Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag October 2013 Review

Happy Thursday!

I am one of those bloggers that got suckered into one of the beauty boxes. 
I couldn't help it! I saw so many good YouTube videos on them. 

I'm not sure how any of the other beauty box subscriptions work, but the Ispy Glam Bag you're able to sign up without a fee, no cancellation fee(can cancel at any time) and it's only $10.00 a month. 

I was on the wait list for 2 months, up until last month and I'm loving the last two glam bags.
I like it because it's products I would never think to try because I didn't wait to pay full price for a full sized item that I may or may not like. 

Anyway, here is this month's glam bag. 

This is the Style Sexy Hair Spray Clay. 
I have not had a chance to use this but watched some YouTube videos on it. I thought clay was a weird name for a hair product. But it's like hair spray but without the glossiness of it, it's more of a matte hair spray. I'm going to try it when I curl my hair to see how it works. 


I was SO excited when I saw the pretty Zoya nail polish box. I don't own any Zoya nail polish!! 
The color is in Giovanni. It's a pretty teal/green color. It's nice for fall and it's also the exact color for the Philadelphia Eagles!! <3

Coastal Scents medium brush. I've used a few of Coastal Scents brushes and I love them, so it's always nice to have another! They pick up eyeshadow color really well. 

I used this lip pencil the other day, it's such a pretty pink color. I topped it off with a clear lip gloss, and even got a compliment from the fiance!


And last but not least is this pretty blue mineral eyeshadow. The color is extremely pigmented and I used it as a eyeliner. Pop of color on my eyes. :)


Do you have a beauty box subscription? 
If so, which one? 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Target & TJMaxx Haul

Happy Monday!

I had a three day weekend with the fiance where we went to Philadelphia. 
We did a bunch of site seeing, shopping and went Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.
I have a bunch of pictures to share, hopefully later this week.
So more on my fun weekend another time. 

For today, I have a haul from Target and TJMaxx. 

I'm sure you have seen this vest everywhere in the blogging world. Ever since I first laid eyes on it, I needed to have it. I love the look of the tweed and the huge hood. Not to mention the hood is removable. 

I purposely went to TJMaxx this past week because I was looking for my favorite Vanilla Extract. They always get it in around the holidays so I decided to stop in a take a peak. It's my absolute favorite to bake cookies in for Christmas... and since that is coming soon why not?

 Picked up some beauty related items as well...
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I've been using the Maybelline BB liquid foundation and I absolutely love it. I've been using a powder foundation for as long as I can remember, I don't even know HOW to apply liquid foundation. I heard a lot of good things about the beauty blender, this is similiar so I thought I'd give it a try. I need to know how to use it though, and how do you clean it?

I also picked up this yummy Pumpkin Spice Latte body lotion. Smells AH-MAZING! I almost wish they had a bigger bottle. 
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TJMaxx also had this Elizabeth Arden makeup sponge. I thought this could work around my nose and eyes??
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Anyway, do you use liquid foundation and if you do, how do YOU apply it? Need some tips! 

Have a great night. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ross Haul - Shirts & Makeup

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday was my birthday - 27 years old - eek! 
Nothing special happened on my birthday, I just worked and the fiance took me for dinner and we did some shopping. But this upcoming weekend we going away for a 3 day weekend, which I am super excited about. 
Since my dad & I's birthday falls around the same time (his the 8th, mine the 14th) we did a combine birthday celebration this past weekend. 
Living away from your family makes holidays/birthdays hard for me. I wish I was around them all the time, so it's times like this weekend that I truly appreciate. :) 
SO if you live near your family don't take it/them for granted!! 

Anyway, two weekends ago I went to Ross and picked up some things. 

Stripped top $5.99 and heart cardigan $16.99.

I have a slight obsession with eyeliners. I love different color eye liners and when you're adding glitter to them it's a whole different ball game. 
The LA Splash liquid glitter liners were $5.99 and the e.l.f. liners were $2.99. The e.l.f. liners are great because there is a pencil shopping attached right to the pencil!
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Some of these glitter colors are amazing.. ok, all of them are! Look at the one to your left next to the black, it has dark grey glitter, silver, and some blue to it. It's a perfect topper to black eye liner. Oh and check out that teal color, it's the perfect summer color, and not to mention the gold one, it's perfect for right now. I can imagine it with a neutral eye shadow colors and then the pop of glitter. I need to try it out!
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You know, I have to say I was a little worried about the e.l.f. eye liners. I thought that because they're so cheap they wouldn't glide on smoothly and you'll end up stretching your skin out more than you should just to get a good color pay off. 

I was completely wrong. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy these went on my hand and the color pay off. Not to mention the colors are perfect for the fall.. purple, grey, gold! Also, just a side note, when I tried washing the swatches off of my hand, it was really really hard to get it off, so the eye liners wouldn't easily rub off. Another PLUS!
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Anyway, check out your local Ross, they have some real cute things in right now. I believe they're getting things in for the holidays so they're stocked up nicely.

Have a great night!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Nails 2013

Happy Monday!

I finally had a nice relaxing weekend. I feel like the whole summer I've been on the go, go, go! It was nice to just be able to sleep in and relax. The Fiance worked Saturday so I did some decorating for Fall/Halloween. 
I can't believe it's already here! I hauled all of my decorations from home to the apartment and got to work Saturday. :)
It felt good to finally have time to do it though. Do you ever get that way? Feel like there is no time for anything besides work? I feel like I've gotten into such a rut with things I like to do (including blogging) because I feel like there's not enough time to do it. 
When I graduated college I never thought my life would be consumed with work, but it is, and I'm always so tired. The last thing I want to do when I get home is take pictures of things. 
I tried making plans for the week of things I want to do, even though it started out great, I found myself drifting from my plans because I was so tired. Does anyone else feel this way about work? It could be that I work 9 hours a day without a lunch and I commute a hour each day. Work takes up such a big part of my day, it makes me angry. 

I don't really know where I'm going with this, other than the fact I'm in such a rut. I wanted a life-style job. Where I still had my personal life, but work has become my life. 40 hour work weeks don't exist for me, 45+ is my work life. It's disgusting. 

Anyway, enough of my ranting, I finally got to decorate, I finally got to do something I wanted to do, and was motivated to do it. I'm not entirely happy with how it looks but it's a start and it looks more like fall in my apartment than not!

Yesterday I picked up some good deals at Big Lots when they had their Friends and Family Sale. They had all kinds of nail polishes and for cheap! 
Here's a look I came up with last night. 

Essie nail base in Penny Talk

Via Instagram(vzaleski)
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I picked up these Sally Hansen Gem Crush nail polishes for $3.00 - 20% off! I used the gold over top the Essie Penny Talk.
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Someone liked my instagram photo and I creeped on their instagram. Does anyone else do this?!?! I found this adorable nail design in Penguins that I thought would be simple to do. Maybe for the winter I will try out this look! 
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Anyway, do you have any tips for me and how to balance my personal life with work life? I need some advice!

Have a great night. :)