The Daily: January 31st, 2022

Good afternoon my darlings. Have you ever had a weekend that was exactly what you needed it it be? That was my weekend. I’ll admit the suddenly freezing Saturday wasn’t exactly to my taste, but everything worked out well. I had the quiet time to read and relax. I started the set up of my green house for early seed planting and then I got to spend time with my baby.

On Sunday when it was warmer we even went hiking on the trail in the Great Smoky National Park. It was great, and we didn’t really see anyone. It was like we had the entire woods to ourselves. Which was nice. Then we came home, and thawed out while I made some homemade pizza. The dough takes about two hours so we were well thawed.

I have to admit, I like pizza in all forms. There are very few pizzas I have tried that I didn’t like. And we have a really great pizza place near us. But occasionally I really like to make my own. There is just something about it that I really just enjoy. Plus may babydoll reacts like a delighted three year old when ye gets to put whatever toppings on his pizza that he wants. He went meat -tastic with shavings of left over homemade meatballs, peperoni and Italian sausage. I went with red onions and mushrooms. I like to use a mandolin to get the onions super thin and then chop them up a little so when I bite the pizza I am not dragging the entire onion ring off o the slice. I just find it nicer to eat that way. And since I was making it for myself I did exactly that.

After a day tromping around in the cold mountain air, the homemade pizza was perfect.

All in all it was an almost perfect weekend. I felt rested and ready to face the week. I’m not sure how long that feeling will last, but I am holding on to it as long as possible.

Today’s Look:

Primer: Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Primer

Foundation: Elf Acne Fighting Foundation

Bronzer: Viseart Bronze Noix Bronzer

Blush: Bare Minerals Bounce and Blur Blush

Powder: bare Minerals Mineral Veil Setting powder

Highlight: jecca blac glow drops in Champagne

Eyeshadow: Natural Oasis Palette from BareMinerals

Mascara: YSL Effect Faux Cils Mascara

Lips: Gen Nude lip gloss in Sincerity from BareMinerals

Today was a light kind of makeup day and I’ll be honest it was sort of a bare minerals day. I picked up the Natural Oasis palette when I stopped into TJ Maxx and this was my first time trying it. Everything else just went along with the palette.

Today I used the light brown shade and the white shade and I think the look turned out nice and casual. which is sort of what I was going for. I just really wanted a light makeup day. I think that this palette may end up being a more natural look. There is one bright green shade that I am looking forward to trying but that is for another day. The brown was not very pigmented. But it did go on very easily with no real streaking or patchiness. I didn’t really try to build it up so that will be another test. But for a natural look it did well. As did all of the other products. I picked out the Jecca blac to go with today as my highlighter because it really is less of a highlight and more of a skin enhancer.

A little bit blurred into the skin in key areas really just makes the skin look a little glowy. It is subtle and really good for low makeup days. I know you can put it all over your face, but for me that is a bit of over kill. I think my face ends up looking a little greasy if I do that. However if you stick to a few areas, it blends in beautifully and subtly. It neve looks like a streak of highlighter with the way it blends. I know they make several shades but for me and my skin tone the champagne shade is the way to go.

The only product i wasn’t terribly thrilled about was the YSL mascara. while it is great for a low key day since it really only darkens the lashes on most other days it would be a disappointment. The small sample sized tube I have is almost empty though so I will use it and then let it go without repurchasing.

And that was my makeup look today. I chose products that will just give me a light makeup look and I was very happy with the outcome. It is a day of me working at home by myself with only a few phone calls and no in person meetings. Which means how I look is irrelevant to anyone else. I also think my low key look was inspired by too much glitter last week. Some days, you just don’t want to fight the glitter. this was one of those days.

And now my darlings it is back to work for me. I am looking forward to giving this small eyeshadow palette a good test this week. While I love Bare Minerals products, this is the first of their eyeshadow that I’ve tried and I look forwards to spending some time with it. For now though, I need to spend sometime with the paperwork. Have a great rest of Monday.

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