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Fall Look revisted October 7, 2007

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Hey guys, here are a few more pics from my fall look (here’s a link to the video tutorial) that I didn’t have ready before.

I used Ulta in Summer on the inner corner, Mythology by MAC over the lid, and Rust by NYX in the outer corner and crease. To highlight the brow bone and blend away harsh lines, I used Naked by Ulta.

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NYX New Product Preview

I am so, so, so very excited about some new products that are going to be out soon from NYX. They are bringing in a whole new line of brushes, 24 to be exact, one of which will be a flat top face brush (that looks similar to another brush a lot of you use and love … 😉 ). They are also going to have a felt tip eyeliner that I can’t wait to try.

In addition to these goodies will be loose face powder, glitter wands, sponges & puffs.

And I must say, I am very excited to give their new Black Label lipstick a try, which, I might add, is only $7 a tube. With 96 shades I really don’t know how I’ll choose, but a few colors I’ve been eyeing are Heiress, Volcano, Brick, and Dusty Rose. I do know of one shade that I will buy no matter what (whether it even works with my skin or not, lol): Tribute to Marilyn. 😉

 

BonBons Eyeshadow Dust Review

I can’t get enough of this stuff, it is amazing! The only place I know of where you can find it is WalMart (please help me out if I’m wrong, guys), but it is well worth any extra effort it might take to get these babies. It’s less than a buck for one of the pots and these things are filled til they can’t get filled no more! 😉 And you’re able to get a brush into the pots as well, unlike with NYX LOOSE PEARL EYESHADOW.

I have white, bronze-gold, and aqua. There is also a light lavender and a light gold shade that I need to try. The colors I have are so pretty and sparkly – but not too sparkly so that it looks like glitter. I use the white and bronze-gold as highlighter on my cheek bones and I mix them in with lotion and/or liquid foundation to give me a dewy glow (if you’ve never tried this … well, you need to 😉 ). I do wish they had more colors, but maybe they will in the future.

Send me a picture of a look you’ve done that incorporates BonBons Eyeshadow Dust – I’d love to see how you use it and I’ll post it in my blog as well.

Here are a few pictures for ya. I used Physician’s Formula Twins concealer as a base.

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Fall Look October 4, 2007

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Here are some pictures of my Fall Look.

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My “Dumb ELF Brush” Remark October 3, 2007

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I feel I really owe poor ELF an explanation (not that ELF is ever going to notice … but whatever) about my “dumb brush” remark. I really don’t know where that came from. I don’t think the brush is dumb at all, it just doesn’t work very well for me. The brush tends to really pack on the color and it can give you a very intense look. Since my skin is so fare, I like to keep things soft and blended so I don’t look like a clown or something; I can be overwhelmed by color really quickly. So I don’t use the brush for eye shadow but only because it doesn’t do the kind of look that works on me. I do use it for applying a base (as shown in my Fall Look video), and it works nicely for that, except for the fact that it’s not meant for liquid stuff, thus it sucks up a lot of your product.

So anyway, yeah, I don’t hate the brush, it’s not dumb … no, no, no. I just wanted to clear that up. =)

 

Product Review – Rimmel 10 Day Nail Color

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Sadly, I’m not deeply impressed with this product. I want to be because I absolutely love the Tequila Sunrise shade (it was just the retro orange-red I was looking for), but the polish just doesn’t last. The regular Rimmel nail polishes chip like crazy, even if you do your manicure absolutely right, and the 10 day color is no better. Maybe I need a base-coat or a really good topcoat to help it stay on better … but, on the other hand, Petites (for like, 98 cents at WalMart) last better than this.

If you really, really like one of their shades, I say go ahead and try it (it’s only a couple of bucks after all). Just be prepared to have to do a LOT of touch-ups if you want to keep it looking neat all week long.

 

Curling Lashes September 26, 2007

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Perhaps you are one of those who never curl their lashes after applying mascara in order to keep from ripping out lashes or getting too crimped of a look. You might be surprised that many advise curling only after applying mascara. And vice versa.

There are two theories when it comes to curling lashes.

Curl then Mascara

Supposedly, you get a more natural curl and avoid ripping out your lashes.

Mascara then Curl

Because the wet mascara will take out all the curl if you do it first.

Hmm … this is quite a pickle! Or is it? I’ve come to the conclusion that it works best to do both. I curl my lashes before mascara, holding the curler tight for a few seconds at the base of my lashes and another curl, closer to the tips. Then, after applying mascara, I do a quick curl, usually just at the base. =)

And, in case you’re wondering, yes, water proof mascara is very good at holding curls (more wax in it), and no, curling mascaras really don’t do all that much.