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February 22, 2017

Monica Lives: Life Update.'s damn near March. I'm not gonna say the sentence that every beauty blogger/Youtuber says at the end of ever month. I refuse to say it.

But we are closer to spring and the warmer months. This winter has been good to me - a handful of freezing days, a snowstorm or two, but then we also had some "WTF how it is this hot in January" moments as well. I like that combo.

What have I been doing? Not enough. I'm focused on a certain thing in my life (which is a little too personal for me to disclose here), which is why I've been M.I.A. from Strange And Pretty (sorry yall!). But hopefully that will all work out and I'll be in your feeds on the regular once more.

I plan to post on here still, but not to a set schedule as much as I used to. That's simply temporary though - I'll be back to the two posts a week setup soon. So be sure to follow me on Bloglovin, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (I'm omgmonicashere on there, and my SnapCode is in the sidebar) to keep up with me and new blog posts.

Love you guys!

February 1, 2017

Empties #7.

Lush Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream
Another bottle of this stuff bites the dust. I'm going to have to take it easy with this, as I keep running through bottles of it. Love it though, and I'll hate to see it eventually go.

Post On It: Here and Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Already Have.

Makeup Forever 5 Camouflage Cream Concealer Palette
I've had this palette for a really long time. I finally ran out of it, or at least the colors I've used the most. Not sure if I'd purchase this entire thing again, since I've already found my holy grail concealer in the L.A. Girl Pro Concealer. But the shade from this shade I used was a very good match for my skin.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: No, I would just purchase the shade #18.

Maybelline Dream Soft BB Cream in Deep Sheer Tint
I like this stuff. it's perfect for just throwing on some color on your face to run out of the house. Although it does make me pretty oily, so setting powder is a must.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Already Have.

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
I've already told you guys Maybelline is my favorite brand for mascara - drugstore or otherwise. I love this. This is really good for definition and curl.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

Covergirl Clear Mascara
I've had this tube of mascara waaaayyy too long. It's actually quite gross how long I've been using this. But I never used it for my actual eyelashes, I used it to tame my brows. I've never been big on doing much to my eyebrows, so whenever they got a little unruly I'd comb some of this through them and it'd get them together.

Post On It: N/A.

Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

Escada Sexy Graffiti Rollerball 
This smells absolutely wonderful. I don't know much about Escada and their fragrances, but I have a feeling this was limited edition. That or they just stopped making it as soon as I realized I liked it so much. But if I can find it, I'd definitely purchase the full sized bottle.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner
This used to be my favorite liner to use. But for some reason the past few tubes I've purchased dried out extremely quickly. I'm not sure why that is. I love how it used to be, but as for now I'm in the market for a new liquid liner.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Maybe, in the hopes of the formula going back to normal.

NYC Big, Bold, And Precis Liquid Liner
This also dried out too quickly. And by "quickly" I mean about a week of me using it. Not a fan.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: No.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Face Primer Sample
This primer was alright. To be honest, it was just like every other silicone based primer I've tried before. Nothing too special here. For the hefty price tag, I might as well keep using my other primers that work just as well as this does.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Maybe.

Bath And Body Works Winter Candy Apple Hand Sanitizer
I liked the way this smelled as a hand sanitizer. I made the mistake of buying the fragrance mist once and it smelled like hairspray. But in small doses, it's totally fine.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

EOS Fresh Flowers Hand Cream
I really like EOS's lotions. They're very moisturizing, and are perfect for throwing in your bag to travel with. They smell good, but aren't overwhelming to your nose. I've purchased this many times before and certainly will again.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

Strawberry's Diva Rich Perfume
Got this imitation perfume because I was bored and it was on sale - it was about $4 for the bottle. It's supposed to smell like a Nina Ricci perfume I once had, and it did smell very similar to it. I liked it and wasn't ashamed to have an imitation version of a designer fragrance.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

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Hey everyone! I'm popping in to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope your holiday season was wonderful and packed full of awesomeness.

I'm working on the backend of Strange And Pretty, which is why I haven't had many posts up recently. But be ready for new ones in the next week or so.

In the meantime follow me in all the places:
Twitter: OmgMonicasHere
Instagram: OmgMonicasHere
Facebook: Strange And Pretty
Snapchat: omgmonicashere

I'll see all you lovelies soon!

December 5, 2016

Weekly Crushes: Youtuber Appreciation.

Usually when I do a Crushes post, it includes a bunch of different things I'm loving. This time around, I'm gonna focus specifically on YouTubers that I love. So here's a few that have helped me along the way and always find myself going back to.

JackSepticEye (Sean) - Probably not the first person you'd expect to be on my list of favorite YouTubers - since he is a gaming channel. But over the past few months, I have ended up loving this man with all my heart. He's funny, he's sweet, he loves his viewers, he has green hair, and...he's Irish. Accent and all *flutters eyelashes*. Sean's just celebrated his 100th episode of a game called Happy Wheels, which is probably my favorite series on his channel. He did a livestream of it, but check out the video of it here.

Grav3yardGirl (Bunny) - It took me a while to get used to Bunny. But now I love her. Her channel focuses on things other than beauty stuff - more on the side of trying out As Seen On TV things, and Pinterest hacks tryouts. She's funny, she's goofy, her eyes are beautiful. And she's a Texan. What more could you ask for?

EmilyNoel83 (Emily Noel) - She's always so thorough with her reviews/videos, I always feel like I've really learned something. She's usually the one I go to if I really want to know if I should purchase a product or not.

OhHaiClaire (Claire Marshall) - My favorite YouTuber ever, hands down. I love her aesthetic, love her reviews, and her personality is just one to strive for. She's so laid back and just cool. I love that.

Glam Life Guru (Tati) - Another beauty guru that gives thorough reviews and insight on products. I totally trust my makeup-buying money with her reviews and things.