Monthly Archives: April 2014

When customer service fails the customer.

penguinCustomer service is the one and only important factor in a successful company that thrives on consumers. We are the ones that keep those companies afloat. We place the orders, spend the money and when the customer service is good we continue to place orders and spend money. With that being said, I will never ever purchase from Ulta again.  Continue reading


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My new favorite thing: NYX Matte Lipstick

lipstickI have never been a lipstick wearer. I never thought I was woman enough or maybe even sexual enough to pull off a shocking red like the beauty above. I thought it looked odd on my face. I thought I looked stupid. I thought I was ugly and ugly girls shouldn’t pretend to be pretty. (Side note! If any of you are on IG follow me @justnikki326! I’m constantly posting photos of my makeup looks and outfits I throw together. Oh, and sunsets. I love sunsets. And beer. Onward to the post!) 

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NYX Matte Lipstick, Macaron Lippies, liquid liner and not following the rules.

If you guys are on IG follow me @justnikki326. I’m always looking to follow new people who share similar interests and I’m forever posting makeup, beauty, book and fashion pictures. I’m not anywhere near a professional makeup artist or a fashionista. I do okay for myself. Just an every day woman who is just stepping out of her shell.

Good morning, friends! I hope you are all doing well. It’s a chilly and blustery day here in Connecticut. I’ve got my fuzzy new moccasins, fleece sweatshirt and plaid pajama bottoms on. My steaming mug of coffee is next to me. I’m so glad I bought all of those beautiful dresses to not wear this spring because it’s freaking frigid. Come on, weather! Do your thang!  Continue reading

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Ipsy Glam Bag April 2014 (With photos!)

I have a full face of makeup on. Moisturizer, primer, eyeliner, mascara, false lashes, red lipstick, contoured cheeks, pink blush, gel nail polish, under eye circle concealer and radiant face powder. I must be going out, right? Nope! I got my Ipsy bag today!!!! Read on to find out what Ipsy is and why *you* should sign up! Ahem. Please use my referral link if you do cause I get points and such. Thanks, dolls.  Continue reading


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Gel manicures, Lane Bryant, M.A.C Viva Glam 1 lipstick and loving myself.

Guys. Red lipstick. Omg. Why have I been so frightened to embark on this wonderful and glorious shade?

I got my Mac Viva Glam 1 lipstick in the mail and I am absolutely head over heals in love with it. It’s perfect for my skin tone. Not too light. Not too dark. It’s a gorgeous and classic brick red with just the right amount of pigmentation. The one and only downside with the product is the dryness. If you don’t like dry lips (who does?) put a light coat of your favorite lip balm underneath. I personally use EOS in melon flavor and it works great. If you’d rather top off your matte lip shade with a lip gloss for a more fierce look, do it up! I, unfortunately, do not have a photo to share but the next time I get dolled up with that beastly color, I’ll be sure to take a few snapshots! 😉  Continue reading


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