I am absolutely loving this FabFitFun subscription box. The full size products that come in each box are absolutely wonderful. That’s right – no more tiny tubes of shampoo and conditioner just hanging around for months on end. One person couldn’t possibly use the amount of small products I’d get from Sephora Play! and Ipsy (both of which I’ve cancelled). I did enjoy those subscriptions, but I felt like I was throwing away money for shit that I just wasn’t using. With FabFitFun, I can at least give the product a real try. I’m also pretty excited that it’s not all beauty related. Last month’s box was that adorable black travel mug with a cute saying on it: Joy comes in the morning. I actually really like using that cup for work mornings! Anyway – Let’s dive into this months box!
Hey everyone and Happy Easter!
It’s been well over a week since I’ve written anything – literally no explanation for it – I just haven’t written!
My 31st birthday came and went yesterday. My boyfriend and I had a lovely time in Newport, RI. It’s the first time either of us has been there and it was definitely an experience. Unfortunately, it rained quite a bit the second day we were there, but our activity planned for that day was to tour the Newport Mansions. Have any of you ever done that before? It was an absolute blast. A couple of the food places we tried out were incredible. Missions (a hot dog and burger joint) made the *best* hot dog I’ve ever had. Awesome spot if you happen to be in the area.
Surprisingly, I didn’t touch makeup the entire time I was in Newport. I brought all my brushes and products I thought I’d use, but we were walking around and being all tourist-y the whole time. There was no point in getting all gussied up!
Today I decided I wanted to try a pink eye look. It turned out to be a dusty rose/bronze look that I think works well for the transition from winter to spring! Continue reading
The weather has been slowly changing over from bitterly cold to pleasantly warm.
My creative juices have seriously been flowing for a more peach-y bronzed makeup look topped off with a nude lip.
I decided to do a pretty summer-look using my new NYX Wanderlust Go To Palette. This is also a before and after. I will list all products used to create this look and where you can purchase them. Enjoy!
- Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer
- Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
- Covergirl Stay Luminous Natural Glow Foundation in 820
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light/Warm
- Coty Air Spun Translucent Powder
- NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
- Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
- Loreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette
- Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter (to clean up the brow area)
- NYX Wanderlust To Go Palette
- The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
- Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara
- Velvet Teddy M.A.C Matte Lipstick
- M.A.C Whirl Lip Liner
- NYX Matte Setting Spray
Thanks for checking out my before and after summer-y makeup look! If you have any questions on any of the products used, please ask away! I love talking shop with like-minded makeup junkies!
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
There are few product releases that are a same-day buy for me. I can guarantee that this palette will be one of them.
I’ve been lusting after this palette since I first heard about it a few months back.
This launches on March 17th and you can buy it at Sephora for $49.00.
Summer Yum, Candied Peach, and Just Peachy are my favorite shades out of this palette by just viewing photos online.
These shades are warm and housed in a very familiar metal tin with magnetic closure – Very typical Too Faced fashion which I actually love. There’s a very nice mix of matte shades and shimmer shades.
Too Faced comes out with some of the cutest packaging I think I’ve ever seen and this one does not disappoint.
Guys, it smells like freaking peaches. If that’s not reason enough to pick up this beauty for summer, then I don’t know what is.
Next Thursday I’m going away with my boyfriend for a couple of days for my birthday. We chose Newport, Rhode Island at a cute historic inn. I am crossing my fingers that shipping is fast so I can bring this with me!
Will you guys be picking this up when it releases? Let me know in the comments!
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Happy Monday, guys!
So, my boyfriend and I came down with some stomach issues and the last 19 hours haven’t been the most pleasant.
I called out of work, he came home early from work and I’ve eaten toast and dry cereal so far today.
It just hasn’t been a good start to the week.
I need to get my game face on because my plan is to get to the office nice and early tomorrow to catch up on whatever it is that I’ve missed from today.
Never fear, I have a new-to-me product to review. I think this palette came out sometime 2014. Thanks to the great Amazon sale that you can read about here, I was able to score the Nude Dude Volume 2 by the Balm! Click that fancy little “more” button and keep reading for some swatches and a quick review. Thanks, guys! Continue reading
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It’s 9:08 p.m on a Friday night. If I was 24 again I’d still be an hour away from heading out the door for a night of bar hopping with my girlfriends.
I’ll be 31 in three weeks. It’s now 9:11 p.m. I don’t know why it took me three – 9:12 p.m – four minutes to type what I’ve typed so far. I really need to get better at this blogging thing! Friday nights for 30 year old Nikki means a glass *cough* bottle *cough* of Chardonnay, a Modern Family marathon and diving into my latest and greatest haul!
Filed under Hauls, Makeup