Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

   Hello Ladies and maybe some gentlemen! I hope you all had a great new years like I did. I spent it with all of my friends having fun and drinking cocktails and even got my new years kiss! While I was having all of my new years fun I couldn't help but stop and wonder what I should make my resolution. Sometimes I hate resolutions because lets be honest, there are some of us(like me) who say they're going to go through with this huge resolution and then don't. I have been doing this with every resolution I have probably ever made. So this year instead of it being a year long resolution I am making it a life resolution. And what is this resolution you may ask? It is simply to eat healthier.
    I'm sure this is a lot of other peoples resolutions as well so I figured I would share it with all of you so that we can go on this life resolution together! A huge part of beauty and lifestyle is the way you eat. The way you eat effects everything from the way you feel on the inside to the way you look on the outside. To be the best possible you that you can, you should be putting the best possible things  that you can into your body. So I will be blogging about my experience eating healthier. I will not be counting calories or anything like that just simple healthier eating. Here are the rules:
          1. NO JUNK FOOD.-- I have a serious thing for junk food. I always have. But after researching how junk foods are made and what goes into them(trans-fats, saturated fats, sodium) I have decided that I will no longer be putting anything like that into my body. So goodbye to jun foods!
          2. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AT EVERY MEAL-- I don't think this will be too hard to do. Part of the reason I eat junk foods is because most of the time they are snack foods. If I add fruits and vegetables into every meal then I will be less likely to get hungry later and have the urge to snack on something fatty, salty and bad for me.
          3. ONE FISH MEAL AND THREE VEGETARIAN MEALS A WEEK-- So this one may be a little hard. I don't necessarily like vegetarian meals but I do eat quite a bit of meat. Meat is not bad for you but I just feel that it should be eaten in moderation. So I will be cutting back on the amount of meat I eat and instead exchanging it for one fish meal a week and three vegetarian meals.
          4. MORE WATER-- I don't usually drink juices or pops anyways so I don't have to worry about those but I do need to start drinking more water! I used to drink a lot of water in one day and the results it had on my skin were amazing. My little skin problems cleared up and my skin was less oily
          This seem fairly easy to do and I hope that some of you guys will try it out with me! I will be posting some recipes I come across and I will be updating my progress! I hope you guys had a great new years and that some of you will try this life-style resolution with me!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I'm Back!!!


         I can finally say that I am officially back!!! After some serious consideration I decided that I couldn't give up blogging forever and that it was time to start up again! I've been trying lots and lots of stuff while I have been away and I cannot wait to show you guys! Follow me on Instagram: @taylorrford  Twitter: @girlmeetsbeauty & Tumblr: Be You.
       I hope you all are having a fabulous Christmas and I cannot wait to see all the goodies you got!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Naked 2 Palette

 Foxy, Half Baked, Booty Call, Chopper
 Tease, Snakebite, Susupect, Pistol
Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

Three months is the amont of time it has taken me to decide on if I wanted to buy thise palette or not. And when I was at Sephora I saw it and jus tthought, why not! I never thought I would need a naked palette, but I've been wearing bright lipsticks and nails a lot and thought that I needed more neutral colors for my eyes, and what better neutral colors than the Naked 2 Palette! I'm not going to go too into the colors, I really like them and I'm excited to do some fun looks. My favorite colors in the palette are Half Baked, Chopper, Snakebite, and YDK. They all go on really smoothly and I love hgow the palette is tin.
Do you guys have any of the two naked palettes?

Monday, July 9, 2012

MAC To Catch A Sailor

  Feeling adventurous? I was. And that is why instead of buying anything else from the Hey Sailor collection I bought this gold lipstick. I have not seen anyone else who has bought this gold lipstick, and honestly I'm here to convince you guys that you should! Don't be afraid of it, I was for along time even after I bought it. But all you have to do is layer a light pink lipgloss over it and it looks fabulous!! It looks like the percet gold and pink lipgloss. I've had tons of people ask me where I've gotten my lipgloss from. And it's perfect look for summer when you're just wearing a little bit of foundation and concealer it adds a nice summery golden to yourlips. If you like to really experiment with makeup thenI say definitely go for it. It looks okay by itself as well, but I'm not that daring and I feel it looks better with something layered over it. I have even mixed in a bit or Morange or Up The Amp with it and it looks great. And you don't need to put a lot on to get the effect.
So will you guys try this one out?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lush Bath Time

 With it being summer I finally had time to sit in the bath and relax a little. I've had these Lush products around for forever but hadn't had the time to try them yet. I had two bath bombs and one bubble bar. The orange one on the left is the Yuzu and Cocoa bubble bar. For those of you who don't know what Yuzu is, like me, it is a Japanese fruit that is similar to an orange. It smells absolutely delicious, like fruit and coconut, it was very relaxing and it turn your bath water orange. I wanted to try out a new bubble bar and that is why I bought this one but to be honest I don't know if I would buy it again. I split it in half so it lasted me for two baths, but I don't like it as much as I like the comforter. And the comforter lasts me longer anyways. So it's good for a one time thing but It isn't a regular on my list. Next is the Butterball bath bomb it was my favorite out of all of them! It smells like vanilla and has chunks of coca butter in it! I didn't know that when I put it in my bath so it was such a pleasant surprise. It made my bath water so moisturizing. If you're ever going to buy a bath bomb ever, buy this one! Even if you don't plan on buying a bath bomb go an buy this one anyways. It is a must have. Compared to the other two the next one is super boring, and I probably won't buy it again. It is the Avobath. It smells like lemongrass and it is really fresh. It has no tricks like the butterball, it simply fizzes away and smells fresh...boring. If you're gonna spend money on a bath bomb definitely buy something with some tricks up it's sleeve! 
   Which bath bomb is your favorite??


Monday, July 2, 2012

Carols Daughter Chocolat Blow Dry Cream

  After my recent success with Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Repair Collection I decided to try out more of her stuff! At a recent trip to sephora I was asked if I wanted to use any beauty insider points to get a sample, and when I saw this I had to get it right away! Being a little to over-excited I hopped inthe shower right when I got home, used all of my monoi products, and then hopped out and put a little of this in my hair. If you have thin hair yo really only need a dime sized amount, but if you have thicker curly hair, like myself, I sugggest splitting your hair in two and using a dime sized amount on each. After doing this my hair smelled like the delicious chocolat scent it gave off and then I proceeded to blowdry. With this and my monoi collection after blowdrying there was no damage! and I have tried every drug-store brand of blowdrying cream and they are all either to sticky or too greasy, and do not really protect. But this is wonderful! It left my hair feeling so soft and I was able to straighten it with no porblems what so ever! If you are in need of a blow dry cream I really do suggest this one! It is amazing! This is a sample size but the full size is $22. And it is totally worth it. I can't wait to try more Carols Daughter products!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Birchbox June 2012

  Recieving this months birchbox was a very sad day in my birchbox history, worse than the laundry detergent in my eyes. Normally I try to give everything in my birchbox a chance before shutting it down completely, but there was no way I could open this box and even act remotely excited. So here's what I recieved:
-The Balm Cosmetics Staniac- I wasn't very excited about this since I already own Benetint but I gave it a try. To be honest, it was really bad. Gel like and you had to applky a lot to get even a little bit of color stain on your lips.
- Melvita Floral Water- This is supposed to be used for after sun exposure to keep your skin safe, and refreshed and healthy looking. So after about an hour of laying in the sun(with sunscreen) I came inside and decided to spray some on my face. My face instantly became itchy and hot, and I got red hives and patches on my face, do I really even need to say that I will never be touching this again?
-Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream- This to me is a sort of mixture between lotion and vaseline. It has a weird texture, and is to be used on cuticles, rough feet, and elbows and things. It probably was a nice addition, but the sample size was way too small for me be able to try it out long enough to see if it is actually worth buying.
- Band-Aids Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids- This was a cute idea, exciept I feel that they are a  bit childish. If I am going to wear abandaid I'm probably just going to buy regular bandaids. Especially because these cost twelve dollars and the designs are not very visible on the band-aids themselves.
-Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner- This is the one product I actually LOVE.When I run out of the one that I have now I will be buying it again. I have tried a lot of felt tip eyeliners and they never work over my eyeshadow if I have some on, butthis one has noproblem going over eyeshadow and it gives you the smallest line ever! You can of course build it to get bigger.
EXTRA- John Varvatos Star U.S.A- Even though it was Father's Day I was super upset that they added this. I understand they're just trying to advertise their Birchbox Man but if I wanted anything manly in my box I would but Birchbox man. I felt this was a really poor addition expecially after that Band-Aids.
  So what did you guys think of this months box?? What did you get in yours?