NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow
Makeup

NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

NARS has always been one of my all-time favorite brands.  Their eyeshadows especially.  Their cult favorite, the Orgasm blush, pales in comparison in my opinion.  These are just gorgeous!!!  I can only assume the buttery-feel and smooth application is due to the pomegranate seed oil in the formulation.  The Privilege shade looked WAY too yellow in the pan but upon…

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pixi beauty full review
Makeup

Pixi Beauty Full Review

Let’s jump right in!  ALLLLL the mists:  sadly, my skin HATES mists.  Despite the fact that I’ve heard amazing things about all four of these, I just gazed at the beautiful packaging and moved on to the Double Cleanse. Double Cleanse:  AMAZEBALLS.  It took off my eye makeup in one swipe.  I wish there was a travel size because it’s…

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2017 Too Faced Holiday
Makeup

Too Faced Holiday Collection + Swatches!

  You ready for this?!?!  No seriously.  Hope you’re sitting down!  These are all kinds of gorgeous. [As always, pardon my lily white skin on the shades you can barely see.  I tend to use those as a base more than anything!] Let’s start off with the Boss Lady Beauty Agenda! $58 at Sephora // Favorite shade:  Slay Bells Next…

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Becca Lip Lush Color Balm
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Becca Lip Lush Color Balm Swatches

Don’t tell the makeup gods but I’m not a fan of traditional lipstick.  Gloss?  YUP.  Balms?  All day errrrday.  I have really thin lips and tend to think lipstick makes them look even thinner.  I was so kindly sent these Becca Lip Lush Color Balms and nearly LOST MY DANG MIND.  Creamy, buildable color that hydrates and stays put!  What’s…

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Makeup

Contouring for regular people.

Contouring has existed since drag queens.  (So, forever.) They’re the original contouring experts but if you’re like me… you’re a little lost on how you can get that look but toned down for every day boringness. I mean, I want to look pretty but I’m not putting on a 3 hour show every night so I don’t need the extensive…

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Bath & Body Works Candles
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Problematic Favorite: Bath & Body Works Candles

I feel like a sell out when I love something so commercial.  That’s what “problematic favorite” means – but this blog is called the Basic White Girl for a reason!  I LOVE Bath & Body Works candles (by White Barn Co.)… plenty of time and money has been sunk into changing this but I have to accept myself for what…

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Mug Swap 2017
Charity

Mug Swap 2017

It’s one of my favorite parts of the year!  I found the Mug Swap via Instagram and I’m going to tell you right now GO FOLLOW @themugswap asap!  She organizes this large endeavor out of the kindness of her heart AND all entry fees (usually about $5) are donated to a charity.  This year it was the Gary Sinise Foundation.…

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Mental Wellness

7 Ways to Help Your Depressed Friend

If you’ve followed my social media for any length of time, you already know I’m a card-carrying member of the depression/anxiety club.  I’ve had out-of-whack neurotransmitters since I was a teenager, and at the time of this post I’m 32.  You could say I’ve had some practice navigating the depression-nap bed sheets.  It’s hard to know what, if anything, can…

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Kate Spade Planner Sticker Storage Tutorial
Planners

Kate Spade Planner Sticker Storage Tutorial

Just click the pic to go to a super quick YouTube video!  I FINALLY found a way to store stickers AND keep my precious Kate Spade planners (even though I don’t use that size anymore).  VICTORY IS SWEEEEEEET.