• Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – December Sephora Play!

    I received a notification that Nylon is no longer offering their monthly box and I am unsure if I will be receiving a box for December or not! This somewhat inspired me to cancel all of my subscription boxes, I have 3 shoe boxes of samples to use up and though I love getting the little beauty bags, it seems wasteful. I am also at a point where I know what my skin needs, I know what kind of makeup I like and I don’t get as much joy out of new things to try. I will definitely keep an eye out for luxe boxes and limited edition boxes but…

  • Ipsy,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – December Glambag

    I just finished wrapping gifts this weekend, I like to really draw it out and only wrap a couple at a time. So, I am minding my own business, listening to some Christmas carols on Pandora when The Gael comes on – if you don’t what that is, it was used as the theme for The Last of the Mohicans – bagpipes, drums, the whole nine. This film devastated me in my youth and I cannot listen to the soundtrack to this day without becoming completely distraught. I am that person who will hear a piece of music and just start bawling like an idiot, I heard My Maria by Brooks and Dunn (I…

  • Ipsy,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – November Glambag

    Real talk, have you ever found out that someone is a church-goer and it made you think less of them? Not because I am anti-church, or anti-faith or anything but because the person is just such an asshole that you cannot fathom how they could possibly go and sit in church every Sunday and be the way that they are!? I was made privy to this information about someone recently and I wanted to just stop everything and ask them, So – you just choose to be a condescending, elitist, snotty prig and then you go to church? What church do you go to?! The Church of Latter Day Assholes?! I…

  • Skin Care

    Sample Saturday – AmorePacific

    AmorePacific is one of those brands that I find has some really fantastic products that are worth the price tag and then some products that are pretty average and over-priced. I received the Treatment Cleansing Foam in a deluxe-size sample and now that I have used the entire tube, I am categorizing this product as average. This product claims to be great for normal, oily and combination skin. It is supposed to remove makeup and impurities without stripping the skin and combat breakouts. The thing is, it isn’t really formulated with anything that has been proven to work miracles, the hype is all around the inclusion of red-ginseng and a…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – November Sephora Play!

    I don’t know if I am doing Blogmas this year, I find it really hard to write posts that are holiday related. I mean, I love Christmas but how does one talk about it for 25 straight days?! I enjoy reading everyone’s Blogmas but I myself am in need of some holiday inspo. It’s funny that the theme for the November Play! is Me O’Clock – I was just recently peeved off over a YouTuber yakking on about self-care and SJW’s, two terms that I feel have been completely bastardized in the United States especially. I don’t know when self-care was hijacked by self-proclaimed SJW’s but it’s definitely abused. I feel that…

  • Makeup

    Sample Saturday – Tom Ford

    What is so irresistible about luxury beauty? I feel as thought there has been an influx of these brands within the last 5-10 years, there has to be some aspect that is so appealing to consumers. I recall brands such as Estee Lauder, Lancome, Clarins, Guerlain and YSL being the must have luxe-brands and in comparison to some of these newer ones, the oldies seem downright affordable which is absurd. I understand the thrill of owning a really stunning bit of expensive makeup but not from these no-name brands that are flooding Sephora. I feel better about sinking cash on the brands who have a history of quality rather than…

  • Birchbox,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – October Birchbox

    This is actually my final Birchbox, I only had two months left of a full year of this service but it didn’t seem worth it. I didn’t love this subscription, yes it is only $10/month but the boxes always felt thrown together with no cohesiveness. Also, this month I think I received the curated box which I didn’t choose…? Anyway, here is what I received in my final Behind the Scenes box: Matrix Biolage R.A.W Uplift Shampoo & Condition – I like the aesthetic of this line from Biolage, they look like juice drinks. This is a volumizing and body-boosting duo formulated with black sesame and grapefruit. I have used…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – October Nylon

    Confession, I think that the Christmas tree is going up this weekend. I don’t why I am just in the holiday spirit and I could really take or leave Thanksgiving. I always thought that Thanksgiving was just a PR stunt, I mean, it is a nice story but does anyone really think that is the way it went down? It is fascinating to me that this random, 3-day feast with no religious overtones has stood the test of time for almost 400 years. The celebration of the harvest always seemed a bit Pagan for the Puritan pilgrims but anyway, I don’t love Thanksgiving. I am that odd person who will…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – Make Up For Ever Minis

    It’s a little known fact, I go hard for hair bands; Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, RATT, Poison, Quiet Riot, Night Ranger, Aldo Nova, Twisted Sister, Warrant – the perms, spandex, bandanas – I am there. My current playlist list for work is a compilation of the 100 greatest hair band songs (in my opinion) – it’s kind of a problem, I find myself gripped with the desire to start screaming the lyrics to Paradise City. So few people understand the appeal of the hair band, I think it’s a very misunderstood genre. The showmanship, the energy, the talent, I was born in the wrong era, *le sigh* That being said, I hope that everyone thinks I…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – Play! The Beauty Remedy Edition

    I hate the feeling after a holiday is over of total deflation – after Christmas is the absolute worst even though I do milk the holidays until my birthday. Everything seems so bland and ordinary, I also don’t decorate for the in between time from Halloween to Christmas so my apartment is super dreary looking. Such first world problems, wah-wah. I was literally just saying that I was hoping that Sephora would release more limited edition, luxury Play! bags and they recently launched the Beauty Remedy Edition, there were two options to choose from, each box included 6 samples from top brands with a mix of makeup and skincare. I received the wrong one and…