• Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – Overpriced Items at Sephora

    I just used up a sample face cream that I liked much more than I thought that I would and about peed my pants when I took a look at the full-size retail price. We all know that makeup and skincare can be very expensive and I got to browsing the Sephora website to see just how out of hand it can get and was not disappointed. Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Brush Collection – This brush roll retails at a whopping 650 bucks! La Mer The Concentrate – Of course this brand had to make the list, one ounce of this elixir will cost you $370. Tom Ford Eye Color…

  • Anti-Hauls

    Anti-Haul #14

    It’s Memorial Day weekend in the states, the official kick-off to summer and apparently when Americans celebrate fallen war heroes with an asinine amount of sales. The last place I want to be on my three-day weekend is a mall but my inbox is overflowing with temptation and I feel the need for an anti-haul. Per usual, these are products that I personally do not feel the need to own but if you are into them, keep doing you 🙂 Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette – This palette looks stunning and I know that their shadows are amazing but I feel betrayed by them jumping on the palette bandwagon! This brand…

  • Makeup

    NARS Attack – Fort De France

    How much sparkly powder does one need on their face – clearly more since I keep purchasing it and putting it on my face. I love purchasing new highlighter and layering it on to see what it looks, usually it looks nuts because I am wearing several highlighters at once but I have no self-control and it’s not like I am leaving the house anyway. On my way out of ULTA a few weeks ago, I noticed these giants pans of NARS highlighting powders in a handful of new shades. I grabbed one thinking that it was a huge pan of my fave Albatross highlighter but this wasn’t the case…

  • Fragrance

    The Scent of Summer

    I just read that Minnesota picked the black licorice jelly bean as the best flavour and I am adding that to the list of reasons to move along with potholes, tater tot hotdish, the Twins and the housing market. Black licorice?! I mean, it makes total since, it seems like it could be enjoyable but is ultimately disappointing and leaves a bad taste in your mouth – much like Minnesota. Anyway, while I was completely mislead by the gals on Sex & the City about how life would be in my early 30’s, I completely trust SJP when it comes to fragrance. Well, when it comes to her STASH line…

  • Makeup

    Summer Glow Base

    I just spent 45 minutes looking at mayonnaise, not because I had any intention of purchasing any but because I couldn’t determine why there were so many different kinds. How is there a market for so many versions of the same product? How much mayonnaise are Americans consuming?! Is anyone really eating the olive oil kind because, gag. But then I realized that there are literally 500 different versions of almost any product – glass cleaner, laundry detergent, pickles, diapers, lotion – I just don’t understand how companies can make money, the supply has to exceed demand and yet prices tend to stay fairly stagnant or they increase. I hate…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wishlists

    Spring Beauty I’m Excited About

    According to the BF there are two types of people when it comes to the film The Usual Suspects – those who think it’s alright and those who love it. I told him that it was the best fucking movie ever made so apparently I fall into the latter group 😛 I’m sorry, that last half hour as the detectives realize that Kint’s story was all bullshit that he was making up on the fly while he is strolling away – I could watch it 100 times and still be mesmerized. Spacey turning out to be a predatory sleazebag definitely tainted the movie a bit for me, the script and…

  • Skin Care

    The Gift of Goddess Skin

    Just a short beauty post on this sunny day, the metro is blanketed in snow and while it certainly snarled travel plans – it is pretty to look at. Today I am sharing another item that I picked up with my Charlotte Tilbury order – this lovely, little travel trio that included three of her bestselling skincare items. For $59 you can try the Magic Cream, Goddess Skin Clay Mask and Wonder Glow – all of the items are tucked into a burgundy suitcase-esque carton with the brand’s signature rose gold embellishments. This would make a fabulous gift for just about anyone or in my case, an opportunity to have a few products on hand…