New Skincare

Hi Bean! 

I got a couple new skincare things because I had a 10% coupon at Sephora for spending too much money there. Sounds right. Here’s what I got!

I repurchase a full size of the Luna Night Oil by Sunday Riley and picked up their new Tidal cream to replace Artemis. Turns out, Artemis wasn’t really my thing. I also purchased Dr. Dennis Gross’s mineral sun spray and a Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. 

I feel like I can talk to you about three of these items, but the Tidal review is going to need to wait. I like it a lot – but it takes about 30 days to know if a product is working its magic. I can say I like it a lot though after 4 days of use (morning and night. 

The Luna Oil is a must for me. This is my third .oz since I bought it for the first time in December. It’s a lovely oil and I hope you give it another shot!

The spray sun screen by Dr. Dennis Gross is really nice. I spray two squirts (I dislike the word squirt) into my hand and rub it on my face. It’s slippy in consistency and it’s a physical sunscreen so I’m liking it a lot! No breakouts and I don’t feel gross when I use it.

The Hourglass power is a repurchase but in a more yellow color. I stopped wearing foundation so I just put this all over after I’ve concealed and I like it a lot. Hourglass is one of my favorite cruelty free brands!


Lastly, this monstrosity. The waterproof Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced. You and I both hated the regular version because it swam down our face by the end of the day. Well this one does it too. Usually waterproof formulas don’t do this so I was very excited. Too excited. My dreams were dashed.

PS you’re currently sitting on my couch, talking to your dogs and husband (mostly your dogs). We had such a nice day today, going to Sephora and Ulta and seeing Ariel(!!) and getting Dutch Bros and in a few hours we’re going to leave to go to the midnight release of HP! Yay! Yay for good days ❤

Reasons

Hello Steffibuns!

So I know you probably hate Disney right now – for very legitimate reasons. I honestly thought it was a joke – or at least not real – when you told me that they are getting rid of Tower. But that is not to say I don’t want to go this year. Because I think we should. And here are the reasons why:

  1. We need another lazy Disney day. I know we can’t ride the train or watch Aladdin the whole time, but we can sit on Main Street with ice cream.
  2. We could take over Astro Blasters again.
  3. We could ride Casey Jr over and over again and pretend that we’re on the real train.
  4. PICKLES.
  5. We could ride Tower one more time; yell Hogwarts and scream too early one more time.
  6. The goat.
  7. We COULD watch the wonderful world of caaaah-lahhhhh!
  8. I’d say Pokemon hunting, but you don’t play. But I’ll say it anyway. Pokemon hunting.
  9. The smell of Pirates.
  10. Going one year without going to Disneyland with you is something that’s never happened since 2009. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a quitter.

That being said, we will be in Tokyo Disney this year so we couldn’t beat ourselves up too much about not going. 

Reading update: SHAME. I need to read twice as hard this week!

My First Dia & Co Box

Hi Kara,

I know I said I was going to talk about the fun serum potions that I featured in my last post, but I want to keep using them for a bit before I give them the rave review they probably deserve. Just be patient! I promise it will come!

Remember when you reviewed Stitch Fix and I lamented about the fact that there’s no plus size option? Well my prayers were answered with Dia & Co!

They are a plus size subscription box, just like Stitch Fix, and I am SO PLEASED WITH THIS SERVICE. The box shipped a few days after I signed up and arrived two days later. I am in love with two of the items but I forgot to tell my stylist that I’m a shorty so some of the items won’t work for me. If you’d like to purchase a box, you can use my link. https://www.dia.co/r/3v8i.  I get $20.00 for everyone who signs up, so if that’s not your thing, feel free to just search for it =)

Here’s what I got:

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Eunishop – Skyla Top – $42.00 – Size 1x

I love this shirt so much. Andrew called it a reverse apron and I think that’s darling. It has birds on the butt!

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Junarose – Vanessa Top – $59.00 – Size 1x

This next shirt would be a keeper but it has two flaws. The little studs catch on whatever is underneath it and I don’t think the shirt itself is worth the price. But otherwise, I LOVE THIS SHIRT. It’s very Illuminati and I adore see through shirts because I’m a closeted oversharer. Farewell cute shirt!

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Tua – Sabrina Top – $31.00 – Size 1x

This shirt is just ridiculous and will have to go. What are those boobie points? Also, I need to let my stylist know that going without a bra/strapless bra is not something that my boobies are capable of.

These pants are way too long and so is this weird painters shirt. NEGATIVE. (Fashion to Figure – Eden Skinny Jean – $46.90 – Size 14 & Fashion to Figure – Jade Chambray Tunic – $34.90 -Size 1x)

I’m excited to see what my stylist does next!

PS here are the details of the box if you’re interested.

A Pokemon Walk

Hello Steffibun,

I didn’t know what to post about this week so I decided to take you along on one of my Pokemon walks last night! I wish taking pictures while Pokemoning were easier, but just experiencing outside—me and Grayson notice so many things that we normally wouldn’t have. Thanks PokemonGO!

20160718_185107.jpgWinky says let’s go mom! He gets very impatient with all the stopping >_<

20160718_185543.jpgIt wasn’t hot for once! There was a storm that rolled in but it was over in 3 minutes and it left behind all these lovely clouds.

20160718_185808.jpgOur park is so green and the grass was so fluffy from the bit of rain. Bonus, no one here yet!

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Mom, what ARE we doing?? Can I go pee on that tree now?

20160718_193206Here’s where I caught and hatched 2 Pikachu’s! Such a beautiful place to be with friends!

I’m really loving these daily walks. It means it looks like I’m actually trying in my fitbit challenges. Plus all the time with my husband and stuff. I really love this game ❤

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Reading update: I downloaded the audiobook for Name of the Wind and I read 2 chapters while listening. I’m on chapter 18.

Sephora Haul

Hi Bean! 

I bought some new skincare things! 

I’ll probably go more in depth once I’ve used these products for a bit (I’ve had them for less than two weeks) but I can tell that the Skin Inc products are ones that have a new home with me.

Total order!


First Aid Beauty – peel-off clay mask


Skin Inc – three pack custom serums


100 pts perks: Cover FX mattefying primer, FAB bouncy mask. 500pt perk Skin Inc trio


Skin Inc family


❤ have a good weekend bean!

So Pokemon Go though

Steffibun, to no one’s surprise I am playing Pokemon Go.

Look how cute Karabeann is reppin her black and yellow. This is my little team:

As you can probably guess, water and grass types are very difficult to come by around here. I was very excited to hatch an Oddish! Someday he’ll be a Vilepluuuume. I hope to find my spirit animal soon, Psyduck!

It has been very easy to convince Grayson to do things I want to do now. We walk the dogs at night, we walk around the mall after our workouts, and we’re thinking of driving up to Mt. Lemmon this weekend (for fairy types!). All it takes is the proper motivation 🙂 

It’s been fun being a part of something so big; I look forward to each day and what Pokemon I’ll get to meet next. ❤

-Bean
ps – I do fear for what this may do to my already non-existent reading time 🙃

Makeup Geek Haul

Hi Bean,

This week has been very hard. I’ve been in a well of despair, along with most of the country, I think. There’s nothing I feel that I can add to the conversation, or should add to the conversation. But there’s something I can say. Shopping and Makeup are a wonderful. They are wonderful lights. So here’s what I bought.

Makeup Geek has the most wonderful packaging. It makes me mushy.

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This Sephora exclusive Z Palette can hold 9 shadows. So pretty. 

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Top Row (left to right): Tuscan Sun, Chickadee, Peach Smoothie. Second Row: Sand Dollar, Vintage. Third Row: Tiki Hut, Desert Sands, Creme Brûlée 

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Tuscan Sun is MUG’s new formulation and I almost died. It’s like butter. I cannot wait to play with these. 

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Fairly certain that both of these are the new formulation and dear god. Vintage is INSANE.

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Since I can’t be trusted with life, these colors are in reverse : Creme Brûlée, Desert Sands and Tiki Hut. LOOK AT THAT EVER SO SLIGHT SHIMMER ON DESERT SANDS. END ME.

Sending my love to anyone who needs it.