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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Well, HI! A Fine Day to Say Hello!


I haven't blogged in so long!  Above is a Pantone palette I put together for some jewelry I'm offering on Facebook.  I signed up to be a Paparazzi Accessories consultant which means I sell their stuff :)  I wear it and found out about it through a friend.  She offered me the chance to sign up so I did.  I love it and it's been a lot of fun.

Okay so I'll start blogging more.  I've missed it.  I have some great new stuff and hopefully I can find time to post.

How the heck are YOU?

Have a great day, T

Friday, October 30, 2015

Neutral Lip and Eye with Gear Earrings and Betsey Johnson Necklace

Hi there!

I found these on my camera and thought I would add the unedited shots.  I have no farking idea what I have on my face other than the lips are Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood.  Utter letdown I'm sure ha ha.  Anyhow, I love the soft neutral look and this is pretty typical of my day to day makeup.

P.S.  How are you?

 I plan to blog more coming up- when I have some time.  I have tons of Halloween ideas but I'm just not super duper prolific online anymore.  Have a fantastic day!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Lime Crime Velvetine Dupes- Move Over Anastasia Liquid Lips- Here come LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss! Full Set Swatches!

Hi there!

I'll be quick and brief- because you came here to see swatches, not read makeup prose.

LA Girl Cosmetics came out with these liquid lipsticks that dry into a velvety matte.  Sound familiar? It seems it started with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks, the Jeffree Star lippies, now Nyx is coming out with their version, Suede Matte...on and on- but LA Girl has a great finish, super duper cheap!

Monday, July 13, 2015

I am crowded.  Jam packed with things, papers, feathers, bottles, boxes, and little pieces of plastic filled with powder. There are photos and numbers and little memories like slides of glass and each goes under the light and I think, "yes, yes...oh that...and no, that is gone now" and it's all around.  It is suffocating and comfortable like being swallowed by balloons.  There is just enough space to breathe. But not deeply.

I have no sense of community.  Or family.  There is no mother.  No father.  Sister gone.  Brother unknown.  Children grow and scatter and life is just ice cracking, melting...pouring into the sea.

I am a series of tomorrows that have bled into yesterdays and in this wedged up space of everything boxed around me, I think, "what did I do this for?"

To fill up.  To find out.  To remember.  To forget.  To be happy.  To lose.  To wonder.  To try.  To keep going and never give up.  To go.  To stay.  And always, time passing and the wall is bricked.

I am lonely amidst my things.  I am saddened by shadows that slip between the cracks.  You can find everything and still miss what you left behind.  Or wonder why you ever lost it in the first place.

Wedged in and surrounded, cocooned by matter and ideas and fallout- I push at the edges like the world is just an eggshell away and if I just keep poking...

I'll find it.

I'll realize.

I'll swallow all of that glorious freedom and discover...

That I can have everything I've ever wanted and all I felt was empty.


I let it all...


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Platinum Hair + Natural Makeup!

Hi there!

Do you have a version of yourself that feels the most 'you'?  Is it a hair color- style of clothing, or even a movie and you think to yourself, 'Man, that is so ME!'  I finally found the hair color that reflects who I am and it is such a boost of confidence.  Take a look at my dream hair color and the natural makeup I wore to a wedding where I helped the bride with her makeup.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Six Months of Aromaleigh Ephemera Subscription Boxes- Best Sub Box for Makeup I've found!

When the Sub Boxes Arrive

Hi there!

Due to school/work my blog has been super duper empty.  So I've decided to try and up the ante and blog more.  Especially since I've been able to amass some killer stuff that I want to post.  It's been fun keeping up with new collections and trying to find subscription boxes that are worth the cost every month.  One of those really steals my heart.  Welcome to six months of Ephemera, by Aromaleigh.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How to Spot Fake High End Eyeshadow Palettes online and Ebay like Naked, Chocolate Bar, etc!

Hi there!

Okay so you see this amazing deal online- be it on Ebay or a website or via Facebook's local sell page....you see that palette you've been dying over and order it for like $20!  YES!  Then you get it, open it, and one of the eyeshadows is called Chocolate Gordial and you're all, "Whaa?"

Congrats, you bought a fake palette.  How can you get educated so you don't make the mistake again? I'll help you discover how to spot those wannabe palettes so you'll never get fooled.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fall in Love with Too Faced's Heart Shaped Love Flush Blushes! Review!

Hi there!

Summer 2015 new release collections are all over the place- shamelessly making us makeup girls go crazy.  I'm not going to pretend that I didn't fall head over heels for one of the products that was really cute.  Too Faced recently released these super duper addictive heart shaped blushes that I LOVE.  The packaging kills me.  It's smooth, shiny candy-like plastic that has Too Faced in gold script on the front.  I want to hoard them in my purse and I think I have all 6.  Let's take a look at 4 of them-

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Colour Pop Highlighters, glow glow glow! Swatches!

Hi there!

Wowza so I finally (FINALLY) finished my BSN in nursing.  I will post on it later but first I wanted to share my latest find:  Colour Pop Highlighters!  These lovely things are the same creamy, mousse-like formula as Colour Pop's eyeshadows and blushes, but they gleam and glisten- bringing dewy skin in a lovely range of shades.

Monday, April 13, 2015

LA Girl Matte Pigment Lip Gloss- Dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss?

Hi there!

While Anastasia's website is mysteriously on the fritz (you click and go to an error message if you want to test it out) I was looking for an option to find an affordable matte lip paint.  You want a Velvetine from Lime Crime too?  To satisfy that itch for a matte lipstick that applies wet I found a new love in La Girl Matte Pigment Lip Glosses.  For $5 each (yes, for realio) you can get LA Girl's Matte Pigment Lip Glosses at a fraction of the cost of similar products.

Maybe Rebel is a dupe for Lime Crime's Riot Velvetine?  Wouldn't that be nice?!