Last night Cindy and I met up with some friends for dinner at a beachside restaurant here in La Jolla called Brockton Villa (side note: Hi, Mary and Susan!).
The place was pretty casual, so I figured it wasn’t the time to bust out the glittery smokey eyes and drag queen false lashes. 🙂 Instead I went for beach and natural-looking using products from Neutrogena, since they’re great at that “still you but better” thing, and a few other brands.
Some notes about the products…
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer ($12.99): I mostly use this on my oily spots — my forehead, nose and chin. It keeps the shine in check without giving my skin conniptions/breakouts. It doesn’t feel like it’s suffocating or clogging up my pores, and it’s also colorless, so it works with every skin tone. You can also use it for a subtle highlighting effect by patting it on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and along your chin.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Blotting Sheets ($6.49 for 50): The humidity is pretty high out here next to the water, but I don’t want to keep piling on the powders and primers just to keep down the shine. I like using Neutrogena’s blotting sheets to wipe up the oil, as opposed to just adding more products on my skin. They’re also super affordable at just $6.49.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer ($11.49): I’ve been wearing these duos for years! They give just enough natural color to my cheeks, and they’re very easy to blend. I usually mix the blushes and bronzers to create my own shade. Here I’m wearing Raisin Glow as a blush and Natural Glow as a highlighter.
Neutrogena MoistureShine Color Stick in Fresh Papaya ($8.49): I love how natural this peachy coral looks with a tan. It just barely bumps up the color on my lips without going over the top. Lightweight, smooth and non-sticky, it smells yummy, too (like peach gummies).
Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Healthy Peach ($7.99): Sheer, shiny color and a moisturizing formula make this non-sticky, shimmery peach gloss one of my favorites for layering atop coral lip colors.
Dinner was pretty good. We had a great view of the La Jolla Cover from our table.
For noms, I had a cup of the seafood chowder and the fish tacos…
I wasn’t all that hungry, though, because Cindy and I had been snacking earlier in the room… I did go kind of nuts over these shark gummies. 🙂
And that was that! Today was our last full day here, and not much surfing. It’s been a little cool and overcast.
Oh, did I tell you my new life philosophy? It hit me yesterday as I clung to my surfboard for dear life. “When the going gets tough…hold on to your board for dear life! Stand up if you can!” LOL!
Have a great night. See you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,