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Goodbye Blackberry, hello iPhone – Yesterday, I said goodbye to my Blackberry Curve and decided to join the Apple world. So far, I am happy with my decision, however, I am having a slight problem with FaceTime – the connection drops when I try to do a video call. Hopefully that is an easy fix. As much as I would love to spend the day playing around with my new phone, I should probably tackle the day’s to-do list, or at least put a dent in it, first. Feel free to leave a comment letting me know of any ‘must have’ apps. And if anyone knows how to fix my FaceTime problem, I’d certainly love to hear from you! Any other iPhone advice is also appreciated.
I thought I would do another ‘Today’s Face’ post. If you missed the first one, click here to view it.
Primer – I started with a light application of my DIY primer. If you like DIY beauty products and you have not tried this, I highly recommend it.
Foundation – Cover Girl NatureLuxe Liquid Silk Foundation (320). I picked this foundation up after reading a couple of positive reviews about it. One of my favorite liquid foundations is Revlon PhotoReady and I have a tendency to compare new foundations to that one. Compared to Revlon PhotoReady, Cover Girl NatureLuxe is not as heavy and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I find it takes a while to get use to it.
After applying my foundation I applied a DIY bronzer (not pictured). I will be posting this DIY bronzer to the blog in the future. Be sure to check back for that!
Eyeliner: Maybelline New York Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx. I love this eyeliner but I do find it can be difficult to remove, but then again it is smudge-proof and water-proof. It is also a little heavier than other eyeliners.
Eyeshadow: Expert Wear- Amethyst Smokes by Maybelline New York. I have really been enjoying purples this summer.
Mascara: Cover Girl Professional all-in-one Mascara in ‘Very Black’. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I love this mascara because of the natural looking results.
Lipstick/Lip Gloss: I opted to play up my eyes today but I did not want to ignore my lips completely. I am wearing Avon’s Shine Attract Lipstick in Rose Pink (P03). It is quite subtle but provides just enough shine and tint to complete today’s look!
Thank you so much for reading today’s blog post and for checking out the blog. Feel free to comment leaving a link to your most recent “Today’s Face” post!
- Simple, Everyday Makeup Look (fashionfaves44blog.wordpress.com)
- Requested! Vanity Tour: (estycare.wordpress.com)
- An Everyday Summer Makeup Look (bottledhollywood.wordpress.com)
Today’s Favorite Amazon Finds:
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I certainly did – I am amazed with the balance of productivity and relaxation I managed to find.
With my week away quickly approaching I have started getting organized. Although I have seen many ‘Travel Make Up Bag’ posts and videos, I don’t think I ever considered doing my own until now. Once the thought crossed my mind I was unable to talk myself out of it. Please remember, I’ve only just started. If it seems like something is missing, it’s probably because it is.
Here’s what I have so far:
Maybelline New York Mineral Powder (910- Classic Ivory) Powder Foundation. Did you know that this foundation is preservative, oil, talc and fragrance free? Click here to view or purchase this product from Amazon.
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara (100- Blackest Black). If your eyes get irritated easily by mascara you may want to give this hypo-allergenic mascara a try. I happily re-purchased this product for the third time while out shopping with a friend a few weeks ago!
Elizabeth Arden Lipstick (“Blush”). This SPF 15 lipstick by Elizabeth Arden is one of my favorites. Don’t worry about the bright pink color, it goes on quite thin and subtle.
Woodland Berry (15) Lipstick by Estèe Lauder.
Magic Mosaic Multi-Colored Custom Bronzer. This was actually a gift and I know very little about it, other than the fact that I love it!
Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Brown Chocolate (G22), Smoky Grey (G05) and Blackest Night (G04). If you read my previous post on Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner you may remember that the three of these are water-proof. I am hoping for nice weather and plenty of time in and around the pool. Everyone cross their fingers!
EOS Lip Balm – Summer Fruit and Honeysuckle Honeydew. Yes, it’s true – I am still loving EOS products!
Estèe Lauder Blush All Day Natural Cheek Color (16 – Desert).
Avon GlazeWear Shine Lip Gloss – Tickled Pink.
Revlon PhotoReady Liquid Foundation (003 Shell). How could I leave one of my favorite foundations at home?
Avon Mega Impact Eyeshadow – Khaki Crazed and Nude Attitude.
Maybelline New York Amethyst Smokes Eyeshadow Quad.
Cover Girl NatureLuxe Liquid Silk Foundation (320).
I would like to apologize for posting this before I finished packing, but I hope you have enjoyed today’s ‘Travel Make Up Bag’ post. Is this something you would like to see the next time I travel (if so, I promise to wait until I completely packed before posting)?
Thanks for reading!
PS: What’s the most essential item in your travel make up bag? Have you ever forgotten to pack one of your essentials in your travel make up bag?
Check out these ‘Related Articles’:
- Requested! Vanity Tour: (estycare.wordpress.com)
- What’s in my travel Make-up bag? # Budapest (beautyburgh.com)
- Travel Make-up Bag (abeautyiris.wordpress.com)
- 25 Excuses We All Use For Buying New Beauty Products (beautyhigh.com)
- Travel Amenities for your Carry-On & Weekender Bags (ladyandtherose.wordpress.com)
Today’s Favorite Amazon Finds:
Over the weekend Tom and I picked up a few new house plants. If it weren’t for Tom I’m not sure I would have any house plants. It’s not that I don’t like plants, because I do – they look nice and there are a number of benefits to having house plants. My problem is that I am still learning to be a green thumb (am I even using that term right??). I have a tendency to over water plants or set them out on our balcony and forget about them for a week or so. I am keeping my fingers crossed that these new plants will not be too difficult to care for!
We are also attempting to grow our own avocado trees. This originally started out as Tom’s project but somehow I tend to be the one responsible for plants. I am very curious to see what happens with these three. Tom finally transferred them to a large pot. I guess it is kind of a wait and see situation … see, this is why plants don’t survive with me!
If anyone has any house plant/gardening/green thumb advice, I would certainly love to hear from you!
- Easiest plants you can grow at home (moodysistersblog.wordpress.com)
- Top 10 House Plants that Clean the Air (undergroundhealth.com)
- 5 Household Plants For A Purified House (naturalblaze.com)
Today’s Featured Amazon Finds:
- Double Dog Leash
- NYX Matte Lipstick – Shocking Pink
- MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick – Girl About Town
- Burberry London by Burberry for Women
Click here to follow me on Flickr. I have uploaded a few pictures to get me started, and I promise in the near future (well, sometime in August or September) I will spend some time organizing Flickr and Pinterest.
Lately, as a result of an inner ear infection I have been experiencing vertigo. I am doing my best to not complain, but let’s face it, it is not fun. For me, the most difficult part was being told I was not allowed to drive for a few weeks. However, I understand the reasoning behind this – safety first. Last night, while trying to get comfortable in a position that did not trigger ‘the dizzies’ (is that even a word?) I decided more than anything I wanted to make chocolate pie. I had the pie shell (pie crust?) and the chocolate pudding mix, I just hadn’t gotten around to making the pie.
Sometimes I am able to talk myself out of decisions I make while falling asleep. For example, right after deciding to make the chocolate pie I decided to mop the floors -I quickly excused myself from that chore when I woke up this morning.
I am glad I made the chocolate pie this morning. It was nice to switch up my morning routine and it makes my morning sound more productive than it was, especially if I leave out the word chocolate. “By ten o’clock this morning I had the dog walked, laundry started and I made a pie!” – See what I mean? 😉
For today’s post I decided to do a get to know me post with 30 facts about myself. As a blog reader I am often curious about the person behind the blog, and if you’re the same way then this post is for you!
Let’s get started: