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Monday, November 17, 2014

CVS Semi Annual Beauty Clearance Sale!


A few days ago marked the start of CVS's semi annual beauty clearance sale and since I picked up some things I thought I'd share what I found with you guys! But first let me give you some background on the sale. The sale started November 14th and has no official end date that I am aware of. Nearly every cosmetic brand, if not all of them has at least a few items on sale, so you're sure to find something you'll like. The sales range from 50% off to 75% off. Most items are marked with little pink or green stickers letting you know what's on sale, however people have reported a lot of sale items being unmarked as well at their locations. If you feel like something may be on sale but your not sure I'd suggest scanning it for the price. I also HIGHLY recommend checking out the super amazing Noveau Cheap,who has so kindly made a very detailed post all about the sale and also a complete list of all the spotted sale items! While I was shopping I made sure to go through the list myself. Also if you use Instagram searching up "#cvsbeautyclearance"  is a great way to see some of the deals people scored. Now I hate to be the bearer of bad news guys but unfortunately I must note that not all CVS locations are taking part in the sale, so I'd suggest giving your nearest CVS a call and asking them if they are having the sale or not before making the trip. Also if your CVS isn't taking part in the sale I'd suggest also checking Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target etc.before giving up because any place that sells drugstore makeup could be having sales as well!

So obviously my local CVS was taking part in the sale, however it wasn't as great as some of the other sales appeared to be. For example I had seen loads of people on Instagram posting pictures of their dirt cheap Physician Formula finds, so I went with my heart set on picking up a few things from PF. Bad news is when I got there I found out that not a single thing from PF was on sale, needless to say I was disappointed. On the brightside I did find a lot of things I was happy with.

Let's go!

I was excited to see that NYX had quite a few items on sale so of course I rushed to the NYX section first. That's where I found these two lovely lipsticks. These are the extra creamy round lipsticks in the shades "Harmonica" and "Narcissus". "Harmonica" is a frosty, light pink and "Narcissus" is a bright, blue toned pink.

Retail price: $4
Sale price: $2

Lastly in the lip department I found this little baby. I've purchased one of Burt's Bee's 100% natural lip glosses before, and I absolutely loved it so I was very happy to find out that this was on sale! I purchased the shade "Ruby Moon" which is a very pretty berry-red hued color with a bit of pearlized shine. It's a lovely color for Fall, and honestly at the price I got it at it was a steal.

Retail Price: $9
Sale Price: $2.24

Here are swatches of the all three lip products I picked up!
Lip swatches without flash
Lip swatches with Flash

 Yay more NYX! I decided to go crazy and pick up some things that might not be my usual choice had they not been on sale. First I picked up one of the Jumbo eye pencils in the color "Pure Gold" which is a metallic gold color, but I'm sure you guys could have guessed that. These jumbo eye crayons are very cool because they have multiple uses and can be used as either eyeliner or eyeshadow. I also picked up NYX's Roll On Shimmer which is another multipurpose item. NYX suggests it can be used on your face, eyes, or body but most likely I'll just use it as an eye shadow for special occasions. I picked this up in the shade "nude" which yes, is in fact a nude color.

Jumbo Eye Pencil Retail Price: $4.60
Jumbo Eye Pencil Retail Price: $2.30

Roll On Shimmer Retail Price: $4
Roll on Shimmer Sale Price: $2

Swatches of the Jumbo Eye Pencil & Roll On Shimmer:
Without Flash
With Flash

And of course I could not shop this entire sale without looking at any of the nail polishes. There were many nail items on sale at really amazing prices, and I mean AMAZING. That being said I am very proud of myself for managing to walk out with only two bottles of polish. I was able to justify the topcoat because I really did need a new one, and after all it was 75% off! The topcoat is Sally Hansen Diamond Strength nail lacquer in "Flawless". The lovely blue polish on the right is "Saved by the Blue" from Wet N' Wild's fast dry collection.

Topcoat Retail Price: $5.50
Topcoat Sale Price: $1.37

WNW Retail Price: $2.00
WNW Sale Price: $0.99

Well that's it guys I hoped you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you decide to check out the sale! Also I know I just briefly went over everything that I picked up but if you would like a more detailed review on any certain product I'd be more than happy to do that!

Leave me a comment, I love reading them. As always thanks for reading!

Monday, November 10, 2014

November Wishlist

November Wishlist

Hi guys, how's everyone's Monday going? I hope it's going well! So it's that time  of the month again (that doesn't sound right?)...wishlist time!!! Now I haven't done one since July I believe, so I may be a little rusty. I'm hoping now that I'm not planning on going on any hiatus' any time soon that I will be able to keep up on my wishlist posts as well as all my posts in general because I really love making these. 


This month's wishlist is a nice mix of clothing and beauty with a few random bits here and there. I'm loving Forever 21's holiday line right now. Everything is so glitzy and sparkly!/ I'm also really excited because I basically discovered a cheaper dupe for Limecrime lipsticks, and that is Dragonberry! It's an Australian company so fellow Americans you may not be quite familiar with the brand, but lucky for me I follow lots of Australian beauty gurus on Instagram, so I stay in the know, ya know? Anyways they have an amazing range of colors from the crazy to the more ordinary and they all retail for just over $9./ I've heard so much hype about the Snow Fairy body wash from Lush and I would love tor try it this year. /Speaking of scents, I've recieved a couple of those tiny samples of Jo Malone's new fragrance "Wood, Sage, & Seasalt" in my magazines and oh my I just can't get enough. Instead of just sitting there and rubbing the sample on my wrist like a normal person I'm literally rubbing my face in the magazine, it's so amazing lol. / If you're a girl on a budget like me you'll be happy to know that Maybelline's come out with a neutral eye shadow palette similar to Urban Decay's Naked, Naked 2, and... can anyone take a guess?If you said Naked 3 you are correct! / Lena Dunham wrote another book, enough said. /I don't know if I've ever told you guys but I am obsessed with Disney. If it was possible I'd probably have my room decked out in all things Disney, wear only Disney related clothing, and buy only Disney products. Did I mention that I'm 21? So of course I had to add the Disney postcard set I found on Modcloth. It features stillframes and rough sketches of movies from Disney's Golden age, around 1930's to 1960's which is probably the timeframe most of my favorite Disney movies were made anyways! / Lastly I just had to add Mac's new Viva Glam collection featuring Miley Cyrus.Even though this collection isn't coming out till early next year I had to add it now because I think the colors are so pretty and c'mon, it's MILEY. I'm sure most of you already this know this, but in case you don't let me fill you in, all of the proceeds from every Viva Glam lipstick sale goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. That's great because if you're like me and have a very hard time justifying buying something like a MAC lipstick for example, now you can feel good knowing you're not just buying a super pretty lipstick, you're also helping a worthy cause!

What did you think of my wishlist? What's on your November wishlist?
Leave me a comment, I love reading them! As always thanks for reading.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello November, I've missed you terribly.

Hey guys! So  I don't  know if you've noticed but it's only been about three days since Halloween and stores everywhere are already on to the next Holiday, well actually the one after that, Christmas. What Dora and I are wondering is what happened to Thanksgiving? No one wants to buy Turkey shaped decor? Bath and Body Works,where are the mashed potatoes and gravy scented candles (I would buy that.)?  I just feel like it's too early to be picking out snowman and Santa Claus embellished coffee mugs when a few days ago we were picking up coffee mugs embellished with witches and ghosts. I'm no scrooge though, I'm sure in about three weeks I'll be obsessed with all that too, because like 99.9% of the world's population, I actually do lovvvee Christmas. I just don't quite feel in the Christmas-y mood yet, that's all.

So I love how I've been introducing these outfit posts with little ramblings that have nothing at all to do with the outfits. I think I'll be doing that from now on if you guys don't mind haha. Anyways, let me get back on track, these outfits consist of the items I received from my second Le Tote box, which is also going to be my last. I'm not canceling my subscription because I didn't like the service, not at all, for the most part I think it's wonderful. I'm canceling it because it's just not in my minuscule budget right now, however I would like to try it again whenever the minuscule budget grows.

Here we go!

Sweater: Le Tote
Jeans: Target
Necklace: Le Tote
Beanie: Bought it a while back, don't remember sorry!

First and foremost please excuse the frizzy, poofy mess that is my hair. At the last minute I decided to put it down because I felt it better suited these pictures than my usual bun or pony tail. Bad news is it looked like a hot mess, so I'm so very sorry to anyone's eyes that I may have offended.  Anyways, the outfit. The sweater is really basic, a black and white striped crew neck. I actually already own a very similar sweater but I don't mind. I love monochromatic clothes, especially black and white stripes as luck would have it, and I really liked that this top was super casual, so I could wear it for basically anything. The necklace reminded me a lot of the bracelet I received in my first box which as you all may remember I fell in love with, so of course I was happy with it. The only thing I found weird about the necklace is the sea shells at the beginning of the necklace, I thought they were out of place with the design, and I think it's odd that they included them, but nevertheless I liked it.

Top: Le Tote
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Walmart
Earrings: Le Tote

I have mixed feelings about this top. I'm in love with the color of it, and I like the boxy fit however I just don't like how it looks on me. I felt like the shoulders were too big and even though I sort of like the boxy fit, I don't think it's right for me. When it comes down to it, I'd give this top a nay.  On the other hand the earrings are fabulous. I  really like that they aren't too big or heavy. Since my ears are on the smaller side a lot of earrings tend to weigh them down, however these didn't weigh them at all. P.S. this outfit felt a bit too serious, so I threw in a silly picture at the end for your amusement. P.S.S Zooey made an appearance!

Flannel: Wet Seal
Top: Le Tote
Leggings: Target
Boots: local clothing store

Dora decided to model the last top for me, which I have just realized we actually didn't get a great picture of because her flannel's covering it up. Just take my word for it guys, it's basically just a simple black sleeveless top. Of course you can also click the link above, if you'd like to see it for yourself.

Hope you enjoyed watching us yet again, take a trip to amateur model land. I've already done more than a few of these ootd type posts and I'm still unsure of how I should pose and if I should be looking at the camera, and ugh it's hard, it's hard. I suppose that's a first world problem though. Have a great week guys!

What did you think of this week's outfits? Have you tried Le Tote yet?
Leave me a comment,  I love reading them. As always thanks for reading!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I wasn't planning to make a Halloween post today but I figured why not stop bye and say hi really quick.

So in case anyone was wondering my Halloween has so far consisted of eating chinese takeout, listening the rain (lovely to me, not so much to the trick or treaters probably) watching movies and passing out candy to young (and old) trick or treaters. Seriously though, we've already had a couple of twenty somethings knocking on our door and asking for candy. Is it just me or does anyone think that's a bit old to be trick or treating still?

So since I'm staying in, I decided to just go with something extremely quick and easy, a cat. I literally drew some whiskers and a nose on my face with some eyeliner and then I threw on a pair of diy cat ears. Bam I'm a cat.  

Here's a crummy front camera self that I posted on Instagram and what I used for my nails tonight.

Well that's it guys. I hope everyone's Halloween is going amazing and that your all staying safe out there. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Playlist | October 2014

I love music. Music all year round is absolutely amazing, don't get me wrong. But I think there's something extra special about music this time of year. It could be that for some reason it's more socially acceptable to create something slower and more lyrically introspective rather than your standard edm dance floor hit. And no I don't hate that kind of music either, in fact I'm a huge fan of pop music actually. I feel like a song doesn't always have to be lyrically revolutionizing to be a good song, although I prefer it to have a smidge of substance. For instance "All about that Bass" has a great message, while at the same time being a radio friendly pop song. However you could not get me to listen to "Anaconda" or God forbid that J. Lo song "Booty" for all the pumpkin spice stuff in the world.

Anyways my point is I have a soft spot in my heart for lyrically beautiful songs that make you feel something other than the need to dance and I find myself listening to that type of music more this time of the year. So here's a playlist comprised of a little of everything, well, minus the booty songs.

"No One is Lost" - Stars
"Under the Tide" - Chvrches
"Habits" - Tove Lo
"Wake Me" - Bleachers
"Love Me Harder" - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd
"Wait" - M83
"Weekend" - Priory
"Another Love" - Tom Odell
"Sex" - The 1975
"Fade into You" - Mazzy Star
"Yellow Light" - Of Monsters and Men

The first two songs are a bit on the dance-y side but they also have a great meaning behind them. "Habits" and "Love Me Harder" are pretty damn popular so I'm sure you've heard them at some point or another, they're both songs about a love that just doesn't seem to be working out. "Wake Me" and "Fade into you" have this beautiful shoegazy melody to them that I always seem to fall in love with. "Wait" and "Another Love" are both beautiful, sad, sad songs.  "Weekend"is a fun pop anthem song while "Sex" is definitely a huge rock anthem, both with very different meanings. Lastly "Yellow Light", if I could only use one word to describe it, without any hesitation, it would be magical.

 Let me know what you guys thought of this playlist in the comments! Also let me know what you've been listening to lately! As always thanks for reading.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

How very Pinteresting!: Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes.

Hello fellow procrastinators!

I'm a procrastinator, there's absolutely no doubt about that. It's not like I want to wait till the last minute to do everything, it's just what I'm naturally inclined to do. With that said if you're anything like me, you still might be wondering what you're going to be for Halloween this year, even though it's only FIVE DAYS away!!!. If you are finding yourself in the same predicament, you might want to take a look at this quick post I made full of some of the most interesting, affordable, and EASY costume ideas that I found while scavenging around Pinterest. All of these are diy, as it's much more affordable and just a lot more fun to create your own costume, rather than buy a packaged one I think.These are just a few ideas, there are many, many more out there on Pinterest so I would suggest taking a look there if none of these fit your fancy. You can also take a look at my DIY Halloween board for more ideas as well.

I'm sure you've got no time to waste, so scroll down for costumes!
DIY Halloween Costume || Belle from Beauty and the Beast, created by littlelostsomewheregirl on Polyvore

I would suggest looking at thrift stores for Belle's dress (unless of course you already have a similar one) other than that I'm sure most of us already have most everything else!
DIY Halloween Costume Ideas. I'm not a big Halloween person, but these are fun
Pop Art Girl! 

All this really cool look takes is a bit of makeup and a lot of skill! 

Do a search on this site for Halloween DIY and it will bring you to a bunch of fashion put togethers for easy to do costumes.

Cat Burglar
Cute and simple!
4 easy DIY Halloween costumes
Despicable Me Minion
This one's adorable! It could be a bit tricky finding some of the things for this costume. So I'd suggest getting creative and making your own goggles, hat, and unicorn toy. I check some where like Target for the top and leggings and check thrift stores for a pair of overalls!
I am obsessed with Lauren Conrad's Halloween costume this year. Mary Poppins is one of my favorite kids movies.
Mary Poppins
Here's another one where I'm sure most of us already have a majority of everything needed hanging in our closets!
Jelly Belly
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
A clear plastic bag, balloons, paper and markers are all you need for this super simple costume! P.S. you could also just print the Jelly Belly sign to save time!
Dora the explorer

If you're taking any little ones trick or treating this year I'm sure they'll be impressed with this one!

Minnie Mouse costume. My dad always called me Meminy Mouse (a play on my name) I'll have to keep this in mind!

Minnie Mouse

Who wouldn't want to be the most adorable Disney Character ever?

That's it guys! I hope I helped a few of you out with your costume dilemnas! If you want some more ideas check out my diy halloween costume board here.

What are you going to be for Halloween?  Leave me a comment, I love reading them!
As always thanks for reading.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Perfectly Posh Review


So today I'm back with another review.  This time I'm going to be reviewing a whole bunch of different products from the skincare brand, Perfectly Posh. If you've never heard of them before, don't feel bad. I had never even once heard of them either until about a month ago. Here's a bit of information to get you started: Perfectly Posh is a skincare brand that sells naturally-based pampering products. All of their products are paraben free, sulfate free, cruelty free and contain no fillers. They also have plenty of vegan products as well. Oh and if you're anything like me, you'll be happy to know that everything they sell is under $25!  So basically I found out about them while I was browsing around Instagram. I seen a post saying that their looking for people to test and review their products so of course I was up for it! I left my email and a Perfectly Posh representative named Rachel Whitman contacted me via email a few days later. She asked me a few questions such as what skin concerns do I have? What fragrance do I like/dislike etc. I told her that I wasn't picky, and that the only skin concern I have is oily/acne prone skin. She told me she'd send me some samples that specifically target my concerns as well as some other ones. Shortly after that I received my samples in the mail! Now that I've had enough time to test (almost) all of them, I'm ready to let you guys know my thoughts.

Let's get to the reviews!

All the samples I received! I was actually really surprised by how many she sent!

Little sachet she included full of mini spatulas to pick up the products.

I'm going to start the reviews with what turned out to be my favorite sample, The D-Tox Body Mud Stripper. This product,according to Perfectly Posh, is "an aggressive detoxifying deep-cleansing body mud mask". It is supposed to absorb and remove free radicals and toxins from your skin, and with continued use supports cleaner, brighter skin with fewer blackheads and blemishes. The first thing I noticed about this product is that it smells wonderful. I imagined it might have this awful mud smell or something, but it actually smells like vanilla cupcake . Dora and I tested this product out together, using it as a mud mask for our faces. Note: It is safe to use on your face, but is not recommended for people with sensitive skin. We wet our face the tiniest bit, and then applied the mud to our faces. After a couple of minutes Dora and I felt a slight burning sensation , but it wasn't that bad so well pushed through, and after about 3 or 4 minutes it was gone. We kept the mask on for 15 minutes total(the maximum time recommded) until it felt really tight and hard, like most face masks do. After that I simply rinsed it off like I was washing my face. I'll admit it does take a bit more effort though, since the mask is a bit thick. Afterwards I did not see a noticeable difference in the way my skin looked. But the way my skin felt, was incredible. My skin felt so baby soft and smooth. I just kept touching my face, it was so soft! Dora was less impressed. She has very sensitive skin and decided to ignore their warning, so even though her skin felt really soft as well afterwards she says it isn't worth the burning. Plus weirdly enough, when she rinsed it off we noticed this weird cut/burn looking mark under her eye that wasn't their before. When she touched it she said it felt like it was on fire! So there you go, evidence that this product should really not be used on sensitive skin! However if you're like me, and your skin isn't super sensitive I think it's a wonderful face mask, it makes your skin super soft, and I love that it uses natural ingredients and is completely vegan!

Next up the body butters! I received three scents: Brazilian Bombshell, Fresh, Creamy Milk, and Creamy Coconut Cocktail. Brazilian Bombshell was probably my favorite scent, it has a very bright and fruity smell, like tropical fruits. I imagined Fresh, Creamy Coconut would be my favorite because I love coconut scented stuff, however the name was very misleading, because it doesn't even smell like coconuts to me! Don't get my wrong though it still smells nice, just not very coconutty. Fresh, Creamy milk has a nice clean smell to it. It's very simple, not at all fruity like the others.Honestly none of the scents drove me wild or anything but the formula is really nice. It's not incredibly thick, the way some body butters are. It's consistency is only a little thicker than a body lotion. Once you  rub it in it sinks into your skin very quickly and does not feel oily or greasy whatsoever. I wish there had been a scent I loved because the formula is absolutely amazing!

These were some of the products I have not got a chance to test out yet so I can't give you guys a complete review yet! However I will tell you that they both smell amazing. The argan oil hair serum smells divine! I don't know how to describe the smell, but it's amazing and I want my hair to smell like it all the time. The tea tree + neem  deep clean hair and scalp mask has a very pepperminty smell. I know that's not everyone's thing, but personally I love minty scented things.I'm excited to try these products and will probably let you know what I think about them on my Instagram whenever I get the chance or just make an update right here on this post. P.S. If anyone's already tried these products, let me know in the comments!

I'm going to be honest I was a little underwhelmed by these hand creams. The formula isn't that amazing, and it's not very different from a B&BW lotion or many other lotions out on the market. They sink in quick and aren't greasy, and their moderately moisturizing. So I'm definitely not saying their bad lotions, they work just fine. Once again, as with the body butters, the scents just weren't that great. I'll start with "Down with the dirty" it smells like it should be a men's lotion so I'm a bit confused about that, great for your dad or your bf I suppose! Next "Berrly Behaving" I think this was probably the best of the bunch. It smells like berries, but not like that overwhelmingly artificial berry smell. "Sassyooma" is very citrusy smelling one. I smelled like grapefruits, oranges, and lemons when I tested this one out. It's nice but can be a little overwhelming. Lastly "Snarky", idk how to describe it guys, I just don't like it at all.  I feel like the problem just might be that a lot of these scents are aimed at women older than me. I think I'll check back in ten years an pick up a few.

I'm a huge fan of body scrubs so of course when I seen these I knew I had to try them out first! I tried "Sugar Fix" first which is a sugar based scrub (obviously) it has a light, floral smell to it which is okay. The scent doesn't linger too long anyway so I don't care if it's not exactly Chanel N°5. It's a fabulous scrub! It's a very thick scrub, which I happen to love, and the sugar crystals are quite large. I love the formula, it really feels like it's working when I use it, and my skin feels noticeably softer and smoother after I use it. I tried "The Daily Grind" next which is a sugar, salt, and coffee grounds body scrub. I can't get enough of this product, it's amazing. I love the smell of coffee brewing in the morning and whenever I use this it's like the exact same thing in my bathroom. Just like with "Sugar Fix" my skin feels great after using it. It also aides in the prevention of cellulite, so if anyone is looking for that this might be your fix.

This product called "The Caffeinator" is a moisturizing shea butter stick infused with tigntening and brightening caffeine to reduce puffiness and fade dark circles. It is also said to lighten uneven skin overtime, reduce inflammation, reduce cellulite and more. They say to apply anywhere, but of course I figured this would be perfect for under my eyes. Let me just say I failed the first time. I realize now, that the key to using this product is using the teensiest amount. The first time I used it I applied a blob of it underneath both of my eyes and they were so greasy and oily afterwards. Later on I looked at the card for this product and realized it comes in a stick form, like the tubes lip balms come in, and with that in mind I knew I had made the mistake of putting on way too much. The next time I tried it I only applied a tiny bit, like the amount you would get gliding the balm over your skin.My skin wasn't super greasy this time but I didn't see a big difference. I still had dark circles, and my eyes were still puffy. However I know that products like this take time to work, and don't just make a difference instantaneously. That being said I can't say for sure if it works or not, because I would have to try it over a longer period of time to know for sure. However I think it would be worth trying as it serves a lot of different purposes and it's pretty inexpensive. Bonus: it smells like lemonade!

"Pink Putty" is an intense repair pink peppermint hydrating foot mask. This was another product that I haven't got the chance to try out yet. The only thing I can say about it at the moment is that it smells like candycanes lol. I'll either update this post with my review whenever I try it out or share my thoughts on Instagram!

I also received two more samples, but sadly misplaced them! "Moisturize 911 " which is a moisturizer for your face and "Complexion Perfection" which is a gentle, everyday face wash. If I ever find them, I will make sure to update this post with my thoughts on them!

If you guys feel like you'd like to try out any of these products you can request some free samples from Rachel. She's really nice and will work with you to make sure you receive products that are just right for you! You can email her at if you're interested!

Ever heard of Perfectly Posh? Would you like to try any of these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments, I love reading them! As always thanks for reading!