Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Swatches & Review

Anastasia Maya Mia Palette

The Anastasia Maya Mia Palette is launching today and it’s a collaboration with makeup artist and YouTube vlogger Maya Janeska.

This palette contains ten shades that coordinate together to create various neutral and more bold looks. There are matte and shimmery shades which can be worn wet or dry. Inside the palette you will also find five ‘Get The Look” cards, a good-sized mirror and a dual-ended brush.

I’ll admit, I had no idea who this person was until I got the press release with her info on it. But she did create a nice palette and her ‘Get The Look’ cards with different looks you can create with this palette are gorgeous.

Anastasia Maya Mia Palette-2

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Nubar FALLing in Love Collection for Fall 2014

Nubar FALLing in Love

The Nubar FALLing in Love Collection for Fall 2014 features eight new shades, some of them so gorgeous I consider them must-haves!

Many of these definitely feel like they belong in an autumn collection, but a couple seem more like bright and cheery summer shades. No matter, I don’t really care about those kinds of things. The formula overall was good, with a couple small annoyances. Most of these did cover with two coats, but one in particular gave me some major grief.

And in case you are new to Nubar you might want to know that they are 3-free, cruelty-free and vegan. Their polishes are amazing, they have some absolutely stunning shades, and they are very underrated! So buy some! And no, no one paid me to say that. :)

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A Letter From a Home Correctional Facility

Chewy on Bed November 2013-2

It’s been 3,013 days that my captors have held me here. Eight long years. Eight long years of 23 1/2 hours in this house with a 30 minute break for “outdoor activities”. Eight long years of sharing this house with cellmates that drive me insane.

One of my cellmates is this big, goofy fat guy named Sammy. He claims he’s from a long-line of aristocratic felines from England, but I snicker at this. He’s so happy all the time it makes me want to barf. Sometimes I find myself just staring at him with a look of complete disbelief and disgust on my face. How can this guy be for real? He’s locked up in this PRISON, and he likes it? And he’s been here longer than I have! He’s formed some kind of weird bond with the female warden. I think maybe he’s got Stockholm syndrome. The female warden is always petting him and kissing him – forcing him to love her and he lets her! He even seems to like it because sometimes I catch him purring. Often I lash out at him because I just can’t take it anymore. Oh and did I mention he snores? Yep, he snores so loudly that I have to go sleep in another part of the cell-block to get any rest.

Another of my cellmates is this little female named Squirt. I don’t know what she did to get in here because she seems so innocent and gentle. She’s been in here a couple years longer than I have, but seems rather well-adjusted to the life. She doesn’t talk much and in fact sleeps most of the days away. She does go a little crazy when the wardens are eating. It’s like she wants their human food and not our food, and it kind of annoys me. She too has this Stockholm syndrome I think. She actually sleeps on the male warden’s lap! I mean, who does that? The male warden will pet her and she will get all riled up. It’s like they genuinely like each other. Again, I am sickened by this act of fake love, and just want to lash out.

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Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm Swatches & Review

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm comes in five shades as well as a transparent option. These balms are infused with shea butter and vitamin E to make them smooth and hydrating, yet light on the lips.

The colors they come in are Coral Crush (coral/papaya), Honey Nectar (nude), Ripe Raspberry (raspberry pink), Natural Rose (soft mauve/rose) and Pixi Pink (bright pink). They leave a definite color behind on the lips, but it’s a light wash. They are much more colorful than the Benefit tinted balms, which are basically nearly invisible on me. These leave a definite color behind, and they feel very comfortable on my lips. There really is no scent or taste to them either.

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Azature Summer 2014 Collection

Azature Summer 2014 Collection Collage

The Azature Summer 2014 Collection landed on my desk on what feels like an eternity ago, but I finally found some time to swatch them, and there are some beauties here!

This collection features five new creme shades, all with a real black diamond inside. I am really tempted to empty out one of these bottles some day and find that diamond. At $25.00 per bottle, there had better be a diamond inside! ;)

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