• BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – May Boxycharm

    My desire to decorate my home comes and goes in spurts, sometimes I am all minimalist and think I have too much stuff and then other days I am picking up knick-knacks and throw pillows like I don’t already own dozens of each. I am in French Country mode, it all started with this vase that I found a few weeks ago and suddenly I am planning the entire living room around it. It really is lovely but I have a feeling that this is just a phase, per usual – best pump the brakes. Sadly, I feel that Boxycharm is soon becoming one that started out amazing but has become a…

  • Anti-Hauls

    Anti-Haul #5

    It is Tuesday but definitely feels like a Monday plus it is overcast and cold.I am not feeling the summer vibes but still have some plants to pot! I am supposed to be striking vibes from my lexicon but it’s so hard. It’s like when you are told not to think about something and then all you can think of is that one thing. Don’t think about zebras – go 😛 Side note – I am listening to The Girl on the Train and she just bought gin and tonic in cans. Is that a thing? Does anyone know? I think I am due for an anti-haul, even though I keep buying things that…

  • Makeup

    A Little NARS Haul

    To start, it is Memorial Day and as an American and someone who believes in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to love and freedom to pursue your dreams – I know that I don’t show enough gratitude to those who fought to protect and are still fighting to protect our way of life. There are things that I take for granted too often and I’d like to think that it won’t take something catastrophic for me to realize how lucky I am. So to all of those who have served as well as their friends and family you have my infinite gratitude, today and everyday. Today I would…

  • Best Of's

    Best of May

    I just got a notification that the new Creator OS will be deployed soon and I am just so pissed. I literally just got fully functional with 10 – I struggle with 10 because the claim to fame was, Oohh, it is so sleek. It looks like apps. If I wanted to work in apps, I would work on my tablet. Stop just doing stupid things and claiming that it’s better – it isn’t. Just give me my Nokia brick phone and leave me alone. I don’t have any empties to share, I had a lip balm and a face spray – nothing exciting. However, I do have a few…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – NARS

    I had an out of body experience, actually I don’t think I am using that term correctly 😛 I was shopping online, like you do and came across these sequin shorts. I thought, I don’t own any sequin shorts. These are the missing element to a perfect wardrobe. There is a reason that I don’t own sequin shorts (or any shorts) because I don’t wear them. But in that moment, I thought that these rose gold, sequin shorts were a necessity. I literally have know idea why or how I convinced myself to purchase these, when they arrived in the mail I was even more baffled – who am I…

  • Ipsy,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – May Glambag

    It just doesn’t feel like summer or spring even, it feels like fall! I had the heat back on only two days ago but I cannot complain about the rain I suppose. The bee garden is thriving, we had 9 bee visitors on Sunday. Only 4 of which I am certain were different bees as I saw them at the same time. Do bees have unique markings? Unsure, anyway – even though the warm weather isn’t here quite yet the Ipsy Glambag for this month is giving me summer vibes (I need to strike that word from my vocabulary)! I think the theme is Summer Friday…? I never know, here is what came…

  • Makeup

    First Impressions – tarte Primer

    I am so patiently  waiting for Twin Peaks season three to start this evening! I didn’t need to get caught up because I have the series on repeat as part of my regular entertainment 😛 Kyle MacLachlan is my ultimate celebrity crush, well right behind David Duchovny that is and I am realizing now that I apparently have a thing for quirky, fictional FBI agents. I think it’s the nondescript black suits, crisp white button downs and skinny ties – and the aviators, definitely the aviators. Perhaps a fantasy (can I call it a fantasy, that seems creepy) that I will never realize in real life – I mean, how…

  • Makeup

    Sample Saturday – tarte

    I am not super into the cleansing stick fad – I don’t really get it, I never know if I am using enough product, too much product but it generally seems like I blast through these types of products so I assume too much. I generally like the concept, quick, simple and easy to travel with but something doesn’t totally click for me. When I received the frxxxtion stick 3 in 1 exfoliating cleanser I was excited to try it but mostly because it is made with charcoal and it supposed to be exfoliating. But outside of the charcoal, the ingredients didn’t really wow me. The scent is light and the…

  • Makeup

    Product of the Week – Benefit

    Fey – this term is used quite often in Agatha Christie books (nerd alert) and it is best described as the contentedness before calamity. Quiet before the storm kinda’ meaning, whenever I am having an especially fantastic day, I tend to wonder when disaster will strike. Honestly, the day that my hair was just too in place, I was too appropriately dressed for the weather and I had achieved a stunning smokey eye it should have come as no surprise that I would slip on a freaking worm walking into work. I mean, the real tragedy was obviously that I killed a helpless, unassuming worm – I can admit that…

  • Skin Care

    The Ordinary – An Update

    So, currently I am about a month in with using The Ordinary and was ready to repurchase a few things and figured it was perfect timing to share an update on what are must haves and what didn’t work for me. Spoiler – most everything worked for me and I am so hooked on this brand! Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% – This stuff is amazing! This is an exfoliating serum that makes your skin incredibly smooth, lactic acid is hydrating all on its own but this serum also contains hyaluronic acid for ultimate skin plumping. I have been using this every night, applying before any other creams. This has…