Mini Ulta Haul

“I’m just going to walk into Ulta to check out the new Holiday gift sets, just looking.”-said no girl, ever. Long story short, I walked out with a bag full of things and a twinge of buyer’s remorse. Here’s what was in the bag:

  • Too Faced ‘La Petite Maison’ Holiday Gift Set: If there were awards for cutest packaging it would definitely go to Too Faced. I mean a dollhouse? From someone who loved Polly Pocket as a kid (oh, the 90’s) this is a clever way to package makeup. The gift set comes with a deluxe sample of their ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara and 12 eyeshadows that look gorgeous for the Holidays.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil: I’ve been on the hunt for a good eyeliner for my waterline since none of the ones I currently have work that well. I haven’t heard anything about this one but it says right on the product it is for your waterline so it must be decent right? I’ll test it out and let you know.
  • Real Techniques ‘Miracle Complexion’ Sponge: My old one was gross so I needed a new one. They are 1/3 of the price of a Beauty Blender and work just as well, if not better. A great bargain buy.
  • Urban Decay ‘All-Nighter’ Setting Spray (travel size): I needed a small travel one for when I go to Vegas. (side note- For my 25th birthday my sisters gave me tickets to see Britney Spears in Vegas!! Its one of my items on 101 in 1001 list. You can check out the rest of the list here.)
  • Viva La Juicy/Viva La Juicy Noir Rollerball Set: Again, I wanted a travel size perfume for Vegas in a couple weeks. The Noir scent is one of my all time favorites.
  • Free Gift: For my perfume purchases I got a set of Marc Jacobs mini composition notebooks. They are super cute and I always need things to write in. Win!

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That’s all I got my hands on during my impromptu shopping trip. Still a little more than I needed (okay, a lot more). Let me know what other good holiday gift sets you’ve seen so far. Hope you enjoyed this post–my bank account did not.

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Fall Favorites Roundup

Well everyone, it is OFFICIALLY Fall (does happy dance by myself). I have put together some of my favorite things to wear, do, and drink in the Fall, enjoy! 

To Drink:

Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Go ahead, call me a basic white girl. I deserve it, especially because I am sitting in a Starbucks drinking one in my yoga pants as I type this. But sorry I am not sorry because these drinks are the bomb. Maybe it is because they are seasonal so the excitement that you can only get them for a limited time is part of their appeal but they also taste freaking good. Plus, Starbucks has added real pumpkin flavor in them this year! So if you don’t get one because you don’t want to be “basic” I feel sorry for you because you are really missing out.

Green Tea

I drink (hot) green tea all year round, but I especially love to cuddle up with a hot cup and read a book on Sundays in the Fall.

To Wear:

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

This is not news if you have read some of my other post so I won’t bore you with a repeat of my love letter to this foundation. You can check out my thoughts on it here.

Berry colored lipsticks

Fall=darker lip colors and my favorite shades are berry tones. Here are a couple of my favorite choices:

Top to Bottom: Mulberry, Touch of Spice, Divine Wine, Craft, Patina

Bite Beauty Mullberry

Maybelline Touch of Spice(matte), Devine Wine(matte).

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft

Stila All day Liquid Lipstick in Patina

Boots 

I got these Guess riding boots last year from Macy’s so I don’t have a link but I love these. The color just screams Fall and they are very comfortable. The only negative is that the buckle on them presses into my skin when I cross my legs (beauty is pain right?)

  

To Do:

 Pumpkin Patch 

I feel like a kid again when I go to a pumpkin patch. They are so fun and a great activity to do with the family. I went with my 2 sisters, their husbands and my nephews last year and everyone had a blast. Burwinkel Farms is pretty close to me so if you are around the Cincinnati area you should check it out. In addition to the pumpkins they have corn mazes and activities for the little ones. It is sure to be a good time!

Burn Fall Candles

Bath and Body Works Candles and I are in our own little love affair. Please don’t try and come between us, we are very happy together. J But seriously I love candles in general but there really is nothing better than being in a house (or condo in my case) that smells like Fall. I buy at least 2 (when they are 2 for $24) every year in Fall. This year I bought Sweater Weather and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. They smell heavenly and the scent really does linger throughout my entire place. If Bath and Body would only bring back Blueberry Pumpkin Patch and Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut all would be right with the world.

What are some of your Favorite things about Fall? Leave them in the comments below!

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Summer Beauty Favorites

Hello my lovies, It’s August and it is hot, so I’ve put together my summer makeup go-tos to help battle the heat:

1. L’Oreal True Match Foundation– This is the first liquid foundation I ever tried. I used to be scared of liquid, so I stuck with my Bare Minerals powder. But once I bought my Sigma F80 foundation brush, I was all about the liquid. L’Oreal has a ton of colors to choose from and it offers a medium-full coverage that is buildable.

2. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer– I will admit, I only bought this because Jaclyn Hill said she loved it. But once I tried it, I was hooked. It is exactly how the name describes it. It is truly weightless, I don’t feel like I am even putting anything on my face. It also is full coverage and it doesn’t crease. A lot of times I don’t even set it with a powder. The only thing is I wish they had a bigger color selection. I had to get the lightest color (Fair Neutral) because the next color option was darker than my foundation. The Fair Neutral works, I just have to balance it out by putting it on my forehead and chin as well.

3. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer– I really like cream bronzers for summer time, it gives your face that healthy sun-kissed glow. I do set this with my Hoola powder at times just in case, but it still works. This is a tad on the pricier side for bronzers (I mean it is Chanel) but I had been wanting it forever and finally when I was shopping in Chicago I just had to grab it. But I did use a gift card! 🙂

4. Becca & Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop Highlighter– You already know I bought this highlighter as soon as it became available on Sephora.com. I love Becca’s Opal highlighter and Jaclyn helped create this one so it was a done deal. (This is Limited Edition and selling out FAST) I will have a more in-depth review of this in an upcoming post.

5. Covergirl Super Sizer Lash Blast Mascara– When I opened this and saw the wand was thin and tiny I was so upset because I like mine to be wider and fluffy, but once I swiped it through my lashes I was pleasantly surprised with the results. It creates great volume and the small wand allows you to get every lash.

That’s all, stay cool! Fall is just around the corner and I cannot wait! (Don’t kill me…)

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