I have always been really bad at taking care of my face. I hardly ever remember to take off my make up or brush my hair out before bed. Over the past month I have made more of an effort to take care of my face. I have successfully washed my face every night except for two. Can I have a round of applause please??
See these babies? These are my holy grail, my number one, the loves of my life. OK a little dramatic right? But these things are amazing. I would say at least 90% of the time I have clear skin, all thanks to these babes.
Lets look at my every day routine. I love the Clinique 3 Step Skin Care line. I use the mild version in the face wash and the type 2 clarifying lotion, (thats the purple one.) The yellow lotion, also comes in different options. You can get the gel version or the regular version, which is the one I use. The gel formula is best for people who have oily skin. You can buy the three step set here. The next is a face oil, I use the Derma-e Radiant Glow face oil. I use this interchangeably with my Clinique moisturizer. Buy it here. The next two products are from FORMULA 10.0.6. They are both blemish creams. The first one is Rescue Me and it is a spot treatment, get it here. The second one is On Your Mark, its a blemish mark fader, helps with dark spots and acne scaring. You can get it here. And lastly, of my daily items, yes, the very typical rose water. I use rose water for everything, after my lotion, before and after my makeup and during face masks to keep them active longer. Get it here.
Alright, now on to the items I use weekly to help keep my pores clear and my skin hydrated. Keep in mind I don't use these all every week. I just pay attention to how my skin is feeling that week and use what I feel is necessary. Starting with the Bioré charcoal pore strips. Is it just me or does everyone like peeling them off and looking to see what comes out of their skin? Buy them here. Next is the FORMULA 10.0.6 face masks, I really like the Be Berry Clear illuminating peel mask and the Deep Down Detox ultra cleansing mud mask. I use the the first one if my skin is feeling dull and the second one if I feel any type of break outs coming.. typically around that time of the month. You can get them both at Ulta and they are under 10 bucks. Next is the Body Shop's Brattish Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, again I use this if my skin is not looking glowy enough. Buy it here. Then we have Mario Badescu Silver Powder. This totally sucks everything out of my pores and it's probably my favorite product. Get it here. To apply my face masks, I just use a random elf brush. I hate using my fingers! It was probably $2 at target. And again, rose water. Like I said before, I use this to keep my masks from drying out while they are on my face. Once a mask is dry it is no longer active so to make it last long you need to keep it wet. I mist my masks maybe twice and it really helps!
So there you have it ladies, everything you need for you best face.
Love ya xoxo
"Two people who were once very close can without blame or grand betrayal become strangers. Perhaps this is the saddest thing in the world." Sometimes there is blame, sometimes it's unintentional, but all doors have to close at some point. Sometimes you have to accept that it is time. Wether it is a job, a relationship, a friendship, etc. it it okay to say good bye. Especially if it no longer serves you. If it brings negativity or does not let you progress with your life goals...DROP THAT SHIT! Some doors need to close for others to open. For example, Fairbanks Boy, god bless the girl that falls for his bullshit. Slamming the door on that one! Saying good bye to him was probably one of the best things that has happened to me this summer. I got to meet a cool dude through my good friend. He's alright if anyone was wondering. (He won't let me write about him so be on the look out for a secret post shh!) As for jobs, I am slowly realizing that it is okay to not like your job and it is also okay to look for other opportunities. I may or may not be currently looking *insert girl with the hands up emoji* gasp! Sometimes a friendship simply falls apart. Sometimes it's no one is a fault, and sometimes people can't admit when they are wrong... Regardless if neither of you are ready to pick up the pieces and try to put them back together, it's time to say good bye. I accept the things that no longer serve me and I say good bye to the sadness and negativity you bring me.
I am so off my game. Weeks have gone by and I haven't posted anything in a hot minute but I'll make it up to y'all.
Last month I flew to Phoenix Arizona to celebrate a good friends birthday. Three days in 100 degree weather. Staying in a fancy 10 bedroom house, laying out by the pool and of course Post Malone to top off the trip.
Post Malone was by far one of the best concerts I have seen live by far. The concert was at the Rawhide Event center in Chandler AZ. When I say this place was packed, I mean I could not even move, let alone dance. I couldn't even see Post. But somehow surrounded by my friends and the music I had the best time. I wish I had pictures from the concert, but you'd only be seeing the backs of peoples heads!
Check out the house we stayed at below!
I have been on a makeup diet! Lately I have not bought any because I have been trying to use what I got, but it doesn't mean I haven't been eyeballing my Ulta app looking for some new goodies. Its all been added to my shopping cart and let me tell you it's half my paycheck!
Here are the top items I want to purchase. I figured I'd create my "dream face"
1. DR BRANT PORES NO MORE PRIMER
2. L.A. GIRL PRO. MATTE FOUNDATION
3. TARTE SHAPE TAPE CONCEALER
4. OFRA COSMETICS PRESSED BANNANA POWDER
5. TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY MATTE BRONZER-PARK AVE PRINCESS
6.ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SUGAR GLOW KIT
7. URBAN DECAY NAKED PETITE HEAT EYESHADOW PALETTE
8. BENEFIT GIMME BROW+
9. BUXOM FULL ON LIP CREAM-MOSCOW MULE
10. MORPHE 502 BRUSH SET
All for a total of $313.99. I cringe at that price but slowly I will have all of these!
So I am an asshole. Apparently I am also a woman who plays men. I am not quite sure what that means. My guess is that I’m a hoe, but I don’t want to look too far into it.
I hurt someone who cared a lot more than I thought they did. We will call him Fairbanks dude.
I have talked to Fairbanks dude for a little while now. As a usual tinder boy, it was off and on. But usually more on than off. He’s such a sweet guy, which is very weird to be because all the tinder dudes usually suck ass.
Anyways Fairbanks dude read my blog, which is not a bad thing; but he didn’t like what I have written about the dudes in my previous posts. Which is fine, to each their own. It caused us to get in a pretty big fight. Things almost ended. Thankfully I know how to sweet talk my way out of tricky situations.
I don’t always make the best choices, I’m pretty freaking dumb. Like for example when he reads this I might be in trouble again because he’s a “private” person. But it’s not like I’m talking about our sex life (it’s nonexistent at the moment) whoops… so hopefully its fine. Moving on, Fairbanks dude, I know a good thing when I see one, and I will do my best to not mess it up again.. I don’t know where this will go. Maybe it will go to Fairbanks, maybe even Boston. One thing is for sure, I know this is something I want.
I hate that hashtag so freaking much. I am currently drinking wine like it is juice, wishing today was over. Unfortunately it's too early to call it a night. Otherwise I think I would be in bed already. It was a bad day. More like bad week. I don't know what it was, between work, my roommate drama, or my relationships, one thing after another kept popping up. Which by the way the roommate drama has been resolved. THANK YOU JESUS. But really, I have been an emotional train wreck the last day and a half. I think it's such crap the people tell you you cannot have a bad day. I have had a bad week and I am totally OK with it. Own it and get through it, whether it's with wine or friends or even both; it's totally doable.
Two bottles of wine, some pizza and ice cream, and a very dramatic crying session with my best friend, I feel completely back to normal. I am writing this the next day because last night I could not function. Besides the point, I think it was necessary to address my struggles, let them affect me the way they did, accept it and move on . It made me stop and think about the things that are important to me what realize what wasn't. Wow I sound like Kylie Jenner, "like realizing things..." Bad days happen to be a good learning experience.
Here is what I learned:
1. Wine fixes everything
2. It's OK to ugly cry on your friend, it's not OK to get snot on them
3. A good cry will put you to bed quicker than any sleep aide ever will
4. If you know you're going to have a rough night, call a friend
5. A good friend knows to bring ice cream
6. A good friend will also let you drink all the wine
7. Bad days come and go, so will your problems...unless you get herpes the shit sticks.
8. Remember to things could be worse. And if you're like me you probably over exaggerate 80% of the things that are happening to you
9. Puppy kisses make everything better
10. Always address your problems head on!
Honestly if you haven't met me or heard me talk about my most recent "drama," let me tell you. Its my roomie.
If you haven't read my twinsies post please go do it. Like NOW.
And if you have let me give you an update to that story. After I told her that I knew Legs, she proceeded to have LOUD SEX with him. So loud I could literally give you a play by play of every thing that they were doing. After about 15 minutes of that nonsense I had to leave the house and go for a drive. I could not do it.
Well it keeps happening.
But wait there's more!
She now has a different boy at the house. He has been at the house every day this week. He's even doing his laundry at the house, and making breakfast and drinking my coffee! He's loud and obnoxious and yells at her dog. So with that being said here are my top 10 laws on being a good person/roommate.
1. Control your animal.
2. Do your dishes.
3. Clean the stove.
4. Do not leave clothes in the washer or dryer.
5. Do not leave your shit in the living room.
6. Always fix the couch cushions.
7. Do not have loud sex. Don't be a bitch, use a pillow.
8. Do not have sex if the other person is awake. Or at least turn on the tv. I don't want to hear anything smacking around.
9. Let each other's animals out.
10. Always keep the other persons parking spot open.
Now I by no means am saying I'm perfect at this but damn do I try.
Summer is officially upon us! The weather has been great these past few days and made me realize I never wrote my summer bucket list. So I thought I'd share with you my list and plans for the summer!
1. Go camping and eat s'mores
2. Go to a concert in the sun
3. Use the hand tram. in Girdwood
4. Road trip to Talkeetna
5. Road trip to Fairbanks, stay at the hot springs
6. Spend time at the lake
7. Go to a base ball game
8. Watch the sun set on the Butte
9. Go to Barrow AK, Juneau AK, and Kodiak AK
10. Go on a picnic
*And of course Winston will be my partner in crime!
Okay, lets first acknowledge the fact that I missed a week of posting. Life sucks sometimes. Moving on.
I was originally going to post about being vegan but then something DRAMATIC happened.
After having a wonderful day in Talkeetna Ak, I co me home to not only my roommate on the couch..but she had also invited her tinder match to come sleep over. It just so happens to be MY Bumble match as well. We will call him Legs, just so my friends don't get confused with all my crazy boy stories. He's called legs, because he has them...for days. Seriously. He is like 6'4, and hot.
I matched with Legs on bumble last winter. We naturally talked off and on for a hot minute. He then was deployed for a couple months. I sent him nudes; anything for our troops.
Anyways, I come home and they are on the couch. I heard his voice before I even saw him. His voice is very very deep, it's also very recognizable. I'm in the kitchen making Winston some food and I know I have to look. ITS FREAKING HIM. ITS LEGS. I wanted to die. I go to my room and call my friend. Of course, she told me not to do anything. Do I follow directions? Never. I went to go make popcorn. And Legs is covering his face so I can't see him. So childish.
At this point it's only Legs and I that know what's going on. My poor roommate. I call my friend again to tell her. She tells me to leave it alone. I finally do, only for a minute. I hopped in the shower. And I left my popcorn in the microwave. So when I heard Legs go to the bathroom I go get it. My roommate is on the couch and I ask her what his name is... She tells me and I just bust out laughing. I finally tell her my Legs story and walk to my room.
Honestly that's the most I have ever talked to my roommate, bonding experience? Probably not. I think I may have just ruined her night. But low key I'm okay with that. I don't want Legs to sleep over and be drinking my coffee when I wake up.
Also sad, I didn't even want this popcorn.. I just wanted a reason to come into the kitchen. What a waste.
BUMBLE. TINDER. POF.
Okay, that was a little dramatic, but you already know me. It's practically my esthetic. Anyways...dating is hard but luckily we have the internet! *Please tell me you can read through the sarcasm.*
I started with tinder right out of high school. I never met anyone. I'd match with them, talk with them for a minute, usually end up exchanging Snapchat user names. It never lasts more than I week. I met my first tinder dude in 2017...after 3 years of having Tinder off and on. I got a bloody nose while hanging out with him...but I can tell my crazy tinder stories in another post.
As for POF and Bumble, I have had them but never really used them. POF scares me because literally anyone can message you and it gets really creepy. Bumble was too much work. You, as the girl, has to make the first move. I am not a first move kind of gal. So needless to say, both of these apps have been deleted.
Back to Tinder, its been my tried and true app of choice. I've meet some cool guys from there, but I've also met some also really awful guys, I've also met some coworkers.... I swear to God, boys are some of the dumbest creatures alive. But why am I so infatuated with all of them?
Tinder boys always come and go, and then sometimes they come back, usually all at the same time...I still have yet to figure it out. I by no means, am trying to sound like a tinder ho, but I have at least 3 revolving tinder boys. We will get tired of talking to each other and eventually stop replying, a week or maybe a month later we hit each other up. It's a never ending cycle.
My newest joke this week is that I'll be getting married by December 2018. Do I really believe it? HELL NO. But it's super fun to watch my friends and family cringe when I say it.
It's all fun and games til there's a ring on my finger!