Thank you STARBUCKS!

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I ordered the above cup online from Starbucks last Saturday. I paid with the Starbucks gold card and was supposed to be rewarded 45 bonus stars for the purchase. Okay, cool. Sometime early in the week, maybe Monday night, or Tuesday, I realized I still didn’t get a shipping notification… nor did I get the 45 bonus stars credited to my account. I think I waited until Wednesday morning before I emailed them asking when I could expect shipping and why the 45 bonus stars weren’t credited to my account. By Wednesday night I still had no email from Starbucks. I decided to check my ‘order status’ on my Starbucks account for some reason, now it was showing that they actually shipped my order a couple of days ago and I should expect it by Monday. Never got a shipping email. I emailed their customer service department AGAIN the next day because now that it showed online my order was shipped (even though I never got a shipping confirmation email) I just wanted to know where my 45 bonus stars were for this order. AGAIN no response from them. Continue reading

MAC Cosmetics & Mariah Carey Holiday Collection 2016

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The holidays are fast approaching. We’ve been seeing upcoming holiday makeup collections from pretty much all the major makeup companies. I don’t know about you, but that makes me pretty excited! I love the holidays (like pretty much everyone else) and I love seeing what limited edition collections these companies have to offer. Cute and sparkly (if we’re lucky) holiday packaging? Yes, please! You know I’m all about cute packaging.  Continue reading

Small Ulta haul

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I went to Ulta yesterday and picked up a few things. I probably stayed in the store for a good hour swatching this and that, covering myself in many different glitters, colors, blushes, eyeshadows, foundations, lip products, you name it. I went in there just to look but you know how that goes, (if you’re anything like me and love to shop) you always find something that will jump out at you to purchase. As always, the associates were friendly, asking if I needed help. (I like to shop on my own and pretty much be left alone since I’m in my own little world when I’m shopping) I was grateful none of them stuck around or tried interjecting about products I was looking at. Nothing makes me want to leave a product right where it is and leave a store…. than having pushy sales people bother me and try to “sell” me things. It just ruins my shopping experience. Bath & Body Works and Sephora I’m looking at you.  Continue reading

Natasha Denona star palette. Is it worth it?

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Natasha Denona is launching her Star Palette this Friday, October, 28th and I’ll admit, I’m intrigued. I’m a big fan of warm shades as well as cool shades and this palette offers both. I’m very much attracted to these colors- especially the chrome and metallics. So much yes!! I love chrome and metallic eyeshadows a lot.  I love matte shades, but if you know me and my style, I’m all about glitter and sparkling like a disco ball. The more blinding the better, I say.  Continue reading

Dose Of Colors liquid lipsticks & why I’m not really a fan.

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Dose Of Colors is a brand I first heard about from Instagram and Youtube from some of the popular Youtubers I follow. I was curious about this brand because at the time I was hearing so much about them. How great their liquid lipsticks were, how they stayed on all day, how it seemed to be so many people’s “favorite brand,” how you just had to try them because they were so incredible. I eventually caved and in fact, tried them. Initially I was a little disappointed at the color selection on their website. I felt they didn’t have many colors that interested me, or that the ones I was finding were similar to other shades I already owned. Honestly, nothing jumped out at me begging me to buy it… still I wanted to try it because I’m a makeup lover and I like trying new brands, especially ones that are getting a lot of hype about them. As I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, I am a sucker for packaging and I really love the packaging of these liquid lipsticks. The frosty glass containers , silver ring, and white tops really caught my eye. I think Dose Of Colors has some of the best packaging around when it comes to their liquid lipsticks. I personally just think they look really sleek in any makeup collection.  Continue reading

The best time of the year

imageFall has always been my favorite time of the year. The hot sticky days of the summer start turning to cool, crisp days and nights. The leaves start changing from the dull green to a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, from oranges, reds, and yellows. Everything about the fall is magical. Growing up in New England I’ve been fortunate to experience such beauty. I don’t think you can truly experience and enjoy or appreciate the fall foliage until you see it in all its glory that New England offers. I think I’m probably at my happiest once this time of year rolls around. Nothing gets me more ready for this time of year then the sight of pumpkins. Pumpkins make me think of Halloween… and Halloween is one of my favorites! Who doesn’t love a good scary movie while sipping hot chocolate or cider? It’s literally what I look forward to the most- that and apple picking! Okay, hayrides as well.  Continue reading