The Daily: January 12th, 2022

Good afternoon my darlings. Today was a hard start for me. I woke up and hit the snooze alarm as many times as I possibly could get away with. And then I wished for at least another fifteen more minutes. Alas it was not to be. Instead I dragged myself out of bed and completed all of my morning tasks while downing as much coffee as was conceivably possible.

Which was an entire pot actually. It was the Amora Medium Roast actually. And it was quite lovely. I know that the just launched a selection of teas on their website. I may have to order some of them to try out. They do make great coffee though. And today was definitely a coffee day.

It was also a walking day. The sun is out and while it is cold enough to require bundling up, it isn’t actually that bad outside. There is less humidity in the air, and the wind is almost non-existent. And without that wind, the temps seemed much higher than they actually were. So I ended up on two much longer walks than I planned. Considering I have barely had a chance to stretch my legs for the last week or so, I can’t really regret either of the walks. It did mean I had to jettison anything extra about my day in order to stay on top of the to do list.

Sadly, makeup was one of the things I let go. I figured no one was going to see me unless they spotted me on my walk and as it is Wednesday I am also going to be using my Juice Beauty Bamboo Mask (This month I am using it Monday and Wednesday to try it out) so I cut out the time needed to apply and then later remove my makeup for the mask. which helped make up the time lost during the walk. My body feels a little bit better even if there is no makeup to share.

On my return from my second walk I did have a package waiting for me though. It is my new Oral B electric toothbrush. I know, not exactly glamorous but I have been looking forward to it’s arrival. I used to use an electric toothbrush and I loved it, but then it died and I never replaced it. It was a battery operated model and at some point it just stopped working. When Oral B had a sale I decided it was time to get a new one. This one doesn’t have batteries, just a charging stand. And it is charging as we speak getting ready for my post dinner brush.

And yeah, I do kind of find that exciting.

But that has been my day. Fabulous walking conditions, excitement over new teas at Amora Coffee, an upcoming mask and a new electric toothbrush. Mixed in with lots of paperwork. It may not have been a fireworks kind of day, but over all, it’s a pretty good one thus far.

Keys Soulcare

The Daily: December 8th, 2021

Good afternoon my darlings. The sun is rapidly disappearing but I did manage to sneak in a walk before it vanished completely. In all honesty, I probably should have stuck to the workouts in the sunroom today. Today was cold and that wind was bitter and damp. It made my nose run, my eyes water and my lungs hurt. Not the best combo.

I will say though it did make the cup of coffee I had when I got back in after my walk feel as though it was truly the nectar of the gods. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee and tend to drink it throughout the day. My current coffee comes from Amora so it is always good, but today it felt kind of magical. I know it probably has more to do with me and the wind than the actual coffee, but Amora does have good coffee. Oh and they have a special on right now too.

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Even though I whine a little about the wind, it was actually good to get outside. It may have been cold and damp, but there was also a freshness to the air that is lacking in my indoor workouts. I suppose I could open the windows to let the breeze blow through the sunroom, but I think that might be something to do when I am not sweating through a workout. But if it is not raining tomorrow, I may just air the house out in general. I try to open up the windows and air the house once a week when I can, but with Thanksgiving followed by rain, I missed a bit of airing time. Not that it’s bad, I just really like the freshness of a good breeze to clear things out.

Of course with the way those clouds are rolling in again, no rain tomorrow might be an iffy prospect. I’ll have to play it by ear and watch the sky and weather forecast for my chance.

Inside today I have the late afternoon sheet mask to look forward to. I am going with the Aroma Blend Moisture Mask from Shangpree. It is the Esthetician Blend. I’ve used Shangpree masks before and liked them. I have no idea what an Esthetician’s blend is so that will be a fun thing to find out about. Nothing else on the masking package is in English so it will be a play it by ear kind of thing. I have my fingers crossed it is a pleasant scent.

But that is for later.

Today’s Look:

Primer: Figs and Rouge Blurring Primer

Foundation: KVD Vegan Beauty Lock it Powder Foundation

Bronzer: Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer

Blush: Floss Beauty Cheek and lip tint

Eyeshadow: Lime Crime Prelude Exposed Palette

Mascara: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips: Wet n Wild Megalast in Cinnamon Spice

Today was interesting as far as makeup went. I’m still testing out the foundation and primer but I wanted to go to a different cream blush than the Rodial that I was testing since i wanted to compare it. I know technically the Rodial is a liquid blush but I couldn’t find my two liquid/gel blushes for some reason and I remembered that I really liked the Floss Cream blush stick. I will be looking for the other blushes this evening though. I think when i tidied up I put them in a different drawer. I’m betting they are together, I am just not sure where that together place is.

i still like the Floss lip and cheek tint as a cheek tint. I tend to pick one or the other. My two Milk cheek and lip tints became lip products, this became a cheek one. I have noticed that it is starting to dry out a bit. Only the top edge though, the rest of it is fine. I kind of scraped off the top of the stick and the product was fine. It was just the very top layer. It is in a metal tube but there is some air in it unlike the Milk products with the little plastic lid inside. I’m guessing that is why the dryness occurred. I think it may be something I have to watch out for and once this is done it may be a reason to whittle down my blush collection before I repurchase it. It is a good product, but with the current number of blushes I have it doesn’t come up all that often in rotation. Definitely something to watch.

Everything else is a standard favorite. The Lime Crime Palette is one I reach for a lot and the Wet ‘n Wild lipstick is a formula I enjoy. The Marc Jacobs mascara has been a favorite for a long time, but I think it is now discontinued so I am now using it with the knowledge that it may be the last one i have. I am going to have to go on a new favorite mascara quest at some point to replace it as my favorite. Thus far I’ve had a few close but not quite as good formulas. But I’ll wait to begin my quest in earnest next year. For now it was a great mascara to use. Over all I am pretty happy with the way today’s look came out. I even like the way my newest Ear Fleek Earrings look. It is just the right amount for today.

But alas it is Wednesday and I must get back to work if i am going to plow through the remainder of the day’s tasks. I hope your Wednesday is chugging along as you want and you are ready to face the downslope of the week as we slide into the weekend. Have a great rest of the day.

Cashmere in Love