• NOTD

    NOTD: I Couldn’t Pick a Color

    And I almost kicked over a shrine in my nail salon, I am probably banned. I had an appointment for this evening not knowing that this snow storm was going to be so bad but then decided not to cancel because I didn’t want to waste my nail tech’s time. Then I was so distracted while in the salon that I decided to skip a pedicure and couldn’t pick a nail color so I just chose this neutral, kinda’ granny pink. It’s OK, I can live with it for two weeks, it’s just a little more tame than what I usually choose. I really like my nail salon, I hope…

  • Hair

    Chi for ULTA – First Impressions

    It finally happened, I purchased a new blow dryer. The low cycle on my current model stopped working so I was having to dry my hair on high which sounded like a jet engine and made my hair way too fluffy. I also decided to purchase a new flat iron because they had a matching one due to the fact that my current one was making a crackling noise when I used it. There are noises that one’s electronic devices should not make, crackling is one of them. Both of these appliances were cheap and I realized that with all of the money that I am spending on replacing cheaper…

  • Makeup

    ColourPop Palette Haul

    I am a huge fan of Stranger Things, I mean – who isn’t though? I feel like out of all of the characters, I relate most to Barb. Super nerdy, gets the shit end of the deal for seemingly no reason 😛 We’ve got the ginger connection, so I decided to wear blue eye-shadow today, not quite as blown out and pastel as she wears but it’s a look. I mostly wear neutrals to work, I don’t love getting complements on my makeup, if that makes sense – but there is no pretending like bright blue eye-shadow is natural. I think that blue eye-shadow should make a comeback – who’s with me?…

  • Makeup,  Skin Care

    Currently Coveting – Beauty Advent Calendars

    My favourite thing to watch nearing the holidays on YouTube is all of the beauty advent calendar un-boxings, I will literally just drink my morning coffee and binge watch un-boxings because this isn’t something that we do in the states. You will see chocolate or little toy ones but these beauty ones are on a whole other level. Sadly, most are already sold out because they were released in October which makes no sense. Who is thinking about advent calendars in October!? Well, the people who managed to snag them but I mean – who else? Honestly. Most of these are sold out or weren’t ever available in the US…

  • Best Of's

    Best of October

    I don’t usually go all out for Christmas décor but for some reason I just want my apartment to look like holiday vomit this year. I want trees in the bathrooms, tinsel, that spray can snow on the windows. Do they still make that? I am going all out this year, I’m going tacky, cookie cutter kitsch 😛 The BF just vetoed the trees in the bathrooms, honestly. I only have a handful of favourites this month, I have been using so many of the same products that I talk about all of the time so I will spare you. First, we have the Fit Me foundation and powder, this…

  • Makeup

    First Impression Friday – Fenty Beauty

    What haven’t you heard about this brand, probably nothing? Do I have any new insights to share, probably not. Honestly,  I don’t often go in for the celebrity beauty brands – I prefer established brands with a reputation for quality. I appreciate that this brand didn’t release a ton of random products all at once, it was a curated collection of face products followed by a holiday collection. I also appreciate that the prices are not completely outrageous, they are on-par with high-end beauty brands. Some of these newer brands come out with products that can be quite spendy given the fact that they have no track record to back…

  • Life&Style,  Tags,  Trends

    500 Posts: A Reflection

    WordPress notified me that I have officially posted 500 times on my blog. Admittedly, I have cheated a little with the double posts for Halloween movies and I hope that the double posts aren’t overwhelming. I am still excited though! What have I talked about in these 500 posts – literally no idea. I started this blog years ago and posted a couple of times, then stopped posting for a year or so until a co-worker randomly found my blog and asked me about it – I had no idea that it was still hanging out in cyberspace. I decided to start posting again, the beauty niche had definitely quadrupled since…

  • Show Me Your Empties

    Some September Empties!

    I hate shopping for clothes; online or in store, it doesn’t matter. It is boring, I don’t understand trends and if it doesn’t come in black then I am not interested. I have been on the hunt for a black and white striped shirt for-ever and finally thought I had found one, I ordered, it arrives and I whip it out of the box, put it on – it’s a crop top. It looked like a regular top online though, brands need to add scale photos to their product shots to assist people like myself. I could probably wear it with that sequin skirt that I have yet to wear…

  • Skin Care

    Product of the Week – Clay Cleansers

    I had a moment today after hearing that the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette was being discontinued, panicked and almost bought it! I had this palette on a wish list but skipped it after swatching the shadows in store because it just wasn’t exciting in person. Then it was sold out forever and I went back to wanting it and now that I won’t be able to have it, and I want it more. Clever marketing Huda, you aren’t fooling me though. I would try the lippies, those do look really stunning. I thought that I had included at least one of these cleansers in my Best of August post but I didn’t…

  • Anti-Hauls

    Anti-Haul #6

    I hope that anyone who is being impacted by the weather event in Texas stays safe. I remember many childhood summers spent in Texas, it will always hold a special place in my heart but I could never live there because of hurricane season. Anyway, definitely thinking of you all. I have not posted an Anti-Haul in a while, I recently watched Kimberly Clark’s response to how she feels about this movement of anti-consumerism becoming a social media trend and how she is all about it. If you haven’t checked out her channel, you really should!! Here are some products that I am not gonna’ buy 😛 First up, we have…