When I heard news about the Jaclyn Hill palette in January, I just knew that I had to buy it when it launched. That date finally came along on the 21st of June which was the official launch date. The palette was sold out in 45 minutes, I was so happy to have been able to get my hands on one :). I have received questions about the intricate details of how I bought the palette and thus I have decided to write a post giving you guys all the details and the shipping times so you can get a feel for it in case you ever want to buy makeup from the US. I have also filmed a video of a makeup look I have created using the palette, peep it after the jump.
I am totally in love with my evening skincare routine, I love the feeling of taking off makeup and nourishing my skin with yummy products to help it rejuvenate during the night. I have kept a consistent skincare routine for over a year, the only things that had changed are the products that I have used and the introduction of serums from about September last year. As expensive as they are, I feel like serums have helped my skin tremendously, I am a bit obsessed with them. Read further to find out the other products that I use in my evening skincare routine.
We all know that not removing makeup at night is one of the cardinal sins that any makeup wearer can commit – just don’t do it! I strive to remove every bit of makeup on my face at the end of the day and I achieve that using a few tools and products. While using your facial cleanser is a good way to remove makeup, I like to use a makeup remover before cleansing my face just so that the cleanser can actually cleanse my skin. I have used many makeup removers in my life but I have, in the past year, moved on to using makeup remover balms instead of liquids and oils. In this post I want to highlight and compare the 2 that I have used.
I am the ultimate at home manicure DIYer, I love doing my nails at home, it’s so calming for me. Before I became mom part of my Sunday night ritual was paining my nails for the week. I loved the ritual of getting out my tools and choosing a colour to paint my nails for the week. The worst thing however about at home manicures is waiting for the polish to dry. I have looked for the best ways to get polish to dry quickly; when I was in high school I used to place my nails under running water or put them in the freezer for a while, lol. Luckily I have graduated to better ways of getting my nails to dry.
In the last few weeks I somehow bought a number of items from the Clinique brand, there have been a few products from the brand which have caught my eye and I finally decided to take the plunge and buy them. When I buy big ticket items for my makeup/beauty stash I try to align them to a time when the brand is having a special/promotion. If I am spending a lot of money, I want to get some sort of “reward” – I did this with Estee Lauder last year, and this time around, it is Clinique.
The last time I did this low end vs high end feature it was on mascaras, this time I am coming back with setting sprays. Setting sprays are a must in all makeup stashes. The main use is to ensure that it doesn’t move around throughout the day and also depending on the type of setting sprat, they can give you a dewy finish or mattify your makeup. When I started using makeup, I did not use setting sprays because the ones that I saw were all high end and I couldn’t afford them at the time. As luck would have it, there are more affordable setting sprays available on the market, in this post I will compare the high end and low end setting sprays that I own.