Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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1. Foundation brush. It's probably a sensory thing, but I cannot apply foundation with my fingers... I get all shivery just thinking about it. I use a foundation brush that I wash each morning with foam soap, then I use it damp to apply my liquid foundation. I suggest e.l.f.'s Mineral Foundation Brush ($5).
2. Powder brush. After I apply my foundation, I do a dusting of e.l.f.'s High Definition Powder with a fluffy brush like e.l.f.'s Studio Complexion Brush ($3).
HD Powder is a translucent, versatile loose powder that creates a flawless, "soft focus"
effect to the skin. Masks fine lines and imperfections for a glowing, radiant
complexion. This incredibly soft and invisible powder is ideal for everyday
wear, either alone or over your favorite e.l.f. foundation. Our HD Powder is a
makeup artist and e.l.f. fan favorite, and at only $6, it can be yours at a
fraction of the cost of the competition!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
As we carried WC to the van, kicking and screaming, last Saturday night, after she repeatedly hurt another child, I felt eyes on me.
As we left a friend's house earlier than planned the weekend before, after she was mean to their daughter, I felt eyes on me.
I need to print a tshirt.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I was pondering the premise of SJP's newest movie, I Don't Know How She Does It, and the answer is really easy.
She doesn't. Or at least, I don't.
I don't do it at. As a mom with a lot on her plate, I just can't.
I have friendships that have been neglected, baby books that haven't been filled, 25 pounds that haven't been lost, baseboards that haven't been re-stained after we re-floored the whole house, flower beds that haven't been tended to, pictures that haven't been uploaded or printed, books that haven't been read..... the list goes on and on.
What's the answer? How do I find that balance I am so desperately looking for? I'm not sure, but I'm mulling it over and hope to sort it out soon.
Friday, September 16, 2011
One of the first things I want to show them is my Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection from e.l.f. (Eyes Lips Face).
The Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection Includes:
Sleek, Water-Resistant Case
Eyeshadow "C" Brush
Small Angled Brush
Small Smudge Brush
Angled Foundation Brush
Small Precision Brush
This set basically has every brush you'll need to create your look. Good brushes make such a different in makeup application. And trust me, these are nice, high-quality brushes! Although it retails for $30, using the code CAROLINA takes $7.50 off your order, making these very well priced. (And note: you can get 5.5% back from ebates for e.l.f. purchases!)
I also use (and LOVE) the High Definition Powder. This is basically identical to Make Up Forever's HD Powder, and at $6, it's quite a savings over MUFE's $30 price tag.
Emily at Beauty Broadcast has an entire video dedicated to her e.l.f. favorites, and it's worth a watch if you are considering placing an order.
They offer free shipping on orders over $25, so if you are looking for other products to try, a few of Emily's favorite are: Studio Blush ($3), Mineral Lipstick ($5), and Super Glossy Lip Shine ($1).
Disclosure: I have no relationship with e.l.f. at all- they don't even know who I am! I purchased the products pictured above myself. The ebates link in the text above is a referral link, and we both get $5 if you sign up using my referral link.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
In other news, P had his first two fall baseball games last night, and they went great! I am SO glad he has found a sport he enjoys, and bonus! It just so happens to be my favorite sport too.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I found a fabulous idea for a party that I just had to follow through with. My Sunday school class was scheduling a Girls Night, so I suggested we do a Favorite Things Party, and offered to host at my house last Friday Night. It was such a hit! We had a total of 15 people there, and I asked everyone to bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and also bring whatever they'd like to drink.
Here's the original instructions from the Pin:
Each person brings their favorite thing (anything you like.. your favorite lip gloss, favorite kitchen tool, favorite gift wrapping supply, a gift card for your favorite frozen yogurt, etc.). It can't cost more than $6, and each person brings five of the same thing. When you arrive at the party, you write your name on five slips of paper and throw them in a big bowl. The bowl is passed around, and each person takes five names (making sure you don't pick your own.. or two of the same name). One at a time each person introduces their favorite thing and then reads the five names they picked from the bowl, passing out their gift to those five guests. After everyone at the party has presented their favorite thing, each person should end up with five gifts to take home. It's always interesting to see what people choose, and some guests have started to bring a notepad and pen to jot down what people love.
We chose to modify a bit- we went with three $10 gifts.
I bet you can wager a guess as to what I picked up for my three gifts..... nail polish! I got Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat because it seems like people don't know about it, and it's life changing! (well, as life changing as a beauty product can be!)
And here's what I received: a market basket from Kirkland's to use when I go shopping (rather than use Target or Wal-Mart's nasty little baskets, a silicon spoon/spatula from Williams Sonoma, and the book Heaven is for Real.
We had a wonderful time and there was a lot of "Ohhh..... I've never seen that before!" and "I have to get that!". Have you hosted a party like this before?