#MakeupMonday: My Haul from NYC

Thursday night is a great time for #MakeupMonday, amirite?

I promised a post this week and dammit, I’m going to give it to you.

When Kel and I were in NYC for an American Jewish Studies gig, I happened to notice that only a block away from our Airbnb, Ricky’s NYC was having a going out of business sale. I was sorry to see it go — NYC drag institution that it was — but oh my….. 65% off of everything, no exceptions!

What did I find there, you ask?

Glamglow Gravity Mud, Full Size! Normally $59 –>$21

Alterna Caviar Invisible Roller Contour Setting Spray! Normally $30 –> $10.50

The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer (luminizer) Normally $24 –>$8

Korean Ultrasonic Facial Brush Normally $24, on sale for $12, and 65% off of that, so –> $4

Nugg De-Puff Eye Pads Normally $14.99 –>$5

Peter Thomas Roth Pure Luxury Gold Hair Mask Originally $75 –> $26

(involves a cream mask, a shower cap, a bonnet, and your blow-dryer blowing hot air into a giant balloon on your head for 30 min, LOL! I won’t tell you what Kel said when she walked in on this….)

And also…. Patterned Spanx black tights for Fall! Normally $20-32 –>$9!

And the amazing thing? I love everything! Check out my post-Glamglow skin:

My hair loved the PTR mask. [BTW, my hair is my current project. I’ve always had great, thick, shiny, healthy hair. To my absolute horror it has recently started to turn the corner into “elderly shapeless frizzy poof.” Even my flat iron won’t smooth it! So it’s been all hands on deck. I’ve changed all my products to anti-frizz and anti-aging products and gotten serious about the kind of deep moisturizing treatments I’ve never needed before. I also upgraded my flat iron. Lots to say; expect a post soon!]

After just one PTR treatment it’s noticeably smoother and shinier!

And I’ve fallen in love with the Mary Lou-manizer highlighter!

Also note my cute white terry bathrobe! I’m finally a person who wears a robe for my beauty routine! I always had this longing to be that person but this weird giant double-layer, ankle-length brown hotel robe I had with sleeves 3 inches too long for me never quite allowed for it. I was always overheated with goo all over the sleeves. When I saw this knee-length, 3/4 sleeve lightweight terry beauty at TJ Maxx ($24.99), I grabbed it, and I absolutely love it! It makes me feel like I’m living my best beauty life, LOL.

It’s the little things, ya know?


We have a winner for last week’s FB drawing, a grad student in RhetComp! Also, I’m finally mailing out the box of rejected berry lipcolors from my Marc Jacobs Headliner lipcolor matching #science experiment last Spring, to the person who responded first to my offer to mail them off.

Comment this week on FB with thoughts about Ricky’s, aging hair, Glamglow, or anything else beauty-related, and if we get enough comments, I’ll do another raffle. I’ve collected another huge haul of samples over the summer!

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About Karen Kelsky

I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head. I've created this business, The Professor Is In, to guide graduate students and junior faculty through grad school, the job search, and tenure. I am the advisor they should already have, but probably don't.

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