• 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…

  • Makeup

    Glossier Haul

    Glossier – the brand that I am not nearly cool enough to use but keeps sucking me in with their flawless marketing and minimal chic aesthetic. Just take my money. I have been waiting to use up the rest of my tube of Boy Brow before I placed an order for their new mascara, it’s been a tense few weeks as I was sure that it would sell out but I was in luck. There were also a couple of new products that I have been waiting to try and some of them I anti-hauled but purchased anyway because I’m a jackass. Judge me later, let’s get to the goodies!!…

  • Books

    Summer To Be Read

    Ah, summer. Bees, sunburns, allergies, bees. I spent a lot of time indoors reading during the summer as a kid and to be honest, not a whole lot has changed since then. I take my chances with the bees these days and do read outside a lot more, usually in a full black ensemble and mosquito net, slathered in SPF 50 but I get outside 😛 Obviously, I don’t have as much free time now as I did then but I tend to read a lot more during the summer just out of habit and have quite a few books that I want to get through in the next couple…

  • 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…

  • Product Reviews

    First Impression Friday – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Primer

    One of the most raved about mascaras to come out of the drugstore in the last year now has a companion primer and you better believe that I had to give it a go! I mentioned recently that I don’t really believe in primers and I stand by that unless it is a lash primer which is typically the exact opposite of how everyone else feels. Most of my gal pals don’t get why I love lash primers so much but they are an absolute staple for my makeup routine. Lash primers can be very nourishing for the lashes, they plump the lashes, they can enhance the durability and longevity…

  • 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…

  • Makeup,  Product Reviews

    (bare)Pro or No?

    bareminerals, the company that convinced women everywhere that liquid foundation was basically poison and shouldn’t be anywhere near our skin recently released a liquid foundation of their very own. When I started wearing their original mineral foundation, I was 17-18 years old and it was all that I needed in a foundation until my mid to late 20’s and I stopped liking how it set on my skin so I switched to liquid foundation. I would like to think that the brand knew that its original fans had drifted back to liquid foundation because it is more forgiving and thus released a good for your skin liquid foundation to accommodate…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Random

    On a Sunday

    Chilling with the cats, watching The Strain and nothing to blog about. I was going to do a round-up of my favourite makeup brushes but they are all dirty because I use them everyday 😛 So, we’ll just have a random post for this evening. And I’m less than happy about it. First off, allergies. Second, anyone with a square-foot of lawn and a power tool of some kind will now be in their yard dinking around until October. What are they doing? Who knows, they don’t even know. I don’t get the yard concept, we lay waste to acres of naturally occurring vegetation to build rows of pre-fab homes…