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Monday, June 27, 2011

Venting my frustrations :(

Hello my fellow makeup lovers! Even though this is a blog mostly about beauty related topics, I think every now and then I may need to use this space to vent or just share a few things here and there about my personal life. So I just had a really bad weekend. Like really bad. I mean things can always be worse, but still...ok you're probably wishing I would just get on with it and spill, right? Well here this past saturday started out great, just like most of my Saturdays. My fiancée and I lounged by the pool, soaked up some rays, and then headed about an hour out of our hometown to meet up with his family for a birthday celebration dinner. Awesome right? Well we decided to do some shopping before dinner. I have been planning for seriously like 2 months to bite the bullet and get myself a MacBook pro so that I can have awesome quality makeup videos and do some really cool editing. So here I go into the Apple store, purchase the one I've had my eye on, and we leave just as happy as two pigs in a blanket. :) we still had some time before the rest of our crew arrived so we decided to do a bit more shopping. My new computer was all wrapped up in a plain white bag, and was nestled safely down in the floorboard of the car. After making sure the doors were locked and everything was in place we headed on into Marshall's. Scott (my fiancee) shopped for about 10 minutes and realized he left his checkbook in his car. He went out to get it to pay for his stuff and realized he couldn't find his blackberry. Soon I joined the frantic search and we came to the horrible realization that his cell phone and my brand new unopened MacBook had been stolen! And of course the security camera had been pointed away and didn't capture the thieves. After waiting outside our car for 2 hours a police officer finally showed up and took our report. So we missed the birthday dinner, and we didn't get back home until well after midnight...we walked through the door tired, dirty, and defeated. My heart was broken and we felt kind of....vulnerable. I mean a complete stranger waited until we were in the store, popped the locks on our car and took our belongings in probably under a minute. I've been trying to put things in perspective....I mean at least no one took my most valuable belonging, which would of course be my precious baby, Sammy. And I still have my engagement ri g Scott gave me last month. And we ourselves weren't hurt or threatened in the process. But it still sucks majorly. Thieves make me sick. I work extremely hard at a very high stress environment. And I do that for a reason, which is to pay my bills and have the ability to buy myself things I want. Like a new computer. Ok I'm not going to get myself going too much, but it just sickens me that I workEd so hard and saved for that computer and someone felt they could take it upon themselves to just....take it. And same goes for the phone. Ugh.....I know things could be a lot worse, but it's just bad. When the time comes for me to go get yet another MacBook pro, it's going to be my last stop of the day and when I'm walking out of the store, if anyone looks at me twice I'll be ready to break their legs! Lol, ok so I'm not really that tough. But let's not tempt fate! Haha thanks anyway for listening! I feel slightly better.....:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bronze and Coral Summer Makeup

Hi makeup friends!!!  I absolutely LOVE summer, and one reason for that is the beautiful bronze and orangey toned colors that remind me so much of this particular season.  There is something carefree and super fun about colors like these.  Today I've created a look around these shades that I think epitomizes summer perfectly!  Bronze and light gold on the eyes with some pretty lashes, peachy cheeks, and bright coral lips!  And what's even better is that I did this look using really affordable products that are really easy to gets your hands on! :)  Here is the look including a full list of products.....hope you enjoy!

Products Used:
Loreal True Match foundation in N3 Natural Buff
Benefit Erase Paste in Fair
ELF HD powder
Maybelline Dream Matte powder (for eyes)
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Dance
Milani Baked blush in Rose D'Oro

Wet n Wild Color Icon palette in Vanity
Wet n Wild gel liner in Black
UD 24/7 liner pencil in Bourbon
Maybelline Define a Brow in Dark Blonde
Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama mascara
Revlon lashes in Defining

Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Nostalgia
Revlon Superlustrous lipgloss in Coral Reef

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tropical Summer Eye Makeup

Hi ladies!  So...way back in cold, dreary January, I created a fun bright makeup look.  Now that it's summertime I felt like that look was ready for a redo!  This time the colors are brighter and more vibrant.  It's a very basic blending technique, but really packs a punch.  Pull out your bright colored products and give it a try! :)

Here is the original look:

Although the colors definitely looked brighter in person, they're still fairly muted compared to this summer's look! (I used the Coastal Scents 88 palette for the original look.)

Here is today's look!

Products Used:
Loreal True Match foundation in Natural Buff
Benefit Erase Paste concealer in Light
Maybelline Dream Matte powder
Wet n Wild bronzer in Goddess
NYX blush in Pinky

NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palette 2nd edition (yellow, orange, light pink, highlight, purple)
Ben Nye pigment in Azaela
Loreal Lineur Intense liquid liner
Loreal Liquid Liner Pencil
Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama mascara
Salon Perfect lashes #13
Maybelline Define A Brow in Dark Blonde
Jessie's Girl Eye Dust in Sunlit Cactus

Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Soft Nude
Revlon Superlustrous lipgloss in Life's A Peach