I just remembered today is the Superbowl and honestly, I could totally care less. I can’t stand watching football because I don’t have the patience for it, it’s boring to me, and I just actually don’t and don’t wish to understand it. I’d rather sit at home and watch Netflix or write on my blog 🙂 The consumerism of it all is actually shocking to me. I’m sorry if you love football, that’s fine. It exists, so you can like it. I’m just ashamed at the amount of money companies put into the advertisements and thinking about what that money could be better used for makes me sad.
On another note, yesterday K and I drove an hour to visit a great mall. I don’t usually like shopping at malls, but ours is terrible in our city and we wanted to get out of the house. I, of course, ended up in Sephora. When I go in there, it’s like a sensory overload and I feel like I’m running around the store looking at everything. I actually kind of love that feeling 🙂 I never leave there without something. I know I’m paying exactly retail price, so I’m not getting a great deal, usually, but I still like the experience of being in the presence of all that beauty awesomeness. Seeing all of my favorite brands in one place is just so fun to me. I came out of the store with a lovely little haul.
Let’s take a closer look:
First up is the Boscia bamboo charcoal Konjac sponge. If you haven’t heard of Konjac sponges yet, well they are supposedly the new thing in skincare. They come out of Asia and are quite popular in Japan and Korea right now. They are supposed gentle exfoliate your face while you use them to cleanse as well. You just add a bit of cleanser onto the sponge and then rub it on your face. I bought it for K, actually, because he struggles with clogged pores and he could use a better exfoliant. It’s the weirdest thing because it’s like a hard pumice stone when dry, but mushy when wet. Very strange little device. Not sure if it works yet, the verdict is still out.
Next, we have something I’ve been wanting to try for awhile, but wasn’t sure because I didn’t have the chance to try it out. I received a sample of the Urban Decay Primer Potion, which is an eyeshadow primer, that came with the Naked3 palette I just received. I fell in love with this stuff! The staying power of my eyeshadow is far better than if I didn’t use any primer and better than the e.l.f. primer I’ve been using. I’m very happy with this purchase. I like the original because It can go under mattes and shimmers. This is the smaller size. I think it will be enough for me for now.
Last, but far from least, is this awesome set I got from Soap & Glory. Ever heard of this brand? Well, it comes out of the UK and they make products with delicious scents and adorable packaging. Yes, I go for packaging. My favorite scent so far is the Sugar Crush, which is a lime scent and it reminds me of key lime pie. However, I bought this little set because it was on sale. I think it was a holiday leftover, but I’m not sure. All three products come in the Original Pink scent, which is a rose and bergamot blend, and I just think it’s so feminine and luxurious. There’s the Clean on Me shower gel, the Hand Food hand cream, and the Righteous Body Butter. I used the shower gel this morning and was not disappointed. It’s a lovely little set.
Soap & Glory three piece gift set ($22)
If you’ve tried any of these products, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Also, if you have any beauty suggestions, send them my way. I’m always up for new suggestions!
Hope you enjoyed this post. I did!