Friday Chat: More Buster, An Amazing Mascara from Make Up Forever, and A Perfect Rose Lipstick

Happy Friday everyone! How was your week? Mine was pretty fabulous, for the most part! The only glitch in my week was this abomination:

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NOT an April Fool’s Joke!


Happy April, right? Ugh. And it’s been chilly ever since the snow fell on April 1st, so it’s STILL on the ground. I hope it goes away soon!

Last weekend I was bored and by myself, so I finally decided to start watching Downton Abbey on Netflix.

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OBSESSED. Why haven’t I been watching this the whole time?!! I’m fascinated with these snobby aristocrats and servants. Do you watch it? I’m kinda sad they’ve announced that the 6th season will be the last.

Monique is one of my dearest and oldest friends, and she and her partner Mike keep sending me more photos of Buster the cat. They also got a buddy for Buster! Meet Charlie!

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Buster is not amused

Buster is not amused. 😛

HAHA that FACE Buster makes-CRACKS ME UP every time! Actually, he doesn’t mind Charlie and puts up with his antics. Even Buster needs a buddy! 😛

I finally, FINALLY got my hands on NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna!

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna


I’ve been searching for Anna for months I tell ya’. Every counter around me and in Calgary was always sold out. So, when I saw it pop up back in stock on I ordered it! And FYI, you can now order Burberry Cosmetics and MAC from The Bay as well, which can be dangerous haha!

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna


I love it! It’s everything I was hoping it’d be-the perfect smoky rose lipstick! So wearable and would flatter a lot of skin tones for sure. If you happen to spot it, scoop it up! I can’t say enough good things about the NARS Audacious formula: one swipe opaque pigmentation, smooth, comfortable to wear, lasts forever and wears off beautifully!

Make Up Forever came out with a new mascara and it’s really, really good! This is one of the BEST mascaras I’ve tried in a long, long time!

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara


Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara($28) is formulated with a Flex Control Complex, which lengthens lashes and giving them definition and separation at the same time.

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara

The plastic comb brush is designed to grip lashes at their base and comb through each and every lash. And yup, it sure does! And it feels good too! It doesn’t hurt like other spiky mascaras wands.

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara

Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara is the mascara I was wearing in my last post about the Givenchy Le Rouge-à-Porter lipstick where a couple of you commented about my lashes. This is why they looked so good!

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara

Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara gives my lashes amazing length and separation. It’s a perfect formula for me, just wet enough so that I can keep building up layers, but doesn’t take long to dry. It doesn’t flake or smudge and stays put all day. It’s a really great mascara and I highly recommend it!

Marky posted her portfolio online if you’d like to see my kid’s awesome work! She’s still waiting to hear if she got an internship, so keep your fingers crossed for her!

And oh yeah! HAVE A HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! I hope The Easter Bunny brings you lots of this:

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AND that basket full of lipsticks we talked about the other day!

How was YOUR week? Did you do anything fun? Finally get your hands on a makeup item you’ve been stalking for months? 😛 Or something that made you smile? 🙂  Any plans for Easter?

  • smokey stretch has worked out a lot better for me than the other MUFE mascaras so far. and your lashes look SOOO LOOONNGG.
    yea i saw some photos of the snow over there and was like ‘whyyy!?!?!’ its APRIL! some of northern ontario is experiencing the same while the lucky butts in vancouver are basking in the sun (well…rain…but at least its warm)

  • mattescience

    We’ve been hovering around 0 here in Hali, every time I check the weather I’m reassured about my decision to move to Vancouver! lol
    Her portfolio looks really cool! And I’ll have to check out that mascara, your lashes look am-AH-zing

    • LUCKY. I wish I lived in Vangroovy too!

      Thanks! I hope she gets something soon!

      That mascara is my EVERYTHING right now. Seriously! I hope you try it!

  • Ahahaha Buster’s face: priceless! If they can sit next to each other things are OK tho. They’ll probably become friends soon! Anna looks really great on you! I already know it’ll pull strangely mauve on me tho, probably not in a very flattering way! Have a great Easter weekend! How much of that chocolate did you end up buying? LOL Also, fingers crossed for Marky’s internship! xx

    • Right? That cat! I love him. He’s like me in cat form!
      I think you should try Anna! I haven’t seen it look bad on anyone!

      LOL Sunny, I bought like $50 worth! It’s SAD hahaha!
      And thanks! I hope something comes up for her!

  • OMG I wish I had your lashes, hahahaha. It’s not a fiber one though, huh? LAME.

    Also, your snow, dude. I do not envy you, hahahaha.

    • Yeah, no fiber sorry! But thanks! I’d share if I could!

      Hahaha, you know it’s really not so bad…. sort of hahaha!

  • rachlovespenguins

    Spring is usually fun here too. Last week it was 60F! Then it snowed. Then it rained. Then it was 60 again. Sunday was sleet. Yesterday was warm and stormy, this morning was humid and rainy, and now it’s back to cold again. This will most likely continue for a couple weeks until it gets hot, and then I’ll be miserable until summer skips fall entirely and heads right back into winter.
    Fingers definitely crossed for internship prospects, though they’d all be silly to NOT offer! She’s awesome! But yeah, I know I certainly don’t have to tell you that.
    And I’m really looking forward to my basket of lipstick, even if (I fear) I’ll have to buy it myself. Lol

    • I hate Spring. It’s like the season of YUCK for me. The weather can’t make up its mind, everything is dry and gross, and it’s usually wet.
      Thanks! I hope she hears back soon! She really wants one!
      ME too. I kind of have given up on most makeup except for lipsticks lately!

  • Lily

    OMG Tracy. You can sell any mascara! But this one looks small enough so maybe it’ll work on my lashes too. I’ll have to go check it out. And Anna looks great on you!! I still want my Charlotte which is OOS ALL THE TIME. Pretty annoying actually 🙂
    What did I do the past week… I had a swollen eye. I think it’s a stye of some sort. Dammit! It hurts too. It’s gone down a lot now, but I can still feel it. Perhaps a couple more days.

  • Those eggs! Someone grab me a bucket, quick! The bigger it is the better! 😉

    Anna looks lovely, it suits you really well. I’ve never watched Downton Abbey. Tbh, I don’t think I’d like it.

  • Once again, Anna looks gorgeous on you. I have been a fan of this shade for a long time and it was my go-to fall shade!

    My week was rather uneventful. Did some family egg decorating with the family yesterday. We always have a contest and my father in law is the judge, My egg didn’t win although I thought it was rather awesome- I used nail polish to create mine!

    I have to work on Sunday but my parents in law are having a family dinner after so I am looking forward to that!

  • Ooh, that mascara looks so good and yay for finally scoring Anna! And wow, I want to swim in that display of Easter chocolates 🙂

  • Liz

    Fucking Mary Crawley – NO, I CAN’T. LOL Actually I was all into Season 2 when I got spoiled on Cousin Matthew, and then I suddenly lost interest. The guy who plays Bates showed up on BBC’s North & South as I was watching last night and that kind of made me want to go back to Downton but SO MANY SHOWSSSSS. !!!!!!!!

  • I need that mascara now!!!! I WILL be getting that when I go to Sephora soon to pick up my birthday gift.

  • Toya

    LOVE Downton!! So sad that there is only one season left, but I think its smart to leave on a high note…some shows drag on forEVER and get so terrible and stale…

    I have been doing some online shopping lately (while up late breastfeeding and bored lol) and I have a couple MAC goodies coming my way plus I got a fab skincare order this past week from Integrity Botanicals. I need to make time to post on it all!!

  • Lulle.Beaumiroir

    You’re in for an emotional roller coaster with Downton Abbey! I often with I could drown Mary in her bathtub…

  • I watch Downton Abbey, but I’m behind a season. It was off to a slow start for me, but I really got into it. Also, Anna looks stunning on you!