Earlier this month I decided to do a little shopping as well as experiment with a few homemade body scrubs and facials. While doing that, I decided to make my own homemade Febreze! I got the recipe from some website, can’t remember, but this turned out great because my sinuses can’t tolerate most commercial air fresheners. I usually end up with headaches and sneeze fits.
This is truly my favorite! I usually spray this Lavender essential oil mist on my curtains, sheets,
carpet just whenever I’m searching for a relaxing and yet refreshing scent. Ylang Ylang is also a great soft uplifting scent ideal for those unexpected last minute visits.
You just need:
2 cups of water
10 drops of essential oil (5 of each if combining)
1/2teaspoon of Castile soap
Shake the bottle to mix the scent, and there you have it your homemade essential oil room spray! You don’t really need the castile soap it’s just used as a solvent to help bring the mix together much better I guess. Either way you will be left with a fabulous air freshener.
Earlier in July I stopped by Sephora and picked up a blush.
This is Illamasqua’s powder blush in “kiss” ($26). It’s this real pretty plum matte color, looked really purple on the display but when I wear it, it kind of has this pinkish hue to it. I’m not too crazy about the color yet, I guess I have to keep working with it until I find the perfect look. I have been into this plum blush and lipstick phase for sometime now. It’s like everything I buy I lean toward this plum color…..
and this one….
|Almay Blush Orchid|
I also picked up this almay blush called orchid and a nail polish at my local drugstore. Another plum color but with less pinkish undertones. I actually reach out for this almay blush I got on clearance sale for 4 bucks, more than my Illamasqua. It has this very beautiful plum color I just love it. I always pair it with Rimmel’s paradise lipstick which is also a very pretty plum color. You can see a pic of the lipstick here.
I don’t normally wear polish but I was in a plum mood and got this CQ nail polish called “Plum Baby” at my local drugstore for about 2 bucks. This color is more pink fuchsia than plum. This is my second polish from this brand and I have to say I really like their formula, not too sheer, not too thick.
I also won my second giveaway given by the lovely designer Diva Style Blog. It was so fun and exciting since I received the package on such a boring Monday. Now this fabulous book sits on my coffee table, reminding me of makeup. One thing that really stood out to me about the book was that Scott Barnes firmly believes that foundation should be a mix of several tones as opposed to just one. I don’t wear foundation ever, but it really stood out to me since I wonder if most makeup gurus do that…
I also bought this drying lotion ($18.50) while browsing at Henri Bendel’s NY (so many cute purses!). I was curious about this drying lotion and since I was breaking out more than usual I decided to give it a try. I usually use honey or aloe vera for my pimples but if you need something to dry them suckers out quick, this is definitely worth it. I have used it a lot since buying it and I really like it. Better than most on the spot treatments I have bought especially if you need a quick fix.
Right next to Henri Bendel’s on 5th ave you strategically have a MAC store (I believe their first U.S store). I decided to pick up this lipstick,”crosswires”. It’s such a pretty coral/pink lipstick and I love to wear it with maybelline’s apricot flush blush which is this peachy orange, again a great color for my skin tone, especially when I tan. Also if I want to bring out the pink in the lipstick I pair it with Jane’s Blushing Baby doll blush.
So basically these were just some purchases here and there I got throughout July and this month. I usually don’t tend to spend on most products especially makeup because I like to eat my money, not literally, meaning I prefer a good meal and drinks but sometimes a girl is itching to spend. lol
Last but not least an eye look I did the other day with Wet n’ wild’s Sumptuos quad.
I swept the brown color over my entire lid and with a flat liner angle brush I lined my lower lashline with that gorgous blue.