• Makeup

    Tarte Addiction Continued…

    It is a Tarte weekend apparently and can you blame me?! They have been releasing one awesome thing after another that I obviously need! Although, I had to send the BF on an errand to get my Shape Tape while I was at work and the 2 ULTA locations in my area were already sold out. I might just quit buying it since it is always such a pain to get my hands on it. I realize it is ridiculously popular but shouldn’t they be planning to supply that demand? I really think that beauty brands do this on purpose to drive hype, I must stop buying in. So, remember…

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    You’re So Vain

    I so enjoy reading what others pack in their bags that I thought I would share my daily Go bag with you on this lovely, snowy evening.I will be the first to say that I hate getting caught touching up my makeup at work – it makes me feel so vain. I mean, I am not doing a lot of touching up nor do I touch up every day but once in a while I need a little freshening up and these are the products that I have on hand just in case. I got this bag free with a BareMinerals purchase almost 3 years ago and it is still…

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    Starlight, Star Bright

    The forecast today includes 2-4 inches of snow and a glaze of ice, just a glaze. What does that even mean and why is the weather channel using words that illicit a positive response to describe such unpleasant things? Translation: 2-4 inches of snow and it will be icy as fuck, please don’t drive like morons. Isn’t that more clear?! Eek! The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us and my favourite part of the holiday season – toy drives! I don’t have little kids to buy for and this is the only time of year that this actually makes me sad as I love toy shopping,…

  • Product Reviews

    Le Grande Palettes

    Not going to lie, the holiday releases have been incredibly underwhelming and I honestly cannot think of anything that I will be picking up this weekend. I have been waiting ages for my shade of Shape Tape to be restocked but nothing yet 🙂 I was excited about some rumored TooFaced releases but not so much anymore. I did purchase The Grande Hotel Café set a few weeks ago and have just gotten around to using it. I was put off as it came without the deluxe sized mascara and I thought that perhaps it was a return, it still could be but it definitely hasn’t been swatched or used…

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    Perfectly Pigmented

    The worst part of listening to books on tape is falling asleep and then waking up during something exciting happening and having no idea what lead up to the events. Then rewinding and waiting patiently to get back to that point in the plot then BAM falling asleep again. I was talking to a co-worker last week who is studying Education, I not so recently completed my Master’s in Education and we were chatting about how public schools have changed so much. He was so bright and shiny with that eager anticipation of the opportunity to change young lives. It made me sad. It made me reflect on when I…

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    Blusher, Bronzer and Sun-Stripping

    I have been doing so well not touching doors, not standing too close to people, not participating in any overtly germ spreading activities and yet it hit me on the way to work this morning – the dreaded head cold that better not be the flu in disguise.  I am bummed that it couldn’t wait until the weekend, I feel like such a clod being sick at work.  Snow is on the way this weekend and I already hauled my boots out, I am so excited.  Update on Outlander­– I am at the part where Claire attempts to go back home and I am just devastated. Does anyone know if…

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    The Comeback

    Sometimes a gal just needs a good romance novel, in my case – 32 hours of said good, romance novel. Yup – you guessed it, I am listening to Outlander (cue the smirks and scoffs – the kilts ladies, I’m here for the kilts and the horses). I will be the first to admit that this is an uncharacteristic departure from my historical novels and gritty crimes thrillers but I am hooked. I avoid the Romance section like the plague, Danielle Steele covers mortify me – the revised jacket of Gone with the Wind is even a tad salacious for my taste and yet here I am. In my defense…

  • Makeup

    A Pill of a Primer

    There was a used condom in the parking lot of my work this morning – kudos on the safe sex but what the hell people?! Thank goodness for falling back an hour and the fact that it was daylight at 7 AM or else I would have been stepping all through that. Gag. Honestly. Trash cans, as far as the eye can see – trash cans everywhere but nope, couldn’t do it. I mean, there are a whole of other questions around this but they wouldn’t even be running through my mind if only you had just made it to the trash can. Anyway, sometimes I just don’t know. Not…

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    California Dreaming

    OK, I don’t want to complain about the splendid weather but 72 degrees the first week of November?! And I just saw a mosquito! All of this glorious weather isn’t getting me prepped for the winter freeze, I am too comfortable! Ah well, still enjoying it while I can. I ordered this library of eye shadows online from NYX Cosmetics almost 3 weeks ago and it just got here. I have never ordered from them before so no idea if this is the norm but I feel like that took a long time. When I saw the first few photos of these eye shadows, I immediately fell in love with…

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    VIB Sale Pick-Ups

    Eek! The Crown premiered last night as an original series and I am hooked – the costumes are gorgeous. I think they might even put Downton Abbey to shame, a tall order. Plus the cast, I am in love. Netflix is really upping their original series game and as someone who does not have cable (because it is outrageous) I can definitely appreciate this! In other news, obviously Election Day is (almost) upon us and I just have to say that it makes me smile to see all of the folks turning up here at City Hall to get their votes in. Regardless of who you are voting for or…