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A little bit of M.A.C. never hurt anyone...

It's such an odd thing how vacation time flies by so fast... Just think, next Monday I'll be back to the grindstone of work, work, and school. Yesterday, I did get to sleep in a little bit and then I went to see ChicArmoire and her two adorable children before she left on her business trip to Florida this morning.

I did a little damage to my wallet at M.A.C. this weekend, picked up Naked Lunch and Sable eye shadows, Urgent! Slimshine lipstick paired with Red Stroke Lipglass pencil, and a new pencil sharpener. I finally bought Naked Lunch partially due to Blogdorf Goodman's 40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Cult Classics review.

I've been good and hadn't bought M.A.C. since the holidays so it was nice to have a little haul of M.A.C. goodness! I am in love with Urgent! because it initially goes on sheer but it is a build-able red especially with a lip liner underneath so you can wear it for day or night!

PHOTO CREDIT: M.A.C. Cosmetics

Lipgloss Lovin'

I am a lipgloss addict for a number of reasons... Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss is hands down one of my fave drugstore lipglosses. My two fave colors are Cherries In The Glow (top swatch on hand) and Glossy Rose (bottom swatch on hand). Unfortunately my camera phone didn't capture the differences in these two colors so a written description will have to do instead! Cherries In The Glow looks rather opaque in the tube but it is a great sheer pinky-red with no sparkles. Glossy Rose is a pinky-rose that goes with almost anything and has golden pink sparkles. I tend to wear one of these two colors almost every day or I wear both mixed together sometimes. These two shades have become my "go-to" lipglosses lately. The sticky feeling is minimal, my lips are moisturized, and the color lasts a decent amount of time. Plus the fact you can pick them up at your local CVS or Target and a wide range of shades offered, this lipgloss is a winner in my book!



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In other news, I will be on spring break from my school system job in less than an hour!!! I do work the retail gig tomorrow but after that, I'll be home free for a week. Which means I can hopefully do some long overdue blogging...

I am a victim...

Of a D.I.Y. hair dye gone bad. My hair is now a ashy dark blonde with a greenish-gray tinge on parts. Yuck. I am having to deal with the public mortification of working both jobs today.

Tonight I am fixing my poor hair when I get off the retail gig and let's hope for a normal shade of blonde-ness. Yuck.

Basics On A Budget: The Cardigan Sweater


As I've approached my mid-twenty-somethings, I've tried to work on
building my wardrobe with basic, functional pieces. One of my obsessions is finding the essential cardigan. On a trip to Target this week, I found this great <a href="http://www.target.com/Cherokee-Crewneck-Cardigan-Ebony/dp/B0011E75NO/sr=1-6/qid=1204299669/ref=sr_1_6/602-2891759-0199047?
ie=UTF8&index=target&field-browse=1041790&rh=k%3ACherokee%20Crewneck%20Cardigan&page=1">cardigan sweater by Cherokee. While the online description lists the sweater as being 100% cotton, the fabric content is actually cotton with a touch of nylon and Lycra spandex which will help keep it's shape. The sweater is a basic 3/4-sleeve, crew-neck style that buttons up the front. I've always been a fan of 3/4-sleeve sweaters because I am
petite (5'1") and most sweaters have terribly long sleeves. Of course I bought this sweater in black but I think I will probably purchase the white and pink ones as well. You can't beat the price either, a basic style for under $20!

PHOTO CREDIT: Target.com