New Beauty Products!

Hey guys – seems like I haven’t blogged in forever (even though it’s only been a little less than a month). I wanted to share some of the latest beauty products that I’ve seen recently, and/or things that I’ve either wanted to try or have tried. Hope you enjoy! -K.



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I love the ad for this that I saw in Seventeen magazine recently – “think of it as a detox for your face.” I like this idea of getting rid of all the dirt and oil and revealing fresh, glowy skin. Plus the commercial featuring Olivia Holt is wonderful – she looks so pretty in it! Plus it doubles as a cleanser and a mask, and their benzoyl peroxide one is too strong for my skin now, so maybe this salicylic acid one will do the trick. I’ll keep you posted if I pick this up or not!


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I’ve been liking this palette a lot so far! It’s super sparkly, which is something I always like in my eyeshadows; but it’s also got really pigmented matte shades, which are perfect for blending! I think I need to get a flat shader brush in order to make the metallics go on smoother, but the color range is fantastic – all golden neutrals plus a couple of fun colors! Great job Too Faced. Oh, and did I mention it smells like chocolate?! Because it does. And it’s glorious.


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I got a sample size of this and I like it a lot. It’s full coverage and it blends real well. I probably need to use up the sample first before buying a full size one, but I think I might consider it for my next foundation purchase. Anyone else have any concealer suggestions…the Dior one I liked isn’t made anymore 😦


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I have terrible dark circles, and this is one of the only products I’ve found so far that’s specifically for correcting these. I’m not totally sold on the metal tip (because that’s just odd to put that around my eyes) but other than that, I think this could be promising. If anyone else has other suggestions for dark circle treatments, let me know PLEASE!


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I’ve been looking into these products and I’ve been wondering about this micellar water because it’s supposed to be made for sensitive skin, and my skin can sometimes react to stronger products, so maybe this will be my next micellar water purchase.


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I’ve loved my red liquid lipstick that my sister got me and it’s such a pretty red, like a true red lip. It’s super gorgeous with winged eyeliner and it lasts a long time. It’s one of the ones that’s not drying too, so that’s always a plus!

I’ve also wanted to try her newest lipgloss, Flash, from the Weather Collection – because how cool is a holographic pink gloss guys…I mean, really. Awesome, right? Totally frosty and a throwback to the 90’s!



I love these brushes – they’re super affordable and they last a looooong time. Plus they’ve got portable cases, which make them perfect for traveling!


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I’ve been considering getting this because I’ve been in the market for a good clarifying shampoo – and I’ve heard good things about their other products!


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I’ve heard that this drugstore mascara is a “dupe” for Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara – so I just may have to see since I love voluminous lashes!


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I got a sample size of one of these over the summer and I’ve loved it ever since. I think that they’re super creamy and they are not drying in the least, which is something I’ve run into with some liquid lipsticks. Plus with 13 shades, you’ve got plenty to choose from.

I know it’s kind of a shorter post, but I just wanted to share some of my current beauty faves with you all! 🙂 Happy Sunday! Have a great week!


Smoke & Mirrors

The steam clouded the mirror in her view. She paused, wanting to wipe it away. Instead, she let it slowly dissipate, little by little her skin coming into sight. She instinctively wrapped the towel a little bit tighter around her body as she let the one from her hair fall down. Her hair, blackened by the water, contrasted sharply against her paler complexion. She took note of the new redness that crept up on her cheeks and the slight puffiness underneath her eyes. Strings of late nights will do that to you. 

She wondered if she always looked like this, at least lately, or if by some miracle, as the mirror’s fog faded, she would look different. Be different. But as her features became clearer, she realized that her dark eyes were filled with too many emotions and her lips were bitten by unsaid words…and that hadn’t changed anytime soon.

But she realized that as the water cascaded down her face and the warm air soothed her body that for this moment in time, she was clean. No regrets, no mistakes. Everything from the seemingly endless nights before had been washed away. Never to be seen again. At least that’s how her mind liked to think.

She knew that reality didn’t always work like that — some mistakes were unforgivable, and some things you couldn’t ever really forget. But along with tragedy or wrongness came hope and the realization that things could be right once again.

And that thought had left a small smile on her lips. She hoped it could last.

[POEM]: Darkness

Hidden away

She figures it’s not her time yet

To show him all her scars

And secrets

The endless ink that spills from her skin

The drops of rain she tastes on her tongue



He sees her there

Lying like it’s her native language

Yet he knows that there’s something else there

To her

That he hasn’t seen yet

A darkness that covers her


She’s swallowed up by heaviness


So dark.


an original poem, first published on tumblr. inspired by Lili Reinhart’s (of the CW’s Riverdale) tumblr poetry. 

[NEW POEM]: Rock Bottom

She tries to be brave 

But she fails in the face 

Of the everyday danger she sees



She tries to be strong 

But things always go wrong

And she feels like it’s all her fault



She can only push so far 

Too fast

Not enough 

to last 



She wishes it were easier

But she knows it can be 

If she were better 

At everything 



People keep talking

She tries to listen 

She tries to do what she’s told 

But each move is like stepping through quicksand



Tears fall down her face

As she tries to pick herself up again 

She’s too scared to move 

She’s just rather sink 

to rock bottom 

where all her problems began 


Author’s note: Hi guys. I know it’s been long time, no post. I haven’t been inspired to write. But tonight I had a lot of emotions, and decided to put them into words in the form of a poem. It’s basically about how I’ve been feeling regarding job hunting and just life in general…trying to even do little things is immensely difficult. Maybe you can relate, maybe not. Either way, thanks for reading if you did. -K. 

New Holiday Beauty Products

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love makeup. Like, oh my goodness, it’s great. And even greater are all the new makeup launches and products that have come out recently. These are wonderful for the holiday season, and with festivities like Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, it’s the perfect time to stock up on these fun items! Happy shopping! 🙂
















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Fall Favorites 2017

I’ve been on Pinterest and on Instagram recently and there’s so many things that make me think of fall. Like it’s so much fun to look up new styles or discover new products that are perfect for fall time. I was majorly inspired by this blog post from one of my favorite duos Megan & Liz. They’ve been giving off major #FallGoal vibes — so I wanted to put together my own list of fall items to get in the swing of the season. So grab a PSL and take a seat & enjoy this blog post! -K.




  • Cranberry lips
  • Coral cheeks
  • Red eyeshadow
  • Orange eyeshadow
  • Plum (anything really!)

  • Dark polish
  • Gold glitter accents

  • Ombre hair
  • Easy waves
  • Braided accents
  • Dark chocolate hair
  • Rose Gold or Red Accents





  • Knit sweaters
  • Everything plaid
  • Chunky boots
  • Scarves

  • Boho layers
  • Comfy sweats and sweatshirts
  • Green or red accents
  • Mustard yellow or burnt orange 


  • Instagram shots of pumpkins, apple picking or Halloween costumes
  • Cozy nights in or football games with friends
  • Fall quotes
  • Fairy lights

  • Fall scented candles
  • Fall books
  • Snapping photos of the leaves changing, or classic #OOTD/#coffee pics
  • Fall-ish TV shows: Friday Night Lights (football season anyone?) and One Tree Hill (school drama + fun relationships + picture perfect North Carolina)
  • Movies like Murder in Greenwich or Practical Magic 

    Food & Drink

  • PSL
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Pecan anything
  • Apple cider

  • Hot cocoa
  • Traditional Thanksgiving food
  • Apple fritters
  • Creme pie
  • Pumpkin pie

Summertime Sadness 

YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. 🙌 Balance is key. Love this post by the lovely Jessica Tyler! Seriously, go check out her blog if you haven’t already because it’s so good.

Jessica Tyler


A friend sent me this quote a while ago, and I refer back to it often.

I think it’s safe to say that we are all our own worst critics. As I look at myself, or rather at my body in the mirror, I know this to be true.

One of my best friends that I hadn’t seen in a few months told me that it looked like I’ve lost some weight…if only it felt like that. I mean, maybe I have lost some weight, but my reality feels like everything I’ve drank and ate this summer has officially caught up to me. *Insert stress here.*

With our beloved, yet short summer, coming to an end (sad face x10), I couldn’t help but feel this overwhelming sense of anxiety – and no, not because of the changing weather – I really do love fall. My summertime sadness has everything to…

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