1. Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm doubles as an improv face moisturizer.
I’ve been dangerously obsessed with this $19 lip balm lately (OK, yes, I get obsessed a lot).
It is SO GOOD, hella moisturizing, but not sticky though, and it tastes and smells like honey.
That’s pure win right there.
I keep a jar on my nightstand and put some on my lips at night before bed, and in the morning my lips always feel better.
But that’s not what I learned this week. This week, while I was resting in bed (Nurse Tabs was supervising), I learned that Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm is also a boon for sore noses.
This cold I’ve had has done a number on my nostrils. 🙁 But last night I was too tired to get up out of bed and get my face moisturizer from the bathroom…so I applied a little Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm around my nostrils instead.
Um, wow? They felt much better, and now that I think about, Nuxe Rêve is probably also a totally kick-@ss cuticle softener (note to self: give this a try).
2. A fab foundation find/combo!
This was just a happy makeup accident earlier this week. Even though I’ve been really liking the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, I was feeling like Stromboli, the color that most closely matches my neck, was still just a little too yellow for me.
So I mixed it with L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi (the shade I wear is called Sun Beige) to get a closer match.
The two of them together are all kinds of magical. Good on their own, they’re even better mixed together. They turn into a super foundation! Both are already lightweight with a natural-looking finish and great coverage, but mixing them together turns everything up a notch.
I mix equal parts of each (about half a pump) on the back of my hand, and then apply that to my face with my fingers. Then I gently pat it down with a damp BeautyBlender.
It covers just about everything but still looks natural, and I can even skip pore-smoothing primer beforehand.
3. When a torrent of snot is streaming out of my nostrils, the last thing in the world I want to do is wear gloss or lipstick.
Lipstick and/or lipgloss + boogers + Kleenex = hot mess.
Do not go there.
I thought I’d test some lipgloss the other day while I was mostly laid up in bed (watching Lifetime), but I kept accidentally touching my lips with the Kleenix every five minutes.
4. Speaking of Lifetime movies…they are a LEGIT addiction.
Trailer for The Bling Ring (the Lifetime version)
Lifetime is all over Netflix right now!
Oh, boy… When you aren’t feeling well and you can’t spare any extra brain cells on anything too cerebral on TV, but you aren’t quite ready for Dance Moms (yet), GURL, let Lifetime show you the way.
I fell asleep halfway through She Made Them Do It (starring Jenna Dewan Tatum!) yesterday, but The Bling Ring and William and Kate were A-OK.
5. Tabby nurses are THE BEST NURSES.
Some of them will even supervise your naps. 🙂 And heck, if you’re lucky, you’ll get one who will nap right beside you all day and night.
Tabs has been spending the whole night with us in bed lately, which has been a rare treat.
6. Nick Jonas. Like seriously, who knew??
I may or may not have listened to Jealous 15 times today…
7. That you should never take your health for granted.
I read this quote on Instagram a few days ago, but now I can’t remember where. I wish I could because I’d really like to thank the author.
“While you’re staring at yourself in the mirror, do you ever think to thank your body for digesting your food that morning, or pumping your blood, or taking you from point A to point B, taking you to work, taking you to school?. It fights for you. It fights off germs, viruses, diseases and heals you when you hurt it. It keeps your loving, compassionate, caring heart in a cage of bones, so that nothing can touch it. Your body is a masterpiece… Your body is beautiful and amazing because it’s yours. It’s keeping you alive and it loves you. It’s performing miracles every second. Don’t forget that when you’re looking in the mirror.”
– Unknown Awesome Person
This cold or flu or whatever it was kicked my butt, but that quote kept things in perspective. When I look in the mirror and see my red nose and my dark circles, which have been even darker than usual because I haven’t slept much this week, I think about the little virus-fighting soldier girls in my body doing their best to get me healthy again.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,