Blog Update

It took much longer than expected to find a good deal but I’ve finally purchased a replacement computer. It should arrive this weekend and once I get everything set up I’ll be back to blogging. Whoop whoop!

While you wait, please check out my blog sale. I’ve put up a few new items.

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The graphics card in my laptop, my main computer, died so until I figure out what to do I’ll be taking a little hiatus from the blog.

Right now I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it to fix my laptop, if I should upgrade and buy a new laptop, or get a new desktop PC. I’m leaning toward option #3. This was my first laptop and while it worked perfectly for the past 4 years I never realized it could be so finicky. I’m not super tech-y but with a desktop PC even I had been able to open up the case and switch out or install parts easily. But with the laptop, the graphics card is soldered onto the motherboard and I don’t have the equipment to fix that myself. What a pain! I went to several repair shops to see if I could get it fixed for a decent price and one person said it would be easier to just replace the entire motherboard. If I have to do that I might as well get a new computer. And I had a bunch of swatch photos on the laptop ready to be uploaded too :(

In a way it’s fate. Even before my laptop crapped out I’d been thinking about buying a new computer. I know that I want something inexpensive with a lot of hard drive space, plenty of memory, good processor speed and graphics card, wireless capability, and a DVD burner. I’d like something that can handle video games. I’m not a serious gamer so I don’t need a top of the line hardcore gaming PC but I want a computer that’s at least above the minimum system requirements level of most games.

I expect to be back to blogging within the month but definitely not for the next couple of weeks. I think that’s how long it’ll take me to find and buy a new computer and get my files transferred from my laptop over to it.

If anyone has any desktop PC recommendations or places to shop for a good deal, feel free to share! I’m not loyal to any particular computer brand so long as it works well and isn’t too pricey.

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 – The Nude Beach

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 – The Nude Beach

I was so excited to learn that bareMinerals came out with a new READY 8.0 eyeshadow palette that I didn’t even bother waiting for the reviews to roll in before I ordered one off of I absolutely love the pressed READY eyeshadow formula and the colors looked like they’d be right up my alley.

I have no idea if this is a QVC-exclusive palette or if other retailers will carry it eventually but as of right now you can only buy it from

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector

Sorry about the sudden influx of It Cosmetics reviews but they’ve been on my To Do list for a long time now and I’m finally getting around to posting them up on the blog.

I purchased the Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector ($29) from

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Sephora Collection Sol de Rio Bronzing Powder

Sephora Collection Sol de Rio Bronzing Powder

No excuses. This was a total impulse buy. I went into Sephora looking for the limited edition Sephora + Pantone Rush Luster Cheek Sweep palette. You know, the blush/highlighter palette with the Radiant Orchid blush that came out a couple of months ago. I didn’t have much hope of finding it but I was okay with that. If I was lucky enough to find one, yay; if not, I wasn’t going to be upset. I was resigned to whatever fate had in store for me and, honestly, I’m kind of glad I didn’t find it. I had doubts about my ability to pull off a purple blush.

Not wanting to waste a trip to Sephora, I decided to do a quick once over of the store and stumbled across a small display of the limited edition Sephora Collection Sol de Rio bronzer. How could I not? The packaging is so colorful and eye-catching!

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