Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Winter Survival

Alright, I am going to call it...this has been THE longest winter of all time. Since Thanksgiving, it has been nothing but buckets and buckets of snow, every week. The first few storms were cute, but now it's March and the weather forecast is calling for more this Saturday. I have had it.

Since I last spoke to you in January, it has been nonstop school and work for this girl. Waking up before the sun and coming home after dusk has been tiring. Today, I wanted to talk about some beauty bits that have gotten me through this minor ice age.

1. Revitalizing Eye Roll- On by Simple

I work in a bakery and am up way too early every morning. After seeing a friend of mine pull this little miracle out of the refrigerator, I was curious as to what was in the green tube. She stated that this eye roller was a staple in her morning routine, claiming she wouldn't be caught dead without it. 

After trying it for myself, I, Kennedy Incompletemeproject, swear by this elixir of eternal youth. This is an eye roller that does exactly what it says on the package. It de-puffs and brightens eyes to give you that 'I'm alive!' look. Now, I'm the one telling people I wouldn't be caught dead without it in the morning.

Since I am always on the go, I normally do not have time to glam up everyday. With that said, I always, always have time for mascara, and boy, has Benefit got it right. I started using the 'They're Real' mascara after seeing The Londoner post about it last summer, elongating and opening up those peepers. It gives you the look of full lashes without the heaviness of layering up. I especially like it because it just enhances my natural lashes and easily transfers from day to night. 

3. Mentha Mint Lip Buffer by C.O. Bigelow

Every year winter rolls around and my lips become like the Sahara. No matter how many times I apply lip balm, I'm always coming out with chapped lips, and it is just not a look for anyone. Once a week or so, I apply this lip scrub to do away with the dead skin and give my lips the much needed moisturizing they so desperately need.

I received this lotion in a Glossybox not too long before the winter began and have not gone a day without it. As previously stated, my skin dries out in the winter and I am always on the hunt for natural and long lasting moisturizers to use everyday. This moisturizer not only hydrates your skin, it provides a base the allows your makeup to extend its wear. This product can be difficult to get your hands on, when buying online, but ebay knows how to help a sista out. 

This nail polish has been my go to for the past three months. It is a very simple, classic, deep oxblood/wine purple colour that easily transfers from day to night. Also, Zoya nail polishes have a lovely formula and quality brushes. 

Those are my five winter survival staples... oh, I think I see the sun peeking through the clouds! I feel like spring is just around the least I am hoping it is! :)