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A New Favorite:  It Cosmetics CC+ Cream

This is serious!  I have found a new HG foundation - well a CC Cream that acts like a foundation - It Cosmetics CC+ Cream!  Just loving this stuff!

Yes, this has been out for a while, but I finally decided I needed an all-in-one product that would hydrate, protect, cover - or beautify - and feel great.  Did I also mention that this has SPF 50+?!  This truly does sit right alongside my other HG foundations (Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless in Ecru and my MAC Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC 25)!  

This CC cream blends well, feels great, and last all day.  I have applied it with my fingers, a dampened Beauty Blender, and several brushes (RT buffing, Sigma F80) and have been happy with all finishes.  The finish is pretty satin-like and maybe a bit dewy but very minimal as I tend not to like "glowy" foundations.  I most often do set it (very lightly) with a powder and have found that the It Cosmetics Celebration Powder Foundation works well if you dust it lightly but my Laura Mercier translucent powder gives me the best finish.

What are all your thoughts?

As always - enjoy and have positive and productive days that are filled with smiles and even some laughter!


My dog (with the help of my cat) ate my... blender!

Well, she actually shredded it rather than ate it but still...I was walking by my 7-month old puppy, Riley, (who is fortunately very cute) while she was - I thought - chewing on a toy, only to find little, delicate pieces of my beloved Beauty Blender in her bed and under her paws!  Now, I know that she could not have accomplished this task on her own.  I can almost guarantee that my 1 year old calico kitten, Malibu, (whose 1 year birthday was also today) was an accomplice in this mission.  Yes, they make a good duo.  I am glad that she does not do what my dear Tabby Cat (RIP dear Jasper) used to do and that was drag my makeup brushes all over like a prized possession!  I guess my dear calico had just decided that a pretty pink (and only 3 weeks old) Beauty Blender would be a good play toy for the morning.

Caught in the act two weeks earlier.  I should have known!

So I know that some of you are cringing.  Some of you are worried about the tummy problems that you fear my dear puppy will endure.  Rest assured, I was able to perform near-Bones-like (TV show) reconstruction of broken pieces to reform almost perfect and lovely dew drop shape (complete with dog slobber)!  I feel confident that what might have been swallowed will pass along and brighten up her next deposit in our yard.  
Scene from Bones with a reconstructed skull
What I felt like reconstructing the pieces of the Beauty Blender.
For those of you who are cringing because you understand the dedication and cult-like following that those of us who depend on Beauty Blenders as part of the fun-ness of your makeup routine, you also can rest comfortably.  I have already placed an on-line Sephora order for a set of new Beauty Blenders (I will not be caught like this again!) using my "We love you so much and want you to make it to VIB Rouge again this year" 10% discount. Interestingly, a few other goodies fell into my cart so thank you Riley and Malibu!

Have any of you had pets play in your makeup or with your brushes?  Any recommendations about protecting your stash without making the items so inaccessible?  I just recently purchased this wonderful makeup carousel that keeps many items open to paws - will I have to go back to ugly plastic drawers (as noted in the picture below)?

Now on to my next project - formulating My Favorites list without one of my favorites!

Until next time...stay positive and productive and have fun!

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