August 2017 - Mommy Life Up North

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Bronzer in Siena Swatches & Review

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I love products that contain one then one product in a compact. And these Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Bronzers are seriously amazing. This one is in the shade Siena and it comes with a highlighter, a blush and a bronzer. These palettes come in two different shades and I do have both. So I will be doing swatches and a review on the other palette very shortly. 

Siena is a beautiful warm palette. The highlight in this palette is a very light peachy shade. The blush is a true coral shade and the bronze is a light warm bronze shade. I love that the colors flow through a gradient. It is seriously so pretty. In the swatches below, I swatched all three shades mixed and it made a pretty natural looking blush. 

The powders are seriously so smooth and blend out like a dream. The bronzer isn't super pigmented, so you do not have to worry about using a light hand. I just love how natural all of the shades are. 

Each one of these palettes retail for $58.00 and can be purchased at

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I Created a Etsy Shop!

Hi guys! I have some exciting news to share with all of you! If you have been keeping up with my blog posts, you know I am a merchandiser for DotDotSmile, but I recently started another fun project. I made an Etsy shop called Mila K's Mommy Crafts!

I am currently selling baby headbands! I have Halloween headbands up right now and will be adding more soon! I thought I would share with you guys come of the headbands I currently have in stock. Right now they are in size 0-3month and I will soon have 3-6month and 6-9month. But since I just started, I thought I would start with size 0-3month.

I fell in love with headbands ever since I had my daughter and I just thought it would be so much fun to start creating my own and thats what I did!

With DotDotsmile, my new Etsy shop and my blog, I have been keeping busy which I love!

It would mean so much to me if you checked out the shop and made it a favorite! I also created a Facebook page as well, and I currently have a coupon code on there to receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Here is a link to my Etsy shop:
Here is a link to my Facebook page:

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Collection Swatches

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Hi loves! I am so excited to share some new products coming out soon that is part of the Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson collection. She released a lipstick and lipglass part of Viva Glam collection a while ago and it was a beautiful fuchsia color and now she created another stunning shade. 

The Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 lipstick is a beautiful deep coppery brown with gold pearl. It does have a frost finish. And the Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson lipglass is a bronze with a golden pearl. Both colors are seriously so stunning. In the swatches in the bottom of the post, I included a separate swatch of the lipstick and lipglass, but then I did a swatch of the lipglass on top of the lipstick. The two combine are just magically. I seriously love the lipglass and I feel like it will go amazing with so many other lipsticks as well. 

One thing I love about the Viva Glam products is that all proceeds go towards the MAC AIDS foundation. Which I find amazing that such a huge company is giving back. 

This collection will be available September 7th, 2017 all all MAC locations. Both the lipstick and lipglass will retail for $17.00 each.  

Day In The Life| Mommy Blog #2

Hey everyone! Welcome to my mommy blog #2. I have been extremely productive lately! I finally got my inventory in last Thursday for DotDotSmile, so I spent Thursday taking photos of all the pretty dresses, then Friday I had my launch! I have tons of dresses available from 6/12month all the way up to 12/14 in girls. If you would like to purchase a dress I am going to be giving my followers 10% off their first purchase as well as free shipping! So if you would like to check out my inventory come follow my Facebook group here!

Then on Saturday we went to our state fair! We had a lot of fun but it was extremely hot. Mila surprisingly did wonderful. I was worried that she would be really fussy but she wasn't. Then Sunday I made homemade wet burritos and we just had a chill day.

Today I did a little photo shoot with Mila, which I included a couple of photos below from the shoot! In her pictures she is wearing a DotDotSmile dress that I kept for her and her headband is from H&M. It came in a set of three and I seriously love them because of the thicker band. 

Then later this evening I hit up Walgreens to get in on some couponing deals, since I am trying to work on building a bigger stock pile before winter comes. If you would like me to do a weekly post on which deals I come a crossed, let me know!

I will be pretty busy the rest of the week with getting things ready for something else I am excited to start. Once it all becomes official, I will for sure fill you guys in! But thats basically all I have to update you guys on today. I wish I had more photos to share of the little one, but it was so hard to capture the two that I did since she couldn't stop grabbing at her feet! She is growing up too fast!! 

MAC Dazzleglass Swatches & Review

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Hi loves, welcome back to my blog! I know it's been a while since I have done a new beauty post, so I of course needed to get back on that! So today I have some of the new MAC Dazzleglasses to share with you. MAC sent me over 5 shades and oh my goodness, they are stunning! MAC recently brought back the dazzleglasses and it was my first time trying them. I have been getting off the liquid lipstick bandwagon lately and have been wearing a lot more gloss, including these.

The Dazzleglass formula is very thick so a little product goes along way. They have beautiful specks of pearl and look stunning on top of lipsticks. The 5 shades I have to share with you are: Extra Amps (sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl), Sugarrimmed (milky pale pink with multipearl), Love Alert (raspberry red with red pearl), Like Venus (bubble gum pink with red pearl) and Money Honey (mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl). 

My favorites out of the 5 are Sugarrimmed (obviously since it is a nude) and Like Venus. As you can tell from the swatches, they are not opaque glosses. I find they look best over a lipstick rather then by themselves. If I want to be extra I will wear these since it does give your lips a little bit of a pop verses a standard lip color. 

If you are looking for some fun glosses, I would highly recommend checking them out. They can be purchased at or for $17.00 each. 

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Day In The Life| Mommy Blog #1

I am so excited to share a new series to my blog! I decided I would love to do mommy posts a few times a week that includes photos of my little one as well as what we did today! Pretty much like a vlog but without video! I thought it would be so much fun to see how many little one changes throughout the days, weeks, months and years! And what better way then to document it each step of the way.

So today is obviously August 14th and Mila is currently 13 weeks old.

We had a pretty boring day today. After Mila's first morning nap she was ready for some play time on her mat which she loves. It has little toys hanging from it and she has been starting to reach for them and play with them. I also caught her grabbing her feet! She seriously needs to stop growing! She is growing up way too fast.

We also notice that she has a little obsession with Spongebob. She will cry and cry and cry, but as soon as we turn Spongebob on, she stops! I am not sure why out of all shows she is so drawn to it, but oh well, at least we don't mind Spongebob.

In the even we went to Dollar General, which is one of my favorite places to coupon. I ended up getting a couple of deals which I forgot to take photos of, but if you would be interested in reading up on some of the couponing deals I come a crossed, let me know and I would love to do some posts on it.

That was basically our day, other then the boring stuff like laundry, cooking dinner and bath time! But like I said, I just want to be able to look back on how things change through her growing up and this will for sure help!

Let me know if there is anything from our day you would like me to include in these type of posts, like maybe cleaning photos (before & after), our dinner etc. I really hope you guys enjoy these posts as well. I will be sure to have a mix of beauty reviews up as well.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Collection Swatches & Reviews

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I am so excited for todays post! When I found out that Urban Decay was coming out with a new collection including a new eyeshadow palette, I knew I had to have it. Surprisingly I received the whole entire Naked Heat Collection from Urban Decay to review for you guys. This collection comes with an eyeshadow palette, two eyeliners and three lipsticks. I have been testing out the collection for a while now, so I am excited to finally get this review up for you as well as swatches! 

So the two eyeliners included in this collection are in the shades Torch and Alkaline. Torch is a beautiful brick red shade. And Alkaline is a deep wine color. I am in love with the formula of the Urban Decay 24 hour eyeliners. They truly last all day. These shades are going to be perfect for fall. I highly recommend checking out these shades. 

They retail for $20.00 and can be found at

Onto the lipsticks, there is three shades in this collection. Heat is a metalized burnt red with a gold pearl. Fuel which is a beautiful cream peachy nude. And lastly is Scorched which is a metallic copper. I am not a fan of metallic lipsticks, but they were very pigmented. My favorite of course is Fuel. I love peachy nudes and loved the formula of the cream finish.

These lipsticks retail for $17.00 and can be found at

And lastly, here is the eyeshadow palette! This is the Naked Heat palette which, if you are a fan of the other Naked Palettes, I think you will love this one. This palette is filled with tons of beautiful warm toned eyeshadows with a mix of shimmer and matte shades. 
  • Ounce which is a ivory shade with a shimmer finish
  • Chaser which is a nude shade with a matte finish
  • Sauced which is a terra cotta shade with a matte finish
  • Low Blow which is a light brown with a matte finish
  • Lumbre which is a copper shade with a shimmer finish
  • He Devil which is a burnt red with a matte finish
  • Dirty Talk which is a burnt red with a metallic finish
  • Scorched which is a deep red with a metallic finish and gold micro shimmer
  • Cayenne which is a deep terra cotta with a matte finish
  • En Fuego which is a burgundy with a matte finish
  • Ashes which is a deep reddish brown with a matte finish
  • Ember which is a copper burgundy shade with a metallic finish
I am a huge fan of all the shimmers in this palette. A few of the dark matte shades applied a little patchy so you really have to work it with your brush to blend out the color. But the lighter mattes performed really well.

This palette retails for $54.00 and can be found at

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