Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer (Makeup) Lovin'....

 I always thought my summer routine was some-what simple until I started taking pictures of ALL my favorite summer products...
Always a best seller - Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.
NOT shown is my MAC lipliner (limited editions) Shore Leave, and lipglass
Blessedly Rich (I wish!). Also Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
I love Chanel eye shadow! Its expensive.....but whenever I try to be "cheap" and try another brand I am always disappointed and end up going right back to Chanel.
Winter Nights is one of my alltime favorite quads (however, I JUST found out its now retired - apparently Bella wore this quad for her wedding to Edward in Eclipse.)
My favorite mascara is Maybelline One by One Volum' Express in Blackest Black
MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation is a longwear, oil control foundation (color NW30). A must have for (oily skin in the) summer!
MAC Mineralize Concealer (color NC30). Very hydrating, great for under your eyes!
Too Faced Shadow Insurance keeps your eyeshadow and liner in place all day. I have a friend who wears it in the summer (without eye makeup) to keep her eyelids from looking "oily."
Blush is MAC (limited edition) Fleet Fast. A great Peachy color! 
MAC bronzer in Refined Gold. Love the subtle sparkle. 
Chanel Eyeliner in Black Jade. A great black khol liner with a hint of green. I swear by this liner!
For my top lash line I like more of a liquid look - Bare Minerals Bon Bon (this may be retired as well, I purchased mine off of ebay) with i.d. Weather Everything Line Sealer. Its the perfect color match to the Chanel Black Jade eyeliner. 
For more formal occasions I like to use Ardell Fashion Lashes #116 in black.   
Finished Product!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Long Time, No See"

I've apparently taken the summer off of blogging....We have had several BIG summer trips, along with Ashlyn's summer camp(s)/activities.....
But.....(que Arnold's voice) "I'm BACK!!!"
 Laundry done, house cleaned, Rob back to work, no more summer trips, (still have to chauffeur Ash around tho- but LOVE being a "soccer mom"), and excited to say I got July's (CAN YOU BELIEVE ITS ALREADY JULY) Birchbox ($10/mo sample subscription)!!!

Ada Cosmetics Bronzer- Shimmery Mineral Powder. I love anything shimmering and its a great color. I typically use a bronzer as a blush, so works great for me.
Blinc Mascara- I'll admit to being a mascara snob.....I LOVE the look of long, full, flake-free lashes, so I have my favorites (in my blog tomorrow I'll be detailing my summer makeup along with my (current) fav mascara).
Harvey Prince "Hello" Perfume- LOVE!!!! Perfect blend of lemon, white grapefruit, and pink plumeria. Ashlyn actually has "stolen" this from me.
Klorene- Shampoo sample for blondes. I gave this to Ashlyn because she is a (natural) platinum blonde, who's hair turns very green with chorine. She gives it 2 thumbs up.
Larabar- A healthy snack bar packed with dried nuts and fruits. Quite yummy!!
Earbuds- Neon earbuds!!! I've put these in my makeup bag because Ashlyn is always needing earbuds (restuarants, car, etc to use on my iphone or ipad).

TOMORROW I will be posting my favorite summer makeup!!