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Sep 12, 2014

August 2014 empties

Now that that tantrum is out of my system, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. So, before September slips away from me like the better part of the year, here’s August’s empties.

August started off with me dropping a Z palette and smashing one of my favorite eyeshadows, Stila’s Kitten.

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Sigh. I had depotted this from the It Girl palette that came out a few years ago. It was only $10,…

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Sep 11, 2014

SNAFU: An update

Well.

If you were to assume that I am not, in fact, in London, about to start my Master’s program, you would be correct. If you came to said conclusion judging by the absence of a euphoric post detailing how everything turned out okay in the end, then I apologize. This update post is way overdue.

A couple weeks ago, I finally put my foot down and sent in the request for a refund of tuition…

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Sep 9, 2014

Not dead, yet.

I returned to work last week Tuesday, and I’m finding it hard to juggle between being exhausted from retail and finding time to blog.

Sep 2, 2014

Red Lips District: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick in Perfect Scarlet

Red Lips District: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick in Perfect Scarlet

What is up with these long-ass names for lipsticks?

elizabeth arden ceramide plump perfect lipstick perfect scarlet

I won this lipstick in the same giveaway as the last Elizabeth Arden lipstick. Not sure if they still make this Ceramide Plump Perfect line.

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These two Elizabeth Arden lipsticks were the first reds I’d ever had, actually. This particular one was my go-to red for nights out, because I only had two options. Oh, the days of simple(r) living!

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Aug 29, 2014

Red Lips District: Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Anniversary Lipstick in Red Door Red

Red Lips District: Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Anniversary Lipstick in Red Door Red

Confession: I’m not entirely sure what this lipstick is called, exactly. All I know is, it has a long name and I’m pretty sure you could switch up the “limited edition”, “anniversary”, and “red door red” words and you’d still find it on Google.

This came out more than a few years ago. I won this in a giveaway. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have even heard of this lipstick. After all, I’m not…

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Aug 24, 2014

Coffee Sundays vol.2

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I’m really not sure where the week went. All of a sudden, it’s Sunday again, what??

1. What kind of music have you been listening to lately?

I’ve been feeling really down lately, so I created a playlist on Spotify called Rainy Day. Lots of sad acoustic guitar stuff. One of my favorites is a cover of The Beatles’ song “All My Loving” by The Well Pennies. Have a listen:

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Aug 23, 2014

Red Lips District: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

Red Lips District: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

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I got this as a free sample with a promotion code with my latest Sephora order. It was a red, white, or blue thing for the Fourth of July. I’d heard good things about this liquid lipstick in terms of longevity, so I thought I’d try this out over the white or blue thing that was being offered (can’t remember what they were).

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With my one MAC lipstick for scale. The full size tube is longer, like…

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Aug 22, 2014

Red Lips District: Topshop lipstick in Hazard

Red Lips District: Topshop lipstick in Hazard

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I have no idea where this week went. I really didn’t want to let an entire week go by, then bore you all with red lipstick again on the weekend, but it happened. I’m sorry.

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This next lipstick, I picked up in London last year. The packaging is so cute. I love the typography.

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I don’t know what it is about this lipstick, but it makes me feel young and chic and quite the urbanite. The lines on the…

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Aug 17, 2014

Coffee Sundays

coffee sundays

Sunday is the best day to sit down with a cup of coffee and chat, don’t you think? I’ve been on this new domain for a few months now, and it only just dawned on me that I should start a series based on my blog name.

It’s pretty simple: every Sunday I’ll post 6 questions (I like the number 6 :P), and you guys answer in the comments. It’s like a virtual coffee break chat. It’ll be a good way for…

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Aug 16, 2014

Red Lips District: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in NSFW

Red Lips District: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in NSFW

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This next red lipstick is no stranger to the beauty blogging community. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tars are described as “A high-opacity lipstick concentrate with unprecedented longevity.” NSFW is described as a “true, balanced red.”

During the holidays, OCC released two Sephora exclusives called All-Star Minis, one with 12 and one with 4. Around February, I was at the Sephora…

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