Music Monday

It's been a while since I last posted a Music Monday! While I'm not planning on resuming making weekly playlists anytime soon, I wanted to share what I've been listening to for the past few weeks. I also recently got Spotify premium and oh man. Not having to deal with those ads is the best. Why do they always play ads for horror movies at night? No thank you.

Bonus! The music video for Good Summer because I forever have mad love for Kate Nash.

Don't forget to check out my past Music Monday playlists!

What's your favorite track?

#BetterSkinPowder Voxbox Review

Alright, y'all! I've received yet another 100% free product for testing purposes courtesy of Influenster! This box contained Maybelline's Better Skin Powder foundation in the lightest of the 8 shades, porcelain. While the porcelain shade worked perfectly for me, after looking through their 8 shades I think they need to expand their shades a bit as there isn't much variation. Hopefully they will do that soon.

I usually wear a liquid concealer that I set with loose powder and a matte finishing spray, but to really test this product's limits I've been foregoing that step.

What I liked:

  • The packaging. It's slim and comes with a mirror an an applicator. Perfect for slipping into my tiny purse in case I needed a touch up throughout the day.
  • The coverage. It was light but covered my (lighter) acne scars well and my skin never looked oily.
  • Even without my finishing spray, it stayed on well and I never needed a touch up. 
  • While I don't know if the salicylic acid in the product actually helped my skin, I like that it's there. 

What I didn't like:

  • This product seems a little dry to me. I think the main focus of it is to combat oily skin, which I don't have. 

Even though it seems a little dry to me, I'm going to continue using it till I run out. I'm unsure of if I would purchase it, just because I'm content with my liquid foundation-loose powder-finishing spray routine. But! I would recommend this product, especially if you have oily skin. You can buy this foundation for $10.99 from Maybelline or Ulta.

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*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and all opinions stated here are mine!*  

Music Monday

As you may guess from the super-adult-like photo above, my 24th birthday is this Saturday! So for this Music Monday I decided to make a playlist of the Billboard top tracks from my birthday/birthweek since 1992. I don't necessarily like all these songs...certainly not "Blurred Lines"...but hey, this is music history.

 I recommend listening to this playlist in order, not on shuffle, but you do you.

Don't forget, you can follow me on Spotify or lurk the Music Monday tag on my blog. 

You can find the top songs from your birthday here. What was the top song when you were born? 

Birthday wishlist

My 24th birthday is quickly approaching (the 30th ♌) so I've decided to share a short birthday wishlist. Some people would say that I'm too old to be making wishlists but...¯\_(ツ)_/¯  While I do have practical, boring, adult-y things on my official wishlist (like this shoe organizer), I've decided to share only the fun stuff. Because birthdays should always be fun!

Happy Alone t-shirt from Stay Home Club - I'm generally more of a plain black t-shirt kinda girl, but this shirt speaks to me, and probably many other introverts. Plus it reminds me of the Saintseneca song "Happy Alone" which I featured on this Music Monday post. It gets stuck in my head every time I look at this shirt!

Lonely Red Riding Hood print from Sherri DuPree-Bemis- I am in love with Sherri's art. Looooove. Each drawing is so whimsical, detailed, and intricate. This is one of my favorite pieces she has done. (I've also mentioned Sherri before in my post about who inspires my style. She is basically my queen.)

Bright Eyes' studio albums 2000-2011 vinyl box set- In my opinion, the albums in that photo are some of the best albums in existence. Bright Eyes has been my favorite band since I was 12 or 13 years old and I can't resist those exclusive pretty colors. The box set is a pre-order right now and won't ship till September, but hey, I can wait. 

Nintendo 3DS XL- What can I say? Pokemon Go makes me miss playing the real Pokemon games. Especially since playing Pokemon Go in such a rural area doesn't work very well. 
 Floral Authentic Lo Pro Vans- It's been quite a while since I last bought a cute pair of shoes that weren't boots. I love Vans, I love black, I love floral prints. So obviously... 

What's on your birthday wishlist? Tell me in the comments!