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Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Breather!

Yea I know...this isn't a beauty post or anything remotely related to beauty. Lol. However I just felt like taking a breather. I just needed somewhere to come relax and just sit back and write whats been going on and not have to edit and upload anything at the moment. : )

So I've been hard at work on my channel. I invite you to visit if you haven't already. I will post the link down below. I hosted a giveaway last week and worked on several video's through out the weeks. It's hard work at times but I enjoy it. I enjoy sharing my talents and tips with my viewers. It's just needed to just simply "chill" sometimes and I feel like I have a little time to just chill now. So I am savoring it.

It's been a busy time for me lately, what with my channel, work, and still getting things done in my personal life. I need to make some changes. For financial reasons. Things are just rough in that department. I feel sometimes like I expect a lot of myself. I want to be successful and it's hard when career wise I am a little behind. I must persevere for now.

There is just so much that needs to be done and so little time. It's stressful at times. But I can do it. I always do.

So lately I have been working. Which sucks. Lol. I have been trying to work hard on my channel. I have been trying to get out and have fun when I can. Sometimes all my energy is just plain gone. And I am exhausted. Whats a girl to do.

I know this entry is a bit different but I just wanted to write this. I will resume my beauty posts soon.Never fear!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Two-Tone Hair & ANNOUNCEMENT! :)

Hello to all my readers!

So this weekend I had to touch up my hair. I wanted to do a more detailed entry showing how I did it but I wasn't sure how much interest there was so if you all are interested in how to get this look please message me and I will do a tutorial entry next time!

So for the past few months I have been doing a two tone hair coloring. Doing a dark brown color on the bottom layer and my usual light blonde on the top layer. My fiance loves this look and I have really grown to like it too. So yea, it's a bit edgy and fun for summer.

As for my announcement, today is a good day. Today my Macbook Pro is arriving in the mail. I'm really excited and so ready to get back to making videos and all! So I wanted to share a update on this with you all and let you know that this week I will be posting a new video. Or maybe several new videos. : ) I have a lot of ideas for videos I want to do and things I want to cover on my channel but I love requests and if you have any please feel free to let me know! I always do my best to accomodate requests from my viewers!

I know this is a short entry but I really wanted to let you all know what was going on and that my channel will be up this week!

Thanks for reading and I love u all!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!



Hello lovelies! Happy 4th of July to u! I hope you all have a safe and exciting 4th of July!

As of right now the weather here in my town is a bit dreary and rainy however the weather is supposed to clear up around 5 or 6 so my fiance, and family will be going downtown for the Independence Festival. There is going to be music and food and then a firework show tonight. It's going to be quite exciting. I am planning on bringing my camera to take some pictures. I will try to share them with you all once I do.

Oh yes and GOOD NEWS! I ordered my Macbook two days ago but because of the holiday weekend it won't be arriving till later this week. However my channel will be back up here soon!

I know it's quite a bit short of a post but I wanted to just wish u all a happy holiday! I do have to get ready for going out later.

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Muahz!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Product I Love: Calgon Femme Inferno Body Spray & A Quick Update!

Boo ya!

Lol. Feeling a bit random today!

Hello to all! I wanted to make a post today because I was pretty excited to tell you all about a product I truly fell in love with. Also just wanted to do a quick update to let u all know how I have been and whats been going on as far as my channel and video's coming back.

So firstly, I was shopping for some groceries a few days back at Walmart. I know I am always in Walmart right? Lol. So I was kinda wandering after a while and I happened to land in the body spray and spa products section. I was just kinda sniffin around at some of the different products and body sprays. I happened upon this one. The Calgon Femme Inferno Body Mist.


I have used other Calgon products before and though I do like them I have always found the scents to not last long enough for me. It seemed like after a few hours the scent was gone and I was sad. :(

I sprayed a little bit of this spray on my arm and I instantly loved the smell. According to Calgon the fragrance consists of a sultry blend of pink pepper, vivid bergamot, and lily of the valley. The scent was just like something I would wear. It was a bit musky and mysterious and I went ahead and picked it up. It was about $7. So not too pricey.

So the test was how long did the smell stay for. Well I smelled my arm the next morning before work and sure enough the scent was still there. It was a bit more faint but it was still there. And it smelled a little better after it dried out as well. So I was definitely hooked on this fragrance. I recommend it you like sultry smells like this one you try it out. And at $7 it's quite a steal. Can be found in most drugstores and grocery stores. Anywhere they sell Calgon products. Or also on their website. Good job on this one Calgon.

So as for my channel. I have been trying to update on there as well. I should be getting my Macbook within a week or two and my channel will be back up. I am very close!

In the meantime I have been job hunting, and also enjoying the warm weather we have been having. My tattoo has healed up quite nicely. Also my fiance and I went shopping a few days ago and he went with me to Sephora. He's the bestest! :) He bought me the Urban Decay Naked Palette which I have been wanting for quite some time. I love it! So I am excited to do some videos on looks made with the palette! Better late then never right! So yea, about to make some lunch I will catch you guys later! Thanks for reading!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tag: 13 Personal Questions



Hi all! I wanted to do kinda a quick entry today. There was a tag on Youtube I wanted to do, however I will have to post it on here since I don't have my computer just yet. Lol. I will probably re-do this on my channel once I do.

So lets get started with this tag. I tag everyone so feel free to do this tag!

13 Questions:
1. What do you order at Starbucks?
I like to order a caramel frappucino or a hazelnut creme when it's cold out.

2. What's one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?
I would have to say tank tops. My closet is full of tank tops. I like them in all colors and patterns. You can dress them up or dress them down. They are multifunctional.

3. What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you?
I am all about routines. I try to do a schedule everyday. I like to do this at a certain time, do this at another time. I like to plan out my entire day and keep busy.

4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die?
I would like to open my own business. It's a dream of mine. I would love to own some sort of store. A fashion store or a grocery store or a cafe.

5. What's one food that you cannot live without?
Doughnuts. I am a sucker for doughnuts. I should eat them as much as I do but I can't help myself.

6. What quote/phrase do you live your life by?
“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.”

7. What do you like and dislike about the YT community?
I like that I can do what I love and help others. I love watching videos. I dislike the haters, and the people who put people down. And that most people don't watch people who are less well known. Most people just watch people who are famous and sponsored. It's hard to make a name for yourself.

8. What's your number one most listened to song on iTunes?
I don't use iTunes but I would say my fave song right now is Fashion of His Love by Lady Gaga.

9. What kind of style would you define yourself as having?
I guess a "bright edgy look". I love edgy styles and I love bright neon colors.

10. Favorite number
2
11. Two hobbies
Video games and blogging of course!

12. Two pet peeves
People who are very picky. Who feel like they need to pick through things before making a decision. Also probably laziness. I can't stand people who just stand around and can't work.

13. Guilty Pleasure
Speeding. Lol. I try so hard not to but I can't help it sometimes. And I enjoy it. Lol. I shouldn't I know but I like going fast.


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Do It Yourself: Clarifying Green Tea Scrub & Yard Sale Update!!!

Hello to everyone! Thanks for reading!
So my last Do It Yourself post was quite a hit. I had many people comment on it here as well as on my Facebook. So I wanted to share another one of my favorite DIY tips. I am a big DIY girl if you can't already tell! Most importantly many natural foods and such are much better for using on your skin then products in the store! They have no harsh chemicals, no artificial ingredients, and you can make them in bulk and it's so much cheaper!

So as some of you may know from watching my channel I have very sensitive and acne prone skin. It's also quite dry in certain areas and also oily in others. I have to use acne cleansing products for the most part but I do have several recipes I also use for taking care of my skin. Especially when it comes to exfoliating.

So lets get started and I will show you all one of my favorite scrubs! You can use this on any skin type but it is especially helpful with sensitive or acne prone skin.

To start off you will need to get a small bowl to mix items in, as well as a small container to store any left over product for future use. You will also need a tea kettle, green tea either loose or bagged, and a small amount of honey. As well as a small amount of plain white sugar.

Start by brewing a cup of green tea. Make sure to let the tea cool down fully before using and mixing in the bowl. You can store it in the fridge for an hour or so and it should cool down nicely.


Once your tea is cool you can strain it if you had loose green tea or you can simply leave the tea bits in the scrub. It doesn't make a difference either way!

Next pour your green tea into a small mixing bowl. Take your honey and pour about a tablespoon of honey into the tea.Any kind of honey will do.


Now take your plain white sugar and pour about a cup into the green tea. Mix. The tea and sugar should thicken up. However if it is still runny pour more sugar in until the tea becomes thick, like a scrub or mask. It should not be very drippy.


After mixing I like to let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 30 mins to cool. The scrub feels great after a hot day outside when it's nice and cool from being in the fridge.

You can use this scrub once or twice a week. The green tea is full of antioxidants. It helps clarify skin and treats redness and swelling. It helps with creating a more glowy skin color as well. The honey in the scrub is excellent for acne. It not only is a natural antiseptic that kills bacteria but also rejuvenates skin and can take the redness from acne and tone it down. Lastly the sugar serves as a natural scrubbing bead to exfoliate dead skin cells and make skin soft and clean!

This is one of my all time favorite face scrubs to use. It's natural, never makes me breakout, and it's easy to store. Simply put the rest of the product in an airtight container and store in the fridge for further use. The mixture should last about 2 weeks in the fridge.

Now....as for our yard sale day today. It started out being a rough morning. As soon as I woke up it was thundering and then raining something awful. It was a pretty bad storm. However it did clear up and I ended up having my sale in the garage. Profits were small but decent. I sold many things I didn't need and I got a little extra money in my pocket. So all was well!

If you have any DIY ideas you would like to request please email me at lilmssusieq02@yahoo.com! Or message me on my blog!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Product I Love: Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara & The Yard Sale of Yard Sales

Hello to all my lovelies! Thanks so much for reading!
Today I wanted to share with you all one of my favorite products. I got it about a month ago after needing a new mascara and wanted to try this one out. It's the Rimmel Glam'Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara.


This is actually the first Rimmel mascara I have purchased. I have long loved Rimmel products. They are always good quality and quite affordable however when it came to mascara's I never gravitated towards Rimmel. My last favorite mascara was actually by Maybelline. The Lash Stiletto Mascara was my long stand by mascara. It was waterproof, humidity proof, and not clumpy. Once it ran out I was ready to try something new and I wasn't about to spend a ton of money on it. I was eager to try out another drugstore brand mascara.

So I purchased this Rimmel mascara. I like to use the Extreme Black color however there are other color options available. I was intrigued with the two brush mascara system. This product features one brush for a daytime look that has length and defined lashes. As well as a volume brush for a more sultry, thickened, nighttime look.

The length side of this mascara unscrews from the very top. It has a quite long brush which is a good thing for the most part. The brush is thin and picks up a small amount of product. Perfect for just a small application before heading out to work or a lunch outing. When applied it does create a more lengthy look. Does not come on thick at all. I think it could actually apply a little more for my taste so I find myself having to apply more the one coat. I like the length of the brush handle as well but at times it can get a little annoying trying to position it correctly when using on my lashes because it's a little hard to manouver.

The volume side is quite shorter and unscrews under the length brush. It's not much bigger in size then the length brush but picks up quite a lot more product. I prefer using this side much more then the length side in most occasions because I like that thicker eyelash look. It applies a lot more product and often times one coat is enough for me.

The mascara itself is a nice black color. It's thick but it does not weigh my lashes down by any means. I find that it lasts quite well through the day without needing to be reapplied. There isn't any fallout from the product nor is there any running of the mascara on a humid day or night. Though this mascara is not waterproof it does hold up quite well under situations where it might rain or what not.

I believe the price is about $6.00 and is available at most all drugstores. The reason this has become one of my favorite products is because it's an all in one. You can create two different looks and go from work to night out in no time. It's afforable and personally I like the design of it. I like being able to tinker with the brushes and I like the bright pink and black colors. : )

So if you're in the market for a new mascara you need to try this out!

As for the Yard Sale of Yard Sales, this weekend is Yard Sale Day in my neighborhood. We have one once a year and it's quite busy. This year all the surrounding neighborhoods are having their yard sale day the same day so it's going to be like a yard sale bonanza around here! Lol. And as I have for the past 3 years I will be having my yard sale. Last year I made about $200 in sales and I am hoping to make the same or more this year. I am nearly at my goal for my Macbook and with the money I make from my yard sale this will be going towards that. So I am excited to have my channel back up and running soon and make new video's! I am going to take some pictures and let you guys in on a little backstage pass that day and blog about it. It's going to be fun and thrilling!

If you have any requests for tutorials, questions, anything please ask! I will include my contact details below. And please subscribe to my channel and blog because I will be doing a giveaway as one of my new video's and in order to be a part of it you will need to be a subscriber to my blog as well as my channel!

Love u all! Muahz!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

OOTD: Camo Style

Thought I would pop in to do a quick outfit of the day post. It's scorching outside today, about 93 again and I am burning up! LOL. So therefore, the short shorts are coming out. Get over it. :)







My top is from the Miley Cyrus/Max Azria Line for Walmart $7. The shorts are the same brand $12. The shoes are quite old, not quite sure of the brand.
And my makeup is a camo inspired look with greens, tan, and browns. I will do a tutorial on the look once I get my Mac.

Hope you all enjoyed and please feel free to leave any requests you might have for me!

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Muahz!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Update! & DIY: How to Make Your Own Eyeshadow Primer

Hello my lovelies! I hope you all have been doing well and staying cool with all this hot weather we have been having.

So I've been mainly trying to stay cool, riding with my fiance and friends on the Ninja, and also just working. I've been working as much as I can to save up for my new Macbook Pro. I am actually not too far from getting it now. I literally need only about $400 more to go. I can't wait to get back to making videos and my subscribers. I love my subbies! It's tough to watch my youtube friends making videos and I must sit by and watch. So I am ready to get back to making videos!

So todays post is going to be a DIY project for you all!

Eyeshadow primer is a must have for makeup application. It creates a base to work with and brightens the colors and allows for smoother application of eye makeup. As well as making your eye makeup last longer! And in these hot summer months that's important!

I have bought many primers in the past. Though they worked great they were usually pricey and I had to buy them often. So I decided to start making my own. Not only did it work just as good as the one's I used to buy but I could make more anytime I needed! So I want to share the recipe with you all!

First off here is the products you will need!

You will need a small container or tub to put and mix your primer in.


Also you will need a good body butter. If you are sensitive to fragrances I would recommend a unscented one.


And lastly you will need foundation makeup. You can use the one you usually use on your face for this.


Firstly clean out your tub. Make sure it is clean and dry.

Next fill about half of the tub with some body butter.

Using the foundation pour in a few good size drops.

Using a toothpick or small mixing tool mix the foundation and body butter. When you are finished mixing it should look like concealer you would use on your face but a little thicker. It should be thick and spreadable and not runny.

And that's it! You can try some out to make sure the color is correct on you. Simply keep the tub covered with the lid when you are not using the product and it should last a few months for you! And anytime you run out you can simply make more!

You will only need a small pea size amount on your lids before applying your eye makeup.

I hope this is helpful and if you have any questions please feel free to ask me!

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Catch u all later! Muahz!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Product Test Drive: Nivea Touch of Sparkle Body Wash



Hello lovelies! For this Product Test Drive I have been trying out the new Nivea Touch of Sparkle Body Wash. I purchased it at Walmart for $3.00 on sale.

This body wash promises a light floral scent and a hint of sparkle on your skin. I was actually pretty excited to try it out because I love the look of clean glowy sparkly skin. I had a product from Jergen's a long time ago that was a lotion infused with sparkle. It was one of my favorites.

So the scent of the body wash was lovely. It promises a White Calla Blossom Scent. It smelled very fresh and floral. My entire bathroom smelled wonderful afterwards. My skin felt soft and hydrated and definitely not dried out.

I was looking for the little specks of sparkle but I didn't see any. The body wash promises a sparkle due to the infusion of Diamond Powder in the body wash. I didn't see any difference as far as sparkle was concerned. I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I was really hoping Nivea pulled through with that portion.

The scent stayed on my skin for hours after showering. At least 2-3 hours. My skin felt smooth as well.

The product was great. I loved the scent, and I loved the stay power of the fragrance. I also loved how it made my skin feel. And the container it comes in is a pretty large size for $3.00. However the lack of sparkle really ruined the experience for me.

So I will give this product a rating of- C-

All was great and it was a really nice body wash to use, especially where hydration is concerned. However if you're looking for that subtle glow...you won't find it here. You're better off dipping yourself in a vat of glitter. : )

Stay tuned for the next Product Test Drive!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

OOTD: Going Out & Sunless Tan Update

Hello my lovelies! So I know I haven't shared the pictures from my sunless tanning experiment. Personally I didn't even want to take pictures of it! Lol.

So the verdict from my experiment using the Salon Bronze Airbrush Tan System.
Score: D

The actual gun itself was quite easy to use. It was quick, had a good spraying mist, and the color showed up quickly.

Bad points.....

1- This took way too long to dry. I sat waiting for it to dry for about 10 minutes and it wasn't even close to being dry. I waited another 10 minutes and it was a little drier so I went ahead and put on my pj's. Bad idea, apparently it still wasn't fully dry and so I stained my clothes, the bed, and everything else.

2- Soon after using and I mean 15 minutes after I put on my clothes the tan was wearing off. I could take my finger and rub it across my wrist once and the color would come off. I already knew at this point this was a bad idea.

3- The day after the tanning people did notice I was tanner. They said the color looked good. It wasn't orange but an actual tan color. Which was nice.

4- As soon as I took a shower the next day most of the product washed off in the shower. I could actually see the color in the water going down the drain. When I got out to dry I noticed huge splotches of missing color on me and large patches where the color washed off.

5- Two days after I looked a patchy mess. We had went out to a Bike Night event and even my fiance's friends noticed my discolored look. They told me I looked like an Oompa Loompa and commented on my splotchy botched tan look. It wasn't really too bad, once I explained to them about my experiment with sunless tanning spray they understood.

6- Today about a week later some of the color is still on me and in patches. I have tried to scrub it off with no luck. But other area's the color is gone completely.

So I have decided to never use this product again.
I will say however that to date the best tanning product I ever used was Banana Boat's Deep Dark Color Tanning Lotion. It stayed on for a max of about 3-4 days before getting splotchy and the color looked just as nice. The price on that lotion is about $9 at Walmart.

So moving on here are some pictures from yesterday and my outfit of the day!
By the way, I am halfway to getting my Macbook Pro and being able to start making my video's again!!!!!! Yes!


Wearing my jeggings I got from Marshalls. These are made by American Eagle. $14.00


Shirt by Lot29 from AJ Wright. $12.00


This is the full outfit. The shoe's are by Wild Diva and I purchased them at Dots. $12.00

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Sunless Tanning Episode Part 1



I've been fooling around with sunless tanning sprays/lotions a lot lately. With having to cut back on my spending because of saving for my Macbook Pro I haven't been able to go tanning anymore.

Yes....I know tanning beds are bad and can cause cancer. So preach no more.

However I'm old enough to make my own decisions and do what I want. But because of finances for now tanning sprays will have to do. I am thinking of doing a video on my channel about my favorite and least favorite tanning sprays.

So I tried a new one today. I bought the Salon Bronze at home airbrush tanning system at Sally's Beauty. It was $12.99. Refills are $8.99 I thought it would be worth a shot.

It promises no orange color, no streaking, and a natural looking and long lasting tan.

So my fiance Bilal put it on. We spent about 15 minutes applying it. It was freezing cold, let me tell you. The way it sprays is a nice mist which is easy to use. And the color is immediate. And there is no weird "fake tan spray" smell.

Now....there was bad points too. For one on my tummy area and my arms I have lil peach fuzz hairs that everyone has. Well the spray got stuck to these little hairs and clumped up on them. When we blotted them the color rubbed off. It took several tries and it still doesn't look quite right in a certain spot. Also it I even touched a spot on accident the color seemed to come off on my hand. So I am worried about showering tomorrow and hoping it doesn't all come off. Guess I will see.

I was going to take a few pictures of the tanning process since I am not able to make video's at the moment however it's late and I look a hot mess so I will update tomorrow with results of my shower test and maybe a few pictures.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A new home for my blog!



Hey and welcome to my blog!
Many of you might already be subscribed to my Youtube Channel LilMsSusieQ. I haven't been able to post up any new video's in...well...a long time! Lol. After a mishap with my old computer it just plain out crashed so now I am having to get a new one. I'm saving up for a Macbook Pro. I figure it will be nice to use IMovie instead of Windows Movie Maker for once! So I'm working on it. Girls living on a budget.

However I was planning to start up a blog site for my subscribers and also more information to be posted on here when it comes to my videos, fashion, or beauty. So that's where this blog stems from.

So first off let me say that you should most definitely add and bookmark my blog site. Because as with my video's there will be many goodies on here to read and learn. As well as info on my giveaways I will be hosting.

Also, here is just a little preview of what I will be doing more video's on in the near future.
*Outfit of the Day videos
*Reviews
*Cooking Videos
*Polish Videos as well as English Videos
*A Day in The Life Videoshttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
*Event Videos
*How to Wear... Videos
*Craft Videos
.....etc....

So if you haven't already subscribed to my channel please subscribe: www.youtube.com/lilmssusieq

I guess I will end this on a optimistic note...check back for my next post. I am hoping to do a OOTD post on here. Catch ya'll later!

Muahz,
Susie