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Happy New Year

Hey everyone! Happy new year. 🙂 I’m going to go back into the swing of things. The holidays really threw me for a loop. I have an irrational fear of being unproductive but at the same time, the holidays really exist to get together with friends and family and to spend time with them. So no more to feeling guilty!

We had a family photo (my dad’s side/extendeds) and it’s kind of funny but I kept going back to old faves and reliables. Here’s a not-so-great photo of me, my sister, and our dog, Noah, that I nicked from her Instagram account:
New Year Face
I’m wearing Ellis Faas Skin Veil in S104L*, Ellis Faas Concealer in S204*, LMdB Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Refresh, NYX Blush in Taupe, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette (Dim, Incandescent, and Radiant Light), NARS And God Created the Woman Palette (Alhambra and Galapagos), K-Palette 1Day Magic Liquid Eyeliner*, Nature Republic By Flower Auto Eyebrow in 2, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama, and FALSIES. :0 I’m wearing Red Cherry Lashes in #747S.

I’ve got to ask: Do you have beauty resolutions this year?

Mine is to consciously spend less. I’m going to try for a 12 Makeup Purchases for 2015 (so, about 1 a month), which sounds crazy and bizarre, but by the last quarter of 2014, I was really swimming in so many products, more than I know what to do with. So there’s that. An attempt, anyway.

There’s that and then there’s a purge in the works, so expect a blog sale soon-ish. I actually want to do a quarterly purge or like every 4 months or something. And yes, I will be getting around to picking through my books, too. Apologies to everyone who waited for the book sale… HEH.

Softly Sometimes Christmas Giveaway

And lastly, the GIVEAWAY WINNER: strangetopographies! I’ve already contacted her and will be expecting a reply within 72 hours. If I don’t get a response by then, I already have runners-up in mind.

Anyway, that’s it. Thank you for a most excellent 2014, and I hope to see you guys around for the next year. 🙂


  1. Happy new year, Carina! Love the photo of you, your sister, and Noah! Kudos for the 12-product resolution! I hope it’ll work out!

  2. Yvane says

    Happy New Year, and good luck on your 12 Makeup Purchase resolution for this year 🙂

  3. Thank you sooo much Carina! I’m super excited about trying out everything (never tried any of the brands)! Sent you an email 🙂

    Have a lovely and wonderful new year!

  4. happy new year! What a great photo 🙂 you guys look so cute! And yes, i totally get the overwhelmed by stuff feeling lol. I’ve given up trying to not buy things, and i’m trying to use things instead. That seems to have helped me buy less when i feel overwhelmed by everything i haven’t used LOL!

    • Thanks, Joyce! Happy new year to you too 😀 Yes, I’ve been using stuff up and it DOES help with the feeling of drowning…. LOL.

  5. Happy new year, Carina!! I second what Tellie said, FALSIES errday! 🙂
    You and your sister look beautiful! #thegenes

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