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Weekend goodies: LUSH, Target

LUSH purchases

LUSH purchases

Yep, more purchases! It’s a more modest haul, but I got some fun things. We had beautiful weather this weekend here in Seattle and while walking around I visited Lush and Target to browse and pick up some basics.

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April 14, 2014 Hair Care, Makeup, Skincare , , , , , , , , , ,

Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation SPF 15

Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation SPF 15 ($14.95 for 1.0 fl. oz.)

Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation SPF 15 ($14.95 for 1.0 fl. oz.)

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.

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April 12, 2014 Makeup , , ,

Sephora and Ulta goodies!

Weekend purchases from Sephora and Ulta

Weekend purchases from Sephora and Ulta

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!

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April 8, 2014 Hair Care, Makeup, Skincare , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer (around $10)

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer (around $10)

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.

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April 7, 2014 Skincare , , ,

Monthly empties: March 2014

Products used up during the month of March

Products used up during the month of March

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.

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March 31, 2014 Bath & Body, Hair Care, Makeup, Skincare , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Waterfowl diaries, vol. 2

Swedish geese

Swedish geese

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.

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March 30, 2014 Just for fun ,

Kicking winter skin: L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer ($10.99 for 6.7 fl. oz.)

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer ($10.99 for 6.7 fl. oz.)

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.

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March 29, 2014 Bath & Body, Skincare , , ,

Revlon’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 collection: lipgloss in Sparks Fly and nail enamel in I’m Electro

Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Sparks Fly and nail enamel in I'm Electro for The Amazing Spider-man 2

Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Sparks Fly and nail enamel in I’m Electro for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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.

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March 28, 2014 Hands & Nails, Makeup , , , , , ,

A look at 3 Alterna products: the 10-in-1 perfector, the volume spray, and the dry shampoo

Alterna Caviar CC Cream, Alterna Bamboo 48 Hour Volume, Alterna Caviar Dry Shampoo

Alterna Caviar CC Cream, Alterna Bamboo 48-Hour Volume Spray, Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo

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.

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March 27, 2014 Hair Care , , , , ,

The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream

The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream ($20 for 1.7 oz.)

The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream ($20 for 1.67 oz.)

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.

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March 26, 2014 Skincare , , ,