Sephora

Naked Smoky

I’m a self-confessed eyeshadow palette-addict.  I’m leaving for a wedding weekend trip tomorrow and am planning on packing at least three.  I’ve got so many new ones to share with you too!

This one is not-so-new.  Urban Decay Naked 2 was the first palette I got and I’ve been building my Naked collection ever since.  Smoky gave me pause, though.  I don’t often do very dramatic eyeshadow looks.  Naked has always provided super wearable shades, and frankly I was a bit intimidated by Naked Smoky.  I picked up Naked Smoky because it was on sale randomly at Sephora and I had a VIB Rouge discount.  It sat unused for a while because I never had an occasion to try it out.  Once I finally took the plunge, I found these shades to be incredibly wearable– even for day-looks!

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Too Faced: Grande Hotel Café

Too Faced has put out some beautiful limited edition Christmas sets and they’re just so hard to resist.  They make great gifts for make-up lovers, and the Grande Hotel Café has made a perfect edition to my holiday make-up rotation.

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The Grade Hotel Café opens to reveal three lightly scented palettes: Gingerbread Cookie, Peppermint Mocha, and Eggnog Latte.  Seeing these individually, I could never have decided between them, but you get all three for $49– they even throw in a mini Better Than Sex Mascara!

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I’ve had so much fun creating subtle eyeshadow looks for the season, and I can’t wait to amp it up for holiday parties.

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Each palette includes 6 eyeshadows and one cheek color, which I’ve loved being able to reach for as a finishing touch!

These limited edition holiday sets definitely tug at me when I see them in stores, but I’m so pleased with this purchase!  Which holiday sets have made it to your wish list?

FebruaryGrams

It’s been a BUSY month, but I’ve been very, very happy.

Here’s the month in instagrams:

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[1] Started off the month by picked up my Mew code! [2] Tried out some new fitness gear in a snowstorm; had the best workout of my life. [3] Sephora Prudential reopened, and I took the opportunity to up my skincare game. [4] My cousin had a workout-themed birthday party!  More of that here! [5] My Valentine’s present– The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddess!  [6] Oops, a snapchat* cap for you… a triumphant return to running! [7] My miso soup addiction continues. [8] Peanut butter shake from Shake Shack is becoming an all-too-frequent treat. [9] A fun trip to Boston Public library to renew my library card!  More of that here!

 

Stay tuned for what I read last month!  I didn’t have as great of a month as January, but we knew that would happen, huh?  Hope March is already off to a great start for you guys!  I’ve got some fun stuff coming up and I can’t wait to share it with you!

 

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