My Favorite Mascara Combination

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My favorite facial feature are my eyes. When I first got into wearing make-up eye shadow was always the first thing I would reach for. A few years later and eyeliner became my new thing. But now? It's all about mascara. I'm talking "Diana Ross in Mahogany" full lashes look. I want to dabble into false lashes but for now I found a mascara duo that gives me life on the daily...

Does it suck to have to spend over $40 for this effect? Yes, but then again I only purchase mascara every three months. Then when you incorporate that I use them 5 to 6 days a week, the cost per use is pretty minimal.

August 2016 Thrift Haul: Thredup

I never condone shopping when bored, but I broke my rule a few weeks ago and I'm glad I did!

So there was this handbag...

Great way to start a story, huh? Anyways, a few months back I was browsing online at designer handbags. If you know me personally, then you are well aware that I have yet to make such a large purchase on an accessory. The few I do own are either gifts from loved ones or hand-me-downs. 

But it just so happened that this one particular collection at Kate Spade caught my eye. QUILTED DENIM! It took every ounce of will power not to swipe out my credit card. Go in debt over a purse? "You're smarter than that girl!" I told myself repeatedly. After about 45 minutes, the rush to buy subsided and I exited out of the website.

I spent the next few months checking the website hoping anything from the collection would go on sale or better yet clearance. That never happened and one day the collection was gone. It did sting a bit but I knew I would get over it.

Fast forward to last month when I was up late one night browsing online. I deciced to check out ThredUp since it has been months since I'd placed an order. I've always been able to do well when it comes to shoes and tops from the on-line retailer so why not wander over into a new realm?

I clicked "Handbags" and there it was. First page fourth row. The price was down to $90.99 down from the original price of $248.00! But wait! A 40 percent off coupon?! Now it's only $54.59. I never paid for something so quick in my life.


Music Monday: Beyonce "Ring the Alarm" (2006)

I remember being in my early twenties really having the mindset of Beyonce in this video. Like if I really let the "him" of the time go that the next girl was going to "win."


I wasn't laced in diamonds and furs then. Hell, I couldn't get honesty and faithfulness. So why in the world did I think the next woman would be treated better? I guess that what happens when you fall in love at 22.

Now on the brink of being 30, I know this is complete bullsh*! To all the young women out there dealing with someone they KNOW isn't the Run fast. "She" won't get the Prince Charming out of him even though she may pretend for the "Gram"...


I'm done. I swear.