Guess who’s back..
ME! :) My daisies, I am back. I will definitely be posting soon. Meanwhile, here’s a story for you all.
is my Daisy!!
She’s my beautiful girl.
That is all….
for now. :)
Lush’s Emotional Brilliance
I went to Lush’s Emotional Brilliance release party the other day and snagged a bottle of their eyeliner in Motivation. The color is great, pigment is strong, but the staying power is NOT there. I have monolids and I live in Hawaii, so eyeliners that don’t stay put is a no-no. I read up on the Lush eyeliners and found out they use two formulas. One long lasting formula for the less exciting shades and the cream eyeshadow formula for the more colorful shades. While most people may like the smudgeablility, it seems that the product doesn’t ever dry fully and stop smudging….
Overall, I give this product a 7/10 only because I think it would work for people who live in a colder climate.
The eyeliners didn’t WOW me but the lipstick did. I tried out Believe and found that the color payoff is incredible. It also stayed on through lunch and dinner.
Maybelline Baby Lips! these are are a great drugstore find…perfect for when you want to treat yourself to a little something. i have the orange and the turquoise tubes (cherry me and grapevine). i swipe them on throughout the day, especially when i’m outside because they have an SPF of 20. I prefer the grapevine shade as the other can be a tad bright and needs to be applied a bit more sparingly or else it has too much ZING for my daily look. grapevine on the other hand, can be applied very heavily and it’ll never look like too much…just a MLBB shade…sheer, with a bit of gloss and a touch of that “i just ate a delicious popsicle” look that encapsulates summertime. upside - they’re cheap, soothing, fun, SPF with lovely sheer shades. downside - doesn’t last long on the lips.
Beautiful and affordable! However, beware that the moisturizing power greatly varies. Color payoff is a 6/10, but it’s TINTED not a lipstick, people.
Acne tip #2: Over-cleaning and over-treating
Here’s a little dollop of truth: Your face does NOT have to have salicylic acid or tea tree oil ALL over it. Meaning that sometimes you can afford to forego your tea tree toner or extreme orange Neutrogena anti-acne whatever. If you’re drying your face (and not just your problem area) out more than you’re moisturizing it, your body will send more oil, and it’s gonna cause more pimples!
Depending how severe your acne is, you can switch up your treatment toner a few times a week for a gentle balancing one. How often you switch up is up to how troubled your skin is at the time. A few pimples are not super alarming, so don’t put your whole face on red alert. Spot treat the little suckers.
Acne medicine is meant to dry out your gross pimples. Even small amounts like in toners have drying effects. If the rest of your face is behaving, don’t punish it! Cherish it! And make sure to moisturize well because cleaning is only half the battle for beautiful skin.
Peace to your face!
Have I mentioned how much I love Benefit?
:) In this picture alone I see 3 of my favorite things. Best moisturizer, incredible liquid foundations, probably my favorite non-waterproof mascara. Never tried the powder and the eye bright…but I’m sure I’d love it.
Eye Makeup Tip! Lotion is your friend
Sister-Sister: Pink Powder Mask
We’ve all messed up our makeup…right under our eye. If you’re in a rush, you don’t want to try to find makeup remover and a swab. You don’t want to waste a makeup wipe. SO what CAN you do? You can use hand or body lotion to fix your little mishap. Get a little bit (VERY LITTLE) onto your finger and dab the junked up area. Make sure not to get it IN your eye cuz that’ll hurt…..a lot. Wipe the excess off with a tissue or the back of your hand and you’re done. The extra moisture under your eyes won’t hurt either; there aren’t any oil glands under your eyes.
I was at the Face Shop a few weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised that they had some new goodies in stock! This may be an old item for every other Face Shop, but it’s new for mine, so bear with my excitement!
Anyway, it looks like this:
So cute, right? It’s made to treat blemishes with salicylic acid and calamine.
It’s made for troubled skin (see the bandaid!) and it worked great for ME. I have combination skin, but I was suffering from a bad breakout when I used this mask and my skin was all slick. (Lush’s Herbalism face wash kinda whacked up my skin that week…I’ll do a review on that later.)
The mask dried up my problems and smoothed out my skin pretty well. It’s not a miracle product, but I feel like it was a catalyst for my skin’s repair. I even used Origin’s Out of Trouble mask a few days earlier and that didn’t work. I loved it.
My sister…not so much. It didn’t work for her the same way it did for me. It broke out her forehead. Her skin is a little finicky and a little more prone to breakouts especially because her skin’s hormonal balance is still working itself out (she gave birth only last month).