February Favorites & A Life Update!

I can’t be the only human in existence that forgets February is the shortest month of the year. Every. Dang. Year.

February was an eventful month for me. I was able to try out a few new things, and my life is changing quite a bit. I go over it in the video, but spoiler alert, I’m pregnant with baby #3. We’re really excited, but that’s why I’ve been a bit inconsistent and super behind on videos and reviews lately. I’ve done nothing but sleep. Well, I’ve taken care of kids obviously, but any time I can snooze with them, I’ve been sleeping. However, I’m almost out of the fatigue zombie feeling first trimester, which means I’ll be back with more posts before long!

I didn’t want anyone to think I’ve been intentionally ignoring others or all around bored with life. I’m basically a human cat right now. All I have energy for some days is sleeping and making sure I don’t smell bad.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy my favorites this month!

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Bye, Zee

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I know that some that follow me on Instagram remember me posting quickly that we had a family pet pass away back in December. I know that was in December, but every time I have tried to type this up I break down.

This was my childhood cat, Zee. We called him Zee-meister most of the time. He was 15 years old, and one of our first childhood pets that I can actually remember other than our dog, Sassy.

Zee was a rescue cat. His mom was actually feral, and we all thought his slightly raised hind legs were the coolest when we were young. Like a tiny, domestic tiger that happened to sport a tuxedo. That cat had some hops in his younger days, too. He literally knocked the glasses off a few people and could do flips.

He also did tricks for turkey, and was a spaghetti fiend. He would walk around sporting spaghetti sauce on his face as if nothing was out of the ordinary. I’m still 90% sure he was actually a dog. He couldn’t cat. The other cat my mom formerly had would clean his face and you know that sassy thing was thinking, “This cat is a damn dog. It can’t even clean it’s face.”

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Zee was an old boy. We knew that. I guess we didn’t expect him to decline and pass away so quickly. It happened so fast that none of us could really process what happened. Zee was my mom’s baby. For me, there’s absolutely nothing more heartbreaking than hearing my mom heartbroken. I came unglued.

I think another reason why losing Zee is still so hard is because it felt as if a part of my living childhood had died. Zee had heard me cry in middle and high school for various reasons. I was bullied often and didn’t know how to handle it, so I figured I would vent to pets that couldn’t talk back or tell anyone. Zee’s met all my boyfriends. He was always in my loft bed when I was younger and had one. When he was a kitten, he had an unfortunate accident and fell off my loft bed and lost his meow for 6 weeks or so. His meow was never the same after that and he had a permanent falsetto. He sounded a lot like a broken squeaky toy.

He wasn’t always the most affectionate cat, but when he was, it was so incredible sweet. Our childhood dog, Sassy, passed away at a pretty early age for a dog, but there’s something about an older pet passing away that is so tough. Because even though I know he lived a great life and was so incredibly loved, it hurts knowing he won’t be around to make more weird cat memories with. Harmony might have faint memories of him, but I’ll be telling them stories about the weird ass cat that did tricks for lunch meat when they’re a little older.

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My heart is still torn up over this spaghetti loving meow. I’ll miss shewing you off the baby chairs and such at my mom’s house. Maybe you weren’t the nicest, but you were our Zee. I’m so sorry I couldn’t say goodbye to you. I hope wherever you are there’s a loft bed you can hide in and a friend to clean your face. You were our family’s first rescue pet, and you taught us why it’s so important to rescue animals when you can, and a reason why I was so set on rescuing Sailor when we did. When Fall transitions to Winter, a part of me will always be sad over you. You’re a cat that lived through moving, watching kids grow up and move out, and watching those kids have kids. I had a weird feeling when I heard mom talking about your sudden decline in health that maybe you were about to let us know you were ready to pass on. I didn’t realize it would be the next day. Maybe this is selfish of me, but I just want to pet you again. I just want to say goodbye and let you know that I love you so much.

You are still so loved. We still talk about you and laugh over your antics. You’re the kind of cat that will be talked about for a long time. Rest easy, baby kitty.

 

Things I Actually Like About Winter

 

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I’ve seen quite a few lifestyle posts lately about Wintery things people enjoy, and I felt like I should make one myself. I know I said I’m not very festive, and I’m not, but there’s still a few things I love about darker and colder weather. Other than the fact that I can wear my usual shades of lipstick without everyone staring at me weirdly.

So, here’s a rare lifestyle type post from me. I do hope to do more of these next year, so let me know if you all enjoyed it!

1. I love snuggles.

My family lives in a very small and kind of old house. It doesn’t have a central heating unit, so we rely on one window heater and other heaters we put around the house as we need them. With that being said, electricity companies love the charge out the butthole for heat this time of year, so we try not to use it too much. What does that mean for us? Snuggles. All of the snuggles. I’m completely okay with that. One day my kids will not be okay with sitting on the couch with a giant blanket cuddled with their mom, so for now I am content.

2. I also love sweaters

Alright, so it’s almost officially Winter and Tennessee is still trying to decide if it’s Spring or Winter here (hello, sickness) but I still love pulling out all of my cardigans and chunky sweaters. I can go from goth to tacky mom in 2.5 seconds in the Winter. I give no bothers as long as I’m warm and comfortable.

3. Just give me all the coffee.

It’s dark by 5 pm now? Alright, well that means I need to drink at least 5 cups of hot coffee before then so I can trick my body into thinking it’s wired. I hate how tired I feel when it gets dark that early, but I don’t mind the excuse to indulge in my favorite hot beverage. I also love a nice hot chocolate though! With tons of marshmallows…that’s the only way to drink them, right?

4. Fuzzy Blankets.

Enough said. They’re fuzzy and warm. Electric blankets are nice as well.

5. Watching my Husky be happy.

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When it does snow here, my husky is so happy. It’s so adorable and endearing to watch. I’m not the biggest fan of snow because it makes me very anxious, but watching my dog frolic through it and dig her nose into it warms my cold heart up a bit. Okay, a lot. We all know I have a huge soft spot for that mischievous husky. It’s like watching a child play in the snow for the very first time every year. It never gets old.

6. All the family time.

Whether I’m spending time with my daughters or we’re visiting family, I love spending time with family. Winter can be a tough season for those that struggle with anxiety and depression, but surrounding yourself with people that love and support you is essential, in my opinion. I have to make myself do it at times, but I know it’s vital to my well being.

7. Not shaving

Alright, I’m totally about not shaving all year round if that’s your thing, but I love the extra warmth. That and no one really notices if you didn’t shave. Are my pits bushy under this giant sweater? I don’t care, I’m warm, dammit.

Well, those are seven things I actually enjoy about winter. I don’t enjoy it as much as Fall, but there are things I love about the cold weather. I do love rosy cheeks and cuddling with my kids. I will say that it doesn’t feel like winter yet in Tennessee. It’s supposed to be almost 80 degrees on Christmas, and I thought that was solely a Florida thing.

What are some of your favorite things about Winter? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

Here’s a few more pictures of my husky…because puppy. Awwww.

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November Ipsy Bag

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Hey beauties,

It’s obviously beauty subscription unbagging week. Also known as one of my favorite weeks of the month. I unbagged everything from my November Lip Monthly bag a few days ago, so today we’re going to take a peak into my November Ipsy bag.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy, they’re a beauty subscription that arrives monthly and costs $10 a month. They typically send out 4-5 deluxe sample sized items or full sized items. I’ve been subscribed to them for a little over 2 years now.

If you follow my blog, you probably already know that the past few months have been weird for me regarding Ipsy bags. Two months ago my bag was stolen out of my mailbox, and last month an item was missing. I’m happy to say that this month the curse is broken and everything arrived safe and sound. Good thing, because this month looks really promising!

First off, I’m dying over the bag. It’s my personal favorite bag so far, design wise. I love galaxy printed anything and everything. I’m a bit of a space junkie, which is something I don’t think I’ve mentioned often on here or anywhere.

Anyway, I received five items in my bag and this is what they were:

1. Benefit Gimme Brow (Sample Size) I was pretty happy to see this in my glam room. I’ve always been curious about it, but I don’t enjoy spending a ton of money on brow products because my brows just don’t respond well to many products. So, having a sample size will be nice! Gimme Brow is a cult favorite as it’s supposed to have little fibers in it that cling to your brow hairs, making them look more voluminous. Not gonna lie, that’s something I need. I do not have full brows, and I never have.

2. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (Deluxe Sample) It’s rare that I get two high end samples in Ipsy bags, so that in itself is pretty exciting. I have never personally tried this mascara, but with many mascaras I see a lot of either love or absolute loathe regarding it. I do love trying out new mascaras though! I will admit I have a lot of these little mini samples stashed away at the moment that I need to try out, so if you all want me to start reviewing these as I start running out of mascara (because I hate having a million tubes open, personally) then just let me know!

3. Inspr Beauty Angled Brush Honestly, I love getting brushes in my Ipsy bags. It means one less brush for me to but, and I have received some pretty awesome brushes from Ipsy! My elf brow angled brush has seen better days, and I was just thinking about how I needed a fresh one. Well, now I have one. I can’t wait to see if this is as great as my elf angled brush!

4. LeAnni Ecco Go Away Gloomy Day Serum I have neither received anything from this brand, nor have I even heard of them before this month’s bag. However, I love facial serums. I have a really dry skin type, and this time of the year I go through so many moisturizers and serums. I mean, if this serum will cheer me up I will totally try it out. This was a pretty gracious sample size for a serum, and will probably last awhile.

5. Beaute Basics Sahara Gold Chubby Eye Pencil This product is reminiscent of my favorite Nyx jumbo pencils. I love chubby eye pencils because they work great alone, as a primer, or in the water line. This gold shade is really pretty, and perfect for this time of the year with the holiday season approaching.

Overall thoughts: I am pleasantly surprised with this bag. I feel that Ipsy has upped their game, and I’m sure their new survey and quiz system has something to do with that. I feel like I get less things that go completely unused to more things that I will at least try. I felt there was a good mix this month with high end samples, seasonal trending shades, and a tool that I will actually use regularly.

If there is anything in this bag that you would want to see a separate review on, please let me know! Also, tell me about what you got in your bag if you want!

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you all enjoyed this short and sweet little unbagging!

 

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Some Spook-tacular Shops to Check Out

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The week before Halloween is seriously one of my favorite weeks of the year. Other than the week my kids were born, I live for this week. I love seeing everyone put together costumes and makeup looks. However, I am a bit creepy all year. Many things about Halloween I gracefully add to my wardrobe and life all year. So, while we’re in the spirit, I wanted to share some of my personal favorite shops that sell cute and spooky things all year.

Dead Spider Hands: This shop is where that cute mini zine and monster doily came from. The artist that owns this shop’s name is Allie Burke, and she is so incredibly creative. I have a few of her prints in my house, and I always get compliments on how strikingly creepy, yet classy they look on my bookshelf. Her shop is under maintence right now and won’t be up for a few more weeks, but her prints and stickers are so damn adorable.

Shop Deer Heart: This shop is a newer discovery, and I love it so much already! This shop sells cute and creepy (and non creepy) pins and other nifty things. That’s actually where the eyeball ring pictured above came from.

Worship 13: I know I talk about this shop often, but I truly do love her jewelry and I’ve expereniced nothing but amazing things from her shop. I wear her necklaces very often in my Instagram photos, and these are items she makes all year! I love that I can stay spooky cute all year, and her items are budget friendly.

Bella Morta Jewelry: This is another shop I talk about often and mention in my posts, but I do want to include her shop because she will be closing it down soon for personal reasons. I truly love her pieces and I am sad to see her shop go, so I want to share it with you all in case anyone has been wanting anything from my photos. This could be your last chance to snag a few things.

Fiend Boutique: This is another newer shop to me, and it should be obvious that I’m a sucker for any shop that sells cute horror themed necklaces and earrings. I’m a huge Misfits fan so the name just speaks to me on another level, but their items are incredible as well and very affordable. Go look at the Jack-O-Lantern earrings right now. Trust me on this one.

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics: Okay, would it be a post by me if I didn’t include a few makeup shops? I love Pretty Zombie’s lipsticks, and I have talked about them so often before. Their packaging is so adorable though and it has pretty zombie pin up girls on them. Vanity worthy. Need I say more?

My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics: To clarify, this brand is different from Pretty Zombie. This shop sells eyeshadows, and they are incredible! Remember my Halloween tutorial where I used an eyeshadow called “Murder?” That came from this shop. She sells a lot of really awesome quality shadows for $5 each that have the most badass names.

Notoriously Morbid Cosmetics: This shop is probably the newest to me out of all of these, and I’m already head over heels in makeup love. Sharie from Secondhand Sweetness is always talking about them, so I decided to give their mystic matte lipsticks a try, and I was instantly hooked. Their products are vegan and cruelty free, and many are themed. I missed out on the Vincent Price collection, but I did snag the Down the Spiral (also a huge Nine Inch Nails fan, surprise) collection that I will be doing an unboxing for as soon as it arrives. I have high hopes for this brand!

Salem Couture: This shop sells mostly Peter Pan style collars that can be worn with any shirt you have! I love this concept, and I own a few myself that I have used in previous posts. They sell many designs, some spooky and some plain. The mermaid one is one of my personal favorites, and I also own the floral one. They have an instagram page as well and they have discount codes pretty frequently!

That’s it for today’s short little link fest. I know this is not my usual type of post, but I do use a lot of accessories for my looks and tutorials, and I like to share the love. Indie brands and independent artists are always going to have a place in my heart, and I want so many of them to succeed. There’s a lot of talented artists in this post, so make sure to click the links and shop around in your spare time!

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

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Face of the Day: Coffee Date Makeup

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Hey lovelies,

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for me to talk about my face and things that I put on it! Today’s FOTD is going to be more neutral, but with a bit of glam to it. Because, I add glitter and glam to almost everything in my life. If you follow me on Snapchat or Twitter, you’ve probably already seen this look. I wore it to my cute little coffee date with da boyfriend last Friday. We’re trying to save money, so we took coupons into Krispy Kreme (no shame in our game) and bought apple fritters and coffee, and took a walk in the park. It was cute, and much needed. When I first met Jeremy, we went to parks often because we were both totally broke. We would just sit and talk, and sometimes not talk.

Anyway, this post is not about my date, it’s about the makeup I wore for the date. Because I was wearing a jean vest and Metallica shirt, I wanted to put some glitter on my eyes to kinda glam up the look a bit. Because I knew we would be outside, I didn’t do too much to my face.

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My base is relatively simple. I used my Hard Candy sheer envy primer and mixed my usual City Color tinted moisturizer and LA Girl Pro BB cream together (both in the shade fair) and applied it with my hands, and then cleaned up any excess product with a damp beauty blender.

For concealer I used the LA Girl concealer in “porcelain” and set my face with my Laura Geller balance and brightening powder in “porcelain” and set my under eyes with Ben Nye’s setting powder in Cameo. I find this base combination evens out the redness in my skin (thanks, Irish genes) while allowing my freckles to peak through, so it looks very natural.

I only bronzed my face a bit with the Tarte Park Ave Princess bronzer that I got in my Ipsy bag (also mentioned in my July Favorites) my blush is Milani’s “American Beauty Rose” from their limited edition blushes (that can be bought online right now on the Milani website!) and my highlight is Colourpop’s “Spoon.” Everything was set with Urban Decay’s all nighter spray, because I was going to the park. Melting makeup is not a cute look.

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My brows are my usual: Milani’s pomade in “dark brown” set with Nyx’s brow mascara in “black” and then I faked some hairs with my Ofra universal brown pencil in the front of my brows.

I primed my eyes with my Too Faced shadow insurance and then took “mourning” by Shiro Cosmetics in my crease as a transition shade. I then added “nymph” (a brick red also by Shiro) and “dirty” by My Pretty Zombie and just layered and blended to create a neat effect. I’ve really been loving using several shades in the crease.

I put Colourpop’s “Bae” on my lid…and now I don’t really know why since I just put a shit ton of glitter over it. I then sprayed my brush a bit and put on Lunatick Labs “Ghouls Gold” glitter on my lids. Because I’m dramatic and wanted more glitter, I added Nyx’s “platinum” roll on glitter to my lids by putting some on a brush and dabbing it on.

Liner is NYC’s black liquid liner. I’ve been using this liner constantly lately. I feel like I’ve finally figured out the brush, and the formula of this liner is stellar. It’s super black, and dries matte. It’s a new favorite of mine.

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Lashes are the same demi lashes that I got off ebay that I can’t stop using. I lined my water line with Wet n Wild’s “Mink brown” and blended it out with mourning, nymph, and dirty. I put dirty closest to my water line though to add a bit of dimension. Inner corner highlight is Colourpop’s “Swan”

My lips are lined with Nyx’s “Orchid” and topped with Lunatick Labs “Cinderhella” This shade is a beautiful deep berry color. I’m in love with it. I will say that the gold glitter and lipstick were sent to me, but I am in no way pressured to post about it or create a post. I’ve used a lot of things from Lunatick in the past, and I saw on Instagram that they were sending out little packages to a lot of people, no matter how many followers they had. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world, and I wish more companies were more worried about honest reviews than reaching out to only big bloggers and youtubers. And not for products or anything, but only because companies should want a variety of reviews for new products from several demographics. Just my opinion though.

Well, that was my coffee date night look! I hope you all enjoyed this look, and as always, thanks for reading if you made it this far! I know I can be pretty detailed in these posts. If there’s anything you’re wondering about, please feel free to ask!

Have a lovely day, beauties.

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Face of the Day: Purple + Graphic liner

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Hey loves,

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly Face of the Day post! However, this week I actually filmed this look. I was feeling inspired and had a bit of free time (aka the babies were sleeping) so I sat down and played with makeup. I was feeling inspired by several things, the color purple and one of my favorite youtubers, ReeRee Phillips. If you’re not subscribed to her, she does very goth looks, but they are somehow artsy and wearable…or at  least wearable to me. There’s something enchanting about her makeup tutorials, so if you’re not subscribed to her, check her out. I also love that she uses classical music as the background for her videos…I can only handle that whistling song so many times. I’m just being honest.

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Product list:

Primer: Hard Candy sheer primer

Foundation: Nars Weightless Luminous foundation “Mont Blanc” + Loreal Magi Lumi in W-1

Concealer: Nyx HD lavender + LA Girl HD concealer in “porcelain”

Powders: physicians formula correcting powder + Laura Geller balance and brightening powder in “porcelain”

Brows: Milani pomade in “dark brown,” nyx brow mascara in “black” ofra universal brown pencil, and Nyx control freak setting gel.

primer: maybelline color tattoo. Use whatever primer you have, I’m honestly just trying to use this little shit up.

Shadows: Nyx SOS (transition) Sugarpill 2 am, the dark purple from the High Flying Colors Wet n Wild palette, and the white shade from the Hemporary Solutions palette.

Liners: NYC liquid liner, physicians formula eye booster, Nyx liquid noir, Nyx white liquid liner

Mascara: Maybelline Falsies

Lashes: a demi wispy type of lash that I got off of ebay

Contour: Lunatick Cosmetic Labs cool contour kit

Blush: BH Cosmetics “Lilac” blush

Highlight: Colourpop “Hippo”

Lips: Urban Decay priming pencil + OCC “Technopagan”

Everything is set with Urban Decay’s all nighter setting spray.

Frankenstein necklace is from Bella Morta Jewelry.

Video:

I did a voice over for this video, which it’s my second time doing a voice over so forgive me if it’s totally awkward. Please let me know what you think of the video, look, and quality! Also, please subscribe if you haven’t already, and sharing my videos and page helps me out a great deal as well. Thank you all so much for your constant support and for checking my face out today.

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Swatch Video: J.Cat Beauty Liptitude 24/7 Lip StainsWIld

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Hey loves,

I uploaded a video to my Youtube channel last night! I think Friday may become my upload day? I dunno, still working on it. Anyway, I did a review + lip swatches of 5 out of 14 of the new J.Cat Beauty hydrating lip stains.

A few quick things:

These are highly pigmented.

They are semi matte.

The red ones do stain.

I love the heck out of this formula and the colors I swatched.

I bought all of these myself, except for the two that I got off Ipsy, but I also pay for that subscription every month.

The more I try from J.Cat Beauty, the more impressed I am. This formula is awesome, and until the August 1st you can get 25% off on these on their site.

Please watch my video and let me know what you think and if you like lip swatch videos!

Coming next week: Swatches of the Wet n Wild “High Flying Colors” palette

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Face of the Day: My “go to” Date Night Look

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Hey lovelies,

How is everyone? I’m sitting down and typing this out on a Tuesday, and it’s been a weird day. A mostly happy day with some weird things. I started my day off by getting pooped on and I broke my favorite jewelry holder on my foot and I bled everywhere. However, once my kids laid down for a nap I was able to sit down and plan out my look for this week. I also had a great selfie day. There’s just something about looking through pictures and thinking, “Damn, I look nice,” that can perk a lady right up. And yes, you’re allowed to think you look damn good sometimes…or everyday. Because you all look nice everyday.

Anyway, today’s look is going to be my “go to” date night look lately. I tried to put my Kat Von D palette down for once and use all single shadows and some new products that I want to talk about a bit more. My go-to style of makeup in general is usually a pretty crease, a light lid, cat eye and fun lipstick. I know this differs for everyone, but I’m a bit “all or nothing” when it comes to my makeup. So, on date nights I like to go all out and feel happy and confident. For me, that includes red lipstick and cat eyes.

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I also put on an outfit that I would probably wear on a night out (a dress) and curled my hair. Without further adieu, let’s get into the details.

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My base today is actually a wee bit different than normal. I haven’t used my Hard Candy primer in awhile, so I pulled it out for this look. I actually like this primer, and do find it helps my makeup to truly stick, even in the Summer. My foundation is Nyx’s Invincible foundation in “Fair” mixed with a bit of my City Color tinted moisturizer in “fair” to thin it out a bit. That’s my number one tip for full coverage foundations on dry skin…a tinted moisturizer or a bit of beauty oil will thin out a matte foundation a bit making it lay better on the skin. I find this doesn’t take away too much coverage, but my skin has also been relatively clear lately.

My concealer is my usual…La Girl’s pro concealer in “porcelain.” However, today I set my under eyes with the City Color HD setting powder that I got in my July Ipsy bag. My first impression is that I enjoy this powder. Loose powder annoys me a bit in the sense that it’s pretty messy, but I did find this powder to be finely milled and very silky feeling.

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For my contour I used the dark shade in the Elf contour kit. Blush is “Birthday Suit” by Colourpop, and highlight is “Smokin Whistles” also by Colourpop.

My brows are my usual as of late, which is the Milani brow pomade in “Dark Brown” and set with Nyx’s brow mascara in “Black”

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Okay, so for my eyes I primed with my Too Faced Shadow insurance. My transition shade is actually from a sample I received from Shiro Cosmetics called “Mourning.” It’s a lovely medium toned orangey-beige shade that is perfect for warmer toned looks because it’s not too orange. Don’t worry, I’ve ordered the full size. Then as a second transition shade I took “Dirty” by My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics (not pretty zombie cosmetics, it confused me at first too). Because I like to look like a big eyed doll at times, I did a rounded shape and took this pretty far in close to the bridge of my nose.

On my lid is actually a Colourpop shadow called “Acorn.” This came from their Spring collection, and I love it. It’s a pearlized cream color, so it gives dimension to this look without being shimmery. I applied this with my finger, which is how you get the most pigmentation with Colourpop shadows. However, concealer brushes work as well! The outer color is “A regular Bears Meeting” by Shiro Cosmetics.

Normally, I would use black liner for my wing. However, I’m still on the colored liner kick and I created a liner using Shiro Cosmetics’ “A War of Five Armies” shadow (see my method here) and I feel this really made the green in my eyes stand out. It’s a lovely dark burgundy shade. Lashes are the same ones that I talked about in my last video that you can watch here if interested. They’re just ebay lashes, but I love how wispy and romantic they look.

In my water liner I have Nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in “Milk.” Then I have “Mourning” blended out and “Dirty” closer to the lash line and slightly blended out. Mascara is Maybelline’s The Falsies. My inner corner highlight is super dramatic. You don’t have to be as dramatic as me. I used “Swan” from Colourpop. I love this as an inner corner highlight.

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For my lips, it’s just Kat Von D’s “Vampira.” I haven’t worn this liquid lipstick in a bit, and I forgot how much I truly adore this shade and formula. It applies evenly and lasts all day. It feels comfortable and applies like a dream. I definitely want to get my hands on quite a few of the new shades when my local Sephora has all of them. I set my entire face with Urban Decays All Nighter spray.

Funny story about my hair: if you follow me on twitter, you would have seen me mention that I did a wet set using foam rollers and said I looked like “a punk poodle.” I did. It was bad. I put my hair in a bun and the next day (today) my hair looked better, and I went over the weird parts with a curling iron. This was the result. From punk poodle to glorious curls.

My necklace is from Bella Morta Jewelry, and my dress was actually a clearance find from Marshall’s.

I hope you all enjoyed this look! Tell me about your go to looks, for dates or whenever else. What makes you feel sexy and sassy?

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Lip Monthly July 2015

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Hey beauties,

I’m here today to do another unbagging! I got my Lip Monthly bag in the mail on Monday, which was a pleasant surprise, because it was storming and gloomy. If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they are a beauty subscription that sends out typically 4 full sized products meant for those that love lip products. Their subscription used to be $10 per month, but now they have upped the price to $13 a month. The price change does not affect those that were already signed up though. I’m guessing the price change happened because they do send out full sized products and because the bags have been getting nifty upgrades.

I will say that this subscription is still worth $13. It has improved substantially over the past few months. If you have been keeping up with my blog for awhile now, you’ll know that I have went back and forth regarding my feelings towards Lip Monthly. However, I wanted them to succeed and improve, and they have from what I have seen. It’s always promising to see companies constantly work to improve their services and products.

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Anyway, I receieved four full sized products this month. Three lip products, and the “makeup mix up” which is usually something non lip related. As always, I will list what the price is of each item and go over the total value of the bag!

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Lord and Berry Crayon “Fire” $19 Starting off with a high roller product, this month I got a Lord & Berry lip crayon. This crayon is pretty tiny considering it’s $19. However, the color is stunning! It truly reminds me of a fire red. I only swatched it a tiny bit, and it was really smooth. I’m pretty excited to try this, because you all know how I am about my reds.

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Milani Lip Intense in “Violet Addict” $6.49 I love Milani lip products! However, I already have this color. I actually reviewed this not too long ago,and if you’re interested in my thoughts click here. I love this shade and this formula. I did take a photo of the one I already have instead of opening the new one up though. I’m going to set it in my “giveaway” basket that is slowly collecting some pretty things! Be on the lookout!

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Harvey Prince Mini Roller in “Sincerely” $21 Okay, so I have gotten a fragrance from Harvey Prince before and it smelled like gardenias barfed all over me. I was not a fan. However, this one is better. I will say that Harvey Prince fragrances are strong. I don’t know if I can wear it with my allergies, but I’m going to try and wear it on my wrists a few times to see how that goes.

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Medusa’s Makeup Gloss “French Kiss” $9 This is probably my favorite item this month! First, the packaging is badass. I love it. Second, I have been wanting to try this brand for some time. I’m not a huge lip gloss fan, but I don’t mind trying out new ones. This shade looks like a baby pink, which isn’t my thing whatsoever. However, if I like the formula enough I might finally purchase a few things off their site, including the eye dusts that I have seen floating around Instagram for years now.

Total value of this month’s bag: $55.49

Overall thoughts: This was a decent high value bag! I’m excited to try out a few brands that I have been wanting to try, and I would have been way happier about the Milani lippie if I didn’t already have it in my stash. I am happy that they sent a variety of colors. There was a red, pink, and a fun violet color. I find that Lip Monthly would probably be way more awesome for people wanting to build up their lippie stash on a budget, but I don’t mind adding to my own collection. I should care at this point because my collection is ridiculous…#cantstopwontstop

If you get Lip Monthly, what did you get? Are you happy with your goodies? Or were they baddies? Okay, that’s my worst joke so far on my blog. I’m done now.

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