You guys. I went to the new Whole Foods yesterday in Savannah. It’s HUGE. Also, it’s right next to where I used to take guitar lessons (which is now a liquor store). Annnyway, point being I got to scan the beauty section and it was BEAUTIFUL.
They carry Nourish products, which is a local company, and I was very excited about that. They also have REAL Egyptian Magic moisturizer (make sure it says Ancient Egyptians on it, not Ancient Kamitians, because they don’t exist and those are counterfeit creams), which I totally grabbed one of and tried last night and really, really like so far. But, I want to see if it makes me break out before I gush about it.
Anyway, the real reason I’m blogging is because I also grabbed a big tub of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. I tried it out last night and I LOVE it.
Basically, you get a giant tub of powder, which you can then mix with ACV or water (or aloe, milk, whatever). I mixed mine with water as well as I could and then applied all over my face (except where my seb derm is; it’s come back with a vengeance since moving back to Hinesville). Anyway, I woke up this morning with WAY fewer pimples. I think it really did help clean my pores out! Also, it doesn’t burn or anything and it doesn’t leave my face red like my Mint Julep mask does. I like it much better. It’s soothing but still tingly. It’s awesome.
I just wanted to post a quick update about how awesome this stuff is and totally recommend everyone go out and buy a tub. It’s not expensive and it really does what it claims.
Hopefully I’ll update again soon. See y’all then!
Sometimes, you just gotta go back to the old posts. I want to tell you guys about a nail polish, because I am very torn about it and I feel it’s a very unique colour and cool brand, so you know. I thought it might be fun to talk about.
It’s called Con Limon by Floss Gloss.
So, first off, allow me to add my voice to the chorus of praise heaped upon Floss Gloss. Their colours are amazing, very unique, and they certainly are great at branding their product with a unique (if small) bottle and a well-laid-out, fun, funky-fresh website.
I also want to preface my critique by saying that it might have just been a one-off — maybe my bottle was somehow left out in the sun too long or something.
That said, I have found my bottle of Con Limon to be very hard to work with. It takes me 3 medium-to-thick coats or 4 medium-to-thin coats to get an opaque colour with no VNL or VNB (visible nail line or visible nail bed, which are the two banes of my existence). Now, I hate being able to see the demarcation of nail to nail bed or to be able to see bits of my nail bed underneath a colour. I don’t wear light colours unless they’re clear or opaque, I don’t really do “nudes” or “shells” or any of those “lady-like” colours. They are not my thing. I like bright, loud, in-your-face colour.
To be fair, Con Limon is definitely screamingly neon when it’s on and opaque. So, it’s got that going for it. Like I said earlier, I love FG’s colours because I think they’re very unique and colours that I always wanted but could never find.
Another issue I have is the streakiness. I don’t know if it’s because of my base coat (I currently am using Nailtiques’ Formula 2 for peeling, cracked, problem nails) or if it’s the formula, but for me, it goes on very streaky. Like, we’re talking, the same kind of streaks I used to get when I was first learning to paint my nails.
However, with a good top coat (or a coating of glitter, which I can’t even BEGIN to describe how much that amplifies the colour and adds sick amounts of depth), the streakiness disappears. So, that’s really not that big of a deal to me. I have certainly used worse in my time, as has anyone who’s ever used a black that isn’t OPI’s Black Onyx, which is my HG black polish, for reals.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure that’s all I have to say about that. Let me know if you’ve tried Con Limon, or an of FG’s many shades. I really want to try their new ones, “Pony” and “Blood, Suede, and Tears.” Also, let me know if you’ve got an entirely different opinion of Con Limon and why! That would be great, because then I would know if it was just my bottle or what. It seems like most people freaking love FG’s colours, so I’m hoping it’s just the one bottle.
Anyway, I hope y’all are having a fun weekend this weekend! I know I am. I’m heading to St. Simon’s Island to hang out with my mom and attend a writer’s conference! I’ve been going since I was little, so I know lots of people, and it will be cool to see them all. Plus, writing classes and an excuse to do nothing but write for four days straight! Booya. I’m sure I’ll be updating with some new writing after, so look forward to that, babes!
Only, it really, really is, y’all.
Okay, so on Wednesday, I told you guys I’d do a tutorial on how to get my green, luscious, glittery, fabulous St. Paddy’s day eyes. Now, I know it’s too late for this year, but keep this bookmarked for next year. I promise it’ll come in handy. Plus, it’s just a damn cool eye makeup look anyway. Wear it year round!
So, let’s get into it. Here’s a picture of the final product.
Here’s a video tutorial of the look, and I’m including pictures of the eyes underneath.
So, the parade in Savannah is tomorrow, the fountains are green, and my Irish is showing, y’all.
Now, I’m not going to the parade, because that scene is a shitshow, but I figured I could have celebratory nails anyway. I used my trusty products mentioned in my last post to prep my nails and cuticles, then did two coats of Julep’s Fiona on the majority of my nails and two coats of Essie’s Beyond Cozy on my pinkies. I then did a topcoat of Julep’s Freedom Polymer topcoat that I mentioned yesterday. Seriously, y’all, it was rock solid in less than five minutes. I checked.
Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick post this Fabulous Friday for one of my favorite holidays. I know it’s amateur night at the bars, but enjoy and imbibe responsibly, okay?