Monday, January 6, 2014

NEW WEBSITE! I'm back to blogging!

Happy Monday!  After a too-long break from blogging, my new website,, finally went up on January 1st!  To learn more about why I made the switch, be sure to read the introductory post here.

On the new site I'll be blogging about beauty (of course!), lifestyle, travel, DIY, and any other style or life-related things that come to mind.  I've already done a few posts, including a couple detailing my recent travels through Europe.  I would love if you guys checked it out! :)

If you are a Bloglovin' user, you can find my page and follow the new site by clicking the button below!
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Hope you guys are having a great week so far! :)
xx, Allison

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Update + I MISS YOU GUYS!!!

Hi everyone!!  How the heck are ya?!  I wanted to do a little update post on here to let you all know what is going on with me blog-wise, and to just say I MISS YOU!

Back in August, I decided that I wanted to make a transition to a Wordpress/separately hosted site, because it offers much more in terms of design and capability.  I've been meaning to do this for years but knew it was going to be an ordeal, and kept putting it off.  In the process, everything has gotten a little messy and delayed, and at the moment I am waiting on something to be completed for the new site that is out of my hands (and time-table), thus the very vague ETA on the new blog.

I'm dying to get back to a regular blogging schedule/routine, as this is one of the most enjoyable things I do!  And as soon as everything with the new site is complete, you guys will be the first to know!  I am hoping to get everything up and running within the next couple of weeks, but don't know for sure yet. *crosses fingers*

On a different topic, TIS THE HOLIDAY SEASON!  Well at least for those of us with pre-Thanksgiving festive tendencies.  I saw this little decor piece in Nordstrom today, so naturally I had to take a picture and send it to my brother.  Because that is what little sisters do, right? ;)

I hope you guys have all been wonderful, and in case you didn't know, you can also keep up with me on my YouTube channel!  I posted a new video today sharing the products I snagged from Sephora's VIB Sale... did you get anything?

xx, Allison

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dior Mystic Metallics Bonne Etoile Eyeshadow: Review + Swatches

Cute packaging is my Achilles Heel of makeup hoarding collecting, so when I saw the new Dior eyeshadow palettes for Fall, I knew my willpower was in over its head.  I had to get Bonne Etoile, a five color palette featuring earthy brown, green, and blue shades imprinted with stars in the powder.  Stars?!  Shut up and take my money!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish: Review

The body scrub in my shower these days is The Body Shop's Strawberry Body Polish.  I spotted this while in their store recently, and thought it might make the perfect summer body scrub.

When you look closely in bottle, you can see this scrub isn't very dense.  It is more of a body wash with a light, sparse microscrub in it (as well as some strawberry seeds).  The fragrance is really wonderful, it smells like fresh made strawberry jam!

I've been enjoying using this exfoliant a couple times a week.  It is one of the "lightest" scrubs I have used, so it is fairly gentle on my skin and I can get away with using it more often.  This product lathers a little bit too, so you could use it as a body wash if you wanted (though I would avoid certain areas...)!

If you are looking for a light exfoliant, I recommend this one!

The Strawberry Body Polish retails for $20 and can be purchased at The Body Shop!

What is your favorite summer exfoliant?
xx, Allison

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jouer Mineral Powder Blushes in Peach Bouquet + Bloom: Review + Swatches

As you all know, I have a bit of a thing for blush.  I don't know what it is, but a good blush excites me more than almost any other beauty product.  The way I see it, blush is one of those products that if you have it right, you instantly go up a notch on the "hotness" scale... am I right, or am I wrong right? *applies more blush* ;)

Today I wanted to share a couple of blushes from Jouer I've been wearing lately: Peach Bouquet and Bloom.

Peach Bouquet, Bloom