• Product Reviews

    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…

  • Product Reviews

    The Power of Hype

    My co-worker came to work today with only one eye done, she didn’t notice until about noon when she went to the restroom. Apparently, her kids crashed her morning routine and then she forgot. It was very Boy George in a good kind of way but yet another reason to add to my list for reasons to not have kids 😛 I think I went back and forth on whether or not to buy this kit 100 times, at least. On the morning that it launched, after hitting the craft store I decided to check it out in person and still did not go for it. I certainly enjoy NikkieTutorials…

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    Glow Kit: First Impressions

    I adore Harry Potter, I was in the 5th grade when the first book came to the US and I remember sitting enthralled, listening to our school librarian read it aloud on Friday afternoons. I devoured the books, the last one came out when I was well into adulthood but I still waited in line to get my hands on it. The movie premieres were thrilling and often involved sucking down a pint of coffee to be awake for the midnight premiere. When the last book was released it was bittersweet and when the final movie was released I felt like I closed a chapter of my childhood. I still…

  • Trends

    Velvet Lust List

    I attended customer service training this week and have been making an effort to be more consistently warm and friendly – that shit is hard and I think it is weirding people out. I am generally a pleasant person, I like my job, I have hobbies, I have close friends, I am oozing freaking joie di vivre over here but my face does not always reflect this. I may not walk around grinning but I am quick to smile and laugh in social situations, I don’t think I will ever achieve a consistently warm and friendly appearance but I really am on the inside even if my face isn’t saying…

  • Life&Style

    Trick Or Treat

    I have a cold sore, I hate cold sores – you literally cannot do anything with them. It just has to be there and I don’t want any of my brushes or sponges to come into contact with the annoying little blight – I feel like I am doing the No Brushes beauty challenge 😛 I wore my new boots today, I felt like such a lady! Back story here, I typically wear orthotic clogs – ultra dorky and I felt so chic today. The clogs are nice for when I need to be up, down and walking all over but if I am just sitting then why not wear…

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    Autumnal Favourites Tag

    I have the pleasure of living next to one of those annoying people who are constantly futzing around in their yard but their yard looks like shit and never actually gets used for anything. This guy has a rock and crab grass lawn and he mows it obsessively, today he is leaf blowing. He has been leaf blowing for 2 hours, TWO HOURS. It is a 1/2 acre lot for the love of Moses. Every so often, usually 7 AM on Sundays – he and the guy across the street from him will get into yard work contests which is like a really obnoxious pissing contest with power tools. I…

  • Skin Care

    Glossier Haul!

    Eek! Watching more Tales From the Crypt and I forgot about all of the great cameos this series had;  Demi Moore, Teri Hatcher, Kyle MacLachlan, Whoopi Goldberg, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks and they are all so young and shiny. It is just fun to watch all of these mega stars prior to them being famous in such a cheese-tacular TV show. The Crypt Keeper’s one-liners are amazing, I have been trying to work them into everyday conversations (nobody gets it)… I am super excited, my Glossier order arrived and I purchased some products that I have never tried before this time around. If you aren’t familiar with the brand then…

  • Fashion

    Modcloth Sale Pick-Ups

    I am feverishly planning my work Halloween costume, it was between Ms. Frizzle (a staple in my adult costume rotation) or your basic witch and I think I am going basic this year. Although, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of a gorgeous tulle skirt that will pizazz it up a bit. I am so excited for Halloween but also a tad sad that soon it will be over! I wish Halloweentown was a real place *le sigh* Modcloth was recently having a 25% off sale and I had to take advantage. I picked up various accessories and thought I would share a few! First up, are these grey, faux…

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    Fall Into Frost Palette Review

    31 Nights of Terror is going strong – tonight I am watching John Carpenter’s Halloween that includes a very fashion forward, very fresh-faced Jamie Lee Curtis. Confession, the theme song is my year round ring tone. I love the classic horror franchises; I still think they are creepy even though you can find way scarier stuff on basic television. I don’t go in for a lot of the horror entertainment that is out there now, it is just too gross (hello, American Horror Story) – even for me. I know that I mentioned Morphe’s Fall into Frost that I have been using off and on almost every day and thought…