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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Camera and Bag

I wanted to take a minute to talk to you guys about my camera and camera bag. For still shots, I use the Canon T3. I cannot explain just how much I love this camera. It was a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas and it has quickly become my best friend. It is easy to use, excellent quality, and just amazing. I bring it everywhere! There should be a picture or link to the camera in this post. I think he bought it from Target, but I can't be sure.

Canon T3 12.2MP Digital SLR Double Zoom Lens Kit - Digital SLR Cameras

As for my camera bag, I use the Millie from Jo Totes. I bought the teal version because I thought it would be a fun color that wasn't too over the top. It is a lovely material, well made, and so versatile. No one would ever guess it was a camera bag! It makes it very easy to tote my camera around with me.

Jo Totes bag can be found at:

Check out my video on youtube for my review of the bag!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dark Knight Rises FOTD and NOTD

Earrings: Black roses from Forever 21
Nails: Duri Black Caviar, Brucci Emi and Olli Go Bananas (designs inspired by various bloggers).
FOTD: Sonia Kashuk TM in Fair, Inglot eyeshadows, Too Faced Lashgasm mascara, Physicians Formula shimmer strips eyeliner in black, Revlon Lip Butters in Candy Apple, Benefit blush in Hervana.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bath and Body Works Fall Candles 2012

Cider Lane- awesomeness. This one is pure Fall to me. It has crisp apple, cinnamon, and a hint of the most realistic caramel scent I've found so far (not like that fake burny caramel scent you find often).

Pumpkin Cupcake- buttercream, pumpkin, candied ginger. You smell all of that, but I think the buttercream is the strongest note. Its sweet but very nice.

Cinnamon Sugared Doughnuts- best candle ever. Fried doughnuts rolled in cinnamon and sugar. You can smell the 'fried' element to it. So realistic I cant stand it.

Brandied Pear- pear, cream, and a syrupy 'brandy' note. It reminds me of the whipped cream and pear candle from Anthropologie, but not as light. Its definitely not a heavy scent, but it has some depth.

Plum Wine and Amber- I don't know how I feel about this one. The scents seem too muddled together for my taste. In the store, it smelled like a jelly/grapey/fruity wine scent, but now I just smell the mulled/spiced scent. I may return this one. EDIT: After smelling this a few more times, I'm definitely returning it. Im not sure why, but something about it just makes me wince.

 Black Pepper Bergamot - The only note I can make out is lavender, but it really smells like old school shaving cream from a barber shop. It's a very warm, nostalgic scent.

I may return Black Pepper Bergamot and Brandied Pear for smaller versions. I love the scents, but I can't see myself using the full 3 wick size in those particular scent. I will definitely return Plum Wine Amber for the same size in the new French Baguette scent that will be released in August.

 You can find these scents, as well as others, at test stores throughout the country. Please note that the scents available may vary depending on location. You can place a phone order at any location. I have heard that shipping is typically $6-$10. You can use the survey code coupons for these orders.

Test stores (may change without notice): Mall at Johnson City in Johnson City TN (home fragrance) (423-282-0008)
Garden State Plaza in Paramus NJ (home fragrance) (201-843-8080)
White Barn Easton Town Center in Columbus OH (home fragrance) (614-475-0196)
Galleria in St Louis MO (home fragrance and body care) (314-725-6265)
Meadows in St. Louis MO (636-625-4050)
Westfield Shopping Towne in Canton OH (home fragrance and body care) (330-493-6566)
River at Rancho Mirage in Rancho Mirage CA (760-340-3064)
Annapolis Mall in Annapolis MD (410-573-1942)
Easton Town Center Columbus OH (antibac and some body care) (614-471-4315)
 Woodbury Plaza in NY (body care) (516-942-5094) Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FOTD: Coral Kiss

Here is a recent look I did to try out Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation (in the shade 'light') and one of my favorite lipsticks- MAC's Toxic Tale. Eyes were done using the Sonia Kashuk "Eye on Neutrals" palette, found in Target. Swatches to follow.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Long Time Gone...

First, I have to apologize. I started posting some things on tumblr and didn't put too much effort into my blog. Partly because I was locked out of my account and partly because tumblr is pretty easy lol. I still have my tumblr, which you are welcome to check out, but now I'm working on getting this blog back into order. I have an awesome new camera (video coming soon) so I can do a lot more in terms of swatches, hauls, reviews, and possibly OOTD. Thanks again for reading and I can't wait to get back into the swing of things!