In This Very Moment

Saturday May 28, 2016   

collage of trend items

Since I’ve been gone for so long I thought I’d just share some things I’m currently obsessed.

A few weeks ago I finally got all my potted plants outside. While they continued to grow we ended up getting 16 days straight of rain. So staring out the window at my rainy little garden has been one of my favorite things. Why fight it.

In between the rain showers I’ve been lighting incense outside and letting it come in through the windows. With being on such a 90’s trip (for the past year honestly) I rediscovered my love for incense. Well… the cones. But those aren’t popular or easy to find anymore. Instead I found these wood bricks to be a great alternative especially since they smell like a campfire and I can’t go camping until the rain quits.

incense in a reused catbird candle case with matches

I bought a sample pack from Amazon. Great price great scents! Maybe if I’m still feeling something more “incense and less campfire” I’ll order some from Blackbird. They have some really intriguing fragrances like BLOOD COUNTESS.

Beauty-wise my makeup routine has simplified since experiencing a bad drying out spell. I discovered I’m sensitive to talc products. I never realized. I stopped wearing almost all makeup for a period of time. I attempted to purge my skin with a gentle daily peel. It helped remove some of the larger stubborn acne spots but really made my skin’s texture worse. My skin is finicky especially when it’s damaged. Focusing on moisturizing with a thicker formula from Vanicream right now. It’s the only thing that would sink in for a while. And since using it I don’t feel the need for a primer. I also want to avoid silicones and excessive powders right now.

Currently I maybe wear a bb cushion once a week. Half the time I just wear a tiny bit of concealer or just dab and blend some Mario Badescu nude drying cream over the spots. My eye makeup has been nothing but glitter for the past 2 months. I’m so re-obsessed with glitter. If I want to do more I add colored eyeliner. Pretty much everything I’m using on the eyes lately is from NYX. They’re cruelty free, affordable, and easy to find.

NYX eyemake

I’m also highlighting daily. I highlight a bit beyond the generic youtube tutorial suggestions. I like to highlight my inner cheeks, around my lip and up the cupid’s bow, on the lids of my eyes, center of lip, and around the brows. I avoid my forehead, nose, and chin. Those spots get slick looking enough. Really my skin temporarily over-producing oil in the t-zone forced my hand with getting back into all-over highlight. It seemed futile to counter-balance the shine. But when I add shine to the rest of the face it comes together as more of a “glow.”

bite beauty lip mask and pat mcgrath highlight pigment

To match this “glow” I’ve gone glossy on the lips. I purchased Bite Beauty’s plain agave lip mask after trying multiple samples. At first I thought it was glorified vaseline but then I just started missing it when my samples ran out. I love it. Add a little of Pat Mcgrath’s nude pigment on top and it gives a really nice pout look.



6 Responses to “In This Very Moment”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Glad you are back! Missed your posts!

  2. Kate says:

    Wow, that blackbird incense looks great. I’m curious now!

  3. Moni says:

    Glitter eyeliner is just one of the best inventions on earth. I want to start using highlighter/strobing/smear glowy stuff all over my face, but I need to find some YouTube vids first because I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to makeup.

  4. Veronica says:

    Oh my god me too I used to love incense in the 90s!! and jasmine oil and all kinds of herbal fun stuff that made my room smell like a Yankee Candle, haha

    Hope your plants grow like crazy!

  5. Heather says:

    This might be TMI, but incense are great for #2 bathroom odors lol. It’s also a great alternative to an aerosol air freshener if you are looking for something more natural.

    BTW, thank you so much for sharing the Agave Lip Mask. I’m always on the hunt for good quality natural cosmetics.

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