Weekend Catch-Up

Weekend Catch Up 1

When I was in Cali, I had to take an emergency trip to Sephora. Despite my best effort to pack in an organized way, I still managed to forget a few very important things that I had used right before leaving home. The following morning I realized that my skin needed a little extra help with coverage, so I asked my very nice and supportive husband to drive to the closest Jane Iredale retailer and get me the Jane Iredale BB Cream in shade #5, because I had only brought the shade #7 with me, which had become a tad dark for me. While there I thought, “I should start to blog more about the things that get me rushing to closest Sephora or get me placing a next-day delivery online order”. I plan to write some weekly catch-up posts to keep you updated with products I am loving, those I am not loving, new purchases, articles that I found interesting (like the skincare tip from Sharon McGlinchey that I shared on my Facebook page on Friday), photos, recipes and so on. So here is the Weekend Catch-up.

Repurchased: Back to my emergency trip to Sephora, I desperately needed to get an eyelash curler. How did I forget about it!? More importantly, how could I attend a beauty event without curling my lashes, right? So the first thing I bought was a new Shiseido eyelash curler. I do own several curlers, but Shiseido is still my favorite for a few reasons: 1) it does a great job curling; 2) It’s made in good quality material (I love how the Tarte curler works, but it ends up smelling like an oxidized piece of metal after a month of use); 3) It comes with refill pads and the refill pads can also be purchased separately, while the lovely Shu requires that you buy a new curler in order to get new pads; 4) It is sold at Sephora, so it is easy to get a hold of; 5) it fits my eye-shape very well.

Good buys: The second thing that I purchased at Sephora is a set of two foundation sponges called Double Take BB & CC Cream Sponge that I ended up liking very much. I first put a new beauty blender in my shopping basket, and then I found this inexpensive set of two sponges, and I completely was sold when I read that it is designed to blend thinner formulations like tinted moisturizers. I don’t often buy things that I have not read reviews about, but I am glad that I picked that set because I saved money and got two sponges that work great. They are much softer than the beauty blender and they “eat-up” less product. They apply foundation beautifully, evenly and they are great for blending the product into the skin. Totally worth giving a whirl, especially if spending twenty bucks on a foundation sponge does not sit well with you.

New Skincare Love: In case you don’t follow me on Instagram, I mentioned a facial mask that I have been loving. It’s the Gentle Facial Mask from Laurel Whole Plant Organics*, which I picked at A Night For Green Beauty (have you read my recap, yet?). It contains French Rose Clay to draw out impurities; Pomegranate, Rosehip, and Raw Cherry for antioxidants; and Chamomile, Licorice, and Aloe to soothe the skin. It smells like a delicious, aromatic flower bouquet. I like how it helps blemishes to dry out and how it stimulates the skin (you can feel a little tingling) and gives an overall rejuvenated look to my skin.

Sales Happening Now: The Detox Market is having a huge sale on all anti-aging products. You can save 15% on anti-aging products from MV Skincare, May Lindstrom Skin, Odacité, Olíe Biologique, and Josh Rosebrook. Sale ends on Monday! Use code: AGE21.

New Makeup: Have you heard about the RMS Beauty Wearable Brights? Four new bright shades. Two eye polishes, called Imagine and Inspire (an intense lavender/plum color and a pastel blue respectively); one lip2cheek called Curious Orange, which is a buildable peach/orange color; one lip shine called Royal, which is a pretty violet color. They look very bright in the pot but they are meant to be easy to apply and build up from sheer to more vibrant. I have the lip2cheek in Curious Orange, and while I thought that I already had plenty of orange lip colors that looked very similar. I’m glad that I bought it; it’s pretty on the lips, but it is really gorgeous as a blush. I wore it in this photo, but I will have better photos/swatches on the blog soon.

Do you like the idea of a weekend catch-up? E-mail me if you would like to see  some different categories Lilly(at)GenuineGlow.com.

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  • I love this post! Curious orange is so pretty, will be getting royal as soon as I’m done with the no-buy challenge xx

  • Marni

    Great post!!

  • Love this idea for a blog post! Look forward to catching up with you at the weekends now ;)

    Mayah x

  • Rose D. Frenchtown, NJ USA

    Love, love, love the catch up!! Keep them coming!

  • You look so beautiful in Curious Orange. Sheseido Eyelash curler definitely my all time fave. I’m curious now about the Sephora sponges. I’m growing tired of the BB eating up my makeup, you’re so right! xx

  • I love this new series! Great product reccomedations and I’ll definitely have to give at least a few of them a try.

  • Ooh, those Wearable Brights sound great! Curious Orange looks amazing on you ;)

  • Love this post, keep ’em coming :) And the clay mask tip is interesting–I definitely let mine sit on a little too long (since my usual relaxation routine is mask + TV show that makes me forget mask haha).

  • Bambi Organics

    Mi piace la idea di questi posts ^_^ anzi ti taggo magari e facciamo una rubrica? :)
    Ho appena preso anche io il lip2cheek..spero mi arrivi in fretta! Mi hai proprio convinta hihi

    Muaaaa ❤❤