Lip Color of the Week

Review: Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer

I have super combo/oily skin.  I mean, ridiculously oily skin.  I have tried so many drug store oil free moisturizers, and none of them seem to work. Half way throughout the day I have to blot it with oil control papers. So embarrassing!!!! The last time I went to Sephora I decided to try the Kate Somerville brand. I have to say, wow! It was worth every penny!!!! It is expensive, but it's the only moisturizer I use that really seems to work!!!!

My favorite thing about this product is the top.  Instead of a regular moisturizer pump, it has the pump at the top where you simply push down and it delivers the perfect amount on top! So much nicer!!! I love it because you don't get those annoying "lotion boogers." (You know what I mean, the crusty at the tip of the pump that comes out first before the actual lotion comes out.) I have to say, the only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have SPF in it.  Other than that, I LOVE it!!!
Have you tried it before? What did you think?

Lip Color of the Week

This has to be the perfect nude lipstick. It's Tarte's Amazonian Butter lipstick in Angelic Nude. I absolutely love it!!! Have you tried it? What did you think?

Book Review: Orphan Train

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
GoodReads Synopsis:
The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date: a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.

Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from "aging out" of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life - answers that will ultimately free them both.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.
My Thoughts:
Orphan Train is a fictional book based upon real events that actually happened. The Children's Aid Society is a real organization that started in 1853-the early 1900's.  This was a heart felt, historical book.  I had no idea this even happened in the States!!! It was surprising and sad.  I can't even imagine what it was like for those poor children. Also, the book talks about Molly being named after a Penobscot Indian named Molly Mollasses. I googled it and Molly Mollasses was a real person! I highly recommend reading it!!! Especially, if you like fictional books based upon true events!
Have you read it?
What did you think?

Lip Color of the Week

I am loving the bright magenta hue of Bite's Lingonberry. This lipstick is very long lasting!!! It can be a tad drying, but it does last me all day long.
Have you tried it? What did you think?

March Favorites

Here are my favorite products from March:
1. Dove Cream Oil
This stuff is amazing.  It feels so good when I rubs the lotion on the skins.  Lol! (Sorry, just had to do it!) It has shea butter with oil.  Makes my skin feel silky.  Love, love, LOVE it!!!!
2. L'Oreal Boost it.
And boosts, it does!!!! I absolutely love how amazing this is.  I am so forgetful. Half the time, I forget to put root lifting spray when my hair is damp. Your hair doesn't need to be damp for this to work!!!
3. Play it Big Voluminzing Dry Shampoo

I NEVER wash my hair everyday.  On the days I don't wash my hair, I use this.  I will NEVER use another dry shampoo again.  This one definitely volumizes when I tease it.  This is one of my hair staples!!!
4. L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

I have ridiculously oily skin and MUST use oil free foundations. THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!! I feel like its a Smashbox dupe! I feel like the packaging is even similar to Smashbox's. If you have oily skin, you will LOVE it!
5. Wet n Wild Come Correct Concealer

For a drug store concealer, this is pretty great! It lasts almost all day long. I am very picky about my concealers, and this covers the worst of my cystic acne when it pops up!

6. L'Oreal Split End Fixer

Just after one week of this leave-in treatment, my split ends are way better than they were.  I could really tell a difference! The best part is your hair doesn't need to be wet.  You just put it in dry.  I put more in it on the next day when I don't wash my hair.
Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?