08 January 2010

What I {Put On} Today

One of my favorite things about going to a friend's house (especially a new friend) is getting to learn things you never would have known about them.  You can learn a lot about someone through their house.  The first thing is the smell; every house has a smell.  Yes, even your house has a smell. You just don't notice it cause well, it's you.  Everyone had that friend in elementary school who's house no one wanted to go to cause it smelled like Kraft Macaroni n' Cheese, so you know what I'm talking about.

Once you get passed the initial smell you have to go to the best place to educate yourself...

Their bathroom.

Of all the rooms in one's home, the bathroom is by far the most revealing.

"I didn't know John wore contacts!"

or more scandalous...

"Valerie has an open pregnancy test box under her sink!?"

No matter how much you clean your house before a guest arrives, they will always find something you didn't want them to see in your bathroom.

Come now girls, you know when you go to the place of the guy you've been dating you always check out his bathroom.  There's nothing in particular that your looking for.  It's just what you do.

One thing I love about staying at someone's place is the opportunity to use their shower.  I agree that sounds over the top creepy, but I'm not talking about this in the Peeping Tom sense.  I view using someone's shower as an opportunity to explore bath and beauty products you never would have purchased before.  "Oooh there's that new shampoo I saw!"  Because you get to use Val's shampoo you can decide whether or not you want to buy it next time you're in the store.  "Wow, John has that new cologne I've been wanting to try!" Now you get to try it without having to buy it!

So if I have ever used your bathroom I have most certainly rummaged through all your stuff and tried some of your products.  Who wants to invite me over next???

Anyways, you may be asking yourself, "What did all that have to do with what she {Put On} today?"  Well an illness has been floating around this house.  My sister gave it to me.  There was sneezing, coughing, runny nose, runny eyes, and just an overall ughghuhgh feeling.  I am as you may know a live in nanny with no car (Woah boys! Single file please, you'll all get a chance to get with this!).  So the combo of illness and having no where to go and no one impress left me with no desire to bathe or get dressed.  But today I felt better; however, it appears Mia is a little under the weather. So her momma made her an appointment.  And I think you know what that means... I get to leave the house!  So needless to say I was very eager to shower, put on real clothes and yes, I'm going that extra mile and putting on make-up!

So today my friends I am going to guide you through the products that I put on on a daily basis.   That way if you ever get to use my bathroom, you can go straight for the good stuff.  If you never get the opportunity to use my bathroom, then you'll at least get to pretend that you have. Plus I love seeing what other people use, it makes me want to go out there and buy them too.  I don't know why I just do.  Let's stimulate this economy people!

The first product I will tell you about is a recent discovery of mine.

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This stuff smells amazing! I die for this smell.  It's kind of a girly scent but if a guy wore this I would follow him a round like a dog that thinks there's bacon in your pocket.  It's that good.

For my legs, I have found that this is the only thing that will keep them from looking like an aligator thats been rolling sand.

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It's weird to apply at first, but once you get used to it its fantastic.  It's also a little pricey in my opinion but a little goes a long way so it lasts forever.

I have tried a billion face lotions and creams and have finally found a winner.

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It's probably something your grandma uses but she uses it for a reason, it is the best face cream invented ever.  Not too greasy but you know it's there.  I put extra on my eyes cause it makes my eye shadow stay on better. The only downside to it is that it doesn't have spf. As a freckle and burn prone gal I always have to put on some sun protection. So Ponds, please put spf in your dry skin cream!  It will make Rachel a very happy girl.

Occasionally I get to leave the house to go out with friends and maybe even (gasp) a date!  On such occasions I might be feeling a little saucy and splash on a bit of the only perfume I have ever found that doesn't make me sneeze like crazy.

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It's called "Shi" by Alfred Sung.  I can't describe it to you but I really dig it.  I never understand perfume descriptions anyways, much like wine descriptions.  You could tell me it smells/tastes like freesia and fish and I wouldn't understand you but I'd probably agree with you.  

I never know what color eyeshadow I should put on. I have a habit of buying lots of different eyeshadows and never putting them on.  One day while spending too much money in Target I stumbled upon this. My first thought...Ooooh shiny!

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Then I opened it up and thought...Ooooh so many colors!

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I've messed around with a few but not all.  The pink was a surprisingly good find but I'm still a little scared of the sea foam green.

I can only use liquid eye liner.  I've tried all different types of pencils but none work for me.  This is the easiest for me to use and it lasts a good amount of time.

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This is my favorite blush.  It's this weird moussey, fluffy texture and goes on a little scary at first but wears down to a perfect "flushed" look.

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Haha listen to me talking about makeup like I know what the hell I'm doing....

Moving on!

I love mascara.  I am a fan of layering different types. Which has brought me to this collection...I think I have a problem.

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I also love buying lip gloss. I have all these lip glosses in various shades of basically the same color.

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and yet I never wear any of them.

This is what I wear all day every day.

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It has no smell, it has no color, but it keeps my lips from getting chapped. Best part is that it comes in a two pack which is great for me cause I inevitably loose the first one within a week.

Basically all of these things are available at a drugstore near you.  As you can see I don't invest too much money in fancy expensive make-up.  I just can't justify $26.00 for mascara.  But then again I've never tried $26.00 mascara....when I do I'll let you know if it's worth it.

Post Script: I wrote this post yesterday but didn't take the pictures until today.  So to update, the baby is not sick, she just has a runny nose.  Today is a "snow day" which in Georgia should really be called an "ice day".  But of course the people panic and there is no bread or milk in the grocery store.  We don't do weather down here, we just don't.  It's super sunny but only 18 degrees outside so I am of course trapped inside, not bathed, and not wearing pants. 

1 comment:

  1. omg rachel, why didn't i know these things about you?? i do all of those things, for all the same reasons, and it's like you read my mind.

    plus my unnecessary obsession with makeup (especially since i haven't worn ANY since the new year), is quite similar. i have like 16 mascaras and i use 2 or 3 at a time at least. and also that's usually all i wear, if anything, though the giant box of makeup i have would suggest otherwise. but do i keep buying? you bet i do.

    NOT TO MENTION korea has the best makeup ever, AND ALWAYS comes with free things. but i think i've told you that before.

    parting thoughts... i never thought to try body oil, but that's a fantastic idea, because my legs HAVE been looking like alligator skin because the weather here is far too cold and far too dry for my poor legs. however, i don't think i'll be able to find body oil here, though i will most certainly look...and also, that pond's cream is the same stuff i used and it is the best... until i came to korea and found that all of the face creams here are ponds with spf, shimmer, tint, or whatever you want. yeah, korea is that fancy.

    ok i think i've written enough. for now. it's ridiculous how excited beauty products make me, as you can see.


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