DC Adventures

So every other month or so my husband and I take a trip to DC to visit our best friends.  Every time we go, we always have the best time.  For this particular trip, we wanted to basically relax and get our minds off of the stresses in our busy lives.  So what did I wear?  Remember, when I’m outside of my blogger mindset, I incorporate black in every outfit.  I either wear black from head to toe or I will incorporate it into what I’m wearing.  Now that I think about it, I do sprinkle a few black pieces here on my blog but not as much as I usually wear it in real life. (I’ll go into detail with why I wear color on my blog but not as much in real life at a later time.)
blk9Because we were doing a lot of walking, I decided that I was going to be as comfortable as possible.  I decided that I was going to play up my makeup as my fashion statement in my outfits.

Look #1
blk1 blk2 blk3Dress: Target
Shoes: H&M
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Nail Polish: Sephora Formula X in Relentless
Lip Color: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante
Lip Color: Sephora Luster Matte in Magenta Luster

So I started using a new foundation and my skin has improved 110%! I used to have small bumps all over my face (irritation from several different foundations) and dry patches (eczema) on my cheeks.  I’ll do a separate post on that though. I filmed a “Get Ready with Me” so that will be posted soon.

Look #2
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Top: TJ Maxx
Pants: Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s
Sandals: TJ Maxx
Lipcolor: MAC Pink Plaid
Lip Gloss: NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream

So while in DC, my fellow Pretty Girls Sew co-founder told me she was going to be in the same location I was (the National Harbor) so we decided that we were going to meet for the first time.  I was beyond excited!!!  It was like meeting your long lost sister who you were separated from at birth.  I could have hugged her all day!  I’m so happy to have met you Ye.
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I went on the brand new Ferris Wheel.  I’m extremely terrified of heights and I never usually get on any rides. I only got on this thing for my husband. LOL! I will never do it again.
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Product Review: Cover Girl’s Whipped Cream Foundation

Hi Everyone!  So this is a new series that I wanted to start on my blog.  I wanted to turn my love for shopping for makeup into benefiting you; my readers.  Many of us are always on the hunt for the perfect products for our skin so on my hunt, I want to share with you products that are worth the money or products that are a just a waste.
So for my first review, I wanted to start off with a brand new foundation from Cover Girl.  It’s from their Clean line, and it’s their whipped foundation.
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Does it have a scent?
No scent.

What is the consistency like?
This foundation definitely reminds of Maybelline’s Dream Mouse.  The formula is a lot more lighter that that foundation, but it does have the consistency of a light mousse.
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How does it feel on the skin?
This foundation feels satiny on the skin.  It feels smooth and silky. I have dry skin so I like the way it feels on my skin.  It’s also light-weight and it does not feel heavy on the skin.

How does it look the skin?
When I first applied this to my skin, it seemed as though I had gotten the wrong color.  It was way too light for my skin tone.  I continued to buff it in with my blending brush and it did blend pretty well.  Key note: It does take a minute for this to blend well onto your skin.  Also, once blended I found that it looked powdery so you have to spray your skin with setting spray to alleviate that unwanted look.
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Oily/ Dry/ Normal Skin?
This foundation is only great for Dry Skin and Normal Skin. I say this because the satiny feel of this foundation can feel a bit oily on an oily skin type. It may feel like this foundation will not last as long because of the two similar consistencies together; oily skin and “oily” foundation.

What is the staying power and coverage like?
I did not set my foundation with powder, but I did set it with Urban Decay’s All Night Setting Spray.  This foundation only lasted only 7 hours before I started to see my blemishes and things I was trying to cover with this foundation. And the coverage of this foundation is definitely a medium coverage foundation.
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Likes:
Great for dry skin
Lightweight
Like the satiny feel
Blends well
Easy Application

 Gripes:
Not a lot of color options
Not for every skin type
Powdery/ Cakey finish (if not set with setting spray)
Lasts only 7 hours
No Sunscreen

Overall Rating?
worth your time
If there are anymore questions that you would like answered for this product or future products, I would LOVE to hear them. Please comment below and let me know what questions you would like answered and also what other products you are curious about.
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