Building, conquering and a little Makeup! :p

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! :) I do apologize again for my random posts here and there this week, I'm still trying to get the new apartment organized and when my apartment feels messy and un tidy, apparently so does my brain. :p Does anyone else feel like that too? Things are coming together though and Chris and I really love our new place. My desk arrived last week, which has been the object of my affection, I love it and was very eager to get it set up. My little office area isn't quite finished yet but once it's all together I can't wait to share it with you! :) We did purchase our bedroom suite yesterday and I am extremely proud to say that, all on my lonesome, I put together our giant bed, built our coffee and end tables and got a six drawer dresser out of it's box, and managed to move it around, and I am most certain that things weighs more than a ton, as did many fixtures of the bed frame. Alas, it makes me smile, I am my Daddy's daughter and he taught me well. There's nothing we can't build and I was determined to get it done. House, brain, tidy, please! :p You can bet I pretended to be on an episode of "Tool Time" oh yes, there was grunting and sweating, though I could very much have done with more power! :p

On to my topic for today. I have been wanting to share some of these products with you since Christmas time and never got round to it. My two Sephora products I actually just got due to my old apartment complex losing my original parcel, so I wanted to wait a tad to try things out before I wrote about them. I have been being rather good as of late and haven't been buying any new makeup. Nothing has really grabbed my attention except a palette (Nars Virtual Domination Uh so pretty. :p ) and the odd lipstick that I'm saving for. (Dose of Color and Limecrime) But over Christmas I had picked up these goodies! :)

1) Makeup Forever HD Foundation!
This foundation won out against a few other samples I had picked up over the holidays. I just love the way it looks and feels on the skin. It has amazing coverage and is so light and doesn't feel cakey at all, which is perfect for me as I really don't like to feel like I have foundation on. I have the shade N140. :) My Mom and Dad got me a Sephora gift card for Christmas and this was at the top of my list to purchase. Thank you Mom and Dad! :)

2) Philosophy Purity!
I have mentioned this face wash in a previous makeup post, when I bought the small bottle. I loved it so much that I had been saving to get the bigger bottle. Over Christmas I received a $15 off coupon from Sephora for being a Beauty Insider, thank you Sephora, so I decided to go ahead and put that towards this. This is my favourite face wash I have ever used. It simply makes you feel so clean and fresh afterwards, in addition to being awesome for washing off makeup. It's gentle enough that I can place it over my eyelids and wipe off concealer and mascara without having to scrub and scrub or use wipes. :)

3) Twisted Peppermint Spray!
I picked up this body spray in the Bath and Body works sale. It usually costs $14 and was down to $3, I had bought the candle and adored the scent, and therefore I couldn't resist this bargain. This is a delight to make a room smell fresh. I like to spray it in the bathroom or use it as a little body spray in the morning to wake me up, it's very refreshing.

4) Buttercup Lipstick. Gerard Cosmetics.
If you have read my previous blogs you will know that I adore makeup guru Jaclyn Hill. She's just so cute and lovely and I really enjoy watching her YouTube channel and picking up tips and makeup advice. I treated myself to this little gem when Gerard Cosmetics had a sale over Christmas and I love it. It is a nude/baby pink and something that is just so wearable and perfect for everyday. It is girlie and pretty and one of my favourites in my collection. She definitely created a winner here! :)

5) Origins Gin Zing eye cream!
I had been researching eye creams for a little while as I tend to get dark circles under my eyes. When I'm tired they can really stand out and I wanted something that I could use that would look after my skin and possibly even make them look less dark and puffy. This cream had great reviews so I took the plunge and purchased it together with the big bottle of Purity, when I had the $15 off coupon. I have been using it for the past week and I have to say I really like it. I haven't so much noticed the dark circles disappearing yet, but I love putting it on at night and in the morning as it definitely feels like its taking care of the gentle area around my eyes. It feels very refreshing and moisturizing. I will keep you up to date on the dark circles though. :) Has anyone got an eye cream that they recommend?

6) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer!
I had heard so many wonderful things about this concealer and was in need of a new one with my Mac Prolong wear coming to an end. I loved the Maybelline rewind one but with this being slightly cheaper, at around $3-4, I thought I would give it a try. I have been using it for about two weeks now and think it's great, it's creamy and smooth and has brilliant coverage. I use the shade Light 10.

Did you pick up any bargains or new beauty/skincare buys over the holidays? Do you have any favourites or recommendations? I'd love to read about them in the comments below. :)

Here's another picture I took, slightly different angle, practicing around the mess on my desk! :p ( I <3 Hilary Duff)

Happy Sunday!

Love Lulu xx

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