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March Empties


I like doing empties posts, so here’s the one for March. There are a lot of things, so I won’t describe every single thing (unless you want me to! Let me know in the comments). I’ll hit anything I feel strongly about.


I tend to forget to keep face mask packets, but I usually do a couple a week. I love sheet masks. I grabbed a few from Bath & Body Works and they were OK. Nothing to write home about. The pineapple one was from Target and I couldn’t get it to stay on my face. It just didn’t stay put. That was really annoying, and I won’t buy it again (I bought 3 and all did that).

The L’Oreal blush is one of the True Match blushes in Precious Peach. It’s one of the most flattering blushes I’ve ever used, and I’ve been through 2. I will absolutely buy it again.

Lush salted Coconut scrub is one of the few things my husband uses, and he loves it. I love it too. Every season change, my skin goes from normal, to so dry it cracks and bleeds even with lotion on. It sucks. This scrub helps get rid of the rough and dead skin and leaves my hands so so soft.

I used up another L’Oreal Lash Paradise, it’s my third, I believe. I love how my lashes look. The ONLY problem I have with it is that it dries out after about 5 weeks. This sucks. BUT it’s so good that I don’t even care. I buy it with a coupon at Target and it’s maybe $6.

Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach lip gloss is my ride or die. Seriously. I’ve bought 4 so far since last year.

Pacifica Rollerball perfume in Island Vanilla. I’ve gone through 3 of these, maybe more in the past couple years. I love the lotion as well, and I wear them a lot during the summer.

Boots Botanics tinted lip balm is okay. Feels nice on the lips.

The Alba Hawaiian deep conditioning hair mask is amazing and smells delicious. My daughters are swimmers, and being in the pool 4 days a week kills their hair, and they use thins every swim day. Their hair is so soft!

I cut open the Mor lotion in Rosa Noir so I could get every last bit. I love that brand so much, but their Candied Vanilla is the absolute best! I wish it was cheaper. I can’t spend $36 on a lotion, no matter how lovely it is.

The Pixi primer is nice, it’s shimmery though, FYI in case that isn’t your thing. I like how moisturizing it feels.

The Pacifica Sea Foam face wash reminds me of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea one. I like it, and it’s gentle and that huge tube lasts forever. I like it just fine, but I’m trying something else this month. I’ll keep you posted.

And that’s it, guys. Let me know if you preferred that I mentioned every product, or if you don’t mind the highlights version.




My New Skin Care Routine


I’ve fought dry skin all my life, and while I never had acne, I did get eczema and random reddish patches.

I’ve spent the past few years working on my skin care regime, and with help from the other Bookish Beauties here, I’ve discovered a few really cool products.

Face Oil. Holy cow, why did I never use you in my twenties?! Nourish Organics Argan Face Serum is my current fave, but if you prefer a dry oil, the Nuxe brand has a fantastic one.

Masks. Sheet masks, peels, overnight masks, so many masks, and so much fun! Pictured is my Pacifica overnight mask. It’s thick without being sticky or clogging my pores. I used it on a long flight and my skin never felt gross or dehydrated.

In my quest to dupe Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, I’ve discovered a few really neat products:

Pixi Day Dew Glowtion not a dupe for Magic Cream, but absolutely a dupe for MAC Strobing Lotion, and Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting lotion.

Pixi Primer which is extra sparkly, just FYI, but adds a fun shimmer underneath bb cream or foundation.

Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream. I bought this in travel size for a trip and have never looked back!

Boots No. 7 Botanics Night Cream (which I’d actually consider more of a dupe for Clark Botanicals).

Boots Botanics Toner feels so refreshing. I hate Clinique’s toners, so I figured that mean I just hated toner. I was so wrong.

elf setting spray which smells like cucumbers, holds your makeup and feels really nice on.

Acure clay mask smells amazing! It’s like aromatherapy while you mask! And the best part? It doesn’t get hard on your face! I hate dry clay masks. This reminds me a lot of Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Clay mask. It isn’t the same color or texture, but they feel similar on, and the results are also very similar.

I’m looking for a new BB Cream, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment and let me know!

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Ipsy Bag and Makeup Tutorial


My Ipsy Glam Bag just came and that noise you hear is me squeeing with joy!

photo 3The OPI Nicole line of nailpolish is represented with their new Roughles-a textured pastel line! Woot! The color I got is “On What Grounds.” The mineral makeup brand Bare Minerals shows up with a Moxie lipstick in shade Get Ready, a face primer by Pixi (which was my favorite product in the Glam Bag this month-it’s a shimmery light reflecting primer), and the Be A Bombshell eyeshadow quad in Bora Bora.

This eyeshadow quad looks as if it was made specifically for a tutorial I saw by the fabulous Chloe Morello, Australian makeup guru.

I’m going to link to her video because A) it’s a gorgeous look, and B) any of you who got this in your glam bags may not be as comfortable wearing these shades, and this is a beautiful look that isn’t over the top. I hope you give it a try. I’ve worn it several times, and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous.

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