The Daily: July 6th, 2021

Do you know, it honestly didn’t occur to me until yesterday that yesterday was a holiday. And that I was supposed to be elsewhere. I worked until about eleven yesterday and then my babydoll reminded me that we were supposed to be going to a picnic in the park followed by an evening barbeque and fireworks display.

Apparently everyone went to the city sponsored fireworks on Sunday but couldn’t resist playing with their own on Monday.

My baby was concerned as nothing had been assembled for wither event so I raced through making a picnic lunch and then set up a side for the barbeque. Luckily someone else was grilling.

And so yesterday featured no daily post as I didn’t get home until quite late.

It was a nice day though. I think that because so many gatherings were skipped last year, every opportunity has become an EVENT. I don’t mind going all out for an event but it does make me a little scared to contemplate New Year’s Eve 2022. People will either get things out of their system or release the festivity in nearly toxic waves.

But that is six months away so perhaps things will have settled down at least a little bit. I needless to say did not make it to the gym yesterday. Today is not a gym day, but I did manage to get a walk in this morning. As the rest of the morning was spent catching up from things missed yesterday, I feel like today sort of slid by in a rush.

I did manage to take a few minutes of quiet time to put on my makeup today. It was actually a nice break.

Today’s Look:

Primer: GlamGlow Supermattify Primer

Foundation: Ciate London Extraordinary Foundation

Bronzer: Marc Jacobs Hi Fi Filter duo (I used it as both bronzer and powder today)

Blush: Floss Lip and Cheek Duo (Used for both Lip and cheeks today)

Highlighter: Jecca Blac Glow Drops in Champagne

Eyeshadow: Otherworldly palette by Fluide

Mascara: Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Magnet Mascara

Today I knew I was trying out a new primer so I picked up my favorite foundation, the Ciate London Extraordinary. The color is perfect for this time of year and my skin tone and it is lightweight enough that I don’t feel it. It is rapidly becoming my go-to foundation actually.

Tis was my first experience with the GlamGlow Primer. I was surprised that it was gray in tone and it oddly smells of licorice. I’m going to have to look into it a bit more. I suspect there is licorice root extract in it due to the scent and I suspect the color might be due to charcoal. It is mattifying and thus far it is doing a good job keeping down the shine. I’ll have to play with it a bit more before I make my final decision.

I am liking the Jecca Black Glow drops and the Benefit Cosmetics Magnet mascara more and more each time I use them and plan to keep both around. The Magnet Mascara is a sample size and it is running low. I just need to figure out if I like it more than Bad Gal Bang or if i should just switch between the two when I make my next mascara purchase. I actually need to do a mascara inventory soon. I have several that need to go, but I also have several in my to try out drawer that I need to rotate in.

Today was the second time using the Otherworldly Eyeshadow Palette and I was very impressed with it. I went for the more staid colors today, mostly. I used a sort of reddish toned brown with the darker brown on top and a yellowy orange shimmer on the inner corner. I avoided the purple glitter. While the purple glitter had a lot of fall out, I didn’t have much of a problem with any other shade. The colors applied well and blended easily. I didn’t even need too dampen the brush when applying the shimmers. I’m sure they would be brighter if I did, but I only wanted a little hit of color instead of something blinding.

And then there is the Floss lip and cheek. I really like it on my cheeks. It is a nice blendable cream blush. I don’t like it on my lips. The color is a light pigment, which is nice, but it feels very waxy and leaves lip prints everywhere.I think this is going to remain a cheek product and not a lip one. I don’t actually mind that. I have several stick blush and lip duos but thus far all of them have been really nice on the lips and a failure on the cheeks. It is actually nice to have this one be the reverse.

And that is my look today. I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. I’ll be continuing my test of the primer and eyeshadow, but for initial performances, both seem to be doing well.

Vichy USA- ACD

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