Welcome to episode #16 of the To Do Lists of the Semi-Adult podcast where Rae and I talk about our favorite beauty products.
But first, updates! Rae is moving in with Michael, they bought an amazing orange couch and she got a great hair cut!
new haircut (lot of new happening around here) A photo posted by Rae Nudson (@raenudson) on
Rae feels like she has found her stylistBFF in Isabelle at Indira Salon in Southport in Chicago. Protip: find a stylist that is excited for a new hair style for you as you are.
We also briefly mentioned the Apartment Therapy Small Cool spaces contest that is coming up. Also, if anyone wants pro decorator tips, see Rae.
Our hands-down favorite beauty product are Neutrogena Face Wipes for removing makeup without drying your skin out. Rae prefers the nighttime ones. I don’t like the generic versions or the ones from MAC Cosmetics, because they are too expensive.
Also on Rae’s list, this Stila eyeliner with primer. I can’t use primer on my eyes, but I use a MAC paint pot, as a primer. I also love MAC blush, especially in desert rose, because it lasts forever and is super pigmented. We both agreed MAC products are pretty great, but we also like drugstore brands — like Burt’s Bees chapstick in pomegranate and Maybelline Falsies mascara. Rae uses the flared, waterproof, volume express. We actually don’t like expensive mascaras — they’re the worst. I also like E.L.F. products a lot, especially this clear lip liner.
I also mentioned this Reddit tutorial for lipstick that I really like, even though it’s a lot of steps.
She also uses Burt’s Bees tinted chapstick, and I love Pantene Pro-V styling products, but not their shampoo and conditioners, or Suave, apparently. Rae also uses Expanda Dust Volumizing Powder for adding volume to your hair.
Rae also really likes BB cream for a fast foundation. She uses the Boscia brand.
What kind of products do you guys like to use?
In the lightning round, Rae and I discussed which chores we love and hate. She loves cleaning the kitchen, but hates cleaning the tub. I love doing dishes because I like stacking them, but I hate cleaning the top of the ceiling fans. But we agreed that we hate laundry most of all, so thank God my husband (and soon, Michael) will take care of that for us.
Rae is reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, and I’m about to start Looking for Alaska by John Green, and still plodding through Infinite Jest, which — on page 105 — is chaotic. Rae’s favorite meal was pizza and a shared beer as their first meal in their new house. My favorite meal were these egg wraps and this Asian salad. Top notch for low-carbers.
So that’s what’s going on this week on the podcast. Will you be our Internet friend? Rae can be found at raesdays.com, on Instagram and Twitter, and at raesdays(at)gmail(dot)com. Jewels is at ovenlovinblog.com, on Instagram and Twitter, and at jewelsphraner(at)gmail(dot)com.