April Favorites

It’s that time again! Here are my favorite things from the month of April.

Makeup

Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer by It Cosmetics

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This stuff is srsly life-changing and dare I say it, I may like it better than my beloved Mac Pro-long wear. I received a sample with a recent Ulta order in the shade medium. The color works for my undereyes but ideally I’d like to have the light shade for maximum brightening. The formula is thick, but quickly thins out once the heat from my finger loosens it up. The anti-ageing and waterproof properties in this stuff are SERIOUS and it does. not. crease. Guys, I’m in love I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!

Maybelline Color Elixir in Breathtaking Apricot

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To anyone that has not tried this lipgloss formula from Maybelline, I beseech you. As Kool and the Gang would say – get down on it. The pigmentation is reminiscent of something you might find at Sephora (for 3X the price, mind you) and the consistency is vury nice. Wear it on it’s own. Throw ‘er over a stain. You can’t lose.

Lancome Gloss in Love in Color 146 Peach Snow

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My wonderful pal (and cousin-in-law) gave me this lipgloss and, as the name suggests, I am in love. First of all, the packaging is SO cute and quite inventive. Instead of screwing the wand back into the tube (TWSS?) it clicks into place. The color is soooo pretty and really comfortable on the lips.

Mac Pigment in Vanilla

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This is one of those items where I “shopped my stash” and re-discovered my love for this staple pigment by Mac. It sheers out lovely and looks smashing swept all over the lid, or as a highlight in the inner corners. Why I don’t use this more, I don’t know.

Beauty

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

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Welp. The can I have of this product is SO OLD. Spring Break 2005 old. Luckily, this stuff is still being sold in both spray and lotion form in drugstores everywhere. I am very interested in the lotion form, as I do tend to incorporate a lotion into the spray when I use it. I cannot explain how awesome this stuff is – leg makeup doesn’t begin to convey it’s splendor. I currently rock 3 bruises in various shades of purple, sprays of spider veins (sexy) and a general paleness that can only be rivaled by Voldemort. This stuff hides all my imperfections with ease, stays put throughout the day and washes off fairly easy with a bit of body wash. Airbrush legs for the win!

Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

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I have already praised this product, but I thought it deserved another quick mention as we round the corner into summer. If you have troubles with your foundation moving around, blush disappearing or eye shadow falling, just use a few sprays of this stuff right after you apply your makeup. While I can’t guarantee it’s going to protect yer mug in the event of a tropical monsoon, it will help keep the makeup where it should be.

CND Solar Oil

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I have a sample sized bottle of this stuff and (when I remember) it just gives my at-home manicures that little somethin’-somethin’ extra. It moisturizes my cuticles so incredibly well – I may just spring for the full-sized bottle once I run out.

Misc.

Pink Sands by Yankee Candle

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While searching for a Starbucks napkin in the ol’ glove compartment the other day (sidenote – they make THE BEST face blotters), I randomly found a car jar by Yankee in Pink Sands. I have owned the candle in this scent before and once I ripped open the package, I remembered why. The smell is just intoxicating to me. I can’t describe the scent without sounding like a damn fool, so here’s what Yankee says about it:

Treat yourself to an exotic island escape with the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla in this scented candle. The perfect scent for escaping the winter blues or setting just the right mood any time of the year. The beautifully blended scents of the islands will captivate you and bring memories of favorite vacations rushing back.

 Tyler Oakley’s Blog

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You all know I love me a sassy gay man and Ty-Ty is just HILARIOUS. I frequent his tumblr for my daily lols and am never left unsatisfied. Here is one of my all-time fave sayings from his blog.

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And lastly, this. Because, duh. (Thanks to Ray-Ray for sending it to me!)

Happenings

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For various reasons I have taken up running again. A looming wedding, ensuing honeymoon and extra half-inch of arm flab, softly hanging where a tricep should be perhaps. The gym is claustrophobic, pilates is expensive and lifting weights? In the words of Michelle Tanner – NO WAY JOSE! As a result, I have been heaving myself onto the pavement 4 times a week for how ever many miles or minutes I can muster. Since my mornings are presh (sleep) and evenings are full (moving), it leaves my lunch break as the only viable time slot. So, I strip off my ugly work pants in exchange for running shorts and return to the office one sparkling lady. Since our office is devoid of showers – you guessed it – I lady bath it. Recently I discovered these body wipes from Ban to aid in such a thing.

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My thoughts? Don’t waste your money on these. I was suckered in by the “cooling effect” and quickly lost sight of what they actually were…a 10- pack of baby wipes for $3.99. And no judgie-wudgie for not showering after my runs. I don’t sweat that much.

The other day I saw this license plate:

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Unfortunately I never got a look at the driver. Who do you suppose it was? An angry, divorcee who owns a 2014 Cathy Comic desk planner? A 40-year-old man that loves Magic cards and has a scraggly goatee? I guess we will never know.

This is happening in my car right now and it rocks.

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Yankee Candle, I love you. I really do.

This stuffed animal alone has got me really excited for Easter:

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How could it not?

And lastly, my extensions came in you guys. My sister Rachel said that they are too dark for me but the shade lighter is pretty blonde. I am TORN! Do I keep them and try to make them “work”? Exchange for the lighter shade and just get my hair to match the color? Or just return and try another brand? I need help. #firstworldproblems

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And lastly, I kindof met a celeb this week. So stay tuned for THAT story!