• NOTD

    NOTD & Blogmas 2016

    Eek! The last day of November is here with a rainy, wet snow mix – but still no winter wonderland yet 🙁 I am still in between dressing for fall because it is so warm but wanting to go full on winter – again with the uniforms, I am telling you! It is like Christmas in Seattle over here. I was at the mall last night and there was a Santa but I didn’t think it was a real human being, I figured it was too early for that and when he moved I almost passed out! I suspect that he was doing the mannequin challenge (and winning) during the first…

  • Product Reviews

    One Heel of a Product

    My inbox is flooded with Cyber Monday offers but I only had my eye on 2 things that for some reason launched on Cyber Monday. I feel that with all of the hype and frenzy that you just don’t need to throw a brand new product launch into the mix. That being said, I pounced on the Chocolate Chip palette that launched on Friday but it wasn’t a frenzy  – I just went to the TooFaced website, it was available when they said it would be, added to cart, chose some samples and checked out. TWO hours later, I went back to the website and ordered a second palette as…

  • Best Of's

    Best of November

    I think I am back among the non-contaminated – I hope that everyone had a lovely weekend! We had our first snow and now it is back in the 40’s and it is raining. Sad face. But the Christmas tree is up and the decorations out and I am feeling pretty festive! I feel like as soon as I got my appetite back though I have been eating so much food, eek. I am going to participate in Blogmas for the month of December and I am pretty jazzed about it! I cannot wait to share all of the things that make my holiday fabulous. I have to admit that…

  • Makeup

    Starlight, Star Bright

    The forecast today includes 2-4 inches of snow and a glaze of ice, just a glaze. What does that even mean and why is the weather channel using words that illicit a positive response to describe such unpleasant things? Translation: 2-4 inches of snow and it will be icy as fuck, please don’t drive like morons. Isn’t that more clear?! Eek! The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us and my favourite part of the holiday season – toy drives! I don’t have little kids to buy for and this is the only time of year that this actually makes me sad as I love toy shopping,…

  • Product Reviews

    Le Grande Palettes

    Not going to lie, the holiday releases have been incredibly underwhelming and I honestly cannot think of anything that I will be picking up this weekend. I have been waiting ages for my shade of Shape Tape to be restocked but nothing yet 🙂 I was excited about some rumored TooFaced releases but not so much anymore. I did purchase The Grande Hotel Café set a few weeks ago and have just gotten around to using it. I was put off as it came without the deluxe sized mascara and I thought that perhaps it was a return, it still could be but it definitely hasn’t been swatched or used…

  • Product Reviews

    Perfectly Pigmented

    The worst part of listening to books on tape is falling asleep and then waking up during something exciting happening and having no idea what lead up to the events. Then rewinding and waiting patiently to get back to that point in the plot then BAM falling asleep again. I was talking to a co-worker last week who is studying Education, I not so recently completed my Master’s in Education and we were chatting about how public schools have changed so much. He was so bright and shiny with that eager anticipation of the opportunity to change young lives. It made me sad. It made me reflect on when I…

  • Product Reviews

    Blusher, Bronzer and Sun-Stripping

    I have been doing so well not touching doors, not standing too close to people, not participating in any overtly germ spreading activities and yet it hit me on the way to work this morning – the dreaded head cold that better not be the flu in disguise.  I am bummed that it couldn’t wait until the weekend, I feel like such a clod being sick at work.  Snow is on the way this weekend and I already hauled my boots out, I am so excited.  Update on Outlander­– I am at the part where Claire attempts to go back home and I am just devastated. Does anyone know if…

  • Product Reviews

    The Comeback

    Sometimes a gal just needs a good romance novel, in my case – 32 hours of said good, romance novel. Yup – you guessed it, I am listening to Outlander (cue the smirks and scoffs – the kilts ladies, I’m here for the kilts and the horses). I will be the first to admit that this is an uncharacteristic departure from my historical novels and gritty crimes thrillers but I am hooked. I avoid the Romance section like the plague, Danielle Steele covers mortify me – the revised jacket of Gone with the Wind is even a tad salacious for my taste and yet here I am. In my defense…

  • Show Me Your Empties

    Pan It! Pan It!

    I went to the new HomeGoods/TJ Maxx store this weekend in a neighboring suburb and it was gorgeous. The layout is a tad cramped in comparison to other HomeGoods that I have been to but it was so packed with stuff – can I really complain? I think not. I’ve decided that I want to have a This is 30 soiree, very mature, very grown up but I needed new grown up décor to match. I found so many lovely things, many of them beige and was surprised that my 30 year old self would even be partial to beige – I clearly do not know myself. Anyway, it was…

  • Makeup

    A Pill of a Primer

    There was a used condom in the parking lot of my work this morning – kudos on the safe sex but what the hell people?! Thank goodness for falling back an hour and the fact that it was daylight at 7 AM or else I would have been stepping all through that. Gag. Honestly. Trash cans, as far as the eye can see – trash cans everywhere but nope, couldn’t do it. I mean, there are a whole of other questions around this but they wouldn’t even be running through my mind if only you had just made it to the trash can. Anyway, sometimes I just don’t know. Not…