Diptyque “sapine” pine candle

I love winter and all things like cranberry, gingerbread, and pine scented stuff. I finally saved some money and bought the Diptyque “sapine” pine candle (bought the huge one because I’ll be burning it every day)and it hasn’t failed me. After a couple minutes of it being lit, the scent is surrounding you making you feel warm and happy. I just sit there sipping my hot cup of pike place coffee and I feel so happy. The simple things can really make you happy.

I’m so happy with my candle, I’m going to purchase the room spray–thank you Diptyque!

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I buy in bulk!

I was asked by father if I wanted anything from Amazon. The first and only think I could think of was Lucas papaw ointment. Every since they came out with the smaller slanted applicator its more easy to use. It kinda reminds me of a more rock and roll version of Aquaphor lip repair(which I love to this day) so I just got the shipment and I was super excited. Now I have a whole bunch to slather on my hands during these cold months(today’s exceptional warm but…still)

My friends are like what do you buy in bulk? In case I never write about it here: Aquaphor lip repair, lucas papaw ointment, Neutrogena pink grapefruit body wash, and dove cool essentials spray deodorant and sensodyne?is that how you spell it I use sensodyne all the time because my teeth are so sensitive and drink gobs and gobs of coffee(im back to drinking coffee btw!!woo).

 

Empties: November 2018

  • OleHenriksen truth serum 1oz
  • Suntegrity 5-in-1 sunscreen “light”
  • Josie Maran argan daily moisturizer spf 47
  • Arcona white tea purifying cleanser
  • Gloss Moderne clean luxury shampoo .23oz x5
  • Gloss Moderne clean luxury conditioner .23oz x4
  • OUAI treatment masque x3
  • Pond’s original fresh moisture clean towelettes
  • Koh Gen Do pure cotton
  • Malin + Goetz peppermint body scrub

sampled: iles formula haute performance shampoo, conditioner, finishing serum, drybar southern belle volume boosting shampoo+ conditioner

Review: drybar Southern Belle volume boosting conditioner

I actually used both the shampoo and the conditioner but I loved the conditioner and bought the full bottle and thought why don’t I share what I thought about the product here. So here we go:

If you had been reading(thank you)you know my hair texture changed pretty much overnight. It was dry at first but overnight it was too soft, thinning and had no “oomph” to it. What I wanted out of a product was more volume(never thought I’d say I wanted more volume until it thinned)and for it not to go greasy for at least one day. All possible with the drybar southern belle volume boosting conditioner!! Shampoo I change them around I’m still using Gloss Moderne clean luxury packets(which I now see are no longer sold at Sephora–bumming)and I ran out of the iles formula and plan to purchase that stuff soon…the cleansing crèmes are weight my hair down making it greasy and limp…oh its been so stressful…but anyway…I use different shampoos and use the drybar southern belle conditioner and my hair is fluffy, almost big which is something I never thought I’d miss until it was gone.

Here’s what I can tell you about the product it has amazing ingredients like biotin, honey, panthenol to name a few–the conditioner is very thick its like thick hair gel you really only need like a quarter size or less and you leave it on between 1-5 minutes and my hair…its so fluffy and bouncy. I’m so impressed I do wish the scent was lighter but hey, its nothing I can’t stand and the benefits have been so good. I’d rate this a 10/10 and I’m repurchasing. I’ve been using it every other day. The bottle is cute and price point very good considering great ingredients. I’ve spent more for less results—love it.

Gifting-and Other Things…

I was able to find my very picky mother 2 gifts from Diptyque under a budget! My mother gave me that “im looking into your soul to see if you are lying about the prices”look. I was like “I tell you what, look at the price tag since its on the bottom and if you want you can even open the items…early…” She gave me this one eyebrow up  look and goes “no–wrap it for me” and I was like I think she likes my choices!! That’s when my dad looked at me and was like “and that is why I ask you to do the searching/purchasing.” Woo–sigh of relief.

Right now I’m jotting down ideas to finish what will be my friend’s holiday gifts. For some reason I keep coming back to Bioderma atoderm stuff or anything with royal jelly and honey because of her sensitive dry skin…but another part of me is like I think she needs the travel version of the marvis whitening toothpaste because she’s into dental stuff but is that offensive does it look like I’m telling her she needs whitening? I need advice…

Last but not least, I found something so unique and cool I will be purchasing it down the road and look forward to reviewing it!

 

 

 

 

 

Review: Pat McGrath Labs Lust: lip gloss “pale fire nectar”

I’m a big fan of Pat McGrath. I had been eyeing her stuff for some time. My first gamble with it product(I knew it’d be great but still it was pricey) was the lust: lip gloss in pale fire nectar. The color is so pretty its pink, orange and pearl kinda put together. Its a universally flattering shade. I generally wear a shade like this, or something mauve-nude-y.

The lipgloss is not one of those brush applicators thank goodness because I like the sponge tip and that is what it is, it smells like vanilla icing or so said the person sitting next to me and I get compliments on how “nice” my lips look and what color is that its so pretty!

Review: Sunday Riley ceramic slip

I first tried the Sunday Riley ceramic slip cleanser years ago must’ve been like 5 years ago or so around the time I discovered the good genes treatment. The brand makes some really good stuff. Its expensive but good stuff. I have tricky skin so I can tell you its good stuff. When I had originally sampled the ceramic slip cleanser I could not get over the scent it was overwhelming to me but the improvements I saw after using it was immediate. My skin was more clear it didn’t break me out but I felt somewhat dry. This new and improved version not only doesn’t smell as strong its very creamy in a good way rinses off without giving you a dry, tight feeling and I can honestly say its the most moisturizing cleanser I own and I could use that during these cold dry months. I liked this tiny cleanser out of the 2 piece mini set I bought, I will be purchasing the full tube!

Rating this 10/10 pricepoint for amount is good, non-drying for all skin types as far as I remember and the packaging is very cute and tube’s are always my preference when it comes to cleansers.

Mixing 2 Products Never Felt Better.

Right now I’ve been using the truth serum and other AHA products daily so I try my best to wear sunscreen at all time(I know you read my empties going how much sunscreen does this woman apply, the answer: lots) I thought about the products I had and how people are always talking about how you mix something to get good results-also what products don’t dry me in the winter. I started off with my usual Josie Maran argan daily moisturizer spf 47 and I don’t know if its the zinc but I look sad and pale so I added the bareMinerals prime time bb primer cream which I own in “medium” and it looked perfect. It looked like maybe I was wearing makeup but maybe I wasn’t in a really good “dewy” kinda way. So the following day I went and put 2.5 pumps of the JM spf47, 3 pumps of bareMineral’s prime time and mixed them together put it on and everywhere I went people were like “your skin its so smooth and pearly looking” I was like “WHAAAAT” it was nice. If I want to do more I’ll tap on some RMS master mixer around my nose, under my eyes!

If you have sensitive skin want sun protection without looking too pale-I think I found the solution. For me its between these 2, and the suntegrity 5-in1 but suntegrity I use on real sunny days.

Lipstick Reviews: Part 2

Today I’m going to write about the Kat Von D studded kiss crème lipstick in “LOVECRAFT” here are my thoughts:

  • it is creamy
  • the packaging is very edgy and I absolutely love the idea of studs everywhere
  • softer and broke on me after 4th or so application which made me sad but it does happen sometimes
  • shade is a universally flattering lilac to mauve type color
  • matte color/no shimmer
  • smells like vanilla
  • a bit drying if no primer is applied and I recommend something creamy/rich underneath like the Aquaphor lip repair(I believe that’s the tube one I use)if not something like bite beauty’s agave lip mask which is my current go-to primer before lipsticks
  • rating this one a 9/10

 

The other lipstick I’m reviewing is the Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipstick in shade C211

  • shade is a nude to mauve shade. this one is darker than the kat von d shade but not by a lot when swatched on hand
  • flattering on many skin tones
  • no shimmer
  • my opinion of this scent is more floral than anything
  • creamy,rich texture possibly richer
  • as any MUFE product color payoff is pretty good
  • rating this one 9/10

The Joys of Gifting/Receiving e-cards

Well I gotta say it is one of the most amazing things that has happened in this modern era. Not only is gifting it easy(you just need recipient’s email) receiving and using it are so easy! Its so smooth. My awesome friend just got me this badass starbucks e-card and all this talk I’ve been doing about getting my hands on coffee now that my braces are about to come off…she gets me.  She was like go get some coffee!! So ofcourse I bought a crapload of coffee with it and I’m stoked about December(I know we’re not there yet but close…)I’m always going to tell people I want an e-card for special occasions.

The best part of the e-cards is that you don’t have to worry in this day and age where it is… because with an e-card, you even get the “we sent it” email you even get to choose what day it is to arrive. What a gem!