Eyeliner + Body Balm

Sorry about the little hiatus.  Actually, I’m not that sorry.  Now don’t take that the wrong way. At first I felt pretty guilty— I’ve been trying so hard to post regularly, have set days for certain topics, etc. because that’s what I’ve been told I need to do to grow this blog.  And yes, I do want this blog to grow.  I love meeting new people through this little space. But I had forgotten that this is MY little space, where I can do what I want, say what I want to say, and just be me. So I stopped feeling so guilty and enjoyed my little break.

But I’m getting back into the swing of things by sharing two of my new favorite beauty items!


I recieved a sample of the Benefit They’re Real! Push-up Liner in the mail a couple of weeks (thank you, Ulta!) and I have been using it every day since! It goes on almost as easily as my gel liner I had been using, but has the definition of liquid liner.  It also lasts ALL day– no fading or wearing off.  The only negative I can say is I haven’t quite figured out how many clicks to do to get just enough liner to do both eyes like they recommend on the instructions (I usually have to do another couple of clicks to get enough liner for the second eye).  The liner is going to be available on Friday (6/27) so go pick it up!



I picked this up on a whim at Ulta a couple of weeks ago after seeing it in their weekly ad.   Unfortunately, it looks like I’ve inherited a proneness to spider veins (oh joy) and though they aren’t horrible yet, I am self-conscious about them and wanted to cover them up especially when wearing shorts or a skirt. The  Urban Decay Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm does the trick! It’s not super thick coverage or anything, it just provides a nice glow and shimmer that makes the imperfections a little less noticeable.  I don’t use it every day, just on special occasions, but I really like it.

So those are my two new faves!  Have you tried either of these?

High Five for Friday

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It’s finally Friday and I am linking up with Lauren from  You should definitely check out her blog!

Some highlights from this week are:

1.  Classes are done! There is a week of exams to get through (for the students, not for me), but since I work at a university that means we are VERY close to summer break!

2. I’ve been watching my favorite show, Gilmore Girls, for the umpteenth time.  I  have all 7 seasons on DVD, so started a couple of weeks ago on Season 1, and am on Season 6 now.  I love coming home, crashing on the couch, and watching a couple of episodes to unwind at night.


3.  This article made its way around Facebook this week, and I recommend everyone read it! Let’s just say, I was extrememly convicted by it.  I had never thought of “gluttony” in this way before.

4.  We get to see our best friends this weekend!  Matt and Justine live in Raleigh, so we don’t get to see them very often, so when they come to town, it’s very exciting!  Justine also has a blog so make sure to take a look at it:


The four of us from last summer at a wedding we attended together.

5.  Lastly, I am excited to catch up on some much needed sleep! The last couple of weeks have been very hectic, and this will be one of the few weekends that we can relax and hang out at the house.

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