Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tried & Tested: Maybelline Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayons

Cream eyeshadows are probably my favorite formula to work with because they're just a breeze to apply. I'm all about a lazy, dab-on-and-go eye look. Eyeshadow crayons are even easier to apply because you don't have to dip your fingers into the product, risking getting some stuck under your nail, and you can apply straight from the pencil. They're also inherently easier to travel with and apply on the go. But I don't want to digress too much into the many virtues of eyeshadow crayons because what I'm really here to talk about is Maybelline's new Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayons!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Color

If you've seen some of my previous nail polish reviews you'll know that I'm a big fan of products that deliver a gel nail effect. Yes, a real salon gel manicure lasts for ages, but they can be pricey, UV-lights aren't very good for your skin and sitting through the application of coat after coat of polish can be tedious as hell. Not to mention the awful removal process. I like being able to just slap on a color and top coat at home, without any fancy lights, and getting shiny, long-wearing color in just a few minutes. Well, Wet n Wild recently came out with 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Colors that further simplify the process. I've put the shade Peri-wink-le of an Eye - a lovely cornflower blue - to the test to see if it really gets you that gel look in just a few brushstrokes. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weekend Vibes: Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that people either absolutely despise or can't get enough of. I'm one of those rare people who's pretty much just meh on the whole thing. I'm single, so it's not like I'm expected to get anyone a gift or do anything romantic, but I thought I'd fill you all in on how I'm spending today - in the most satisfying way I possibly can.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Monthly Beauty Favorites | January 2016

It's crazy to believe we're already over a month into 2016! January brought with it several new favorite beauty products which I couldn't get enough of. Let's take a look at what I've been loving lately.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WILD AT HEART (Healing Harts #4) by T.J. Kline

Sometimes the place you’re trying to run from is exactly where your heart needs to be…

Bailey Hart has never felt like she measures up to her cousins at Heart Fire Ranch. It doesn’t help that her rocker attitude has made her a black sheep in her small town. So when her band gets their big break in Los Angeles, “Wild Hart” can’t run fast enough…If only there weren’t so many reasons to stay.

After a harrowing stint in the Oakland Police Department, sheriff’s deputy Chase McKee has returned home a hero, and yet he feels anything but. And when he finds out Bailey might be leaving for good, the feelings he’s always harbored for his best friend’s cousin just won’t stay hidden. He knows she wants to get the heck out of Dodge, but he’s hoping to show her where she really belongs—with him.

Will this Wild Hart turn her back on love, or will she realize her heart really belongs closer to home?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadows

Last month when I saw that L'Oreal had released new Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadows I snatched them up right away. Well, not right away. I saw them at my local Rite Aid during lunch one day, decided to hold off on buying them, went back to work and then proceeded to think about them and how I should have bought them for the next couple of hours. Let's just say I might have run back to the drugstore right after work, fearing that the four colors I had wanted would be long gone. I've been using them off and on for the last several weeks and I've got to say these single eyeshadows are impressive.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Frugal February & Project Use It Up

Between quite a few hauls, some impulse purchases and a ton of holiday beauty gifts, I've racked up quite a bit of makeup in the last couple of months. My makeup drawers are overflowing, my skincare shelves are packed and my beauty cup runneth over. In an attempt to make a dent in my collection and curb my spending, I've decided to institute a month long beauty spending ban which I'm calling 'Frugal February'. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Reflecting & De-stressing with Tarot

Sometimes when I'm feeling especially lost or out of touch with myself I like to pull out my tarot cards and reflect. I got my first deck of tarot cards when I was in Junior High and loved going around doing readings for my friends and family. If I remember correctly, a lot of my readings back then involved the questions 'Does my crush like me back'? I wouldn't say that I think tarot cards "predict the future" (although I have used them to ask yes or no questions) but I like to read tarot to take a pause and really think about my behaviors and tendencies and what I want to achieve. When I'm feeling particularly overwhelmed I find doing a reading can help me feel more optimistic and focused.

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