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The Flake: Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara review

18 Mar

Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara by Bare Escentuals…

Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara

Initially I enjoyed this mascara. It added nice volume, length, all things you would enjoy in a mascara. It has a dial, when fully extended the brush gives you extra volume, twist the dial to the wand’s compact position for length, separation, and definition. 

None of that matters, though, because the mascara flakes. After a few hours, I’m left with tiny black flakes beneath my eyes, which is not flattering. I gave it a few changes, but always with the same result.

I see a lot of positive reviews and people raving about this mascara, so apparently the flaking doesn’t happen to everyone, or they just deal with it.

I wouldn’t personally recommend this mascara, nor will I purchase it again. I’ve heard the original formula is better, but I can’t say for sure.


New Nikes | ShopatHome.com | Smoothie Recipe

11 Mar Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie & Nike In Season TR

Monday in a nutshell – work | kickboxing | teen mom 2

Monday in depth: I’m in week three of my new graphic design/marketing job and I won the lottery with my boss. I work closely with her and she is pretty awesome, just to show her appreciation she sent me a $50 Sephora gift card this weekend. At lunch today, I decided I have absolutely no control when it comes to bread or pasta. Seriously, I cannot stop eating if you put either in front of me, until the point I can barely move. And that’s a pretty sad thing considering all of this juicing I’ve been trying to do, but I have no idea how to control it.

Anyway, I came home from work and my new shoes had come in..



Nike Women’s In-Season TR 2 Training Shoe. I figured I’d been wearing my Nike Free Run’s so much, that I should invest in another pair. I was looking into Brooks but once I tried these on, and the built in memory foam cushion, I was sold. They’re not the most attractive shoe, but they do what they need to. The tongue is attached to the side of the shoe, so it doesn’t slide all around during exercise. Obviously tonight was the first workout I’ve used them on, but I feel like they will break in nicely and are very light.

Since I ate so much bread and crap today, I decided to give my juicer a break and bust out the Ninja Mega Kitchen again.

Strawberry-Banana-Oatmeal smoothie

  • one carton of fresh/frozen strawberries
  • two very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (estimated)
  • 1 tbsp wheat germ (estimated)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (estimated)
  • ice cubes if not using frozen fruit
  • almond milk
  • It was a little bland, so I dumped some frozen mixed fruit into it (grapes/peaches/cherries/mango)

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So I put in my Sephora order, to use the gift card, and I tried to control myself and not spend higher than $50.00, I purposely didn’t let myself buy anymore basics, like mascara/foundation/lipsticks, so I went with the beautyblender I’ve heard so much about and the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse. Then I just threw some random sale items into my cart, used a code for a free deluxe sample of Peter Thomas Roth FirmX and the usual three free samples. Can’t wait for it to come in, and I’ll be sure to review them.

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Are you familiar with Shopathome.com?

Basically, every time you shop online, you earn a certain percent of cash back, which you will receive in a check. I signed up (free) in November and have gotten a check for $75 so far, which really added up during Christmas shopping. If you do a lot of shopping online, you should probably sign up, it’s completely legit and free (and I can understand while writing this how it could sound like a gimmick)

For example, I bought my shoes at Finish Line and got 6% cash back of my $70 total. With my sephora order I got 8% cash back on my $66 order. Some stores offer 12% cash back, etc, It definitely adds up.

Ps. I would not be promoting this if I hadn’t already received and cashed checks from the company. They are the same kind of program as Ebates.com, but I’ve found ShopatHome.com offers higher cash back and will match 110%. If my explanation was confusing, feel free to ask.


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Sigma & Sephora Haul coming soon

6 Dec

I took advantage of the 20% off at Sephora and have finally ordered Sigma brushes, they are as wonderful as everyone has said.



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The Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush ($32) is like a miracle worker for liquid foundation, it is pricey, but if you take care of it, it’ll last you a long time (& its cruelty free!) Likely my favorite face brush.

Tokidoki ‘Robbery’ Palette FOTD

6 Dec tokidoki robbery palette

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I’m not positive why I’ve decided to start a blog around 5 in the morning, but here we go. Considering my tremendous makeup addiction, I’ve decided to start keeping my reviews, swatches, etc somewhere. Personally, I try not to purchase any makeup without checking reviews and swatches of the items, so if I can contribute, and save someone from purchasing bad products or promote them to buy deserving products, great.


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Today I pulled out my Tokidoki palette from awhile ago, I used the “robbery” palette for this specific look, which was pretty quick.

First, apply an eyeshadow primer, I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance – Candlelight, since this is a shimmery look

Lion Pappa – apply all over the lid, into the inner corner and under the lower lashes

Savana – apply lightly on the crease using wiper motions with the brush, blending out the color

Ercolino – apply on the outer 3/4 of the lid and under lower lashes

Bulletto – apply in a V shape on the outer corner, blend slightly into the crease and pull some under the eye

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Eyeliner (waterline & tightline) Milani Liquif”eye Metallic eye liner pencil in 01 Black

Liquid Liner: Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense felt tip liquid eyeliner

Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies volum’ express

Contour: Benefit Hoola

Lips: Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in ‘Ignition’


I really like most of the colors in this particular Tokidoki palette from Sephora, the colors all have a nice payoff and are long lasting.


Tokidoki ‘Robbery’ Palette FOTD

6 Dec

Tokidoki 'Robbery' Palette FOTD