Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 2014 Ipsy Bag - Girl Meets Glitter - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! It's another "sunny-but-stupidly-cold" day, but I don't have to leave my house so...I suppose I can deal with it. I took another nap in the sun this morning and it was amazing; if you've never tried it, I highly recommend it. I had a weird dream, though, where I was cuddling with a Charizard and it's tummy was warm and soft and a great place to nap. I love napping with pets; I really miss being able to nap with my kitty. He lived at my parents' house since our apartment doesn't allow pets. Sadly, he passed away in September. He had a stroke which paralyzed his entire left side and left him blind, so we had to put him down. It was very sad, but he was 18 and had had a very happy and love-filled life with me and my parents and that's really all one can ask for.

Sorry, didn't mean to get sad, there. I don't think I talked about it before, though I did mention it in passing in previous posts and I finally feel able to talk about it. So. There's that. ANYWAYS.

Moving on to happier topics; my November 2014 Ipsy bag! My bag got to me pretty late this month; it was supposed to be here on the 14th, but it took an epic journey down to Wichita, KS due to an "incorrect address and/or zip code" according  to USPS but I think they just missorted it. It got to me safe and sound about 5 days later, so it all worked out in the end.
I heard that some people got different colored mailers this month? I was expecting to see something different, but I got the standard metallic pink bubble mailer.
Like always, I made a video! If you don't feel like reading, you can watch it here, otherwise click below to see what I got!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 2014 Birchbox - Giving - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great Wednesday! It's cold but the sun is shining which kind of feels like nature is lying and messing with us. I hate it when it looks bright and sunny and then you go outside and your face hurts. I do like the bright and sunny part, though. Days like this I usually end up napping in the sun in front of our patio doors because I am apparently a cat. Who knew.

I got my November 2014 Birchbox this weekend and I wanted to share it with you guys! I love watching/reading subscription box unboxings, but I tend to avoid the ones that I know I'm going to be jealous of, if that makes sense. It probably doesn't and when I tried to explain it, it made even less sense, so I'm going to leave it at that.

I went with the "standard" Birchbox this month; there was an option to get a special box that was curated by Buzzfeed, but since I love surprises, I went with the normal box. I did get to pick one of my samples, though!
Ah, delicious point-and-click video embedding. This is why I will never, ever get the hang of HTML no matter how hard I try.
Fancy (RED) box!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Super-Duper Little Ulta and Sephora, Uh, Haul!

Hello! It always feel so good to get my desk clutter picked up! If you've been following my vlog, you'll know that I've been on a NoBuy for about a month now due to my changing jobs and needed to scale back my spending on pretty much everything. I have a good "nest egg" of makeup, so I had no need what-so-ever to purchase any more. I thought it would be harder to be on a NoBuy, especially with all the holiday goodies and deals, but it's been pretty smooth sailing. If I see something I like, all I have to do is think about the one (or two or even three) things I have that are basically the same.

That being said, I did make a few purchases. So I guess I technically failed my NoBuy, but I'm okay with that since I feel like I made good choices and I didn't completely blow things out of proportion. With discounts, coupons, points, etc, this whole haul was about $20. It's pretty little, but I did want to show you guys because otherwise I don't really have anything to talk about. Which is kind of sad, actually.
Also, I am seriously loving how easy it is to embed videos. Normally, I hate when my accounts are all connected, but this makes things really convenient.

Monday, November 17, 2014

October 2014 Glamour Doll Eyes Order!

Hello! It has been a minute! A very, very, weeks long minute. At least I think it's been a couple weeks; I might be exaggerating that in my head. Time is pretty relative. With my No-Buy and the lull in subscription boxes, I haven't had much to talk about! Well, I have had a lot to talk about, but nothing really blog-related.

So it's time to get back into things and finally get my desk cleared up again! (FINALLY). Even though I've been on a No-Buy, I knew I was going to try and buy some of the limited edition pigments from the Glamour Doll Eyes Halloween collection for 2014. I wasn't able to get any of the Halloween collection, but I did get something else I was waiting for that just happened to come back in stock at the same time!

I'm going to experimentally try and embed my video. I do apologize if this causes any unnecessary sluggishness for those on their phones or other slower internet connection.
Haha, wow, I forgot that my Youtube account was connected to my Google+, which in turn is connected to my Blogger account. And I just had to click one button to embed it. Nice.
So many fun things!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

October 2014 Birchbox - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! It has been a time! A long time. Not that long, actually, in the whole scheme of things, especially considering that the whole of human existence is pretty much meaningless when compared with the timeline of the Earth. Not even going to get into our insignificance when you take the whole universe into account...

ANYWAYS. This is about existential crisis-es; it's about my October 2014 Birchbox (nice transition, no? Probably no...). This is my very first Birchbox and I am...warily excited about it. I know this is a love-hate kind of subscription service; some people think it's the best thing ever and some people rage-quit after the first couple boxes. It's a lower-priced sample service/subscription box at $10 a month, shipping included, and you generally get five sample products. It's a very. very rare thing to get a full size and a lot of the samples are super teeny-weeny. Like, one-use teeny-weeny. BUT. Birchbox also has a really awesome rewards system; you review every item you get (kind of like Ipsy) but for every 100 points you get to spend $10 in the Birchbox store (which has a ton of stuff in it) so it's kind of like $5 a box and then you get $5 to spend in the store (but you can only spend points in $10 increments). I found a deal (not sure if it still works, but I got it off of Retail Me Not, which is a great place to look for coupon/discount codes) where I got 100 bonus points on sign up, first box was kinda-sorta free!
I really dig the Birchbox logo. Is that weird?