Love her voice. Love her makeup. Love her hair. She's the preppy brunette I always wanted to be. When I think doe-eyed, I think of her. She makes me want to brush up on my "no-makeup makeup" skills. I mean, look at her skin! It's flawless!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Since I recently got an email about what brow pencils I use, I figured I'd showcase the only two I have: the Clinique Super Fine Liner for Brows in Soft Auburn and the IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil.
|Yes... I realize the IT one is upside down. I was lazy and just cropped a picture I already had and this is how it looks... sorry.|
|Clinique on top; IT Cosmetics on the bottom.|
I think this is actually my third pencil from Clinique, if that's any indication of how much I like it. I don't really need to fill in my brows, but I do need to extend the "tail," if that makes sense, and the Soft Auburn matches my hair perfectly. I don't care what some makeup artists say about not getting a pencil with red undertones. I'm a redhead! Trust me, it looks fine on me. The Clinique Super Finer goes for $16 and is just your standard twist-up pencil. No spoolie or sharpner or anything.
I actually got the IT Cosmetics Brow Power as a "thank you" gift for another IT Cosmetics purchase. Even though it's a travel size, it's still lasted a long time. As you can see, it's slightly darker and more of a taupe/brown than the Soft Auburn. It still looks natural on me, though. It's weird. I guess I have chameleon eyebrows. The IT Cosmetics will set you back $24, but I love that it's waterproof and it has a built-in spoolie on one end, so it really is perfect for traveling.
I would keep buying both, but since I have more of the IT Cosmetics remaining (plus another "thank you" freebie from another purchase... I think I may have an IT Cosmetics addiction) I'll probably stick with the IT Cosmetics one until I'm totally out.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I didn't really have too many looks from my week with Urban Decay's "single" eyeshadows, only because I feel like I've already done them a zillion times. Except this combo. And I still don't know how I feel about no eyeliner. I know it's supposed to make you look youthful, but I think it makes me look tired. Honestly. I even curled my eyelashes and I don't think it made one smidge of a difference. Plus, the fact that I actually got to take these pictures in daylight as opposed to before sun-up means that I look even paler than usual. I promise there was more contrast in real life. I mean, not much, but it wasn't just one shade of shimmer.
- Sellout on the lid and inner corner
- Mushroom in the crease
- Virgin on the brow bone
- Stila Angelfish eyeliner on the waterline
- Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
So... a little after the fact... but this was my EOTD for Valentine's Day. I had to work, so I couldn't do anything super crazy. Not like I do anything super crazy anyway... but you know what I'm saying.
On a side note, this was the first time that I've deviated from my notecards. Even when I wasn't jazzed about using a particular brand/group (more on that later), I stuck with it. But being that it was Valentine's Day I just had to use the Naked 3 palette. Right? Right.
- Burnout on the first half of the lid
- Liar on the last half of the lid
- Darkside in the outer V and under lower lashes/on top of liner
- Limit in the transition/crease
- Strange on the brow bone and inner corner
- Blackheart on top of the eyeliner/top lashline
- MAC Smolder Kohl on top lashline and Urban Decay Desperation under bottom lashes
- Maybelline Full 'n Soft mascara + Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara
Monday, March 3, 2014
Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask Holy moly was this thing fragranced. It actually made my eyes water while I had it on. I wouldn't buy it again for that reason, plus the fact that it was $3 for ONE mask, and I didn't see any sort of improvement in my skin. I know it was only one time, but still...
Forever Luminous Hydrating Facial Wrap I like the cucumber and aloe scent much better than the perfumey Garnier one and this one didn't sting my eyes. But, I still didn't notice any huge difference in my skin. The good thing is that I got a whole pack of these for around the same price as the Garnier one. So, my opinion could change down the road.
Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray I love this hairspray. This is probably my fifth can of this stuff. I have a backup in the wings, but I need to go through some of my smaller sample/travel size ones just to clear them out.
Pantene Silky Moisture Whip I didn't realize how much I like this stuff until being without it. Like the name implies, it's much more moisturizing than your standard mousse and didn't leave my hair crunchy. As soon as I'm done with the Tresemme mousse, I'll definitely repurchase the Pantene one.
True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere and Silk Hand Cream Hate, hate, hate this stuff. No. I'll never repurchase. Click here for my review.
Seacret Lavender Salt Scrub I really liked this stuff when I first got it yeeears ago. It was time to use it up. Actually, the lavender oil was pretty much dried up and I couldn't revive it any more. This was a gift from my husband, but regardless, I don't think I'd repurchase just because it was kind of big/bulky to keep in the shower and it kind of makes a mess.
Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream This is as close as I think I've gotten to a HG hand cream. It's moisturizing, but not greasy. It soaks in quickly, but actually penetrates. And there's no smell, which I love. I don't know if you can tell, but I literally cut into this thing with scissors and scraped out the last tablespoon worth into a jar. I have a backup in the wings, but like my hairspray, I have other little samples of stuff to get through.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel I can't even tell you what number bottle this one is. I've bought the little tubes and the big pump bottles repeatedly. I'm already on another one.
Clinique Bamboo Pink lipstick There's nothing wrong with the lipstick itself, but the cap won't stay on! I'm not going to baby a lipstick in my purse/pocket when I have so many other ones that are a similar shade. Plus, this was a freebie. I'm not that put out.
L'Oreal Paris Blue eyeliner I can't even remember when I bought this. I want to say college, or even before. It's just time to let it go. I never use it. I have other blue eyeliners. And this is probably WAY past its expiration date. I wouldn't repurchase it, either.
Aquaphor Lip Care This is definitely NOT the same thing as the original Aquaphor. It doesn't really do anything for my severely dry lips. When my lips are "ok," then this is "ok" and I'll use up the other tube that I have, but I'm not really jazzed about it.
Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Raspberry Moisturising I have a LOTD coming up with this, but I'll tell you now that I won't repurchase it. It's too much of a hassle to put on and the color is kind of misleading. Just not my favorite Korres lip product... at all.