Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Returned From Blogging Break!

Hello friends!  I enjoyed my blogging break so much and I'm looking forward to getting back into to blogging again.

I really enjoyed spending time with my family and we even took a vacation to California.  I will be sharing about the trip with you soon.

This is me just enjoying the California beach!

I missed you all and I'm look forward to visiting your blogs and catching up with what is new with you and what you have been creating.  

I have also decided to take a break for the rest of the summer from my Makeup Monday Series.  I will resume this in September.

Thanks friends!


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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie



Friday, July 11, 2014

Blogging Break!

Hi friends, I am going to take a blogging break for about 2 weeks for summer!


Thanks to each and everyone of you for being so sweet and for taking the time to stop by and read my blog posts.  I really appreciate it and I will miss you all!

If you do stop by I have plenty of recipes, makeup tips, crochet and knitting to share with you!

So see you all soon!

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WW - A Good Book & Iced Coffee



Last week I was in my yard sunning, drinking homemade iced coffee and reading a good book!  To see my post on how to make homemade iced coffee click HERE.  The new book I'm reading and loving is called The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and to read about the book click HERE.

What summer drink do you like and what book are you reading right now?

I will be sharing at these Wordless Wednesday parties:

Wordless Wednesday - Claire Justine oxox
Wordless Wednesday - Create with Joy
Wordless Wednesday - Curious as a Cathy
Wordless Wednesday - The Jenny Evolution
Wordless Wednesday - Oh My Heartsie Girl
Wordless Wednesday - Crafty Spices
Wordless Wednesday - Xmas Dolly
Wordless Wednesday - Marlys This and That

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Makeup Monday - Neutrogena Barrier Stick Sunscreen

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  



Week 23 - Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Barrier Stick


Hi friends, and welcome to Week 23 of my Makeup Monday Series.  I hope you all had a nice 4th of July weekend.  I really enjoyed mine and today I'd like to talk about this new sunscreen I bought from Neutrogena.   I was in my yard sunbathing last week and I used this sunscreen.  What I liked about it was that it just glides on and it comes in a stick form so you don't need your hands to apply it and no mess.  It did not leave a greasy feeling and I even used it on my face.  The one thing about this sunscreen that you need to be careful of is when you are applying it that you spread it evenly.  When I applied it to my shoulders I missed a few spots and it left those areas a little red.  No don't worry I did not get a bad burn! 

P.S. - Update on this sunscreen!  This past Saturday I went to the beach and I decided to give this sunscreen another try.  Guess what, it was a big mistake!  It left large red streaks on my legs and on my knees and those spots are now big red splotches.  I now have an uneven tan on my legs.  It even did the same to my face and I have a red nose, forehead and cheeks.    



I thought that this sunscreen would be great for packing in your beach bag, handbag or when traveling.  I am disappointed in this sunscreen and I will not be using it anymore.  I am very fair skinned and I burn easily if I do not put on sunscreen.  I paid $10.99 for this too and I usually use this sunscreen in lotion form or spray from Neutrogena.  I was really surprised that it did not work too good.  Oh well, I do like trying new products and this is how I find out if they are good or not.

Have you tried this sunscreen yet and did you like it or have any problems with it?  What is your favorite sunscreen?

P.S. - Update on my Gel Manicure.  My gel manicure removal was not as bad as I thought it was going to be!  This is what my nails look like now.  


I used Rite Aid Acetone Nail Polish Remover dip-it and put my nails in one at a time and let them soak for about 15 minutes.

I then used a scraper to remove the polish and this is what the scraper looked like:

I then clipped my nails and filed them and applied Essie millionails to my nails.


The funny thing is that my daughter and I thought that my nails look better now than they did before I had the gel manicure!  

If you missed my post on Gel Manicures you can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and see you next time for Makeup Monday.  If you missed any Makeup Monday posts you can find them HERE.

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie
        

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy 4th of July - Drink & Crochet!

Hello friends!  Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!


I would love to share with you a fun 4th of July Red White and Blue Drink to make.


You can click below to make this drink.

If you like crocheting here is a fun American Flag Dishcloth!


You can click below for the pattern.


Have a fun and wonderful holiday weekend and see you all on Monday!


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Makeup Monday - Gel Manicures




Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  

  


Week 22 - Gel Manicures


Hello friends!  I'm back with my Makeup Monday Series and welcome to Week 22.  I recently had a gel manicure because I had a few special functions I was attending and I wanted my nails to look good.  I love the way a gel manicure looks and it lasted beautifully for about 2 weeks without any chips on my nails.  On my right hand I have one chip on the tip of my middle finger and it's day 18.  Its almost 3 weeks now since I had my manicure!  The nail salon had so many colors to choose from and the whole process was fast.  What I liked was at my nail salon they have a cloth glove to wear while putting your hand under the UV lights.    

Would I get a gel manicure again?  The answer is yes but only for a special occasion. I would not get it done regularly.  The cost of the manicure at my nail salon was $30 too.   

What are the negative aspects of a gel manicure? 

1.  UV lights
2.  The gel polish they use
3.  It may cause infections
4.  First time use may thin nails by 50%
5.  Removal of gel polish 



To remove the gel polish you have to use acetone nail polish remover and pour it on a cotton ball and apply to your nails and then wrap in aluminum foil and wait at least 15 minutes.  Then rub off the all the polish from each fingernail.  Next you need to scrap off all of the polish and what is left on the nails.  Acetone nail polish remover can really dry out your nails too.  Click HERE to see a tutorial I found on how to remove the gel polish.

Have you ever gotten a gel manicure and did you like it?  

I hope I may have helped you decide if you would like to try a gel manicure.

Thanks so much for stopping by Makeup Monday and in case you missed any posts you can click HERE.  See you all next time.


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie





Friday, June 27, 2014

Guest Blogging at Plucky's Second Thought Today

Hi friends and Happy Friday!  I am excited to announce that I will be Guest Blogging over at Jess's blog called Plucky's Second Thought for today!


Jess has a blog where she shares her love of recipes, crafts, DIY and reviews.


To visit me there please click HERE.

I hope you all stop by to see what I will be sharing today.

Thanks friends!