The Daily: April 12th, 2022

Good afternoon my darlings. Today’s exercise was mostly a strange version of dodging rain showers. I think I might have actually gotten in an entire walk, but I had to do it in sections. I’d walk a little, feel a few drops and turn around and head home, generally making it before the skies opened up. Then I’d work a little while it rained and when I saw my break I took it, only to have it cut short by another cloud burst. After this last segment, the park was flooded so there will be no more scramble, but I feel good about getting it in.

The Easter Sales have begun so before I forget i am going to put in a few of the ones that caught my eye, incase you are looking to pick up something other than candy.

Buxom Cosmetics is having a 20% off Sale + free shipping site wide with code APRILFAM (today is the last day)

Luxie Beauty has a 30% off sitewide sale for spring going on. I absolutely adore their brushes. I have one that I know is from a discontinued line so I need to scroll through their other brushes and see if they have one of the same shape so I can replace it. (It is from the Wonder Woman line that was a limited release when the first Wonder Woman Movie came out.

And while this is not a sale, The Underclub just released something absolutely fab. it is the  Underclub X KÚR Handmade Lace Trim Cami and Short Set It is so adorable. It released on April 10th and will no doubt sell out quickly. According to the site…

Underclub X KÚR has come together to create a beautiful lightweight sustainable cotton sleep set trimmed with handmade bobbin lace. Bobbin lace weaving is a declining yet intricate craft that brings high impact to the communities who preserve this age-old tradition and skill in Sri Lanka. 

Cami features: Soft and airy 100% BCI Certified cotton with handmade bobbin lace trim, Adjustable straps, Open back detail 

Short features: Soft and airy 100% BCI Certified cotton with handmade bobbin lace trim, Stretchy, barely there waistband for comfort

The sleep set is made in a women-led ethical manufacturing facility and the textile is certified under a “Better cotton initiative” (BCI) process which makes the complete product more sustainable and environmentally friendly. We are proud to work with women-owned KÚR on this collaboration. KÚR is a New York-based womenswear line that incorporates handmade lace into contemporary fashion with intention of preserving savoir-faire of craftsmanship among artisanal communities.

The Underclub

Seriously, how cool is that? I just had to share. I know shorts and a cami top are my favorite summer sleepwear and I just love everything about this launch. If you are in the mood to shope, hopefully a could of those tickle your fancy.

Today’s Look:

Pre Makeup Base: Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

Primer: Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer

Foundation: Yensa BC Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 40

Bronzer: Buxom Cosmetics Stacation Vibes Bronzer

Blush: bareMinerals Bounce and Blur Blush

Highlighter: Model Co Highlighting Shimmer Whip

Eyeshadow: Too Faced Cosmetics Palm Springs Dreams

Mascara: Blinc Ultra Volume Tubing Mascara

Lips: M2U NYC Matte Liquid lip

As I expected the Yensa Foundation looks less dewy with a matte primer underneath, which is fine for me. I love the Yensa Primer, but i think it will pair better with the matte foundations I wear while this needs to be paired with a matte primer. It is really a personal preference, they work well together, I am just not a dewy sort of person. Most of the time. I actually kind of liked it yesterday so every once in a while I might pair them. Today I used Tatcha. it is a great primer and works really well with this foundation.

This far I am really impressed with this foundation. It feels like a bb cream but it has full coverage which is nice. And I actually got rid of several foundations lately so I am very low on full coverage products. Isn’t it always nice when something fills a niche?

The bareminerals is a stand out favorite as is the M2U Matte liquid I will use both repeatedly until empty and then repurchase.

The Model co highlighter not so much. It worked better today because I have a matte primer but it either chooses not to blend in at all or blends almost away completely. I think it needs a really light coverage foundation in order to shine. I think I may try it with a tinted moisturizer to see how I feel about it then. Although I have to admit, when I use inted moisturizer I often forget highlighter all together so I don’t know how useful that will end up being.

I love my Palm Springs Dream palette, but when I went to look for it I couldn’t find it on the Too Faced Site. I put an Amazon link if you are interested, but I think it has been discontinued. I searched the site, which really only made me want to pick up the Natural eyes palette. I really hope it hasn’t been discontinued, but I suspect it has. So sad. I will continue playing with mine though. I adore the shimmer of Last Call.

And finally the Blinc mascara worked fabulously well. I believe that rounds out today’s look. As usual it is pretty simple but I had fun with it. and lets face it, I may admire the fancy eye looks, but everyday makeup is kind of where I live.

And I’m okay with that.

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