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{September: Fun & Favorites, + a sack of cats}

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Love this.  Was featured on the Stella Laguna Beach Instagram feed.

 

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Lightened my hair last weekend!  By the wonderful Jess Schmidt.  Check out her blog at http://www.cosmojess.wordpress.com

I realize with fall, most people like to go dark, but I think I’m going to wait till closer late October or November.

 

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Got my mini NYX haul in the mail-absolutely loving the mattifying spray.  The red nail polish is great and a beautiful dark fall color.  A deep red. The lip sticks were a little too off for my skin tone, but I didn’t want to return them cause I’m determined to find a way to make them work for something (Halloween, maybe?)  The eyeshadows are great, but a little chalky.  Maybe a primer would help.

I also thought it was adorable that all NYX products come in a black lace bag.  Just a thing.

 

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Finally bought my much-awaited Lorac PRO Palette.  It’s amazing, and that is all.  I also picked up some more NYX in the same trip, which was to Ulta, by the way..Image

These blushes are AMAZING.  And the lipliner is gorgeous as an all-over lip color.  I’ll do a blog just on lip colors sometime in the near future.  

 

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A classic Benefit product, that I finally really got into using this month-the Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter Stick.  It’s beautiful and a great alternative to bronzer for more pale skin.

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Best powder of the month: Revlon Nearly Naked.  Hands down.  Buy it, it is all you will ever need.  That and the Rimmel Stay Matte, but it’s just my opinion.

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Speaking of Rimmel, the “best bang for your buck” product I have found is this “Just Let it Go” Eye Makeup Remover. I suggest using it with cotton balls.

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And an on-going favorite- the Naked 2 Palette.  Beautiful its own way.  So beautiful.

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I started my Service Learning for my Intro to PR class at ValleyPBS, and was instructed to read this children’s book so that I could know more about the premier of a new children’s show the station is releasing.  Very cute, I might add.

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Got to hang out with my best friend, which was pretty cool, since that rarely happens because we have the work lives of 40 year old CPAs.

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Lastly, my cat is pregnant, which was obviously not something we intended, but now I am awaiting my time as a kitty grandmother, and in the meantime, Talilah has been renamed “Sack of Cats”.  She has her own instagram, @talilahsparkles.

 

Hope you had a great September,  comment below if you want me to check out your blog!

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Finally, soft hair.

Finally, soft hair.

So you know how I wrote that post about WISHING I had soft hair like “everyone else”? Well I finally achieved it. After a few months of split-end serum and S-Factor smoothing cream, I realized it was going to take more than over-the-counter beauty products to fix my problem.
So my boyfriend’s cousin, who’s a very talented Paul Mitchell student, performed a “PM Shines” clear coat on my hair. It’s basically like a top coat for your nails. It makes your hair shiny and soft. It finally solved my problem. Now my hair is actually easy to comb through and feels like that fluff on my kitty (pictured here) Talilah.
You can check out my boyfriend’s cousin’s blog- her name is Jess, as http://www.cosmojess.wordpress.com.

By the way, this treatment is only about $25 and totally worth it.

Beautiful on a budget.

Beautiful on a budget.

The photo above is the latest edition of my room makeovers. I’m a big fan of parisienne, as you can see.

I love this color scheme, it’s super relaxing and very chic at the same time. I bought the brown comforter (which is extremely think and soft, by the way) at Walmart for about $17. The body pillow was just old stuffing that I put into a suede-textured case that I purchased at Walmart for $4! The two pink flower pillows were from Hancock fabrics for $12 each, and the C’est Moi pillows were around $18-$20 each from TJ Maxx. The Couture magazine covers were from Home Goods, about $30. The “Gorgeous” and Eiffel tower with heart stickers were about $23 all together. The bedside lamp was $21 at Target, and you can stack books in the base.

The cat is free, but you probably won’t find one that awesome anywhere.

I love Walmart, Target, and Tx Maxx because if you are shopping for a color scheme, especially pastels- you are are likely to get a great selection of well made products that are very inexpensive compared to even shopping at a Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

I posted this, #1, to show you where you could get a cute chic Parisian set up, and #2, because I was so proud of it.
Also, my cat looks pretty gorgeous here.

Talilah.

Talilah.

This is my kitten, Talilah, and she is my whole world, as pathetic as that sounds. This is my favorite picture of her from when she a lot younger, however she is still very tiny! She’s a Russian Blue that I found down in a storm drain at Fresno State with four other of her brothers and sisters, all stuck inside a little bucket. She recently went missing for two days, and I was devastated. I thought for sure she had gotten hit. She isn’t the brightest bulb on the planet when it comes to common sense, (she often sleeps and rolls around on the ledge 20 feeds above our tile floored kitchen) but socially, she is very intelligent. She follows me everywhere, sits up on her hind legs when she wants something, and can open doors. I love her to pieces. I just had to show you guys because she’s so adorable here.