Whew, the week before last, and early this past week were ROUGH for me. I'm sure you can tell because I only had one post this past week. Personal issues and sickness got in the way of me blogging, but I'm *hoping* that all of that is behind me and I can resume some normalcy in my life! I do have a few things to share with you from the week though!
Imperfectly Painted Posts:
St. Patrick's Day Mani
Posts I'm Loving:
Chalkboard Nails swatches China Glaze Electric Nights Summer 2015 collection.
Temptalia shares with us Too Faced Summer 2015 products.
PiggieLuv shows us her glitter rainbow birds nail art.
Nouveau Cheap swatches WnW Fergie shimmer palette in Hollywood Boulevard.
Products I'm Loving:
Birchbox for $13.95.
Nuance Rosehip Moisturizing Body Lotion: I am a big fan of Nuance products, and this body lotion is great. What I like about it so much is the texture. This is not a heavy or greasy at all. While this is creamy, it feels as if it has a more gel-like texture. It's lighter on the skin, but still provides the same benefit of body cream or heavier lotion. This melts into the skin quickly without a sticky or greasy feel. This also has aloe vera in it which I find very cooling. The lotion has a very nice luxurious rose scent, but like the hand cream I mentioned above, the scent has a light touch. The scent isn't overpowering or strong at all . You can purchase this body lotion at CVS for $7.95.
Nuance Marigold Cleansing Oil: I would say it's been about 6-8 months since I started using cleansing oil for the first time. I was first introduced to the Garnier version which I thought was great, until I tried the Nuance one and realized how it's a million times better! I love a cleansing oil because it's the only type of cleansing product I find removes ALL of my makeup, especially eye makeup. This does the job perfectly, and unlike the Garnier one it leaves my skin completely clean without a sticky film being left behind. I have combination-oily skin, and I do not find this to clog my pores or make my skin greasy. I find since using cleansing oil as my primary cleanser, my skin is much happier and less greasy! This can be purchased at CVS for $13.99.
New To Me Products:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Hibiscus Heartbreak: This color tattoo is from the limited edition Rebel Bloom collection. I am in LOVE with this color. This is a beautiful pale lilac with a golden shimmer. I typically just put this on my eyelids straight without layering anything on top for quick one color look. This isn't the greatest formula. I found that if you try to brush it on with a cream shadow brush, it is patchy, so I pat it on, and it covers well in 2 coats. The formula isn't ideal, but I love the color. I wore this multiple times this week. I paid around $7-$8 at Walgreens.
Lush Karma Komba Solid Shampoo Bar: I mistakenly wandered into Lush this week which is always dangerous. I've used shampoo bars in the past and liked them, but it's been a couple of years. I love the Karma scent, and decided I'd try their shampoo bar version. The purpose of this bar is a to perfume and detangle. It does just that. The scent is a lovely patchouli and citrus scent. This bar really lathers very well and fast in your hair. I'm always surprised how well shampoo bars lather. I just wet it and swipe it across my hair 3-5 times and that's all it takes to bubble up. That being said, this formula I found to be too harsh and stripping on my hair. I have oily hair too, and found this too much. I should of figured that based on the description, but it just smells so good! This might be one I reach for once week when I feel I need a deeper clean, but definitely not a regular shampoo for me sadly. This was $11.95 at Lush.