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Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo. DISCLAIMER! I received a bottle of this shampoo for free, but with no obligation to give a good review. I can assure you I strive to be fair and balanced when I review anything, regardless of how I got it.
Sheet masks. Who doesn’t love a good sheet mask? They’re extra great for when you’re traveling solo and want to schedule a brief relaxation period. I believe these originated in Korea, and many would argue that the Koreans have perfected the genre. Thing is, a LOT of Korean brands sell in China. One that doesn’t? Creme Shop! I recently found this brand in CVS, tried their egg white sheet mask, and loved it. I need to try more!
Foundation with SPF. I’ve been playing around with some drugstore SPF foundation options, because I find them extremely useful when touring Walt Disney World (or any outdoor activity, for that matter). No one wants their vacation ruined by a painfully sunburnt face!
|It is a truth universally acknowledged that if Ruffian becomes aware of
anything ever she will assume it’s for her.
|Here I am pretending Oswald threw it to me.
I detected little to no smell, and it didn’t really cause any tingling or similar when used.
Now, with that out of the way, I am in no way affiliated with any of the below:
Differin. The only physical change I have noticed so far in my 30s is a fresh new fight with acne. Rock on. After going through the usual frenzy of trying and rejecting anti-acne products, I tried the flavor of the month: Differin. And, as the ads promise, it pretty much worked. But the claim that you may see improvement in 2 weeks? HA. It took three months to get through the purge period, with my skin throwing up flare after flare. If you suffer from moderate adult acne and no regular solution has worked, you should still try it – but be prepared.
My parks makeup philosophy. I’ve kinda already covered it here, but I personally find I’m much more likely to enjoy looking at my park photos if I’m wearing makeup. Vanity, thy name is me, but there it is. I’m constantly curating a park makeup strategy that’s cheap and long-wearing, with the added stipulation that everything should be cruelty-free. We can debate the merits of medical testing on animals some other time, but I don’t see any argument for why a bunny should suffer so that I might enjoy the privilege of changing the colors on my face.
Quest Bars. These are not the holy grail many claim from a taste perspective. But from a ratio of calories to protein perspective, they’re pretty great. I detect a hint of fake sugar in every flavor, but not as bad as some protein bars I’ve tried. The S’mores flavor is probably my favorite.
JENN: This is a topic that has been pinging around in my skull for some time: running in makeup.
I remember for the Princess Half Marathon I put on some foundation because it has SPF 15 and I am the world’s palest pale person. By the end of the race I can’t be sure I didn’t sweat it all off. But I remember looking around and seeing all these fellow runners wearing beautifully made-up faces, often featuring thick-drawn eyeliner and glittery eyeshadow. Which I totally get, because it’s the PRINCESS Half Marathon, and even for runDisney generally, costumes tend to be a thing and makeup goes with that.
I wound up wearing varying amounts of makeup for my last few races, but I’m just wondering… how does elaborate makeup work?
Moon, have you ever run in makeup?
MOON: I don’t believe I have, no. To be fair, I rarely wear makeup in the first place. Although, I do have this cream that is supposed to keep makeup where you put it. I use it when I apply eye makeup because it tends to smear when I blink. I’ve used it a few times and as long as you give it time to dry, it works. So, I’m sure if we take it for a spin we can write up an amusing post afterward. 😉
JENN: I know this is super vain, but I feel like maybe if we wore makeup we might hate our race photos a little less… I don’t know about you, but I went through all the photos from the Princess Half and was thoroughly repulsed by all but one of mine.
MOON: Um, most definitely
I hated my photos. But, I also think we had less photos than most people because we weren’t decked out in costume.
JENN: We’ll have to think of costumes for our future races. Something that goes with glittery eyeshadow.
MOON: I wouldn’t mind going as a lobster. I still think about that guy every now and then. I wonder if he ever found his claw… [To explain: there was a guy dressed in a full-on lobster costume whom we later saw running the wrong way to the side of the course because he’d lost a claw.]
JENN: Now THAT is a Disney movie in the making.
MOON: Pixar! Get on it.
Clearly we don’t have much constructive to say on the subject of running in makeup. Mostly, we want to hear from you! Do you run wearing makeup? When? How much? How does it work out for you? Let us know in the comments!
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