• 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,  Show Me Your Empties,  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…

  • Makeup,  Skin Care

    A Super-Duper Boring Just the Essentials ULTA Haul

    Have you ever taken a trip to ULTA and blow by all of the new releases then leave with the just the items that you actually needed? No, me neither but I am pretty good at this when shopping online. I honestly save way more money shopping online as I have a hard time impulse purchasing products that I have never seen in real life. I certainly still do it but I am pretty proud of myself this time around, I only picked up products that I was replacing. L’Oreal was on BOGO so I picked up some of my trusty FitMe setting powder. I really like this, I don’t…

  • Makeup

    Colourpop New Releases Haul!

    Oh, ColourPop snatching my cash at every possible opportunity. If you didn’t know which I don’t know how one couldn’t, ColourPop recently released a new foundation that comes in a load of shades and only costs $12. I have watched a few reviews and they were consistently good so I decided to order some after a bit of hesitation. The hesitation was mostly a result of the fact that I just don’t need more foundation but I have a problem, the first step is admitting it. I didn’t know what shade to get and I have to say that in person, the two that I ordered look almost identical. I…

  • Makeup

    Glossier Haul

    Glossier – the brand that I am not nearly cool enough to use but keeps sucking me in with their flawless marketing and minimal chic aesthetic. Just take my money. I have been waiting to use up the rest of my tube of Boy Brow before I placed an order for their new mascara, it’s been a tense few weeks as I was sure that it would sell out but I was in luck. There were also a couple of new products that I have been waiting to try and some of them I anti-hauled but purchased anyway because I’m a jackass. Judge me later, let’s get to the goodies!!…

  • 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…