I Tried New Things Part 2.

For the longest time, I was that sourpuss where I’d scrunch my face when someone would bring up things I clearly knew I should try but wouldn’t. Sometimes it was a type a sauce, tuna, coffee creamer, and last but not least someone purchasing your stuff and bringing it to your door. So many new things we learn and appreciate. Every day I am grateful for the people I surround myself with.

Also I no longer drink coffee without coffee creamer(thanks a lot Kathy!)

How to Deal: Blotchy Arm Issues.

Once again, my blotchy skin on my arm is back-in full swing really. For some reason, ever since I relocated every man I come into contact with has been nothing but kind they do not point out my flaws(which for me are reoccurring blotchy upper to middle arm issues which come and go but still some scarring) and they say things to me like “you look great” Its really something how kind people are where I live now. With all the seriousness of everything right now, kind people bring me back when I go to a dark place….

Anyway–I’d like to talk about some of what I have always thought were great products in case I never wrote about it here. Cleanser wise I don’t think they make the Neosporin cleanser which I used to buy so I would use 4 types: Neutrogena grapefruit (which for some reason is way better than the original when it comes to skin clearing and brightening might be the vitamin c in it)atoderm line oil cleanser from Bioderma, the lavender line from Aveeno, and last but not least the good ol’ DIAL antibacterial body soap. The Taiwanese dermatologist I met in January said that some of my problem was poor eating, the panic leading to stress breakouts and ofcourse touching the spots over and over (im still working on all 3 bad habits) really great doctor though. She had me taking oriental mixtures of stuff and it worked until I ran out–womp womp wooooomp.

So–I finally got my Neutrogena grapefruit body wash annnnd I finally ordered my replacement Jao brand goe oil!! Mine was comfiscated by a mean lady. I was like 60% through so it was very emotional but I follow the rules! Nothing works to clear or moisturize my arms/patches/blotches like good ol’ goe oil, suvana paw paw ointment, and finally the green tube of Kate Somerville oatmeal cream. All of them work wonders and are soothing worth a try. Suvana if you ask me more gooey-cause its got honey in it but the more reasonable of the 3–but quickest and most fantastic results for me being the goe oil. I’ll be going through this tube within a month I can tell ya that. To the store I do business with, so grateful for your sample tube of atoderm cleanser. I needed it. How do you hire such wonderful employees that guess what I need?

Today’s Thoughts.

I have nothing to read, no television and live solely online its how I communicate with my family and friends. Its hard because I currently don’t have a home phone either. It’s something I’m working on right now. The debate really is which model I’ll get. I never thought i’d say this but I’m probably getting an iPhone mostly because I do all my music through apple. Somedays I really miss my MacBook. What a great laptop that was. So easy to use-no automatic right clicks into things…the way it looked…I’m getting ready to purchase some cool decals to decorate this laptop I was gifted. We’ll see how that goes..Etsy is incredible with the selection of decals, I tell ya!!

The weather is great its overcast-its in the 60s. low-sun/rainy day weather makeup which is a mist or two of MAC prep+ with a mixture of Charlotte Tilbury’s wonderglow and the Chantecaille just skin in “golden” underneath everything is a thin layer of dr. Jart’s teatreemint moisturizer which is lightweight but perfect. I quit using Koh Gen Do’s moisture foundation because I loved it for being more rich and the Just Skin is much richer and more my style so I will continue to purchase it because the color is great and I don’t have to reapply as much or feel dry. Downside is the price!!

I ran out of the L’ombre roll on perfume oil so I purchased the large bottle of EDT even though normally I get the perfume spray the EDT was actually really great  when I purchased the smaller one last year this year’s limited edition is really cute the sides have like this pink thick enamel design. its lovely. it smells pretty potent too just the way I want. To finish off this post, I am so happy with my repurchase of the green jar of Oribe masque. I can’t remember the name its the newer addition for the unruly hair that’s frizzy/curly ya know? well I use it once a week and today my hair looks fantastic. The great thing even the masque is like $63 I believe…you need so little to saturate your hair its kinda worth it if you’re hair is in baaad shape like mine. I didn’t even do a final step because this product is so great. I’m running out of my Korean Ryo conditioner so I was like oh fine, I will get a tube of Oribe green. I’m still on the fence about the intense moisture version over the original because the original moisture & control already works but really for 3 more dollars is much better? someone tell me!

Support Small Business/Buy Unique on Zazzle & Etsy!

First I want to start off with saying, Walmart has been a lifesaver for most of my basic necessities everything from my electric kettle, my shower curtains to my mattress and bedding. I bought my basics there. For all the cool unique one of kind stuff I love to visit Etsy and Zazzle. I bought a couple things from both sites and here are my thoughts:

I bought some real cute items from a designer: fraise designs the official link address would be below:

https://www.zazzle.com/store/fraisedesigns

Here is the itemized list of goodies sold by the designer and some of the stuff I bought and loved:

  • planner
  • stickers
  • coasters(I believe there is 2 styles the strawberry design is a wonderful cut out edge style super cute wondering if I should’ve bought those -but I did purchase the hello spring coasters super cute)
  • notebook
  • napkins
  • paper plates
  • lunchbox
  • blankets
  • hats
  • magnets
  • t-shirt
  • credit card bottle opener
  • apron
  • ipad/iPhone case
  • pillows
  • baby stuff like bibs and onesies
  • laptop sleeve
  • coffee mug
  • pen

you name it, it exists. I bought the strawberry planner, the hello spring coasters and the lovely stickers the glossy finish is adorable. I add to everything I write(letters) now if only the designer made some DECALS!! also on my wishlist from designer is: lunchbox, credit card bottle opener, apron. I really need an apron.

Here are some goodies I purchased at Etsy:

  • greeting cards one of a kind types
  • im waiting on a linen item(which i’ll talk about later)
  • I was gonna get a rug/mat so that’s in the works if the current one breaks in the process of washing(via washing machine fingers crossed)
  • I was eyeing a mugcup with cactuses on it. no longer available due to designer closing shop womp womp womp…..
  • I am once again eyeing decals–all kinds to decorate my boring laptop with. yes I was once one of those people that went “you destroyed your MacBook with decals?” I’m also thinking about getting both my friend and I a matching makeup pouch/bag
  • also this one of a kind necklace–

Amazon is good but Etsy & Zazzle perfect for those of us who are looking to support small businesses and buy quality stuff/one of a kind stuff. My mind is blown.

 

Review: Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Hot Oil Concentrate

My thoughts on the product:

pros: smells great

soaks in quick

more than enough product for most hair volumes I think because I had a lot left after applying

Cons:

$8/1 tube kinda pricey

extremely hard to get product to rinse out. residue of oil remained.

will not be repurchasing. BUT will continue to purchase other items from their Hairdresser’s invisible oil line–you know what I miss the original formula of the self heating L’oreal oil. I may look online to see them.

 

Review: PHILIP B. LOVIN LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

I wasn’t sure if I wrote about this product in the past so I thought why not?

as all or most PHILIP B. products its definitely worth the splurge. his line always wonderful if ya ask me.

here are some of what I know of the product(I also tried it and I love it)

-its color and keratin treatment safe

contains: passion fruit, lemon, chamomile (oohlala~)

the scent is sooo good. If anyone remembers the super rich conditioner and the shampoo from Bumble and bumble. the scent a dupe really! It smells so nice.

I don’t think the product is heavy either so this .05 sample given to me is really awesome.

What I’m using Right Now

  • MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme SPF 30
  • DRUNK ELEPHANT D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
  • Chanel gloss
  • Occasionally at night: Laneige lip sleeping mask in berry? the pink one. I gifted my friend the green one. I initially said i wasn’t sure if it works but it works…infact i will get another jar down the road.
  • D-Bronzi+MdSolarSciences blended together and I feel really bada– i dont look pale and i dont look dark its just right I use less than a full pump I was thinking about purchasing some Dr. Hauschka bronzing tint and i realized i had just bought D-Bronzi and I was super stoked cause i forgot.

Living Alone: Favorite Things I Bought

With the help of my wonderful friend, I went to Walmart and bought everything I need. The basics if you will: shower curtains, adorable tiny bathroom wastebasket, my queen size allswell mattress(amazing comfort best $299.00 ever spent)my bohemian bedding set and last but not least—my favorite item aside from my mattress the electric kettle by Hamilton beech. The electric kettle has saved me so much time and now that my allergies are back it makes me tea quick and hot water to cook quick and I hope it never breaks. I made this new friend and I told him if anyone robs my apartment don’t take my electric kettle or my mattress and we’re good. I do have renter’s insurance but its the thought ya know?

Innovasian Orange Chicken

My current favorite frozen food thanks to this “stay at home” as much as you can thing I buy dry or frozen foods.  bought 2 types from the brand on a whim. I was like why not? Best choice. The other one might be sesame? but hands down for me, its about this orange chicken very easy to cook–