• Blogmas

    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 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…

  • Blogmas

    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…

  • Wishlists

    Holiday’ish Wishlist

    I have already said that I am not huge into Thanksgiving, I don’t get it, I don’t like pumpkin pie (or squash pie since that canned pie filling has like .00001% actual pumpkin), I’m skeptical of the whole story behind Thanksgiving – I Just have a lot of issues with the holiday. I think that this year I am just doing a ton of appetizers since I don’t eat turkey and the alternatives are pretty loathsome. Like, tofurkey? I mean, who thought of that? More like to-fuckery, I can’t do it. So, I’m looking through all of these appetizer recipes and like 90% of them are labeled; World’s Best, The…

  • Life&Style,  Random

    Holiday Shopping 101: Making it Fun for Everyone

    It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarrrr! Well, almost but people are definitely already out doing some holiday shopping, myself included and Black Friday is just a couple of weeks out. It can be a stressful time of year but a lot of fun with everyone out looking for that perfect gift for a loved one and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle. It really kills the mood for shoppers and customer service associates when people are out behaving like fools. I post something along these lines every year but here are some things to keep in my mind for a pleasant shopping experience. This might be…