You know, I can’t say I’ve had the most productive Friday…
Good grief, lady! — I have not been able to concentrate for squat!
It’s called “Friday brain,” and symptoms include an inability to concentrate on important tasks, like bill paying, making phone calls for work and catering to your cat’s weird whims (such as carrying him up and down the stairs), and an enhanced ability to focus on frivolous, fun tasks, like looking up movie times, doing the robot to that catchy Bruno Mars song (Locked Out of Heaven) or going to Sephora.
DO THE ROBOT!!
Which reminds me, I ran into Sephora earlier this afternoon to grab a new bottle of Living Proof Restore Shampoo, because it keeps my hair from acting wonky, and I spotted a couple of new things while I was there.
Like these new Stila Beauty Balms…
I seem to recall Stila having another beauty balm, but I don’t think that one contains SPF. All three of these new ones do — broad-spectrum SPF 30 — which means they protect against UVA and UVB rays.
The one in the white tube on the far left, HD Beauty Balm — I think that one is supposed to work like a straight-up primer; Illuminating Beauty Balm, the one in the peachy tube, is supposed to give a brightening glow to the skin; and the Bronzing Beauty Balm, the third one, is supposed to impart a bronze tint.
All of them also claim to do a bunch of other cool things, like priming the skin for makeup, mellowing out imperfections and fortifying the skin with antioxidants…
I didn’t try them on my face in the store, but I did swatch, and based on the swatches, I liked the texture. They felt fairly light, not overly greasy or heavy (all three are oil-free), and when I rubbed them in, my skin had a slight sheen (but still looked pretty natural).
Should be good for girls who don’t like to wear a ton of foundation.
Oh, and I also ran into a couple of new Field of Flowers fragrances from Philosophy at the store…
When I sprayed Violet Blossom on one wrist and Peony on the other…I liked Violet Blossom more.
I love violet scents, and Violet Blossom just felt cozier to me.
I also liked light and refreshing Peony, but it seemed a little better suited to summer (NOTE TO SELF: remember to sniff Peony again in a few months).
Okay, I’d better get back to work now… Got a lot more robot-ing left to do.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,