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September 23, 2016

Milani Bronzer XL – Bronze Glow

Filed under: bronzer, makeup, Milani, swatches — Carol @ 10:38 pm

Milani Bronzer XL – Bronze Glow

The Milani Everyday Eyes palettes that I purchased recently were a resounding success, I felt, and renewed my interest in the brand. One of the Milani items I’ve had on my shopping list for years has been their huge Bronzer XL. YouTuber Emilynoel83 has been using and raving about this bronzer for the longest time although I believe she uses the more neutral/cool Fake Tan shade whereas I was more interested in getting the warmer, more red toned Bronze Glow shade.


September 20, 2016

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Filed under: makeup, mascara, swatches, Too Faced — Carol @ 7:46 pm

Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara isn’t the type of mascara I would ever buy. I’m a huge proponent of “no makeup” makeup and when I select mascaras I prefer ones that give my eyelashes natural looking definition and separation. Length and volume don’t really matter much to me but if I have to choose between the two I would go for a lengthening mascara. Most importantly because I have very watery eyes I always, always go for a waterproof formula.

Better Than Sex is the total opposite of what I look for in a mascara. It promises dramatic volume and length with its non-waterproof formula. And yet I’ve always wanted to try it because of the polarizing reviews. People seem to either really love this mascara or really hate it.

I probably would’ve never tried this mascara on my own but I recently received it as a gift so of course I had to test it just to see what all the hype’s about. I wouldn’t pay for it but for free, why not?


September 17, 2016

Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Collection – Bare Necessities & Earthy Elements

Filed under: eye shadow, makeup, Milani, swatches — Carol @ 4:09 pm

Milani Bare Necessities & Earthy Elements

The Milani Everyday Eyes palettes launched earlier in the year and although they piqued my interest the minute I saw them in person, I held off from buying them for months. There are six palettes in the collection and reviews for the collection as a whole have been mixed but whenever I watch YouTube Monthly Favorites videos one particular Milani Everyday Eyes palette keeps getting mentioned over and over again: Earthy Elements.

Still, I held back and it wasn’t until I watched Jennifer Wan’s Current Favorite Eyeshadow Palettes video in which she says it’s similar to Too Faced’s Peanut Butter & Jelly palette minus the purples that I decided I had to get it. That description really sold me because I had been interested in the warm tones of the PB&J palette but never pulled the trigger because I knew I’d never used those purple shades. Earthy Elements sounded like a much more doable palette for me.

Milani was on sale BOGO50% at CVS this week so I decided to get the Bare Necessities palette in addition to Earthy Elements because out of all the palettes in the Everyday Eyes collection these two seem to get the most raves. They’re normally $10.49 each but I got them for a bit less since they were on sale.


September 15, 2016

Collective Ramen Haul

Filed under: food, snacks — Carol @ 9:08 pm

I’m not a big fan of noodles but you really wouldn’t know that based on all of the bags of instant noodles I buy and blog about here. If I had to rank my carbs from most to least favorite it would be (1) bread, (2) rice and (3) noodles. The only exception would be crispy pan-fried noodles or possibly chow fun/char kway teow which would leap ahead to number one and two. It’s saucy or soup (basically wet) noodles that I’m less fond of as I prefer to have my carbs on the drier side.

But I’m a foodie at heart and I love trying new foods and, besides snack foods like chips, the only convenience foods that companies are constantly updating with new, interesting flavors are instant noodles. So, of course, I’m going to be intrigued when I see a new flavor of ramen on the supermarket shelf.


Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Filed under: concealer, makeup, swatches, tarte — Carol @ 2:54 pm

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

I was so caught up in the hype surrounding Tarte’s new Shape Tape Contour Concealer ($24) that I didn’t even bother waiting for a sale or promo code before I made a purchase.


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