Happy Monday!  After a too-long break from blogging, my new website, allisonanderson.com, finally went up on January 1st!  To learn more about why I made the switch, be sure to read the introductory post here.

On the new site I'll be blogging about beauty (of course!), lifestyle, travel, DIY, and any other style or life-related things that come to mind.  I've already done a few posts, including a couple detailing my recent travels through Europe.  I would love if you guys checked it out! :)

If you are a Bloglovin' user, you can find my page and follow the new site by clicking the button below!
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Hope you guys are having a great week so far! :)
xx, Allison
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Happy Monday!  After a too-long break from blogging, my new website, allisonanderson.com, finally went up on January 1st!  To learn more about why I made the switch, be sure to read the introductory post here.

On the new site I'll be blogging about beauty (of course!), lifestyle, travel, DIY, and any other style or life-related things that come to mind.  I've already done a few posts, including a couple detailing my recent travels through Europe.  I would love if you guys checked it out! :)

If you are a Bloglovin' user, you can find my page and follow the new site by clicking the button below!
Follow on Bloglovin

Hope you guys are having a great week so far! :)
xx, Allison
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Hi everyone!!  How the heck are ya?!  I wanted to do a little update post on here to let you all know what is going on with me blog-wise, and to just say I MISS YOU!

Back in August, I decided that I wanted to make a transition to a Wordpress/separately hosted site, because it offers much more in terms of design and capability.  I've been meaning to do this for years but knew it was going to be an ordeal, and kept putting it off.  In the process, everything has gotten a little messy and delayed, and at the moment I am waiting on something to be completed for the new site that is out of my hands (and time-table), thus the very vague ETA on the new blog.

I'm dying to get back to a regular blogging schedule/routine, as this is one of the most enjoyable things I do!  And as soon as everything with the new site is complete, you guys will be the first to know!  I am hoping to get everything up and running within the next couple of weeks, but don't know for sure yet. *crosses fingers*

On a different topic, TIS THE HOLIDAY SEASON!  Well at least for those of us with pre-Thanksgiving festive tendencies.  I saw this little decor piece in Nordstrom today, so naturally I had to take a picture and send it to my brother.  Because that is what little sisters do, right? ;)


I hope you guys have all been wonderful, and in case you didn't know, you can also keep up with me on my YouTube channel!  I posted a new video today sharing the products I snagged from Sephora's VIB Sale... did you get anything?

xx, Allison

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Hi everyone!!  How the heck are ya?!  I wanted to do a little update post on here to let you all know what is going on with me blog-wise, and to just say I MISS YOU!

Back in August, I decided that I wanted to make a transition to a Wordpress/separately hosted site, because it offers much more in terms of design and capability.  I've been meaning to do this for years but knew it was going to be an ordeal, and kept putting it off.  In the process, everything has gotten a little messy and delayed, and at the moment I am waiting on something to be completed for the new site that is out of my hands (and time-table), thus the very vague ETA on the new blog.

I'm dying to get back to a regular blogging schedule/routine, as this is one of the most enjoyable things I do!  And as soon as everything with the new site is complete, you guys will be the first to know!  I am hoping to get everything up and running within the next couple of weeks, but don't know for sure yet. *crosses fingers*

On a different topic, TIS THE HOLIDAY SEASON!  Well at least for those of us with pre-Thanksgiving festive tendencies.  I saw this little decor piece in Nordstrom today, so naturally I had to take a picture and send it to my brother.  Because that is what little sisters do, right? ;)


I hope you guys have all been wonderful, and in case you didn't know, you can also keep up with me on my YouTube channel!  I posted a new video today sharing the products I snagged from Sephora's VIB Sale... did you get anything?

xx, Allison

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Cute packaging is my Achilles Heel of makeup hoarding collecting, so when I saw the new Dior eyeshadow palettes for Fall, I knew my willpower was in over its head.  I had to get Bonne Etoile, a five color palette featuring earthy brown, green, and blue shades imprinted with stars in the powder.  Stars?!  Shut up and take my money!


All of the colors in this palette have some shimmer/frost to them.  There is a dark olive with golden shimmer, silvery taupe, golden bronze, peacock blue, and light minty teal.


I am extremely impressed with the formulation of these eyeshadows.  Each one has great pigmentation and is very smooth.  The light silvery taupe shade is AMAZING on the eyes... when I have this all over the lid I can't help but stop and look each time I pass a mirror.  These photos do no justice.


The palette is quite compact, small enough to fit in the palm of my hand.  It features a mirror under the lid.


This product was quite the splurge, but I am so happy with it.  Going into fall, I know this is going to get a lot of use.  And c'mon, it has STARS! ;)


Bonne Etoile palette retails for $61 (6g/.21 oz) and was originally released exclusively with Nordstrom for its anniversary sale, but will soon be available everywhere.  The only place I have found it online is the Nordstrom website!

Have you found any to-die-for products recently?
xx, Allison