1. It has begun.

     

  2. Stage 1 of vanity reorganization complete.

    My plan is to fill my Muji drawers (that’s right- they’re still empty!) with all my lip products by type/color.

     

  3. Can we start with my favorite new purchase? Kate Spade forever. But no worries, there’s more to be seen.

    Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Native, Nest Coffret Set, Benefit The Big Easy in Fair, NARS Eyeshadow in Coconut Grove.

    I’ve been eyeing Coconut Grove forever and finally bit the bullet to pick it up. Nest fragrance packaging is to die for and the one I want from the line (which isn’t in the set) is Paradise: AKA orange heaven.

    Dr Jart + Ceramidin Skin Saver Liquid, MUFE HD Foundation in 115, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (x2), Bite High Pigment Pencil in Madeira, UDPP, UD B6.

    Back ups. They’re a beautiful thing.

    Clockwise from the left: Hourglass Ambient Blush in Ethereal Glow, Ambient Lighting Powders: Mood Light, Ethereal Light, Diffused Light.

    I was just going to do Mood Light but I liked Ethereal Light and then Dana (a friend I normally name drop around here!) got me looking at Diffused Light. I couldn’t pick so I bought all 3.

    Clockwise from top left: Bite Luminous Creme Lipsticks: Musk, Bouquet, Fig, Retsina, Pepper.

    Everyone has been raving on these lately- especially Retsina- so it was bound to happen. Swatches:

    In order from listed above.

    MAC Lipsticks: Politely Pink, Lovelorn; Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native.

    Swatches:

    In order from listed above.

    Lush Dirty Body Spray, Bubblegum Lip Scrub, Dirty Perfume.

    Too Faced Pardon My French Set, which came with a cute makeup bag not pictured here.

    Not the end of hauling, but just the beginning. Sephora sales always treat me well. I had originally had a long list that was well over $3,000 worth of product (ha!) and I managed to condense it down into something manageable.

     

  4. Best Glossybox ever. Alex & Ani bangle!!

     

  5. New in: TheBalm How ‘Bout Them Apples?, First Aid Beauty: Daily Face Cream (x2), Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, Purifying Mask with Red Clay, Deep Cleanser with Red Clay (sample size).

    I finally signed up for Birchbox and while the first box I received left me beyond disappointed, there was a sample from TheBalm palette and, upon swatch, I needed the entire set. I haven’t even played with this yet but I’m excited.

    First Aid Beauty is a growing obsession so it was only natural to take advantage of the 30% off sale on the site. I picked up more of my daytime moisturizer, as well as the newest products that all the bloggers have been raving about.

    I’ve been using the Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery and it makes my skin feel great. It’s somewhere between oil and water in texture (like a thick water?) that feels great on my skin. The purifying mask is amazing. If there was any oil on my face, this removed it. I can’t wait for summer to give this a full test run.