Just a quick series of snapshots to show you what I’ve been up to…
See a trend? There are 2 different brands’ (Dior and Neutrogena) chubby lip pencils and 2 really expensive lip treatments (Hourglass and La Mer) in there.
I’m really excited about the lip balm/lipstick pencils/sticks/whatever you want to call them. The only experience I have with this type of product is with the Revlon Balm Stains and they weren’t exactly a huge hit for me (though I’ve been finding myself reaching for Rendezvous a lot more lately. I like to really slather the product on then leave it on my lips long enough for it to stain. Then, I wipe it off and top with a clear lip balm). I feel like these 2 brands’ offerings will be much more up my alley!
To be honest, I am dreading testing the N°28 Lip Treatment Oil and the La Mer “The Lip Balm”. I’m kinda sorta hoping that they’ll both be duds so I won’t fall in love and have to splash out $42 or $50, respectively, to repurchase either one (or *gasp* both?! :P).
I’m sure all of you know Teri from the amazing blog, BellaChique. Teri is gorgeous and always posts stunning face shots. She has shared that she likes to use accent lashes to frame her lovely eyes and since then, I’ve been trying desperately to replicate the look. You see, my lashes are quite sad–pathetic really. Incredibly short, sparse (even more so lately after all my lashes fell out after using RapidLash :/), and downward growing. She stated that she likes to use the Katy Perry for Eyelure lashes called Oh Honey! I have experimented with other lashes but finally decided to go and get the exact ones she says she uses (along with a few others, just in case ;)). Fingers crossed it’ll turn out nicely!
these are just some of the treatments I’ve been loving/testing lately. The Caudalie SOS serum is obviously a favorite–I am always raving about it on twitter or to other beauty bloggers
The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is my 2nd bottle. I didn’t immediately repurchase after the first one because I didn’t really see any visible improvements to my skin but I found that after a certain amount of time had passed, I started to get really curious about it again. You see, I just really want to like it since it contains so many beneficial ingredients. And I guess if it’s not doing anything negative to my skin, I can always just use it as a “filler” treatment (which is what I call the treatments in my possession that contain a lot of great ingredients but that I don’t get any visible results from. I usually slather these on with wild abandon when I’m just at home or on days I don’t feel I need to look my best).
The Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil is new and I’m in the middle of testing it. I love it for the backs of my hands but I’m not sure my face can tolerate too much of it, unfortunately :/
…and speaking of skincare:
I’ve obviously acquired waaay too much this past month/month and a half. I don’t even know how it happened! To be fair, I found some of the stuff (Caudalie Vinopure Matte Finish Fluid and Radiance Day Fluid [both of which have since been re-formulated, which is why they were on sale] and DDF items) on sale. Still, it’s a little embarrassing at how much I’ve been hoarding skincare–all these new acquisitions are on top of what I already own (products I’ve purchased and still have yet to try, products I’ve been sent, products I’m using, products I’m currently testing…). My beauty closet is full to bursting with skincare! I’ve decided NO MORE NEW SKINCARE for…a while. Haha!
I don’t want to put down any concrete stipulations like “until I finish half of what I own” or “until the year 2015″ (which is, let’s face it, entirely plausible at this point) or anything like that because I know myself and I honestly don’t do well with those types of restrictions. However, let’s just say that I’m good on skincare for a long while and will definitely be stricter on myself going forward!
Love kombucha and this is my favorite brand and flavor. Funnily enough, I originally thought kombucha was disgusting–like drinking straight vinegar. But after drinking it a few times, I’ve come to honestly love the stuff. And especially with the fresh ginger flavor, it’s so invigorating and refreshing! I’ve been looking into how to make my own so that should be fun!
As many of you know (because I couldn’t stop raving about it on my twitter), I finally bought the Maestro foundation, along with the Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette. But the foundation…it’s everything I wanted it to be and more! How on earth did they create such a light, silky, heavenly formula? I swear, this stuff will change. your. life! It is the foundation that all other foundations can’t even fathom of aspiring to be like–it’s incredible! Review of both products is definitely on its way!
–L to R: Come Here!, First Timer, In the Cab-ana, Under Where?–
I got my hands on Essie’s Resort 2013 collection and I’m loving the colors. The formula isn’t the best I’ve seen from Essie but it’s still decent and the end result is definitely worth it!
and a parting shot of Lady:
I swear, nothing melts my heart like when I see her sleeping with her tiny little pink tongue stick out. Soooooo precious!!
Hope you all are having a great week so far!! ♥