Tiger Halloween Costume Ideas

I wanted to show you some cute outfit ideas for my tiger halloween tutorial! I did this for the deer tutorial as well!   I am all about fun simple costumes... with unique makeup.  Especially for those of you who lack time to create a really in depth costume.  This would be great for a halloween party, taking your kids out trick or treating... or of course, answering the door! :) 

 

Have a fun and safe halloween... Look out for more tutorials soon! 

xoxo

Carah Amelie

Deer Halloween Costume Ideas

So as most of you know, I uploaded a Deer Makeup Look for Halloween!  I absolutely love it and wanted to show you some ideas on a costume to go with it.  Here is how I picture this look.  You could keep it more casual or go a little more fancy depending on where you are going for Halloween.  If you need to warm it up, just add some tights! Also... Along with the antlers, I think it would be adorable to add a flower crown!  I think it would give it a feminine look! 

 

Lazy...

Ugh, I have been such a lazy piece of poop lately.  I know I know.... What happened to this website! I guess I just haven't been super inspired.  That's the hard part about running a blog or a youtube channel... if the inspiration isn't there... its hard to find the motivation.  Luckilly with my Youtube Channel I am always inspired!  There is something about putting a lot of work into a video, uploading it, and hearing peoples responses is so fulfilling.  Not that blogging isn't.... I guess I have just become a little lazy with it.  I would really like to start back up with blogging... if you guys are willing to read!  What do you think... what would you like to read about.  Fashion and Makeup... or more personal things?  As for my outfit blog... that has been hard lately mostly because I am working on a fun video that requires me to use all my fashion creative juices.  So hopefully soon that section will start back up soon too.  But be patient, it might be just a little bit before I can start posting more fashion stuff! :)  

 

So how have you all been??  Please comment below!  I miss reading all your comments!  

 

Love you guys! 

Beauty Guru Spotlight - The Fashion Trigger

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I haven't done a post like this for a while so I thought it was about time.  I love giving shout outs to smaller gurus because I remember what it was like to be there.  I think there are SO many amazingly talented lifestyle vloggers out there that can't get their name out there with how saturated Youtube is these days.  So here I am again, bringing you another fun youtuber that I found recently.

The Fashion Trigger is such a refreshing channel.  Michelle is funny, has a good sense of humor and does a lot of thrift hauls... which I'm not going to lie, are some of my favorite videos.  Her videos are good quality, along with the editing... and her content is great as well! Not only does she do the typical beauty videos like favorites and tutorials, but she also does DIYs!  I love channels that are well rounded with a lot of different types of content.  She doesn't upload SUPER consistently, but when she does... it's always great content, and never feels half assed which I love.  This girl is great, and I really hope to see more of her in the future! :)  Definitely check this girl out! :)

MICHELLE'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

MICHELLE'S TWITTER

Where have I been?

I know its been a while since I have posted.  I went MIA.  I guess I have been a little bit busy lately as well.  There has been so much on my calendar lately and to be honest I didn't think about my website at all... GUILTY!  I will get back on board! Just needed a tiny break I guess. :)  As for video Ideas.... Do you have anything you all really want to see? Let me know in the comments! 

 

xo, 

Carah

My Teeth Transformation - Dial-a-Smile

Hey Guys! So as you saw in my recent "Get Ready For Bed With Me" video... I am using a teeth whitener called Dial-a-Smile.  I wanted to a blog post that was a little more in depth for those of you interested in the product.   

I am always hesitant to do sponsored videos... but because my teeth are such a HUGE insecurity of mine, I hopped on board right away.  I figured I would be the PERFECT person to give a good review on this.   

I took before and after pic before I did this.  I was hesitant to upload these because they don't do my teeth justice at all.  My teeth in real life look like they have made HUGE progress.. and I get compliments on the difference all the time from people I know in real life, and people on youtube.  But I am still going to post the pictures.. because as you know, I always want to give you 100% honesty in all forms! It was hard to get the lighting the same both times.. but they are pretty close. The picture below the before/after pics is a screen cap from a recent Haul video coming up (Derp).  If you are an avid follower of my videos you probably know what my teeth looked like before... the screen cap shows what my teeth look like after 4 uses of the product.  I feel like they look much whiter than they were before.  I also feel like they don't look as transparent which is good.  As you may know.. I have a metal retainer behind the top and bottom teeth and because my teeth are a little transparent you can see the retainer through them. I feel like since I have been using this product.. they transparency isn't as noticeable.

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The kit says that you can get 3 uses out of it... but in my opinion, you can get about 5.  You don't have to use as much product as they say in the directions.  Also, I would really recommend following up with the booster pen if you get the kit that includes that! I think for an at home kit, it is VERY worth it.  Especially for the price.  I know if you do professional whitening it is WAY more expensive... and I wasn't about to play that price.  The nice thing too which I am SO glad I am able to do is give you a 70% off discount code.. which is going to help the price go down so much for you guys.  

If you have been struggling with discolored teeth I would definitely recommend it.. and I would purchase it with my own money as well... BUT ONLY with the 70% code.  Just being honest. haha.  It did help my teeth a lot and with all the compliments I am getting, I positive its been working.. 

Another thing I love about this product is they contain not antifreeze, ammonia, or dry cleaning fluid.  Many whitening products on the market that use lower grade peroxides have to include those kids of acids.  These acids cause long term tooth sensitivity and eat away at enamel.  I don't need anymore of my enamel eaten away thats for sure!!  Their products use the highest quality hydrogen peroxide and no such acids.  They also have no chemicals which is why their products don't cause sensitivity.

 

use coupon code: Carah for 70% off

Dial-a-smile teeth Whitening Website

 

Thanks and Thoughts.

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your sweet comments regarding my "video" a couple days back.  One of my loyal subscribers, Sarah Joy hit it on the head.  The beauty community took a hit a few days back, and we lost an amazingly talented little girl.  Whether we realize it or not, I think it has affected a lot of people and there seems to be a lot of people in a little funk.  To be honest, that probably has something to do with it.  Even though I didn't know Talia Joy personally, I saw her at IMATS and kept up with her videos and story.  She was such a light of sunshine in the world.  I dealt with the loss of a close cousin of mine when I was 15 to childhood cancer (We were co-founders of the infamous "Lisa Frank Club" you may recall from a past vlog) It's not an easy thing.  I think it had me thinking AGAIN.... ITS JUST NOT FAIR, why does this happen to such amazing kids!  It's a lot to take in... even though we all just watched her through YouTube, you still feel like you have a connection.

But with this said, All of us that did watch her know what an amazing 13 year old she was. So much talent and her legacy will live on! :)

I don't know why I felt the need to carry this on.. but I was just having a bad day with a lot on my mind. You are all the best, and all your comments reminded me of how lucky I am. I have a lot to be thankful for... Why waste my time with the haters. :)  I have you guys... My amazing supporters!  

LOVE YOU.

Carah

 

We are humans too...

Today has been one of those days that just gets you down, and you can't quite figure out why you feel that way.  It's been one of those days where I can't seem to focus on the positive and the negatives are always right there in the forefront.  Kind of a dwelling day, maybe a little bit of a pity party... but we all have them. :)  

Being on Youtube is so much fun for me. and it's something that I truly enjoy.  When I started on youtube, I didn't know you could make money... it was purely out of joy and fun... that's why I made them, and that is why I still make them.  

I was watching a Juicystar07 video called Sad Days... and it was so funny how much it hit home today.  Seriously.. it was like, she was talking about me.  

One thing you may not see over youtube is that... WE ARE PEOPLE and we have down days.  There are times where we are feeling a little sad, frustrated, stressed, or down.  We may not always talk about it... but we all have them, we are human.  Today was one of those days for me.  Kind of teary... I think I can blame PMS a little... (TMI? oh well lol)  

As far as Vlogs go... I have always wanted to keep it real for you guys.  My vlogs were a place to show you how a young family functions.. the trials, the mistakes, the fun and good times... everything.  I think thats what makes vlogs fun to watch.  However.. Yesterday, I made a mistake.  Nothing major, just a small parenting mistake.  Buggy wasn't put in danger nor will it mess her up for the rest of her life.. it was just bad parenting judgement.  We all have done it... every single one of us parents HAVE DONE IT.  I questioned my actions after I did it.. but thought to myself, oh well, next time I will do things differently.  When I turned my computer on this afternoon to read some comments (which I normally enjoy) It hurt more than anything.  People telling me that I made a "HUGE MISTAKE" and that they can't watch anymore because we put Alaina in time-out or "Alaina is never going to learn anything if you treat her like that...."etc.  Normally these comments don't bother me but today I felt like I was being kicked while I was down.  Having a bad day, on top of getting so much judgement and hate is NOT easy AT ALL.  

I love vlogging, and I get a lot of joy out of it.  But here is the thing.  I do youtube for me, for fun... and for the loyal followers that truly enjoy watching my life and don't take me, Travis or Alaina too seriously.  I don't care if people tell me I have ugly teeth, or that my eyes are too big for my face.  But being a Mom is the most important thing in my life, and I refuse to take criticism and judgement for the way I choose to parent.  Parenting is a hard job... EVERY SINGLE Mom in the world worries whether or not they are making the right decisions... and whether they are raising their kids the "best way".  The last thing any parent needs is to feel judged for what they do.  With this said.. I feel the best thing to do is step back JUST A LITTLE BIT.  I am going to keep some things out of vlogs now.  Our parenting styles and our discipline decisions.  Alaina will still be in the vlogs, but more simply. not forever... and Im not saying this is the end of vlogging for us at all.  I think just RIGHT NOW, we have to lighten up a little bit on what we share.

Also...  I will have to delete and block people that do choose to be rude and condescending.  Just because YouTubers put their lives on camera doesn't mean that gives you the right to hate and be rude.  We don't have to take anything we don't want to... thats why there is a block button.  You know it's there.. so watch what you say. :)  I have never understood why people get so butt hurt when they get blocked.  If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all.. and in this case there are consequences.... DEAL. lol

Here is the thing... REMEMBER we are human, REMEMBER we make mistakes, and REMEMBER that you do too.  You never know what others are going through in life... so remember that before you say something hateful.

 

 

 

Favorite Product of the Month - July 2013

 Wet 'n Wild Megasheild Lipstick - In these adobe walls

I am pretty obsessed with this color to say the least.  Not only does this lipstick have AMAZING color pay off but the whole line is so moisturizing and smooth.  I have two shades now and I plan to get more because of the price point!  We all know wet 'n wild is CHEAP, but this doesn't feel cheap at all.  This color in particular is my favorite.  It's a soft milky coral shade.  Not only does the bring out my summer tan, but it goes amazing on so many skin tones!  It's a fun color to give a little bit of a unique pop... but it's also fairly neutral, especially if you use a light hand!  It's a must have and I have been wearing it daily!  

Here is a video I just uploaded showing you how I like to wear it.. and why it works so well with a good tan!   

Thanks for reading! 

xoxo, 

Carah Amelie