Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Market 24/7

In my recent adventures to try to look better on a daily basis and feel a bit better about myself, I've purchases some mid to high end makeup.  Earlier I showed you all the foundation I have started using - Urban Decay.  I went a little deeper into the Urban Decay line and decided I needed some better eyeliners. Usually I only use liquid liners since I have the dreaded hooded eyelids but i decided to give the 24/7 liners a try. 

I was told these were waterproof and that they wouldn't "travel" on my eyelids.  No truer statement has ever been said.  I've been wearing these eyeliners for several weeks and I adore them.  They stay put.  The colors are great - West - a not too dark but not too light brown, Desperation - a gorgeous gray, Apathy - an olive mossy mix and Black Market -  a medium black are the ones I love.  I don't care for the Riot, I plum/purple or Ink, a deep blue.  So worth the money

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Makeup Upgrade

I've been using low-end cosmetics for most of my makeup wearing life.  Recently I decided that I needed to up my game a bit and upgrade to something better.  I went from Almay and Revlon to this:

Yep - I bit the bullet and invested in some Urban Decay.  Less than one hour at Ulta and several dollars later - I was out the door.  I'd never done a makeover at one of these stores before but I wanted to have the foundation be the correct color for my skin tone.  She checked three different colors before matching me to #3.  A little primer, an extraordinary small amount of foundation and a great brush - and she transformed me.  A little blush and bronzer and I was sold.  I purchased the primer, foundation and good karma blending brush; along with some hair products and nail polish. 

 Needless to say, I am in love with this new foundation routine I have going on.  I know it sounds crazy but I was apprehensive about the new look - but I feel like I look better.  Money well spent if you ask me.  

**I've had a few readers comment that I've been gone for a while and a couple even asked if everything is okay? I was burned out on blogging for a while and was getting ready to start up again in May.  I even did a quick post on May 27.   Later that week, my father-in-law was diagnosed with brain cancer.  He passed on August 14.  Now you know why I've been gone this year, I hope to get back in the swing of things soon.