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Fall Haul: LOTS OF FREEBIES + Palladio, NYX, Maybelline, MUA & More

2 Oct

How I Save Money

20 Sep
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My Youtube Channel

5 Sep

My Youtube Channel

Hello All My Lovely Followers,

Did you know I have a Youtube channel? If you didn’t, well there’s the link. So go subscribe!

 

Love Always,

Chef o’Buddy Amanda

 

P.S. When I get to 125 subscribers I will post a video of one of my hidden talents PLUS do a giveaway! Why 125? Because it’s my favorite number! So go go go!!!

Video

NYX Haute Jersey Leopard Couture Palette Review

22 Aug

The Truth about Thoroughly Nourished Beauty

16 Aug

I had to share this uplifting post with you.

Thoroughly Nourished Life

Yesterday I forgot my make-up. I was halfway to work when I realised that I hadn’t put a single thing on my face that morning but some very simple vitamin e cream to soothe my winter-running chapped cheeks. I felt naked. I felt exposed. I am not ashamed to admit that I even pulled into two separate service stations/ convenience stores on my way to work just to try and find some mascara.

Let me pause for a moment here to establish the baseline for this beauty-centric story.

I do not usually wear much make-up, in fact, my definition of my “work face” is just mascara and some translucent powder – see not much. I have gone days without brushing my hair, and the only regular beauty regime that I stick to is ensuring I wash my face every night and apply vitamin e cream. No fancy jars of things…

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Updates!

3 Aug

Hey guys,

I have some pretty awesome updates since my last post. I bought a new webcam, so my video quality will be dramatically improved. I also ordered the two Limited Edition Wet n’ Wild Palettes online because I got tired of looking all over New York City for them. But best of all, Shaaanxo followed me back on Tumblr. If you are like “who the ?!?!? is that”, then you need to Get Your Life. I have been keeping up with Shannon (better known as Shaaanxo) for about 6 months now. She is an amazing makeup artist and a true inspiration. She does a variety of beauty vlogs as well as vlogs about her personal life. In these six months, I have grown to admire her. I talk about her as if I knew her personally to my friends and family, which usually leaves them perplexed. I found the courage to start making videos again simply from watching her. I’ve watched Shannon change a lot over the years through videos on Youtube and I believe it has been for the better. The first video that I watched on her channel was about tips for aspiring Youtube makeup artists. As I continue to find my voice, I keep her thoughts in mind. It’s the support of my followers, which now include Shaaanxo that keeps me driven to keep going. Thank You All!

Love,

Chef o’buddy Amanda

(Go watch my first video: http://bit.ly/15dxTSM)

New Features, New Media, and a New Commitment

28 Jul

Hey All,

I know, I know, I always seem to be busy. However, I have not forgotten blogging all together! I have managed to stay current on Instagram…too bad you didn’t know my username. My username is chefobuddy (who could have guessed). In addition, my Instagram feed is displayed on my blog so that anytime you swing by, you can see my new pics. I also opened a new YouTube account also called Chefobuddy so go check that out. Yes, I will finish talking about that Bruno Mars concert. When? I have no idea. More importantly, my mom’s birthday/ my 2 anniversary is coming up so I’m hopefully going to film a get ready with me video for that. I’ve got a job now, so I’ve been working almost all of the time. I have not forgotten you though, trust and believe me! In the next week, I am going to work to make all my social media accounts link up so you can find me anywhere (but not actually anywhere…). I hope all has been well this summer for all of you. Last but not least, a new promise… To post on this blog OR post a video (which also ends up here) every Sunday. I love you so much for just keeping up with me and caring.

Love Millions,

Chef o’buddy Amanda

(PS They don’t call me the chef for nothin’! New food posts soon!)

One Of The Best Night’s Of My Life: Part 1 of the Moonshine Jungle Tour Review

1 Jul

I have spent this weekend trying to find the words to describe one of the most amazing concerts of my life. I literally had an out-of-body experience. I sang along, cried, and tried to imagine that the night of June 29th was a private show and not a concert. Any artist can sing and dance, but Bruno Mars, he gives you the performance of a lifetime. The Moonshine Jungle Tour is the ultimate house party minus the house. It had bright lights, confetti, and (near) deafening sounds that shook the room and the concert goers alike. There is so much to talk about that I will be doing a mini-series of posts reviewing the aspects of the concert. The following post will be about the experience.

Bruno Mars and his amazing band mates are masters at engaging the audience. In the beginning, Mars gave us one simple task, enjoy ourselves. I can’t speak for everyone, but most of the people were singing along and dancing as if no one was watching (and no one was). Lucky for those of us in seats that were pretty far from the stage, there was monitors in  the newly built Barclay’s Center so that everyone could see him up close. Bruno Mars has a voice that can bring tears and smiles in the same breath. I even found myself crying to one of the slower songs that really hit home for me. Although Mr. Mars is “the guy on the ticket” as he put it, he is certainly a team player. His band of Hooligans spent almost as much time in front as Bruno Mars himself. In addition, all of them men had on the same red suits and leopard print shirts making Mr. Mars more of a front man than a solo artist. Strobe lights and pyrotechnics lit up the room while canons were fired to knock our socks off, and they did. After it all, I left with the satisfied feeling that I got my money’s worth and then some! I knew when waited an hour on the Ticketmaster website back in March to get my tickets that this was going to be an entertaining night, but I had no idea just how much.

Over the next few days, I will get in-depth about all of the aspects that made up with amazing night and inspired my friend and I to start saving our money to see Mr. Mars one more time. In my next post, I will cover the set list and how his mashup of r&b hits including “Pony” by Ginuwine and “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJs almost made me fall out of my ‘nosebleed’ seat.

 

Much Love,

Chef o’Buddy Amanda

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

15 Jun
My Senior Prom Photo

I truly was Cinderella

 

I dreamed all of my life to be a princess and last night my wish came true. I mean, I was not literally the princess of some land, but for my prom I got all Cinderella’d out (yes, I made up a word). I had so much fun and I really felt amazing. I love the people I have in my life. I will be adding more pictures as I get them. Once in everyone’s life they should feel like a prince or princess. I am very happy that high school is over, but I am a little sad still. In these four years, I’m grown, made mistakes, made friends, lost people I love, and struggled through to be who I am today.

 

Until Next Time,

Chef o’Buddy Amanda

The Other Door Opened?

11 Jun

So yesterday was my official last day of high school. I still feel weird. I spent four years waiting for the day and it came and went, like nothing. It was good to say goodbye to people. I can’t believe I’m on to the next stage. I’m very excited, don’t get me wrong. I am just…in shock. My prom is Thursday and that’s monumental. I can’t wait!! My old math teacher suggested that I work on Code Academy during this time off and I’m taking him seriously. It’s a great idea. It will prove that I am genuinely bound to expanding on my computer science skills. I’m happy to have time to work on the beauty blogging. I need to map out a calendar of when things need to be done. I’m determined to get into being organized and then stay there! Although it’s less attractive, I have maintained my makeup drawer. It’s a small start and I’m happy about my achievement. I’m trying to really overcome this depression and I’ll only do it if I focus on working hard.

 

 

OH, I FOUND OUT “I CAN SPIT BARS”. Yes, I will admit, there is a rapper in here, but I don’t think I’m that great. I don’t know, maybe I’ll record it. Just bullshitting, I need to go to sleep. Goodnight guys.

 

Peace,

Chef o’Buddy Amanda