Hey guys! I'm back! And I've accumulated some interesting things to blog about.
First of which is consumer sizing. That is, doesn't it seem like everyone is downsizing everything and you're still paying the same price for it? I think the most obvious example I see is ICECREAM! They shrunk the boxes and it's still the same price! I remember reading a fellow blogger's post about MAC palette swatches and she said that this year's palette is smaller than previous years. Who wants to pay the same price for less stuff? As if inflation doesn't already screw us! Anyhoots, so I've been using the Neutrogena oil-free makeup remover for a while now, I'm up to my third bottle. A few months ago, I bought a spare (I keep lots of spares of stuff around hehe). I was really surprised to see they downsized the bottle! Previously, for 5.5 ounces at Target, it was 5.29, the last time I bought it, it was 3.8 ounces at 4.99. Sure it costs a little less, but by unit price, it was definitely more (about an extra 30 cents per ounce)! I'm finally getting around to using it now and I still can't believe it's so tiny!
This is a recent buy - a boar bristle brush! I read about them on a blog a few weeks ago and I did some outside research as to getting one. I always thought Mason Pearson was the only one that made boar bristle brushes but I was wrong! I think this is realllllly good for people with fine, oily hair. I've been using this for the past two weeks and it has definitely made my scalp less oily. It basically properly redistributes the oils from your scalp to the tips of your hair. It supposedly makes your hair shiny with more use. I got mines at a local beauty store for 10 bucks. It's definitely not a Mason Pearson but I'll live :)
I got this for pimples! It's actually for chicken pox, but it's also the main ingredient in the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion so I had to try this generic version especially since it's only 5 bucks. My verdict? I'm not sure if it works; I don't get cystic, painful pimples, which is what I think the MB Drying Lotion and Calamine in general can alleviate. I tried it twice but it wasn't on the type of pimple that needed "drying" so I don't know if it works. I would recommend this for acne, not so much for pimples. I read a bunch of forums that say it realllly does wonders. Plus, Calamine is good to have around for irritations and itching.
I got my Sephora Steal of the Month! Thanks to Ahleesa, I went to the nearest Sephora to grab it! I was excited to get it, but when I opened it, I was ehhhh. The colors are matte and they wouldn't look particularly nice alone on the eyelid.
But anyhoots, I bought it for the function, it's "creaseless cream shadow" - so I used it as a base. I have to say it is definitely a steal - very good for just 5 bucks a piece. I used it last night and it kept the eyeshadows from muddling for a good 6-7 hours, the same as TFSI. The texture is very nice too. Definitely worth grabbing! It's a steal compared to TFSI and UPDD.
Here is a purple EOTD I did using the Benefit cream shadow - it works really well and texture -wise feels like UPDD more so than TFSI.
I also grabbed my birthday present from Sephora teehee, picked it up even though it's not my brithday till next Thursday.