August 31, 2011

Coming Soon: The Endless Winter

Although today is not the official “Last Day of Summer,” the last day of August is kind of the last day of summer anyway. I’ve even heard that school started this week for some children. For others, it started last week, which is totally NOT FAIR! (Tough shit, kids. Life isn’t fair.) The official last day of summer is September 23rd this year, but most of us have been conditioned that the last day of summer is either Labor Day or when school starts. Really, school shouldn’t start until after Labor Day, but no one asked me. Sorry, kids! But again, tough shit.

August 23, 2011

Cannonball Fail

Among other things I had planned for last weekend, I wanted to test out some waterproof eye makeup. Earlier this summer, I subjected waterproof eyeliner and mascara to trial by ocean, but I wanted to see how it held up in the pool. I also wanted to try out another waterproof mascara that I heard was really great. I had two pool days planned, so it would all work out fine. Or so I thought.

August 19, 2011

Makeup That Also Isn’t

Do you know about BB Cream? When I first read about it, I was like “SERIOUSLY?” That sounds great, but how? And, really? (The first part out loud, the second and third parts in my head.) BB Cream is, apparently, magic.

August 16, 2011

Climate Control

Yesterday, I mentioned I had two samples of Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.It promises to control frizz in all climates, and since August is the time of year when my frizz is in full bloom, I decided it would be the perfect time to try it out.

August 15, 2011

August Birch Box

When I got back from my trip, my August Birch Box was waiting for me. While it didn’t soften the blow of the vacation being over, it was still a nice surprise.

To be honest, this month’s Birch Box didn’t knock my socks off. I mean, I guess they can’t all do that. (Or I wouldn’t have any socks left?) It’s still pretty good though.

August 12, 2011

Jet-lagging On The Updates!

You guys! I'm sorry I was gone so long. I've been back, but I've been suffering from a combination of jet-lag and post-vacation blues all week. My trip was amazing! Then Monday came along being A. Monday and B. devoid of all friends, food, and fun. It was so depressing! And then, it was like, raining? Blah! But I'm feeling better now, which might be partially due to the espresso machine I bought yesterday. I got hooked while we were in Switzerland, and my husband couldn't be more thrilled. He's wanted one for ages, but I wouldn't give up the counter space.

Here are a few pictures. Next week, I promise, it's back to beauty blogging!