Eyebrow Emergency

Hello Friends!

Happy Friday! Isn’t Friday the most wonderful day?? It’s sort of like Christmas Eve, the day before the best day of the week leading to my favorite days of the week. Friday is usually always a good day 🙂

I had an eyebrow emergency yesterday. I grabbed my eyebrow pencil, Anastasia Brow Whiz and tried to roll up the pencil, but nothing happened and I realized it was empty! NOOOOOOOO…..hence my emergency. There was a little nub that I managed to outline my brows but it was not the same LOL

So after work yesterday I quickly walked to Ulta (from parking lot/car) and found my favorite eye brow pencil.

I’ve learned that my eyebrows are not exactly alike and that’s ok. Someone once told me, “eyebrows are sisters, not twins” and I love remembering that. I’m adding pictures today of before I do my eyebrows, after I do my eyebrows, and then with my hair and lips done. I’ve noticed my right eyebrow has more of an arch and my left eyebrow is more straight, no matter what I do to try and make them the same, they want to do their own thing.  I’m exercising acceptance with my eyebrows LOL!

When younger, my eyebrows were thicker and I also did not have rosacea so I didn’t wear heavy foundation (most times I did not wear foundation at all). Now my eyebrows are a little thinner due to age or thyroid disease, I am not sure; so I pencil more in and it seems to also match my dyed hair. I dye my hair (I have a lot of gray) and right now I like my hair this color; I also like the red streaks, it’s fun. Maybe when I’m older, I will let it go gray, I’m not sure yet. I’ve also tried lighter foundations because my skin tone is originally fair, but rosacea has made my face and neck so red that the lighter tones on my face look odd against my dark (red) neck. So I wear a darker foundation (Estee Lauder Double Wear) and pencil in my brows so everything kind of matches.

I hope this helps anyone else who suffers from rosacea or age related eye brow thinning.

Thanks for reading Friends and Happy Friday!

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New Lippie/Reviewing Flower (Brand)

Happy Friday friends!

Wow I know it’s Friday and all but seriously, it’s snowed here in Utah county….and the wind is blowing, it feels arctic! We got about three inches of snow last night and no way it feels like April 13! What happened??

This week I went to Walmart with my good friend Anne because she introduced me to the Flower Brand (Drew Barrymore) and it’s carried at Walmart and Ulta. I decided to go to Walmart cause I just can’t afford an Ulta trip right now (know what I mean??)! LOL

I picked up two different Matte lip glosses and liners and will share pictures of how it looks! I purchased two Miracle Matte Lipcolor and two Petal Pout lipliners and am having so much fun using them. I purchased Merlot Kiss Miracle Matte Lipcolor, which is a deep berry color and Petal Pout lip liner in Violet and that’s what I’m rockin’ today. I’m wearing my burgundy pixie pants from OldNavy, pink striped shirt with ruffled cuffs from Target, WhoWhatWear and tweed jacket also Target, WWW (I figure the striped pink shirt is sort of spring even if it’s snowing and 30degrees outside)

Yesterday I wore a bold print skirt with lace underlay that I love from Target, WhoWhatWear, along with a coral tank (Nordstrom Rack)and tan cardigan (OldNavy) with open toe booties (also Nordstrom Rack-although it was blizzarding yesterday and I wondered if I was crazy wearing a skirt!) I added Miracle Matte Lip in Melon Pop lined with Petal Pout in Fuschia. It’s a bold color but wow I love it!

Try this new brand out and see what you think, I’m having fun already (and it’s not quite the weekend)!

Saturday Makeover Fun

Hello Friends!

How is everyone doing on this fine rainy cloudy gray Saturday?? I know it’s kind of a yucky weather day right?? I love Saturdays and didn’t have much on my “to do” list today except a couple loads of wash, which I almost do with my eyes closed LOL

I laid in bed as long as I could; I actually woke at 7:30am…yuk right?? But I laid there for another 40 minutes or so and then got up. Then I thought I could do some fun self care!

I put on a special exfoliating mask from Elemis: Papaya Enzyme Peel and wandered around the house; fixed my favorite coconut/cacao shake and loaded the dishwasher. Then I made an instastories live video about my skin care routine. Check on Instagram, I hope you like it.

Then I had some fun with different eye colors! I will explain!

Awhile ago I bought Stila Magnificient Metals liquid eye shadow in Sunset Cove; it’s a pretty pink shadow but until today I hadn’t got a chance to figure out how to wear pink on my eyelids! ha! Now is my chance!

Last year I got a free gift from Ulta: a NYX “Happy Birthday” eye shadow palette that I haven’t as yet used very much, the colors are bright.

This week I also went to Ulta to pick up some lashes, I use fake glue on lashes daily and my regular supermarket has been out for awhile. Ulta had bogo 50% off so I grabbed a couple packs, only to get home and realize one of the lash packs was the fullest, longest lashes I had ever seen! How am I gonna wear that on a daily basis! LOL I don’t go out an party so figure that one out! (But here comes Saturday and you know I can do what I want 😉

I put the Sunset Cove on my lids and an orange color in the crease and above my lid. I then used just an ivory under my brows. I didn’t put eye liner on today because I’m trying to highlight the fancy eye color and lashes! (Plus it’s a rainy day and I put my hair up, so focusing on my eyes is only logical-I totally think like a Vulcan right??)

I then glued on these huge, full, long fancy eye lashes, put on thicker lower lash mascara (I really think my lower lashes are longer than my upper lashes, how that happen really??-who else thinks eyelashes are generally unfair in life?)

Then I added a matte pink lipstick someone gave me for ordering LuLaRoe…it looks Tarte brand. I include a picture.

And there ya go! I have pink and orange eyes today, and I’ve got to say I love it and it’s super fun to dress up my eyes when it’s a dingy day! I totally cheered myself up by doing something different and spent time on myself today, I really needed that, my work week was brutal guys, really difficult ….I feel so much better

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Me and Rose DeWitt Bukater

So since I’ve been sick, I’ve been watching a lot of movies. Usually when I’m sick, I watch a lot of Jane Austen…but this time I seem to be hooked on disaster movies. Being sick calls for lengthy movies (so one doesn’t have to constantly get up and put another movie in…Jane Austen movies….especially Pride and Prejudice…go on forever! Which I love, I love the period dramas/comedies…they’re so fascinating but also long which is perfect when one is ill) But this time, since I just went on a cruise, I felt a fascination with Titanic and Rose DeWitt Bukater!

She went on a cruise-I went on a cruise…granted her cruise ended differently than mine. I noticed one thing:I am not the biggest high maintenance woman on this planet!

I offer evidence of my claim: here is a picture of me at the airport with our luggage (I have two 50# checked bags and one carry on bag (my husband also has two checked bags, but I’ve put shoes in one of his so I guess you have to count them all) and here are pictures of Rose DeWitt Bukater’s luggage (character played by Kate Winslet) “all the trunks from that car there, 12 from here, and the safe to the parlour suite rooms B52, 54, and 56”-explains Cal’s assistant, that bad guy that’s always harassing Rose and Jack. I don’t have near the same number of bags, of course she had these huge hats and several beaded dresses along with corsets that took a lot of room; but holy cow they had TRUNKS…have you ever seen a trunk? I could’ve got all my clothes in my closet into one trunk…I only had two suitcases and a carryon…who knew I’m a simple woman.

Maybe I need to up my game? I’ll be pondering my simple nature (compared to Rose DeWitt Bukater) while I watch another disaster movie-“2012” which coincidentally also has a cruise ship… maybe the next movie will be “Poseidon”???

Hump Day Blues

Hello Friends!

Thank goodness it’s Wednesday, although I have to actually make it through the whole day before I really can say thank goodness LOL!

Last night I went out with a couple of good friends (H & A) team and we went to “Pitch Perfect 3” which actually was funny and fun to see, although the movie started at 8 pm, so our fun ended around 11:30pm which meant I washed my face and finally got in bed at midnight….that’s a little late for me! I also drank a whole water bottle during the movie so woke up at 3am for a nature call and then got up at 6am because I had a doctor appointment at 830 in Salt Lake…..so I’m a wittle ty ty….trying to drag myself through the day until I can go home and close my eyes for a few hours… (that’s what I tell myself, it might not actually be a thing)!

But I did get myself ready without forgetting some important things! Actually I forgot to put on toner and forgot my deep burgundy lipstick, but normally when I’m super tired I forget bigger stuff; for example one time I forgot my contacts…all of a sudden I realized I coudn’t see (when I’m driving) and then I realized what I did! Ha ha or I one time I forgot to put my eyebrows and mascara and then I’m really in trouble! ( I really do know these are first world problems) LOL This is just my life 😉 But I had already planned what to wear today, so I didn’t have to think TOO much when I got dressed (that’s a good thing, cause who knew what might have happened!) I wore one of my favorite military style jackets (JCPenney, Libby Edelman) with a floral (JCPenney knit shirt) my pixie burgundy pants (Old Navy) and studded boots by (Shoedazzle) so it looks like I’m put together but no one would know I’m actually not all there…unless you have an extended conversation with me.

So considering I’m running on half normal cylinders than usual, I think I’m functioning pretty well. At the end of the day, I’ll take stock again and see if that’s actually true!

(It’s SNOWING now, sooo glad we’re leaving) Packing in Earnest/And We’re Off!

Hello friends and happy weekend!

I’ve finally started packing for my trip! But before that, I made a few stops to pick up: Dramamine, ear plugs, small hand lotion, vitamins, hand sanitizer, cash, and gas in my car! Just normal stuff really.

Since I’ve been home, I’ve washed my clothes, got down suitcases, set out each of my outfits/work out clothes and brainstormed shoes/jewelry to wear on each day (not working out of course)…and my swimsuit bottom finally arrived! It fits and for the most part is cute with the top (that was cutting it close right??) Tell me what you think of my choices??

I have to make another decision-there are two fancy dinners to attend and here are the choices of dresses: silver/taupe sparkly, red velvet, and black/white striped. Which do you like better?? I will end up taking at least five pairs of shoes, I don’t see any other way around it now LOL

So now I just have makeup and hair stuff to pack which will have to be done in the morning-there’s just no other way to do it!

Our flight leaves at 1:50pm tomorrow!

Fashionista goes on vacation?

Hey my friends!

In one day and 15 hours I will be leaving on vacation and I’ve been concerned….maybe you don’t realize that I’m kind of a high maintenance woman? It might be clear with all of the makeup, jewelry, clothes, shoes….yada yada yada along with other essentials like shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, moisturizer, eye shadow, hats, sunscreen, (maybe a swimsuit, one shipment hasn’t came in the mail yet, little worried) comb, brush, clips, q tips, blow dryer, curling iron….you get the gist right???

How does a fashionista or high maintenance woman go on vacation without packing the whole house along the way?? I have a stack of outfits in my closet I’ve planned to wear in the climate we are visiting, along with a stack of possible swimsuits that aren’t going to work…I’m trying to decide exactly what shoes to bring. I can’t bring them all but want to make sure I have a couple pair of sandals and some shoes for walking…is that all I’ll need?? Well no, there’s going to be a couple fancy dinners over this period so I need to bring a couple of fancy dresses along with shoes, jewelry, and the obligatory shaper (the only thing I DON’T think I’ll need is hose) LOL.

Are you starting to see my problem? I also wonder what I’m gonna carry my essentials in?? I have several (many) purses here at home but I’m not taking several purses. I think it would be best if I just took one, so will my straw bag work? And should I take my myriad of lipsticks and liners just in case?? Oh my gosh, you are seeing my problem aren’t you? Obviously this is a first world problem and really not a bad thing but there ya go, I’m a super high maintenance woman trying to figure out how to pack minimally while STILL having what I need. THIS IS GONNA BE TRICKY!

Stay tuned…. 🙂

(The picture I shared is how my vacation SHOULD look) 😂 high expectations might get me in trouble! And FYI I’m not even packed yet- just thinking about it!