Becca Creme Blush in Byzantine
You know how there’s always that ONE ANNOYING PERSON who gets to the bus stop a few seconds late? The one who yells, “Wait! Wait!” as the bus pulls away from the curb? Yeah, that person would be me.
There aren’t a lot of positives to being perpetually late for public transpo, but there is at least one: blushed cheeks.
Sadly, it’s the kind of blush that only lasts a few minutes, but Becca may have a longer term solution. Too bad their Becca Creme Blush wasn’t available back when I was regularly
missing riding the bus to school.
Of course, all 11 natural-looking shades aren’t exactly built with student budgets in mind ($30), but I probably would have eaten ramen noodles every day for a week (been there, done that) to be able to splurge on one of these pans.
Shimmery bronze Byzantine, the color I’ve been wearing this week, blends easily and lasts all day long without the need for touch-ups. I can pop it on bare cheeks (or atop foundation/tinted moisturizer) before breakfast with either my fingers or a brush (I like the MAC 187 skunk brush) and rest assured that it’ll last till dinner.
Swatch of Byzantine on NC35 skin
The flush Byzantine lends to my cheeks looks so natural that it works when I don’t want to appear like I’m wearing makeup — you know what I mean.
Byzantine and her beautiful brethren aren’t exactly bargains at $30 a pan, but they might be worth a little overtime at work. Available at select Pure Beauty stores and online at beccacosmetics.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+/A-
Le quest for comfy drawers!
Probably TMI, but I just had to share. I’ve found what are perhaps magic underwear, and I think they’ve changed my life. They’re these thongs by Hanky Pankyâ€¦
Have you seen ‘em before?
I picked up a few pairs at the last Nordstrom anniversary sale, and DAYUM! if they aren’t most comfy bits of booty floss I’ve ever worn.
They’re stretchy and soft and fit just right. Plus, I like that they’re low-rise and don’t peek out of my jeans.
They normally run $18 a pair, but the company’s holding a back-to-school special: three pairs for $49 (works out to $16.33 each). I can’t speak for anyone else, but my ladyparts are thanking me for liberating them from the Land of Uncomfortable Underwear!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. To all the bus drivers who chose not to wait for me when I was lateâ€¦why you gotta be so cold?!