First it Ashleigh pushing me with her writing and pulling me into this site in the first place. You're welcome, Lush Stories!
Huge congrats on this very well deserved win. Your writing - every piece - has always been distinctly your voice, impossible to replicate, and always original. It was a fantastic story and a clever way to play with the theme. So happy to see this recognized! Congrats also to WannabeWordsmith and PhilU for rounding out the top 3, and cheers to all the top 10!
This one hit me hard too. I've spent many a family holiday binge watching marathons of Parts Unknown. Much like his show depicts, it's something that brings people together, despite conflict and tension.
His episodes in the Middle East were compelling and ground breaking, especially the ones in Iran and the Palestinian territories, giving human faces and stories to regions that are often not seen as sympathetic in western media. This is such a tremendous loss for so many people.
He definitely lived a life that most envied. He made people curious about the world and all the things that make us different, and yet the same. Ironic that the same holds true for depression and suicide. We're all different - status, education, fame, money - but we can all be gripped and humbled and even taken down by it. I love her bags and accessories. This is probably my favourite bag that I have. I am still shocked. I've always loved her stuff.
Bags, accessories, watches, and her line included some really fresh home decor too. I still covet her iconic lacquered jewelry boxes. What a tragic ending for such an enduring and bright star. I have this bag. I've always thought she did bright pops of colour especially well.
Sunblocks - which one? I do a lot of cycling and find most products I have tried either bead along with sweat, block natural sweating and therefore hamper the body's ability to cool or break down too quickly in the heat. Have you tried Sun Bum? I use this brand when running. It's mineral based, and I find it less prone to breaking down in the sun.
This also has a water resistance rating 80 min. Designed to not bleed into your eyes, make your hands slippery, or come off during the most rigorous activities in the water, wind, or blazing hot sun. All Sun Bum Original sunscreens have been stringently tested, approved, and recommended. Touch Eclat is very light coverage, but a really nice natural look, especially on no makeup days. Sometimes for a bit of extra brightening if I haven't slept, I also use a little dab of Becca's undereye brightening corrector.
It's very full coverage. I don't use it because I tend to go for lighter coverage products in general, but people rave and rave about it and it's definitely a major bestseller. Favorite Makeup products or Brands Posted: I've always ended up cakey between my eyebrows and around my nose. I'm also hella light skinned too, so.. This vid might be helpful. Some channels are better than others, but the beauty community is a great resource. I'm into all forms and products of skincare even some awesome korean skincare products.
I'm pretty bad at makeup though. Those are my most purchased from brands anyway. I'm about to invest in Nars sheer glow foundation though because it seems to be the only foundation line thats both pale and yellow enough for me.
If anyone here has a good suggestion for pale, yellow tone foundations, let ya girl know cause I'm struggling. It depends on the level of coverage and finish you like in a foundation.
The shade range isn't particularly extensive though. They have a huge array of colours and tones. Colour is for 'fair skin with warm yellow undertones'. I haven't tried Fenty foundation but you have to like a matte finish. I did watch a few youtube vids when it first launched that said it wasn't ideal for dry skin and also some said it oxidized slightly , so get a sample at Sephora first to make sure it's right for your skin.
All in all, you can't go wrong with NARS though. Oh, and yes - one of my fave beauty youtube channels is always raving about those Wet n Wild Mega Glow highlighters. I haven't tried them though because I have enough highlighters to live the rest of my life as the Tin Man, if I wanted to. They do have some great unique product lines. I really like my newest, which is Hourglass Ambient Lighting. It's pricey, but hard to over-apply. I have a couple of the Hourglass blushes, and I agree - they are so easy to wear I especially love Dim Infusion!
Hourglass is such a great brand. And their new setting powder is sooo good! You would probably enjoy blushes like Benefit's Gold Rush too. Some people were complaining it was more of a blush topper because it's that subtle. Benefit's Dandelion would probably also be a good choice, if you don't already have it.
I have a couple from the Charlotte Gainsbourg collection colours - Alice and Jo that are so sheer and easy to blend and just offer a bare hint of colour. Blush is so easy to overdo - I will only play around with the stronger, pigmented ones when I have full natural light and then go in with a stipple brush or my trusty Sigma blush brush that somehow avoids picking up too much colour like a few of my other brushes that are more densely packed.
I bought it when it came out last fall because Probably the nicest quality palettes I've ever used. I love the Dew Drops Highlighter last year's shade, the newer rose gold one is too dark for my skin tone , the coconut bronzer he brought back to add to this this collection is gorgeous. Tatcha Skin Mist - finally tried it after being very reluctant because I wanted to believe it was just over-hyped, but it's actually really good.
I'm trying to use it sparingly because it's so spendy for what it is. Especially for no-makeup days and summertime when you don't want to wear foundation or deal with matching up subtle changes in skin colour with your usual products.
This would work on guys too, if you're into that kind of thing. I'm rotating between four brands, but my favourites are the Drunk Elephant ones I have the regular and the tinted 'Umbra'.