• Ipsy,  Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – tarte

    I tapped out of American Horror Story at some point during season two, I didn’t like all of the shock value and needless gore. I am a big fan of the horror genre but AHS was way too over the top and mostly disgusting, in my opinion. The new season is apparently about cults though which, I’m into and kinda’ want to watch the new season. We’ll see, I need someone to pre-screen it for me and take notes. I have two mini lippies for Sample Saturday, two shades of the tarteist Lip Paint that I think I received in Ipsy bags. Sample lipsticks are one of my favourite items to receive…

  • Makeup

    Tools For the Job – Lashes

    I decided to take a long weekend, mostly to do housework – yay. I went through my entire makeup collection and I am off makeup for the foreseeable future 😛 Seriously, it was a nightmare. I bought the following items before I decided to be off makeup and really, these items aren’t makeup anyway! I have never owned a pair of lash applying tweezers, I had one of those plastic applicators that came in a box of old lashes that I kept for ages and it worked fine until I lost it and have just been using a regular pair of tweezers for a while now. All of the tarteist…

  • Makeup

    First Impression: tarte Clay Stick

    I wonder if UPS people know how much joy they bring to people who have been obsessively tracking their packages and literally bolt to the door when it finally arrives? It must be a very rewarding career 😀 I was going to share my Sephora haul but I feel so weird about sharing hauls, which is weird because I love reading haul posts but it makes me feel weird. How many times can I say the word weird? I am super into makeup but I also read and do other things, just so you know 😛 I dunno, I’ll think about it. Let’s talk about how many face mists I…

  • Makeup

    Not Just a Tease

    The BF walks through the living room and asks me if I am, Watching drag queens again. And yes, yes I am. If there are two things that I would immediately do if I was male they would be 1) Grow a beard and 2) Dress in drag. Ever since my 15 year old self watched Priscilla – Queen of the Desert then got caught and then got hauled to confession (legit happened, more on this later) I have been obsessed with drag queens. Everything about drag culture fascinates me, to completely transform into someone different – it just sparks my imagination. The hair, the makeup, the outfits, the personalities…

  • Makeup

    Twinkle Time

    I have been attempting a thorough spring cleaning of the beauty room and have found some products that I have not used in awhile. Not because I didn’t like them, I clean my vanity every so often and put away products that I am just not using. It is fun to rediscover some of these items and swap them out for something that I have grown tired of. One such item that I found was the Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette – this is a 3 pan palette that I think is a part of the Rainforest of the Sea collection. Can we pause a moment? What the hell is a…

  • Anti-Hauls

    Anti-Haul #5

    It is Tuesday but definitely feels like a Monday plus it is overcast and cold.I am not feeling the summer vibes but still have some plants to pot! I am supposed to be striking vibes from my lexicon but it’s so hard. It’s like when you are told not to think about something and then all you can think of is that one thing. Don’t think about zebras – go 😛 Side note – I am listening to The Girl on the Train and she just bought gin and tonic in cans. Is that a thing? Does anyone know? I think I am due for an anti-haul, even though I keep buying things that…

  • Makeup

    First Impressions – tarte Primer

    I am so patiently  waiting for Twin Peaks season three to start this evening! I didn’t need to get caught up because I have the series on repeat as part of my regular entertainment 😛 Kyle MacLachlan is my ultimate celebrity crush, well right behind David Duchovny that is and I am realizing now that I apparently have a thing for quirky, fictional FBI agents. I think it’s the nondescript black suits, crisp white button downs and skinny ties – and the aviators, definitely the aviators. Perhaps a fantasy (can I call it a fantasy, that seems creepy) that I will never realize in real life – I mean, how…

  • Makeup

    Sample Saturday – tarte

    I am not super into the cleansing stick fad – I don’t really get it, I never know if I am using enough product, too much product but it generally seems like I blast through these types of products so I assume too much. I generally like the concept, quick, simple and easy to travel with but something doesn’t totally click for me. When I received the frxxxtion stick 3 in 1 exfoliating cleanser I was excited to try it but mostly because it is made with charcoal and it supposed to be exfoliating. But outside of the charcoal, the ingredients didn’t really wow me. The scent is light and the…

  • Makeup

    tarte Haul

    It has happened, I purchased maternity clothing by mistake and it fit. I am not in a maternal state, and have no plans to be. Kids don’t like me, I don’t like kids – we have a mutual understanding. In my defense, the description of the dress was Long Dress with Pockets, there was no mention of maternity and the model did  not appear to be pregnant. I am a fan of dresses with pockets, I feel that no dress should be made without them. I bought 4 of them and they are fabulous, if this is what maternity clothing is like – then sign me up. I have a little tarte…

  • Makeup

    Ready, Set, Radiant

    LimeCrime continues to be one of those brands that I know I shouldn’t love but still kinda’ do but their most recent release is on a whole other level. It is the M$LF Velvetines Set, yea – what? I mean, they are calling it the Moms I’d Like to Follow set but come on, we all know what it means. The set includes 4 nudey shades; M$LF, Cougar, Low Cut and Stacey’s Mom that come in what looks like a hot pink Marlboro box – I do love the vintage logo throwback but those names – what?! I am digging the shades too but come on, can you imagine?! Oh,…