Sunday, August 16, 2015

Before I Forget...

...I figure I should post my two most recent videos. Baby steps, right?

Anyways, like I said, I posted two more videos since my last blog post! I think I mentioned in that post that I feel like I've been pumping out videos lately like a madwoman and this weekend was no exception. 
As always I hope you enjoy the videos; if you missed either of them I've got them linked below for you to watch. Have a wonderful week everyone!!

xoxo - Cassie

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Welp, This Is Embarrassing...

...I mean, it's not like it's been SINCE JUNE SINCE I LAST WROTE A BLOG POST. 
Ugh. The only reason I can give myself a pat on the back is because I promised that I wasn't going to make any promises in terms of blogging more frequently once I had graduated; I know myself a little too well at this point to make promises I know I can't (won't) keep. Hip-hip-hooray for self-knowledge!!

That being said, I'm actually extremely pleased with myself for keeping up with a rigorous filming schedule. I've consistently been able to upload 2-3 videos a week since the beginning of July and for that I feel like I deserve... well, nothing really but I am pretty darn proud of myself haha. I did lots of first impressions, an apartment tour, a "Get Ready With Me", my monthly "Best & Worst of Beauty", and even a thrift haul!! 
So if you've missed any of those videos, feel free to take a gander by clicking on the embedded links below. Being back in my home state of Minnesota has given me a renewed energy for filming and I hope you can feel that brightness in these new videos. 

Just as a reminder, you can always keep up to date with me through subscribing to my YouTube channel and by following me on Instagram! I also finally opened a P.O. Box here in Minnesota if you want to send mail my way (please don't feel obligated to, I just have it open for those of you who have expressed interest):

Cassie "Thrift Thick"
P.O. Box 1746
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Thank you to all of you who have stuck by my side over the years and cheered me on; I'm so truly grateful to have the support that I do and am able to keep on keepin' on because of it. So really, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

xoxo - Cassie

Monday, June 29, 2015

Empties #14!

Just trying to keep good on my word here and update the ol'blog; a new video just went live over on my YouTube channel! It's extra long (read: grab a snack and beverage of your choice) but hopefully you all enjoy it anyways. "Empties" videos were something I never thought I'd get into but honestly they're some of my favorites now!! 

Happy Monday friends :)

xoxo - Cassie

benefit "Roller Lash" Mascara: Swatches + Review!

Ah~ back to blogging... it's always a little bittersweet; especially when you're using photos that you've had stockpiled in your iPhoto library for the past 1+ years. 
Thankfully the product isn't too too oldin fact I did a "YouTube Made Me Buy It!" video for it back in Marchand, more importantly, this mascara is just overall fantastic so I'll probably be talking about (and wearing, once I get through the 8,000 other tubes of mascara I have waiting in my vanity drawer to be tested/used) it for a long time to come! Oops, did I just ruin any and all anticipation I could have built up in the coming paragraphs of this post?

I told you: I'm a bit rusty at this whole blogging thing. I'll get the hang of it again in due time but, until then, just suppress the spoiled suspense and relish in the beauty that is benefit's "Roller Lash".

Upon initial impressions of this mascara I was a bit trepidatious; the curved wand had me all sorts of giddy because of my love for the wand of CoverGirl's "Clump Crusher" Mascara but, and this is a 'but' as big as my own behind, I was still traumatized (pardon my dramatics) by my previous poor experience with benefit's oh-so-popular "they're Real!" mascara
Was the "Roller Lash" going to be a repeat of its predecessor? Or was the "Hook'n'Roll" wand going to make all the difference like it did with CoverGirl's otherwise mediocre mascara formula?

Welp, I'm happy to say that this wand really does make all of the difference; this thing is downright splendid

The curve of the wand, along with all curved mascara wands, is so helpful in hugging the contour of an eyelidI'm actually pretty surprised more companies haven't ditched straight wands and adopted this same shape. Because it's able to get right down to the base of your lashes, it's then able to effortlessly coat each lash with an even amount of mascara. With the addition of tiny comb-like bristles on one side of the wand... well, benefit's Roller Lash is pretty unstoppable. 
It separates, lifts, and lengthens the lashes like nobody's business and makes your lashes look like falsies with just two coats.

I mean, look at my lashes...

Oh man I'm tearing up at these beautiful memories which, even if I was wearing this mascara at the moment (I'm not; it ran out awhile ago), would be absolutely a-okay! 
It's not a waterproof mascara so I'd say you have to avoid weeping with it on but if you shed the occasional twinkling maiden tear it shouldn't smudge or run. I've mentioned before than I have extremely watery eyes/my tear ducts are too small for my eyeballs/not even multiple surgeries have helped my eyes from constantly spilling over with tears, so I feel pretty confident in saying that if I didn't have problems with this mascara smudging or running then you won't either. Don't throw rocks at me if I'm wrong but I don't think you'll be disappointed with benefit's "Roller Lash".

If you want to hear me gush about this mascara more then feel free to watch the "Best & Worst of Beauty" video that it was featured in around the 13:03 mark!

Have you tried benefit's "Roller Lash" mascara?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your current favorite mascara?
Do share!!

xoxo - Cassie

Sunday, June 28, 2015

*tap tap tap* ...Is This Thing On?

So I know I said I was going to try to keep up with my blog now that I've graduated...
...but then I was working a stupid amount at my retail job;
...and then my internet modem broke for a week;
...and then I had to pack up my apartment;
...and then I moved back across the country to my homeland of Minnesota;
...and then I had to unpack;
...and then here we are, a month has passed, and I haven't updated my blog.


Hopefully, if you're at all interested in my product reviews, you've subscribed to me over on my YouTube channel so it's been hardly noticeable that I've been gone/busy but, if not, here are the videos that I've uploaded since last updating you all at the end of May! Product reviews/first impressions, a "Get Ready With Me", and a "Best & Worst of Beauty" for your viewing pleasure; if you missed any of them I hope you enjoy!
And of course I just hope you all have had a lovely summer so far (despite the mind-numbing heat). I've got loads more videos for you all in the near future and am also cracking my knuckles in preparation of writing lots of new blog posts. Time will tell if I can stick to it here on my blog but my fingers, as always, are crossed!

xoxo - Cassie

Saturday, May 30, 2015

NYX Matte Lipsticks: First Impression + Review!

Welp, this is exactly why I never make promises in regards to posting more/again here on blogger. Because even though I really want to, something always seems to come up that impedes on my ability to do so. 
Case in point: last Thursday, after hosting a particularly long Google Hangout (it was four hours and fabulous), I noticed my throat was feeling a little sore but chalked that up to having spent a large portion of my day chatting with you all; no big deal; I'd feel fine in the morning. WRONG. Turns out that was the beginning of this nearly 2 week stint of a respiratory & sinus infection combination (with a heaping helping of laryngitis on top) only able to be concocted by Satan himself.

Thankfully I had filmed a whole cornucopia full of videos last month before my thesis show in order to compensate for a lack of time to film this month; while this video was filmed over a month ago (you can see the date on my phone during one of my check-ins) it's still a perfectly good and fine review on a product that has been on the market for quite some time now. So, if you haven't had the chance to watch this video of mine yet, feel free to check it out either through the embedded video on this page or over on my YouTube channel! As always I hope you enjoy it!!

xoxo - Cassie

P.S. - Big thanks to Bree who sent these lipsticks to my P.O. Box to test out... it was so kind of you to send that package to me and your generosity is beyond heartfelt!
P.P.S. - My apologies in advance if any (or all) of this post is unintelligible. The constant fever that I've been dealing with has fried my brain to the point where I'm having to look up definitions of words like "concocted" to make sure I'm using them correctly... orz

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekly Outfits #47

How good am Itwo blog posts in less than 24 hours?? 
Can we ignore the fact that I'm just dumping yet another video in your lap and focus more on the fact that I'm keeping my word to start blogging again? It's the small victories you guys... the very small victories 

If you haven't seen my most recent OOTW video then feel free to watch through the embedded video above (or just hop on over to my YouTube channel and watch it there); as always I hope you enjoy it and that you're all doing well!

xoxo - Cassie
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