This is just a quick update! I have worked full time shifts for the past 8 days while moving house and spending 4+ hours a day in a Spanish lecture. I will be returning to normal posting soon! I have so much to share :)
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I bought a Clarisonic Plus at Nordstrom a few months ago, and I eagerly began to use it. I was aware of and prepared for the "purge" breakout, and wasn't especially surprised when it appeared. I was, however, surprised that it stayed for two+ months.
To be completely honest, that is why I haven't been posting as much as I would like, or posting ANY videos. My skin is by far the worst it has ever been, and for no reason I can think of. Yes, I have been stressed, but I have been eating well and taking care of my skin. I have been far more stressed than this before with no bad skin reactions.
Because of this, I'm returning the Clarisonic. I am not 100% sure that it is causing my breakouts, and if I return it and my skin does not improve, then I will go to a dermatologist to get it sorted out and will repurchase.
Has anyone else experienced this? The Clarisonic is the only thing that I have added to my skin care routine, and it is the only thing my boyfriend and I can think might be causing this. The hilarious part is that, since we have cleaned up our diet, his skin (which was always far worse than mine) is completely clear.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I have one thing to get off my chest: This stuff smells TERRIBLE. The scent doesn't last at all, but it is noticeable when applying.
The stick is easy to apply, and the color lasts for a reasonable amount of time, but I wouldn't consider it a stain. The color remains after it is no longer "balmy," but it lasts about as long as a heavily pigmented balm would. I bought it with the hopes of being able to put it on before work and then just apply lip balm over it later on, and this definitely wasn't gonna happen.
On the shelf this looks like a good substitute for the Clinique Chubby Stick, but is NOT. It cost me about $9, so it wasn't even a good cheap substitute.
This product just left me meh. It isn't terrible, but really is nothing special. I probably wouldn't buy it again, but I will continue to use it.
In other news, in attempts to get a decent photo to use for this, I managed to get several crappy ones. However, this one shows how much of the black is finally coming out of my hair! It makes me super happy because I was afraid I would have to succumb and cut it off.
Monday, June 11, 2012
This is how my eye makeup looks after a five mile run, on a 90 degree day, after a day full of classes. Twelve+ hours of wear.
I bought a sample pack of the Urban Decay shadow pencils for about $12 at Nordstrom Rack a month ago, and I didn't have high hopes for them. I assumed they would be too creamy/greasy and have poor staying power, or they would be hard as a rock. These pencils are neither!
I have worn them non-stop since I bought them. Non-stop. I have worn them to work, while moving, and at the gym and have had no issues with them whatsoever. They are easy to apply, but they stay on forever! I use MAC Cleanse Off Oil to remove them at night, and the shadows come right off.
I'm wearing "Sin" and "Rehab" in the photo, and it is my everyday look right now. I will post Clash/Delinquent swatches when I wear them!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
In the past week, I have:
Signed a lease on my own apartment
Applied at a different school
Moved out of the home I shared with my boyfriend
Written over 45 pages
Tomorrow I have to give a five minute presentation, next week I have two finals and then I am DONE!
Regular posting is set to resume tomorrow. I can finally breathe now that I see the finish line!