TheBalm Haul & Swatches

For many reasons San Francisco California is near and dear to my heart. So naturally I was very excited when TheBalm, a San Fran born company put on a flash sale benefiting children in the Bay area. The sale was 50% off everything site wide.  Can you we also talk about the fact that the company’s mascot is a PUG! Wh#@$!

Do you ever wonder if Chelsea (Chelsea wears), Cora (Vintageortacky) or Karen (Makeupandbeauty) run into each other shopping around in Sephora San Fran? Maybe one day I’ll run into one of them on the on-going trips I take there. That would be AWESOME-POSSOM!

These are the items I took advantage of.

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MAC Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish Reformulation

I’ve really wanted MAC Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish for quite a while and was super excited to purchase it in the A Fantasy of Flowers Collection.

Unfortunately this particular Skinfinish is limited edition but you can find a permanent MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00) in the permanent line that is similar in shade. I was stocking Perfect Topping like a hawk and snatched it up online the minute it released. Because I don’t have access to MAC other than via website I had to patiently wait for it in the mail. In the meantime Temptalia released photos and a mini review of hers that she had received via PR sample. If you go and read her ramble about it, you’ll see that it is nothing like the original release and was quite frankly odd looking. Go check it out, you’ll be surprised to see the photos. Temptalia’s Review: (http://www.temptalia.com/mac-perfect-topping-2014-stereo-rose-2014-mineralize-skinfinishes-reviews-photos-swatches)

Anyhow her review and photos made me a little depressed about the purchase I had made and was waiting on. When it finally showed up I busted open the box in the car and squeeled with delight! Mine is EXACTLY like the original releases and I can say I did the happy dance all day long!

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Travel Haulage and Travel Essentials

So I have been hauling excessively lately. I have been traveling a lot too. Unfortunately the traveling hasn’t been for pleasure but moreso for medical reasons. Here are a few of the things I’ve purchased. I’m not going to swatch the Naked palettes unless I get a request from someone, I feel like there are plenty of good swatches out there. I’d be happy to do it if someone wants me to or wants a picture of a specific color etc., just ask. Continue reading