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DIOR 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Palette in (766) Exubérante | Review, Photos & Swatches

September 3, 2015

Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite in 766 Exuberante 8

Now I don’t own a lot of Dior Eye Shadow Palettes.  I am always in lust with them and I stop by the Dior display at Sephora every time I am in the store.  EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.  Seriously, it’s like I’m some kind of Dior eye shadow stalker of some kind.  It’s kind of sad…and creepy if I’m being honest.  While these palettes tend to be a bit pricey (um hello it’s freaking DIOR), it’s not the price that puts me off.  No, my issue tends to be selecting just which one to buy.  Like they all look so pretty and swatch so well on my skin that I have an impossible time trying to choose just one, or two.  I.WANT.ALL.THE.THINGS.  Seriously, it’s a problem.  So when the new DIOR 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Palettes landed on my desk I was stupidly giddy.  Join me as I venture down the rabbit hole my friends as I take a look at the first of two palettes from the Dior Cosmopolite Collection for Fall 2015.  Let me introduce you to (766) Exubérante

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Muji Moisture Milk For Sensitive Skin Moisture | Review & Photos

August 31, 2015

Muji Moisture Milk For Sensitive Skin MoistureMuji Moisture Milk For Sensitive Skin Moisture

Finding new skincare is always a treat for me.  While I do have a few tried, tested and true items in my skincare routine, I am always on the look out for new products to test out.  Lately for me, simpler has been better when it comes to products and that is especially true of this Moisturising Milk for Sensitive Skin Moisture that I picked up earlier in the month from Muji. 

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Books

All Involved: A Novel by Ryan Gattis | Book Review

August 30, 2015
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
All Involved: A Novel by Ryan Gattis | Book ReviewAll Involved: A Novel by Ryan Gattis
Published by: Ecco Books
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Genre: Fiction, Law & Crime
Length: 384 pages, in Audiobook format
Source: From the Library
Rating: four-half-stars

At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted two Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue civilian Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a third officer. Less than two hours later, the city of L.A., a powder keg of racial tension, exploded in violence as people took to the streets in a riot that lasted six days. In 144 hours, fifty-three lives were lost. Yet, that number does not account for the murders that occurred outside active rioting sites—some committed by gangbangers who used the chaos to viciously settle old scores.

A gritty and cinematic work of fiction, All Involved vividly recreates this turbulent and terrifying time through seventeen interconnected first-person narratives. Focusing on a sliver of Los Angeles almost completely ignored by the media during the riots, Ryan Gattis paints a portrait of modern America itself—laying bare our history, our prejudices, and our complexities. Resonant with the voices of gang members, firefighters, graffiti kids, and nurses caught up in these extraordinary circumstances, All Involved is a literary tour de force that catapults this edgy writer into the ranks of such legendary talents as Dennis Lehane and George V. Higgins.

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Dior Addict Fluid Stick in [289] Versatile & [784] Chic | Review, Photos & Swatches

August 26, 2015

DiorAdict Fluid Stick 3

It’s been a while since I’ve worn a lip gloss if I’m being honest.  For the last few months, it’s been nothing but liquid lipstick or the occasional traditional lipstick for me.  Which is kind of sad because all of that lip gloss has just been sitting around, waiting to be worn.  So neglected!  Le Sigh.  When two new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks from the Fall 2015 Cosmopolite Collection landed on my desk, I thought that there was no better way to reintroduce my lips to all things glossy than to take these for a test drive.

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Movies

#MovieMonday | Straight Outta Compton [2015]

August 24, 2015

straight outta compton movie poster

 

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Synopsis
In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionizes music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A’s first studio album, “Straight Outta Compton,” stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. With guidance from veteran manager Jerry Heller, band members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren navigate their way through the industry, acquiring fame, fortune and a place in history. ~IMDb

Movie CertificationRestricted 

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