Monday, August 19, 2013

Current Most Regularly Used Brushes: August 2013

This is not all of my brushes, it isn't even all of the brushes I have used this month, but these are my most regularly used brushes because I am one of these people who, once I have something I know works, even if I eventually get something that is better, will keep using what I know originally worked, until it falls apart.  I am sure that is a run-on sentence but I was terrible at grammar in school because they could never make sentences that made sense to me when they were trying to explain sentence structure.

I have been meaning to post this for a while, I mean these pictures were taken in late April and that was after I had thought about doing this for a while so sometimes it takes me a long time to figure out how to write something I want to write.  My plan is to try and show these in the order I would actually apply my makeup, at least at the moment, this order could change at any time.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Freebies: Influenster: Kiss

When I reviewed the Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure for Influenster I applied for the Brand Challenge as well.  For this brand challenge they just had to see that I had completed all of the required steps, which I did.  But you can still never be sure if you are actually going to qualify, they may not have gotten enough prizes to give to everyone who completed the challenge if they had an unusually high number of applicants and other possible reasons I am sure I could come up with if I thought long and hard enough about it.

I would like to thank Influenster and Kiss for these products and making it possible for me to receive them.

Freebies: Influenster: Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+

So when I reviewed the Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Gelastic for Influenster I also applied for the Brand Challenge which meant I was in the running for some other free hair products fromfrom Schwarzkopf.  But since I have very little hair thanks to scalp pain from unknown source when my hair gets longer than 1/2 an inch and I had tested the Gelastic on my husband, I didn't actually think I would be one of the people selected.  So imagine my surprised when I got an email saying I had been selected to receive one of the limited number of prize packages.

I would like to thank Influenster and Schwarzkopf Professional for these products and making it possible for me to receive them.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Upcoming Review: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro and French White Tip Pro

During CVS's Semi Annual Makeup Clearance Sale my husband tried to get one of everything he could find that was 75% and unopened.  Select Rimmel London Nail Polishes fit that requirement and I ended up with these three :-)

Empties: Makeup I Have Used Up: 08-10-2013

e.l.f. Nail Polish Remover Pads and Target's up&up Nail Polish Remover

I finished both of these at about the same time, but I got a lot more use out of the Target Nail Polish Remover than I did the e.l.f. Nail Polish Remover.

Monday, August 5, 2013

One Note…Sheer Cover Duo Concealer in Light/Medium

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer in Light/Medium is the concealer I have been using and normally the only problem I have with it is that it will crease under the eyes if I do not set it right away.  Admittedly I use it as a foundation most of the time and considering how long I have had this, it lasts a long time and you don't need a lot to cover redness.  It does not cover scars/pimples very well, but general redness it does just fine for my purposes.

One Notes…A Bit of Info About Products I Don't Plan to Review

There are Reviews and there are Thoughts About, which both cover products I have used for the purposes of doing a review.

One Notes are for products, mostly face, that I never intended to review, but while applying the product, or over the course of the day, I learned something I felt the need to share/remember.

One Notes will included:
  • What the product is
  • How it was applied
  • What I learned either in application or wear that I want to remember/share

Birthday 2013 (I'm 36 now)

My birthday falls in July and if you follow my instagram you will have seen lots and lots of posts of random makeup my husband has been buying me because he tends to work on the idea that the whole month of your birthday should be celebrated.  The things in this post are products I was specifically given for my birthday which is why they weren't on instagram.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Keep In Mind: July

While I have enjoyed my makeup this month, nothing really leapt out at me this time as I tried to think about what I really loved.  I have some new things that I was given for my birthday at the end of the month, but I haven't used them enough to really call it a favorite either.

If I had to pick something to do with makeup I would say I was fascinated by orange based eye shadows this month.  Whether it be a straight orange, a light peach, or a brown with an orange undertone I could not stop staring at them even when I wasn't applying them.  I don't know how many orange swatches I had on my hands and arms this month, but it was a multiple digit number.

But one thing I did find myself grateful that I had was my Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion so for this month I definitely want to keep this in mind.