The Daily: January 13th, 2022

Good afternoon my darlings and welcome to another clear but cold day. The walk this morning was brisk as the winds have picked up a bit and the weatherman claims that rains are on the way. Because of that I may try and sneak in an extra walk this afternoon.

As much as I don’t really care for the cold, I do love watching the larger fluffier dogs as they are walked in the park when it is colder. During the summer they all walk with their heads hanging low as though they are being led to the gallows, but now, they are frolicking and attempting to steal the disks from all of the disk golfers using the park’s course.

No offense to the players, but I am mentally cheering the dogs on.

I got to use my new electric tooth brush from Oral B last night and again this morning. Again, I know it is a strange thing to be excited about but I was. Boy that is a powerful toothbrush. I was not quite expecting that power from the get go. I thought there might be a lower speed, but no, it is one one speed only. The Destroyer of Plaque speed.

I like it. I wasn’t expecting it to be quite that powerful, but I kind of like it. I am very pleased with my purchase and my very minty fresh mouth. Although I’m pretty sure Crest is responsible for the minty fresh part as I am still using my fabulous Crest toothpaste. It is a pretty god combination. Like a power couple for my teeth.

Today’s Look:

Primer: Glam Glow Super mattify Primer

Foundation: Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

Bronzer/Blush/highlight/finishing powder: Cover FX Perfector Face Palette

Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel shadows in Knock out and Golden Girl

Lips: Persona Lip liner in 90210 and Buxom Cosmetics Plumping lipstick in Fly Girl

You know I didn’t realize until I started listing products that I completely forgot to apply mascara today. I blame the phone. I managed to get almost everything on except lips and mascara when it rang. I answered it, pulled up the documents needed, answered the questions and then after my call put on my lip products completely forgetting about the mascara.

Today I opened the drawer and the first thing that caught my eye was the Glam Glow primer. I really love this primer in the summer time. If you know you are going to be slightly sweaty, this is a good primer to grab. it is designed to mattify oily skin and for me the summertime is it’s moment in the spotlight. When looking for products I realized I had never tested this primer when it wasn’t summertime warm. So I decided to try it out today to see if the mattifying dried me out. It didn’t and quite honestly I really like the way it feels on my skin. Thus far I haven’t had any dry looking spots due to it’s matifying nature so this may be a primer i use for more than just the summer.

in the drawer next to the Glam Glow primer was the Revolution foundation stick. I went ahead and used it. This is the perfect shade for me. It blends so well into my skin and is super quick and easy to use. I originally purchased it just to have something that wouldn’t spill when I travel but it is a good all round foundation that I do need to reach for more often.

For most of my face products I went with the Cover FX palette. It is an old favorite. Again, even though I love the way it performs, I don’t reach for it much. The reason is the blush. It is just not my favorite shade of blush. Everything else about this palette works well for me but every time I open it, my eyes go to the blush and i change my mind. Which i am trying to get over because I do like all of the other products in the palette. It is just the blush shade. And yes I know that this palette comes in other shades with a different blush, but oddly enough while I like those blushes better, the other powders don’t work so well for me. It is one of those times I really wish this was a magnetic palette just so I could swap out the blush. It isn’t a bad color and I can make it work, it just isn’t my favorite.

the eyeshadows I picked out mostly because I couldn’t remember the last time I used them and since I was on a kick of using products I hadn’t reached for in a while I went with them. Plus I also wanted to make sure they hadn’t dried out. Knock out is still performing fantastically and as I applied it I remembered how much I really liked it. Golden Girl I don’t reach for a lot because the gold is a little bright for me. It was slightly dried out but I put a tiny drop of face oil on the top, closed it up for about fifteen minutes, came back and it was fine to apply. It still isn’t my favorite color but i like knowing that I can still use it when I decide it suits my look. If you are rehydrating a gel shadow, just remember to use a very small drop of face oil to do so. It isn’t the time to go overboard. And use one that you know works well with your skin. I went with the Malin + Goetz Recovery Oil as my skin loves it and a little extra recovery oil on my lids doesn’t really hurt anything.

Because the Personal Lip liner is too dry to wear on it’s own and the Buxom lipstick is too light a shade and makes my lips disappear if I wear it on it’s own, I pared them together today and I absolutely love the paring. The colors go well and I really love any excuse to use the Buxom Plumping Lipstick. I love the formula of the Full Force Lipstick, I just thought the color would be slightly darker when I purchased it. The lip liner fixed the color and I am a happy camper.

And with that, I am heading back to work. I hope your Thursday rolls along smoothly and hits Friday with smooth sailing into the weekend.

Malin+Goetz

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