Thursday, September 15, 2016

1,000 Mascaras No. 38: IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

This is my new favorite mascara.
  It really lengthens the ol’ lashes.  It is buildable af, too, to you can really go drag queen with it, which is my preferred lash look.

What makes it such a great mascara?  Let me quote from the IT website, “Formulated with powerful peptides and proteins, strengthening biotin, lash-lifting polymers and plumping collagen, this elastic stretch volumizing mascara will take your lashes to new heights!”

I was a huge dork and accidentally deleted the "before" pic, but this is the "after" with my super lashes

Bottom lash line:  a super good mascara!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Lip Quickie: Orange Crush

I love my hometown football team, Superbowl 50 Champion Denver Broncos, but Bronco Orange is hard color to wear.  But wear it I did for the opening game of the season last night.  I decided to go all in and try an orange lip look.

the duckface is solely for your amusement                          

First I used a Laura Geller Lipstick in “Peach Tree.”  This is a matte orangey-peach color (more of a Miami Dolphins color).  It was too light for my dark lips, and looked a little cakey.

So I followed it up with a bit of a Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie gloss in “Stylista.”  This gloss has the signature Marvelous Moxie fresh tingling effect.  It also had a bit of sparkle and smoothed out the “Peach Tree” a bit.
This is my "less than amused with this lip color" face

In the end, it is decided that orange is not my color, especially on my lips.  I wiped it off as soon as I got into the car.  My bright orange T-Shirt was enough team spirit, it seems, as we won the game.

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