Hmm… Being a day late and a dollar short to the show, I should probably stop telling people that I’m watching Breaking Bad. I mentioned it to my brother the other day, and the first thing he said was…
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The first thing he said was (STOP HERE IF YOU DON’T WANT ANY SPOILERS!)…
I’m serious! Skip this entire gray box. DON’T READ ANOTHER LINE!
The first thing he said was, “Did you get to the part where Jesse’s girlfriend O.D.s?”
Uh…No, Al. I actually had not gotten to that part.
Then I mentioned it to my mother-in-law, who’s never even seen the show but heard a few things through the grapevine, and she said (MORE SPOILERS!!!), “Isn’t that the show where the guy dies at the end?”
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Yeah… Insert mouth agape [HERE].
I think it’s the universe’s way of telling me that I should stick to talking about other subjects — subjects like makeup, and these five permanent collection products I’ve been loving lately.
So, earlier this week I go to Sephora to get a birthday gift for my mom, and wouldn’t ya know it? Two tubes of Corail Aquatique mysteriously find their way into my basket/heart.
One for Mom, one for me.
My mom is so funny… I know I’m probably going to have to encourage her to wear this light pinkish coral glossy stain, because whenever I get her anything higher end than drugstore, it usually ends up displayed in the bathroom like a fancy trophy.
She never actually wears it, LOL!
The Pur Couture glosses, which apply as a gloss but wear down to a stain, are part of YSL’s permanent line, and I’ve loved them for a while.
I’ve been putting Corail Aquatique through its paces lately.
No — literally, its paces. I wore it on my walk yesterday. I think it’s a really lovely everyday lip color.
2. MAC Powder Blush in Cantaloupe, $17
OOOH, GURL, don’t even get me started on coral Cantaloupe Blush. As Tabs would say, It’s “purr-fection!”
As a MAC Pro product, warm pinkish coral Cantaloupe is available at Pro Stores and online (but not at regular MAC stores and counters).
Officially, it’s billed as having a Satin finish, but I feel like it looks more Matte in pics… Frankly, I don’t care what they call it, because I just call it awesome and forgiving. Really forgiving, especially when you have pores the size o’ Lake Michigan (like me).
If the Magnetic Nude blushes weren’t always distracting me, I’d probably be wearing Cantaloupe 24/7.
3. NARS Coconut Grove, $24
OK, so I’ve had rich dark chocolate Coconut Grove forever, but I only recently fell in lust with it. I’ve been going through something of a brown eyeshadow phase (there are just so many great ones out there, and they’re so versatile!), and I guess I re-discovered it.
It might also have something to do with all of the chocolate I’ve been eating lately…
Anywho, Coconut Grove — bangin’ for brown smokey eyes. It has slightest sheen — barely noticeable — but enough to keep things interesting. It also prevents it from looking like a flat brown matte.
Super pretty layered on top of black or dark brown creamy kohl pencils and cream eyeshadow bases.
4. NARS Galapagos, $24
And then there’s Galapagos, another palpitation-inducing NARS brown.
With Galapagos eyeshadow, it’s all about the golden shimmer, and OHMYGOSH! — it’s so pretty.
Pack it on for high-intensity glitter, or buff it out to a light wash of rich, warm reddish brown with flecks of twinkling gold.
OOH! Try it with warm brown liners like MAC Costa Riche or Teddy. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it.
To say I’ve been impressed by this anti-aging eye cream would be an epic understatement.
Designed to simultaneously hydrate while removing dead skin cells, this gentle peel feels like a regular eye cream. I tested it all over my eye area, targeting some tiny white bumps I had for a few months (I’m pretty sure they were pimples, but they just weren’t going away). Within about one month of using it daily, the bumps disappeared, and my overall eye area looks smoother.
I’m thinking about adding this to my list of skincare holy grails…right alongside Skinceuticals C+E Ferulic Serum and Kate Somerville’s Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,