Make Up Monday: Sephora x Minnie Mouse Collection

I’ve been looking forward to the Minnie Mouse Collection Sephora was planning since I first heard it had been announced but now that actual images has surfaced, I’m even more excited!  My favorite item in the collection is hands down the incredible Minnie Mouse hand mirror. I NEED IT.  There’s actually not a ton of items in the collection that I feel that way about besides the mirror and the lipstick but overall I think they’ve done a great job with all of the packaging.  I really love the design of the compact mirror and how it folds out to reveal Minnie’s signature ears and bow and the imprint on the blush.  The collection will be available at Sephora this month and the prices range from $15 to $58.

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Makeup Monday: Sephora x Pantone Universe Collection

One of the biggest events in the fashion world every year (besides fashion week of course) is when Pantone announces the official colors of the upcoming year.  I don’t take it very seriously, it’s really more of a fun thing but since I went to fashion school, it’s a thing I look forward to nonetheless.  The colors chosen are always prevalently used in clothing lines, determine makeup trends and generally influence a lot more consumer products than you would ever imagine.  I was thrilled when Pantone announced the colors of 2016 because they’re two of my absolute favorites; Rose Quartz (which is a pastel pink) and Serenity (which is a pastel periwinkle / sky blue blend).  I’m really into pastel colors, especially lately, so I’m ecstatic to buy some more clothing in those colors!  Sephora also recently released a collection celebrating the colors and I’m planning on buying the Rose Quartz lipstick and the eyeshadow palette after Christmas.

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Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year Matte Lipstick in Serenity

While this lipstick comes in the same texture and finish as Rose Quartz, this version of the lipstick is even more daring, yet delicate thanks to its Serenity hue. Color it on your lips for a futuristic effect that wows the present.

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Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year Matte Lipstick in Rose Quartz

In 2016, sweet hues take on a bold attitude and these matte lipsticks deliver the drama with full-color payoff. Swipe on the velvety matte texture in Rose Quartz for a femme look that’s not afraid of being unconventional.

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Modern Watercolors Eye Palette

The shades in this exclusive 15-shade pan palette are all about pleasing the eye. The shimmer and matte formulas are infused with Vitamin E to nurture lids, while the pastel and bright hues can be worn together in a variety of ways to create a visual masterpiece.

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set

In line with its rule-breaking mantra, the six pastel hues in this lip gloss set are anything but understated. A swipe of the melt-on-your-mouth formula instantly delivers rich color and a dose of conditioning hydration. Your lips will look contemporary, smooth, and unexpected.

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Make Up Monday: Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette by Kat Von D

Last week, Kat Von D released photos of her new Mi Vida Loca Remix eyeshadow palette on instagram and it’s beautiful!  It has every color of the rainbow, 24 highly pigmented shades in all.  Kat’s inspiration was to “create a sentimental esthetic to vinyl records.”  The palette slides in and out of a sleeve which depicts Kat’s artwork and it will be available at Sephora for Holiday 2015.  I usually tend to stick to neutral eyeshadows (like the Urban Decay Naked palettes), but I love having the option of color for when the mood strikes.  Considering I just cleaned out my makeup drawer and junked all the MAC eyeshadows I’ve been hoarding since high school, I’m in the market for new bursts of color!

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Recent Sephora Beauty Haul

This past week I went on a kind of Sephora spree.  I was really tired because I’ve been killing myself making these THINKAboutTheINK videos (which I love but full time job + part time job = TIRING), so I felt like I deserved a good ole makeup spree.  It began as a way to buy products that would help me fool people into thinking I’m awake but it quickly turned into an I NEED ALL THE TOO FACED THINGS shopping trip.

Anyway, here’s my haul!

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NARS Concealer Stick and NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – I’ve only heard wonderful things about both of these products so I decided to bite the bullet and try them out.  So far, I love the concealer but I think I’m still loving Make Up Forever foundation better than this one.

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Benefit Puff Off! – I love how the applicator on this product looks like an iron!  It adds such a quirky retro flair to the product.  Puff Off! reduces puffiness under eyes and so far I’m very pleased with how it’s been working.

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Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer – I am the whitest, especially in the winter and MAC discontinued the shimmering bronzer powder I’ve sworn by for years.  I’m really into Too Faced products right now so I’ve been giving their bronzer a go and when applied with the brushes I purchased (below) it’s been looking quite fabulous.

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – This is the only mascara I will use.  The brush is contoured so nicely and it elongates lashes more than any other product I’ve tried.  I am so into it.
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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette – This is just the cutest!  You can get a better view of the packaging in the below photo but it looks like you’ve just purchased a Hershey bar and I just love it to pieces.  I haven’t tried any of the shadows yet, but SOON!

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Better packing shot of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – Everyone always talks about how important moisturizing is and admittedly it’s a thing I almost never remember to do.  I’ve wanted to make more of an effort to moisturize since now that I’m in an apartment I can’t control the heat and my skin gets super dried out.  This particular moisturizer had amazing reviews on the Sephora website so I splurged.  There was a noticeable difference in complexion after only TWO days of use so I am a converted user for life.

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – This is sort of cheating because I actually got this around Christmastime but I wanted to include it here.  I love all the neutrals and I actually like the Naked 2 Palette better than the OG.  I’m also thinking I’ll need the Naked 3 Palette because it has BEAUTIFUL shades of rose golds and coppers.

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Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set – These brushes though! 1) They’re light pink, 2) they’re made of teddy bear hair, 3) they come with a cute gold and pink makeup case, 4) the makeup case has a rose gold teddy bear zipper charm.

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Better shot of the makeup bag included in the Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set.

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Too Faced Candlelight – This translucent powder is supposed to softly illuminate one’s features.  I love the chandelier on the packaging and this product also had great reviews.  I’m looking forward to trying it!

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What are some of your beauty must-haves?

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My Awesome Recent Times On The Interwebz

It’s no secret that I love the internet.  I mean, how could you not?  I love just about everything about it (minus trolls but I’m keeping this post positive)!  In the past few weeks I’ve received some recognition on several of the websites I love to pieces and visit each day so I thought it would be fun to compile a quick list and share them all with you!  I really appreciate when the people who inspire me recognize me back so this blog post is like my little mini thank you gush to those who made my last few weeks a little brighter!

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The moment I became privy to the Bombshell Zatanna statue that DC Collectibles announced I was absolutely elated and overcome with joy.  I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for her announcement since I felt she was snubbed and the Stargirl announcement was made.  I immediately tweeted a photo of her and somehow the internet gods alerted the official DC Comics account to my tweet and they not only RT’ed my 140 character excited sentiment, but they also started following me!  It may seem like a dumb thing to be happy about but 1) I love and respect DC Comics so much so it means a lot to me, and 2) it’s the little things that make me happy!

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Next up, which I mentioned in my Winter Catch Up post, Comics Alliance started a really cool column called “The Comics Alliance Collection: Cool Stuff We (And You) Got This Week.”  This directly appeals to the obsessive collector (hoarder) in me because I love mindlessly scrolling through photos and viewing things that other people have collected.  My lovely Poison Ivy Tonner Doll which I acquired at my local comic book store  made the cut for their March 2nd post.  If you want your cool stuff to be featured on Comics Alliance too, you can hashtag your Instagram photos with #cacollection and their fine editors will compile their favorites for future posts. Happy hoarding!

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Then two of Kristin & I’s blog posts for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink were posted and linked back to by The Mary Sue (which my awesome geek girl friend Jill Pantozzi happens to be an Associate Editor for)!  We wrote about a new Divergent makeup line that Sephora is debuting early this month, and the design poll that DC Comics was holding in order for collectors to offer input for the DC Bombshell Mera statue.  (I seriously cannot get enough of these Bombshells.  Now I’m just waiting for Catwoman!)  We were linked back on their “Things We Saw Today” posts on February 25th and March 3rd.

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Lastly, my friend Betty alerted me to the existence of these Spider-Man leggings because obviously Wet Seal’s designers created them with me in mind.  I couldn’t stand the thought of ordering them online and then spending countless days (like 5-8) waiting for my shipment to arrive so I scheduled an emergency trip to the mall where I happily acquired the last small pair.  Then today while I was doing my daily blog read of my favorite sites I saw that my friend Amy had posted about my new leggings on Fashionably Geek and linked to my Instagram account! Hooray for infusing superheroes into style!

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