I haven’t purchased nail polish in forever-instead I’ve been focusing on decluttering my nail stash on and off over the past year and just using what I have. I really hadn’t felt the need for more but I’ve been seeing certain shades in passing that I really liked, or wanted but didn’t have. So during the end-of-summer season I purchased four different shades that will hopefully be it for a long time since I’m trying to keep my collection somewhat manageable (which is kinda laughable since I have so many containers of it!). Continue reading “Nail Polish Haul: Essie and Wet n Wild”
I had an itch to expand my foundation collection recently. It’s been a while since I’ve had more mid/high-end foundation (I’ve been so satisfied with L’Oreal Infallible), but felt it was time to branch out again. Last year I tried some foundation samples that were nice, just not quite what I was looking for so I put my search on pause.
I’m no stranger to a hormonal breakout, but my skin was on a whole other level this summer. In June, one side of my forehead started breaking out like crazy which hasn’t happened in a really long time, and then my chin took a turn for the worst. It was getting a little ridiculous. Was it my pillowcase? Change of seasons? I’ve tried different topical treatments over the years, but I felt like those were more of a temporary fix. There had to be a better solution.
I’m beyond late with my July empties but August has been that kind of month. You’d think having been off would mean more blogging, but for me but sometimes “off” means doing everything but blogging! It just hasn’t been on the top of my list. Work also started back up this past week, so getting back to meetings and changes in schedule meant the blog really took a back seat! So anyway, I’m finally ready to report the yays and nays of my July empties!
Hey Friends! Today I’ll be sharing with you my lip product organization and recent lip declutter (you can read about my other lip declutter here). This post has been a long time coming, but I just wanted it to be as updated as possible. For me the cycle of decluttering and acquiring never really ends, it just takes breaks. I don’t think I’ll be doing either for a while (at least with lip products) so I figured now would be a great time to share!
Continue reading “Lip Product Organization/Declutter Summer 2017”
I’ve had my eye on the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara (9.99 at Ulta) for a little bit since it was getting so much hype, but in addition to that L’Oreal is hands down one of my favorite mascara brands. I am in love with their Telescopic and Voluminous mascaras so when I heard about Lash Paradise, well you know that was going to make it into my stash at some point! This review is based on having tried it a handful of times since I pretty much just bought it last week. Naturally I found myself comparing this mascara to the other L’Oreal ones I have. I got mine in the shade blackest black which is my usual mascara shade preference.
Continue reading “L’Oreal Lash Paradise First Impression/Review”
Hey, Guys! So I haven’t really been keeping up too well on the blog with the few hauls I’ve had this year, but figured why not just catch up in a lump sum? I buy products here and there but not nearly as much makeup as you might think for being a beauty blogger-at least maybe compared to others in the beauty community or even myself when I was in my twenties. It’s just not something I do regularly, unless it’s something I need, run out of and want to replace, or want to try (after giving it some serious thought). It comes and goes in spurts. I have cycles where I’m buying more in a period, and then a lot less or pretty much nothing for a month or more. Just how I roll!
Hey everyone! Well I couldn’t let summer by without doing my warmer weather makeup “routine” here on the blog! Some things remain constant like the order my makeup goes on, but in terms of beauty products…well, I don’t stick to just one thing religiously, but have certain items I tend to use more often in a summer rotation.
I also like to use summer as a time to retry the makeup I haven’t worn in a while to see how I feel about it. Not that I don’t do that all year anyway, but since I’m not heading off to work I feel even more freedom to play with certain products I haven’t really touched. This summer I’m also focusing on using up products that are nearly finished so I can minimize/update my stash if needed. So let’s go through what I’ve been doing and using in each area!
Continue reading “My Summer Beauty Routine!”
Hey everyone! Happy July! So I’m within a reasonable window to post last month’s empties, usually I’m 2-3 weeks behind. If that makes me feel like I’m kind of on top of things these days, I’ll take it. I’ve been a bit lax on blogging and just life lately and I really don’t have any real excuse. Just that I’ve been lazy and tired starting off this summer break! It’s weird how much more tired I get now that I’m off.
If I seem a little negative in this post regarding a lot of the products this time around, I apologize! I have to be real though. Let’s get started!
Continue reading “June 2017 Empties and Toss-Outs”
Hey Friends! Summer has officially started and I’m back to my blogging ways! Teaching is over for a bit and though you’d think I’d welcome days off with open arms, it does take a few days for me to get into the summer rhythm. I’m sure I’ll get over it though!
Disclosure: This product was sent to me for free. All opinions are my own.
I’m reviewing the Even Deeper Cleansing Oil by International Face Station. I’ve always been a little weary of using oils on my face even though they’re supposed to be OK for different skin types (I get oily for the record). I’ve tried different brands before and stopped just because I didn’t see any benefits but who knows if I was even using them correctly. Since receiving this, I’ve become more interested in how they are actually used. Cleansing oils can be used alone or in conjunction with another cleanser of your choice (double-cleansing I guess is the official term). Anyway, here are details about the product:
Continue reading “Even Deeper Cleansing Oil by International Face Station”