Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Card - Pumpkin

I made this cute little card for my nephew. I really can't make anything to crazy with lots of images or crazy Halloween pattern paper. He gets scared way too easy and when I mean scared he screams and cries. He gets scared easy at anything, Dogs, Cats..etc. Well I wanted to make him something cute, so I had this fun pattern paper-PP and decided to use the cute pumpkin from create a critter.

I Used/Recipe
Target $1 Spot PP
Wausau CS
Create A Critter cart-pg70 Pumpkin 3 1/4"
Google Eyes
SU deminisonals
A2 card
*sorry lighting is bad..gloomy here today*

Thanks for looking!!

Hugs, Sheena

Cooking With Cricut #109 3-D Treats!

Over at My Paper Craft World this weeks Cooking With Cricut challenge is to make a 3-D Treat. I wanted to use my cute little bags I got at the Target $1 spot for this challenge. My treat is simple, so if you need to make a bunch to hand out or give to your child's class.

I Used/Recipe:
Bag Target $1 Spot
Wausau CS
Hello Kitty Greetings-pg72 Bat 2 1/4"
M's $1 Stamp
CTMH Ink- Orange
Black Sharpie pen-eyes on bag
White Gel Pen-eyes on bag
Google Eyes
*Sorry the lighting is bad...its really gloomy here today. We are getting that cold/rain front that is going to meet up with Big Storm Sandy. So it's been raining pretty much all day*

Thanks for looking!!
I hope those that are in the line of Sandy stay safe and you are prepared. They are saying 40-60mph winds here for several days, rain and snow. My family towards the East could get up to a foot of Snow!!

Hugs, Sheena

Friday, October 26, 2012

VoxBox reviews 3 products

Hi Friends! I am back with a review of three products from my VoxBox. I have pictures of the products to share as well. Also a note...I am not great at taking self portraits/close ups of my eyes, so there won't be any pictures of those.

*These products were sent to me by Influenster..this is the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012. All reviews will be my HONEST thoughts. You all know I only share some of my favorite Beauty products, I feel honored that Influenster shared this box with me, and that I can share it with you..I know maybe I can reach a crowd that don't follow or watch other Beauty bloggers that do this all the time. If any of you have tried these products before please feel free to share with me what you like and don't like. I would love to hear what you think as well. Remember I only give HONEST reviews. .*

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact
for Brown Eyes/938 Union Square
Included in the compact: bottom to top: Highlighter, All over lid, Crease Contour, Crease Contour, Primer base, Illuminator
no pic of the primer or Illuminator *sorry
This compact retails for $4.99. I have Brown eyes so I was pretty excited to give this a try. The price kinda made me think it wouldn't be that great of a compact. However I was proven wrong. Now I used everything in this compact, but the applicator. I used my makeup brushes instead. I never get good application with those sponge applicators that come with eyeshadow. I think the primer is nice, it could also be used as a concealer if had to be. I have no creasing so I say the primer does its job :) Now on to the shadows. I like all the colors but one, the 3rd color the color right by the Plum shade. Its okay, but its not a color I usually grab for and I have the Urban Decay Naked palette so there is a color similar in that palette. I never go for that shade. I loved the others especially the Highlighter. I can see myself going to this for a quick highlight. It's light enough to even use as a Illuminator. The eyeshadow is really soft and very powdery. You defiantly have to shake the extra off the brush before applying or you will have fall out. I like how well they blended for me. I do like this compact. For the price it does the job.

Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream

Retails for $6.00 for full size 4-oz bottle. I have to say I was super pumped to try this. I have naturally curly hair and I either have to blow dry my hair or straighten it cause I never found a product that will help my curls by keeping them Frizz free and not a crunchy curl, you know like how some products do. I will say this I LOVE THIS worked so great with my hair. I will be buying a bigger bottle. The smell is a yummy smell, and its not a sticky cream. You can purchase this at a Drugstore, so if you are looking for a curl product give Not You Mother's a try. If it don't workout I do know most drugstores will take returns, just ask :) 

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit
Style 05

Retails for $5.99. Okay when I saw that these were in the VoxBox I was kinda bummed, only because I am not a lashes wearer. I have pretty decent eyelashes and with the right mascara they look almost fake. I told myself I have to try these out, how hard can it really be, it is a starter kit. Okay I trimmed to the size I needed..they are really soft, that is a plus and they were easy to apply. I however felt like I had something on my eyelids that wasn't suppose to be there. lol.. Now I have worn false lashes for Halloween, but those were only on for a couple hours maybe even less cause I just couldn't take it. Now for those eye lash wearers out there I say these would work great for you. They say 100% Human Hair..they are super soft and easy to apply. They make you have super full lashes..Like a Kim K look, if that is what you are going for. For me though they just aren't my thing. I may try them again sometime.

These reviews were Honest. I will be back with some more reviews on other products in my VoxBox. Also I need to work on some Halloween cards...eeek Halloween is next week. I hope everyone stays safe with Hurricane Sandy coming. They are giving us two ways it will impact is Snow and the other is Severe damaging winds..I rather have SNOW!!! 

Hugs, Sheena

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I Love Fall!! tag

Hi everyone, I was visiting a favorite blogger of mine Sam Schuerman's blog a little bit ago and decided to do the fun little I Love Fall tag. Sam does a lot of beauty blog post and she also has a YouTube channel. She is so funny to watch. She also a very sweet person.

I Love Fall 
1.Favorite Fall lip product
Would have to be my Blistex, I'm not much of a lip stick or lip gloss person, but will when I feel like it, but I can't be without my Blistex

2.Favorite Fall Nail Polish
Essie Lady Like..I love this color for fall, it is just light enough for me.

3.Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink
Salted Carmel Mocha

4.Favorite Fall Candle
B&BW 3-wicks candles in the scent, Pumpkin Cupcake, Leaves, Cider Lane and Cinnamon Sugared Donut. At first Leaves wasn't my favorite, but so many people said it was awesome. I got a Leaves candle and the scent has grown on me..I love it. 

*these pics our mine*

5.Favorite Fall Scarf or Accessory
I would have to say my North Face Fleece. It's easy to grab when I need to step out real quick

6.Haunted House, Haunted Hay Ride, Haunted Trail?
I'm not big on Haunted Houses..there is a very famous haunted house called Haunted Hoochie not to far from where I live..I will never go there, I am not into scary things and Haunted Hoochie happens to be one of the sacriest around...eeek. Not my cup of tea. I do however love the haunted Island at a local Lake..that is fun, scary, but fun. They take you out on a boat to get to the Island. 

7.Favorite Halloween Movie
None!!! I hate halloween related movies anything scary..they are not for me. I know this isn't everybody, but the new scary movies that are out makes me think they are giving these Wackos in the world some ideas. Movies now are too gory.

8.Favorite Candy to eat on Halloween
Mini Snickers

9.What are you dressing up as for Halloween
Nothing. I haven't dressed up since 5 years ago and I was a spider witch

10.What is your favorite thing about Fall
Everything! Leaves changing, the smell of leaves when they are on the ground. Bundling up in cute clothes like sweaters and boots. The smell of Apples when you walk into a market or by a stand. Burning Fall scent candles. Sitting out by a bon-fire all bundle up wearing a comfy hoodie and having a good time with great friends and family. 

I tag anyone who wants to play along. I know Fall is a lot of others favorite season. I know that I love Fall!!

Hugs, Sheena

Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

Hi friends, I am back with another Influenster VoxBox. I was chosen to participate in the Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012. I really don't consider myself a beauty blogger, BUT I do love to share from time to time the beauty items I am in love with at the moment. Maybe some of my beauty loves are yours or gives you a chance to want to go out an try them.

**The reviews I have for this VoxBox will be my HONEST review. I will not tell  you I like something just because it was sent to me. If I don't like it I will tell you. I have always been honest when it comes to products for anything, because I want people to be honest with me. I don't want to shell out $$ on something that is actually not worth it. If there is an item in my VoxBox you want to know about let me know, or if you have tried any products before give me your thoughts on what you like or don't like about the product. Honest opinions is what helps products stay the way they are, or to get better**

List of the items in my VoxBox + the items I am most excited to try.

-NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact $4.99
-Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit $5.99
-Bath & Body Works Mini Candles $3.50
-EBOOST $28 for a box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for a box of 30 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 12 shots
-Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin $7.29
-Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream $6.00 for full sized 4-oz bottle
-*extra item* Vitabath Fragrance Mist

What I am most excited to try is:
- NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact..I got for Brown Eyes. I have Brown Eyes :)
-The Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter kit. I have never used fake lashes but only for Halloween. I have pretty decent lashes.
-Goody Simple Style Pins. I always see them on commercials and think about buying them, but my hair is long an thick..I want to see how well they hold up :)
-Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining hair cream. My hair is naturally curly and I am always looking for a cream that will keep my curl and cut down on frizz..mostly the cut down on the frizz.

I will be back in a week or two with reviews..the Bath & Body Works candle will be easy to review..many of you know I love the 3-wick candles from B&BW.

**I will give Honest reviews only. Yes these items were sent to me for free to share my honest reviews**

Thank You Influenster for picking me to give the products a try and review. I know I am not a big beauty blogger like a lot of others, but just maybe I will reach out to the crowd that don't see those other bigger beauty bloggers. Thank You again.

Hugs, Sheena

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Feel The Love October 2012 + other challenges

The I Feel The Love for October is for Surrey Place Care Center. Madison at Funky Cards and I Feel The Love asked us to make Thanksgiving cards for the residents at Surrey Place Care Center. If you would like to read more about Surrey Place please head over to Madison's BLOG. For my cards I made a simple, yet elegant card. I like how pretty it turned out. I hope the residents enjoy my cards.

Challenge Entry for : Cooking With Cricut - #107 Card Out Reach for IFTL and CARDZ TV- #118 Anything Goes

I Used/Recipe:
Wausau CS
Wild Card cart-pg43 Phrase/Happy Thanksgiving at Real Dial Size 2"
Ashlyn's Alphabet cart-pg64 Icon Shadow 2 1/4"
A Child's Year cart-pg37 Icon/Leaves at Real Dial Size 1"
Cuttlebug folder- D'Vine Swirl
Cold Gel Pen
SU Deminisonals
CTMH Ink - Desert Sand
A2 card

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!!
 Hugs, Sheena 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cooking With Cricut #106 Color Challenge

Over at My Paper Craft World this week the Cooking With Cricut is a Color Challenge, plus you have to have on your project String, Twine, Hemp, or Yarn included with the color palette. I made a round card for my project. I wanted to put something such as Give Thanks on the top where it is blank, but I don't have a stamp that looked good and my handwriting isn't the best when I know I need to make it look neat.  So for now I will leave it blank and if I come across a good stamp that fits I will add it. I just love this time of year. the leaves changing, the crisp cool days, and all the fun fall decorations. So I went with a Fall theme for my card.

I Used/Recipe:
Debbie Mumm PP
Cloud 9 Design PP
Wausau CS
Bazzill CS
Wild Card cart- pg48 Black out card base 5"
P Schoolbook- Circles 1/2" to 1 1/4"
A Child's Year cart-pg37 Icon/Leaves using Real Dial Size 2 3/4"
CTMH Ink- Desert Sand
Gold Gel pen faux stitching
Embroidery floss 
5" card

Hope everyone has had a great weekend. I think I will be back to taking pics under my Ott Light since the day light gets shorter and it seems to be gloomy a lot more. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Sheena