Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Oh man, sorry I haven't posted in sooo long. I was busy with a crap ton of stuff, and I had people over all the time. I used to post everyday, now it's been ten days since my last post. I think I'm going to switch it up so I am going to post every week, not everyday. The pace seems to be picking up around here, and although I don't have a job yet, I am still finding myself occupied with stuff I have to do.
Whew, anyway, now that I have a moment to sit down and spend some time with you, let me share with you a handy little makeup product that you can stuff in your makeup bag or purse, and it will eliminate the need to pack other items. It's by Too Faced, and it's called the "Glamour To Go Pocket Palette." This thing is no bigger than the size of a playing card, and yet it contains almost everything you need to do up your face (except your foundation, concealer, mascara and eyeliner, etc.).
The tiny palette contains a blush, eight eye shadows, and four lip glosses, so you won't have to carry these types of items separately, and the color choices are very nice. The colors in my palette are not too garish, and they match my brown eye color very well. The top flips open to reveal the eye shadows, and there is a bottom compartment that slides out for the blush and lip glosses. If you are having trouble dealing with a makeup bag or purse that is overflowing with stuff, I think this little palette will be a great help.
For some reason, I can't seem to find my palette on www.Sephora.com, but I did buy it from the website not too long ago for $19.50. Right now, they are selling the Glamour to Go 2, which contains colors different from the original one I have. But if you like the colors you see online, get it! It has been a great help so far, and I can't wait to try out more color combinations. The item I have is shown below. Good luck!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Hey Everybody! Man, that was an awesome break!
I think it was one of the best Christmases in a long while. My hubby and I set up this game, where everyone had to find an ornament with their name on it somewhere downstairs, and whoever found the pickle ornament won a prize. I know, it's a different kind of tradition, but one I learned from Aunt Gynnene on my hubby's side of the family. It's really fun. People were looking through our cabinets, in our Christmas tree, behind the sofa... Give it a try sometime.
Another thing that I did to prepare for Christmas was to make Enkore's mini makeup palette. In case you haven't heard of his channel, I have attached videos at the very bottom. It was a little bit difficult to make because there was a lot of measuring to do, plus I had to melt all those lipsticks! But if you are an arts and crafts person, I think you will love this project. And you can replace the lipsticks with eye shadows and pigments and such. Below are a couple of pictures of the one I made for my sister.
Let me teach you from my mistakes, though: first, try not to overfill the metal pans full of lipstick. If you do, the lipstick will rub off on the cardstock (as shown above) and you won't be able to write your message very neatly. Second, try not to melt the lipstick for too long. Seriously, the lipstick WILL change color, and you will basically have to throw away all that hard work! Lastly, try to buy magnets that are strong. The magnets I got were from Michael's, and they kept coming apart because the attraction between them was weak.
If you are interested in giving this project a shot, please check out Koren's tutorials. They are posted below. Let me know how you like it!