Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Derby/Mother’s Day Weekend. I worked late Friday and then we went to bed at 9:30. Don’t worry – I recorded Dateline. 😉 I then woke up around 6:30 Saturday and did laundry and a little cleaning before heading home to spend Derby and Mother’s Day with my family! My sister surprised us all with a visit from North Carolina. We got our hair done together and she convinced me to get a lob. I feel so much lighter now! We then celebrated Derby with delicious food, including Derby Pie, cookies, and a few mint juleps. My brother makes the best ever – the only ones I can enjoy! Sunday we went to church and ordered pizzas so no one would have to cook and I was lucky enough to visit with both of my grandmothers. I was certainly blessed with wonderful examples of mothers in my life!
Completely changing topics. I try so many beauty products and generally have great luck. I always research before I splurge, but, sometimes, people do you wrong. Perhaps these products work for you, but I will never purchase them again:
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer: this was on every concealer must-have list so I had high hopes. I purchased it to help with my allergy-induced under-eye darkness. Not only did it not cover my dark circles, it creased! Terribly. No amount of primer or powder would help! I’ll stick with Maybelline.
Lipstick Queen Sinner Opaque Lipstick: I am such a huge lipstick fan, but I could NOT make this work. Perhaps it was just the shade (Wine), but, it was insanely drying and did not last. After a few hours I was left with the dreaded lip liner line… like some 90’s nightmare. I even tried it numerous times with my beloved MAC primer. I’m not one to give up easily.
YSL Touche Eclat Strobing Light Highlighter: Touche Eclat is the holy grail of concealer – but this strobing product is not worth the high price. It’s nothing more than expensive flecks of gold glitter.
Here are some closeups of my hand:
This will be an ongoing series as I don’t want you to waste your hard-earned money on garbage products!
Tell me: have you tried these products? What were your thoughts? Did I do something wrong? What products will you never buy again?
Have a great week!