Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Along with some of my recent beauty shopping, I have also done some home goods shopping.
The owl tea light holder on the top left was purchased as part of my birthday present from Bridgette, she bought it at target. The owl candle holder on the right is from World Market. The candle is the Tyler candle Kathina candle. Tyler candles are the best candles I have ever had, they last a very long time and you can smell them even when they aren't burning. Kathina is a combination of lilly, citrus and rose, it smells devine.
On the top left there are owl salt and pepper shakers from target and a cookie cutter from William Sonoma. On the top right is a Halloween tea light holder from Yankee Candle. On the bottom left is a pistachio gellato candle from target, that smells super yummy. On the bottom right are two new scents for my Yankee Candle Scenterpiece (if you want to know more about the scenterpiece let me know), I bought Apple Pumpkin and Autumn Wreath, which are prefect autumn scents.
This is another Halloween piece from Yankee Candle that Shawn bought me because he knows I love Halloween.
Last I found this wall art on clearance at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I have been looking for something for our living room, this matched the colors and features my favorite city!
I didn't realize until I was posting this, but I sure did buy a bunch of candle stuff. I think I might have a candle obsession!
What are you treating yourself to this fall?
Monday, September 15, 2014
The theme for the September bag was Street Style and I really love the bag, it's a darker silver, not quite guntmetal gray with silver studs. I think it's probably more Rock and Roll than Street style but awesome either way.
The first item was a travel size Pacifica eyeliner in the color fringe which is a milk chocolate color (Full-Size retail $11.00). The application was smooth and dark, but I think it might wear off too fast considering how easily I could wipe it off my hand. This is with Urban Decay 24 hour liner as kind of my benchmark for endurance.
Next there was a NYX shadow in the color innocent which is a very light champagne color (Retail $4.50). I like NYX shadows but this one is probably to light to use alone, but it might work well as a highlight since the shimmer is not chunky.
I was very excited by the Hikari lipstick in Cabernet (Retail $13.00). It was easy to apply and a very wearable red. Also the lipstick felt like a decent quality, I would compare it to the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks.
The last two items were a Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair: Hair Conditioning Mask in a 1.0oz sample size (Full size 5.24oz Retail $26.00). I am curious to try this, but I'm not as excited about this as I am the other products.
The final product was a double ended Crease and Shadow Brush number C476 from Crown Bush (Retail $6.99). I love trying new brushes but double ended brushes are a pet peeve of mine because I don't like to put them in my brush container. I have tried this though and it is a very good synthetic brush, minimum fallout.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hey guys, I have done a fair bit shopping in the past couple weeks and have picked up some new stuff, this is one of two hauls that I am going to do, the other will be more homegoods type things. *Disclaimer* Please keep in mind that I don't shop all the time and these rings were purchased over a couple of weeks and several shopping trips.
The blue bag is a shower caddy from target. Since we moved to a new place we only have one bathroom and it's much smaller so I keep most of my beauty stuff in our bedroom and I thought this would be an efficient way to carry what I need back and forth. Next I bought the tea tree mint shampoo and conditioner from OGX after I had my hair done and needed a sulfate free set. Thus far they have worked well though I haven't noticed anything particular unique or exciting, but the tea tree and mint do make it feel refreshing. The last thing above is a product container with a flat pump. I bought this for my toner because I thought it would be go for putting the toner on cotton pads and I was right, I love this.
This was my splurge purchase. It's the Sephora limited edition Cinderella palette. I thought that it was completely sold out but found this is in the Sephora clearance area for $39 (originally $55). I am in love with the colors and will do a post with a look and swatches soon.
Like I mentioned in my Ulta news alert, the IT brushes for Ulta are in and I bought number 105. So far this brush is great for blending just like I hoped. I also picked up three eyeliners from Essence, now I know you are thinking 'Cat, why do you need three black eyeliners from essence?' Well I bought the regular and the superfine on the same day to decide which style tip I preferred, so far I think it would be the regular but the fine tip could be useful. Anyhow I really liked the regular but had wanted the waterproof the day I bought it and it was sold out so the next time I went and it was in stock I bought it. They were each $2.99.
This item is not really beauty and I didn't buy it. This is an owl necklace and Jewelry holder that Bridgette bought me while we were doing the wedding registry at Target. She bought it as a late Birthday present.
Speaking of birthdays, I got my Sephora Make up Forever birthday set, which includes a mini lipstick and mini mascara. I also got my Ulta birthday present which was a CK mascara, not pictured. I was looking for a good bubble bath at Ulta and one of the girls recommended I try using the vita bath body wash as bubble bath. I bought a small bottle in heavenly coconut vanilla to try. I also have been having some random breakouts and thought I would try a product recommended by Essiebutton. I bought the body shop tea tree cool & creamy wash that was in her empties video. I also bought the tea tree cleansing toner.
Finally I really needed a new hair dryer and I found this Eva.Nyc one on clearance for $29.99 from $60 originally. If you are curious, my old hair dryer was the little ConAir travel hair dryer that cost like $16. It was pretty awful, the heat element barely worked and the power was not even close to enough for my thick hair. Anyhow the beautiful cosmic print on this hair dryer caught my eye and it came with a brush and some heat damage protection spray. All in all a great steal for $29.99.
I also picked up some other little tid-bits at Ulta and received a pack of samples at Sephora (My friend Bridgette also gave me some of her samples).
Saturday, September 6, 2014
So its starting to be fall, halloween decorations on sale, turkeys popping up left and right and school is back in session. However, I live in South Carolina, so unlike a good part of the US, it is still hot out. The changing seasons are probably the only things I miss from New Jersey, but at the same time I love the hotter summer and less extreme winter. In honor of the "changing" season, I want to do the Autumn tag that I found on MakeupSavvy, and she gave the credit to Makeup-Pixi3 for the tag.
1. Ok we're talking coffee's - what's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?
The second Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is in the building, I am all about it. Thankfully, I made friends with the barista at my local Starbucks and he got me a PSL a few days early!
2. Accessories - what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
My fall accessory is definitely boots, but like I said, I live in South Carolina, so it will be October before I can comfortably wear them.
3. Music - what's your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?
I think the biggest change is that I listen to less Country, I find that I listen to a lot of Country in the summer. I would say that I listen to more indie and alternative in the fall.
4. Perfume - what's your favourite scent for this time of year?
Victoria Secret's Be a Bombshell is my go to right now, but I might look for a new fall scent soon. I am thinking about buying the Katy Perry Killer Queen, its a super warm and rich scent that would be perfect for the fall.
5. Candles - what scents will you be burning this season?
I just bought some Yankee Candle Apple Pumpkin and Autumn Wreath that I will be lighting up soon.
6. What do you love most about Autumn?
I love the lead up to the holidays and the holidays. I also love everything pumpkin spice flavored.
7. Favourite makeup look?
I will be doing a darker neutral eye, not quite smoky, but not quite natural either. I might also try a cranberry eye. A little bit of rosy blush and definitely bringing back my berry lips.
8. What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
I'm looking forward to going to New Jersey in October to see my family and shop for a wedding dress. I am also looking forward to Halloween. Any doggy costume suggestions?
These are my feelings about Autumn, what do you think about Autumn? If you have a blog, do this tag and send me the link.