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My Foundations: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

This series took a hiatus due to:

I barely leave the house so I have to devise a new method for wear tests, andI am having real trouble finding an accurate foundation shade. Shade matching has to be the predominant challenge when shopping for a new foundation. I admire anyone that can guess their match from watching YouTube reviews, or better yet, just from colour indicators on the brands' websites. Thing is I have purchased a lot of foundations on the quest to find the right one. So there's plenty to talk about. Here's one of the many that didn't work for me.
From the Milani website:


Meet the hardest working multi-tasker in your cosmetics bag! Combat under eye circles, redness and other skin imperfections with our water-resistant, foundation + concealer in one flawless, perfecting step! This lush, creamy rich formula applies evenly to perfect and conceal with a natural looking finish. Lightweight full coverage and all…

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam

If had I done this review shortly after a couple uses, I would have told you it was a total waste of money. Let that be a reminder to take all first impressions with a grain of salt.

The only reason I purchased this was make up a quota at an Estฤ“e Lauder event in Cave Shepherd last year. From the website: "Product Details - Micro-purifying. Micro-revitalizing.

This conditioning formula transforms into a soft, airy foam that removes makeup and impurities, including pollution, as it purifies deep within skin's surface to improve your overall healthy look.

The high performance formula rinses easily and leaves skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed.


Every night, massage gently over damp skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Avoid eye area."

The yellow cream does transform into a mild foam that effectively cleanses the skin without leaving it dry. After prolonged use, I have come to appreciate this product for exactly that reason. 

If you're the type that washes …

Uh Barrifle Ah Empties

Recycling time...

Aromatherapy is a must. The Puressentiel line is available from Aqua Pharmacy. The Air Sprays in particular limit the sources of allergies, promote sleep, calm stress etc. If you suffer from sinus congestion, it's worth it to keep them in your arsenal. this works is a beloved brand over here but y'all already knew that.

'Sea Salt & Kelp' is the winning scent among these Waitrose body washes. Check them out in Massy Stores; cheap and sweet.

Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mists are also standard repurchases. I had that Victoria's Secret one in my gym bag and it expired. Never seen that before.

More body wash; all good stuff. Y'all realise Bath and Bath Works up de ting on their Aromatherapy packaging?

My Voluspa candle collection has increased this year. 'Elysian Garden' smells amazing. "Elysian Garden: Sunlight Speckled Fern, Moss & Grotto, Citrus Fruit, Green Foliage." They classified it as a green scent, I didn&#…

Wish List Update

Retrospection is good for the soul ๐Ÿ˜ Every once in a while I like to think back on the things I was lusting after and see if they were worth all the hype. Today we're checking out this post from April 2017.

Son & Park Beauty Water

Love. Love. Love. Won't be without it.

Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser
Another love. Probably the only cream cleanser I would repurchase.

Cane + Austin Prime & Protect Mattifying Primer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Bought this one too. 

Peter Thomas Roth Moor Please! Irish Moor Mud 3-Piece Kit
I didn't buy that kit cause a better one came out. Honestly, I just wanted to try the Irish Moor Mud Purifying Cleansing Gel. More on that in another post. Check out Marsha's review of the gold mask here.

Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask
Another case where a value set saved me a few dollars. Read more about my Herbivore Botanicals routine here. The sizes that come in their kits are so adequate; I don't think I&#…

Sampled Out

Using up samples seems to be the only thing I'm doing right these days...

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator 0.25 oz / 7.5 g

The Microdermabrasion one is bae. I dunno what's this impostor; doth not recommend. Ok seriously, if you find my self dubbed "face sandpaper" too harsh maybe you would like this.

Sephora Collection Exfoliating Cleansing Cream 0.1 fl. oz. / 3 ml

This was ok. It's not listed on anymore so there's that. I didn't have any expectations for this product going in but now I'm inclined to give more Sephora Collection skincare a try if the price is right and the ingredients aren't trash.

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield 0.17 fl. oz. / 5 ml

My wife's mother loves this product so I was happy to get a trial size. Unfortunately, air in the packaging seems to have affected the consistency. It pilled immediately when dispensed and was unusable ๐Ÿ˜’ The premise is a great idea though; blurring imperfections a…

#FlashbackFriday | Beauty in Panama

Panama is most definitely beautiful. It was never a place I intended to visit so let me begin by thanking Innovate Barbados and COPA Airlines for the opportunity. COPA Airlines sponsored Innovate Barbados 2018 and provided three tickets for attendees to any COPA Airlines destination in the Caribbean or Central America. Panama was being promoted as a shopping destination - cause yuh know how Bajans love tuh shop!

If you're new to this blog, when a post starts with 'Beauty at/in...' it's not about the places' landscapes. It's a beauty blog after all; we're all about what cosmetics are available.

Having done no research about Panama, I was shocked to see the variety of brands available there. Panama is home to the largest mall in the Americas: Albrook Mall.

Very popular brands are available in Panama; whether it's via stand alone stores or counters in Cave Shepherd  / JC Penny-esque department stores. They're a lot of pictures ahead to be prepared to s…