• Wishlists

    Rainy Day Wishlist #2

    I am in a shopping mood but not for what I should be shopping for which is a new car. I have test driven quite a few but nothing feels right, I know exactly how my current car should feel but other cars feel so strange. I’m over the whole process already, I want to shop for other things now 😛 I have to start with some Charlotte Tilbury because I have been drooling over her new limited edition products for literally weeks but I just can’t commit. I don’t know why, $53 seems really expensive for 4 eyeshadows but her new quads both look right up my alley. She…

  • Random

    Rainy Day Ramblings

    What is it about a change in the weather that gets me so distracted? Only drastic changes, if it is snowing for 6 months – that’s fine but we just went from 22 inches of snow, to mid-70’s and now rain. I literally have snow boots, rain boots, a coat, a slicker, a cardigan and a pair of sandals in my car. I mean, just in case because we don’t know what’s going to happen at this point. I am pretty sure that I mentioned it, I just finished the episode where Jimmy Barrett spills the beans to Betty about his wife and Don. Also, the episode where they go…

  • Skin Care

    Monday Must Have – pixi Face Oils

    I can’t lie – I have an on again, off again relationship with face oils. I go through phases of having to have them and phases when I can’t recall why I ever started using them. I started using them when my skin was hyper-oily, the idea is that dousing your over-oil producing skin in more oil that it helps to balance the production. It does actually work, it sounds insane but it’s science. Now that I have dry skin, I like face oils for the added moisture barrier and long-lasting hydration that they provide. I also think makeup applies better and wears better over a face oil but that…

  • Makeup

    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…

  • Best Of's

    Best of April

    Remember when summer used to be a feeling not just a season? The feeling of elation and pure bliss as you threw open those double doors for the last time and embarked on 3 months of unadulterated freedom? It occurred to me while leaving work yesterday that I won’t ever experience that feeling again, summer is now just 3 months of trying to figure how to not sweat through your business casual clothing. That doesn’t mean you can’t peel out of your employer’s parking lot on a Friday night scream singing to the best nostalgic summer hits that your dusty ass Ipod has to offer. Before, we get to the…

  • 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…

  • Show Me Your Empties

    Some April Empties!

    And I think I’m self-hosted? What a wormhole and for someone who thinks that they are pretty tech-savvy, it was more of a headache than what I signed on for but I will post all about it soon because I just can’t think about it anymore right now. My end of month posts are a little delayed but still might be enjoyable and I was pretty proud of what I used up this month! tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist – I think that this is probably one of the sprays that is in my left-over mixture bottle and I don’t recall loving it on its own. 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…

  • Makeup

    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…

  • Best Of's

    Best of Brushes

    I have one spray bottle that disperses the perfect amount of product so after I try a new face mist in its original packaging, I will more than likely end up dumping it into my favourite spray bottle. I dump in small amounts from almost finished bottles so that I can chuck the package out as well so I tend to end up with some interesting concoctions. I don’t know what all I have in there right now but it’s amazing, I probably have about 8’ish different mists, I wish I could remember so that I could have this mix on hand all of the time. I have been wanting…