Friday, November 29, 2013

M.A.C. Holiday Collection Haul

I am obsessed with M.A.C. collections.  I get the little flier in the mail, find out when it is going to be released and I'm there.  Many times, I don't buy anything because when I see it in the store, either it's been picked over, or the items don't excite me.  I was super depressed when I was so late for the RiRi Loves collection that all they had left was the mascara and an eyebrow pencil.  I only really wanted two things: the blush and the bright red lipstick, but alas, I was too late.  So when I got notified of the dates for the holiday collections, I marked them down and hit the stores early.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk Review

I know I have been a bit absent for awhile on here.  I was finishing up doing makeup for my most recent community theater endeavor as well as recovering from an on and off cold which finally settled down into my chest causing bronchitis.  I promise I will post more often as I get better.  

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nail Polish Haul

I have been on a nail polish kick lately, changing out the color at least twice a week if not more.  I realize this is probably terrible for my nails, but I can't stand when my edges are chipped.  The winter nail polish collections have looked pretty intriguing so I decided to pick up a few bunch.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November Birchbox: Reveal & Review

It's that time again!  I gotta say the November Birchbox snuck up on me.  I remember getting my October one near the middle of the month, but this month's came much earlier on the 6th.  Plus, the day I got the e-mail that it had shipped was the day it arrived so that was a nice surprise!  I must admit that I felt some trepidation since October's was such a letdown.  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette Set: Review & Swatches

It is amazing how much my purchases are influenced by the blogs I read and YouTube videos I watch.  I usually have very drastic reactions to what I see such as "OMG, I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE!" to "Really?  You spent that much money on that?!".  Examples of these reactions are the Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette Set (Exclusive to Ulta for the holidays) and the Dior Creme de Rose lip balm.  I had to have the Tarte set, and happily spent birthday gift cards acquiring it.  The lip balm on the other hand seemed ridiculous to me.  Don't get me wrong ... I sampled it and it smells and feels amazing, but the $27 price tag for freaking lip balm made me wonder why anyone would shell out that kind of cash.  The Tarte set quickly made it into my October favorites so I am here to share with you why that is.  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

October 2013 Favorites

I have so many things I loved this month, it was hard to figure out just what were the things I enjoyed the most.  After much deliberating, here's what I came up with.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette: A Good Buy?

We all see those "deals" out there at the beauty store (and everywhere else for that matter).  It usually involves the phrase "A $xx.xx value!".  I don't know about the rest of you, but it usually makes me angry.  I mean, really, who is sitting there doing the math?  Obviously the people selling the darn thing.  Oh, and the higher the value v.s. the less you pay, well then jump right in my cart there little guy, you're coming home!  No.  I refuse to believe it unless I do the math myself.  A little anal retentive?  Why, yes!  I decided to crunch the numbers on the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette, newly released.