Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FOTD (only not today) for Louie CK Show

So the plan for today was originally going to be doing a FOTD for makeup I was planning to wear yesterday to go out with some friends. However, that ended up getting cancelled. I don't really feel like putting on makeup today just to take pictures and then take it off. So, instead i'm going to post a look I did a while ago.

Forgive there not being more pictures, but at the time I wasn't really planning on this being a blog post.

Products Used:
NatureLuxe Foundation in Aspen by CoverGirl
L’oreal Translucent Loose Powder
Laura Geller Blush n’ Brighten in HoneyDipped

Kat Von D High Voltage Primer in Skin
MAC Shadestick Eyeshadow pencil in Sea Me
MAC Eye shadows in Juxt, Aquadisiac and Tilt
Tako by Sugarpill (brow highlight)
Lucifer Eyeshadow from the Kat Von D True Romance Palette
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner 
CoverGirl Lashblast Volume Mascara in Very Black

I think I didn't bother to do my brows since I was wearing a hat, or maybe I just forgot. Either way always do your brows. 

Amanda Palmer - Dear Daily Mail

So in addition to makeup etc. I've decided I also want to put persona content, discussions of things that make me happy and things that irritate me. To that end here is a video of Amanda Palmer performing a song in response to The Daily Mail discussing her boobs in a review of her performance at the Glastonberry Festival instead of her music. It's brilliant.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Very Late May Birch Box Review

Wow, look at me being super behind. My life is always pretty hectic and now that summer is here things get kicked into an especially high gear. I was looking at my calendar the other day and I have two free weekends between now and the middle of September. BANANAS.

I am expecting now that my hiking blog is caught up again, that I'll be able to focus a bit more on my makeup blog. I've got something that I'm particularly excited for coming up. In particular I just ordered my first air brush system so that's exciting! And there's the July MUG competition so fun stuff!

Anyway onto the very late review (I'll get June's up by the end of this week).

Amika Nourishing Mask $40/500mL
Very creamy and my hair definitely liked it. Nice scent. Overall a very good product. It's really hard for me to judge these because I haven't had a hair cut in so long, any good product just sort of masks damage at this point. I really need to get that taken care of.

Coola Moisturizer $32
I took this moisturizer with me backpacking recently and loved it. It has a really fresh, cool, cucumber scent. It is also really light weight, non greasy and seemed to last on my skin, despite my activity level, really well. The size of the sample bottle and the SPF 30 also made it pretty much ideal for what I was doing.

Sumitra Pencils $11
Super smooth, creamy pencil. I got the one in black and have been using it quite a bit, I used it to hash out the details on this look, and have been really pleased with it’s lasting power. Even though it’s creamy it doesn’t melt down your face like a lot of soft pencils do. There’s a lot of variety in the colors and I’ll probably end up investing in a few more of these.

Runa Guayusa Tea $7
Tasty! I especially like the ginger citrus tea. Excellent flavors, and I love that it's organic and full of antioxidants. I’ve been dieting and herbal tea in the evening is an awesome way for me to deal with my overactive sweet tooth. This stuff is full of caffeine though so if you’re particularly sensitive don’t drink too close to bedtime.

Marvis Mint Toothpaste in Classic Mint $10.50
I also took this backpacking (I couldn’t find my normal toiletries bag), really bright minty flavor. Very foamy, which was sort of weird for me since normally when I backpack I use all natural toothpaste, which isn’t formulated with sulfates (the ingredient that makes shit foamy). Still I think that it’s a nice toothpaste. I straight up love the retro, apothecary packaging. That being said I don’t think I’ll ever be spending $10.50 on toothpaste in spite of the positives with this one.