Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's National Lipstick Day

Hey guys!  Happy National Lipstick Day!

I rounded up 10 of my favorite lipsticks to show you in honor of the day.

Left Column top to bottom:
    --- Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Freeze
    --- Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer in Bare Pop
    --- Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick in Perfect Blossom (discontinued)
    --- Lipstick Queen Let Them Eat Cake
    --- Maybelline Color Sensational in Strike a Rose (limited edition)

Right column top to bottom:
    --- Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine in Pink Dragon
    --- MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V
    --- Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Lovelight
    --- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte
    --- Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Shimmer

from left: Pink Freeze, Bare Pop, Perfect Blossom, Let Them Eat Cake, Strike a Rose
Pink Dragon, Viva Glam V, Lovelight, Brigitte, Coral Shimmer

This is definitely not a complete list of my favorite lipsticks, but I tried to narrow it down somewhat.

What are some of your favorite lipsticks?

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Couple of Maybelline Fails (For Me)

I don't like writing negative reviews, but I think honesty is important.  Not everything out there is fantastic and beautiful and wonderful and amazing and... well, you get the idea.  I tried a couple of Maybelline products recently that just did not work for me.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Current Wish List

I have a pretty long wish list right now.  Of all expensive stuff.  Yeesh.

First up is my Charlotte Tilbury lemmings:

Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt and Highlight -- This bronzer/contour and highlighter duo seems to be universally considered the best product in her line.  It looks like the bronzer/contour shade would be an excellent color for my skin tone, and the highlighter looks somewhat subtle, which would be good for me because I tend to go overboard with my highlighters.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Kitty Update

I told you last week that my parents' cat Rani was missing.  She had escaped when a new dryer was being delivered to their house.  Everyone was worried about her, and everyone in the neighborhood was looking for her.

Well, she is now home!!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Let This Blue Shadow Take Center Stage

Hey hey, everybody!  I hope all is well with you guys!  I've been a little bit stressed the past week or so, because one of my Mom and Dad's cats escaped from their house and has been missing since July 2.  :(  She's strictly an indoor cat, so we're pretty worried about her.  She needs to come home, like, yesterday.  They've been doing everything the experts suggest (flyers, posters, a front yard sign, humane traps around the house and neighborhood, etc.), and the ASPCA say that 70-75% of missing kitties are reunited with their families, so I have lots of hope that she will be home soon.  I know there are some people who would say "it's just a cat," but our cats are family members and very important to us.  We love them so much!

Anyhow, I'm really enjoying my Makeup Geek eyeshadows.  So much so that I ordered a bunch more.  A bunch.  Yeah.  (I believe they are going to arrive tomorrow.)  I, of course, had to do a smoky eye with the dark blue shade called "Center Stage," which is one of the foiled eyeshadows offered by Makeup Geek.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

To my readers who celebrate, happy Independence Day!

I almost bought this incredibly patriotic t-shirt I found at Meijers (my grocery store of choice).

Have a safe 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My First Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Hey!  Happy July!  A good way to start off the month is with some haulage, right?

So, it finally happened.  I jumped on the Makeup Geek bandwagon.  You knew it was going to happen sooner or later.  I bought a Makeup Geek blush last fall (Secret Admirer - a lavender shade), but didn't buy any eyeshadows for some inexplicable reason.  Well, I finally decided I needed some.

Makeup Geek is an independently owned company based in California.  It was started by Marlena, who is a YouTube beauty "guru".  It seems like everybody has some of her shadows (especially peeps in the blogging/youtubing world).  I'm a bit of a sucker for hyped up stuff.  Yep, I'm okay admitting that.