I don’t need to tell any of you what a classic brand Covergirl is – it was around before I was born, and was very consistent about producing new and innovative products. But most recently they took a step that (imho) is the smartest move they’ve ever made: they went cruelty-free. Although I’m not perfect, as no one is, knowing that a makeup brand is cruelty-free is pretty much an instant sell. And knowing that CG has been coming out with some great products lately – at least according to all my favorite beauty gurus – I was even more eager to go forth and explore what I will be able to enjoy from now on with a clear conscience.
Ok guys, bear with me on this. You’ve already seen the title, and I swear I would normally never do an entire post on something as singular as mascara. But when I come across something that I like this much, I just have to talk about it.
Wouldn’t it just be great if you could get your makeup to last all day long, without having to touch it up? Admittedly, I don’t put as much effort into it as some do, but I would like to have my work preserved for more than a few hours. Thankfully there are plenty of makeup primers and setting sprays on the market that can do just that. I have tried a few of these sprays in the past, and there are some quality ones available. Recently I decided to try one from Makeup Revolution, a drugstore brand that is gaining popularity for it’s quality and affordability.
So here’s the thing; I normally wouldn’t do a review on something as trivial as a makeup wipe – I mean, they’re quite literally everywhere – but something happened when I recently purchased and tried these Yes to Coconuts wipes. I used them, and then as the evening wore on, I kept thinking about them. And formed an opinion. And then realized that I legitimately had something to say about them. And isn’t that (at least partially) what my blog is for? So this will be a short one, but bear with me, I have to get this off my chest.
I did a recent clear out of my makeup stash and confirmed a pattern in my lip collection that I had already suspected; I have a thing for a good dark, vampy lip. And though dark lips are most associated with autumn and winter months, I will do my best to try to sneak one into my look any time of year. Although nude shades do run a close second, at heart I have always gravitated toward plummy, wine and berry shades, and I don’t think that will ever go away. So I thought I’d share some drugstore favorites from my collection, and a new shade I recently picked up. Because yes, I have a problem. I admit it.
While I’m not entirely sure how this post will go down with many of you, I do feel like it’s a topic that deserves to be covered, and it’s one that’s of some importance to me. For those of us out there are are beauty lovers (aka beauty junkies, makeup fiends, what have you), a cancer diagnosis can change your outlook on not only how you see yourself, but how you feel the rest of the world sees you as well. Now let me go ahead and get the obvious items out of the way: I’m not saying that you have to wear makeup to feel – or be – attractive. I’m not saying that if you went full glam everyday before your diagnosis that you should either stick with it during your treatment, or give it up entirely. What I’m going to talk about this week is how I’m handling my particular situation, and hopefully it can provide a bit of insight and/or be helpful to some of you out there.