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New Phone & Today’s Face

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.

Today's Face August 2013

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!

Marley

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DIY Primer

Recently, I decided I wanted to try to make my own primer. After a couple of uses I am completely in love with this and wishing I had tried it sooner. Of course, I just had to share!

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You only need a few ingredients to make your own primer!

For this DIY primer you will need clear Aloe Vera gel, moisturizer or body butter of your choice, Vitamin E oil, a butter knife, a bowl and of course a container (or containers) to put the finished product in.

Put about 1.5tbsp of Aloe Vera gel in your bowl, then using your butter knife add three liberal scoops of your body butter or moisturizer followed by three big drops of Vitamin E oil.

Mix well until you reach a consistency of mayo. If you find the mixture is too watery, add more moisturizer or body butter. Mixing took me at least five minutes.

I spent a little over five minutes mixing!

I spent a little over five minutes mixing!

When you’re done mixing, neatly fill your clean container(s) with your DIY primer. Be sure to wipe down the outside of the container after you secure the lid. You may wish to make a label, or just write on the container with a sharpie. If you’re looking for an easy way to make a label that will be easy to remove so that you can reuse your container, use painter’s tape!

I purchased 100 of these little containers and lids on sale from http://www.canwax.com

I purchased 100 of these little containers and lids on sale from http://www.canwax.com

Notes:

  • Vitamin E Oil should be available in the vitamin section of your pharmacy or grocery store. If you have trouble finding it in stores it is readily available online.
  • The moisturizer I used was by Elizabeth Arden.
  • To help prevent bacteria growth in your primer always wash your hands before applying!
  • As with all homemade products, watch for any changes in your product and discard if the product seems to have ‘expired’
  • Click here to see where I found this DIY primer!

Having trouble finding what you need for this DIY project? Check out these products from Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GG6FCA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000GG6FCA&linkCode=as2&tag=marljust-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X7VZYQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004X7VZYQ&linkCode=as2&tag=marljust-20

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