Sunday, February 21, 2016

Lashes for Days

I know I'm not the only one out there on the constant search for the best pair of lashes and eye liner without breaking the piggy bank. Although I have not found the best bullet proof eyeliner yet (feel free to send me recommendations) I think I have found some of the best eye lashes out there. Drum roll please! 



I had never tried these lashes before but they looked very promising so I though I would give them a shot. My go to lashes were the Wispies by Ardell, I don't know if it is just me or not but I think Ardell might have changed the look of them a bit. I remember them being more full and not going from small to longer ratio. I could mix my left with my right and you couldn't tell the difference but now you can. So I guess you could say I was on the hunt for the original Wispies . . .



Although they are not exactly the same the lashes from Salon Perfect in 614 come close to it. These are a bit more lengthier yet not so full . . . they make for a great dramatic subtle look I guess is what I am trying to say. So even if I didn't find my exact dupe for the Wispies . . . I found a gem nonetheless. The packaging does not lie when it says they are lightweight and easy to apply. I could swear you do not feel like you have fake lashes on, they are very flexible and I did not have to cut to size. 



The next pair I also picked up I must say is my favorite so far, they give you the perfect doll eye look. They feel so soft and feather like. The only thing I must say is that is that they are a little thin but . . . then I though why not double them up!? All I can say is . . . PERFECTION. They are on the edge of elegant and feisty. I'm truly excited to try out different styles as Salon Perfect has a nice range of lashes for different occasions. Oh! Also . . . these were only $2.35 . . . Yup you heard right. Their prices range from 
$2.35-$9.. The ones priced higher are sets of four. So I mean if the price is right why not? (My subconscious simply nods her head). I got mine at Walmart I think they might only be sold at Walmart... 

Let me know if you find them anywhere else and your thoughts on any of the lashes sold by Salon Perfect, give them a try I promise you they are worth it!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Frustration

Frustration: the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of the inability to change or achieve something. 

I currently am what that definition says. In this moment right now this is what I feel. 

I am frustrated at a lot of things I guess but mostly myself. I'm frustrated at the fact that I can't do as much as I want to. I'm frustrated at the fact that there is not enough time to do as much as I want to. I'm frustrated that I can't achieve in what I do end up doing. So in the end I feel like I do nothing. That is the most frustrating of all, is that I'm running around doing what I think is a lot but at the end of the day I feel like I have done absolutely nothing. Is this what being in your 20's is suppose to be like? And why did no one warn me about this? 


So I will sound the alarm, yes this is what being in your 20's is like. Heck this is what being fresh out of high school is like. The second you hit the "real world" it's going to slap you in the face with bills, responsibilities, and worries. But the difference of being fresh out of high school and "in your 20's" is that by the time you're in your 20's you'd expect to have it all figured out. But you don't. And that is okay. 

It has taken me quite some time to come to the realization of this let alone to the acceptance of it. It is okay to not have everything figuring out. But boy o' boy is it so hard to not get frustrated because of it. I think; What am I doing wrong? What can I do better? Where can I improve? The answer to all of that is . . . let it be (*Que The Beatles). For example right now my trigonometry class is getting the best of me. As I was studying I was getting so angry and frustrated at the fact I was not understanding. So much so that my stomach now hurts and my anxiety levels are all over the place. My solution . . . let it all out. So here I am in my bubble writing it all out. We all have different triggers and we all have different solutions. The important thing to keep in mind is that we in fact are not alone. Believe it or not there are millions of us out there feeling clueless and what not. For some reason knowing you're not the only one that feels this way brings some comfort and reassurance that maybe we are where we are suppose to be. Maybe at this exact moment I am suppose to be a little lost. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is don't put all this pressure on yourself to accomplish things in exact time periods of your life. It's okay to have goals and it's even better to accomplish those goals. But what is even more important than that is your mental health. Is all this stress and anxiety really worth it? No. If I fail my math class shoot I'm going to take it again and again until I pass. Of course I'm going to feel quite disappointed that things didn't turn out the way I expected the first time, but I gained knowledge and I gained even more drive to accomplish my goal for my second attempt. The moral of the story is do not give up. Things will work out when they do.

 Like I said it is hard to understand this and even harder to accept. Even now after I have let all those thoughts out I still feel like a small child asking life "but why!?" every other occasion . . . and crying at the feet of frustration. I know there will be more times like this, when I doubt what I'm capable of. When I doubt where I'm going. When I question who I am and what I want to become. But if I think about it . . . if I didn't have  moments like these where I broke everything down to bits and pieces, would I truly understand why I am where I am. Probably not.

Taking a step back to breathe and recharge is allowed. One can only go for so long till you need to just stop and be still for awhile. Coming to the end of this post I feel less frustrated, I feel like I have pushed my worries aside for the day and allowed my mind to breathe. It's all going to be okay

Till next time my sweet reader. Don't forget to take care of yourself, it is the most important.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Recent Buys

Hello you, I hope all is well on this Saturday as well as all the other days. Today I have a little haul I guess you could call it. Some of these products aren't new and some are. So let's just jump right into it!



I guess there is two themes to my recent buys that I didn't know I was being drawn towards. Matte and Glitter. Typically one must choose one or the other but why not both? 



I've been all about small wallets now a days, I realized that I was carrying this massive wallet around with all this stuff in it and low and behold when I got my wallet stolen (sad face) I realized I didn't really need half of the stuff that was in there. 
So now I carry this little thing, it fits perfectly in the palm of my hand or in my jean pockets. I got this from Kohl's for $16 and on sale! The color is showing up rather pink but I want to say it's more of a rose gold glitter. Following the glitter craze I also got a new highlighter! I have never heard of this brand before, their little section was just hanging out in the dark side of Ulta and for $6 I thought what the heck. I honestly thought it was going to be one of those dusty type, the ones your brush barely touches and it goes flying everywhere. Well since I bought it I have used it and I'm surprised! Not only does it not go flying everywhere the color is beautiful! There is three different shades with all different undertones. Mine is in the shade "peach lights" it definitely has that peach/pink/purple shine to it. The highlight is not overwhelming but not light either so a perfect medium!



Oh NYX . . . how I love thee. I don't think I've ever disliked a NYX product and I probably never will. I have forever been on the hunt for these matte lip creams and not just whichever . . . Copenhagen (the darker one to the left). Finally do I have it! I have heard so many good things about it, I have yet to actually wear it, I guess I'm just waiting for that fierce moment. Also because I couldn't contain myself I also got Zurich, a lovely nude pink color with a bit of peach. The formula is matte so with all matte expect some dryness but other than that once it goes on it does not budge! P.s. Only $6 each!
On to the NYX wonder pencil . . . It is pretty much a concealer in pencil form not too sure what it was specifically designed for but I use it on my waterline as well as on my eyebrows, to define sharp edges and add some highlights. This wonder pencil is $4.50 . . . yup you heard right. I think I would buy it even if it was more it is worth it!
Now as for the HD finishing powder ($10) I have yet to make a full decision on whether I like it or not . . . but so far so good. It lasts all day and truly ties all my face products together. Let's see if it can pass the Arizona summer test later though.



I just realized how light the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer looks. I promise it has some color to it. Mine is in Light Warm. At first I was looking for an exact match to my skin tone but then realized this concealer is meant for more of a highlight under the eye, a more full coverage for spots and dark circles so of course it has to be a bit lighter. I love the formula, love the coverage, love how a little goes a long way. Ringing up at $28, you want that puppy to have a high yield. 
Burts' and Bees came out with these new lipsticks and I am head over heels for them. The color pay off is great you can layer it on for the exact color or a light coat will give you the sweet tender version of it. The color is Lily Lake and I also have it in Juniper Water ($9). The formula is in between matte and shine, it does have a smell to it, but it's that old school lipstick smell. In a way I like the smell because it brings back childhood memories of me going through my mothers makeup bag and caking on the lipstick. Oh those were the days. 



Last but not least some cute cat eye esk sunglasses I got from Ross ($5) and an iPhone 6s case from Zero Gravity named Andromeda ($32). Both of which I have had for awhile and just thought I would share because they are awesome. Picture my phone case as a portable kaleidoscope, usually I buy phone cases left and right . . . but this one has changed the game my sweet reader it has changed the game. 


I am off to study scary scary math now. Wish me luck as I wish you luck in all your current and future endeavors always sweet you. 



See you later!

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