• Anti-Hauls,  Makeup,  Skin Care

    Spring Releases Anti-Haul

    I took a couple of days off from blogging because I didn’t realize that having these teeth removed would be such a giant pain in the ass. When I got home after surgery, I was just kind of sitting there thinking, this is fine. But then I fell asleep and woke up and it wasn’t fine, I have one infected socket and one dry socket which is extremely painful. Which, they told me the day of the procedure that it would be but I guess I didn’t believe them because it’s not like they are doctors or anything. I haven’t had solid food in like a week and have been…

  • Beauty,  Makeup

    Real Techniques Must Haves

    PSA – the entire Real Techniques brand is on BOGO at ULTA right now and not that buy one, get one 50% crap – literally buy one, get one free! I almost exclusively use Real Techniques brushes because they are affordable, effective and they wash really well. I love them so much that my back-ups have back-ups just in case. They are currently refreshing the original look which is awesome, same great brushes with a modern flare. Here are my absolute favorite brushes from the brand. Everyday Essentials: This kit includes 5 of their must-have complexion brushes and they’re all good. You get an Expert Face (salmon pink), Blush (big…

  • Blogmas,  Makeup,  Skin Care

    Blogmas Day 25: Best of 2018

    I hope that you had a lovely Christmas, for my final Blogmas post I rounded up all of the products that I really loved in 2018. Many of these items are a part of my daily routine that I have repurchased numerous times, enjoy! pixi Peel & Polish – This is a potent enzyme peel that I use once or twice a week depending on if my skin is behaving or not. It helps with breakouts and texture and it’s not terribly expensive. Missha Flash-Up – Hands down the best sunscreen that I have ever used, it doesn’t break me out and works as the perfect luminous base for foundation.…

  • Blogmas,  Life&Style,  Makeup

    Blogmas Kick-Off: Beauty Advent Calendars

    I clearly cannot contain myself anymore so I am kicking off Blogmas a day early because I just want to talk about all things Christmas. Now watch, by like December 22nd I will be tearing down the tree and tapping out but we’re starting strong 🙂 I feel like Blogmas is somewhat of a blog advent calendar since you post each day up to the 25th so what better way to kick it off than with a round-up of some seriously stunning beauty advent calendars? Unfortunately, many of these are not available in the US so I won’t have prices for all of them but a girl can dream! There…

  • Best Of's,  Life&Style,  Makeup

    Best of November

    We are already at that time of year where I leave for work, it’s dark and then I leave from work and it’s dark so I don’t have a lot of time to get blog photos taken. I do have like 3 strands of lights leftover from tree decorating so we’ll try to make this happen but I don’t think they’ll be great quality. I don’t want to skip posting because I don’t have my own photos to use but I also don’t love using internet images or snips in posts too often. Anyway, here are some things that made my November a little better! Here’s the deal, I don’t…

  • Makeup

    Holiday Palette Recommendation: Friendcation

    Can we talk about how clean my kitchen is? I mean, my apartment is usually pretty clean because there really isn’t an excuse for it not to be but I deep cleaned the kitchen today and it feels amazing. I think one of the things that I am most thankful for everyday is the life that I have been able to build for myself. It hits me when I am sitting alone in my living space, just taking in how truly lucky I am. I’ve talked about my childhood on here before, it was a mess, we had nothing and it just feels good to feel safe and secure in…

  • Beauty,  Makeup,  Skin Care,  Tags

    Beauty Blogger Tag!

    Me getting out of bed this morning, I can’t wait to come home and go back to bed. This time of year is such a chore for me, I need a career that takes a gap between December to February. I don’t know what that would be but sounds perfect. The cashier at Hobby Lobby complimented the ornaments I picked out and my response was, They are part of your Jonestown collection but what I meant was Funkytown and not the hippie compound where they drank the poisoned Kool-Aid and probably skipped decorating for Christmas. That’s how tired I am, now she’s going to go shopping for the Jonestown collection…

  • Makeup,  Tags

    The Makeup Wishlist Tag

    Has anyone seen the previews for this new Netflix show Ozark? I feel like the Ozarks and the locals who inhabit them have been given such a bad rap. From Deliverance to You’re Next one would think that hicks are just murderous maniacs. Now listen, I grew up around a lot of hicks (yours truly called her ropers shit kickers until about age 15), they are just regular people and it’s totally lame how they have been depicted in popular culture. The Ozarks are stunning but now you can’t visit them without worrying about getting axed by some hicks – can we stop with the hick-shaming? The cast is stacked…

  • Fragrance,  Hair,  Makeup,  Skin Care

    Beauty Insider Appreciation Event – What Did I End up With?

    I know that not everyone finds haul posts very interesting, I have tried everything at least once so I will give a mini review as well but will definitely revisit these products at a later date with more info. Did I stick to my list? Yes and no, I did skip on some things and chose a few based on guru recommendations, here’s what I came home with! Most of my purchases were skincare, these kinds of sales are a great opportunity to snag some products that never go on sale. I chose two products from belif because I hadn’t tried the brand before and their products are rumored to…

  • Makeup,  Skin Care

    August Trash Talk

    Before we get into the beauty trash – is anyone using the Gutenberg Editor and liking it?  I don’t get it, the blocks don’t make sense to me and I just feel like I have to do a lot of clicking to insert content and the spacing comes out wonky – I just don’t like it. I’m generally pretty accepting of updates and new apps but this one has been a struggle and I went back to the Classic Editor. Am I just getting old? Is this the first sign that I am no longer able to learn new technology?! Technology-schmechnology. We are literally inundated with more technology than we…