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  • Elizabeth & James Nirvana

    Beauty

    Nirvana Black & White

    Have you tried the Elizabeth & James perfumes Nirvana Black and Nirvana White? They are so good! I bought them a few years ago in the rollerball sizes for my bff’s birthday and when I smelled how good they were I had to get them in the 1 oz. sizes for myself eventually. They are so good and for a brand that is a bit higher end the prices are actually really reasonable compared to some brands. They both smell amazing on their own, but also amazing layered together. Nirvana White  Pure, floral and feminine, Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Eau de Parfum is a soft fragrance that will captivate…

  • Sephora VIB Holiday Sale Haul

    Beauty

    Sephora VIB Holiday Sale Haul

    When Sephora has their VIB Rouge/VIB/Beauty Insider sales I take advantage. Beauty products are so expensive so when I can get them on sale it’s a huge plus. When the Sephora sales roll around I like to restock on some items and sometimes (often) try out some new products too. Since I am in the thick of moving, renovations, furniture buying etc. I kept my haul to 5 items. Sure, I could’ve skipped the sale, but where’s the fun in that? I restocked on Caudalie Grape Water which I aways keep stocked. I bought the smaller size this time around. I also picked up another tube of my all-time favorite mascara, Diorshow…

  • Makeup of the day

    Beauty

    Shopping My Beauty Stash

    Holiday beauty items are upon us and I am a big fan of all the cute and beautiful limited edition holiday items. But before we go all crazy with holiday beauty, I thought I’d “shop my stash”. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s when you use items you already own and haven’t used in a while so it’s like you’re shopping your own stash. In the early days of the blog I used to share my makeup basket of the week. If you’ve been following me on here for that long you may remember. I would share at the start of each week (along with an ootd) what items…

  • Kiss Nails - Fanciful

    Beauty

    Fanciful Press-On Nails

    Last year Kiss sent me some products including some really pretty press-on nails. Since it was around the holidays I tried out the darker, more glitzy set and I left the lighter sparkly tip set for another time. I kept putting off trying out the set until this weekend. This light pink set with silver sparkly tips is called “Fanciful” and like last time I trimmed them back significantly because they were so long! Putting them on was easy again. It’s always trial and error to see which nails will fit which fingernail best. What was difficult this time around was getting the adhesive stickies to stick properly to my…

  • Beauty

    Clinique Even Better Foundation

    Why is it Sunday already? I hate how fast weekends go by! Hopefully your weekend has been good so far and you’re off to a great Sunday as well. My day yesterday was a mix of relaxing and running around getting stuff done/browsing at things for my new place and then meeting up with an old friend to catch up. On to today’s post. I love trying out all different foundations. I’ve worn Clinique foundation before, but this is the first time I’ve tried the Even Better Foundation and like the other ones I’ve tried – I love it! The foundation feels light, but gives really good coverage. I’m wearing…

  • Huda Beauty - New Nude

    Beauty

    Huda Beauty – New Nude Palette

    An update to my post yesterday – my closing on my condo went through! It was very stressful and basically everything that could go wrong along the way, did. But it worked out in the end and now it’s on to getting all the renovations done that I want to get done before I officially move in! Will keep you all posted as things progress and do some home posts. Anyway, years ago I used to be an eye palette addict. Whenever I saw a new palette come out from a popular brand and I liked the colors I would get it – especially those limited edition and holiday ones!…

  • August Tee

    Beauty,  Fashion,  Life

    Leo Season

    A few days ago I noticed so many Leo Season posts on social media and since I’m a Leo I thought I’d write a post highlighting that – hey it’s Leo season! Plus, I got this August tee that I thought was cute. I love the image above! Interestingly enough I am a Leo and born the year of the Tiger and I dislike cats. Am I a typical Leo? I think yes and no. According to Allure, “Leo is ruled by the sun, the dazzling celestial body that governs life and vitality. The sun never goes retrograde, and likewise, Leos are renowned for their stability, loyalty, and consistency. They are…

  • Perricone MD No Makeup Bronzer

    Beauty

    No Makeup Bronzer

    I have heard about Perricone MD’s No Makeup Bronzer for years along with the foundation. I picked up both during the Sephora VIB sale but haven’t tried the foundation yet. The bronzer though, I have been using for a few weeks now and I love it! I’m not crazy in to bronzing up my face or contouring – I do it lightly just to add some color to my face. The reason I bought the No Makeup Bronzer is because the foundation I’m currently using is a bit light for me at the moment. When I first heard about this liquid bronzer years ago, the YouTubers I had seen rave about it…

  • Choco Taco

    Beauty,  Entertainment,  Food,  Life,  Skin Care

    May 2019 Favorites

    It’s the last day of May, if you can believe it. This week has been a quick one at work since I had Monday and Tuesday off, but it’s been very busy. Last night was prom and today I’ve got a hair appointment after work. Tomorrow, a wedding. The end of the school year is always extremely busy for me at work and personally! I only have a few favorites in May and coincidentally, two are beauty/skincare related and 2 are food. And not just food in general, but they’re both ice cream. Clearly, I am working on my summer bod! Let’s do the fun stuff first – the ice…

  • Heart shaped petals

    Life

    #fbf Heart Shaped Petals

    The title of this blog post might be misleading, but I didn’t know what else to call it. The flower petals themselves aren’t heart shaped, but they just so happened to flow down the street with the rain and stop at the end of my driveway in the shape of a heart! This photo is fitting since it seems like we get pouring, stormy weather multiple times a week lately. A few weeks ago I had just gotten home from work, the rain had just stopped, and I was walking down my driveway to get the garbage can or the recycling to bring back in to the garage. The rain…