Monday, September 10, 2012

Week in Review

Monday: Perfect weather to unofficially end summer. Labor day drive down the lakefront.
Tuesday: Game night!
Wednesday:  Can't beat a free concert with Childish Gambino and Santigold.
Thursday: BBQs great for meeting new people.
Friday: I'm a sucker for free things, but a 24 ounce smoothie is no joke.
Saturday: Pears are in season. Time to bust out the pear recipes!
Sunday: Woooorrrkk. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Life Lately: Scrapbook

I'm back in the city, I'm back in school, and I am starting to get back into the swing of things. It's taken me a little bit to get used to having this much commitment but I think it's a good thing. It's a great chance to figure  out what's really important to me right now and where I should place my time. The beginning of the school year is always my favorite because there are new faces, free events, free food, and the weather is still nice. With that said, I have just been enjoying myself not working too hard. Here are some pictures of what I have been up to lately.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

All used up: August

I just wanted to do a really really quick August empties post. I don't really have much because I have been back and forth between the city and home so it takes me about twice as long to finish up products. Regardless, I thought I would do a post so I am not hoarding empty bottles.

1. Clinique Rinse off Foaming Cleanser: I think that I finish up around one of these trial size tubes each month so I won't bore you with details again. In short, it's a really good no nonsense cleanser.
2. Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter: This is also a trial sized version from Clinique that I tended to use on my feet, elbows, and knees. It hydrates well, but there is no scent and leaves an oily residue. In my opinion it  is not worth actually purchasing.
3. Maybelline Falsies Volume Express Waterproof Mascara: It's definitely one of my favorite mascaras. I love that it holds my curl and stays put all day long. When I first started using this I got a ton of compliments on my lashes so it is something that I continually repurchase.
4. Covergirl Naturally Luminous Bronzer in 440: I have had this for forever and abused it so much that the top cracked and fell off. I recently repotted it into a different container. I used to really like this, and then I stopped using it mainly because I was using it wrong. My sister still love it so I thought I would give it another try. It turns out, if I use it on the apples of my cheeks it leaves a really nice healthy glow to my skin. I plan on buying another container which I hope lasts me just as long as this one did.  
5. Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen: My family used this on vacation. It's hard to tell how well it worked. I do know that it was convenient but applied very splotchy.
6. Lush 9 to 5 Cleanser: I received this sample when I made a purchase at Lush. It is a really milky cleanser which is different from their solid cleansers which I have used in the past.  To me it smells like milk and honey which I like a lot. As a cleanser it was messy and I didn't feel like it was as effective as the others.