“Never get between a girl and her coffee.” Isn’t that the rule of thumb?
For the first two years of medical school I really liked having a place in town to retreat to and study that had coffee and wasn’t completely filled with other medical students. Getting out of the house made me feel normal, instead of like the crazy board-studying gremlin that I was (imagine Gollum circa LOTR). Needless to say, over two years I became a Starbucks Gold Member and will be for the foreseeable future(read: forever) due to the number of visits.
Hello all! Happy, Happy Friday!
I am excited to report that I have found a BB cream that’s less than $10 AND actually prevents my combination-oily skin from becoming a grease ball on long, hot summer days. Its the Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream. Typically I prefer a more hydrating BB cream for casual days, but this product is perfect for when you need something light to light-medium coverage that will hold up through a full day because it dries down to a matte finish and is solidly transfer-resistant.
Hello all! So I am not one to make exorbitant claims or offer out money to internet strangers…but I am pretty sure that this post will save you twenty bucks. I have been a long-time user of Benefit Gimme Brow which is a tinted brow gel with a teeny tiny brush that gives your brows some color, hold, and deposits tiny fibers that help to fill them out a bit. I am pretty sure that Benefit makes some pretty bold claims about the product, but for me it has been my go-to “5 minute face” brow product, or what I use to top my brow pencil for a completed brow look.
I had heard some internet rumors that there was a three dollar dupe out there for it, and considering that the product is $24, I figured that it was absolutely worth a shot.
I hinted at this a little bit on the instagram, but I have been testing out the new Covergirl Clean Matte BB cream this week! Keep an eye out here for a thorough review. Also look out for that dupe review on Benefit’s Gimme Brow vs Essence Make Me Brow 😉
So I reviewed that beautiful red shade of the Essie Gel Couture last week. Last Sunday I applied a pretty sheer pink shade called Fairy Tailor(perfect for a professional look)– and it lasted through Saturday (yesterday– 6 full days :D) before I took it off. No chips, my nails were just growing out. This nail polish is officially a winner.
I was very excited to be sent this product for review by Influenster and Hourglass Cosmetics. I’m not sure about you guys, but for me at least the search for the perfect foundation seems endless and there is a ton of hype surrounding this product. I am also a major fan of the famous Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (in the shade Diffused Light), so I was really looking forward to trying another face product from this brand. Here is what Hourglass says about the Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick:
While browsing at Ulta (because who doesn’t love a good Ulta browse), I saw the new Essie Gel Couture display and thought I would give it a shot. Here is what Essie claims:
“Essie Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture-inspired shades. No lamp required. Easy removal.”
Hello– Welcome to Triple Shot of Beauty. This is my FIRST POST. EVER. Here’s what I was up to this week:
- Hourglass Vanish Foundation: I got really lucky here and am super grateful to Influenster and Hourglass for sending me the Vanish foundation stick and brush to review for you guys. Check the instagram @tripleshotofbeauty for sneak peeks!
- Essie Gel Setter polish+topcoat: Nail polish usually only makes it one, maybe two days without major chippage on me. I am pretty rough on my hands. Testing this out to see if it can make it through a few shifts on the TCU
- Benefit Gimme Brow vs Essence Make Me Brow: One is almost $25, and the other is almost $3. Word on the street is that they are dupes. Keep checking for a full report!