I've tried to sit down and crochet a couple of times lately, but I've been getting to distracted with other things. So I'm going to do a brain dump to purge it all out and see if that'll get me back on track with the Hula girl pattern I'm working on.
Well. First off, I've always had fairly sensitive skin and with the hives thing the summer before last I've been super careful about what I put on my skin. But lately I've been in the mood to find a good makeup foundation. This seriously has been an off and on quest since I started wearing makeup as a teenager. I don't really have complexion problems so it's never felt like a must, but I'll like to have it in my repertoire just in case :)
Before having kids I used to wear makeup a lot, never gobs of it, but it was fun to play with and I'd gotten pretty adept, but never found a good foundation. I suck at color matching and now recently with having to be more careful about what I put on my face I was thinking about trying Bare Minerals, and did a couple of times have people at a BM store, or Sephora try it on me and the four times I did it, I had four different color recommendations. Not really fueling my confidence in the makeup artists either :)
Anyway, I'd have them apply it in the morning and I'd wear it through the day to see how it felt, and every single time my face itched at the slightest appearance of sweat. I live in southern California, there's no way I could not sweat, and at first I was thinking maybe it was the brushes, but upon further research I think it's maybe a combination of the rough brushes, and the bismuth oxychloride perhaps? So I've been looking at different mineral makeup that's bismuth oxychloride free.
So far, I've tried Jane Iredale and it's been lovely, no problems and it's felt good all day long, but the makeup artist that tried it on me last week was having a hard time matching my face too. I'm hispanic with light tan skin, but I think I'm a cool and have naturally rosy cheeks so while there were a lot of colors in my range, neither of us were exactly sure which to go with the two closest matches were latte and natural for those of you familiar with the range.
I was thinking about Mineral Hygienics, but have heard/read a lot of either love it or hate it about them, and then kept finding my way to the Everyday Minerals site too. So anyway, in a roundabout way, have any of you tried and had success with any of the above-mentioned?
Next up has been a bunch of crafting for new babies.
A friend had a preemie last week, so I've been sewing a couple blankets & knitting & crocheting a bunch of hats for him since they were completely unprepared and there were no complications up until that day. Luckily, he was born at almost 33 weeks and was around 4.5 lbs so he'll only be in the hospital a couple of weeks. It just seems really strange because the majority of babies that've been born lately amongst my family and friends seem to be preemies.
One of my cousins also had a baby on the 8th so I've been trying to make some stuff for her little cutie too. I've been putting off going to see the baby because I wanted to give my cousin a chance to rest up a bit, and to get stuff made beforehand.
Also, I've been intrigued lately with woodburning. Too many whims I tell you! I did buy a woodburning tool at Joann's a couple of weeks ago to try out, and I've been burning a ton of little dolls for my little ones, but haven't thought until now to take any pictures. I get a little obsessive when trying something new to find out absolutely as much as possible about whatever it is I'm obsessing about, and with the wood thing, it's been trying to find a natural finish. I think I'm going to try a mixture of walnut oil and beeswax since no one I'd be giving the toys to has nut allergies. I was thinking of just buying a salad bowl type of finish, but where's the fun in that- I like to making things harder for myself ;)
Anyhoo, what's been sending you off on wild internet searches lately?