Sunday, March 30, 2014

I should NEVER be allowed in Sephora... or Ulta... or MAC...

Hello my lovelies!  I'm back with another haul post, this time from Sephora and MAC.  I got a lot of my favorites from Sephora and a new lipstick from MAC.  I also found my Easter dress for when I go to my friend's house and so I want to look nice. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Bold, the Trendy, and the Natural

Since my spending ban started, I had been wanting to try the new orange lip phase (the trendy), a new red lipgloss or stick of some sort (the bold), and a sheer natural pink shade (the natural).  I picked these up at CVS while waiting to pick up my prescription.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ulta Haul plus some MAJOR finds at the Nordstrom Rack

Hello my lovelies!  How has your week been going so far? As it is very well known by now, my spending ban is over which made going into Ulta's that much better.  The main thing I was after was the ever popular Naked 3 palette  and I didn't see it and started to freak out but then one of the lovely workers informed me that the Naked palettes were being kept behind the counter, so I calmed down. I then went over to the Nordstrom Rack just across the way and instead of just finding clothes they had major products like Lorac, Stila, and Urban Decay.  I got an Essie nailpolish that would usually retail for at least $8 for $6.95 and my favorite find was Urban Decay's primer potion in Greed which is usually around $20 for $10.  To say I snatched that up fast would be an understatement.  If you want a better description of the products I got, keep on reading!
These are the things I received as a free gift or as a last second purchase (i.e. the brush and nail file)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lush Haul!

With my spending ban over, I went into Lush for a mini celebration.  I got three types of bath things and one of their massage bars.  I also got a little sample of their new for Easter carrot soap and their Simply soy body lotion.

The Phoenix Rising bath bomb is one of my all time favorites.  It looks so pretty when it all explodes out in a rainbow of colors.  Since I liked that one so much, I decided to buy a few more and give them a whirl.  Keep reading if you would like to see what I got and what my initial reactions are.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Butter London Lippy in Jaffa- REVIEW

 Hello my lovelies! It's officially spring which means that we can start to wear bright colors again- YAY! One of the first things I pulled out of my many makeup cases was a Butter London Lippy that I had bought back in the summer/fall.  Because of the wretched weather in Missouri, I didn't get to wear it very long but now the sun is back and shining bright, which means we can get out our favorite corals, bright pinks, and whatever bright color you love to wear on your lips.  Here is my review of this particular Butter London Lippy!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

FOTD: A Professional Affair

 Hello my lovely ladies! Today I'm going to describe the look I wore the other day to House Manage the show A Shayna Maidel.  You always have to look put together and professional, which means doing my makeup all nice and fancy.  You can't really see in the picture, but I was wearing a black and white polka dot dress with a mesh top and then a white sweater. Very 50's-60's. Now onto the makeup!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Birchbox: Opening and Contents

Hello lovelies! The internet has been slow as of late and wouldn't allow me to post, but I received my March Birchbox in the mail the other day.  It was just the thing I needed to make my day better, makeup can fix anything! Here's what I received:

I loved the picture on the card this month because it's very Spring-y and that's all I am hoping for is a warm spring and a warm summer.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top 5 Hair Products

Hello lovelies! I don't usually do posts about hair but I've been using these products really religiously  since I cut my hair off so I figured I would share them with you! These are all products I have invested in multiples in or plan to repurchase when I run out.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Favorite Makeup Bags

Hello lovely readers! Tonight I'm going to do a little bit of chitchating about my favorite makeup bags, specifically, the ones I use for my love of travel.  The two bags in the back are from Victoria Secret on a gift with purchase deal, there are actually three of these but the smallest one isn't used for makeup so I did not include it.  These bags are great for both storage and travel because one is medium sized (R) and one is quite large (L).  The larger one carries all of my lip products (which proves how big it is because I have A LOT of lip products).  The medium sized one is actually the bag I put into my backpack with quick refreshers such as powder, mascara, and face towelettes.  The final bag in the collection I actually got on special at Ulta.  This could easily double for an evening clutch.  I've been using it to carry more medicine around right now than makeup, but it works great for both, oh, and it zippers shut.  I think that makes it a winner. Makeup bags come in all shapes and sizes and make a great accessory to any suitcase. XOXO

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tarte Amazonian 12 Hour Clay Blush in 'Adored' REVIEW

 I have finally purchased my first Amazonian Clay Blush, I got it in the color "Adored".  I got it in a mini-essentials kit by Tarte which came with maracuja oil, clay mask, clay setting powder, and the blush.  I was very excited when I made this purchase.  This was on the day that I broke my spending ban and boy did I make some great choices.  The color "Adored" is a peachy pink with a shimmer running through it.  This goes on like a dream, doesn't kick up product, and it works well with my blush brush by Essence of Beauty.  I was worried at first of looking a bit like a mirrorball but it softens so much that it does just give you a natural flush with shimmer. The swatch below is not very good, but you can see the pink that it carries as well as the shimmer.
Have you ever tried any Tarte blushes that you'd recommend or any Tarte product at all?
 Hello readers, I know this post is short and I haven't posted five days.  I was hospitalized for the past five days for complications with some of my medicine. Thank you for being amazing readers! One of the many things I kept thinking was, 'I haven't posted in days.... ohhh nooos.' Well I'm fading fast faithful readers, good night, sweet dreams. Dream it, do it, be it.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Daily Makeup Routine

Here it is, my first tutorial video! I hope you guys enjoy and I would love to hear as much feedback as possible!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Weekly Roundup #6: Blogging Tools

I decided to try something different with my weekly roundup since I already did a favorites post this week which you can find here, about my monthly favorites.  So this weeks roundup is about some of the things I use to keep my blog going.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February 2014 Favorites

As another month comes to a close, another favorites post is born.  So without much 'ta-da', here is my February 2014 favorites!