I was pretty excited to open my Influenster Frosty VoxBox and find eye makeup remover inside, for the simple fact that I had about one days worth of my old eye makeup remover left and I was going to have to pick up another bottle on my next shopping trip.
I use Rimmel London's ScandalEyes Mascara already, and Rimmel London is a brand that I trust. This just added to my excitement.
When I tried the eye makeup remover, however, I found it to be lacking. The product claims that it "Gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting and waterproof make up, with no oily residue."
I had to scrub to get my eye makeup off, and I didn't event have waterproof mascara on. The eyeliner that I had on was Rimmel's ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 001 Black, a product that I would expect to be easily removed by this product, considering that they are the same brand. I didn't notice an oily residue, but otherwise this product doesn't seem to live up to its claim.
Too bad, I guess I'm lucky that my mom got me new eye make up remover for Christmas.
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I threw this little graphic together today because I needed a little pick me up, and thought I would share it because you might need a little pick me up too. It is going to be a long week, but I just have to believe in myself and things will turn out just fine!
I am excited to announce that
In a little over a week, I am going to begin working at the local children's museum as the assistant manager, and I can barely contain my excitement. Yes, it is true! If you have read the about section of this site, you know that some of the things that I want to do with my life include running an educational program and helping out more in my community, and this job allows me to dabble in both of those things, as well as even more of my interests.
I will get to:
-Work with children
-Develop and execute educational programs
-Continue to work with social media and marketing
-Make a difference in children's lives
-Get experience in museum work
-Develop museum exhibits
-LIVE THE DREAM!
It was a huge step for me to leave my current job for new, unexplored territory, but I am positive that it is the right step for my life! I can't wait to get started! My first day is July 29th, so send good thoughts my way if you happen to think of it on that day!
5. Take breaks when you need to.
I cannot stress this enough. When you need to take a break, do it! Get up, walk around your office, go outside and get some fresh air and a coffee, check your Facebook or Twitter feed, or just sit in silence for a little while. You are of no use to anyone if you aren't mentally there, so do everyone (including your stress response) a favor and take a little me time to recharge.
These are all ways that I help myself stay grounded and in a good mood while I am at work. Granted, they don't always work and I do find myself getting stressed (often!), but I find that I am much less stressed than when I was before I incorporated all of these things into my office and work routine. I hope this is helpful!
I have been working on quite a few different crochet projects lately, and I have completed the majority of them! I hadn't been crocheting a ton in the past year, so I am really excited to be passionate about working on projects again. Some of these projects were personal projects, some were for orders I took, and I am pretty happy with the outcome of all of them!
I have a few more projects in the works, including a baby blanket for my cousin who is expecting in June, and a Sock Monkey hat for my friend's baby who is due to be born in July. It's a busy year for babies, apparently. I am also looking to make another afghan after I am finished the pink and purple one, hopefully something done in a chevron pattern! I am so glad that I am back to working on one of my passions, and hopefully this burst of energy that I have doesn't give out anytime soon.
I don't know what has happened to me lately, but I can't get enough of pineapples everywhere!
Pineapple Mania by marissafaithsonnier featuring Samsung
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Hi everyone! Today I’m going to review the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. This masque was recommended to me by two of my friends when I complained about the redness on my cheeks near my nose and the size of my pores there, which is pretty huge compared to the rest of my face. It was becoming a problem when I wore makeup because the makeup would enhance the appearance of the pores, but I had to put makeup there because of the redness. The Mint Julep Masque, along with St. Ives Apricot Scrub, was recommended to me to reduce the redness and appearance of pores on my face.
From what research I have done, this masque doesn’t have any real mint in it, but regardless of that, it didn’t surprise or alarm me when it tingled. After it dried, I rinsed it off and I definitely thought that my pores looked a bit smaller. It made my entire face feel very soft, and a blemish I had was significantly less red. I applied moisturizer after I used it, so that it didn’t dry out my skin too much. I didn’t notice that much difference in my blackheads, though, so it didn’t seem to live up to its promise there. Overall, I was pleased with the masque.
I have continued to use this masque, often using it as a spot treatment or putting it only on the red spots of my cheek and on my chin, which tends to break out a lot. The only problem I have had with this masque is that I used it on my very dry, flaking, winter abused skin, without thinking about the fact that this product dries out your skin as well as lessens the redness, and I was not happy when my skin started flaking more. Definitely don’t use this if you have incredibly dry skin!
I am happy with this product, and I will continue to use it as the weather gets warmer and my skin returns to its normal combination state! It is a really great product to use on a spa night, because of the nice smell and the way it makes your skin feel after you use it. I give it a 4.5 out of 5, mainly because I don’t feel like it lives up to its promise to help with blackheads.
I hope this is useful! If you know of any other products I should try to reduce the appearance of pores on my face or the redness that I can't seem to get to go away, let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!
Last weekend, my friend Taylor came to visit, and she not only let me drive her car (which is a MiniCooper and my dream car), while I was driving it, she also reminded me about the band Weezer and how incredibly catchy their music is. I added a few of their songs to my work playlist as soon as I got there Monday morning, and I've just about been listening to Troublemaker on repeat for the past week.
This song has one of my favorite lyrics of all time in it, "I'm gonna play some heavy metal rifts and you will die," and it is my favorite because it makes me laugh internally every time I hear it, and it is ridiculous.
If you haven't heard Troublemaker, I would highly recommend it, and if you have, you should probably give it a listen again, which you can conveniently do right now because I have put the video below.
What can't you stop listening to this week? I'm always looking for something new to add to the playlist I listen to at work, so let me know and it might help alleviate my boredom in the upcoming work week!
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