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I don’t like it!

There are lots of products that I buy and love. (Like the gosh cosmetics primer!) This one is just not one of them. In the style of AllThatGlitters21, I present a series called “I don’t like it!”

The title is pretty self-explanitory, but basically, it’s about a product that I tried and didn’t necessarily like for whatever reason. This one is about from the Physicians Formula: Bamboo Wear line Bambuki!

What really made me realize how much I don’t like this brush is when I was cleaning my brushes tonight! I clean my brushes with baby shampoo, and I LOVE the smell of it, but I noticed that when I was cleaning my bambuki, something smelled like wet dog.  And there is no dog in my little apartment! I couldn’t understand where it was coming from, but it finally hit me that it was the brush!! I couldn’t believe it. It’s probably because it’s made out of 100% natural hair, but my MAC 217 is made of goat hair, and that has never, EVER smelled like dog! Maybe this means that they made the bambuki out of dog hair? Who knows.  Other than the whole smelling like dog ordeal, it’s incredibly difficult to clean. It feels like every time that I clean it, the bristles get more matted.

The brush itself isn’t overly soft. I had heard from numerous online blogs that kabukis were supposed to be incredibly soft, but had never seen one before, so I never really had anything the bambuki to. At first, I thought it was awesome! It picked up a lot of product, and it looks super cute. HOWEVER, my opinions on this changed dramatically when I went to the mall last weekend and was introduced to the Too Faced kabuki! Oh my gosh. It was just sitting on the shelf not in any packaging, and I’m pretty sure it belonged to the makeup counter, like it wasn’t on the shelf anywhere, but it was THE softest brush I have ever felt in my whole. Life.

From then on, my bambuki has been pretty much dead to me. It’s scratchy, and it just isn’t that good, I wouldn’t waste my 13 dollars on it. In the meantime, I bought an ecotools “bronzer brush” which seems to work in the same fashion as a kabuki. I’ve been using it instead of my bambuki for using setting powder… It’s soft, but it has a really huge handle, which is weird to me. ANYWAYS. I think the next high-end brush I invest in will have to be the too faced kabuki. I wish I had like, asked the makeup counter lady about it. Maybe she would have let me keep it. Or maybe not, haha!

xx,

Kristen

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Gosh Cosmetics Velvet Touch Primer

The best part about today was the fact that I got up at 9:00 AM to a snowstorm outside. At first, I was really, really angry because Alexa and I are in the same class, and I knew she was going to make me go to class. When we were ready, we left around 10:10 to walk to class. Let me just tell you; it was a LOT snowier than we expected outside!!After walking most of the way to school, complaining about how soaked we were getting, complaining about how cold it was, complaining that our hair was getting wet, relizing that we were going to be late for class (which the professor HATES), Alexa finally turned to me and said “Is my eye makeup running down my face?”  “Umm, yeah. Is mine?”  “Yes… Let’s go home.”

Definitely one of my favorite moments of the week. The fact that our makeup was getting ruined was enough to make us turn around and go home! Also, on top of ALREADY being late for class, we would have to go to the washroom, wash our faces off, get to class… it was just a mess. So we headed home,put on some trackpants and made waffles for breakfast! Yummy!

A few minutes ago, I was shopping around for makeup online looking for items to add to my wish list (I have a physical wish list done up with price comparisons and everything!), when I had to itch my nose. When I did, I realized that even after walking for ten minutes with snow on my face, sitting around being lazy all day watching TV, resting my face on my hands, my foundation was miraculously STILL on my face! That’s when I realized that I really needed to put it out there to the world just how great this new product that I have is!

At the begining of November, I had to go to Shoppers Drug Mart to get some acne medication for a really bad breakout. I had to wait 20 minutes, so I decided to shop around. I found this great Primer, Gosh Cosmetics Velvet Touch! I have to say that it’s probably one of my favorite products that I own.  It’s very lightweight and I wear it over my moisturizer and under my foundation. It really does deliver a “velvety” touch to it, my skin feels very soft and smooth! It definitely helps to keep your makeup on ALL DAY LONG, even through a snowstorm and a lazy day! It was one of the more expensive products I’ve purchased, I’m pretty sure I got it for around 23 dollars at Shopper’s Drug Mart, but I’ve heard that it’s comparable to Smashbox Photo finish, which I’ve heard is a really great primer. I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but I do know that it has great staying power, and feels great on your skin!

Anyways, I just wanted to share that. It’s time to cook myself some supper and clean my room, I’m heading home for the weekend! I can’t wait to see my puppy tomorrow!

xx,
Kristen

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Golden Eyes and Job Interviews!

Hey guys!
So exams start next week, and since I was home for a while this week, I decided it would be a good time to get myself out there and find a job for summer! I had already applied for a job that I hadn’t heard from yet, so I decided to cut my losses (I really wanted that job!) and start searching for a waitress job somewhere. I handed out resumes at Pizza Delight, Irving,
Baccalo, and Don Cherries.

The actual handing-out of resumes didn’t seem OVERLY promising, although I did have this one guy interview me on the spot, and he said that he would give me a call back on April 20th, which is when I told him that I was finished my exams. He was super nice, too! However, I returned home with not too much hope of a call from anywhere, as I though I had already found where I was going to work.

Not even an hour later, I had a call back from the head manager at Don Cherries asking for an interview! I was PUMPED, if I had a choice, THAT was where I wanted to work. He asked me to come back for an interview the next day at 3:00.

So anyways, the interview went well, I’m pretty sure. He said that he would call me back in 7-10 days to let me know about the job! Not only that, but I got a call yesterday morning about the office job that I originally applied for! I have an interview at 10:00 Friday morning, so wish me luck! 🙂 AND if all of that doesn’t work out, the guy from Baccalo is calling me on the 20th ,AND I guess if NONE of it works out, then I’ll just resort to working at sobeys for a couple months and go back to CARA for the summer. Although I’d really love to work at CARA for the summer. I LOVED working there last summer. However, I’m a student and loans need to be paid.

ANYHOW, the inspiration for this blog comes from my interview yesterday! It was a gorgeous, sunny day and I wanted to look both professional, yet friendly at the same time. I decided that it would be best to go for a golden-neutral color. Although I love to use fun, bright colors and bold liners, I also like to look presentable and I like to impress when it comes to job interviews, and I just didn’t see this as a time to wear green or blue or purple or any of those fun colors. I loved how this look came out in the end, so I really wanted to share it with you guys!


I used the top three shadows for the main colors of this look. The lightest one is whatI used for my lid color, I used the middle color for the outer corner of my lid and the darkest color for the crease

I then added this bronze-y color to the outer half of my crease, just to add alittle more color.

I used this white color with a pink undertone for the highlight color.

Inspired by the bright, sunshiney day outside, I decided to put just a little of this bright yellow over my lid color! 🙂

since I wanted it to look sophistocated and not bold, I used a anabelle khol liner for my waterline and my upper lash line. This is Coffee.

I finished it off with cover girl last blast length. I like to use NON water proof mascara just because it comes off easier at night. Also, don’t forget to use an eye base to keep your look on all day! I like Mavala’s eye base, but I’ve also heard that foundation works fine? Not sure, I’ve never tried it.
The following are the final product!


Tell me what you guys think! also, if you have any ideas/suggestions/requests, i’d be totally open to that!

xx,
Kristen

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