September Goals.

Graduate school and the high school I work at both started this week. To say the least, it was an exhausting, difficult, tearful week. But after handing out a whole bunch of syllabi, receiving my own stack of them, and juggling a few things, I think I have some idea on how the next 4…

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Mini Ulta Haul.

I got this tiny haul a little while ago actually, but I am now just breaking it out. I know it’s only a few items, but I think pretty much all of them are going to be game changers to my everyday makeup routine. Tarte Mascara – Honestly, one of the best parts of this mascara…

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Makeup and Self Portraits.

Yesterday was an interesting day, but it at least was a killer makeup day. I tried quite a few new products, like my jumbo UD setting spray, my NYX super nude colored gloss, and the famed RCMA powder. On top of all that, I also tried a few new techniques, like using my Becca highlight…

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Trying Out Kylie Cosmetics.

Being the lipgloss fangirl that I am, I finally gave into all the hype and waited in the online queue for my Kylie Cosmetics’ birthday product last week! And I have to say, I was happily content with the results. Even right down to the packaging and getting the box in the mail, I enjoyed…

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Sinfully Perfect Summer Nail Polishes.

Despite my hatred for summer, I will admit that I don’t loathe every aspect of it. One thing I do enjoy is the bright colors and some of the more fashionable trends that come along. I will admit, that after a long winter, I love breaking out my wedge collection and using the whole rainbow on my…

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August Goals.

These goals focus on simple, yet important plans that will keep me busy during my mostly month off of work. There is none of that “change yourself” or “restrict yourself” or “do this even if it makes you less happy” type stuff that I really don’t need in my life right now on this list. There are a few…

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ColourPop Haul.

Metallic lipsticks and glosses are probably one of the newest and hottest makeup products on the market right now. Between Kylie’s constantly sold out website, Milani’s completely tapped out reserves in drugstores, and the craze hitting other big brands recently, I wasn’t surprised when lip-centric ColourPop announced their own line. Between their consistent, very low…

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Long time no see.

What you’ve missed. Around the start of the new year, I dropped off the face of the blogging world. Things in my personal life had gotten a little out of hand to say the least and OA was put on the back burner for even the last few months it was active. I haven’t had the courage…

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How I Care for My Bleached and Damaged Hair.

Last summer I made the horrible decision to go blonde. I was dying my hair red for two years leading up to my wedding last May, and I had decided that after we came back from the honeymoon, I’d stop destroying my poor hair. But I figured that if I wanted to stop damaging my hair, I…

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My Blogging Goals (while making a living).

While life has gotten continually busier and more hectic, blogging has been fighting to stay in my life. It’s so hard to keep things balanced and to prioritize, because currently, blogging should be pretty far down the list. Health, work, sleep, time with Drew, friends and family, and now possibly school? All things that trump…

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