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    Confessions of a Beauty Junkie

    I just finished a documentary about the Catholic Church and had a really ranty post planned but I think that I will save that for another day. Serious posts take more time and often more energy to crank out than the more fun ones so we’ll keep it fun tonight. As a self-proclaimed beauty junkie and part-time beauty blogger, I’d like my readers to think that I live in this technicolor world of whimsy but often times it’s just kind of a hectic mess behind the scenes with lots of laying with my face in the couch and talking to my cats. You are presented with the more polished version…

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    Sample Saturday – Make Up For Ever Minis

    It’s a little known fact, I go hard for hair bands; Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, RATT, Poison, Quiet Riot, Night Ranger, Aldo Nova, Twisted Sister, Warrant – the perms, spandex, bandanas – I am there. My current playlist list for work is a compilation of the 100 greatest hair band songs (in my opinion) – it’s kind of a problem, I find myself gripped with the desire to start screaming the lyrics to Paradise City. So few people understand the appeal of the hair band, I think it’s a very misunderstood genre. The showmanship, the energy, the talent, I was born in the wrong era, *le sigh* That being said, I hope that everyone thinks I…

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    New at the Drugstore Haul!

    And by drugstore, I mean Wal-Mart. I went there this morning for coffee since they are the only ones who are open super early and managed to have way too much fun in the makeup aisle. I was on the hunt for a couple of new releases and they literally had everything that I have been wanting to check out – that never happens and it is probably for the best 🙂 Side note, these pictures are not super great because I took them inside – mer, mer.  I am jumping on the FitMe bandwagon, I have read/watched so many rave reviews about this line and I was on the hunt for the new…

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    Rust Stack Eye Look & Review

    I saw pumpkin spice OREO’s at the store yesterday. So it begins. I won’t lie, I don’t get the pumpkin spice craze, I don’t think that the coffee drink even contains actual pumpkin. It’s just syrup and 8 cups of sugar, people. I remember my first pumpkin spice latte – I had just arrived in St. Paul for my first year of college and my dorm mate and I went to a Starbucks. It was a crisp fall day, we were giddy with the anticipation of college life – the latte was delicious. But I don’t think it had anything to do with the latte, I think that my perception…

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    Best of July

    I spend about 30% of my existence trying to figure out how to get more caffeine into my body – not soda or energy drinks which would probably actually get me more bang for my buck, mostly just coffee and teas. I stopped for coffee this morning, the gas station that I stop at didn’t have any coffee!? It is a 24 hour gas station, where the hell did all of the coffee go?! There are at least 6 coffee dispensers, not counting decaf, and not a drop of coffee. It was a nightmare. Coffee doesn’t actually do anything for me but I am still bummed about it. Yes, it is the…

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    Culling My Collection

    I spent yesterday morning cleaning and culling out my makeup collection. Sleeping on your day off is for people who lead organized lives, not yours truly. Up to now, one could find makeup in pretty much any room in the apartment as I tend to travel around looking for good lighting, it all has a place but I tend to leave things about. This is how you lose things, very important things – like eye cream that I still cannot find! I recently purchased a large storage unit with 9 drawers, this is the prequel to everything ending up in there when I figure out where to put it. Right…

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    Naked Heat Collection – First Impressions

    Leave it to British television to rip your guts out – between the finale of The Fall and how Broadchurch season two ended, I’m a little distraught. I am excited to see David Tennant in another season of Broadchurch but I am going to have to take a breather. I still haven’t gotten over Rose *sob* or Donna Noble for that matter – who the hell writes this stuff?! My co-worker asked me if I ever get tired of putting on eye makeup *gasp* I get that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea to do their makeup everyday and I like to sleep as much as the next person but I…

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    Product of the Week – Caudalie

    Update – I am smitten with the tarte Clay Stick foundation. I have been wearing it for the last couple of days and the shade turned out to be perfect. The consistency is so creamy and blendable, it is not full-coverage but it does a wonderful job of enhancing the skin and covering most issues. I was a little hesitant but it turned out really lovely! Anyway, the product of the week this week is grape water – not just any grape water though – $18 grape water in a can by Caudalie. This is not something that I would typically purchase because I don’t need extra moisture on my face most…

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    Best of June and Some Empties

    I hate it when you provide someone with very specific instructions and they aren’t adhered to. In this case, no fucking tomato – please and thanks. I didn’t say it like that and it doesn’t matter anyway because I got tomatoes. It’s not that I don’t like tomatoes, I am a fan of the tomato but not these tasteless, colourless, mealy excuses for them that are sold in super markets and slung on entrees. It’s homegrown, farmer’s market or no fucking tomatoes. And I know that there are starving people across the globe which is precisely why I ate said nasty so-called tomatoes, they tasted like shame and guilt. Side…

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    First Impression: tarte Clay Stick

    I wonder if UPS people know how much joy they bring to people who have been obsessively tracking their packages and literally bolt to the door when it finally arrives? It must be a very rewarding career 😀 I was going to share my Sephora haul but I feel so weird about sharing hauls, which is weird because I love reading haul posts but it makes me feel weird. How many times can I say the word weird? I am super into makeup but I also read and do other things, just so you know 😛 I dunno, I’ll think about it. Let’s talk about how many face mists I…