Photos ::: Josie Maran.com, QVC.com, Glamour.com, Loandsons.com, Davines.com
Speaking of, I recently picked up some Viviscal to see if that works for me. I am not a fan of the non-vegetarian ingredients, but the reviews on this stuff sound pretty convincing. I am keeping track of the growth, so we'll see how it goes. I suspect this will be a lot like Latisse, in that it takes a while to see results. I also got myself some "Hair, Skin and Nails" from It Works! to compare. Based on reviews, those seem to work significantly faster. I may alternate the two and do kind of a combination test.
Just in the few weeks I've used Viviscal, my nails are growing ridiculously quickly, and I need to trim those every few days, vs every week, or I will lose an eye putting in my contacts, but it's too soon to really have noticed much in the hair growth department.
2 ::: Even though I love my IT! Cosmetics blush stain, I wanted to see if my skin would take to a cream or gel blush for the warmer months. After trying a few products that I am not allergic to (the Nars Multiples, for example), I settled on the Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee. The colors are vibrant but sheer and they blend really nicely into my skin, even after I've started my makeup. Most importantly, they dry down to my skin and don't just sit on it. I picked up this duo from QVC, for only a few bucks more than one cost at Sephora! Poppy Paradise is my favorite so far. Her website also has a few shades not seen elsewhere. Review forthcoming!
3 ::: Also hitting my beauty radar, complete with the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps, was the newest foundation from Bare Minerals, the liquid "Bare Skin" formulation. I pre-ordered it right when it became available to do so. I went with Bare Ivory, because it looks like it will be the closest match to Golden Fair, which is what I normally wear. I literally JUST got it over the weekend and did a quick test. I will tell you that three drops was A LOT of product just trying to test it on my hand for photos and the directions mention 6 for the whole face. That seems like a hell of a lot...so just keep that in mind! I cannot wait to try this out on my face, though I am a little wary of the brush application and may end up using the Beauty Blender instead, just based on my trial run on my hand. Review forthcoming.
Photo via Hitha on the Go (woops, I see underwear right on top!)
Photo via Flight001
In an effort to elevate my game, I switched to the SpacePack cubes from Flight001 I spoke about around Christmas. We've used them several times already, between work trips and weekend flings and the amount of compression is remarkable compared to the totally high-end Ziploc XXL I was using before. When it's both of us, I use a clothing one for each of us, and put all of our underwear and socks into the underwear cube. When it's just me, I can get all of my stuff into a clothing one, underwear and socks included, leaving plenty of space for my ridiculous plethora of vanity accoutrements. Bitch be vain, yo.
I also was finally able to order my Lo&Sons Catalina in Thistle, pictured so beautifully above (I missed the window and ended up on the wait list for the last several months!), and I am excited to see how my packing routine changes with that addition. That bottom zip section was the HUGE seller for me. The color was worth the long wait--I love it.
Want one of your own? In addition to a giveaway, it looks like StyleMePretty has teamed up with Lo&Sons to offer a 20% off code through April 30, 2014 using code SMPAPRIL2014 (note: cannot be stacked with any other code or offer!) I never win those damn giveaways so seeing a great code is usually my incentive to jump on it. Get one now before they go back on Wait List!
Watch for a review slash packing how-to update with this bad boy.
Photo via Sea of Shoes ::: OMG THAT HAIR. I WANT IT.
What's on your radar lately? Care to share in the comments?
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