The Daily: August 31st, 2021

Ah my darlings we have reached the end of the month. I don’t know why the end of the month always turns into a train wreck of last minute projects and a scramble to get things done, yet somehow, it always does. This month is no exception. In fact I think it might be worse because it is the end of August. Not only is the month ending but it feels as though summer is as well.

I know the heat will not really break for another few weeks, but today it is raining. The temperatures are only in the 70s instead of the 90s and it feels like autumn is don’t it’s best to sneak in under cloud cover. Each year I have great plans i want in place before autumn arrives and each year it takes me a bit by surprise. I always plan to be further ahead than I actually am.

At least with the rain there is no temptation for a walk. The park has already flooded and become impassable. And we have at least another day of this if the weathermen are correct. So even if it prohibits the walking, it is keeping me locked down at my desk and checking off the things that need to be done at months end and beginning. So that’s sort of nice. And I’ll try to work in some weights and yoga this afternoon when I need a break from sitting at the desk.

Mostly because I know i won’t be able to sit still all day. It is the change that comes from routine exercise. As hard as it is to get started incorporating exercise into your routine, after a while your body starts getting fidgety if you skip it. I still regard things like the gym as necessary evils, and have no idea how it is that some people truly enjoy the gym. Power to them actually, I wish sometimes that I was one of them. But I am not. The gym is a chore like any other. But it is not one I have to face today. In fact i have been taking a break from the gym lately due to rising infection rates in my area. Hence the reason my normal work out got rained out today. But I will sneak in some yoga and watch my calories, so it shouldn’t be too big a set back.

Today’s look:

Primer: Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Primer

Foundation: Pretty Vulgar Cool AF Lava Water Foundation

Blush/Bronze/highlight: Real Her Ultimate Glow Getter Cheek Trio

Powder: No 7 Perfect Light Pressed powder

eyeshadow: real Her dreams so Big Eyeshadow Duo

Lips: Milk Makeup Lip and Cheek Tint

Mascara: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Setting Spray: Farsali Rose Gold Face Mist

I’ll be honest, today I grabbed the Porefessional and Pretty Vulgar products partially because they were still out from yesterday and partially because I really liked using them yesterday. They are both great products and I didn’t have a problem using them two days in a row. Everything else was more or less chosen because I didn’t really want to think about it.

I know the Real Her cheek Trip works well and easily, the Marc Jacobs mascara is one of my favorites and the No 7 remains my favorite pressed powder. The Milk Makeup lip and cheek stain I really like only on my lips and I hadn’t used it in a while so I decided it would be nice to use today.

The Real Her Eyeshadow duo I am still coming to terms with. While I love the Real Her palette, this is the first eyeshadow I have tried from the brand Real Her. It is a nice duo with a brown shade and a pink shimmer. It is not highly pigmented, but it is buildable. The matte shade needs to be tapped off after you dip a brush in to avoid fall out, but if you tap the brush then there isn’t a lot of fall out during application. The shimmer is subtle with a dry brush. I haven’t tried it with a wet brush, but I will to see if it is improved. thus far there is little fall out from the shimmer either.

Over all today was more about doing my make up quickly and simply with products I know and like. I just couldn’t resist the eyeshadow at the end. Not terribly exciting I know, but I do like knowing what products I reach for when I need something consistently good Pretty much all of these products fall into the reliable category.

But now it is back to work for me today. The rain is falling pretty heavily now and I am determined to clear off this stack of paperwork before the new month/season starts in the morning. Wish me luck.

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