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    Blogmas Day 8: Slay Ride

    I may or may not have been patiently sitting in my car sipping coffee waiting for ULTA to open so that I could snag the PatrickStarrr x MAC holiday collection. I’m glad I went the day of the release though because MAC did not send a lot of stock to the ULTA locations, they only had a couple of each item. I skipped on the lipsticks because my lips have been crusty AF but there are some lovely shades in this collection. I snagged a Lip Glass, Patty Powder and both of the palettes – we are doing holiday themed looks at work and here is what I came up…

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    Blogmas Day 7: Eyelash Extensions, Today Was the Day

    Here’s what happened, today was my long-anticipated eyelash extension appointment that I’ve been yakking in about for ages. Glamour – yes. Kardashians – who? Red carpet ready – always. Or, those are naturally the expectations one has when undergoing this type of beauty treatment. I have had eyelash extensions once before and I really liked them but they were just a treat for my graduation and I didn’t keep them up. The appointment was much as I anticipated, it took about 2 hours during which they cover your lower lashes with these little pads and you have to keep your eyes closed. It’s freaking hard to keep your eyes closed…

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    Blogmas Day 6: The Grinch List

    Clearly, I’m a fan of Christmas – I’m doing the Blogmas thing, I put up two (count ’em) trees, I’ve been making lists, wrapping gifts but there are some holiday related things that will absolutely kill my mood. I get that we all have traditions and some have endured decades but I honestly don’t understand how these have become ingrained in modern-day Christmas celebrations… Gag. This yuletide treat of cholesterol in a cup originated across the pond but fell out of fashion when the two-pounds of sugar and three-dozen eggs that were required to make it became scarce. Since the shortage did not extend to the New World, Americans embraced…

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    Blogmas Day 5: Christmas Tag Part Three

    You guys, I finally did it – I am treating myself to eyelash extensions and while I have done it once before I’m still scared that my eyelashes are going to fall out! As soon as I scheduled the appointment, I started watching videos of horrific experiences because I just love doing things like that. I’m actually really stressed out about not being able to cry for 48-hours, I’m not much of a crier but watch this be the weekend that I start being one 😀 I’ll be sure to share my experience, unless I go bald then I won’t but also, I probably will. I generally enjoy most carols…

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    Blogmas Day 4: Christmas Tag Part Two

    Fa-la-la-la-la-la–la–la–la! So, I am trying out this snowflake animation plugin and I don’t know if I love it or not. I’m going to try out some other designs and see if I like it better but let me know if it’s distracting – here is part two of the Christmas Tag that I started yesterday! Do my cats count 😛 Christmas hasn’t ever been that big of a deal to me, I enjoy the entire season – I like the decorations and music, it isn’t just one day for me. Which doesn’t answer the question at all but I like to be the person who makes the day special. Probably…

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    Blogmas Day 3: Christmas Tag Part One

    I love when I am just walking through the parking lot, minding my own business but also heckling people about sitting in their running cars and wasting fossil fuels when I almost eat it on the ice. Like, I know the ground is slick but it catches me by surprise every year even when I am wearing my new moon boots that are supposed to prevent me from falling on the ice. Like, why forsake fashion for functionality when it doesn’t matter?! Anyway, I read this tag over on Root Report, I am breaking it up into three parts since it is a bit long – enjoy! Not that I…

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    Blogmas Day 2: Holiday Halo Eye

    I have to preface this post by saying that I have the smallest eyelids ever so halo eyes and cut-creases don’t translate very well on me but I gave it my best effort. Nicole Concilio posted a super simple gold holiday eye look on her channel and it looked stunning but totally wearable, I used a similar color scheme but tried to do the halo effect. For the brown tones, I used both of the quads from Patrick Starrr’s first collaboration with MAC but obviously any combination of brown shadows will work. For the gold shadow, I used the tarte chrome pot in Top Yacht  which is a bit on…

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    Blogmas Day 1: Christmas Bedroom Decor

    Merry First Day of Blogmas! I hope that everyone is enjoying all of the festive-themed posts so far. For tonight’s post I am sharing a peek of the Christmas decor that I have put up in my bedroom. I love the pastel shades that were popular in the 1950’s as well as the funky shapes and textures, I borrowed most of my inspiration from this era for my theme. The gold and pink garland above my bed was a Michael’s find, the tree ornaments are a hodgepodge that I have been collecting over the years and the trio of pink trees are all from Hobby Lobby. The two in front…

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    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…

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    Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor

    I haven’t been on here the last two days because I’ve been busy and by busy, I’ve been sleeping. Actually, I had to do a big grocery shop on Thursday for Thanksgiving and it takes me an unacceptable amount of time to complete this task then get home and put it all away. I’m preparing a huge appetizer spread for any of my local friends who want to come over since I didn’t make plans to go home this year and I work all next weekend anyway. I’m making soft pretzels, toasted tortellini, baked cheese, caprese skewers, artichoke dip, spinach and cheese taquitos – just a bunch of junk food…