Look Closely

When I first came across this Linden Hill cardigan, I thought “Oh, that’s cute” and for only $2.99 I thought it was worth buying.

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I really liked the flower detail on it. Don’t you?

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But then, when my husband was taking my photo, I took a closer look at the sweater and noticed all the little details…

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Did you notice the buttons? There are actually three different ones!

One is shaped like a flower, one has a flower in the center and one is just plain.

Also, the front placket is wavy instead of straight!

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Cool, huh!

 

But does that make the sweater worth $19.99?

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You be the judge.

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It Really Is Soft

In an effort to bring more color into my life for 2018, when I came across this Soft Surroundings shirt, I snatched it right up!

The fact that it was only $3.13 had nothing to do with my decision.

#YeahRight

#ThisBrandIsExpensive

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This brand is really as soft as it claims to be and this shirt is no exception.

 

I decided to pair it with this “leather” moto jacket that I scored on the same trip to the thrift.

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Not a bad looking jacket for less than seven bucks, huh!

 

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It added just the right amount of hardness to this very soft shirt.

 

Have a great weekend!

Life Update

Happy Hump Day!

I thought I would take a quick minute and get you up to speed on what I have been doing.

#OtherThanThrifting

In December, the Sun City Dance Company Las Vegas had their first ever holiday performance, of which I was a part of.

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What’s on the horizon for 2018?

Well, I’m glad you asked!

On Saturday February 10, 2018 7PM and again on Sunday, February 11, 2018 2PM I will be performing in the Sun City Summerlin Community Theatre Club’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You.”

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Set in 1938, I am playing the role of Alice Sycamore…the 22 year old (ahem) love interest. It’s the biggest role I have played so far and I must admit, learning the lines (and learning how to act) has been quite stressful. Along with our very accomplished Director and fellow actors that have worked with the likes of Carol Burnett and Christopher Plummer, everyone has been so kind to give of their time, to help this novice (me) become my character.

#ItHasntBeenEasy

 

If you reside in the Las Vegas area or are going to be in town and are looking for a fun, inexpensive thing to do, off the strip…please consider coming to our show! The tickets are only $10 and can be purchased HERE.

Thank you!!

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Leather Contrast Moto Jacket

People say that I find amazing thrift fashion because I live in Las Vegas.

#IBegToDiffer

Amazing thrift finds can be found anywhere, if you know what you are looking for.

#ImAnExpertLooker

Case in point is this Michael Stars leather contrast moto jacket that I scored at the Family Thrift CenterΒ  in Albuquerque, NM.

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I paid $3.00 for the most buttery soft piece of leather that I have ever felt.

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What did it sell for originally?

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I like how the look of the jacket changes with just a zip of the zipper.

 

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This particular thrift store in NM is dirty, dingy and has THE most amazing finds! It’s hands down my favorite thrift store…

including those here in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

 

The Pitfalls of Social Media

Back in June, my images were used to scam a man out of $1500.00, with another $5000.00 being asked for.

 

 

The man, from Australia, refused to believe his daughter, when she told him he was being scammed.

His daughter contacted my two boys, through FB, to let them know that my image was being used to scam her father.

 

Let me back things up…

Over the summer, I Interviewed (here in Vegas) to be a host on JTV. (located in TN)

Not too long after that interview, I received a strange message on FB from a man accusing me of trying to scam him out of $10,000.00

I ignored it because I thought it was a scam.

I kept receiving messages on FB from other men.

Here is one of them.

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Did you notice? He is from TN.

 

So is this fake Driver’s License…

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and this fake profile on this dating website.

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We actually found out the name and email of the man that was being scammed. My husband contacted him.

The man responded with all the information he had on the person running the scam, including numerous badly and SO obviously photo-shopped photos of me.

We turned everything over to the FBI.

Even when faced with the truth, this man was still holding out hope that he wasn’t being scammed.

I hope his daughter convinced him otherwise…

 

 

Product Review : Maybelline Total Temptation Makeup Collection

*I was gifted these products to review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Thanks to Influenster, I was sent my first ever, makeup only,Β  voxbox!

Apparently they heard that I’m a lover of all things beauty related.

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Let me break it all down for you using a five star rating…five being the best.

First up :

Total Temptation Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette

MSRP $11.99

Rating:Β  2.75 stars

I like both eyeshadow color stories. The problem is in the color payoff. It was just average in my book. I wanted the darks to be darker. Also, this palette was too shimmery for my taste (and wrinkly eyelids). For a girl in her teen’s, I think this would be great.

 

Check out the horrible job I did on swatching the warm neutrals. I realized afterwards that you are supposed to use the inside of your arm…

where there are no age spots…

to detract from the colors.

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The far right swatch is the highlighter.

Now, the highlighters are what I did like about the palette. They were blinding!

Here is my face done up with all the above colors.

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Hmm…

It’s hard to tell anything.

BUT, did you notice my lashes and brows???

#BrowsAreOnPoint

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Total Temptation Washable Mascara in Blackest Black

MSRP : $9.49

Rating : 3.25 stars

I was impressed that this mascara didn’t leave little black dots under my eyes.

#AmITheOnlyOneWithThisProblem

This stuff doesn’t budge…

which means when I go to take it off, it’s a little more difficult…

and consequently, it leaves a mess around my eyes…

that I don’t bother cleaning up until morning.

I’m quite the looker when I hit the bed at night.

Good thing it’s dark.

Now, for my favorite thing out of this whole collection…

that I actually would purchase!

Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil in Soft Brown

MSRP : $7.99

Rating : 5 stars

This product is everything!! In my opinion, it’s a total dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer that retails for $23.00 at Sephora.

The pencil comes in four shades and the color I chose, Soft Brown, was spot on. The pencil is just the right amount of soft, so you don’t have to apply much pressure to get the color payoff that you need.Β  At first I didn’t think I was going to like the tiny teardrop shaped brush, but I do. This has been my go-to eyebrow product since I received it.

Final thoughts :

The majority of the collection is a pass for me.

BUT, I whole heartedly recommend the eyebrow pencil!!

Would love to hear your thoughts, if you have tried any of these products.

 

*Thanks again to Maybelline and Influenster for sending me these products, for free, to review.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

I’m back from my holiday break spent with family and friends and ready to take on the New Year!!

Actually, I’m exhausted…I’ve gained four pounds…and my back has been killing me BUT it’s a New Year!!

I haven’t set any goals for myself… yet.

#ImStillPondering

I am thinking about giving YouTube another try.

You know, I’m up to 15 subscribers!! LOL

In the meantime, I thought I would share a look from the first day of Winter.

It was actually cold enough for a blanket scarf and a pair of Uggs!!

Well, it was for half of the day.

Then it warmed up…

and I felt pretty silly being all bundled up.

😦

 

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The sweater is a fairly recent purchase (Black Friday) from H&M. It was either $5 or $15, I can’t remember which. Hopefully, it was only $5, because it’s pretty thin and scratchy and really is only worth that much.

 

I finally got around to wearing my fanny pack from my birthday haul.

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Too bad I didn’t realize that the tassel was all askew before I took the picture.

#BadBlogger

Oh well!

Hope your New Year is off to a great start!