Mar 23, 2018

The BEST Harry Potter Birthday Party!

My daughter turned 10 years old. 10! I have a 10 year old. 
It sounds so crazy to say that, because it seems like just yesterday she was learning to walk and blowing kisses. She is now an avid reader and recently got in the Harry Potter world. Making Mama proud! Of course she wanted a Harry Potter Birthday party, so I made it happen. I want to share with you some of the fun things I made so you can have a party fit for a wizard!

Shirt and hair bow from That's So Presh

Platform 9 3/4 I made from one long sheet of wrapping paper (flipped over), a plain dishwashing sponge, and some paint! I used the sponge to "stamp" the brick design and I printer the platform sign off Google and just glued it on. Really cute for pictures!

This was the spots for gifts. Tablecloth is from Walmart and I made the sign with my Silhouette Cameo. 

Drink was "Polyjuice Potion" (green punch recipe found on Pinterest) and Muggle Water 
Sign was made by me and props for photos are from Walmart.

This was the fun part!
The potions are made from a spaghetti sauce jar, a Christmas ornament, and a candy dish. Taped the labels on and filled them with colored water.
Pirouettes are the wands, then I have lemon drops, gummy worms and jelly beans. The 'brooms' are tiny reeses cups, a dot of icing and a pretzel stick. Each girl got a bag to fill with candy and they all got a HP tattoo.

The sorting hats are ice cream cones with fudge cookies glued to the bottom with icing. I put the icing in a piping bag and drew the faces on. The fun pasrt is that inside the hats are colored m&m's that tell which house you are in - just like the real sorting hat! The girls loved it and it was all edible.

The wands I made with wooden dowels and hot glue. You just paint the hot glue on with a hot glue gun, let it dry and then paint it. All I had was gold, but you could use brown or even a stain. I like how these came out and the girls loved to play with them and take pictures.

In addition to the candy and cupcakes, I also ordered pizzas. You can't go wrong with that!

The backdrop was just black streamers and I got the '10' balloons from Walmart among with the HP signs that came in a party kit.

Needless to say it was a great time! Everything was pretty easy to make, just give yourself enough time so you aren't rushing.

Feb 8, 2018

Your Perfect Foundation Match!

WHAT COLOR DO I ORDER?! This is such a common question and it is even one that I asked myself. I will be the first to admit that purchasing cosmetics online before you can try the color is a little scary for some. But, there are more and more companies going the online route (Kylie Cosmetics). Luckily there are a lot of tips that can help you find the shade that is right for you if you have not been able to try out our shades yet. You can take the color matching quiz at the bottom of the page!

First, let's talk about which type of foundation will work best for your skin type and what you're looking for then we will get into the shade.

Touch Mineral Powder Foundation:

Polish off your complexion with this ultra-fine, long-wearing, breathable foundation powder with a beautiful, touchable, even finish.

Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation:
This smooth foundation goes on liquid and dries to a soft, powdery finish while optical diffusers blur imperfections and minimize wrinkles and pores. No touch-ups necessary. Known by many as "Photoshop in a bottle" 

BB Flawless Completion Enhancer:

Accept nothing less than a flawless finish. You'll find it in lightweight, creamy BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer and moisturizer, which also makes a perfect base for our powder concealers.

Touch Cream Foundation:

Enhance your natural radiance with the soft finish it deserves. This supple, lightweight cream foundation melts right in, while providing the ultimate in coverage.

How do I know what under tones I have??

Yellow Undertones: You tan easily and the veins in your arm are more warm (green)
Pink Undertones: You burn early and the veins in your arm are more cool (blue)
Neutral Undertones: If you have a mix of both from above you are probably neutral.

You can also see a more close up version of the before and afters along with their colors here.

Take the Younique Color Match Quiz and FIND YOUR SHADE!

Jan 20, 2018

How to Apply Eyeshadow for your Eye Shape

I have always loves eye makeup. It's amazing to see the various ways you can make your eyes standout to give you a completely different look. I would alway watch Youtube videos and different tutorials and when I would try to replicate them it never looked right! It was super frustrating because I was doing exactly what they did with the same products, but my eyes looked blah. It's because I wasn't tailoring the look to my eye shape! I'm embarrassed it took me that long to figure out, really. 

I have hooded eyes on the outside of my eyes, so my crease pretty much disappears. To fix this I have to bring all of my look up above my natural crease so that it can me seen. Ohhhh, duh. 

Now let's figure out what your eye shape is...

and if you need a better visual...

 Here are some tips on how to apply eyeshadow with your eye shape.

If you like to finish off with winged liner, here are some tips for that too. 

Oct 28, 2017

How Younique Can Change Your Life

If you're like I was you have been at least a little bit curious to know if any of these direct sales ladies actually make any money. I looked around at different companies to see their commission structure and what they have to offer. I was not very impressed because with a majority of the companies you have to pay them monthly fees...what the what?? I decided that wasn't for me and I really didn't want to be one of those women "bothering" everyone on social media...Fast forward a couple of years and I joined Younique. What changed my mind?

My Why

I have always had a part time job of some sort and I've been lucky enough to always be able to stay home with my girls. My last job was doing an at home contact center. I liked it for a while, but it got to be way too much. I wasn't getting out of the house at all, my hours were crazy and even though I was home it's like wasn't. I ended up leaving that job and get a new job as a merchandiser. I am currently here and I really like it, but I barely get any hours. I also run my Etsy business selling hair bows and other children's accessories. This was paying the bills, but there was no extra! My husband works his butt off and provides us with all the great things we have, but I want to help our family too. Both of my girls are in school and oh my goodness do they love asking for money every week haha. Chorus shirt, field trip money, book fair, yearbook, school pics, donations...blah blah blah. Not to mention school clothes, shoes, get the point. Having these expenses plus other daily needs and just for fun I knew I needed to bring in some extra money. I started to look into direct sales again hoping to find something I could add into my already busy schedule. You know what I found? FEES. Inventory fees, monthly fees, website fees...seriously? I'm looking for a way to make money, not spend it! I finally got around to Younique and I was pleasantly surprised at what I was reading. No monthly fees, free website, no stock, no penalties. Younique immediately seemed like a no brainer! One of my best friends was a presenter, I had already been wearing it for 2 years, and I am very passionate about makeup anyways. I can't explain but something clicked and I knew I had to do this. 

Your Why

Your why may be similar to mine, or you may have a totally different reason to start! Whatever your why CAN do it!

What do you need to have a business like mine? A phone. That's it,  a phone. You can do this if you're a Mom, if you have a full time job,  as a hobby--it's really up to you! Here is what I found out in my research before I started that made me want to join:

  • no monthly sales requirements
  • 🍁no fees EVER
  • 🍁no autoships
  • 🍁not required to keep stock
  • 🍁no in-home parties 
  • 🍁paid 3 hours after a sale
  • 🍁no recruiting pressure 
  • 🍁no, you don't have to sell to your friends
  • 🍁no, you don't need to know a lot of people 
ALL YOU NEED IS DESIRE TO DO IT BIG AND LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS! It takes time and consistency, but is more worth it. It's your future. If you need a job, or a second job, why not try this? If you want to try something new, make new friends, and push yourself to grow, this is it. You never know what "trying something different" can do for you! 

How Do You Sign Up?

If you are thinking about joining I urge you to at least take a look at my website and do your own research to see what a great opportunity this can be for you. 

Now I know you are thinking, what's the catch? How much does it cost?  This is the best part! To start you have to purchase your presenter's kit, which I promise you will use because you will be trying the products for yourself, sampling them and demoing them for people. Your kit is the ONLY thing you ever have to buy and for $99 you get over $400 worth of make up!! See picture below and look it up if you don't believe me. They change the kit as new products launch and the current kit is the HIGHEST valued since the business started in 2014. If there is a time to start, I promise it is now! Absolute worst case scenario you get all this make up at an amazing that really bad? No! It's a win-win no matter what. In my first month I already made the money back to cover the price of my kit. YASS GIRL, you need to jump on this!

This is $98 worth of product vs. what you get in the kit for $99! I'm telling you it's a win-win!

To become a presenter you can sign up here, just click 'join' and fill out your info. I promise you won't regret it and you will be giving yourself the opportunity to change your life! If you are still unsure read the graphic below to see all the different ways the kit can work for you. If you have ANY questions you can email me or visit my page Makeup with Cherie.

This job has given me a great opportunity, helped financially with my family and grown my confidence as a woman and as a Mother. What can Younque do for you?

Oct 1, 2017

Halloween Decor | 2017

October 1st! Let the Halloween decorating commence! 

Everyone is different with how and when they start decorating their house. It's hard to wait sometime, especially when you know you have some cute stuff you got on sale last year just waiting to go up. My decor schedule looks like this:

Fall decor on the first day of fall--maybe a week before if I'm antsy
Halloween on Oct 1st
Back to Fall Nov 1 until after Thanksgiving, the CHRISTMAS EVERYTHING!! 

So here is what I have up so far. The outside stuff is going up when when my hubby can help, so I will have to add pictures later for that. 

Little bow on the mailbox, I made this last year and I think the ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

Door hanger is from Kirklands last year. I want everything in that place, sadly my husband doesn't agree *sigh*

Did just orange and black this year on the mantle. I'm trying to keep all my color combos in one'll see as you scroll. I have to keep reminding myself I don't have to put out every single thing I have. I can leave some stuff for next year or for when I have a place for it.

All of this is from Target over the last 3 years.

Loooove! I had to throw away my witch ones last year that I thought were so cute because they just got too old looking, so I'm really glad I found these.

 The best thing about this picture is the Meyer's limited edition Apple Cider products, omg I love these so much! You can get your own here.

Keeping a black and gold theme for the dining room table. I haven't used a tablecloth in awhile, but I really like this one and I have the plates to match. I have them in the dishwasher since they were stored all year they needed a good cleaning :)

Entry table looks kinda crappy haha. I wanted to do purple, green and orange here. I definitely want to get a runner in those colors to put down and then maybe a candle or something.

Downstairs bathroom. Little ghost hand towel on the other side, a rug and this very annoying talking ghost that my Mom got the girls and they insist on putting it out. It's on a sensor so it scares the crap (literally) out of you when you walk in., pub-2582365856136288, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0