LUSH Cosmetics Review

Back in September, I visited Oxford, England, for a friend’s wedding. I stopped by the LUSH store, because how can you not stop by a LUSH store, and also I needed some face wash and something for my chapping lips.

LUSH Cosmetics Let The Good TImes Roll Face and Body Cleanser

I picked up Let The Good Times Roll face and body cleanser. I was tickled by the fact there’s actual popcorn in it! It was a lightly exfoliating cleanser that’s yellow in color. It smells buttery and sweet, like a sugar cookie. When I got back home, I went to Beachwood Mall and had to pick up a second pot because I was running low. I didn’t even care it cost $12.

LUSH Cosmetics Buttered Brazils lip balm

The second product I picked up was Buttered Brazils. I didn’t realize it was made with Brazil nuts, which I’m allergic to. It was grainy, and even though it helped a bit with the chapping on my lips, I didn’t care for it. It was about $10.

Review: CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

I really loved and was loyal to CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Mascara for a very long time. I thought using this product – a cousin of the original – would bring back those warm and fuzzy feelings. Alas, not so.

The color of this mascara was brown. I don’t know if I didn’t pay attention (yes) or I just assumed every mascara is black (also yes), but it being brown didn’t make my lashes pop. I also noticed that it didn’t harden my lashes. My lashes didn’t feel like they had anything on. Again, this is what happens when you buy drugstore products with a coupon.

This product retailed for $8.99 and can be found at Walmart, CVS, and the like. Sorry for the short review – I drank too much last night and I’m trying to recover. Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion MascaraCoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

Review: Rimmel 24/7 Eyeliner & Kate Lipstick

Okay. Can you imagine how stoked I was to find coupons for beauty products? SUPER STOKED. Granted, it wasn’t the cruelty free brands I prefer to buy, but hell, I can try something new. I had been using Eyeko eyeliner and love the precision of a pen. I almost preferred it to a brush and gel liner.

Rimmel Color Precise Liner

The first time I used Rimmel Color Precise Eyeliner, which promises to last for 24 hours, I was pretty happy with it. The line wasn’t as dark as the Eyeko line, but it was usable and for around $6, I’d say it was a good deal. Well, well, well… The second time I used this product, a line barely showed up! It was already drying out it seems. Super annoyed, I tested it out on my hand and realised if I pressed IT REALLY HARD, I’d get something out of it. THIS IS NOT HOW BEAUTY PRODUCTS SHOULD WORK, ESPECIALLY ON THE Rimmel Kate Lipstick 001SECOND USE.

The second Rimmel product I used, which I was actually slightly more impressed by, was the Kate lipstick. The color I purchased was a berry red. It was a little deep for day use, as in wearing it to the office. It reminded me of Bite’s lip color in Juniper. It was moisturizing and in comparison to Hard Candy’s lip color, at least lasting through a whole meal. It also had a fruity scent, so that was unique. If I didn’t have a coupon for this product, however, I probably wouldn’t have bought it nor would I re-try it. I simply wasn’t impressed enough by the color, and as far as I know, Rimmel does in fact test on animals when it’s required by law. So, boo.

Anxiety Sucks

A lot of people have anxiety and depression, and a lot of people like to act like experts on the topic without any degree or training. I can only offer my experiences as to what it’s like to have anxiety. I’m not gonna pretend like I can give advice or write Top 10 lists to help anyone.

I realized one day as I was shopping how anxious I was. I was taking my time strolling the aisles, killing time because I had nothing to do for several hours. Then, I started worrying, “What if I’m going too slow?” “What if this person grabbing ice cream hates me for taking my time?” “What if Whole Foods kicks me out for being too slow and lame?”

Anxiety Girl

All of those thoughts are irrational thoughts. I don’t know why I have them. If I did, I could stop it. If there was a switch to turn off the bad stuff, I’d flip it. Thoughts like this happen to me often. I have good days when I don’t think so negatively. Some days I worry if I’ll ever find someone and why am I alone. Some days I worry if I’m going to get fired because my boss doesn’t like me anymore (hey, it did happen once). Some days I worry about if God loves me, or if my friends are faking being my friends. These are the bad days. I just got to say to myself, “These thoughts simply are not true.”

Not Today Satan Bianca Del Rio

I try not to pay these thoughts any attention. I write. It helps keep me sane. I go to punk rock shows. Listen to music. Having a religion helps, too, believe it or not (Matthew 6:26-32). I try to talk to others about it, but it’s hard to find good listeners or good advice-givers. So, that’s the real.