Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sweet Sixteen…

Oh to be sixteen again – perfect skin, the ability to eat all the chocolate that one desires and of course the big one – prom. A coming of age tradition that makes me remember my prom like it was yesterday. Of course, girls go all out for prom (I did!)- from the makeup, to the shoes and dress, to the hair – everything has to be perfect.
Since prom is usually synonymous with classic glamour, I chose a very simple yet elegant look using my Naked Palette from Urban Decay. The results were beautiful and classic – the type of look that anyone will look back on in ten years and be happy.

Before - No Makeup

After - Prom Makeup

After - Prom Makeup

After - Prom Makeup

Smashbox Photo-OP Under Eye Brightener

Let’s face it – life is hard for the working mom. Running around after kids at home, running after teenagers at work (this only applies if you are lucky enough to be a hard working high school teacher) and running around outside to get your exercise in can obviously take time away from a regular sleep schedule. Sometimes, this can take it’s toll out on a woman’s face – which is more commonly known as under eye circles. We all have them – unfortunately – but they are no match for the Photo- OP Under Eye Brightener by Smashbox.
I picked this product up randomly at Pharmaprix one day because it was on liquidation and extremely cheap (less than $5!) and I knew that I would get use out of it – why not, I love brighteners. I didn’t realize how much use I would get out of it – it’s perfect for the under eye area as it brightens with a soft shimmer that leaves any face looking so pretty. A bonus to this product is that you can also use it as a highlighter on the cheekbones or around your mouth.

Before - No Makeup

After - Makeup done with Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener

Good to Go…

So, I’ve been extremely MIA for the last few months. Work has just been extremely crazy, and I haven’t had the time (or the heart – I’ll be honest) to sit down in front of a computer and write a blog entry. I’ve been busy doing makeup – however, unfortunately with my brain being as scattered as it has been, I kept on forgetting my camera!

Essie Good to Go - Rapid Dry Topcoat

Today’s blog is going to be about my new(ish) discovery that I now can’t live without. I love doing my nails and having them painted – for me, it always looks polished and put together. The only downside about this is that I hate waiting for my nails to dry, and this almost always results in me ruining at least one of my nails (if not more). This is no longer happening thanks to the Essie Good to Go – my new life saver. I’m always a little weary about rapid dry topcoats that claim that they will set and dry your nailpolish in 30 seconds, but this little jewel actually does. After two coats of nailpolish, wait about 30 seconds to a minute, pop this guy on, and presto! your nails are dry and good to go (as the name says). Thanks to this topcoat, I no longer look at doing my nails as a chore – and manage to change my nail colour twice a week, with it taking about 20 minutes. How does it get any better than that?

I have loads of new beauty secrets and makeup tips to share for the next few weeks, so stay posted!

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