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It Cosmetics The Romantics Palette Giveaway

It Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette

Big thanks to It Cosmetics who was nice enough to offer up one of their brand It Cosmetics the Romantics Naturally Pretty Palette! The new It Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette recently launched on and includes 14 total matte eyeshadows and one transforming pearl shade that softens colors gives them a pearl-like finish. These shades are soft, silky, and oh so easy to apply!

Enter to win it below!


Macy’s Backstage Outlet Stores Coming to New York

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Love Nordstorm Rack? TJ Maxx? Yeah, don’t we all! Scoring a great deal is easier than ever now with the launch of Macy’s Outlet Stores in New York!

Macy’s takes a stab at deeply discounted designer brands with their new Macy’s Backstage discount stores that will be opening in the New York City area this Fall. The first store is opening in Elmhurt, Queens (bugger, I hate heading to Queens!) for Fall 2015 and is about the size of a T.J. Maxx location and will be offering brands such as Calvin Klein, Fila, Reebok, Sunglass Hut and other designer swag.

The outlet store will also feature budget friendly brands like E.l.F. Cosmetics in their beauty section!

Four of the six planned outlet stores will be open by Sept 2 and the others will appear later this Fall.

I’m a huge fan of the Rack and I love heading over there to score deals on shoes, accessories, and beauty (I sadly do NOT have patience to look through the clothing racks though because they are so damn messy) so I’m looking forward to seeing what Macy’s Backstage Outlet Stores have to offer and if they will be any better than Nordstrom Rack.

Are you excited about the idea of a Macy’s Backstage Outlet Stores?


Harry Potter Lipsticks from LA Splash

LA Splash Harry Potter Smitten LipTint Mousse

Muggles, rejoice! Harry Potter Lipsticks from LA Splash have arrived. Well, not really Harry Potter Lipsticks but ones named after the beloved characters in the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter Books!

LA Splash Smitten LipTint Mousse ($14) is a new waterproof non transfer liquid lipstick with a matte finish. These new vibrant lipsticks are available in 17 shades selections with several of the shades being named after characters from Harry Potty.

Of course, the idea of Harry Potter Lipsticks has broken the Internet with fights breaking out all over the fandom world because some shades don’t really match up well to their characters. For example, Sirius’ shade is a navy blue where as the fandom believes it should be black.

Technically if anyone should have a black gothy lipstick it should be Snape but as much as I love Harry Potter it’s a fandom I won’t fight with, I wouldn’t win and I’d come home bruised, bloodied, or possibly dead if I tried.

Maybe one day MAC will actually get on the geeky makeup bandwagon and gift us with some amazing Harry Potter or Doctor Who Collection.

Until then we can just fight over which shades of Harry Potter Lipstick should correspond to its character.

LA Splash Smitten LipTint Mousse is available now at


Bath & Body Works Does Halloween 2015 Right!

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The Bath & Body Works Halloween 2015 Collection is looking PRETTY good so far my friends. As you may know the past few years the Bath & Body Works Halloween Collection has been rather, well, bleak. Sure, they have had a range of Pocketbacs and a few hand soaps but nothing like we’ve seen from years past.

Who remembers Plum Potion, Wicked Spice Pumpkin, Scream-a-Colada, and Black Candy Apple Body Lotion!? Ah those were the days! Or how about all the great Bath & Body Works Liplicious Potent Potions Collection that includes yummy lipglosses like Wicked Kiss, Vampire Vixen, and Forbidden Apple and the Bath & Body Works Treacherous Treats Liplicious Collection which yummie flavors like Strawberry Boo-Nila? I mean I remember that was the year they introduced about 10 different Halloween Lipglosses! Truly it was a treat for Halloween lovers like myself!

I’m a huge fan of Halloween. I’m not really a Christmas-y type of person but autumn, Thanksgiving, and Halloween? I’m ALL in! Give me a fat turkey and tons of candy over the guy in a red suit with a beard any damn day of the week!


Worst Online Retailers for Shipping and Packaging

worst packaging

I’ve discussed What’s Your Worst Beauty Shipping Experience but I don’t think I’ve covered the Worst Online Retailers for Shipping and Packaging yet. I’m talking about online shops that ship things out without even bubble wrapping them which, of course, results in items breaking.


Not cool!

What are some of the worst online retailers you’ve shopped at that have packaged up your purchase poorly?