Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April 2016 Top 5 & More!


I'm still quite tired form my work trip. So let's see if I can keep this short and sweet *insert side eye*

Top 5


Mally Ultimate Nude Palette

I had a 20% off Ulta coupon and decided to scoop this up. This is a really nice palette. The palette is broken down into 3 quads and 6 duos which I think is pretty cool, if you need some guidance on how to use it or just some inspiration. The shades are pigmented and easy to blend. The brush that's included is nice as well. I was going to travel with this palette but I took some Tarte shadows instead. But I can see this coming along with me on my next work trip.

MAC Dej Loaf Lipglass

This is a more recent purchase and I knew it would be an instant favorite. The color is described as a caramel-tinged gloss. It's a very pretty nude for my skin tone. Something told me to order two. I went back the other day to scoop another one and it's sold out! *head palm*. It's only available online through their website. I'm hoping they bring it back.

Essie Strut Your Stuff

I scooped this from Ulta's website for 99 cents! It's a very pretty vibrant blue shade. I tried snapping a pic when I wore it with Zoya's Dream but it didn't come out on right. It's on my list for a post. So stay tuned.

Philosophy Lemon Custard 

This scent is new to me and is a new fast favorite among philosophy girls. I used it before my work trip and ended up taking it with me. The lemon scent is not overpowering, It's a quick zest of lemon. The custard component helps balance the lemon and gives a smooth and creamy feel and scent. Now I want to try the glazed body souffle.

Bobbi Brown Blush Palette

This is a palette that I put together. You can purchase empty palettes from Bobbi Brown and pop in her eyeshadows and blushes. I have Apricot, Plum, Desert Pink and Washed Rose. I hadn't reached for this in a while and debated on what blushes to take with me on my work trip. I instantly thought of this palette. It is a good mix of shades for various looks. I used Desert Pink and Plum the most and I used Washed Rose as a highlight. After looking at this palette some more, I decided to get rid of the two elf blush palettes I had. I hadn't reached for them in while and I enjoy my Bobbi Brown blush palette more so than both elf palettes.

Yays!


IT Cosmetics Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs 5-pc Anti Aging Collection

I really wasn't checking for this when it was a TSV on QVC.  The set includes:
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer
  • Bye Bye Pores Blush Poreless Finish Airbrush Brightening Blush in Naturally Pretty
  • Bye Bye Pores Pressed Silk Airbrush Poreless Finishing Powder
  • Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
  • Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush
A friend who got this set sent to her, had already given me the finishing powder because she already had it. The blush, brush and cleansing balm sealed the deal for me lol. I like all the pieces in this set. The concealer is one that I have to work with just a tad more than some of my other go to concealers but I still like it. The blush is a very pretty pink shade that is good for everyday and it does show up on my deeper skin tone. The cleansing balm is really good and gets everything off. The brush is freaking fantastic! I'm glad I scooped this set up. I did do auto delivery for some odd reason. Future shipment only come with 4 pieces (minus the brush). Everything else is the same. It would have been nice if they blush color was different. I've skipped my next shipment that was in July. We'll see if I stay on auto delivery.

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

I picked these up during two separate trips to CVS. They are also available on Milani's website. My friend had mentioned that she like them and I said why not. I picked up 01 Moisturizing Almond Coco and 04 Conditioning Grapeseed. I guess these are a drugstore take on the Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil. I've never tried the Yves Saint Laurent ones. They are $32 each. No thank you. At first,, the Milani ones are a product I use in the evening after I wash my face and want to put something on my lips. Now I reach for them whenever. I don't use them in the morning to moisturize my lips before apply a lip product. They smell nice, they don't have a color like a gloss and they feel nice on the lips. The applicator is kinda big but it doesn't bother me. I'm going to hold off trying some of the other formulas until I use the two I have up.

Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette

When I saw first saw this palette, I said yea I'm not getting this. It's so small and doesn't look like much. Well I scooped it up during Spring VIB sale at Sephora. I took it with me on my work trip and this little joker is amaze balls. You can do quite a few looks with just these six shades. It's smells good and the shadows are pigmented and easy to blend. I was surprised how much I like it. So I'm glad I got it. I can see this coming with me on other trips.

Boos!


Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

*clutches chest* When I saw this palette, I was sooooo HYPE about it. Even before all the "real hype" set in. This joker was sold out everywhere. I ordered it from HSN and even that was a hot mess and I never have problems ordering from HSN. When I finally got it, I didn't use it at first. I hadn't really played around with the Tarte palettes I pulled out for April. I took the palette home on a Friday. I went to use it Monday morning. I literally stared at this palette and NOTHING! I could not figure out what to do with it. The more I looked at it, the colors did not move me. As I continued looking that the shades, I was like I already have similar shades. The Nubian palette from Juvia Place that I just mention in my Palette Madness post is BOMB and half the price. ANNNNDDD some of the shades do look similar to ones in the previous chocolate palettes. I'm kinda bummed about this since I've enjoyed the 3 chocolate palettes from Too Faced. But not bummed to keep it since this joker is $50. It's not worth the price and you can dupe it easily. As you can tell from the pic, I didn't even finger swatch any of the shades and I only dipped a brush into one shade. So back to HSN it went.

MAC RiRi Woo

This is the red lipstick I took with me on my work trip. It's a Retro Matte which is super dry! I hadn't worn it in a while. I remember liking it for the most part when I got it. I do like the color but I am not a fan of the Retro Matte formula. I may give it another go and make sure that my lips are exfoliated and hydrated before apply it.

And there you have it! On to May!

Monday, May 2, 2016

#ManicureMonday China Glaze I'll Pink to That & OPI Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel



Oh it feels good to wear nail polish again!

I'm getting back from a work trip and I usually take a few nail polishes with me since I'm gone for about a week. Wellllll this time I forgot my base AND top coat! I was like seriously dude??! This was a first for me. There was a CVS within walking distance from my hotel but it wasn't all that close. Plus by the time the meeting got going, I really didn't feel like walking to it. I checked the hotel gift shop and they didn't have a Wet n Wild top coat. I tried to make it work but I'm so used to quick drying top coats and this took FOREVER to dry. So I basically went nail polish free. I couldn't wait to get back home and paint my nails. I threw an extra base and top coat that I have in my travel bag, so I won't have this issue again!

Today it's all about PANNNK!!! I saw China Glaze's I'll Pink to That in an Instagram post and said yep I needs it. It's fun bright pink and is part of their Summer 2016 Light Brites collection. Of course now I'm curious about other shades in the collection but that will have to wait. I have OPI's Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel from the Hello Kitty collection as an accent nail. It is a fuchsia glitter.

April Top 5 and May Shop My Stash posts are up next! I've been slacking on #ManicureMonday posts soooo there will be one every Monday in May! Woohoo!

See you next Monday!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

March 2016 Top 5 & More!


A little but what can you do? Life happens. Another fun month on hand! Let's get to it!

Top 5


Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

This palette was a fun surprise. I mentioned in my Palette Madness post that this palette really wasn't on my hit list. The more I saw it, my feelings changed and it ended up in my hands. I really enjoyed using this palette. I could do a complete look (to my liking) only using this palette. It's a very nice palette. It's an easy to use palette. I may travel with in a few months.

Colour Pop TooLips

Colour Pop released Ultra Satin Lips and some new lip liners in coordinating shades. I picked up both the Ultra Satin lippie and lip liner in TooLips. It is described as deepened plum brown. I read the description and said bwah?? I saw it on someone with a deeper skin tone and said SOLD! To me it's a unique shade and on me it is a deeper nude lip for me. The Ultra Satin Lips are not drying. They do transfer but also have good staying power on the lips. I have my eye on Lyin' King (saturated raspberry) next.

Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment

I saw this on a blog post by Hairlicious, Inc. She has some beautiful hair! I was at Sally's to return some ideas but decided to an exchange instead. I got this along with some other Silk Elements items. I've been using this since my last hair appointment in February and I really like it. You get a ton of product and it's inexpensive. I put it on after I wash my hair. I put a plastic cap on and I sit under a heated cap for 30 minutes. When I rinse it out, I can easily comb my hair and it feels nicely hydrated.

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

I saw this on Tarte's Snapchat. It's their newest mascara and they were mentioning that it was sold out and they were working to get more in stock. I was curious on how it sold out so quickly. When it was back in stock on their site, I ordered it. When I cracked open the tube to try it, I was like oh oh ooooooohhhhhh!!!! I love Lights, Camera, Lashes and the Gifted mascara. I didn't think they could top them but they did with this one. This lengthens and curls your lashes like nobody's business. I'm talking with just one coat, you can build some serious lashes With two coats, forget about it! I rarely write reviews for products on brand sites, I wrote a review on their site for this mascara. They had a St. Patrick's Day promo going on and I ordered another tube. It's not a game. I was poking around on Sephora's website and it's now listed. I'm waiting on them to bring a duo to QVC and I'm grabbing that joker on auto delivery if I can. If you're looking for a new mascara to try then check this one out. Tarte is now my go to brand for mascara (if I want to spend a little more on a mascara).

Josie Maran Argan Oil Unscented Body Collection

I've mentioned that my face is oily. From the chest down, I am dry dry dry! If I don't use the right products then Houston we have a problem! I've been trying this and that for body moisturizers. This set has been on my radar to pick up for a while now. I got it from QVC. It comes with a Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter, Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream and a Argan Balm. I've already tried the balm and the body butter before. The body butter was scented. It was an ok scent but I loved consistency on the body butter and it's very moisturizing. I can use it from the chest down with no issues. When I saw this unscented set, I said gimme! The hand cream is very nice. It absorbs into the skin but your hands are not greasy and you're not leaving fingerprints on stuff that you touch. This set was available on auto delivery but I missed out on it. I'm hoping it's available again or that she has an unscented TSV. QVC does sell the unscented body butter outside of this set. It's not on the Josie Maran website or Sephora's website which I think it odd. As along as I can get it from somewhere I'm good.

Yays!


Serious Skincare Pure Peptide Double Up Duo

Serious Skincare got me yet again! This duo was a Today's Special on HSN. The duo included the Pure Pep Concentrate and the Pure Pep Cream Riche. I got the email about it and was like ok. I've tried the Pure Pep Fading Fluid and I did like it. I watched the last presentation of the day and they got me lol! As always my thought process was that ok I'll try it and if I don't like it, it can go back. During the presentation the rep and HSN host said something to the effect that peptides "know" how to address what your skin needs. I said huh? *insert strong side eye*. I read the individual reviews on the each product and they were pretty good overall. When I first saw the gel consistency of the Concentrate, I thought this isn't going to absorb into more skin but it did. I wasn't expecting much from the cream. I have been using this two at night and my skin feels super some and looks a lot brighter. My foundation application has been a lot smoother and I feel like I don't need as much foundation. Another good addition to my skincare routine.

Serious Skincare Olive Oil Replenishing Body Oil

This was a surprise gift in the Serious Skincare Beauty Bash Retinol Age-Defy Kit. I randomly tried it one evening after taking a shower and I was like oooohhh. It's not super greasy and nicely hydrates the skin. I also like the smell. It's a fresh scent. I can see myself getting another bottle when I'm done with this one.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup

I have been curious about this foundation for YEARS! But the darkest shade was a tan shade. On Snapchat, I saw that they were releasing 3 deeper shades to the line. That got my attention. I saw the Chestnut shade in CVS but wasn't sure if it would be a match for me. When I had a 20% off coupon for CVS, I said why not. When I got home I held up the bottle to Covergirl Queen All Day Flawless foundation in Mocha and it was a DEAD ON match bottle to bottle. I applied it on a Saturday and was like oh oh oh I think we have match! I saw a friend later on that morning and asked her how did it look. She took a step back and said it didn't look like I had anything on. SCORE!!! That's the goal right? It applies nicely and I can build coverage up to my liking. It's not a matte foundation but it's not overly dewy. As the name states, it gives you a healthy look. Will have to see how it holds up during the summer months. The only downside is that it doesn't have a pump which makes it a little difficult to pour out since it's a thin foundation. Other than that I we have another drugstore foundation winner! I'm shocked! Two drugstore foundations that I can use! Look at Gawd! HA!

The Balm Time Balm Concealer

This was given to me by a friend and it was just sitting in my cart. So early in the month I pulled it out and put my Black Radiance concealer away. I have the shade After Dark. I used it on my face. Mainly around my mouth. It's creamy but not super thick and it does blend out nicely. I was like hmmm color me surprised. I use a Sigma F70 concealer brush to apply it then blend it out with my ring finger.

LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss

I've only had these for a short time but I love them already. They smell like MAC lipglosses. They kinda remind me of Cremesheen lipglosses. The feel fantastic on the lips, they have nice pigmentation and staying power for a gloss. I originally picked up Jet Setter and Secret Agent. They were on sales for $8 at Ulta! I looked online a couple of days later just to see all the shades at work in the morning. I debated on placing an online order for two more or heading over to the store. I ended up back in the store and swatched some shades but wasn't moved by any additional colors. Phew! LOL! If you have a coupon or some reward dollars, I recommend checking these out.

Boos!



Korres Mulberry Vanilla Body Butter

Now THIS is a shocker. This was a past favorite. When I discovered the Korres Body Butters, I thought I may have found my holy grail body moisturizer. I picked up this scent and the Lemon Basil when there were a Today's Special on HSN. I have been using Lemon Basil as a hand cream and it's fine for that. A pricey hand cream but I digress. Mulberry Vanilla I was using a body moisturizer. I noticed on the days that I used it, my skin was still kinda dry by the of the day. I'd start scratching and be like wait a minut?e! I used some other moisturizers I have and I didn't have this problem. When this scent was launched, I used it without any issues. I feel like this formula has changed with their body butters and shower gels. Or it just could me and my body chemistry. So it safe to say that I will not repurchase any more body butters or shower gels from Korres.

And fin! April is already on and popping *shifty eyes*

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Palette Madness 2016 - So Far!


I was taking stock of what palettes I have picked up so far this year. Tell me why I have picked up NINE palettes and it's just April! Lawdy! Well palettes that are on hand right now. You'll see what I mean towards the end of the post.

Palettes really are my weakness along with nail polish. I was going to mention a couple of this in the April Shop My Stash post. Then I said no no, this is "deserving of a separate post" HA! I didn't take pics of the actual shadows. As always, Google is your friend. You can find better pics on Temptalia, Makeup and Beauty Blog, etc.

Here we go!




Urban Decay Spectrum Palette

I picked this up from Sephora when it was available online again. Y'all know Urban Decay palettes are my jam. I missed out on this the first time it was available back in November I think it was. So I jumped on adding this to my stash. I did a couple of looks with this palette. It's the same quality as any other Urban Decay palette and I pleased with it. When am I not please with an Urban Decay palette?

Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette

I scooped this up from Ulta. I wasn't really checking for this palette but then I saw Xsparkage's video on the palette and said SOLD! Same comments apply here lol!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

I wasn't really checking for this palette either but the more I used the other two chocolate palettes, my curiosity got the better of me. Then I saw swatches of this one and some tutorials then I was a goner. I picked this up from HSN. Luckily I had a credit on my HSN account and I used it to knock off some of the price. Plus it was on free shipping. Too Faced makes some really nice shadows. They are pigmented, smooth and easy to blend.

Makeup Forever Artist Palette Volume 2 - Artistic

I picked this up from Sephora mainly because it was on sale. That's it LOL! I've been curious about their shadows since the redid them. I  didn't know what to get from the individual ones since there are so many. So I said why not start here. Two of the shades are actually blushes. I've used it a few times and it's nice. Can't say that I'm overly wowed but it just yet. The two blush shades are very pretty.

Makeup Forever Artist Palette Volume 3 - Florals

This one was gifted to me by a friend. I think I've used only twice. So I don't have a real opinion on this one just yet. This one has one blush. It's available at Sephora. Now I have my eye on Volume 1 - Nudes since I have the other two palettes. Like I need more neutrals eyeshadows.

Pro 28 Colors Eyeshadow Eye Shadow Palette 

This palette has been in and out of my sight I feel like for years. I learned about it from Krissy90220. She has mentioned this palette several times on her Twitter and she has done a blog post on it. Recently she talked about it again on Twitter and I said THAT'S IT! So I ordered it from eBay. It didn't take long to arrive and it was packaged very nicely. None of the shadows were  broken. I haven't used it yet but it's on the list.

MUA Nude Eye Shadow Palette

I gushed over this palette in my February Top 5 & More post. So I won't gush again lol!

The Nubian 12PCS Eyeshadow Collection 

I saw this palette on Instagram and purchased it from the Juvia's Place website. It reminds me of the Morphe 35O palette that is never in stock. When it is, it's there for like two seconds then sold out again. I was tempted to get the Morphe palette but I dragged my feet on it. I'm glad I did! I got this palette on sale and with free shipping. I like so much better than the Morphe palette. There are no duplicate shades or shades that are close to each other. Also I can use every shade! Sometimes I don't touch lighter shades in some palettes because I don't think they'll mesh well with my deeper skin tone. I don't have that problem with this palette. The pigmentation and how the shadows blend are fantastic. I highly recommend this palette. This my be a front runner for palette of the year for me. It is a beautiful neutral palette and kinda different from other neutral palettes on the market since it's warm toned. I saw on Instagram that there's a Nubian 2nd edition palette! I saw the swatches on Instagram and yep it'll be at my house at some point.

Mally Nude Attitude Eye Shadow Palette

I grabbed this one from Ulta. I swatched it in store and said SOLD! I have four of Mally's other palettes and there are some of my favorites. There's a similar palette on QVC that I was eyeing. The shades are the same in both except for four shades. I was going to get the QVC one as well until I realized the overlap. Phew!

I have also ordered the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette from HSN and the ShaaanXO palette from BH Cosmetics but they haven't arrived just yet. So add these two and we're up to ELEVEN kids! ELEVEN! Damn Gina!

And there you have it. I feel like a palette is missing but then again maybe not. Hell this is ENOUGH! I may do a follow up later on in the year, if this palette madness continues! Bahhaaa!! I really need to go on a palette no buy. Doubt that will happen *insert strong side eye*

TTFN - Ta ta for now!

April 2016 Shop My Stash



A little late but here's what I'm playing around with for the month Along with some rambles here and there.

Palette Play


Yea so the one palette for the month only lasted for one month lol! Since I have been in "clear my stash out" mode, I was reaching for palettes I hadn't used in a while to see if I was still moved by them. Let's face it, I could get rid of half of my stash and still have too much makeup for one person, BUT I want to have stuff on hand that I ENJOY using. Not stuff that is just ok, have to "force"myself to use or that I have to make work. That's more of waste because in the end. The items will just sit in my makeup cart and won't be used.

*ends ramble*

So I may list a palette, or two or whatever. But know that some other play and purchases are happening in the background. Some you may see and some you might not. This month I'm going to play around with these Tarte palettes from a previous holiday TSV auto delivery. The palettes don't have names but each shadow does have a name.

Polish Play


I'm going to play around with OPI polishes from the New Orleans collection. I have 4 (Humidi-Tea, Spare Me a French Quarter?, I Manicure for Beads and I'm Sooo Swamped!) and I still want Rich Girls & Po-Boys. I'll probably pick it up if I see it when I'm out and about. I've already used I'm Sooo Swamped! and did a post on it. I want to try it again with a different glitter polish.  Plus I scooped some polishes from the Hello Kitty collection on sale at Ulta! I was able to use some reward dollars and the $3.50 off $10 coupon. They'll probably be added into the mix too once they arrive.

Fragrance Play


I'm. also going to use Living Grace by philosophy and Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Rosé perfume.

Out of My Face

Here's what I've used up:
  • Paula's Choice Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser
  • Dawn Simply Clean Dish Washing Liquid
  • Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Deep Cleansing Hand Soap
  • Harmon's Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Supersmile Whitening Pre-Rinse in Original Mint
  • CVS 91% Alcohol 
  • Philosophy The Present
  • Philosophy Pure Grace Whipped Body Creme
  • Alma Legend Silkening Oil Mist
Here what I've tossed:
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye
  • NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils (4)
  • NYX Round Lipsticks (4)
  • Wet n Wild Lipsticks (9) 
  • NYC Lipsticks (2)
  • L'Oreal Lipstick Color of Hope
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine Lustful
  • L'Oreal Hip Duo Eyeshadows (4)
  • Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Jesse
  • Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey 
  • MAC Wonder Woman Lipglass (2)
I also cleared some other makeup items out of my stash but it's too much to list. The drugstore palettes that I pull for March to play around with are now gone. After awhile, I got annoyed with putting items to the side to remember to list. So more items than what's listed above got tossed too. I also go rid of some bath and body stuff. It was mostly stuff I got during the Bath & Body Works sale. I have to be very careful and not go ham next time. I know what scents I like and that I actually use up. I have to be careful with others. I'll like them at first but then after a while I won't like them or the scent will turn my stomach. I think I have identified what I like/what works for me bath and body wise, so I'm sticking with those items. See progress :D I also pulled 3 Dooney & Bourke bags for family members.

It is not a game lol! I'm not tossing or giving away everything. I just want stuff that I like and that I'm using even though it is a lot. Maybe one day the BIG purge will happen and today ain't the day. HA!

Let's see what unfolds in April!

Monday, March 28, 2016

#ManicureMonday OPI I'm Sooo Swamped! & Zoya Cindy


Sorry for the lack of nail posts. I usually take pics of my left hand. Three nails broke within a week. So I had to give them time to grow back.


Anywho...today I'm wearing OPI's I'm Sooo Swamped! from the New Orleans collection. A collection on one of my favorite cities? I'm sold! I picked I Manicure for Beads. I may have also ordered two more last night (Spare Me a French Quarter and Humidi-tea). Rich Girls & Po-Boys may find its way to my house at some point. I'm Sooo Swamped is described as a green creme. I think it's different from any other green nail polish I have. Zoya's Cindy is described as glittering gold. I think they pair nicely together.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New Planner Favorites!


I mentioned in my January Top 5 & More post about some planners that I did not particularly care for. Well now let's talk about a couple that I have been LOVING!

First up The Happy Planner!


A friend of mine was nice enough to gift me a 2015-2016 Happy Planner. I have the "Good Thing are Going To Happen" planner. The Happy Planner is an 18 month planner and are suuuuppper cute! Planner decorating is a BIG thing! Search the hashtags #planneraddict or #plannerjunkie and you'll see what I mean. I don't know if I've ever get on that level. I ran across an excellent post, Why I Don't Decorate My Planner that I have revisit several times when I've gotten frustrated about not really decorating my planner (that's an entirely different discussion). But the Happy Planner is already decorated to that you don't really need to do anything unless you want to be creative. I like it as it. I do have some stickers that I use here and there. I have already purchased a 2016-2017 Happy Planner. Oh the agony of this decision! LOL! I looked at the flip throughs of each planner multiple times and changed my mind I don't know how many times! I decided on the Picture Quote planner. Then I went through a whole ordeal of ordering it from Michael's and then returning due to their piss poor packaging and it was damaged in shipping. Then I reordered directly from Me and My Big Ideas. Phew! Team too much I tell you. I've also purchased some additional goodies to accessorize my planner. I even got the Happy Planner punch. So I am ALL in!



Next up the Barcelona 2016 Weekly/Monthly 10 x 8 Planner from Blue Sky!


I got this planner as my work planner. What caught my eye is the shape/layout. I make lists and write notes. Usually I have a planner and a notebook of some sort. I wanted both in one for this year and I thought that The Passion Planner would fit the bill. When I was poking around on The Blue Sky website and saw this one my interest was peaked. It's a weekly/monthly planner but you have have a To Do, To Call and Notes section at the beginning of each month with the monthly view. The weeks are vertical. After messing around in The Happy Planner, I noticed that I liked a vertical layout vs horizontal because hello I like making lists lol. Since this is the planner I leave at work, I can use Saturday and Sunday for more note space. There is a notes section in the back along with some interesting pages for various contacts, On The Go Essentials list and Travel Checklist and Grocery Checklist. I think they are pretty cool additions. There's a Nicole Miller version which I think would be good for a personal planner but I do not need another planner lol!

I have started using my Happy Planner right now for work and personal just to see how I like. I was going to start in April but said hey why not start now. Last year I did have two planners. When I looked through my personal one, I slacked on using it. The second half of the year was pretty much blank. So I it was kinda a wasted purchase. My work planner got used with small bits of personal stuff (mainly appointments). Honestly my life is not that involved to have 2 planners and I'm loving The Happy Planner so much that I was to USE it So we shall see how it goes.

And there you have it! I may report back on how using The Happy Planner as THHEEEEE planner is working for me.

Stay tuned...