• Best Of's,  Blogtober

    Blogtober Day: XXVII – Best of October

    I am listening to the second Kathy Reichs/Dr. Brennan book and talk about a long slog of a book read by a mediocre narrator. I imagine that this is what I would sound like narrating a book, like a high-pitched Daria with unexpected accents thrown in for creative flare – the worst. I don’t think that you necessarily have to listen to all of the books in order to keep up with the story and I am about skip out on the 6 remaining hours of this one. I hate to be a quitter though. This post might be a bit long, I really dug into my everyday makeup bag…

  • Blogtober

    Blogtober Day: XXI – Halloween Makeup

    Last night was our big Halloween festival, this is the first year that I got to work it and it was a blast. I was just going to chuck on a witch hat and call it a costume  but then I was like, who am I?! I also had a party to go to afterward that I did want to be dressed up for so I decided to wear the same look to both. Remember how I was all worried about scaring kids? Yea, there were kids there dressed up in some terrifying shit. Halloween has changed a bit since I was youngin. Next year, I am going full-on body…

  • Blogtober

    Blogtober Day: XVI – Repurchase Worthy

    Laying in bed last night, I realized that I just want to be skinny and have great skin 😉 No but seriously, I am getting back into juicing starting today. I know, I know – juice is chalk full of carbs and sugar but it gives you great energy and beautiful skin. I stopped juicing because it takes a lot of work, cleaning a juicer is a giant pain in the ass and it makes my apartment smell like a fresh mowed lawn but it’s worth it. Also, I am giving one of those food boxes a whirl to see what the fuss is about. I eat pretty healthy if…

  • Blogtober

    Blogtober Day: XV – Fall Eyeshadow

    I realized that I haven’t talked about much makeup as part of my Blogtober series but I have been purchasing new makeup (hello, Gemini palette that is arriving today) and figured I was overdue in talking about some fall makeup! I ordered the Study Buddy kit from ColourPop some time ago, it includes 6 of their Super Shock shadows in some very fall suitable shades. I love the Super Shock formula, the hybrid creme/powder formula is so vibrant, it wears beautifully and if you have crepe-y eyelids like yours truly, it definitely minimizes the appearance of those fine lines. I feel like I really had to work for these swatches,…

  • 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…

  • First Impression Fridays

    First Impression Friday – The Zodiac Collection

    I can’t lie, ColourPop has released so many new products lately that I got a little jaded and when I saw this new collaboration with Kathleen Lights, I was going to skip it. I didn’t think that the palette looked super wearable but now that I have seen it and swatched it, I know I am going to get a lot of wear out of it. I purchased the bundle and though I haven’t worn anything yet, thought I would share a little peek: This twelve pan palette has purples, blues, browns and a stunning black with gold sparkle. Now, I wasn’t totally sold on The Capricorn being a black…

  • Best Of's

    Best of July

    I wasn’t planning on doing a monthly favourites post because I don’t have very many beauty products but do have quite a few lifestyle bits so I am going for it! Mario Badescu Drying Mask – This mask smells like death but it clears stubborn breakouts like nothing I have ever tried before. I haven’t had too many skin issues but have had some stubborn spots, I use this mask to post treat my face a couple of times a week and it’s amazing! pixi Retinol Tonic – This is a super gentle, daily retinol toner. I don’t often get along with retinol but this tonic doesn’t bother my skin…

  • Show Me Your Empties

    July Trash Talk

    The empty bin has just enough empties to do an entire post, I think. Let’s get right to it! Glossier Boy Brow – We already know how deep the love runs for this cult beauty staple and I have already repurchased. There was a time that I thought this tube was a bit dinky for the cost and I still think that but it does last quite a long time, I feel like I get my money’s worth. Glossier Body Hero Oil Wash – I have to admit that the Body Hero release was a bit underwhelming and I really, really do not enjoy the lotion. This body wash made…

  • Monday Must Haves

    Monday Must Have – Milani

    I am on a lip-gloss bender, I don’t even know who I am anymore. Long-wear, matte lips never really suited me and I didn’t feel comfortable wearing them but I am fully embracing the lip-gloss come back. I have been using a few different brands lately but the Keep it Full Nourishing Lip Plumper has been my daily product since I picked it up a few weeks ago. Not all lip-gloss is created equal and most glosses are nowhere near the goopy, gloppy, scummy products of my youth but this takes the cake for the perfect formula, in my opinion. The component is short and round so it’s as easy…

  • 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…