Saturday, October 5, 2013

August & September Empties

Happy October everyone! Is anyone else absolutely amazed by how fast 2013 is going? I feel like just last week it was April, what is going on?!

Anyways, enough of my rambling! Let's get onto the products I used up recently. September I used up a lot of products, and I also did a bit of a clean out, so there are some things that I'm tossing. Keep reading if you want to see the beauty products I used up and my thoughts on them!

{August & September Empties}

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Changes & a Tiny Hiatus from Blogging

So you may have noticed, or may not have if you're new to my blog, that I've gone on a bit of a break without warning or explanation. I thought it was only fair that I let you all know what's been happening in my life. Appropriately, I titled this post "changes", because a lot of changes are happening right now, and not just with the trees.

The main reason for taking a small break from blogging, was to really focus on my job search. I was unhappy and  felt worthless working for my job in the fashion industry {in the finance department}and was tired of putting up with all of the bullshit. I had worked there for 2+ years with no real monetary raise or any sort of recognition. It was a bad situation and it started to take hold of my personal life and my mood.

Thankfully, I started a brand new job on Monday. One that is challenging, rewarding, and pushes me to do my absolute best. I am in a much better place and I feel that I'll be able to really concentrate and complete more of my goals, one being able to post here at least two or three times a week, get my own apartment, and learn how to save and not shop {yes, my spending ban was a complete disaster - live and learn, right?}. I even got a part time job at Sephora on the weekends to supplement my income {don't know how that's going to work}

So that's a little insight to my personal life. I'm 26 and going through a hell of a quarter life crisis and making so many mistakes on the way - but if I didn't make these mistakes, I wouldn't have learned what I learned. Today is the first day of fall, the first day of changes in temperature, leaves, and candles around my house. I am ready for this season. 

Thank you all for reading my posts and commenting. I really enjoy reading your comments and knowing that someone is listening to me ramble! I plan to be up with a few posts in the coming week. Some eye looks that I've been loving, my picks for fall lipsticks, and my tips for cleaning out your closet! :) 

Stay Classy, 
Melissa <3

Monday, September 2, 2013

Transitioning to Fall: Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Spellbound: A Review

Hi loves! I feel like I haven't written a post in ages, realistically it's been about ten days. The last few weeks of August were very busy for me with weddings, end of summer preparations, and just trying to make some changes in my personal life. With the changes in weather, and the changing leaves soon approaching, I thought it would be a good time to bring in some fall products - specifically a new release from Laura Mercier for fall: the Face Illuminator in Spellbound. 

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Spellbound $42.00

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Soaking Up Summer: A Makeup Look

So with the last few days of summer approaching, I decided to do a makeup look that was both affordable, and summer time appropriate. It's a neutral look with a pop of teal on the lower lash line, perfect for those last few nights we can enjoy before we head back to school, or if you're like me, then you work everyday - because you're an adult. It sucks, right? 

Keep reading to see how I got this look!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Buxom True Hue Blush: Review and Swatches

So if you've been reading my blog for a while, then you've probably guessed that I have a weakness for pretty blushes: creams, gels, powders. I can't get enough blush! Earlier this summer {before my spending ban}, I went on the prowl for some new blushes to add to my collection and I decided to test out a Buxom blush - specifically the color breathless.

{Buxom Blush in Breathless, $24.00}

Birchbox August 2013

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you my August 2013 Birchbox. This was the month I would decide if I was going to keep the subscription or not, and to be honest, the jury is still out on that decision. Some of the products sound interesting, some are annoying me just looking at them.

{August 2013 Birchbox}

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Skincare Series: My Nighttime Routine

Hi loves. I'm back with my second post in my "skincare series" and it's time to talk about my nighttime skincare routine. To be honest, I am the absolute worst at following this routine every night. I do take my makeup off every night if I wear it, but sometimes going through the routine after a long night of drinking enjoying time with friends can be somewhat tedious. {Oh come on, you've been there...}

{My current night time skincare routine}