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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Favorite Lid Brushes

My two favorite brushes that I use to apply eyeshadow on the lid area...are not actually lid brushes! Of all my beauty items I think the thing I have the least of is brushes. I often get so excited about new eyeshadow and lipstick colors I neglect building my brush collection. So I am always on the lookout for good quality brushes that are inexpensive.










Right now I am loving the 1/2 Loew Cornell 270 Maxine's Mop (actually a paintbrush) and the Makeup Geek Mini Concealer brush. They are both flat shader brushes great for packing on color and are around 5 dollars. I like the Maxine Mop for when I want to do an all over wash of color. The bristles are dense but soft and I also think this would work great for large eyes. I got mine at Michael's, but I think you could find it at most craft stores. The MUG brush is great for all eye sizes and I really like it for more detailed work. I use this brush to apply paint pots and other cream products quite often too.










I have heard the mini concealer is a dupe for the MAC #239 but I am not positive because I don't own it. I own for the most part Sonia Kashuk and ELF Brushes, along with some miscellaneous Sephora ones and paintbrushes. To me, if it works and is of good quality, that's what is most important. Not a high-end price tag. That's not to say that I wouldn't like more MAC brushes: I would love some! But it's also nice to save money :)



Sunday, July 1, 2012

Random Post is Random

Hello! What a hectic week! Every year at work we do a fundraiser for JDRF (Juvenille Diabetes Research) and have been working on the preparations for that. We always make hair clips and accesories to sell as well as all the flyers and stuff. At the end of the month we also have a bake sale, car wash, and cut-a-thon. So yeah, a bit busy.










Sweet flower clip I made! I used fabric scrapbooking flowers, a button, a ribbon, a clip, and hot glue! We also made headbands from recycled t-shirts and rhinestones.










I wanted to post a look I did a few days ago. I reminds me of a Hawaiian sunset!


Products Used:


  • Palladio Herbal Eye Primer
  • Makeup Geek Mandarin
  • Makeup Geek Chickadee
  • MAC Samoa Silk
  • MAC Brown Down
  • MAC Vanilla
  • Urban Decay 24/7  liner in Demolition
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Electric
  • Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Peace
  • Ardell Falsies
  • Cargo Better than Waterproof mascara
  • Anastasia Soft Brown eyebrow pencil
  • Rhinestone from Michael's









And...one more random thing: I got a really cute pedicure! What's more relaxing?









I LOVE mint this summer!