26th Birthday Haul!

I had an amazing birthday this year, in spite of my injured feet. 
I decided to share a few of the treats I received from loved ones. 
Reviews will come as I use them, of course.

OPI Nail Lacquer
Stay the Night {Liquid Sand} | Oy-Another Polish Joke! | My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours

(I have already dipped into Stay the Night & My Paprika)

Benefit "They're Real" Mascara | Cover FX Cream Concealer

Yes, I still swear by this mascara. I shall do a post on my application method. A friend taught me when we were going out in Miami last year — she changed my life!

I have been looking for a "grown up" concealer. By that I mean, chosen and tested with a professional present as opposed to scratching my head in the drugstore for an hour before saying "Aw eff it!" and snatching one off the shelf. This one is pretty impressive!

Sephora Collection Color Lip Last
No. 7 Natural Pink | No. 23 Elegant in Brown

Lipstick is my absolute favorite thing to buy. At $12/each, these may be my new obsession if they can stay on my lips all day. We shall see...

Sephora Beauty Insider Benefit Gift Set
Soft Focus Highlighter | Mini "They're Real" Mascara

I love a highlighter — who doesn't want to glow? I'm really excited to try this out. And a mini mascara for my clutch...yesssss!

Remington T Studio Hair Dryer

So, something tragic happened with my old hair dryer...the power button popped off, so now it's stuck in the "on" position. A bit of an electrical hazard. I added a new one to my wishlist; my only requirements were multiple power and heat settings.

Vintage Houndstooth Blazer

My loving roomie, Jess Jess found me this houndstooth blazer in a thrift store in Maryland.

Yes, I squealed.
Yes, I put it on and wore it for the rest of the night...in the house.


Monday Night Mani

 My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours! | Stay the Night

I just discovered OPI Liquid Sand and thought it seemed like a great idea...


It dries as a textured matte. Feels like sand, but not in a gross way.
It also dries pretty quick — much quicker than the regular nail lacquer — which will come in handy when I'm rushing to get ready for a night out.

What do you guys think?