Good afternoon my darlings. It has been raining like crazy since I woke up this morning. There must have been wind in the night because there are loads of trees down and a bunch of road closings because of it. I always get a little nervous when I see that and hear the emergency vehicles rolling around. Usually it leads to at least a short power outage for us. We live in a heavily tree filled area and that is just sort of what happens. Usually at this time of year.
Thus far we are fine with no outages so as long as no one cuts something unexpectedly, all will be well. Not t disparage the precision of our work crews but there is always about a 30% chance that something will be cut unexpectedly in our area. At least judging from past years’ outages. But perhaps this year’s crew is more adept. We shall see.
I hear the vehicles but given the rain there is limited power cutting. Which actually might be a good thing.
The rain has brought the temperatures down a little, which is also nice. Yesterday we hit 79 degrees. which is unseasonably warm. The rain at least knocked us back into the low sixties. I think the temps are why my brain keeps telling me it is September. However we have our jack o’ lanterns out and a large bowl of candy is sitting by the door in anticipation of Halloween. It will be interesting to see how many trick or treaters we get this year. Some years are good, other years are bad. I’m just hoping we get enough that we give out all of our candy. It is way too easy to just pick up a piece every time I pass the bowl. which is why I shifted the bowl off of the kitchen table and too the door even though it is only the 26th. I don’t pass it nearly as much and am thus less tempted. Sometimes out of sight really is out of mind.
Bronzer: Buxom Staycation Vibes Bronzer
Eyeshadow: Coraline Palette from Revolution Beauty
Mascara: Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Mascara
Today I went for the Tatcha because it is not only my favorite primer but it tends to be porefilling and this foundation seems to need that. I am testing a sample of the Bounce Foundation from Beauty Blender and I have to say i really do like it. It is light weight and blends beautifully. It is not so great with the fine lines, so use a pore filling primer underneath. Otherwise it looks beautiful on the skin. I think they are in the process of changing the packaging though. The foundation in the square packaging is now half off on the brand website (which is where the above link will take you – plus they have $5 if it is your first purchase so you can get this $40 foundation for $15). The same foundation is now in new packaging on the Sephora site if you are looking for the most up to date format. It looks like they are going with a tube rather than the square.
The Buxom bronzer is light enough that it will stay with me through the winter but the Illamasqua, no matter how much i love it is very much a summer shade. I need to pick it up for the winter in a lighter shade but as my blush drawer is a bit packed at the moment I have not done so. In December I do my makeup declutters to set myself up for the next year and to clear out products I no longer use so i can try new things in the next year, So that will be ordered post declutter.
I used the Coraline palette again today and have actually tried all of the shades. The silver is harder to work with than the others and the shadows are a little patchy, but they can be blended to be less so with a clean blending brush, the patchiness fading. The Silver was just not as silver as I hoped, especially after using the pinkish shimmer. It popped a lot more.
The Fenty mascara is one I have used before. I used it and then got a second one in a subscription box so it has been hanging around and now I am finally opening it. It is okay. It is a very good curling mascara. Curling isn’t really what I look for, but that is it’s strong suit. Otherwise it is okay on length and volume but nothing to write home about. It is a mascara I will use if it is around as an everyday product, but I won’t repurchase. If curling is your thing, you might like this better. For me it is just okay.
And then we have the lips. I am using a colourpop lipstick and I really like it. I wish it was just a shade darker, but I seem to get that with a lot of colourpop lips. They always seem to come just a fraction ligher than I think they are going to be. It is definitely something to remember. But it is a pretty good neutral. And it is currently on sale. Usually it is $10 but colourpop is having a sale so it is now $4.50. I might actually go back and look at other lipsticks for one a shade darker actually.
And that is me today my darlings. It isn’t very out there but it works for me on a Wednesday in the office. I hope that whatever you are doing you are having a fantastic day.