Elf & VS Arrival


I’m trying a new app for my photos today- Diptic, it has fewer effects than Fuzel Pro which I typically use but it’s great for what it’s for.

Now for today’s stuff- I was expecting 2 packages today from elf and from Victoria’s Secret. The first to arrive was my elf shipment and when I opened it up I was surprised at how full it was, I almost thought they had mistakenly sent me too much stuff and then I recalled the promotion they had when I ordered. Besides having a 50% sale on the studio line, they were giving away a free 12 brush set. It’s the ones with the white handles. In this set I received one each of the:
*Total Face Brush
*Foundation Brush
*Bronzing Brush
*Eyelash & Brow Wand
*Brow Comb & Brush
*Blending Eye Brush
*Eyeshadow Brush
*Smudge Eye Sponge
*Eyeliner Brush (Push Brush)
*Defining Eye Brush
*Concealer Brush
*Lip Defining Brush

Here’s what I ordered from elf:
*Eye Contour Brush
*Mineral Powder Brush
*Small Tapered Brush
*Retractable Lip Brush
*Eyeshadow ‘C’ Brush
*Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
*Eye Refresh
*Daily Moisture Stick
*Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon in Black

Not a bad haul if I do say so myself, considering the items I got for free. I did buy some of these same brushes last month for half price, and some I have never had. I love the sturdier style of the studio brushes, so I’m definitely happy I purchased those. The four non brushes I did purchase I did so out of curiosity, the eye refresher I had been wanting for awhile but it was always sold out, the eyeliner crayon was a new item, the moisture stick was an impulse buy since I’d never tried a moisture stick, and finally the mascara was something I’ve been needing. I rarely use mascara but lately I’ve been noticing how powdery they get sometimes after applying my eye makeup so I’ve been adding a quick layer or two.

The second thing to arrive today was the Victoria’s Secret fragrance that I purchased that was on sale last week. There’s nothing more to say about it except that its awesome and it’s finally mine!


Leave me alone, I wanna sleep!


Hello Black Friday! Today just might be a 3 or 4 cups of coffee/Pepsi day. I’m to blame for most of it of course- I agreed to work an extended shift at my first job so instead of working from 1:30 to 5:30 I’m now working from 9:45 to 5:45, then I’m heading to my second job to work from 6:15 to 3:00 am. I think. I’m not 100% sure what time my shift ends. I’m not even sure what shift I’m working on Saturday besides my noon to 4 at the first job. I haven’t actually been to my second job this whole week so my paycheck is bound to suck. At least I’ve already got my schedule for next week and its not too bad! I don’t even have to trade shifts or anything! I’ll let you know if I survive this day!


Thanks what? Happy Gray Thursday!


I’m not even going to mention the holiday that wasn’t for me this year. Basically my plans were ruined by work since my family is not local. So my parents left around noon, which is when I got out of bed. I was texting my friend who works at my second job with me and she mentioned that she was sent home since it was so slow! I hadn’t heard otherwise from work so I lazied about the house and then got ready for work. An hour before I was to show up- my phone rings and its work. They cancelled my shift. So basically my family was all gathered together and I was at home- an hour and a half away and they cancel my only reason for not being able to make it. To say I was pissed, was a gross understatement.


Carried Away with Tarte


Don’t you just love really awesome gift sets? Well the Carried Away with Tarte set is a really great steal for $54, it has all you need to take off on a little adventure. With 24 eyeshadows, 8 lip glosses, mascara, blush,
soft round brush, finishing powder all in a gorgeous case! Of course in my case I’d need to add some primer, face makeup, eyeliner, a few more brushes and then I can grab it and go. What really impressed me about this whole set is the range of colors, all of the colors go well with each other, or you can just use the various quads grouped together if you’re not so good with color selection. The lip glosses range from sparkling pink to very muted nudes. The case itself is a huge bonus, the eyeshadows fit in a little pocket behind it, the side pockets can hold a lot of stuff. It’s perfect for traveling and separating your items so you can have you face makeup on one side and your lip products on the other. The quality of the makeup is very good, with buttery, pigmented shades that I can’t wait to play with. Unlike the Sephora kit I bought last time I was in Sephora I feel like this is more of what I would use (eye products) and less lip products, all in a more portable case. Get yours now and get Carried Away at Sephora


Black Friday Doom!


It’s all over the news right now that Black Friday has morphed into Black Thursday. It’s a fact that all the stores are releasing their upcoming Black Friday ads and most of them are actually opening their doors on Thursday night. That would have been insane years ago, and only one or two stores would have participated. We used to actually respect the fact that it was a day off, a whole day off to spend with your loved ones (or ones you mildy tolerate) while drinking and stuffing yourself with yummy food! While one of my jobs is not really into the Black Friday thing- the other place I work at- is. I’m actually looking forward to the event, because it starts at midnight and runs they have specials every few hours. To be honest I won’t mind working overnight because I’m a crazy night person. So long as I have enough time to spend with my family and I don’t have to be back on Thursday evening I think I’ll be alright. Now we just have to wait until this Thursday to see whether or not my Thanksgiving day meal will be cut short.


When life hands you lemons…


…take a photo and post it on Facebook. Well, actually when life hands you anything you let everyone know on FB, Twitter, Instagram, and so on. It’s the norm now sadly, but I digress alot.

The Pygmy lemon tree in our backyard exploded with lemons last week. I had no clue it could have so many fruits. Maybe the sudden cold suddenly caused the lemons to be ready. Who knows, either way we now have a ton of lemons that we don’t have to buy at the store now, yay!