Hahaha good Friday, lovelies! I dunno about y’all, but this has just been a week and I am incredibly glad it’s Friday. Not only have we had unpleasant weather, I’ve had awful flares AND I was plagiarized. I got so excited yesterday, looking at all the views I racked up … then I realized the views were mostly me, grabbing links to address the nastiness that happened. Sigh … ahhhh Life, I see you … you funny beast! If ever there was a lesson in humility, it’s been this entire week. And that’s okay … obviously this was a lesson Life thought I needed. I didn’t need to be slapped quite so hard in the face, though. I can grasp subtlety, for future reference.
Yesterday’s posting was supposed to be my Ipsy and Birchbox unboxing. Of course, I cannot find that stuff anywhere! Also, I was on my laptop, literally all day, researching copyright information and violations, ways to make my blog less easily copied, etc. I’m also too trusting of a soul, apparently, and I forget the world is full of selfish, heartless people. They aren’t all like me, or you.
So, instead of making myself crazy looking for everything I need for that post, I thought I would post a little haul from e.l.f. I dunno about you guys, but I LOVE their makeup and most of their skin care products. Their eyeshadows and blushes are very well pigmented, lip products are outstanding, foundations are incredible (mostly lol). You get the picture. I honestly don’t know how they do it at their price point.
The first product I am loving is the hydrating gel mist. It’s such a confusing product!! It’s quite thick in the bottle, but it sprays out wonderfully and it somehow transforms into a more water-like product, once it hits the skin. My parched cheeks are in love so far!
The eye shadow is the Island Breeze palette from the new Ultra Pigment Cushion line of shadows. I’m not real sure why it’s called a cushion shadow, because it’s not at all similar in formula to cushion correctors or foundations. It’s definitely powder. It is buttery and soft, but not cushion-y. The website says they melt into a cream, and have a dewy finish. I didn’t see any of that happening on my hand. The satin finishes are not all that pigmented, as you can see from the finger swatches, The shimmer shades, though, are incredible. The shade closest to my knuckles is the silvery one, first on the bottom row. I swatched totally backwards haha I figured we all know what black liquid liner looks like, so I didn’t swatch. (Please disregard the fact that it looks like I have no fingers in these swatches. My nails are in terrible shape this week haha and no one wants to see that mess.)
The blush/bronzer duo is called St Lucia and I think it will go really well with my skin tone. The blush is a peachy tone, which I don’t normally go for, but it just looks really pretty! And can we talk about this liquid highlighter real quick?? I’m not sure how this will work on top of powder or foundation, or if it will even show up under those things. Mercy, it’s beautiful, though!!
Finally, we have some lippies! The first is part of their new matte liquid lipstick line, in Wine Tour. The color is just gorgeous, and it’s not streaky, which can be tough for darker shades. The other is a lightly pigmented lip balm with SPF 15. This would be a great on-the-go lippie to keep in your purse to ensure you have some sun protection on your lips. It’s easy to forget that our lips need protection, too, and lipsticks won’t do it. I think this shade is light enough that you could put it on under other lippies, and it won’t alter the shade too much. It is pretty sheer, once applied. I went a little crazy in the swatch so you could see the color, which is listed as pink. Hmm, ya don’t say haha
Also, for my budget bougie peeps out there … Nordstrom is having their anniversary sale, starting today and running through August 6. Lots of fantastic deals in beauty! Some products are nearly half off!! The link I added goes straight to the beauty section of the sale. I looked through it this morning and there may be a few things in my cart hahahaha Prices go up August 7. Don’t miss out on this awesome sale!
I think that’s all I have in me for today, lovelies. Let’s cross our fingers that next week will be a quiet, calm, peaceful week. No flares, no thievery. Just you and me, trying to get through this life as best we can, with the cards we’ve been dealt, and looking great while we’re doing it!
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