Saturday, April 12, 2014

pleased and thank you

so it's lent and i gave up buying myself stuff
i've done well and it isn't easy.
i've also cheated a couple (few, several) times 
but overall i have cut back on stoop purchases which is my purpose

naturally. sephora would send a 15% off coupon this time,
and after talking it over with God, 
we decided it would be ok to make one purchase

i went to the jcpenney sephora with a nars "the multiple" in mind
and decided against it for a multiple of reasons, lol,
- i have a bunch of free sample highlighters already
- i am prone to breakouts at least monthly 
and highlighting them is not something i want to do
- $39
- the testers were really smudged and nasty; 
two of them out of eight or ten were not even available for testing 
- upon testing, my face did not look like kate bosworth's and she swears by these

instead i meandered to the josie maran shelves and took a gander,

background info:
i am into the color of benetint, it suits me,
but putting benetint on my lips does nothing really,
and the benetint balm (apparently discontinued)
 is almost perfect, albeit too sheer

this lip color by josie maran in boundless berry is perfect.
repeat, perfect.
it is everything i know benetint could be.
i am very pleased.
wore it all day at work two days in a row 
and upon exiting my room to check patients out at the front desk
and to check myself out in the full length mirror directly outside my room
i was happy to see it had stayed put and did not need hourly reapplications,
plus i did dab a little from my lips to my cheeks 
and it creates a natural, dewy, flushed look - very kate bosworthy

there other colors and i am interested in the "always cherry"
i will be purchasing after easter as a late birthday present for myself.

i did a good job not buying both with the 15% off coupon because it was lent!
i held back and only let myself buy one although i could have easily purchased both.

-- yes i have been taking prenatal vitamins because they were on sale! --

Thursday, April 10, 2014

foundation highlights

big news: i got highlights.
they look really good,
 they are only little face-framers.
told my mom i should've done it a long time ago
instead of resorting to cutting myself bangs and stuff
when i was feeling like i needed a change.

quick review of these two foundations.
i use foundation, not to cake or hide freckles, etc..
i love my freckles and even some of my sun spots are fine for now
i use to to even skin tone and add some moisture to my face
i also find i am less likely to touch my face if i do my makeup 
which is a good thing.

DIOR - approx $40 and slightly too yellow in color for me.
it is a heavier coverage which i was learning to adjust to 
simply because it was DIOR
yes, i am a lover of packaging 
but i ended up decanting into a smaller little plastic pot 
because the original glass packaging 
was too cumbersome in the makeup bag.
i think this kind of makeup is for grannies? people who like to cake it on?
whatever the case, will not be buying again.

COVERGIRL - it's easy breezy & beautiful
my shade literally disappears on my skin
basically see through yet dewy and youthful
keeping bobbi brown teenage beauty mantra in my head:
only apply where you need it, not all over.
it's only $9 and it rocks.

i do want to try bourjois healthy mix foundation
because lisa eldridge likes it a lot
(she calls it "dewy" which is my favorite term when talking makeup)
and it is made in the same factory as all the chanel foundations
perhaps after lent? perhaps.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

my strange addiction

i need to stop buying lip products!
(remember this for lent, and maybe next year's NY resolutions)

the revlon moon drops lip conditioner i bought at rite aid today at lunch...

(buy one get one 50% off)

(also bought two other lip colors that seemed like a good idea at lunch but when i tried them on after work i asked my reflection "were you high at lunch?"
and i told my brother who was watching me put  one of them on,
"this is called gothic princess"  
- just so you get the idea of the shade range i was in - 
.... they have been returned)

...has a circle in the middle that is a different color than the outside
like an orange creamsicle, i thought,
i even searched "revlon lip conditioner cross section" to show it but to no avail - 
the above picture was the best i could find, 
but don't be fooled, the tube is emerald green in real life.

i like it and i have no idea how they got it to smell exactly like a grandma!
how did they do that? 
apparently, people hate the smell;
reading the reviews online people used words like
"disgusting" "worst" "terrible" "gross" "cannot stand" "weird"
but i say
"creamy" "dreamy" "supple" "nostalgic" "tasty" "fun!"

Monday, November 18, 2013

you have an ant in your mustache

today it was very awkward when an ant was crawling on my patient's bib
so i flicked it off, but it stuck to my gloved finger
and when i went to pull his lip back to continue working on the upper left quad
it went in his mustache and started crawling around
and i had to casually get it out all nonchalant
where the heck did that ant come from?
his pants i think

it's also awkward that my hottest guy patient came in today
and he doesn't brush very well or floss at all
and i don't have to courage to give him "the lecture"
because he's that attractive and also 6'7"

to tie these two anecdotes together i chose a picture of mustached christian bale:
a hot guy with a mustache.

Friday, November 8, 2013

"show her the mascaras"

i love going to the beauty counters at the mall
but i also hate them so much.
i went tonight after work, it's pay day.

i do so much research before i buy things
that when the ladies start forcing other products at me, 
going so far as to grab my hand and start painting my nails
with their $22 nail polishes that i just told them i didn't have an interest in
i get really, really annoyed. 

this summer i went to the beauty counters at nordstrom 
before a facial appointment
(lol i sound like a total brat)
so i didn't have a stitch of makeup on, big whoop.
actually huge whoop to the salesladies at the mall.
i swear i was the most popular person in there - 
i had to keep telling everyone,
 "no i have a facial in half an hour that's why i'm not wearing makeup"

my last stop was the dior counter - 
 i was looking at the lipsticks and there were two women behind the counter.
the one in front asked me "can i help you with anything?" 
with her affable, saleswoman smile
and as i was starting to give the standard "no i'm just looking"
the other smiling saleswoman, 
says breathily but forcefully to the first through her teeth, 
while maintaining eye contact with me
like a ventriloquist

i was like listen. i have a facial. now lay off.

when i'm a saleswoman for a beauty counter 
i'm going to be so good at it because 
a) i can sell oral-b power toothbrushes all day easily
b) i won't be a total pushy idiot (lol sound like a brat again)

i will probably visit the beauty counters again on my next pay day.