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March 2013

Spring Cleaning tips
cleaning, home

Spring Cleaning Tips

This weekend as well as last, I have been tackling some spring cleaning.  I cleaned the entire house last weekend, which doesn’t seem to last long with 2 dogs and 4 cats.  This weekend I worked on my spare room. Spare room before I am wanting to use this room as an office/workout room so I really needed to clean it out.  It was mainly being used as a junk room.  But now I am going through everything and getting rid of junk that I’ve stored in there knowing I’d never use it.  It took forever!  But I figured I would share some spring cleaning tips that I’ve learned over the years: -Make a list of all you want to do -Music definitely helps to keep going or to get going After cleaning…getting there! -Break the work up in to sections, or start at one end of the room and go to the other If you work in sections, clean up and organize each section before moving to the next -If you don’t really feel like doing it but you know you need to, I suggest starting a timer.  I usually set a 10 or 20 minute timer just to […]

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beauty, makeup

Review of Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

As I have stated in a previous post about the maybelline concealer,  I was never really a fan of liquid makeup.  Which now that I think about it, it’s weird because I’ve never even tried any.  I just knew I didn’t like my face feeling smothered with makeup and I felt like that’s what liquid foundation would do. So I decided to give liquid foundation a try after watching a few reviews.  Since I didn’t really like the thought of liquid foundation, I figured it would be best to start with a light coverage one.  I ended up going with the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation.  I have been using it for a few weeks and I think it’s safe to say that I do not mind the liquid foundation, at least this one so far. What I like about this foundation is that it feels like I don’t really have anything on.  It just feels like a moisturizer does on my skin.  It blended very well with my skin.  I do have oily skin so I had to blot it every now and then but I never saw any blotchy sections, which is what I was mainly afraid of. (My […]

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makeup, mascara

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara Review

I have been trying out the Maybelline The Rocket Mascara for a few weeks/months.  Let’s just say it’s a love/hate relationship.  First of all I would like to mention that I am definitely a mascara girl when it comes to makeup.  That is probably the one makeup item that I have tried the most brands of.  I’d have to say my two favorite mascara brands are Maybelline and Loreal. Also, it may be different for me than you because I like certain things in mascaras that you may not care about. A few things I want out of a mascara: *My lashes to be separated pretty well *Volume but not too clumpy *Build-able *Washable What I liked about the Maybelline The Rocket Mascara: I really love the way the mascara looks on the lashes. It gives great volume, but doesn’t leave my lashes too clumpy. It’s coats the lashes really well and I am able to get a good two coats on, maybe even just one and they still look great. What I dislike: It can be a little flakey, more so when washing it off- which I guess is to be expected when you are trying to get it […]

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DIY, wallpaper, wallpaper removal

DIY in progress, Taking down painted over Wallpaper

A few weeks ago I started taking down wallpaper that had been painted over.  I did not realize what I was getting myself into.  This wallpaper is so hard to get off and keeps ripping the wallpaper.  I have been tackling it a little at a time, mainly because it does take so long to get even a little section down. One section done (paint samples on the right) For those of you who may be attempting the same, I figured I would share what I am doing to get it off. A few tools I am using: -A putty knife (instead of a wallpaper scraper) -Wallpaper remover (I think I have the brand Chomp?) -Wallpaper scoring tool At first I tried a steamer, but because the wallpaper had been painted over it really didn’t do much.  So what I have been doing is scoring the wallpaper and spraying the wallpaper remover on it.  I pry a little spot of the paper up with my putty knife and pull SLOWLY.  Pulling fast, in my case at least, was causing drywall to rip off with the wallpaper. The way I am doing it right now is leaving the backing paper on […]

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