May 2016 - Mommy Life Up North

Pixi Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

PR Sample

Hi loves, I hope you are having a wonderful day! I have a very exciting product to share with you guys today! It is on the Pixi Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki. Pixi has two different shades you can purchase, and today I am sharing the duo in the shade Peach Honey. This is seriously the prettiest blush/highlighter duo I have ever used. 

With this set you get a blush, highlighter and a mini kabuki brush. The blush is a beautiful peachy nude and the highlighter is a beautiful golden-beige color. The blush is such a great color for the Spring and Summer. It also has a very buttery texture which I love. There is a little hint of shimmer in the blush and it looks so flattering on the cheeks. The color is super pigmented when you swatch it, but it is build-able. The highlighter has the same type of texture as the blush. In the swatches below it is really hard to see mainly because I am so pale, it was hard to get the color to show. But it is a great highlighter just for a natural glow. It isn't too crazy, so you do not need to use a easy hand when applying. 

The kabuki brush is really soft and I have been using it to apply my contour. Since it is so small, it is a little hard to use for my blush, but it does also work well to apply the highlight. 

This set retails for $18.00 and can currently be found at I really want to get the other set because it comes with a pretty berry shade. 

Ways To Make Money From Home Part One

Hi loves, today I wanted to do a different type of post other then just beauty. I was thinking of posting this on my other blog, but I thought I would share this information on this blog instead. I thought I would share with you guys different ways to make money from home, as well as how to get free products. I think I am going to have different parts of this series, and spread it out over a few weeks, since I have a lot of sites to share with you and a lot of different information. So this will be part one of this series. Before I go into the details, I thought I would share my journey with you all.

So for those of you who do not know, I did lose my mother back in December. She had passed away from a heart attack unexpectedly and it changed everything for me. We both worked for the same company, and I had been working for that job for over three years. It was a terrible job and had terrible management, and I had thought about quitting multiple times before. She was the only one keeping me from leaving, but after she had passed away, I finally quit. I realized how short life is, and why waste time doing something you hated. I knew I had wanted to take on blogging and YouTube as a full time hobby/job. And I knew this is something that would make me extremely happy. I had wonderful support from my boyfriend, who I currently live with, and we are in the process of buying a home.

Right now I do not make nearly enough to cover bills with just YouTube and my blog so I had to look for more ways to earn extra money to help. I do make money from YouTube and my blog, but not enough. If you ever want me to go into how much money I actually make each month from the following, I would love to share that with you. Mainly because it is not something people talk about too often, and I know a lot of people have questions regarding making money while on YouTube and by owning a blog. So if that is something you want to hear more about, let me know!

Now that you know a little bit more about me and my back story, lets get into some of my favorite websites and apps to make extra money. For todays post, I am going to focus on two of my favorite websites which a lot of you may have heard from before, but I still wanted to share what I do on each website.

The first website is:

  • Swagbucks: I have been using this website for years. I have gotten my boyfriend hooked on it, and even his mother is hooked on it as well. Swagbucks is a website where you can earn points and redeem them for gift cards or special offers. There is many ways to earn points. I typically stick with watching the videos. You can earn 500 points a day by watching videos on Swagbucks. Having 500 points is equal to $5.00. So if you watch enough videos each day to earn 500 points, by the end of the month you would have $140.00. And thats just by watching videos! You can also earn points by taking surveys, playing games, shopping and browsing the internet through Swagbucks. I like to save up my points and redeem them for Amazon gift cards, Sephora gift cards and PayPal. I have been redeeming my points for PayPal money since I can transfer that into my bank and help pay for bills that way. I posted a photo below to show you some of my recent history. I went into a huge spree with Amazon gift cards, because I like to save them up to purchase Christmas presents or birthday presents. I have received many many more gift cards throughout the years. Right now I have 1,027 saved up, and I am saving up for another PayPal gift card which I hope to redeem at the end of the month. I also downloaded the SBTV app as well, so I usually have videos going on both my computer and app at the same time. 

  • If you would like to sign up for Swagbucks you can signup here,, this link is an affiliate link, however you do not have to sign up with you, you can also just google Swagbucks, but it would still mean a lot to me if you signed up using my link.  Also, if you have any questions regarding this website, please just leave a comment below or you can email me as well and I would love to answer any questions for you that you may have. 
The next website is:
  • MyPoints: This website is very similar to Swagbucks. You can watch videos, take surveys, play games and search the web. I haven't used this website nearly as long as Swagbucks, but it has been another great way to earn a little extra money from home. Each day you can earn 75 points for watching videos. Now, my points rewards are a little higher then Swagbucks, but you can earn points a little bit faster on MyPoints compared to Swagbucks. So if you watched the videos each day for a month, you would end up having 2,100 points which, you can then redeem a at least a $10 gift card, but of course there is other ways to earn points besides the movies. I like doing the movies because its fast and I can leave them going while I am doing house work. You can sign up for MyPoints here This is also an affiliate link, however you do not have to use it, but it would mean a lot to me if you did. 
There is a few other sites I use to earn money as well, but these are the main two that I go on daily and I continue to use. I will share those in my next post on this series, as well as my favorite app I use to make money as well. Let me know if you guys have any recommendations on this series, and if there is any other information you would like me to cover. I was also thinking of sharing ways to make money on YouTube with sponsorships as well on other social media posts. I want to be completely honest with you guys on this stuff, because a lot of people do not like sharing their tips, so I want to be able to help you guys! So let me know what you think in the comments! 

New Mirabella Beauty Lighten Up Collection For Spring 2016

PR Samples

Hi loves, I am so excited to share with you guys the newest collection by Mirabella Beauty. These goodies are part of the Lighten Up collection for Spring 2016. The colors of this collection is incredible. This collection contains one lipstick, one highlighter and three eyeshadows. I have received products from Mirabella before and I really enjoy the products. So I was excited to try out some fun colors for Spring.

Brilliant Glowing Coral Highlighter: I was so excited about this product because the color just screams Spring. It is a beautiful coral/orange highlighter. Since I do have more of a fair complexion, this product could work as a blush as well. I like to apply this on top of a blush to add some shimmer, but because of the shade, it doesn't work as a actual highlighter for me. But I think on deeper skin tone it would look beautiful as a highlight. But I do enjoy using this a blush topper. The product is very pigmented and blends out really easily as well. This product can be purchased at and retails for $40.00.

Visionary Long Wear Eyeshadows: This collection comes with three Visionary Long Wear Eyeshadows. They come in Vivid which is a coral/pink with hints of glitter, Charmed which is a mid tone pink with hints of shimmer and Imagine which is a beautiful taupe with shimmer. These shadows have such a strange texture. It feels like you are sticking your finger into a mousse. It is very sponge like, and creamy. I do not own any shadows that have this type of texture. They do apply easily and blend nicely. I use my finger to apply these all of my lid. I think the shades are very fun for Spring and Summer. You could even use the pink and coral shade as a cream blush if you had wanted, but I usually do not like glitter all of my face, but if you don't mind the extra glitter, you could totally use it for that as well. They are also very long wearing, so they will stay put all day long. You can purchase these at and they retail for $29.00 each. 

Balmy Nectar Colour Vinyl Lipstick: This lipstick is the PERFECT shade for Spring. It is a bright beautiful coral. It is very opaque and the finish is almost a glossy finish. So even though it's a lipstick, it kind of looks like you are wearing a lip gloss. I am obsessed with this color and it will be my go-to for the Spring and Summer. You can purchase this lipstick at and it retails for $26.00.

I am in love with this collection and these products just get me so excited for Spring and the warm weather! 

New NARS 500 Point Perk at Sephora: Nars Makeup The Rules Box

Hi loves, I was so excited when I was shopping around on Sephora's website, and while I was checking out I noticed they had an amazing new point perk! I have been holding onto my points for a while, mainly because none of the samples catch my eye, but this 500 point perk did. This set contains 4 deluxe size samples from NARS. This set is called the NARS Makeup The Rules Box.

NARS has turned into one of my favorite high end brands, so I had to jump on this offer. With this set you receive:

  • Deluxe size sample of NARS Orgasm blush (I never tried Orgasm before so this was one of the main reason I decided to get this set)
  • Deluxe size sample of the NARS Eyeshadow Smudge Proof Primer (I do have a full size bottle of this primer and I love it. This size will be perfect for when I travel)
  • Deluxe size sample of the NARS Audacious Mascara (I never tried a mascara before by NARS so I was excited to try this out)
  • Deluxe size sample of the NARS lip gloss in Chelsea Girls (this gloss is so beautiful)
I am so excited for this set and I think this is a great set to spend on your points. I did redeem my points online for this set at, but I did hear that others were able to get this set in stores as well. 

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Studio Gear Cosmetics Whipped Gloss Stains Swatches & Review

*This product was sent to me through BrandBacker and Studio Gear Cosmetics for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own*

Hi loves, I am so excited about todays blog post! It is on the new Studio Gear Cosmetics Whipped Gloss Stains. They come in 5 different shades and retail for $17.00 each. These have a very light weight texture and the gloss slowly melts into the lips to create a really pretty stain. They remind me a lot of a liquid lipstick in a way, but they are not drying and provide such great moisture to the lips. 

The 5 shades are:
  • True Pebble which is a beautiful light brown nude
  • True Red which is more of a warm toned red 
  • True Fuchsia which is a really pretty pink
  • True Burgundy which is a deep redish brown
  • True Wine which like the name says, is a beautiful wine red/purple shade
My favorite shades out of the 5 are for True Pebble and True Wine. The other colors are very beautiful as well, but I really like how those two look on my skin tone. I am in love with the formula of these, and since they dry to a stain, the color lasts all day.

You can purchase these at and if you use coupon code "weloveswatches" you can receive 10% off your whole entire purchase!