Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation+Juice Beauty CC=Compliments.

I just recently got back into the Charlotte Tilbury products because I was running out of what foundations I had left and I wanted something light to blend with my favorite cc creams. I remembered how I had originally purchased the #3 shade and it was not too light but light enough that it didn’t work with my neckline but that I also loved the texture and coverage. I replaced it with a new shade and it ended up being the perfect match to mix with both my cc creams! I get compliments all the time. I share my secrets!

After trial and error I think my favorite foundations so far are the CT magic foundation  and the Koh Gen Do moisture foundation. Im always so dry, I have pore issues and from time to time acne so the bb creams dont do enough the cc creams are great but I need that mix of foundation to perfect it. So I mist my beautyblender with the Mario Badescu rosewater then blend the juice beauty cc (a darker shade called warm glow i think) and mix 1-1/2 pumps of Charlotte Tilbury magic foundation. Every one and their brother were like what makeup is that you’re glowing and Im like Juice beauty cc and this bottle of magic foundation #4. Next on my foundation wishlist is the Kevyn Aucoin stuff but..I do see myself purchasing another bottle of magic foundation. You know you love it when you carry that bottle in your purse! I will be using the long q-tip to get out what little is left from the bottle- Thank you Charlotte!

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Koh Gen Do Heaven!

Randomly my cousin asked me what I wanted. I had a couple things on my mind like foundation, makeup removers and a good deep conditioner. I thought about how selfish that would be so I told her I’d like one koh gen do cleansing wipe you know the 10 sheet pack…she instead gets me this special multi pack version and I was like 40 sheets? My mind was blown and I was feeling guilty but this may be the best gift someone has given me aside from the Japanese version of the barbie doll…which I cried when I got..it was called Timote? I dont know how its spelt but I can pronounce it.

So I dont have to purchase makeup wipes for the next month plus and my skin feels great before I sleep when Im lazy(i do promote double cleansing but I have my moments) Dont know if she got the wipes at Amazon or what but it is truly magnificent the thick open and close thing making me know its truly sealed so i dont have to worry it’ll dry. Inside it was this peel like japanese sauce thick pull with your finger pealing thing.  If someone asks me what I plan to purchase in Japan? Koh Gen Do wipes..the big pack!

Ofcourse, They Sell Out of Kevyn Aucoin.

The one time I remember I want to purchase Kevyn Aucoin foundation, they sell out of everything that could be considered my skin tone or close to it…Sephora—first its Kate Somerville(years ago)now its the one foundation I want to try! On the brightside looks like its good stuff so I almost wonder if I should ask for it as a birthday gift or Christmas gift. I would mix it with my Juice beauty cc cream. Heck at this point I would even buy that one in the jar..but that’s sold out in my shade too. Very sad about that…

That hourglass powder looks very nice, the drunk elephant set and that youth to the people selection…if anyone knows how great they are or if they’re not for dry/sensitive or combo skin…I’d love to know!

A Long April-Ready for May

This cold weather is tough on me. I am always so tired my feet are like ice and my hair is so dry and coarse and brittle on the ends. On a hunt for a really heavy duty recovery style conditioner. I read about Olaplex and I’m very interested in it.

You know you’re tired when you can’t remember when and how you passed out and went to bed. I wake up earlier than I want and I find myself forgetting to do simple things like putting conditioner on. Then I look over after hearing my dog howl at me and  realize I need to walk her. I’m like please let me wash my face, comb my hair and slap on some moisturizer and concealer baby–I miss being in my 20s I had less things I wanted to cover!

On a brighter note I’m slowly emptying out my overcrowded products off my sink area. I finally saved some money and bought one jar of face cream. I was debating to purchase something more oil-like but I went with a cream I sampled and enjoyed. I’ll write about that here soon. I’m pretty excited to see it! Also still debating if I want to make a purchase during the sale at Sephora but I’m running out of a couple things and replacing them before summer would be a good idea.

 

Long Overdue Vacation. Where to Book.

I’ve gotta get about 5 more things knocked out and I’m pretty much an open book for the rest of the year (my choice I could do other things but the stress wasn’t good for my health)so I’m thinking about throwing in another Japan trip or an island getaway. I always wanted to go to Guam. I was in journalism class my senior year and I went to this gathering in Tokyo and met this guy Corey from Dededo(spell check on that one) Guam and he convinced me it was great and I’ve thought about it ever since. Hawaii is on my mind too. I like their whole foods in the  Kahala mall area. Very laid back also great selection of delicious snacks and some cool beauty products.

This next trip I’m going on is going to be short and fun. I’m thinking like 3 days tops, I want to stop by cool hip eateries maybe even get a haircut. I’m not carrying anything with me but disposable stuff like samples the last trip made me realize how easy things could be if you carry less. I’m not into working out at a hotel I stay at but I do enjoy doing laundry because I hate traveling back with dirty laundry or shipping them its just bad.  I’m still debating if I should book a fancy hotel or not. I don’t really see myself staying in there long hours so maybe a 2-3star hotel works.

 

 

I FIND TREASURES AT DISCOUNT STORES

Contrary to what most my friends think, I am MOSTLY a bargain shopper. Some of my friends are like you know I only paid this for the shoes and I’m like don’t get me started on my latest purchase, girl! Most of the time I shop low priced items then purchase nice beauty items and haircare sometimes I’ll even purchase one nice piece of jewelry. I’d been shopping at TJMAXX, Ross(they carry Uggs now and you’ll pay exactly 1/2 the price so not little but way less than retail so if the boot was retailed at 150 you get it for $74.99 I lost my opportunity to purchase a gray pair insert crying emoji!) and Target for most of my clothes and occasionally I’d go to Walmart (yup)where I find really hip but hard to find tank tops and workout gear. I also go to find shocking makeup and nail items at Big Lots and buy in bulk…you wont believe what I’ve purchased  discontinued items from Revlon, some Maybelline…among other things. I never get my nails done and I barely eat out maybe i’ll eat out once a year twice a year tops. I found that the less I ate out, the healthier I was and it saves money! I went from this eat out 2,3 times a week latte drinking(I went to starbucks 3-4 times a week) online clothing shopping addict to who I am now. I like going to the discount stores and meeting hip girls and exchanging opinions I had one girl put this sequined tank around her and I go “if you’re not buying it I AM” and she goes “I’m buying it” You go to a fancy store and occasionally you get that nasty clerk who sees you then avoids you and that really irks me. The one good memory of a nice store was when my best friend and I went to a Nordstrom in the King of Prussia mall. Very nice employee and the three of us were like that shoe salesmen completely gapped us off when we said “can we try the Tory Burch flats” and she was like “you know he’s kind of a d—” or something and the three of us were like bwahaha.

So anyway here’s my highlight of TJMAXX, they sell brands like Tocca, and Bliss but you have to always go check them out because they sell out quick! I bought 2 of my body butters there for $14.99 the jumbo sized ones! They sometimes sell fancy jewelry for a fraction and I just bought my new wallet there! My mom purchased a pair of reading glasses from Celine. She just bought my 2 pairs of OPI polishes one called Do you Lilac it which is so pretty! The OPI polishes are sold for $3.99 each not bad since I pay about 10.50 or more elsewhere! You should definitely stop by to see what’s in at your TJ MAXX.

 

 

Drugstore Find: Nivea men Sensitive Shaving Foam

My dad used to go “why is it you’re now using shaving cream for men and fancy ones” I’d laugh and tell him I was always on the hunt for a decent one from a drugstore and that shaving cream for men/and generally ones for their face was more ideal for my dry and sensitive body. He’d be like “ok…” So I’d tried lots of drugstore ones, a couple fancy ones I really liked the Malin+Goetz shaving cream and the Ursa Major one…but I always wanted to cut budget where I could and find—this Nivea men sensitive shaving foam.

Lucky for me it was sold at a supermarket right by our house, and they carried the gel and cream version but I decided cream was more my thing. It is made in Germany I paid about $1.84 after discounts and I was like wait I feel so guilty the can is so big.

So here’s some of the cool points of the shaving foam

-it smells like the usual masculine cologne HOWEVER it isn’t as strong and doesn’t linger as much as some other brands

-it is gentle and feels soothing on the skin

-contains ingredients like vitamin e, chamomile, and witch hazel.

-after shaving I didn’t feel uncomfortable

I will be repurchasing once I run out.

Impressed!

Okay so if you read my posts I seriously dig Juice beauty products and have for years since that sample from Birchbox. I see there is a $15 box you can order or subscribe to where they pack it with cool products they sell. Mind-blowing. I’ve kinda made up my mind as to what products Im going to keep using in the long run and their CC cream is definately one of them.  I may have to relocate and I started thinking I better start finding places where I can get them or try ordering them online for a change. I dont want to be without my warm glow cc cream but im very interested in the glow-y primer. Gotta jot the name down.  Has anyone tried the primer yet?

p.s. I may have to use my puppy dog eye techniques to get someone to purchase me a jar of the Goop cleanser.

 

 

Feeling Bummed.

Real bummed about my favorite neighbor moving. It makes me somewhat emotional and I don’t think I am that emotional in general. The last time I felt this heartbroken was when this boy Brian who randomly started hitting on me my junior year moved. He would ask me out to the movies and his friend would be like “i’ll be there too ya know” and I was like “why you’re both popular and handsome” haha. So I go downstairs to the library where I find my good friend Joy who is like “there is no way Brian asked you out” I’m like “well I said no anyway” I was always worried people were pranking me. I didn’t want to be that awkward girl that was like I’m here and no one showed up ya know?

He ends up hanging out with me on several occasions and we talk about life and he just grew on me. It was so weird. I was like I can’t get used to this he’s moving. I have no idea why/how I ended up in drama class and he saves me so I have a partner, he teaches me how to use the train system, Then the week he was moving came even my best friend loved him and I this shy awkward person write him a handwritten card while I cried….I just couldn’t handle the emotions I was feeling. He was like “see I’m not that bad”  and his best friend became one of my favorite people during my senior year of school. I’d be like “you miss Brian don’t you” and he’d be like “you miss Brian” and we’d both get all sad and quiet. I feel almost as sad as that right now. I never thought I’d feel so lonely to lose neighbors it wasn’t like we hung out but we just adored them. They were so kind helpful…couldn’t ask for better neighbors and more than anything I hope they find happiness where they go. Feeling real broken hearted today.

review: wetbrush pro

Finally found it, tried it and love it. I own it in the dark navy color. The brush is huge but hey it doesn’t give me pain and tug while I brush my wet hair.

pros:

-price. I believe I paid 10 or 11 bucks without tax for it.

-comes in different colors. I initially wanted the baby blue turquoise but I got the dark navy one and its a different color than my tangle teezer so that works.

-easy to comb with I have split ends but I felt no tugging. Hair airdryed nice after I added AG cream to the tips

 

cons:

-its big

 

I’m giving this a 10/10 because I didn’t think I’d love it so much and look forward to using it again tomorrow when I wash my hair. Woo–