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

Mini Update

Mini Update

HEEEELLLOOOOOOO!!!!

Sorry I’ve been neglectful. I finally got a job offer and am now scrambling to get a place to live since it requires moving. I’m super excited, but also terrified hahaha

OK, so I’ll be a little in and out here because of this, but I’ll try not to fall off the face of the earth.

I went ahead and tried to apply the ELF foundation, I purchased previously, with a foundation brush. I have not had great luck in the past with using a brush – Kat Von D was really hard for me to get in with a brush and the Fenty I think I was too afraid to go for it with one. Don’t yell at me about Kat Von D…..I had no idea there was so much BS flying around her. AND her products have seemed pretty solid *insert shrug here* I actually never go into the companies and back stories of makeup before…I just took joy in trying new stuff. Of course now that I am older I actually try and pay attention.

The ELF foundation applied SO well with a brush. I used a BH Cosmetics foundation brush I’ve had for some time. I was wary cause the brush seemed small, but no problem at all. So that is another plus in the ELF bank. It is a little sheer though BUT that could also be because I don’t use a ton and I might have a shade too light/pink. I’m 26 and STILL trying to figure out how to pick a foundation shade haha

ALSO! Thank you all so much for reading 🙂

 

Health Check In

Health Check In

Hey hey! So I’ve been pretty stressed and depressed lately, but I’ve not let that derail me from eating well. I’ve also started exercising again.

I think this has helped me get out of my funk… Life has been odd and I’m a sensitive person haha

I know I’m not doing it perfect, but I’m trying to be more balanced.

I’ve cut back on coffee (I drink it black).

I cut out sugar, dairy, most meat, and bread. I eat a lot of yams, eggs, and veggies. My body is pretty happy haha I drink a lot of peppermint tea, hot water and lemon, and just plain old water. On occasion some almond milk. I like to treat myself to bubbly waters, kombucha, and cold pressed juices 🙂

I do some gentle yoga, band work, and walk/ play ball with my dog. I eat meals based on the amount of exercise too. On the weekend I have a treat and I don’t feel sick after now because I’m not over indulging.

Life in general has improved. My clothes fit better and people are seeing a difference. Which is neat because I haven weighed myself in months… I’m gauging it simply by how I feel and how my clothes fit and not getting in a trap of “what does the scale say????” I get discouraged quickly that way.

Anyways I’m trying to take control of my life and it’s working. I read things that feed my inner man and I feed my physical man sunshine and raw veggies.

My whole self is improving 🙂 It really is a mind over matter battle and you have to take it one day at a time. I’ve done this before and I know I can do it again… and maintain. It’s important to me to get healthy and stay healthy.