100 Degrees.

I must say the past 2-3 days have been ridiculously hot. Its humid more than anything and I really wished we could get some more rain. It would help bring this humidity down. I find myself dripping in sweat sauna style. When Im not just “sweating it out sauna style” my skin is irritated from itching and I find myself slathering on honey balms. Its crazy. I find myself drinking lots of water and watermelons. Those two help recharge my energy.

As for my skin I found out all the dairy I cut out was breaking me out? I know what you’re thinking that happens? Turns out it could. I don’t eat fish or eggs so there’s very limited ways I can get vitamin D in my system. I like eggs but I cut back on them and dairy I gave up for good for a couple months now but…I can’t recover from my random lower face acne and found out it might be because I’m lacking vitamin D. Turns out there were good reasons behind the serums and tablets. I started eating cheese again yesterday and today not only do I feel better my skin is looking better. I don’t know if I’d eat lots of dairy but enough so I won’t break out. Eggs here and there too. I saw a lady on a blog with amazing skin and I noticed she had a bottle of vitamin D serum…tempted! LOL I was more into vitamin C but maybe I’ll look into vitamin D next.

Im hoping it cools down soon I need to replace my bb cream which is just about empty now. Two types. Debating between two new brands. I’ll write more on that next time! Drink lots of water and stay hydrated everyone!

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Wait a Minute…

 

Two nights ago, I got severe pain in my abdomen and had to read up on how/why. I started thinking maybe it was all the caffeine I had or maybe may diet and I may have been onto something because I read what to avoid when I have abdomen pain/cramps. I gave up coffee, sugar and the starchy foods and the discomfort got a little better. I didn’t read about green tea being bad so I replaced my coffee with green tea and basically changed my drinks to water and green tea. I got lazy and started mixing the two together and the next thing you know I started losing a lot of body fat. WHAT. Are you telling me it was that easy?lol

So anyway dark green tea mix it with water. I drink lots of it all throughout the day.  There is a real cool store a couple miles from where I live its really like a select shop and they carry everything I love but Im never thin enough to make a purchase. Has anyone had that feeling? They’d carry up to a size 30-31 and Im off the grid there. lol. Im finally inspired to really do a 180 for myself. I’ve decided to start jotting down what I eat, the calories and keep track of how long a work out each week….so that’s that and this summer I plan to paint my nail in every green and blue shade available. I just thought that would be fun. On my wish list is a nice darker yellow, a lilac purple polish, that new styling wax from Oribe and of course anything from the Tom Ford summer line! I bought 2 things from Tom Ford and now Im hooked. The rose soleil lipstick is phenomenal! The shade is so beautiful.

 

Just When You Thought You Were Done…

I don’t know if it’s just me, but every time I put something away something will happen. A good example is, I went to grab a lot of my cold weather clothes, folded them nicely went through hell to put them away and the weather does a 180 on me. We’re supposed to be in the 40s and 50s . Im not complaining because I love this weather. It just sucks that I have to go pull out some of those hoodies and cardigans. Im really loving this rain and the bug free days.

Its been colder so the too faced coconut primer has really helped keep my skin hydrated. I’ll wash my face, put on some moisturizer and the coconut primer and I could almost go out spf free but I have heard of the new no sun but bad for your skin articles. I’ve read enough articles to “try” to wear at least spf 8-10 on rainy days. So I’ll dab about 3 pumps(yes its a lot)of the coconut primer and something lightweight but pretty as you probably already know I’m really digging the Charlotte Tilbury light wonder but I also started using the Koh Gen Do foundation + Mercier tinted moisturizer. I finish my look with some bronzer and then mist my face with some mist. Once my powder bronzers run out Im going to get myself the new Hourglass illume trio palette. Its so pretty. Anyone own one yet?

Last but not least I’ve got myself a new primer and starbucks happy hour is here. No complaints! Time to go grab my hoodie and uggs. Yes, I wear uggs in the rain.

 

Planning Ahead…

I realized I had gone without coffee for almost 2 days and when I finally had the coffee I could finally think straight. As I was saying earlier the week was long. I do this new thing where if I have nothing nice to say about someone, or something I just don’t talk about it and I try to move on. Emphasis on try. After I got the 2 cups of medium roast coffee, I started thinking about what fun was waiting for me on my trip! I thought about the only sold in Japan items on the coffee shop menus(Tully’s, Starbucks, Doutors)wait a minute do they even have Doutors here? Lets just say Doutor’s is lovely. They carry a couple desserts and their coffee is quite delicious. I usually get a non sugary coffee drink with a slice of whatever I like they offer for the day. I can’t wait to do that again!  Thinking about the trip just got me all giddy inside. I also jotted down which stores I wanted to check out possibly MUJI because my cousin and I’ve always loved their products and we don’t have one by my area and maybe I’ll check out the Ikea in Japan. My friends and I plan to hang out on or two of the days while Im  there but I plan mostly to stay with family. Im packing bare minimum and I’m raiding family beauty shelves. I know Im going to find some cool K beauty stuff in their beauty shelves/cabinets.

Im almost tempted to buy a pair of cool sneakers while Im there. I always loved going to cool shoe stores in Japan. They carry the best selections…dreamy…..

 

Long Weekend.

The weekend ended up being horrible. I was originally looking forward to some things but there were some good things about it. I got my Too Faced Better Than..mascara and I get to try the new bare minerals cleansing oil I got. I’ve been using mostly cleansing water to take off my makeup but I also throw in a following morning double cleanse routine. Now that my cleansing waters are just about empty, Im thinking about getting a new one. Possibly the green Clarins one or the Koh Gen Do one. Still need to get a primer too. Thinking about wandering in to a sephora.

I got some random update that I had a free drink waiting so I went and got one of those. It was just an awful weekend. I didn’t know whether I should cry or laugh so I thought I could really use this free drink, finally got my too faced mascara and put my music on blast while I sang along. Today I finally feel somewhat better. I decided to look on the brighter side, I’ve got mini cookies and starbucks k-cups. Tomorrow I’ll try using the Laura Mercier primer samples I got. Who knows could be phenomenal. I’ve read great things about her primers. I can’t remember if I ever owned a tube.

Hoping for Rain!

With all this heat, pollen and bugs everywhere it makes going places less pleasant but there are other ways to enjoy staying indoors. Today I had fresh strawberries and dipped them in one nutella. The fruits are so delicious this spring! Im trying to add vitamin c into my diet by actually eating or drinking them. It gives me that burst of energy I need to work out. Woke up this morning feeling so refreshed, thank you lemons!

Hopefully the weatherman is right and we get some rain tomorrow. I really want to go get some too faced mascaras. Yes, after reading an article about a beauty editor hoarding the mini sizes I may just buy a couple of the travel size if not at least a stick of the full size. I also found the cool sunblock I’ve been trying to get for years may be sold at the local spa! Who would’ve thought but you never know until you get there. Sometimes they show a brand and you get there and you’re like wait a minute…the brand or product are no where to be found. Does anyone know about iS products by any chance? Dermalogica precleanse?

 

 

My Cheat and Eat Friday.

I am finally getting my act together to eat better. I’ve been eating a Chinese and Japanese diet most days. I throw in roasted nuts and try my best to avoid dairy and sugar. So today being my cheat day, I am having a  caramel stroopwafel with my hot black tea!

Had a couple mishaps today so I thought I’d be sad but it was an eventful day and I didn’t even start my day reading things or checking my Facebook. First things first, as I waited for the stroopwafel to get moist over my cup when i got back from doing the laundry and garbage I find my wafel missing…and of course it melted INTO my drink. Luckily I have mad chopstick skills. Then I decided to paint my nails and dropped the bottle while the lid was still open and it went everywhere and thank god for big gauze type cotton pads because it picked up everything I spilled. What a day…