Beauty Idols, Fave Looks, Urban Decay

Mrs. Mia Wallace

pulp fiction paletteUrban Decay dropped their super limited edition Pulp Fiction themed collection this morning, and although I was interested, I had some struggles. The collection is small, only five pieces; an eyeshadow palette, red lipstick, liner and nail polish, and a glitter liner. Everything looks great, wearable and coordinated, but, I just couldn’t pull the trigger on the shadow palette. I think between all the Naked palettes, including the Basics palette, I’m pretty covered as far as neutral shadows are concerned. As much as I’d like to add this palette to my pile, I think I have to pass.

You have to understand how much this hurt me. Two of my favorites things, UD shadow palettes and Pulp Fiction, are colliding! In faaaaaact, I’d say both UD and Pulp Fiction came into my life around the same time, 20 years ago. I can remember both the first time I bought a UD product, and the first time I watched Pulp Fiction. Combine that with the fact that the whole collection is based on one of my all time BANGS ICONS, Mia Wallace, and you get me in that makeup frenzy where I can’t think straight.

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I wore those bangs for 15 years, and I’ve been post-OD Mia Wallace for Halloween no less than three times. It’s not a stretch to call me a fan.

(**BEAUTY TIP** If you wear that Mia Wallace costume, complete with bloody nose and chest syringe, to the grocery store, people will let you go to the front of the line because you look disgusting. **END BEAUTY TIP**)

Lucky for me(?), my own BAD MOTHERFUCKER was in bed with me while I was loading up my online cart, and he reminded me that I had already decided to skip the shadows. He was right. I did decide that. I’m glad he’s around to keep me from accidentally snorting from the wrong baggie, or, buying eyeshadows I don’t need.

Not that I skipped the whole collection. I didn’t. I have the blood red “Mia Wallace” lip liner and lipstick coming to me, and you guys will see it soon! I wish I could afford to buy everything, just because I want it, but there are no super valuable briefcases around here. I am, however, available to take any and all falls for the right price. The falls don’t even have to be in boxing!

I am not available for watch storage.

Buy Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction collection HERE.

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Aging, Bargain Beauty, Face, Friday I'm in Love, Moisturizer, Neutrogena, Sun Care

FIIL: Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen

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Speaking of summer, please tell me you’re remembering to wear some sunscreen! Look, I understand, I want caramel thighs, too. But, we gotta put on a leettle bit of sun protection. We all know the more you wear the better, but, I’m realistic. I know you guys. If you’re not going to put on on sunscreen for health’s sake, maybe do it for vanity? That’s why I wear it. The longer people think I’m in my 20s, the better, and there aren’t a lot of 23 year old women walking around with sun spots and wrinkles.

Can I just take a minute and really give thanks for my goth childhood? Blessed be. All those years spent sulking in the shade really saved my skin the usual harm that occurs during the teen years. You can’t get sun damage from sitting in your room and burning incense!

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Having a really good time at my 15th birthday party.

In the last 17 years since that birthday, I’ve come around on the sun.

Wait.

17, ALMOST 18,  years since that birthday?! The time between the girl in the photo and now is longer than the the time between the girl in the photo and HER BIRTH. That’s so fucking sick. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh no. Things are really on the downhill slide.

Look, I hate to be a downer, but, I’m just realizing that sunscreen won’t turn back the clock. It’s cool though, because, you know, only you have to know the EXACT time on the clock. Not that I’m one of those people who are embarrassed by their age. I’m not. I just want to be 25 forever.

neutrogena clear face sunscreen

I wrote about this sunscreen last year, and my love for it is holding strong. I really dislike even wearing moisturizers that have spf in them, so that really says something. This sunscreen is light and hydrating, without leaving that gross, gritty, grime feeling. Even better, I have never had any adverse reactions from using this product; no zits, no blackheads, no itchy bumps, no residue.

Since I didn’t really grow up to be an outdoors person, I don’t need a separate sunscreen every day. This sunscreen is waterproof, so it’s pretty much just the couple times a week I’m in the pool AKA day drinking and working on the choreography for our “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” routine with my synchronized swimming partner. I’m thinking about aquatic dance moves, and I do not need to be worried about getting a sunburn, ok? I use this sunscreen for my face, ears, neck, and chest; and I use a regular Coppertone, or whatever, for the rest of my body. So far, so good! My face skin is secure.

You can pick up Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen pretty much anywhere. I grabbed my bottle at the grocery store! It ain’t hard to come by! Check it out!

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Bargain Beauty, Beauty Tools, e.l.f., Face

Summer Saver! e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set Spray

Hey! How’s your summer going? Good? Shitty? Just whatever because you’re a fucking real life grown-up and summer *really* isn’t all that much fun anymore because it doesn’t change anything about your day to day life except for that now it’s a lot easier to sweat off all your makeup, and now your car is a rolling heat torture chamber? I can help with the first thing, but, I can’t do anything about that hot car thing except for maybe tell you to try to park in the shade. Maybe get one of those folding things you put in your windshield to make it look like your car is wearing sunglasses? Scratch the maybe on that suggestion, and definitely do that. Now that I’m thinking about it, I think *I* want to get one for my car! Can you imagine how fucking boss the Corolla is going to look in a pair of sweet shades? Summer may not be all that exciting for me, but things are getting very interesting for my car! Someone should make novelty windshield shades that look like real people eyes. Like, Steve Buscemi eyes or Jack Nicholson sunglasses on your car, or something. Nobody steal that idea! That’s my idea! TM!! TM!!

So, we’ve solved your hot car problem. You’re welcome.

Let’s clean up your sweaty, smeared face!

elf setting spray

I grabbed a bottle of this setting spray during a Target frenzy a few weeks ago, and I am INTO IT.  This bottle only cost me $3, but it’s working just as well as any higher end setting spray I’ve ever had.

elf spray before and after

Here’s this little thing I made to show you how well this product works. The first picture was taken in the morning, after I had just done my makeup, and hit it with the spray. The second picture was taken about ten hours later, after a day spent shopping and running errands in over 100 degree weather, and after I went to my bestie’s birthday and ate hella pizza. Hence the pizza. I think it’s important to note that I did not put on any eyeshadow primer when I did my makeup. The e.l.f. spray kept my the shadow in place and crease free. That was super impressive to me because the top half of my face is really greasy, and, without primers, my makeup usually disappears.

Where does it even go? Nobody knows.

Did I happen to mention this spray only costs THREE DOLLARS? What were you going to spend that three dollars on anyways? An app? A big Toblerone? What even costs three dollars?! Nothing good! Except that Toblerone, and this setting spray.

So that settles it! We’ve decided you’re going to buy the Toblerone and the e.l.f. setting spray! It’s only going to cost you SIX DOLLARS! GOTDAMN, you’re savvy when it comes to your dollars.

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Personal

Catfish Thursday!

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Ugh. You guys. I was having a shitty morning, but then, it was “Catfish Thursday,” and I felt so much better! What’s Catfish Thursday? That’s the morning Rowdy and I watch Catfish. Why is Catfish Thursday good? Catfish Thursday is good because it usually has coffee, and it has Catfish. I feel like I have to stop typing Catfish because the word is starting to look weird and lose its meaning, and THAT makes me feel like I’m losing my grip on reality! Wheeee!

THAT SHOW is so riveting to watch! I love it! Every episode is a weird new look into the fucked up workings of the human psyche. I do a weekly recap of the new episode to Jason, and, out loud, it always sounds so bizarre. It is bizarre, I guess. Even the catfish that turn out to be legit are super weird. Like, ok, you are who you say you are, but you’re also the one person in the world who has a super popular youtube channel, but no cell phone? Ok? Whatever you say, lil catfish!

Another thing I’ve learned from Catfish, is that “rapper” is the number one career choice for fraudulent internet boyfriends. I mean, one of these catfish was actually pretending to BE Bow Wow. Come on, young girls, get it together. This many dudes can not be hot rappers. It’s just statistics.

Anyways. That’s Catfish Thursday, and the most important thing is that I feel better. The second most important thing is that we all learned a very important lesson about how hot a dude can be with silver hair.

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Fave Looks, How-To, NYX Cosmetics, Urban Decay

Face Breakdown: Saturday Night Beaver

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Thanks to the freak nasty dude I live with for coming up with, “Saturday Night Beaver.”

I’m a little obsessed with the glam and disco era of the 70s. I like glitter and dancing! I like freewheeling lifestyles! I like John Travolta! I don’t know, guys, I think I would have been really popular at Studio 54. I’m a good time!

I want to start doing photo steps of these look breakdowns, but this one is super easy, so I’m just going to run through it.

The eyes are all Urban Decay. First, I used “Gonzo” from the Electric Palette around the eye, all over the lid, and dragged it out towards my hairline. Then, on the inner corners, I used UD’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in “Midnight Cowboy.” I also lightly patted some of the glitter on my temples, over the smudged out teal shadow. A matte nude shadow on the brow bone, and some mascara finishes the eye.

Lips were a fun combination of orange and gold. I used “Indie Flick,” a matte orange, by NYX Cosmetics. After that, I pressed a little bit of gold shadow into the center of my lips. I used “Half Baked” by Urban Decay.

I had so much fun with this look! I didn’t use it for anything, but Jason and Rowdy were really impressed! I mean, really, this was the hair day of my life. I wish it could look like this every day! My braiding skills still suck though, so I’ll just have to wait until the next time I can convince a friend to get her hands all up in my scalp.

I sent pictures of this look to my mom for an accuracy check, and she gave it her seal of approval. Let me tell you, she knows what she’s talking about, I’ve seen her do The Hustle.

What do you guys think? I love it! Any questions?

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GLOSSYBOX

GLOSSYBOX Bergdorf Goodman box May 2014

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I won’t bury the lede on this one. I’ve already canceled my GLOSSYBOX subscription. Since I can pick it up again whenever I want, that’s not a huge deal. The truth is, I canceled this box before I even got the first one. WHY? Because they charged me for a second box before I even got my first box! What da hell?! It was probably just a billing cycle thing, but it bothered me. Let me decide for myself if I’m continuing the subscription! I’m the decider!!

FINALLY! #beauty #beautyblogger #glossybox

We were pretty excited the day it came. We got less excited when we saw there weren’t any cosmetics in the box. Since this is a collaboration box, I think that one is on me. I don’t know. I canceled my Birchbox because I got tired of getting so many freaking serums. This box is basically all serums and treatments.

ALTERNA CAVIAR CC CREAM - This is a leave-in conditioner that I did not realize was a leave-in until I had already taken it into the shower. I didn’t end up using it that day in the shower. I used it a couple days later when my friend, Temeka, was braiding my hair. She used this product to tame and smooth my hair while she was working on it. By the time we were done, most of the tube was gone! I ended up having this treatment in my hair for about four days. I can say for sure, my hair was super soft and lovely when I took my braids down. It smelled real good, too. Rilllll good.

AERIN BEAUTY ROSE HAND & BODY CREAM - I’m taking this to my grandma when I see her later this week. She’ll love it. I hate it. We feel the same kind of ways about Bill O’Reilly.

NAPOLEON PERDIS AUTO PILOT PRE-FOUNDATION SKIN PRIMER - Oh. Yay. More primer. I’m sorry, but this is not even the nicest primer I’ve ever used. It’s fine. There wasn’t anything wrong with it, I just didn’t feel like it was anything special. The sample was really nicely sized, so that’s cool. Primer is primer, ya know? I don’t think I’ve ever bought a full tube of any kind of primer. It seems like they just always find their way into my makeup stash.

SULWHASOO TIMETREASURE RENOVATING CREAM - The full size jar of this cream costs $400. FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS. It’s not like I don’t like expensive stuff. I do. A lot. But, whoa, that’s Brangelina priced. This little jar of moisturizer pretty much made up for my other quibbles with the products in this box. I don’t know when was the last time YOU used a $400 face cream, but for me, that last time was never. It’s so nice. It’s so, so, so nice. Everything about it is perfect. It smells like it’s going to work. You know what I mean? I was really impressed the morning after the first time I used it; my skin looked noticeably healthier. It’s cool to see a product work like that. Again, the product size in the box was really generous. I’ve been using it almost every day for several days, and I have plenty of it left. I’m going to be sad when it’s gone. Sad and ugly.

REVIVE INTENSITE VOLUMIZING EYE SERUM - It’s nice! I really like it because it’s not greasy. I have problems with greasy eye treatments. This is another product that seemed to work practically overnight. My eyes have seemed tighter, brighter, and more awake. I have to use such a tiny amount of this serum, I have lots of this sample left, too.

LANCER LIFT SERUM INTENSE - This facial serum is supposed to contain pure gooooooold. I’m into that! How luxurious, right? That’s some Goldmember shizz. Maybe it’s Mariah Carey style? I bet you she likes gold just as much as Goldmember does. Like, I bet you a million dollars she would love it if a dong was painted gold.

BERGDORF GOODMAN $25 GIFT CARD - Hey! Here’s something! By the time I got this box, this gift card was nearly expired. Like, two to three days later it was unusable. Here’s another thing! I was planning on using this gift card at an actual BG later this week, but my gift card has expired already. I didn’t even see that it expired until it was too late. HERE’S ONE LAST THING! I’m pissed! I didn’t even have a week to use my gift card. That’s shitty. I’m not done with it either. I’m fully making some phone calls about it today. Updates later!

FINAL THOUGHTS.

The product quality was great. Admittedly, it was pretty fun to be able to try such a lovely array of luxury priced products. Overall, the box was nice. Nice enough that I didn’t email GLOSSYBOX and ask for a refund for that second box. My next box is already on its way, so we’ll see if the regularly curated box is more up my alley. I want lip liners and nail polish!

Get your own GLOSSYBOX HERE.

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