MAC is getting more and more disappointing these days. I stopped by MAC yesterday and they had the brush sets out for people to look at. Boy was I disappointed. The promo pictures made the bags look really glossy and luxurious, but in real life the bags just looked cheap. The patent leather part looked rather fake and the rest of the bag was just regular, inexpensive-looking nylon.
The brushes themselves too were disappointing. I wanted the Face brush set because I needed a second back up of my 187SE but the brush on display looked rather sparse and of poorer quality than the version I own (which is from Novel Twist collection in '07). People have been saying the brush sets are poor quality, and I never really agreed because I find my Novel Twist brush set quite good. However I guess the quality of the brush sets have just been going down ever since.
So, now I have some extra room in my budget...which is both a good and bad thing. Good...because I can use it for other things or save it (ideally). Bad...because I went into Sephora afterwards and saw the Clarisonic brush in pink and now I'm lemming it.
Nevermind that this costs way more than what I would've spent on the brush set, haha. I had been considering it a couple weeks before and put away the idea, but now I suddenly want it again...partly because I started talking to the store manager (who is incredibly nice btw). She went on and on about how she didn't think the brush was a big deal when she tested it out for 2 weeks, but she really noticed the difference after she stopped using it.
They do have a satisfaction guarantee...so if the brush didn't do anything for me I could return it. I dunno though...the beauty junkie in me wants to try it really badly, but I still feel a bit guilty about making such a big purchase at this time. But then again, I'm the type of person who is willing to spend the money on something if it can really improve my skin to my satisfaction. I figure, after all I'm not getting any younger....and healthy skin is definitely not something that I can get back easily once its too late.
Maybe I'll just get the brush and not open it til I can decide haha. I would actually wanna wait for Sephora's online F&F sale but its one of those items that is restricted to US only (so they will not ship it to Canada).
I haven't been wearing makeup lately because my chin has been breaking out. Also my skin has been getting red more often than usual lately so for the time being I've switched my skincare routine to just Dove Sensitive Skin Facial Wash, Dove Sensitive Skin Day lotion, and Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Refiner. The Sensitive skin Dove products are fragrance free and claim to be hypoallergenic, non-comedogic, etc etc.
I'm not sure if I like the facial wash yet, but the Day lotion is surprisingly good and doesn't contain any ingredients that I shy away from such as dimethicone. All the other sensitive skin lotions at the drugstore contained dimethicone. Even my bf's lotion (he has eczema so he uses a special lotion) has dimethicone. I tried it and it was way too heavy for me. But the Sensitive skin lotion from Dove might just become a HG for me...its not heavy, and moisturizes well without feeling greasy. It does not contain SPF, but thats fine as I need to use up the Clarins sunscreen I bought recently anyway.
Here's one of my favourite outfits. Pretty basic items. I could probably accessorize more but I don't have anything else that goes with it. Also, sorry for the bad quality. I'm using the same camera, but the crappy lighting in the hallway makes everything look so low-res. I wish there was space by the window to have a full length mirror.
-G-Star Raw navy blue cotton shirtdress
-Mango metallic bronze leather belt
-B2 brown boots in a suede-like material (could be suede but I don't remember)
I curled my hair that day, surprising because I never do anything with my hair. I didn't want to wear makeup that day to let my skin recover, so I had the extra time :D