Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Urban Decay - Vice 3 Palette - First Impressions and Swatches!

Hello! I am marathoning blog posts today! I hope it's not too overwhelming; I always feel weird posting a ton of Youtube videos at once, but I think it's different with blog posts (I don't think there's anyone who gets notified when I make a new post, so I'm not inadvertently blowing up someone's inbox or anything).

I wanted to take a more in-depth look at the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette I recently purchased. I'm pretty late to game with this palette, and I'm actually kind of surprised I was still able to get one easily since I think the other Vices sold out pretty quickly. This palette has been reviewed and swatched to death already, but I loved it so much, I wanted to contribute my thoughts as well. I've used this palette a good amount of times now, so this will be more of a review than just a first impressions, but since I haven't used all the shades yet, it's not a complete review.
I actually did a video about my legit first impressions/first time swatching this palette if you're interested in seeing that. ...my nose gets kind of shiny near the end which is a little embarrassing, but I rarely if ever do true first impressions since I like to take pictures before I make videos so I wanted to leave it as is.

Pre-Christmas 2014 Haul! - Sephora, Urban Decay, and More!

Hello! Hope you're having a good day! I have a lot of  things to show you guys, so the area around my desk is super cluttered and. Not fun. I'm kind of a klutzy person, too, so...that just makes it worse!

I ended up buying some neat things before Christmas (I know, I know...I feel like all No-Buys, tentative or not, fly out the window in the face of holiday sales) and I wanted to share them with you! Some of these deals may be still available, though some are unfortunately not (I think you can still buy most of this stuff, deal or not).
This was another video I tried experimenting with my lighting and, again, it turned out not the greatest, so I do apologize. I'm going to post photos of pretty much everything, so if you can't see something too well in the video, you can see it here.

December 2014 Glamour Doll Eyes OTM - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Hope you're all still having a great holiday season! The New Year is coming up fast and then it'll be boring again for a few months. And cold. Don't forget cold. We ended up with a brown Christmas, which is lame since the only really acceptable time for there to be a ton of snow on the ground is Christmas. It snowed like the day after and it looks and feels like winter around here again and it's like, why couldn't that have happened a few days sooner? Sad.

For this post, I want to show you guys the December 2014 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month (OTM from here on out)! I missed when these initially went up and was pretty bummed about it, but Vee had a few extra that she put up and I was able to snag one! It was meant to be, I think.

I do have a video about this OTM, but I was trying out some new lighting and...it didn't turn out so well, so it might now be the most informative to watch. I do have pictures of what I got plus swatches, so you'll be able to see how pretty everything is!
Bubble mailers have become one of my most favorite things!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 2014 Ipsy Bag! - Thinking Of You - Unbagging and Review!

Hello! It's hard to believe today is already Christmas Eve! There are two "seasonal time markers" in my life; my birthday in July and Christmas, and it seems like my birthday was only a month or two ago. It's very true that the older you get, the faster time goes by. Which is a little frightening, honestly.

So...that was kind of a weird way to introduce this post, but this is going to be my December 2014 Ipsy unbagging! I've been with Ipsy for over a year now and while I'm still enjoying it, I am starting to feel a little of that "1 Year Itch" I seem to get with subscription services.
You can watch my video on Youtube, or you can click below to keep reading and see what I got!
Ah, the ubiqutious metallic hot pink mailer. Love it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 2014 Birchbox - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Hope you're all having a great holiday season! We're in the final few days before Christmas, so things are pretty crazy around here. I am feeling a little worn out, but today at least I get to relax and recover a bit.

And I get to make blog posts! I want to share with you guys what I got in my December 2014 Birchbox! This is my third (I think) box now and I'm still enjoying the service. It may not have as great of samples as other boxes, but the rewards program and the Birchbox store are pretty awesome.
You can watch my video here, or click below to keep reading!
How cute is this mailing box? Very.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Black Friday(ish) Haul! - Birchbox, Ulta, & More!

Hello! Hope you're having a good Monday (or whatever day it is when you read this). We're getting close to Winter holidays (are some already happening? I'm not too sure...) so I hope you're also staying happy and sane.

For this post, I have some things I want to share with you from Black Friday and beyond. Unfortunately, some of these deals are no longer available, but a lot of the products themselves still are, so I feel like this is still something worth sharing. Plus, I want to clean up my desk per usual.
I actually got some neat stuff and I even made my very first order from Birchbox (besides the subscription box)! Feel free to check out my video if you'd rather hear me say words, otherwise click below!

Memebox Superbox #71 - My Cute Wishlist 4 - Unboxing and Review!

Hello! Hope you're all having a safe and sane holiday season! It's getting kind of crazy out there, and I think it's starting to wear on people.

For this post, I want to show you guys what I got in my Memebox Superbox #71 My Cute Wishlist 4! This is one of the more popular types of Memeboxes, though people have been a bit disappointed in numbers 2 and 3 (My Cute Wishlist #1 was pretty awesome, though!). Like many people, I love cute things, and I missed out when this box first went up since it went so quickly. I had a bad day (issues with the dentist, mostly) and was feeling kind of down, so I told myself that if, when I checked next it was in stock, I would buy it. And it was and I did!
I made a video about this box which I have embedded here because technology is pretty cool like that, but if you want to keep reading and see some more close-up pics of what I got, then click below!
A slightly different pink box this time...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sephora VIB & Ulta Haul! - Dermalogica, OPI, Burt's Bees, and More!

Hello! Hope you're all having a great start to December! Hard to believe we're already here and so close to the winter holidays and the new year. I wish that that also meant we were almost done with winter, but alas, we'll probably have to put up with it until at least March.

Once again I find myself behind the times when it comes to getting my blog posts up, and I really have no excuse. I didn't even do anything for Thanksgiving (seriously; we were going to try and get Chinese food but the place we go to was closed and we have the sneaking suspicion that it's closed for good which is extremely depressing) and Black Friday ended up being pretty chill.

I think I'm over my NoBuy since I have a regular paycheck again, but I do still want to try and keep my spending down since I really, really don't need any more makeup. Probably ever. I especially do not need any more nail polish. I asked for a nail polish rack for Christmas and, if I end up getting it, I'm going to limit my polish collection to what will fit on the rack. It's one of those 120+ bottle racks so...I should be good on that front.

That being said, I have a haul! I got a bunch of stuff from Ulta and the Sephora VIB sale (I actually only got one thing from the VIB sale) since I got my first paycheck!
Ulta had a lot of fun gift sets and sales and Sephora VIBs got 20% off pretty much everything and they have a nail polish that I basically needed.