Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Almost Fake Eyelashes

My Instagram friends already know about my latest discovery in the art of obtaining longer, thicker lashes... in an affordable manner. So for those of you who are not on Instagram here's the original photo I posted Friday evening after a little stroll through Ulta.
Here's what you'll need for this little project...
 I used Mabelline's new mascara, Cat Eyes. (I still prefer the Mabelline Falsies over all!)
Yes, this powder is only $3.49 at Ulta.
I actaully was reading September's People Style Watch and it was recommended so I went online to Ulta's webpage and they were already sold out. I called the Ulta in the next town over and they were sold out as well... but I drove by there anyway to get a braid headband (which was on sale...heeeyyy) & I happened to find ONE bottle left - it was hidden at the bottom of the display.
Sidenote: this is the same concept as Two Faceds product, Better Than False Lashes Nylon Extensions.

Steps 3 & 4 can be done as many times as you'd like until you like the look! I'm always in a hurry so I typically only do one swipe of the volumizing powder. The more... the merrier.
After I actually fixed my hair and put all my war paint (my dad's term for makeup) on... I took a better photo.
*apologies for the creepy-not smiling-iphone-front-camera photo*
In other news...
I already IG'd this as well- but J. Crew's sale rack was rockin' last time I was in there... it was all marked down and an additional 30% OFF.
So I snagged this $75 dollar turquoise/white gingham shirt for.... $18!
And, on whole other note. John is in his psychatric rotation this month and the night before he started he set out a tie/shirt combo for his first day on the job. He came home that day without his tie on and explained that he would not be wearing ties during this round. SO... that cute guy bought himself a bowtie. I walked into our bathroom Sunday evening to find him listening to a British man on YouTube teach him how to tie his bowtie.
Does it get any cuter?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Make-Up Best Buys

A few of my drug store favorites...
  • Hard Candy Primer can be found at WalMart. I was using the Benefit Porefessional until a girlfriend recommended this - shockingly, I prefer the $6 primer over the $32 primer! I have oily skin so I use the basic one but my friend uses the illuminating and she's always getting compliments on her glow!
  • Revlon's Color Stay Foundation can be found in most places. If you are a new reader, you'll find that I've tried many foundations and I always go back to this one. {with exception of Kat Von D's new foundation which is in a previous post}
  • Maybelline's Falsies is just plain awesome. You'll see what it does to my lashes in the photos below. The key, however, is applying it correctly. Many girls don't apply their mascara in a way that makes their lashes look thicker.
  • Maybelline Age Rewind is for under the eyes. I use the illuminating and I use it in all of the places on my face that I want to be illuminated since I try to do some contouring. It's just a good brightener to make you look more awake and to make your eyes bigger.
  • E.L.F. Eyebrow Wax/Powder is.the.bomb. I realize that most women don't consider this an essential... but you should re-think it! Just an FYI - a good eyebrow lesson will rock your world. The Benefit Brow Bar gave me lessons and re-shaped mine. It's something that, as cheesy as it sounds, changed my life {and my look}.Your eyebrows anchor your face - so give them some attention, since that's kind of important.
Of course, the most important thing you can do to your skin is take care of it and prevent wrinkles/scars/etc. I swear by NeriumAD.
What are some of your drug store favorites?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Boot Sock 101

The boot socks I wear are both Free People. Unfortunatly, the cream, ruffly ones sold out a few months ago. But here are a few good options.

I think the key colors for boot socks are cream, navy, maroon, & black.

Make sure and get some that are cable knit or have buttons/lace/etc. Please, do not wear your gym socks... or in my case, my dad's gym socks.


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