NARS And God Created The Woman

Posted in Beauty, NARS on July 29, 2013 | 4 Comments »


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Sephora Goodies

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Sephora Goodies

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NARS And God Created The Woman

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NARS And God Created The Woman

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NARS And God Created The Woman

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Swatches (Left to Right): Alhambra, Bellisima, Kalahari

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Swatches (Left to Right): Galapagos, Coconut Grove, Night Clubbing

Last week I did a little shopping with the hubby. I stopped by Sephora and the NARS And God Created The Woman palette caught my eye. I swatched it and immediately fell in love. I NEEDED this palette! My smile quickly faded when I saw that there were no palettes left in stock. I asked if they maybe had one hidden somewhere (hey, you never know!) and they didn’t. I really have to remember to check to see if products are in stock before swatching and ultimately falling in love with said product. Luckily I was able to find this gorgeous palette online and even got some extra goodies as a bonus. I also used my Wrapp gift cards so I didn’t even have to pay full price! See what happens when you’re patient and wait it out?

Would you believe me if I told you that I don’t own a single NARS eyeshadow? I’ve been missing out! These shadows are gorgeous! They’re velvety soft and so pigmented. They blended easily and lasted all day with very little to no creasing or fading. And it’s appropriate to wear to work. Looks like my Naked Basics palette has some competition!

Here’s a look I created with this gorgeous palette! I’m also wearing the Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara.

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Drugstore coupon haul

Posted in Beauty, Hauls on July 24, 2013 | 2 Comments »


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Drugstore coupon haul

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Drugstore coupon haul

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Drugstore coupon haul

One of my new favorite YouTubers is CoffeeBreakwithDani. Last week she posted this video where she purchased an Almay trio for .99! Now, I’m not what you would call a couponer, but I thought that was a great deal. So after speaking with my best friend who is a pro couponer (she also sent me the $2.00 off Almay coupons) I decided to go couponing at Walgreens!

Everything up there cost me $21.52. The Wet N Wild was NOT on sale. That was just an impulse buy. Some of the items didn’t ring up at .99 as they should have so instead of paying .99 for some items I ended up paying $2.99. I forgot to ask the sales associate to scan the booklet. Once I figured out where I went wrong everything rang up at .99! I really only should have paid $16.87, but considering my newb status I think I still did pretty darn good. I mean most of these items were originally $7.99 each and I only paid $21.52 for 10 items!

Original Price Including Taxes: $70.02
What I Paid Including Taxes: $21.52
What I Saved: $48.50

Not too shabby, right? This was actually pretty fun and I’ll have to keep an eye out for deals like this in the future.

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LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette

Posted in Beauty, LORAC on July 17, 2013 | 6 Comments »


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LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette

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LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette

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Swatches: First 5 Eyeshadows

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Swatches: Last 5 Eyeshadows

The LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette…. or the one that ALMOST got away. There is a long story that goes with this palette. You see, back when it was first launched I happened to be browsing the Ulta website. I had this bad boy in my cart, but couldn’t bring myself to buy it just then. Even though it was only $20.00, I felt that I had done enough damage for the week. So I slept on it. I woke up and was still undecided so I talked it over with my husband who usually always responds the same way. ‘Just get it. I know how you are. When it sells out you’re going to regret it.’ He was right. I went to my cart to find it empty. The LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette was out of stock. I figured it was no big deal. I could always visit my local store and purchase it. That’s when the chase started. The ONLY Ulta store within a 50 mile radius was sold out. I still felt like that wasn’t quite the end of the road. There’s always eBay or Amazon. eBay only had one palette listed and it wasn’t crazily priced. I was outbid by $1.00. Next I took my hunt to Amazon where I did find 3 palettes in stock. For double the price! I waited it out for a week hoping Ulta would restock. After a week of waiting I decided to finally get the overpriced palette on Amazon. Only to find out that all 3 palettes were now sold out. Feeling a little hopeless someone was willing to swap a brand new LORAC GLOgetter Eyeshadow Palette for one of my limited edition/sold out blushes. Both were of equal value so it was a pretty fair trade. Until the swapper said they were going to send me a tester. I’m sorry, but that is NOT a fair trade. I felt grossed out just thinking about everyone’s germy fingers all over it and how all the alcohol in the world couldn’t convince me it was safe. But that’s just me.

At this point I had given up. My family and I went away on vacation and while out shopping I wandered into Ulta. I got super excited when I saw the tester, but the excitement quickly fizzled when I was told they were sold out. I had officially given up. That is until my husband walked into the house one day and handed me this. *points up* I may or may not have cried tears of joy. He’s the sweetest man ever!

I couldn’t wait to dig in which is why you can see my finger prints all up in there. I really do try to photograph the goods before using them, but sometimes my excitement gets the best of me. And I waited far too long to get my hands on this palette. So there you have it. You can see a look I created with it below.

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