And here’s Karen with your public service announcement of the day: “Smile, and your Guerlain Spring Glow Blush smiles with you.” 🙂
This tantalizing two-tone head-turner is part of Guerlain’s Spring Glow 2016 collection, and how could you not smile while looking at it?
SO FREAKIN’ CUTE.
There’s a reddish pink on one side and a lighter baby pink on the other. Plus, a funky 8-bit font, which is kinda unexpectedly cool, I think.
And, hello! — because it’s Guerlain, it’s expensive (well, duh, Karen!). I believe it’s $62.
Yeah…62 big ones for a Guerlain blush, but I do have to say that when it comes to the overall user experience, for fancy-schmancy makeup, Guerlain’s got that sh*t on lock. Everything from the packaging (amaze!) to the formulas are almost always top notch, and I love the luxe touches like the smile imprint on the pan and, although this depends on your personal point of view, the scented powders.
“Ah…” she sighed, as she practically stuck her nose in the pan.
Their stuff smells so darned good to me! This one, like a lot of Guerlain powders, smells like freesia, and if you can, please try to be that weirdo who rolls up to a Guerlain counter, sticks her nose into all of the compacts and takes a deep breath.
And I’m not just saying that because I haven’t had my nap yet. 🙂 I really do think you owe it to yourself to smell Guerlain’s makeup. I really mean that!
Speaking of naps and tired people, gosh, I sure am getting tired (there I go again!) of saying that: “I’m tired!” Seriously, how many times am I going to say “tired” in this sentence?
Nevertheless, I woke up at the witching hour last night — right at 3 a.m. — which always freaks me out. If, instead, I get up at 4 or 2, I’m fine, because I guess I know I’ll be able to fall back to sleep eventually without worrying about being an unwilling star in a scary movie. (“Slowly, as if gently pushed from behind, the door opened a crack…”)
But yeah, there’s something about waking up at exactly 3 a.m. that scares the living crap outta me…
Anyways, I had a really hard time going back to sleep. I did eventually, but it took a while… I just lay there listening to Red Queen on my phone until I nodded off.
So if I say anything a little cuckoo-crazy in this post, that’s why (the witching hour).
Oh! — one of the things I want to do this afternoon is try this $5 It Radiant Lace Hydrogel Mask.
I think I’m on the cusp of a burgeoning Korean skin care kick, partly because of that book I mentioned yesterday, and this sheet mask is by a Korean brand called Banila Co.
Allegedly, the lace design is supposed to be cuter than a Jason Voorhees mask… Let’s try it on and see!
Yeah, I dunno…
I’m liking how it feels though. Kinda like a wet, cold gummy worm…only better, LOL!
I’m using the Moisturizing one because my skin’s been very dry lately, and this one’s enhanced with “White Flower Complex” and “revitalizing active ingredients,” which sounds pretty good to me.
I can’t read the ingredients on the back of the package (because my Korean is a little rusty), but I found them listed on the website…
Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Lactobacillus Ferment, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract,Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexandiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Gylcol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lilum Candidum Flower Extract, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance
In other, totally unrelated news, I had pea soup from Trader Joe’s for lunch today, and it was really good! I didn’t want to take a picture of it initially because, you know, it’s pea soup, and pea soup usually looks really gross in pics, but I figured what the hey…
It was in the section by the produce with all of the pre-made salads and wraps. I like this particular pea soup because it only has 13 grams of carbs per serving (yay!), and it tastes fresh. I’ve had canned pea soups before that taste a little metallic, but this tastes homemade.
Random question for you: what’s your favorite kind of soup? Do you have a favorite soup? I know that some people don’t like soups at all (El Hub is one of them), but if you do, what’s your favorite? Mine is tomato, and I like to have it with grilled cheese.
OK! Talk to you soon. Bye. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,