Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love my Lips

It's Valentine's Day in just a few short days! One way to spice up your current look is to have a set of luscious lips! 
First, exfoliate and moisturizer! My favorite duo? VSPro Smooth FX Lip Scrub and Balm. Find it online or in VS stores if they have makeup. 

Second, wear a fun sassy color! Here are some of my favorite picks for some poppy sweetheart lips! From pinks to mauves to reds, it's all about bursting with color!

From left to right, top to bottom starting with pink.

1.) MAC - Satin Pink Nouveau A20.
2.) Revlon Super Lustrous Shine - 801 Pink Cloud. (Sheer) 
3.) Revlon Super Lustrous Matte - 002 Pink Pout. 
4.) Revlon Super Lustrous Crème - 473 Mauvy Night.
5.) Revlon Super Lustrous Matte - 010 Wine Not.
6.) MAC - Ruby Woo AB0. 
7.) Revlon Super Lustrous Crème - 740 Certainly Red. �� 
8.) Revlon Matte - 007 In The Red. 

�� - #7 is probably one of my favorite red colors, especially for V-day. It's a good cool balance with a hint of blues so it will surly make those teeth seem a little brighter. I love the creamy texture as well, won't dry out your lips.

Whether you spend V-day with a significant other, your girl friends, family, pets, spread the love! Tell someone how special they are to you and how much you care about them! Love makes the world go round! 
Post your pouty lips on Shimmer and Charisma's Facebook! ��


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What's in a year?

Happy New Years Eve!

Okay as most of you know, I'm not big on making resolutions but rather solutions!
This year I'd like to take some time to reflect back on 2013. I have to admit, the thought of getting one year older or gaining another new year ahead excites me almost out of my skin! Like, really? I get to keep this life still? How lucky am I?! I feel so accomplished to have completed yet another year. Full of tears and cheers. Disappointment and success. Hatred and love. Disbelief and affirmation. The downs allowed me to cherish the ups even more. I said the downs before the ups to acknowledge the fact that it's not always peaches and cream but, there seems to be a rainbow at the end of every storm. I feel balanced, harmonized, at peace. I'm grateful to have what's in a year. Just enough time but not too much. Change in months, alterations to seasons, growth. The sun will rise and the moon will glow. That I am grateful for. 

2014 - 
Welcome! I'm looking forward to our journey! To accomplishing another year. To making memories and smiling so much it hurts along the way. I hope to each day become a better wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, daughter in law, sister in law, best friend, and mentor to the most important people in the world to me. I hope to inspire people. To make them laugh, smile, believe, and cherish. Here's to continuing my fitness journey and reaching new heights. Pushing myself to believe and act outside of my comfort zones. To being brave and confident. 
Aspire each day with me! Thanks to all of you for following me though another year. 
Cheers!! ����

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Beach Babe Giveaway!!

**photo from

Hi S&C's! Happy two years to the blog today! Wow time flies when you are having fun! I cannot thank you all enough for following me on this journey through recipes, makeup tips, self empowerment, and music.

As a big thank you, I'm doing a Giveaway!!!! Beyond all the song lyrics, mascara, and filling of bellies, I love to workout! And let's face it, with all those yummy recipes, I've got to! Working out is good for the mind, body, and spirit! Refreshes you! 
I have followed Karena and Katerina of Tone It Up for about 3 years now even through my pregnancy! They are hip, innovative, inspiring, talented, and beyond gorgeous! I'm apart of their nutrition plan as well as their workouts. It's been the most inspiring and motivating group of women that I have ever been involved with. You guys are going to love them! I happen to have an extra copy of 1 of only 2 of their Beach Babe Workout DVD's and I'm giving it away to one of YOU! Who wouldn't want to look like a beach babe year round?!

Here's how to win:
"Like" Shimmer and Charisma on Facebook.
"Follow" Shimmer and Charisma on Instagram. 
Get a friend to like S&C.
Comment below or on Facebook or both of why you should win this Workout DVD!

Easy right?!
**United States only this time. Sorry! 

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Cheers you guys to a happy healthy weekend! Xx

Monday, August 5, 2013

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

I found this incredible recipe on and I had to share it with you all. It's pretty simple and incredibly delicious! I told my husband yesterday I would make it for Monday nights dinner and he has NOT stopped talking and texting me about it! I'm telling you, it's that good! 

A couple things I change; I like to use flour tortillas. They end up being a bit gooeyer, yes I said gooeyer, but they are so flavorful and soft. I also use frozen corn because thats surely to be available year round. I serve this dish with black beans, guacamole and sometimes Mexican rice. Although, it can entirely stand its own! 

Enjoy! You won't be dissapointed! ;-)

You can find the recipe at

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mixing Prints

I love to mix prints. From skirts to shirts, and pants to scarfs! The key however I think is to stick with similar and complimentary colors. 
This day I chose blue stripes with a floral skirt. Both items were purchased at
I like to keep the jewelry simple and chic as well so you don't look like your whole closet threw up on you! (Chuckles)
Another print favorite of mine are polka dots! I think dots pair well with florals as well. Have fun mixing it up!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Be Brave.

(Me and my little guy)

Today one of my beautiful sisters sent me a music video and it touched my heart and soul in so many places I wanted to share it all with you! It's by Sara Bareilles and the song is called Brave. You can watch the video here:

Being brave is probably one of the hardest things to do in life. Why? Consequences, judgment, fear, disapproval, dissatisfaction? Wow that was a lot of negative words! But how many times have we seen bravery honored? And let's not forget the amazing feeling that penetrates deep down inside us that says, YES! Doesn't it feel good to be brave and be you?!!! 

Today and everyday let your heart be free and say what you want to say and be who you want to be. We only get this one shot at life so we might as well make it count right?! Be good, be bold, be kind, be loved. Be brave. 


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nailed it!

Hey guys!

So, I'm loving the nail trend right now of rocking one color different on one nail such as the ring finger. I've done colors with just a shade different but today I went for bold and beautiful since I just received these new colors for my Birthday! What do you think? What styles are you rocking these days?

Show me your tips on Facebook and now follow me on Instagram! Just search, Shimmerandcharisma :-)

Loves <3