A couple weeks ago my mom went through her makeup and gave me some of the stuff she wasn’t using. Most of it was really old or pretty poor quality stuff but one of them was this Physicians Formula eye shadow quad. I’m actually not sure where you can get these anymore. I know that she got hers at Ross and they sell them on Amazon and Ebay. If you’re lucky and find one at Ross then they are only about $3.
Price and Packaging:
If you’re lucky and get one of these at Ross then the price is excellent for the product you get. I would pay quite a bit more than $3 for this particular product so paying a regular drugstore price for this is well worth it. The packaging is a bit bulky to account for two different compartments. Both compartments stay closed very well so if you travel with this you don’t have to worry about it opening. The mirror and a brush are in the bottom compartment which keeps the mirror nice and clean but might be a little weird for actually applying the product. The brush is a fairly cheap sponge tip on one side a a small brush on the other. The brush itself is softer than most and I bet if I didn’t have my own makeup brushes I would be able to make it work.
So let’s talk about hair. Toward the middle of summer I got my hair cut. I had hair down to my waist and I got it cut right above my shoulders. Honestly when I went in all I knew was that I wanted it above my shoulders because my hair getting caught under my purse straps was getting very annoying and I also knew I wanted straight across bangs.
Going to get my hair cut was kind of a last minute decision so off to the local Great Clips it was. I know there are lots of people that are scared by places like this but I’ve had pretty good luck with them and where I live there aren’t many other options. I was a bit nervous this time because I didn’t know exactly what I wanted but I left with a haircut that I really loved. Don’t ask me to much about the haircut because all I know is that it was just above my shoulders, had straight across bangs, had some layers, and that she thinned it a bit in the back because my hair is super thick there. I really love having shorter hair and grew more and more confident as more people started comparing the hair to Taylor Swift’s cut. Really though, if you’re thinking about getting your hair cut just do it. It feels better, doesn’t get caught on everything, uses less product, and if you don’t like it you can just wait for it to grow out again.
As far as product goes, I mostly just use shampoo in the shower and sometimes add conditioner to the routine. I’ve been using the Dove Intensive Repair shampoo and the Dove Revival Shampoo. Both are pretty budget friendly and both work great with my hair. Out of the two I have to say that I like the Intensive Repair better as it keeps my hair clean for longer and makes it softer. Both smell great and both make my hair look great. I already did a review on the conditioner/hair mask I use and I’m still using the same thing.
Recently I’ve been using heat on my hair more often. I already have very straight hair but I like to use a straightener on my shorter hair to make it all go the right way and make it so the ends don’t stick out at weird angles. I’ve been using the TRESemme Heat Tamer spray and I really think it helps to protect my hair and helps my hair hold whatever style. I don’t feel like my hair is getting damaged and the product smells good as well.
I don’t really use much product in my hair. What do you guys use in your hair? I could always use some great new products to try out. If you’ve gotten your hair cut recently let me know how you like it. I hope your week is going great, you’re halfway there. Have an amazing Wednesday and I’ll see you again on Friday.
I love movies and I love to read so when a movie based on a book comes out, I get really excited and also nervous. If I’ve read the book that the movie is based on, I want to movie to follow it the best they can. That being said, Scorch Trials is a movie you need to go into knowing that it’s more inspired by the book than based off of it. It’s been a while since I’ve read the book but even I noticed that there were a lot of changes and some of them were pretty major changes. I understood that some of the changes happened because of changes that happened in the first movie but others seemed like they were changed for no reason. I’m not going to talk about each and every change they made but if you’ve seen it let me know what you think about all the changes.
Hey guys, I hope you’ve had a nice weekend. I got the Elegantly Wasted polish by Trust Fund Beauty in my Ipsy bag and wanted to do a little review for it because I’ve been wearing it a bit recently. This product is 17ml (essie is 13.5) and cost $15 on their website. I was happy that they included this in Ipsy because I wouldn’t usually spend $15 on a nail polish.
So it’s been a whole 7 months since my last post on here. I feel really bad that’s it’s been so long but I had a job that was working me upwards of 50 hours a week and I just couldn’t keep up with the posts on here. Basically I took a much needed hiatus but now I’m back.
Quite a lot happened while I was away. I went on vacation, my baby brother got his first job, I got my hair cut (I get compared to Taylor Swift a lot now), and of course I’ve been adding to my makeup collection. I really want to post regularly for you guys and keep to a schedule so for now I’m going to be posting on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Those will be my most free days and that way you get to start and end the weekend with a post and also get a post midweek. We’ll see how long I can keep that up (haha not so great with schedules btu I’m going to try).
I’m going to keep everything mostly beauty related with some extra bits thrown in (I haven’t decided whether I’ll do non-beauty related posts on the scheduled days or whether I’ll add them in on extra days so let me know what you think). I’m going to go back to doing the monthly Ipsy bag unboxing and follow up later in the month. I think instead of a “monthly favorites” I’ll do a summary style post everything for talking about products, items, and events in general from that month. Like before I’ll also have product reviews and hauls. Hopefully I’ll start adding some tutorials or lookbooks as I get a bit more confident in my style and makeup abilities and also get comfortable with posting again.
That’s all I’ve got for today, basically just a long overdue update for you guys and a promise that I’m going to try my absolute best to stick to the schedule and post regularly. I hope you guys are having a fantastic day and I’ll see you guys Sunday.
February was a pretty eventful month for me but, for the most part, I used a lot of the same products I always do. I do have a couple beauty favorites I wanted to share with you and then a couple non beauty favorites at the end as well.
I really want to start doing favorites every month so I decided to start things off with some of the let downs this month for me. Maybe it will help you decide on whether you should buy something or not. Also, just because I say it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean that it will be the same for you, you may love it.