• Skin Care

    Three Months of Halo Kiwi

    I have to preface this post with stating that I was very skeptical of Tati releasing skincare vitamins, not because she doesn’t have amazing skin but she has also talked openly about how she managed her acne through antibiotics, botox plus she uses a ton of expensive skincare and other beauty treatments. There’s obviously a lot more going into her skincare regiment than supplements and I skipped on her first product because it was crazy expensive and I already take a cocktail of supplements for my skin but the Kiwi Seed Skin Booster intrigued me. What interested me the most is that it claims to inhibit bacteria growth, I only…

  • Blogtober,  Sephora,  Skin Care

    Blogtober Day: XXII – The Problem With Fake Reviews

    This isn’t a fall related post but I think it’s an important discussion since I talk about brand transparency and being a smart consumer on my blog and wanted to share my thoughts on the Sunday Riley instructing employees to post fake reviews as part of their job debacle. If you haven’t read the email that was sent out to employees, it was shared by a former employee who posted it in a subreddit and you can check it out here. There’s a lot in this email that irritates me; not only were employees told to post reviews about SR products, they were also told to post fake reviews about…

  • Anti-Hauls,  Blogtober

    Blogtober – Day VIII: Holiday Anti-Haul

    So I’m sitting here, enjoying my coffee, trying to talk myself into purchasing a jar of La Mer cream. I received a deluxe sample with a purchase from Nordstrom randomly and I really enjoyed it. I had tried the Soft Creme at some point and didn’t like it all which makes me wonder if the original is where it’s at. I’ve been doing a ton of research to see if this magical cream is really worth the price tag and I came upon this article. And I’m like, what a bunch of pretentious bullshit. Is this why it costs so much – they had to hire a psychic to reformulate…

  • Best Of's,  Life&Style

    Best of September, Halloween Decor & 31 Nights of Horror!

    You guys, flu season just started, actually I don’t even know if it that’s true but I’ve already contracted strep and now I have the flu within the scope of a month. I’m so pissed, I tend to make it through flu season unscathed, this better not be a prelude for the rest of the year. I have missed two days of blogging due to feeling like death so am just throwing a bunch of stuff into this post that I had planned for the last couple of days of September. I only have a few items that I would consider Best Of’s for this month and very few empties…

  • Fragrance,  Hair,  Makeup,  Skin Care

    Beauty Insider Appreciation Event – What Did I End up With?

    I know that not everyone finds haul posts very interesting, I have tried everything at least once so I will give a mini review as well but will definitely revisit these products at a later date with more info. Did I stick to my list? Yes and no, I did skip on some things and chose a few based on guru recommendations, here’s what I came home with! Most of my purchases were skincare, these kinds of sales are a great opportunity to snag some products that never go on sale. I chose two products from belif because I hadn’t tried the brand before and their products are rumored to…

  • Best Of's,  Life&Style,  Skin Care

    Best of August

    Everyone around me seems to be surprised at how quickly this year is passing and I am over here like; Is it Halloween yet? I just love this time of year, I know that spring time is traditionally considered the rebirth of life and new beginnings but for me, it’s fall. I think it’s a lot to do with the back to school season and feeling like you are embarking on something new. It’s always felt like a season of transition for me and I look forward to that feeling every year. Here’s a peek at what I was loving this last month of summer! aromatica Rosemary Refresh Toner –…

  • Top Ten Tuesday,  Wishlists

    Top Ten Tuesday – VIB Wishlist

    I was going to share my Michael’s Halloween Haul but first I was like; slow your roll – it’s too early and second, I purchased a few things from their vintage collection and I have to say – it’s all kinda’ terrifying. I have said this before, Halloween was infinitely scarier 50 years ago. The jack-o-lanterns look like human heads! Anyway, I was not prepared for all that and we’ll do a Sephora wishlist instead but not just any wishlist, the VIB Sale wishlist! In all honesty, I am not super pumped for this sale or new makeup in general so this will mostly be a list of skincare/haircare that I…

  • Monday Must Haves

    Monday Might Have – Magic Cream

    Happy Monday 😛 I don’t think I have ever said that or Happy Friday in my life, I’m unsure if I ever will again. My Monday Must Have is a product that I go back and forth on even though it tends to get pretty amazing reviews. Now, I know that Charlotte Tilbury is a bit over-hyped, even though I like a few of her products I just don’t believe that they are all iconic. Also, can everyone take a moment to stop abusing that word? It’s used so often that I don’t think it means what people think it means…Magic Cream makes a lot of claims, it is supposed…

  • Subscription Boxes,  Uncategorized

    MishiBox – Spring 2018

    I have been Halloween movie shopping (too soon?) for 31 Nights of Horror, I want to review some new classics for this year. FYE is the best place to go for gently used movies, in my opinion and they carry a ton of random merchandise. I noticed a display of K-Beauty boxes and well, obviously had to give one a go. I think that these particular boxes are made especially for sale at FYE and could differ from the actual monthly subscription box offerings but don’t quote me on that. I cancelled all of my subscription boxes because I had way too many samples piling up, I like it when…

  • Best Of's

    Best of July

    I wasn’t planning on doing a monthly favourites post because I don’t have very many beauty products but do have quite a few lifestyle bits so I am going for it! Mario Badescu Drying Mask – This mask smells like death but it clears stubborn breakouts like nothing I have ever tried before. I haven’t had too many skin issues but have had some stubborn spots, I use this mask to post treat my face a couple of times a week and it’s amazing! pixi Retinol Tonic – This is a super gentle, daily retinol toner. I don’t often get along with retinol but this tonic doesn’t bother my skin…