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 ✅

4 Quick Tips to Love Yourself

Fab Photo by: Sincerely Media

These tips helped me develop more self-love, and I never thought I’d say that! Not in any particular order. 🥰

  1. Dress for the occasion – If I dress like I’m going to do laundry when I have a date night with my partner, guess what, the vibe for me (for me) is off. I love dressing up and looking cute/bathed, whatever you want to call it. This reminds me of (story time); when I interviewed a candidate for a front desk associate position. I kid you not. This woman came in as if she was ready for the club. Her nails were the size of Texas, skin-tight pants, and a tube top. She looked out of place for the front desk associate position. It felt far from appropriate. It was a painful interview; she was too busy worried about her appearance rather than on the questions. Be your BFF, dress for the occasion, and coach yourself.
  2. Have a hobby – This may sound vague, but you need to do something that fulfills you and makes you happy outside of the everyday bustle. It can be a sport, writing, learning a new language or reading, anything that you do for yourself, with out the need of someone else to do it with you (but awesome if they want to join in).
  3. Have an opinion And don’t be afraid of it. I’ve said some really stupid shit in my youth, and some at my age currently. I’m not perfect, but I’m always open to having my opinions challenged and open to learning from my gaffes. Open to change. Having an idea, and being okay with expressing it, builds your confidence. Otherwise, how will you ever think freely!?
  4. Self-care – The times where I feel confident and loved are when I do my skincare rituals, healthy smoothies (that last for about a week), and all the things that make me feel like a woman. Whatever self-care means for you. Do it. Try to do it consistently.

Loving yourself also means challenging your biases, and being thoughtful about your choices. It means being kind to the child inside of you, protecting your heart when others dismiss your emotions. It takes time, but it’s well worth it to start now if you haven’t done so already.

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