Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ColourPop Haul and An Announcement

ColourPop stuff is way to addictive.  Oh my goodness.  I've placed two orders recently, and I thought I share with you what I got.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chicago Trip: Part 2

So, yesterday I shared with you what my family and I did on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday while in Chicago a few weeks ago.  Today, I'm going to tell you about what we did on Saturday and Sunday.  Warning: lots of photos incoming.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chicago Trip: Part 1

A few weeks ago, I had a little time in Chicago with my parents and my sister.  My husband couldn't come with because he was takin' care of business.  I took a million photos, and I thought I'd share some (too many) of them with you guys.  I put most of the photos in collages (fun with picmonkey!) so I could show you more of them without making you scroll down the page for the next three days.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Pink Dragon

So, I was reading a review on the new Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting lipsticks by Melissa on Kiss and Make-up Beauty Blog and was thought "Those lipsticks look awfully nice.  Lemme add Blossom Bright to my Sephora wishlist (because it looks awesome), and let's see what other colors there are available."  So I moused over all the shades and discovered one was named Pink Dragon.  PINK DRAGON?!?!  ZOMG!!!  I practically fell off my chair (well, technically off the couch...).  Once I picked myself up off the floor and caught my breath, and I promptly ordered a tube of it.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

First Signs of Spring in the Garden

I have some exciting news!  It's spring, and I have the crocuses to prove it!

Did you notice the little white one over on the right?

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Day of Spring Look of the Day

Happy Spring Equinox!!  Who else besides me is absurdly excited about spring?

I matched my eyeshadow to the top I'm wearing.  And, yes, my hair is pulled back in a clip again.  And I forgot to put in some earrings.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chicago Travel Makeup Bag

I just got back from a trip to Chicago with my family (minus my husband because he had to work (sad face)), and I thought I'd show you what I took in my makeup bag.  If I showed you my skincare, this post would take forever to read.  Besides, I like looking at travel makeup bags more than travel skincare stuff.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bronze and Marsala Look of the Day

I "Brokedown" and used the Vice 3 palette today.  Get it?  Get it?  Yeah, I'm still trying to be witty.

I am pretty much obsessed with the Vice 3 palette.  I'm not fond of using the word "obsessed" because of the way it gets thrown around these days, but I actually lie in bed thinking about what shades I can use together instead of counting sheep, so I think in this case "obsessed" might be an appropriate use of the word.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cats and Plants

Just a short post with some fun photos.

I often wake up to Emma thinking she should be sleeping on my pillow.

Charlie sometimes falls asleep on his face.

There's life in that jar!  (These are some of the venus fly traps we put in tissue culture.)

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Favorites of February 2015

We are finally out of the longest shortest month in recent memory.  The snowy weather and bitter cold has been brutal.  I mean, it would be less insulting if it was, say, mid-January, but late February and feels like -9°F?  C'mon Mother Nature.  (It's now the first week of March, and today it's a balmy 21°F (but feels like 7°F).)

Anyhow, it's time to focus on some good stuff, so let's get to some favorites.

Furry blanket background today!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Recent Lip Liner Aquisitions

I've been on a lip liner kick lately.  I think it's because I've been watching a ton of youtube makeup tutorial videos lately, and in almost every one, a lip liner/pencil is used.  I only owned 5 lip liners just a few months ago (I got rid of several ancient ones during a recent major makeup cleanout), and I seem to have added a few to my collection fairly recently.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mmmm Ganache Face of the Day

I finally tore myself away from the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette.  I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette instead.

My bangs would not cooperate.