Fresh Purchases

Happy Wednesday to everyone. We are half way there.

You know that wishlist that I put together? Well I did a little bit of damage. I bought a few things – a couple were on the wishlist and one was not. After I put my wants and desires into the universe via my blog post, things happened and I handed over my debit card and just…yea…

First up! Sunday Riley’s Blue Moon Cleansing Balm. I gushed over this last week and had purchased it after using you sample just for two days. The instructions mention that you can even use it as a hydrating mask, which I did do and it was a great decision. This stuff has got awesome skincare goodies like cocoa butter, chamomile and vanilla to help you get ready for bed. What i like about this is that it is thick but is easy to move around on the skin and just rinses so easily. Nothing is left behind.

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I’m just a little excited!!! 

Next! Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

I saw this on the Sephora website and was into right away. Then I went to the Becca section of Sephora’s website and looked at a tutorial and further explanation of the product. What drew me in was that is so glowy and you can go up a shade without it looking bad. I have been mixing Medium with my lighter colored foundations for some warmth. This lasts all day and is just so pretty. I can’t wait to use this even in the summer for nights out. I have enjoyed using this stuff with a lot of highlighter and bronzer. I just love the sun bum look.

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It looks a little dark but is so perfect! Sheers right out

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It was a good skincare day for me when I used this foundation. In love. 

YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizers in Green

Neutralizers have come on the scene lately as a step to help cancel out imperfections on our faces. For me – my issue is redness in the winter time. My cheeks, chin and nose seem to get quite flushed. I bought this on a whim and so far am enjoying it. What I like is that it doesn’t cancel everything out…it just helps dial it down. I think for someone who doesn’t like foundation or even BB cream you could use this with some moisturizer and keep it light and natural. I probably would not have been as interested in this product if I wasn’t an avid Touche Eclat fan. I love my little wonder pen. I go between 2.5 and 3 which are so peachy and great for the under eye. I would love to get one of these for my gym bag! They blend like a dream and are just so good for on the go.

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Very green and very intimidating but was just so light and made everything look much more even.

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My skin nice and evened out after I used the green pen. This is before foundation and after primer. 

So there you go! Hopefully some of you have either tried these products or are looking into trying them. I normally don’t purchase things that are overly trendy because I like for things to die down and let the cream rise to the top but I must say these are all three awesome purchases.

Thanks for reading!

Hill XO

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Monday Blues

I hope everyone had a great weekend! As always, today I am struggling a little bit. I whooped it up a little too much on Saturday night and was cursed with a lovely hangover yesterday. However, I literally faked it until I made it. I told myself I was not going to sit in my bed all day and sit in my own self loathing. It was the first weekend I stayed in Boston THE WHOLE WEEKEND since the beginning of July, so a night out was needed I guess you could say. Yesterday, my roommate, her friend and I had a lovely meal at D’Angelo’s (so classy, I KNOW) and stopped in to a Target for some Starbucks. Later I met up with my mom in Chestnut Hill for a Blue Mercury date and oysters. Later I returned home for a marathon game of Sorry! (literally so fun…I still struggle with the rules and read every card which pisses everyone off but I don’t care. I am a slow learner but then NEVER forget)…I thought I did more but I guess I really didn’t. I hope everyone’s week went well. I know that with having Monday off that four day week was great! Here are some pics of my week!

Dahlia's for the Den

Dahlia’s for the Den

Spinach and Orange Smoothie

Spinach and Orange Smoothie – One whole orange, handful of spinach, one scoop protein powder, little bit of vanilla extract, cashew milk and frozen pineapple!

$45 Bathroom Revamp

$45 Bathroom Revamp

YSL Shine Volupte hanging at a restaurant opening

YSL Shine Volupte hanging at a restaurant opening

Exchange Place on Friday Night

Exchange Place on Friday Night

Thanks for reading!

Hill