Perfume giveaway

fragrance giveaway

I’ll be putting up a giveaway of these perfumes in the next couple of weeks or so. They’ve only been sprayed once each on a testing strip. They are otherwise new.

Please share this if you think someone might be interested in trying these out!

Much Love,




Julep Customizeable box

I haven’t gotten a Julep box in almost a year

With the new customize your box without paying extra rules, well…I had to see if there was something I wanted.

I’ll point out my makeup was put on 13 or so hours before and endured a nap and no touch ups. Hail Temptu! Love my airbrush makeup.

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,


August 14th, Friday work look

August 14th work look

August 14th work look

Here’s a look at my makeup for work on August 14th. The hair? Not so much. look 8.14.15 look products

I like the face, the hair is having issues. I did an experiment and added high-end and natural shampoos to my routine the last month or so to see what would happen since it’s been years since I’ve used shampoo to clean my hair regularly.

It was a disaster. I returned what I bought, threw away the rest of samples, and went to get a cheap version of Wen called RenPure. My hair looked dry, straw-like, stiff and dull. A week after going back to non-shampoo care, and my hair is starting to look like its old self. In this picture it’s half-way back. Never. Again.

Lesson learned.

Much Love,


MAC (mostly) look of the day plus a cheap tip

When you have that eyeshadow palette in your makeup kit that gets no love…trade it!


6-15-15My co-worker Lorin and I occasionally trade off makeup. For instance, I had a big nudes/neutrals palette that I couldn’t make work on my complexion no matter what. They were lighter, ashier colors that just didn’t work. I took it out of my case and gave it to her, and she in turn gave me a quad of MAC eyeshadow far too intense for her coloring, plus a single dark purple shadow. Hey! We both win! She loves her palette, I love my new colors, so I thought I’d share my face and look today.

MAC 6-15-15

I have no idea what the eyeshadow colors are, since its a make-your-own quad, but I love them! The shimmer barely shows, and they’re very highly pigmented. The browbone and inner eye color is Strawberry Blonde by Coastal Scents, the blush is Julep Glow Pore Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini, the mascara is Rimmel by Kate. Foundation is Temptu S/B 4 and 6 with their setting powder, and the lipstick…


Free MAC lipstick! Plumful

I love this cheap tip: MAC cosmetics want you to return empty makeup containers to recycle, so they will give you a free lipstick with the return of 6 empties to one of their stores.

Free. MAC. Lipstick.

Yep. The sweet guy at the Upper West Side store on Columbus Ave picked Plumful out and it’s a perfect every day look for me. Love it! Eco conscious beauty is gorgeous.

Much Love,


Central Park Series: BoxyCharm May 2015

Boxycharm is $21 per month for 4-5 full-sized products. FULL SIZED!

I started this subscription late last year, and so far I’ve gotten products from Tarte, Elizabeth Arden and even an Urban Decay palette. Each one of those products alone was more than the cost of the subscription.

CheapYummyShiny Central Park Series

I live so close to the park, and the lighting is so bad in my room, I thought…why not?

It was a nice day, but I’ll have to get used to getting interrupted while doing this out in public! I know my hair looks totally different at the end, but I dodged a ball that bounced away from a pup, and after petting him and all that fun stuff, I changed my hair and forgot. Another lesson learned!

Some people have asked me why I don’t put on makeup, etc to do the videos, especially since I do my makeup every weekday for work. I don’t mind looking like me, and I get tired of putting on full makeup every day so weekends and evenings I tend to go fresh-faced. Sometimes I don’t pick the best angles or maybe the best lighting, but eh! I’m not scared of looking like a human being!

If you’d like to try BoxyCharm, sadly the referral links don’t work until they finish the new site. Here’s a list of the products in this box, in case you couldn’t hear:

  • Model Co Bronze Shimmer Bronzing Powder 01
  • bodyography Brow Trio
  • The Lip Bar in Purple Rain and in Kiss Me
  • lauren b Beauty Nail Couture in Sunset Blvd. and in #lmjuicing

Also, the extra box I got this month I’ll put up as a giveaway as soon as I reach 100 followers, so share and get to clicking!

Much Love,