Wednesday, September 29, 2010

20's Party

We work hard, and party harder.  And sometimes we do both while dressed in 20's attire.

Eyes:  MAC Blinking Cool lashes, Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer
Lips:  LORAC Matte lipstick in Explore
Face:  Nars Super Orgasm Blush

I whole-heartedly despise my expression in this shot, but it's not always about looking great in pictures.  Sometimes it's about who you're lucky enough to get a picture with :)

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Lash Out

A few years ago, I went all crazy and got some uber expensive lash extensions for the hell of it.  I remember being thrilled with how they looked, but not so thrilled with the maintenance behind looking that dreamy-eyed.  You have to be very careful when you wash your face, and if you're an inner-rim eyeliner/thorough makeup cleaner, fuggetaboudit.  Though I looked all cool and ready to go when I woke up each day, I felt all gross and eye gunky.  So I vowed I'd never get them again.

And then I started this new job.  Long hours, bossies, a daily "hurry-up and-wait" routine, all have left me with little time and even less motivation to "maintain."  So I thought I'd give this procedure another shot.  Now I can use the time I save on liner/mascara/lash curling on BARTnaps/praying/great escape plotting instead.

** These badboys come courtesy of Joann at LoAnn's in Sunvalley Mall, if anyone's interested :) **

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cheap, Stay-put Liner

I'm just as much of an eyeliner freak as I am a lipgloss addict.  Except I see eyeliner as a necessity and lipgloss as a pertually overstocked luxury.  But if I was stranded on a deserted island and could only take one item with me, it'd be eyeliner.  So now that we're clear on how much I like the stuff, I'm ecsatic to report that I've found a cheap stand-in for my Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes staple:  Rimmel's Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer.  I've only tried it in Noir, but it comes in 6 different colors, and at $5.99 each, I'm kind of consumed with the thought of trying all of them.  Plus unlike MUFE's cult favorite, this is an auto-pencil so no sharpening necessary!  Plus it comes with a smudger on the other side of the pencil to help you get a smokey look. 

I've been working BEYOND late hours at my new job, and this stuff stands up to the challenge of staring at the computer for 11 hours straight in harsh flourescent lighting and in dry office air. 

Here I am after a looooooooooooooooooooong day at work.  No smudging at all!  Get on it, addicts!


Monday, September 13, 2010


My test run with Lip Fusion's InFATuation glosses continues.  This weekend, I took "Angelic" for a spin.  It's an opaque pink with subtle gold shimmer -- very true to its name.  If you're interested in this product, heed my head's up: due to its liquid consistency, InFATuation doesn't have a lot of lip-hugging staying power (for a point of reference, I'd say that the consistency of this gloss is the polar opposite of MAC Ban This, as seen in my previous post).  But the soft, pretty color is perfect for a light weekend look.

In this shot, Angelic is on your left.
On a life note, the boyfriend was sort of in the dog house this past week for undisclosed reasons (sounds more serious than it actually is).  So in an effort to get back in my good graces, he whipped up a fantastic meal of Louisiana-style crawfish and shrimp ... was friggin' delicious.  This picture really doesn't do it any justice.  Wish there was such thing as smell-o-vision.  

 ... with this latest effort, he's *almost* in the clear ...


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ballerina Bombshell Bridesmaids

...Holding Butterfly Bouquets!  I had the honor of being in a 10-year wedding anniversary this past weekend (like I said...every other weekend) and I have to say, except for my yucky tanlines, I felt pretty freaken cool walking down the aisle looking like a ballerina bombshell.  My personal style is very California casual, so when the bride asked for puffy skirts and vintage updo's, I was doubtful I'd be able to pull it off.  But with help from a few friends with miracle hair powers, a skirt color that could do no wrong, and with my gloss addiction, everything came together very nicely.  Seriously, everyone looked super cool -- I may have to do a part 2 post when the reception pictures are available. 

On my eyes:  TONS - Too Faced Lockdown base, MAC Eyeshadow quad (borrowed and don't know the colors...but they were all purple-centric), Korres Plum Eyeshadow and MAC Lashes #7
Face:  Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer, Stila All Over Shimmer #2, and NARS Super Orgasm Blush
Lips:  MAC gloss in Ban This (we ALL used this :)

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