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Going off the grid

Sorry in advance, but you are getting another mascara post, and you are going to LIKE IT! My YSL mascara is near the very bottom, and you know how I feel about Benefit’s That Gal. So… I was in a state of mind that was easily persuade-able. One of my friends read the Benefit post and let me in on her ittle little secret – Cover Girl ! I am a huge drug store makeup snot. As you’ve probably noticed. I was open and willing to try it though. And was pleased with the results. The Lash Blast Luxe has a bit of shimmer and color. I got the Black Emerald. It’s very subtle in terms of color, but the brush was great, and my lashes look long and voluminous. It’s about $8 bucks, so for those on a money diet ( I need to start one STAT) this is a great economical choice.  It comes in four different tints. Hope you likes!

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Sad face – update to my Arnold Palmer post

Well, I knew there must be more plum mascara out there, and my cube mate Laura just pointed me to YSL’s site, where, TEASES, they have a purple mascara. BUT ITS OUT OF STOCK! Its not anywhere. I looked high and low on the interwebs. I have sad faces right now.  See below for my sad face. YSL is my fave mascara. Blarg. I will continue to stalk this website and keep you posted on any notable findings.  Feel free to share ideas if you have a mascara suggestion for me to try!

An Arnold Palmer

It has been many many weeks since last I posted. I started to lose my mojo. My golden gal LL reminded me to post this weekend so I had to get back in the saddle.  For your viewing pleasure – a new product review!

You know that I am the first person to rave about Benefit. I do it quite frequently. I happened upon the Bad Gal Lash in Plum a few weeks back and I have to say – it falls into the Arnold Palmer category – half and half, comme ci comme ca, metza metz. Here’s why –

Pros:

  • It makes my green/blue eyes pop
  • Its really fun and different
  • I couldn’t find any other highish-end cosmetic brands that carried a similar color

Cons:

  • It isn’t very dramatic
  • It doesn’t last very long
  • It smudges all over the place and I look like I have two black eyes in the morning if I forgot to take it off

I tried to find a comparison to do for all y’all but couldn’t find one. I’ve used the blue Dior before and loved it so I guess I am holding it to that bar of colored mascaras. Would I buy it again? Probably not. Will I wear it till its gone? You betcha. Shout if you have any other fun color ideas for me! Anxious to try!

Stuck on you

If you are an 80’s child like me, the title of this blog should have maybe evoked some memories of Lionel Richie’s heyday.  (watch it on YouTube) 

Ok, where the heck am I going with this? I had a Benefit ATTACK on Monday. I went with a friend to “consult” on some makeup choices and ended up dropping a hundo myself. A few staples and a few newbies. One of the newbies is….EYECON de-puffing & nourishing eye cream.  

I saw visible results when they put it on me right away, so I snagged it. It appeared to fill in some of the fine lines around my eyes. I couldn’t say no. I don’t know if its just a optical illusion or if its really hydrating but at least cosmetically it looks to be a score.  It got mixed reviews on Sephora, it seems people either love it or hate it. I guess that’s life right?

 Because we went so hog-wild on all our goods we got a shiteload of samples. Today, I am running a test on Stay Don’t Stray primer. Its aim is to hold your shadows & concealers in place. It’s really thick so I was thrown a bit but so far, it’s doing what it claims to do. I put it on under my shadow this morning and it’s still holding strong about 7 hours later. I have to say that’s definitely better than not wearing one. How does this stand up to other primers? Is the stick factor higher with other products? Well… I guess I will just have to keep sampling, don’t you think?

Click here to check them both out on Sephora

You’re never too old for a lil’ sparkle

Just a random musing today. I couldn’t help myself and had to indulge in this cheapie eyeshadow from Sephora. Its shimmery with subtle glitter. I felt a bit too old and a bit tweenish buying it but FECK IT,  its fun. I thought I’d just layer it with a neutral brown/beige shadow look at night but I’ve actually been wearing it to work this week because it makes me happy. I do work in advertising so I think its fine. There are stranger things going on in that building than me wearing sparkles!