Review: Wet N Wild Fergie Lipstick – D’Vinely Chilled

Long time, no post!

Wow! I haven’t posted in months. Pregnancy and being a new mom really zapped most of my free time. It’s been a huge life change and my son has brought me a lot of joy (and sleeplessness).

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My days mainly consist of diaper changing, sitting on the couch nursing, trying to find some sleep, and occasionally doing some dishes or something. Hmm.

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While sitting on the couch nursing I also binge watch Netflix to help pass the time. My husband and I have been watching Breaking Bad. What an amazing show. It is totally not something I would normally like, but we’ve been drawn in and have been racing to finish the series. I haven’t been this into a show since LOST.

I’ve really been missing blogging lately and decided I would post something. I actually meant to post this a long time ago – I’ve had these swatch pictures ready to go but never posted them.

So, today I’m going to talk about a Wet n Wild lipstick in the Fergie range. The shade is called D’Vinely Chilled. I loved the way the color looked in the tube – a warm shimmering wine shade.

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D'Vinely Chilled

Oooh. Sparkly.

I’m not going to front. This is frosty. Frost has a bit of a bad reputation these days as being too dated or cheap looking. Well, call me cheap (it wouldn’t be the first time), but I like a bit of frost sometimes – in the right amount, I think frost can be pretty and feminine. In astronomical amounts, you’re veering into powdered donut lips territory. Not cute.

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It definitely swatches frosty as well. It’s got good pigmentation and you can layer the color if desired. I like the way it looks as a swatch. On me, though…

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I don’t like the way it looks on me. I don’t know, it feels matronly or something. It feels very dry as well. I feel like it ages me in an unflattering manner. I bet it would look great on someone with a deeper skin tone, I can see it reading as a gorgeous shimmering berry. On me…I’ll pass.

I haven’t even touched it since swatching the product for this post. Now that I think about it, I bet it would look and feel much nicer with some lip gloss on top. I’ll give it a shot.

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How I Henna My Hair


 

First, let me be clear that I am NOT an expert on henna. Though I have spent a lot of time reading, researching, and watching tutorial videos about henna, I cannot claim to know everything there is to know about it. This is just my experience and results with using henna on my hair.


Henna is something I have always had an interest in – but I had some reservations about it. I would research it on and off every so often, then something would make me hesitate: it takes a lot of preparation time, what if the henna I get isn’t pure, it’s super permanent so what if I hate it? Then I would think, “yeah, maybe I shouldn’t. I’ll just stick to my regular drugstore dyes.”

In the last few months, my interest in henna began to grow. I started spending more time researching and reading all I could find about it. I was starting to really feel like hey, maybe this would actually work for me. It’s all natural, there’s no crazy questionable chemicals in there, I don’t have to make an appointment at a salon, it’s supposed to be good for my hair and not damage it, and it’s permanent.

After reading and watching enough videos, I finally felt like I was ready to take the plunge and try it out. So far I have henna’d my hair three times, for the first two times I used Reshma henna, and then I used Jamila henna. Both worked very nicely for me, and I didn’t see a huge difference between them. I got good dye release and staining power from both of them.

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This is my method. Keep reading, it’s a lot to go through…

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Bun in the Oven!

I have definitely let this poor blog grow cold in the last few months. For that, I am really sorry! But… I promise, I actually have a reason.

Some exciting news…

 

My husband and I are expecting our first baby!

 

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That’s right! We are so excited!!!!!

We had been trying to conceive for a while and it was a very trying, emotional time whenever Aunt Flow would show her ugly face. I am currently in my 4th month, or 17 weeks pregnant. My husband and I are beyond excited and so happy.  I’m due in mid December! 🙂 We will be finding out the gender in a few weeks. I’m counting down the days!

So, yes… that is why I haven’t been posting very much. I had some pretty nasty nausea for the first trimester – morning sickness? Yeah, no. More like all day sickness. Also, unbelievable fatigue and exhaustion hit me like a train and my energy plummeted to below zero. I could barely muster up energy to shower and cook a meal, and even though I thought about blogging, I just didn’t have motivation. My little nugget was zapping all of mama’s energy!

Thankfully, the nausea is mainly gone. I’m still fairly tired and low energy most of the time, but I have occasional bits of energy that appear now and again. In those bits of energy, I plan to come up with a blog post here and there. 🙂

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Review: Coppertone ClearlySheer products

Coppertone ClearlySheer

Okay, I am guilty of something: I don’t wear sunscreens. I honestly can’t remember the last time I used them, because I use them so infrequently. I know, that’s really bad for the skin.

Why do I dislike sunscreens, you may be wondering? Well, first of all, I hate how greasy sunscreens tend to feel on the skin. I don’t like that slimy residue they usually leave behind. They feel heavy on the skin, and they tend to smell really strong. I hate that “hey everyone, I’m wearing sunscreen!” scent they all have. Yucky.

However, I received some samples from BzzAgent of the new ClearlySheer sunscreens from Coppertone. These just may have changed my mind about sunscreens.

First, let’s talk about the ClearlySheer “For Sunny Days” lotion, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – this stuff is great, honestly. It’s a lightweight lotion that absorbs into the skin super quickly. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t feel greasy or sticky at all like most sunscreens do.

I feel it would be perfect to wear underneath makeup for added protection.

Also, the scent – it’s so light and soft, and barely there at all. Just a slight “clean” scent. No obnoxious Sunscreen Smell. Thumbs up!

Second, Coppertone also released a ClearlySheer Sunscreen Continuous Spray. It’s basically sunscreen in an aerosol spray form. It’s Broad Spectrum 50 and protects from damaging UVA/UVB rays, and it’s also water resistant. It’s a light mist, similar to a body mist. I love that it has a “locking” cap – you can turn it on/off so that it won’t leak or accidentally spray itself inside your bag (you know what I’m talking about – I hate that).

The scent, though… I cannot lie to you. The scent of the spray is disgusting. It reminds me of hair salons – all those chemicals, ugh. It made me have a flashback of the time my grandmother talked me into getting a perm when I was 9 years old.  Have you ever smelled those perm chemicals? Yeah, that’s how bad it smells. SO, I just had to mention that, because I know some people are sensitive to smells. Thankfully, when the mist dries, it doesn’t smell bad anymore and leaves a soft nice scent behind. It’s a nice alternative to slathering on a lotion, and it’s perfect for tossing in a purse or beach bag for quick SPF.

So, if you’re looking to start stocking up on SPF for the impending summer, I would recommend the Coppertone ClearlySheer line, in particular the For Sunny Days lotion.

Disclaimer: I received the items in this review as a sample from BzzAgent.

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Champagne and Rust

I found an old ELF palette (I believe it was called a “Back to School” palette – I think it’s been discontinued) and decided to use it for a pretty shimmery neutral eye. For the lips, I used a rusty coppery lipstick by Hard Candy called Intuition – again, I think it’s been discontinued. Sigh!

I should do a post soon about all the discontinued products I still use and love!

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