Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Week

Holiday Season is here!
The city is decorated, the shoppers are out, and the snow has fallen.

Here are a few pictures of some of the things I did this week while trying to get through the bustling city.

Honestly speaking, during the holidays I hate walking through midtown. 
I pass the Rockafeller tree daily and never can look up due to the 1000's of people taking photos in a 100 foot radius. 
It can be frustrating and lead to madness.  I took a small weekend from it all to ski and escape.
The conditions were perfect, my ski skills were not, but the trip was one everyone was thankful for.
 Even though the crowds get to me, the hustle and bustle is almost all worth it everytime I walk into Saks which looks like a winter wonderland for the holidays.

If it always looked like this...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rediscovering the Beauty Blender

In terms of make up habits, the honest truth is- I have never been a foundation person.
I find them fascinating. The claims for illuminated, pore less, perfect looking skin that supposedly lasts all day. 
I get sucked in, I sample, I purchase, but never use.

I hate the heavy feeling of make up on my face. I hate blending foundation, and after eight hours most look like crap on my face. The running liners, and blotchy blush sometimes don't help the cause, but I usually blame the foundation.

Recently I've had a look at my growing base collection-where all these come from a person who doesn't like bases mystifies me...

Every foundation in my collection I like or love. If it's meh it goes. 
Though they don't get as much love as they deserve I have recently been barging into my stash determined to find a way to get through these bases which I never finish.

I've been experimenting with brushes, hands, tools, and have rediscovered the beauty of the blender.

I bought this from both curiosity, and raves-oh yea it's also pink (duh!)
I didn't really get into it originally because once I sit at my make up table I'm READY to start and think to have to get up and wet this is too much of a hassle.

Recently I've been getting my arse up and growing this pink sponge under the faucet and application of foundations post this movement are now tolerable!

My thin foundations finally feel and look thinner. The coverage is lower but this is a preferred preference and in my book a win!

Bless you pink spongy goodness. 

I've heard the beauty blender also gives that barely there blush look with cream blushes- will keep you posted as I will try this asap!

beautyblender - beautyblender®
So as a follow up I ask you:
Has anyone tried the mini ones? Are they worth it?
Has anyone else found a love this?
Gotta admit, they look so CUTE!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Struggle is Real

I've struggled with blogging lately. 
There are numerous reasons. Mostly small, but annoyingly there.

While my blogging inspiration may be lagging, my ever longing determination to finish products never seems to waiver.
I think I will be doing a MASSIVE emptites post at the end of the year - because I HAVE been saving all those empty containers for my hopeful comeback but until then, a taste.

I have been watching alot of Finish by Christmas videos where a small items are targeted with the goal of December 25th to use up. I most likely will give myself until the end of the year but here is my small pile of targets.

I'm not going to lie. It's been a struggle...
I have not used powder blushes or bronzers for a few months- I have recently converted to only creams which I love love love. 
I think I may have finally found the perfect finish for my skin with a few new favorites, but until I can enjoy them fully, these products needs to get outta here...

Make Up Forever Face and Body Foundation, Edward Bess Bronzer in Daydream, MAC Peaches, Clarins mini lip perfector, and a Chanel lipstick. 

I have a few more make up items I am targeting, but here is the major chunk.
FYI: There is nothing wrong with the above products, it's beauty boredom at this stage. Nothing more.

Full reviews to come once these are finally empty. 
Praying that day is soon coming.

Has anyone else set a few beauty goals with a deadline before ringing in the New Year?
 If so, I wish us all success! 

Desperately trying it sounds now-lol.

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