Hit or Miss | Almay One Coat MEGA VOLUME Mascara

It’s been a pretty long time since my last post, and sadly today’s post isn’t anything remotely book related. On the bright side, it’s a beauty review! YAY! First off, thank you to Influenster and Almay for giving me the chance to test this product for review purposes. Secondly, I have a love/hate relationship with mascara. I usually like most mascaras that I’ve tried for a day or so, mostly when they’re brand new and the product is fresh and the tube is full. But, my lashes are usually over whatever mascara I’m using after a dozen or so uses and they go back to being small and unnoticeable. I’m the type of person who loves it when my lashes scream at people for attention. But not many mascaras keep my lashes shouting with joy for very long. My lashes take after me: they’re pretty shy, are agonizingly quiet, and they, like me, need A LOT of poking and prodding to induce even the smallest amount of remotely-attention-seeking noise. Needless to say, loud lashes are hard for me to come by unless I’m 100% faking it and gluing them to my face. Enter new mascara. … More Hit or Miss | Almay One Coat MEGA VOLUME Mascara

Beauty Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

So this palette had A LOT of negative things said about it when it first came out, and just… why? When I first saw this palette pre-release I immediately needed it… like right that second. But I was SOOOO nervous when I ordered this palette because of all of the negative reviews that I almost cancelled my order. But I’m so glad I didn’t! I think there were some batch issues when it was first released, and maybe I just got lucky and nabbed a great palette, but I flipping love this palette! It’s pretty much been my go-to since I got it and I’ve played around with a lot of different looks and have managed to create simple everyday and darker evening looks. This palette does have some cons, but it also has some pros. So let’s have a chat! … More Beauty Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

Makeup by Muse | Slytherin

I’m back with another makeup look! This time, I was inspired by the green and silver Slytherin colors. Slytherins are known for their ambition and cunning and their knack for self preservation. They are unafraid to be themselves because they have too much self-respect and much better things to spend their energy on. They’re the type of people who will steal treats from work parties for you and who won’t balk at telling you that you deserve better than what you’re getting—because their friends deserve the very best. They can achieve pretty much anything they set their minds to—I mean, Narcissa Malfoy successfully lied to Lord Voldemort, of all people! … More Makeup by Muse | Slytherin

First Impressions | Storybook Cosmetics

There are many things I love in life. Coffee, sweaters, slaying my enemies—just kidding. My only enemy is waking up at 5:00 am, and I’ve yet to thwart it. As you may or may not know, two things that bring me all kinds of happiness in life are sparkles and nerdy things, usually in the form of makeup and books. Lucky for me, there are people out there who want to make all of my sparkly-nerdy dreams come true. Three of those people are Erin, Mandy, and Missy Maynard, creators of Storybook Cosmetics. Makeup and books combined—what more could a girl ask for? Well, maybe a cupcake. Cupcakes never go astray. … More First Impressions | Storybook Cosmetics