Hello, hello! How was your weekend? Mine was full of various errands and a little soccer (literally a little, because my team in a tournament at work lost our first two games in a double-elimination setup. But I did “forget” to put sunscreen on my face, so I at least got some color).
Today, since I mostly review newer beauty/skincare/hair products on the blog, I thought it would be fun to share the ones I’ve used for years and keep returning to even as others come and go. Also, I have spent a lot of time hunched over my monitor at work like a gremlin as of late, and nothing particularly unique came to mind for this post.
I know it’s the end of the week when I stare at the floor for twenty minutes trying to gather my thoughts and start a post. Are you doing anything fun this weekend? I’m (obviously) looking forward to catching up on sleep. I try not to have caffeine after lunch unless I really need it, but I bought a can of Diet Mountain Dew and some Easter jelly beans in the cafe every afternoon this week. That’s my personal recipe for feeling great.
Moving on…I’ve had some inexpensive beauty products from Target in my makeup arsenal for a while and recently tried a bunch more. I ended up gathering too many to share in one post, so this will be the first in a little series. Below I’ll cover my favorites for face and lips, and you can watch for haircare, skincare, and eye makeup posts later this month.
I resolved this New Year to get out of bed when my alarm went off in order to mentally prepare for the day and maybe even eat an egg for breakfast instead of grabbing a protein bar to go. This has not become a habit: some days I manage to finish getting ready before starting my commute, others I don’t. So today, I bring you: my makeup routine for when I do my makeup in the car.
If I’ve learned anything in my almost three years in the workforce, it’s that even if you don’t think you enjoy online shopping, you can learn to like it by spending many of your waking hours sitting in front of a computer. Choosing an afternoon snack from the rainbow of Girl Scout cookie boxes that pop up in the office at this time of year and opening a package can be a great afternoon pick-me-up, especially if you don’t remember what you ordered.
I’ve read about several new skincare products and ingredients lately, so I made them the focus of my last online shopping trip. I tried a rosewater hydrating spray, a coffee-based lip scrub and balm, and a face wash made with baking soda. Here’s what I thought… Continue reading →
It’s Thursday afternoon and we’re seven-tenths of the way to the weekend, guys. Below are some of my favorite beauty products for the winter months – I made more of an effort this year to adjust my routine to the season this year, and these were the best products I tried.