05 December 2011

My New Love

You guys I have CONVERTED! But more on that in a bit...

It is so cold here today that I had to wrap myself up in a fleece blanket every time I wanted to drive my car!  I had a long list of things to accomplish today, but after my toes got too frosty I decided to call it a day and play around in the blog world for a little bit.  Ok, more like a few hours.  I just get so caught up in browsing around all the blogs out there! And I made this pretty little thing I found on Pintrest.  Mine looks a bit different because I started with a square shaped vase and filled it with red and green peanut M&Ms, but it is just as cute and so easy to do.  I bought 4 packs of candy canes at 99 cents each, grabbed some ribbon and my glue gun, and had MORE holiday decor in less than 20 minutes.  

I went Ulta yesterday in need of bronzer and mascara.  I love love love Ulta, and around this time of year they have so many specials and deals that it is hard not to go way over budget.  I nearly broke my wallet in half getting just two items, but since I'm an Ulta Club Member I got three free make-up brushes :)  Anyone who has an Ulta near, I would so encourage you to sign up.  It's free and they are always giving you little treats! I swear I get something almost every time.  

 I ended up getting Lash Injection Mascara by Too Faced.  I had just run out of the They're Real Mascara by BeneFit, and it was good but I guess not great considering I didn't feel like I had to get it again.  I choose this one in a hurry, I'm always a sucker for pretty packaging and I use Too-Faced eyeshadow everyday.   Plus it's that tubey type mascara, that's supposed to come off in tubes with just water so I was excited to try that out.
It did break apart and come off pretty easily, but not what I expected.  You will definitely need some soap just because when it does come off your lashes some of it gets rubbed into the skin around your eyes.  Overall though, much easier and faster to get off than any mascara I've ever worn.
And I don't know if it's supposed to, but it absolutely has a fruity scent to it.. it was hard to miss when the GIGANTIC wand came towards my eye.  So big, actually, that I had a hard time getting to the smaller lashes on the inside of my eyes.
End result is super full lashes, but didn't lengthen them like I'd like.  I like it a lot, but I think I'm still on my journey  to find my perfect mascara.  Y'all have any suggestions?

Ladies, this bronzer IS THE SHIT!  A former Bare Minerals addict for years, I have converted and it feels sooo good.  I recently switched powder to PUR because Bare Minerals just wasn't cutting it for me anymore.  I needed more coverage and something longer lasting.  PUR is better, but after picking up this Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Bronzer I will absolutely be getting some powder too.  It's a little more pricey at $39, but the color looks so pretty and natural on me.  A natural ginger (although as I get older, it gets blonder), finding any face make-up that goes with my coloring is a hard thing to do.  This stuff goes on smooth, blends super easy, and looks natural.  Major thanks to my best gal Rachel, who recommended Smashbox products to me!  She first introduced me to what I like to call "big girl makeup" when we were roommates together in our sorority, and has been inspiring all my beauty buys ever since. I'll definitely be following her footsteps on this one.

That's all for now y'all!  Talk to ya later!

Love, Caitlin


Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

i love ulta too! I just got a free lip gloss! Looking back the brushes may have been a better pick...

love your blog! thanks for introducing me to it!

Allie said...

I just got Chanticaille concealer. It's pricey but that stuff could cover a bullet wound. I HIGHLY recommend it for anything from blemishes to dark circles!

Anonymous said...

I shall have to try that mascara when my lancome runs out.

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

That candy cane vase is such a cute idea :) And I really like Ulta too! I'm a bit jealous though, because we don't have Ulta in Sweden :S (I've been there while I've been traveling).

Have a nice evening!

nik said...

Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!

Lucija said...

I kind of really like your blog - the whole thing, photos, overall looks, your way of perceiving the world...
Follow each other? :))


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