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02 March, 2015

Review & Swatches | XO Memebox/Soothing Sista #EYELOVE SF Eyeshadow Quad

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Happy March! What better way to kick off the month than with an eyeshadow quad filled with lovely, rose-colored neutrals? (Spring is almost here. I can taste it. Through the snow, of course.) The palette du jour is Memebox's collaboration with YouTuber Stephanie Villa (AKA SoothingSista): The #EYELOVE SF Eyeshadow Quad.

 XO Memebox X Soothing Sista #EYELOVE SF Eyeshadow Quad

27 February, 2015

Wishing For Spring: My nature-inspired favorites from ShopLately (+ GIVEAWAY!)

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I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready for winter to be over. While I wouldn't exactly describe myself as a full-on outdoorsy type, there is something to be said for being able to walk around outside, sniff the flowers, not get frostbite in your toes. Maybe I've been watching too many nature documentaries lately. In any case, I was browsing around ShopLately and started to notice tons of accessories that reminded me of springtime. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. But I'll be sharing a few of my favorites today either way.


New to ShopLately? Here's what you need to know:
  • ShopLately is an online marketplace featuring a variety of designers and merchants. Think Etsy or eBay, except fashion and beauty-focused, plus much easier to navigate. Hooray! You'll find a mixture of handmade, indie goodies and mass-produced brands in the marketplace.
  • See tons of stuff you want to buy on the site? ShopLately has something called the Insider Program, which only costs $9 per year (with a 30 day free trial) and gets you FREE SHIPPING on all items. Think Amazon Prime for awesome accessories but way, way cheaper! (ShopLately items are only available to be shipped within the US at this time, just FYI.)
  • New customers can get $10 credit towards their first purchase of $15+ by signing up via Facebook through my referral link.

I picked up items from multiple ShopLately merchants this time, all based around one theme: Nature in springtime. Oh, to be free from dirty ice and frozen fingers.

When Dinosaurs Roamed the Red Carpet (and other fashion mishaps)

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February in Dinosaur City can only mean one thing... awards season! A time when the crème de la crème can rub elbows and show off their fanciest duds. Of course sometimes things don't go exactly as planned... today I present to you one such tale of dino-woe.


Quick & Easy Red Carpet Lips: Drugstore Edition

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Watching award shows always inspires me to up my glamor game a bit. It's not like I have many occasions to walk the red carpet myself, but when I see someone wearing a bold lip or really stunning eye makeup I find myself saying "I want to look like that!"

#BeautyQtips Q-tips Precision Tips Red Carpet Easy Lip Makeup Tutorial #CG Clever Girls Collective

Thankfully, one really need a red carpet event as an excuse to glam up. Sometimes I like to go with a bold lip for a regular night on the town, or even just for a night of staying in and watching TV if I'm feeling sassy. Today I thought I'd share my quick and easy method for achieving a crisp, bold red lip, AKA the red carpet classic. No special brushes are required—I just used a few random bits of makeup from my collection and Q-tips Precision Tips (MSRP $3.29 for 170), which are easy to find at drugstores and the like.

26 February, 2015

Indie | Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Meloncholy: A Review

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I recently ordered a few Fyrinnae eyeshadows I'd had my eye on for a while, and somehow a mini of one of their Lip Lustres ended up in my cart too—very mysterious. Or maybe not that mysterious, since I had never tried any of their lip products before and Meloncholy was calling to me. Melon-calling to me. (Insert drum rimshot SFX.) Was it worth the impulse buy? Read on to find out!

Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Meloncholy mini trial sample tube vial

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