Hello lovely readers, I hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected with the current times we are living in.
There is not much going on around here to really report. My Wife and Kid were able to come home near the end of may after having to look after my Mother-In-Law and we have settled back into as much of a normal routine as can be expected at this point.
With the Kid being back home there is not much chance to dress at this point. We have no active cases in our city but we are still being very, VERY picky where we let the kid go due to the fact that both my Wife and Mother-In-Law now have health issues, so it would be a very bad idea to have a case of this enter into the house.
On the upside restrictions have been mostly lifted around these parts but we are required by law to wear a mask when entering into any business which is completely fine by me seeing as I have to wear one at work whenever I enter a customers house so it’s not a big deal really. But opening stores means I can go shopping again, something I have sorely missed.
I figured now would be a good time to post some of the haul I have been picking up since before the whole COVID19 thing and after.
1. Olay Cleanse Gentle Foaming Cleanser
This was purchased in April while I was out grocery shopping. Seeing as I was dressing a lot more meant I was shaving way more and a lot closer than I normally do. I added this to my routine to see if it would help cut down on the pimples that would form after. This mixed with the Olay toner seemed to be working really good at lowering the amount I was seeing after I shaved. The easiest way I found to integrate this into my routine was to shave, use this in the shower then toner after getting out before moisturizing.
2. Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion
This was purchased at the same time as the facial cleanser. Partly out of a little nostalgia and the fact that I had more than enough time to really start a new nighttime routine whilst I was home alone every night for like 2 months. I can clearly remember the original bottles of this stuff from when I was a kid and I just had to try it. It’s not too bad but I don’t think I like it as much as my Olay Complete.
1. Maybelline Fitme! Pressed Powder
Picked this up for some quick fixes when I am dressed. I have oily skin and it takes it toll on my makeup. I find that after a few hours I need a slight touch up and this seems to do the trick. It has a nice little storage area underneath the powder to keep your sponge separated when not in use. So far I have been really happy with all the Fitme! products I have tried over the last 2 years, I just wished I had tried them a lot sooner.
Easily one of my most favorite things about my whole makeup routine since I have had time to practice it a lot more over the years. One of my hardest decisions of the night is which shade I will go with and then build my face around that.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks
1. 166 Copper Charge (Cream)
I really have a soft spot for pearl or metallic lipsticks for some reason, maybe they were popular during my formative years. Whatever the reason I always pick out some in some different shades. This one though did not really give me the color payoff I was thinking it would. I think I need to try it some more before I write this color off.
2. 233 Pink Pose (Cream)
3. 244 Pink Score (Cream)
4. 266 Pink Thrill (Cream)
I decided to go a little pink crazy. I was never really a fan of light pinks before thinking I could not pull them off, after I had tried one that other that I had picked up I really liked the look so decided to buy more to try.
5. 322 Wine Rush (Cream)
6. 665 Lust For Blush (Matte)
7. 670 Ravishing Rose (Matte)
More pinks, but in a matte finish.
8. 691 Rich Ruby (Matte)
CoverGirl Exhibitionist Lipstick
1. 515 Love Me Later (Metallica)
Again with a couple more frosted lipsticks, but to my surprise this one had a way better pay off than the Maybelline one in my opinion. It’s been a while since I purchased any CoverGirl lipstick because one of the last few I bought was very staining to the lips and was hell to remove.
2. 525 Ready or Not (Metallica)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
1. 017 Crushed Rubies (Matte)
This is one of the new Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes Lipsticks. I was really happy with the colors and the feel of the last line of matte’s that they had and can’t wait to get a chance to try this color out.
2. 625 Iced Amethyst (pearl)
3. 755 Bare It All (Creme)
4. 770 Dramatic (Creme)
5. 775 Super Red (Creme)
Revlon Super Lustrous The Gloss
1. 200 Crystal Clear
I had tried lip gloss years ago and decided then I really hated it. There is nothing worse than a feeling of something constantly being stick on your lips and that’s what you get with gloss.
I thought to myself “Well it’s been at least 15 years since the last time I tried it, it must have changed since then, right?” nope. Still just leaves a super heavy sticky mess on the lips. Maybe I am not wearing it right.
2. 260 Rosy Future
Wet n Wild
1. 10 pan Color Icon in Rose in the Air
This is my third Wet n Wild 10 pan palette, I purchased the first 2 after I read a review that said these were really good for the price. Here in Canada they seem to retail for about $7.00 and for the amount of options you can get out of one of these I think they are really worth the money.
1. City Mini Palette in Chill Brunch Neutrals
Picked up the City Mini Palette’s (there is multiple versions) in Chill Brunch Neutrals mainly because of that dark purple and the gold shades. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or I got a bad one but there seems to be no way for me to be able to build the purple color up, it just ends up looking washed out, and that’s with me using a primer.
2. The Nudes Of New York
I am hoping I just had a bad experience with the last Maybelline eyeshadow and decided to try again with the Nudes of New York Palette. I really have so many looks I would like to try with that Fighter color on the bottom row.
3. The Burgundy Bar
Another Maybelline palette that I had my eye on for a while. The one that really drew me in was the dark color on the bottom left.
1. Wet n Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer
I was not sure that I really needed an eye primer until I decided to use my face primer on my eyes as well one night and the difference was night and day. Normally I find my eyeshadow really wears out in only a few hours as apparently, I have very oily eyelids. The primers really help to give a starter canvas for your shadows to attach too. And again Wet n Wild products will not break the bank.
2. Assorted Wet n Wild Brushes
Picked these up at a local dollar store for $1.25 each. Wet n Wild brushes from what I have read a really decent for the price. I only wish there was more selection but these are all they had.
3. Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Mascara
The last time I was out I figured I had better pick up some new mascara as my other ones are getting up there in age and should be thrown out soon. I have been very happy with a few other styles of Maybelline Mascara and decided to try out this one as well.
And in a slightly sad note, Canadian plus-size retailer Addition Elle decided that they would be closing up all of their stores and moving their sales to the sister store of Penningtons. It’s kind of a sad thing for me as the local Addition Elle was the first place I ever worked up the courage to go in and buy stuff without my wife.
The wife and I headed to the closing sale to see what we could find, but by the time we had made it there the store was already was almost picked cleaned. The wife did get a nice fall/spring jacket but the only thing really left in my size range was pantyhose, well at least it was on clearance for $2.00 which is a really good bargain seeing as it usually retails for $12.95, and there are 2 pairs in the box so I now have some extras at least.
So that’s pretty much everything I have picked up since sometimes in January. COVID put a real damper on the shopping but at least we are getting back to something like normal.
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