Sunday, May 24, 2015

Travel Packing

      Two of my favorite passions are organization and travel. Put those together and you'll find me spending hours scouring the web for DIY travel notebooks and planners, packing list inspiration and the smallest toiletry containers I can find. I love figuring out exactly what products work best, how much I need for different trips and the best ways to organize it all.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tartlette Amazonian Clay Matte Eye Shadow Palette by Tarte Cosmetics

You guys. I can't even tell you how excited I am to show you this palette. First off, I spent like an hour in Ulta trying to decide whether or not to get it. I heard of it when it was first announced back in November and it disappeared from my thoughts until this blog post showed up in my email. Now I know Rachel is beautiful on her own but that palette just looks so good on her that I had to get it and try it for myself.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

February Ipsy Bag

     This bag has been sitting in my "to be reviewed" pile for far too long!! I got a little behind and out of the habit of blogging recently and I'm trying to get caught up. I didn't receive my bag until almost March and although I was slow in trying the products, I'm glad I did.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Extending your beauty products life span!

     Pinterest and the web are chock-full of helpful tips and advice on how to make your makeup products last longer both on your face and in the bottle. Many of these tricks I use currently or have used in the past. Here are a few of my favorites and some general make up related tips I think are useful!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Smashbox On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette Review

     For my last birthday, I received this super awesome package in the mail as a present from my sister in law and the first thing I thought when I opened it was that scene from Despicable Me. You know the one...

I don't have the original source for this image but I found it here

     My first thought was "It's so beautiful!!!"" And yes, I was just as excited as Agnes. The packaging on this eye shadow palette is truly gorgeous.  The box and palette have the same prismatic diamond design on them and I played with for it for a good ten minutes just admiring the sparkles. I need to learn how to make a GIF or at least be better at videos so I could show you just how pretty this is. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015


     Those of you who know me personally know that I have been in the "eye business" for 7 years now and you know I'm kind of passionate about eye health. I started as an optician selling glasses and prescription lenses. I always tried to help patients order frames that suited their lifestyle and genuinely looked good on them. I also made an effort to order prescription lenses that would last and that were the best combination of materials and coatings for their needs, specific prescription and budget. After that, I began working for an ophthalmologist learning all about the medical side of the eye care industry. I have seen more infections, abrasions and injuries than you want to know, many of which were 100% preventable. I have also had the chance to assist in procedures and observe surgeries.

And on Thursday I had LASIK.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Spotless powder

     A while back I received a surprise package in the mail with a full size sample of the new Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Powder. I'm still not sure how I came to receive this, whether it was part of a coupon group that got my name or one of the Allure free stuff giveaways I tried to win. Since I wasn't sure and couldn't find it in stores, I waited awhile to review it. I recently spotted the full Youthful Wear line at Fred Meyer so I thought now would be a good time to tell you about it!