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August’s Ipsy Haul

I have to admit, I wasn’t that thrilled when I saw my sneak peek at my Ipsy bag this month. Yay for the nail polish, but the rest was just meh to me. Then I got it, tried the things, and decided these were things to be happy about after all. What a nice surprise!

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I love retro, so you know I loved that bag. It would have been cooler if it was fabric instead of plastic, but I’m not going to complain. I had to laugh a bit that the Ipsy gang associated houndstooth with prep school. It always reminds me of my grandmother – she was buried in her favorite houndstooth dress, and I want to say she had a houndstooth coat as well as her camel-colored coat. It makes me think glamorous! And now, for what came inside…  Continue reading “August’s Ipsy Haul”

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June’s Ipsy Haul

Ipsy wasn’t too bad this month. Okay, okay – I saw a bunch of nail polishes go out and really wished I would have nabbed one of those! On the whole, though, Ipsy did good for me.

June's Ipsy haul
June’s Ipsy haul

The bag this month felt like a wetsuit on one side, and had “ipsy” textured into the other. It was cute, and I already used it for an overnighter! I have to admit I loves me my bags and boxes. I’m a container freak, I guess – ven though I’m not nearly as organized as you’d think I’d be with all those storage bits lying around.

The foundation primer is:  Continue reading “June’s Ipsy Haul”

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A Little Sephora Haul!

I love Sephora. I have to say it! The one I go to has a pretty good selection of everything, even though it’s not one of the larger stores. (I miss my Hollywood & Highland location!) There is a great mix of ages working there, which is something I can totally appreciate, and everyone I’ve talked with has seemed to know their stuff.

Today we went there for two things: Hims needed a new bottle of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio, and I needed some more tinted moisturizer. Well, you know how things get…

First, this is the tinted moisturizer I use: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (oil free) in Nude. I absolutely love this stuff! It doesn’t give full coverage, of course, but when I began using this I was tired of using thick foundation that rubbed off on my cheeks and nose and creased under my eyes and near my mouth if I dared crack a smile. And no, I wasn’t putting it on too thick! Some worked better than others, but whatever I was using before I switched was just being a pain. I mentioned this to a girl working at the Laura Mercier counter at Von Maur, and she told me about this tinted moisturizer. Love at first try. Thank goodness Laura Mercier was having some sort of promotion that week or I’d never have thought to check out their cosmetics. Now I’ve got a lovely eyeshadow palette, some concealer, and four beautiful lipsticks from them as well.

2015 06 13 Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer

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