Remember when summer used to be a feeling not just a season? The feeling of elation and pure bliss as you threw open those double doors for the last time and embarked on 3 months of unadulterated freedom? It occurred to me while leaving work yesterday that I won’t ever experience that feeling again, summer is now just 3 months of trying to figure how to not sweat through your business casual clothing. That doesn’t mean you can’t peel out of your employer’s parking lot on a Friday night scream singing to the best nostalgic summer hits that your dusty ass Ipod has to offer. Before, we get to the beauty bits, here’s my Best of High School Summer Playlist:
When I Come Around – Green Day
Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
Santa Monica – Everclear
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
Buddy Holly – Weezer
Counting Blue Cars – Dishwalla
3AM – Matchbox Twenty
Santeria – Sublime
It also occurred to me that the members of Greenday are only 43 years old and that doesn’t seem that old to me. And that’s when you know that you are officially an adult, someone in their 40’s suddenly doesn’t seem that old and you die a little more inside. Also,did anyone figure out what music videos in the 90’s were even about?
To the beauty bits and I don’t have very many makeup items because again, I am just trying to get rid of old stuff and am not really using things that I love.
ColourPop Eyeshadow Palettes – Not any one in particular, I have just been using them a ton recently. On the whole, I think they are really nice quality and super affordable.
NARS Multiple in Orgasm – I don’t tend to wear a lot of creme products because they don’t wear as long but I have been using more creme blushers and highlight because they meld better with your skin when you spend your day sweating like Dan Rather checking for forged documents. Or, this is what I tell myself. This shade goes with pretty much everything too, I know that some find it a little pink but my complexion is fairly pink so it works.
UD Beached Bronzer in Sunkissed – I forgot that I even owned this until they released their beach palette and thought that the bronzer looked familiar. I like this quite a lot actually but my face is too small for blusher and bronzer and highlight. Like, when a beauty guru applies blusher just to ‘the apples of their cheeks’ that’s my whole cheek, there isn’t more to my cheek than that. Anyway. so I don’t use it very often but have been trying to at least use it around my forehead and across my nose. It’s a bit powdery but the shade is very nice.
Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend – I love a good oil and this is a good oil. I purchased a few new pixi products at Target because they were buy one, get on 25% off which – not that good of a deal but whatever and this oil is a new fave. Not totally sold on the jasmine oil but I will post a review of all the new stuff that I purchased at another date.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil – I have been mixing this with some foundations that are too matte and I really like the finish. It looks like shit up until the point that you powder and do the rest of your routine but then your skin will look flawless.
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes – The name says it all, it also has a super black finish – I really enjoy this formula. She just released a ton of new stuff that I have been absolutely drooling over.
No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleanser – Random find, my local Walgreens was mistakenly sent a ton of No. 7 products and they clearanced them all since they weren’t one of the stores to take the line in. There were 3.94 each, I don’t know what’s in this stuff but it makes my skin look amazing. It feels like lotion but doesn’t leave any residue behind and it smells luxurious but doesn’t irritate my skin. Plus, how sexy is this packaging?
That’s it for my April fave picks, I hope that you are having a beautiful day. Thanks for stopping by <3