• Makeup

    First Impression Friday – Fix + Shimmer

    We are trying to watch the movie Mother but I can’t get into it because J-Law being married to Javier Bardem just seems incredibly unrealistic. How old is he? I Googled it, 49, which is way younger than I thought but still. That voice, what is that? I have used the new MAC shimmer Fix+ that I picked up a couple of days ago a few times now and I have some thoughts. Mostly, disappointed thoughts. I chose Pinklite because I use the pink tube of the Strobe Cream and figured that this would best match my skintone. In the bottle, the liquid is milky, shimmery and iridescent so one…

  • Makeup,  Skin Care

    ULTA Spring Haul!

    Nothing like a new vacuum to make me feel like I really have my life together. Seriously though, I have been on the hunt for a new vacuum for ages and haven’t come upon one that had everything I wanted and at the right price. My old Hoover spit out more stuff than it sucked in but I just kept putting it off until Friday morning. On Friday, I found my perfect vacuum on clearance – when does that happen? It has a special attachment for pet hair, detachable canister, hard floor suction setting, even a ceiling tool which I have already used on all of the ceilings and blinds.…

  • Hair

    Chi for ULTA – First Impressions

    It finally happened, I purchased a new blow dryer. The low cycle on my current model stopped working so I was having to dry my hair on high which sounded like a jet engine and made my hair way too fluffy. I also decided to purchase a new flat iron because they had a matching one due to the fact that my current one was making a crackling noise when I used it. There are noises that one’s electronic devices should not make, crackling is one of them. Both of these appliances were cheap and I realized that with all of the money that I am spending on replacing cheaper…

  • Makeup

    Still Crushing

    Things I hate doing – going to the doctor. I actually have commitment issues when it comes to most physicians and I like to change them up as often as I can. I don’t think that one is supposed to do this but I don’t want to know too much about my caregivers. I have never had a really bad experience with any doctor, I just hate going. I went to the doctor today, still five-four, still miffed about it. A few posts ago I shared that I had purchased some of the limited edition Brush Crush brushes from Real Techniques and I had to go back for more. I…

  • Random

    A Little Haircut & A Haul

    I had a hair appointment today, I got a deep-conditioning treatment and my hairdresser massaged my head. I don’t like massages, they stress me out but this was actually pretty enjoyable and my scalp feels amazing – I might request it again some time. So, seeing as how I was in ULTA, I had a look around and was tempted by a few things. I did actually need more shampoo and hair prep spray 😛 I picked up a bottle of the eva-nyc Clean it Up Shampoo and Mane Magic Primer – I know that I have talked about the primer in a post before and I do really like…

  • Skin Care

    Love Your Skin Event!

    If you didn’t know, which I didn’t know until today – ULTA has a new rewards level – Diamond and I don’t know if I am excited about it or not. This is about to get real first world whiny so tap at now if you don’t have time for it! As Platinum, I only have to spend $450 to reap the benefits, I figured that the new level would probably be at the $900-$1000 level but $1200?! I feel that’s a bit of a leap! The benefits also aren’t terribly exciting, .25 increase on points accrual, free shipping on orders of $25 or more and a $25 salon rewards…

  • Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – Dermablend

    I swear that coffee tastes different depending on the mug, the bottom fell out of my favourite mug yesterday morning. So  awesome, let me tell you – especially since I was already dressed for work and wearing open shoes. I have had that mug forever so, not surprising and now I am using a new mug, my coffee tastes like bitterness and disappointment… I received this jar of Dermablend Loose Setting Powder in one of the first Play! boxes that I received and didn’t think that I would end up using it. The reason being is that the  translucent shade is bright white and I prefer flesh tone setting powders,…

  • Makeup

    Trying On – Revlon Metallic Mattes

    I have been out of high school for a hot minute, more on this later. I was trying to watch Riverdale yesterday (for about the 5th time) and I couldn’t get into it. I grew up on the comic books and while there are themes that were worked in, most of it is just totally bizarre. I sincerely hope that this is not what high school is like in 2017, that would be terrifying. Although, I am into Cheryl Blossom’s vibe – it makes me want to grow my hair out. Metallic lips are hot right now, I could be making that up but I keep seeing metallic lips products…

  • Wishlists

    21 Days of Beauty – Fall 2017

    I think that I am finally getting old, technology has surpassed its usefulness in my opinion. I keep getting these alerts on Pinterest that I have matches, what does this mean? Then I have Cortana asking me if she can interest me in a coupon, no and shut up. Who comes up with this stuff? How is this useful? It gets back to the whole question of should we be developing these things just because we can? My answer is, no. I wonder if Cortana is reading this, probably – she is plotting her revenge as I type this. It is time for 21 Days of Beauty during which ULTA…

  • Skin Care

    First Impression Friday – It Cosmetics

    I am shamelessly ripping Bunny off – or whoever started this series? I know that there is a gal that does Foundation Friday as well. Anyway, I don’t have a product of the week because makeup has been pretty minimal for me – I feel like we are in the throws of the dog days of summer and I am over it. Yesterday it was 54 degrees out, it was so lovely and fall like and today it is back in the 80’s. I also don’t feel super fantastic, wonderful – I had to get a Hep. B series for some volunteer work that I am doing and it is…