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Long Overdue | Stila In the Know Palette

Yes, the title pretty much explains it all…this is long loung (that was my attempt at some cool accent), overdue. I guess it’s fair to say my laziness got the best of me (or if my mom is reading this…my homework). I got this all the way back in August – August!! Yet, here she blows – strong like a bull.

Top Row (left to right):
air, wind, desert, clay, earth

Bottom Row (left to right):
driftwood, fire, rain, smoke, ebony

earth, clay, desert, wind, air

ebony, smoke, rain, fire, driftwood

Now, let me note some of my favorites, shall I…
Earth and Ebony
I have been using these mixed together on an angled brush to use as eyeliner and, so far, I have been really liking the way it looks! Earth alone is a bit too light. Ebony on it’s own is a bit too dark. And the perfect color is born!

Rain
This is probably my most used color in the palette. It is gorgeous in the crease for a little bit of definition, or pretty lightly dusted over the lid for a smoky eye. I’m not sure if they sell this shadow individually, but if they do…just guess what I’m going to say.

Overall, this palette *hands down* contains my most used eyeshadows. Do you have this palette? What are some of your favorite colors? Are there any other Stila shadows I should check out?

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September Favorites

Well, here I am with my September favorites for you! Can you believe that it’s almost October!?! Fall is just one step away…one teensy, weensy, step. Let’s get on with it shall we?

Tocca Stella perfume: my favorite fall/winter perfume. I got this for my birthday and I haven’t stopped wearing it since. It smells okay when you first spray it (meaning not the best perfume in the world), but when it dries…oh boy! It smells amazing! According to the Tocca site, “as tempestuous and moody as a rebellious young Italian beauty, Stella attracts your senses with a flirtatious, fresh fragrance.” Me in a nut shell? I’m probably definitely not the biggest flirt around, but I love smelling like one. It has “top notes of bitter orange, blood orange, watery accord. Middle notes of white freesia, wild diamond orchids, spicy Lily. Bottom notes of sheer musk, sandalwood.”

Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Night Cream: i have aways wanted to try the Yes to Cucumbers line, and now that I have…well, if you haven’t, you need to! Ever since I started using this lotion, I have noticed that my face is a lot less red and it feels so soft (like a baby’s bottom soft. Too bad I’ve never felt one).

Fresh Sugar Body Oil: i also received this for my birthday (aren’t I such a lucky girl?) and it’s official – I’M OBSESSED (okay, but I really hate that word)! It smells so good and it absorbs so quickly and it leaves my skin so soft (like 1000000000 times softer than a baby’s bottom). What is this obsession with soft things lately? I’ve been trying to ween myself off of it, though because the price tag is a bit too high to buy all the time, but if you’re looking for a splurge, then this is it.

Sephora eyelash curlers: these are the only eyelash curlers I have ever tried, so I’m not saying that these are the best, it’s just that I have been really into curling my eyelashes this month. For a little background info on my lashes, they are pretty much super long things that look ridiculous whenever I put on mascara. Lucky? No, not at all. I have to be sooo precise with my mascara or else I end up looking like Minnie Mouse, and it’s not even like I use any special mascara! This helps me avoid mascara while still looking put together.

Blistex Lip Medex: i have been trying to ween myself off of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, so I bought this. Being completely honest, it is amazing, but I think I like the Fresh one better. Maybe I’m just drawn to expensive things (not really a surprise), but this does work wonders. I love the tingling sensation and I actually feel like it heals my chapped lips (which the Fresh one doesn’t). For only about $2, I will definitely keep this on my list of must haves.

top to bottom / Revlon lip butter, Benefit girl meets pearl, Stila’s rain shadow

Revlon lip butter in “Pink Truffle”: i have worn this non-stop for about two weeks. I love the sheer tint that it gives, but of course, it is buildable. I don’t think the Revlon lip butters have the best formulation in the world, but I layer a bit of Blistex on top and it is perfect! This is my favorite shade of lip butter that I have tried so far…well, it is only my second one, but I hope to try more. (right now the all Revlon products are 40% off at Ulta)

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl highlighter: most reserve highlighters for the summer, but I love them the most in the fall and winter when everything is a bit more dreary. They just lighten up your face and look so pretty! This is technically the only highlighter I have (I am just building my collection, despite the fact that my mom thinks I have too much makeup), but this is one of my favorites that I’ve seen. I did a highlighter comparison featuring this, so you check that out for more details.

Stila eyeshadow in “Rain”: this is in my “In the Know Palette” (which I am absolutely obsessed with), and I have used this shade nearly everyday this month…no joke! It is such a pretty color, any description that I say will no do it justice. It’s so good, I really don’t have much else to say about it…except, you have to try it!

What have been some of your favorites this month? Just leave a comment below and I’ll check it out…


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September Step In

It’s the beginning of September…right? Well, even if you don’t think so, just pretend so until you finish reading this post. Okay, now onto dream world. Here are some of the hues, shades, pigments, scents, looks, etc. that I am most looking forward to for September (or for the rest of it. But wait, we are in dream mode remember?). Recently I’ve been having this huge (I mean like…massive) spending urge, which is so unlike me, but oh well. I’ve already bought a few things so  there will definitely a recent beauty buys post as soon as the stuff comes in. xo
September Step In


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The Tragic Tunic

Well, this shirt sure does have a tragic story… when I first spotted the shirt (shown below), on the J. Crew website, it passed my mind and I just kept on looking. Then, I could not get the “mysterious” shirt out of my head. I had forgotten where I had seen it and I just imagined its spot in my closet, not to mention with my favorite denim shorts. I searched and searched and searched, until, tah dah, I found it. Then, it got sold out, but to my luck, it ended up somehow reappearing. It should arrive tomorrow and I cannot wait to try it on! Here is how I plan to style it…

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