Dupe Alert!

MAC Brave/ Rimmel 104

Hello everyone! I just wanted to alert you all to a dupe that I stumbled across this weekend! I was swatching some lipsticks, trying to decided which I wanted to pack for a week away, when I realized that I had found some twins! While they might not be identical, these lipsticks are close enough that you can definitely swap one for the other.  Continue reading


Stila ‘In The Light’ Palette || Swatches and Review

Back in November, when I did my Sephora Haul, I promised a review of the Stila “In the Light” palette that I purchased. I’ve had quite a bit of time to play with it by now, and I am ready to share my thoughts!

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Product Empties

Product Empties

In an effort to abide by the old adage “out with the old, in with the new”, I am starting off the new year by sharing my empty products with you all.That way I clear out some clutter, and feel like I can justify making some new purchases. A win/win! This is probably about 3 months worth of stuff so it could be a bit of a long post. I recommend getting comfy and maybe finding a snack before you dive in.

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Manicure Monday: Kiss Gradation Nail Polishes

Kiss Gradation

Kiss Nail Swatch

Hello again and Happy Monday! Happy Veteran’s Day too, if you happen to be in the U.S. It’s been awhile since the last manicure Monday, and I am kicking them off again with the Kiss Gradation polishes in Film Noir Black. I received this kit in my Rose VoxBox from Influenster, which you can read about in this post.

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Sephora Haul!

Sephora Haul

So, this weekend I had a 20% off coupon to use at Sephora. I’m not sure if this was only available to VIB’s or all Beauty Insider’s. If you aren’t aware, (and I wasn’t aware myself until recently) Sephora has three levels of their rewards membership. Anyone  can register for a Beauty Insider membership, which gets you rewards as you rack up points and includes you in special offers. After you spend an embarrassing amount of money at Sephora, you become qualified to be a Very Important Beauty Insider (VIB). An even more embarrassing sum gets you VIB Rouge  status. Let’s not talk about that though, shall we? I try not to think about how much I am personally keeping Sephora in business. Continue reading

My First VoxBox (and an introduction to Influenster)

Rose VoxBox

Recently, I received my first VoxBox from Influenster. If you haven’t heard of Influenster, it is a free -to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products. Basically, you review products through various social media platforms in order to boost your score. You choose various areas that you can get badges and increase your Influenster score in. Influensters with higher scores are more likely to be chosen to participate in what they call VoxBoxes. A VoxBox is a box full of goodies that you receive (for free!) in return for potentially reviewing some or all of the items in them.

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