Friday, July 25, 2014

Birthday-ish Haul! - Marc Jacobs, LORAC, Zoya, and More!

Hello! It's the weekend! I actually left work a couple hours early today so I could go to the Target Clinic before the after-work-before-the-weekend rush. Nothing too serious, but I have some face things I wanted to take care of and I inadvertently got some medicine for my acne. I've been reluctant to get medical help for my acne, but I suppose it's finally time. It's serious stuff and I'm kind of leery of using it...Yes, that's exactly what you want to read about on a makeup blog post. Actually, maybe you do; I can see that being an interesting post. I just want clear skin, damnit!

As the (uncreative) title suggests, this is my sort-of birthday haul! These are things I got on/after my birthday, which occurred after my mom came down for a visit so basically what I'm trying to say is that this is almost a continuation of the haul before this one. ...yeah.

Not much of a box shot...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 2014 Ipsy Bag - Unbagging and Review!

Hello! The weekend is sadly almost at an end! It always seems to go by nice and slow on Saturday and then all of a sudden it's Sunday evening and work is right around the corner! I always hated the feeling of Sunday nights when I was child; I remember getting depressed when Nick At Nite came on and I still have a bad association with the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. As an adult it doesn't feel quite so final since, as you get older, time seems to go by faster, but I can't shake that feeling that Sunday nights are never pleasant.

So I thought I'd do something fun and share with you guys my July 2014 Ipsy bag!
Pink bubble mailer of happiness!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 2014 Blush Mystery Beauty Box - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Are you having a good weekend? We're well into Saturday and it's been a very productive day for me; I got a lot of videos filmed and I cleaned the bathroom. I've been putting it off for a while and decided to finally just do it, in a full face of makeup none-the-less! I used a bleach-based product for the first time ever today and, wow. It was terrible to work with, but it gets the tub clean. I've always gone with the more "natural" and biodegradable stuff and it's always been a struggle to get things really clean. But bleach. Man. Impressive.

But you're not here to hear about my cleaning adventures (though I do know that that's actually a common type of blog/vlog!), you're here to see what came in my July 2024 Blush.com Mystery Beauty Box!
No box shot, just the bag this time!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Haulin' On! - Sephora, Ulta, MAC, and Just Way Too Many Other Places!

Hello! I'm sad to say my long weekend is almost over. I was hoping I'd get bored of having so much free time now (kind of like what happens with long breaks from school) and be "excited" to go back to work, but I'm finding that's not the case. I'm really enjoying just being able to stay home and sleep whenever I want, especially since my body decided to succumb to some weird sinus/ear infection cold type thing.

I'm doing something a little different this time around! Normally, I wait until I make a video before I make a blog post, but I've been having some issues with making videos this last week or so since I've been busy and my husband's been home during the times when I feel like making a video (I have a hard time filming when he's home since he has to be quiet and I feel awkward talking in front of him. Weird, I know). Also this weekend was the Evolution fighting game convention/tournament thing so he's been streaming it all weekend long.

This is a pretty big haul; I've been collecting this stuff for a couple weeks now and it's getting out of control and I just really need to get my desk area cleaned up and these items put away. I also don't use most of what I buy until I make a video and post a blog about it, so I haven't even been enjoying all my new things!
This is where it all began...

Surf's Up Voxbox - Unboxing and First Impressions!

Hello! I'm continuing with my new trend of blogging then filming. It feels more efficient, especially since it's sometimes harder to film now than it is to blog due to weird time constraints (meaning that I only like to film when my husband is at work and that usually only gives me Saturday mornings). Before, I much preferred filming over blogging and would procrastinate until I couldn't stand all the stuff around my desk (confession time: I don't have a desk per se, I'm actually using our dining room table. I've commandeered it for all my stuff, including my fish, Cicero) but now I kind of like the idea of getting blogging out of the way first and then putting everything away right after I film.

For this post, I'm going to do a kind-of unboxing (I'm still a little unsure of the definition of "unboxing"; I hear a lot of people on Youtube say that they're not doing a "real" unboxing since they've already opened it, but then what would you call something like that if it's not an "unboxing"? English is a difficult language...) and first impressions of the products I received in my very first Influenster Voxbox! I also have to tell you that I was sent these items for free for review purposes. I was not, however, compensated for this review beyond the items themselves and my opinions remain uninfluenced and my own.

Yay, coral!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

July 2014 Julep Maven Box - Classic With A Twist - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Hope you're all having a great weekend! I took a few days off for my birthday and, what do you know, I came down with a pretty bad sinus infection/ear infection/cold thing. Neat. At least I get four days to just sit back and relax and get better, but it still kind of sucks. Since I don't feel like doing anything else, now is a great time to catch up on some blogging!
This post is going to be about my July 2014 Julep Maven box! I went with the Classic With a Twist box this time around because none of the other colors interested me.

Too Faced Cat Eyes Eye Shadow Palette - First Impressions and Swatches!

Hello! It's been a while!About ten days now, actually...weird, it feels like it's been longer. I've been busy with the Fourth and work (which I am slowly phasing out of, hopefully phasing soon into something new...) and I've been spending much of my free time sleeping (or eating. Or shopping. That's about it, really. Well, also obsessively leveling up my team in Bravely Default. I just like being OP in RPGs...) so I've been sadly neglecting my blogging duties. I did make videos, though! I have a bunch more I have to make, but at least I got a few done...

If the title wasn't a big hint, this post is going to be all about the new Too Faced Cat Eyes palette they released for Fall! When I purchased this, it was only available directly from Too Faced, but now it's up on Sephora.com. I haven't seen it in stores, so I think you can only get it online for now.
Cute box shot this time!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Miss A Haul and Review! - $1 Accessories and Cosmetics!

Hello! Are you getting ready for the 4th of July? Do you have a short work week, or do you have to work on the holiday (this is only the second 4th I haven't had to work so I'm pretty pumped for a three-day weekend)? The weather's been so goofy here lately; it was so chilly this morning I had to wear a jacket, but then it got sunny and warm by the end of the day. I always feel so awkward when I go shopping and have to carry my jacket around when it's so nice out....when I used to work in retail, one of the clues that someone was up to no good was that they were dressed inappropriately for the weather. I always get so paranoid that employees think I might try and steal that I try and carry everything in plain view and try not to look shady. It usually works against me...

But I don't have to worry about things like that (or any other kind of social interaction for that matter...) when I shop online! Which is what I did (and do...all the time)! For this post, I want to show you guys what I got from a really cool website called Miss A; it's an accessory and cosmetic website where every single thing is $1 and shipping is always $3.99.

A bag full of excitement! And inexpensive jewelry! There are a lot of exclamation points in this post already...