Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Stuff

Hi Ho, Beauties!

Somehow we always want to change up our looks a little bit when the hot weather hits.  To that end, I've found a few new colors for you to consider on this hot July day.  :)  Yes, I want you to get out there and shop a little bit.  It's good for the soul, if not the pocketbook.  Nothing perks me up like a new lipstick, gloss, or nailpolish, and here are a few of my new favorites for the Summer of 2013:

Zoya Nail polish, below, in Thandie, the bright tangerine shade; and Hazel, the metallic blue:

Of course, I just bought these shades the other day, and I already can't remember how much they cost (is this a little bit of Creative Forgetfulness at work?), but I know that they were slightly less than the $9.00 each you would pay for OPI, so that's a bargain, right?  There is something just so fun about these colors, and there were quite a few other beauties on the shelf alongside these two, if your tastes run to more cool-toned shades.

Next up, LIP PRODUCTS!  What a shocker, I know!  ;)  One of my favorite cosmetic brands happens to be Bare Minerals, and the new Neutrals Collection caught my eye. (I already owned the eye palette in the collection, but the lipstick and gloss were new to me...oh, dear, they followed me home!)  The lipstick is in the new Moxie formulation, and it's extremely creamy and pretty decently long-lasting, particularly if you practice the 'apply, blot, re-apply' method.  The shade pictured below is a limited edition, so if you want it, hie thee over to Ulta or a Bare Minerals boutique 'quick like a bunny', as my grandma Josephine used to say.  The color is not one I would have chosen just looking at it, but on, it's quite nice!  I am a warm skintone, and I think it's decently flattering to me, but my youngest daughter (my fellow Makeup Junkie in the family) is a cool skintone, and she, too, really likes this shade, so perhaps this is actually a color that ALL SKINTONES can wear......

Isn't it lovely?????  (Cue Stevie and his harmonica....)  And it's in a very classic-looking goldtone case, with a tricky opening mechanism.  There's a little button on the side of the case that is easiest to operate if you turn the case upside-down and then flick upwards with your thumb.  At least you know that the lipstick isn't going to open up in your handbag and smear all over everything......has that ever happened to you?  Of course, it has NEVER happened to me......

And then there are the glosses, also from Bare Minerals, in the new Moxie line:  

The shade on the left, Super Power, is part of the new Neutrals limited edition collection, and won't be around too long, and the shade on the right, Wild One, has slightly different packaging, so I must have picked it up when Moxie was first debuting and was not in its 'final' state.  I'm not sure if it is still available, but if it isn't, there are plenty of other beautiful colors from which you may pick.  I do love the way the Moxie glosses feel on the lips - slightly minty, and not too tacky.  

Finally, I have recently been loving my Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara in Loud Black.  I love a really black mascara, and this one fits the bill quite nicely.  You can find it at your local Sephora.

Till next time, my Beauties, get out there and enjoy the summer!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Makeup Video!

Hi Girls!

Here's another wonderful Lisa Eldridge video.  This time, she shares how to achieve a melt-proof summer makeup look.  I particularly like this finished look, as she is wearing one of my favorite lipcolors:  Keep Me Coral, from Maybelline's 14 Hour collection!  Here's the link: