Jun 26, 2017

{Winner of Giveaway, Fun Times and Eye Shadow Review}


All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.
That song by the Beatles came to my mind as I was writing this post to share this week. 

This is my newest addition to my little room. I love my little sign.

Speaking of LOVE, I sure do love these babies. We had a Nana sleepover and a fun day which means that you can go to bed when you want too, get up when you want too, get dressed if you want too or stay in pj's all day! The best part is that you can eat what you want too! LOL! I have been known to let the kids have lemon heads for breakfast if they wanted them and I told them it was a fruit so it was okay.


They had fun in the little garden picking peppers, squash, tomatoes and smelling all my herbs.


Then it was time to make brownies. NO, we didn't have them for breakfast. LOL! We actually had bacon, eggs and toast...then a brownie!!!


Then to the grands play room we went where  we had craft time. Sewing, painting and doing a little modge podge. 

These two found two of my wigs that I have worn for Halloween or a party that required dress up and they loved it. My three daughters think I live a secret life because I have wigs and possibly work uncover. Well, ONE NEVER KNOWS, RIGHT?


Grandgirl modeling my newest beach hat. Dang, it looks pretty good on that little head. Other grandgirl didn't want to mess up her hair. She likes that string of hair that dangles down the side of her little head. Hey, I know all about NOT wanting your hair messed up!

This sweet girl keeps you going. She is such a joy baby and has fun no matter what she does. 




YEP, she's getting started early learning about makeup. My only grandson had something already planned to do so wasn't with us. Bless his heart...being the only boy with 4 girls can be a little overwhelming.

 I recently shared in a post about some lipsticks I have really have come to like so today I wanted to share this eye shadow that I really like. It is called Color Stay by Revlon. I have been on a search for a cream base shadow. My skin is sensitive and especially my eye lids. Also, to be truthful, as we age things change a bit with the elasticity of our skin and most often the color, or the amount that we used to apply no longer works for us. I am not a pro by any means and can only speak for what works for me. My skin is so dry even with using moisturizers and powder eye shadow, no matter what brand I used tended to look cakey and flaky. Well, I guess cakey isn't a word but they rhyme. I have put my dry eye shadow on for years with a wet brush to help with these problems. Until, I found this magical little Revlon cream shadow!


The neat thing is that the applicator brush is on the bottom as you can see in this picture. Yep, the colors I have are being well used so the bottoms of the containers and brushes aren't very pretty! 

The applicator slides out so easy and you can't loose it because all you do after application is pop it right back in.

Right now I have four different colors that I love using. Here are the pros for me: 1: Package states the color last 24 hours. Well, I've not tried out the 24 hours and I hope that I don't have too! But, I can put this eye shadow on in the mornings around 7 am and at night when getting ready to shower it is still on and looks fresh. 2: It goes on so easy and the applicator being on the bottom of each product makes it nice. 3: No cake and flake look (a major plus for me) Looks fresh all day. 4: Color is true to what you see. 5: Price. I purchased at Walgreen's. Normally they run around $8 each which is a great deal. But, sometimes they will have buy one and get one half off. I was lucky and got in on a sale and I paid $4 for each. Wish now I had bought more while at that price. Cons: Honestly, I do not have any. I have another product I hope to share soon with you as well.

Now for the winner of the cute salt and pepper shakers......


And this cute dish towel. 


IS....................


Congratulations Mary. Be sure to pop over and visit this sweet gem of a lady and servant of Christ. Mary's blog is called Piles of Smiles and it fits her sweet personality so well. 
http://pileofsmiles.blogspot.com/

 Here's a little bio on Mary.

I like the simple things in life--enjoying my home, especially my kitchen and garden. I like to read and write short stories mostly about faith and it thrills me to see lives turned around, people healed, and the broken restored—like I was. Friendships mean a lot to me.

 I do hope you all are having a great week.
I will leave you with this today.............       Food for thought.

"Love is an Action NOT just an Emotion. What you Do speaks so much louder than just what you Say!" - Andy Hickton

Hugs and blessings, Cindy




60 comments:

  1. What a fun Nana you are!! They must have a blast!!!!! Congrats to your winner! Love these fun posts!

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    1. We did have fun. I think me and you are the one same page with the makeup posts! LOL! I thought that was funny when I read your post.

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  2. What fun pictures Cindy. The wigs cracked me up. I think you do work undercover. LOL! I am going to try that eye shadow. I* used Cover Girl but like you said, age surely matters with makeup and CLOTHES!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, I really do like the cream eye shadow. Try it. I've been told more than ONCE that it was believed I worked for the FBI or some secret agency. LOL! Think I might need to get some wigs now! Speaking of clothes...Lord help my mouth but I can't help it....Just cause it fits doesn't mean we need to wear it! Right?

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  3. You were in nana heaven having all those cute kids around, were't you, Cindy? You are such a fun grandma!...Christine

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    1. I try to be fun Christine. Sometimes I think I am just boring though but when I drag out the baking of brownies or cookies then the fun begins! LOL!

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  4. Loved all the sleep0ver pics, looks like they all had a great time. Congrats to Mary on winning the give-away, I'm on my way over to her blog to say hello!

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    1. So glad to see you back Miss Mary. Yes, please do visit at Piles of Smiles. She is a sweetie.

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  5. I am so happy for Mary, she is a lovely person! Cindy, your photos made me smile! So beautiful and nice to see everyone enjoying themselves.

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    1. Thank you Linda . Yes, mary is s lovely person indeed . I so enjoy her writing .

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  6. Oh, my, what a win! Thank you, Cindy! I just stopped by to read your latest post and found myself winning! And what a cute prize. I've been babysitting my grand daughter too over the weekend and now that she has gone home to California, I felt blue. So I appreciate the gift and always your upbeat blog that always makes me smile. Love those photos of your grandgirls and those wigs...so cute.

    Thank you, again, Cindy!
    Mary

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    1. So glad sweet friend that you won . I know your heart is blue after having thstborecious little one . Isn't God good to give us these grands ?

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  7. You're a fun loving Nana, and I know the girls had so much fun with their sleepover, Cindy! The girls are so cute and the baby is just growing!!! I always say, "What happens at Nana's stays at Nana's"!!
    I love when you share your products that you love. Thanks for the review on the eye shadow.
    Congrats to Mary!! Hope you have a happy week. Love and blessings, Kitty

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    1. Amen kitty on what happens at Nana's house stays st Nana's house .! lol

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  8. Oh what fun with your grand girls. They're all so pretty, like their Nana! Thanks for the review of the eye shadow. I mostly wear makeup on Sunday... except for lipstick 💄! 💜

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  9. Cindy, I know your Grans look so forward to their time with you. They are just precious! Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words about my eye issues. I'm feeling more encouraged each new day. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Lea . Prayed for your situation .

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  10. Dear Cindy, thank you so much for your sweet reply to my prayer request! I feel better with all those prayers all of you have sent up for me! Still can't wait for her to get home Friday night tho! ;-)

    I want to come to your sleepovers! Love the no rules rule! Love the brownies for breakfast (after bacon and eggs!) and loved seeing all your pictures of those cuties, especially the baby with her make-up brush, etc!

    Thanks again!
    Love,
    Katherine

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    1. Awe thsnks Katherine . Prayed for your girl today . But I know God has God's hand upon her on this mission trip .

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  11. Love the love sign! Great post. A house full of girls, how much fun was that!

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    1. Thanks Pam . Those gals are something else .

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  12. What a FUN time! I love that you had all four girls over night! They are all lovely looking young ladies. What a blessing!

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    1. Thanks Christine. We had fun but nana was tired . Lol .

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  13. Big big smiles, my friend. Congratulations to Mary. Have a great, great day, friend.

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  14. Love all the make up tips. I hope to try your lipstick finds.
    You have fun with all the grands and I know they adore YOU!
    Congratulations to Mary. Nice to be introduced to her. She sounds like a wonderful lady.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie . I truly enjoyed your garden too .

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  15. Cindy, what a blessing to have these gorgeous grands. I love the fun times you have with...crafting and baking. You are making the best memories. I have stopped wearing eye shadow over the past two months because of my allergies, hopefully I can return when my allergies clear up. Congrats to your winner! Blessings, sweet lady!

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    1. Thanks Pam . I know a lady that has allergies so bad that for about 4 months out of the year she can't wear any eye makeup . She hates it. Even though she's on medication it still dies no good . Thanks for stopping by .

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  16. It has long been my policy to say YES as often as possible. Your granddaughters must love love love the freedom their overnight stays with you provide. 💕

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    1. LOL! We do what they want, when they want so yes, they love it.

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  17. What a fun time you had with the grands!! You are such a fun, sweet grandma! And, a HUGE Congratulations to sweet Mary!!! I am SO happy she won...no one could be more deserving. She is a gem, indeed. Sending love and hugs to both of you, sweet sisters!

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    1. Yes, I was excited to see sweet Mary win as well. Hoping things are well with family Cheryl.

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  18. Thank you Cindy for your uplifting blog. It always puts a smile on my face. I love the sleepover with your grands. So much fun and think of the memories they will have!

    xo Dianne

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  19. I just love seeing you with these beautiful grands and I can tell by the look on everyone's face that you are all having fun, fun, and fun!
    Love is what makes the world go round and the more you give the more receive!
    You are the best Grandma ever!
    Hugs and blessings to you my friend!
    Jemma

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  20. Oh Cindy, your Nana time is so special! I love it! I'm going to keep that in mind when I ever become a Nana someday, what fun to just enjoy kids being kids! What fun things all of you did, out in the garden, in the kitchen, and making crafts... and oh that sweet baby girl, she is precious! I always enjoy hearing about your family and all your fun events :) That eye shadow sounds pretty amazing, I don't wear makeup much if at all, but I will keep it in mind, it is always good to know about these things :) Hugs to you today dear friend!

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    1. Marilyn, I pray that these simple moments of fun will be lasting memories for them . I live out in the country and well , we have to make our own fun . But I have truly learned that it's the simple things in life that bring the greatest pleasures . So glad you enjoyed my grabdbabies . One day I hope to hear all about yours ❤️

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  21. PS... Congrats to dear Mary! So excited to see that she won your giveaway, she is such a precious lady! :)

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  22. Your grand-girls are so precious and sweet! Love to you from Japan!
    Congratulations Mary Saleslady!! It was fun to see here, as I think I met you thru her, or she through you!!
    Blessings! Have a great week!!

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    1. Hey lady , I think mary is the one that we met through . I'm so you glad you tried the bread pudding recipe I sent . Your picture of it looked so yummy .

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  23. We're a family of mostly girls too and love to have 'girly' days. I was interested to see the cream eyeshadow by Revlon you found - I'm using a cream pot from Mac and have a few of their colours in a matte finish. My eyelids are sensitive too, especially to environmental things that cause a small allergic reaction. I apply a lid primer first before the cream shadow and it does stay on well without bunching in the creases.
    In a world targeting much younger women, it's hard to find makeup and clothing suitable for 50, 60+.

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    1. Thsnks Judith for coming by . I have so far enjoyed this eye cream shadow . I bought another color yesterday on sale . If I find something that works I grab it . Nothing like those girls 😊

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  24. Oh my word, such a wonderful time those gorgeous girls had with the best grand ever! Your big girls and little girls are all such beauties Cindy.
    Congrats to the winner.
    Enjoy your weekend ahead.
    FABBY

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    1. Thanks Fabby . I got done pretty youngins as my granny would say .😂

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  25. Hi Cindy, Summer is bringing so much fun for you with those darling grand girls. They are all beautiful and the smiles just light up the page here. Thanks for sharing the eye shadow tip. The colors look pretty. Congrats to Mary on winning your giveaway.
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend! xo

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    1. Hey sweet lady , thanks for stopping by . Mary's win was mailed to her yesterday .

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  26. Wow, what fun! Can I have a sleepover, too? ha, ha. You definitely know how to soak up every moment of life. I love it! :)

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  27. You certainly know how to have fun Cindy. What precious family. The eye shadow tip is awesome. Happy 4th. xo

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  28. What a fun and busy life! I thought I've been busy but you beat me, Lady! What a beautiful family!! Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Lol . Life is always busy but today, I have actually been relaxing !😊

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  29. Well, I finally made it back from my blogging break! :) I had to come by and say hello...loved all of the fun you and your grandgirls had. What a wonderful Nana you are, my friend!

    Congratulations to Mary. We've known one another for several years now and when we have a prayer request we become prayer warriors together. She is a joy!

    Love to you, my friend, Cindy!
    Dianna xo

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    1. Glad you came by . Hope you have enjoyed your break . I've taken a blogging break this week as I've had too many irons in the fire . Hope to be back soon . Yes they mary us sweet .

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  30. Well they are the cutest little girls!! And I see nothing wrong with brownies for breakfast!! Finding the wigs must have made their day!! Off to see mary's blog...

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    1. Thank you Patti for dropping by. Off to see you now!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy