Review-OGX Kandee Johnson !!


Hey everyone,

Most beauty lovers know Kandee Johnson, she’s the sweet beauty guru who is absolutely amazing. Kandee is one of the very first beauty gurus I started watching and got me interested in makeup.

When Kandee came out with her collaboration with OGX, I was so excited. I’ve never used OGX hair care products, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I usually use really cheap hair products and it shows.

When I was in Walmart awhile ago, I saw a display for the shampoo and conditioner. After standing there smelling shampoo and conditioner for about 10 minutes, I decided on the candy gumdrop scent.

This is the description from the Walmart website-

• Helps hydrate strands with fruity gumdrop notes

• Vanilla sugar sprinkles leave tresses pleasantly scented

• Sulfate free surfactant

• Safe for color-treated hair

• Suitable for all hair types

  • The scent is amazing. It definitely smells like candy.
  • The shampoo and conditioner leave my normally dry hair, soft and manageable.
  • The scent lingers, so I can’t stop smelling my hair. I’m pretty sure I look crazy.

I’m definitely loving this shampoo and conditioner and want to continue using OGX products.

Have you tried the Kandee Johnson OGX collaboration?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading my post!!

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Motivation Monday-Weight Loss!!


Hey everyone,

My name is Amanda and I’m a carbaholic.. no seriously, I have a huge problem with carbs. I love them but my body hates them.

In September of last year, I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery. I lost 70 pounds and was feeling great. Then I let my emotions get the best of me and started to eat like crap again. I’ve gained about 20 pounds back. I’m so disappointed in myself. I feel like all my hard work was for nothing.

So, I’m getting back on track and kicking pizza and pop to the curb. Those are my biggest problems.

Starting today 11/20/2017. My goal is to lose 15 pounds by Christmas. I know I can do it!!!

I will check in every Monday to help keep me motivated.

What are some tips and tricks that have helped you lose weight?

Thanks for reading my post!!

Dollar Tree E.L.F. Haul 11/16/17!!!


Hey everyone,

You guys will not believe what I’ve found at the Dollar Tree?!?! E.l.f. Cosmetics and not just the $1 or $2 items but the ones that retail for $4 on their website. There’s lipstick, lip lacquer, mascara, brushes and so much more.

Here’s what I picked up!!!

Aqua Beauty Molten liquid eyeshadow in Brushed Copper.

This is such a pretty shade. It’s perfect to just throw on for a simple look. This is still on the e.l.f. Website for $4.

Lip Lacquer in Burgundy and Matte Lip color in Rich red.

The lip lacquer is more like a lipgloss than a lacquer. It’s currently on their website for $2

Matte lip color in rich red is a gorgeous classic red lip color. This one is currently on their website for $3.

Lock On Liner and Brow Cream in Medium Brown.

E.l.f. Blush in Coy

The Lock On Liner and Brow Cream is the perfect shade for my brows but this was the only shade that they had in stock. They weren’t lying when they said Lock On, I can’t get the swatch off my arm. This is currently on their website for $4.

E.l.f. blush in coy is a really pretty shimmering shade that would be perfect for every day wear. This one is currently $2 on their website.

If I were to buy all of these on the E.l.f. Website I would have spent $15. I saved $10 thanks to Dollar Tree. I love that store.

I’m hoping to do a future post doing a full face of e.l.f. products. So look for that coming up soon.

Thanks for reading my post!!

Dollar Tree Haul!!!11/13/17


Hey everyone,

Most of my friends and family know that I’m addicted to the Dollar Tree. They have so many cool things and everything is only a dollar, I feel like a millionaire walking into the store.

I mostly buy items for crafts and makeup. Especially when they have ELF products. This haul is almost all Christmas decorations or items for Christmas crafts.

We will start with the none Christmas stuff.

Socks!!! The whole family got some new socks. 3 pack for $1 is amazing, especially if you lose socks like we do.

Batteries because everything takes batteries and we are always running out of them and one of my crafts used batteries.

E.l.f. Liner and brow cream in medium brown. I’m always on the lookout for amazing brow products. We shall see if this is amazing or crappy.This product is still on the e.l.f. website and retails for $4, so it’s a steal for $1.

Next is Christmas stuff!!!!


This year I’m going for rustic Christmas decor and I thought these cute signs would be perfect.

Cinnamon pinecones are going to be turned into Christmas ornaments.

These candy canes will also be turned into a rustic Christmas ornaments.

I’m obsessed with burlap. It goes so good with my farmhouse decor and is perfect for our Christmas decorations. The clear bulbs are for another Christmas craft.

The sled ornament was just to cute to pass up. I might need a coup!e more of them. The led lights will be for a diy and the burlap i use to make cross frames.
That’s my Dollar Tree haul. I will do a post on all my Christmas diys.

Thank you for reading my post!!

Easy Everyday Glam Makeup


Hey everyone!!!

Being a stay at home mom to a sassy 2 1/2 year old can sometimes make it hard get your glam on. Not that you want to be glam everyday but it is nice once in awhile.

So, here is my easy everyday glam makeup!!

Step 1-

The easiest way to even out your skin tone is with a B.B. cream or tinted moisturizer.

Step 2-

Conceal don’t feel!!! All of us moms know concealer is what makes us look alive. I put this stuff everywhere, under eyes, around my nose and on my blemishes. Yep, 38 years old and I have more pimples now than when I was a teenager. Lol

Step 3-

Powder!! I always set my face with powder, especially when I’m using a B.B. cream. I feel that B.B. cream can rub off very easily and no one has time for that.

Step 4-

Blush!!! I love cream blushes. It gives your face a more youthful glow but be careful if you have large pores, it can make those stick out worse than a fake designer hand bag.

Step 5-

Highlight!!! My favorite part of face makeup is the highlighter. I want the astronauts to look down and see my glow. If using a cream highlighter be carful of the pores, they can end up looking like pot holes when you use to much cream highlight.

Step 6-

Brows!!! They say the eyes are the window to the soul, so frame those babies. My eyebrows are disappearing, I might need to put out a missing eyebrow alert. So, I need to fill mine in, if you have perfect eyebrows then you can skip this step and I hate you.

Step 7-

Eyeshadow!!! First make sure you prime your eyes, you don’t want your eyeshadow disappearing like my eyebrows.

I always start with my crease, I use a light to medium shade. Then I put a shimmery shade on my lids. The shimmery shade helps you look awake and gives it that glam look. Next is the outer V, I use a darker shade just in that area. It helps give your eyes more depth. Last but not least is the lower lash line. I always use the same shade from my crease and the dark shade.

Step 8-

Mascara!!! I’m a sucker for a good mascara and the Voluminous Lash Paradise is my holy grail. It makes my lashes fuller without drying them out and flaking.

Step 9-

Setting Spray!! As a busy mom we don’t have time to touch up our makeup, that’s why Setting Spray is very important. Simply spray your face and forget about it.

Step 10-

Lips!!! Lipstick is my favorite makeup product. I have recently been using LipSense. I love it!!! It literally lasts me all day and it doesn’t feel heavy or drying. This shade is Roseberry. No, I’m not a consultant but maybe one day I will take the plunge.

The final look!!!

This is the perfect look to wear while chasing your little ones around the house or the park. Why not make the other moms think you have so much time on your hands..lol

There you have it, everyday glam look in only 10 easy steps. If I can do it anyone can do it..lol

Have a great day!!!

Simply Amanda


Hey everyone,

Amanda Spencer Beauty is now Simply Amanda. I have evolved over the past year and I feel that my blog needs to evolve also.

You will still find the same fun beauty post but I will also be writing about family, life, crafts, food and maybe even style if I ever get out of my yoga pants..lol

So, I can’t wait to start writing about stuff that I really care about and I hope you all stick around to read it.

Thank you!!

Amanda

I’m Back!!


Hey everyone,

Wow!!! I haven’t made a post since April. Crazy!!!

Where have I been?

Mostly at home being a wife and mother. My daughter is 2 1/2 now and is getting so big and sassy..lol

I also have been doing crafts and selling stuff in my Etsy shop. I love creating new things.

I can’t wait to jump in and start blogging about makeup and skincare. I might also throw do crafts and mommy stuff in there too. I might even change the name of my blog. You never know.. lol