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Friday, June 01, 2018

pacifica // crystal punk holographic mineral lip gloss

When I went to visit Kyle a few weeks ago, we stopped by the mall and walked around a bit. While in a store, he commented that he liked a lip gloss that a model was wearing in a photo. The store was out of that holographic gloss and wasn't cruelty free anyway, so I've been searching for a dupe since.

I found one! It's Pacifica's Crystal Punk Holographic Mineral Lip Gloss*. The one I ordered is called Cosmos and it's a sheer silver/blue top coat like gloss. Cosmos isn't the only color available, there's also the pinkish Spaced Out and a peachy Halo. Of course it's Pacifica brand, so it's cruelty free and 100% vegan. The great thing about this gloss is that is has a couple oils as ingredients; safflower, rose seed, and jojoba!

I'm excited to work this into my regular makeup routine!


Thursday, May 31, 2018

thrifty thursday #30

  • I've been using up some sunscreen I bought on clearance for my games. It's the lotion kind that I really rather hate, but it was cheap and I don't want to pay big bucks for aerosol spray. I did sadly forget sunscreen one Saturday, so my forearms and ears ended up burnt.
  • Made a few more sales on Mercari and Poshmark. More items out and a few more dollars for my savings. I'm very happy to still have some sales trickling in since I've been so busy with work that I haven't really listed anything much at all lately.
  • One evening after work I attended a business event with my coworkers and received a delicious dinner and a couple glasses of local wine. It was a fun evening!
  • Instead of buying a new tumbler with a straw for my desk at work, I managed to unearth my ABP cold cup I had gotten years ago. It holds 24oz, which is nice because I don't have to repeatedly fill it up.
  • I've been eating alot of meals completely comprised of leftovers. Like, slice of pizza, half an eggroll, some fries, and cherry tomatoes type of meals.

  • I had brought some Trader Joe's soup for lunch one day and then my boss brought in some salads for us, so I managed to halve the soup and salad and stretch both for a couple days' lunches.
  • Branded Surveys (formerly Mintvine) has rewarded me with another $10 for earning and redeeming points with them.
Frugal Fails
  • Still burning up gas going to games. And I haven't been price shopping, so I know I've overpaid a few times for convenience sake.
  • Eating out way too much. I've just been exhausted and it's easy.
  • Since I've been sick, I went home at noon one day at the office and was home sick the next day. While I didn't make any money, I didn't spend any either. Kind of a fail/win.
How have you saved or made money lately?


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

link love

I'm in love with this tee.

A recent discovery of Sam Barsky's Artistic Sweaters over on The Only Living Girl in New York has warmed my soul.

Here's a really interesting post about dandelions.

This bracelet!!

I'm going to try Tuttorosso's recipe for easy blender salsa.

This post over at Portland Sampler about their newly adopted dog makes my heart sing.

Holy cow, guys...check out these cantaloupe margaritas.

Here's a list (with videos!) of some of the longest hit home runs in baseball.

unsplash-logoVeri Ivanova