50 Words or Less: Empties

Friday, December 14, 2018


Some empties that I've finished over the last few months. Some full sized, some samples. Nothing that I want to delve deep into if I can help it.

Pat McGrath Labs: Matte Trance Lipsticks

Saturday, December 8, 2018
I have a new favorite lipstick formula, and the big golden lips give it away rather easily.  After purchasing my first Pat McGrath Labs Matte Trance lipstick in April of this year, I became really enamored with the formulation.


Travel the World: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Tuesday, November 27, 2018




My spouse and I spent ten days in Italy earlier this year, including some time checking off a major bucket list stop - the Amalfi Coast! It was a pretty impromptu trip (four weeks before the new year, I spotted some tickets to Rome for New Year's Eve at just under $240, one way), so I had very little time to put together a real itinerary. 

Tom Ford Cream Color For Eyes in Opale

Monday, November 26, 2018


I've slowly acquired Tom Ford Beauty products over the last year, picking up one or two things at a time. One item I bought back in April during the spring Sephora sale was a cream eyeshadow in the shade Opale. 

Manyo Factory, Revisited

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


About a year and a half ago, I wrote an overview of my favorite skincare brand, Manyo Factory. I thought it’d be fun to revisit the brand and see if my feelings are unchanged. Spoiler alert: still love it to bits. Some of the products have dropped out of rotation (or downgraded to I’ll Buy it On Sale status) while some have been repurchased quite a few times.