Friday, April 15, 2016

Fashion Friday: Froggy ears

How stinkin' cute are these pearl studs from Betsy Johnson?

They will soon be mine!

Try This Tip: Overnight Eyeliner

Post by Beth

I came across this beauty tip from Drew Barrymore in the March issue of Allure. Ms. Drew says she lines her outer lower lashes before she goes to bed and wakes up with perfect smudgy eye liner.  As a new mom, I am all for any time saving measure in the mornings, so I decided to give this tip a try. 

I used this black Earthlabs Cosmetics Vegan Mineral Eye Pencil (which is great, btw) on my outer lower lash line and went to bed.

I woke up and was pleasantly surprised by the results.  It wasn’t as smudgy as I anticipated, but it did manage to get all my lashes pretty well lined.  

After I cleaned it up a bit and applied the rest of my eye make-up, I think it looked pretty darn good! Now to work on the under eye circles from sleepless nights…

1,000 Mascaras No. 37: Julep Length Matters Buildable Lengthening Mascara

Post by Beth

I am completely underwhelmed by this mascara.  I did not find that it significantly lengthened my lashes more than any other mascara.  

The brush is made of plastic spikey bristles that are supposed to pick up and coat individual lashes.  I found that the mascara was so thick that it overwhelmed the skinny brush and, when applied, it just turned into a clumpy mess that I then had to comb through to get presentable.  The formula was heavy and seemed to weigh down my lashes if I didn’t curl them first.  I just don’t have time in the mornings to be combing and curling lashes to get a basic mascara look.

meh lashes

Bottom lash line:  A thick, clumpy mess

Monday, April 4, 2016

Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel~Get you some!

Post by Beth

This exfoliating gommage is the bomb!  I am seriously obsessed with it and have to mightily restrain myself from using it more than a few times a week.  See, what happens is, you spread a thin layer over the face and then gently rub and little balls of mask, containing dead skin and sebum, start to appear.  What fun! You then rinse off and are left with amazing feeling skin that has been exfoliated but doesn't feel stripped or raw.
First you put the gel on, then you rub it all about

Friday, April 1, 2016

Fashion Friday: Back Away from the Ugly

Post by Beth
Our “Back Away from the Ugly” feature gives us another offering from Zulily.  I swear, they do have non-ugly clothes, I just couldn’t let these pants pass without comment.

What we have here is a pair of denim harem pants, with jogger cuffs at the bottom.  That in and of itself is a crime against fashion, but Lin Nature, the maker of these, turned the ugly up to 11.  They added decorative buttons down the front and inexplicably put long loops of fabric hanging from the waist.  At first I thought they were a pair of overalls with the straps down, but, no, the loops are merely decorative.  Worse, it appears that the pant legs are meant to go through the loops, which seems like an awkward moment just waiting to happen.

I’m trying envision what I could possibly wear with these pants.  I don’t have the figure of the model, so a crop top is out.  I’m thinking like a chunky patchwork cardigan or a bright striped vest and just take it all the way back to the early 90’s A Different World style.  I know you’re feelin’ me, Dwayne Wayne.
"Oh, yes, I am!"

I’m not a fan of harem pants in general, but these especially look like someone is carrying a load in their drawers.  Is diaper chic a new trend I don’t know about? I believe the reason we can’t see the model’s face in this photo is that she was too embarrassed to be seen in these pants.

Lastly, that someone would pay $47 dollars, let alone the original $125 for these simply stuns me.