Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Like a facelift for my blog (except hopefully one that doesn't stretch your mouth like Joan Rivers' did)

It has been over a month since I've posted!
Since my last post, I realized that I am a smidgen (ever had those from Gertrude Hawk?) unsatisfied with the state of my blog.
Instead of being excited to write about cosmetics and offer up some personal testimony and advice to those that read my entries, I felt a sort of obligation to post.
Which just isn't why I started this blog in the first place.

A noise came to mind while feeling this way.

So, as I was walking through Wal Mart in search of fish food, I had a good idea (as one typically does while at Wal Mart).
Why don't I expand the horizons of my blog a tad bit?
I can talk about makeup and I can talk about other things that bring a smile to my mouth as well.
So, I hope you all can bear with me as I find my groove in this blog!

Keep in mind, I am slightly rhythmically challenged.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Late Nights and the eyes that show it

Oh hey friendalonies!
This weekend I'm working at the MacKenzie Childs Barn Sale with my good ole roomie.
This Barn Sale is no joke.
It's filled with 15 hour days, crazay women looking for some clearanced homegoods, blisters on your feet, and lack of sleep!
Good thing I just discovered Benefit's Stay Put Set on an impulse buy at Sephora.
This handy dandy kit includes an eyelid primer, concealer, and luminescent eyeshadow.
Life. Saver. For undereye circles.

Before (aka sans all makeup): A slight terror

After (aka the concealer under my eyes, primer and shadow on my lids): Not so much of a terror!

I really like the luminosity of the soft pearl colored shadow, the creamy consistency of the concealer, and the primer passes the crease test!

Good things:

-My hair is getting long!  It looked like this when I first posted a how to!:

-Secondly!  I'm going to Virginia to visit friends in a few weeks!

-Thirdly, I love you guys.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ole Ole Ole!

Everyone with me!

Actually, this skin care line is pronounce OOOOOUUU LAH (or at least that's what Sarah at Sephora told me).

Presenting the maker of my newest favorite serum, Ole Henrikson!

I mean how can you not fall in love with a man who can pull off that shirt?

Ole began his fascination with natural skincare when he saw the benefits it gave him as a young man, and has now developed his own skincare line that is all natural and cruelty free (thanks Ole!).

Because I have rosacea, acne scars, and hyper pigmented skin under my eyes, (aka my under eye circles are REDICULOUS) I decided to give Ole Henrikson's Enlighten Me Serum a try.

I've been using it for about 3 weeks now and have absolutely noticed a difference in the redness of my skin.  No avail on the under eye circles yet, they are just so darn stubborn!

In other news, I think I am hitting part 2 of the quarter life crisis.  And I thought I was in the clear a few months ago!
If you have any inspirational videos, feel free to send them my way!

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Wedding!

Hey everyone!
Long time no write, eh?
My apologies kiddos.
So, this past weekend I went to Savannah for Emma's wedding.
Where the people pronounce Savannah SUH VAN UH.

When we arrived in Georgia, at oh 2 in the morning, Emma casually informed me that I would be doing her makeup for the wedding.
WHAT?! I thought that being in charge of the makeup had just meant the bridesmaids (I mean obviously I was flattered yet terrified.)
The bride?
Wants me to do her makeup?
To work on the canvas that is her face when she walks down the aisle?
The face she presents when first pronounced as wife?
The face that will be in pictures for all eternity (Maybe she will have kids that will point out the shade between her face and neck is different?!)

Needless to say, it was my most monumental makeup feat to date. I know Emma doesn't normally wear makeup, so I didn't want to stray too far from her comfort zone. But I also wanted to make her feel like the bride and have a little pizzaz, so I focused on fresh skin and neutrals on the eyes and lips.

I used:


-Tarte eyelash curler

- A variation of Sonia Kashuk and Eco Tools Brushes


- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

-Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder

-Make up for ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette

-Physician's Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Blush in Blushing Peach

-Bare Minerals All Over Face Color in Faux Tan

-Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil

-Benefit High Beam

-Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray


-Maybelline Unstoppable Waterproof Eyeliner in Espresso

-The eyeshadows in Sonia Kashuk's Spring Awakenings Face Palette

-Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara


-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Demure

-Ole Henrikson Fresh Lips

I did my second mother's (aka mother of the bride, also mobster- Mother Of Bride- get it?!) makeup as well; and she special requested a makeup list of what I used on her from from the big day, so here it is!


-The brushes and eyelash curlers as mentioned above that I cleaned with Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner in between uses.



And now!  Pictures from the festivities!

{disclaimer: I am not naturally this tan. My Tan Towel skepticism proved to be wrong! The color it gives is great!}

 Bachelorette Party Dinner at the Melting Pot

Rehearsal Dinner

 Wedding Day!
Where we got ready.


Love looks good on these two!  Congratulations to them on finding what makes life's journey worthwhile. I miss everyone so much already.

And I hope you lovely readers have a fantastical July 4th weekend.

Go make shapes in the dark sky with sparklers, it's fun.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bridesmaid's Makeup!

When my oldest friend Emma asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, I was absolutely thrilled! And when she agreed to let me do the bridesmaid's makeup, I was awesomely flattered and am so excited to participate in the wedding process.  

Neutral tones and peachy pinks are going to be super flattering and natural looking on all of the ladies, and will compliment our cornflower blue dresses wonderfully.