A fine line between cat eye and raccoon…

I won’t bore you with the details of my absence as I’ve already mentioned them before, so instead I’ll just say “hi!” and share a tragic tale of going down the eyeliner rabbit hole.

This started out innocent enough.

I thought I’d do a cat eye and nude lip today. And so, I got out my eyeliner and lipstick, then figured a nice peachy blush and bronzer would be good, to complete the whole 1960s vibe I was going for. Nice. Simple. Easy to execute. Anne Helm-esque.

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An Update! (Life, mostly DIY remodeling and college)

HELLO, I’m still alive, just not very active – as you can see! Still, I do read y’all’s blogs every now and then, and I’m still alive, if eaten up by college and a lack of interest in beauty products (it’s still there… it just comes in phases).
That being said, for anyone who remembers me and is interested in what’s been happening, here’s a post for you!

I’m still working on my room. I know, right? A two week project stretched out for 8 more months. Insanity. Last time I updated you guys, I had just put the drywall up in my room. There was still a ton left to do – and here it is now!

(hint hint I’m nearly done)

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There Has Been Progress!

Drywalling went a million times slower than was expected, but I’m not totally surprised, because did I mention that I live in an old house? Not as easy as cut and screw into studs because not only did every piece had to be cut pretty particularly (often we’d go from, say, 10″ on one end to 10 1/2″ on the other), but there were issues with rotted studs and our own running out of drywall/not having the same thickness of drywall (we used some brand new, others were pieces that had been laying around in the kitchen for years).

It ended up looking a little cobbled together, but I still think it’ll look nice after I apply a five lb layer of mud to every single square inch. 😀 Living in an old house means you don’t get perfectly smooth walls, so this is a fact I’m going to have to live with for the next 6 years. It still looks better than before, and now it’s more or less all things I can do myself (minus the electrical bits), so it’ll be fun. My mother and aunt were the ones who screwed in all the drywall (as well as doing most of the measuring and cutting), and I can’t tell you how wonderful they are for doing that, as I am painfully incompetent with a drill.

So, dedicate this post to my parent’s awesome hard work. 😀

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ColourPop’s Still Worth the Hype

(Yeesh, I wrote this two months ago… I never uploaded it, though, I took Swerve and Poison with me on a trip, and it, along with some of my nice makeup, got stolen/lost at the airport. =/ Absolute bummer. I’ll have to order another one soon. So, slightly updated post, just ignore the lack of Swerve and Poison)

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a makeup review, much less a ColourPop review! In spite of their rapid-fire releases as of late, I’ve held back. Nothing too new here, and some even discontinued, as a matter of fact. For shame! Onward.

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Milani’s 2016 Amore Matte Lip Cremes Review

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Aaaahaa!! I hardly ever review something while it’s still sorta new, so this is a big “huzzah” moment for me!

Alright, quick background in case if you haven’t heard it yet: Milani released these limited edition liquid lipsticks back in late 2015 as exclusives to Walgreens, and they were sold out before a lot of people had a chance to get them. The original shades are now discontinued, but for Spring 2016, they released a whole new 18 shades, a few being dupes for the old ones. I grabbed five of em.

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Left to right: 16 Sweetheart, 15 Gorgeous, 14 Devotion, 12 Loved, 10 Adorable

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