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A Few Necessities

I wasn’t going to buy anything from Sephora’s VIB sale. But then I ran out of concealer, makeup remover and moisturizer all in the same day. So I just bought the necessities. I’m really proud of myself for it too.

I picked up Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly fashionandhappythings-0719

Purity Made Simple by Philosophy


and Korres Greek Yogurt Lactic Acid Sleeping Facial gift set


I had a review that said I was on the fence about this, but I’m glad I bought this. Since I started using it daily my skin has been doing okay. It’s been a little bit better, so this moisturizer isn’t breaking me out. My face hasn’t cleared all up either, but I’ll take the same over worse any day.

I also won this Pixi Brillance Balm in Unique Pink from Pixi’s Twitter.


I kinda really adore it, but I plan on doing a full review soon.

Have you picked up anything new lately?

Angel Hair

A while ago I posted this haul where I showed a bunch of things I picked up from Victoria’s Secret. Today I’ll be posting a review on the Shampoo and Conditioner that I picked up.


This stuff is amazing. I absolutely adore it. First it’s a great deal, $12 ea or $24 for 3. Second it smells amazing. I can’t really place where the smell is from, but both I and my husband like it. Well he likes it on me, it’s too girly smelling for him to use. Bonus the smell stays in my hair after it dries. Seriously that never happens with me. Usually it just washes away and that’s it.
Lastly it makes my hair look amazing:




That first picture I swear my hair is just air dried. My dad also has those big Victoria’s Secret curls when he leaves his hair to air dry. Yes I said my Dad, his hair is also longer than mine. Way longer.

The other two photo’s are second day hair with a bit of the Victoria’s Secret Dry Shampoo brushed through. For some reason this always makes my hair so much straighter and I’m always a little sad because I miss the curls from the day before. I kinda want to try the Soft & Tousled Wave Enhancing Spray to see if that helps. The last photo is a bit frizzy because of wind. I remember we had a terrible time with it being windy that day.

You can find the original posts, for details about the outfits and makeup, here: 1,2,3

I really recommend Victoria’s Secret line of hair care. I’m actually surprised at how much I adore Victoria’s Secret’s beauty products. So far they’re my favorite I’ve ever used, and I’ve used Ojon, Ouidad, Paul Mitchell, and various BedHead shampoo’s and conditioners in just this past year.

Have you tried this line? What do you think? Any products I simply must try?


EradiKate Review or Pink Splotches of Amazing

For today’s very late post I’m going to review EradiKate by Kate Somerville. I’m going to go ahead and say that this is going to be a positive review. I know, you’re surprised, I kinda am too. It’s a leave on acne treatment, best used at night.


Similar to the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion it has pink goo on the bottom and a clear liquid on top. To apply it to your face you dip a q-tip straight down and then dot it on your acne. I use this every night provided my face isn’t feeling to sensitive. It’s not drying but it does sting a bit if the blemish is new or open. I put this on all my blemishes until they go away completely.  As much as I hate to show this photo, here’s what it looks like once applied.


That’s a lot of pink right? Most of those are mostly healed up, but now you can see that I’m not kidding when I say I have severe hormonal acne. Also please excuse the bags under my eyes, it’s partially the angle and partially that this photo was taken at 1 am the day before I went to the pride festival. I had just finished the DIY floral crown I recently posted.

This, among other things I’ve recently added to my routine, is really helping, it used to be much worse than it looks now. While this isn’t an instant cure, there really isn’t anything for acne that actually is.


Another Tag! or The Procrastinating Blogger Tag

You’ll see me, every time a Tag is Posted

I got this tag from Touch Of Crimson, who’s blog I only just discovered yesterday and became completely obsessed with. Since I love tags, and haven’t been doing so well on the posting front, I decided this was completely necessary.

Name one beauty regime that you rarely do?
Plucking my eyebrows. I don’t do it nearly as often as I should. As a matter of fact they’re in dire need of plucking right now.
Is washing your makeup brushes something you do regularly?
Not exactly, I’m really great at spot cleaning them, but horrible at deep cleaning them. I just don’t have the patience, or the space really to do it in.
How long will you last with chipped nails?
Maybe 2 days max, before they drive me crazy and I pick the polish off.

How long will you put off buying/replacing a product, even if you need it?
I’m actually horrible at this, kinda. If it’s Skincare, well I don’t ever let that lapse. I repurchase before I’m out. Same with Foundation. But other makeup? Ages, I went 2 months without blush because I couldn’t decide what I wanted.
What is your worst beauty habit?
I pick at my skin. I don’t mean to, and I don’t do it often, but I do it, and I hate it.
Name something non-beauty related you put off doing all the time.
Laundry, specifically folding it. I’ll wash and dry load after load of Laundry, but I don’t want to fold any of it. So then I end up not washing my Laundry because my clean clothes hampers are overflowing and I don’t have anywhere to put it once it’s washed.

When going out somewhere do you leave getting ready until the last minuet?
Not usually, normally I’m ready to go, except on Sundays when I head out to my parents. Somehow I’m always rushing around and still I end up late.

Can you commit to spending bans?
No, I keep trying, but it’s skincare that gets me. I’m obsessed.

How organised is your makeup and nail polish collection?
BAH! It isn’t, at all. It’s all mostly contained in boxes and train cases, but there is no organization to it. Absolutely none.

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Spoil Your Mother or Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is creeping up on us fast and I’m sure you’re all wondering what to get the women in your life who have Mothered you or your children.

There are two camps when it comes to Mother’s Day gift giving. The first camp is all DIY, homemade is best. The second firmly believes that Mother’s Day is about being spoiled, and giving your mom or the mother of your children a little bit of luxury. I believe that depends on the person you’re giving a gift.

Personally I’ve got a foot in both camp. I’ve gotten some lovely homemade cards, but I also have a major weak spot for luxury items. I really think it depends on what it is, the effort behind it, and the presentation.

 However if you do have the expendable cash, below are some ideas.
Mother's Day


Finally I leave you with this advice, think about your mother before you buy her gift. Personally, I’d be happy with some Chelsea Boots and a gift card to the Gap, and my own mother would prefer either some books or a gift card to Barnes and Noble. These gift ideas are just suggestions.