Archive | September, 2012

Two apartments = twice the fun

24 Sep

Officially moved my boyfriend into his new Chicago apartment this weekend. So after days of lifting heavy boxes, unpacking, and trying to find places to put all his stuff we are almost done unpacking. This place is way more “ours” than his old place was, very cozy. I am in love with the location and neighborhood. And I was even more excited to realize that we are just a train stop away from a huge 2 story Target! Yup 2 whole stories of inexpensive items that are delightfully cute! Also I’m very excited to be able to easily go shopping without a 3 hour drive or train ride from home! So yay! I’m sure there will be a major haul post soon when I have a bit more time to shop 🙂


From my toes to my finger tips

12 Sep

I painted my nails with the polish I bought yesterday. I decided on “Cinna-Snap” for my toes

And “Slick Slate” for my fingers.

I am obsessed with this gray taupe-y shade! It’s so pretty but still different and it goes with everything. I think it would be amazing with a matte top coat too. It is just so pretty. I wore it to class today and had like 5 people ask me what color it is. If you read my last post you already know but the shade is Sally Hansens Insta-dri in “Slick Slate”.
This color maybe a new favorite of mine.

What are you’re guys favorite polishes? Leave me a comment so I can check them out!


Sorry and my new/refreshed love affair

11 Sep

Ok first things first I am Sorry sorry sorry for being MIA for a the last couple weeks. I’ve been sick then classes started plus work and life in general but I am back and ready to go.

Now the new love affair I want to talk about is actually an old one but I recently refreshed it and this old love would be with the store Ulta. I don’t know if you’ve heard of this mecca of makeup, hair, and skin products both high end and drugstore but I am officially declaring my love for it. I work at the mall and since I’m there often I sometimes (more often than I should) will head in early and check out my favorite stores. I usually skip Ulta because frankly my collection of beauty products is already large. But yesterday I stopped in for some dry shampoo since I ran out a couple days ago and my head was looking like a flat grease ball. Well 40 minutes later I walked out with a lighter wallet and a huge smile on my face.
I figured I’d share what I got since I am obsessed with a few of these things.


1. Baliste Dry Shampoo- I love this stuff and this one came with a travel size too 🙂
2. Garnier Anti-Humidity Volumizing Hairspray
3. NYX lip pencil in “nude pink”
4. Travel size Anastasia Brow Essentials includes brow gel, matte highlight pencil, and mini tweezers.
5. NYX 10 Eye Shadow Palette in Caviar and Bubbles – I love this palette it reminds me of the Too Face Natural eye or Urban Decay Naked
6. Mario Badescu travel size Acne Facial Cleanser- love it, I use it in the morning and night, just needed a travel size.
7. Revlon lip butters in “Berry Smoothie” (a my lips but better color), “Candy Apple” (a true red, slightly sheer), and “Raspberry Pie” (fushia color, I’m unsure about it). I LOVE these, the formula is amazing!
8. Revlon Color Stay Liquid Lipcolor in “Nude #1”
9. Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Cloths.
10. Sally Hansen Nail Polishes. Insta-dri formula in “Slick Slate” (super pretty gray taupe color), “Petal Pusher” (baby pink color”, and “Cinna-snap” (wine color). Gem Crush formula in “Big Money” (I am obsessed with this color!).
And the Xtreame wear formula in “Invisible”.

I’m unsure on the liquid lip color in nude and the Raspberry pie lip butter. But otherwise I am thrilled with these purchases. I hope this post wasn’t too boring or ridiculous but I am just do excited! If anyone has questions on any of the products feel free to ask!

Thanks y’all!