Thursday, April 7, 2011
First Post = HAUL
2. e.l.f. All-Over Stick in Golden Peach - I have recently bought one too many luminizers/highlighters (helloooo, new high beam & girl meets pearl) but I thought this one would be good for summer...and after all, even if it makes me look like a cheap hooker, I can toss it and just accept my loss of a whole dollar. That's the one reason I love e.l.f. They have a lot of products that are worth trying, and you're never losing more than three bucks if it looks terrible. I discovered a great eyeliner pen and a gel eyeliner (brush included!) and both are great. In fact, go buy those NOW and while you're there, pick up the all-over stick!
4. L'Oreal Eyeshadow Quad in Autumn Leaves- I always like the fool-proof "put this color here and this here and...." so when I saw this one after already having the One Sweep in my hand, I figured why not just go for it. I am extremely pleased with it so far; it has similar colors to the Too Faced Neutral Eye Palette (which I still plan on buying, damn you, makeup addiction!) but this is a great substitute for now.
Then I strolled on over to CVS where I tend to always buy things I never need.
1. Conair 1' 1/4" Curling Iron - I am a gal who goes for the easy things in life (just not easy men....I at least have class!) That being said, curling irons were never my thing. The clamping, the twirling, the holding, the waiting, shall I continue on? When I discovered the "curl-your-hair-with-a-tool-that-makes-your-hair-straight" I thought, "Hell yes, this is easier than easy!" And it WAS (or is...whatever). However, my new layers (Thank you, Tyler....he dresses like Gaga on the weekends!) don't bode well with the easy curling method. I then swallowed my lazy pride and invested in the curling iron. I have taken it out of the box but have yet to use it. I'll keep you posted on how my lazy-ass does with it; if it makes my hair look fab, the pain and longer mantience is worth it.
2. AcneFree One-Hour Pimple Patches - For those times where you randomly look in the mirror and go, "What the hell just happened on the side of my face?" these tend to fix that problem, and it does it quickly! Put it on for an hour, take it off, add a bit more of the medicine to it and off you go to bed. There are 4 in a pack for $15, but they are great to keep for those just-in-case moments. Note: Not recommended for faces prone to more than the occasional one-pimple breakout, as I do not think it would be smart to apply these bad boys all over your face!
3. CVS Brand Mint Masque - I'm a sucker for anything that exfoliates, buffs, or sweeps away impurties. I am currently obssessed (which is quite the understatement!) with Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant, but this masque is great to put on your face during a bubble bath while John Mayer coos his way into your heart. It soothes, feels cooling, and wipes away easily. Your skin instantly feels softer and more refreshed, and for only three bucks, you can't beat it.
Last stop...my home away from home....(or just a great store): ULTA!
1. Loofah on a stick - No fancy name, nothing glorious about it....it is what it is....a loofah on the end of a stick. And, let me tell you, my love....it is FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. For a great exfoliation or just a deep-clean shower, go and buy a loofah-on-a-stick. Sure, a normal loofah does the job, but why not feel extra pretentious in the comfort of your own, hot shower and scrub your back and every last inch of your body with a loofah....attached to a stick. It's great, end of story. Next chapter, please.
5. Mini Hand Lotion - Damn you, small "travel-size" section that is placed so conveniently at the checkout. This type of marketing was made for me; I'm such a sucker and a terrible impulsive buyer. But, my so-completely-normal-or-not-really-at-all brain said, "You need hand lotion by your bed and you will use it every night...buy it, buy it, buy it." The damn palm-sized bottle was more expensive than my loofah-on-a-stick, so I wasn't entirely happy that I didn't check the price before diving in, but as I type this, my hands look pretty freaking soft.
Last, but certainly not least, I went into TJ Maxx because I was already on a roll. I left with a pair of shoes that are PERFECT for spring/summer. Girly and adrogenous...and they're pink. I don't even like pink. Clearly it was time to stop the haul there because I had obviously made the most impulsive purchase of all time. You know what, though, they're ridiculously cute. (Note: My pair came with pale pink laces, too, which make them a bit more girly.)