January 2021 Recap

Can’t believe January is already behind me, considering how slow each day felt individually. I spent the first third of the month lost in a mix of seasonal depression and the fallout of my breakup, and I didn’t do much of anything that I would normally think of as productive. Around January 10th, I decided that I needed to find a “real” job ASAP and spent the next couple of weeks entirely focused on that. I found one and I start in a few days. It’s temporary but at least it’s something.

Some Of My Favorite Quotes

These are a few of the quotes that always stand out to me whenever I’m scrolling through Pinterest.

Random Facts About Me

You may see that I haven’t updated the blog in a while. My life is a mess right now. Messier than it has ever been. I just got out of a 15 year relationship and moved into my parents basement. I don’t have any of the stuff I normally do to create beauty content so I’m trying to think of other things I can post in the meantime. 

Alter Ego Artemis Palette

Review: Alter Ego Artemis Palette

The Alter Ego Artemis Palette is supposed to be a dupe of Natasha Denona’s Metropolis Palette, not only in the color selection but also in the formulation of some of the cream/powder hybrid shades. There are 28 shades and it retails for $22.

Alter Ego Aurora Palette

Review: Alter Ego Aurora Palette

The Alter Ego Aurora Palette contains 15 pans in the yellow, orange, red, and pink color families. It is supposed to be a dupe, or at least a very similar version of the Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette. There is a total of 13.5 grams / 0.48 oz of product.

Alter Ego Goddess Palette

Review: Alter Ego Goddess Palette

The Alter Ego Goddess Palette is a 15 pan eyeshadow palette that was created as a “dupe” for the well known Natasha Denona Gold Palette. It contains 13.5 grams / 0.48 oz of product.

NYX Ultimate Utopia Palette

Review: NYX Ultimate Utopia Palette

The NYX Ultimate Utopia Palette contains 40 shades of eyeshadows and pressed pigments in a wide range of colors and finishes. Each shade is 1 gram / 0.03 oz. It retails for $35 and can be purchased from NYX Cosmetics or Ulta.

Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation

Review: Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation

Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation is described as “a full coverage, natural-looking matte foundation that resists shifting shades throughout the day due to oxidation, and features comfortable 16-hour wear.” It comes in 34 shades and retails for $40.

Natasha Denona Lila Palette

Review: Natasha Denona Lila Palette

The Natasha Denona Lila Palette is one of the brand’s older palettes and was one of the first to cater to those looking for a purple palette. At the time, I remember there not being a whole lot of options for palettes that had lots of purple shadows in them.