Sunday, April 9, 2017

Life Lately in Instagram Photos

I haven't posted lately due to an immense amount of studying for a special certification test that increases my credibility where I work in the medical field. Too much of life got in the way and I just haven't had time to do some of the things I love. Totally worth it, in my opinion, if that means that I can chip away at some of the things on my goals list for this year. Making time for blogging was one of those things. Even when I am not posting regularly, I am still active on Instagram so feel free to follow along for all of my favorite things, from foodie finds to chronic makeup hoarding. 

You may have seen my post here on falling in love with Too Faced "Fall in Love" collection. Well, since then I received it...and I am head over heals. The colors are flawless, the wear is at least twelve hours without a primer, and there is the perfect mix of matte shadows for bases and shimmery shadows for lids. Unlike many makeup palettes, there is not one color here that is not practical for everyday use. 

I also stepped out of the box and decided to try out Dior's Airflash foundation, as well as their brush specifically designed for aerosol foundation. This stuff is worth every single penny, my friends. I had a Sephora clerk apply it at the store and was instantly in love. My skin looked airbrushed. This is the kind of foundation you pay for when you get your makeup done for your own wedding. Though the quality does not disappoint, the price might. I was reading in the reviews that people who used this every day as their primary foundation ran out in three weeks. I definitely believe this, even if you are careful not to apply too much foundation into the brush before applying it to your face. 

Click here to find the link to the Backstage Buffing Brush

I use Too Faced Born This Way Foundation for every day use in the color Ivory and received almost as flawless effects. The Dior Airflash is definitely for special occasions and evening outings. 

Will and I had our own homemade pizza night when we decided that we no longer wanted the ground beef that I had originally thawed for dinner. I found premade dough at Giant Eagle and it turned out just as delicious. Personally, I don't regret not trying to make my own dough from scratch because living in an apartment means limited counter space and more of a potential for a disaster using raw ingredients like flour and yeast. 

Amazon has so many cheap frame options available, and I found the last set of a four pack of black frames (that already came with cut mats!) and did some light hanging in lieu of hanging curtains. When I eventually move out of my apartment, I have to patch all of the holes in the wall that I have created in my 1,200 square feet. I promise you that the amount of art, shelves, and curtains hung on other walls is second to none and I cannot bear to think of having to patch any more. This will do! 

I have had so much use out of my Lilly planner paper, from coating my acrylic makeup holder to invitations, coasters, paper mache ornaments, and this. Moral of the story, never throw your agenda out and always consult Pinterest for DIY ideas. 

We have made many a stop to our favorite donut shop for either cake donuts or rainbow sprinkle affairs. 

I can't get enough of the cute kits they have by the front line at Barnes and Noble. I picked this up, and am currently "refrigerating" my seeds, hoping they germinate in a few weeks. I have a newfound obsession with green-thumbing.  

I picked up two of these #FLOATIES for one of my good friends and I for the summer.
Such a great stocking stuffer, small gift, or thinking-of-you treat!

 What have you been loving lately?


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