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Here’s What I Did This 4 of July and Here’s The Sales I Hit Up

Good Morning! How was your weekend? I hope you had a lovely one! It was nice that the 4th fell on the weekend but kind of crappy that we’re all still quarantining here (friends, family, and my BF who got back from CA last week)! But it’s ok! I made a list of things I wanted to do by myself over the weekend and I had fun even if it wasn’t with a big BBQ, friends, and family. I was a little uncomfortable with the sheer amount of people walking around upstate this weekend without masks. At on...
Tags: CA, Karen, Beauty, New Orleans, Hudson, Home Goods, Tj Maxx, Marshall, Hudson Valley, Warren Street, Pat McGrath, Pinkberry, Musings of the Day, Antique Stores, Etude House Tsum Tsum


What Makes Up The Largest Part of Your Beauty Collection?

Do you have a lot of eyeshadow palettes? Tons of lipstick? What makes up the largest part of your beauty collection? I always want to say that my collection is equal across the board but that’s simply not true. I use to be a collector of single eyeshadows but palettes started to become more and more popular and they started to make up a major part of my collection! But you might be surprised to know that my makeup collection is surpassed by something else! Fragrance. I likely have more p...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day


How My Boyfriend Convinced To Go to TJ Maxx and a Love Letter for Making Me Feel Safe

Hello there. It feels ages since we last talked. I’m very behind on comments, e-mails, tweets, etc…etc..! Aren’t I always? Won’t you forgive me? Life is starting back up in Gotham again and it’s make me a tiny little bit nervous. It feels like too many people are out. I did manage to dine out twice so far with my BF and it was a nice experience. It was outdoors, the wait staff all wore masks, as did we until our meals arrived. It feels sort of good getting back some normalcy. My heart ...
Tags: New York, CA, Gotham, Beauty, Italy, Tj Maxx, TJ, Nordy, Musings of the Day, New York Summer, Yay Amazon Fresh


What’s Your Most Awesome Beauty Superpower? And Your Lamest?

Outside of the very, very disappointing dress reveal in Pretty In Pink (not only was the dress wrong she also choose the wrong guy! Duckie for the win!) one of the lamest things Molly Ringwald ever had to do on film was slip her lipstick between her breasts and apply it to her lips in the Breakfast Club. To this day I’m still trying to wrap my head around that one. I’m not saying I haven’t tried it, I have, but it’s still sort of a lame beauty superpower. What’s your most awesome beauty supe...
Tags: Beauty, Molly Ringwald, Duckie, Musings of the Day, Alanna Masterson


Would You Like To See Lipgloss and Lipstick Launches Pushed Forward?

Fact: I prefer lipgloss over lipstick. There’s just something more comfortable about a gloss for me! Maybe because my lips are drier I prefer the hydrating texture but honestly, I just think I like glossy lip looks more than lipstick. For me, Summer is typically the season for super glossy lips! The glossier, the better. This year, not so much. Face masks have taken over our everyday life and wearing lipgloss or even lipstick is a messy affair. It’s really not my priority when I’m slappi...
Tags: Japan, Beauty, Maybelline, Musings of the Day, Visee Juicy Syrup Lipgloss, Lipstick?Avon Electric Lip Gloss


Why I’m Old School and Prefer Physical Exfoliation Over Chemical Exfoliation

Committing to an exfoliating technique is a lot like a good relationship. Sometimes they’ll be messiness, sometimes they’ll be pain, but in the end you’ll come out of it glowing. Deciding on a physical or a chemical exfoliating product is the hardest part. I have dabbled in the world of BHAs, AHAs, Lactic Acids, newfangled PHAs (which I’m convinced are a made up version of a BHA on a low calorie diet), etc… I just don’t do acids well. I have a very extensive skincare routine and adding in a...
Tags: Beauty, Bha, Musings of the Day, Denese Firming Facial Microdermabrasion Cream


Walmart Will Stop Locking Makeup, Beauty, and Multicultural Products Up

News broke last year that Walmart was locking up certain makeup and beauty at some of their stores and unfortunately, this led to a lawsuit. According to the New York Times, in 2019, a woman sued Walmart for racism because her store was locking up African-American personal care products. The woman, Essie Grundy, purchasing a mere $0.48 comb made her feel humiliated and discriminated against due to the experience of having a store employee having to unlock the case to get the comb. She further...
Tags: Nbc News, Walmart, Beauty, New York Times, Lopez, Musings of the Day, Essie Grundy, Lorenzo Lopez


It’s a New Day How Are You Going To Help Change the Makeup World?

Good Morning! How’s life treating you over there? New York has been…interesting. We’re in a phase opening system at the moment and we’re taking baby steps to get everything back up and running right now. We were labeled the epicenter of the virus and I think most folks living here in Gotham were convinced at some point zombies would begin trolling the streets of the city. I’m still convinced that might happen. I mean, we’ve had everything else why not a Walking Dead experience? Stores like ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Gotham, Beauty, Mta, Manhattan, Don, McDonald, Musings of the Day, Sephora Ulta, James Charles


Today I Listen, I Learn, I Commit To Doing Better

I think one of the biggest things that has come out of the Black Lives Matter movement is it taught me to listen more. I think in listening you can learn a lot more. There’s nothing wrong with just being silence for a few minutes to absorb what you are hearing around you. There’s a lot of information floating around for us to educate ourselves with. There’s so many ways we can listen, learn, and commit ourselves to being better humans. We’re still going to make mistakes because I haven’t y...
Tags: Beauty, Black Lives Matter, Musings of the Day, Juvia, Bakerie, Fenty Shea Moisture Carol


I’m Here Lifting You Up and Bringing the Beauty Today

Happy Monday party people! As I said earlier today I’m here trying to lift up spirits and bring a little beauty into your day. I know we got way serious and real last week and things were tough and still are but I truly believe better days are ahead. I have all the hope in my heart that protests today will help mold a new future for the world and the people that live in it. I protested Saturday and it was very uneventful (in a positive way). It made me realize I watch way too much scary n...
Tags: Beauty, Victoria, Jonny Lee Miller, Musings of the Day, NARS Orgasm, NARS Orgasm Haters


Would You Dye Your Underarm Hair? Asking For A Friend…!

My Summer home is actually pretty close to where Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman’s residence is in Woodstock is (or was who knows now that they are separated). I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Amanda perform at Helsinki and yeah, her underarm hair is an entity all itself. Amanda is that “I just don’t give a f&ck!” girl and you gotta admire that. She just refuses to conform to what society tells women to do, feel, and act. One thing I’ve never seen her do is dye her underarm hair. That’s a thing...
Tags: New York, Neil Gaiman, Beauty, Amanda Palmer, Helsinki, Woodstock, Pensacola, Amanda, Feminist Society, Musings of the Day, Beauty Most Unusual, Kara Woodson, Betty BeautyBeauty


A Monday Love List

Good Morning! It’s Monday! On Monday we list things we love. What are you loving at the moment? Do share. As for me I’m loving… Humans You know what? The world is a chaotic mess but you have to love the humans out there spreading positivity. There’s a lot of ’em! On Twitter, on TikTok, on Facebook, etc….when you look hard enough you have some really good humans out there doing their best to spread good vibes and I’m here for it. Some of you really light my comments up with your support a...
Tags: Facebook, Beauty, NARS, Victoria, Moriarty, NYFW, Musings of the Day, Tabitha Brown, Andrew Scott Heyyy, Auntie Tabitha Brown, Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel, NY Fashion Week Reruns


The Pride Makeup Collections Are Coming and I Expect Beauty Brands To Do Better This Year

June commemorates the Stonewall riots that occurred in 1969 but it’s also a month long celebration for the LGBT+ community to celebrate their sexuality loudly and proudly. I identify as straight but many of my greatest and bestest friends are part of the LGBT+ community and I consider myself not only their ally and advocate but also an advocate and ally for all of the community. As they say in Toy Story, you got a friend in me. Last year, I wrote a ranty post about how I felt some beauty bra...
Tags: Beauty, Mars, Musings of the Day, Johnson Johnson Morphe, MAC Morphe


Did You Know You Can Buy Really Cool, Vintage Beauty At the Vermont Country Store?

One of my biggest joys in life is watching old, vintage makeup commercials on youTube. I get such a kick out of all those old Love commercials because, dude, Donovan (he follows me on Twitter, I’m just throwing it out there so you can be jealous and stuff ha!)… I really wish I grew up in the 60s or even the 70s because makeup, beauty, and hair care looks like it was brilliant back in the day. Hell, I still want to look like Twiggy when I grow up! Ok, so, makeup, skincare, beauty all of it ju...
Tags: Beauty, Donovan, Yardley, Vermont Country Store, Musings of the Day, Vermont Country Store Vermont Country Store, Tangee, Max Factor Pan Stick


I Promise the Lack Of An Ulta 20% Off Coupon Isn’t About You But Something Entirely Different

I’ve gotten a ton of e-mails asking when is the Ulta 20% Off coupon coming because I really wanna do an order. I totally get it. I did a little bit of damage at Sephora during the Rouge Event but I was actually overall really good. There just wasn’t anything I really needed. I did get some skincare both old and new items like the new Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer with Skin-Smoothing Peptides. But overall, my haul was kind of boring. I do have a few bits and bobs I want from Ulta thoug...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Tata Harper Water Lock Moisturizer, New Lasership Shipping ServiceUlta


I Kind Of Miss That Aggressive Bath & Body Works Experience

Hey you guys! I sort of missing going into Bath & Body Works. You know me I’m a chronic complainer about shopping Bath & Body Works and Lush in store because sometimes you get thee most aggressive sales people ever. Lush is notoriously bad lately. I went around the Holidays and it was so crazy I had to race out without buying anything. I don’t typically like the Lush in store experience anyway! The idea of people touching bath bombs, soap, etc…picking it up to sniff it, putting it back, i...
Tags: Florida, UK, Kentucky, Beauty, Don, Musings of the Day, Body Works, Daniel Zovatto, Sebastian Chacon, Penny Dreadful City Of Angels


Do You Use Apps To Shop Because I Know I Don’t

Ulta is currently offering 100 points on a first time purchase using their app and I’m all, “Keep the points!”. Do you use apps to shop online? The Sephora app? Ulta’s app? Everyone has one! On a rare occasion I purchase items from the Sephora app and the Amazon one but it’s pretty rare. I don’t like apps. Why? Because I find it difficult to navigate via an app. I find browsing Sephora, Ulta, Amazon, etc…easier on a desktop and faster. I can locate what I am looking for much faster on ...
Tags: Beauty, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Sephora Ulta Amazon


It’s a New Week Here’s What I Love

It’s a new week time for a current love’s list! What are you loving this week? Wanna share with me? 90 Day Fiance Because This Sh*t is Addicting I pride myself on not watching reality TV shows. It’s just not my thing. I hate them actually but oh my god 90 Day Fiance WTF…! Yolanda: How is she this gullible! David: LANA IS REAL! Ash: Where do you by those pants and those shoes? Ash, you got stock in jeggings dontcha? Big Ed: Do I feel bad for you? Do I not feel bad for you? I’m so confused. Gee ...
Tags: David, Beauty, Yolanda, Lana, Musings of the Day, Gardetto, Inkey List


Who’s Your Makeup Twin?

Remember when everyone was doing that Twinning Challenge on Instagram? I was matched up with Hannah Marks and people, I’ll take that to the bank thanks every so much! Not only is Hannah Marks pretty AF but Dirk Gently…! Need I say more? P.S. I look nothing like Hannah but it was fun being matched up with her. That challenge was pretty cool and it got me thinking someone needs to do a makeup twin challenge! Who is my makeup twin? Do you have one? Some celeb or influencer that you feel like...
Tags: UK, Beauty, Kardashian, HANNAH, Musings of the Day, Hannah Marks


What Are You Most Insecure About and What Beauty Product Do Use To Make You Feel Better About It?

Some people use makeup as a mask to help them with their insecurities and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Makeup is an empowering tool that goes a long way at making us feel better about insecurities we may have. It makes us feel pretty when we aren’t feeling so pretty! It makes our dark circles magically disappear. It makes our noses slimmer. It tackles the difficult job of concealing scarring or acne or dark spots. Isn’t it a little miracle that something as simple as putting on red lip...
Tags: Facebook, Beauty, Musings of the Day


I Guess Everything My Sister Told Me About the Flamingo Razor Is True….!

Hi, I’m a member of the Dollar Shave Club because I have no shame and shave my legs with men’s razors. Who needs a fancy Venus Razor when I can buy a Mach3 Razors and get the job done like a world class champion. Hey, if nothing else I’m all about truth around here! Remember, I did confess to buying men’s razors in the past. I’m a girlie girl you know this and I love all the pink frou frou razors as much as the next girl but in reality, I get a way smoother shave from a dude’s razor. Come o...
Tags: Beauty, Facetime, Venus, Dollar Shave Club, Flamingo, Musings of the Day


It’s A YOLO Makeup Day Start Opening That Makeup Vault I Need to See What’s Inside

If you read my long-winded Instagram post yesterday you know I spent part of the day opening up Star Wars Collectibles that I purchased on May 4th. It was a just because moment…! I sat on the floor, I hauled it all out, and I ripped into with my teeth. About 75% of it was never supposed to be opened at all. I was planning on displaying in the packaging or hoarding it away somewhere. But if this current situation has taught me anything at all it’s you only live once. Let me tell you, I ev...
Tags: Wtf, Mac, Beauty, Musings of the Day, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Makeup Haters Anonymous Club


Dear Diary, My Brows Are About To Murder Me In My Sleep…..!

Dear Diary, Today it’s been 151 years since isolation and I’ve been inside with my eyebrows too long. Things are starting to fall apart. At first things were going well! We had great arches together, we had smooth, even lines but weeks went by and the brows turned on me. Sincerely, the Muse. Remember in 2015 when I went to the Benefit Brow Bar and it went something like this: Well, I’m here to say that the situation is getting bad here. I need a threading badly. If I wait any longer I m...
Tags: Beauty, Amanda Palmer, Sally Hansen, Mimi, DON T, Musings of the Day, Benefit Brow Bar


These Are All The Things I Love at the Moment

What’s the story morning glory? How’s your day treating you? Is it Monday? Or is it Thursday? I’ve taken to calling everyday “DAY”. There is no Monday, there is no Tuesday, it’s just Day. But today I probably should put a little effort in as it’s Thursday and on Thursday we eat Tacos. Thank god there’s two days with T in them am I right? I am attempting to not burn the house today as I prepare Carne Asada and lime rice because I miss Chipotle like Oliver misses Elio. It’s that “my heart...
Tags: London, Instagram, Beauty, Victoria, Sephora, Oliver, Christina, Darcy, Freesia, Elio, Musings of the Day, Carne Asada, Itazura, Dirty Lemon, Tiktok, Mrs Hinch


The Lipstick Index is Over and The Rise Up Of The Eyeshadow Index Is On Like Donkey Kong

If you know makeup and you’re a huge part of the beauty community the “lipstick index” is a term you’re familiar with. If not, that’s ok, we can do a brief history lesson. The Lipstick Index or the Lipstick Economy is a term coined by Leonard Lauder, chairman of the board at Estee Lauder, which he used to describe the increase of cosmetics and beauty items during the recession back in 2001. He actually made the claim that lipstick sales are a great economic indicator because lipstick is actu...
Tags: Beauty, Estee Lauder, New York Fashion Week, Donkey Kong, Leonard Lauder, Musings of the Day


When to Apply Your Facial Oil The Great Debate

At which point in your skincare routine should you apply facial oil? Good question right? You might actually be applying at the wrong point of your routine! I know when I first started using facial oils I was using them all wrong. In 2010, I purchased a bottle of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and I almost feel positive it was my first real experience with a facial oil. Kiehl’s and Josie Maran sort of gave birth to the world of facial oils and made them mainstream. Since that time I...
Tags: Beauty, Kiehl, Josie Maran, Musings of the Day


Are You Ready to Shop Beauty in Stores?

I was on Insta today and noticed people posting images of their local TJ and Home Goods being open. I also saw a few folks posting pics of Bath and Body Works as being open. Most of the stores that have reopened are limiting the amount of people who can come in. I’m not sure about TJ and Home Goods but one person said the line to get in was huge and she left because the line to check out was crazy. Bath and Body Works appears to be limiting shops to 15 people. I gotta admit I miss Home Good...
Tags: New York, La, Beauty, Joe, TJ, LA County, Ulta, Musings of the Day


I Never Knew Who Chris Lang Was Until TikTok….

So, when you’re hibernating in your house all day you find things to do. I’ve re-organized my pantry about three times now (I had cans of soup from 2015 in there! I considered not throwing them out because they might hold the key to the cure for corona!). I’ve painted three of my bathrooms. I’ve waxed all the wood floors on four occasions. I’ve tossed out all my old spices (why do I have spices when I don’t even know how to boil water?). I’ve watched too much TV. I’ve played way too many ...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day, Chris Lang, Baba O Riley, Metalcore, Tiktok, Jesus Chris Super, Chris Langs


I Never Knew Who Chase Lang Was Until TikTok….

So, when you’re hibernating in your house all day you find things to do. I’ve re-organized my pantry about three times now (I had cans of soup from 2015 in there! I considered not throwing them out because they might hold the key to the cure for corona!). I’ve painted three of my bathrooms. I’ve waxed all the wood floors on four occasions. I’ve tossed out all my old spices (why do I have spices when I don’t even know how to boil water?). I’ve watched too much TV. I’ve played way too many ...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day, Baba O Riley, Chase Lang, Metalcore, Tiktok, Jesus Chris Super


I Never Knew Who Chase Rice Was Until TikTok….

So, when you’re hibernating in your house all day you find things to do. I’ve re-organized my pantry about three times now (I had cans of soup from 2015 in there! I considered not throwing them out because they might hold the key to the cure for corona!). I’ve painted three of my bathrooms. I’ve waxed all the wood floors on four occasions. I’ve tossed out all my old spices (why do I have spices when I don’t even know how to boil water?). I’ve watched too much TV. I’ve played way too many ...
Tags: Beauty, Chase Rice, Musings of the Day, Baba O Riley, Metalcore, Tiktok, Jesus Chris Super