Fun Stuff

I had to finally come to realization that my old portable speakers were no good. They wouldn’t work even with new batteries so they went to the dump. I had my eyes set on the beats pill style one but I was told to look into JBL. I was like why JBL and was told it has really good sound its good stuff. So I’m like why not and find a very simple cool one called the Flip! I have been using the speakers every day since purchasing them.

I had a couple new release dvds I wanted to get and I went ahead and got the Amy Schumer/Goldie Hawn movie Snatched. I thought the movie was hilarious. The tapeworm scene had me quite disturbed but…in the end fun movie. I’m looking forward to seeing the Big Sick sometime. Septembers right around the corner and I’m excited for new changes in my life, possibly more travelling too! I really enjoy the travel posts I read from others very inspiring.

Last but not least, I enjoyed the September issue of Allure. Helen Mirren on cover and there was an interview with Helena Christensen(who I adore)and I was so impressed by her effortless wavy hair and I’m going to paint my tips. I’m definitely ombre-ing my hair. Yup.

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August 2017 Empties.

Rahua voluminous shampoo

Kate Somerville Exfolikate foaming cleanser

l’oreal voluminous original in cobalt blue

it cosmetics your skin but better cc+ “illumination” in medium(yes I finished the tube afterall)

Tata Harper illuminating eye crème

samples of: Malin+Goetz bergamot body wash, Leonor greyl masque orchidee

Twinning?

My M-F if-I-don’t-forget daily thing is to stop by intothegloss.com. I love going there to read about products, the editors there pretty much whatever they post is generally quite impressive to me. So I’m there reading on today’s makeup artist and I couldn’t believe how much we are alike in what we use. She had the palm springs preshampoo from r+co(I use that once a week most weeks with an exception to the Leonor greyl one I used up this past weekend)she had the b+b curl care shampoo the perfume I wear and she was using the bareminerals cleansing oil I used to rave about until I switched to Burt’s bee’s cause its cheaper. Honestly bareMinerals is generally one of the best brands to purchase if your skin is hard to please. I had about 2 misses with them but everything else was good. I have a couple cool items I just bought that I look forward to reviewing! Looking forward to September!

Review: Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s invisible oil shampoo and conditioner

As I probably wrote about here, I bought both those items at a nearby spa. I ran out of most of my r+co items and I had been curious of the invisible oil line since I used to use the oil when it first came out. I loved everything about both the items and here’s what I thought about them:

the shampoo- the instructions tell you to use a dab on wet hair. At first I was like a dab hmm until I put some into my palm and realized the texture is more thick than regular shampoo I’ve used(even the sulfate free ones weren’t like this texture) it has a nice soft scent and has ingredients like coconut, grapeseed, argan and gardenia to name a few to smooth and detangle drier hair types. Rinsing it out was harder but its similar to the curl care shampoo and I like both of the shampoos so far. price $31 for 8.5oz

Now the conditioner-its not too thin which I like it smells soft like the shampoo and the ingredients are just about the same but if I had to choose 1 because I was saving money or on a budget maybe i’d buy a cheaper shampoo and buy the conditioner(but if you’re smart maybe ask for a sample during checkout somewhere) you’re supposed to leave it on 1-2 minutes from root to ends but I decided not to go all the way to my roots but close enough it rinsed out nice and my hair is less tangly! I almost think its a cheaper conditioner to the Oribe one I loved because it detangles!  Price$34 for 6.7oz

would I buy the items again: YUP. I would budget shop elsewhere and get them. I say if I had to choose between the curl care the curl care is just a tad ahead because my hair bounces more but…they come super close. Right when I think about walking away B+b pulls me back in!

 

Hurricane Harvey.

first of all, my apologies on being a tad grumpy and being in a funk. I realize all that is nothing compared to the problems Texans are facing right now. I almost feel rude. I pray for all of you. I will be deleting random posts of whining I’ve done for the past few posts. I was on the edge from the lack of sleep.

Last but not least, thanks ev for the advice. I will look into that. I’m still new to this and  forget there is an approve button I need to click to get the comment on.  I appreciate it. My plans to get my hands on something I wanted bad failed miserably and as sad as I was, I did some thinking and thought do I have a bed to sleep in tonight?Yes. You forget the simple things sometimes. I will be watching the hurricane coverage because I have a good friend in that area.

 

August’s Almost Over?

This month has been pretty good to me. Renovations were smooth and the upgrades are fabulous. The guy I find ridiculously cool waved at me and said Hi to me with a big smile. I was like wait what and walked back to wave. I’m trying to test all the local area cold brew coffees and so far I’m really digging the one at Dunkin. I discovered the Stouffer’s brand Swedish meatball and found myself a real cool dish I can eat on my lazy days.

I bought the most amazing linen top and I finally watched the first 2 seasons of breaking bad. I always had a crush on Aaron Paul.

Drugstore Find: L’oreal Blend Artist Concealer Blender

My local Walmart was doing markdowns and after months of debating whether to get L’oreal makeup sponges, I was able to purchase 2 styles. My favorite being the concealer blender.  It comes in a charming turquoise blue color, is smaller than the average makeup sponge but also larger than the beautyblender brand mini pro sponges.

The instructions said I didn’t have to wet the sponge so I tapped on my favorite tarte brand shape tape concealer and it worked great. I own the beauty blender minis but I find they are too small and my fingers are too stubby for them to work right so I prefer the L’oreal brand concealer blender.

Review: bareMinerals prime time bb cream spf 30 tinted

I don’t think I wrote a review for the product so I thought why not do it now. As you know by now, my skin is very sensitive and its dry. I’ve had great luck with some products others not so much. I have pretty good luck with bareMineral products with an exception to that popular goldish bottle tube tinted moisturizer looking one. Lucky for me it was a sample so I never thought about it again. Then one day I thought about what I’d do with the leftover foundations I’ve previously bought that are 1,2 shades too light(yes I’ve bought a couple embarrassing to admit). I needed something with sunscreen in it and something darker so I bought the bareminerals primetime primer cream the tinted version. I bought medium which was darker than I thought but once blended with the lighter foundation it was perfect.

It is thicker than most of the primers I know but very velvety in texture. The active ingredients are 2.6% titanium dioxide and 6.2% zinc oxide. Its a rather small bottle so it doesn’t even seem like its 1oz but it is and its perfect to mix with foundation they also carry a nontint and light shade. Doesn’t irritate my sensitive dry skin but everyone is different but I can tell you my skin will freak out at random ingredients in sunscreen maybe its a certain sunscreen and eye shadow. I had to quit using certain brand sunscreen (3 brands to be exact)and one famous cosmetic brands eye shadow after repeated red dry skin formed and i’d get teary eyed and itch my eyelids forever.

Review: Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray

After complaining about dry hair for so long I figured there had to be something out there for me. What I was looking for was something quick, lightweight but something that makes my hair look healthy and shiny.

Here’s what I can tell you about the product it tames frizz, its lightweight, the scent is a floral and a hint of tropical like scent, you can spray a small amount and get instant smoothness once its combed in. It can be used daily has UV protection and is $34 for 3.2 oz. Kinda pricey but I can assure you a little bit will go a long way. So far I love it and don’t know how I lived without it!

Renovations!

Its Wednesday but it feels like a Friday. My week started with a creeper ringing my doorbell at the wee hours of morning, then waiting for the call to get our house fixed up here and there and it is officially done! The man who came was a very nice man the reason I know is that my normally growl-at-strangers puppy was like “ooh I like him” no growl, not one bark just tail wagging. My mom goes “look at that she just loves him I knew he was a good guy.”

I know I’m in my 30s because I just love watching the diy shows. I get hooked on those tiny house shows where the houses are smaller but really nice. I ended up watching a marathon on one occasion and I was like a-mazing. I want one of those new thing porcelain sinks they have at modern homes in the smaller bathrooms you know? Its just so simple and elegant but my dad was like we’d have to change the pipings and blahblah so I was like nvm but oh man if I ever get rich..I’d get a small house maybe even smaller than the one I currently live in and add French doors and that sink somewhere and paint the rooms sage and ivory. housegoals!

I’m very nervous about September because that’s when I have to give up my favorite drinks and foods. I look forward to picking up a new hobby to keep my mind off the “good stuff” like the lattes and desserts. What to do what to do.