Monday, October 20, 2014

Mini Weekend Beauty Haul

I wasn’t planning on doing really any shopping this weekend, but I ended up not being able to resist the urge to do so.

Friday night I had to travel about 3 hours south with my sister to Manchester, VT.  Her husband is a coach for the local high school football game and so we decided to take the trip down to watch them play.  Manchester also has outlet stores, YEY!!!!!  And so we got to town early, where the just so happens to be a Company Cosmetic Store, and I was instantly in heaven.

Ok enough jib jab, lets get to the goods.
  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation: Warm Bisque.  I actually purchased the matte oil control version, which based on the fact that it’s not on their website I believe this version is discontinued.  Either way I’m excited to finally have this cult classic. 
  2. Mac Powder Blush: Taupe Shape.  A great matte taupe that will be good for subtle contouring. 
  3. Clinique Even Better Concealer: Porcelain.   I still have acne so I can never have enough concealer, and I was so excited when I found this gem.
  4. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light. Again another classic in the cosmetic world, so when I saw the samples at the counter I couldn’t not purchase it.  I’ve been using a primer for the Body Shop for a while, so I can’t wait to give this a try.
And for the 2 drugstore purchases:
  1. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara.  Ok, I really didn’t need another mascara but the brush on this one got be really curious.  I’ve only used it once, so I am not 100% sold on it yet, but I will still give it time before I make my ultimate decision.
  2. And as I talked about the other day, the Rimmel London Salon Pro Colour with Lycra in Soul Session.  This polish has quickly become one of my favorites, and I already can’t wait to go  back and get more shade.  
So that was my weekend mini beauty haul.  Hope you all had a fun weekend!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Pumpkins,Spice, and Everything Nice

I'm pretty sure I have mentioned more than once here that fall is my favorite season.  The gorgeous foliage, the pumpkin everything, apple picking, hot and cold apple cider, and fall fashion.  I feel like living in New England you have to love the fall season... despite the headache the foliage creates with the influx of tourist (aka leaf peepers).  Don't get me wrong, the tourism is great for our economy, but sometimes it makes traveling a bit difficult.

Anyways, this season I am giving the Capsule Wardrobe a try.  So I've begun shopping, and planning my wardrobe for this upcoming fall season. Right now we're in that awkward time where the weather keeps bouncing back between summer and fall weather, so I can't fully switch to my fall wardrobe but I can't wait till fall is in full swing!

Here are some of the things I am looking forward including in this seasons wardrobe.
Pumpkins Spice and Everything Nice

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My First Ikea "Hack"

Oh Ikea, a store that I often dream about and hardly ever get to go to.  Living in Vermont means that not only do I not have a local Target store, there is not an Ikea anywhere near by (near by meaning not within a 2 hour drive).  So the few times I have been to one I've felt like a kid in a candy store.

While I certainly would have loved to have purchased a new bed, couch, a few chairs.... heck pretty much a whole new apartment.  I didn't have the money, or room in our car/my apartment.  So I settled for a few smaller items, including three of the Bekvam Spice Racks. I have seen these spice racks all over Pinterest, and so for $3.99, how I could I not pick up a few.  I had seen all those Pins about different ways to use them instead of for spices, and I knew just where I wanted to stick one.

Drum roll please......

I originally planned on hanging it right-side up, but after doing a bit a Pinterest researching I saw someone else hang there rack upside down and instantly loved it!!  Now just finger's crossed it stays up ;-)

I have 2 more left that I am going to hang in my bathroom, hoping to finally be able to clear off my sink area instead of the mess it currently is.