We Bought a House!

Yes if you have been following me on Instagram you saw last Friday Andrew and I closed on our first home together. This is actually a long time coming! We started looking at houses in November on a whim. We originally said we wouldn’t start looking until February. We looked at TONS of houses. We settled on an area that we loved and we actually went under contract on one house there. However the foundation ended up being unable to pass inspection so we moved on. I actually found out about the foundation in mid January. So back to drawing board. We looked at a few more houses and one day after looking at several a house came on the market we HAD to see. We were on our way home and called our realtor who we had just seen about this house. It went on the market at 4 PM and we saw it at 6 PM. Then around 8 PM we put in an offer and the next day it was accepted!

That was in February. We had to give our apartment 2 months notice since we were moving out before our lease was up. Thankfully someone rented our current place.

This leads us to last Friday when we officially closed on our house! OUR HOUSE! I still can’t believe it’s ours. It’s perfect.

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Signing the papers for the house!

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Standing on our porch not realizing it was going to be FREEZING

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After we closed we had a few hours to kill before we got our keys so we ran some errands. Then after we got the keys we headed to the house. We did a few things around there and then came home to eat.

Saturday we went to a few Targets and home depot. Andrew did some things around the house and I picked out pillows for our front porch swing. I am obsessed with the swing. I have been dreaming of sitting on the swing with a cup of coffee for MONTHS! Now I get to!

These are the pillows I chose

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We officially move in a little over a week and I can’t wait to show you guys more of the house! I am so excited to finally share with you all that we bought a house!

 

 

Target Beauty Box: My New Must Have

This post is sponsored by Target. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Complete Waste of Makeup. 

There are a ton of beauty boxes out there but none have made me quite as happy as the Target Beauty Box has. Nothing says excitement like a little black box with that famous logo on it.

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If you are anything like me, you make weekly trips to target knowing you are about to get a lot of things that are so fabulous and so fun that you just can’t seem to live without them. The great part about the beauty box is that you are sent items.

So let’s discuss what was in this amazing box, shall we?

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1. Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color 2. L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set 3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream 4. TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray 5. SheaMoisture Renewal System Shampoo

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I love a great makeup setting spray and I was so excited to try this one! It is so perfect for everyday just making sure your makeup is set from your morning workout, through running errands and even a few meetings! This is a huge bottle of the product and it works AHHHMAZING!

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I have been on the hunt for a new shampoo for a long time. Something that would help my hair grow and really give it some added help. I have used this twice now and I can tell you I will be buying more when I run out.

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I had been meaning to grab some of this last time I was at Target and I forgot. So I was so excited to see a sample in the box. This really makes your face feel fresh and gives it a really perfect look.

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A girl can never have too much hairspray am I right? This one is such a favorite of mine. I had tried it before and was pleasantly surprised to see it in the box. It is so great with hold and does not make your hair feel stiff and sticky.

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If you know me at all, you know that I love lip gloss and this perfect pinkish mauve shade is a great addition to any handbag! I have had mine in my makeup bag for the past week and it is my go to when I need a little color.

The box is only $7, which for all the above products is pretty amazing! Make sure you head here to sign up and get the next box delivered to your door.

Remember when looking for your style, find your style @targetstyle

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Favorite Products Under $10

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been a little absent. We are so busy right now getting ready for our move and I can’t wait to share more about that with you all. I wanted to share my favorite products under $10 with you because this is the time of year where a lot of people want to grab some new makeup for a fresh spring look.

Fav Products Under $10

 

Lips:

Baby Lips by Maybelline: I love this product. I use it several times a day and have a ton of them. I keep one by my bed, a few in the bathroom drawer and a few in my purse. They are so fantastic to keep your lips feeling smooth and soft and they come in tons of different flavors as well as a few tinted ones.

Rimmel Lip Liner: This is my go to lip liner. I have several and they are such a good price for what they do. They really line your lips and fill in well.

Revlon Gloss: I have probably mentioned this lip gloss about 600 times on my blog and I have to tell you every time I pick up a new one I am not disappointed. It is the best gloss out there in my opinion. It really can’t be beat for the price.

Face:

Blush: This Nyx cream blush is fantastic! It gives your cheeks such a healthy glow. It is really a great buy if you are looking for a less expensive blush.

BB Cream: This Maybelline BB Cream is the best one out there. I love it so much more than any brand I have found at the department stores or Sephora. It gives you amazing coverage as well as doesn’t break your skin out. Great for sensitive skin.

Eyes:

The Falsies Mascara: I would compare this to Benefits they’re real mascara which is another fav. This is a great dupe if you are looking for something to make your eyes pop without making your wallet pop!

Nyx Brow Gel: Another great dupe! This is very comparable to benefit gimme brow. I use both products and honestly can’t tell the difference.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer: This is a new to me product that I have heard raves about for the longest time. I am so glad I finally tried it. It has replace nearly every concealer I own.

What are some favorite products under $10 of yours?

Getting Sun Kissed without the Sun

This post was sponsored by Palm Beach Tan. Thank you for supporting the brands who support A Complete Waste of Makeup.

As I have mentioned in about 300 posts before I am very pale. Not only do I have fair skin but my condition; POTS also causes very very pale skin. I was actually misdiagnosed with anemia in high school. Usually this means laying in the sun doesn’t do it for me. I have in the last year turned to spray tans to get a sun kissed glow without the sun. My favorite place for spray tans is Palm Beach Tan.

My mom and I have been going to Palm Beach Tan for years and while I do not go as much as I used to I just love getting a good spray tan before big events or to keep my skin looking not so ghostly in the spring and summer months.

Palm Beach Tan is celebrating its 25th anniversary and to get us all in the mood for warmer weather is inviting me and my followers to help celebrate with a cool promotion. Tanning – whether a spray tan or a sun-bed tan – is about how it makes you feel…more confident and attractive.  And, the experts at Palm Beach Tan will help you find the shade that’s right for you through moderation.

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With wedding, reunion, and soon to be graduation season and we want to look and feel our absolute best. Share a celebratory event that you’ll be attending soon for a chance to win a gift from Palm Beach Tan.

Now for a fun giveaway!!

5 lucky followers will be randomly selected for their choice of a free spray tan or sun-bed session, and one grand-prize winner will win a three-month Diamond Premier membership (both sunless and sun-bed options available with Diamond level).

For those of you who opt for the sun-bed–TAN WISELY by following Palm Beach Tan’s Golden Rules of Tanning found here.

And, if you’re unsure or have questions just ask! Palm Beach Tan staff members are certified and equipped with giving you the best advice to achieve your goals.

Winners must be over 18 yrs of age, and the offer is valid at any Palm Beach Tan Salon near you.  The best part is these are nationwide!!!

Even if you don’t win, this week (April 6 – 12) Palm Beach Tan salons across the nation will be offering amazing deals on services, membership rewards program, and discounts on products.

Visit palmbeachtan.com for more information or check them out on Facebook.

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In Which We Turned 31

Andrew and I both turned 31 this past weekend. Our birthdays are 1 day(rather 12 hours) apart. I am one day older. Trust me he points that out as often as he can. While we did not do gifts this year. We are making a big purchase this Friday so stay tuned! We did have a fun weekend.

For some pre birthday fun Andrew got me gorgeous flowers: Tulips and Sunflowers. Also our friend John sent us a massive 3 gallon tin of popcorn from Uptown Popcorn! AHHHHMAZING!

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On my birthday, Friday I woke up and went to Pure Barre and grabbed my birthday Starbucks. Then I headed home to get ready for a fun day out!

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I really didn’t want to do anything too crazy for my birthday but I did want to see Insurgent at iPic our favorite movie theater. I enjoyed a glass of wine and some yummy food during the movie.

Then we went to Target and got some yogurt!

We had to head to my aunt and uncles for the Passover Sedar. We left after and went to dinner with my best friend Ally and her boyfriend Ted at Mi Cocina my favorite Mexican restaurant.

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It was a fun time being sung to, hanging out with some of our best friends, talking about life and quoting friends.

After that Andrew and I did what any normal couple would do and came home to watch The Amazing Race.

Saturday morning we woke up and it was Andrews birthday! We showered and got ready for the day and grabbed some Starbucks for the errands we had. We ran some random errands then headed to lunch for some burgers! We then went to Nordstrom rack because we both needed some random stuff. Then we got shaved ice which was amazing. I hadn’t been to bahama bucks in years.

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Then we grocery shopped, napped and made Tortilla Soup for dinner. Our plan to get Sushi was thwarted by Andrew being sick :(

Thankfully he is feeling better so we are planning our Sushi night for next weekend!

Sunday we vegged all day then went to Ally’s for Easter. So fun!

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It was really a wonderful weekend and it is always a blast to celebrate our birthdays together. With that we turned 31.

Fun stuff coming up on the blog this week so stay tuned!

Happy Birthday Husband!

Happy Happy Birthday Husband! It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating my birthday….wait.

I can’t believe this is our third year of celebrating birthdays together. It is our first year to celebrate as husband and wife. It is also the first time our birthdays have fallen on weekends! I know we will have the most fun time celebrating you today and I am so excited to see what this next year brings for us. You work so hard for our family and to make sure we are taken care of. You never cease to amaze me at how giving of your time and energy you are to everyone around you. You get home from work most nights after a long day and still cook dinner for us and help your family, my family and myself with any and all computer related tasks.

I love your smile, sense of humor, and of course your sexy bod! TMI?

Anyways, I hope you have a great day, and a great year! I love you so much! 143577

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Nail Truck Friday

This post was sponsored by Sally Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Sally Beauty, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Complete Waste of Makeup. 

Last Friday I attended such a fun event. It was the Sally Beauty Nail Truck event at the Shops at Legacy here in Dallas. Imagine a food truck but with manicures. Pretty cool right? They also had mini manicure stations where you could do your own manicure. You could also add fun detailing like jewels and flowers! I opted for a fun pink summery look. I chose It’s A Girl by OPI. I couldn’t decide between that or Orly, which is a very new-to-me brand. They have the cutest colors too! It was extremely hard to decide because Sally Beauty carries over 750 shades of nail polish. Yeah you really can’t go wrong.

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I really had a fun time chatting with the lady who did my nails as well. She told me that she recently did the nails of the woman on the cover of Health magazine. It was so cool to hear about how she travels around with Sally Beauty doing manicures.  

Make sure to check out any Sally Beauty supply near you and their massive selection of nail colors! Perfect time of year to give your nails and toes a little pep!

This post was sponsored by Sally Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Sally Beauty, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Complete Waste of Makeup. 

I’m Feelin 31

Today is my 31st birthday. So a few thoughts on that

 

How did I get here?

31???? WHAT!?

I wish I could say I felt 20 but I for sure feel 31!

OK well here are a few photos from the last 2 birthdays

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Those above are from our 30th birthdays last year

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My 29th birthday at Blissdom where Andrew surprised me!

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Also for our 29th birthdays(our birthdays are 1 day apart) we went on our first vacation together to Southern California(San Diego and La Jolla).

This year our birthdays are super low key. For my day I am seeing Insurgent and going to Mi Cocina. Tomorrow for Andrews we are getting Sushi and shaved ice.

31 …I’m coming for you!