• Makeup

    Physician’s Formula – First Impressions

    I am a serial offender when it comes to deciding to try a product that I have never tried before and know nothing about on a whim, usually when I am already running late for work because I just like to torture myself. This happens a lot since I don’t have a ton of other time to try new makeup and I just seize the opportunity when it arises. I love these beauty gurus who use a product, do a little Facetuning and then are like – I’m gonna’ go wash my face now. If I put something on my face, it’s done, I’m committed, I have places to be.…

  • Makeup

    NARS Attack – Fort De France

    How much sparkly powder does one need on their face – clearly more since I keep purchasing it and putting it on my face. I love purchasing new highlighter and layering it on to see what it looks, usually it looks nuts because I am wearing several highlighters at once but I have no self-control and it’s not like I am leaving the house anyway. On my way out of ULTA a few weeks ago, I noticed these giants pans of NARS highlighting powders in a handful of new shades. I grabbed one thinking that it was a huge pan of my fave Albatross highlighter but this wasn’t the case…

  • Makeup,  Product Reviews

    (bare)Pro or No?

    bareminerals, the company that convinced women everywhere that liquid foundation was basically poison and shouldn’t be anywhere near our skin recently released a liquid foundation of their very own. When I started wearing their original mineral foundation, I was 17-18 years old and it was all that I needed in a foundation until my mid to late 20’s and I stopped liking how it set on my skin so I switched to liquid foundation. I would like to think that the brand knew that its original fans had drifted back to liquid foundation because it is more forgiving and thus released a good for your skin liquid foundation to accommodate…

  • Makeup

    Summer Glow Base

    I just spent 45 minutes looking at mayonnaise, not because I had any intention of purchasing any but because I couldn’t determine why there were so many different kinds. How is there a market for so many versions of the same product? How much mayonnaise are Americans consuming?! Is anyone really eating the olive oil kind because, gag. But then I realized that there are literally 500 different versions of almost any product – glass cleaner, laundry detergent, pickles, diapers, lotion – I just don’t understand how companies can make money, the supply has to exceed demand and yet prices tend to stay fairly stagnant or they increase. I hate…

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    Burt’s Bees Makeup – Blush for Spring

    Not so recently, Burt’s Bees – known for their skincare and cult fave lip balm released a line of natural makeup. There are words to describe my makeup and natural is not one of them but I took a chance on a couple of their new blushers. I don’t need much convincing when it comes to purchasing new blush but it definitely helped that the shades were exactly the coral, peach-y, nude tones that I primarily wear. There are three shades, they come in these stinking adorable honeycomb plastic compacts and retail for $10 each. I chose Bare Peach and Toasted Cinnamon which are both warm-toned shades with a satin…

  • Hair,  Makeup

    Pan It – Update

    I am going through old posts and cleaning them up or deleting them *gasp* which is apparently frowned upon because it’s not authentic but I just wanted to do a bit of a clean out. I thought that it would be fun to link back to some super old posts that I don’t think anyone would stumble upon at this point (honestly, how far does one look back through archives) and give a little update. I have to say that if I didn’t understand the importance of good lighting 2 years ago, I certainly do now 😛 Today I am going back in the archives to this gem, excuse the…

  • Makeup

    First Impression Friday – LA Girl

    My pharmacy takes 45 minutes to fill anything, I could ask for a bottle of Aspirin and it would require at least half an hour to produce. I don’t get it but I think it’s a scheme to get people to shop while they are waiting and it works. I was dinking around and came upon an LA Girl display and feel like this brand gets pretty good reviews plus it was on BOGO so I grabbed a couple of items. I literally grabbed two eyeliner pencils, one brown and one dark brown because I’m a jerk. I just never know what to try when it comes to new brands…

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    First Ever e.l.f Purchase

    And it’s a lip gloss, because I am just lame like that but I have heard that this brand can be very hit and miss and the gloss was the only item on the display that I had heard rave reviews about. Lip glosses are surprisingly hard for brands to do in my opinion. You have your sloppy, sticky, goopy mess of a gloss, glosses or the gritty gloss, the runny gloss – there is a surprising amount of variety when it comes to glosses. I am not a gloss gal per say but I do wear them when I get a hankering. There were three shades, I chose Champagne…

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    First Impression Friday – Fix + Shimmer

    We are trying to watch the movie Mother but I can’t get into it because J-Law being married to Javier Bardem just seems incredibly unrealistic. How old is he? I Googled it, 49, which is way younger than I thought but still. That voice, what is that? I have used the new MAC shimmer Fix+ that I picked up a couple of days ago a few times now and I have some thoughts. Mostly, disappointed thoughts. I chose Pinklite because I use the pink tube of the Strobe Cream and figured that this would best match my skintone. In the bottle, the liquid is milky, shimmery and iridescent so one…

  • Makeup,  Skin Care

    ULTA Spring Haul!

    Nothing like a new vacuum to make me feel like I really have my life together. Seriously though, I have been on the hunt for a new vacuum for ages and haven’t come upon one that had everything I wanted and at the right price. My old Hoover spit out more stuff than it sucked in but I just kept putting it off until Friday morning. On Friday, I found my perfect vacuum on clearance – when does that happen? It has a special attachment for pet hair, detachable canister, hard floor suction setting, even a ceiling tool which I have already used on all of the ceilings and blinds.…