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5 Things, Best Of, Eyeshadow, Mascara, Skin Care - May 28th, 2013

Another day and a half (roughly) and I’ll be finished with school. Five business days after that, I’ll be able to drive down to Salem and take the tests to get my esthetician’s license in the State of Oregon AND Washington (by handing over the appropriate sums of money, as well). Amen. Praise the Lord. Anyone who says beauty school is easy is crazy. All I can say is, thank God I didn’t drink alcohol when I was in college, because I probably NEVER would have finished, based on the volume of booze I’ve needed to imbibe to survive four months of beauty school. (I’m only half kidding. LOL.)

ANYWAY. I don’t have a job lined up (yet), so I intend to blog merrily away once school is finished. But I wanted to mention a few products that have been keeping me sane (and looking good) while I’ve been in school. In no particular order, here are five products that don’t suck. (In fact, they pretty much ROCK and I can’t live without them now.)

1. Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes w/ White Tea Extract. Lo and behold, a facial wipe that I can use night after night, and my skin *doesn’t* get all pissy that I’m not really washing it. Seriously, these wipes are THE BOMB.

2. Origins GinZing Eye Cream. Holy catfish, Batman. One of my classmates gave me a deluxe sample size of this, which has lasted ALMOST the entire four months I’ve been in school. It brightens, it de-puffs, it makes you look like you actually got some sleep last night and you’re not miserably hung-over. No, really, it does! I need a full-size of this, like, yesterday!

3. The holy triumverate that is Shiro Cosmetics’ Homunculus, Chimera, and Fullmetal. These have been my go-to colors almost the entire time I’ve been in school for a quick, easy eye look. I just pick one, use it with a beige or taupe color, and VOILA! INSTANT AWESOME. Don’t over-think this, just buy all three. Trust me.

4. Aveda Nourish-Mint Renewing Lip Treatment. I know, it’s sixteen bucks. I KNOW. But it’s basically crack in a tube. My lips don’t want to live without it. I’ve had one in my pocket since like, week 5 of an eighteen week program, and I’m completely hooked. MUST HAVE THIS CRACK.

5. Speaking of expensive and CRACK. Fresh’s Supernova Mascara is my new Holy Grail of Mascara. I busted out my tube early on in the program, and everyone who’s tried it (on me, I’ve donated my face for science many times now to my classmates earning their makeup credits) LOVES IT. It doesn’t smudge, it’s black, it’s soft, it is AMAY-ZING. It’s the shizz, yo.

There you go. The stuff that has rocked my world for the last 18 weeks. I can’t believe it’s almost over.

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4 Responses to “5 Things That Don’t Suck”

  1. eight says:

    Woohoo! Congrats!

    My Shiro wishlist keeps growing longer and longer…

  2. trumpette says:

    Wow – congratulations! Yes, this means more blog updates from you. And yeah, ok… it’s time to place another Shiro order. We can’t get Fresh here in the UK – sad face. Have you done a full review of this mascara? Have I missed something?

  3. claire says:

    Thanks ladies! Trumpette: I haven’t done a full review of the mascara yet, I need to. Fresh does have a store in London, I think you can order from the store: http://www.fresh.com/content/international

  4. trumpette says:

    OMG! You are seriously a woman in the know! I didn’t even think to check their stores page – doh, sorry! It’s high time I made a trip to London, too. Thanks Claire! Have you tried the Bare Minerals Flawless Definition or Flawless Definition Volumizing formulas? I’ve been struggling with mascaras forever (really short, very straight uncurlable lashes here) and recently got the duo for free with some beauty points. I wasn’t expecting much to be honest and I was really surprised. However, I will definitely try the Fresh one next – awesome!

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