Fall Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial: Changing Leaves

Hey guys! Hope you all had a FANTASTIC week! :)
I love darker smokey eyes for fall. Combining a few unexpected colors that mimic the changing leaves of the season adds something special to the look and makes it fun and unique. Hope you guys enjoy!

Products used:
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Shadow Pencil in Wasteland
MAC eye shadows:
Creamy Bisque
Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense
Loreal Cil Architecte 4D mascara (got this in Paris, not sure if it's available in the US)
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
MAC Lipglass in Social Light

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Foundation: Neutrogena Healthy Skin (ohhh we shall talk about this foundation soon ;) )
Eye brows: Revlon Brow Fantasy


Australian Singer Cody Simpson Signs with Justin Bieber Manager Scooter Braun

As teen sensation Justin Bieber and his crew head for Mexico to jumpstart their South American “My World” tour, news is out that Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun is now running the ship for young 14-year-old Australian singer Cody Simpson.

Braun, whose real name is Scott Samuel Braun, not only discovered Bieber on YouTube but got him signed to Island Records under L.A. Reid.

Braun will now try to duplicate his Bieber success with Cody Simpson.

Cody says,

“I’m a big fan of Justin’s. We support each other a lot. He was talking to me yesterday about the songs he liked off my album. People say we’re in a competition, but it’s really like being friends and part of a family. It’s definitely not something that should be seen as a rivalry.”

Scooter Braun, who was born in New York, got his start by organizing parties while attending Emory University.

His events attracted celebrity performers like Ludacris and Britney Spears, and when he was 19-years-old created his own party-promotion company.

In 2002, Jermaine Dupri hired him as Director of Marketing of So So Def Records, and at age 20 was named Executive Marketing Director.

In addition to Justin Bieber, Braun also manages singer Asher Roth and has business connections to wake board guru and champion Paulie Koch.

Scooter currently owns and operates two music labels - Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG) which is co-owned with Usher, and Schoolboy Records.

Even though Simpson was just signed and is already getting asked about collaborations with Bieber.

Simpson has released one album and just completed a short U.S. tour with friend and fellow teen singer Greyson Chance who was also discovered on YouTube and signed by Ellen DeGeneres’ label “eleveneleven”.

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It's that time again!

YAAAAY!!  I loooooooove General Conference.  A day to snuggle with the family, eat a yummy breakfast and hear the uplifting and encouraging words of our wonderful leaders.

For those of you who may not know, I'm a Mormon.  My faith has shaped everything I am.  I know where I came from.  I know why I'm here, where I'm going and how to get there.  The teachings of Christ have given me purpose.  I know that there is life after death, that my family can be together forever and that Heavenly Father loves me. 

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, member of the First Presidency gave the most wonderful talk at the General Relief Society Broadcast.  

If you have 2 minutes, watch this video.

You are Not Forgotten

If anything, read that last paragraph.  It makes me cry every time I watch it.  It's hard being a mom.  It's a thankless job really.  One that demands so much physical and mental energy it's absolutely exhausting.  And then to have no one notice all the hard work you do, no pats on the back, awards, bonuses or raises.  But knowing that you are not forgotten.  That Heavenly Father sees all the sacrifices you are making, that he is proud of you and that he loves you.  It makes this whole motherhood thing totally worth it!

In leu of conference, here are some fun packets I've found floating around online for the kiddos!

From Sugar Doodle
This one, from Sugar Doodle, is a little time consuming for the momma.  But I'm pretty sure it's my favorite!

A super cute General Conference listening kit!  From a Bushel and a Peck of FUN

Church site with various activities

General Conference Kits!  Found at Brandy's Crafts

And a basket from The Family Johnson

Whew!  There are a lot to choose from!  Good luck picking and happy Conference watching!!


Video - First Listen – Justin Bieber “Under the Mistletoe” Collaboration with The Band Perry

Bieber "On Set"
Justin Bieber and his crew were in Franklin Tennessee earlier this week working on his Christmas Video and we got to hear the first sounds of one of the new songs!

Well, we actually got to hear a somewhat garbled version of the backing track used during the video shoot for “Under the Mistletoe” featuring The Band Perry.

Somebody on the crew was recording the shoot while the backing track was being played – maybe not realizing the implications of his actions if it got leaked to YouTube.

Bieber’s Christmas Album titled “Under the Mistletoe” is already being presold on Amazon and will be released on November 1st.

Bieber's friend and mentor Ryan Good showed off his personal interpretive Christmas dance skills while hundreds of fans cheered him on, and at one point the crowd grew so large that production had to be temporarily stopped while Bieber addressed the crowd during a break.

Bieber then led the crowd of fans in a medley of Christmas songs and danced with Santa before resuming production of the music video.

Now that filming is done Bieber and his team are headed to Mexico to kick of the South American segment of his popular My World Tour.

JB will hit up Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia before returning to the United States to officially kick off his Christmas Album release.

Before hitting the road, Justin did have time this week to spend with his family and took the time to snap a few Bieber family photos of his younger brother and sister for his supporters.

Merry Bieber Christmas!

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FEIT Fall/Winter 2011 Moc Chukka Kudu Classic

This is the first time we covered this brand, FEIT and we like this and thought of sharing their latest products to our readers here.

So what so special about FEIT? Basically they are able to produce the highest quality products at reasonable price point by eliminating the middle man and shipping their products directly to their consumers. Sound great?

Here's the first look at the new Moc Chukka Kudu Classic for Fall 2012.

This time around the Moc Chukka comes in Kudu Classic leathers and on a Vibram Gumlite sole.

This kudu skin has been coated with wax and ironed, giving it a rich antique look. As the skin breaks you will begin to see more of the Kudu's natural features come to the fore.

The Vibram Gumlite is a rubber-foam sole that is highly water resistant and 30% lighter than traditional rubber. Durable and flexible, it is suitable for all terrain and conditions.

Available in Black and Grey, and limited to 36 pairs of each.

What's more, A Man Fashion readers can enjoy $50 off your first pair of Feit shoes with this coupon code: MYFEIT.

Head directly to their online shop to get yourself this limited edition.

Big Brother 6 Alum James Rhine in Boxer Briefs

After re-watching season 6 of Big Brother, James to me was the hottest guy in the house. So just because I think he's sexy, I decided to make a post about him. Check out this picture of him in a pair of perfectly fitted Hugo Boss boxer briefs! Included in the gallery are pictures of him half naked in the Big Brother house, and also a personal picture of him in green Andrew Christian boxer briefs (yes the one that was part of a scandal last year).

5 pictures after the jump!

Video - Hundreds of Fans Descend on Justin Bieber’s Christmas Video Shoot

Just one day before hitting the road to resume his “My World Tour” in South America, Justin Bieber got quite a surprise.

It seems that Bieber and his team were at an undisclosed location shooting video for his upcoming Christmas Album and Video when fans discovered what was going on.

Within minutes, fans started to crowd around the area where the production was taking place and started cheering and screaming.

Production had to be halted for a short time so Bieber could address the crowd and try to bring order to the set.

So what did he do to calm everybody down?

He started singing Christmas songs and encouraged the crowd to sing along with him!

Justin took to his twitter account saying,

“Pretty wild yesterday. we didn't even say our location and thousands of people showed up. my fans go hard! #goodtimes”

Here is a video of  how it went down...

After belting out a few Christmas songs the crowd was asked to stay quiet and move back from the immediate area and filming continued.

At one point Justin was seen dancing the “Dougie” with the actor playing Santa Clause.

Tomorrow Bieber and his team head to Mexico for the start of his South American Concert tour.

Related: Bieber announces South American Concert dates

Bieber’s Christmas Album will be released November 1st and Amazon is already taking preorders.

We suspect brisk sales and millions of happy teenage girls Christmas morning as they discover something besides mistletoe under the tree with their name on it!

Also this week Justin had the chance to visit with his dad Jeremy Bieber and his younger brother and sister Jaxon and Jazzy.

Related: Justin Bieber shares family photos with fans
Related: Meet Jeremy Bieber - Justin's divorced dad

Merry Christmas boys and girls!

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My Soul is the Sky

Hello lovelies. I'm Melissa from My Soul is the Sky and I want to thank Abby for letting me sponsor her cute blog My Yellow Sandbox.

My blog is a simple collection of things I'm currently obsessing over.

The things I love most being:

I use a lot of pictures to depict my adventures; a photo journalist of sorts!  So take a little detour and come check out my little blog, My Soul is the Sky.

Maybe it's got something you'll enjoy too. Thanks for reading!


ABBY HERE- Melissa and I are neighbors.  And I'll be honest, I've totally stolen some of her hairstyles.  She's the greatest little thing ever.  Go check her out, you'll LOVE her.

Rafael Nadal Shows off his Assets in New Armani Ad

Well here it is, the second set of photos for Armani Underwear Fall/Winter 2011 campaign featuring tennis stud Rafael Nadal in tight black boxer briefs. Seriously this guy has an amazing ass, and I'm so glad Armani decided to show it off in their underwear ads. Now just waiting for a video and behind the scenes pictures.

2 pictures inside.

What's for dinner?

Chicken Divan.  Ever had it?  I like to think the dish was invented by my own momma, as I've never had it anywhere else.  It was definitely a family favorite growing up.


  • Stuffing mix and butter
  • Rice
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cans Cream of Broccoli Cheese
  • 1 thing of Broccoli.  Are they called heads?!
  • Monterey Jack Cheese

Start by boiling 3-4 chicken breasts.  Feel free to add some chicken broth in the water to make it taste saltier

Get your broccoli cut up and steaming.  Don't steam it too long because it's still going to cook in the oven.  You don't want mushy broccoli!

Start your rice

Dump your stuffing mix into a bowl and add some melted butter.  Like, 1/4 cup butter

Mix the butter and the stuffing together and set aside

Get out some milk, a can or 2 of Broccoli Cheese soup, a mixing bowl and an oblong baking dish

Open the cans of broccoli cheese soup and pour in your bowl.  Start with one can, see how far it gets you.  You can always add more.  Next, add some milk.  You want the mixture to be a little bit runny.

Now spread some of that mixture on the bottom of your baking dish and set the sauce aside

Cut up your chicken and add it to the top of your broccoli cheese soup mixture

Add your steamed broccoli

Pour the rest of your broccoli cheese soup mixture over the top of the broccoli and chicken

I usually sprinkle shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top of the Chicken Divan before I add the stuffing. It's preference though, good with or without it!  My family loves it, I just forgot to add it!

Bake in your oven at 350 until it's warm and bubbly.  Remember, everything is already cooked.  You've just got to brown the stuffing and get the cheese melted! 

Serve on top of rice!

Now that picture doesn't do the dish justice.  Mostly because I'm not a photographer and so the colors look a little weird!  This is soooo yummy though and a great way to get those kiddos to eat their broccoli!

ENJOY!  If you make it I'd love to know how you liked it!


Justin Bieber Shares Family Photos of Sister Jazzy With the World – Aww, How Cute!

Jazzy, Jeremy, Justin and Pattie
On the eve of leaving for Mexico to kick off the next leg of his My World South American Concert Tour, Justin Bieber took some time earlier this week to reunite with his divorced Father, Jeremy Bieber, his little sister Jazzy and brother Jaxon.

Jazzy, now three years old, lives with Justin’s Dad in Canada and doesn’t get a lot of opportunities to see her big brother. Jazzy has a younger brother named Jaxon who was born last year.

Related: Meet Jeremy Bieber – Justin’s divorced dad

But this week the three reunited and took the opportunity to snap a few family photos to share with the world.

Justin and Jazzy Bieber enjoy breakfast at Waffle House
Justin And Jaxon Bieber share a tender moment
Jeremy, Justin and Jazzy shopping at Walmart
Justin and Jazzy catch some zzz's before leaving on tour
Justin and Selena Gomez with their "Extended" family
In addition to the family pictures, Jazzy is now the proud owner of her very own twitter account.

Jazzy’s twitter account can be found at @JazzyKBiebz, and while she has not tweeted anything yet has over 100,000 followers.

And that is not going over very well with @Justins_Cat, a twitter account setup by “Spaz” – Justin Bieber’s pet cat who has taken to twitter to share funny pictures, stories, and inside information about all things Justin.

Related: Justin Bieber’s pet cat Spaz takes to twitter to humor JB’s fans

For now the entire Bieber family is on their way to Mexico to kick of the next leg of Justin’s tour and will hit up Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

Good luck on tour JB and keep the family safe!

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