MAC x Mariah Carey Holiday Collection


All I want for Christmas is.. THIS!

MAC Cosmetics has unveiled the entire Mariah Carey collection and it is gorgeous! Yes, maybe a bit much for some people, but I am just living for the sparkle. It screams holidays with Mariah, that is for sure. The collection will be available online December 8th and in stores on December 15th. So on to the fun part, the products!

There will be five lipsticks available ($20 each) and will include Bit of Bubbly (soft pinky nude, cremesheen), Dahhlinggg! (pinky peach, cremesheen), MCizzle (cool peach, cremesheen), All I Want (champagne shimmer, frost), and I Get So OOC (shimmering brown, frost).

Four lipglasses (18.50 each), as well as two lip pencils ($22 each), will also be available. The lipglasses include colors such as Rainbow Interlude, Little Miss Monroe, and Butterfly Bling. For the lip pencils, New Ombre is a cool peach and So Dramatique is a deep brown.

Probably one of my favorites in this collection is the extra dimension skinfinish ($45.50). My 
Mimi is a warm gold shimmer and something that I can definitely see in my makeup bag this holiday season.

Something that I haven't seen in a lot of MAC collaborations is this product, the loose powder ($39.50). I am actually really excited to see some swatches with this, perfectly named Touch My Body and described as a radiant gold shimmer.

There will be two eyeshadow palettes ($41 each) in this collection, It's Everything and I'm That Chick You Like. I'm honestly not sure which of these I want more, both are full of flattering shades.

I just have to say that MAC x Mariah really outdid themselves with the packaging on this collection. As a girl who loves her packaging, I'm already obsessed with every product. I mean, liquid eyeliner is liquid eyeliner (this is $22, btw).. but this one, This Is My Night (rich black-brown), just feels like something I need to add to my collection.. I swear I don't have a shopping problem.
Two powder blushes ($24 each) will also be included in this collection. Sweet Sweet Fantasy is described as a deep coral, while You've Got Me Feeling is a light candy pink. I'm not too big on blush, but I would still like to try these out and see how they look in person.
The collection also features two sets of lashes ($18 each), 05 (more natural-looking fringe) and 36 (super-glam). Obviously my favorite lashes are these gorgeous lashes above, the 36 set.


Last, but not least, we have the brushes that will be released with this collection. I usually don't buy any of the brushes that come out with the collaborations, but the sparkle is calling my name. The 239 Eye Shader will be sold for $28.50, while the 183 Buffer is $59.50.. which means I'll probably stick with the shader if I end up picking up one of the two.

So what are your thoughts? Love it? Leave it? What are you hoping to find in your stocking?

xoxo Briddy Nicole ♕

What's on my plate? GOOD THiNS Review


I am always looking for new things to try, including snacks. I have been trying to cut out the junk food as much as possible in my life recently, so snacking has been hard for me. I try to find products that don’t have any artificial colors or flavors. When I looked at a box of GOOD THiNS, I knew I had found the right snack for me!

By checking out the GOOD THiNS box (this one is the POTATO one, which is the original), you can easily find out more about the product. In “the goods” section, it notes that these have no artificial colors, artificial flavors, cholesterol, partially hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corn syrup. This is VERY GOOD for me and already has me wanting to eat them.

Biting into my first GOOD THiNS, I am sold. These little morsels are delicious on their own, but I can already imagine the dips that I can set out with these if I am ever having a party. They’re like chips, only better. I love that I can eat these without having to feel guilty about what I am putting in my body. They are perfect for a little snack on the go or even an appetizer at a dinner party. I seriously cannot stop eating them.

Check how others felt about GOOD THiNS in this video below!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GOOD THiNS through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about GOOD THiNS, all opinions are my own.

Current Beauty Wishes


It's time for another wish list - beauty edition!

So these are products that I do not currently have, but would like to eventually add to my collection. Basically, they are the products that I am currently trying to justify going on another shopping spree for. Let me know if you love any of these products, are interested in any of them, or have any suggestions of your own!

Glossier. milky jelly cleanser

A photo posted by Phoe🐝e Tonkin (@phoebejtonkin) on

First is a product that I found on Instagram. I follow Phoebe Tonkin (who I think is just gorgeous btw), so I am always checking out what products she is interested in at the moment. She posted a picture with this face wash that I automatically assumed I needed. I googled it to find out more and the reviews are pretty good. Definitely sounds like a product worth trying out.

Kylie Lip Kit in Kourt

I have purchased literally EVERY shade that Kylie has released and this one will be no different. After seeing the swatches of this baby, I HAVE TO HAVE IT! It is so pretty and is a color that I love to wear. Girl needs to hurry up and release it because I already love it. It already has a place in my heart. End of story.

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Okay, I'm on and off with this thing. I love the idea of being a hairless cat, but I just haven't seen too many real reviews of the Tria laser. If anyone has found a good review, please let me know! If I can have smooth legs without shaving or waxing, I'm in. If I can do that without having to leave my house, I'm in heaven. I just want to know that I'm not spending over $400 for a product that isn't going to get rid of my winter legs.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection

I use my Chocolate Bon Bons palette religiously. I have been a Too Faced fan for as long as I can remember wearing makeup, so of course I need to get my hands on this palette. If you're like me, you missed out on the restock of this palette today. Waiting until the next release in April will be painful as we watch all the other swatching their palettes, but our time will come! But if you can't wait, do me a favor and check out the Peanut Butter and Jelly palette. I'm still debating on whether I want that one as well (I totally WANT, but do I need?) ;)


I love the REPLICA fragrance collection. Beach Walk is my jam. After reading the description of Lipstick On, I was sold. After reading the reviews online, I had to smell it. I ran down to Sephora and it was nowhere to be found. I'm not sure if the store just didn't carry it or if it was THAT good. Either way, this is something that is at the top of my wish list (even if it is at the bottom of this one).

And that's it for this round of makeup dreams! What's on your list?

xoxo Briddy Nicole ♕

Your Best Spring Garden!

Planting Your Spring Garden
(saw this somewhere and had to share)

For The Garden of Your Daily Living

Plant Three Rows of Peas
1. Peace of Mind
2. Peace of Heart
3. Peace of Soul

Plant Four Rows of Squash
1. Squash Gossip
2. Squash Indifference
3. Squash Grumbling
4. Squash Selfishness

Plant Four Rows of Lettuce
1. Lettuce Be Faithful
2. Lettuce Be Kind
3. Lettuce Be Patient
4. Lettuce Really Love One Another

No Garden is Complete Without Turnips
1. Turnip for Meetings
2. Turnip for Service
3. Turnip to Help One Another

To Conclude Our Garden, We Must Have Thyme
1. Thyme for Each Other
2. Thyme for Family
3. Thyme for Friends

Water Freely with Patience and Cultivate with Love.
There is Much Fruit in Your Garden Because You Reap What You Sow.
Pass It On!

xoxo Briddy Nicole ♕

A Letter to My Father-In-Law


I have had a million imaginary situations in my head. I've had this conversation with you a thousand times in my mind. You were gone before I had the chance to really experience having you as a father-in-law, gone before my daughter was old enough to really experience having you as a grandfather. You were supposed to outlive us all. I feel cheated.

I don't even know why I am sitting here crying my eyes out right now. I just sat down at the table, looked at your picture on the wall, and started to type away. Things were barely starting to come back together in our lives. You were going to hang out with your son that weekend. We were supposed to come over for dinner soon. I felt like things were finally starting to look up.. that we would finally get back those fun family nights that we used to have. That never happened.

I didn't know how you felt about me before you left. I didn't know if you hated me for the things that people told you about me. I didn't know if you were proud of me for standing by your son's side through all of the ups and downs. I just knew that I would never get the chance to say goodbye or let you know how much I appreciated you.. I would never get to say I love you again.

You were the greatest father-in-law for the few years that I had the chance to call you mine. You always made me feel loved, like I was your own daughter. You always made me feel beautiful, even at nine months pregnant and struggling to get out of a chair. You always made sure I felt special, something that I am not sure if I ever thanked you enough for. I enjoyed all of the time that we spent together, so it makes it harder to face the reality that our time has run out.

People can say what they want, but I know exactly what kind of man you were (because I am living with the exact same man). You could light up a room the second you walked in. When you weren't around, it wasn't because you didn't care. It was because you cared too much. You were the one of the sweetest men I have ever met, even if you were a bit perverted at times ;) You loved your family more than anything in the world and just wanted them to be happy and healthy.

I wanted to thank you for so much and now I will never get the chance. Thank you for raising the amazing man that I get to call my husband. I know you will always be here through him, sometimes the resemblance is unreal! Thank you for being the best father-in-law and grandfather. I will make sure that Marin always remembers how much her "Poppa Daddy" loved her. Thank you for being you and thank you for loving me.

I'm not ready to say goodbye. We were supposed to have so much more time. Life doesn't work that way. Because of you, I have decided to start living. You have helped me to realize how little the majority of life's problems truly are. You were dealt one bad hand after another, yet you never let it phase you. So as one last thank you, I want to thank you for changing my life.

I can never repay you. I will never forget you. I love you.

You will be missed. Until we see you again.

Leap into life


Letting go of everything that holds you back is so freeing. Make amends, forgive, move forward. I have been practicing this recently and it has honestly been such a positive experience. I have forgiven people who hurt me, reached out to people I have hurt. Whether my attempt was welcomed or ignored, each time has lifted weight off of my shoulders. Don't let pride keep you from asking for forgiveness, don't let it stop you from forgiving others. There is no better time than the present to right your wrongs. Life is short and should be spent surrounded by loved ones and positivity, not enemies and negative memories.

✌ Happy Leap Day 

xoxo Briddy Nicole 

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