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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

DIY Lip Blam Using DoTerra Peppermint Oil | Featuring Sabrina Stoven

DIY Lip Blam Using DoTerra Peppermint Oil | Featuring Sabrina Stoven

Sabrina Stoven's website:

Watch our DIY Sugar Scrub Video:

 Watch our DIY Bath Salts Video:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DIY Sugar Scrub with DoTerra Wild Orange and Cassia Essential Oils | Featuring Sabrina Stoven

Hey guys! Here is the 2nd video of my DIY video series with Sabrina Stoven. In this video, Sabrina will be showing us how to make a sugar scrub!


Recipe and Product Links:

2/3 cup of Olive Oil (cold pressed and organic)

Mix together granulated sugar and oil in a large measuring cup. Add essential oils. Pour into canning jar. Write ingredients on jar.

Sabrina Stoven's Website:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DIY Bath Salts Using DoTerra Peppermint Oil - Featuring Sabrina Stoven

Welcome back, my beautiful loves! Holiday season is here and it's the perfect time to get creative inside while it's cold outside! And, if you're looking for the perfect handmade gifts to make for someone - look no further.

My dear friend, Sabrina, is going to show us how to create bath salts, salt scrubs, and lip balms in my next few videos. In this first video, she teaches us how to make bath salts that are so good for our bodies.

Stay tuned for the other two videos! Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube Channel and Blog! You can also follow my Facebook Page.

Sabrina's Website:

"Not all oils are pure. Please be sure that the essential oil you use is GRAS. If an essential oil is on your skin, it is in your body. DoTerra essential oils are certified pure, therapeutic grade." - Sabrina Stoven

1/2 Cup of Epsom Salts
1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
2 Drops DoTerra Peppermint Oil (add more drops for desired potency)

Mix epsom salts and baking soda together in a large, glass measuring cup. Add essential oil. Mix. Add to canning jar, embellish and personalize!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DIY Lip Scrub - Honey, Olive Oil, Sugar

Feeling the dry, cool air wreak havoc on those delicate lips of yours? Having trouble with dry, chapped lips? Experiencing a lack of absorption with your current lip balm balm or chapstick? Slough off that dead skin with this easy and simple DIY lip scrub. 

1 Part Honey
1 Part Olive Oil
1 Part Sugar

Mix all three ingredients and store in a small, air-tight container with a lid. Upon using, take a small amount with your finger and rub your lips in circular motions to exfoliate and get rid of the dry patches of skin. Follow up with your chapstick or lip balm. 

The sugar will get rid of the dry, dead skin while the honey and olive oil will moisturizer and heal your lips.

*Tip* I like to keep mine in my shower and use it while my conditioner is working. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Autumn | Vampire | 90s Makeup Look

 Here is my interpretation of the current trend going on right now combining the autumn/vampire/90s makeup looks. I hope you like this look. If you recreate it, make sure to tag me so I can see it! xoxo, Kari. 


-Products Mentioned-





Artistry Angled Blush Brush
Everday Minerals Itahake Brush

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lime Crime Venus Palette First Impression with Pictures and Swatches

It arrived! My Lime Crime Venus: The Grunge Palette ($42) showed up today. Of course I had to immediately open it up and swatch the colors on my hand. 

The packaging is really cute. On the inside of the shipping box, is a flowery print with Lime Crime's logo on it. The wrapping paper was blue and the palette was wrapped inside with a clear plastic protective case and some bubble wrap inside the layer of the blue wrapping paper. This package was wrapped with extra care and aesthetics in mind. Love that.

Such a beautiful dsiplay.

When I opened the box to look at the colors, the colors looked as accurately portrayed as they appeared on Lime Crime's Instagram account. However, the color "Shell" is such a unique color that it's not as true to the color in photo as it is in person. As for the rest, if you've been following the Lime Crime Instagram account and seeing all of the swatches and photos they've posted, you will find that it is fairly accurate to their portrayal. I'm incredibly impressed with this as it's usually hard to capture the accurate colors with lighting and cameras.

The colors are stunning and very pigmented. I didn't use a primer to see how they would perform on their own without them. I'm very amazed by the color pay off. Imagine what a primer would do underneath! Upon the first swatch of them, I noticed that the more shimmery shadows on the top row (Venus, Shell, Aura, Creation) tend to have a little more of a powdery-feel.  The bottom colors (Icon, Rebirth, Divine, Muse) were very creamy in texture.
With Flash

No Flash (in yellow lighting)

For the price, I think it's definitely worth it. You get 8 shadows that are the perfect combination you could want in a palette designed for the 90s/grunge era... and yet some of the other colors add a modern twist to it which brings it to life in the present time. There are many kinds of looks you could achieve with this color palette. I'm glad that there is a mixture of matte and shimmery shades.
The colors are STUNNING and seem to go on smoothly and evenly. I cannot wait to come up with some makeup looks for my channel on YouTube. If you haven't, please subscribe so you don't miss out on seeing these babies in action.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Anti-Aging Product For Your Hands! Featuring Aveda's Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum

So... has anyone else heard of many companies coming out with anti-aging products for the hands? Maybe I've been living under a rock and haven't really heard of them, but I am thrilled to have discovered one from Aveda. This is a brand new product they just released! (See GIVEAWAY information below if you'd like a chance to win one of these!)

The product is called Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum and it's a part of their Hand Relief line. The ingredients are formulated specifically for the delicate, thin skin on our hands. Inside of this beautiful little tube contains organic castor oil, molasses extracts, licorice extracts, andiroba oil, glycerin, and salicylic acid. Not to mention, the smell is divine. It has a nice citrus aroma.

Improves Skin Tone
Plumps and volumizes
Smoothes Fine Lines
Refines and Exfoliates

I immediately noticed results the next day after using this product. My dry cuticles were 65% better and my hands felt soft and smooth. As I continued to use it, my hands began to look healthier and radiant. The tone has improved and I'm incredibly impressed.

I highly suggest that you visit an Aveda store to try out this product. You can receive a free hand massage with it and some nice, delicious tea. If you're in the twin cities area, you should go to the Aveda Institute Mpls located on Central Ave. It is one of my favorite places. The building is so enchanting and beautiful.

To learn more about this product, to see me demo it and talk more about my experience with it, click below and enjoy!

***GIVEAWAY CONTEST (Nov 5th - Nov 30th)***

1 Winner will win a Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum!
Rules: Visit my Giveaway Tab on my blog and follow the prompts.
You can earn up to 2 entries by sharing my video on Facebook and/or sharing my Instagram promo photo on your Instagram feed!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How To Apply Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiberlash Mascara for Straight Stubborn Lashes

For those of you who have straight, stubborn lashes like myself... you're going to love this video. It's going to change your mascara life for the better! In this video I share my secret trick in order to pump up those lashes and make them stay in place ALL DAY LONG.


Brenna's Younique Website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment on this post!

If you're interested in becoming a Younique Presenter and would like to introduce this product (as well as Younique's other amazing products), click here.

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiberlash Review

Beauty Advocates...

I have an incredible recommendation for you in regards to your eyelashes. Have you heard of Younique's Moodstruck 3D Fiberlash Mascara before? If not, you have GOT to check this product out. First of all let me get to the point as to why I love it:
  • Volumizes my eyelashes up to 300%
  • It's water resistant and easily washes off with warm water and cleanser
  • It's made from green tea fibers and other natural ingredients
  • It's long-lasting and stays put all day
  • Minimal to no fall-out
  • Does not irritate my eyes or contacts
  • Easy to use after a couple practices
  • I receive compliments every time I wear it
Left side: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiberlash Mascara

As you can tell, I am seriously loving this product. Here is my full review about this mascara:

If you're interested in purchasing this, please do so by clicking here: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiberlash Mascara

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment on this post!

If you're interested in becoming a Younique Presenter and would like to introduce this product (as well as Younique's other amazing products), click here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

SUPER Black Smokey Eye

Darlings, I have finally edited and uploaded this video! I'm sorry it's taken me a couple of weeks to do it. You have asked for it and it is now HERE!
SUPER Black Smokey Eye!

Many of you loved this look I posted on my Instagram account. I hope you all rock this look and show me what you come up with!





Medium Eyeshadow Brush (any)
Artistry Angled Blush Brush

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Good Karma Skincare Review

Are you looking for a new skincare system? I have just the thing to recommend to you.

Friends, meet Good Karma Skincare!

I was sent some Good Karma Skincare products to try from the founder of Good Karma Skincare, Cynthia Ransom. I heard about Cynthia through the Shaman Cynthia worked with to develop this skincare line. Once I met Cynthia, learned more about her story, tried and fell in love with her products - I wanted to put up a video to help spread the word and turn people on to these amazing products.

First of all, in the sea of so many skincare products... it's hard to find something that really works and blows your expectations out of the water. Every so often, there's a product you'll find that really works for you and gives you the results you've been looking for. Have you ever felt like your skin just doesn't respond well to some skincare products you use? Me, too. For me, my skin had been suffering from dullness and lack of absorption. It seemed like nothing I put on it wanted to really soak in and help it detoxify and look radiant. That changed when I started using Good Karma Skincare.

From Cynthia's impressive educational background to her passion to develop a charity (Beauty Feeds The Beasts) and give a percentage of proceeds of GKS's profits to it - this is a company you should check out and read about.

Here's a very cute video about Good Karma Skincare:

To learn more about what I think about each of the products she sent to me. Please take 10 minutes and watch my review video.


Cynthia was so kind to offer MY subscribers and readers a promotional code to use for her website.

PROMO CODE: beautyms

When you place an order through her website, make sure to use the code: beautyms to receive some free goodies/samples along with your order!

Thanks for taking the time to come on by. If you have any questions about these products, let me know. And of course, if you do try them out, tell ME what you think! I'd love to hear how they worked for you.

Kari of BeautyMindSpirit

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mary Kay CC Cream Review & Demo

Hey, beautiful people. I hope you are all doing wonderful. Today, I am reviewing Mary Kay's CC Cream. This product comes in 4 different shades. I am in the color, "Very Light (Natural)." Please watch my review/demo to find out what I think about it and if you think this product will work for you!

Mary Kay CC Cream in Very Light (Natural)
I use this amazing Mary Kay rep for all of my questions, concerns, and product reference. Her name is Kate and she is incredibly helpful. I hope you enjoy your new MK CC Cream!

2 Layers of Mary Kay CC Cream
Mary Kay CC Cream with Makeup

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Aveda Goji Berry Lipstick Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations, guys! Thank you for entering in my giveaway contest. Thank you to ALL who entered. There will be more coming in the future :)


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Inside My Ipsy Bag - September 2014

Every month I get excited to see what will arrive in my Ipsy bag! If you haven't signed up for Ipsy, you must! It's an affordable beauty service in which Ipsy will send you 5 sample to full size products each month for you to try out. It's only $10/month to do this.

Take a peek at Ipsy and to sign up click here:

September's Ipsy Bag - 2014

To have a peek into what I received this month and my initial thoughts, check out my video:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A beautiful custom crystal pendant necklace

Hey my darlings ~

If you're on the hunt for an amazing new necklace - check this one out!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GRWM: Zodiac Makeup Looks - Virgo

Dear Virgos,

Happy Beautiful Birthday my fellow Virgoians!! I hope you've had/been having wonderful birthday celebrations during this lovely zodiac phase we are in. I celebrated my golden birthday this year, which was perfect and incredible. Here are some pictures from my night out:

 So my darlings, this video is all for you. I hope you like this get ready with me makeup look for our sign. Since we are very down to earth souls... I decided to create a down to earth look... which is classy and goddess-y-like, because that's just my way to do things. I can't help but make it a little magical, right?


Dr. Turi's "I Know All About You Book - One of my favorites! You must get it.
Here's some of his insight about Virgos:

Traits and Colors:

Here is the video:

Products Mentioned


Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
Aveda Inner Light Concealer
MAC Cosmetics Fix+
Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
Milani Tantastic Bronzer in Gold
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Kat Von D Blush in Wish
MAC Cosmetics Painterly Paint Pot
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown
Too Faced Glitter Glue
MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Tan
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows in Peach Smoothie, Cocoa Bear
MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Medium Brown
MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl Pencil in Teddy
Jesse's Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Ardell Demi Pixies Eyelashes
Duo Glue in Black
Kardashian Beauty Au Natural Lip Set - In The Nude


Sigma Flat Top Kabuki Brush - F80
Sephora Airbrush Concealer Brush
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush No. 109

Monday, September 8, 2014

All About My Makeup Brushes

A friend of mine (hi Angela!) asked me to film a video talking about my favorite makeup brushes and what I use them for. This is a very long video (sorry!), but I wanted to be as thorough as possible. Please excuse some of my rambling - I tried to keep it as clear and as organized as possible :)

If any of you have a recommendation for a great blush brush (for a smaller face like mine) - let me know! I would love to replace the artistry one I am using.

Here is the video:


Foundation Brushes:

Concealer Brushes:

Powder Brushes:

Bronzer Brushes:

Blush Brushes:
Artistry Angled Blush Brush

Contouring Brushes:

Highlighting Brushes:

Stippling Brushes:

Eyeshadow Brushes:
Eco Tools Synthetic Brush

Eyeliner Brushes:

Eyelash Curlers:

Eyebrow Brushes: