For my newer readers, here are the links to my previous boxes if you want to check them out (they'll open in a new tab/window:
Now on to Material World Box #9!
Happy Friday everyone! Quick video (about six and a half minutes) to just show what I got in my latest Material World designer style box (check out the service HERE if buying premium brand clothing for cheap is your thing). As you can see, I'm wearing the outfit from Wednesday in it (that's when the video was recorded), so you can REALLY see how fluorescent that sweater is! LOVE IT.
For my newer readers, here are the links to my previous boxes if you want to check them out (they'll open in a new tab/window:
Now on to Material World Box #9!
I didn't have time to try these things due to my kids' being off school and parent-teacher-conferences (kiiiiilllllll meeeeee). Parent-teacher conferences are the epitome of the "meetings that could have been an email"... but here are some close up photos of the items and the price list.
Who else was excited about the DYT store bringing jewelry back? Definitely me! What I was NOT excited about was that the prices seem a lot higher than what they charged before they took a hiatus. I don't know if it's because they switched distributors, or were not charging enough to for the business to be sustainable the first time around. Either way, I was a bit miffed. These are inexpensive fashion jewelry pieces, and I want them at inexpensive fashion jewelry prices.
I'm definitely fine with paying for quality metals (gold, sterling, gemstones etc). But if it's not made of something actually valuable, I want dirt cheap prices!
I saw a pair of (now sold out) resin earrings that were multicolor craziness, and LOVED THEM... until I saw the price tag of $18.99. Okay, granted, that's not a terrible price for earrings in general, but it is for RESIN. Resin is a very cheap material and you can find resin earrings EVERYWHERE as they are on trend right now, and you have thousands of choices for well under $10, so how does DYT get off on pricing them that high?! Clearly SOMEONE is buying them, because they sold out, but that someone is NOT me.
HERE are the nearly identical multicolor resin earrings I found on Amazon with free shipping, for a mere $6.98. (Click on the image or link to go directly the listing, and also, if these aren't your style, they have a TON of options!)
Obviously I swooped these up and LOVE them. They are very lightweight, as I can't tolerate heavy earrings, but still manage to be large enough for visual impact. These are definitely a statement earring, but you won't have that sagging ear lobe problem with any resin earrings, which is great news especially for mature women.
See you tomorrow!
I've been an Ipster for years, in spite of their issues, and decided to forgo my regular Ipsy Glam Bag ($12) and Glam Bag Plus ($25), and opt in for the much more expensive, first ever, Glam Bag Ultimate ($50).
The regular Glam Bag ($12) contains 5 deluxe samples and the occasional full-size product, and the Glam Bag Plus ($25) contains 5 full-sized products. The newly released Glam Bag Utimate ($50, ouch) contains 8 full-size and 4 deluxe samples. You can just get TWO Glam Bag Pluses for $50 and just get 10 full-size products. Or, if you do like getting some deluxe samples, get one Glam Bag plus and the regular Glam Bag for a total of $37. The Glam Bag Ultimate did not feel like an upgrade, especially considering it is TWICE The price.
Here is what I am receiving, but note: I bought 5 add-ons, and cashed in my stockpile of points for that Violet Voss palette.
First off, let's talk about the fact that I am getting duplicate items that I literally already received LAST MONTH! The Ibom clay mask, and I already have one of the F.A.R.A.H. brushes (I'll post photos of last month's haul).
I'm finally getting around to sharing what I chose from my quarterly Elizabeth & Clarke box!
On the left is the Unstainable Ramirez (gorgeous burgundy sheen, love it), and on the right is the Unstainable Hart asymmetrical top. Not that it really matters if something BLACK is "unstainable". (If you want to see how unstainable these actually are, I did a video where I dumped coffee on one of their white unstainable tops, HERE).
And here they are, on me. For reference, I wear size 00 in their brand, and their sizes only go up to 18.
The lengths of their shirts DO get longer as the sizes go up, so any petite readers who wear larger sizes, keep that in mind. It's generally only a couple of inches. Also, they base most of their sizes on the average female height of 5'4, instead of supermodel heights of 6'0, so taller women may find the sleeves run short, especially if they are thin and ordering the smaller sizes that don't have any extra length.
I am a hardcore Elizabeth & Clarke fan, but I was very disappointed in the contents of the upcoming Winter Box, and decided to skip (FYI, you can skip a box by simply emailing customer service, and you'll get a response very fast, in about a couple of hours).
Right off the bat, I know 2 out of 3 of them are just colors that look terrible on me, and the only one I'd even consider wearing is the sweater in the middle... but I already own a blue and white striped sweater, so that's just redundant.
Granted, I could simply pick shirts from their unstainable line instead, but I literally already own nearly all of them! Hashtag First World Problems.
So the next Elizabeth & Clarke review will be in the spring of 2020. Honestly, it'll be nice to take a break from all the boxes I receive. I'm trying to pare down all these subscriptions into something more reasonable because I am drowning in shipments and no one needs this much clothing, ever.
See you tomorrow!
How embarrassing, I thought I had already posted this...
Soooo... obviously this video was recorded prior to my haircut, and seeing my overgrown hair makes me realize that the haircut was definitely the right choice (though I do think it's a bit too short right now, it'll be JUST PERFECT in about a month because my hair grows like radioactive weeds).
It's my September Material World style box! Quick recap of the service for people who aren't familiar with it... it's like Stitch Fix, but the brands are all luxury and premium, but the prices are pretty affordable in spite of the designer labels because they're all consigned. (If you want to check out my previous boxes from Material World, here's #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7. Those will open in a new window, FYI).
Here's the price list, because I don't like to say something is "affordable" or "expensive" because that's very personally subjective, so seeing the actual prices, you can determine for yourself if those prices work for you. You'll notice that some of the items are not that much different from Stitch Fix prices (I've had 26 boxes from them, and granted, you always pay more for new items than consigned).
And now here are the photos of what these items actually look like ON me. God I have ugly feet. I mean, in my defense, I don't even TRY because I run marathons so my feet are just going to look like trash. (This is why I generally avoid open-toed shoes. No one should have to be subjected to my toe nail jank).
We made it to Friday!
Not that it matters if you're a parent. Everyday feels like a hangover but without the fun part from the night before.
Today I'm sharing the contents of my jewelry subscription box from Rocksbox! It's $21 to rent 3 pieces of jewelry for the whole month, with the option of keeping any of them that you want, with your $21 fee being credited toward the cost of your jewelry. If you want to keep it all, you get a $10 discount. I'll post the price list below the video so you can judge for yourself if you think Rocksbox is fun for those who only want to wear pieces a few times before cycling out for something new, or if it's overpriced and not worth it. Check out my jewelry! And then read more to figure out how to score some $31 of free jewelry!
Here's the price per item. Note that there were plenty of less expensive items available as well, but I chose the things I actually liked to be sent to me, instead of just choosing by price. You can expect most items to be between $30-60.
Some quick tips to hack this box into something more affordable and score some FREE jewelry, up to $31, which can definitely get you one of the less expensive items, or knock the price down of something to super cheap!
First, use someone's referral code for to get the first month free (and you can cancel after one month, FYI). Here's my code HERE, but everyone's gets you same perk. You do have to put in a valid card number, and they do a quick charge and then reverse it, just to make sure it's a working and legit card. Even though you didn't pay the $21 fee for that first month, you STILL get the $21 credit toward any jewelry item you want to keep.
Then you get another $5 by adding a ton of items to you "wishlist". I forget the exact amount, like 20 or something?
Then, for another $5, add your birthday, but put in a birthday that is for the same month you sign up, and you can then combine with the the other credit, for a total of $31 in credit.
Make sure you remember to cancel if you have no intention of receiving a box monthly! (Click HERE for a blog post I wrote on all the ways you can make sure you don't get screwed by membership autorenewals and weaseling out of hidden charges).
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you on Monday!
There were a lot of mixed reviews about FabFitFun's fall box in the Facebook groups I'm in, with a lot of people choosing to cancel because they found it THAT disappointing. I didn't think it was bad at all, as there were items I did in fact want and need, though I could definitely understand why some people decided to skip out and wait for the winter box instead.
Here's what I got! As an annual member, I get to customize way more than a regular member, and I get first dibs on add-ons (some of which sells out quickly, since they are highly discounted). For me, the annual membership is definitely worth it, but I LOVE my add-ons, and I LOVE being able to hand-pick as many things as possible, and the cost per box is lower too, so for me personally, it's definitely a win.
Have a great day everyone! See you tomomrrow!
I'm back everyone! My wonderfully beat up suitcase has now been to both hemispheres, and it definitely shows.
My son has been wanting to go to New Zealand for years now, and that's something he finally cross off his own bucket list (I wonder where he got that wanderlust from, hmmmmm.... must be from his dad).
FYI, New Zealand is NOT a country where you get claim your GST back, and that tax is hiiiiiiigh. Not a lot of shopping was done because of that, and I wonder why they don't encourage more frivolous tourist spending, like in Europe where I got aaaaalllllll my taxes back. I had so many items I had to SHIP them to my house in spite of bringing a half-empty suitcase for souvenirs. You know what I do when I know I get my taxes back at the airport? I do things like buy Hermes, Louboutins, and fur coats. Yes, I literally bought fur (in my defense, the Euro was weak and my US dollar was strong and that felt like all of Europe just went on clearance sale). Obviously, for me, it's the principle of the thing. Not every tourist is a total lush like me though, and I'm certain that the 15% non-refundable GST is doing New Zealand's tourist economy zero favors.
Anyway, time for all the videos I couldn't successfully upload until now!
We'll start with August's Material World box! For those who are new here, it's like Stitch Fix, except exclusively designer and premium brands, but it doesn't cost more than Stitch Fix because all of the items are consigned! Affordable designer clothes, often still new with tags, at a big discount. I also love Stitch Fix for more casual/everyday items, but Material World is my favorite (see aforementioned confession of being a total lush). Grab your own box HERE to see what they're all about, or if you are interested in selling your clothing to them (you don't have to subscribe to their service to consign).
Here's what I got:
Here's my price list (I decided to keep the skirt and those shoes, and the shoes are far more saturated and cobalt in real life):
I'm obviously way too excited to pull out my autumn jackets again, and I maintain that if you can buy a "basic" style, or a statement style, BUY THE STATEMENT JACKET. We all have boring basic "goes with everything" outerwear. But with cold-weather coming up and jackets/coats being the main focal point, go for something different, something colorful, something fun, something bold! (Jacket is by Tibi, from my Material World box. View all my boxes here: Box 1 , Box 2, Box 3, Box 4, Box 5, and Box 6). Spoiler Alert: New Material World unboxing video is going up on Friday! Get your own box of affordable, consigned designer clothing HERE.
Here's my outfit breakdown:
Another Stitch Fix box! (Get $25 off your first box HERE)
Check out what I got! I'll post the price list with item names and individual photos of the items for easy Pinning for those wanting to request any of those items from your stylist, just click "Read More" below the video.
I decided to cancel Sephora Play, and I'm still in the process of figuring out the best subscription service for cosmetics for myself, and Boxycharm comes up a lot, so I went and subscribed last week and my July Box just arrived (as a late subscriber, my box obviously wasn't being shipped out right away, but I should be receiving my August box at their normal time). Unlike Ipsy Glam Bag and Birchbox, these are 4-5 FULL-SIZE products, never samples. It does cost a little more, at $21 per month, but considering that as long as you like ONE item in your box, you come out ahead financially, it's not that bad.
What really got me to bite the bullet and subscribe was the free FULL SIZE GlamGlow mask I received as a new member!
You know those false lashes I got from that Voxbox from Influenster? (Sign up to get your own HERE)
I tried them out today. And it was definitely not glamorous. They make Baby Jesus cry.
Originally I shot a video of myself applying them, but that video ended up being 27 minutes long because I am THAT bad at this. I had to reapply those fluffy little abominations about 1,487,263 times, give or take a few. So I decided to shoot a quick video (3 minutes) of my AFTER.
So, should I go run errands and take my daughter to her appointment like this? Everyone in this town already thinks I'm a little "extra", so I clearly have nothing to lose.
Nah, I'm just going to go pressure wash all this makeup off. I put on a full face of makeup so that the falsies would "fit" with the look, as I'm not sure they'd look that normal without some "glam" thrown in, and I regret everything.
I guess that "plant butter product" by Country Crock (also in my Voxbox, for some reason, you can check out all the weirdness in last week's video HERE) can't possibly be worse than this. I mean, it's a "product" versus being called "food", but... At least it's not on my face. It'll just go on the inside, which doesn't count in real life, and where beauty products definitely don't go.
See you on Monday!
Hi everyone! I am really excited to do this review for Besame Cosmetics, as I purchased several different types of items and in different colors, to make sure I got a really good feel for the whole brand, instead of just one product in one color.
Besame Cosmetics has a cult-following, mostly among women who like the vintage look, as these products are replicas of real colors and shades worn in different time periods. The first product I decided to try out were the lipsticks, and here are the 3 shades I chose, in order from lightest to darkest:
***Edited to fix video which wasn't properly embedded! Thanks for letting me know guys! You are FAST!***
You guys, YOU GUYS, OMFG YOU GUYS.
Here is my 6th box from Material World, my all-time favorite fashion subscription box. It's like Stitch Fix, but better, because all the items are designer, and they're also all really inexpensive because they're consigned (but only in excellent condition or new with tags, which I can't say for most consigned items).
First, here's what I received in my box:
I am SO GLAD I decided to NOT try these items on in the video, because it would have been mortifying, and also inappropriate for children. Let's take a look at those awesome black leather pants, shall we?
Who wore it better: me and my lower thighs, or my 11-year-old daughter?
That's not even where my ridiculous fit-issues end.
***Note: This post contains referral links. They are my adorable tween daughter's Ipsy referral links, not mine. Lord knows I don't need more cosmetics.***
I have decided to keep my Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscription. Honestly, they seem to do a much better job with choosing products and brands I would actually use, and the box arrives soooooo much earlier than the regular Ipsy Glam Bag (the Ipsy Glam Bag Normal is what I've dubbed it). My Ipsy Glam Bag Normal hasn't even started tracking yet. I'm not getting that thing until my kids start school. Gaaaaaaah.
But the Glam Bag Plus is FIRE and definitely worth way more than the $25 I pay (weeeelllllll, I also purchase add-ons, but you can see which products were added, and which came in my box as part of the normal $25 fee):
There is actually an additional item that arrived with it that I forgot about too, pictured below.
First off, I survived the 3am earthquake. No children, husbands, guinea pigs, small knick-knacks precariously placed on shelves, or gerbils perished. We are the lucky ones.
Now it's time for us to move forward from this devastating tragedy. Thots and pears. Thots and pears.
Another Stitch Fix box! This time, featuring a couple of "luxe" products, which you can opt in to if you want, and I apparently forgot that I did. Here's what I got:
Here is the price list (ouch)... $493 and if I buy all 5, I get a 25% discount, which makes is a still painful $369.75. Definitely one of my more expensive Stitch Fix boxes! It goes without saying that I am NOT buying all 5 items. I do like higher end things, but I think once I'm paying that much, I need to pick them out myself.
I know this blog post is going up waaaaaay later than normal today, but I wanted to make sure my hair was completely dry before photographing it.
I was fortunate enough to receive a full-size bottle of Olaplex No. 3 (at no cost to myself) to test out and review, and since it's $28 a bottle, I was definitely glad to not pay that price tag (though, *spoiler alert*, after testing it out for 3 weeks, I have actually gone and purchased my own and consider the $28 extremely well spent!).
First off, this is NOT a leave-in conditioner. It's an at-home treatment that helps repair the bonds in your hair that get damaged from coloring, heat-styling, existing in general, etc. This actually repairs your hair, not just coats it with silicone and pretends like that's fixing it. Silicone is a temporary and very fake fix, and might make your hair feel great temporarily, but long-term, can be very damaging to your. Avoid silicone! (and sulfates)
Quick rundown on how you use this is that you wet your hair, towel dry, and then apply generously! Seriously, go heavy-handed with this. You won't regret it. Coat every last freaking strand of hair.
Also, the directions say to leave it on for at least 10 minutes... from reading other people's reviews, I followed their advice to leave it on OVERNIGHT. If you don't have a shower cap or hair wrap, you can be all cheapo like me and use a plastic bag. Here's me the next morning after my first Olaplex treatment, and yes, I look haggard as all get out. I recommend buying a shower cap. Plastic bags will crinkle and make noise all freaking night, and I'm a light sleeper. That was a rough night. #worthit
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here you go! From the left, that's my hair before ever trying Olaplex No. 3. The middle photo is after my first treatment and initially, I was disappointed that it seemed like my hair had flattened out all of its natural waves. But it was definitely smoother, sleeker, and shinier!But then one more treatment later, and my waves seemed to start coming back, along with crazy amounts of shine.
This photo is from today, after my third Olaplex No. 3 treatment. And no, I do not alter or photoshop my images in anyway. I don't even use filters, THIS IS MY HAIR NOW PEOPLE!!! *angelic chorus*
My natural waves are still there (phew, I was worried because that first treatment really ironed it all out in a bad way), and my hair looks and feels soooooooo healthy. And this isn't that silicone-coated-fake-healthy. This is actual hair repair, so this is the real deal.
Granted, it's not cheap. But considering that I have wasted way more than $28 on a whole bunch of other products that didn't deliver results, I consider this to be so incredibly worth the investment.
Here are my tips and tricks to get the biggest bang for your buck from Olaplex No. 3:
If you're wondering where you can buy Olaplex No. 3, Sephora's website carries it.
And if you're wondering what No. 1 and 2 are, I believe they're for salon use only (for when you're coloring your hair). No. 4 and 5 are shampoos and conditioners that you can also buy, and No. 6 is a styling creme.
Score: ONE BILLION STARS
BUY THIS STUFF! (And I get zero kickbacks if you do, so that's definitely not a motivating factor here. Seriously, I am shelling out full price for this stuff now, that's how much I love it).
Product Review: You Can Bet Your Ass that Tease 14 Day Kickstart Will Kick You Right in the Balloon-Knot
It's time for a product review, and this product was free of charge, but that doesn't mean I'm not about to get brutally honest about this stuff.
Up for critique is the Tease 14 Day Kickstart loose leaf tea. As you can see, it makes a bunch of claims about boosting immunity, increasing energy, and burning calories.
Here are the instructions and ingredients:
My latest box from Material World has arrived! The video went up a little later today because I was out of the house (aka away from wifi) so I couldn't even start uploading until the afternoon. This video runs a little longer because I try on every single item, and I do have an update regarding the missing Isabel Marant pants that I was very disappointed to have not received in my box to try on (they were high-waisted pants with buttons in a sailor-esque nautical style that I definitely would have bought so long as they fit me well enough). Here's my box:
I did get a hold of customer service. It was not an ideal customer service experience as I believe the company outsources it to a third party call center/ chat desk, but I was NOT charged $150 for the missing pants. I did have to take several photos with the Material World tags visible on my items to prove I didn't get the pants, and it was all rather annoying because I had to do my online checkout without them adjusting my cart/invoice on their end, and just have blind faith it would be taken care of... but it was. No extra charges, and any inventory or tagging issues on their end is on them, not me. Phew. That could have been a very expensive error they could have tried to make me liable for!
Anyway, here's my price list (though it's not accurate due to the whole missing pants issue, and as you can see, those pants were the bulk of the cost):
First off, minus 8 billion points for my Ipsy Glam Bag actually getting lost in transit, with 9 days of ZERO tracking information, before finally arriving to me. Ipsy's customer service, as always, was NOT helpful. DHL is absolute garbage and I'm at the point where I don't think I will shop at any retailer that uses them for their shipping. Yes, that means I might have to cancel a WHOLE lot of my cheaper subscriptions, but I don't think the stress levels and missing items and 3 week shipping times are worth the low price at this point.
Anyway, here are my two comparable $10 beauty boxes. If you want to check out my Ipsy Glam Bag PLUS, which is $25 and only FULL-SIZE products, here is Box #1 (I showed all 3 of my subscriptions in that video), and Box #2 (also with add-ons because they get with those add-ons EVERY TIME). I wish Sephora PLAY! had the option to pay for additional discounted items to be thrown in my box!
Here is an itemized list of what I received in my Sephora PLAY! box (which arrived a full week before my Ipsy Glam Bag, if that sort of thing matters to you):
I know I skipped #22. There, I said it, and now let's move on.
Stitch Fix box #23! (Spoiler Alert: My daughter definitely decided that the jumpsuit is hers, so apparently I'm buying that item at least.)
Here is my price list so you can see how the cost breaks down. Normally there is a non-refundable $20 styling fee (though it gets credited toward any item you decide to purchase), but I have Stitch Fix's Yearly Style Pass so I don't have to worry about that. I can literally send back every single item and not lose out on fees if I truly just don't want a single thing. Here are the prices:
I feel ridiculous.
I've been reassured that I don't LOOK ridiculous, but that was from women in a Facebook group where we aren't allowed to be mean (which is synonymous with "honest" to most admins).
Maybe the fact that I have hooded eyelids and most of the color ends up retreating when my eyes are open, is what helps make this look not as ridiculous as it feels? (Also, we're going to ignore that flakey mascara. I threw it out immediately after applying as that dry flakiness is a sign that it's probably expired now).
I'm thinking that I might feel like this look is more wearable if I switch out the lipcolor for a sheer gloss, or something neutral. These colors are much louder than they appear in photographs! Neons have a strange tendency to photograph like pastels.
Maybe I just need to be brave and quit hiding behind my boring beige colors like "Wheat", "Au Naturale", "Birthday Suit", "Beigeoisie", "Dead Grass", "Cracker", "Left Butt-Cheek", "Builder-Grade Carpet Choices"... (I may have made up some of those).
Is naming makeup colors a job? Because I feel very qualified for it.
Surprise! A bonus video on this dreary, rainy Seattle Tuesday!
My FabFitFun box arrived, and I'm here to share its contents with you! I apologize ahead of time for even bringing diarrhea into the conversation. On an unrelated note, did you know I do all my videos in one take and refuse to edit them? Sometimes an F-bomb slips past. I'm just gangster like that.
This is my all-time favorite lifestyle/beauty box subscription. I unfortunately already sent out my max limit of Free Starter Boxes (which are like mini-FabFitFun teaser boxes, with 4-5 products), but I will give my blog readers first dibs for the Fall Box when those are available for me to send out. They are free, but you have to cover the shipping and handling, and they are popular and go faaaaaast. I had random Facebook friends begging for mine. I didn't realize people wanted them so badly, or I would have been more vigorous about sending them out this entire time! I've been letting mine go to waste!
Anyway, use a referral code if you know you want a full-size box, so you can knock $10 off the price. If you don't have a friend's, use mine HERE.
For discounts on all sorts of brands and products, I keep my codes on the side-bar underneath my little author blurb and social media shortcuts. Just scroll down.
See you tomorrow!
I received my Elizabeth and Clarke summer shipment! You can subscribe to receive 1-3 shirts, and I chose 2 this time around: the Unstainable Harper (left) and the Unstainable Maxwell (right). The third option was a grey t-shirt, which I almost purchased too because my sister would look great in it, but I'm not sure if she's ready to focus on herself yet or something as superficial as fashion right now (she's divorcing and I have a lot of dick jokes I'm holding off on making right now. I'll save them for the divorce party I'm going to throw her).
I haven't had a chance to wear the Maxwell yet, but I did wear the Harper to my son's graduation! His graduation ceremony every year is held in the Temple de Hirsh Sinai in the Capitol Hill area of downtown Seattle, and even though I'm not religious, I don't feel right being overly casual in any sort of a church or temple, so I classed it up a little for the event. (He attends Hamlin Robinson, a private school, so don't worry, no laws regarding separation of church and state were violated here).
I didn't tuck this in like the model for Elizabeth & Clarke because the waist line for my pants didn't quite hit in the right spot.
I'll share a photo the other shirt, the Maxwell, when I get a chance to wear it! It's navy, not black, and that's a basic color staple that I think my wardrobe could really use. Sometimes black is a little too formal and harsh for spring and summer looks. Navy is a universally flattering alternative.
My outfit breakdown:
See you tomorrow!
First off, I want to announce that I am 6 months in the clear with no cancerous or about-to-turn-cancerous cells. I haven't really kept anyone up to date on all of that, because honestly, it's boring. Just a whole lot of waiting, getting new samples sent to the lab, waiting for results, then waiting for the next checkup, to send off more samples to the lab, to wait for results, etc. I don't know at what point I'm considered to be medically all in the clear and officially "cured", but obviously this isn't going to be what kills me. I would LOVE to just be done with all the appointments and uncomfortable tests. There is no pain-free way to get cells from a cervix, especially after having to regrow it, ouch. I am still indignant over how I tested positive for 0 of the HPV strains associated with cancer. There is a myth that you can only get this if you are HPV positive, but my doctor says she is seeing more cases of HPV negative cervical cancer, so clearly, something new is causing these, but maybe I'm just being a conspiracy theorist and it's just genetic luck of the draw and I lost the coin flip. Even though there's zero family history of cervical cancer.
Anyway, on to other things that are way less important but still make me happy... Guess what came in the mail yesterday??? I literally changed my video-line-up to do this one today, because that's how excited I am about these palettes I ordered, and some of my friends wanted to make sure the colors were obnoxious enough. I mean BOLD enough. *cough*
If you're one of my Type 4 friends from DYT, and you only buy ONE palette, get the pink one.
If you don't mind having one or two useless colors (or you don't mind breaking a couple of color rules), then just splurge on all 3 like a total glutton, and know that I like your style.
Here are photographs of the palettes, close-up, to help you determine if you love them or REALLY love them. I took them both with and without flash, so you can see how they look under unnatural lighting as well as natural light:
Tracy is a sometimes-working software engineer, all-the-time mother and wife, long-distance runner, biracial, shoe-loving, multi-lingual, world traveling, wannabe fashionista who drinks entirely too much coffee. She lives in the Seattle area and enjoys making babies and judging people.
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