March 4, 2011

freaky friday


Today's topic:
We use 'em, we love 'em, and here is a little bit about mine:
drum roll, puh-lease...
I love makeup.  I always have. 
(it's not a secret)
(my secret santa at work got me a sephora gift card)
 I started wearing makeup in the fifth grade.
However, my mother will be proud that I can finally admit that: I didn't always apply correctly or choose the right shades.  But, just like my style, that is ever evolving, my makeup drawer is always in full rotation.
Below are some of my current faves and this week's FBFF questions.

1. What's your favorite drug store beauty product and what is your favorite higher-end beauty product? 
My favorite drug store product fluctuates, depending on my budget.  I used to live and breathe Covergirl products.  I love Physician's Formula Bronzer and I use Rimmel Glam eyes mascara- love it.
When it comes to higher end products- I love my NARS blushes and all over stick.  I use shades Orgasm (I know... right?) and Super Orgasm (which has shimmer- for an evening out)

2. If there one product that is your go-to, that you cannot live without?
When it comes to makeup- I made a significant investment around Christmas time and bought this Sephora Blockbuster Palette.  It has everything I could ever need and more!
(and it closes up in to a cute box that looks like the Sephora bag)
Seriously- I died when I opened it.

3. What is the best hair product you've ever used?
My favorite hair product when I had a short, inverted bob was the Big Sexy Hair line.
NOW- It is Moroccan Oil.  It's Fabulous!
4. Fess up- What's the worst beauty look you've tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?
In middle school, everyone wore WHITE eyeliner.  Everyday.  And I jumped right on that bandwagon.
White eyeliner coupled with blue mascara-- instant disaster.
Thanks to everyone who loved me through that stage.
and the glitter phase- but there isn't enough time for that debacle.  

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products.  What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?
I think I have always been drawn to colored eyeshadows.  I think they can really express your style, when done in a subtle way, or more dramatic.  I like to highlight my eyes and make them pop! And I will never be one to shy away from a bright, red lip :)

So clue me in- what are your favorite products?  And what is your item you just cannot live without?

Sadly, the FBFF awards that I wrote about last week were cancelled.  You can read about it here.
I'm bummed- but I am glad I got to showcase some of my favorites for y'all to check out.
If you haven't yet, click here, and read up on some of my fellow bloggers.

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Have you ever had weeks where you've gotten so little done, yet it takes SO much out of you?
Well- that is my week in a nutshell.
I'm so exhausted.
But looking forward to some time to fully maximize my weekend.
(i.e. enjoy my adult beverages and relax on our new patio furniture)


  1. I like the Rimmel mascara in the bright pink tube, can't think of the name right off hand
    Will have to give this one a try.

  2. Oh man...high school and crazy looks. We did black eyeliner at my high school. SCARY!

    Good answers :)

  3. great post :) lol, i wish that we all had high school pics to show of these crazy looks! everyone's sounds hilarious


  4. Oh man. Early makeup looks of purple lip gloss, blue/purple mascara. A. Mess. Lol.

    My favorites are definitely NARS, and Smashbox. I cant live without either one!

  5. Your mother is proud for many reasons! Love you, my sweet.

  6. I remember the white eyeliner phase! i too am guilty as charged for that little blunder....whew that takes me back!

  7. hahah i love this. i remember when i first started wearing makeup i was positive that BRIGHT BLUE eyeshadow was the most flattering shade. oof.

    also, when i worked at my restaurant this summer, i worked with some sixteen year old girls who wore some seriously ridiculous black raccoon eyes and i was all, "WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!" and then i felt like a grandma.

  8. I buy on the cheap. Ulta brand is my favorite.

  9. I've never been big on make-up, but recently I've started to get really into buying eye shadows! And I've been wanting to try the Rimmel Glam Eyes mascara. Glad to see it's one of your favorites!

  10. I'm a complete makeup novice. Total drug store brand user -- except for my Bare Escentuals lipstick in red delicious and a gold stile eyeshadow compact!


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