Blog Sale│Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Cargo & More!

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Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette – No Longer Sold in Stores – $15

Too Faced a la mode Eyes Palette – No Longer Sold in Stores – $15

Cargo Venice Enchantment Eye Shadow Palette – $15

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette – $10

ELF Artistry Palette – No Longer Sold in Stores – $10

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Bronzer Wardrobe  – $20

BH Cosmetics Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette – $5

BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Palette – $5

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Assortment of Drugstore Palettes

  • ELF Prism Palette in Naked – $2
  • Wet n Wild Vegan Culture LE Spring 2015 – $4
  • Milani 03 Smoky Essentials $4
  • Wet n Wild Fergie  Centerstage Collection – $2
  • Wet n Wild Petal Pushers Palette – $2
  • Wet n Wild Spoiled Brat Trio – $1

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette – No Longer Sold in Stores – $25

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette – No Longer Sold in Stores – $25

Shipping to the US only – $5 Flat or FREE on orders over $50

Products are sanitized with alcohol and water.  Wear is as you see in the pictures.  Most palettes come without brushes (again, as you see pictured).

No holds, products are sold on a first come first served basis.  All payments need to be made through Paypal.  Sales are not final until a payment is made.  Items will not ship until a payment has cleared.

Contact me below with your email address and the items you want and I will send you an invoice through Paypal :)

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TheBalm Single Eyeshadows Haul & First Impressions

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When theBalm had their 50% off flash sale on the 5th to celebrate their new site launch, I did try my best to restrain myself.  I had to remove 2 palettes, 3 blushes a bronzer and 2 nail polishes from my cart before finally narrowing down my order to 9 of their new single shadows and the 9 pan “Lady and the Pug” (how cute!?) palette to house them.

It took 2 weeks for my order to arrive so I haven’t really had time to review the products but I thought it might be fun to share what I ordered and what my first impressions are thus far!

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Firstly, lets start with the shades I chose!  My haul includes (from left to right, and from top to bottom):

  • #24 matte cream
  • #7 shimmery champagne
  • #11 satin white
  • #25 cool-toned matte grey (for the crease of course)
  • #44 kinda-sorta warm-toned matte taupe (for the crease as well… these were actually the only two crease shades I could find and I’ve got to tell you, they’re both more cool-toned than anything)
  • #3 satin green (thought this might be fun for the outer V)
  • #27 matte dark purple (also for the outer V)
  • #2 satin purple/pink with silver micro glitters (kinda reminds me of feisty from the Nude Dude palette only with silver glitter instead of gold)
  • #1 satin dark brown with gold glitter (I would have preferred a matte, but I wanted to try all of their finishes)

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I haven’t had the chance to wear all of these shadows (in fact, I’m testing them for the first time today), but so far I’m finding them easier to blend then shadows that I’ve tried from theBalm in the past, and they also appear to have less fall-out!  But don’t take my first-impressions for it.  I’ll be doing a full review with live swatches on my channel in a few weeks, and I’ll be sure to include a dupe-hunt with my other theBalm palettes!

Before I let you go, though, I want to leave you with a complaint; theBalm wraps each shadow in a plastic square to keep the shadows safe during shipping, but the back is sticky and pulls off the shade number when you go to remove it.  No mater how careful I was, every single sticker was tugged off when I removed it from it’s packaging.

It’s not a huge deal, though.  I just grabbed a sharpy and wrote the number down on what was left of the sticker for reference :)

So what do you think!?  Are you going to be ordering any singles from theBalm!?

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Project Pan & Pan That Palette 2016│Intro

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There used to be a time in my life (early college years) where the sight of pan in a product would send me into panic mode.  It’s not that I didn’t like using products up (out with the old and in with the new, we all say), I just didn’t like paying to replace the darn things!

But now that I’m “grown up” and the majority of my money isn’t going to things like textbooks, Starbucks and beer (mostly Starbucks and beer), I can actually afford to keep a little variety in my makeup collection.  And because it’s so much more difficult to hit pan on a blush when you have 10 instead of 1, panning a product is actually quite fun these days.  So I thought it might be fun to join in on “Project Pan” and see what I can use up by the end of 2016!

The Palettes

Urban Decay Ammo Palette – I reviewed this palette last April and you can tell by looking at it now that the poor thing has had maybe enough uses to count on both of my hands.  The shades are so beautiful and quite pigmented I just hardly ever pick up a palette that I can’t get a complete look out of (by complete look I mean mostly matte).  But all of that is going to change!  Cause I plan to use this sucker up by the end of 2016.

Lorac Matte Pro – I wasn’t planning on panning a second palette but as I stated earlier, I need mattes.  And because this palette has hardly any product in it (4 grams to the Ammo Palettes 8 grams), I figured panning this one might be a bit more realistic (especially since I’m starting this challenge 5 months late).

The Fragrance

Little known fact about Kaily: I used to smoke.  It’s a terrible habit and I’m so glad I quit.  But before I did, I had a major fragrance addiction (for obvious reasons).  I’d smoke about a pack a day and drown myself in perfume to mask the scent.

It’s been over 3 years since I quit and now I find myself never using my perfumes.  So in an effort to keep them from going bad, I plan to start panning 2 of the oldest in my collection (Ralph Lauren “Romance” and Gucci “Guilty”) and then work my way through the rest.

The Nail Polish

I’m not really a huge nail-polish user and/or hoarder but I do love the look of a fresh (but cheap at home) mani/pedi.  There’s just one problem though.  The darn things never die!  Before I can ever use any of them up they’re super separated and/or gunkie and I just hate that I never buy any new shades because I feel so guilty over not using up the ones that I have.

So this year I hope to pan 3!  These are all from Julep and in no particular order:

  • Helen – Can’t go wrong with a good neutral (and it’s already 2/3 gone)
  • Saaya – Also has a good dint in it (about 1/4 gone) and a fun orange/peach color as we get closer to Summer
  • Sylvia – Who doesn’t love purple?  And I figured this would be a great “dark” color for the Fall and Winter.  It’s practically full so we’ll see what happens!

The Lipstick

I recently threw away well over 20 lipsticks, and if I learned nothing else from the experience (like the fact that it was a huge waste of money), it was this:

  1. I’m not really a lipstick person
  2. I like my neutral-pinks
  3. Who really needs 40 lipstick anyway!?

And so in an effort to dwindle down my collection a bit (but still give me the freedom to use those boring shades I love) I figured we’d pan 6 deluxe samples that I’ve been hoarding since Christmas 2014!

  • Buxom Hooligan – red
  • Buxom Provocateur – wine
  • Buxom Mistress – cool pink (my favorite out of those 3)
  • Smashbox Fig – wine
  • Smashbox Legendary – red
  • Smashbox Primrose – neutral pink (my favorite out of those 3)

Don’t the three sets basically look the same!?  I mean, really.  How many of the same lipstick color does one girl need!?

The Lonely Blush

And then because it takes like a million years to finish a blush, I figured we’d just polish off “Sweet Retreat” from ELF, especially since I’ve already hit a boatload of pan in it.  The color fades midway through the day too so applying it twice will help to use it up faster!

The Infinite Amount of Body Butter

I’m not even going to lie.  I have a problem.  I find these at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx all the time for $5.99 each (they retail for $20) so they come home with me and just sit under my bathroom sink.

No more!  They’ve got go.

So what do you think!?  Are my goals realistic!?  I know they’re certainly ironic… espeically if you were around for this… but do you project pan!?

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Deal Alert│7 Full Sized Tarte Products for $59!

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If you’ve been looking for the deal of the century on Tarte, then you can’t miss this!  For one day only, Tarte is allowing customers to CUSTOMIZE their very own 7 pc beauty kit!  Best yet, all 7 items are FULL SIZED!  Click here for more details on product choices.

Each kit contains:

  1. (1) Makeup Bag
  2. (1) Foundation
  3. (1) Blush
  4. (1) Lip Product
  5. (1) Eye Liner
  6. (1) Mascara
  7. (1) Makeup Brush

I’ve already picked out my products and the value is over $160!  What are you going to get!?

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P.S. Don’t forget to use Ebates* and get 5% cashback!

This post is not sponsored.  Some links may be affiliate or referral links and will be designated by an (*).

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Earth Day│Featuring Green Products I Love

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the greenest person in the world.  I probably leave the water running a bit too long when I brush my teeth, and I know I should do more than just donate reusable goods; but the older I get the more aware I become of ingredients and how they affect not only the environment and animals but how they also affect my family and me.  So in honor of Earth Day (today), I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite green beauty products!

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Pressed Blush in “Sweet Sixteen”– $12

Between subscription boxes and the fact that I’ve worked with LBC in the past, I’ve had the chance to try a good majority of the products they sale. But I’ve got to admit that it’s the blush I got in my November 2015 LaRitzy box that I love the most!  Though small (aprox. 0.09 oz) this blush is very pigmented and is full of delicious ingredients like: orange peel wax, jojoba and broccoli seed.  Best yet, it lasts all day!

Ariel Co. Hair Oil – $26

This hair oil is designed to work as a pre-shower mask.  Basically you slather it all over your hair about 30 minutes before your shower and then just let it soak in.  I ususally only last about 20 before I give up but the results are just as good as the Macadamia Professionals Deep Conditioning Hair mask and the ingredients are much better for you.

P.S. you get 26 oz of product.  If you have medium length hair like I do, this should last you for about 40 uses.

100% PURE Facial Cleansing Brush $9

Think of this brush as a mini, hand-powered clarisonic… When I first got this brush I wasn’t the biggest fan.  The size is good for focusing on small areas of my face as I wash, but the bristles were a bit rough and it felt like I couldn’t possibly be doing anything good for my skin.  But I kept using it every night for a month and in that time not only did the bristles become much more gentile but I saw a major change in the overall condition of my skin too!

100% Pure no longer sales this style on their website, but if you’re willing to spend $11 more you can get this one!

GlamNatural Finishing Powder – $30

I love this powder SO much, I just wish it wasn’t so darn expensive for the amount of product that you get (0.14 oz).  This powder is translucent, SO finely milled and just gives your face this beautiful, flawless, airbrushed look!

Acure Balancing Rose + Red Tea Facial Toner – $12.99

I picked this up on a whim one day really just to try something new.  What I wasn’t expecting was to find something that was so easy to use that I’d actually use it twice a day (thank you spray nozel) and that could actually reduce the redness in my skin.  For the price, this is one I definately don’t ever want to be without.

 

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Birthday Bucket List│29 by 29

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  1. Hit 10k on my YouTube channel
  2. Learn 5 new recipes
  3. Read at least 1 book a month
  4. Pay off at least 5k in credit card debt (and my car)
  5. Replace at least 1 article of clothing each month
  6. Figure out how to apply/wear false lashes
  7. Wear heals at least once a week
  8. Participate in a panning project
  9. Go on a shampoo/conditioner no buy aka deplete the stash I have from couponing
  10. Create my own little nook for filming
  11. Do a chit-chat GRWM (I’m kinda scared that I won’t know what to say)
  12. Go out on a date with my husband the last Saturday of every month (at least)
  13. Master an Ooey Gooey cake recipe
  14. Finish my BA (and earn A’s in both of my remaining classes)
  15. Help my husband make time to study for and pass the IT certificate programs he’s working on
  16. Stop drinking soda
  17. Stop eating chips
  18. Potty-train Gabriel
  19. Go to the dentist
  20. Get down to, and then maintain a 6-8 jean size
  21. Actually send Christmas cards
  22. Begin a scrapbook for Gabriel
  23. Take my mother-in-law to get a pedicure
  24. Get our sliding glass doors in the kitchen replaced
  25. Learn how to make stud earrings
  26. Find a good Cruelty-Free foundation that lasts all day but doesn’t look fake
  27. Create a blogging schedule (I’m thinking every Sunday and Monday, but is it strange that the days are next to each other?)
  28. Drink 64 oz of water a day
  29. Call or text my step-daughter at least 2 times a month

I think last year’s 28 by 28 was an interesting trial run.  I accomplished a number of things throughout the course of the year (most of them at the last minute), and while I wasn’t able to get to everything on my list, I do think it’s neat to see how my goals have also changed since then.  I’ve also learned to be more realistic… “clean out my entire garage?”  Come on…

What’s on your bucket-list?

 

Image Credit: Calenworld.

 

 

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Links & Loves│#4

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Weather in Florida is really strange.  Most days during the Fall, Winter and Spring it’s at least in the 80s but every once in awhile the temperature will dip to a high somewhere in the 60s and when that happen everyone in Florida thinks they’re going to die from frostbite.

I bring it up, because that’s pretty much what happened earlier this month and ever since then I’ve been seriously craving something warm, hearty and as fattening as possible!

Enter, el link-o’s and love-o’s:

  1. This is the best mac n cheese belongs in my belly.
  2. I’m also going to have to try this lasagna recipe asap.
  3. Just got the Q2 Planner from Inkwell Press.  It’s only got 3 months, but for $10 I figured it would be worth the test-drive before I commit to the full planner!  So far I’m loving it!
  4. My husband and I aren’t really dairy people and it’s a pain in the ass to eat 4 fruits a day so we’ve been making smoothies every morning for breakfast!  I’m loving the inspiration for more flavors here!
  5. WITH OUT A DOUBT will need  to try these Cookie Butter Chocolate Bars I found on Spring Summer Sam.
  6. P.S. My home is basically where bananas go to die.  No matter what I do, they just don’t stay ripe long!  So you can imagine my excitement for this banana bread recipe!  Long live the bananas!
  7. Remember when I said I regretted purchasing this palette?  Well, I’ve changed my mind.
  8. I’ve been working my way through the Pantene collection I have in my garage from my couponing days and I wish it was Cruelty Free!  It’s so good for how cheap it is!
  9. How cute are these hydrate stickers!?  You put them in your planner and then fill in the water drops for every 8 oz you drink!
  10. Today is my birthday!  I’m 28 if you were wondering.  My husband is letting me pick my own birthday present and since Tarte is having their friends and family sale I’m kind of leaning towards this color correction palette and this contour palette!  Am I the only person who doesn’t like buying things that are limited edition though!?  What if I can’t live without it!!??

 

Featured Image Credit: The Blog "Back to Her Roots"

 

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The Best Nail Polish for Spring 2016│Floss Gloss LTD in “Lean”

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Although I’ve always appreciated the look of freshly manicured nails, I’ve never really been a fan of the process.  You have to remove the polish, shape the nails, apply a base coat, slap on two coats of your color (but not too fast or they won’t dry) and then slap on a layer of top coat.  Then you have to sit there helpless for an hour or two while you wait for the nails to totally dry (cause goodness only knows when you think they’re dry, they’re not).

If you appreciate the tediousness of this whole process, I’m sure you’ll also appreciate products that last through the work week with minimal wear like this festive Springy/Summery purple from Floss Gloss!

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The shade is called “Lean” and it’s just perfect.  It’s not too florescent and not too pastel making it the perfect “fun” shade for both Spring and Summer.  Best yet, it even looks nice on pale people like me!

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I love the brush too (even if the gold wand is plastic, and not metal like I originally thought).  It’s not so thick that I paint more of my finger than my nail, but not so small that I’ve got to dunk it in polish 50-million times to get an even coat.

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Best yet, the polish is opaque, looks perfect with just two coats, dries pretty quickly and will last at least 3 days before I even see a hint of wear.  Oh, and did I mention the brand is Cruelty Free and a bottle only costs $8!?

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On the con side, with just 0.18 fl oz, I’ve got to admit that this polish is a bit smaller than most polishes on the market.  But really, when was the last time you actually finished a nail polish anyway?  In my case?  Never.

What are some of your favorite long-wearing polishes for Spring!?

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A Few Recent Purchases from BeautyKind

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A subscriber recently left me a comment which contained a link and coupon to save $50 on a $75 purchase from BeautyKind.  This instantaneously set off a red flag for me (spam), but you know me and coupons, so it only took a few minutes before I decided to google the website myself.

It turns out BeautyKind does exist (they’re actually pretty awesome), and the coupon did work!  So I went ahead and used the opportunity to pick out a few products from a brand I don’t normally shop from: Jouer.

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Look how neat the packaging is!  You can attach the products together to create your own “palette.”  Honestly, it’s a bit cheesy for me, but I do love how sleek and simple the packaging is otherwise.

My first choice was a beautiful taupe eyeshadow single in the shade “Amaretto.”  I love the satin texture and the formula is just so creamy and long-wearing.  This shadow is just perfect for single-shade looks!


I also picked out one of their long-wear cream mouse shadows in the shade “Moonlight”.  The texture of these shadows isn’t as much mousey as it is bouncy but it is quite soft, pigmented and easy to apply.  It’s also surprisingly long-wearing, especially considering the fact that the shadow never actually sets.

Sadly, I don’t think I’ll get much use out of it though :(  It has sooo much glitter in it that I an only really see myself wearing it on nights out with my husband, and with a 2 year old and a bun in the oven, that doesn’t happen often.  It would be lovely for weddings or prom, though!

Continuing with the theme of eye products, my last pick was a mascara!  If you watched my March Favorites, then you already know how I feel about this mascara too!  It’s lengthening, volumizing and doesn’t clump my lashes or pool around my eyes!  It’s like… natural drama if that’s a thing…


Look at all the fun samples BeautyKind sent with my order too!  I got a Juara body cream, and a gloss and frosty-pink highlight from Vintage!  I’ll be passing the gloss along for sure cause it’s wayyy to shimmery for me, but wouldn’t that highlight be so pretty on the eyelid!?

P.S. A Note on BeautyKind

I was really impressed with how generous this company is.  Not only are the offering new customers the chance to save $50 off a $75 purchase with the code Beautiful2Give but they also have a very generous referral and donation system.  You can save $25 with my code  off of any purchase over $25 and I’ll get $25 in return!  Also, 5% of every purchase is donated to a charity of your choice!

Have you ever shopped from BeautyKind before?  Any suggestions for Jouer products I should try next?  Let me know!

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Easter 2016

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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays and I pretty much have my mother to thank for that.  Not only was it just one out of three days in the entire year that she’d let us sit at the “fancy” table (dining room table vs. kitchen table), but it’s hard not to love a holiday that your mother packs you an Easter Basket even when you are well into your 20’s!

Now that my son is old enough to appreciate things like jelly beans and chocolate bunnies, it’s my turn to share that with him!

After breakfast (cinnamon toast pancakes), we dressed Gabriel up in his Easter outfit and headed to a local park.  The suspenders, bow tie and hat were all from the Target dollar spot if you can believe it!  And I was impressed with how patient he was while my husband snapped a few “quick” Easter pics!

Doesn’t he look so grown in the picture on the right!  It’s almost like getting a glimpse at his future!

Thank goodness we had the sense to leave the egg hunt for last.  This kid was covered in chocolate before we left the park.  On the right, you can see him with a mouthful of bunnies (the chocolate variety), and on the left, you can see him holding an empty egg. I’m sure the look on his face says it all… “all gone?,” he says!

He was so wired he literally stood in place and started spinning in circles.  Needless to say, he slept really good that night.  What did you do for Easter?

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Birthday Wishlist

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This past week my husband and I were invited to a baby shower on April 9th.  It wasn’t until I checked my calendar that I realized April 9th is basically 3 weeks away.  Which by default  means my birthday is basically 3 weeks away as it falls on April 12th.

I can’t believe I’m going to be 28!  I feel like I just turned 20.

But, to be honest, I’ve never been one to celebrate my birthday.  For one, I don’t like all of the attention.  And for two, ever since I began working I measure the cost of practically everything in time.  Ex. “Oh, that restaurant will cost x amount of $’s to feed us one meal?  Gosh, that’s 8 hours that I had to suffer through work…”  Not worth it.

But that’s not to say I don’t appreciate a good gift or two 😉  So here is my wishlist!

 

Women’s Indra Quarter Strap Sandals $27.99

I’ve been trying to work on my body image.  Pregnant or not, I tend to hide under maternity jeans and my husbands t-shirts (and *shudders* crocks).  I have this terrible habit of feeling I don’t deserve nice things unless I’m thin.  Well guess what?  I’m not.  I’m fat.  And I’m pregnant.  And it is what it is, so bring on the stuff!

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Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna $32

For obvious reasons, I can’t bring myself to spend $32 on a tube of lipstick… but Anna is not a tube of lipstick, she’s lipstick perfection!

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PopSugar Must Have Box Subscription $39.95

I’ve been drooling over this monthly subscription since the New Year and I just can’t get it off my mind!  I’m the kind of person who doesn’t mind spending $10 a month on a Birchbox cause by the time you review all your products you end up with a $5 store credit (which makes your box like $5).  But $40!?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s well worth it… I’m just cheap 😛

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Herkimer Diamond Studs $35

Ever since I saw these advertised on The Small Things Blog last Fall I’ve been drooling over them.  They are just so delicate and feminine and really not a bad price at all they’re just ALWAYS sold out!

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Lorac Pro Palette $44

You didn’t think I’d create a wishlist without including a palette in it, did you!?  Ever since I picked up the Mega Pro 2 this past Winter, I’ve been completely enthralled with the quality and texture of Lorac shadows.

 

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