• Wishlists

    August Wishlist

    Can you guys believe that it is almost Halloween, it isn’t actually but I am getting the decor out now. Just to dust off and assess 😛 I was going to post my monthly favourites tonight but the weather has turned and I couldn’t get good pictures, I will try again tomorrow! I figured that I would share my wish list instead, I am actually really excited about some new releases and need them in my beauty room 🙂 Melt Cosmetics is releasing a new stack (actually, it came out today and I missed the launch. Oops.) and I am so stoked about this one! They actually released several new…

  • Show Me Your Empties

    Some July Empties!

    This post should really just be where we address my obsession with face sprays. I cannot believe that I have enough beauty trash to do a full post but also – when did I find the time to use all of these sprays?! Two of them are travel sizes but still seems like a lot, I use face spray every day and multiple times a day so I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise. Let’s get to the empties!! I grew to enjoy this Ready, Set Radiant Skin Mist but only as skin care, the sprayer is good for about the first dozen uses and then it gets really…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – Living Proof Dry Shampoo

    Why is it that only 55+ folks get special apartment buildings and that this isn’t somehow considered discrimination? Why aren’t there apartment buildings for 30 year old, 9-5’ers who have their shit together and don’t want to put up with juvenile bullshit? The BF and I lived in a garden level duplex that we really loved, it was an actual duplex – not a house that was cut up into one like you see all over Minneapolis and in my opinion should be illegal. We got new neighbors at some point and it wasn’t great so we moved. We decided that we didn’t want to live under other people again…

  • Wishlists

    Fragrance Wishlist

    I ordered one thing from Victoria’s Secret about 10 years ago – it was a swimsuit bottom and I have remained on their mailing list for some reason. I like to look at things occasionally but haven’t purchased anything since the swimsuit. I get this email today, and decided to look at some of their new items – one new item was a Choker Bralette. Wait, what? On what occasion could I possibly wear a choker/bralette – is this lingerie or an accessory?How do you get it on? I just have so many questions, if anyone owns one – I just want to talk… I don’t have a product of the week…

  • Makeup

    Three Foundations Before Fall

    You guys, my apartment is so clean – I invite you to eat off of any surface. Seriously, come on over 😛 I mean, it is usually clean – the BF calls me the Hatchet Maid if that’s any indication of my cleanliness but it feels especially clean at the moment. I was in this cleaning/decorating mode – I ordered a new bookcase and I feel like it’s a little too contemporary. I dunno, one minute I think that I want something different – only to regret it immediately. Maybe it will just take some getting used to, it took me half my lifetime and 45 minutes just to pick…

  • BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – July BoxyCharm

    I just finished listening to a book about serial killers and how they are generally charismatic, seemingly normal people who wouldn’t ever be suspected of serial killing. This disturbs me and yet I am fascinated by serial killers – why, I don’t get it. They are terrible people and yet they are household names – well some of them are anyway but I know very few victims. It is bizarre to me that they aren’t just convicted and disappear, they live on through books, movies, documentaries – what is this fascination that we have with something so monstrous? Good news though, the neighbors in back of me who were digging…

  • Makeup

    Culling My Collection

    I spent yesterday morning cleaning and culling out my makeup collection. Sleeping on your day off is for people who lead organized lives, not yours truly. Up to now, one could find makeup in pretty much any room in the apartment as I tend to travel around looking for good lighting, it all has a place but I tend to leave things about. This is how you lose things, very important things – like eye cream that I still cannot find! I recently purchased a large storage unit with 9 drawers, this is the prequel to everything ending up in there when I figure out where to put it. Right…

  • Makeup

    Tools For the Job – Lashes

    I decided to take a long weekend, mostly to do housework – yay. I went through my entire makeup collection and I am off makeup for the foreseeable future 😛 Seriously, it was a nightmare. I bought the following items before I decided to be off makeup and really, these items aren’t makeup anyway! I have never owned a pair of lash applying tweezers, I had one of those plastic applicators that came in a box of old lashes that I kept for ages and it worked fine until I lost it and have just been using a regular pair of tweezers for a while now. All of the tarteist…

  • Life&Style

    Back to School With Kate Spade

    Disclaimer – I am not going back to school and nor did I ever have Kate Spade school supplies 🙂 School supplies are still some of my favourite things to shop for, I don’t have friends yet who have school age kids but will be borrowing some when I do! I was in need of some new pens and pencils for work though! I got these cute items from Barnes and Noble, I have also found some things from this brand on Amazon but am unsure of what other retailers sell her products. I don’t go in for Kate Spade handbags but I love her chic office supplies, the details are…

  • Home

    Decor Inspo – Vintage Kitchen

    I had so much fun posting my collection of velvet couches that I thought I’d share my vintage kitchen wants 😊 My kitchen is already red, gingham and quirky, I love farmhouse style kitchens, bright colours, mod decor. My kitchen is probably the favourite room in the apartment, just a tad small. I can’t wait to have a bigger kitchen and actual dining room some day. Although, I’d compromise on the dining room – a breakfast bar and stools suits our needs, really. I’d love a kitchen as bright and sunny as any of these.  All of these images came from my Pinterest board and do not belong to me.…