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May 3, 2016

April 2016 Favorites

Hi guys, it's been a while! I have moved since my last post and have been very busy with my planner sticker Etsy shop, Whimsical Plans! I haven't stopped playing with makeup and indie makeup in the interim, and I've been wanting to come back and write some smaller review posts. I had a few favorites from April I also wanted to share, so here I am! I can't say if I will be posting regularly, or even irregularly, but I do want to try to post when the mood strikes. I have a different lighting set up, and I will preface this review by saying I am not going to be doing swatches. I know that sucks, but if I just don't have the time or the place to do swatches, so I am sorry. I have been really into perfume these past few months, so I have been thinking about doing some one-off indie perfume reviews. Let me know in the comments if that's something you'd like to see!

Here are my favorites for April, in no particular order!

September 14, 2015

Whimsical Plans Announcement

Hi everyone! I have kind of a special announcement for today's post, I've been keeping a bit of a secret from you all. Most of the time I haven't been making blog posts regularly, I've been working on starting my own Etsy shop, called Whimsical Plans. I've been hard at work designing and creating planner stickers. You may remember my Planner Wednesdays posts, and this is the reason why I won't be doing those any more. Because I'm making my own planner stickers! I've posted a few of my listings below and some links. I hope those of you who enjoyed my planner posts will check out Whimsical Plans!

I'm hoping to have new releases every Friday, and holiday kits will be available soon. I am currently at a stated 3-5 day turnaround time, but most orders are being shipped sooner than that. And the Whimsical Plans Instagram will have exclusive discount codes, new release announcements, and other info. You can also find the shop on Facebook

I am also including one of these exclusive sampler sheets with any order $15+! Just leave a comment in the notes, "Peacock" if you would like the top sampler, or "Vintage" for the bottom one. If you don't specify, I'll just surprise you! Valid through September 17th.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

September 3, 2015

August 2015 Favorites

Hi everyone, it's been a while! I've had a busy month, so had to take a little break from blog posts for a bit. If you saw my Facebook post, you know I'm hoping to get back into the semi-regular post groove this month. It definitely won't be as frequent as I was doing, and I have canceled some of my indie subscriptions. Not for any other reason other than I was just not as excited about a few of them, and they were the ones that are pretty easy to sign back up for. And honestly, I don't even know if I'll be able to review all of my subscriptions like I was, so just a heads up.

Now to my favorites for August! Despite not writing reviews, I did actually wear makeup and perfume quite a bit. For some reason, traveling actually makes me wear my makeup everyday because I know I'll be going out and about, and I have a bit more time in the morning to do it each day. I tried a bunch of my products I had purchased before going on a strict no-buy, and I'm already working on my September favorites list. Also, I need to majorly destash! I'm planning on getting a sell post up on the Indie Makeup And More subreddit this Sunday, so if you are there look out for that. It will be a lot of duplicates I have, tons of bath and body, eyeshadow, and perfume.

August 6, 2015

July 2015 Favorites

I'm a bit late on my July Favorites, but I had some great products this month that I just had to share! I've been slowing my roll on buying up all the things lately, got to save for some trips and other fun things coming up. And I've just been feeling unmotivated to get blog posts done. :( I'm just trying not to beat myself up too much if I don't get done what I wanted to get done, and just focus on getting done what I can. Sorry if you've been wondering what happened to the almost daily posts, but I just have other things that I need/want to do. You know, life stuff! On to the favorites!

July 29, 2015

Planner Wednesdays: Planner Pandemonium Review

Planner Pandemonium is an Etsy sticker shop I've purchased from a few times, mostly because they are one of the few shops with Supernatural themed stickers! I've actually purchased quite a few of these sheets, for myself and for gifts, but I also grabbed their Star Wars fan pack for a friend.

July 27, 2015

Indie Weekends: AFK Cosmetics Christmas in July Advent Calendar Review

AFK Cosmetics announced they would be doing another Advent Calendar this summer for Christmas in July, and that all of the products would be exclusive to the box. And there would be a sample size and a full size option. Once I saw that the full size was only $60 ($5 per item!), I knew I had to grab it! You may remember my review of last year's Christmas 12 Days of IMAM Advent Calendar, I wasn't thrilled with it only because I had quite a few of the items already. But this year everything was exclusive, and the theme was Summer Lovin' inspired by beach days of the 1950's.

AboutAFK Cosmetics is an indie cosmetics company specializing in eyeshadow and lip products that are mostly video game themed! Dena is the owner, and she is based in Washington. She recently introduced a few other kinds of products, including mascara and face primer.

July 24, 2015

Indies of the Week: June and July 2015 COTMs Review

This post got delayed last month because I was still waiting on some of my COTMs (Color of the Month), so I decided to just push it back until now so I could include July's COTMs as well. And I have a few extra brands to include this month, including some Darling Girl and a perfume from Alchimia Apothecary that was part of the Rusalka Menagerie from Aromaleigh.

July 22, 2015

Planner Wednesdays: Oh Hello Stationery August 2015 Subscription Review

Oh Hello Stationery is a sticker shop that offers a monthly subscription, and you can choose between doing only one month, or doing three months. I managed to grab a three month subscription for July, August, and September, so I will review those as they get here. But today I have August's! They go up for sale on the first of the month, usually at 9 AM EST, which is a bit of a bummer for us west coast people. That's so early!

July 17, 2015

Indies of the Week: Solstice Scents Burnishing Glace Review

Solstice Scents recently brought out a few of their Burnishing Glaces in some of the spring scents, so I took the opportunity to grab a couple to try out! I just barely missed out on Chantilly Cream, but I managed to snag Chiffon and Manor. Burnishing Glaces are basically like a glossing oil, you can use them as a spray all over your legs after shaving, or as a bath oil.

AboutSolstice Scents is an indie bath and body and perfumery, that sells perfumes, whipped soap, body ganache creams, bath soaks, and their burnishing glace sprays, which are kind of like body mists or can be used as bath oils. They are based out of Florida, and offer a main collection scent line, as well as seasonal collections that can mostly be ordered all year in sample form.

July 14, 2015

Indie Subscription: Glamour Doll Eyes July 2015 OTM Review

I saw this month's Glamour Doll Eyes OTM spoilers ahead of time, but I could not wait to receive mine. We received a pressed shadow and a nail polish this month, in addition to the normal full size shadow we always get.

AboutGlamour Doll Eyes is an indie cosmetics company specializing in eyeshadow, blush, lip glazes, gel eyeliner, and will be soon venturing into pressed shadows. Vanessa, the owner, is based in Nevada, and has been doing a monthly subscription for over three years.