Friday, November 26, 2010

Sephora Time :)

So recently I made an online purchase with sephora and was very thrilled a couple of days ago when the package arrived. First of all I have recently become obsessed with finding the perfect mascara. Although I've just been browsing because I have a tube of DiorShow that I am finishing first. I have to say that I am no longer a fan of DiorShow, it is a very different formulation from the one I remember and loved. It is wetter and I feel like it can take forever to dry and this also leads to terrible raccoon eyes (which I hate because I have terrible bags under my eyes on a regular basis). So this lead me to figure out what to buy once I was done with it (which I almost am). Instead of buying mascara and having to return it if I didn't like it, I decided to get a lash stash. The one I got was the Sephora's favorites (because it was cheapest haha). It is pictured below and contains ten mini mascara tubes.

From left to right they are: Hourglass - Superficial lash, Urban Decay - Skyscraper multi benefit mascara, Korres - Abyssinia Oil mascara, Benefit - Bad Gal Lash, Smashbox - Lash DNA, Laura Mercier - thickening and building mascara, Fresh - Supernova, Sephora - Lash Stretcher, Tarte mascara and Cargo - Lash Activator.

I think my plan of attack is to try each one for a while and then do a mini review series as I go along. But I am really looking forward to trying them all and hopefully finding something I would re-purchase.

The next things I purchased were from Boscia:

I got the Restorative Day Moisture Cream SPF 15 (on the left) and I am very excited to try this once I run out of my other Boscia day moisturizer. And the clarifying detox mask (on the right, not that you really needed me to point that out). I find myself using almost exclusively Boscia face products these days. I have very sensitive skin, and Boscia is one of the few brands that doesn't irritate it no matter what the product. Most products from other lines make my face red and it stings and is very irritated but I've never had that happen with Boscia. I am very excited to try both products. And just for good measure here is a picture of all the Boscia products I currently am using:
They are from left to right: Clear Complexion Creamy Cleanser with Botanical Blast, Willow Bark Breakout Treatment, Vital Daily Moisture SPF 15, Luminizing Black Mask and Restorative Night Moisture Cream. I know, I know, obsessed is putting it mildly. I am always like this though, I use one product, I like it and then I'm buying out the whole line (last time around it was Korres). I'm just weird like that I guess, but oh well. On a side note I got the daily moisturizer for free as part of that promotion Sephora has where you buy 4 skin products and get one free :)

This picture is pointless because you can't really tell what it is but what can I say? I'm picture happy... Anyways this is the DiorSkin Nude skin perfecting hydrating concealer in 001 Ivory by Dior. I've used it a couple of times and so far I'm not impressed and contemplating taking it back. I'm going to give it some more time and I'm currently giving it the benefit of the doubt because as I said my dark circles are akin to what you could imagine my face would look like if my son colored under my eye with black crayon. So we will see what happens. But overall I'm just really excited to have new stuff to try. Hope everyone had a marvelous Thanksgiving and a wonderful Black Friday :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Haloween Goodness (Yes I am Well aware it is November)

So I have recently (if you would say June is recent) been very lacking in the blogging department, and this is mostly due to the fact that I got a new job over the summer. Great news for my bank account, not so beueno for the bloggging. However, I am really trying to get back into it because I find it to be a great stress reliever for me and I just really enjoy it. I have a lot of things coming up that I will be blogging about because I have vacation coming up soon, one of the first may be an update on what our kitchen looks like now that we did a bit of remodeling (even though it is not finished). So be on the look out because I'm back (but don't hold me to that haha).

But I is a really quick look at our Halloween. It was a lot of fun, mostly because it was on a weekend. My husband always says that Halloween is one of those holidays that should always be the last Saturday of the month (kind of like thanksgiving). Now that I am older, we have 2 kids and I have a job, I agree with him more than ever! But never the less, it is a holiday that I love and my kids had a blast so that's all that matters :)

This was our massive trick or treating group... I joked with some neighbors that we brought the whole neighborhood at once to make it easier on them :)
Me and my baby boy aka Yoda! And yes I am rocking a Captain EO shirt! You know you want one...

Babies have it made on Halloween, especially when they get awesome views like this one (his dad is about 6'1") and don't have to walk :)

This was a neighborhood house, my older son is usually a bit of a scaredy cat so I had to take advantage when he agreed to pose here.

Anakin Skywalker (in case you weren't able to figure that out) at his best, showing off his light saber skills

The only decent picture I got of the two of them with that baby of mine running around as fast as he could.