I received Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream in my June Ipsy Plus. It is so thick; I’m kind of dreading how a tiny bit goes such a long way. I can’t wait for it to be done with but, I already know it won’t be awhile from now.
I am using CVS Pharmacy’s Beauty 360 Strengthening Nail Polish Remover and Albertsons’ Signature Care 100% Pure Cotton Balls. They are both better than the products I recently emptied.
The Vital Vita 12 Jelly Cleanser by TONYMOLY sample I received in my Ipsy Bag in June can sometimes leave me with panda eyes so I worry it isn’t completely removing my makeup but, surprisingly, my skin has looked a lot cleaner than when I was using my First Aid Beauty Cleanser.
I am much tanner from the summer sun and since I’ve been using the Wand Me Up Concealer by JOAH, that’s probably a shade too light, my usual Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Tan Honey makes me look too pale. I pulled out my Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation in 42S Tan Sand, which has a darker orangey undertone. It mixes perfectly with the concealer to give my face the exact right shade.
I told you in my July Ipsy Plus post that I was in love with Thrive Causematics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara in Brynn and I was not kidding. The more I use it, the more I love it. I learned that it’s buildable and I can reach my desired drama. I almost feel like it’s too good to be true because I truly have ZERO black smudges under my eyes at the end of the night, no matter how much I slather on. Not to mention, the brand is so admirable and revolutionary. Every time you make a purchase they donate one of their products. Read their story, here, if you’re interested.
Even though I’ve had the Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio since May (from Boxycharm!), I hadn’t touched it until last month. My blogging bestie Rossy (@AyR Galaxy) advised me to try peach-toned blushes, and I honestly never tried anything besides shades similar to Toasted (in the palette), which is also gorgeous but, what I’ve really been loving is Seclusion. The color is so cute on my cheeks and the formula is magnificent! I’ve been using it nearly everyday.
I will tell you more about the amazing Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder when I write my August Boxycharm post. Spoiler alert: It is magic and I can’t stop using it!
Okay, sorry this is getting SO beauty-heavy but, I’ve been playing with a lot of new stuff and incorporating it into my daily routine. The shades Aruba and Bora Bora, in my Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette, were made for my skin tone. They highlight and bronze me up better than the sun (in an artificial way, hehe).
One last beauty tidbit, my new nail polishes and the one I’m currently wearing. I bought the CND Vinylux Polish in Cream Puff from CVS then, received a coupon for any Essie Nail Polish so I went back and got the shade Yes I Canyon. CURRENTLY, I’m wearing Jack by Zoya. I would buy more shades by Essie because they’re cheap and convenient, I also like the brush and the formula was easy to work with, though, took FOREVER and a day to dry. The CND’s brush was too wide for my preference but, the formula was nice and actually dried quickly. Still, I wouldn’t buy any more. I just wish Zoya would be sold in-stores!
Boyfriend went to the dispensary and used our saved up points. He only spent $2 for 2 grams. 😀 We got Purple Punch by Verano and Sin Mint Cookies by Bam.
My current phone theme, Summer Sweet Rabbit with Lemon by Design City, has the darn cutest lock screen. I wish I could screenshot it for you but, it won’t let me!
I had tried Forager Organic Dairy-Free Cashewgurt once before but, wasn’t that sure about it. I recently bought it again to use a digital coupon I “clipped.” The consistency is thinner than normal yogurt but, I like the flavor. The vanilla flavor was especially yummy topped with cereal pieces but, the fruity ones were better alone.
Speaking of cereal, boyfriend is a bit snobby about the “healthy” cereals because they try to mock high fructose corn syrup filled ones and fail miserably. Recently, I convinced him to try some different brands. We went for Love Grown’s Chocolate Power O’s and BOTH approve. They taste like Oreo O’s made with wheat (you know what I mean or no?) when actually, they’re made with BEANS. The Mom’s Best Cereals Toasted Cinnamon Squares are, dare I say it, even BETTER than General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Last month, we tried Pamela Creamery’s Aged Nutcheese Alfredo in Rosé and really enjoyed it so we went back and grabbed the Classic kind to test it out. It was still good but, missing the booze flavor we realized we were drawn to. I highly recommend the brand to any of my fellow dairy-free people.
I’ve reeeeally been trying to stay away from candy and curing my sweet tooth with other treats instead. I had been doing quite the good job at it (especially with all the juicy, ripe fruit stocked up in my fridge) but, one night, I just absolutely needed some. I found a Sparkle Cherry Laffy Taffy, which I feel, is rare. The candy pieces are the freakin’ best, okay? I love the surprise crunch. And, who am I kidding? I already love the stretchy Laffy Taffy without it so, this, I could not resist.
Chloe’s Pops are a dream; they are all made with just fruit, water, and cane sugar. She has a large variety of flavors to choose from and I keep seeing new ones added each time I visit the grocery store. When I saw the DARK CHOCOLATE DIPPED, I immediately checked the ingredients for dairy, saw there wasn’t any, jumped for joy and threw it in the cart! I do wish all of her flavors were just a teensy bit more tart yet, it doesn’t stop me from continuously buying boxes and boxes.
Courtney (@Courtney’s Lifestyle Corner) told me she has a granola bar for breakfast every morning and it made me remember that I used to love them. When I went dairy-free, I couldn’t find a single brand that I could eat. With Annie’s Homegrown getting bigger and bigger, making tons of new products, I knew they’d have something for me. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are so darn good, I could eat the entire box of 6 bars in one sitting.
I’ve been trying different Back To Nature Crackers lately, and not one has been a miss. Currently, we only have the Cracked Black Pepper Harvest Whole Wheat Crackers in our cupboard because we already devoured the Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Crispy Wheats and the Roasted Garlic & Herb Stoneground Wheats. None had dairy, all had outstanding flavor!
I have been keeping up with Bring The Funny on Hulu. I’m in the middle of the latest episode and feel it’s a bit rushed. The comedians don’t have that much of a chance to show us what they got and too many contestants are eliminated per episode. The judges, Kenan Thompson, Jeff Foxworthy, and Chrissy Tiegen are the BEST, they add so much to the show and the host is pretty hilarious, too. I prefer the stand-up comedians over the skit groups.
I’m still watching the current Big Brother season on CBS but, am a couple episodes behind at the moment. Love Island Season 05 (UK) has uploaded all of the last episodes on Hulu but, I haven’t had the heart to the watch them. I don’t want it to end!
Currently, I’m reading Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim, thank you to Marie (@Drizzle & Hurricane Books), who wrote the most raving, beautiful review on it. I’m 30% through and I’m so in love. The writing is creatively, gorgeously poetic and oh my gosh, all the foooooood. ❤
I purchased The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure Game Pack awhile ago but, I had never sent my Sims off into the jungle to explore and I had never set their Aspirations as one of the Archaeology ones until recently, when I deleted all my saved files, started over and created my real family: me, boyfriend, and three cats. 🙂 I didn’t know what I was doing at first and we almost died of poison and a curse! Now, my Sims know a lot more and I was able to turn someone else into a skeleton. It’s crazy fun!!
I am warning you now… this phone app game, Super Stylist, has LOADS of ads, that repeat over and over again. Do not download and play it if that bothers you. I just let them play videos while I do other stuff so I don’t mind. You get to be a fashion stylist with different clients who ask you to dress them for different events. I like it.
I know I already mentioned Machine Gun Kelly and YUNGBLUD’s I Think I’m Okay in my August Currentlys… but, I didn’t share the video and I’m still listening to MGK’s whole Hotel Diablo album all the freakin’ time.
I danced to Justin Bieber’s I’ll Show You for the first time at work last week and ever since, I can’t stop listening to it! I need to get the rhythm/beat down pat.