Monthly Favorites | January 2018

January 31, 2018

January took a long time to pass and went really by fast at the same time. For me at least. It seems like New Years was forever ago but I'm still surprised that January is gone already. I must say though that I am very happy that I spent all of January at home in my own bed. I have been living out of a suitcase and traveling so much. I'm so happy to have spent a whole month at home.

Benefit POREfessional Face Primer | Review + Color Swatch

January 29, 2018

"Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals.

- Oil-free

- Complements all skintones

- Helps makeup stay put"

Benefit Product Description

My Birthday Wishlist

January 27, 2018

My birthday is in just 11 days! I can't believe I'm finally leaving my teens! I'll finally feel like a real adult! Even though in the US where I live I still can't buy alcohol, go to a casino or rent a car. I'm not going to be a teen anymore! I'm pretty damn excited!

Why "Gluten Free" Menus Are Dangerous

January 26, 2018

Every restaurant and their mothers are offering "Gluten-Free" menus right now. Being Gluten-free is seen as the latest diet craze. Most people have no idea what is now the latest fad really started as a diet restriction for people who are allergic to gluten or are Celiac. We are gluten-free because we have to be. There is no "cheat" day for us.

A-Z of Me

January 25, 2018

I have fallen in love with A-Z posts! I recently read all the A-Z posts that Tania has done and loved them! I love Tania's blog and I love all the different ways she's done the A-Z style post. I'm literally the last person to do this. If you google A-Z of Me you'll find so many blog posts. I'm super late to the party... but what's new? I'm always late to these things! So let's get to it, shall we?

I was Diagnosed with Celiac Disease | Going 100% Gluten-Free

January 23, 2018

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in December. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder which makes my body attack itself in the presence of gluten. So if I eat gluten my body cannot digest it. The antibodies in my body see the gluten the same way they see a virus and attack. My digestive organs get caught in the crossfire and become damaged.

My Love for The Joker

January 21, 2018

I've said before that I have a thing for villains. I don't know what it is about them I just love a well written bad guy. I think J was my first villain love. He's insane, has an amazing sense of style, a beautiful lady on his arm and no regard for anyone but himself and Harley Quinn. He's a villain that most find easy to hate but I find him just that much easier to love!

My Favorite Blogs of 2017

January 19, 2018

I really started getting into reading more blogs in 2017. I fell in love with some wonderful blogs and I wanted to share them with you today. So it's time to spread some blog love!!

Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze Palette | Review + Swatches

January 17, 2018

"Each of these slimline, portable palettes has a curated set of six shadows plus two double-sized base shades. They swipe on highly pigmented, beyond blendable color for endless eye looks. Smashbox popped in two the bigger base shades so you won’t run out of basics before you’ve used all the high-impact accent colors. You’ll be obsessed with the velvety, wearable quality of these shadows—not to mention the hot new eye looks they inspire. 

Ablaze (hot, desert-inspired shades): With shades in rich red clay and hot terra cotta, this palette captures the warmth of the desert in a range of sun-drenched shades—these dimensional pigments are perfect for adding depth and contouring." 

- Sephora Product Description

My 2017 Lifestyle Favorites

January 16, 2018

On Sunday I posted My 2017 Beauty Favorites. Now I want to share all the other things I loved in 2017! I loved a lot of TV and movies and other fun things in 2017. Not as many books as I'd have liked but I'm planning on fixing that in 2017.

My 2017 Beauty Favorites

January 14, 2018

Day 12 of the new year. I'm not late to this at all! I debated on not doing it this year but I asked you guys on twitter and you said you wanted it. You also said you wanted the beauty and lifestyle favorites as 2 posts. So the lifestyle post will be up later.

My Dream High-end Makeup Bag | Inspired by HayleyxMartin

January 13, 2018

So I saw this post on HayleyxMartin's blog where she talked about her Dream High-end Makeup Bag. I loved the post and I absolutely loved the idea! I decided to do mine a little differently. I'm going to talk about all the high-end makeup I'd buy if I had a credit card with no limit but I'm also going to talk about what I'd want in my dream back in general. Because some of the products I am currently using are amazing! So let's talk about some crazy prices makeup, some high-end makeup I'm wanting and some of my favorites!

A Match Made in Heaven | Rimmel Matte Lipstick in 107 + Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color in Mulberry

January 12, 2018

I thought it was time for my dynamic duo top have a post of their own. I have been talking about them non-stop in every post where I mention lip products and it's about the only thing I've been wearing since I discovered the amazingness they made together. So please excuse me as a swoon over these lippies.

Products I Regret Buying

January 10, 2018

Writing this post sucks. Esspecially since I have quite a few products to talk about today. It's always a huge let down when a product turns out to be disappointing. I try to find a way to still use the products but these ones are pretty unredeemable.

Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze Palette | First Impressions

January 08, 2018

F**KIN' FINALLY!!! I've been dying for this palette since it launched! I saw it on Lex's channel. Smashbox had sent her the whole CoverShot Vault. As she showed each one Ablaze quickly became my favorite. I fell in love with the color Nirvana! I NEEDED this palette!

Alone in the Darkness | Mental Health + Me

January 07, 2018

*WARNING: The following post includes a dark subject matter and includes mentions of depression and suicidal thoughts.

Today I want to start a series of posts about my mental health journey. When I was at my darkest I would have loved to read about similar experiences. It would have been nice to know that I wasn't the only one who felt such deep darkness.

The Girl Behind the Blog

January 06, 2018

I haven't done a post about myself in a while. And since I haven't done a post about me in a while I decided that today I'd do a sort of stream of conciseness style post about myself. I've done facts about me in the past but I thought that a stream of consciousness post would be fun!

Hello 2018! | Happy New Year + My 2018 Goals

January 01, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! How was your New Years? I stayed in, painted my nails and pretty much silently watched the ball drop on TV. I'm not one for big parties or going out. I liked sitting a home painting my nails and editing photos.