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Goodbye Blackberry, hello iPhone – Yesterday, I said goodbye to my Blackberry Curve and decided to join the Apple world. So far, I am happy with my decision, however, I am having a slight problem with FaceTime – the connection drops when I try to do a video call. Hopefully that is an easy fix. As much as I would love to spend the day playing around with my new phone, I should probably tackle the day’s to-do list, or at least put a dent in it, first. Feel free to leave a comment letting me know of any ‘must have’ apps. And if anyone knows how to fix my FaceTime problem, I’d certainly love to hear from you! Any other iPhone advice is also appreciated.
I thought I would do another ‘Today’s Face’ post. If you missed the first one, click here to view it.
Primer – I started with a light application of my DIY primer. If you like DIY beauty products and you have not tried this, I highly recommend it.
Foundation – Cover Girl NatureLuxe Liquid Silk Foundation (320). I picked this foundation up after reading a couple of positive reviews about it. One of my favorite liquid foundations is Revlon PhotoReady and I have a tendency to compare new foundations to that one. Compared to Revlon PhotoReady, Cover Girl NatureLuxe is not as heavy and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I find it takes a while to get use to it.
After applying my foundation I applied a DIY bronzer (not pictured). I will be posting this DIY bronzer to the blog in the future. Be sure to check back for that!
Eyeliner: Maybelline New York Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx. I love this eyeliner but I do find it can be difficult to remove, but then again it is smudge-proof and water-proof. It is also a little heavier than other eyeliners.
Eyeshadow: Expert Wear- Amethyst Smokes by Maybelline New York. I have really been enjoying purples this summer.
Mascara: Cover Girl Professional all-in-one Mascara in ‘Very Black’. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I love this mascara because of the natural looking results.
Lipstick/Lip Gloss: I opted to play up my eyes today but I did not want to ignore my lips completely. I am wearing Avon’s Shine Attract Lipstick in Rose Pink (P03). It is quite subtle but provides just enough shine and tint to complete today’s look!
Thank you so much for reading today’s blog post and for checking out the blog. Feel free to comment leaving a link to your most recent “Today’s Face” post!
- Simple, Everyday Makeup Look (fashionfaves44blog.wordpress.com)
- Requested! Vanity Tour: (estycare.wordpress.com)
- An Everyday Summer Makeup Look (bottledhollywood.wordpress.com)
Today’s Favorite Amazon Finds:
- Kate Spade Phone Case for iPhone 4 and 4S
- Sterling Silver Infinity Ring
- Kong Tennis Balls
- Kate: the Biography
Happy Friday! I hope all of you have exciting plans for the weekend. If you do not, feel free to hang around the blog all weekend leaving comments, I would love to make it more interactive. If you have any suggestions for making the blog more interactive please let me know, I would really appreciate it!
Now, let’s get to today’s two part post: empties and favorites!
Lately, as a result of an inner ear infection I have been experiencing vertigo. I am doing my best to not complain, but let’s face it, it is not fun. For me, the most difficult part was being told I was not allowed to drive for a few weeks. However, I understand the reasoning behind this – safety first. Last night, while trying to get comfortable in a position that did not trigger ‘the dizzies’ (is that even a word?) I decided more than anything I wanted to make chocolate pie. I had the pie shell (pie crust?) and the chocolate pudding mix, I just hadn’t gotten around to making the pie.
Sometimes I am able to talk myself out of decisions I make while falling asleep. For example, right after deciding to make the chocolate pie I decided to mop the floors -I quickly excused myself from that chore when I woke up this morning.
I am glad I made the chocolate pie this morning. It was nice to switch up my morning routine and it makes my morning sound more productive than it was, especially if I leave out the word chocolate. “By ten o’clock this morning I had the dog walked, laundry started and I made a pie!” – See what I mean? 😉
- OPI AVOJUICE Winter Huckleberry (30mL)
- OPI AVOJUICE Cran & Berry (30mL)
- OPI AVOJUICE Mango (30mL)
- OPI AVOJUICE Jasmine (30mL)
I absolutely love these lotions. They are great for tossing in your purse, make up bag or car. And they smell delicious. Honestly, the mango smells good enough to eat. Has anyone ever had a lotion that smelled so delicious they actually tasted it?
Speaking of smelling delicious:
- LaSenza Body Kiss – Kiss Me, Cupcake Indulgent Swirl Cream (100mL)
- Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer (200mL)
- Olay Quench Plus Touch of Sun Body Lotion + Gradual Sunless Tanner (200mL)
Since I have tried Australian Gold SPF 30 + bronzer I haven’t been using these as often. However, they do add a subtle glow to your skin and they are quite moisturizing.
- Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer (2.25fl Oz)
- Avon Foot Works All Day Deodorant Foot Cream (100mL)
Even if you don’t think your feet stink (they do), I find peppermint scented products to be very refreshing. This was one of my favorite products while in the Caribbean last winter.
- Bath & Body Works Sweet on Paris (59mL)
- Bath & Body Works White Citrus (3flOz)
- Bath & Body Works White Citrus (8oz)
- Bath & Body Works White Citrus (8oz)
- Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena (8flOz)
- Bath & Body Works Black Amethyst (8oz)
Who doesn’t love Bath & Body Works? What is your favorite Bath & Body Works product? It may look like mine is White Citrus but I am actually torn between the Coconut Lime Verbena and Black Amethyst!
I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve done this post in the past or choose to do it in the future be sure to leave a link. Do you have any suggestions for what lotion(s) I should try next? What’s your favorite lotion?
As always, thank you for reading! The blog has been up for one month now and I wish I could thank all of you individually for visiting, ‘liking’, commenting and providing feedback via e-mail and comments! Let’s see what this next month brings!
Lately I have been using ‘Clean & Clear Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent for Sensitive Skin.’ I actually picked this product up by mistake. Usually, I don’t purchase products for sensitive skin. however, it was on sale and we were in a rush, so without hesitation, I threw it in the cart.
I have been using this first thing in the morning before applying any other product to my face for the day. As well, I use this after washing my face before going to bed. Periodically, I follow the nighttime application with a moisturizer, but it does not seem necessary, there has been no indication that the product is drying my skin out.
Since it is made for sensitive skin, the product is noticeably more gentle than other deep cleaning astringents I have used in the past. Compared to these products, it also has a very light smell.
This is by no means a miracle product, but it does what it is supposed to do. It is an additional step to include in your beauty routine to help prevent future break outs, and help combat current ones.
Based on my experience with this product, I will happily try more products not only for sensitive skin, but also more products from Clean & Clear in the future.
For more information on Clean & Clear check out their website: http://www.cleanandclear.ca/
Prior to being introduced to this product I was using Jergens Natural Glow, and my favorite sunscreen was Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect SPF 15. Compared to these two products, this product by Australian Gold offers more protection and gives an instant, and longer lasting color.
Aside from using this as I would any regular sunscreen, I have also been using this on rainy or cloudy days, or on days where I am primarily indoors because it does contain a bronzer. I also plan on continuing to use it throughout the winter to help maintain a natural looking glow!
Based on the results, I am extremely happy with this product. I also like that it is fast drying, not greasy and it smells fantastic.
Initially, I was unsure as to whether or not I wanted to use SPF 30. After all, tanning is one of my favorite parts about the summer, and even without an SPF I am not one to burn easily. However, because the product contains a bronzer, I decided I would at least try the SPF 30 and looking back, I made the right decision.
If you’re looking for an SPF with bronzer, give this a try. I purchased mine from Shopper’s Drug Mart. However, it is also available on the company’s website (click here).
I am always willing to try out new lip products, and when this caught my eye in the drug store this morning while running errands, I knew that I had to try it. Less than an hour later, it has already become one of my favorite lip balms ever! What’s not to like about this? As you can see in the picture it is 100% natural and 95% organic and the packaging is absolutely adorable! My lips felt instantly moisturized after the first application, not to mention the lip balm smells amazing. If you’re not one to splurge on lip balm, I only paid $2.99 for this! I am eager to pick more up, so don’t be surprised if EOS Lip Balm makes another appearance in the near future.
I think it’s safe to say that Live Laugh Love is now up and running. Originally, I was planning on making my first ‘real’ post this Sunday (2 June), but I’ll be surprised if I make it to Wednesday or Thursday before posting again.
Thanks for reading and check back soon!