Mayjah apologies for my sparse updates these past couple of weeks. There has been heaps of to-do's on my plate as of late, so by the time I arrive at my computer, there's a whole lot of squinting and tiredness going on. I do want to say a huge THANK YOU to you lovely readers--there's over 100 of you, and I'm so honored that you all take the time to chit chat and read my ramblings! Big Hug, Little Hug, Big Kiss, Little Kiss :)
It's no surprise that my mom is my main pusher of beauty products--it's sort of where I learned all this mess in the first place. As a little girl I would go to her room, lock the door, and then begin playing around in her vanity. Only after she'd practically bang down the door (mom is a total mama, but don't make her upset, as she is also an ex-policewoman with the strength of a bull) would I unlock the door, and run past her as quickly as possible--smelling as though a Chanel #5 bomb had exploded, with filled-in eyebrows rivaling those of Frida Khalo's. She knew from a young age that I had been bitten by the beauty bug.
So, explaining to her that I was in the midst of this Project 5-Pan experiment, sounded like "pure rubbish" to her. She gifted me with a handful of items over the past few days, as she claims that she feels for me during this time. We are spitting images of each other with this dramatic nature of ours--but hey, I got it from my mama!
Monoi oil (or more specifically lolo Tonga) is something that she is quite good at preparing. With the heat that we've been experiencing, it has been the perfect opportunity for the oil to infuse the fragrance of the flowers, and she has created quite the collection of filled bottles. It is richly scented, and I can't stop inhaling it, as the scent contains all the memories of my childhood. My role is to stir, monitor and locate pretty bottles (the boring role), as she makes the final call on when the oil is ready.
Strolling through the CCO (Cosmetics Company Outlet), she found a little cluster of lipglasses/dazzleglasses from one of MAC's past lines. Now, as she is more of a skincare guru than a makeup fanatic, she has been watching me apply my MAC lip gelee as though I've been scorched by the desert. "If you don't stop putting that on, your lips will fall off--give it to me, then you can say you're done with it". I like the small size of each of these--as I can hardly work my way through a regular sized tube. What do you make of the items at your CCO?
To my dismay, she is often out of town--but whilst away this past week, she grabbed some goodies that I have been enjoying. Shiseido products never seem to let me down, and this Balancing Softener is no exception. It has a very thin gel quality to it, and it readies the skin to accepting moisturizer. The brush in my opinion is more gentle and sensible to use in comparison to the Clarisonic. If your skin is dry or irritable, their Benefiance line is something that you must check out. Lastly, this Donna Karan deodorant that I'm sure many of you have used. It is non-irritating and has a rather non-imposing clean scent.
So, who is your pusher/enabler in your beauty product fascination?