Stilazzi Synthetic Brush S122 Review

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Press Sample

Stilazzi is a brand that I'd never heard of prior to The Makeup Show LA. Stilazzi is a brand aimed at the professional makeup artist whose inventory widely covers pro MUA tools and supplies, like this S122 Synthetic Brush. I'm a lover of synthetic brushes, but I tend to be pretty picky about the quality of them. Does this simple eyeshadow brush hit the mark, or does it fall flat?

Crown Brush Ultra Skinny Eye Marker Review + Swatch

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Press Sample

Fun fact about me: I NEVER use liquid liner. I have upturned eyes that happen to have a pretty severe downturned hood, so the idea of winged liner is quite a laughable notion. I received this Crown Brush Ultra Skinny Eye Marker as part of my Blogger bag for The Makeup Show LA, and I've been putting off reviewing it because it honestly does not fit into my makeup routine at all because of my aforementioned predicament. I was also pretty iffy because I know Crown Brush as a decent, but cheap brush company. I've tried another one of their makeup products, which I used in my Rainbow Concealer tutorial, and it was pretty "ok" and I didn't know what to expect with this $7 liquid liner.

Glossier Soothing Face Mist Review

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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It's no secret that I'm absolutely in love with Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser. Since that product worked so well for me, I decided to foray into more skincare items from them. Glossier recently had a promotion where you got their Soothing Face Mist at their Coconut Balm Dotcom for $5 with free shipping, so I decided the time was NOW... er, THEN! It's been many moons since I've had a facial spray in my daily routine.

Sephora and Ulta Birthday Gifts | a.k.a Happy Birthday to Me!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Today is my birthday! If I was a normal person I would be enthused, but having a birthday in one of the hottest months of the year and also experiencing nearly 2 decades of my friends not being able to make it to my parties because everyone is out vacationing has put a bit of a sour spin on turning a year older for me. At least I have freebies from two of my favorite stores to console me being a year older and away from 99% of my friends and family.

Last Week in Review (August 7 - August 13)

In contrast to last last week, I actually got a lot done! Yaaaay! I feel really happy with my production rate last week and I'm aiming to keep it that way for the next year. Yep, today is my birthday. Another year older, another layer of age-related anxiety and regret... like being kicked out of the family health insurance plan in a few years. Can't we go back to when birthdays were fun and you got to invite all your friends over for cake and ice cream? I'm really not digging this whole "another nail in the coffin" birthday schtick that comes with adulthood. Anyways, I'm sure you're not here to hear me kvetch about how sad I am about being an old fart. On to the makeup!

Bdellium Tools "Pink Cadillac" Auto Lip Crayon Review + Swatch

Friday, August 12, 2016
Press Sample

Prior to getting this "Pink Cadillac" Auto Lip Crayon in my TMSLA Press Bag, I knew Bdellium Tools as a makeup brush company that my friend Mary form NeonChipmunk loves. I personally haven't had any experience with the brand before so I'm going into this a little blind. These Auto Lip Crayons seem to be their first foray into the makeup game, which isn't all that uncommon for brush companies.

PÜR Browder Perfecting Brow Powder Review + Swatch

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Press Sample, Affiliate Links

My preferred go-to brow product is definitely a tinted brow gel, but I do love me a good powder for when I'm feeling a bit saucier. I tend to go the powder + angled brush route so this all-in-one PÜR Browder Perfecting Brow Powder left me scratching my head upon first look.

My Top 5 Favorite Lip Balms

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Press Sample, Affiliate Links

I am a total slut for lip balm. I don it as part of my morning and evening skincare routine, I slather it on before I start putting on my face, I always have a tube of it on my desk, in my purse, and on my bedside table. I. Love. It. I've tried so many formulation and tubes over the years, but there are definitely five that stand out to me. The list below is ranked "love" to "must have".

Last Week in Review (July 31 - August 6)

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Oh boy. It's no secret that I'm a severely depressed individual, but the last two weeks have been really rough for me. I'm kinda angry at myself for shirking off because I know that making content brings me joy and it's a great way for me to be productive without feeling stressed out, but I just couldn't muster up the energy to do it, let alone prep for it. Unfortunately this Last Week in Review is going to be a little bit scant. I deeply regret not having a full week of content up, but I'm really proud of what I did manage to publish.

Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream Review

Press Sample, Affiliate Links

I always have a tube of hand cream at my desk to slap on when I'm working. I can't stand the feeling of slightly dry skin, plus giving yourself a little 3 minute hand massage is a good way to take a small break and indulge in a little self care. The hand cream that has taken up residence at my work station as of late is the Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream and oh boy is it super-charged with hydration power!

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Review

Friday, August 5, 2016
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There are just some things that when you find them you just know. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser and I hit it off immediately and I've never fallen in love with a skincare product this quickly. I love it so much that I repurchased it even before my current bottle ran out. MJC is basically my Gwendoline Christe in Shining Armor and I never want to be without it again. Obviously, you can already tell how this review is gonna go.
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