Have You Heard About This?

I love beauty products.  I suck at using them.  My mother is a very plain woman.  I do not say that to put her down I say that so you can have a little backstory to where I am coming from here.  She has very fine very straight hair.  I do not.  I have no idea what to do with my hair 98% of the time.  It is long, it is curly, it is thick.  I have never been taught.  I straighten it almost EVERY day so that I can do something with it.  My mother does not wear make up (not sure if she ever has either, I have seen her highschool photos.) I wear some, and like to experiment with it.  But every time I experiment with it I end up looking like a clown. Sad, true, story.

Any way.  I saw this and thought it was pretty cool as it is in my backyard almost, free, and you get to talk to someone.

My typical beauty routine consists of this:
Aveno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Moisturizer
That is it my friends.  As you can see not only do I wear very litle, but I wear very CHEAP stuff.  For me it works, but as I get older and am in a career where I feel like the same age as my students, I would like to know how to put myself together a little bit more.  Also because I teach secondary I am getting ready at 5 am.  Nothing says "I look like I am having a walk of shame" more than trying to experiment with new eyeshadow at 5 am...so I just leave it out.

I am signed up for Birchbox and Ipsy and I love them.  I have found a few things that I really like (most notably nail polish (that is a post in itself my love affair with nail polish) and a lip stain.) but when I look at how much the product costs to buy a full size version...Let's just say It makes me want to cry a little.

So I am excited for this little night.  I love Walgreens.  I shop there quite a bit and am really excited for this little night.  Most of the stuff sold at Walgreens is with in my budget (I am sorry I just can not justify spending 30$ on mascara when it expires in 6 months.)  I am looking forward to asking questions about these following products:

L'Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm and Stain
Almay Smart Shade Powder Blush

And I want to ask what is the difference between a CC cream and a BB cream, and a neutral eyeshadow set for folks with eyes like mine (they go from grey to green)

That is it folks.  
What is your beauty routine for school?  Is there a product you love?



  1. I don't have much of a beauty routine... there are some teachers that come dressed to the nines, however, at 6am I just want breakfast and coffee and get to school before the copier jams! ;) I usually use Cover Girl foundation with Olay and I found some mineral blush I really like. I try to look put together but not overly done up. I'm not going out on the town but I am going to a professional job. You may have more of a routine than I, although I do have to straighten my hair every morning as well.

    I really like the new Color Whisper line a lot - gives you a little color on your lips but you don't like you have a hot date after work! I'll have to see if my Walgreens is doing something similar!

    Thanks for sharing!
    - Amanda

    My Shoe String Life

    1. OH my god. My hair is out of control. It seriously takes me 30 minutes for my hair that I am so sick of everything, I throw so moisturizer/spf, mascara, and lip tint and leave. UGH.

      Someday I'll figure it out!

      I think it is a nation wide thing. I went in for bandaids on Monday and asked. She said yes and loaded my bag up with samples!! AWESOME! I love free things. And if you sign up for thier perks program card thingy, spend 35$ on anything in the pink or green isles (health and bauty-q-tips, shampoo, moisturizer, face wash, tooth brushes) you get a coupon for a free sample box thing like Birch Box or Ipsy! NICE

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  3. The CC is color corrective! I am not a make up artist but study some IG accounts of some to learn. I have learned that the skin is the biggest organ we have, so I'm trying to be more mindful of what I use ...knowing it can easily be seeping into my skin!


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