Monday, January 5, 2015


Fabric swatch samples

Jeep Calendar

Chaco Sticker

Abba Paleo Bars

**HOT** Sample of philosophy's Hope in a Jar

Southern Shirt Company Stickers

Flavored Latex Gloves (let your imagination run wild. But not here. Do that alone, in your own house.)

Free Lapel Pin

Stickers from Sticker Genius


Ohhhhh my goodness. Benefit has a ton of stuff on sale right now! You can use the code SALE for free shipping and handling on any order, or use the code HAPPYJANUARY to get a free "Real Turnons" set, which includes watt's up! deluxe sample and a they're real deluxe sample. These are great sizes for makeup bags and last a super long time.

Not only are there a lot of great individual items on sale, but Benefit's famous kits are up there as well as some gorgeous bags if you're behind on your collection. I also spotted a few tools, a keychain pouch, and a ton more. I'm going to need an intervention.

IPSY Sneak Peek January 2015

Just found out that I'm getting a full-sized eyeshadow from Pacifica in this month's bag:

I have to admit I'm pretty excited. I love  neutral/nude shades and the company is 100% VEGAN and CRUELTY-FREE. Shoosh approves. See?

I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out (on me, not Shoosh. Get it together) when I get it and some more fabulous beauty stuffs in January's Ipsy bag. Click on the image above or click here for more info about Ipsy OR click here to learn more about Pacifica.

Friday, December 26, 2014

December Ipsy Bag "Fearless Heroine"

  • Crown Brush - Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
    LOVED this brush. The bristles are soft and the sizes are perfect for covering the whole eye with one end and focusing on the crease with the other end. It's wonderful.
  • Coolway - Boost Repair Treatment
    I have not used this yet but will update when I do.
  • Pixi by Petra - Fairy Dust  
    I'm not much of a glitter person, but the Fairy Dust gives a nice shimmer without making me look like an actual fairy. I don't feel silly or like a kid when I wear this. It does crease without a primer but it's long lasting, and when worn with a primer it lasted perfectly all day.
  • tarte - deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
    I already adored tarte products but I had yet to try this because I'm a big fan of Benefit and love their It's Real mascara. I'm glad I got this sample because it's a great mascara. I have severe dry eye and eye allergies and this did not irritate either one. I also have oily skin which means most mascaras smear quickly. This lasted all day and the only smear came after I wiped my eye too hard without thinking. The mascara lengthened and volumized without clumping, and it did so on the first swipe. On subsequent uses, I layered it for more effect and was very pleased with the results. I think I found a new favorite mascara.
  • NYX Cosmetics - Butter Lip Balm 
    I hated this lip balm. I am an avid lip balm user and have tried pretty much everything out there (my current favorite is eos Smooth Stick). I usually prefer stains for color then use balm over them, but I have used a few tinted balms I like (BeneBalm, for example). This Butter Lip Balm is NOT one of them. It didn't moisturize my lips, but rather deposited colors in spots and accentuated any rough patches. I only applied to my bottom lip then quickly cleaned it off and have not used it again. It will most likely go in the trash soon. 

Reminder: Ipsy is a $10 per month service that sends awesome products out around the 15th of every month. You cancel it whenever you want and there are never any shipping charges. I love getting surprises in the mail and this is a perfect yet inexpensive way to do that. If you're interested, click here for more info.

Monday, December 8, 2014

FREE Personalized Pendant from Things Remembered


Just sign up for their bridal newsletter here, then print out the coupon they send you and take it to any Things Remembered store.