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Michele Brooks
Florida
I'm a wife, mom to three, and sergeant in the US Air Force. I have a ridiculous shopping addiction with cosmetics, shoes, and handbags. I blog about beauty, fashion, home decor, geek stuff, and my life.
Interests: family, military, crafts, handmade, scrapbook, photography, vlog, blog, youtube, paper crafts, shopping, handbags, cosmetics, makeup, fashion, trends, skin care, beauty, health, aromatherapy, scents, candles, reviews, Independent Consultant, PartyLite, Arbonne,
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Another one of my subscription boxes showed up on our doorstep yesterday and this time it's...yep, you guessed it, Glossybox! For those unfamiliar with the Glossybox, for a mere $21/month they send you a curated box with 5 luxious beauty products every month. I have been happy with Glossybox subscription, but this month I'm over-the-moon excited for the products they sent. Eyeliner Pen in Onyx - Be A Bombshell: I have been wanting a chubby eyeliner pen for sometime. I have tried a few Be A Bombshell products before, so I was pleased to find one in this month's box.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
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For those not familiar with Loot Crate, it's a monthly subscription service that tickles your inner gamer/geek. Each month, the folks at Loot Crate send out a box filled with 4-5 items tailored around their theme. Ladies and gentlemen, I now present you this month's "Animate" loot crate. I will be honest and admit that I have been anxiously waiting for this month's crate as soon as I heard the theme. I enjoyed watching Tenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ren & Stimpy, and The Simpsons when I was a kid. So without further ado, shall we? TMNT POP! Vinyl (Funko and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
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I can't believe the last time I posted about an Ipsy hurl was May. I apologize! Now that I'm back amongst the daywalkers, I'm hoping to start blogging and making youtube videos regularly. But I digress, you're here to check out this month's Ipsy Glam Bag...so here goes The theme for this month's glam bag is Classic Beauty. It's so Big Volumizing Mascara (Black): First off, I have to mention that I couldn't help but laugh when I read the name of this product. "It's so Big"...that's what she said? Ha! Deluxe sample (4 ml / .14 fl oz )... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
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Michelle Phan and Ipsy sucessfully hosted their first beauty convention, Generation Beauty, for beauty vloggers/bloggers last weekend. I am hopelessly addicted to beauty videos and makeup, so when I caught wind of this event a few months back I knew I had to go. I met up with a few friends and we had an awesome girls' weekend full of sampling beauty products, networking with brands, sitting in on workshops, mingling with youtube beauty vloggers, and of course...shopping. Top (L-R): Camille, Megan Bottom (L-R): meganrosette, nguerriero19, dope2111 Top (L-R): mySecretGlambition, WhatWouldLizzyDo, Jasmine (Makeup Forever MUA) Bottom (L-R): akaydoll, andreaschoice, WhatWouldLizzyDo... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
Michele Brooks is now following Nic Howard
May 30, 2013
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Win this gorgeous Tony Birch bag filled with makeup, accessories, and an IPad mini! I know what you're thinking..."say whhhaaa?!" https://www.wantable.com/giveaway/ultimate-summer-giveaway/c-Rj88KxHQE Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
lol...it is a GORGEOUS shade!! :P
Toggle Commented May 17, 2013 on Spring Fling - Ipsy (May 2013) at No Gloss, No Glory
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Can you believe it's that time again? It seems like I just posted a review on Ipsy's April bag. The sneak peeks of this month's Ipsy bag have been causing quite a stir amongst the beauty community. I have been doing my best to avoid any spoilers that way I could fully enjoy the awesomeness of this month's Spring Fling by Ipsy. Mirabella Colour Sheers Lipstick (Daydream): Mirabella Beauty mineral-based brand that claims to compliment all skin tones. I have received Mirabella products in the past, but this is the first time I've had the opportunity to try one of... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
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After two weeks of trying to find Wet n Wild's new Spring Forward Limited Edition palettes at my local drugstores, I finally did a little research and managed to find both palettes online for a somewhat reasonable price. I received both palettes today and I'm happy to be adding both to my palette collection. Wet n Wild (Nude Awakening): This palette has been getting rave reviews across the beauty blogger/vlogger community and is being hailed as a dupe for the Urban Decay's Naked palette. Check out Nouveau Cheap's in depth comparison between Nude Awakening and Naked here. Left Side Right... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
Interesting. I've never heard of that one. I just checked out the site and requested an invite. Thanks for letting me know! :)
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GlossyBox is probably the most anticipated box out of my three current monthly subscriptions. I received this box last week and have been dragging my feet getting this post up...because frankly...I've been lazy. lol. Anyways, I figured it was time I give GlossyBox a proper review on my blog. Their monthly boxes are beautifully packaged, well curated, and they definitely entice me to try new brands and different products. April's theme was "Work that Beauty"... Glow Blush by TIGI (Lovely): I've seen TIGI's salon products and had no idea they had a cosmetic line as well. I was pleased to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
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This week I received my first subscription box from Loot Crate, which is a great service to soothe your inner gamer/geek. The service costs $13.37 + $6 S&H/month and delivers 6 to 8 products to your doorstep. I have a few friends that are loyal subscribers and they've been giving Loot Crate rave reviews, so naturally...I had to get in on it. This month's theme is "Token" which takes me back to the good ole days of the dark and dirty arcades... Collectible Mushroom Kingdom Racing Cinch Pack - GraphicLab: $5.99 Street Fighter Mini Series Blind Box (Zangief) - Kid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
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I have been subscribed to Ipsy for the past five months and I figured it was about time to start posting some reviews of their monthly bags. After seeing a few sneak peeks of this month's bag, I was definitely excited to see it in person! What it is Ipsy? It's a monthly subscription service, a brainchild of a handful of beauty Youtube vloggers, that delivers deluxe samples and full size beauty products to your door. The best part is all of these products are included in a one-of-a-kind cosmetic pouch with their trademark Ipsy logo. For the most part,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
Michele Brooks is now following michelle hill
Apr 8, 2013
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As my time in the military starts creeping closer and closer to the 20 year mark, one thing is certain...I need to start considering my options for retirement life, especially with the weak state of our economy. Look at most households in the US, it is a rare occurence to find a single income family. It doesn't have to be that way and this e-book gives great insight on how moms can earn their financial freedom without having to sacrifice family. In her e-book, "Use What You Know: A Business Guide for Busy Moms", Joyce Brewer interviewed several moms in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at No Gloss, No Glory
Michele Brooks is now following Nora
May 4, 2012
Michele Brooks is now following Chelsea
May 4, 2012
Michele Brooks is now following Rachel Ball
May 4, 2012
Michele Brooks is now following suzi blu
May 1, 2012
Ohh that's a gorgeous color.you don't see too many creamsicle camaros. It's always bumblebee inspired. You should do it!
Love those striped waverunners!
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It is really nice to be able to spend all of my weekends with the family again. I don't feel mentally or physically drained from doing 12-hour shift work. No more feeling like an asshole and telling the kids "not today, mommy is really tired." My husband isn't feeling like a single parent anymore. Our life is normal again, for the time being, and I can get back to a couple of hobbies that I used to enjoy. One of those hobbies is papercrafting. I started working on a paperbag album last week. What are paperbag albums? Simple. They're just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at No Gloss, No Glory
Thanks so much Shelley!
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2012 on PicMonkey <3 and Etsy update at No Gloss, No Glory
Your son looks so handsome. I really love everyone's colors, from the suits to the dresses. These photos are great.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2012 on Prom 2012 at {scrappergirl}
Love all the photos. I'm craving fish tacos now...it's been a few months since I last had them.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2012 on GOOD FRIENDS & MOCKTAILS. at BLEUBIRD BLOG