Jul 25, 2014

Returning to the Routine. Makeup Misses.

I'm still here, it's just that the week seems to have gotten away from me.


The mornings have been a blur of waking up, rugging up and heading to work.



It's been a week of trying to re establish Routine.  A word steeped in anxiety for the parents of toddlers who've just returned from holiday.  Sleeps are getting better, clinginess is abating and I'm gradually finding a bit more time to myself in the day to get back into routines of my own - like the brisk Friday morning walk for coffee.  Why, I've even found myself a half hour to write this blog post!


Getting my energy levels back post that head cold.  I'm feeling more human for being able to get out and get my heart rate up for a bit at the gym.

Opening my Cotton On order at the breakfast table because it contained an emergency supply of track pants for Toddler SSG and he kind of needed them right away.

Loving these leggings from Cotton On.  They're the core compression ones from the Active range, in the Active Core Capri style ($24.95 from memory).  They sit pretty high at the waist and hold those areas in that diligent Russian twists and fit ball contortions have yet to touch.  What's not to like about that?


It's also been a week of shattered compacts.  First my MAC Studio Fix died and now my Laura Mercier blush has suffered a similar fate.


This Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder ($14.95) in Sun Beige sort of comes close to Studio Fix but not quite.  


The colour is a reasonable match but it's a bit drying on me and ends the day looking patchy.


To replace my blush, I thought I'd give Physician's Formula pH Matchmaker ($21.95) a go.  It's a blush whose hot pink tones are meant to settle on your skin and fade to the perfect rosy blush to complement your skintone.


It comes in a snazzy light up compact.



Unfortunately for me, the end result was anything but natural.  It's quite pigmented and the shimmer did nothing for my pores.  I ended up looking a bit hot and bothered on both days that I tried to wear this to work.

The moral of the story for me?  Stick to what works.  As luck would have it, I received a StrawberryNet 'We Miss You' discount in my email today so the blush situation is sorted out but sadly, StrawberryNet no longer carry MAC so I'm going to have to find a counter to get my StudioFix.  Or perhaps I'll just go online this weekend.  Any other MAC raves I should have a look at?

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There's still one part of my routine that's been missing - Offspring.  I've heard that terrible things happened this week and that I just have to catch up if I'm to make any sense of the final two episodes of the season.  Number one thing on my weekend to do list, I think.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

11 comments:

  1. The aldi blush in coral is very good, not too shimery. At $5 it is a bargain.

    Clarissa

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    1. Clarissa, I actually had and loved that coral Aldi blusher. Then the mirrored lid snapped off. I'm really not having much luck with makeup compacts right now, am I?

      SSG xxx

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  2. Gah!!! I hate it when I drop a compact. If it's sunny-side down I am praying when I pick it up!!! The studio fix is a good product, I agree. And, yes, stick to what you know.
    Hope you continue smooth transitioning back into the work loop. :D x

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    1. I'm getting there re work, thank, Flora!

      SSG xxx

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  3. Yes, you really need to catch up on Offspring.
    I am having an end of season Offspring party. Wish you could come x

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    1. Wish I could be there too! Have fun and you must update your blog re how it all goes down!

      SSG xxx

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  4. Try Bourjois blushes. :-)

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    1. I've been very curious about those. Must swatch when I'm in Priceline next.

      SSG xxx

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  5. How do you find the sizing of the Cotton on tights? I'm about a size 10-12 downstairs and would like to take advantage of the $50 free shipping! I'm thinking a large...?

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    1. HI Natalie

      I'm an 8 - 10 and a medium was loose. Not baggy. Sorry if that makes things more confusing.

      SSG xxx

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  6. No, that's great. I'll give the 12 a try and I can always return them in store if need be.

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