Here’s The Skinny On These Skinny Jeans

Okay. Let me just start by saying we ALL love those one, very special, super comfortable and amazing jeans. You know– the ones that keep the FUPA (upper p**** fat) at bay and lift your hiney so high it can reach the heavens!? Well, I have found those perfect pair of jeans and their brand. Madewell.

Madewell makes the most perfect 10″ high waisted skinny jeans that not only make heads turn but holds everything in and up in all of the right places. They’re absolutely amazing and SO comfortable. Not to mention, they come in a wide variety of washes. I swear their jeans have been a god-send! No more camel toes, no more flattened backend and no more stumpy looking legs (which are ALL common irritations and massive annoyances that comes along with wearing high waisted jeans).

The best part? I have ALSO tried their 9″ high waisted jeans and Roadtripper jeggings as well and they are just as fabulous. They have the perfect amount of stretch and comfort without causing a saggy a** dip in the back. I mean, really… who wants that? Not me.

They’re flattering and made with such a high quality that has been unmatched.

I personally have not found an equal match in the jean department with other brands (and I’m a jean addict and snob to say the least). I own over 30 pairs and Madewell jeans are by FAR my favorite.

Here’s the thing, I wasn’t even paid to give this raving review… I just love the jeans THAT much I couldn’t help but share my excitement with the world. These puppies are too great to keep hidden and I personally feel everyone should own a pair.

This is also a first… I don’t have a favorite! I have different pairs of their skinny jeggings, 10″ and 9″ skinnies and you can’t go wrong with any of them. So there you have it… the honest to goodness “skinny” on these amazing skinny jeans and brand. So do yourself a favor and don’t “waist” anytime adding these jeans to your wardrobe. They’re a staple item for sure! Happy shopping–You won’t regret it!

Litter Box Odor Eliminator: Tips and Products

The smell of a cat litter box can be overpowering. You know, the kind of smell that is so bad you almost gag to death when you’re cleaning it. Seriously, we’ve all been there. But, I have found a few solutions through some trial and error! For starters, BOTH of my animals have a litter box of sorts.

Louie has a custom pee pad that was made for me when I lived in Manhattan. It is special K9 grass that has holes at the bottom and a tray that can be lifted off. Under the tray, there is a box with cat litter where the urine trickles down to be caught.

Beatrice has the Breeze Box! It’s actually amazing and rarely ever smells! The box has pellets that allow the urine to travel down onto a pee pad that can be changed out once a week. The pellets only need to be changed once a month! I also found ways to troubleshoot the breeze box for cats who are extra picky about their litter! But, thats for another post and review.

Okay back to the point of this post and the review of three products that have helped tremendously with keeping odor at bay. First is Prestige Pet Magic. The Prestige Pet Magic has activated carbon to help eliminate and deodorize cat litter. It is eco-friendly and the odor gets trapped in the pores of the activated carbon. It is also virtually dust free! It is for all cat box and litter box types and is safe for your home. I simply follow the directions and the amount suggested. Then, I mix it into the cat litter.

Now, if you want a stronger and more concentrated product, I highly recommend NonScents Cat Litter Deodorizer. It is described as being fragrance free but I feel it has a slight smell of cleaner– like chlorine from a pool. It is strong and neutralizes litter boxes after just a few sprinkles on top. It is also very natural and safe. However, if you are sensitive to smells, especially chlorine or pool smells, I would get the Prestige Pet Magic instead because that product has ZERO smell to it.

Lastly, I purchased an air purifier to stick to the back of Beatrice’s litter box. It is small, compact and does a great job at keeping a fresh poop smell hidden. I mean, you can’t really HIDE a cat’s poop smell. We all know how potent and strong those suckers can be! But, I’ve noticed with the air purifier it sucks up any initial smell, making the initial cleaning process bearable. I found the product on amazon and it is called SPAZEL  Pet Odor Removers, Smart Sense Home Air Purifier for Cat Dog Pee Odor Deodorizer Device for Bathroom, Kitchen, Pet Litter Box

It is automatic, has a small little filer, and is able to stick to a litter box or wall nearby. It requires 3 triple AAA batteries and can be used for bathrooms, children’s rooms, or even on trashcans. It is very versatile. I personally only use it for the litter box to keep that particular smell neutralized.

All photos are taken from amazon.com

Door Buddy Review

Picture taken from Amazon

Do you have a dog that indulges in your cat’s food? If you do… isn’t it the worst!? I have a dog who loves to feast on everything and anything that resembles food. Louie, my pug, absolutely loves to sneak into his sister’s room and eat her food when nobody is watching. It caused him to have an upset stomach and to gain weight. I couldn’t figure out how to get him to stop doing it and I tried all of the tricks out there! Soon, it became very annoying having to pick up the cat food, place it on a desk, and remember to put it back down when I was able to watch Beatrice (the cat) eat.

Picture taken from Amazon

I was googling solutions and that is when I came across the Door Buddy . It is SUPER easy to install and has prevented Louie from entering the room. Therefore, no more cat food snacks, stinky gas and stomach pains for him! The strap is adjustable to make the door space larger or smaller depending on your cat’s size. Beatrice has had zero issues entering the room and leaving when she is done eating. It is the perfect solution for my home! Who knew this tiny little knick knack would work!

But, this doesn’t just prevent dog’s who eat cat food… it also prevents them from entering the litter box and having a cat poop snack as well! Yes, some dogs eat cat poop and it is super disgusting. Louie, thank goodness, has not indulged in that delicacy. But, for dog owners who’s dogs love that type of thing, just move their litter box into the room that has the Door Buddy!

Louie and Beatrice 2019

6 Minute Makeup

How many women out there want quick and easy makeup? Whether you’re a working career woman, a stay at home mom or both- I can almost guarantee you don’t like to do a long, full face of makeup that takes up several precious moments of your morning! Ask yourself this… how long does it take you to do your makeup? 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes or more? Well, I’ve been there. On average, for an audition, an event, a dinner or even everyday makeup, it would take me around 30-40 minutes (and sometimes even longer)! That is insane! That time could have definitely been put to better use like sleeping or taking a longer and more enjoyable moment with my morning coffee. Here’s the thing- people are constantly on the go and sadly… not many of us have those moments to spare!

Well, believe it or not, you can do your makeup in 6 minutes or less. Yes, you read that correctly… 6 minutes or less! With Maskcara makeup, I have perfected doing my highlight, contour, eyeshadow, blush and bronzer WITH eyebrows and mascara on my eyelashes in about 6 minutes. It is very quick and easy. It takes a few practice runs to get it down, but once you do, you’re good to go! Below is a video if you don’t believe me:

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The best part about this entire thing? I can color match you online! There is another tap in the category section under the top menu that will allow you to view the Maskcara Makeup color match page. There are some great tips and tricks to get color matched. Take the Quiz and send me a selfie! It’s truly that simple. We’ll get you all set up so you can enjoy the benefits of doing your makeup in the morning in a REASONABLE amount of time (no more of that 30+ minutes crap!).

Birthday Makeup Tutorial And Style

So my 29th birthday was absolutely amazing! I went out to a fabulous dinner with my fiance and my parents drove two hours to surprise me and then two hours home! They truly are the most amazing parents and it was the best gift I could have ever gotten. I love my parents and I am extremely close to my family. Therefore, this was an amazing surprise!

I wore a Lulus dress, a Talbots jacket, stockings from Amazon and Christian Louboutin heels. A few people have asked… so I always have on my David Yurman rings and my engagement ring from Verragio.

My makeup look and outfit is below in the video:

Maskcara Makeup Fall Look Tutorial

June Highlight https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Moonlit Highlight https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Indigo Contour https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Bella Bronzer https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Black Cherry and Nude Cheek+Lip https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… NYX Shine Lipgloss https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PKLUJK/… Huda Beauty Powder in Sugar Cookie https://www.shophudabeauty.com/us/en_… Sabrina, Oak, Trust, As you Wish, Bright Eyes, Graceland Eyeshadow Photoshop Illuminator https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Stila Huge Mascara https://www.sephora.com/product/huge-
NYX Glitter Glue on Amazon NYX Glitter Glue

How to Apply Maskcara Makeup

Here is another tutorial on how to apply Maskcara Makeup. Its fun, easy and goes on super smooth. It is so versatile and buildable!

In this video: June Highlight https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Moonlit Highlight https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Olive Contour https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Bella Bronzer https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… Black Cherry Cheek+Lip https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara… NYX Shine Lipgloss in Nude Peach https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PKLUJK/… Huda Beauty Powder in Sugar Cookie https://www.shophudabeauty.com/us/en_… Pup Eyeshadow Mi Hija Eyeshadow Rose Gold Illuminator Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil soft brown https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07… Stila Huge Mascara https://www.sephora.com/product/huge-extreme-lash-mascara-P397901
UPDATE: 30 second hack brush was used, IIID Perfector Sponge, The Multitasker brush, Power Powder Brush https://katherinemaudethomas.maskcara…

Maskcara Makeup Tutorial #1

Below is a video of my first Mascara Makeup Tutorial. To clarify, Maskara is the name of the brand… Jon was highly confused saying he went to watch the video of just me doing my mascara and it turned into a whole makeup face… I explained to him Maskara is the name of the brand (not mascara as in my eyelashes) haha

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Products used are:
June- Highlight
Moonlit- Highlight
Olive- Contour
Ash- Contour
Bella- Bronzer
Pup- Eyes
Unicorn- Eyes
Stilla Huge Mascara- Lashes
Ash- Eyebrows
30 Second Hack Brush- All over brush for Highlight and Contour
I Shadow Everything Brush- Eyeshadow brush
B Squared Bronzer and Blush Brush- Blush and Bronzer Brush
IIID Perfector Sponge – Sponge
NYX lip pencil (mauve)- Lip Liner
Nude- Lips and Cheeks
Hollywood- Lips and Cheeks
NARS Born this Way- Gloss

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Fall Style: J.Crew, Old Navy, Madewell, Gucci, Uggs, and Anthropologie

This season, I am really trying to branch out with my fall style. I absolutely love my new fall staple piece: The Anthropologie Gillian Rancher Hat. It is the perfect fit for my abnormally small head and has a nice trim of animal print to really make the hat unique. Although Jon refers to me as Raymond Reddington now (a lame Blacklist joke on his part 😉 ), I truly do love this hat!

Next comes the sweater. It is a polka dot sweater I purchased from Old Navy. It is in a size medium because I tend to like my sweaters a little bit roomier.

My vest is from J. Crew. However, I FOUND this particular vest on Postmark because J.Crew no longer carried the hot pink style I wanted. This is also in a size medium.

My belt is from Gucci and it is the black Belt with Double G buckle. I am wearing a size 85cm. This is also the 1″ width belt. They make a large and smaller width size as well. I personally like this width size.

My jeans are from Madewell. They’re high waisted and have a nice stretch to them! They’re the 10″ high rise roadtripper jeans!

And finally, my boots are from Uggs. They don’t have this particular style anymore, however, there are many new boots that have a similar look!

Snowboarding Gear Style and Review

There is nothing more exciting about getting some new skiing or snowboarding gear for the upcoming season. I, for one, absolutely love my newest gear from Flow and Head. Now, let’s not be pervy… those REALLY are the names (I can’t make this up).

However, aside from the names these two brands truly deliver pretty amazing products. To start, I can attest that their Jewel 149 snowboard is absolutely amazing. The design is sleek and much lighter than my previous Burton board. Now, I am not saying one brand is better than the other. In fact, I love Burton! However, there was a sale on the Flow boards at the snowboard shop I was at in Windham, NY and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to upgrade!

My first impression was that the board had an extremely appealing dark galaxy design, along with a red and black design on the back. It is truly a really visually appealing and impressive board. The weight was average and a lot lighter than my previous board.

The first ride with this board was awesome. I was at Windham Mountain and it was a mix of freshly groomed and non groomed snow. For starters, this baby was quick! I was able to slice in and out of turns without catching an edge. It has enough flex but isn’t overly soft where I felt unstable. It’s speed made the entire run extremely fun and took a lot of pressure off of my joints since it is so easy to maneuver.

As for the bindings… I actually mix and match. There is no reason why you need to stick within brands, unless you’re that type of person who needs all of the gear under the same house (so to speak)— which is completely fine! I just prefer to mix and match based on my needs. So, that’s where the Head bindings come in.

I paired the snowboard with Head Px5 bindings. Taken from Head’s website it states:

It has a full EVA base pad for increased control. Auto-open straps for easy in and out and the ankle strap features a rich combination of technical fabric and leather. The rich look trough delivers a cool, classic combination of silver and black. All riders, from experts to intermediates, will appreciate the performance features of tool-free forward lean adjustment and transformable neoprene toe strap.

Basically, these bindings make life so much easier with their Tool Free Forward Lean Adjustment and easy auto opening straps. They gave me enough support to feel secure but also didn’t have a stiff feeling like my previous bindings.

Okay! Now onto the boots. I have wide feet with zero arch. My little hobbit feet just don’t do well in women’s boots! I opted for Head’s Perfect Fit Men’s snowboarding boots! These boots are by FAR the most amazing pair of snowboarding boots I have ever had! They’re so comfortable, warm and supportive. They feel like you’re wearing a sneaker. They are so lightweight and have easy tightening and loosening capabilities with the turn of a knob. And— they lock themselves! They have great flex and help position you in a more forward and comfortable position when you are snowboarding without compromising the protection of your ankles! I absolutely love these boots and recommend them to EVERYONE!