Japonesque eyeshadow

Pumpkin spice

First of all, isn’t Autumn the best?

It’s my favorite season. I look forward to it at the start of winter, every year. I love orange, and red and gold, and the smell in the air. I love the blue crisp days and the overcast, windy ones. I love hot drinks and warm sweaters and the sound your footsteps make when the air is dry, and cool, and the sound crunches through the air. This picture was taken last year in Sleepy Hollow while on a mini exploratory road trip on a cold, rainy fall day with my friend Ron. He said I was one of the forgotten Spice Girls, Pumpkin Spice. It was a great day.

September’s Birchbox was a great box

I especially loved this month’s box. It was full of stuff, and had 2 full-sized products, and that makes me very, very happy.

My September #birchbox can't wait to do a video on cheapyummyshiny about it.

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Here’s a look at the eyeshadow duo. I’ll list the products I used below.

Here’s a list of the products I used in this video:
Japonesque velvet touch eyeshadow
http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-lipsurgence-natural-lip-tint in enchanted
doucce eyeliner
W3ll People expressionist mascara
it cosmetics cc cream
it cosmetics bye bye undereye
temptu invisible difference powder

Thank you for watching! Give Autumn some love, would ya?
Much Love,


The Face Shop mini-haul

Okay, not a haul so much as a trip for essentials

I love The Face Shop. Korean skincare products are the bomb, I tell you! I have loved their snail slime Escargot 24 K Gold skin care set. Since using their products, my rosacea has eased up a bit, and my skin texture and tone has improved. I would link you to it, but I can’t find it listed online. However, I did buy it at the store in Manhattan, so you should be able to get it at your local The Face Shop.

This was how I spent my Labor Day…and YouTube has been finicky about letting me upload, so that’s why this is 5 days late!

Much Love,


Go for the eyes!

A fast-forward video of doing my eyes in the morning. This is not perfect.

Keep in mind this is 4am, and I’m usually in a big hurry. I do not look rested, and concealer does only so much!

Much Love,


Opening my Influenster Fiesta Voxbox

These products are sent complimentary in exchange for testing and reviewing.

I’m pretty honest about them. If I don’t like something, I say why, but I also tell you why I like something. This box has coupons for free food products to try out, so I will go shopping this weekend and make some yummy stuff.

Much Love,