Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blog Move

There are two primary reasons I’ve decided to move my blog again (not that the move from Kathryn Rose should even count): 
  1. My mom pointed out an oversight in my old url ( which has been bugging me the past couple weeks.
  2. Who the hell am I to have a blog that’s just my name?  I’m not that much of a narcissist.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Casually Adorable Date Makeup

This look could also work as casually adorable school makeup or casually adorable daytime sporting event makeup, but I'm wearing it on a lunch date.  (Is sushi with an old friend a date?--By "old friend" I mean this boy I've had a crush on since I was like 16.)  The look is quick and perfectly natural looking, as boys tend to hate when they can see you're wearing tons of makeup.
What I'm wearing:
  1. Origins A Perfect World SPF 15 Age Defense Tinted Moisturizer with White Tea (01 Light)
  2. Origins Silk Screen Refining Powder Makeup (Oatmeal 16)
  3. Milani Intermix Baked Eyeshadow
  4. Prestige My Blackest Lashes Mascara
  5. Palladio Tinted Lip Balm
  6. Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink

Lippy update: I slapped on NYC Sheer Red before grabbing Stonewood happy hour with my dad.  A dark lip is a surefire way to turn simple daytime makeup nighttime appropriate in like a minute.

Sorry my room is even more insanely messy than usual.
What do you think about this look?  How would you do your makeup for a lunchtime pseudo date?


P.S. Is my left eyebrow looking a touch too thin?

Friday, December 7, 2012

First Impression Friday: St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Wash

Standard shower gels can be too harsh on winter skin.  With this in mind, I was on the hunt for a moisturizing body wash and picked up this little bottle in the sample area on my most recent CVS trip.  Not only does this body wash smell incredible, but it contains good stuff like shea butter and oats which are proven to relieve itch and hydrate dry skin.  I recommend this product to anyone suffering from dry skin.

Have you tried this product?  Do you experience dry skin in the winter?  What body wash do you use?


Friday, November 30, 2012

November Loves

I don't post one of these every single month because I don't always fall in love with a whole post full of new products, and I'm not going to bore you by going on about the same stuff I told you about last month. So here's what I've been loving over the past couple months:

Origins A Perfect World SPF 15 Age Defense Tinted Moisturizer with White Tea (01 Light)
This has a ridiculously long name, but my skin is loving the hydration and the sheer coverage.

Origins Silk Screen Refining Powder Makeup (Oatmeal 16)
I light-handedly sweep this all over my face, using my Eco Tools duofibre brush.

Almay* Wake Up Undereye Concealer (020 Light/Medium)
This comes with a brush on applicator, which I squeeze along the inside edge of my eyes and tap to blend with my ring finger.

Milani Baked Blush (Dolce Pink)
This applies really sheer but builds to the perfect natural  just-came-in-from-the-cold rosy flush.  I can imagine this shade being really  beautiful on a lot of skintones.

Burt's Bees Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss (Juicy Peach)
This is the absolute perfect Autumn-Winter lip product, not only because glossy neutral lips are the perfect foil to dark smokey eyes but because the formula is also really moisturizing (unlike most glosses, which tend to dry out my lips).

Wet n Wild Where's the Party Eight Pan Eyeshadow Palettes
I'm kind of obsessed with the original Color Icon palettes, and these new editions definitely don't disappoint.  I've been pretty much living in Sparkle the Night Away (neutrals) and Shine Till Morning (purples and blues).

Wet n Wild Color Icon Lipliner (Brandy Wine)
I don't mind splurging a little on quality skin products, but lipliner is an item I definitely don't believe in spending much money on.  Wet n Wild liners are just as pigmented as higher end versions.  At 99 cents a pop, I'll probably be snagging a bunch more of these on my next Walgreens trip.

Taylor Swift - Begin Again
I haven't gotten ahold of the Red album in its entirety yet, but I love what I've heard so far.  Chad Sugg's cover of Begin Again makes me weak in the knees.

This was my favorite book for the month of October.  I don't know why I didn't read it years ago.

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
I've obviously been reading a lolately.  I got through this one really fast because I couldn't bear to put it down.

Nescafe Memento
These come in delicious flavors like caramel (obv. my favorite) and mocha, magically froth up like cappuccinos and don't require cream or sugar.  They've altogether replaced Folgers as my morning instant coffee.

What do you think of my November loves?
Do you have/want any of these items?
What products have you been loving this month?


FTC: The Origins tinted moisturizer and powder were both given to me by my momma.

*Update: Almay has been removed from cruelty-free lists, and I don't know what to do with my life.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Santa, Baby

First off, I'm not some spoiled, rich kid who gets a crazy ton of presents, and I certainly don't expect to get everything on my list, but I'm posting it as a kind of guideline for my family and friends who think I'm hard to shop for.  Besides, I think it's fun to see other girls' (and boys') wish lists.  That said, these are the pretty little things I'm lusting after, in descending order (beginning with I might cry if I don't get this):

1. Sugilite Yoga Bracelet
2. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
3. Nail polish wall rack (not necessarily this exact one)
4. Henna Hand Ring Holder
5. Badz-Maru Sweater
6. Travalo Excel
7. Benefit Cosmetics She's So Jetset
8. BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette
9. Real Techniques Starter Kit

Do you think wish list posts are boring/bratty, or do you think they're as fun as I do?
Do you have/want anything on my list?
What's on your wish list this holiday season?