July 2015 Wishlist

July 2, 2015 | Beauty, Wishlist | 16 Comments »


This month’s wishlist is a bit different. Every year my family and I try to visit some place different. Last year was a difficult year between the two moves and some health related issues (which mostly turned out to be nothing, thank God). So we didn’t get to take our yearly mini-vacation. We want to make up for it this year.

1. Let’s start with a trip back home. Not exactly MY home, but my husband and our son’s home. My husband and son were both born in New Jersey. I was born in Rhode Island in case y’all were wondering. I do consider Jersey to be home because it was the first place I ever truly felt at home. And well, it’s where I started my life/started a family. Anyway, we’ve been living in Illinois for about 6 years now. We’ve been wanting to visit back home for a while, but never really had the chance to make it back there. This just might be the year we finally make it back home!

2. Ah New York! NYC is one of my favorite cities! When we lived in Jersey we lived so close to NYC that we’d visit a few times a year. Those were some of the best times I’ve ever had. There’s nothing like taking a nice long stroll through Central Park with my guys and a nice cup of coffee in hand. I sort of feel like I’m cheating by adding this to the list since it’s only a 20 minute drive from Jersey, but hey, it IS a different state.

3. Louisiana has been on my list of places to visit for a while. I’d love to visit New Orleans! I’m part French and can’t make beignets (not perfectly anyway) and I hear New Orleans is the place to go for that sort of thing. But all jokes aside, it looks like a lovely city and I can’t wait to take it all in.

4. My husband really wants to visit Kansas City, Missouri and I really want to go to Kansas. Mostly so that I can take a picture of a random farm and say that I’ve been to Kent Farm. I’m a HUGE Superman/Smallville fan! *shrug* This way we both get what we want. And this trip is more doable as it’s only a 5 hour drive away.

One of my life goals is to visit every US state and collect a post card for my scrapbook. I have to revisit a few states because I wasn’t thinking about the whole scrapbook thing and ended up getting magnets and shot glasses. I’ll be better prepared this time.

June 2015 Wishlist

June 1, 2015 | Beauty, Wishlist | 6 Comments »


1. NARS Christopher Kane for NARS Blush in Silent Nude – $30.00
A soft and sheer pressed powder blush in limited-edition shades.

2. The Love Sick Stack by Melt – $48.00
PROMISCUOUS- a beautiful color changing violet-blue! Use it alone, or combine it with black to reveal a completely different shade!, FIXATED – a gorgeous matte grey inspired by one of our favorite lipsticks, Space Cake, so pigmented and cool you have to see to believe, AMELIE- a perfectly peachy gold, you’ll want to add it all over Cheeks! Highlight! Eyes! It glistens and glides on with ease, LOVE SICK- a beautiful ultra-matte burgundy-red …inspired by our most popular lipstick 6six6!

3. ColourPop Bronzer in Paradise Cove – $8.00
Get that Paradise Cove glow in this golden beige in a satin finish. Recommended for Light- Medium skin tones.

4. Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Punch Pop – $18.00
A rich, weightless formula that fuses bold, saturated color with a smoothing primer. This lip color delivers a lightweight formula that lasts for up to eight hours. It glides on effortlessly, creating a modern-velvet finish that keeps lips comfortable while color stays true.

5. ALTERNA Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist – $25.00
A weightless, nutrient-rich oil mist that protects hair from heat styling tools, enhances shine, and boosts hair’s health. This double-duty formula can be used as both a deeply nourishing treatment that helps to repair split ends and environmental damage, and as a color protecting style primer. Made with strengthening organic bamboo and smoothing organic kendi oil, it banishes frizz and imparts intense shine while providing vital nutrients.

May 2015 Wishlist

May 2, 2015 | Beauty, Wishlist | 5 Comments »


1. Dose of Colors Terra Collection – $58.00
Our liquid lipstick is a velvety high-fashion matte finish which envelops lips in a rich color. Glides on smoothly and stays put throughout the day.

2. ColourPop Highlighters – $8.00
The newest addition to ColourPop Cosmetics. A variety of sizzling highlighters.

3. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet – $26.00
Want a sexy, lit-from-within glow that will make ‘em wonder if you spent the weekend in a secret love den? Fake a perfect flush with our Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush. Like the lingering effects of a romantic rendezvous, Afterglow won’t quit. Wait until you feel it. Lightweight yet luxurious, Afterglow has a soft, creamy texture that always applies beautifully. Our extremely blendable, finely milled formula goes on sheer and provides EIGHT long hours of wearable, streak-free color.


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