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Completely satisfied New 12 months! Replace on my Life


Cordelia with DavidCordelia with David

Howdy, lovely creatures and comfortable New 12 months! 2023 is at an finish, and I, for one, am glad. 2023 was probably the most difficult years of my life, if not probably the most difficult. Thanks for being right here for me and being supportive throughout this troublesome 12 months.

Surgical procedure Information

I’m nonetheless therapeutic from my higher blepharoplasty eye surgical procedure. No eye make-up for 4 to 6 weeks. My eyes are nonetheless swollen. I can’t wait to see how they give the impression of being as soon as they end therapeutic. I feel the physician eliminated over an inch of extra pores and skin.

I’m nonetheless unhappy that I want one other breast reconstruction surgical procedure. I’ll be having that outpatient process on the finish of January. I’ve zero pure breast tissue left in my physique. It’s laborious to just accept that my pure breast pores and skin has no elasticity in it, which is a part of why I want the extra surgical procedure. Nevertheless, I’m hopeful that this second breast reconstruction surgical procedure will clear up points that I’m having. I actually need this to be my final reconstruction surgical procedure in order that I can get some closure on this difficulty.

Xmas Time

Hammacher Schlemmer The Northern Lights Christmas Tree 7.5Hammacher Schlemmer The Northern Lights Christmas Tree 7.5

You already know I like blinky lights. Dave and I discovered a brand new Christmas tree this 12 months from Hammacher Schlemmer. We bought the The Northern Lights Christmas Tree 7.5′, The Tabletop Northern Lights Tree, and the The Expandable Rolling Tree Storage Bag. As an organization, they’ve been round for the previous 175 years. This can be a fiber optic Christmas Tree that has 23 totally different synchronized patterns of vacation lights.

We opted to not adorn the tree this 12 months as a result of we liked the way it regarded with the lights by itself. I did purchase iridescent garland to placed on the tree, however each time I went to place it on I saved deciding I preferred it higher with none decorations.

Scorching Matter Options

I did two sponsored Scorching Matter options on Instagram in December. Scorching Matter is having an enormous sale proper now, as much as 70% off.

November Should Haves

Pink Striped Sweater

Cordelia is wearing a red striped sweater and bat skirt from Hot TopicCordelia is wearing a red striped sweater and bat skirt from Hot Topic

I like the daring pink and black striped sweater! It seems to be so cute with my pink and black bat skirt, and my CandyPOP Bat flats add an ideal crowning glory. I purchased the skirt from Scorching Matter a couple of years in the past and I discovered the bat flats on Amazon.

Inexperienced Striped Sweater

Hot Topic Green Striped SweaterHot Topic Green Striped Sweater

I assumed the inexperienced striped sweater regarded nice with my Mala Noche Mystical Snake Pocket Leggings and my Taos Crave boots. I gave up carrying Dr. Martens years in the past for my Taos Crave boots and have zero regrets. Additionally, my ft by no means harm anymore and I by no means have to interrupt within the sneakers to make them extra comfy. Taos sneakers are comfy from day one.

Vacation Hits

Fairly Guardian Sailor Moon Luna & Artemis Cut up Women Hoodie

Cordelia is wearing Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Luna & Artemis Split Girls HoodieCordelia is wearing Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Luna & Artemis Split Girls Hoodie

The Fairly Guardian Sailor Moon Luna & Artemis Cut up Women Hoodie is so cute! I like carrying it. From the romantic ruffle particulars on the shoulder, to the cat ears on the hood, break up colour design, simply all of the little touches on this hoodie make it so good! I like it.

Star Wars Metallic Foil Flutter Costume

Star Wars Metallic Foil Flutter DressStar Wars Metallic Foil Flutter Dress

The Scorching Matter Star Wars Metallic Foil Flutter Costume is a lot cuter than I assumed it will be! It’s very flattering and the gold foil design makes it very eye catching.

This was among the best winter holidays that I’ve had with Dave. We prioritized intimacy with one another and household.

Yuletide Cheer

I’ve bizarre emotions the place Christmas is anxious. Whereas rising up, my household all the time emphasised giving a lot of presents to children, however adults have been form of unnoticed of issues. My ex would usually desire to do minimal gifting for the vacations as effectively. This 12 months, Dave stated it was vital to him that we now have items for beneath the tree. So we did issues otherwise this 12 months.

The Lore Olympus Hardback Graphic Novels by Rachel SmytheThe Lore Olympus Hardback Graphic Novels by Rachel Smythe

I had The Lore Olympus Hardback Graphic Novels by Rachel Smythe on my wishlist and I used to be thrilled to search out them beneath the tree.

There are a couple of different books I ought to point out. I reread the complete 30 ebook Anita Blake sequence by Laurell Okay. Hamilton and completely loved it. Should you’re on the lookout for books that point out non-monogamous relationships, remedy, vampires and different monsters, you must peek at these.

Swarovski Jewellery

Swarovski Lucent Green Cocktail Ring on Cordelia's hand in front of the Yule treeSwarovski Lucent Green Cocktail Ring on Cordelia's hand in front of the Yule tree

The present I used to be most stunned by from Dave was my Swarovski Lucent Inexperienced Cocktail Ring. It was a pleasant shock to obtain such a good looking ring. I’ve by no means had a accomplice who gifted me jewellery. I purchased Dave the Google Pixel Watch 2 in Black with a particular mesh band and he’s happy with it.

My Latest Style Finds

Satin Shirt

Scarlet Darkness Rose Purple Satin ShirtScarlet Darkness Rose Purple Satin Shirt

I purchased this Scarlet Darkness Rose Purple Satin Shirt (photograph is of an identical shirt, measurement Small) as a result of it matches with my romantic style tastes.

Pink Lace Trim High

Cordelia is wearing a Scarlet Darkness Red topCordelia is wearing a Scarlet Darkness Red top

I like this little Scarlet Darkness Victorian Impressed Pink Lace high (measurement Small). I wore it for Christmas Eve.

Burgundy Velvet & Lace High

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I additionally took a threat on this blackened burgundy velvet v neck high (measurement Medium) with lace element. I’ll be returning it if it doesn’t match properly.

Turquoise Renaissance High

Blue-Green Underbust Dress ShirtBlue-Green Underbust Dress Shirt

This Scarlet Darkness Blue-Inexperienced Renaissance High (measurement Small) seems to be nice with my underbust attire.

Inexperienced Velvet Mini Costume

Green Velvet Mini DressGreen Velvet Mini Dress

I bought this Scarlet Darkness Geen Velvet Mini Costume (measurement Small) and I’m hoping it’s flattering on me.

Scarlet Darkness Fuchsia Waist Belt

Fuchsia Rose Waist BeltFuchsia Rose Waist Belt

This little Scarlet Darkness Corset Belt in Fuchsia (measurement 6) has been an ideal addition to my wardrobe! It provides a enjoyable pop of berry colour to my black outfits whereas making my waist look snatched!

Betsey Johnson Leopard Bangle Bracelet

Betsey Johnson Leopard BraceletBetsey Johnson Leopard Bracelet

I picked up this glamorous Betsey Johnson Leopard Bracelet for a few of my dressier outfits.

Betsey Johnson Celestial Bracelet

Betsey Johnson Celestial Bracelet
Betsey Johnson Celestial Bracelet

I like this easy moon and star motif bracelet, as it really works with loads of my wardrobe.

Betsey Johnson Emerald Minimize Out Sparkler Clutch

Betsey Johnson Emerald Green Cut Out Sparkler ClutchBetsey Johnson Emerald Green Cut Out Sparkler Clutch

I do know a number of of you who can be upset if I didn’t share the place I discovered this beautiful emerald inexperienced purse! It’s a Betsey Johnson Emerald Minimize Out Sparkler Clutch, which can be out there in black, gold, and silver. It’s nice for an evening out or dressy occasion.

Betsey Johnson Midnight Backyard Snake Hinge Bracelet

Betsey Johnson Midnight Garden Fuchsia Snake BraceletBetsey Johnson Midnight Garden Fuchsia Snake Bracelet

I’m obsessive about my Betsey Johnson Midnight Backyard Fuchsia Snake Bracelet and choker! Scorching pink and Pink, so it really works with all kinds of my wardrobe.

Betsey Johnson Midnight Backyard Fuchsia Snake Collar

Betsey Johnson Midnight Garden Fuchsia Snake CollarBetsey Johnson Midnight Garden Fuchsia Snake Collar

If you’d like the Betsey Johnson Midnight Backyard Fuchsia Snake Collar, I like to recommend getting it quickly! It’s now not carried at Betsey’s website and I might solely discover it at Dillard’s. It’s on sale too. I’m obsesed!

Betsey Johnson Black Coronary heart Studs

Betsey Johnson Black Heart Studs EarringsBetsey Johnson Black Heart Studs Earrings

I assumed these cute Betsey Johnson Black Coronary heart Stud Earrings can be an ideal new staple in my wardrobe.

Betsey Johnson Graffiti Love Crossbody Bag

Betsey Johnson Graffiti Love Crossbody BagBetsey Johnson Graffiti Love Crossbody Bag

I’ve checked out coronary heart formed luggage on and off over the previous few years however by no means discovered one which spoke to me till I noticed the Betsey Johnson Graffiti Love crossbody. This graffiti hearts sample spoke to me so the bag got here dwelling to me. I like it.

Black Milk Tops

Black Milk Tank TopsBlack Milk Tank Tops

I picked up a matte black crew neck cropped tank and marine blue picnic crop high throughout Black Milk’s latest sale.

Extra Black Milk

BlackMilk Pink Tank Top and Burgundy Velvet JacketBlackMilk Pink Tank Top and Burgundy Velvet Jacket

I additionally grabbed this matte child pink lower out tank high and Some Velvet Morning Cropped Jacket, which is a good looking Victorian Vampire impressed pink velvet jacket with dramatic large sleeves, tie-up corset element within the again, and double pointed lapels.

Wardrobe Apps

I do know lots of you have been devastated like I used to be at ACloset’s announcement to shift to a really pricy enterprise mannequin. Nicely, I’ve been testing out 10 totally different wardrobe apps and I’ve narrowed it right down to my high 3 – Stylebook, Whering, and OpenWardrobe. I’ll be filming a video on the apps I attempted and why I selected those I did, however till then, try one in every of my high 3 to see which you like.

Latest Make-up Purchases

Whereas I can’t put on eye make-up for one more 4 to 6 weeks as a result of I’m nonetheless recovering from my eye surgical procedure, I do nonetheless have some latest make-up purchases to share. I’ll be sharing make-up swatches on my YouTube shorts quickly.

MOB Magnificence

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I’m ready on an enormous order from MOB Magnificence. I had so many individuals advocate that I strive them out. I couldn’t discover something in regards to the shelf lifetime of their merchandise on their web site so I emailed the model instantly and requested.

MOB Beauty Product Shelf Life of three yearsMOB Beauty Product Shelf Life of three years

MOB Magnificence emailed me a response that their merchandise have a shelf life of three years. That’s higher than the quick shelf lifetime of 6 months from KVD’s cream eyeshadow merchandise. My eyeshadow carrying habits influenced my selection in colours to check out.

Cream Clay Eyeshadows:

  • M88 softest dusty pink
  • M111 lavender stone
  • M83 lavender
  • M87 dove gray
  • M110 deep maroon burgundy
  • M81 cyan blue
  • M109 chartreuse inexperienced
  • M106 deep inexperienced peacock

Cake Liner:

  • M89 midnight blue
  • M101 deep plum garnet

Hydrating Shine Lip Balm:

Mushy Matte Lipstick

Hydrating Cream Lipstick

Hyaluronic Spotlight Balm

  • M98 glassy bare champagne

After I take into consideration eyeshadow combos I prefer to put on:

  • Reds – both intense pink or burgundy with pink
  • Blacks – any form of black sparkly eye
  • Purples – monochromatic, cool toned, heat toned, so many alternative methods
  • Greens – yellow-green chartreuse with deep inexperienced, or grass inexperienced with blue
  • Pinks – mushy pink, vibrant pink, deep pink
  • Greys – sparkly mushy silver and deeper gray
  • Champagne – champagne with burgundy or gray
  • Blues – vibrant teal blue, deep midnight blue, mushy blue-grey

Nyx Cosmetics Vivid Wealthy Eyeliners

Nyx Retractable Vivid Rich Mechanical Eyeliner PencilsNyx Retractable Vivid Rich Mechanical Eyeliner Pencils

I purchased Quartz Queen, Sapphire Bling, and It’s Giving Jade from this new line of Nyx Retractable Vivid Wealthy Mechanical Eyeliner Pencils.

Natasha Denona My Mini Dream Palette

Natasha Denona My Mini Dream PaletteNatasha Denona My Mini Dream Palette

I like small palettes and have a tendency to desire Natasha Denona’s mini 5 pans to the bigger ones. I’ve been ready for a mini of My Dream.  don’t want an enormous taupe palette, however a small cool-toned one? Sure please. I used a bunch of Ulta factors to purchase the Natasha Denona My Mini Dream Palette.

  • Devotion 529M – metallic medium cool nude
  • Steadiness 530CM – matte gentle taupe nude
  • Passionate 531M – metallic gentle rose taupe
  • Loyalty 532CM – matte deep burgundy brown
  • Nurture 451CM – matte medium cool nude

See my Natasha Denona Mini Palettes!

Natasha Denona My Mini Dream Glow Blush

Natasha Denona My Mini Dream Glow Blush in Natasha, an iconic mauveNatasha Denona My Mini Dream Glow Blush in Natasha, an iconic mauve

I additionally determined to choose up the Natasha Denona My Mini Dream Glow Blush in Natasha, iconic mauve. Cool-toned mauves are very flattering with my pores and skin tone.

  • Left – Icy Rosy Ivory
  • Center – Nude Pink
  • Proper – Classic Rose

Lime Crime Majestic Muse Palette

Lime Crime Majestic Muse PaletteLime Crime Majestic Muse Palette

 

I like small palettes and was intrigued by the Lime Crime Venus XS Majestic Muse Palette. Succession, Throne, and Royal seem to be shades that can make my blue-green eyes pop.

  • Succession: Shimmer Black with Pink Pearl ​
  • Throne: Matte Muted Cranberry​
  • Empire: Matte Heat Medium Brown​
  • Royal: Metallic Bronze

Lime Crime Electrical Slide Eyeshadow Sticks

I reviewed the Lime Crime Electrical Slide Eyeshadow Sticks in April 2023. Since then, Lime Crime has launched new Electrical Slide Eyeshadow Sticks shades, so I purchased a number of of them.

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Listed here are the Electrical Slide Eyeshadow Sticks shades I bought:

  • IDC – black
  • RAD – pink
  • DUH – brigh pink
  • Chill Tablet – vibrant teal blue
  • LOL – vibrant purple
  • G2G – gray

No, I’m not on the Lime Crime PR record, so I don’t get merchandise forward of their launches. That stated, I hope you’ll be anticipating my observe up evaluation and comparability!

I do want that Lime Crime would come with shade descriptions on their web site. It’s not enjoyable to attempt to store via their shades and guess based mostly on a photograph as to what the colour seems to be like. Shade descriptions with undertones go a great distance in serving to folks to search out what they’re on the lookout for.

Velvetines Liquid Lipstick

Lime Crime True Love Velvetines Liquid LipstickLime Crime True Love Velvetines Liquid Lipstick

I took benefit of Lime Crime’s huge sale and ordered the Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in True Love. It seems to be prefer it may be a dupe for my Soften Cosmetics Bellastona shade. I’ve been looking for a vibrant neon pink like Bellastona in a system that’s extra comfy for me to put on, just like the City Decay Vice Lip Bond Shiny Longwear Liquid Lipsticks or the Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipsticks or the Sugarpill Liquid Lip Colours.

Extra Lime Crime Evaluations

Beneath are my critiques on Lime Crime palettes that I’ve bought which are nonetheless out there at Lime Crime’s website.

Danessa Myricks Yummy Pores and skin Blurring Balm Powder Flushed

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder in It GirlDanessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder in It Girl

I’d been ready to see a Danessa Myricks Yummy Pores and skin Blurring Balm Powder Flushed in a shade that will probably be flattering on my very reasonable cool pores and skin, so after I noticed It Woman (cool poppy pink), I snapped it up.

KVD Full Sleeve Lengthy + Outlined Tubing Mascara

KVD Full Sleeve Tubing MascaraKVD Full Sleeve Tubing Mascara

I additionally purchased the KVD Full Sleeve Lengthy + Outlined Tubing Mascara to see if I desire it to my long-time favourite, the Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara. To this point I prefer it however I’m undecided if I prefer it higher than the Eyeko.

Nabla Cupid’s Arrow Longwear Stylo

Nabla Cupid's Arrow Longwear Stylo in MelonNabla Cupid's Arrow Longwear Stylo in Melon

I picked up Nabla Cupid’s Arrow Longwear Stylo in Melon as a strategy to put on the Pantone 2024 colour Peach Fuzz.  Nabla’s Cupid’s Arrow Longwear Stylos are my favourite eyeliner pencils for liner or the waterline. In addition they mix out properly as a base for eyeshadows.

LA Woman Hyper Cake Eyeliner

LA Girl Hyper Cake Eyeliner in Icy CobaltLA Girl Hyper Cake Eyeliner in Icy Cobalt

I snagged LA Woman Hyper Cake Eyeliner in Icy Cobalt (vivid blue) in order that I might have one other cake eyeliner product to assist me consider the MOB Magnificence Cake liner.

Eye Palettes

The previous couple of palettes I bought in 2023 have been:

The Cosmic Brushes Winter Wonderland Palette has been on my thoughts, with its 12 mattes, 8 metallics, in cool-toned purples and blues. I’m a really cool-toned individual and I like carrying cool-toned hues, however I maintain speaking myself out of the palette, though the system is great, due to the opposite eyeshadows in my assortment.

Lip Merchandise

My favourite lip merchandise of 2023 have been each from classes that I had averted prior to now – shiny lips! My daytime lip product is La La Leaf La La Lips Lip Balm. My nighttime lip masks is the Silk Naturals Tremendous Fruit Lip Masks.

The City Decay Vice Lip Bond Shiny Longwear Liquid Lipstick is my go-to favourite lengthy carrying liquid lipstick product proper now! It simply wants extra shades! I want a colour like Soften Bellastona, a neon vibrant pink that blinds you. I additionally want a wealthy deep blue with teal undertones. And whereas I’m wishing, an iridescent beige with rainbow sparkle. That is my every day put on lipstick.

Silk Naturals Slick Sticks, that are a vegan lip gloss stick. Up to now I haven’t loved glosses a lot. Nevertheless, I like the Silk Naturals Slick Sticks system, because it’s very comfy on my lips and doesn’t find yourself throughout my face. Perspehone (inexperienced and black),Hex (pink, burgundy, bronze, gold, vibrant pink, orange, and purple), and Potion (sheer black with holographic sparkle) are my favourite colours.

Ultimate Ideas

New Years NailsNew Years Nails
Fast photograph of the brand new manicure I did to rejoice 2024. I used loads of totally different glitters and encapsulated them to create my New Years mani.

All my expectations for 2023 have been thrown out the window after I discovered I wanted a double mastectomy at the start of April. I couldn’t foresee the twists and turns that life threw at me, however I dealt with them with as a lot grace as potential.

2024 is beginning off difficult, however I’ve reset my expectations to be able to deal with extra. I anticipate that life goes to be stuffed with surprises once more. I can’t management many alternative issues in life, however I can management myself and my reactions, which is why I do my greatest to remain constructive.

Thanks for being right here for me. I’m wishing you and yours all one of the best in 2024. After all, I’ll be holding you up to date on how I’m therapeutic, what my blepharoplasty surgical procedure was like, and extra. You’ll be able to all the time request video and weblog posts, too. Simply let me know within the feedback beneath!

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