• MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation


    MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

    I’ve been wanting to try the MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation for a long time. I don’t know why that’s the one I zero’ed in on of all the MAC foundations a while ago, but it’s been on my mind. So I got it a while ago and have been using it for about a month now. Here is the description MAC gives: A luxurious, creamy foundation that delivers ultimate hydration while instantly revitalizing the look of dull and dry skin. Innovative gel-based system provides outstanding skin feel and medium to full buildable coverage with a natural satin finish. Micronized silicone-coated pigments improve skin adherence and blendability while helping to maintain…

  • All Lined Up - Gel Strips


    “All Lined Up” Gel Strips

    I like having pretty nails but I don’t have the time, nor do I want to spend the money, to get my nails regularly done at the nail salon. I’m pretty good at painting my nails and in the past I have dabbled with nail pens to draw designs as well as Flash Tattoo nail stickers. I’ve used press-on nails a few times and although I find them easy to apply and so fun, I’m always afraid they’ll pop off. I will still use them occasionally though, especially since I have 1 or 2 sets left! But, today I’m talking about these gel strips from Dashing Diva. They are just…

  • Joah Blur Activator Mineral Primer


    Joah Beauty Blur Activator Mineral Primer

    A good primer can help your makeup stay in place all day. I’ve used drugstore and high end primers and have liked most of them. There have been only one or two that I didn’t really care for. I was recently sent the Joah Beauty Blur Activator Mineral Primer. It’s a drugstore brand that is K-Beauty inspired and people love K-Beauty so I was excited to give this a try. Here’s how Joah Beauty describes the primer: What it does: Infused with Korean Camellia Oil, this lightweight, airy skin perfecting primer creates a veil-like effect on the skin which “blurs” imperfections leaving smooth, flawless skin. Foundation will glide on and…

  • Stocking

    Beauty,  Fashion,  Home,  Home Decor,  Technology

    Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

    For my stocking stuffer gift guide, I wanted to think of items that would actually fit in a stocking. I see so many stocking stuffer gift ideas that float around the internet where I’m like what size stocking do you have? I mean, when I was younger my parents would put little gifts inside my stocking (hence stocking stuffers) and a few gifts below the stocking on the fireplace as well as presents under the tree. But presents under the stockings are presents, not stocking stuffers! So that’s why I wanted to keep my ideas for you guys items that would actually fit in a stocking. My stocking holder is the…

  • Too Faced & MAC holiday


    Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2019

    I used to be obsessed with getting limited edition holiday beauty items. They were just all so cute! But over time, I became more realistic – I don’t really need all those limited edition products and I don’t need to spend all my money on them. So in recent years I pick out just one or a few things that I really really want and think I can get a lot of use out of. I picked up 2 holiday beauty items during Black Friday from Ulta. I had my eye on a few Too Faced holiday items – they always have the cutest holiday sets – but I ultimately decided…

  • VBeam Session 4

    Skin Care

    VBeam Laser Session 4

    I had my 4th VBeam laser treatment session on Wednesday and like my previous posts on the treatment I wanted to do a post on it. Not much to report this time so it will be a quick post! If you’re new around here, I started doing VBeam laser treatments at Reflections Center for Skin & Body in August after a consultation. I wanted to get rid of some scars/dark marks on my face from pimples. The procedure is extremely quick. You clean your face, the nurse put the goggles on you, the doctor zaps your face with the laser which stings/burns a little but isn’t too painful, and then you’re…

  • Elizabeth & James Nirvana


    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


    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


    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


    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…