Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack Review

imageMelt Cosmetics is brand that is new to me. I first heard about them from Instagram a while ago. Most of the beauty guru’s I follow showed pictures, gave reviews, talked about this brand and their stacked eyeshadows. I was interested. I wanted to try the ‘Rust Stack’ for a while now, however, it was always sold out whenever I tried to purchase it.

I was finally able to grab this on their Cyber Monday sale, I believe. I think originally it sold out, or something happened with the site & it crashed. They restocked maybe a week later? (not too sure of the timeline) and said they would honor the Cyber Monday deal. I set my alarm and quickly purchased it the day it went live. It was a pretty easy transaction, no site crashes, I was able to add it to my cart, pay and check out.

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Jouer Cosmetics Review- Buff & Skinny Dip

imageI placed an order with Jouer Cosmetics not too long ago. I picked up one of their liquid lipsticks in the color, ‘Buff’ and a lip topper in the color, ‘Skinny Dip.’ I have ordered previously with Jouer in the past and happen to really love their products. I think their liquid lipsticks are pretty darn amazing. They feel super lightweight on the lips, smell amazing, not to mention the longevity of the lippies. Those babies stay on!! I happen to think Jouer is a fantastic company that knows how to make great liquid lipsticks. (I can’t comment on any of their other products, as I haven’t ventured out and tried anything besides their lip products… though, I’m sure everything they produce is amazing.)

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IT Cosmetics All That Glitters Brush Set

imageI’ve never tried anything from IT Cosmetics. I always see things that look interesting and I’ve heard good things about this brand. I don’t know why I’ve never tried anything… until now. My last trip to Ulta this brush set caught my attention. If the name – All That Glitters, didn’t catch my eye, the silver glittery pouch sure did it for me! How could I pass it up? Besides, you can never have too many brushes & I always like adding more to my collection. This is a limited edition  5 piece set that retails for $58 and can be purchased at Ulta. Continue reading

I Want! I Want! Christmas Wish List 2016

photo-dec-12-10-32-21-pmI really don’t have a Christmas wish list. If I see something I want, I buy it. I don’t like waiting. I’m impatient and I want things right now. I guess you could say, I’m hard to shop for… well  I guess not really shop for (I’m pretty easy, I like makeup, clothes, sparkly items, money, girly things) I think it’s hard to actually buy me things since the things I really want, I buy for myself. My husband is the same way, so it’s always a fun time trying to shop for each other this time of year. With that said, I was checking out Sephora’s website earlier and found a few items that really caught my eye. I decided to make a small ‘wish list.’ While I really like these items, I don’t see myself spending the money to actually buy them. Another reason they’re in a wish list.  Continue reading

What I Got At LUSH

imageI didn’t pick up much at Lush today. I actually didn’t even need anything, when does that stop me though, right? I saw on Instagram earlier that Kendall Alfred posted a clip of her Santa’s Belly shower gel. I thought it was the cutest thing and decided right then and there that I needed to buy it. I was going to place a small order online, however, I’m impatient and want things now… plus I didn’t want to pay for shipping when the mall is less than fifteen minutes away.

Lush is a store where it’s always so hard to NOT walk out of there with something. Everything in there is so adorable and smells amazing!! I literally go crazy over all the cute bath bombs, soaps, scrubs, you name it. A lot of the items can be a bit pricy and start to add up so you want to be mindful, unless you’re splurging, then go for it! Today was not a splurge day. (Still trying to finish up my Christmas shopping, actually picked up two gifts for people on my list while in Lush today, so win win.) Continue reading

Should I Buy?

photo-dec-03-1-18-13-amFor a while now, I’ve been contemplating about buying a Morphe Palette(s). I go back and forth with putting them in my cart, putting in my payment info, yet I pause just before I can click send. These palettes are pretty inexpensive, so why am I hesitating about ordering one? I’ve done my research. I’ve watched videos on them – not just from the big beauty influencers who are getting paid to give a good review. I’ve looked at pictures, swatches, checked to see what some were saying over on Instagram. For the most part I’ve heard good things about the Morphe palettes, however, I’ve also heard some not so good things. Some claim the eyeshadows are chalky or powdery and feel cheap, not easy to blend, while pigmented, they don’t have the same intensity as they appeared in swatches or looked in the pan. Others claim these palettes are some of their favorites with an affordable price point.

I think it just all comes down to personal preference. I think I’m on the fence because I really just don’t want to waste my money. It’ll either go one of two ways… I’m going to really love the palette, or I’ll hate it.  Continue reading

Tarteist Lip Paint & Gloss Review

imageIf you guys checked out my Ulta Black Friday Post, then you saw I picked these two Tarte lippies up. I’ve been wanting to try Tarte’s liquid lipsticks for a while now. I love Tarte! I have a few of their Amazonian Clay blushes, eyeshadow palette, concealer, and one of my favorite foundations- Tarte’s Rainforest Of The Sea. I’m familiar with this brand and it’s one I really like. I don’t know why it took me until now to finally try their lip products. (Blame it on the abundance of lippies I already own and if I stopped buying lipsticks tomorrow, would last me for a couple of years.) I guess you could say I’ve kinda always had my eye on Tarte’s liquid lipsticks. I’ve wanted to try the color Namaste for a while. I’ve noticed the color on a few girls on Instagram, and from the looks of it, it looked to be a color that was definitely for me. You guys know I love a good nude! Can you ever really have too many nude shades? 😉 Continue reading

Black Friday Ulta Goodies

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I didn’t splurge much on myself during my Black Friday shopping. I wanted to. Believe me, I wanted to… but I needed to get some Christmas shopping done for the people on my list. I purposely tried to avoid any stores that are my favorite, or ones that I knew I’d be tempted to buy things for myself. (As you can imagine now that Black Friday is over and done with, I kept getting emails and seeing on Instagram all the Cyber Monday deals) *cries* I want to partake and buy lots of makeup goodies, but I’m not done shopping yet for Christmas presents… so sadly, (and taking everything I have inside of me) I’m probably going to pass. I know. It’s sad. I’m sad about it, too. Gotta be strong, Jenn! Gotta be strong! Continue reading

Black Friday Madness

esurance_insurance_black_friday_cyber_mondayThanksgiving is now over and the time to start Christmas shopping has arrived. Ugh! When did that happen? I’ve never been so far behind on Christmas shopping since, like, eight or so years ago? I’m a planner. I like to plan ahead. I like having things done early, before all the madness of the holidays arrives. This year I’ve done nothing yet. No online purchases have been made, no store purchases for that matter either. I hate waiting until the last minute to do anything. I start feeling stressed and start getting anxiety over it. I know I have time to shop, but I hate waiting this late. The malls are going to be crazy from here on out. Not to mention traffic! Ugh! Traffic, crowds of people pushing and shoving. Tis the season, right?

I’m sitting here about to go out with my husband so he can Black Friday shop at Best Buy, Target, and maybe go to the outlets. (The time is currently almost 1am- stores in MA open at 1am for Black Friday) I’m undecided if I’m going to do any shopping. Victoria’s Secret seems like a disappointment this year. Bath & Body Works is doing a buy 3 get 3 free for the entire store, but I have a ton of candles… I might just wait until the $8 candle sale. Or is it $9 now? I might check out Ulta, but probably wouldn’t be buying any of their ‘Black Friday sales’ I’d probably just pop in to purchase other random makeup goodies… same goes for Sephora.

Honestly I shouldn’t be buying anything else for myself yet. I HAVE NO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DONE! I wanted to buy this Teddy Blake handbag that was 55% off for their Black Friday sale… but I couldn’t justify spending that much money on myself when I don’t even have any of my Christmas shopping done. Sometimes I hate being a grown up. *pouts*

Every makeup company it seems is having some kind of Black Friday sale and it’s taking everything I have not to order something from a few of them. I did order the new Kylie Cosmetics holiday eyeshadow palette the other day. I was good. I had in my cart the eyeshadow palette, the bronze palette, the Kyliner in Snow, (the new holiday one) and the 4 pack of lipsticks, but in the end I ordered just the eyeshadow. I so would have bought all of those if I was ahead with my holiday shopping for everyone. It’s my own fault.

Still I’m debating… I may pop into a few stores to try and buy some presents for the ones on my list. If the stores aren’t too crazy, I’ll go in. If they are insane…. I’m staying away!!!

Are you guys taking advantage of any Black Friday sales? Or are you waiting until Cyber Monday instead? (I’ll probably partake in that) Let me know!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

happy-thanksgiving-672x372Happy Thanksgiving! I hope each of you are celebrating this day with family, friends, and other loved ones. I wanted to wish you all a safe and joyous holiday making new memories and sharing lots of laughs. Today is a day to spend with family and be thankful for all that we have. I remember being a kid and always dreading this holiday. It was a day of just food and eating and I found that so boring. There were no presents or glittery, shiny, decorations. I hated having to get dressed up to see relatives I hardly saw otherwise throughout the year. Being a kid at that time, I didn’t understand what Thanksgiving was all about. Of course now that I’m older, I can appreciate what this day means. I’m thankful I get to spend it with not only my family, but spend the rest of the day with my husband’s family as well.

I hope whomever you’re spending this holiday with, you enjoy your day. Today will be a busy day for us, as I’m sure it will be for lots of others. We have both sides of our families houses we have to go to for dinner, we’ll come home at around ten or so and be able to relax for a bit before midnight. My husband likes to hit Best Buy for their Black Friday deals. (I’ll be waiting in the car) I’m undecided if I’m going to hit any stores this year. I usually like to go to Victoria’s Secret because they always have a beautiful tote bag for Black Friday, but I’m soo disappointed in this years bag. It’s just too plain. Last year was the silver glittery bag (I use it as my gym bag & get so many compliments on it. It sparkles so much… especially in the sunlight) The bag this year is just a basic black one. Just not feeling it. I guess that’s good for me- saving money and all. 🙂

So, guys, once again, Happy Thanksgiving!! Be safe and have a wonderful day.

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*Disclaimer* Images are not mine & were found while doing a Google search.

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