I have been scouring all the drug stores in Brooklyn trying to find the new Maybelliene Color Tattoos that recently came out. So far, no luck! However, the other day I was in a CVS and spotted a display for the L’Oreal Miss Candy Spring/Summer collection which is limited edition.
I don’t normally get too caught up in the limited edition releases from brands, but one particular eyeshadow caught my eye from the collection.
Right now you may be asking yourself why there is a strawberry next to an eyeshadow. You’re right in questioning the mix of fruit and cosmetics, at least in this instance.
The truth is, I thought this collection was called Strawberry Blonde. Wrong I was! There is one eye shadow in the collection which holds that name, and it makes me angry. Why you ask? Because it’s a light iridescent color and I don’t personally think it represents Strawberry Blonde at all! Boo.
So where was I? Right, this particular eyeshadow in Cherie Merie caught my eye and I thought it was a beautiful, and different color to wear for spring and summer. I snagged the last one and headed home!
I personally don’t own anything too similar to this color and I can’t think of anything quite like it. I think it’s a cross of MAC’s Coppering and Daydreaming eyeshadows, but still unique enough on it’s own.
When I went to try this bad boy out, I decided I wanted it to be the focus of the look. I applied it wet (sprayed MAC Fix + on my brush) to my eyelids over a base of Urban Decay Primer Potion and MAC Painterly. I used a warm matte brown through my crease (Brown Script would work great!), and finally MAC’s Shroom to highlight.
If you haven’t given the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows a go yet, do it! They are a pressed pigment eyeshadow and apply beautifully.
What do you all think of this eyeshadow? Love it or think it’s meh? I personally love it and will be wearing it a lot this spring and summer!
Hey, and just fot some laughs (and another shot of the color!) here is me enjoying that useless strawberry.
The American version of the television show The Office ends its run tonight after 8 years. Can you believe that? EIGHT YEARS! It’s not like we needed something else to make us feel old, but a fact is a fact. A lot of us twenty-somethings have grown into adults with this show. We’ve had relationships begin and bloom with Pam and Jim’s. We have all wished more than anything that our next job will be even 10 percent like working at Dunder Mifflin. Maybe our next boss is as offensive and harmless as Michael Scott, or as goofy and ridiculous as Andy Bernard? Unfortunately this is the real world and I haven’t found a place quite like Dunder Mifflin, have you?
The Office has held a pretty special place in my heart and I’m sad to see it go. One could argue that I met my husband partially due to Michael Scott/Steve Carell.
Back in 2007 we had a mutual friend who in passing told me he had a friend who looked like Michael Scott. I obviously had to meet this guy. So when I say goodbye to the show tonight, I’ll also be saying thank you for playing a small role in finding the love of my life and my best friend (Also, thanks to Chris, our mutual friend who made the fateful comment!).
Almost six years later that look-a-like is my husband. By the way, John will get told he looks like Steve in waves. He’ll go months with no comments and then suddenly have three people tell him in a month. When we moved to NYC three weeks ago a girl randomly told him about his uncanny resemblance on the subway and I felt proud.
I imagine these actors and the character they played, Pam, Jim, Dwight, will have that curse of always being Pam, Jim, and Dwight to people (kind of like how Jason Alexander will always be George Costanza etc.). Is it really that bad though? These are iconic characters that were perfectly executed by the people meant to play them. I think it’s an honor and something they should be proud of.
I guess I just really want to say thank you to the entire cast for giving me, my husband, our friends, and thousands of others something to look forward to every week. Something we can laugh together at and share.
As for the people who didn’t ever watch The Office? You’ve really missed out on some good times.
Hi everyone, it’s been a minute since my last post and that is pretty upsetting. I way underestimated how long it’d take for us to get settled in the city and in a good place for blog posting and video making. I thought that I owed it to my blog and readers to post an update. I am hoping that next week I’ll finally be able to get back to regular blogging and video making.
For now, here are a few random updates on what has been going on the last month and what is to come!
Apartment hunting in NYC is no joke and it’s NOTHING like finding an apartment in Florida. We knew this, but it really takes trying to do it to fully understand what an exhausting pain in the ass (not to mention expensive) it can be. With that being said, we did luck out and find a place for May 1st move in and all-in-all it’s a great first place in the city. If you’re nosey, we’re living in Park Slope in Brooklyn.
To be fair, we do live on a pretty nice tree-lined street where there are some real brownstones, but our building is not one of them. This photo was taken in Clinton Hill on a street where we did look at an apartment, but for a few key reasons we passed on it. John has dreams of one day buying an entire brownstone and gut renovating the whole thing. We’re currently working on the get rich plan.
This is some pretty cool art I saw on the side of a building when we went to the High Line. If you don’t know what the High Line is you’re really missing out and you need to check it out now.
Last weekend we went to see The National perform their song Sorrow at MoMAPS1 for six hours straight for A Lot of Sorrow, an original work by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Yes, you heard me right, six hours straight. We stayed for about two hours and to be honest, it was pretty cool. I enjoy The National, but my friend Claire is a pretty major fan and I was sad she couldn’t be there with us. Claire would have stayed all six hours.
So there you have it! A few tid-bits of what has been going on lately. In addition, I am hoping to start posting more on the blog and hopefully be giving it a facelift soon. So stay tuned!
What has been going on with you guys this past month?!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spend the last year or two slowly noticing that many of the cosmetic products you see in stores are starting to label themselves paraben-free. At first you maybe glanced at it and moved on with your shopping, but after a while you started to wonder, “What the heck are parabens and why are some of my favorite brands forgoing them!?” Lucky for you (and me) one my best friends is a scientist! Well, as far as I’m concerned she is. Claire has a degree in chemistry and has worked in the field for a few years now, plus she is going to be starting a masters program in cosmetics chemistry this summer! Perfect!
Claire agreed to join me for a video to discuss the basics of parabens (specifically parabens in cosmetics), their dangers, and chat about our personal feelings on using products containing them. You can watch the video below!
Some beauty brands I love that are entirely paraben-free are:
Keep in mind there are many other brands which carry paraben-free products, but their entire line isn’t safe. For instance, I have the Nars Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer which is paraben-free, but not all Nars products are safe if you’re avoiding parabens.
There are also more brands which are exclusively paraben-free, so spend some time with your friend the internet doing your research!
Now that you’re a little more educated on parabens and their potential dangers how do you feel about parabens in cosmetics? What is your action plan?
*Disclaimer: These are our opinions and information gather by research on the subject. It is always important you do your own research before making personal choices for your health and body.
I’m sure you’ve at least heard of these magical sponges by now, right? The beauty blender has hit the beauty scene with a bang this past year as we’ve seen celebrities and their makeup artists taking about them as well as beauty guru’s all of the internet raving. I believe Kim Kardashian is one of the celebs known for her use of the beauty blender.
(Note: The correct brand name is actually written as beautyblender, but for SEO purposes lets just split it up, OK?)
I have tried many brushes to apply my foundation. I’ve used the MAC 187 brush, the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush, and have tried some of the Real Techniques brushes. While each of them works well, I have to tell you that not one of them applies my foundations as flawlessly as the beauty blender.
Keep it in mind, the type of foundation you’re using my play into which tool will work best for you. For reference I’ve used the beauty blender with Urban Decay Naked Skin, Nars Sheer Glow, Revlon Colorstay Whipped and it’s worked marvelously on all of them.
Now that your interest is piqued, you might still be confused on how to use this product and if it will really make that much of a difference. I recently filmed a video showing you how to use the beauty blender and I also give you my thoughts and review it.
You can purchase the beauty blender on its own, or in a kit with a cleansing solution to clean it. It’s really up to you there, but I bought mine on their own.
Cleaning your beauty blender is easy! I clean mine after every 1-2 uses because I do not want to get any bacteria on my skin. Yuck. I wet the beauty blender and swirl the dirtiest end in a tiny bit of anti-bacterial soap under warm water. I let the beauty blender soak up water, and rinse until all the soap is gone. Ta-da! Nice and sanitary!
I hope you’ll find my video demo helpful and that you’ll give this a product a go for yourself. It’s the real deal.