my nordstrom sale picks

the nordstrom anniversary sale is fun because of all the exclusive beauty items that come out.  from special palettes to well-priced sets, there are always things to drool over.  i don't usually splurge on anything, but this year i got two items that i didn't think i could miss out on.  the nars hot escape eye... Continue Reading →

natural products @ sephora

sephora has always had a small edit of natural products, but they just released their "clean at sephora" mark of approval.  there is a special page dedicated to clean products and all products that are formulated without the following are given a special check mark: sulfates sls and sles, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral... Continue Reading →

the sephora sale: what i actually bought

my sephora purchases arrived!  i'm so happy with my service this time around, especially compared to my drama in the fall.  these are all first impressions, but honestly these products are pretty epic.  i killed it.  no shame!  also important to note, i had a pretty hefty sephora merch credit from some returns i had... Continue Reading →

recent acquisitions

soooo i had a big long post about all of these products, why i bought them, when i bought them...and then it disappeared.  i guess i didn't save it, but really i'm thinking it just vanished into thin air.  and because i am busy and tired and stressed, i am just going to post the... Continue Reading →

buyer’s remorse

sometimes thing's just don't work out.  in honor of that, i'm sharing some products that just aren't working for me and that i'm truly sad i spent my dollars on.  interestingly enough, these are all products that took a lot of deliberation to actually buy - so not impulse buys in the least.  marc jacobs... Continue Reading →

it’s not you, it’s me

ok, maybe it's you.  i'm talking disappointing products people!  please note, most of these products i either returned, gave to my sisters, or begrudgingly used up.  so i don't have pictures of most of them because they are looong gone.  and these are things that i have mainly disliked over the past year or so,... Continue Reading →

material concerns pt 2: newish stuff

(accumulated over the past month) wet-n-wild megalast lip color in spiked with rum and ravin' raisin // really good matte lipsticks and so cheap! sephora matte lip cream in shade 13 marvelous mauve // a great entrylevel matte liquid lipstick, great bold-but-not-too-bold color, great price point neutrogena mineral sheers powder foundation in shade 10 classic ivory... Continue Reading →

recent additions to my life

ok that sounds like i got a dog, but nope, just more shopping.  i'm horrible. jack wills suede bag (not pictured): this bag is ameeeeezing!  real suede with a real leather strap and excellently slouchy.  the orangey tan color is beautiful but neutral and i think it will look amazing as it begins to wear in.  can't... Continue Reading →

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