Friday, October 31, 2014

Three Things



1. Jim Carrey's spoof of Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln ads on last week's SNL was spot on and hilarious!! Now, don't get me wrong, I looooooove Matthew M, but what is up with those weird commercials??

2. The new Bobbi Brown gel eye liner + shadows. Each and every shade is beyond gorgeous, and on my Christmas list, but on my way out of Nordstrom the other day I couldn't help myself and snapped up the shade Midnight Sparkle. I've been wearing it all week (either by itself or the lightest shade in the Julep nudes eye shadow palette) and it is just perfection!!

3. And just for a bit of Halloween fun, here's a throwback picture of my brother and I as zombies about twenty years ago:

Have a very fun and safe Halloween!! What are you (and/or your kids) dressing up as this year?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Subscription Box Smackdown (October 2014)


Hey, beauties! I'm back with another Subscription Box Smackdown! I had a lot of fun with last month's and thought I'd try to make it a monthly thing. I will give you my thoughts on the three I (currently) subscribe to, Ipsy, Glossybox and Boxycharm. Let's get started!


Ipsy is the most inexpensive of the bunch, coming in at only $10 a month. It's a mixture of drugstore and high end products, deluxe sample sizes and full sizes. Here's my October box:


The little hand cream is mango and mandarin - I'm not a huge fan of either of those smells, so I'm leaving it closed so I can give it to someone who might enjoy it. The little mascara (by Model Co ) and the Skyn Iceland cleansing cloths will be great for travel.

It also came with a cream highlighter by the brand Doll 10. It looked really pretty in the little compact, and I was excited to try it out, but was disappointed. It's super greasy and does not have a good color payout. Womp womp.

 It also came with a matte lipstick by City Color is kind of a 90's mauvey/rose shade that is really pretty, but I have someone in mind to give it to!
Overall I wasn't a fan of this box, but for ten bucks I'm not too broken up about it. If you're interested, you can subscribe HERE


Glossybox is $21 a month for a mixture of deluxe samples and full sized high end products. Here's what came in my October box:

 A hydrating mask by Sesha ($9 value), which I'm excited to try out tonight! With the weather going from hot to cold, to warm, to cold, back to hot and back to hold my skin is all over the place. It also came with a full-sized matte nail top coat by Nails Inc. ($10 value), a $40 gift certificate to Hello Fresh, a full sized UV Protecting hair spray ($12 value) by Proganix, a mini perfume by Vince Camuto, which is not my favorite smell, but is packaged beautifully, and a full sized Power Pigment (lip color) by Tarte, in the color Awakening ($24 value)  The lip color is beautiful, and I'm already wearing it! This month's box was awesome! If you want to subscribe to Glossybox you can HERE


Boxycharm is $21 a month and (I think) supposed to be all high end products (deluxe samples and full sized) but truthfully, I've never heard of a lot of the brands that come in the box. Here's what I got this month:
The "major" thing in this box was the Eclipse concealer palette by Coastal Scents ($20 value)
It's a range of 15 colors, for correcting, concealing, highlighting  and contouring. If I were still actively freelancing I'd maybe be excited about this, but it will likely go unused by me. I'm not a fan of everyday contouring (um, hello, contouring is GREAT for pictures, not for real life. This is a mistake I see so many people make. Just say no to over contouring, ladies!) It also came with a little nail polish duo ($21), a full sized collagen serum ($48 value), an eye shadow by Be A Bombshell in "halo" which is a very, very bright color that's almost between a silver and a pearly white. It also came with a gorgeous, shimmy olive green eyeliner by Starlooks ($14 value) which in my opinion was the best thing in the whole box. This month's box technically had a good value, dollar-wise, but I think the only thing I will use is the eyeliner. If you want to try out Boxycharm for yourself you can subscribe HERE.

This month's winner?? GLOSSYBOX!!

What do you think of this month's boxes?? Do you subscribe to any? If so, which ones?? I want to know!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mani Monday with Tiffany


Hey once again ya'll!  As you are all well aware, it's October and it's also Breast Cancer Awareness month.  As such, for the past few years, I wear pink nail polish for the entire month of October - until Halloween!  Be sure to check those boobies on the regular! That would be once a month at least! Anyway, here are some of my pink nails from this month so far.

This one is my most recent.  I used my chevron nail vinyls for my thumb, index and pinky finger.  The pink is China Glaze Love's a Beach, the navy is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Navy Baby and the glitter on my middle finger is OPI Servin'  Up Sparkle.  My rhinestone pink ribbon did not turn out as well as I had hoped because the studs are so large - but you can tell what it is (I hope) nonetheless.



These next nails are plain and simple but still super pretty.  I got lots of compliments on these!  This is OPI Mod About You.  Makes my nails look kind of fake doesn't it?  These nails are super long (for me) and driving me crazy - as soon as the wedding I'm in is over this weekend, I AM CLIPPING THEM PRONTO!



Finally, this is my half moon mani.  Which I clearly need practice at.  I have a hard time getting the hole reinforcement stickers on there evenly across the nail, and the stickers are so thick it's hard to paint over them.  So don't look too close.  Here I used China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic and OPI Skull & Glossbones (one of my all time favorite names of a polish.)


Are ya'll wearing any pink this month?  Which one of these is your favorite?  See ya next month. :)



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