Depression Awareness Month

Green ribbon candle

It’s October which means it’s Depression Awareness Month. And you know, unlike the other big “awareness” cause going on this month, which is Breast Cancer Awareness, I think we actually do still need awareness for depression. Everyone is aware of breast cancer now, so we need money to go to finding a cure, not awareness. But so many people still do not get what depression actually is.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a couple years or follow me on social media, you know this is an issue I have dealt with in the past. I wrote about here, here and here in case you are interested.

Here comes the “awareness ” part. Clinical depression isn’t a mood. It isn’t the feeling when you fail a big test in school. It’s not the feeling of disappointment when you don’t get that job offer you wanted. It’s not the feeling you have every time you listen to The Cure. It’s a clinically diagnosed illness that disrupts your ability to go about normal life for weeks, months or even years. It doesn’t go away when you pet a cat. It doesn’t stop if you watch a funny movie, or get out of the house. Nothing can lift it except getting help from a professional and/or taking medications.

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Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner in Blond

Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner in Blond

The new Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner comes in three shades, and today I’ll be showing you the lightest one called Blond.

This twist-up style pencil has an oval tip which helps draw in the lines you need and never requires sharpening. You use the thinner side to draw in the outline of your brows, then use the flat oval part to fill that area in. On the other end of the brush there is a nice spoolie, which you can use to get everything “melded” together and looking more natural. The other twos shades this comes in is Chatain (medium brown) and Brun Uviversal (darker brown).

Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner in Blond-2

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Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection for October 2014

Cirque Metropolis Collection for October

The Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection for October 2014 releases today on the Cirque website and I’ve got the swatches for you.

The Metropolis Collection, which pays homage to the great city of New York, started with the September release of NYFW, which was a stunning blue creme. The October release features two new creme shades.

Cirque Concrete Jungle

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theBalm Balmsai Eyeshadow and Brow Palette

theBalm Balmsai

theBalm Balmsai Eyeshadow and Brow Palette recently landed on my desk and as usual with theBalm products, I was super psyched to check it out. They just have the cutest packaging!

This palette includes 18 shades, which can be used as eyeshadows, brow color or liners. It includes a nice sized mirror, as well as some stencils. That’s right, inside you will find a “Brow Guide/Shadow Fallout Guard” stencil and a “Cat Eye ” stencil which can help you create four different cat eye looks. I think this is a great idea and I particularly love the idea of using these under my eye as a fallout guard. Easier and less wasteful than tissue paper.

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Pixi Nail Colour Crystal Champagne

Pixi Nail Colour Crystal Champagne

Pixi Nail Colour Crystal Champagne is a limited edition celebration shade to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Pixi!

Indeed, 15 years ago Petra Strand started the brand Pixi and now they have a great array of products which are readily available at Target stores all over as well as their website.

Pixi Nail Colour Crystal Champagne-2

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