Life Update & Home Tour 2018
I wanted to share a personal life update on what’s been going on with me the past few months and a new home tour 2018. I talk about my current home, which I love and I give you a walkthrough vlog of my new home. I’m very excited about it, I just am extra exhausted from all the extra work in my life right now. Planning a move, fixing all the broken things at my new home because the seller didn’t do regular maintenance on the home, setting up the new services for the house, all the calls with the mortgage people, looking at homes, etc. So much of my time has been spent doing all of that. I’m looking forward to being moved into my new place and getting my old home sold. I don’t do vlogs very often, but I knew you guys would want a home tour 2018 of my new place, so I included that.
When looking for a new place it needed to have a bedroom for me and Ray, as well as one for Dave, and three offices (one for each of us). It makes sense that each of us needs our own space within the home. I wanted the new home to have a large backyard for Phaedra and Nyx. I didn’t want a pool (we have a pool at our current home) because I worry that one of us will sleepwalk into it. Yes, 2 out of 3 people in my home sleepwalk! I figure if I want to swim, I’ll just do it at my BFF’s house since they have a pool. Anyway, outside of work, my life has been completely taken up by this whole house thing. Buying my first home wasn’t nearly so complicated or stressful! This was potentially the most stressful experience I’ve ever been through.
If you’re in Tampa Bay looking for a home, you need to hire Lindsey as your realtor. She is amazing!
Cruelty-free Makeup Look
Let’s not talk about my clumpy mascara here. For this eye I used It Cosmetics Superhero and it clumped up on me so I tried to detangle it then use a coat of UD Perversion. I should have skipped the Superhero and just stuck to Perversion.
I didn’t retouch this image at all so that you could see how my foundation turned out. I feel like my pores look minimized by the application method that I describe below. I still have issues with my foundation + highlighter looking weird when I try to apply the powder highlighter on top, but the blush and contour look fine.
Bunny Paige Heart Necklace
Bobbi Boss Yara Purple Wig
Bellabeat Leaf Urban Health Tracker
Contours RX Lids by Design Strips
Glossier Lidstar in Moon – highlight under brow
Stila Stay All Day in Indigo – liner
Urban Decay Tease – lower lid
Wet n’ Wild White Raven – highlight at inner corner
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill black brow gel
Colour Pop Jet Set Black brow pencil
Cover FX Perfect Pencil in N-Xtra Light – lower waterline
Milk Blur Stick – nose, inner cheeks, chin, forehead
Milk Supernova – highlight on cheekbones, upper lip
Glossier Dusk – cheeks
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer mixed with Idun Minerals Nordic Veil Foundation in Jorunn
Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten in Porcelain – under eyes, nose
bareMinerals Gen Nude Blush in Beige for Days – contour
Wet n’ Wild the Princess Daiquiries – blush
Wet n’ Wild White Raven – highlight
Urban Decay Frenemy Pencil
Urban Decay Cloud 9 Lipstick
I tried a new foundation application technique for my new home tour 2018 video. I used the Milk Blur Stick to fill in my pores at my nose and inner cheek (by the side of my nose). I then highlighted my cheeks with Milk Supernova, to make my face extra glowy and used Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk to add some color. I mixed Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and Idun Minerals Nordic Veil in Jorunn 50/50 to make my foundation, then applied it with a damp Nyx Complete Control Sponge. I used a real techniques Fan Brush to layer WnW White Raven on top of Supernova. I lightly contoured the cheeks with bareMinerals GenNude blush in Beige for Days. Then I layered WnW the Princess Daiquiries as my blush. I only set under the eyes and on the nose with Laura Geller’s Balance-n-Brighten in Porcelain.
Home Tour 2018 Video
I hope you enjoy seeing my new home tour 2018 video. I can’t wait to finish moving in. I will be filming Phaedra and Nyx’s first run around the new yard because they are going to love it!
Have you ever painted a glitter wall? I’m trying to find a good DIY tutorial for it, but so far haven’t found a great one. I’m also looking for a DIY guide on how to turn your closet into a murphy bed. Pinterest has a lot of pretty pins on both but very few of those pins seem to link to actual DIY tutorials. If you know of any good tutorials for either of these, please share in the comments below!
gloria patterson says
So after about a year have you got your new home the way you want it? Big beautiful house and have to say love the closet but the pantry that is the best
I’d say it’s about halfway there! There are a lot of fixtures throughout the house that I want to replace with more gothic looking light fixtures. But I love my new home and it’s been fun decorating it.
Erika Bonaldo says
Congratulations!!! So glad you got the house you wanted and stood your ground too! It’s a lovely home and yes a purple door would be awesome!
Ally McBeagle says
Congratulations on your new home! Buying a home ranks up there in the list of most stressful life events. Once the move is over you can get to the fun part of decorating. I hope you’ll share your office with us, I am always needing ideas from creative people both with decor and storage. The view is stunning! Your backyard is to die for. I
had underlying anxiety for years when I was young and when we bought our first home, I got tummy crummies every time we went to check on it – 9 months of that!
Fortunately I conquered my anxiety – although I do regress from time to time. Important to focus on coping mechanisms (oh, and I’ll add that it’s amazing how much hormones contributed to anxiety – I am post menopausal now and such a big difference – so one positive outcome of menopause, lol).
I wish you all the best and hope your settling in is smooth. O
Oh, regarding the purple glitter for your DR, I have no idea how to but wallpaper on one wall might be a solution.
Congrats on your move! Who is Dave? I’m sorry if you’ve mentioned it somewhere, just curious!
Congratulations your new home is gorgeous!!
Courtney what a beautiful home!!! I’m soo happy for you and Ray…Dave too. YOU are Amazing!! Love your energy and your many loving qualities!! Congrats!!
BTW I too l;ove the Waterfront! It is so relaxing! Maybe one of these days I’ll be enjoying the view and your company! Love ya,Tina?❤️
Congratulations! What a wonderful new house! So spacious, and such an absolutely gorgeous outdoor space and view. Many happy memories to come!
Rachel Runyan says
I figured you were busy moving. I can’t wait to see the video and check out the new place. I’m glad you found something that will work for you.
Karen S says
Congrats!!!! Your new house is spectacular!!!
When we decided to move it took us months to get our house ready for sale. After living there for 31 years I had enough for 5 families. I gave away a massive amount of items and clothing to charity, gave away furniture to charity and friends. It was totally exhausting. Congratulations on your new home, i hope it brings you tons of happiness.