Marissa, here! I’m back to share items I bought with the gift cards my friends gave to me on my birthday. It was pretty nice of them. I ❤ you all~! Thank you for making my birthday a special one. ^^
Left to Right: It’s My Year (Miss Universe Collection), Not Like the Movies (Katy Perry Collection), Crown Me Already! (Miss Universe Collection)
While I was out doing my own shopping, my aunt had purchased some nail polishes from TJMaxx, which were waiting for me once I got home. Let’s just say I was ecstatic!! She gave me a chunky silver glitter, a purple gold chrome, and a dark opal colored nail polish. They’re gorgeous! You can’t see it very well, but It’s My Year is so awesome!! When it hits the right angle in the light it will either reflect a pretty plum purple (alliteration!! OH MY!) color or a fiery copper color. Even though these polishes are all from past collections, I’m always happy to add new nail polish(es) to my repertoire. I always get excited–I love thinking of combinations in my head. I know, I have a problem. I am an addict and I admit it. LOL.
If you read my previous posts you would know that I am currently looking for a seasonal job because in January I will be traveling overseas for a month. I can’t really take a full-time or even a part-time job. So, I went ahead and dropped off my application to Bath & Body Works just last Saturday and they called me on Monday (Today, as I write) to set up an interview. (UPDATE: The interview went very well~!) Anyway, while I was there, I figured I would use my gift cards to purchase a few things. I got 5 pocket bacs for $5 and three lip products, which were buy 2 get 1 free. I got two lip products for my mum, because she gets cracked lips very easily even though she drinks a lot of water. And, for myself, I bought the ever so popular Rose Salve from C.O. Bigelow. I love it so far, the fragrance isn’t a sickening heavy rose smell, it’s actually quite mild. You can use it for your cuticles, elbows, lips, etc. “May be used on lips, face, cuticles, elbows, knees, chapped or very dry skin patches”, according to the Bath and Body Works website.
Snow Frosted Apple: Can’t exactly describe it, reminds me of apple juice.
Holy Berry Wreath: Crisp, citrus aroma.
Fresh Picked Strawberries: Definitely one my favorites, very fruity, reminds me of strawberry jam.
Winter Candy Apple: Sugary and sweet, with a hint of spice.
Strawberry Cupcake: Decadent just like the name, to me it’s reminiscent of strawberry mascarpone frosting.
I also tried to apply for Sephora. I asked myself, ‘Why not? If I don’t try, I’ll never know.” So, I filled out the application and gave it to them this afternoon, attached with my resume. I really hope I get an interview for this too. I’d feel pretty accomplished if I was at least considered for an interview. I mean, how awesome would that be?! But, I’m trying not to get my hopes up, just in case it ends in disappointment.
While I was at Sephora, I bought myself another concealer because the one I had just doesn’t work for me right now. My skin had broken out recently from a allergic reaction to orange extract. I really do think I have some sort of sensitivity to oranges. I’ve felt nauseous a few times after consuming orange juice. It ended horribly, I’ll leave it at that.
❤ the Stila concealer! So far I’m digging it! It gets rid of the redness from my acne I had developed from the allergic reaction. It’s called the Stila: Perfecting Concealer. I have the Shade D. Which at first I thought would be to dark on my skin but it’s matching my skin tone perfectly. Sorry, too cheesy? Hehe. Anyway, a Stila representative was actually the one who helped me and she was such a sweetheart!! I had said I’ve been breaking out and I needed something to cover up my trouble spots. She not only redid my whole entire face, flawlessly but she also took the time to tell what I should avoid in terms of ingredients in make-up and in skincare products. Apparently I was kind of wrong about the type of skin I have. After thinking about it, it makes a lot more sense that my skin type is actually combination skin, both oily and dry. I don’t have a lot of Stila products besides their eyeshadows but after using this concealer, I think I may give their other products a go. Bottom line: The concealer blends really well, covers up redness and it is buildable.