Sephora VIB Rouge Haul & Quick Update

Happy Hump Day nerds and nerdettes! I am enjoying this lovely Spring (finally!) weather here in Maryland with my fur nephews Squirt and Salt. It’s been a while since my last post and quite a few things have changed. I am no longer working at Columbia Academy, after working as a preschool teacher for three years I decided it was time to go back to school to finish getting my degree. Unfortunately, my employer and I were not able to come up with a reasonable schedule so I could attend school and work, so I had to do what was best for myself and my future.

I absolutely miss my students and the lovely ladies I have formed a very strong bond with, but I know this is what’s best for me and my fiance. Speaking of the fiance, he recently went back to school to obtain his certificate in his current field so I am super excited that both of us will be back in school!

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Tis the Season…For Holiday Beauty!

I know, I know! It’s only September, but with the holidays creeping up I can’t help but feel nostalgic for the upcoming cold weather, family gatherings, lots of wine and baking with my mother and sister! With the holiday season approaching, you know what that means! Lots of limited edition holiday sets from drugstore and high end brands. Continue reading

A Tour of My Vanity

It’s a hot and sunny Sunday here in Maryland! The fiance and I are half way through our awesome three day weekend of gaming, relaxing and for me, blogging! As I had mentioned in my previous post, I turned our spare bedroom into what my fiance has dubbed “The Fortress of Makeuptude” (Superman reference for any confused readers). I had waited for the day to have my own space where I could have room to store all my awesome makeup and not have it overcrowd our bedroom, so when I say I was super duper excited, it is an understatement!

I’ve had my beauty space now for about a few months and I loooooooove it! I still need a few more home decor pieces but I like the way my vanity has turned out. I wanted to share with you guys my “workspace”, beware though! This post will be picture heavy to say the least!

Enjoy!

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My Summer Loves

First off, how the hell are ya guys?! I know it’s been the better part of a century since I’ve posted! Okay so it hasn’t quite been that long, but I could feel that little blogger in me screaming “Post something, ANYTHING!” So here I am alive and mostly kickin’! I guess I should update everyone on my whereabouts and what the hell I’ve been doing with myself.
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Day Twenty-Three: Flower Inspired Makeup

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What I Used

Face

1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light/Medium

2. L’ORÉAL True Match Lumi Foundation in N3 Natural Buff

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder

4. Pür Minerals Glow Powder

5. Philosophy Lit From Within Healthy Cream Blush in Feel Warm All Over

Eyes

1. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer + Line Sealer

2. NYX Box Of Eye Shadows Palette

3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk

4. NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner

5. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Lips

1. L’ORÉAL Colour Riche Lip liner in All About Pink

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sky Pink

3. e.l.f. Glossy Gloss in Sweet Salmon

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Houston We Have Lift Off!

If you’ve been living under a rock lately then you probably haven’t heard anything about the new MAC Heavenly Creature Collection that’s been all over the beauty blogs lately, but if you’ve heard then you know this collection is quite…perplexing? Yes, that’s the word I’m going to use :). This collection features 5 Lipsticks, 5 Cremesheen Glass, 9 Mineralize Eye Shadows, 4 Mineralize Skinfinishes, and 4 Mineralize Blushes that quite frankly are very similar to Hard Candy Baked Blushes.

I haven’t been too wowed with the numerous collections MAC has been putting out lately, but when I was able to preview this one you could have colored me curious, mainly I was drawn to the Mineralize Eye Shadows.

Described as “Baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage.” These Mineralize Eye Shadows are available in nine out-of-this-world (gotta love the word play haha) shades for $20.

Aurora- a peachy, green and brown melange.

Bright Moon-a grey, silver and icy green melange

Earthly- a beige, peach and cool brown melange

Invincible Light- an icy white, lavender and gold melange

Magnetic Attraction- an orange, pink and gold melange

Neo Nebula- a creamy, warm amethyst and warm pink melange

Sky-a green gold, turquoise and cobalt melange

Universal Appeal- a gold, bronze, and violet melange

Water- a yellow, lime green and blue melange


Now I certainly didn’t purchase all of these cause I’m certainly not made of money haha but I did get the ones that caught my eye the most which were Sky, Water, and Bright Moon which is still breaking the bank a bit but my wallet and my shopping addiction can’t seem to ever be in sync (go figure?), luckily if you use the code SPARKS by July 1st you get free shipping so I saved a few buckaroos :).

This collection is only available online until July 5th when it hits the stores….so hurry!

Have you tried this collection yet? What was your thoughts on it? I’d love to hear! Leave a comment!

Happy 4th Of July Weekend Nerds!

Day Twenty-One: Night Club Makeup

I’ll admit I’ve never been to a night club before but when I was doing this look I knew it had to be shimmer and big lashes. I got to test out the gem lashes I talked about in the post More Adventures In Discount Shopping! :).

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What I Used:

Face

1. NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation #02 Soft Beige

2. Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder

4. Pür Minerals Glow Bronzer

5. Philosophy Lit From Within Healthy Cream Blush in Feel Warm All Over

Eyes

1. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer

2. NYX For Your Eyes Only Smokey Eyes Palette

3. e.l.f. Diamond Lash Palette

4. NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner (upper lashline)

5. Too Faced Size Queen Mascara

6. L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black (lower lashline)

Lips

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream #06 Istanbul

2. e.l.f. 2-in-1 Conditioning Gloss in Fanatic

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