These past two weekends have been a blur of parties: a going away party for Mama since she is moving across the country to Florida *cries* and a welcome party for me to my new apartment in Downtown Chicago :D
First up, I am sooooo going to miss Mama! She's always featured on this blog because that is my best friend along with BFF Ashley. What am I going to do, ya'll?? She's starting a new life/career down south and it's going to be so weird to not have her around for foodie adventures, makeup looks, and all of our other good times :(
Pics from Mama's party-
Mama and BFF Ashley looking fly
Auntie Phyllis and her boyfriend Kevin being silly
Me and my not so little brother....I swear this is the first photo of him smiling that I've taken in about a decade lol. Why so serious son??
My new roomie Kinnari had some friends over and we popped bottles, danced, and club hopped. Thanks for welcoming me into the fold :P
Cheers to new beginnings and fun times ahead :)
The Bau Del Aire oil absorbing primer + mask combo was an interesting idea that my skin enjoyed for the most part. Had it been summer when I received it, I could have used it more as my skin tends to flip flop with the seasons (dry in fall/winter, oily in summer) but I did use it enough to form an opinion.
The watery thin texture threw me off as I was expecting something either creamy or gel like to come from the bottle, but I did shake it up so I figure that the thin texture is how it is supposed to be unless my bottle is broken. The main ingredients are purified water and magnesium hydroxide from sea water so I suppose I should have figured that it would be like that.
It says to not use it as a primer that often, so I only did that twice. My t-zone can get super shiny so I only applied it to those areas, especially my nose. It was invisible under my makeup and didn't irritate my skin, so I was happy with the application and will use it like that once my skin becomes more oily in warmer temps. The makeup didnt cake up or anything, so that is a major plus.
As for using it as a mask, I've done that as well and pores appear smaller because they aren't shiny and oil filled; I did that as a treatment like once a week also but on different days than when I used it as a primer so basically twice a week in total.
It's originally from Australia and now ships to the US :D Oily girls, rejoice! You can purchase it here:
I am so sorry for neglecting Socialite Dreams...I have truly been living the Socialite Dream lately and moved into my first apartment, downtown Chicago no less :D I'm super excited as it is luxe and gorgeous.
I'll be updating the site soon and thank you for your patience :D
As a lover of bold colors, bright patterns, and fun fashions, I knew that the "It Girl" Maven package from Julep was a must have for me.
For the holidays, I decided to combine a couple of the colors + nail glitter that was in the box and came up with this look:
Oprah has shouted out Julep in her "Favorite Things" annual list, which I think is really cool. How Julep works is that they offer subscription boxes for nail goods as well as individual items. There's a huge array of colors and when you do the "style quiz" they can format a great box according to your personality :D Super fun!
You can check it out at the Julep Site and use the code JULEPVIP to get an introductory box to try at a discounted rate :D
What are some of your favorite colors on the site? I'm loving Alicia, America The Beautiful, Brooke, and Georgia :)
Hey Socialites, here are your videos for inspiration:
007 Skyfall Bond Girl Makeup Look
GALAXY Eyes Make-up Tutorial
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 Inspired eyes!
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