dang it's cold

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Coat: Forever21+ ~ Sweater: NY&Co ~ Shirt: Ann Taylor Factor ~ Corduroy Pants: Banana Republic ~ Boots: Steve Madden

Just imagine the 3/4 rolled sleeves with this ok? There was no way I was taking my coat off!

if only i could get away with wearing this skirt everyday

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Shirt: Torrid ~ Skirt: Banana Republic ~ Tights: Target ~ Flats: Nine West ~ Necklace: Eastern Market

Geek of the Week #5

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Sorry to leave you guys for so long! My life has been absolute mess right now and I'm trying to catch up. If someone tries to tell you that it's always possible to find time when you need it, please laugh in their face for me because that is a big ass lie. To get on to the much more pleasant geekiness in the world, please view the latest episode of 'Geek of the Week'!  

1) I don't have a blu-ray player and don't plan on getting one anytime soon but I LOVE this. TNG was/is one of my favorite Star Treks and this incredible update with what I was supposed to be seeing on TV just rocks. Picard in HD!

2) Can't you just imagine sitting here reading or napping in the sun between books? I SO CAN. Anybody have some extra millions of dollars to build me one?

3) Just like Dracula 2000 (and it's TWO sequels) I really get the feeling I need to own this. I don't know what possessed Chow Yun-Fat to do this movie but the clip below is all sorts of awesome.

Happy Thursday!

Drugstore Haul Part 2

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And now it's time for the second part of my completely unnecessary makeup haul! I usually manage to escape the YouTube mania when it comes to new makeup products, but I just fell in love with the L'Oreal infallible shadows. They're so pretty! And the texture - a combination cream/mousse - is very different and best applied with your fingers.

The gel Liner is AWESOME and even though I don't in any way need more things to line my eyes with, I'm so glad I bought it. It's super pigmented and applies so smoothly. If you ever come across this brand yourself (especially for >$5) I'd definitely recommend that you get it!

Ruby Kisses HD Gel Liner in GES03 Violet Shimmer
L'Oreal infallible eyeshadow in 889 Midnight Blue
L'Oreal infallible eyeshadow in 555 Perpetual Purple

i'm the worst example

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I don't know how I get away with half the outfits I do. This was going to be appropriate for work until I put it on and walked out my door and realized that it was shorter than I expected. Especially when combined with 4 inch heels. OOPS!

 Dress: Forever21+ ~ Tights: Target ~ Shoes: DSW ~ Scarf: Zara

Purple Dreams

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The L'Oreal eyeshadow that I used as a base here is going to be in the second part of the haul I blogged about before but let me tell you it is WONDERFUL.

Products Used:
~~L'Oreal infallible eyeshadow in 555 Perpetual Purple
~~CARGO Barcelona eyeshadow quad, purple eyeshadow
~~Inglot matte light brown eyeshadow
~~Urban Decay eyeshadow in Queen (Alice in Wonderland palette)
~~Physicians Formula Liner

Happy Friday!

Geek Peek #1

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Thanks to @neilhimself.

Drugstore Haul Part 1

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Moving taught me a few valuable lessons, one of which is the reality that not in this world or in any other do I need any more makeup. At least not until I start using any of it up.

Did that stop me from buying new stuff? No because I am a crazy head and should probably be stopped but sales + coupons are just my weakness. MY WEAKNESS.

I haven't gone too ridiculous though so I've split up my latest haul into a couple posts to show case the items. First up - pencils.

L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in 645 Black
NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in 911 Emerald City
NYX Lipliner Pencil in 822 Coffee

I first saw this L'Oreal pencil on Funny Face Beauty and fell in love with how inky black the swatches were. I still think it's wondefully black but it's sadly not as soft as I expected. I haven't had a real chance to try this out though so I'll you know.

The NYX eyeliner in Emerald City is awesome (and I used it in this look here) and the lip pencil in Coffee is OFF THE CHAIN. It's a great 'my lips but better' shade and super smooth to apply. I usually hate lip liners on principal so keep that in mind - this is better than most and hands down the favorite of the few that I own.

a bit of shine for Christmas Eve :)

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Yes I know Christmas Eve comes before NYE but I just didn't have time to post this before now. I've got to find other ways to use this copper pigment though because it's a beaut and definitely deserves to be featured more often.

Product List:
~~Sephora Flashy Liner (waterproof) in 06 flashy brown
~~MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow
~~Tarte Holiday Kit, Matte Purple Eyeshadow
~~MAC Fig. 1 eyeshadow
~~Inglot loose eyeshadow in #63 (copper pigment)

preppy 2

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Before it got way cold in DC I pulled this outfit together and was probably too happy about it. I love this new shirt (cheap find from The Limited) and hadn't had a chance to wear these shoes before. I'm a little iffy about how they work with my leg line without tights, but we'll worry about that when it's actually warm enough to contemplate it.

Shirt: The Limited ~ Skirt: Ann Taylor Factory ~ Tights: Target ~ Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless ~ Belt: F21+ (came off a pair of pants)

an NYE oops that didn't turn out too badly

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Why is this an oops? Well you probably won't believe me but the glitter on the lid wasn't really meant to be THAT glittery. It accidentally turned into more of a foiled look, I think due to the over saturation of the LA Splash base I used first. In the inspiration video LetzMakeup used a sticky base and was able to adhere the glitter directly to that, and I think the next time I try something along these lines that will also be my plan!

Product List:
~~MAC Greasepaint Stick in Slick Black
~~MAC Eyeshadow in Humid
~~MAC Eyeshadow in Oomph
~~MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown
~~Milani Liquif'Eye Liner in 02 Silver
~~Milani Liquif'Eye Liner in 01 Black
~~LA Splash Eyeshadow Sealer/Base
~~MAC Gold Glitter (Sample so I don't have the exact name - sorry!)
~~Inglot matte black eyeshadow
~~Physicians Formula liquid Eyeliner
~~Ardell 102 Wispies False Lashes