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Best of 2017 | Kat Von D Beauty

by Jamie Sanford on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

I have more “important” posts to work on, about goals and such things, and I will get to that, but during a discussion of “2017 beauty favorites,” I realized that Kat Von D Beauty is absolutely my favorite makeup brand of 2017.

In addition to new products, I’ve picked up some items that are on their way out that made their way to Marshall’s.

There are links below, but here’s a breakdown of some favorites:

  • Lips: I got a few studded kiss lipsticks at Marshall’s, including in the shade Lovecraft, which is my new favorite lip color. I also picked up liquid lipsticks, including sets of minis. I don’t like having mini versions of most products, but liquid lipsticks are perfect for downsizing.
  • Perfume: Kat Von D Beauty has 2 perfumes, Saint and Sinner. I like them both and have small versions of each one.
  • Face: As Kat Von D Beauty shifted to offering the Shade & Light face palette with interchangeable pans, the originals made their way to Marshall’s, so I picked mine up for half price. I am a contouring newbie, so we will have to see how it goes, but so far, I find these powders to be incredibly blendable and easy to apply lightly so I don’t look like a mess.
  • Eyes: I did not get all of the eyeshadow palettes released this year, that would be too many, but I did pick up some of the Shade & Light Eyeshadow quads at, you guessed it, Marshall’s. It is paint-by-numbers eyeshadow, and is great if you want something super simple and fast, but that still looks like you tried. I also picked up the limited-edition Metal Matte Mini palette, since I have the monster-sized one, and I love it so much, but it is not portable. The mini is a great option, and if you haven’t tried out the Metal Crush eyeshadows, this is the perfect way to try multiple colors at a much better price point. The regular Metal Crush eyeshadows are $21 each, and this palette is $39, so you can see the value.

Links to these products are below. Happy 2018!

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2016 Birthday Wishlist

by Jamie Sanford on December 2, 2016

Hello to my fellow December babies! My greatest wish is that your birthday isn’t overshadowed by other important dates in December.

I am lucky enough to have my birthday fall into the first week of the month, so I’ve never really had this issue. In addition, the general sense of not caring about birthdays hasn’t really been an issue for me, since my husband Will’s birthday is 2 days before mine. It’s a lot of fun when you get to celebrate with someone else every year.

Here’s my 2016 birthday wishlist!

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This Erin Condren planner is really popular with some content creators that I follow, and my current planner isn’t really working for me, so I’m excited to try this one instead. $55 at Amazon.

While I love my Sony NEX-6, and the images it creates, it isn’t the best for selfie videos because it lacks a pop-up screen. This might seem silly, but this is a wishlist, so I would like this Sony Alpha a5100 to replace it. $548 at Amazon.

How can I resist a Stevie Nicks enamel pin? This is available for $10 from BlackDressWildHeart on Etsy.

Almost every one of my wishlists features a David Yurman topaz ring, because they are gorgeous. This one has diamonds as well, and is available for $1,750 at Neiman Marcus.

Still lusting after many of the Tom Ford lipsticks, but the Tom Ford Lips & Boys Color Cream in Cary will have to do. Available for $36 at Neiman Marcus.

This last one is no biggie, just a few days at Giraffe Manor in Kenya. I cannot think of anywhere that I wish to travel to more than Giraffe Manor. I fed a giraffe one time and it was one of the most magical things I have ever experienced, and they just hang out at Giraffe Manor! While I’m there, we can take a side trip to Mahali Mzuri for a fuller safari experience.

That’s all for now – if I’m feeling extra wishy, a holiday wishlist might be soon to follow.

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2015 Beauty Wishlist

by Jamie Sanford on November 25, 2015

Holiday wishlist time! I update my Amazon Wishlist all year long, I think myself very useful for giving everyone at least 50 ideas of things I would like to receive. I am perfectly aware that not everyone wants to buy me a $2000 lens, but that’s why it is a wishlist.

Let’s focus on what is on my beauty wishlist for 2015.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette. I have a total block when it comes to spending money on certain items. This is one of the things I cannot bring myself to spend $58 on, so wishlist it is!

Speaking of Hourglass, I have tried a sample of this primer and it is incredible, but I cannot bring myself to buy the full-sized version for $52.
Just kidding about this. I had a sample when I wrote this post, but since then I have purchased the smallest bottle available and my foundation looks terrible. Instead I will go with the Benefit Porefessional, which, when compared side-by-side on my face with the Hourglass, gives my foundation a great finish, hours and hours later.

Tom Ford lipstick in the color Casablanca. I have heard nothing but raves about this product.

MAC Purple Times 9 eyeshadow palette. I love my MAC shadows and these are gorgeous.

Tarte Amazonian Clay finishing powder. It is the most wonderful, soft, magical finish over some foundation. Totally worth the $33.

When we went to Las Vegas for our vow renewal, I got airbrushed by the makeup team I hired. It was amazing and 4 years later, I still haven’t purchased an airbrushing kit for myself. This one from the Art of Air comes with all of the stuff you see for $94, which isn’t that bad at all.

That’s all for this wish list. Share your beauty wish list items in the comments!

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Instagram Roundup #58

by Jamie Sanford on September 25, 2013

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My makeup storage was a mess, so I bought rolling drawers and now I have things like this lip drawer. It’s amazing how much more variety you put into your everyday makeup usage when you can see everything.

Always taking photos of fantastic old signage. “Ladie’s” is a bit painful.

I have a big box of stuff from my dad’s mother’s side of the family. I found this marriage certificate from 1889! Now I just need to figure out how Karl Peterson and I are related.

Also from the family box, this is the front page of a velvet-bound photo album that is full of portraits from the 1800s.

Photos like this. Look at that coat!

Stopped scanning family stuff for a rainy night out with the boys on Saturday.

Sunday’s scanning project was everything in this box that, as you can see, is absolutely falling apart. I get the impression that I might be looking at someone’s collection of photos, not necessarily that I’m related to these people, but that someone I was related to had all of these in their possession. I need to do a lot more research regarding photography from this time.

Here’s the clasp of the box, and you can see just how threadbare the outside is as well.

Spent Sunday night watching the Emmys, and tweeting, naturally.

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Instagram Roundup #28

by Jamie Sanford on February 20, 2013

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I actually had to go into the bank for something. They still have lollipops there! I was really excited.

Will and I are not into Valentine’s Day, but I did find this cute ziploc bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups in my bag when I got to work.

This is a blurry picture that I took of my camera screen of me and Cindy. We were at our friend Wadee’ah’s birthday party, at which I had a blast.

I Skyped in for a family birthday party on Sunday.

Fortune.

I found this Batman mask at Target and naturally had to try it on. I would definitely rock this on the regular if it had fit my head. It was too tight but the look is fabulous. (I just totally found an adult one. Maybe I will be Batgirl for Halloween?)

I got 2 things from the MAC Archie’s Girls collection. This lipstick called Boyfriend Stealer and a Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Designer Purple. I am sad I didn’t pick up more since it is almost all sold out.

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