Saturday, March 29, 2008
As for the bad, well, WC attempted to bite 4 times yesterday, and two of the attempts were completed....................
Also, they said she doesn't seem to "get" the concept of time-out, as she chose to laugh, dance, and sing a few songs while there. Now, I could have told them that.
So start crossing your fingers again that we don't get kicked out. For good measure, I am going garden shopping for the school garden on Sunday and will probably attend the Catholic pancake breakfast before church tomorrow. Cause it can't hurt.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Oh Shannie, this ties in perfectly with the Too Faced eye makeup review I've been meaning to do for almost 2 weeks! Thanks for kicking me in the ass and making me get it done!
I went along with Slim to Ulta a few weeks ago to watch her get a Too Faced makeover by a Too Faced makeup artist. It was fab! I intently watched every move the artist made, asked a million questions about her techniques and even what makeup she was personally wearing, and probably convinced her that I was a freak. Or maybe not, because she did offer to do a touch-up on me since I wasn't bare-faced. Fun!
One product I was particularly interested was the eye shadow primer, something I haven't used since the old days when I used Clinique's Touch Base, which I stopped using because I hated using my finger to apply it. Recently, I've heard a lot about Urban Decay's Primer Potion (called UDPP by beauty bloggers), but I've also read a lot about how their delivery sucks and leaves a lot of product unreachable in the tube.
But I am in love with Too Faced's Shadow Insurance ($17)! Much better application system. The makeup artist said to squeeze a small amount on a concealer brush and apply all over your lid up to your brow. It's amazing how much better my eye shadow wears when I use this. I am wearing eye shadows I never wore before because I could never get a good application from them. Now I know the secret.....
- doesn't run or smudge throughout the day, even when I exercise
- lengthens dramatically
- is easy to take off
Thursday, March 27, 2008
But today she bit someone. Her closest little buddy.... on the face.
I am crushed. And at a loss as to what to do.
Courtney writes: ooh! I'd like a review on your favorite self tanner please!
First and foremost, you should know I love to be tan. I spent so many years trying to get (and usually achieving) that savage tan. I always feel prettier with a tan. But alas, we now know that it's bad for your skin...... So a few years back I decided no more outside or bed tanning for me.
I was always freaked out by self-tanning lotions because of all the orange results I'd seen on others so I stayed away.
So when Jergens first came out with their gradual tanner in 2004, I rushed to try it. I was not impressed. The smell was off-putting and I could not get even color, especially on my legs. So I gave up for a little while.
Next I tried Dove's version. A little better, but still not something I enjoyed using.
Now, one of my favorite beauty bloggers is Beauty Addict. Last summer she did a feature called Fake Bake Month and I discovered St. Ives Healthy Brilliance Renew & Glow.
Oh, what a much better smell! The color was great for me and it actually was a terrific body lotion as a bonus. Easy to spread, dries fast, develops into a nice light tan after a few days. I found it at Target and it was reasonably priced at around $7. I was sold.
Of course, you'll never get identical results to an actual outdoor tan, and my results were nowhere near as dark as the savage tan I was used to getting..... but this is probably the next best thing. Check out Beauty Addict and give some of her suggestions a try!
Edited to add: Well, damn. It looks like it may have been discontinued. I haven't bought it since last summer..... I am very disappointed! Maybe it's still in some stores, though. Be on the lookout.
I guess it's back to Beauty Addict's reviews and I'll try to find something similar.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Are you wondering about any new products you've seen? Makeup questions? We're talking food, cleaning products, candy, beauty products, clothes, anything.
Cause here's the deal: If it's new, on an endcap, or there's a coupon for it, I've probably bought it. And believe me, I've got opinions. Mr. Sasha is convinced there's a career out there for me in product review, but I'm not so sure. I'm a little like Rosie Perez's character on White Men Can't Jump, I know a little bit about a lot of stuff.
Anyway, leave me a comment with your question and I'll post some answers later today!
Also, can anyone think of a better name for the feature besides Ask the Product Junkie? Creativeness is my downfall.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Here in the south(west) we're stating to have some fab days mixed in with our 20 degree days. Saturday was one of those nice days and Mr. Sasha suggested we grill hamburgers. I ran to WalMart since we had none of the stuff on hand, and wandered down the beer aisle.
Ever since I'd seen the Tea Partay video last year (East is so much better than West), I've been dying to try to Smirnoff Raw Tea and this was the perfect occasion. I found the Raspberry variety and into my cart it went.
verdict: Yum! And more yum! Light and refreshing.... I downed two before I even realized it. No aftertaste. Just wonderful. I'll be buying more and can see these being a staple this summer.
I'm also a fan of the original Blue Moon, and yesterday when I was at Target at lunch I found this new version:
Well, first of all, I'm so flattered you asked me! I do have some suggestions for you.
I describe myself as PDP (pretty damn pale) and it looks as though our hair color is about the same... so I think some things that work well for me may work well for you too.
First, let me tell you about my HG (holy grail) lip routine.
First, I apply TheBalm's Stainiac in Beauty Queen (it's berry pink, not the shade above). It's a fabulous gel stain that lasts quite a long time. I find I get the most even long-lasting wear from a gel stain. It's $14 at Sephora and a great buy because it lasts forever.
Monday, March 24, 2008
We had a fabulous Easter. The weather was much better than predicted and there were no rain clouds in sight.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Here is a pic I ran across last night of me and Mamalicious on the first day of school freshman year. So yeah, that's 20 years ago this fall!
I'm not sure how I got my bangs to do that, but if I recall correctly it involved some hairspray applied while I had my head upside down. Nice. Also, I do believe I had on Revlon Silver City Pink lipstick. Fab. I also see some baby blue eyeliner and am 100% sure I have on an Esprit outfit.
I was looking for the Morp (backwards Prom) trash bag outfit pictures, but was unable to locate them. Hopefully they will turn up, because they are Fierce. We were way before our time. You gotta see them.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Me: Sweet Niblets, they don't fit.... now what are we going to do?
Mr. Sasha: Do you have any hidden candy that will work? Maybe some of those Hershey kisses I've seen hidden in the laundry room?
Me: Those are chocolate, and we aren't supposed to take chocolate, and shut up.
Mr. Sasha: I don't know then. What will fit in these little eggs that isn't chocolate?
Me: Hmmmm...... Starburst! How about I go get 2 packs of Starburst at CVS real quick and we'll just stuff a Starburst or two in each egg?
Mr. Sasha: That's kinda tacky. Why don't you at least get the Easter packs of Starburst?
Me: K. Point taken. I suck.
I was actually so busy (cleaning before the cleaning lady comes) this morning, that I put on a sapphire ring instead of my wedding ring. Also left the house without a few things that I needed today.
On the way to school, WC was saying "I throw up" which is totally not true, but still freaked me out every time she said it. She likes to repeat stuff out of context, kind of like saying "Ice cream truck's in trouble." Gee.
Also have totally blown my diet today because it's is someone's birthday and of course I made Neiman Marcus Bars (duh!) and someone made Oreo Balls, and of course 5 of them have jumped in my mouth.
I am getting so close to having my giveaway prizes ready to go out... but yeah, I'm just not there yet. Don't lose hope, I promise it will happen.
I am way behind on reading my favorite blogs, and I have got to get my picture order ready.
Does anyone want to be my personal assistant? It doesn't pay well, but I'll do your nails, give you a makeup makeover, help you set up a blog of your own complete with statcounter and a scrapblog header, and even burn you a cool CD. I'll even save some Neiman Marcus bars for you. Any takers?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
You know what they taste like? A Lemon Little Bucket dessert from KFC. Ever have one? Since they don't carry these at my KFC anymore, these will be a fab substitute. Can't wait to tell my mom. She'll die!
So run go get some. 2 packs for $4. Can't beat that. And go ahead and get the Orange Creme ones too because you'll love them. Be my partner in crime.
The Tide Smart Dry hangers rock! Totally solved the problem of hanger pucker on the shoulders of Mr. Sasha's shirts that I hang to dry. My shirts are too little for those giant hangers, so I picked up a bottle of the Downy Wrinkle Release that was suggested in my comments. I have used it before and remember it smells great, so hopefully that will help my shirts.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Anyway, you know I can't resist candy and you know I'm all about the "new". So I'll be back later to give you the verdict and also post about my weekend.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I love this polish- I have had it in Heartbeat Frost and have used it on my nails quite a few times and it is gorgeous.
So of course I bought 8 bottles. Cause it's just $1!!! And I really want to be The Girl Who Always Has Fabulously Painted Nails. You and I both know that's not going to happen, because I've been attempting to paint my nails for 5 days now and just can't get it done. But once I get some time, I'm all set.
And also, I am feeling back to normal today. Thanks for all your well-wishes. Contacts back in today, hair looks good, and I've got my precious printed flats from Target on. And it's 70 degrees and I'm planning on running outside today! Yay for Tuesday!
Monday, March 10, 2008
As a result of The 4 Month-Long Cold that has been inhabiting my body, I developed an eye infection on Saturday. I rounded up some Tobradex (any contact-wearing person worth their salt should have this on hand) and used some before I put my contacts in, but decided it would be OK to still wear my contacts all day. For good measure, I used a bit more Tobradex before bed on Saturday.
When I awoke on Sunday, it was safe to say that the infection was much worse and my left eye was matted shut, so I decided to wear glasses. Now, remember, I did get new Coach frames, which I love. And I'm all about wearing my glasses for an hour or so before bed every night.
But when I wear them during the day, I just feel out of sorts, kinda off, and damn it if my hair never fixes right. All day yesterday I just felt hung over and kinda yucky. I even agreed to lie down w/ The Politician and take a nap with him, and I haven't taken a nap outside of pregnancy since I was 18 months old.
After we all woke up from our naps, Mr. Sasha wanted to drive down to his parents house to see their puppies. While we were there, my right eye started acting up and involuntarily started closing and throbbing. Long story short (sorry about that) the whole 40 minute drive home I was having to apply pressure to the eye to keep it shut and trying to get it to stop throbbing, and Mr. Sasha was seriously considering pulling into an ER, and I wasn't saying no. It was that bad.
But we made it home, I used the drops, and about an hour later I was able to open the eye. Good lord. Today, I'd really just like to go back to bed.
So no funny from me today. If anything happens, I'll take some notes and fill you in later.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
There were chickens in my mouth and I took the whole box of floss to get all the chicken out. And I tell Ms. Donna that all the chickens were in my mouth.
If we eat too much candy, when it touches our teeth blood, you have to get a lot of floss and floss that out like we didn’t like chickens.
You have to brush your teeth really good then there are cavity bugs in your mouth and you have to go to the dentist and get them out and then they are all clean and then you get a prize.
Andrew’s mom is going to come and give us toothbrushes and then we get to take them home and brush our teeth with them and that’s it.
Is it evident that the Sashas eat a lot of chicken?
Friday, March 7, 2008
So here's a quick little recap with my opinion on each product.
Sephora Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain - Love this! This is similar to my HG lip stain, TheBalm Stainiac, but a slightly different shade. I adore the fact that it's almost a gel, as I find stains that are very liquidy like Benetint to be too watery to get good coverage. This looks fab with some sparkly gloss on top, and I adore the sponge tip applicator and see-through packaging.
Why oh why am I an accountant? Why do I live in Podunk America? Why can't I be a beauty editor at my favorite magazine Glamour?????
Thursday, March 6, 2008
But I don't remember anybody wearing 4 popped collars! WTH?
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Anyway, he pretty much just stood there and watched the ball go by. Even stepped out of the way a few times. Other times, he was dancing around, doing a little jig. Mr. Sasha was not happy. Three of P's friends were getting after it, getting sweaty and generally red-faced. They were hustling. While P was dancing. And standing around. He totally did not need that Gatorade we passed out after the game.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
- Had professional pics of the kids done last Saturday- pics of what was worn and stories of how fabulous the kids were to come
- The Politician started soccer- it remains to be seen if he is at all athletic
- Had a free sandwich at Schlotzsky's yesterday because I registered at their site
- Got a free OPI nail polish at Ulta yesterday from my rewards from last quarter- pretty- show you later
- Don't neglect to cut out that coupon for $1 off any Johnson & Johnson Buddies Product from Sunday's paper- can be used for the bars of soap that are 99 cents at CVS and Target!
- I used to DJ middle school dances with my Filipino friend Betsy (just threw that in there for ya- pretty interesting, huh?)
- That new TV show High School Reunion- am I crazy or was there already a show like this 10 years or so ago??? Please someone help me remember!
- If you have a Comcast address- they hate me and won't let my emails through- so Shelly, I will need an alternate email address because they are blocking my emails to you!
- I promise Lip Stain/Gloss reviews to come! Promise!
- I may or may not be coming down with the flu. Operation Break Myself of Afrin went super (no use on Friday-Sunday) but all of the sudden yesterday I felt a new cold coming on! And now I'm achy....
- Went to a local consignment sale last night and scored some super cute designer kids stuff- pics to come
Edited to add: Oh, thank goodness. Found this at wikipedia: High School Reunion is an original program that will begin airing March 5 2008. According to the TV Land website, the 1987 graduating class of J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas will be reunited and conduct documentary-style interviews on their classmates without having their old peers listening in. The people interviewed are given labels to describe their high school roles. The series was filmed in Maui.
The program had originally aired on The WB for two seasons between 2003 and 2005. Those series featured reunions of younger classes (ten-year reunions), and focused more the on the strife, romantic tension and old rivalries between classmates than the lighter tone of the TV Land version of the series.
Dawg, this makeup-loving gal must know: What shine control product are you using these days? On the show the last few weeks, I've noticed your skin looks fierce, and so nice and matte! Please share! Maybe you are using my HG primer, EDM Tinted Silk Dust?
Monday, March 3, 2008
And you knew I wouldn't have my shit together to actually put the names on pieces of paper and literally DRAW three out, didn't you?
I just made a trusty little list on paper, assigning everyone a number in the order they left their posts. I did leave off Traci Anne since my gift came from her.
Then I meandered over to www.random.org and used their random number service. Too cool. You tell it how many numbers you need (3), give it a starting and ending point (and yes those numbers can be the results) and poof! Three numbers!
Without further ado, the winners are:
Jason and Laurie
Shoot me an email with your mailing info and shortly (in a week or two) a nice little surpise will arrive at your door!