Shopping for Good Products Tonight, Reviews soon!

Getting ready to stock up on drugstore items I find might get discontinued I see they’re marking down certain colors and certain items from the Revlon line I haven’t even purchased yet so that’s in my plan today. Also finally going to invest in the bumble and bumble sulfate free shampoo I thought I didn’t need after reading about the conditioner(cowash)item because I was being a bit cheap. As a wavy and thick haired woman I realize creamy non to low lather items really bring out the best in my hair. I get compliments like no other. I just finish my look with a dab of a creamy product or two. My favorite being the Rita Hazan split end and oribe supershine moisturizing cream but when I’m real lazy the john masters organic apricot + rose hair milk. If I want to go the extra mile I’ll curl my hair with the hot tool curling iron with a salt mist. I’m real interested in that bumble and bumble surf with oil spray…is that mist worth the pricetag?

There is a new neighbor who has the most incredible Blake Lively hair and I always go “look at her hair~” I get hair envy when I see her highlights and length. I’d love hair as silky as hers but…maybe someday.

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July 2017 Empties

Kikumasamune uruoi nihonshyu- face mask(so here’s the thing I was all in on the k beauty masks until I realized how much I was forking out on individual ones some were 3.50 others higher then I get to a drugstore in Japan and come across resealable 7 sheet ones for under 600-700yen which is an equivalent to 6-7bucks in us dollars I immediately bought a pack of the pink Lululun(for sensitive or dry skin)and ofcourse this Kikumasumene uruoi(which means moisturizing its the pink package and its made with Japanese sake yes…similar to a famous international brand I wont say but its a fraction of the price and very soothing on my skin!)

Neutrogena extra gentle eye makeup remover pads

Neutrogena cleansing towelettes hydrating

Stila stay all day 10 in 1 HD illuminating beauty balm spf30

Oribe conditioner for brilliance and shine(I use a lot of conditioner its crazy)

MAC Fix+

Dr Bronner’s lavender castile soap (a multitasker you can use to clean makeup brushes, your hands when you need a quick wash, an excellent body wash)

Oribe supershine moisturizing cream 1.7oz (I found out there is a light version and the version I use which is for thicker hair)

Evian facial spray 1.7oz

Lanolips all over golden dry skin salve(smells like caramel meets vanilla very rich in texture and works for everything)

samples I used: dermalogica skin smoothing cream, Leonor Greyl masque fleurs de jasmine (not bad but I think I prefer Rahua for this kind of price i’d say try Rahua’s omega 9 one unless you love the scent of jasmine because I sure do!)

 

 

My One and Only Desert Island Item

So here and there I’ll cheat and use other products sometimes for the hype sometimes because a packaging or shade. The one and only product I always find myself going back to is the Stila all day 10 in 1 HD illuminating beauty balm. Its my desert island must have. Its so good. I was turned onto Stila years ago when the lip glazes and the tinted moisturizers were out and I tried everything and at the time I was a big fan of their illuminating foundation powder. It was so easy it covered my random acne and uneven-ness and then a dry skin miracle-they come out with bb creams. I tried everything but the bronzing version so both the silver and the illuminating. The original silver for some reason did not give me anything I wanted but the illuminating bb was the perfect yellowish pink gold that complimented my not quite medium but also note fair skintone.

The bb cream smells like heaven and I only need a dab to cover my skin problems. Its the best $38 I will spend on a product. I’m very picky and I prefer to spend less but I forget, repurchase and strangers will go “is that your own skin or is it foundation” and I go neither its stila illuminating beauty balm! The it cosmetics illumination one is quite close in medium but I don’t know if its a tolerance issue and I’m using stila again until my skin improves because with Stila I don’t have any skin problems.

 

drugstore find: L’oreal true match lumi cushion foundation

I don’t know if I wrote about it prior but many months ago I had purchased L’oreal’s ture match lumi cushion foundation…in the wrong shade. Here and there I make the wrong assumption and will go well I’m a “NC something in MAC” and i’ll buy something that has the “C” in it which is what happened with the first L’oreal cushion foundation I purchased. I bought a C3 or something and it was too light.

This time I bought the N3.5 and its exactly what I wanted. Its Chantecaille’s just skin in glow meets most of my current foundation shade koh gen do 123(113 is good but 123 is like my own skin but better). I try to go a tad darker than my own skin color because it looks better for some reason.  I may check into N3 for the days I look pale but since I wear zinc sunscreen underneath N3.5 will be my go-to shade.

Its very velvety a little goes a long way the packaging is adorable and it doesn’t say anything about sunscreen so do wear sunscreen of your choice underneath. I think the L’oreal one is a great way to test the whole cushion thing and so far I love it.

Summer Skin Update.

I noticed everyone is posting on improving skin and I love it. Right now my problem is my acne scars and the random dry patches on my skin. I’m really going back and forth with my skincare but what I noticed is that the best cleanser so far in terms of clearing and improving cleanser wise is the Kate Somerville exfolikate foaming cleanser. It must be the papaya in there. I don’t know if I can invest in another tube of exfolikate but I sure do love the cleanser. It smells like citrus soda candy from Japan.

So i’ll wash with that tone with something nonalcohol right after. They have this budget price sake toner they make in Japan called Kikumasamune. Its amazing. They have 2 styles one a moisturizing one(pink bottle)and an original the white bottle. I use the pink one. I soak a cotton pad with one of the toners on my choice right after I wash my face(recommended by a woman with great skin)and I come out the tub and either use a Dr. Hauschka day cream or something with tata harper and finish with a tata harper eye cream! I’m seriously digging Tata Harper. I want the serum she makes tried the sample and was blown away.

Review: Mario Badescu Facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater

I finally caved and I bought the 8 fl oz version of the spray and I’m so glad I did. Between my dry skin and random chin patches this is a perfect way to get my makeup looking more dewy. I can definitely smell the rose in there with herbs. I was worried it would smell more potent in all the wrong ways but NOPE!

The price is really good. I’m currently misting my beautyblender with it. it works great. I can definitely see myself using this product long term. I’m going to find a travel spray container so I can take it with me on travel! This might even replace my tatcha one?!

 

While I was Sleeping…

So I’m off the whole social media thing barely checking email I log in and everyone is pregnant or moving. What the heck. I need to get out more because I’m not finding opportunities of meeting people. The only guy I find remotely my type is the guy down the street.

I like the whole idea of being pregnant and being so far along not telling people and going YUP surpise! The only thing I’m worried about right now is how dry my hair and skin is. I can’t even really focus I still have to send in my applications too. I haven’t bought my tickets yet and its when I’m still behind that a random friend emails me to ask me what I did this summer. For once I was like dental work. I have to head back to the dentist at the end of the month but aside from that I’m an open book.

I thought about the 120 or 150 degree heat in California and I was like I’m not going to complain because things could be worse. I don’t know how I make it in the 90s.

I did discover the Neutrogena hydrating wipes and now its all i’ll need makeup remover wise. My days of lusting for Koh Gen Do wipes are long gone. The original Neutrogena wipes were good but these hydrating ones are amazing on my dry skin.