Thursday, April 10, 2014

EMPTIES! | Winter Edition



I have been saving up empties since November 2013, so there's quite a few of them this time!  Grab a drink, and light snack if you're so inclined, and let's get started! ;)

HAIR //
1. WEN Cleansing Conditioner in Sweet Almond Mint: For me, there's no other hair product that leaves my hair feeling softer or silkier than WEN.  I use it every few days as a treatment so the bottle goes a lot farther than it would if I used it daily.  It's too conditioning for me to use every single day with my fine, oily hair, but as a treatment?  It's divine.  Will I repurchase? Yes, but I'm going to try a different variety as I wasn't a huge fan of the mint.
2. Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle: This is a product I can't rave about enough!  It deeply conditions the ends of my hair without weighing it down and this stuff smells fantastic.  Will I repurchase? Already have!
3. Herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong Shampoo: So...you see there's two empty bottles of this because I loved it, repurchased, and used up the second bottle.  This is my favorite shampoo.  Will I repurchase?  Yes!

FACE //
4. Bioderma Sebium H20 Solution Micellaire: This was my first ever Bioderma/micelle water experience, and I'm happy to report it was a good one!  I was really impressed by this product's ability to remove my makeup and I felt like my skin was extra clean after following this with a cleanser.  Will I repurchase? Yes, but not right away.  I'm playing the field currently with micelle solutions but this one is still top of the pops!
5. Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser: Hmm.  When I first used this, I loved it.  The only negative thing I could say about it was the fragrance was awful when it got in your mouth.  I then switched to a creamy cleanser.  When that ran out, I returned to this and I found it a bit more drying the second time.  And the fragrance still put me off but not as much as it originally had.  So right now?  Will I repurchase?  No.  I'm happier with my current cleanser, Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser.
6. MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator: I really enjoy this scrub!  It's very gentle, and the dark gray ash can be a bit messy if you're not using it in the shower.  The smell will probably be a "some love it, some loathe it" situation because it's definitely different.  I like it, but originally it reminded me of the "tonics" I'd whip up from random leaves and berries near the creek by my house when I was little; very earthy.  My fiance Jason used it once to remove tree sap from his hands after hoisting the Christmas pine up the stairs to our apartment and he LURVED the smell.  I gave him a tube for Christmas!  Will I repurchase? Not immediately.  I've been needing a more intense scrub lately.

BODY //
7. Nivea Creme: This was a little tin of perfection over the winter.  I kept it in my purse and used it whenever and where ever I needed hydration.  The sleek tub fits into the smallest purse or makeup bag, and the balm-like silky creme moisturizes with a fierceness.  Will I repurchase? Yes.
8. LUSH Sympathy For the Skin Hand & Body Lotion: This was a great winter hydrator and it had a decidedly delicious gourmand scent.  Will I repurchase? Yes, but probably not until Fall/Winter when I need to kick up the hydration factor to avoid chapped skin.
9. Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub: Ok, this scrub is INTERESTING.  It smells super fresh, literally like you just got back-handed by the ocean itself!  It's got an almost whipped consistency and plenty of grit for your buck.  It's a non-oily scrub that left my skin feeling very soft.  Will I repurchase? Yes.

MAKEUP //
10. Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in Buff 4C: This is a definite favorite foundation of mine and one I've recommended to friends and family (Hi Mom and Maggie!).  It definitely gives your skin that "lit from within" look without being overtly shimmery.  Even my oily skin loved this formula!  I'd say this one is medium coverage but can be used sparingly if a sheerer tint is what you desire.  Will I repurchase? I would if I didn't have so many other foundation to use up!  If I manage to get through them all, I would definitely buy this one again.
11. MAC Pro Longwear SPF10 Foundation in NW20: This was a foundation I started using and liked, then moved on to another foundation, rediscovered it, and then couldn't STOP using it.  It's more full to medium coverage with a matte finish that lasts BEAUTIFULLY on my oily skin.  I recommended this one to another one of my friends who also has oily skin and she's happy with it as well.  I think if you're looking for a moderate to full coverage option without the feel of full coverage, this is a great choice!  Will I repurchase? Same as above - definitely will buy it again once I work through my current foundation stash!

That's all for this edition of Empties!  What was the last product you finished?  Would you repurchase it?  Happy Thursday! :D

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fave Four Friday | March 28, 2014

1. Favorite makeup item this week? The Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream SPF 25.  It gives incredibly good coverage for a BB cream (more than some of my medium coverage foundations!) and smoothes on like skincare.  I also can't put down the Bite Agave Lip Mask!  Hello hydration and baby smooth lips!
2. Favorite thing you're currently reading? I'm semi-reading both The Goldfinch and Divergent simultaneously and I'm loving both!  But I haven't had a lot of reading time, truth be told, so I'm not rocketing through them like I usually do.
3. Favorite item on your beauty wish list? Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Kristen!  Because come on...a pink gloss bearing my name?  That's a can-do!
4. Favorite time of day? I really enjoy 10 a.m.  It's early enough that I still feel like I have the whole day ahead of me, yet late enough that I am fully awake and in full game face mode!  I also love this time so much on weekends because I'm usually sipping a piping cup of joe and reading beauty blogs.  

Now it's your turn!  
1. Favorite makeup item this week?
2. Favorite thing you're currently reading?
3. Favorite item on your beauty wish list?
4. Favorite time of day?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blogger-Inspired Buys


I was delightedly using my most recent acquisition, Bite's Agave Lip Mask, and thinking about how grateful I was to Jaa at Hello♥Jaa for introducing me to this fine product.  That got me to thinking that it might be fun to share a few purchases I've made over the years that were 100% inspired by one of my fellow beauty blogging buds!

Bite Agave Lip Mask
1. As mentioned above, Jaa wrote a brilliant review of Bite's Agave Lip Mask.  My winter dry lips rejoiced!  I picked it up a few days later and I've been mainlining it ever since.  I slather it on thick at night and wake up with perfectly hydrated, flake-free lips.  Weee!

Tarte Tipsy
2. After seeing Tarte's Tipsy Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush on Taylor at My Lucite Dreams, it was decided.  I needed Tipsy, plain and simple.  It's such a great coral pop in the spring and summer, but I also wore it a lot over the winter to add some cheer during drizzly cold winter days.  

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Vegas Volt
3. & 4. Credit for two items must go to one of my longest-followed bloggers, the utterly funtastic Karen at Makeup & Beauty Blog: the NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo and MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick.  If you're familiar with my typically subdued makeup routine, both of these items are boldly outside of the lines for me.  But ya know what?  I love both of them for that very reason!  I don't often rock bold blue or green smokey eyes or neon coral lips, but these products, and their corresponding reviews/love from Karen, have inspired me to step outside of my beauty comfort zone.

Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo
5. Running low on my usual dry shamp champ, I was inspired to try out Dove's Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo after reading a dry shampoo smackdown post from Sarah at Tatt2sAndWarpaint.  I have to say...after one use, I was hooked!  It smells SO good and the amount of product dispensed from a single press of the nozzle is kind of incredible!  It soaked up every ounce of oil lickety splits.  Thanks, Sarah!

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Tease
6. Inspired by Michelle at Lipstick Rules, I picked up the orangey lovely Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Tease after seeing her review and beautiful lip swatch.  It's a perfectly glossy sheer tangerine shade that compliments neutral brown shadow looks like nobody's business!  It was love at first swipe. ❤

Buxom Creamsicle Full-On Lip Cream
7. I feel Jennifer a/k/a Jenny Sue Makeup gets a special round of applause for making me reconsider Buxom Full-On Lip Cream after reading her post.  I'd previously tried and disliked one, but I decided to give them another go since the color range is so gorgeous.  I picked up Creamsicle, a dreamy peachy-pink, and the second time around was the magic.  The tingle wasn't as intense as I'd previously remembered and I actually....enjoyed it!  The color is beautiful, too!

This is just a quick sampling; rest assured I've been inspired by many more of you than I've included here.  Gotta save something for Blogger-Inspired Buys Part 2 right?!  Thanks to all of the ladies above for the ab-fab recommendations!  XOXO

PS:  Today marks exactly 1 MONTH until the wedding!  Woohoooooooo!  On April 26th, I'll be trotting down the aisle!  Can't wait!  </bridegushing>

What was your last blogger-inspired buy?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Are you ready for The Scrub of Your Life? Whisk away your worries (and dead skin cells) with Soap & Glory! | Review, Photos


Hello there guys & dolls!  I'm sorry I've been MIA lately, but I've been focusing on my upcoming nuptials (36 days to go!!) and trying to relax whenever the chance arises.  I've been catching up on Bates Motel season 2 and OMG...SO GOOD.  I swear, Vera Farmiga is AMAZING.  Definitely my current favorite actress.  Anywho, beauty-wise, I thought I'd share one of my all-time faves with y'all today in the form of Soap & Glory's The Scrub of Your Life!
You know how sometimes with a scrub, there's too much base and not enough beads or vice-versa?  The Scrub of Your Life achieves the ideal balance of creaminess and exfoliation to take your skin from drab to fab, and - HUGE BONUS - it's non-oily!  You'll have no worries about having an unfortunate shower slip when you use this.  This is more of a exfoliating foaming cleanser, I'd even dare say.  It rinses completely clean, leaving skin feeling supple yet clean without the oily residue some scrubs leave behind on your skin and your tub!
This would be so much better (& more Hello Jaa-ish <3) with a macro lens!
And the scent!  Oh...my...LAWD.  I find it absolutely intoxicating!  I could become addicted to huffing Soap & Glory's Original Pink scent!  Sephora describes the fragrance in grand detail as follows: "fresh bergamot, mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, oakmoss, amber, and woody notes with warm vanilla musk and amber notes on the bottom."  To me, I don't smell ANY of those specific items; it just smells like a wonderful bouquet of awesome.  If you've smelled and loved The Righteous Butter (An October '13 Favorites winner!) or Clean On Me, this will be right in your corner pocket.
The Scrub of Your Life and The Righteous Butter are two Soap & Glory products that I've "hit pan on" many times and always repurchase.

Do you have any Soap & Glory favorites?  What's your go-to body scrub?  

My Rating: A+
Where to Buy: Sephora, Soap & Glory

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

February 2014 Favorites ❥


G'day, mates!  Today it's time to share my Feb faves!  Since it stayed pretty cold here, most of the favorites last month were balmy skin-savers!

1. Ardell #110 Natural Lashes: Thanks to my super pal Alison at 10amBeauty, I've finally gotten the hang of wearing false eyelashes!!  I'm not yet ready to claim master status, but I have worn them successfully about 8 times since watching her video and I am LOVING it!  One of my biggest hesitations about doing my own makeup for my upcoming nuptials was that I wanted to wear false lashes but didn't really know how to apply them properly.  Now that I have it down, I have a definite sense of zen about doing my own wedding makeup.  So HUGE THANKS to Alison!  If anyone else has struggled with lashes, I encourage you to watch Alison's video here.  These Ardell #110's are fantastic.  They have a clear band, allowing you to wear any liner color you want, and they are ultra light so they don't make your lids feel like they're holding up the Rock of Gibraltar.

2. Aquaphor Healing Ointment: I'm sorry folks, but what can this balm not do?  This has been a constant companion of mine to hydrate, protect, and heal my lips and skin from extreme winter dryness.  I've also used it under my eyes at night for a big bump of moisturization come morning.  It's non-comedogenic so it doesn't clog pores.  Dry, peeling cuticles?  Slather a dot on and your done worrying about it.  Eyebrows out of control?  A little dab'll do ya!  Flaky hairline?  Pat on a tiny bit and forget about it!  Aquaphor has been one of my longest beauty BFF's and I always have some on hand.  

3.  Clarins Multi-Active Night: I'm about three quarters of the way through this gem and it's something that's been a big help to my dry skin this winter.  The luxurious cream absorbs surprisingly well and doesn't leave my skin overly oily the next morning.  The other huge positive of this product is the heavenly smell!  It smells like the Snuggle Bear's aftershave.  Fresh, clean laundry hung on s line in a pristine meadow where the air smells remarkably of dryer sheets.  Jason will actually sniff my face like a drug-addled huffer after I put this on, which I find incredibly fun.  I have recently started a skincare routine to target and banish my hormone-related acne, so while I won't be using this night cream over my entire face for now, I will continue using it on the areas of my face that have always been free of acne and in desperate need of hydration (forehead and around the eyes).  
4.  Nivea Extended Moisture Hand Cream:  Good 'til the last drop, I say!  Ha!  I was channeling Tracy there.  This hand-y (I'm on a roll!  Of CORNbread, obviously) silky cream has been pivotal in keeping my paws peppy and hydrated for the past 3 months, and also made an appearance in last month's faves post.  I got super lazy and stopped using it for 3 nights in a row and my hands looked like the Sahara and felt tight and itchy.  After 1 application, the dryness and itchiness was gone and my hands looked, well...pretty.  Smooth and hydrated and HAPPY.  Happy hands for the win!  

5.  Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm and Matte Balm: These are just...YASSS!  The Lacquer formula glides on effortlessly and deposits a good amount of color - medium to full coverage, for sure - and feels like a comfortable balm.  The Matte Balms deposit MEGA pigment - total opacity in a single pass - and don't make my lips feel incredibly parched and taught like most other matte lip products I've used.  I have a few of each formula, and they are truly FANTASTIC.  I feel like giving Revlon a big hug for these because they are seriously fabulous and completely affordable so a woman could have several in her collection without breaking the bank.  Pictured above: Tease (Lacquer) and Unapologetic (Matte).  I'm wearing Unapologetic here.

So, what say you?  What were some of your most reached-for beauty items last month?  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dior Addict Lipstick in Rose Déshabillé | Review, Swatches, Photos


In the words of Mrs. Doubtfire, HELLOOOOOO!

SO SORRY for the long delay since my last post!  I've had quite a bit going on with work and wedding (gurrrrrrllll...let me tell you...I had to buy a new wedding dress!!!  With less than 2 months to spare!  More on that in a minute) so I haven't had time to sit down, zen out, and compose a post.  I decided to MAKE time so here we are!  Thank you for sticking with me!

Today I decided to review a lipstick I've had a long-standing love affair with but have never posted about!  The lover I speak of is Dior Addict Lipstick in 260 Rose Déshabillé, which means Pink Negligee in French.  Ooh la la!
Rose Déshabillé is a sheer cool pink with microfine shimmer, giving the lips a divine look of fullness.  
This lipstick feels like absolute butter going on!  You seriously may use up a quarter of the tube in a week just because it feels so heavenly when you apply it.  You can wear a swipe or two for a sheer hint of pink or really jam it home (hockey slang totally works for makeup application, right?!) by coating the lips like it's going out of style tomorrow.  Either way, it's a beautiful color and I reach for it so often it's earned a permanent spot in my purse for quick-draw application situations!

Rose Déshabillé lasts on my lips for about 3 hours before I start feeling the itch to reapply.  It may last longer in the warmer months when my lips aren't parched and ravaged from winter dryness.
I know this isn't the greatest lip swatch, but it's after 2 AM so my makeup isn't exactly fresh and my chin has been breaking out like crazy.  I figured this was better than nothing!

Oh dear, I haven't even mentioned the packaging!  It is an absolute stunner.  The lipstick is housed in a metal tube that slides out of a plastic outer case stamped with Dior.  Though the outer part appears clear at first glance, caught in the right lighting, it has a gorgeous iridescent purple to yellow ombre color.  Remember "Bo Knows Football"?  Think "Dior Knows Packaging"!  The fancy case is just the icing on top of a lovely cupcake of a lipstick, but the beautiful shell also bumps it up into the fabulous gift category.  Wrapping paper is completely moot!

Look how much I've used!!  I'm SO close to hitting lipstick PAN!
Have you tried any of the offerings from the Dior Addict Lipstick line?  What's your favorite shade?  

My Rating: A
Where to Buy: Sephora

Ok, y'all.  Let me tell you about the dress sitch!  My mom and I found a beautiful wedding gown together on a random Saturday about 2 years ago.  I've had it hidden away in our spare room ever since.  My goal (2 years ago) was to lose a significant amount of weight for total wedding-day-and-beyond fierceness and have the dress altered to fit my new ballerina-esque frame.  Ah....the best laid plans!  Fast forward to last Saturday, I have yet to lose weight and the wedding date is rapidly approaching (April 26th!) so it's time to give up the good fight and get the dress altered to fit my current shape.  We tote the dress into a lovely Russian lady's tailoring shop.  After much examination, tutting and raised eyebrows, she tells us (my mom and I) that it's outside of her comfort zone and recommends we go to a friend of hers on the other side of town who "might" be able to do it.  Without completely giving away what the dress looks like, there's a lot of ruffles and a train and much complication.  So we go to tailor option 2, who also says he can't do it because it's too difficult.  So I'm pretty much mentally shutting down at this point because WHAT?!  So, being the amazing person that she is, my mom saved the day by suggesting we go to a local dress retailer and have the whole "Are you saying yes to the dress" sparkle fairies moment that we didn't have 2 years prior when we bought my original dress from a bridal outlet.  One major issue we had was the fact that my dress wasn't bought from one of the larger retailers in town so their bridal specialist alterations people wouldn't work on it.  The rule is if you didn't buy it there, you can't have it altered there.  Anywho, at first, I just thought "This is nuts!" but I slept on it and decided I loved the idea of getting a second chance at the whole experience AND buying it from a shop that could do the alterations in-house.  Plus, I figured I could sell my first dress and recoup some, if not all, of the money on it.  So on my mom's 60th birthday, we traipsed out to the bridal shop and ended up finding the most perfect and amazing dress that makes me feel like a Bolshoi ballerina (Swan Lake-style, obvs!)!  It was one of my favorite days ever with my mom, and I am so grateful for her in general and for everything she's done for me both wedding-related and over the years!  My second dress (OMG, I hope you guys don't think I'm a diva!  That sounds SO diva!  I swear I'm not a bratty wiener!) is being altered as we speak and I pick it up on March 26th.  I'm counting down the days and I am SOOOO excited to wear it on my wedding day!  Did you ever think you had something completely nailed down only to have it erupt at the last minute into complete craziness?

Love to you all!  Thank you again for being patient during my slow posting time!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Coral Pop Winter Lips: 3 Ways


I've been getting a springy, summery boost lately from a color near and dear to my heart that's typically absent during the frigid winter months: CORAL!  I thought I'd share the three ways I rock a coral lip when the weather outside is frightful!
For my coral pop winter face, I start with a tinted moisturizer (NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska) to even out my skin and add some much-needed hydration.  I then conceal any spots with MAC Select Cover-Up in NW25 and brighten my under eye area with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla.  I apply a layer of eyeshadow primer (NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base) and then set my face by pressing YSL Radiance-Enhancing Pressed Powder all over.  Pressing the powder on versus dusting it on with a brush really amps up the longevity of my makeup and keeps anything I conceal tightly under wraps.
No Makeup / Tinted Moisturizer, Concealer, Powder
Next, I bronze (Too Faced Chocolate Soliel), because a hint of sun is a necessity on my pale winter face.  I then apply a neutral pink cream blush (NARS Penny Lane) with my fingers to the cheekbones and follow it with a dusting of coral powder blush (Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy), focusing the pop of color mostly on the apples of my cheeks.  The cream base gives the powder something to adhere to, and setting a cream blush with a powder keeps it locked and loaded for all day wear.  It's a truly harmonious relationship!  My skin has been dry enough lately that I've been able to rock some highlighters!  For an oily person, this is very exciting!  I've been finishing my face makeup by tapping a bit of cream highlighter (MAC Shell Cream Color Base) onto the tops of my cheekbones and above my brow bone.
For eyes, I sweep a neutral matte cream powder shadow over my lid from lashes to brows to brighten.  I'm using Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies, but this is a shade everyone should have in their collection (LORAC Cream from the PRO Palette, Urban Decay Virgin from the Naked Palette or Venus from Naked Basics, and so on).  I then work a little medium matte brown into the crease (I'm using Too Faced Chocolate Milk, but Urban Decay Buck, Naked, Naked 2, Faint, or LORAC Taupe also work great!) and define my eyes with a shimmery brown eyeliner (Clinique Cream Shaper in Chocolate Lustre).  I curl my lashes and add 2 coats of my current favorite black mascara L'Oreal Lash Out Butterfly in Blackest Black.  I lightly fill in my brows with Maybelline Master Shape by Eye Studio in Soft Brown and use the attached spoolie to comb the product through and soften any harsh lines.
On to the lips!!

A whisper...
For a subtle whisper of coral, I like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Lover's Coral.  It's a Shine formula, so it's a sheer color with plenty of sheen.  You can layer it on without a mirror so reapplication on the go is a snap!  NARS Sheer Lipstick in Love Devotion is another great sheer juicy orangey coral.

A song...
For a moderate pop of coral, you can't go wrong with Maybelline Color Elixir in Breathtaking Apricot.  It's a super glossy, gel-like (non-sticky) balm/gloss hybrid that can be worn as quietly or boldly as you wish depending on how much you layer on.  I'm wearing 2 coats in the picture above.

A shout!
For a full-on coral pow, let me introduce you to my little friend: Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic!  This little crayon packs a punch and the matte formula is very comfortable to wear and VERY long-lasting, around 5 hours including eating and drinking before I touched it up.  It always looks hot pink in photos, but it's more coral pink in person!
To amp it up even more, I applied a layer of Maybelline Breathtaking Apricot Color Elixir over the Revlon Unapologetic Matte Balm.  Pow!

So, how have you been keeping the winter drearies at bay?  What's your favorite coral lipstick or gloss?  

Review Round-Up from this post:
CAUTION: Wearing Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic may result
in the refusal to apologize for duck face selfies!  You've been warned.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TMI Tag

My bud Sarah of tatt2sandwarpaint tagged me! Yes, I am in. Here goes!

1. What are you wearing? Yoga pants (STANDARD!), neon yellow socks, a chunky fuzzy sweater.
2. Even been in love? Absolutely!
3. Ever had a terrible breakup? Oh yeah!
4. How tall are you? 5'7"
5. How much do you weigh? Oh no, no. Cannot disclose!
6. Any tattoos? No.
7. Any piercings? Just the ears.
8. OTP? Ha! In Atlanta, this actually means "Outside the Perimeter" AKA I-285. I am ITP!
9. Favourite show? The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad (I'm not over it being over yet), Modern Family.
10. Favourite bands? I love oldies, so all the classic "bands" like the Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Zombies, The Dave Clark 5, and - obvs - The Beatles.
11. Something that you miss. Going to live concerts. I used to go all the time!
12. Favourite song. There are many, but my current fave is Pompeii by Bastille. So catchy and 80's-esque!
 
13. How old are you? 33¾!
14. Zodiac sign. Gem. Truly outrageous! ;)
15. Quality you look for in a partner. Humor!
16. Favourite quote. "I prefer the wooly balls!"-Timm Gunn (that literally just came to mind immediately)
17. Favourite actor. Denzel Washington. If he's in a movie, it's going to be good!  Oh and I love Jennifer Lawrence.
18. Favourite colour. I love them all!
19. Loud music or soft? Turn it UP!!!
20. Where do you go when you’re sad? I'm not usually sad, but when I am, I either go to my mom, Jason, or our spare bedroom!
21. How long does it take you to shower? About 10 minutes, usually.
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 20 minutes.
23. Ever been in a physical fight? No.
24. Turn on. Kindness.
25. Turn off. Meanness.
26. Reason you joined YouTube. To subscribe to others' vids even though I rarely log in!
27. Fears. Losing people I love, torture, clowns.
28. Last thing that made you cry. PMS!
29. Last time you said “I love you”. Ten minutes ago.
30. Reason behind your YouTube name. Same as my blog name.
31. Last book you read. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King.
32. Book you’re currently reading? My mom bought me The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt so it's next up! Since it's going to Icepocalypse (President Obama has already declared a state of emergency for Georgia...never a good sign), I should be able to get started!
33. Last show you watched. Women's Slopestyle and Men's Half Pipe (Sochi Olympics).
34. Last person you talked to. Jason.
35. Relationship with person you last texted? He's my betrothed. LOL!
36. Favourite food. Cheese!!!
37. Place you want to visit. France, the American west (Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, baby!), Europe, and everywheres.
38. Last place you were. Werk, honey!
39. Do you have a crush? Jason!
40. Last time you kissed someone. Earlier today.
41. Last time you were insulted. Monday.
42. Favourite flavour or sweet? I love anything tangy. I have a serious soft spot for Claussen Kosher Dill halves! I finished a jar in 3 days and I'm not even ashamed.

43. Do you play any instruments? Not now, but I played the string bass and the violin in 6th and 7th grade!
44. Favourite piece of jewelry? My engagement ring, my turquoise turtle necklace, and my super fun blue earrings from Target.
45. Last sport you played? Golf. Well, just club swinging at the range.
46. Last song you sang? I Love It by Icona Pop. It's been stuck in my head today! "I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone..."
47. Favourite chat-up/pickup line? No!
48. Ever used it? Oy!
49. Last time you hung out with anyone? Today.
50. Who should answer these questions next? Everybody! And since I never actually tag someone, I'm changing it up! I'm tagging marvelous Melissa of Kiss & Make-up since I know she loves a good survey. :D

Friday, February 7, 2014

Fave Four Friday | February 7, 2014

1. Favorite makeup item this week? Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation in Shade 02.  It was discontinued awhile ago so I don't use it often because there's not much left.  I wore it once this week and it's just the BOMB!  Airbrushed skin without the weight.  I think it's my favorite foundation ever!

2. Favorite movie or TV show watched this week?  Oh this is horrible, but honestly?  The Bachelor.  It was just cringe-worthy amazingness.  He did Clare wrong, yo.  My summary: "Clare, you're a complete floozie and I regret our rendezvous in the ocean at 4 a.m. even though I fully participated with zeal.  Look at me.  Look at me.  Look at me.  Stop crying.  Look at me.  I just said you were easy and disrespected my daughter, but let's move forward.  Look at me.  I am okay.  Stop crying.  Forget about it!  Let's go spend time with the other ladies and act like this never happened.  Great!  I feel great!"  Oy vay.
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3. Favorite word of the week?  Cacophony!  What a great word that is.

4. Favorite winter Olympic event?  I LOVE the Olympics, so I'm excited for the Sochi games to begin!  I really enjoy the freestyle skiing, ski jumping, and the crazy stuff like bobsledding and the luge because it's like...???  How does anyone decide to luge for the first time?!

Happy Friday!!

Now it's your turn!  
1. Favorite makeup item this week?
2. Favorite movie or TV show watched this week?
3. Favorite word of the week?
4. Favorite winter Olympic event? 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WLW: 2.5.14

WLW - 2/5/14
1. Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candle in Caribbean Escape: Because YUM.
2. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder: Because it made the short list of 2013 Products I wish I'd bought!
3. Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo: Because I'm curious if it tops my #1 choice Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo.  I go through a LOT of dry shampoo and I've had a real love affair with another Herbal Essences product, Honey I'm Strong Shampoo.  Hope to find this in-store soon!

What's on your wish list this Wednesday?