Sunday Stash Shopping #79. And Updates.

Hey beautiful people, how has your week been? I feel like time passes by a little too quickly when I have time to look back, but some days are so stressful, they feel so long. I’m still trying to get used to the new schedule. Chloe has to be at school by 7am (so friggin early!) so we’re talking about early mornings. Ashlyn doesn’t reach school until about 12.15pm and then I’ll wait for Chloe to finish school at 1pm. Thank goodness they’re in the same school or I’d be rushing about like a headless chicken. I’m very lucky to have my parents help me fetch my kids sometimes, so I get a break. It’s especially difficult when I have Ashton tagging along, and he has his napping schedules – not to mention 2-year-olds get very bored when they’re in the car for long hours. And when toddlers get cranky and bored, they unleash their demonic powers!

It’s also been very hot lately. While some of you are shoveling snow, I’m trying to keep myself dry from all the sweat and humidity. Driving in this heat is no joke and if I continue to do this, I need extra protection. I now understand why my mom had serious pigmentation back when we were at school. I’M SCARED!!!!!!!! So I wear huge golf hats, huge sunglasses and wear long sleeves. Loads of sunscreen too. I’m not exaggerating. I would even wear a mask to protect my face if people didn’t look at me like I’m mad.

In this heat, I honestly don’t feel like applying makeup. So, I try to get it done in the morning when the air is still cool and the humidity hasn’t hit yet. For the past week, I’ve been preferring just a light layer of alphabet cream on my face and cream blush. I must set it with powder for it to last until I get home at about 2pm. Brows are a must of course, but I’ve been skipping eye shadows. At most, I just apply a coat of mascara but sometimes, I just leave it undone. I’ve been applying brighter lipsticks as pick me ups and I’ve been rotating between berries and corals. Here, I’m wearing one of my favourites which is Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Razzberry.

 

 

 

 

If there’s a pinky berry that I highly recommend, it’s this. I also love the formula because while it’s matte, it is kind to the lips. I’m wearing the L’Oreal Miss Manga False Lash waterproof mascara here. While I like how it separates my lashes and volumises a little, I really don’t like how crunchy my lashes feel. I hardly wear waterproof mascaras because I don’t like how difficult it is to remove. This mascara keeps my lashes curled, and performs really well, but urgh, again, the crunchy lashes. I can’t get over it. So I bought another tube of Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara. By far my favourite. I finally threw out the last one, which lasted me for about 8 months. I know I know, some of you go EEEEWW!!! In my defense, it was still performing really well, and no one else touches or uses my mascara. But look, I threw it out finally, ok? It’s just that, I keep telling myself I’d use it for just one more day, and somehow, erm, yeah, it happens 😛

I’ve been taking photos of products I want to talk about, but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and edit them. I usually edit and write after Ashton sleeps at night, but I’ve been to tired lately, I pass out next to him. Sometimes even before he falls asleep and he’d wake me up. LOL! OK enough rambling. I hope your weekend has been wonderful and wherever you are, whatever you’ve been doing, YOU HAVE BEEN AWESOME.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

 

  • I love this lipstick on you! SO pretty on you! And wow, yeah that’s a lot of driving! I don’t know how you stand the heat! I would MELT. It’s been freezing here lately, but I LIKE IT hahaha.
    I haven’t been wearing much makeup either lately-about as much as you actually. Believe it or not, but it’s just as hard to wear makeup when it’s -40C! Your lashes FREEZE dude.
    I have a bunch of stuff photographed as well-just haven’t had the urge or time blog lately. Eh, we do it when we do it I say!

    • Lily

      I think I featured this lipstick a few times here already. Guess I still love it a lot 🙂 And yes, too much driving! I hate it >_<

  • I swear every time I hop over here, my shopping list becomes longer! You are baddddd and that lipstick looks so good on you! Maybe I’ll pick it up for myself soon…oh boy, I need to stop shopping. Haha!

    It’s been unusually cold on my side, the past two years it was at most -2 during the day and no snow but the past couple of weeks it has been -8 or so during the day and lots of snow. It’s not fun but frankly I rather this than the humidity in Malaysia. Haha! And dammit Lily, the mental image of you with huge gold hats and long sleeves cracks me up. LOL!

    • Lily

      LOL I know what you mean. I bought this a while ago but I still love it. It’s one of those colours that is not too bright but picks up your complexion immediately. Look good on its own too, which is a bonus!

  • This is a great shade for you!

    • Lily

      Thanks 🙂

  • Hi, Lily! You look so fresh faced. If I hadn’t read it on, I wouldn’t have known that things are challenging and you often get tired. Chloe has to be at school by 7 am..? That’s crazy..I mean it was like that for me in high school, but jeez she is still young! Not too mention that you have to take care of two others and juggle with different schedule! But I know that it must be very rewarding and I’ve seen you’re working out regularly and taking care of yourself too. Hope to see your beauty swatches and thoughts soon. 😀

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena. Concealers help cover dark circles and let me tell you, it’s the lipstick. It gives my complexion LIFE!!

  • Hey Lily I love your look here, so simple but polished and perfect.
    I get pigmentation too, so lots of sunscreen especially in the warmer months is a must!

    • Lily

      I actually developed freckles when I was studying in Australia. I remember seeking out the sun in winter, without sunscreen, and I think that did it. Actually, I didn’t wear sunscreen when I was there, and I was in the sun quite a bit 🙁

  • Owh, I stretch mascara to 8 months myself! High five!

    • Lily

      LOL High 5!