Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's in your bag: Lip edition

I don't know about you, but I have this nasty little habit of carrying around everything I never needed in my bag. I must have cleaned out my bag in the past few weeks because searching through, I only found a few lip products. Here's what I found:



EOS lip balm in Sweet Mint (pretty much totally used up)

Burt's Bees beeswax lip balm in a tin (also pretty much done)

Luxe Lip Smacker lipgloss in Vanilla Bean Sorbet (for nostalgia reasons)

Revlon lipstick in 663 Va Va Violet

Wet N Wild Lipstick in 919B Vamp It Up

E.L.F. Matte Lip Color in Rich Red


Do you carry a bunch of stuff you don't need in your purse or
are you good about only carrying what you actually need?
What's your favorite lip balm right now?




Everyday is an adventure.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quickie update

I just wanted to pop in to say hi. I have been fighting with a few annoyances (and one good thing) that stopped me from bothering with makeup and blogging. Two Saturdays ago, I had a weird allergic reaction kinda thing that I was fighting with all week so I just didn't have it in me to do any makeup or wear perfume or even dress appropriately for life. It was horrible.

This past weekend I went to my Uncle's camp and spent the weekend out in the sun, away from civilization, and drinking. It was great! So that's why once I started feeling better I still hadn't posted anything. And now because I was out in the sun for so long, I have a slight sunburn and a tan. Crazy! Hopefully I will get back in the swing of things again real soon. I will probably have a post up later this week about something I have been obsessed with lately.


P.S. I am also really excited that I will be getting (and reviewing) my first ever Fortune Cookie Soap Box in the mail soon because my lovely brother got me a year of them for my birthday!


How was your past week? Did you do anything fun?
Do you enjoy the great outdoors or do you like staying inside?




Everyday is an adventure.

Monday, August 4, 2014

One Minute Reviews - Tom Ford Black Orchid

Oh my! *swoon* That was my exact reaction when I sprayed this on my body. There is no other way to react to this scent. Seriously! It is the embodiment of cool, grownup, sexy, elegant, sophisticated.


Notes : Bergamot, Citrus, Mandarin, Black Gardenia, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Lotus Wood, Orchid, Spicy Floral Accord, Orchid (Tom Ford Black Accord), Patchouli, Sandalwood, Incense, Vanilla.


I am so in love. Its spicy; the perfect kind of floral. It smells grown-up but this isn't a powdery old lady scent. This just oozes sexy. Like that women in the old black and white films. Its powerful and playful. I mean, if this was a person I might have to seriously consider marrying it! (I feel so sophisticated sitting here eating my easy mac and watching Sin City.)






Everyday is an adventure.

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOTD : Birthday Makup - 7/31/2014

Today is the day I turn 25. When I was younger 25 was the age I always thought was the greatest. You had all your shit together, you had a job you enjoyed (at a coffee place), a boyfriend (starving artist type), a cellphone (?), and just generally had a say over what you did.This is mostly true. I have a job that I mostly enjoy, just not at a coffee shop. I don't have a boyfriend, but I do have a lovely husband that I love with all of my heart. I do have a cellphone! And I mostly get to do whatever I want 'cause I'm a grownup!

Because I am so grown up I thought I would be seriously appropriate to wear some sweet blue lips - as I have been obsessing over them like crazy!










What I used :

 Face-
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 110 Ivory


Eyes-
Wet N Wild Brulee
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sabbath
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express

Lips-
NYX lipliner pencil in 851 Black Berry
Geek Chic Cosmetics Geek Gloss in Banished

Fragrance-
Tom Ford Black Orchid





Everyday is an adventure.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

One Minute Reviews - Kate Spade Twirl

I was going through all my perfume samples I have received over the years from places like Sephora, and thought it might be a cool idea to do basically mini reviews about them. I say mini reviews because 1- I am not very good at talking about scents and 2- because everyone's body chemistry is different I don't want to make these too long because that just seems silly to me.

Notes : Pink watermelon, red currant, blackberry, orange blossom, star jasmine, tiare flower, magnolia, glittering musk and french cookies (Macarron).


  • After reading though all their notes I settled on testing out Twirl by Kate Spade. Just before I ran out the door for work today I spritzed it. 
  • Eh seems ok. My allergies are acting up this morning so I am not sure if this will make them worse. Its really, chemical smelling? Then again, a lot of the commercial perfumes that I have tried have -that- smell.
  • It was kinda strong in the car, it doesn't smell bad, its not the normal scent to me.
  • I am sniffing my arm at work, it smells nice enough, but I don't know if this is a fragrance that I would really wear. I am unsure if it really fits me and I don't know if I will even use up the whole tester.


In conclusion: I always get sucked in by the awesome sounds notes, but always get disappointed in the lack of delivery. I feel like I can't pick out any of the notes which is something I really enjoy doing with the oils I have used.





Everyday is an adventure.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Loves and Unloves - 7/22-29

On Monday I went to the Palace Theater to see a showing of The Goonies with my husband and our niece. I was so glad to be able to take her to one of our favorite places to see a great movie. The theater will be doing more family night movies like this I can't wait to see what else they show! Unfortunately this young girl says she "doesn't like black and white movies!" Seriously!? This is not ok. What are your favorite black and white movies you think a 10 year old might like? I considered seeing if she was able to see the Evil Dead marathon they will be doing, or if she is able to see Gremlins x Rocky Horror Picture Show. I think she would have a great time, plus she already likes Gremlins. Anyway on to the favorites!


Love : Wet N Wild Color Icon Single - Brulee
I have been using this pretty much every time I do my makeup. It is a great highlight/blending color.

Love : Putting all of my indie shadows in baggies in trading card holders in a binder!
I used to hate baggies and still love jars, but this is soooo much easier. Literally be the idea in the world. I exaggerate but you know what I mean. Everything is at your fingertips, it doesn't take up too much space, and we all know what that means: more room for more makeup!

Love : Philosophy Lipgloss in Pink Frosted Animal Cracker
Seriously. It's just great!
 





Everyday is an adventure.
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

FOTD : Kat Von D Evelyn Palette & NYX Transylvania - 7/24/2014

keeping on with the roll, I have another FOTD, plus a small haul. I went to Ulta today because I was having a really bad day(week) and decided to see if they had the NYX macaron lippies in the store - negative. Good news, there were new colors of the soft matte lip creams to poke at. I got one to see, and there are few more I would love, plus there are new normal matte lipstick shades now! As I was wandering around with my new lippie I found some clearanced nail polishes, SCORE! So I picked up Josie, Sunshine (pixie dust) , and Chita (pixie dust). The best part of the day was there were clearanced from 8.00 to 1.97 but when I got to check out they actually range up for .98 I believe. I purchased everything for under ten dollars! That sure made my week a little brighter.



This is the first day all week that my husband has noticed or at least said anything about my makeup. I walked into his office when I picked him up from work and all he had to say was "You look dark." For the life of me, I couldn't just take a "normal" photo but I think these show off the makeup well enough so here they stay!







What I used:


Face
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 115 Ivory
ELF High Definition Powder


Eyes
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Kat Von D Evelyn Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Demolition
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Dark

Lips
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania


What do you think? Will you be running out to Ulta to score some nail poishes or checking out some new NYX products? I think the lip cream could have been a little bit nicer if I used a lipliner first, c'est la vie!






Everyday is an adventure.