We all have a set of beauty products that we consider ‘must have’ items. I consider ‘must-have’ products as something that I not only use often, but also results in a repeat purchase. I will feature some of my favorite items in a series of posts because, well, I love them and hopefully you do/will too. So let’s get right to it!
One of the ‘must have’ items for me is MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil by boscia. It’s a great product first and foremost because -
Preservative-free, botanically-based skincare
boscia skincare regimen
boscia is a comprehensive line of skincare that includes cleansers, moisturizers, treatments, blotting linens and other products. Each of the boscia skincare products, with the exception of the Blotting Linens, contains Willowherb, a unique anti-irritant, and Jojoba Leaf, a strong and effective antioxidant. Together, the integrated boscia line combines the strength of cutting-edge botanicals and the latest scientific research to help its customers achieve healthy skin.
I wear contact lenses (for longer periods of time than I wear my glasses) and I would consider my eyes to be quite on the sensitive side. I’ve tried several makeup remover creams, oils, and wipes and they all have either not been as effective as I wanted or irritated my eyes, and a couple have even caused an allergic reaction making me look like my eyes have been stung by a bee while I was sleeping. Trust me, it’s not a good look!
I was skeptical of using this at first because it contains oil and it just didn’t seem like it would be a good idea for someone with (extremely) oily skin AND sensitive eyes. But I made my first purchase from Sephora and as you Sephora veterans know, their return policy is pretty awesome.
I use this product to remove eye makeup only, although it can be used all over the face. My normal daily eye makeup is very simple and consists of water-proof mascara and eye-liner (if I have an extra minute to spare). I have a bit of a pet-peeve with residual makeup after I’ve removed it. MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil removes ALL of my eye makeup (whoo-hoo!) and doesn’t irritate my skin at all. I’ve re-purchased it and looking forward to continuously doing so!
Three words: Coffee, Beer, & Traveling. Keep these words in mind throughout this post. I went to Portland, OR last month and although home is always nice and missed no matter where you are, Portland definitely made an impression on me.
First thing you notice is how much greener it is compared to Southern California. Precipitation has made a beautiful canvas of Portland alright!
Picture above is from The Japanese Garden full of beautiful elements. Surprisingly relaxing sights and one of my many highlights of the trip. I loved stealing 30 seconds of alone time with my beau to try and take in breathtaking views and sit in silence. If only I could visit this place daily, perhaps my sanity would stick around for longer periods of time… No? Fine!
This was my first taste of a latte in Portland. You may recall a post attributing to my homemade latte process. Definitely didn’t look like that!
Bikes are a staple form of transportation and lifestyle in Portland. I was definitely a fan of that! Check out Hopworks Urban Brewery with various bike accessories throughout the establishment. Watch out now because there’s also a Hopworks Bikebar to further quench your cycling thirst!
Visited Stumptown Coffee several times for more delicious coffees! Check out the latte art below.
Voodoo Doughnuts was another fun yet delicious stop. Unfortunately, we devoured our doughnuts before taking pictures of them but believe you me that the Bacon Maple Bar and the classic Maple Bar were worthy of yummy-in-my-tummy chants. And yes, we did get two variations of the maple bar. I think I kinda like maple bars…
Till next time Portland, I shall dream of you in the meantime. <3