Makeup Review: Ben Nye Banana Powder

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This week I wanted to show you all the tried and true powder I use on my face for winter, summer, actually all the seasons.

Price: Not as expensive as you’d think and lasts for ages! I bought this when Ricky’s was closing down, so I think I got a huge discount (miss them). I don’t trust Amazon makeup or anything related to skin or vitamins unless it is a trusted seller. If you’re like me, check out Ben Nye’s online store locator.

Package: Cheap, very, very cheap. The one gripe, besides it being in a loose powder format, is the packaging. I don’t need it to be flashy, but because I’m extremely clumsy it’s and lack balance, … I tend to drop things… a lot. Especially if I’m wearing all black or white.

Travel-friendly: Clunky AF for travel. Instead, I transfer the powder into a smaller container, so I only use what I need and not lose my mind if I lose the powder. 

Amount: You need to go very light. This can become cakey if you use the wrong brush or have a heavy hand, but it’s absolutely incredible for hot summer days. I don’t remember this oxidizing on my skin. If you added too much, just use a face mist to help it evenly spread across your skin.

Color: The one I have is the banana color which is excellent if you have a yellow/peach undertones, but try them out for yourselves! I do not recommend this for pink undertones. They do have pink loose powder as well.

Repurchase? Yep, it’s been my repurchase for over 6 years. This is the only loose powder I love wearing and lasts long enough for a workday.

Let me know how it goes. See ya! ❤

Makeup Review: Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid

I cannot believe I finally found a foundation that actually looks glowy/expensive and only cost me $13.00. I found this at my local Rite Aid!!!

Review time: It gives me a great sun-kissed dewy look (muahah)! It doesn’t sit on your wrinkles; if you’re 30+, you know what I’m talking about.

I suffer from dry skin, and throughout the day, I get flaky. I also use heavy-duty retinols, so I’m always a bit crispy.

by: Silvia 😉

Staying power: Probably the not so great part. It has the glowy effect I’m craving so I don’t really care that it doesn’t last as long as my full coverage foundations. It’s compact, so I can re-apply whenever and super great for travel.

Color Selection: They are somewhat limited. I might have to mix colors. As you can see, it’s pretty dark, but the skin color on my face is different than my hand.

Coverage: The coverage lasts for about 4 hours max, and it’s light.

How skin feels after: It feels incredibly moisturizing. I thought it would create milia (bumps on the skin), but it didn’t!

Do I recommend it? Hell. YES. It’s not expensive, and if you’re looking to save on makeup, it’s definitely a great start. It reminds me of the Georgio Armani Silk Foundation (* I love but it breaks me out).

I recommend it for dry/ mature skin, or if you’re currently on acne medication and need a boost of hydration. I waited a full two weeks before reviewing because I wanted to make sure my skin had enough time to react to it. ❤️

How to Protect Yourself From Horrible Bosses

Before I begin, I wanted to shout out all my friends in the US, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Canada, UK, Romania, and Ireland!! Thank you so much for visiting my page and taking time out of your day to read my tips, rants, and raves! I appreciate you and would love to hear your comments (I have Google translate). Big hugs to you!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Read your handbook and job descriptionUpon hire, you must, I say, you must read your employee handbook and make sure you know all of your responsibilities and rights. If you ever find yourself arguing with your supervisor, look to your handbook and see what the next steps are. If there are none, email HR and write a clear statement of facts. The handbook will help you perform your best and prevent you from overlooking important strategies in problem solving situations.
  2. Try to move forward – Sometimes people have bad days, and that’s okay. But make sure they’re aware that you aren’t afraid to speak up for yourself and that you want to work things out. Always show cooperation. If you do this, it will deter them from trying to start future arguments with you.
  3. Be polite – Even when you don’t mean it. Do your best to be polite and stick to the facts. No matter the issue, show your professional conduct at all times despite others’ lack thereof. Why? Because they will have nothing to use against you. People make mistakes, but people are terminated for things other than work performance. Lying, gossiping, and creating a hostile work environment to name a few.
  4. Write everything down As soon as something happens, write it down. I know that sounds time-consuming, but the truth is (I deal with cases like these at work) when your supervisors ask you the details of events, it’s super important that you write and recollect things in detail the moment it happens, or at least within the first few hours. This information will impact your inquiries/concerns or complaints.
  5. Email HR: HR is there to protect you and the company; don’t forget that. Speak with your HR manager or hire up about having a team meeting. Remember, you do not attack the other party; that weakens your complaint. Explain the facts contemporaneously so they can analyze. If you attack your manager, it will look like a personal vendetta, and HR may see it as such and very well not want this to happen again. Demonstrate clear examples of the issues that violate the company handbook, but do not, I repeat, do not attack. Simply point out the problems, and be willing to work with moving forward. Be sure to state in your inquiry that you want to make sure that you can both work professionally and kind with one another, and you are taking all necessary actions help assist with this.

Let me know if this was helpful ✅

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