Perhaps you want to know what I've been doing lately besides going on horrifically bad dates. Or maybe you don't. Either way I'm going to tell you.
I've been watching hours upon hours of endless beauty videos on YouTube. The hours upon hours is no exaggeration. YouTube always gets me with that "suggestions" side bar based on what I'm currently watching and one video turns into fifty videos and the sun has gone down.
Despite the ridiculous amount of time I have wasted, I have tried some really awesome products, finally varied my makeup routine, changed my hairstyle, and gotten some great organizational ideas for my accessories and makeup.
Let me just tell you about the great products in case you're curious.
I know I am omgsolate on this band wagon, but I finally purchased the Urban Decay Naked palette.
I am obsessed. I use it every single day. Not exclusively, but still I use at least one shadow from it each day. If you don't have this in your life, get on it. Yes, it may seem a little pricey ($49) but look at all the shadows you get. Plus it comes with an eye primer potion and a pretty decent brush.
I have been alternating between three eye shadows for the past year and a half or so and it was time for a change. Now, with this palette, every day is a different look practically depending on what I'm wearing and what look I'm going for. It was love at first application.
Another makeup product that I decided to try out at the advice of a stranger on YouTube (where would I be without the advice of someone who doesn't know me and I have never met? I would be a hideous troll using deeply discounted drugstore makeup, that's where) is the Makeup Forever HD liquid foundation.
I had been using Bare Minerals for a LONG time but unfortunately for me, as I've gotten older, I have been breaking out more than I did as a teenager. Awesome, right? So now I need more coverage to hide it and Bare Minerals just was not cutting it. I bought the Makeup Forever HD foundation and it is fantastic. The coverage is great, and it stays put all day long, even when I get a little glisten going from hoofing it to the bus stop (remember ladies, women don't sweat, they glisten). It is pretty expensive, but well worth the price in my opinion.
Next up is a new-to-me hair product that has literally changed the texture of my hair. I went back to being a medium brunette recently from blonde highlights and my hair was FRIED. Enter It's a Ten leave in treatment.
This stuff is AMAZING. My hair is soft again and doesn't feel damaged hardly at all. I loved it so much that I went out and bought the big ass bottle.
In addition to coloring my hair, I also cut quite a bit off. This has it's perks, but one thing that has changed is my hair routine. I have wavy hair and the shorter my hair is, the wavier and frizzier my hair is. When it's long, I can get away with blowdrying my hair upside down, adding some serum to the ends and going out the door. Now, I have to blowdry AND flatiron, so I decided it was probably time to be using a heat protectant.
Tresemme Heat Tamer spray is the one I tried and I love it. The important thing to remember is to brush it through and let it soak in for a few minutes. The first time I used it I didn't let it sit so my hair was slightly wet when I flatironed. When my hair sizzled I knew I had done something wrong so don't make my mistake and almost set your head on fire.
What products are you loving lately? I'm always looking for new things to try!