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College is supposed to be the time of your life to learn, to foster, to grow. Sure I learned some things in college – only drink clear alcohol with plenty of water to never wake up with a hangover, I learned about self appreciation and motivation, I learned about love and heartache. What I didn’t learn was anything about having a career you love and to acquire the skills you need both for a job and as a functioning adult.
For about a year now I have witness this product explode all over the internet, starting from Nikkietutorials on youtube and moving to the traditional beauty blog scene. At first I was thinking while witnessing these girls slather on a highly cologned product, “What kind of sorcery is this?”; their foundation stayed put and even looked flawless.
I was reflecting the other day over my life choices. Funny how things align in life in the most unexpected ways. I then thought how motivation and choices are tightly intertwined but no one ever talks about it. How motivation is the engine while choices are the drive. Without either surely something will fail down the road of life. First what I thought of was what was behind my motivation.
For Christmas, I had absolutely no idea what to get my roommates. For roommates, I always worry “Do they have this already? Will they like it? How can I give them something that is special?” Looking through countless stores I finally came up with a solution: a custom made framed print that will match both their personality and room. So I whipped out some in photoshop, found some awesome frames from Marshalls, wrapped them and BOOM: instant thoughtful gift. After I told them that I made them individually they suggested that I should open up an Etsy Printable Shop. After a month of brainstorming and some confidence gaining I finally opened one and making new printables every week or two. Below is the current sampling in my shop, check it out!
I love a sale just like any other girl, and Sephora was having a 20% off sale back in December. Among the sale selection I saw this Bite Beauty Lipstick Duo in Marmalade and Confection and thought what a great opportunity to try a new brand without spending a lot money. They are essentially mini lipsticks which can turn some people off but then I think to myself, “how often do I actually use up a lipstick?”.
Both of these colors are highly pigmented and glide on the lips smoothly. The only thing I would have to complain about is the staying power and how they feel like the dry out my lips towards the end of the day. I would definitely say applications throughout the day are needed. But since it was $8, I really can’t complain! If your wanting to try out new products, be sure to wait for the sale on sale at Sephora.
Eyebrows have been my little OCD habit that I shamelessly indulge in. From the time I knew how to say eyebrows I have played with, shaped, destroyed, tried to fix them. Only within the last two years did I discover Anastasia Beverly Hills and its power to transform eyebrows with several products that have launched recently. I have stayed with my Dipbrow for about two years now (review on that later…) and I swear by the power of how well groomed eyebrows can make a person go from hotmess to just hot. I have been using though a little rinky-dink brush I purchased in a kit of brushes which has served me well, but I thought an upgrade was needed. The ABH Brush #14 has two ends; one end with a spoolie to groom hairs and the other end has a thin angled brush to create fine lines that mimic hairs. Both sides are pretty soft yet retain their shape after many uses and at $18, I would say its a fair price for any eyebrow connoisseur. I will be posting a video soon on how to use this weapon of #fleekness.
Every girl wants her makeup to be flawless throughout the day, night, and maybe even next day depending. I have to say this Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray lasted through a New Year’s Eve night which consisted of working in finance during year end (aka the one year of your life where you reevaluate every possible situation that lead to pursuing a career in finance), a two hour commute on the most ratchet public transportation system, getting half a beer spilt on your cheek/hair, 2 creepy men basically spitting onto while talking (since all decency goes out the window at that point, including your salivation control), lots of kisses between college roommates, and through the least restful sleep I have gotten in my 23 years of life. The only thing that made me question this product was when I first spritzed it all over, it had an odd alcohol-like drying quality that actually made my face feel super warm/cold but not in the way alcohol in beauty products usually do. All weird vibes aside, run to Sephora and grab this.
Until my next post.
After watching hours of Nikki Tutorials on Youtube, I finally decided to take the plunge and try out the heavily raved about Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. At $24 it’s a pretty penny for a liner so I was expecting some magic. Whatever kind of magic Kat Von D put in this product really did meet my expectations…
The actual applicator is a felt pointed tip that will provide various weights of line depending on your mood. The product dried extremely fast and lasted almost to the point where I even thought I just tattooed liner on (public service announcement: NEVER GET PERMANENT MAKEUP. You’ll just look like a wrinkled clown when your older). But the actual color of the product was the most amazing, its a true matte, jet black. Though I’m pretty sure I could find something similar at a much lower price, the product (for now) will be my go to for perfect jet black winged liner.
Until my next post.