Neewwww Stuuuffff

Neewwww Stuuuffff

new b 4

Hey!

Sorry it has been a hot minute haha…

I’ve been busy/ maybe somewhat depressed… Lets not open THAT can.

 

Ok, so I have picked up a few new products and have been testing them out for a couple of weeks. The first one I may have written about before, but I’m gonna do it again.

  1. Pacifica Pineapple Flower mist -$10  This claims to fight oils and nourish the skin. It smells great! And it makes the face feel refreshed and like the oils are gone…however I have not found that it significantly helps me. I am not saying it doesn’t work though, I just think my skin might be a touch too oily OR I am not using it enough throughout the day. The truth is I use it as a setting spray and only re-apply if I am home.
  2. Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash – $9 Claims: Removes makeup, cleanses the skin, fights acne/ oil, and tones. First off… it smells like you’re washing your face with a green juice haha But the cleanser is clear. I’m not sure I’ve used it long enough to see a lot of results, but I think its a good face wash. My acne didn’t get too crazy with my period this month and my skin has felt pretty good. I do not use this to remove eye makeup, I still use Neutrogena eye makeup remover, because I’m a little gun shy about soap on the eyes. The Fourth Ray cleanser I used would slip into my eyes every time I washed my face and burned the crap out of them. I can say this one hasn’t done that yet. new b 5
  3. ColourPop So Juicy in Big Slice $7  Claims: Plumps the lips while giving you a shiny finish. I have been wanting to try the So Juicy lip glosses for a while and when their 5th Birthday bash kicked off I didn’t need a better excuse. This comes in a lovely watermelon red shade and gives the lips just enough color with a whole lotta shine. Does it plump? Not really, but it tingles.
  4. ColourPop So Juicy in Princess Cut $7  Claims: Same as above. This is a perfectly clear gloss and it looks great alone or over your favorite color.
  5. ColourPop Lippie Stix in Grunge $6 (Sale for $4.20)  Claim: Smooth matte lipstick. I am obsessed with these. Seriously the price is incredible for such an amazing lipstick. They’re smooth AF, great pigment, doesn’t fade or smear quickly, wont dry out the lips. I was nervous about Grunge because it looks so dark, but it’s actually an AMAZING color! It is a nice red-brown color and I think it really compliments my skin tone. So 90’s too haha
  6. ColourPop Lippie Stix in I Heart This Lippie $6 (sale $4.20) This has the same benefits as above, but in a lovely bright pink.
  7. ColourPop Lippie Primer $6 (sale $4.20) This is supposed to keep the lipstick in place and I think it does a decent job. I’m not disappointed with this, but I don’t think you HAVE to HAVE this in order to wear the lippie stix.
  8. ColourPop Super Shock Blush in Aphrodisiac $8 Claims: “weightless, healthy flush.” Uhhhhhh I LOVE THIS AND I AM NEVER GOING BACK! The texture is so weird and amazing.. it is super light and creamy, but not creamy creamy. It goes on smooth, builds up well, and in this awesome shade – gives the perfect flush. I was worried about a brownish blush, but DAMN it’s perfect. I was getting tired of pinks that make me look like I’m having a heat stroke or like I got hit with a child’s makeup blush. I highly recommend their super shock products and particularly this color.
  9. ColourPop By The Bushel lippie prep kit $14 (sale $12) This includes a lovely strawberry flavored lip balm and a sugar lip scrub. I love both of them! The lip balm is the best I’ve used haha It’s not gunky or waxy or whatever. It goes on so smooth and stays smooth. I feel like I’m getting real hydration.
  10. ColourPop All Star Primer $10 Claims: matte finish and minimizes pores. So, I have mixed emotions about this one. It goes on nicely and feels very smooth. BUT it doesn’t keep my makeup in place. I’m not gonna say it doesn’t work at all, but I think it doesn’t work for me. It’s about the same cost as an e.l.f. primer so give it a go and see what you think.
  11. Fourth Ray Beauty Watermelon Face Milk $10 Claims: hydration and balance skin (whatever that means) I actually really like this one. I am not sure it’s the right thing for my skin, but I do not think its bad for it either. I put it in the fridge and chill it before use which is Heavenly. It has a nice scent and feels really refreshing on the skin. I use this instead of a moisturizing lotion.
  12. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Birthday Treat $0.00 (this was a free gift as part of their birthday promotion) I wish they sold this! It’s a nice light reddish color and perfect for summer. Also the formula is amazing just like the blush.
  13. Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara $13 (I thought I paid $7 but the website says $12.99) Claims: Smudge and flake proof and false lash impersonating. I actually like this mascara and I think it is worth a try. It kind of smells like honey to me haha The formula is thicker than the e.l.f. ones I’ve been using which was a nice change, but I don’t like the applicator as much. The application isn’t as great, but the quality might actually be better. I get a pretty dramatic lash out of this and it boarders on clumpy if I’m not careful. Overall I’m pretty happy with it and I’ll probably pick it up again – I might give their other one a try too at some point. I did not have high hopes, but once again Physicians Formula has proven as a contender in the drugstore market.
  14. e.l.f. Cosmetics Shape and Stay Brow Pencil $2 Claims: Colorless wax holds brows in shape. This does do what it says, but as I wear it throughout the day the wax looses hold. I still like it for the price and since I’m not ready to jump into filling my eyebrows in again.
  15. e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeliner Pen $2 This is a pretty run of the mill eyeliner, I’m not floored nor am I disappointed. I am terrible with eyeliner so this was the right price for a practice tube haha

 

https://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-eyeliner-pen-05-fl-oz/-/A-51168122?preselect=14653404#lnk=sametab

https://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-shape-stay-brow-pencil-04oz/-/A-51246996

https://www.target.com/p/physicians-formula-organic-wear-fake-out-mascara-black-0-26oz/-/A-14514755

https://www.target.com/p/pacifica-kale-detox-deep-cleansing-face-wash-5-fl-oz/-/A-49133048

https://www.target.com/p/pacifica-pineapple-flower-oil-free-matte-mist-4-fl-oz/-/A-53461203

Watermelon

All Star Primer

By the Bushel

Big Slice

Aphrodisiac

Princess Cut

Grunge

I Heart This Lippie

Lippie Primer

Paid to Play

Paid to Play

Hey y’all!!!

I’ve been looking for a second job and it’s been a little..scary haha. We know how long it took to get the one I have now so I was worried. I’ve been applying like crazy and either getting flat out rejections or hearing nothing back.

I applied to Target and got an email saying they had nothing to offer me so I was bummed, but moved along. Well I got a call about a week or so later and they were telling me they had a temporary position open. I said I would think about it and a two weeks later they called again and said there were two permanent openings as well as the temp. I was then invited to come interview for the ones I wanted… One of them being a beauty section attendant. HOLY COW, YES!! THAT IS MY JAM!!!

I went in to interview today and they hired me on the spot! GOD IS SO GOOD! I am waiting on the background check – I’ll pass- But I’m in starting in June!

 

I’m so excited! I get to be in my favorite section and help people with something I actually know about!

Target has a pretty dang good selection so this is gonna be great for experiments!

I have an impulse order of ColourPop on the way….yeah… shopping therapy from the other day. I’m excited to check it out- two of the pieces are from their summer Birthday line.

 

99 Cent Store

99 Cent Store

So my grocery shopping routine has changed now that I am making less money than I used to. I go to the 99 Cent store first, Trader Joe’s second, and then Safeway or where ever…I’ll probably start checking Grocery Outlet soon too.

The 99 Cent Store has some awesome finds…you just have to keep checking. My favorite find so far has been a big bag of organic US grown Romaine lettuce! UGH! IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY! It was FRESH and stayed a long time – the bag had three stalks and it took time to eat up. The sell by dates my be close, but that doesn’t mean the product is bad. They seem to always have good carrots too. I’ve also picked up a big bag of fresh mint, a big box of sweet strawberries, and some celery. I’m so impressed.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m so here for eating healthy and not paying through the nose.

 

 

 

I also tried a new recipe! Broccoli, Cheddar, Quinoa Cups!

They’re easy, tasty, and portable! I saw the recipe on Facebook and couldn’t resist. The original calls for mini muffin trays, but I don’t have one so instead of “bites” I made “cups”.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/273187/baked-broccoli-cheddar-quinoa-bites/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=link_diabeticliving_recipes&utm_campaign=eatingwell_eatingwell&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=5208B1B0-6F3E-11E9-A9CF-B4F14F017A06&fbclid=IwAR1R-SLhEnoO6Unet_5iEPgIbh-qjFhrCVJUUSxQK8KhED9Hf03ZBNiSMDo

 

Mine seemed a tad under seasoned, but that could be from my lack of onion powder…I grabbed a second garlic powder when I meant to buy onion! I felt silly. Also! I buy my spices at the 99 Cent Store!

If you give these a go let me know how they turn out or if you tweaked anything!

 

qcups

 

 

Coffeeeee

Coffeeeee

 

coffeeface

 

So quick little note.

I have been making my own cold brew coffee because: 1. It’s expensive to buy everyday and 2. because it’s hot and I want my iced coffee rn.

It’s been fun and I really enjoy it with almond milk creamer…MMMM!!!

 

Anyways I was cleaning out the grounds and realized they were perfect for a scrub! I’ve been needing one too…

I used to make a scrub with coffee grounds and olive oil all the time, but its been a hot minute. This time I didn’t add anything – I just took the coarse grounds and let them stay cold. Woo! That felt so good on my hot and tired face!

I highly recommend trying this!

 

 

NorCal Beauty Expo 2019

NorCal Beauty Expo 2019

Hey guys!

So Facebook suggested an event for me a few weeks ago and all I did was click “interested” and move on. The closer it came to time the more I saw it pop up: The NorCal Beauty Expo at the Win- River Casino. Lucky for me that is only a few miles down the road! And it was free to enter and walk around. Also air conditioning.. its so hot here and my apartment gets pretty toasty.

I debated going this morning because I was feeling pretty lazy, but one of my girlfriends encouraged me to get out.

I’m glad I did. It was an enjoyable experience. The venue was small and there weren’t a million vendors, but it was plenty busy and lots to see. There were classes you could attend if you were a professional and a hair show. The only expo I have been to is the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim and its HUGE. (if you get a chance to attend…DO IT, it is amazing and like Disneyland for health…plus BAGS of samples) Its in the same place they hold NAMM. So I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. In reality it was similar just tiny in comparison. I got a swag bag as I entered (a reusable bag with the casino spa logo and a magazine and flyer) and I picked up cards and samples as I wandered. Mostly it was local business repping the brands they sell or services they offer. It was a great way to meet people and see who is who in the local salons. I’m new to town so I have no idea where to go for hair and nails.

 

I tried Bang energy for the first time at the vitamin booth… Unicorn whatever tastes gross, but I’m on board with energy that isn’t full of garbage. Well the woman said its not, but I’ll have to do more research. I played in some cheap jewelry and spoke with a woman about eyelash extensions. I found a hair care line I would like to try when money isn’t so tight, (I say this and I totally ended up buying something at another booth *insert eyeroll). The line is called Monat and Stephanie who was telling me about it was just lovely. They aren’t made with a lot of garbage ingredients and they have different things to fulfill all the different needs. Fingers crossed I win the giveaway haha

If anyone has tried it or uses it let me know! I would love to hear what you think.

I stumbled upon a local small business started by a mom and daughter called Siren. Everything is made with organic ingredients, its vegan, and food grade. The line is small with only four products, but they’re pretty awesome. There are three different scrubs and one bath salt. Y’all… they not only smell amazing, but the scrub works. She did one had and used a rose to wipe the scrub off (YES IT WAS A GODDESS EXPERIENCE THANK YOU MA’AM) which left my hand visibly brighter and healthier feeling and looking. I was sold. I’m a weak human. Anyways they had a pretty good deal running for the expo so I picked up the Rise scrub and the Restore salts. http://www.sirenscrub.com

They all smelled amazing, but I decided with summer coming I wanted the invigorating peppermint.

expo purchase

I picked up some sampled from the Rodan + Fields girl.. these people made Proactive. They have since sold that line and are now pursuing new skincare lines. I don’t really have an opinion on them since I haven’t used them yet nor am I up whats in them. But I’m here to try it out!

proactive people

Glowing seemed to be a theme because I picked up another skincare sample set with a similar name haha

sample

I know nothing about this one and I also have no opinion. They are having a nice Mother’s Day facial special so…maybe I’ll treat my stepmom haha

more-samples.jpg

I’ll let y’all know what I think of the samples soon!

I had a really fun time and I look forward to popping in next year.

 

 

meeee

I need a beauty fix

I need a beauty fix

Heeeyyyy guys

So I’m on an extreme budget now. Like I don’t know how I’m gonna make it budget.

I don’t say this to be a downer haha I know it’ll work out, but I’m not able to really purchase new products at the moment. I NEED MY BEAUTY FIX *insert crying face*

I did give in and buy another bottle of Elf foundation – I’m out and need to cover my now acne covered face…I also need to lay off the dairy. Plus I’m sweating and wearing a lot of sunscreen so….my skin is pissed.

But that’s only $6 so I guess it’s not too bad. I also splurged and grabbed a $1.97 que bella, peel off, face mask. It’s currently drying on my face. I like their masks even if they aren’t the best things in the world I could be putting on my face.

I ran out of my Fourth Ray clear skin toner stuff so I took my giant bottle of witch hazel that my step-mom “gifted” me. And dumped it and some essential oils into a the old Fourth Ray bottle. Gotta do what ya gotta do.

I’m rationing my face oil too.

Ok now real question! What face wash do y’all recommend? I am almost out and I will need to replace it soonish. I need one that will wash makeup off and be gentle and cruelty free! I’m open to suggestions! Pleeeeeaaassseeee

Check out my reaction to the face mask on my instagram story! @katiedidit26

There will be peeling off sounds! haha

Moved

Moved

Hey! I’m alive!

Job – check!

Apartment- check!

Yay!

It’s super cute and I’m so happy to have my own space!

It’s been crazy, but I’m happy it happened and is over haha

I’ve been struggling with acne lately. Not sure how much is: cheese, stress, hormones, or my face wash… I’ve been trying to be careful about dairy, but I’ve definitely had come pizza… I’ve also been a stressed. I stopped using my Fourth Ray cleaning gel and just use the toner, oil, and cream… I don’t know why, but I felt like the gel might be a factor. It’s gotten a little bette, but with all that’s going on it’s hard to tell what’s causing it. Anyways I’m always learning and figuring out how to care for my body haha

I’ll try and get my hands into something new soon! I’m itching to snatch up some new cosmetics!