Rachel Knows... You Might Be a Redneck!

We got a pool! Before you get too excited for me, it isn't an in-ground pool. It is an above ground. There is absolutely nothing wrong with an above ground pool. They hold water, keep you cool during the horribly, hot summer days and you can swim and have fun in them. The only thing wrong with my pool is the placement of it. Now before I get into where we had to put our pool on our property, let ...more

Rachel Knows... She's Bummed about Her Blog.

I miss my blog so much and not being able to keep up with it regularly over these past 8 months has been rough. I look at all of my makeup and I want to play with it and do looks to put on the blog and go out and get new things to swatch and review, but I just don't feel well enough too and I don't have the money to get anything new. That last sentence had far ...more

Rachel Knows... Too Faced Natural Eye!

I was actually impressed with this palette. I had been putting off reviewing this palette because there seemed to be more matte eye shadows than I'd like and I have never had luck with matte eye shadows before. I've never really tried a higher end matte eye shadow though and two of the three were really decent, which surprised me.  I am pretty sure I compare everything to Urban Decay, but I just really, really love their eye shadows ....more

Rachel Knows... Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick!

If anyone follows my Rachel Knows... Facebook page, then you might know that I have been looking for these everywhere for a while. I'd read that these rivaled Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on Pencils. While I wouldn't go quite that far, these are nice pencils. They were smooth, creamy and just applied wonderfully. They were also awesomely pigmented. The price couldn't be beat either. I got them for around $4.50 apiece. Urban Decay's pencils are $20.00 apiece ....more

Rachel Knows... Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal!

Whenever I get my new makeup I always make snap decisions about which of the colors are going to perform the best. When I got these I thought the order that they would perform the best would be: 1. Blue 2. Silver 3. Gold 4. Pink 5. Beige. Boy was I wrong. Gold and blue were tied for the worst performing of the bunch. Silver was the 2nd worst. Then there was Pink and surprisingly Beige was the best ...more

Rachel Knows... This Pregnancy Thing is Rough!!!!!

I can't believe it has been almost a month since I posted last. This month has brought a whole new host of pregnancy problems. I have been having lots of vascular issues. Very bad headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, lots of pressure in my upper body, eye pain, my heart jumping around in my chest. Just about everything you can think of. All of those things mixed with my nausea have made for a very unpleasant month. My doctor also ...more

Rachel Knows... Maybelline Color Tattoo!

In the ever expanding world of makeup these are old news, but I have been wanting them forever and the price point was finally somewhat reasonable on these beauties. They've been either $7.99 or $6.99 every time I go to the store and see them and I just couldn't spend that much on them. When we were shopping at Target for Lucy, I managed to slip down the makeup aisle and see these for $4.99. I figured they wouldn't ...more

Rachel Knows... It's a Girl! It's a Girl! Oh and a new car! :-D

  We found out on February 18th, that we will be having a little girl and I couldn't be any happier about it! I have been having such a terribly rough time with this pregnancy that I have almost decided that this will be my only child. So the gender of this child was especially important to me. I didn't realize just how important it was until I heard the ultrasound technician say, "It's a girl!" I burst into ...more

Rachel Knows... e.l.f. HD Blush!