A lil this. A lil that.

So, I’ve seen YouTubers do it. I’ve seen one of my friends do it. I can’t say I’ll commit to doing it, but I’d like to share what I’ve been into over the past few months.

Make-up:

Foundation: L’oreal True Match liquid foundation. I’m the girl who mixes a cool and neutral color together in order to get a more suitable shade.

Powder: L’oreal True Match. I found this powder and became a fan for the months of the year when my skin is a bit lighter. When my skin is darker, I go with MAC mineralized powder in deep dark.

Concealer: MAC. I have no idea what color because I’ve had it for years.

Eye shadow: Smashbox neutral pallette. Naked (original palette).

Eyeliner: Maybelline Master Duo. I DO NOT like this eyeliner. I feel that it’s watery, and I prefer a firmer tip. My preference is the Wet & Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner. I’m a fan of the price too.

Mascara: Maybelline Falsies, which I like because it includes a large brush for the top lashes and a small brush for the lower lashes. I’ve also been using Maybelline The Collossal. I think I like the drama now, but am torn because I don’t know if it’s too much for me. I think I like it though. This only has one brush though.

Brushes: E.L.F. brushes. Very cheap, soft, and gets the job done. Brushes include: Studio Powder Brush, Studio Complexion Brush, Studio Eye Shadow C Brush, Studio Contour Brush, Studio Blush Brush. All $3 each on eyeslipsface.com.

Skin care:

Face wash: Body Shop Tea Tree face wash. This stuff rocks. I didn’t like it at first because it isn’t as the thick as the Clean & Clear face wash I use. However, I’ve come to really like it. At night, I use makeup removing wipes from Forever 21, Clean & Clear face wash, Neutrogena toner, and Ambi. I use Ambi cream to lighten my dark spots. (I’m very bad at bursting pimples and picking blackheads.) Oh yeah. I use Clean & Clear moisturizer in the morning and evening. Lately, I’ve also been using an exfoliating pad on my face.

*Since I’ve been wearing more makeup, I find that I need to pay more attention to my skin. Go figure. More breakouts.

Reading:

Sunday Morning Blues: I raved about. My mother is having a hard time getting into it. If you like a book where you actually have to read it (and not just the back cover) to know the story, this may be a good book for you. It takes you behind the scenes of three first ladies, wives of pastors, showcasing their inner-most thoughts, feelings and struggles. It’s not a church bashing, full of drama book, but instead, an insightful book showcasing that even the women with the limelight are also human. I read it in a week, which says a lot about me because I’m not much of a reader.

Contagious: I’ve been listening to this book via Audible. This is a great book for any marketer or anyone who has an interest in human behavior, highlighting why items go viral or captures the attention of masses.

Failing Forward: I just started listening to this book via Audible. Though I haven’t yet completed it, what I get from it is that it focuses on redefining our perception of failure in order to ensure we don’t see failure as bad but, instead, as an opportunity for something better.

Home Stuff:

Bathroom: Inspired by this pin, I (with the help of my dad) have painted my bathroom a deep gray and white. I’ve also painted the door of my linen cabinet with chalkboard paint. Fun times.

Home office: The bathroom isn’t the only thing that got a paint job. I took time out to also paint my home office a pretty peach. While, yet not attained, the goal is to paint light grey gray chevron stripes on one of the walls, creating a pretty accent wall.

Food:

Girl Scout Cookies: I devoured 3 boxes of girl scout cookies this month, which I’m sure had something to do with my weight gain, causing me to make a drastic change in order to lose a quick 5 pounds. I won’t lie. The thin mints were delicious, and some may have even been worth it.

Canned Pinto Beans: Say what you like, but these things are delicious.

Smart Ones Pizza: This is great for a quick lunch or lazy meal. It helps resist other bad foods.

Activia Light Greek Yogurt – Strawberry: Only 1 Weight Watchers point and also good for digestion. I eat this as a snack as well as to keep my belly in order.

Juicing: I’m a kale head when it comes to juicing. Other ingredients include carrots, oranges, grapes blueberries, and apples (Jonagold, Gala, Barebraum (sp?) or Fuji)

 

What about you? What have you been into lately?

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