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where did november go?

November 29, 2010

seriously, if anyone can tell me, i’d be *thrilled* to hear your answers! because i have no idea! 9 days until my first final! EEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!

but the bright side is:

today is cyber monday!!!!!!!

personally, i’m extremely excited for it to hit 1 pm since urban decay seems to be putting their 15 year anniversary liner set on pre-sale today!

can you say, MUST HAVE?! and it looks from the photo there are some new or maybe exclusive liners in there! that’s all the news i’ve got for now folks, but i can’t wait for it!

stila is offering their warehouse sale ONLINE this year! be sure to check this one out addicts, there are some *amazing* deals over there – lip glazes for $5-6? YES PLEASE!

and one of my absolute VERY favorites, lime crime, created by my deere friend, doe, is having their biggest sale EVER with 40% off! check out the candy eye primer, i hear its divine 😉 i’ve featured lots of looks with her products, her colors are unique and pack a major punch!

and on a non-beauty related note, henri bendel is having a cyber monday sale! 30% off sitewide and free shipping!!!!

i am a total bendel girl and i would highly recommend their handbags – amazing quality and so cute! i definitely picked up a couple for myself 😉


for a full list of deals, check out karen & christine‘s blogs – they’re better on keeping up with everything than me 🙂

i hope that y’all had a wonderful thanksgiving spending times with friends, family and delicious holiday treats!

my family came to my house, which was nice, but a bit chaotic. i missed spending time in alabama 😦

…although i think hero was happy to have some other people around!

i caught her in bed with my brother!

happy cyber monday!



4 days left…do not pass go without collecting urban decay’s liners!

April 15, 2010

dear beauty addicts, i have something to share…this is the most wonderful time of the year. a magical time that comes just three times a year and i yearn for it when it is gone.

my pretties, it is better than christmas. it is even better than carolina cup. it is


until the 19th, get 30% off your entire order at with the code FNFS1!


of course, i have already taken full advantage of the joy that is this sale, gorging myself on the 24/7 eyeliner pencil sets! there are two available – hi-fi and stereophonic. i already had the stereophonic set, but i picked up another because there is NO such thing as too much eyeliner!

stereophonic includes zero (black), underground (shimmery taupe), gunmetal (as it sounds plus glitter), and crash (aubergine with silver glitter) – crash was initially exclusive to this set, but is now available as a full size. it also has midnight cowboy heavy metal glitter liner, one of my favorites! its a gorgeous champagne gold and goes perfectly with any look for extra glam 😉

hi fi also includes zero – its a classic! – 1999 (gorgeous plum with gold glitter), flipside (turquoise) and mildew (forest green) plus distortion heavy metal glitter, an iridescent color that reminds me of my barbies’ formal dresses when i was a little girl.

but here’s the math folks: each of the pencils in the sets are .03 ounce of product – full size, $17 pencils include .04 ounces. already a great deal! the sets were originally $34, now they’re down to TWENTY dollars each (a heavy metal is $18!) plus 30% off leaves them at a beautiful FOURTEEN dollars for four amazeballs liners and glittertastic fun!

i. die.

get both, you shall not regret. i picked up two hi-fi and another stereophonic for good measure.

aside from the liners, its always a good idea to pick up high-dollar items during these sales, such as palettes – show pony is my bomb-diggity! or the new summer of love palette if you’re a UD beginner.

show pony

summer of love

another great choice to pick up are the cream to powder foundations, my go-to for all my fashion work because they build easily, cover imperfections, dry down to a perfect velvet finish and don’t stray!

i also grabbed another de-slick powder, a colorless mattifying pressed powder that removes shine without destroying the face you created, great for sweaty summer nights!

there’s been a lot of buzz about the new tinted moisturizers and setting sprays, but i have yet to try them so i’ll give you the good word once i have it….but what i can say, is you can’t go wrong with UD!

oh AND phenomenally fast UPS shipping? i received my order in less than one business week! ❤

don’t let this sale pass you by, there won’t be another until the fall!
let me know what you pick up!

korres semi-annual sale: an addict’s guide

January 22, 2010

so look what i got from from korres today!

as many of you know, i am a total korres addict! every korres product i’ve tried, i’ve loved – and i especially love how they include mini-samples with your online orders so you have your favorites ready for travel or try new products.

korres offers high quality grooming products made from natural ingredients – a win-win for me! i’ve found all of their scents to be pleasing and light –  wonderful for my sensitive nose! i haven’t ventured into their color collection much yet, but i am obsessed with their face and body products.

i’ve pimped korres to SO many of my friends i can’t even count at this point – pretty much everyone i know has been subjected to my rants about the merits of lip butters, and i’ve forced at least three of them to purchase a pot promising life-changing results. oh, and christmas gifts? i went bananas!

since korres is offering this wonderful sale, here’s my guide to my favorite products!

the guava littles trio – $16

this little gem includes practically-TSA-approved 3.59 oz bottles of guava shower gel and body butter as well as a full size guava lip butter. guava is a soft, spicy citrusy scent, and the guava lip butter is my favorite of the lip butters because of its untinted, perfect for moisturizing before applying lip color or when you feel like going au naturel. since lip butters alone are $9 (which i still think is a great deal!), this set is hard to beat! i gave my amazing hippy friend ginny guava shower gel & body butter for christmas and now she refuses to shower with anything else!

jasmine little butter set – $7.50

this set is great if you’re just venturing into korres or as a sweet little gift (i got one for my little brother’s girlfriend for christmas). a sweet, clean floral scent and a natural tint to the lip butter. this set is also available in quince.

body butter trio – $21.50

a set of three of korres’ best selling body butters: guava, quince and fig. great for travel, to keep in your pocketbook or an easy way to try new scents!

summer fruits showergel trio – $6

for $6, this cannot be beat! includes travel sizes of summer fruity scents guava, fig and new scent kumquat! spicy and sexy, and would pair great with the body butter set!

happy hauling!

celebrate alice with urban decay stash wars!

January 14, 2010

ladies, the most anticipated day of the DECADE is almost here!

tomorrow, urban decay’s limited edition alice in wonderland book of shadows will be available on their website for purchase! there’s been a lot of chatter on the twitterverse about people ordering as soon as the clock strikes midnight tonight. since UD is on west coast time though, i’m thinking that’ll be something along the lines of 3 am for me here on the east coast, so i’ll just wait until i wake up 🙂

in celebration of alice, elessa, aka pursebuzz uploaded shots of her UD stash to twitter on tuesday and soon after, the urban decay stash wars were born! you can see stash photos on her blog…i’m the second stash photo, i think i’m holding down the competition, no?

since the response has been so crazy and fun on elessa’s blog, i decided to feature some shots of my urban decay stash and some of my fave UD looks i’ve created!

here’s the whole stash

i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, UD cream shadows are *amazing!* one of my all time favorite products, it made the spring ’09 collection for me. and yes, i have every single color in the range. each is stunning either alone or as a base, builds easily ranging from sheer color to stunning vibrants AND are easily maleable with varying brushes for a precise look…i even use them as eyeliner! these are a must have in my collection – try one, try them all!

here’s a look i created on my friend aurelia primarily featuring sphynx cream shadow, a sparkly cool pink
(scuse the poor quality photo)

who can live without urban decay’s crowning glory, 24/7 pencils? a rainbow of colors, smooth formulation and waterproof staying power!

the liquid liners have the same staying power as the 24/7 pencils and they’re all shimmery. gorgeous!

heavy metal liquid liners…how i love you! you can use them for a subtle swipe of glitter along the lashliner or go nuts and paint them all over your lid! i’ve done just about anything and everything i can think of with these and i can’t live without them! can you taste the rainbow?

urban decay’s most well known and popular products – their shadows! all highly pigmented, ranging from matte, shimmery and glitter finishes. the matte and shimmer finishes are finely milled with stunning payoff, the glittery shades pack as much punch but with a bit grittier texture.

if you’re just starting out in the world of UD, palettes are a great way to build your collection! amazing value and recently palettes have been coming with mini primers or liners!

clockwise: ammo, show pony, wallpaper, get baked

and lastly, urban decay’s unsung heroes: the lipsticks! in a word: ah-may-zing!! from my first swipe of hotpants, i was hooked! like all other products, highly pigmented, available in a range of colors, but what truly stuns me is that they don’t feather at all! i barely even need to line with these and they smell sweet like creme brulee. i’m loving confession and jilted right now, but revolution is my must-have, go to lipcolor! i was even quoted on bellasugar pimping it!

there was a question over on pursebuzz‘s blog about how well urban decay matte shadows perform – here’s a look i created with electric (MY FAVE!) and half baked as a highlighter, using stagedive heavy metal as a liner

another vibrant eye featuring painkiller and snatch shadows from the show pony palette and zero 24/7 liner

and lastly a look i wore to the glamour kills tour featuring my FAVE ud products: cream shadows and revolution lipstick! the cream shadows are delinquent, asphalt and moonshine – here’s the face chart!

i hope this satisfies everyone’s UD craving in Alice anticipation!

writing essentials

November 23, 2009

so i’ve been feverishly writing all weekend and i’ve found there are two things that keep me going whilst chained to my desk: MUSIC and korres lip butter.

my poor lips have been going through a lot recently thanks to lengthy dental visits, the mercurial dc weather and a recent cold sore, so i found myself not only needing to moisturize but exfoliate as well.

luckily, i recently picked up korres’s lemon lip scrub during one of their many wonderful sales. i like that its packaged like a lipstick (avoids germy messes in pots) and only smells slightly lemony. apply to lips, rub, blot with a tissue and then follow with lip butter.

mmmm…lip butter…

for those of you that don’t know, korres lip butter and i are in a deeply committed relationship (though that doesn’t stop me from whoring it out to my friends!) my favorite is guava for standard hydrating purposes, but it does cast white, so i reach for quince, a pink tinted version for school days.

i also just picked up the lip saver roll (3 lip butters!) to try and get myself to branch out into the other colors.

one lip butter usually runs $9, but the lip saver roll is $19! that’s like, two lip butters and a bonus free one!

and for those of you who aren’t familiar with korres, they always offer tons of amazing discounts on their website – the current ones are 30% + free shipping on orders over $35 with code TEMPTALIA (valid until 12/31) or spend $50 and get a 4 piece wild rose skincare set with code WILDROSE – the site says limited time offer, so i don’t know how long it runs for. i love the quercetin and oak skincare line and am sure that wild rose is equally amazing so either promo is a great deal!

and now for something completely different!

here’s the newest video for keeping on without you from one of my all-time favorite bands, this providence. its heartbreaking – i actually cried the first time i watched it! TP has been keeping me company during finals seasons since 2004 so i have to give them love – pick up their new album, who are you now? i promise you will not be disappointed!

i <3 stila

November 21, 2009

as if that’s news!

through sunday, enter code RUNWAY at checkout on purchases over $20 to get this runway palette and kajal liner free!

my word, i love a good deal!

i used mine to stock up on my FAVORITE lip set EVER, the enameled lips collection, which contains the barbie loves stila enameled lips set + a FANTASTIC lip liner for the same price as just the set alone! its a must have ladies!

stila has many great value sets available right now, so you may as well take advantage and get a fabulous smoky eye bonus!