Before moving to southern California, LA was the city I’ve always wanted to live in down here. Since college and post college life landed me in OC instead, I make up for it by making frequent visits to LA when I can. One of the things I enjoy doing is trying different restaurants. If I’m going to endure the infamous LA traffic, I make it a goal to eat somewhere new each time. Recently I visited the Grand Central Market in downtown LA. This market has evolved over the years and is now home to many different vendors.
View from outside the market
Oysters and ceviche from The Oyster Gourmet
G&B Coffee, which has a almond macadamia nut latte that!
Gelateria Uli isn't in Grand Central Market. It's nearby and has an amazing speculoos cookie gelato! I want to go back RIGHT NOW for that and their pistachio flavor!
Over the years I’ve tried different beauty products and now I have a pretty good idea of what works for me. I’m not a beauty guru but here’s a list of what I like to use in the morning.
1 Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer I like this moisturizer since it has such a high SPF. Now that I'm older, I’m all about protecting my face from the sun! I use this if I know I’ll be in the sun a lot that day. It also doesn’t leave behind any white residue. There’s been too many times where I’ve looked like a ghost because of my sunblock…
2 Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion If I’m not going to be in the sun much, such as being indoor all day at work, I’ll usually use this moisturizer. I like that it’s thin/light weight yet still has SPF in it.
3 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation I recently started using this foundation and I love it! It’s very light weight and has a dewey finish, which I like. The only downside is that it doesn’t have SPF in it. I have dry to normal skin so this works well for me.
4 Bare Minerals All Over Face Warmth For a daily use I like to use this as bronzer. It’s not too much and not too little. This warmth plus blush gives me just enough color to look like I’m actually alive. (I’m not a morning person.)
5 Mac Powder Blush in Peaches During the day I like to use a somewhat light blush color. I like this blush color because it’s in between a pinkish and coral color. I like to use this on a night out as well if I'm not trying to get too done up. I add a couple more layers for a more noticeable touch.
6 Mac Fluid Line in Blacktrack I love this eyeliner! I started using this in college and have not used anything else since. It goes on easily and very smooth. It’s also easy to use for a winged cat eye look. Not only is it easy to use, but it stays on really well!
7 Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown Before using this product I would fill in my brows using a brown eyeshadow. It did it’s job, but it was nothing compared to this dipbrow. I immediately loved how this dipbrow applies. It gives your brows a natural look. I’ve heard good things about the other Anastasia eyebrow products and plan on giving those a try as well.
What are some of your daily beauty products?