April 14, 2016

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Blur & Brighten Concealer Crayon Review & Swatches

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Soap & Glory Kick Ass Blur & Brighten Concealer

I dunno how about a$$ kicking the new Soap & Glory Kick Ass Blur & Brighten Concealer Crayon ($9) is going to do since it is pretty sheer. But you gotta respect a concealer that’s called Kick Ass you know?

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April 14, 2016

Try ALL the Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fragrances

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Vial Fragrance Set

I picked up the Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fragrance Collection Gift Set along with four of the large size fragrances a few weeks ago. I really wanted to try all of these not only because I love all over Derek Lam but also because they were so hyped up (plus many of them smelled amazing! Silent Night is divine!).

That set is $95 and larger sizes of Derek’s fragrances range in price from $95 to $175 each so sadly, things aren’t cheap on the 10 Crosby front.

But I’m here to tell you that you can TRY ALL the Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fragrances for much, much less!

Sephora continues to get me excited about trying fragrances lately courtesy their fragrance samples sets. Let’s see, the Commodity Sampler Set was awesome, the Tocca Girls Set was divine, and the Juliette has a Gun Set was smoking, and the Aerin Library introduced me to new signature scents!! Thank you Sephora for making it so easy to try every single scent in a brand’s catalog without spending a ton of cash!

This new set from Derek Lam scales down the price and size of the samples with 10 samples that are 0.067 oz each and will set you back $30. This is a great way to try all of the fragrances in this collection without splurging on a $175 bottle. As someone who owns four of them I’d highly suggest a try before you buy set like this because as unique and refreshing as Derek’s fragrances are they might not warrant a full size since I find the linger and throw is a bit weak.

You get:

  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Silent St.
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Looking Glass
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Hi-Fi
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Drunk On Youth
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Afloat
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Rain Day
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Something Wild
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Ellipsis
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Blackout
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2am Kiss

Get the Derek Lam 10 Crosby Vial Fragrance Set now at $30 at Sephora.com.


April 14, 2016

I Must Be Craving Toast

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self tanning

With orange marmalade! Because these Sephora Self-Tanning Wipes look like a little slice of toasted bread.

Or maybe that’s me?

Shifty eyes.

You know what? Thinking about it now, wouldn’t it be cool if you can like just rip open a little packet like this and inside would be a slice of toast? I’d get more use out of the toast versus the tanning wipe! Just not a bronzer kinda gal!

Don’t steal that idea, I’m going to run with it.


April 14, 2016

Yay or Nay: Mineral Foundation

mineral makeup

I remember when mineral foundation was as huge as highlighters and matte lipsticks. What do you think, was it early 2000s when Bare Minerals was blowing up the makeup world? I remember infomercials featuring Bare Minerals being applied apparently to women who had unknowingly gone to the Mall of the America that day not realizing they’d come out of that mall with their mind blown courtesy a new mineral foundation.

Holy Mineral Madness Batman! I’m flawless!

Those commercials were really fun.

Needless to say, they also sold me on the fact that I NEEDED mineral foundation in my life like ASAP. Not yesterday, not last week, not two minutes ago, but RIGHT NOW! Obviously I was delusional about the fact that mineral foundation sucks hard on drier skin.

And also…

Bismuth oxychloride. Forged in Hell by Lucifer himself or Tim Curry whichever you like. Instead of “eat, drink…” He’d be standing over you saying, “Buff, Tap…” Bismuth can only be compared to letting loose a bunch of tiny ants under your skin and having them crawl around rather rapidly.

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