would share with you my experiences with Tiredness and Sickness from pregnancy. Have a Uniquely awesome day. GOD BLESS.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Man I am barely pregnant and already have cravings! One week before I found out I was pregnant I already knew it because I was craving Chineese Fast Food and Yogurtland everyday for that one week. Then I have been craving and eating Yogurt every morning. I switch between Strawberry and Strawberry and Bannana. Today is Strawberry. I was at work yesterday and I picked up the phone, called my husband and told him, "I WANT BUFFALO WINGS FOR DINNER!!!" lol. He was like OK. I love my Husband! My mouth was drooling for some buffalo wings.
Everytime I see a pregnant women and I see them eating Chile I always tell them what my first Dr. told me, " Don't eat chile and spicey food because it can give your baby heartburn!" And now that I am pregnant it is mostly what I have been loving! lol. Ironic right! SHAME ON ME! I was sitting there eating buffalo wings last night and then when I was tired of the chicken I got my finger and dragged it on the bottom of the plate and licked all the buffalo sauce off. Hahaha I know I know. I even did that with TAPATIO and normally I don't like Tapatio but NOW I DO!
I think it is so crazy how your taste changes and you crave specific things. My first Pregnany I always craved Pizza with fresh lime juice squerted on top haha. I made my husband try it before and he practically almost threw up lol. I didn't get it because to me it was delicious!!! I even made all of his guy friends try it and they practically barfed too! lol. Well sorry for the randomness but I thought it was pretty interesting the way the whole cravings things works. So for those of you who are not mothers and will be one day, BEWARE OF THE CRAVINGS! lol. :)
Have a Uniquely Awesome day! GOD BLESS!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Coastal Scents vs. BH Cosmetics

As most of you know there are several companies out there that sell Makeup Pallets complete with either eyeshadows, blushes, contouring and highlight, lip gloss, concealer, makeup brushes etc. There are two in particular which I am going to do a comparison on, they are Coastal Scents and BH Cosmetics. The reason I am doing this comparison is because like I said there are several companies out there and sometimes it could be confusing as to which one to go with. So hopefully this post will help in any way shape or form. I am not affiliated with either company, I am not getting paid for this review and this is my honest unbiased opinion. Any products purchased was with my own money or by my friend. Ok, so now that we got that out of the way lets get started.

Coastal Scents is based out of Naples, Florida. They not only sell makeup pallets and brushes, but they also sell Makeup Ingredients, Skin Care Ingredients, Butters and Soaps, Aroma Theropy stuff, Bath Fizzies, Packaging etc. So they are very versitile in what they sell. They have different shipping methods based upon where you live that you can chose from and it will calculate the different rates based upon your zip code and state. They ship internationally as well. There is no Animal testing of these products which is an A+ in my eyes.

BH Cosmetics is based out of North Hollywood, CA. They only sell Makeup Pallets, and brushes. They also have different shipping methods but it is just one flat rate for each option. They ship Internationally as well. They do not Test on animals which is an A+ again in my eyes.

Okay now for product comparison. Please take a look at their websites also: 

Both companies sell an 88 Matte and Shimmer Pallets.
Coastal Scents Matte Pallet goes for $18.95 and Shimmer Pallet goes for $19.95
BH Cosmetics Matte Pallet goes for $19.95 and Shimmer Pallet goes for $21.95
As you can see they are the same products same pallets but Coastal Scents is a little cheaper.

Both have an 88 Warm /Neutral Pallet and 28 Neutral Pallet.
C.S. 88 Warm Pallet goes for $24.95, 28 Neutral Pallet is $18.95.
BH 88 Neutral Pallet goes for $24.95, 28 Neutral Pallet is $19.95.

Both have a 66 lips color Pallet
C.S. is $18.95
BH is $19.95

Both have a blush and Contour Pallet
C.H. 10 piece Blush is $15.95 and contour is $18.95.
B.H. 10 piece Blush is $16.95 and Contour is $19.95

One thing That Coastal Scents has that BH cosmetics doesnt have are double stack eyeshadow and blush pallets that come with 42 shadows and 10 blushes for $24.95.
But BH Cosmetics has their own double stack pallet that is 120 eyeshadow Pallet for $29.95.

Both of them sell quality brushes. Although I must say that I own Coastal Scents Brushes and my friend owns BH Cosmetic brushes and hers are very Soft and nice with the wood handles. Mine are soft as well with Black handles. Hers are a little softer than mine but mine are a lot more dense and help with the shadow application alot better because the shadows are so pigmented.

I also noticed that my Coastal Scents Pallet vs Her BH Cosmetic Pallet does not have much eyeshadow fall out as hers does. When we were applying her shadows, the color was falling all over our cheek bones and then when we tried to wipe it off it left a color stain. My Pallet didnt have much fall out and the little that there was wiped off very easily without stain.

Overall I would have to say that I prefer Coastal Scents over BH Cosmetics. They are cheaper in price, and their quality is a little better than BH Cosmetics especially for the price! Coastal Scents I will give an A and BH Cosmetics I will give a B.

I hope this helps you with your decision on buying Makeup Pallets online. Should you have any questions, Please feel free to leave me a comment. Have a Uniquely Awesome Day. GOD BLESS.



So I just couldn't wait to share this information with you guys. I have been holding it for a little over a week now because I wanted to wait till this past Friday. But on Friday I went to the Dr. and I am now about 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Yep that is right, I am going to be a mommy for the second time. It is so crazy thinking that I will be having another child but my husband and daughter are exstatic! My daughter cant hardly wait. She already tells me can we take the baby out now! lol. It is so cute. She can't wait to be a big sister. And my husband, well he has been wanting a second child and I didnt. I was done and fine with 1! But in order to make him and my daughter happy I decided to give it a try and if God wanted us to have another one he will provide it. It took me about 3 months to finally get pregnant. So Now, I can not only share my love of makeup and beauty with you guys but I can take you along with me on my journey of pregnancy. I was just excited to share the news with you guys and I hope you enjoy the ride with me :) Leave me some comments of stuff you want me to show or wirte about. Love ya! Have a uniquely awesome day! GOD BLESS.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Haul ~ NYX $1 SALE

FINALLY! My NYX products came in! I purchased these online January 18 and just received them yesterday February 18! It took a whole month for them to be in my hands! Although I was getting very frustrated because come one a girl wants her cosmetics, I am very happy that they are in now. I mean I guess for $1.00 each product I can't complain too much....or can I? lol j/k I am super happy theyare here and none of them were broken. So here is a list of products I got. They are named as they show in the pictures from top to bottom left to right.

  • Sahara Pearl eyeshadow
  • Black Pearl eyeshadow
  • White Pearl eyeshadow
  •  Thunder Blue eyeliner
  • Rose Lip pencil
  • Yello Jumbo Eye Pencil
  • Blush Brush
  • Contour and Highlight creams
  • Disco Ball and Glam Gold glitter
  • Narcissus lipstick, Electra lipstick, Frosted Beige lipstick, Sierra lipstick, Iced Honey lipstick, BL33 Lustre Lipstick.
  • Nail Polishes: French Touch, Antique Sparkle, Foxy
I also added swatched of everything. I hope you enjoyed this post. I am excited to try out my new products. Today I tried out the Sahara eyeshadowall over my lid, and added coastal scents brown to my crease, Thunder Blue eyeliner under my eyes, the highlight cream on top of my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose, Rose lip liner, and Narcissus lipstick mixed with Mac Cherish lipstick, Mac Comfort Mineralized Skin Finish and a basic pink blush. I also used Elf eyebrow Kit.

I was near the blinds in my office because it gives me the best light hahaha.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please leave me a comment if you bought anything from the sale. Or if you have any questions or comments. Have A Uniquely Awesome day. GOD BLESS!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Outfit of the Day

Today I came to work half casual half dressy. I was undecided if I actually wanted to get all ready for work so the first thing I threw on were my straight legged Purple Corduroy pants. Yeah I said PURPLE CORDUROY lol. Then I threw on my white tank top. After scrambling around for a little to find a top I found my see through white t-shirt with a built in black buttoned up vest over it. So I threw that on. Then I put my Black Blazer over it and folded it to right under my elbow. Threw on my black Guess high heels and then since i woke up late I threw my hair up into a clip literally in like 15 seconds lol. Added a bracelet, earings, necklace and was out the door. My makeup was done in the car. hahaha I added a light shimmery white color to my lid, basic medium brown to my crease and black in the outer corner and onto my lower lid. This my basic go to makeup whenever I am in a hurry or dont feel like doing anything different. I have Studio fix concealer on topped with studiofix powder. Pink blush, contouring, brown shadow for my eyebrows. NYC liquid eyeliner and covergirl mascara. I had lipliner and lipstick on but I had just got done eating and it whiped off. Hope you enjoyed. Have a Uniquely Awesome Day. GOD BLESS.

Stuff Im loving to Want

I am really loving to want everything shown above. Listed from top to bottom left to right is:
  • Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
  • NARS Orgasm Illuminator
  • Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System
  • Laura Mercier Brow Definer
  • Benefit Cosmetics SugarBomb Blush
  • Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Pallet - Memento Mori
  • Philosophy The Travel Agent
  • Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties Bag Collection
All items can be found at

What is some of the stuff you are loving to Want right now? Leave me a comment. I would love to know. Have a Uniquely Awesome Day. GOD BLESS.

Verse of The Day

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”- Romans 8:38-39

Although things come your way to distract you and draw you away from him, if you keep your eyes on God and love him all your heart then there is nothing that can take you away from him. Yes you may fail in your walk and come across some bumps but you just learn from them, get up, re adjust yourself, look forward and keep on going! I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a Uniquely awesome day. GOD BLESS.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Verse of the Day

Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise.

Proverbs 15:5
This scripture goes well with the 5th commandment :“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you."
If you see GOD is very serious about Honoring your parents. Listening to them, loving them, following their rules. But also, you can look at it as GOD is our heavenly father and therefore we must obey him. We must read scripture and follow it and apply it to our daily lives so that we may be lead always in the right direction. So that we may be WISE! There is nothing in the bible that is meant to harm you. It is meant for you to prosper in life and in your walk with the Lord. I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a Uniquely Awesome Day. GOD BLESS!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9
I know that at times you can feel weary and tired and sometimes in a bad mood and you dont feel like doing good. But the Scripture tells us "Let us not become weary...". Even though we get tired, lazy, or we are just not in the mood, that is when we must continue to push ourselves to do good with a cheerful heart. And in God's time we shall reap the harvest of our Good deeds. This may mean that something good will happen to us, we may receive something un expectantly, or we will see the rewards in Heaven! Which ever way it comes, I know I will be unworthy but it is because of GODS grace and mercy that I shall be more than grateful to receive it.  So don't ever lose heart to do good. Help those around you. Offer a helping hand. Helping doesnt always mean money is involved. It can be something as simple as holding the door for someone, helping someone push their car off the side of the road, help someone pick something up if the dropped it, it is the little things that count. And as the word says, "...for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Have a Uniquely Awesome day. GOD BLESS.

Purple Shmirple

So I have really been diggin the purple eyeshadows lately. Why you may ask? I have no clue haha. If you notice, I really like dark dramatic makeup. And because I have my coastal scents Pallet with every color eyeshadow I like to play around with them. Since I wear a lot of black its easier to wear different color eyeshadows because everything goes with black! Anyways, Just thought I would post my makeup for today. I havent been posting blogs alot lately but in a few days I can share some exciting news with you guys. :) Stay on the look out for it. Have a uniquely awesome day. GOD BLESS.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for Man."

I LOVE THIS SCRIPTURE!  To me, it is telling me that anything I do I need to do it to my full potential. I need to do it whole heartidly with joy and compassion. Do it for good and not for distruction. The Lord sees everything you do and he knows if you are doing it from your heart and with everything you have. And he is pleased. But man can see the same thing and still not be pleased. Man will always let you down. That is why we trust in the Lord and do things unto him. Not one thing we do suprises him because he knows all. So when I feel like I don't want to do something or I am getting too lazy, I just reflect back on this scripture and it gives me a new motivation to keep doing what I was doing and do it with everything in me! I hope you enjoyed this post and Apply this to your life and you will see that the outcome is rewarding! Have a Uniquely awesome day. GOD BLESS.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


First let me start saying that I dislike when pictures do not show the colors like they look in person! Hahah okay anyways so I decided to wear my peacock eaings and my peacock necklace today. Which is why I was inspired to do the eye makeup that I did. Yes I know thats a whole lot of peacocks! lol. But I was excited to do this. It is very dramatic and believe it or not vibrant. So to start off I primed my eyes with MAC Painterly Paint Pot. Then I used my trusty coastal scents pallet and used the dark brown right above the black and put that all over my lid. Then I took the brightest blue and added that to my crease right above the brown blending them together where they connect. Then I took a turquoise and a teal eyeshadow and mixed them together and blended those right above the bright blue shadow. After that I took a brown gold shadow and blended that right above the turquoise and teal shadow. The brown tones down the brightness of the blues and allows it to be a more wearable look. I then added a highlight to my brows and to the inner corner of my tear duct. Then I added blue to my bottom lid and dusted the dark brown right above the blue. Add Liner and Mascara and you are done. I added light pink blush, contouring and comfort mineralized skin finish to my face. I hope you liked this. If you try it out send me a picture! I would love to see it! Have a Uniquely awesome day. GOD BLESS. :)