When the first "This Week's Most Loved Trio" post premiered, I provided an anecdote along the lines of a trip to Paris--where I ate too many croissants and my skin exhibited a wreck. Unfortunately, that didn't actually happen; and for the record, I'd swap French croissants for bad skin any day.
But, this week, I'll provide another story. And this tale begins with exams.
I'll spare you my study habits, when I finally hit my pillow, and the amount of times I snuck in an episode of Gossip Girl. Though, I won't guard the fact that my AP Chemistry exam was an absolute disaster (why did I take that class, again?).
Nevertheless, this isn't Answers.com--my real Chemistry teacher.
Since makeup application has been jousted to the back of my priorities, I have kept my base très simple with the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream. I'm so happy I had an epiphany to apply this is with fingers, because using a brush made it look far too cakey and was the only characteristic about this cream that had me pushing it aside.
Rubbing a pea-sized about all over my face, sans primer and sans powder (but, of course, I can't leave the concealer), evens the skin tone but doesn't look makeup-y in the slightest. And it lasts all day on my combination skin without too much shine; quick tip: I use my forearm to blot the oil off my forehead half way through the day and it totally works.
But I'll admit that I was wrong, and this palm-sized dog brush (okay, it just looks like one...) actually teezes tangles out, pain free.
And as I now bullseye the fact that I'm a shampoo floozy--I ran back to my beloved sulphate shampoo last week--my locks have needed some extra oomph. My sea salt spray loving ways snatched the Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray.
This bottle slashes the stereotypes of your usual sea salt spray, considering the hefty dose of (gorgeous) shine that it imparts. But the texture and volume maintain what we all love about a jaunt on the shore, but my fear of seaweed means I much prefer this bottle.
I have one exam left and I'm most excited for the school break that looms ahead, but, most important, turning beauty back to the top of my priorities; you don't want to know how long it has been since my eyebrows caught sight of the tweezers.