I got a free sample from Walmart to try out BB Cream from Maybelline, I like free!

Ive seen commercials about this BB cream and noticed other companies have their own version but never really paid attention to what it is or what it does,  so from Maybellines site:

Product Details

Why You'll Love It

BB creams combine skincare + makeup in 1 simple step
8-in-1 Skin Perfector:
• Blurs imperfections
• Brightens
• Evens skin tone
• Smoothes
• Hydrates
• Enhances
• Protects with SPF 30
• 0% oils and heavy ingredients

For Best Results

Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your fingertips.

My face before applying BB cream (forgive my makeup, I wasnt done)
 I still get acne and have acne scars so since BB cream claims to be a make up that "Blurs imperfections" and "evens skin tone" I assumed it would have some coverage, heres a picture after I applied:
It didnt change anything other than give me some white tone in my face. Maybe it had to do with the color of the cream , I need a darker one. I wish I can give you a decent review but I think I'll hold off until I get the cream in a darker tone or else the review would be bad right now and who knows it might change once the right color is applied. I plan on buying IMAN Cosmetics BB cream since they have a variety of darker shades. Before I go I feel like I have to show me with my make up finished cause the other pictures look crazy lol


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Ive been gone for a small time but finding an apartment is hard work. Its fun but its also disappointing, finding something great within a budget is a task. We found great apartments but they were in a bad area or upstairs. The downstairs apartments weren't spacious enough for us but we will be applying for one soon that will work out for us even if its not exactly what we wanted, sometimes we have make do with what we have and since our goal was to move in a spacious apartment and the kids to be safe we are doing good. 
Since thats taking up some time i've neglected the lipstick calendar and I feel bad about that but I'll restart it again but in January once we've moved.

In other new... my youngest turned 5 in November and we had a small party for him, just family. He loved it! JayCen actually had two parties since his dad lives LA and he goes to visit him during the weekends, I guess thats a perk for Jaycen lol His dad had a power ranger party for him and I had a Spiderman party, per his request. Heres pictures:

Power Rangers mask for all and the fun begins
Tres leches cake was delicious

Sorry I havent been updating and keeping up with all the things like I should but we're in the process of selling a house, buying a house for my mom and looking for an apartment for my fam. Heres this weeks blog hop though, and check below for a coupon for Knotts Merry Farm


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Knott’s Merry Farm
Thanksgiving Day – January 6
Knott’s Berry Farm is filled with the magic of the season as it transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm and celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with seasonal entertainment, spectacular decorations including a 65 foot tall Christmas tree, and a colorful Christmas parade.

Now a holiday tradition in Southern California, Knott’s Merry Farm is proud to present the holiday ice spectacular, “It’s Christmas, Snoopy!” The show, performed in the 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre, is hosted by the famous skating beagle and his PEANUTS friends as they look for the true meaning of Christmas and features Knott’s ensemble skaters, dazzling sets, colorful costumes and plenty of surprises!

“A Peanuts’ Holiday Parade” offers seven elaborately themed floats featuring the PEANUTS Gang and accompanied by students from Orange County Song and Dance Company. Children and adults alike will be able to get into the holiday spirit with the Peanuts Gang as they get ready for the holidays.
Children and adults alike will enjoy “A Peanuts’ Holiday Parade” which offers seven elaborately themed floats featuring the PEANUTS Gang.  Join CHARLIE BROWN, LUCY, SALLY, SCHROEDER and of course SNOOPY as they partake in all the holiday festivities including cookie making, tree trimming, and even toy building.
Knott’s 1880s Ghost Town is transformed into Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, inviting mall-weary guests to explore one-of-a-kind treasures created by more than 100 artisans in a Victorian holiday wonderland of strolling carolers, musical groups, community choirs and lavish holiday decorations.

Adding to the unique Village atmosphere are live performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and O. Henry’s “A Gift of the Magi” in the Bird Cage Theatre. Additionally, the world famous Timber Mountain Log Ride is transformed into Elf Mountain giving guests an up-close and-personal view into the world of Santa’s Elves.

Guests can also experience the wonder of “Snoopy’s Magical Nights of Lights.” Hundreds of thousands of twinkling white and multicolored lights merrily light up the nighttime sky accompanied by a festive soundtrack that bring the Christmas spirit alive from dusk to Park closing.

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This weekend the family visited Speed Zone LA, the two younger boys were visiting their dad for the weekend so they weren't here to join in on the fun but my oldest son Adrian invited our neighbor, Jesse, who we say we call our adopted son. I was surprised Adrian actually wanted to go since hes such a homebody like his momma. We went later in the evening so pardon the pictures being dark...

Speed Zone has about 5 different race/go cart tracks and they all very in size, they all have height requirements but there's something for everyone. They have two different golf courses, we didnt play golf or really stay out on the tracks because it was pretty cold that night.

 My sons friend Jesse being goofy

My husband Nathan being goofy

Had to tell them to get serious!

Him and I

Hi ladies and gentlemen? back again with Think Outside The Blog, enjoy!

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I started my lipstick calendar but I missed sunday, smh, I was actually pretty busy with the fam and then a headache took over. Heres what I used today

Click here to see the past few days

Sometime last week Kmart was having buy one get one 50% off Wet N Wild Cosmetics, WNW have cheap prices already so I had to pick up a few things. I wanted Pinkerbell (pictured third from right) since I read its a dupe for MACs Viva Glam Nicki and luckily I found it. I picked up Purty Persimon which  is a dupe for MACs Morange (pictured second from right)
I'll be using these soon so check back. Let me know if you've started your own calendar or want to start one with me.

SpeedZone LA has high octane thrills you won't find anywhere else. We have Private Meeting/Banquet rooms and picnic pavilions that are the perfect venues for birthdays, parties, corporate parties, events and team building, and family gatherings. Our Full Service on-site catering and Bar and Grill and Terrace Bar options provide a variety of food choices for all types of events. With Slick Trax, Turbo Trax, Grand Prix, Dragsters, Lil Thunder Kids Track, Arcade, Miniature Golf, Mini Bowling, and so much more, SpeedZoneLA is the fastest fun around! Certain height/weight restrictions apply to race cars. Be sure to visit SpeedZone.com for more info.

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When it comes to fun, Boomers is a blast! Whether you're celebrating a birthday party, doing corporate events and team building, or spending quality time with family and friends, Boomers makes everything easier and hassle free. With attractions like Batting Cages, Miniature Golf, Inflatable Water Slide, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Bowling, Laser Tag, Rock Wall, Arcades, and a Kid's Playland, Boomers is the perfect place for fun! 11 California Locations!

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 I have memories of my dad taking me here when I was little, my first job as a teenager was here, I've had my childrens birthday parties at boomers. Its really a good time and has been a place for my family for many years.
I bought this concealer about 2 weeks ago, I haven't been wearing make up though because in my part of sunny Southern California the heat has been in low to mid 100's, I personally hate wearing make up in the heat. Anyway I cant tell you what made me go out and buy this but I did read reviews about how good it is at concealing. I'm 32 a year old mom that still gets acne, I still have acne scars also so I thought I'd give it a try since it says its good enough to cover tattoos.

  Hard Candy says: A heavy duty, highly pigmented, multi-use concealer that delivers ultimate coverage. The formula blends seamlessly into skin with plenty of play time creating a flawless and natural look perfect for any occasion. You can hide everything from dark circles and blemishes to tattoos! 

The bad thing is hard candy only puts out 3 shades of this concealer: light, medium and tan. I'm dark skinned so I bought the tan. This tube also comes with a concealer pencil but I have yet to use it so I'll review that at another time.

 My hand before applying concealer:

When reading reviews I saw many post about how "a little goes a very long way", this is TRUE
 so here's my hand with a very small  amount of Glamoflauge

 My hand once I started to rub it in:

The color is a very bad match for my skin color so what I normally do is before applying I mix it with a dark foundation. I couldn't get a good picture without the flash since my rooms lighting isn't great. Here's what the concealer looks like without any foundation mixed in and with flash but since I dont need this much on my face, its not too much of a big deal

Final review: If you're looking for a concealer on a budget I would recommend Hard Candies Glamoflauge. The bad thing is the colors they offer, not many to pick from so if you're dark skin this concealer wont work to well, unless of course you get creative. The concealer is somewhat oily so make sure to apply something that helps control oil. Another good point is I bought it at Walmart for $6!
Let me know if you purchase it and how it works out for you.