Physicians Formula recently released a new serum foundation that claims to provide weightless coverage while making you look 10 years younger, which I thought sounded fun. The full name of the product is quite a mouthful: Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Spotless Foundation SPF 15.
Last week I received my 15% off Sephora and 20% Ulta cards on the same day, so I knew I’d be doing a little shopping over the weekend. After being sick for a week, I was ready to get out a little and hit both stores plus Target. I just wanted to take a moment and show you what I came home with!
I’ve been really sick for the last week so makeup fell by the wayside, but one product I continued to use everyday was this Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. This was something I picked up on clearance earlier this year and I’ve been using it as my day moisturizer. I was curious about this when I saw it marked down because the only other skincare I’ve used from Simple is their makeup removing towelettes (which I like) but I’ve generally heard good things and the brand is so widely available.
For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout March I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, body and hair care products. Keeping track helps me keep focused on using stuff up rather than just hoarding half-used containers, and it gives me the opportunity to say a few words about stuff that might have otherwise passed by without a full review.
Happy Sunday! Today I wanted to do something simple and just share the delightfully adorable images of some Nordic waterfowl. This past summer I took a vacation through Scandinavia and enjoyed a whole bunch of fun animals at Skansen, an outdoor park in Stockholm. The geese in the park were friendly and calm, and actually didn’t seem to be begging for food at all, which struck me as unusually polite and pleasant.
Self tanner is a product that I really enjoy using. I’m pale and like the sun-kissed effect, but I also enjoy using it. I think it’s because it’s such a process, and it involves spending a good amount of time scrubbing and moisturizing and hanging out trying to not touch anything. Wait, does that sound fun? Maybe a better way to put it is that it’s a pleasant evening-time pamper party. I enjoy chatting about self tanner and there are a lot of factors to consider, so fair warning: this is a wordy post.
I recently came upon the new Rio summer collection display by Revlon, which I’d been aware of but am not really drawn to, and realized that right above it was a collection by Revlon inspired by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 full of all kinds of lovely colors. The collection features 3 Super Lustrous lipglosses and 6 nail polishes, as well as some other repromoted items like Lip Butters and Highlighting Palettes.
I’ve only started trying out Alterna products in the last few months, and these three products have all been ones that I’ve received in beauty subscription boxes. So, today I thought we’d chat about ‘em. I’ve been trying out the Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Leave-In Hair Perfector, the Alterna Bamboo 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray, and the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo.
The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream is pretty much what it sounds like: a simple and nourishing nighttime moisturizer. The Body Shop says this is for all skin types, and the formulation is rich with wheat germ oil, cocoa butter, panthenol, and vitamin E.