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Are You a Sucker for Packaging?

Spring photo

Do you ever find yourself lusting after or purchasing products you will never use and/or definitely don’t need, specifically for the packaging?

I did this recently with the Physician’s Formula Nude Wear Blushes. The packaging looks so much like the MAC Making Pretty collection I could not resist!

Give me pretty much anything with rose gold on it and somehow I always end up buying it.

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Your Perfect Beauty Item Would Be?

Makeup Products

Happy hump day! The week is flying by because of the Presidents’ Day holiday here in the US, and for that, I am grateful. Hope your week is going great so far.

If you had the power to create THE perfect eyeshadow or nail polish or whatever beauty product you like for yourself, what would it be and what brand would you want to create it?

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Splurge or Save?

Beauty Image

Hello! I hope your week has been treating you kindly!

So we all have things we like to splurge on, right? Things which we have no issue throwing down the big bucks for because maybe they are unique or just a damn good product. Then there are those things that kind of seem like a huge waste of money if you spend more than $5 or $10 dollars on them. Things that maybe you can buy virtually anywhere and they are all basically the same.

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IMATS LA 2014-7

This past weekend I was at IMATS in good ‘ole Pasadena, CA. It was my first trip to any IMATS show and I had so much fun!

I drove down with a friend who I’ve known since I was eleven (wow that makes me feel ancient) who is really into the whole makeup/special effects/costume world. In fact she makes costumes for theater groups and individual people, including some recent giant bobble-heads for a Primus show! We managed to talk about our cats and dogs for hours upon hours on the drive, which was fun in a very cat-lady sort of way. 😉

I was able to meet some of the amazing people I’ve been chatting with for years with on social media, so that was really cool. In fact it’s one of the main reasons I went to the show. I certainly don’t NEED any makeup, so I didn’t really buy much.

IMATS is a Face Off oasis. If you love the show like I do, you would be excited to see all the people from the show there. I saw at least 20 “cast members” from various seasons, including the one that just started.

Let’s begin with the photos. Some are from my Canon but some are iPhone 5S photos, so they aren’t all super crisp once blown up. I hate lugging that 60D around all day, it’s so darn heavy!

IMATS LA 2014-11

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Beauty Things I Have Learned

Beauty Rules

Over the years I would like to think I’ve learned a thing or two when it comes to beauty. Some are pretty obvious but I figured it might be worth repeating and adding my personal thoughts on some of the issues.

  • Perfection is overrated
    • And actually rather boring. I am much more interested in looking at someone who has something unique going on or slightly “off” than a perfect mannequin.
  • More is not always good on everyone
    • I have come to the very recent realization that I look better now with less crazy stuff going on with my makeup. In my 20’s and 30’s I gravitated towards bright and pastel eyeshadows. Now I am much more comfortable with browns, plums, golds, and more natural, neutral shades. I think some of it is me realizing those bright shades never really flattered me, but it’s also the age thing. The sad fact is this. In your late 30’s/early 40’s, your eye area WILL change. You will start getting fine lines and a certain, unseemly crepeiness on your eyelids and underneath the eye. All of that can make bright shades not so hawt looking, if you know what I mean. At least on me. So I personally feel like I don’t look great with more extreme eye looks, but if you do, then I am jealous!

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