Welcome to the very first This & That Fridays on Pretty Ruff Life!
what’s going on with me
The last month or so has been BUSY! I returned from a 3 week road trip, started my Graphic Design classes, moved to a self-hosted blog and changed my blog name! That doesn’t seem like a lot but coupled with everyday life it’s been keeping me on my toes.
Moving to self-hosting has been quite the learning experience but one that I’ve really enjoyed, aside from a few moments of frustration. Fellow blogger Buttoned Beauty actually suggested that I do up a post describing my experience and process and I think I might do just that – the more resources out there the better in my opinion! Stay tuned.
I had a long overdue hair appointment this week and I decided to go a little darker than usual. I went from light blond to what feels like a deep brown (but what is actually dark blonde); it’s only been two days and I want my blond back. I don’t know why I ever do anything with my hair other than blond – I ALWAYS regret it. Counting down the days til my next appointment in December…
have you seen/heard?
I was literally lmao off at this last night. I would have legitimately had a heart attack – as much as I love Halloween, I can’t do Haunted Houses. Kevin Hart is hilarious.
Coolest makeup brushes ever? I want to know how well these actually work!
An owl doing the monster mash? Too cute!
I found the best fall/winter sweater! It’s the perfect fit and length for leggings – and it’s so comfy. And it’s only $30! I’m definitely picking it up in other colours.
I also found my go-to nail polish for Fall – Essie’s Angora Cardi. They describe it as a deep rose purple but I personally think it looks slightly beige/taupe in some lights. Regardless, I love it and the formula is top-notch!
After hearing nothing but rave reviews about Essence’s False Lash Princess mascara, I had to give it a try myself. I’m having a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. This is a serious mascara – it lengthens, thickens, volumizes but it also smudges and flakes and clumps. I can handle clumps and even the flakes but smudging? Ugh. It actually reminds me a lot of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara except clumpier. I’m still sorting out my feelings for it.
Anastasia Master Palette by Mario: Who needs another eyeshadow palette? Not me! But this one does look gorgeous and an Anastasia eyeshadows are on my list to try. I’m going to dock it a point for there being a shadow named after Kim in there though.
I counted and I have 3 pairs of black booties and 1 pair of black Uggs – so it’s safe to say it’s time for me to step out of my comfort zone. I need a new pair of tall boots that aren’t black – I’m really liking these whiskey Sam Edelmans! Plus they’re wide-calf which is a must have for me.
Lately I’ve been all about comfort – unless I’m going out for dinner or drinks I only want to wear leggings and sweaters/plaid shirts/loose tops. I can’t get enough of them! Given how happy I am with my Joe Fresh purchase above, I’m also eyeing up this sweater, this sweatshirt and this cardi.
favourite youtube video of the week
I’m not subscribed to Laura but this pretty darn funny!
favourite blog post of the week
Beautezine – MAC Put a Spell on These New Magnetic Eyeshadows
What – magnetic eyeshadows?!?!?! These look/sound so cool – check out her review!
Need to catch up on my posts? Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few weeks:
- Makeup Haul & Review (Ulta & Sephora)
- The Fall Tag
- Ban.do Planner & Beauty Prize Pack Giveaway!
- Love with Food Deluxe Box Review
Have a fantastic weekend!