5 New Things I am Trying This Week
1. Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Mini Brushes.
I have two different ones that I got on sale last week at Target. Since I travel so much, travel size cosmetic brushes seem like a practical idea for me rather than just my typical impulse buy. One of the brushes has a full sized head and the other is specifically for contouring and sculpting. They are certainly little but look to be well made but we will see. Wish me luck. You can find them yourself here:
2. Crest Whitening Therapy – Enamel Care.
This is because I drink too much tea and I have a nervous stomach which has been hell on the enamel of my teeth. If I can whiten my teeth and strengthen my enamel at the same time, two birds my friend. Two birds.
3. Diamond Laser Cut File by Trim.
I honestly have no idea what it is but I needed to buy a nail file that TSA won’t take away from me. I didn’t know when I bought it that it wasn’t a traditional file because it looks like a normal file and apparently I forget how to read while shopping at Target. So now I’m trying something different this week and I am still not 100% sure what it is.
4. Ecotools total perfecting blender.
It says on the front of the package “50% better application than leading prestige sponge*”. I assume that they are alluding to the classic hot pink Beauty Blender that regularly sells for $19.99 at Sephora, which I will admit to being a total sucker for but I have gone through a dozen of them since 2015 and it’s long past the time to shop around. This was less than $5. If it works half as good as my Beauty Blender, I will get the Pope on the phone to see what I can do about declaring a miracle. I could save $60 a year….
5. Mini Paper Cranes –
I am going to learn how to make cranes this summer before I return to Hawaii. It’s a thing I decided. Maybe I will go more into it later but I bought this little kit from Barnes and Noble. You can get it on Amazon for less than $10 brand new and it comes with paper, a nice little book, and instructions on how to get started making cranes.
Description via Amazon.com:
”Traditional symbols of peace and good luck, origami cranes are also super-easy and fun to make. Fold these tiny birds and make ornaments, streamers, mobiles, and other creative gifts. Once you make one, you’ll be hooked on Mini Paper Cranes! Kit includes: • 112 sheets of 4″ x 4″ origami papers in four colors and four patterns. • A Thousand Cranes by Florence Temko, which reveals the fascinating history and legend surrounding the ancient craft of origami cranes, and includes illustrated instructions for folding your crane.”