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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. ;)

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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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What Is Your Favorite Cuticle Treatment?

Cuticle Creams

There are many kinds of cuticle treatments out there now, yay for us!

There are cuticle butters like LUSH Lemony Flutter and Badger Balm Soothing Shea Butter Cuticle Care. There are the classic cuticle oils like Boots Cuticle Oil. There are creams like Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. And there are on-the-go pens like Nicole by OPI Oil To Go.

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