TGIF: A LITTLE PAMPERING WILL DO YOU SOME GOOD!

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TGIF everybody!

I have no idea why I am saying that… I don’t have a job, and I am on summer break from school. We should enjoy everyday, even if it’s a Monday! Let’s always find something to be grateful for, even if we are thinking, “UGH I HATE MONDAYS!!!” Let me start, I am grateful for all of the fabulous people in my life!

Well, it is Friday, and I decided that today I needed some at home spa action! My favorite time to pamper myself is post workout, so I made sure to make myself sweat before I could enjoy the fruits of my labor, so to speak.

For starters, make sure you are drinking lots of water! It is important to stay hydrated, and your body will thank you for it.

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First things first, I did a lot of heat styling while I was in Washington, so I needed a nice deep condition session for those lovely locks of mine. I love coconut oil. I took about 3 tablespoons and spread it throughout my hair evenly. I warmed the solidified oil up in my hands beforehand, and then I made sure to focus on the ends of my hair.

I like to let the oil sit in my hair for about an hour (it’s in there as I type!!). Then I go about my normal washing routine. Yes, I condition twice.

The oil from Trader Joe’s is great. I got this jar for about $5 USD. I have had it for almost a year now.

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Next, what is a pamper session without a good ‘ol face mask? I chose Mask of Magnaminty from LUSH because it’s the only mask I own right now! I like it though. The cool tingling sensation is perfect for summer.

I spread a thin layer all over my CLEAN* face and let it sit for about 30 min. I rinse with warm water.

*I went for a run and made sure to wash my face before adding the face mask. I was covered in sweat in sunscreen, no bueno for a mask!

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Body scrub!! Yay! After conditioning my hair, I like to pop in the shower. A full body scrub down is in order. I am loving this Olive Oil Creme exfoliant from The Body shop.

After you shower, go ahead and slather yourself in the matching body butter! I don’t have that, so the Christmas Gingerbread one will have to do! (It smells like ginger ale, amazing!).

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Time to top it all off with a nice mani. I love love love Chanel nail polish!! This color may not be summery, but I like to bend the rules! I mean, I just used a Christmas body butter in July for goodness sakes! 😉

I’m too lazy for a base/top coat. I find that I don’t need one with Chanel polish. I get a good week out of them with no added help usually!

Well, that’s it for my little pamper session!! It feels nice to wind down after a fulfilling vacation (and a nice run!).

How do you like to pamper yourself?

If you were wondering what I was listening to:
Workout

  • Artist: Phantogram
  • Album: Voices

Relaxation

  • Artist: Wake Owl
  • Album: The Private World of Paradise

xoxo
Tina

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HAUL: FROM MY LOVELY MAKEUP PENPAL

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So, I made a friend that lives across the country from me. We both share the love for makeup, and I absolutely adore her! Recently she suggested to send a spare product to me, and I got really excited. I was planning on asking for her address around Christmas time so that I could send her something special, but instead, we totally became makeup penpals. Our skin (and taste in lip products) are on opposite ends of the spectrum, so we both have ended up with products that we just don’t or won’t use (or have extra of).

I am leaving for Washington State tomorrow for a little over a week (expect a lack of posts, I’m sorry!), but her package to me came a day early! It was supposed to arrive right after Todd and I hit the road. It was definitely a pleasant surprise!

If you don’t follow Bronze and Blush already, then give it a go right now! She posts pretty much daily, and I love reading every one of them! My little care package will make it out to her once I make it back from Washington :).

She packed it all in one of her ipsy bags, and I am really excited because I needed a small bag for my purse!

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Well, isn’t this photo wonderfully out of focus? I took a break from packing to post, so sorry for the lack of photos! I will review all of these products (along with many others I have recently started using) soon!

  • Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base

This little sample is just SO CUTE! I am about to go to Etude’s website and die       from a cuteness overload. The packaging says that it’s a “light and fluffy” moisturizing makeup base with SPF 25. I’m excited to try it!

  • Chella Hello Beautiful Eyes Indigo Blue Eyeliner Pen

I think she got this in an ipsy bag, but I’m not completely sure. Colored eyeliner is right up my alley, and I don’t have a darker, indigo blue. I think this will be great for daily use! I love my stila felt tip eyeliner, so if this one doesn’t smudge, I’ll love it too!

  • Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer

This concealer leaned a bit too yellow for me, but I decided to try it anyway. I ended up layering my current concealer over it, and I was impressed! Yay!

  • Milani Lipliner in Cherry Pie

I must confess, this is my first Milani product. I really want to pick up some baked blushes sooner or later. I already own two red lipliners, but I think that you can never own too many red lip products! I am excited to try this.

  • Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Electric Orange

I am the bright lip queen! I have been itching for an orange lipstick, and this lovely lady answered my prayers. I haven’t tried it yet, but it smells nice. My first red lipstick was from Maybelline, and I liked it!

  • Clinique Different Lipstick in A Different Grape

I actually already own this exact lipstick LOL! I will be gifting this one to my mom because I know that she’ll like the shade as much as I do. It’s a nice deep purple. Toni thought I would like this, and I do haha!

  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

So, this was the product that she had a spare of. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, IT’S ALREADY ALL OVER MY FACE!!! This is a great highlighter and eyeshadow. It’s gold tinted, perfect for summer, It is my first product from theBalm, and it will definitely not be the last.

Thank you so much Bronze and Blush! I am so excited to use everything you sent!

xoxo
Tina

Packing For a Weekend Getaway!

I am so excited because I am going to Vegas this weekend! We are leaving tomorrow for Wuste, an European car festival. Todd and I went to Wuste two years ago, and it has been one of my favorite car events to date.

We will be spending three days and two nights there, and I know that I over pack, but I wanted to share what I would typically bring with me when I change climates for the weekend! We will be going to Seattle, Washington for a little over a week next month, so I will definitely be revisiting this type of post then!

Onto the goods! Let’s start with eye makeup

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  1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette: I limited myself to one eyeshadow palette since I knew that we would be gone for only a few days. I use this the most, and I can create an array of wonderful looks.
  2. ELF Eyebrow Kit: My tried and true $3 brow product! I just made a video tutorial on how I do my brows, you can check it out here.
  3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner Pen: I love this baby. The wings I can make with this liner makes me feel fabulous!
  4. Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Crayon: I got this as a sample from ULTA, and I haven’t used it yet. It’s the perfect size for traveling, and I wanted something quick for tight lining my upper lash line.
  5. Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance: I love this eyeshadow primer. It has lasted me years, and it is still going strong.
  6. Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara: I love how small the brush is on this. It is great for my lower lash line.
  7. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara: I really love this mascara, and pairing these two together has really been a winning combo for me.
  8. Callas Eyelashes #507: I’m going to Vegas! I have to break out some false lashes!
  9. DUO Eyelash Adhesive: Tried and true; it’s the only lash glue I trust!

Now, Face products:

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  1. Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer: I use this everyday; I love it so much.
  2. Too Faced Primed and Poreless: It is going to be HOT! I need a good setting powder with me.
  3. Covergirl Clean Concealer: I use this for dark circles.
  4. Covergirl BB cream: This is the only BB cream I have used, but I like it. I don’t own any foundation, but it would be too hot for it anyway.
  5. Elta MD Facial Sunscreen, SPF 40: I love this sunscreen. Todd’s grandmother bought it for me, and I have been cherishing it ever since.
  6. ELF Mineral Face Primer: I don’t always use primer here in sunny Southern California, but I know that I will need it in Vegas.
  7. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush in Tipsy: I limited myself to one blush this weekend. This one is my favorite, and coral is perfect for summer!

Lips:

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I forced myself to be limited to two colors, a gloss, and a balm. This was very hard for me. I am the type of person who will bring every lip product I own… I had a lip balm melt last time, so I am taking a balm that I don’t care for, and all of the other lip products are cream/gloss.

  1. Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Midnight Cowboy: I am not really a gloss person, but I like this one. I don’t know if I will even use it, but I like having the option.
  2. NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo: I just bought this, and I think that I would cry if I didn’t bring it along with me! It’s great for the daytime.
  3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso: This is my holy grail red lippie. I plan on switching over to red every night! This will last through a few margaritas. 🙂
  4. Maybelline Baby Lips in Grapevine: I wouldn’t be sad if this melted, and I have misplaced my Burt’s Bees!

Tools:

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  1. Sephora Mirror: For touching up my lips!
  2. Tweezers/Scissors: I might need a brow lift by Sunday morning.
  3. Eyelash Curler: Pretty self explanatory. (:
  4. Pencil Sharpener: I don’t think I will need it, but, you know, just in case!
  5. Hair pin: Keep those bangs at bay while I apply my makeup!
  6. Real Techniques Lip Brush: I use this for my Stila lipstick.
  7. Ecotools Eyeliner brush: For my brows.
  8. Ecotools Eyebrow/Mascara Brush: For combing my lashes!
  9. 3 Ecotools Eyeshadow Brushes: I have a double endeed brush in my Naked 3 as well. I like having a good amount of eye brushes no matter where I am.
  10. Ecotools Concealer Brush: I don’t feel line bringing my beauty blender for my concealer, but this will do.
  11. Ecotools Blush Brush: I use this for my finishing powder.
  12. Ecotools Fan Brush: For my blush & bronzer… I need a spare fan brush!

Other Toiletries:

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  1. Oxyfresh Fluoride Toothpaste: Expensive, but worth it!
  2. Toothbrush: I usually use electric, but I don’t like traveling with it.
  3. Reach Floss: Floss everyday ladies and gents!
  4. Schick Quattro Razor: I am a hairy lady.
  5. Eyeglasses Cleaner/Cloth: Makeup always gets all over my glasses.
  6. LUSH Sweetie Pie Body Jelly in Sweetie Pie: I haven’t used this in a long time, and I think smelling like cherries in Vegas is acceptable.
  7. Vera Wang Princess Perfume Roller Ball: I never bring full size perfume with me when I travel. I am ready for a new scent, but I still like this one.
  8. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: I use this every night after I wash my face.
  9. Ahava Body and Hand Lotion: They are small, and perfect for travel!
  10. Eyedrops: I have really dry eyes and they get irritated.
  11. Paul Mitchell Shampoo and Conditioner: I know that the hotel will provide soap/shampoo/lotion/conditioner, but I always feel the need to bring my own just in case I don’t like that they provide. This shampoo/conditioner was from another hotel visit. The shampoo isn’t SLS free, but my hair isn’t dyed right now, so I don’t care as much.
  12. Vidal Sassoon Hairspray: I got this as a free sample at Target of all places, but I really like it, and it is perfect size for travel. I curl my hair with my flat iron, and I plan on doing it all weekend.
  13. Olive Oil Heat Protectant Spray (Not photographed): I just remembered that I will need this since I am actually doing something to my hair for once.
  14. Coppertone Oil Free Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 (Not photographed): This is already waiting for me in the car, and it is much needed since we’ll be outside a lot all weekend.
  15. Dove Deodorant (Not Photographed): Oh this would be very bad if I forgot this.. I don’t want to smell like BO in the summer sun! (:

Leisurely Read:

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The car ride is about 4 hours long from where I live to Las Vegas, so I need a nice read. My friend Iz leant me this book, and I am excited to dive into it tomorrow!

Bags:

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  1. Toiletry Bag: This came with my suitcase. Todd and I will be sharing the suitcase for the weekend, and I can fit all of out toiletries in this bag… even the extras I don’t need.
  2. Clinique Makeup Bag: I have had this bag for 4 years. It gets the job done, and I can fit everything with room to spare.
  3. Ecotools Brush Bag: I could fir my brushes in with my makeup, but I like keeping them a little more safe than that.

Ta Da!

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Everything fits nicely with room to spare! I may overpack, but I would rather not use something then be sad that I don’t have it when I wish that I did!

Do you tend to overpack?

xoxo
Tina

Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara Review

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I received Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara as a part of the Sephora Favorites Lash Stash To Go. The packaging states that this mascara creates “fanned out, high volume” lashes. The brush, as you can see, contains an array of bristles that easily catch every single eye lash!

I did not experience any flaking or smudging while wearing this mascara. It was also easy to remove at the end of the day. Here is a comparison with two coats and with out the mascara:

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It really “fans out” my lashes!! I like it a lot. It is VERY buildable, and I like that with a mascara.

This retails for $27.50 (0.22 fl oz) at Sephora. The sample I received was 0.135 fl oz, worth roughly $16.88. It is on the pricy side, BUT if you pick up the Lash Stash before its gone, you can get 5 sample sizes and a full size mascara voucher for $25!

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Pros:

  • No flakes
  • Long Lasting
  • Nice application
  • Buildable
  • Easy removal
  • True advertisement

Cons:

  • Price

Blushing Daisy Score: 9/10

I am excited to see which mascara I love the  most. I have a feeling that it will be a very tough choice! I believe this mascara was the priciest of the bunch, but I am pleased with it! Would I buy this? Yes (If I wasn’t a broke college student!).

What is your favorite mascara?

xoxo
Tina

(Photos of me taken by the lovely Todd, product photo by yours truly! Taken with a Pentax K-20)

*I am not affiliated with any products or company.

Liebster Award

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I have been nominated three times for the Liebster award, and I want to thank Bronze and Blush, Henry Face Beauty, and Sharevar for doing so!

Honestly, I have been avoiding it. I feel honored to be nominated by these lovely ladies, but it is just not my thing! It feels like a chain letter (remember those chain letters on MySpace?).

I will answer the questions that were asked, but I will not be tagging anyone afterwards! This is a great way to get to know the blogging community a little more, but I see so many people already nominated. I don’t see the point of having people repost this over and over on their blog!

If you would like to know anything else about me comment below or shoot me an email at blushingdaisyblog@gmail.com I don’t bite!

Anyway, on to the questions!

Bronze and Blush:

1. What do you use to take pictures?
Pentax K-20 & Leica D-LUX 4!

2. What is your favorite show to binge watch?
Breaking Bad!

3. What is your go to lippie?
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso!

4. Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate!

5. Matte or dewy?
Dewy!

6. What’s your go-to nail color?
Coral!

7. What’s your typical heel-height?
4 inches? I love platform.

8. What’s your favorite beverage?
Water!

9. What is your dream job?
House Wife 😀 lmao!

10. How long have you had a blog?
I have had this blog since March.

Henry Face Beauty:

1. Why did you start your blog?
To help with my depression, and I adore makeup!

2. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Hit the snooze!

3. Glossy or matte lips?
Matte!

4. Jelly or jam?
Jammin’!

5. Have you ever had bangs?
I have had them for over 10 years!

6. What beauty product can you not live without?
Lipstick!

7. What is you favorite kind of hat?
Beanie!

8. Do you have any pets?
An old kitty, but she lives with my dad. (20 years old!)

9. What is your favorite piece of clothing you own?
My mint dress that my boyfriend got me for my birthday this year.

10. What is your goal for you blog?
To expand my knowledge!

11. What is one thing your readers should know about you?
I have fibromyalgia!

Sharevar:

1. If you could have a celebrity as your BFF, who would it be?
Emma Stone, I love her personality and style!

2. The classic, what can’t you live without if you were stuck on a deserted island?
My boyfriend!

3. Do you believe in the supernatural?
I used to, but I am not sure if I do anymore.

4. Your go to guide for a night out look?
Smokey eye, red lip, a little more heavy handed on the blush!

5. Do you agree that less is sometimes more?
Definitely! (Except makeup of course!)

6. Your favourite makeup company. EVER.
DON’T DO THIS TO ME!!! I honestly don’t think that I can answer this question. Right now I am leaning towards Too Faced I guess!

7. Favorite outdoor activity?
Cycling!

8. If you were on the cover of Cosmopolitan, what look would you go for?
Oh I wish!! Something subtly sexy! 😀 I’ll make a post.

9. What is it about blogging that you enjoy?
It is a stress release!

10. The song that is stuck in your head right now.
Chuck Barry-No Particular Place To Go!

 

xoxo
Tina