Monday, May 13, 2013

Birthday wishes to My Daughter

So on this day 8 years ago my beautiful babgirl Jasmine was born.
(My Belly the Day i Gave Birth, Jasmine 1week old)

6am- I was scared that something was wrong because i was starting to see blood.
7am- Rushed to the hospital to find out i was starting to dialate. (3cm)
8am- Was told to go walk and come back at 12
11am- Walked around for like 2 Blocks and was too tired to walk, I packed my hospital bag and baby bag since i waited til last minute to pack.
12pm- Made my way back to the hospital to be told i was (4cm) and would be admitted, but since there was a wait, i was told to go eat since i would not be abled to once im admitted.
2pm- Ate a cheeseburer and started to feel my first small contraction.
5pm- Admitted to the hospital and given a room (5cm)
6pm- (6cm) They had to induce my labor. Broke my water and thats when my real contractions started 
8pm- Contractions getting stronger and waiting for epidural shot.
10pm- Still no shot (8cm)
11pm- Laying in the bed watching Friends, feeling such a powerful pain and still no shot. To help me not think about the pain my daughter's father tried making me laugh by doing the robot. Lol it actually helped a bit
11:15- Doctor came to check me and i told doc i was ready to push and he checked and told me go right ahead and push.
11:23pm- After some screams and heavy pushing and 6 Hours of labor, My precious baby was born. All 10 Fingers and 10 Toes... She was so beautiful.

(Jasmine Today May 13, 2013)

I wanted to take time out to dedicate this post to my precious first born... I was only 19 when i had her and shes made me want to become the best mother and person i could be. I worked hard to provide for her and although i was a struggling single mom i did what i had to for her. To see her precious smile everyday. Now that shes older and has a little sister, she has been such a great big sister and role model for her sister and i couldnt have asked for a more Precious, sweet, caring daughter. 
         Happy 8Th Birthday!!

                      ❤I love you Jasmine❤
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

April Favs 2013

Hey dolls
Sorry im late with  this but im trying to catch up on my blogging. Lately i have been so busy and i have been using quite a few products i havent used in awhile..
1. Benefits Porefessional- omg this primer does wonders with filling in the big pores around my nose area
2. Mica beauty Gel Liner- omg i cant go a day without eyeliner and i love all kinds and colors.  But this gel liner i reach for this most this month... Its the perfect black.
3. Bobbi Brown Palette- i have been reaching for this palette over any others lately... It is spring but i have been doing more of a Neutral eye with a bold lip.
4. Urban decay Primer Potion (Greed)- its a great primer for when i want a shimmer eye look...
5. Be a Bombshell Blush- (Beach Please) since recieving this blush in my ipsy bag i have worn this everday.. Its a hot pink shade which means you have to use a very light hand. But its the perfect springtime pink shade. I love how pigmented it is..
6. Benefit's HighBeam- A pink-ish liquid Highlighter for cheekbones or browbones. Ive been really into highlighting lately for that nice glowly springy look...
7. Maybelline color sensational high shine gloss (#30 One shineday) i have been wearing this lipgloss alone and over quite a few different lipsticks. The pigmentation on it is good and it isnt a sticky gloss.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Aprils Carabox

Hey Dolls

 I'm late in posting this but its my April Carabox.. I have had such a busy month and was a little late in sending my package as well... This isnt like me and i will get back on track.. So if you are new to my blog, Let me explain what  is. ITs like a monthly swap, each month you are paired with two different people and you get to know these people and based on the theme,  get to send and receive a package. You recieve a package from one person and send to another. Our Theme for this month was Go Green

I met two lovely ladies Lauren. Thanks sweetie for understanding.. See what i sent her
Keep reading to see what Elise sent me.....

First off look at how cute this package was...

First thing i saw was two packs of "Green" skittles.. My girls enjoyed the candy and ofcourse none was saved for me :-) Burts bees lip balm with mango... Omg this smells so good and is so moisturising...

Then i saw this Green covergirl eyeshadow single in the shade kabom kelly.

Then i saw this Eco Tools foundation brush. Funny thing is this is my first eco tools product. Thanks girl!
Aveeno moisturizer- i love using this moisturizer it helps when i have dry skin.

Next is this green nyc nail polish in the shade high line green. I have tried other products from nyc but not their nail polish so excited to wear this...

So this is my Carabox for the month of april. i really enjoyed getting to know these lovely girls. 
Stay Beautiful Dolls!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ipsy Bag April 2013

So my Ipsy Glam bag is finally here... If you guys don't know what ipsy is, its a subscription service you pay $10+tax for 4-5 Beauty products. Some are deluxe sizes and some are actually full sizes. The 4-5 products always come in a makeup bag which changes each month and follows a theme.
This months Theme was 
Pretty In Pink
The Cute White and Pink Zipped Bag above definitely went with the theme. I especially love the inside of the bag Pink and White stripes (Sort of resembles V.Secret)  Cute job Ipsy!
So the first item i took out was this Big Sexy Hair Powder Play. Its a Volumizing and Texturing Powder. What you do is take the powder and rub alittle in your hand and rub it in your hair at  roots and it helps add volume to your hair. I couldve done without this but hey i dont mind trying it.

Next thing i took out is this full size Nail Polish by Sation in the shade Love at First Byte. Its a beautiful Peachy Nude color. it is pretty sheer so you might need a few coats to get the full color. Cant go wrong with nail polish in the spring, So once again ipsy, Good job!
Next this was this Mica Beauty Shimmer Powder in Earth. Its a loose powder in a shimmery  pink color. Its really pretty for spring, and i cant wait to do a few looks using this product. I believe this was a deluxe size product.

Last but certainly not least i took out this Blush from Be a bombshell in the shade Beach Please. Its Hot pink, and really pigmented. This is also a full size product. Everyone has been waiting for a blush and we finally recieved one. I have used this blush twice and love it. You do have to use lightly because of its pigmentation.

So this months bag was actually pretty good. I enjoyed some products and some i could do without. 
So I give this bag a 8/10

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A word from Crystal..

So in all that has happened i thought it was only right to post about our recent tragedy... It hurts and breaks my heart to hear stuff like this happening. I quickly was worried because i do have family that live and work in that area. So i contacted them and gladly everyone was okay. It saddens me to hear that there were  children that lost their lives and who were injured. 
As a parent you begin to put yourself in these parents shoes and feel the pain and sadness one would go through following such a terrible tragedy.. All those people who were just laughing and enjoying the moment of watching a simple marathon with there families and friends to have to endure such a horrific sight. 
I cant seem to comprehend how someone can do something so horrible. How can you put all these precious lives  in danger?.. 
I sit and think about my two children and how much plans my boyfriend and i have for these beautiful girls. It becomes terrifying at the thought of something bad happening to them, It makes me want to shield and protect them even more.. Even the mere thought of it makes me wanna break down and cry. Sometimes i just wonder if i can keep them home 24/7 and home school. But i do know they have to grow and i cant keep them under my watch 24/7. 
My Prayers go out to all those who were affected. To those who were injured and to the families who lost their loved ones. To the parents of the children who they lost, and the children who will be traumatized by such events.
My heart goes out to all...

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Smokey Eye look

How was everyones weekend? Mines went well, Even though i didnt do much, i found myself playing around with my makeup since not all of it is together. some are in boxes and some are scattered around.Ugh i hate it not being organized but with my small space it seems really hard to keep organized. Once we move i know things will be better.
Anyways, i wanted to show you guys a look i tend to go for when going out. I love doing this smokey eye look with a bold classic red lip.

Products Used:
·Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed. (It added a bit of shimmer  to my smokey look)
·Urban Decay Naked Basics palette
·Wild N Crazy Lip Liner in Red Carpet
· M.A.C Lipstick in Ruby Woo(Matte)

Now this look i tend to go for when going out and want a classic red bold lip... If you Dolls would like a tutorial, Step by Step, on how i achieved this look, comment below or message me. I will be doing more makeup looks, so if theres anything you would like to see, just let me know...

Also dont forget to add me on...


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

ThrowBack Thursday!!

So ive been seeing this around the blog world and heard about it on twitter and Instagram. Todays throwback will also let you guys alittle into my world and get to know something about me. It might be a pretty long post today.. So nobody really knows but i am a catholic and i do believe in god. I dont go around preaching and all that like others or try to put my beliefs on others. I am not perfect and i have to admit i dont go to church like i used to or pretty much at all right now.
Lets rewind 10 Years ago... Me at 17...

Back then there was this kinda of youth group for all ages called Jornada which is spanish and means Journey. Each church that participated in this youth group in each borough were known by what zone they lived in. Each zone also had a color that represented there zone, my zones color was orange. How they seperated the zones idk but my zone was three.. And ofcourse the best zone ever!! Everyone knew who we were and always seemed to want to come visit our group and even come to our events.. So when you first start coming to the group your considered a Pre J (Meaning you havent experienced your Jornada) and the Jornadistas (J's, who experienced their Journey) as you Continue to go to our weekly meeting (Tuesdays), you would learn life lessons and things church related. It wasnt (Boring) like going to mass. We would do skits, and play games and have activities that included all and would have a meaning behind it. A funny skit done that day may have a serious meaning, but we knew how to get our word across without preaching. So when your Jornadistas (J's) feel like a person in their group was ready to go on and experience their journey to christ they would nominate you to go do your jornada and if you accepted, you would go away for a weekend retreat. The fun thing is that you didnt know where the journey was or retreat was located, as any (prej) didnt know. You were taken there by fellow j's blindfolded..

And when you arrived in the building they took off your blindfold and as you looked around you noticed other girls from other zones who were chosen to live this jornada. As our fellow j's and family members left us all alone in this place we all look around trying to figure out who each other is and who will be our fellow sisters in this experience.

My Mom and I 

The retreat begins thurs night and ends sunday. Your also given a J number which ours was 152. So throughout our weekend it was filled with lectures and activities and all that Jazz... And all us girls started to become closer. I was known at first as the one with the mean look or attitude.. But as they really got to know me they saw how cool and amazing i was ;-)...

My Room and Our Showers

My Sisters 

So the reason for me choosing this story as my throwback thursday post is because this weekend will make 10 years since we experienced our Jornada (Journey) and we will be doing a Reunion which a few of us will get togther and go to dinner and just catch up... For some of us its been 10 years since we last seen or spoke to each other but that didnt stop us from talking to each other like time has never past. We have a bond with each other that no matter how much time goes by we will always be there for one another. So to my sisters if you read this post just know I Love you girls! And i cant wait to see to you this weekend!

J 152 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blog Redesign

For acouple weeks i have been talking to my lovely friend Taylor about redesigning my blog and she helped me out.. She took my ideas and from what she knows, and from what i like and her own wonderful taste and created this beautiful design you see before you... So if anyone is interested in redesignig your page look her up... Shes amazing!!
Also Dolls i have changed My Blog to

Wanna chat wit me?
I also created a twitter account and instagram so all you beauties can follow me, keep in touch and chat with me.
Instagram: InnerGlamByCrys

Also my BlogLovin was changed because of the blog so make sure you follow me on Bloglovin too!! :-)

Stay Beautiful dolls...


Yay its that pink bag time again.. So i recieved my ipsy bag yesterday and this months theme is The Great Escape... With Spring and summer around the corner they are beginning to send out products for us to use in the upcoming months...

First things first is the bag.. I absolutely adore this months bag. Its a nautical anchor bag. The bag has this slumber bag type feel to it.. It kind of makes the scrunchy noise slumber bags make when moving lol but its cute. It has a sheer white interior lining with the ipsy label.. Its a cute and perfect bag for me to take to the beach or out for my summer adventures

First thing i grabbed from inside this bag was this Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist (Tones and refreshes). Its size is pretty good for a sample size.. Its 1 fl oz/30ml... It says to mist lightly on freshly cleansed skin throughout day for exhilarating refreshment. So you know me and as usual i smell everrrything.. And um im not too fond of the smell. It smells like dead flowers in the flower water that hasnt been changed... Lol im not a fan of flowers period so this smell isnt appealing but ill give this a try.

Next is this La Fresh travel-lite makeup remover wipes. It brings 8 remover wipes in this little cute pink pack. It smells sooo good.. Kinda like baby powder, a sweet lightweight scent that just smells so fresh.. I am a fan of quite a few different remover wipes but if i like this i might have to pick up some more packs for travel and on the go occasions... Even though i already have 4 different packs of remover wipes.. But HEY! You can never have too many right?

So the next three products go hand in hand. I recieved two eyeshadows from yaby cosmetics.. I have heard about this brand but not too much. These eyeshadow pans are pretty small compared to other eyeshadow pans i have. Now so far ive seen mixed reviews on these shadows on the ipsy site. People were complaining about the pigmentation but mines were somewhat pigmented.. I mean its not as much as bh cosmetics or as pigmented as other brands but its can be used dry or wet so ill play with it and see what i can come up with. The first shadow is called sand dune. Its a sand creme color that looks good on my skin tone. The second color is called so vein. Its a bright teal color that is so beauitful.. Great for a spring eye look...

And last but not least i recieved this small palette from Glam Rx. Now this palette is to put in eyeshadow pans.. It fits about eight of these small yaby eyeshadow pans, and maybe 3 mac pans. Its really cute pink packaging is adorable and small. It perfect for travel or just to put in your purse for daily touchups... Great job on this one ipsy!

Now too many people seem to be disappointed in the products we have been recieving in the bags lately and i honestly dont feel no way about it.. I pay $10 a month and i recieve all these products and cute bags each month thats well over the price i pay. Yes i would love to get products like urban decay and benefit but the whole point i signed up for this was to try out new products.. Stuff i never even heard of or would of bought. So to all those who complain, just do yourselves a favor and cancel your subscription. Plenty of people whos on waitlist would love to have your spot!!

Anyways im happy with what i recieved and thank you guys for reading.. Til next time stay beautiful!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

*Giveaway Winner*

I would like to take the time to tell you all how much i appreciate the support and love that you guys show me... I will continue to post great posts reguarding beauty and will begin to do more stuff as well... I would like to hear what would you like to see more of, or if theres anything that you may want me to try out for you, or any tutorials or looks... Please email me at

So now on to the the moment you all been waiting for...

The Giveaway Winner Is...
Katie Axser

So please respond back by email. If i dont hear from you within 48 hrs i will choose another winner...

Also thanks to all those who has entered.. I will be doing another giveaway soon so keep posted for that..

Until next time Stay Beautiful!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Giveaway Update

Hey loves my giveaway ends Tomorrow night (April 4th, 2013) so if you havent entered please do so Here. These are the products i will be giving away...

1. BH Cosmetics *New* Hollywood palette. Comes with 16 eyeshadows and 4 blushes. Its a new california palette series bh came out with. They have this Hollywood palette, a Malibu palette and a san fran palette.

2. E.L.F Shimmer Palette. It comes with 4 shimmer eye colors. I have this small palette which is perfect to use for a base before you put your eyeshadow.

3. Benefit They're Real Mascara. You guys know how much i loove this mascara. If not see my Review

4. E.L.F Liquid Eyeliner

5. 2 Stila Lip Glazes in the shades Sparkling Grape and Clementine.

So these are the products i will be giving away. All products i do have and use alot of. I do own all three bh palettes, so if you want to see some looks or tutorials using these palettes or leave a comment below.

Now here is a spring look i did using all  products i mentioned above. On the lips i used Stila Lip Glaze in Sparkling Grape.

Hope you all enjoyed my look.. Dont Forget to enter my giveaway to receive all these amazing products.
Until Next Time Stay Beautiful!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March CaraBox Reveal

So heres something new that i tried.. Its called CaraBox and it was created by Kaitlyn as a fun way to meet fellow bloggers and do a monthly swap.. Your paired with two lovely ladies which you recieve a box from and one you send to. Also its every month and each month has a theme for your box.
This was my first time doing this and i was paired with Vicky and Taylor.

Taylor is a sweet college girl who i had the honor of getting to know.. Shes really cool, and i now really found a friend in her.. To see what i sent Taylor Click Here...
Now The box you will be seeing is what i recived from Vickie She is amazing mom and wife with an amazing talent. Keep in touch sweetie..

So on to my Carabox.. Oh wait silly me lol i forgot to tell you the theme... Its "My Name Is". We were to get each other gifts that begin with the letter of their first name.
Ok now on to my Carabox.....

So i recieved this bag of Trolli Big Bold Gummi Bears... The bears were so huge and yummy.. My girls quickly opened it and began to eat it before i could get a single picture lol
"Trolli Treats for the hard days"

Next was these really cute Dora stickers for the girls... Vickie you have to see how jassy notebook is just covered in these stickers... Thanks she loves them..
"Terrific good girl stickers for the little ones when they giving mommy a nice day!"

Then i open this cute purple wrapping and saw this really cute box.. And inside was these really adorable turqouis earrings.. "Specially made for me".. I feel so special (Tear) Hehe.. But thanks vickie i really love these.. And as i mentioned talented she has her own esty store for her jewelry...
Check her out..

Next was this Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish In "Tenacious Teal".. A beautiful teal color, perfect for spring.

Last but certainly not least I received this Bobbi brown Rich Caviar EyeShadow Palette. As vickie stated "In this palette The color Toast was dedicated to you." Its a neutral palette with some matte shades and shimmer shades. The pigmentation on these are great and are so creamy.. I have used this palette almost everyday since i got it.. Girllll you know know me oh to well lol

Then we were to leave a note or letter. And this was the wonderful beautiful card i recieved... Its so cute crafty and girly.. I love this card and i will find a special place for it..

Now i really enjoyed doing this swap and cant wait to continue on each month getting to know all these lovely beautiful ladies... So if this is something you would want to do and is serious about then check out kaitlyns blog above...

Til next time Stay Beautiful!!!