Got some new hair care products from someone I worked with. So far, I’m loving it.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a tag video. And I was actually pretty excited to start filming this video. Unfortunately, by the time I got to it, my makeup was faded at the eyes, and I didn’t bother to check before filming. So please excuse that.
For those of you who have been following me for some time now, I’ve been bonkers for dark chocolate. I now prefer it over milk chocolate. And when it comes to restaurants I feel like I want/need to skip desserts because it’s always dissatisfying and over whelming. But this was an acception. My husband and I went out for our three year wedding anniversary at Red Robin. And I remember seeing this last time we went out to eat. I decided to say “Fuck it” and order it. Oh, my dear holy pizza! This is amazing!
It’s a soft fudge brownie with dark chocolate covering it with french sea salt, and sugar crystals sprinkled on top. Luckily, not too heavily. I think I would have been put off by it if it had too much salt, and sugar on top. The siding you see in those cups are pretty much mashed berries, and a cup of whipped cream with what looks like mint leaves. Check it out if you haven’t. I couldn’t finish it. So I took the remaining 3 to go. Have you tried it? Do you love it or hate it?
╠ Some of these things are very new to my collection. But I have recently fallen in love with. ╣ You will see a mixture of products for this post.
I was off nail varnish for sometimes. I really couldn’t be bothered. But I recently fell back in love with how delicate it can often make my hands look. Or it can spice things up with something a bit more dark. I started using shades from a brand called LVX. Their what I call an Eco-Luxe brand. Their a brand that’s cruelty-free, made in the USA, and is formulated without 5 toxic ingredients that tend to be hazardous to ones health.
LVX brings you luxury and fashion without compromise. We are dedicated to launching the hottest collections for each season by translating the top runway colors based on emerging trends in high fashion.
║ LVX Nail ║
The two shades I have chosen are “Vamp” and “Azzurrum”, Vamp is like an aubergine purple. Azzurrum is a navy colour. It’s going to present itself much darker in the packaging then it actually is on the nail. The formula’s are slightly thin. But smooth. And have amazing longevity. I don’t top off the formula’s with the brand’s top or base coat. I use the Barry M Base Coat, Top Coat, Nail Hardener. Which is another amazing product. I notice such a difference with how it applies. Worth the buy.
I’m not really heavy into M.A.C. products. There is a few that have caught my eye. But the one product I have used before that was a holy grail that I never bothered repurchasing was the Studio Finish Concealer. There is something about the consistency of this product that blends flawlessly over area’s of rough texture. Like scabby healing blemishes. It also blends beautiful underneath my eyes. When I visited the counter, the woman was kind and said “You don’t really have dark circles to cover”. Which I agree. But I do have a blue vain that peaks just a touch underneath my right eye.
I also love the fact that it has an SPF of 35. Considering sun exposure can often intensify the pigmentation of certain area’s where blemishes are in the process of healing, it should be that extra bit of reassurance that it wont get worse. I truly would not have bought anything from M.A.C. But I have been having difficulty in finding a concealer that works in comparison to it. Not to mention the last one I had lasted me at least a year and a half…pretty much two years.
I hadn’t had a good experience with Lush yet. At least not till I used these two products. I don’t know what compelled me to buy another mask. I’m not really into facial masks. But I wanted to give it a go. Smells divine! And it actually leaves my skin soft. Even if it looks like I smeared turd all over it. I can’t say I will see over night differences with blemishes. I have very small ones. It may have to be more consistent with use. It’s formulated for oily skin. I have normal to dry. But this certainly does something for me. I do notice a suppleness with my skin after using it.
║ Rub Rub Rub ║
║ Cupcake ║
hatch tag “#Shitfacedwithlush” Let’s make it a thing!
Now there is this bad boy. A scrub that is so amazing, that anyone who touches the area you used it in will become slightly perverted. Okay, maybe not that intense. But it’s certain awesome sauce at it’s finest. It’s very granulated. But it’s not like shards of glass scraping your skin away. And it’s a beautiful bright blue. There is something about it that leaves my skin so silky that it’s ridiculous. I’ve tried a hand full of scrubs. But this one takes the sea salted cake. *never enough*
So I hope you enjoyed this weeks favourtes from me, everyone. It won’t always centre around cosmetics and skincare. It tends to vary for me. I will be attempting to do this at the end of every week to show you guy’s what’s worth the buy.
Dear followers of BohemianCrow.com;
Bohemiancrow.com is now VannieCrow.com
I felt this was best. My site is in desperate need of improvement. Including with the layout. So I’m taking some time to improve the presentability of my site, and figure out scheduling. Though I have drafts that I still need to publish, I want to have more of a professional feel.
I feel like I’m finally growing up. I’m a married, 28 year old, fur-mother of 3. I’ve been slightly complacent over the past couple of years, and have not really put any importance on things that I once was concerned with.
After an endless amount of years of not making an effort to buy new clothing, shoes, or even socks and bra’s. I wore everything to death until I was given a new peace of clothing around my birthday/Christmas from my inlaws. Now a days I am making more of an effort to buy more then one set of trainers, and leggings.
I’m making more of an effort with cleaning now. I know it should be common sense. But it wasn’t until I realised what a positive effect it had on my mood, I realised what a difference cleaning made. I know clean a dish immediately rather then let it sit in the sink. I hoover twice a week all over the house. And I now have to force myself to do laundry twice a week. It’s necessary considering my husband has not only casual clothing. But work uniforms too. When I wake up and see a clean kitchen, I feel so much better. One less thing to worry about.
The focus on my presentability on a daily basis has more to do with my mentality then vanity. Of course, I want to look pretty. But I work from home. Wearing sweats, and a messy bun really don’t motivate you to do shit. I feel like when I make an effort to my hair differently, wear earrings, wear real clothing, and even do my nails, I feel a lot better. It’s almost like …metaphorically speaking…a cup of coffee. Its a perk. It’s small things. I don’t think you have to wear a full face of makeup, and do your hair all fancy everyday. It’s little things.
Decorating my home. I know what your thinking. Does it really matter? Honestly, it does. At first I was like “Whatever. Too much money. A bed to sleep in. A pot to piss in. Who cares?”. Over the years…oh, nelly! It does very much matter. I admit. I had a small fantasy of trying to convince my husband to move to Canada, then we can make an effort to really decorate, but I don’t think that will happen. (YET!) lol. But decorating your home has it’s perks. I’m a Youtuber. I often see other Youtubers with such beautifully decorated rooms. And my bedroom is more like a dresser with a cluttered mess. As of lately, I’ve been looking into buying curtains to replace our paper ones that we have had up since we moved in (years ago). Also new comforter for the bed, and decorative lights.
I know financially, decorating is not exactly a priority for many people. But if you and your partner look for a home together, and you look to settle for a period of time, you’d be surprised what a bonding experience it can be to look in Ikea, or Bed Bath and Beyond to find cat furniture, sheets, things for the kitchen, etc. What colours you use, the lighting you have. Even the lamps you have can totally change the feeling you get in your environment. I know this part of the entry went on for a good length of times, but I really wanted to stress the importance of making your home, your own.
Lastly, my taste buds. So shocking how they have changed. I hate bacon now. I hate milk chocolate. I hate white bread. I can’t even stand my once beloved Stoffers pizza. Ever since they changed it, its not the same. But I started favouring tea, and my hydration drinks over soda, and coffee lately. And whole grain, dark chocolate! Oh, my. It always surprises me when I enjoy something I used to have eating.
Today is not so much a review. More so a new product alert. I’m always religiously following Orgain. Ever since I discovered their nutrition shakes last summer, I’ve tried every new product they released. As of recently they have released two new almond milks. Sweetened, and lightly sweetened. I think we can all appreciate how most local grocery stores are releasing milk alternatives now a days. Coconut milk. Rice milk. Hemp milk. And of course, almond milk.