a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

Month: May 2018

Pixi by Petra Mixed Metals Palette

 Hello Lovelies!It’s been a hot minute since I’ve treated myself to a new eyeshadow palette, and since the great makeup purge of last month, my eyeshadow stash is looking quite thin.I spotted this palette from Pixi by Petra at Target a few weeks ago and […]

Wilhelm Portland Mausoleum

Hello there!I spent this Memorial Day weekend wandering the halls of the Wilhelm Mausoleum located in Portland, OR.The building is only open to the public once a year on Memorial Day. I missed my chance last year since I vacationing in Hawaii, I’m very glad I didn’t […]

Is Dollar Shave Club worth the money or is it just hoopla?

Is Dollar Shave Club worth the money or is it just hoopla?


Dollar Shave Club Review

Hi there!

I’ve vowed to stop wasting money on expensive¬†razors exclusively marketed toward women that don’t last and single-use disposables that feel terrible and wreak havoc on my poor skin. Summer is rolling around, and with summer comes the inevitable trips to the beach and river, so I’ve decided now is the time to get this sorted out once and for all!

I saw a Dollar Shave Club banner advertising their latest promo a couple weeks ago; it was $5.00 for the box set above with free shipping. I’ve really been meaning to get a new razor instead of scalping myself with the cheapie disposable ones that have been hiding in my bathroom…

I mainly went in on this set for the razor, I cannot stand the scent of men’s care products, but I figured I¬†could foist off the extra goodies on my boyfriend.

The program is set up to send a new box every month with a fresh set of four razor heads because their mantra is a fresh shave and having the ability to change out your razor head every week.

From a guy’s perspective, I can see how that would be appealing if you were shaving every other day, but I change my razor head twice a month at the most, so I went in and suspended the subscription after my promo box shipped. I will be renewing it in the future, but just not quite yet!

They do still have that five buck deal going on, you can check it out here.

They went a tad overboard with the literature in the welcome box, the flyer was almost as tall as me for Pete’s sake.

But I’m 100% percent willing to overlook the cheesy macho packaging for the razor, it’s actually made of metal and not cheap plastic, has some heft to it and gives a great shave even in tricky areas!

I do wish they sold a scentless shave butter, I love the feel of the sample that came in the welcome box, but it has an insanely strong menthol pine scent that I can’t ignore. This is by far the cheapest set up I have seen, and one of the best razors I have ever used. DSC gets a big thumbs up from me!

Would you ever give DSC a go? Or do you already have a holy grail brand? I’d love to hear about it!

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Masqueology Hyaluronic Rubber Peel Off Mask

Hello Lovelies! I splurged and snagged a few beauty goodies at the store the other day; the first one I tried out of the batch is a Masqueology Hylaronic Modeling Peel Off Mask. The package is actually built to expand into a “cup” once you rip […]

Thoughts on Lush Metamorphosis

Hello Lovelies! I want to share some of my thoughts on my latest bath bomb experiment, today I’m trying the Lush Metamorphosis bath bomb! I’ve also included a short video demo so you can see the bomb in action. I’m terrible at describing scents, so I’m […]

Little Black Lace Dress

Black Lace Dress
Hello Lovelies!

I was looking for any excuse to snap some shots of my gorgeous new room divider, and showcasing a little black dress is a good of an excuse as any!

I snatched this divider up at a Goodwill for $15.00; it needs a bit of TLC, but it’s nothing some wood glue won’t fix!
I was gifted this dress for review, you can find it’s listing here on Amazon.
This is one of those pieces of clothing that look gorgeous on the hanger, but not so much once it’s worn. I think this is mainly due to the simple cut, it’s not flattering on a curvy shape, but I think it’d look great on a leaner build.

Black Lace Dress

The lace reminds me a bit of daisies. It’s loosely attached so this would have to be hand washed. The material wrinkles easily, I probably should have ironed this before photos, but honestly I only iron cosplay outfits nowadays, haha. I don’t care enough about wrinkles in any other circumstance to haul out my ironing set up!

I’ll play around with some belts and shrugs to see if I can make it look flattering before I give up because it is a cute design at heart!

Black Lace Dress

Do you have a favorite little black dress in your closet?

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Tarte Be a Mermaid & Make Waves Palette Swatches and Review

Hello Lovelies! I splurged and got the Tarte Be a Mermaid & Make Waves Palette! This was a huge case of being captivated by pretty packaging, but the shades are gorgeous as well, so I don’t feel too guilty. This had 14 shades in all, […]

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