feeling pretty shouldn't hurt



Monday, November 26, 2012

Green Monster



Every once in a while, you need to pack on a little ol' school Queen Helene Mint Julep mud mask!

First, I cleansed with a liquid scrub from Neutrogena Naturals. Next, I applied a generous amount of the mud mask all over my face, avoiding the delicate eye area (haha, I love how every product we use says this on the package!)

I let the mask rest for several minutes, then wiped it off with a warm, wet cloth. I followed up with Arcona Cranberry Toner, Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel, Olay Night of Olay firming cream and Sukiface Eye Lift Cellular renewal cream. Phew!

Cheers to a beautiful night of beauty sleep!
L

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Face of the Day!

Hope you all had a fab day! This is how I did my makeup for work today!

I used Benefit Pore-fessional pore minimizer, L'oreal True Match Lumi foundation, and Cover Girl TruBlend mineral bronzer on my skin.

On my eyes, I used L'oreal Telescopic liquid liner in dark brown, elf eyelid primer in champagne, elf jumbo eyeshadow sticks in little miss thing and rock out. Loads of black mascara and some finishing powder, and I was out the door!

It was a super-busy day at the salon, and my face lasted all the way into my evening! Now, it is time for some wine and pajamas, minus the makeup!

Cheers to making faces, one day at a time!
L

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Full Face: In 5 with 5!

Here's a quick pic of the easy face I do with my top five makeup-musts!




(Click that little linky to read all about my must-haves!)

Sharing my excitement at errand-running!
L

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Beauty Island Must-Haves

You know how people ask, "if you we're stranded on a desert island...?" Well, these aren't necessarily beach-ready items, but they are the five must-have beauty necessities I would grab if I could only have five. Anywhere. Even if I was stranded at Walmart. Or Poughkeepsie. Never been there, but, I would still need these!


Blackest Black mascara. (My current is L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)

Matte black eyeshadow. (MAC Carbon, obvs! Does double duty as a shadow or liner!)

Full-coverage concealer. (MAC Select Cover-up and Revlon Photoready are my first-line choices right now! Can take over for your foundation if need be!)

Golden bronzer, with a hint of shimmer. (Better than matte if you're looking for a bit of color and glow; Covergirl TruBlend Naturally Luminous Bronzer in Golden Sunrise rocks!)

Nude lipgloss. (My fave so far is MAC Lipglass in C-Thru. Smells delish, stays shiny and lasts a long time!)

What are some of your must-have makeup loves? Share below!

MacGyvering with makeup,
L

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Before the After...


Ever wonder how everyone else looks when they hoist their tired booties out of bed? And just how unpretty things are before you get to "the after?!" Hang onto your hats, beauties! Things are about to get ug-ly!!

Some mornings, I feel like I look fabulous! Other mornings, it's like this...



Then things get a little better with a shower, some argan oil and a bit o' primer and spackle...




And then we get the finishing touches...


Ok, thanks to the wonder and magic of cosmetics and hair tools, I am ready to run errands with my tiny humans!

Hahaha!

I hope you have enjoyed this full-facial nudity!! Now when you get up and catch a glimpse of yourself in the coffee pot at 5:45am, you will know you're not alone. I'm right there, girlfriend!

Cheers to making our days prettier!
L



Friday, November 9, 2012

Soft, pretty eyes

Hello, beauties! I have been experimenting with my new e.l.f. eye products! This is a soft, pretty eye look I created using a few of my faves!

First, apply the Eyelid Primer in champagne all over the lid and blend. Using your finger, apply their Cream Eyeshadow in candlelight along your browbone and on the inner corner of your eye. Blend well before it dries! Draw just above and into the crease of your eye with the Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in rock out. Blend with your finger to soften.

I finished this eye look with a fine/medium line of black, liquid liner and several coats of black mascara for extra definition.

The rest of my face is most of my daily faves, including my Revlon Colorstay whipped foundation and bronzer/highlighter/blush from my NYX Haute Jersey palette.

So far, I am really enjoying the e.l.f. line. And I love the ease and softness of these cream eye products!

Cheers to making faces!
L


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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Eyes, lips, FUN!!!! (Or, e.l.f.!)

Ok, so I have this super-artistic photo on my iPad of all my new e.l.f. ( laymen terms, eyes lips face!) products, but I can somehow not figure out how to retrieve it for this posty-post!  Hmmmm. So, what shall I tell you and not show you?

I now hold in my beauty arsenal:

e.l.f. Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks
     Check Me Out (a medium-deep, slightly metallic purple)
     Midnight Rendezvous (a rich, shiny black, with a slight shimmer)
     Rock Out (a shimmery, taupey nude)
     Little Miss Thing (a light shimmery rose-gold hue)

Eyelid Primer in Champagne (a shimmery pink)

Cream Eyeshadows
     Candlelight (a light, shimmery yellow-gold)
     Teal Party (a deep blue, teal with a shimmery gold background)

Corrective Concealer palette in neutralize and brighten

Eyelash curler

Natural Lash Kit

Dramatic Lash Collection

Two professional eye shadow brushes

Two powder brushes

Makeup remover wipes

Lotion wipes

Wow, that's a lotta stuff for one beauty bag!  It was all ridiculously affordable, too.  Everything I have experimented with has been pretty awesome,  slim looking forward to showing you some of my skills with my new tools!

Cheers to lengthy, wordy entries!
L