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{Five Fab} Movies That Will Move You To Netlix NOW!

What did we do before Netflix? I mean seriously. Netflix like Google has become a verb and one that a lot of us could not do without. I mean have you ever witnessed the fallout of a Netflix outage on Twitter? It's not pretty.

So, while I am not a bonafide member of Netflix or die, I do love all the options that are at my fingertips at any given moment, whether on my laptop, phone or tv {via my Apple TV}.

And while my queue is normally mostly filled with foreign flicks and randomness, I recently added & watched a few that you need to Netflix NOW!

Of Mind and Music - An incredible movie that celebrates music, New Orleans and human connection. It literally broke my heart and then restored it.


{Beauty} School Dropout

The title of this post is not only of course kitschy but also true, as I am a beauty school dropout. Years back I was a student at the University of Aesthetics but just could not handle being in class for four hours each night after work, so sadly I bailed. Drop out status aside, my love for all things skincare and beauty has not died.
As of late, I am one of those girls who likes to dabble in makeup for fun. And actually you will rarely see me in makeup (especially when it's hot) and doing full makeup posts and not because I don't love it, because I LOVE IT! But it's just not my thang to be a full out beauty blogger but that does not stop me from buying up a bunch a stuff and playing with it. If you follow me on snapchat, you witness this on a regular basis.

Anyway, recently I came upon this Beauty School Dropout palette from NYX while strolling thru Ulta and snagged it up. As you can see, it has a lot of fun colors. And one of my goals for buying it was to add more than my go to gold liner to my eye shadow game. And right out the gate I went with this colorful look, that is so different from anything I normally do and I loved it.

Here is my mini snapchat review of the palette after opening it and rocking a few colors from it for the first time.

In case you are new wondering what you see around my eyes, it is called Xanthelasma
Colors used: 10, 17, 22 & 29 (that fab green)
Here are the other products that I used in the pics that you see here in addition to the Beauty School Dropout palette. Several of these are regulars in my arsenal, one of the exceptions is the Maybelline FIT ME! Matte + Poreless Powder, which I just got a couple of days ago (so it was not used in the video) and it is AWESOME!. I love not being so shiny all over, a girl wanna glow where she puts it and only there.

BH Cosmetics Creme Luxe Lipstick in Foxy Gold (I could only find this color here) and if you are sleeping on BH lippies, wake up. They are cheap in price but rich in color pay off.

- NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in Sun Goddess - Love this but if you are new to highlighting like I am, then remember, a little goes a long way & build slowly.

-Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater - I love this stuff. I keep a 4 oz in my bathroom and a 2 oz in my purse. A godsend during the hot months for cooling off and the cold months for moisture.

-NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Black - This is newer to me also but I Like that it really helps me define and add tint where my brows are sparse.

-NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel - Have been using this for a while and I love that there is not flaking or residue.

-Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black -  I don't have a lot of experience with the brand but I like this mascara a lot.

-NYX Sculpt & Highlight Brow Contour in Light Beige/Espresso - I just started using this and so far so good. Although I think I might like the medium beige brow highlight better.

-CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation in Warm Caramel - I have used this for a couple of months and I like how smooth & light it is and I think the color is a great match for my skin.

Whew....shout out to you makeup bloggers..anyway, this palette is definitely a dropout worth checking out. I love the wide variety of colors and I will definitely be playing with it often.

What say you? Have you tried this palette? 
What are you fave palettes?

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{Travel} The Epic 100+ Item Carryon Bag #JetSetCurves

I saw this video of Rachel Grant packing over 100 items, actually over 130 items, into a Biaggi ZipSak 22" MicroFold Carry On Duffle and I immediately went to google it, because if I can fit even half that amount of items into a bag that small, I NEED IT in my life!

I have written before how I usually use a combination of the rolling and layering/flat lay methods when packing and in this video, the rolling method was used with an additional step that I have never used, rubber bands and zip lock bags to "compress" the clothes.

{Five Fab} Who What Wear x Target Fall Must Haves

Hey Fabs!

As I did when the Who What Wear collection at Target first dropped earlier this year, I am back to share with you 5 picks from their Fall collection that are must haves. And while I of course focus mainly on the plus size offerings, they create the majority of their styles in both straight & plus sizes.

I am loving the rich tones and fabric choices. Fall is that great season where we all tend to do a lot of layering, so I love having a variety of fabrics to choose from & this collection definitely gives you that.

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