I’m still loving my bright lipsticks for spring but the past 2 weeks I’ve routinely been reaching for my more neutral lipsticks. My 2 favorite at the moment are Mac’s Blankety and Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipstick in shade 113. Blankety is slightly more pink and 113 has more of a peach tone. At first I was a little put off by the scent of the Kate Moss lipstick but the color is so pretty I can get over it. The lipgloss I am obssesed with wearing over both of these is a Forever21 lipgloss called Banana Split. This is the perfect creamy pink nude shade to finish off your pout and the best part is it only costs 1.80! If you can’t find it at the store, it is still available on the Forever21 website here . It’s called Dusty Pink in the swatches, and I am buying multiple backups because I don’t want to ever run out! Check out swatches below:
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After trying out the new Rimmel ScandalEyes Show Off mascara I have mixed feelings about it. I really liked the intensity and drama from the original ScandalEyes mascara but the brush for that particular formula was a little hard to work with. This newer version has a much more user-friendly brush but unfortunately the formula doesn’t have the same impact.
This product gives very pretty definition and volume but I really have to layer it and apply multiple coats to get the look I want. I purchased the shade extreme black but I feel like this is definitely not a dark black mascara. The domed tip is great for shaping and reaching every little lash but I wish the actual mascara was darker black and a slightly wetter formula.
Another wierd thing I have found after using this a few times is I feel like it disappears throughout the day. It doesn’t smudge or flake but when I look at myself a few hours after application my lashes just seem to look blah. Where did the product go? I have no idea, but my lashes definitely don’t look as pretty as when I first applied.
Below is just a quick picture of the mascara on my lashes.
Overall, I don’t think this is a mascara I will repurchase again.
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I’ve been interested in trying out some products from the Mario Badescu skin care line and thought this gentle scrub would be a good introduction to the line. This product contains chopped almonds and corn meal to gently slough away dry skin and honey and almond oil help retain moisture. This product has a lovely smell and makes my skin so smooth and soft after use. They suggest using this 2-3 times a week so I find it’s easiest to work into my skin care routine by using it in the shower. Not only do I apply this to my face I also use it along my decollage and shoulders to buff away dirt and dead skin. I’ve been using quite a few serums and products containing salicylic acid and wrinkle reducers so I’m really loving how gently and refreshing this product is on my skin. Sometimes I get so caught up in the hype of fancy face washes and masks that I forget how wonderful a simple and natural product can work and feel. The packaging and branding for Mario Badescu isn’t particularly pretty or interesting and I think that’s why I always overlook it, but I’ll definitely be purchasing more products soon!
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Since January I’ve lost 26 lbs, pretty happy about that , but the past month I’ve really hit a plateau and haven’t lost a thing in about 3 weeks.
So, I’m starting a 6 week challenge for myself with a small goal to lose at least 10 more pounds by May 27th. I’m going to incorporate my Green Smoothies back into my diet and morning and evening gym sessions at least 4 times a week. My gym sessions usually consist of 30 minutes of cardio and then strength training.
I use the myfitness pal app to track my excersise and diet, my username is hollyelizzabeth, add me if you use the app too!
In preparation for the gym I updated my music playlist, these songs really help me get through my cardio:
Passion Pit: Take A Walk
Rita Ora: RIP
M83: Midnight City
Swedish House Mafia: Save the World
Childish Gambino: Heartbeat
Calvin Harris: Sweet Nothings
Matt and Kim: Daylight
Macklemore: Can’t Hold Us
Imagine Dragons: Radioactive
Justin Timberlake: Mirrors
Bring Me The Horizon: Can You Feel My Heart
Bring Me The Horizon: Crooked Young
One Republic: Feel Again
Of Monsters and Men: Mountain SoundRead More