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Month: July, 2013

best sunscreen ever!!!

hi girls!  so i know i’ve promised my next post would be on what really non-comedogenic means but i haven’t gotten the chance to sit down and just WRITE.  man, lab has been so busy!  but i just wanted share my newest love regarding sunscreen which i have been using for about 3 weeks now.

so i wrote previously about badger sunscreen and how awesome they are.  i have now switched to their spf 30 aloe sunscreen which looks like this:

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it rubs in so well and the formulation is just lovely!  it isn’t greasy at all, dries pretty matte (i like the natural look, just fyi), and is *really* non-comedogenic.  i’ve used it with no problems at all (and i have really finicky skin) and haven’t gotten burned as i had prior with the spf 16.  i am in LOVE, IN LOVE i tell you!

it’s around $15 on (which was the cheapest i found) but if you want to go to whole foods, they have it there too!

also, i’m in love with the faceshop liquid eyeliner in brown.  i’m sending w. w. a sample in black, hopefully soon, since she has tanner skin than i do (lucky girl!).


will post the next one SOOOOOOON, i promise!




chloe edp

mannnnn it’s been too long!  i’ve been really busy in lab, a happy busy mind you, which i am just LOVING.  on more exciting news, i found a new fragrance!  i settled on chloe EDP which smells just heavenly.  i typically don’t like any rose smells but on my skin it fades quite fast to a clean yet sexy smelling freshness (hard to describe).  i bought the rollerball which looks like this:

Chloe - Chloé Eau de Parfum

which allows for controlled, precise application of this quite strong and long-lasting fragrance.  i feel soooo beautiful when wearing this fragrance and find myself sniffing my pulse points during the day.  i love that so little goes such a long way!  the rollerball was $25 at sephora and it seems like it will last quite a while at the rate i’m going.  on another note, i WILL be posting on comedogenicity and non-comedogenicity very soon, as i have been reading up on literature about it.  i just need to find the time…when i’m not working 12+ hour days, i PROMISE it will get done =D  hope everyone is enjoying their summers….lots of love from lab!

enchanting green dresses

happy fourth of july friends!  hope you all had a restful holiday and got to spend quality time with your family and friends. i spend it it sleeping in till 11:30 (!), went to lab for a bit, and then hung out with labmates at a bbq.  finally got home and decided to write before heading off to bed =)

as implied in the title, one of my girls y.y.l. has been looking for a beautiful green dress a la keira knightley:

from google

from google

i’ve done some hunting online for some options across a range of prices.  the best deal is this enchanting moment dress from modcloth.  it’s price in the $200 but for long dresses, the price is about right.  the ruching is quite nice and flattering and the dress looks really classy and tastefully done.  the other option is a max studio cross front ruched tank dress that has a length more at the knee.  it’s a very pretty dress and it looks like the draping would make one look awesome (with the right support ;)) and is around $50.  the last option from my recent searches is one from shopbop, who sometimes has great sales, but this particular dress is quite pricey.  the dress is a beautiful material and emerald green color and would make its owner really happy lol.  you can find it priced at $425 here.  usually jcrew’s bridesmaid dresses are quite nice too but right now there aren’t any options in vibrant green…but i’d check in future seasons.  i’m still looking for some silk options for y.y.l. but silk is pretty hard to come by nowadays (most materials are polyester, jersey, etc. since silk tends to be less forgiving on the body [think body fat magnified])…but no fear!  i will still be on lookout for that perfect enchanting green dress!

okay time for me to get ready for bed!  man, i’m becoming an old fart heh.  good night!