Shoe Haul: The Sam Edelman Johanna Over-the-Knee Suede Boot

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Sam Edelman Johanna Boot
These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do.

Seriously! These boots were REALLY made for walking. The heel is an entirely manageable 1 1/2″, which is perfectly acceptable should you need to run away from zombies (never know).

At least that’s what I told myself when I got them as a Christmas present. To Me, From Me. Merry Christmas! :)

They’re the Johanna Over-the-Knee Suede Boot by Sam Edelman, normally $299.95, but they’re on sale now for $149.98 (50% off) at Nordstrom stores and online.

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The Current Makeup Storage Situation…

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I’m hoping that these pics of my main office closet someday serve as the “before” photos in a “before and after” makeup storage situation with a happy ending.

The clear bins all stacked up here are from The Container Store and purchased piecemeal over the past few years.

At least the bins are all stacked up now because they used to be literally strewn about, which was not the best use of space.

I finally consolidated them in the closet a couple weekends ago, but they’re still not totally organized.

They used to be though, sort of, when they were strewn about, before I stacked them in the closet. The improv Post-It labels used to correspond to the products in the drawers, but I got progressively more sloppy and moved some stuff around, so now I have to redo everything.

Thankfully, Post-Its are removable! (I like these Post-it Super Sticky Removable Label Pads.)

Now I just have to reorganize what’s in the drawers, and I’ll be set. The current system is sorted by brand first, then type of product, but that may change.

I’m thinking about sorting by color or formula, but I don’t know if that’ll work better. I haven’t figured it out yet…

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DIY Makeup Storage Hacks: 3 Ways to Repurpose Your Packaging

Published in: Makeup Tips/How To

DIY Makeup Storage Hacks: 3 Ways to Repurpose Your Packaging

“I have way too much makeup!” said no woman, EVER.

If your figurative makeup storage cup currently runneth over, take a look at what you have around your apartment/house/condo/igloo/yacht. There’s a good chance you have at least one of the three items below, which you can repurpose for more makeup storage.

1. Shopping bag gets a haircut

DIY Makeup Storage Hacks

Trim the top section from a shopping bag (I like using MAC bags for this), and then you can stash makeup in the bottom part.

One other nice thing about this hack is that you can trim the bags down to whatever height you need. :)

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A Winter Skin Care Tip: This Small Switch to Your Shower Game Could Turn You Into a Big Softie

Published in: Makeup Tips/How To

When the bathroom floor is cold, and you’re literally freezing your butt off, bring your body moisturizer or body oil with you into the shower.

Stick it on a shelf, and do your shower thing. Then, when you’re done, towel off and moisturize before you even step out of the shower.

Then shake your fist at the horrible hobgoblin who decided not to install central heating in your apartment! :)

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27 New Technakohl Liners Join the MAC Fam

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MAC Technakohl Liners

The new MAC Technakohl Liners ($16 US/$19 CDN)

I’ve always liked the MAC Technakohls, with their twist-up tops and super skinny tips — perfect for drawing thin lines, and for getting right in there between those lashes.

As a bonus, my eyes have always liked the formula, even when I wear it on my water lines, and they stay put for a respectable 6-8 hours.

The brand recently reworked the Technakohl collection, updating the packaging, retiring the old shades, and replacing them with 27 new ones ($16 US/$19 CDN each), and they’re available now online in the MAC permanent collection, and at MAC stores and counters.

Soft black Superfly and brownish purple Raisinette have been in heavy rotation here at Casa de MBB lately.

Here are swatches of all 27 new Technakohls for your visual feasting (for reference, I’m an NC42). :)

MAC Technakohl Liner swatches from the left: Snowed In, Sterling Silver, Risque, Bare Asset, Twinked, Brass Band and $$$

Swatches from the left: Snowed In, Sterling Silver, Risque, Twinked, Brass Band and $$$

MAC Technakohl Liner swatches from the left: Alpha-Grey, Counterfeit, Funfare, Sourpuss, Skyscape and Vent

Alpha-Grey, Counterfeit, Funfare, Sourpuss, Skyscape and Vent

MAC Technakohl Liner swatches from the left: Whirlpool, take the Plunge, Cast Iron, Bishop Blue, Image Conscious and Cool Jazz

Whirlpool, take the Plunge, Cast Iron, Bishop Blue, Image Conscious and Cool Jazz

MAC Technakohl Liner swatches from the left: Plank, Broque, Army Style, Clay, Raisinette, Steelpoint, Metalhead and Superply

Plank, Broque, Army Style, Clay, Raisinette, Steelpoint, Metalhead and Superfly

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The 27 new MAC Technakohl Liners include…

  • Snowed In, a light peach off-white
  • Sterling Silver, a silver
  • Risque, a pale beige
  • Bare Asset, a medium beige
  • Twinked, a yellow gold with sparkles
  • Brass Band, a copper bronze metal
  • $$$, a mid-tone golden bronze
  • Alpha-Grey, a metal gray
  • Counterfeit, a silver gray
  • Funfare, a bright true pink
  • Sourpuss, an acid green
  • Skyscape, a metallic deep sky blue
  • Vent, a metallic lime
  • Whirlpool, a dark deep blue
  • Take the Plunge, a deep ocean blue
  • Cast Iron, an elephant gray
  • Bishop Blue, a bluish purple
  • Image Conscious, a purple
  • Cool Jazz, a navy blue
  • Plank, a deep bronzy brown
  • Broque, a deep brown
  • Army Style, a military deep breen
  • Clay, a deep gray
  • Raisinette, a brownish purple
  • Steelpoint, a deep smoky metallic gray
  • Metalhead, a grayish metal blue
  • Superfly, a soft black

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