Welcome to another favorites post! I’m excited to share with you the few things I’ve tried this month that I’ve really enjoyed.
I say few because I didn’t get to try much. However, there are a few things I know I love enough to share with you!
12-PACK CELAVI ESSENCE FACIAL SHEET MASKS | $10.95
MORPHE 35M BOSS MOOD ARTISTRY PALETTE | $25
I’d be lying if I said I went in to Ulta with the desire for this particular palette. In fact, I was actually hoping I’d find a James Charles palette. Alas, there were none in stock.
However, I was so excited to start playing with the palette, and I’m lowkey in love with it. There are plenty of both matte and shimmer shades. Both are super pigmented. I’ve never had a nicer brand eyeshadow palette. Most of the palettes I have are either the Ulta brand, or a drug store brand. I loved that I didn’t have to pack on the color as hard. I’m looking forward to getting the James Charles palette, though. I've already played with the brown and red shades, and I'm pumped to dive in to the purples and greens! Wish me luck!
LAC MATTE LIPSTICK SHADE: STARLET | $1
Whenever you find that "magical" lip color that you can't live without, it can be hard to give it a break. But, I've recently started wearing this lipstick, which I'm pretty sure Jonathan bought for me as an advent calendar gift when we did our little challenge this past Christmas.
I just really like the red shade and the lipstick is truly matte, which I appreciate. It just goes to show that you can find great options anywhere, even at the dollar store!
“US” MOVIE | TICKET PRICE
I think that some people are giving this movie hate because they don’t understand it. The message is a little more buried than the one that was presented in his movie, “Get Out.” However, I really enjoyed the movie and thought that it had some valuable themes and lessons. If you’re interested, check out Monday’s post where I dissect some of the themes and symbolism I found in the movie. There will be spoilers though, so go get your tickets and check it out quick!
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN APRIL
- Purchasing ColourPop’s Dr. Facilier Collection. It is a small kit that comes with a lipstick, lip gloss, and a highlighter. They have one for each of the big villains (save a few, of course).
- Purchasing Tarte’s Sugar Rush skincare kit, especially the star factor cleansing brush. I felt the brush when I was in Ulta, but they were out of stock, so I didn’t get to get one this time around.
- Good Friday/Easter because I will have a long weekend to hopefully spend with family or give back to the community.
What did you love from this month? Share your products, services, and entertainment ideas below so we can all check them out!
I was sick of plucking unruly hairs and, although my facial hair was blonde, I felt like I had much more of it than the average woman.
This photo to the left doesn't have much of a focus point but, if you look closely, you can see the tiny and numerous blonde/white hairs around my jawline. I really hated this because my preference is to remove hair. If it wasn't this thick, I probably wouldn't have even bothered with it. I just want to stress that it was ME who didn't like having this much facial hair, not anyone making fun of me or telling me I should get rid of it.
I also want to stress that what you do with your facial hair is your choice. This post isn't me telling you that you have to remove it to feel or look beautiful. This is just what I prefer, and that should be OK for me!
THE RESULTS/HOW IT FEELS
Please excuse the un-made bed in the background and take a look at my jawline now. You likely see some stray hairs that I may have missed but, for the most part, there is far less hair on my face.
My skin mostly feels really soft, and I don't necessarily feel the pricklies that you feel after a few days without shaving your legs. That's probably because facial hair is a lot less coarse than other hairs, so it won't come back as think as leg hair does.
I am planning on doing a face mask tonight to see if my face feels more moisturized now that the hair is out of the way!
HOW I DID IT
I feel like this method worked for me rather well. To start with, I used Nair hair remover cream for the face. To use this, you simply apply a thick coat of the cream to your face, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and wash it off. It works like regular Nair, but it is for your face.
I then used this $10 facial hair shaver to remove hair in areas that I didn't apply Nair, mainly on my neck and closer to my mouth and eyebrows.
The Nair does kind of burn, and adding lotion to it will make it burn a bit at first, but it will subside after a few minutes. Your face will feel naked, because it is, and it will be smoother.
I've added the link to the products I want so you can check them out for yourself! Check out my list here:
This can be the perfect stocking-stuffer for the person in your life who LOVES to pamper themselves or take good care of their skin.
I prefer sheet masks, so this year, I'm asking for a 12 pack of the Celavi Essence Facial Paper Face Masks! I like them best because they don't have to dry like peel-off masks or clay masks!
2ND GENERATION ECHO DOT
FOLDING TV TRAY TABLE
Jonathan and I have a chair in our room that I like to sit in sometimes, but it is really hard for me to use my laptop in the chair because it sits so low on my lap.
To fix this, I want to get a TV Tray Table like the one from Amazon. This will raise it up to where I can reach it and allow me to use my wireless mouse!
A LABEL MAKER
I know this seems weird, but I really want a label maker this year! I found the DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker on Amazon. I feel like this will help me organize I bit better and label things legibly!
HIGH-QUALITY DSLR CAMERA
At my job, I use my camera often. But, it isn't MY camera. It belongs to my place of work. I really want my own camera, but this is always a big-ticket item. I've been told by many of my photographer friends that you should always try to buy the camera body new, which is the expensive bit, and try to find inexpensive used lenses.
AN EARRING HOLDER
I currently use a jewelry box to store my earrings and things. I recently inherited a nicer box with different smaller compartments and a place to hang my necklaces. However, I'd like to get something like the Mango Steam Jewelry Organizer for Christmas. It just keeps the earring pairs together well and will keep me from searching for matches all morning when I'm getting ready!
Black History Month
Civil Rights Movement
National Women's Day
Save A Life
Stop The Bleed
The Ingham Family
The Opinionated One
The Pioneer Woman
Things I Love
What I Learned
Year In Review