Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pixi Perfection Palette: Swatches & Review

 First and second row of eyeshadows
 Third and fourth rows of eyeshadows
Fifth row:  Three blushes
Sixth row: Highlighter and bronzer

I bought this palette a while ago...probably late last year. I got this in a clearance bin for $15 at Target. Considering that its retail price is $30, I thought I got a pretty good deal. I saw a few youtubers talk about this palette and how the eyeshadows are highly pigmented and buttery.  I love the eyeshadows as they are beautiful bronze and rose tones, suitable for everyday wear as well as for dramatic looks. The blushes are great too however they work as a highlighter on my skin as opposed to a blush. The highlighter and bronze I am not crazy about, but the bronzer works well as a crease/transition color. Overall, a nifty little palette that is compact and great for travel. A winner!

Bath and Body Works: Lemon Pomegranate Cream

Just bought these travel size body lotion and body mist for $10 at Bath and Body Works. I love tangy scents for travelling purposes as it helps to relieve nausea and any gross feelings you might have on a plane. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some chit chat

-I started PhD in Instructional Technology/ Learning Technologies in Summer 2014. This week was first week of Fall semester. Ugh.
-I haven't been to Oman in over 8 months now and that is a really long time gone without having seen my parents.
-I love watching random suspense movies on Netflix. Just watched Compliance and The Iceman. Pretty good.
-I am absolutely obsessed with Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution . This thing is absolute magic. Your body will thank you once you've sat in a tub of warm water mixed with 1 cup of this salt.
-I love, love, love ribeye steaks. We have a new huge Brinkmann gas grill in our apartment complex and its a legit grill. We just grilled a few yesterday and  all I sprinkled was some salt, pepper and some seasoned salt. It was so moist and juicy. 6 minutes on each side. So good!
-I cut my hair. Short hair don't care :) But seriously, short hair is easier to manage and I haven't had short hair in like 5 years.
-My hubby and I like to rap when we are home. Like we improv rap about daily things in our lives...its so much fun. Like he's gonna go: 'What what...there's no chicken in the house, hungry me, hungry who, let's get some takeout'. 

Friday, August 22, 2014