• Skin Care

    Starting Tretinoin

    And I am absolutely terrified! Reason being is that my skin looks pretty flawless right now, or as close to it that it has been since having moved to a metro area which really freaked it out. I don’t eat dairy, meat or processed sugar and I drink my body weight in water so please, no helpful tips 🙂 Moving to a city where the air and water are chalk full of toxins, destroyed my skin and it has taken me years to get it back to a point where I feel good about not wearing foundation constantly. I am starting tretinoin as the first step in getting rid of…

  • 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…

  • Life&Style,  Random

    Sunday Funday!

    I went to the grocery store this morning bright and early to get some Snowmageddon supplies and I forgot that today was the last game prior to the Superbowl and the store was packed. There is not a unit of measurement small enough to quantify how much of a shit I don’t give about most professional sports. I will watch hockey but outside of that, I just don’t care. I can’t care, it’s physically impossible. Anyway, we’re having a Sunday in, I am making this pork roast and it smells amazing. I ordered some new furniture coverings, one of the cats is terrible about clawing so I have to get…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – OUAI

    I have a bit of a rant this morning, about something completely lame – it makes me feel lame even talking about it but that should make the people who do it feel even more lame. I am talking about following to unfollow – it’s tacky and completely negates the social aspect of social media. If it’s just a numbers game, why even waste time following people, determining when they follow back and then unfollowing…? Why not just buy followers at that point? Seems way easier, in my opinion. I didn’t even know this was a thing but now that I know that this happens, it totally sucks the fun out of…

  • Best Of's

    Best of September

    It’s 48 degrees outside, what a glorious morning. October is my favourite month, I hope it doesn’t fly by 🙁 I don’t have a ton of favourites, this was another month of trying to use products up and most are products that I have had for so long because I simply don’t like them. But I did have a few products that I loved this month. This powder, what can I say about the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder? It is amazing, it is finely milled, not too heavy and does an incredible job of keeping my makeup in place all day. It’s fairly affordable too in comparison to other high-end…

  • Skin Care

    Sample Saturday – Kiehl’s Night Owl Set

    I purchased a new Glade scent, Flannel Embrace – it is supposed to be a fall scent and it smells nice. It’s a nice blend of woodsy meets spicy and I am allergic to it. We have come full circle, I am allergic to the scent of my favourite season. I would do unspeakable things for someone if they would simply cure allergies – if you know of a mad scientist who is in need of some unspeakable things, let me know. Today’s Sample Saturday is a little different, I have a Kiehl’s sample set that came with a recent order. It included 5 of their best-selling night time treatments…

  • Ipsy,  Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – First Aid Beauty

    The X-Files has to be my all-time favourite TV show ever since I was way too young to be watching it. I really thought that they were real agents and I so badly wanted to work for the FBI and solve X-Files with Fox Mulder. Not that they solved any cases, thinking on it now they were probably the worst FBI agents in the history of the bureau. Nine (now ten) seasons and two movies with no closed cases 😛 When I was old enough to realize that Fox Mulder wasn’t an FBI agent, I was forced to change my career plans. *le sigh* Today I have two products from First…

  • Wishlists

    September Wishlist

    Driving into work this morning, absolutely bawling my eyes out listening to JJ Watts talk about his fundraising efforts for Harvey relief aid. Coworker asks me what’s wrong, I’m fine. I just found my faith in humanity again and I just cried off about $1.75 worth of Dior mascara 😀 I am a pretty emotional person, but my delivery of all emotions is dead pan unless I am crying so it is often hard for others to gauge what I am thinking or feeling. I will be super excited about something and be like, Oh, I am so excited; and people think I am being sarcastic but I’m not! When my hamster died,…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – Milk Makeup

    Things that I don’t understand (aside from most current events at the moment) the Post Office. Sometimes, my job requires me to express mail items, which express mail should have your parcel to the recipient the next day. It costs $23.75 for an envelope, outrageous. I can count on one hand the amount of times that this service has actually been successful. Yesterday, I was ordering something from Amazon that I did not need right away but they were running a same day delivery promotion for free. I was thinking, Ya right, given my experience with shipping logistics. You guys, the package arrived from Ohio to my front door at…

  • Wishlists

    August Wishlist

    Can you guys believe that it is almost Halloween, it isn’t actually but I am getting the decor out now. Just to dust off and assess 😛 I was going to post my monthly favourites tonight but the weather has turned and I couldn’t get good pictures, I will try again tomorrow! I figured that I would share my wish list instead, I am actually really excited about some new releases and need them in my beauty room 🙂 Melt Cosmetics is releasing a new stack (actually, it came out today and I missed the launch. Oops.) and I am so stoked about this one! They actually released several new…