Flossing on Flawless - Valiantly Varnished Week in Review

So I'm obsessed. Obsessed with the new Beyonce album. I know...I'm a few weeks late to the party on this one but whateves...I love it!  Right now the song that I can't get out of my head and have on repeat is ***Flawless. Love the song, love the video, love Bey's look in the video... var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-41312601-1']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'valiantlyvarnished.com']); _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

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In other obsessed news, what did you you Sherlock lovers think of the season 3 finale on Sunday? I thought it was fantabulous. It had some truly shocking and wild moments. And Lars Mikkelsen was beyond creepy and gross. I much prefer the creepy/hotness of his brother Mads in Hannibal. I don't want to say too much since I know some of you haven't seen it yet, but I will say that it was a great way to end the season. It also only makes me sadder that according to Steven Moffat we will have to wait just as long as we did between seasons 2 and 3 for season 4. Why does my beloved Benedict have to be so in demand?! Because he's awesome, I know...

Mini makeup haul! I have never really talked about makeup here on VV before. I don't wear a ton of it, usually just eyeliner, brow pencil and lipstick or gloss. I love lipstick! I am a lover of bright colored lips. Reds, hot pinks, plums.  My favorite way to wear brights is in matte formula. When I saw the commercial for the new Revlon Matte Lip Balms I knew I had to have them. Ulta was nearly sold out when I went there over the weekend but I managed to snag my favorite one, Audacious. A gorgeous matte neon orange. The formula is fantastic and the matte finish keeps the color from being too overwhelming. I wore it to run errands on Sunday when it was snowing like crazy. I rely heavily on bright lipstick in the winter since usually everything is so dull and gray. A girl needs a little color in her life! I also picked up a new shade from Maybelline, Berry Blissful which I've been wearing pretty much all week. I love Maybelline's lipsticks; great pigment and formulas and they stay on. Next visit to Ulta I want to pick up more of the Revlon Lip Balms, Sultry, Unapologetic and Shameless. I was really bad yesterday and ordered some of the new NYX Butter Lipsticks. I got Licorice and Razzle and threw in two of their awesome mattes, Aria and Siren just to be really bad.

And random cat cuteness!! I got a new comforter set for my bed and the boys love it. They have a thing for new bedding, blankets, etc. But once the novelty has worn off they abandon them. All except for the purple fleece blanket that Finn sleeps with in his cat bed. We call it his blankie.