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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

occ lip tar nsfw

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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Aug 16, 2014

Red Lips District: Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace

Red Lips District: Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace

I love red lipstick. So much, in fact, that I recently realized that I have 8 different ones. EIGHT.

What does this mean for you and me and the blog? A new series, of course: Red Lips District! In this series, I will be going through all the red lipsticks I have and posting looks and sharing my thoughts on each one.

I originally meant to post one each on Fridays and Saturdays for one month,…

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Aug 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Long hair

Throwback Thursday: Long hair

before haircut july2014 front

So I never did get around to posting pictures of my haircut… that I had done in the beginning of JUNE. I suppose that makes this appropriate for my first ever Throwback Thursday post.

My hair was so long, I had trouble getting it all in frame. Ha.

Aww, but I do miss it. This was probably second (or third)-day hair, when it starts to curl a tiny bit. I also miss my long layers. I’m getting…

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Aug 12, 2014

Better Together: butter LONDON The 444 and Essie Over the Edge

Better Together: butter LONDON The 444 and Essie Over the Edge

butter london the 444 essie over the edge

Another Better Together pairing: Essie’s Over The Edge with butter LONDON’s The 444! I can’t exactly take credit for this, though, as it was inspired by the manis from Nicole Miller’s S/S 2014 show. They used butter LONDON’s The Black Knight for the darkened ombré. I don’t own that shade, nor do I own anything similar, so I went with Essie’s Over The Edge.

Essie’s Over The Edge is dark and…

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Aug 11, 2014

Swatches: butter LONDON The 444

Swatches: butter LONDON The 444

butter london the 444

Huh. I just sat here for a good 30 seconds, trying to remember how I stumbled across this polish, and I got nothing. I have no clue how this got on my radar, especially since it was released about a year ago, as a Fashion Week exclusive.

In any case, I bought a mini size off eBay a couple weeks ago and I finally got around to swatching it. Yay me! Yay you! Yay us!

First, the mini size is about…

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Aug 8, 2014

Wait, pause.

I’ve been putting off writing a post on this for a few weeks. But I’ve been waiting and waiting and so far I haven’t heard anything new, so I’ve been forced to accept my current state of limbo.

About a month ago, I wrote a quick post updating my current life events. I mentioned that I got accepted into graduate school in London. My excitement was two-fold: it meant I was taking a step forward…

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Aug 7, 2014

Currently Coveting

I like to keep a running list of beauty items I want. I don’t have a lot of extra money right now (or ever, really), so I find it useful to keep a list of things I have my eye on, so I can read reviews and thoroughly research them. It also gives me time to really think about why I want it and if I can justify it. Most of the time, they’re just passing urges and if I hold off on it long enough, I…

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Aug 7, 2014

July 2014 empties

It’s about that time of month again. I’m going to talk trash.

I used up A LOT of things last month. Be prepared for a lot of trash talking. ;)

july2014 empties bodycare

Shea Terra Organics Moroccan Argan Oil – This is the exact same thing as Josie Maran’s Argan Oil from Sephora, but cheaper. Josie Maran’s is $48 for 1.7 oz, whereas Shea Terra’s is $24 for 2 oz. Both brands also have a jumbo 4 oz. size. Josie Maran’s is…

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Aug 4, 2014

I heart dog

i heart dog ootd

Old Navy denim chambray shirt
I heart dog tank – I bought it somewhere in Camden, London.
Red shorts – The tag says American Style Iris Jeans, but I can’t find any information about the brand online. I bought it at Ross.
Coach Bleecker Mini Riley carryall
Steve Madden Jazie oxford

i heart dog fotd

Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette
Pacifica BB Cream
Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Exposed
Korres Cheek…

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