Monday, February 24, 2014

Motivational Mondays: 105 questions to Get to know me better:)

Hello, everyone I am doing another motivational Monday so you should get to know me a little better its good to meet new people or just to get to  know some one better:) here are 105 questions to do so!


1) Whats your (full) name?
Mary Elizabeth Wood
2) How old are you?
3) Whats your Birthday?
April 11th
4) What starsign does that make it?
5) Whats your favourite colour?
Mint Green and Coral
6) Whats your lucky number?
7) Do you have any pets?
 yes 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 9 fish
8) Where are you from?
9) How tall are you?
5 Feet 10 inches
10) What shoe size are you?
9- 10
11) How many pairs of shoes do you own?
To many to count

12) If you were prime miniser/ruler of the world what laws would you make?
For more jobs and economy better to be better!!

13) If you were a super hero what powers would you have?
To fly:)

14) and what would your hero name be?
Super Mary

15) and what outfit would you wear?

16) What was your last dream about?

17) What would you do if you won the lottery?
Give some to my family and save it for college and a house.

18) Would you like to build/design your own house?

19) Which form of public transport do you prefer?

20) What talents do you have?
Dancing, Writing, Photography

21) Can you juggle?
22) Can you solve a rubix cube?

23) Do you have a cherished childhood teddybear?

24) Are you psychic in any way? no
25) Are you a good dancer? yes
26) Are you a good singer? depends on the music
27) Are you a good cook? yes
28) Are you a good artist? no!
29) Are you a good listener? Sure
30) Are you a good public speaker? Kinda
31) Are you a good babysitter? YESSS
32) Are you a good mechanic? no
33) Are you a good diplomat? no
34) Are you a good employee? not employed
35) Are you a good dresser? yes:)
36) Are you a good swimmer? yes!!
37) Are you a good skier? SNOWBOARDING!!!!
38) Are you a good lover? yes:)
39) Are you a good musician? no
40) Are you a good comedian? no
41) Are you a good cleaner? when I want to be
42) Are you a good actor? yes
43) Are you a good writer? yes
44) Have you ever been bungee jumping? noo
45) Have you ever been canoeing/kayaking? Yess
46) What types of holidays do you prefer? Christmas, halloween
47) Whats the furthest you've ever been on holiday? Christmas
48) What was your favourite holiday? Christmas
49) Where would your dream holiday be? Spending time with my family:)
50) Can you tap dance? sorta
51) Whats your favourite zoo animal? Giraffe
52) Whats your favourite sport? Volleyball
53) Whats your favourite food? STARBUCKS!!!!! and Mashed Potatoes
54) Whats your favourite pizza topping? I hate pizza:)
55) Whats your favourite film? Cyberbully by abc family
56) Whats your favourite song? Drunk in love ~ Beyonce
57) Whats your favourite alcoholic drink? don't drink
58) Whats your favourite non-alcoholic drink? STARBUCKS!!
59) Whats your favourite TV program? Dance moms
60) Whats your favourite boyband? 1d
61) Whats your favourite girl group? I like artists
62) What would be your ideal partner? someone who is sweet funny and a good cook:)
63) Do you want children? 2
64) Do you want a church wedding? yes:)
65) Are you religious? Christian
66) Do you like reality TV programs? yes
67) Do you like TV talent shows? yess

69) If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be? my year book pictures
70) How many hats do you own? four
71) Are you any good at pool? Nope I attempt
72) Whats the highest you've ever jumped into the water from? 35ft diving board!!!
73) Have you ever been admitted to hospital? yes
74) Have you ever had any brushes with the law? no!!!!
75) Have you ever been on TV? no
76) Have you ever met any celebrities?   yes
77) Have you ever been to Legoland? yup:)
78) Have you ever done something heroic?
not that I can remember?
79) Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone?
 April Fools:)
80) Have you ever been the recipiant of a practical joke?
81) What would be your best achievement to date?
Cant remember
82) Do you prefer baths or showers?
  showers during the week bubble baths on weekends
83) Do you prefer towel drying, blow drying or natural dryin your hair?
 Towel drying
84) Have you ever built a snowman?
Yes last week
85) Have you ever been sledging?
86) Have you ever flown a kite ?yes:)

87) What colour socks are you wearing?
Nike elites:)

88) If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
Cali:) la
89) Have you ever been famous?
90) Would you like to be a big celebrity?
91) Would you ever go on Big Brother?
92) How big is your TV?
93) What is your most essential appliance?
94) What type of music do you like?
95) Have you ever been skinnydipping?
96) How many Pillows do you sleep with?
97) What position do you often sleep in?
98) What do you wear to bed?
shorts and a big tshirt or sweatshirt
99) How big is your house?
100) Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
101) What do you typically have for breakfast?
Smoothies or nothing
102) Do you like scary movies?
103) Whats your favourite Milkshake flavour?
Cookie dough
104) Have you ever been in a newspaper?
105) How long can you balance on one foot?
like 50 seconds:)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cover Girl Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation: Review


Cover Girl Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation: Review


The Coverage of this foundation is amazing. I don't even have to wear concealer that is well simply because it is a 3-in-1 it has a primer, concealer, built into one. It even lasts through hot weather during the summertime and it is very smooth and covers any of my unwanted pimples/ blemishes although I still set it with my Rimmel London Stay Matte powder which there will be a review coming up soon so be sure to check for that.

I am not going to lie about the price it runs around 9- 10$ that is a pretty good deal for a drugstore foundation. This foundation is actually a very good pretty inexpensive price for the quality of the foundation its self and it is found at like Wal-Mart. Target, Cvs, Walgreens, if you are out of the u.s reading this i'm not so sure where to find it!

Color/ tip:
As you can see above I am in the shade buff beige and to be honest if you already own a perfect shade of foundation for your skin but summer is around the corner or Spring Break then I would suggest getting any shade you want as your face gets darker and tanner mix a little of the more darker foundation in with it not a lot it just depends on how tan you actually get.

Foundation links:

Walmart: 9.47$

Target: 6-9$

Ulta Beauty: 12.99$

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New !!!!Motivational Monday : Inspirational

Hello my loves,
Today is not my average blog but I am going to start doing a new series every Monday and as the title says its going to be called Motivational Mondays the subject will very it just depends on what kind of week/day if been having so I will usually show some pictures or a story and a few bible versus to get me and you through the week so make sure to check the ending for extra links and mine links if you want to give me any ideas or experiences.


So as you may or may not know on February 2nd 2014 the 48th Super Bowl was held the Broncos vs the Seahawks the seahawks won but that's beside the point. What I am looking at is one of the players of the seahawks- hes deaf. His name is Derrick Coleman (below are a few pictures of him)

He plays for the Seattle Seahawks and is number 40.

Here Coleman is teaching kids sign language.

As you can see Derrick looks perfectly normal but yet he is deaf that is amazing to me he even played in the superbowl this tells you that nothing is impossible. If there is something that might set you aside from everyone don't give up never give up same with bullying I will be talking about this subject coming up soon so stay tuned but anyway just talk to people and find something that calms you mine is writing / typing I love blogging its my favorite part of the day and I love it. It just relaxes and calms my nerves.

Inspirational quotes/ Photos:



My favorite quotes:

Good pictures and quotes also:

Comment below any personal / other suggestions for Motivational Mondays!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Review: The Colossal Volum' express waterproof mascara.

Hello My loves,
Today I will be doing yet another review I lately went to the drugstore and picked up a few repurchases and some new products so in the upcoming week you will be seeing a lot more tutorials and hauls if you have been loving and products comment and tell me so I can try it out.:) Where to contact me? check info bar.

This mascara is very well packaged can I say also there was something I was skeptical about at first was the fact that it is Waterproof. I have in the past loved waterproof mascara but most time it just clumps them together. But not this was the formula is fantastic it is potent and it doesn't clump it leaves your lashes very long and full as you can tell below what it did for my eyes. Can we not just for a moment talk about this wand it is phenomenal it has a curved wand for lots of volume the package also says cat eyes so it wings your eyelashes out.
As I said this wand is amazing if you don't already own it I would recommend it. The price for this mascara runs around $6.00 at any drugstore and there is many colors and variations of browns and black they also have a non waterproof version which I am looking forward to purchasing in the future. To be honest I accidently picked up waterproof but I am glad I did!
As you can tell it lengthens your lashes and volumizes check out or purchase the product here:



Camera used: Nikon Coolpix L100


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentines day Gift guide for Women♥

Hello my loves,
 this was very highly requested for me to do a Valentine's Day gift guide women so this is perfect since Valentines day is right around the corner. beware** this might be a long post. All the links will be included underneath the pictures and my links will be down below enjoy.



Perfume is a very good and flirty way to give for valentines day it could smell fruity, sexy, or even floral here are some links to a bunch a yummy smelling perfume for your special someone.

Floral scents:





For a more romantic choice you and your Boyfriend or whoever could go on a paradise trip to the beach of your dreams or you could go somewhere fun such as Disneyland or carowinds it depends but some could include ( Hawaii, Cabo, Bahamas, etc..)


Pamper her:

For women an average day include cooking, cleaning, and or going to work but sometimes all it takes is one day to pamper her give her a spa day of here dreams including facials, body massages, mani- pedis and you could give her a gift card to a local location or  maybe send her away for some relaxation time.


Chocolate and Flowers:)

This is the more typical way to go but writing her a sweet card and picking out some pretty fresh cut flowers and her favorite chocolate could be the best Valentines day yet for her be sure to keep the flowers in water and maybe make her breakfast. Valentines day doesn't have to be the best day ever but the littlest things count.


 My last gift idea would be Jewelry this depends if your getting serious maybe put a ring on it or just give her a necklace hand picked by you. The best thing in my opinion to get for her would be a Pandora Bracelet/Necklace because what you do is buy charms to put on it (same as a charm bracelet) This could be good to remember all your moments:)


I hope you enjoyed my Gift guide for Women on Valentines day please comment below any other post ideas and follow me for more post like this check out my links below:)




How to Contour and apply blush.

Hello My loves,
 Today I'm back with a beauty related blog and I will be doing a how to contour and apply blush blog. I hope you guys like this and if you want me to do like any more makeup  tutorials then just comment down below any specific ones you want me to do I've been trying to do more Beauty related things because that was really my intention but the title is beauty by brunette it just makes more sense. Don't forget to check out my links below, thanks bye. Also Check in the down bar for links to some of my favorite products!!




bronzer can make you look Brazilian or like an orange blob. So here a few ways to get the Brazilian look. First thing you need to do is a little crazy or should I say weird so start out by making a fishy face and puckering your lips together like you're getting ready to give someone a big kiss and whatever you do this there should be lines on the side of your face kind of creases and that is where you going to lightly I apply your desired bronzer color I would do like three shades darker than your original skin tone. Down below I have a picture of my fishy and how to apply the bronzer.  Another way to get a brown glow is to apply the bronzer on each side of your nose it just accentuate the nose and it makes it seem smaller.

Now for highlights my favorite brand is benefit because they always have the best light highlights and for how you apply it you put it underneath and above your blush to make it stand out and give your face more of a shape. Also you can apply it right under your bronzer and on your forehead in the corners to kind of brighten up your face


Now applying blush is a lot simpler than people make it or it seems all you have to do is smile and then apply it to apples of your cheek for me it's a little different since I have higher cheekbones which over the years I have become to love but all you do is if you have higher cheekbones you apply it directly under them for more depth.  it's the opposite if you have low cheekbones you apply blush higher it just is always look better that way.
Now for colors its pretty optional its just whatever you prefer but I like to get the little sets with all the  swirl blush it has different colors in them and you just swirl them together and it creates is very pretty tone of blush.


Snow day:)

I just thought I would share some of my snow day picture with yall since in North Carolina this is like 3 feet of snow for us even though we only got three inches. I hope yall enjoy some of the cool and basic pictures.

Friday, February 7, 2014

50 Beauty Tips

50 beauty tips:

Hello my loves, today I am going to do 101 beauty tips for you guys this includes hair and nails so it wont be as hard for me but I hope you enjoy because this took me a while and it was from personal experience so be sure these tips WILL come in handy also I thought a few more tips from someone elses prospective was a good idea some were used from this website- Credit: .
  1.  Use liquid foundation instead of powder foundation.
  2. Put white shadow towards the inner corner of your eye for that more ''awake'' look. 
  3. CONTOUR! you could do nothing else but this and look FLAWLESS!
  4. For more voluminous and full looking eyelashes stick to non- waterproof mascara.
  5. Curl your lashes!
  6. When to lazy to do your hair put it in a bun and straighten the side pieces (baby hair) for a more straight and polished look.
  7. Wear eyeliner on your top lid to define and bring out your lashes.
  8. This may sound gross but don't wash your hair everyday. It makes your hair even more oily than you think try to stick to every other day.
  9. ALWAYS smile:) in instantly boost your confidence and your appearance!
  10. Use eye cream around the cuticles for soft nails.
  11. If you have oily skin luckily I don't but I used to now I have dry skin but anyway using oil blotting sheets keeps your skin oil free and smudge free.
  12. When spraying perfume spray in these areas.. ( behind the neck, wrists, behind the knee, and the neck) this helps your perfume to stay strong and long all day.
  13. Always allow about two fingers from your nose to where blush starts.
  14. If you have small lips only apply your lip-gloss in the middle of your lips for a ''plumping'' affect.
  15. To make your cheek bones appear higher, use bronzer under the cheekbone and highlighter on the actual cheekbone. But for this isn't my problem because I have naturally high cheek bones.
  16. Before you blow dry, start with a volumizing spray or light gel to give the roots some lift.
  17. To make your eyelashes even more ''perky'' take your blow dryer and eyelash curler and blow dry it for about 5 seconds then put on eyelashes BE CAREFUL IT MAYBE HOT!!
  18. For clear skin, look for a cleanser with salycilic acid.
  19. Summer tip- Sunscreens that claim to provide “all-day protection” and “water resistance” are not reliable; don’t be fooled by these claims and reapply all sunscreens at least every two to three hours.
  20. To make curls last, make sure hair is completely dry before you begin with the curling iron.
  21. To make a zit go away faster, don’t pick at it. The bacteria on your fingeres will create more redness.
  22. If you have greasy hair, avoid directly conditioning roots and condition from your ear down to ends.
  23. Always use a moisturizer with SPF in the morning. Even in the winter!
  24. Remember, clean brushes to fight against potential bacteria and breakouts!
  25. Clean out your makeup bag at least once a year to get rid of old products that may be expired or you no longer use.

  26. This kinda goes with the one before but don't use the same mascara for over 4-6 months!!
  27. If you don’t have nail polish remover, apply clear nail polish over and then wipe off. It will remove old polish.
  28. During the summer, wear chapstick or lip gloss with SPF.Also face cream!
  29. To add volume to clean or unwashed hair, use a dry shampoo spray.
  30. To get curls when you have straight hair, use the following, “a volumizer or volume thickening agent, a curl enhancing product, light holding finishing spray”- Vicktor Stevenson, Hair Stylist
  31. Foundation should never be heavy but it you think your foundation doesn't have enough coverage use a bit of concealor for your extra insecurities your beautiful!
  32. Use a shimmer eye shadow to compliment a bold matte lip.
  33. Do your brows even if you don't have time for eyeliner or even mascara do your brows it will focus their eyes more towards your hair because it looked like you spent time.
  34. Use your concealer as a base on your eyelids expectially if your like me and have veins that don't look that cute it acts both as a primer and a concealor.
  35.  If you’re not a fan of liquid liner, get the look of liquid eye liner by using a gel instead. Just be sure to have the wipes near by.
  36. Exfoliate before applying self tanner to get rid of dead skin. Tanning products tend to cling to dryer areas.
  37. Use heat protectant on your hair before using any styling tools.
  38. If you have time then let your hair air dry instead of blow drying it will not damage your hair as bad.
  39. Do not rap your hair up in a towel when you get out of the shower this causes more split ends.
  40. Also use a wide- toothed combed instead of a brush when your hair is wet this just pulls out your hair.
  41. To contour cheeks, use a matte powder (a few shades darker than your skin tone) with an angled brush. Blend on temples and under cheek bone.
  42. Use a total face brush instead of a blush brush for blush for a more ''natural'' look.
  43. For makeup that lasts all day and night, use setting spray. or this may sound weird use hairspray on your face to make sure everything stays on longer.
  44. Clip your nails often for healthy and strong nails.
  45. To reduce unwanted shine, use a moisturizer that mattifies, that way you get the moisture your skin needs without looking greasy.
  46. Try things out. try new products that doesn't mean going to Sephora and buying the most expensive thing there you could find.
  47. Use whitening tooth paste it just adds more to your makeup.
  48. pluck your plows often for them to look more sleek and clean.
  49. Get your hair cut often I would say every 6 weeks to grow your hair nice and long and healthy.
  50. Pop 1-2 Advil before going waxing to prevent pain.
Best tip of all be you - your Beautiful!!!!
Hope you enjoyed request below:)
More tips and website were I used a few from~

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: Baby Skin Primer

Review: Baby Skin Primer

Okay this has been going around the blogging world for a few weeks now. The Baby Skin primer by Maybeliene everyone is saying that it is a ''Dupe'' for the Benefit Porefessionals witch I may believe. I have used this product now for about 3 weeks just to get the goods and bads on the product. Remarkably I do not have that many bad things at all to talk about.

Price wise:

As for the Baby skin product at most drugstores such as Walmart, or Target you will find the best deals I found mine at Walmart for around $5.50 this is a ''Dupe'' price for the Benefit Porefessionals honestly I haven't had the Full-size primer personally put I have used samples that came in sets and things like that. I know the Benefit one runs around for the full size bottle about $30.00.


Baby Skin primer is a clear gel like substance I rub it onto my face and concentrating on my nose this product is also used for instantly removing the ability to see your pores and minimizes them. The probably only thing about this product that I have an issue with is the residue it leaves behind. Don't get me wrong the product does what it says it makes your skin very soft and it minimizes your pores. It does leave a oily residue on your hands and so therefore I like to wash my hands after I use this product but I love it.


Would I purchase again?

I would purchase again I love this product and what it does expecially for the price.I also very highly recommend this product so you should go and give it a try. I am thinking about investing in the full size benefit primer I don't know when I will but maybe in a while I could do a comparison blog so please comment and follow me:)