Buxom White Russian Collection

Buxom White Russian Collection

Buxom White Russian Collection

Join me while I try out the recent Buxom White Russian Collection launch. My only regret is that I did not make a White Russian cocktail to go along with this video. But I don’t drink milk and I rarely drink cocktails…. so this logic was flawed from the beginning. Please enjoy my video.

FTC – This post was not sponsored. All bold brand products were received in PR with no obligation to post and any including a hyperlink are affiliate

💧PRIMING💧

JUICE BEAUTY CC Cream SPF 30 in Desert Glow
LAURA MERCIER Pure Canvas Primer

🖌BRUSHES🖌

SEPHORA Tapered Blending Brush
SEPHORA Shader Brush
RMS Brush Powder Eyeshadow Brush
MAC angle brush

SONIA KASHUK smudge brush
MAC 316 SE brush
BOBBI BROWN Concealer Brush

SEPHORA Beauty Sponge
FENTY BEAUTY 125 Face Brush
IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush #8
LISE WATIER blush brush
SEPHORA Fan Brush

Buxom White Russian Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the Buxom White Russian Collection with me! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or the Shop My Stash ! xo SJ

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Shop My Stash

Shop My Stash

Shop My Stash

I decided to Shop my Stash and revisit a few products to see if I even like them anymore! I re-fell in love with more than a few things but there was also a disappointment. Watch to find out and scroll to peep the products up close. 

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👻FACE 👻

LAURA MERCIER Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation 1w1 ivory
MAC Strobe Cream in Peachlite

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Affogato

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Filmstar Bronze and Glow

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Beauty Highlighter Wand in Pillowtalk

BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon

NUDE BY NATURE cashmere pressed blush in pink lily

👀BROWS 👀

BENEFIT Ka Brow in 2
BENEFIT Gimme Brow in 2

🖌BRUSHES🖌

MAC 252 shader brush
SEPHORA Tapered Blending Brush

FENTY BEAUTY 115 Foundation Brush

FENTY BEAUTY 125 Face Brush

IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe Boutique Blush #4

SEPHORA Fan Brush

ALDO x Disney collection Earrings – Sold out

Shop My Stash

And those are all the products I used for a little shop my stash! Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or my 2020 Makeup Favourites! xo SJ

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2020 Empties

2020 Empties

2020 Empties

I actually saved all of my used up beauty products for a year just to make a 2020 Empties post. Let’s sort through all my trash and discuss what I loved, hated, and indifferent to. There’s a few things I’d most certainly replace. Anyway, here’s the video. I hope you enjoy this trash journey with me. (Just kidding, I recycle most of the things because Edmonton has a innovative recycling program. One of the few compliments I have for this city.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: How To Make Fresh Pasta at HomeMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or my 2020 Makeup Favourites! xo SJ

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The 2020 Blooper Reel

The 2020 Blooper Reel

The 2020 Blooper Reel

My year doesn’t officially begin until I’ve rounded up the unflattering photos from the previous year. The 2020 Blooper Reel is finally here. And although Instagram has appropriated the name for the TikTok-esque feature, its meaning remains the same here. Last year I believed that we were easing ourselves into a new decade, oh was I incorrect on that front. 2020 was treacherous in so many ways, it seems cruel to recount it all on such a light hearted post. There are far fewer outtakes this year since I didn’t produce nearly as much content as I normally do. 2021 will be different. I may be stuck at home, but I can still get dressed if only to show it off to the internet and my cat. ALRIGHT! I’ve linked the original post under each photo should you fancy seeing how the good shots turned out. 🙂

The Trifecta of Bloopers

There is no shortage of weird photos when you’re trying to get in motion walking shots or close up portraits. This is a great smattering of what I usually have to edit through: eyes shut and awkward walking. The shot below is a new one though, it looks like I’m riding an invisible miniature pony side saddle.

Not sure what the face was about but shortly after I changed into my comfortable shoes (VANS slips). Often, the uncomfortable but photogenic shoes are replaced immediately after the shots are done. In this particular case, we were spending the evening at the Desert Botanical Gardens for Electric Desert. I would, under no circumstances, recommend wandering around there after dark in heels. 

Perfecting my royal wave to all the obnoxious men who were honking their horns and yelling crude things at me.

THE ACTUAL INSTAGRAM POST

The Robot Takes Spokane

Getting an “in motion” shot is always a goal of any shoot. However, for every one great action shot, there are many more that look bizarro like this.

THE ACTUAL INSTAGRAM POST

THE ACTUAL INSTAGRAM POST

THE ACTUAL INSTAGRAM POST

Feeling awkward? Dance it off with an even more awkward dance. 

THE ACTUAL INSTAGRAM POST

THE ACTUAL INSTAGRAM POST

The 2020 Blooper Reel

With that, I conclude the 2020 Blooper Reel! The most treasured and beloved post of the year. Thank you all so much for continuing to be a part of my blogging journey and actually visiting this site still! It means so much to me that I was able to turn my dream job of working for a magazine (graduating in a recession was a nightmare) into running my own virtual magazine-esque site. Nothing feels better than being able to help you all have dope vacations, be inspired to thrift, or make you laugh at my expense. It’s what motivates me to keep creating content from long form blogs, youtube videos, and even Instagram posts year after year. As always, feel free to reach out and ask my any questions or request blog topics! My email is sandy @sandyjoekarpetz.com or leave a comment below. 🙂

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How to Make Fresh Pasta at Home

How to Make Fresh Pasta at Home

How to Make Fresh Pasta at Home

Since I’ve spent the majority of the past year at home, I’ve been acquiring new skills. One of these new skills is How to Make Fresh Pasta. I am a clumsy chef, so do not be alarmed. Here are the recipes I worked from:

Eggless Pasta Dough
(includes instructions on how to cut pasta without a machine)

Easy Vegan Pesto 

Scarpetta Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce
(the tomato sauce is not vegan. it has parmigiano reggiano and butter in it)

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: Melt x Beetlejuice Full Collection, MAC Powder Kiss Collection, or my 2020 Makeup Favourites! xo SJ

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