Monday, January 23, 2012

a monday in pictures (w/fotd)


NARS Sheer Glow foundation
Lancome Star Bronzer in Sunkissed (matte)
YSL Touche Eclat (under eyes)
Benefit Hervana blush
MAC Stereo Rose MSF


Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk
Tom Ford Burnished Amber e/s quad
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Bourbon
Maybelline Master Shape Brow in Dark Brown
YSL Faux Cils Shocking mascara


Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait*

*Mini RANT! Has anyone seen the ad for Revlon's lip butters? (Click here if you haven't.) Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous ad, but um, that they say Emma Stone is wearing Peach Parfait on her lips in the photo is a joke! It looks much more like Tutti Frutti. I just hate misleading advertising, and I would hate for someone to order Peach Parfait (because I doubt anyone who saw it in person would) expecting it to be a milky coral shade. #endrant

(lol.. what am I doing with my hand??)

Some more lazy Monday pics...

I bought another 3-drawer container and mini storage bin, and took some time last night to organize some loose makeup that was either on the counter or thrown in a drawer.  I wanted another drawer container for storing cream blushes, paint pots/primers, and eyeshadow palettes. And I needed another bin to organize lipsticks (I store them upside down so finding a shade is extra simple) - I'd had quite a few stuffed into a cosmetic bag and it was just too hard to find things that way. 

And, lastly, a few more kitty pics I've been meaning to post for a while...

(Sammy watching jealously as Mouse snuggles in my lap)

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week as well! I'm off to watch my two favorite Monday night guilty pleasures - The Bachelor and Pretty Little Liars!

Thanks so much for reading!

<3 Jess


  1. I love how organized your vanity is. I wish mine would get to that state someday and as always your cats are super adorable! I like how they sit side by side and are always cuddling with you

  2. I LOVE the kitty pics! These are some of my favorites!

  3. You look so damn beautiful. I can't wait to hear your official word on the TF quads. I RELY ON YOU! :P I love love your bathroom organization set up. So #clean. You know how much I love #clean. Meanwhile, was mouse hittin' up the nip? He looks totally stoned in that first full face shot. #DARE lol <333 xxx

  4. Adthenshesmiled - Cheap plastic containers, cereal bowls, and mugs! My favorite storage tips. :D It's really easy and affordable, especially if you do it little by little. Stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls (and Home Goods, I imagine, though I've never been to one!) are great for stuff like that, too.

    Mama - The cows were out this morning! The first two pics of the kitties are of them watching them. :D

    Rach - I think you have the chunks switched - Sammy is the orange & white stoner/babyface, and Mouse is the black shopping-enabler/lothario. I call them the wrong names all the time, too - I'll be like, "I love you, little Mousey... and Sammy..." haha Sammy totally goes nip-coma-face when he's sleepy!

  5. Oh, oh!!

    Rach - Forgot to say, OMG, I am *obsessed* with the TF Burnished Amber quad. One of the best palettes I own, for sure. May be jumping the gun, but I think that one and BE The Playlist are my two all-time faves, because I love every shade. (There's almost always a dud!) I really want the Cognac Sable quad now.. and Frantic Pink blush. #never-endingwishlist

  6. such a beautiful girl it makes me SICK.

  7. You look stunning <3 And your cats are like the cutest in existence, I swear! It's fun to see other people's storage... am I such a weirdo I like to see other people's storage/collections? nahhh ;)

  8. Such lovely cats! Your blog caught my attention because I have the opposite problem...I´m Jessi so I have to keep saying everyone "Don´t call me Jessica!". My friends call me Sissi though, so..I named my blog this way. I´m following yours already, it´s adorable.

  9. I love your "*" because that is the exact same way I feel about that lip butter! When I bought it I was so confused as to why it looked so dark in the tube but I still bought it and wouldn't you know, sooo nothing like the ad! Major disappointment for me. Looks like a great monday!
    <3 Amber

  10. Aww so pretty. :) And I love how the cats were like looking at each other on the pic.

  11. LOL, I mixed up the cats? I suck. Wanna know what else sucks? YOU LOVE THE TF QUADS! Noooo! I wanted to hear only negative things. Argh. I'm going to try to stay strong. Let's see how that hashes out..lmao <33 xxx

  12. I love the pictures of your cats! I have one 5 months old kitten and was wondering about getting him a brother or sister, so he will not be lonely..Did you get your cats both at the same time? do they fight a lot?

    love your blog!


  13. Ewelina - Yay for kitties! My kitties were from the same litter, and I did get them at the same time. They really don't fight at all - they play fight, and that's pretty much it! I think having two of them makes things a lot more fun - for me and them both. And I really like knowing they have each other to play with and snuggle with when I have to leave the house. I think if you're considering getting another kitty, it would be a good idea to do it when your kitty is young. As they get older and more bonded to you, they may become jealous of the new kitty. You never know, though, I had a cat when I was growing up who loooved our new kitty, and took care of him like a good big brother. I highly recommend a 2nd kitty - as long as you really want one and are ready for the added expense/responsibility, I say go for it! :) Keep me posted!