I have been having a tough week. How can you tell? Well anyone who looks at my credit card statement would know. I have been doing some serious shopping this week (almost everyday).
For those of you who are interested here are some of the things I have bought:
Stila Foundation with SPF 30
Being someone with very fair skin I always try to wear moisturizer and skin care products with spf. I found this foundation at Sephora and the non-greasy aspect souned interesting. I have been wearing it every day this week and I just love it. The foundation has more coverage than Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer (the one I have been using–it has an SPF 20). I like the way it even outs my complexion and lasts for most of the day. If I was going out at night I would definitely reapply it though.
Tarte Cheek Stain in Dollface
I am a huge fan of cream blush. I put on some much blush sometimes I worry I could be mistaken for a Moulin Rouge dancer (without the fringe and sequins–at least most days!). I had long heard about Tarte cosmetics and how people would put the cheek stain on their eyes as eye shadow and lips as lipstick. I had never tried it though, but I figured with all the hype it was worth a shot. So far I really like it. I layer it on top of my foudation and it gives me a cute rosey glow. I have also been putting it on my lips too. In fact the other morning it reminded me of how much I miss lipstick. I use tons of lip gloss but sometimes I miss the sheer sexiness of applying a tube of lipstick. Sigh.
Another pair of Cole Haan pumps
After the first pair of these heels I bought at the Nordstrom sale I have been craving another. In fact I was just reading in US Weekly that Angelina Jolie has been wearing these all throughout her pregnancy because they are so comfortable (as if you needed another reason for comfy shoes). I got these in nude patent leather, 4 inch heels–so cute! I can’t wait to wear them with skirts and shorts this summer!
More La Mer moisturizer
I was running low, so I ordered some more. Pretty boring–but it was expensive! I have really dry skin so this works well for me, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it for people with oily skin (although they make a gel version that is supposed to work well for those folks, but I haven’t tried it). I swear putting this on a sunburn makes it heal twice as fast–and it was designed by a real rocket scientist (from JPL) so I know there is some science behind it (I like things with technology as opposed to some skincare regimens that involve honey, oatmeal, and olive oil).
Hanae Mori Butterfly Parfum
I have been on the search for a new scent. I used to wear Chanel Mademoiselle, then Chanel Chance, then Emporio Armani Diamonds, then Mariah Carey M (because it had marshmallow scent!), and then most recently Dolce and Gabbana The One (a gift from Garrett). While we were in Vegas we noticed that some of the dancers had great perfumers–they smell really good! So I have been on a mission for “Stripper Perfume” so to speak. Butterfly and Angel seemed to be the two that were most recommended to me, so I ordered both online. Angel smelled awful on me, but Butterfly was very nice. It still isn’t the exact scent that I was looking for, so I am still trolling for a new perfume, but for now I am really enjoying the freshness and feminine scent of Butterfly.
That is it so far, but there is still one more day left in the work week so I am sure I can find some more things to buy!