Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Lovin'

Sorry for the cornball title, but I just couldn't resist...

I've neglected my blog with really no excuse.  When your husband and best friend are both wondering when the next post is going to happen then maybe it's time to get typing. Truthfully I've been exhausted lately, work has really done a number on me.  Anyone else feeling the pressure?  We have a mini vacation planned this month and I'm so ready!  I'll have a summer updates post up soon so I can fill you in on the fun things R and I have been doing - so far I've been living it instead of blogging it.  For now I'll post a few of my Summer favorites..there have been quite a few.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in light.  An oldie but a goodie.  I've returned to this concealer for summer, it's lighter and has a bit of a brightening affect.  I've been so slack on my self tanning so bronzing and brightening are absolutely necessary.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess.  My beloved Nars bronzer has officially bit the dust and after finishing two of them, I thought I'd give another product a try.  I like this one so much more!  It's not for contouring but I really don't do that anyway, this gives the face a fantastic glow and it shows up so much better than Nars on my skintone.  And I'm paperwhite...just sayin'.  I always liked that Nars didn't make me look muddy but it also didn't give me the punch of bronze that I wanted.  I'm sold.

Mario Badescu Drying Cream.  Note this is the cream not the Drying Lotion.  It's formulated with sulfur to dry up any spots and help them heal faster.  Major score - it helps prevent scarring!  This has been on my "to try" list forever...why did it take me so long to buy it?  Word to the wise, it absolutely stinks but it gets the job done.  I only use a small amount to spot treat at night and IMO it works so much better than salicylic acid and I've never been a big fan of benzoyl peroxide because it burns my skin.

Dance Fitness with Jessica.  I've done several of her youtube dance workouts and I've enjoyed them, when I found out she was making a DVD I had to have it.  You know, for the rainy days, or the blah days, or the days when idon'twannaworkout.  She's fun.  She isn't annoying.  And she's the jam.  If you're interested but aren't sure about the price she has a preview on her website and her Youtube channel has several of her past dance routines so you can try before you buy.

It's a 10 miracle leave-in.  This is another train that I hadn't boarded yet.  Honestly the whole line felt gimmicky - truthfully how many products claim to "do 10 things" in "just one use".  I can't speak for the shampoo, conditioner, and other styling aids but the miracle leave-in with keratin does exactly what it says.  I wore my hair curly on a humid day with just the leave-in and a minimal amount of Herbal Essence hair mousse without a bit of frizz.  It reduced my drying time and helped prevent flyaways.  The only con is the price but it works better than anything else I've ever tried.

Burts Bees eye cream for sensitive eyes.  Oh my eyes, my overly sensitive, often watery, sometimes bright red eyes.  I've switched my contacts to dailies and that seems to help but I've tried to cut down on eye products in general.  I only use eye cream on my orbital bone but I've been paranoid about using harsh products near my eyes - I'm even skipping eyeliner most days.  Enter this cream..I've been using it for a few weeks and it moisturizes, helps my makeup glide on, and hasn't irritated my eyes once.

Kemps Frozen Yogurt.  Yum.  Even my husband like it, we fight over the thick fudge swirl in the Moose Tracks carton.

You're the Worst, a new show on FX, please tell me you've been watching!  It's hilarious.  Or it's my kind of hilarious at least.  R and I love it.  We were interested in the first episode because it followed another new FX show, Married.  We love both shows but this one has us rolling.  The main female characters talk to each other exactly the way my bestie and I talk to one another.  Frank, to the point, and often sarcastic.  #loveit #straightup

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