Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I want a puppy :)
I want a puppy :)
Not emotional ones. Topical ones.
Remember when I went shopping with the little one for something for her excema? We tried some Clinique Superdefense, which worked fine for her, but made my finger numb and swollen.
I just tried some Carmex lip balm, because my lips are really chapped right now.
Now they’re burning, too. And they feel like they were previously anaesthetised. Ugh.
Just to top it off, I’ll leave you with one last blacklisted item: the reformulated Biore. Notice that pink circle in the corner? It’s the bringer of evil. I checked it on my hands first, because I’m paranoid for my face, and they ended up red and itchy. And I was allergic to the scent, which they increased tenfold – probably why I’m now allergic to it. Dammit. If you can find a non-reformulated bottle, it’s amazing. If not, then, well…*sigh*
Today (which is over, sorry!) and tomorrow: 50% off regular price (even on the sale items, but it’s off the regular price) at Urban Behaviour and Costa Blanca.
Mom and I made some really, really great buys today: burgundy/brown cords for mom at Eddie Bauer ($35. Better believe it!), a dress for me at Costa Blanca (Seriously, you expected me to resist a sale? It’s super-cute. With a bow! lol), and a half-sweater that I might wear for this formal thing my school does. I’m not thrilled about it, but it’s the best we’ve found so far.
I still have a $30 Off the Wall gift card, and I really need jeans, but none of them fit me. And it expires in December. Gah!
Working on a post that’ll go up sometime soon-ish. So no post today, but a great big hug to FB. She’s going through a ton, so nip over to her blog (link somewhere in the side bar. <- way.
One more great big bear hug for FB, though it would be more of tiny-Asian-squeezing-waist, instead of bear hug…
I snitched mom’s Estée Lauder Lucidity today. LOVE it.
One of the things I hate about my current concealer is that it’s tacky to the touch, and doesn’t always work perfectly. In addition, I touch my eyes a lot, which is one of the reasons why I don’t wear stuff like mascara. When I touch my concealer, a bit always comes off on my fingers.
So, I figured I’d try the Lucidity. Mom’s is in Light, or possibly Light medium, which is perfect for my under-eye area. And I have to say, it is holy grail quality. Now, I haven’t tried any other loose powders (though I plan to, now!), but this was honestly amazing. It went on without changing the colour of my concealer, but somehow helped it to blend in a little better – it made my concealer look natural, like a second skin. Also, it has a sparkle to it – I’d normally hate that, but my concealer glitters anyhow, so you can’t really tell. I tried some on the back of my hand to check the sparkle factor, and it looked fantastic – they say it gives you a soft-focus look (as opposed to a disco-glitter one, lol!), and it really does.
I applied mine with a slanted brush, and it worked quite well – I didn’t want to use the pad, as I was just putting it under my eyes, and that would provide too much coverage.
I think mom’s is a sample, because her packaging looks nothing like the one in the photo. Or they may have repackaged recently, I’m not sure. But this is an excellent powder, though I don’t think I’d buy it again – the $30 price tag is a little high for me, but I’m not sure – it may be worth it!
I’ll see if I can try a few other loose finishing powders sometime, and I’ll try to remember to edit the post to let you know just how much better Lucidity is!
I had something that I was like, ooh, I should post that! But then I forgot it.
Maybe it’ll come to me after my morning half-bagel.
(Guess what I’m wearing today? Black dress; Urban Outfitters. Reg. $85, I got it for $10. Purple AA tank, 2/$25 as opposed to $18/each. Lastly, Brody jeans, which I paid $10 for, not the original $60. Ahh. We love buget bargain outfits…)