If Dorothy’s ruby red slippers were a nail polish it would be Ruby Jewels. This is my color for Halloween and I love it! It’s a very pretty red and the glitter gives it just that little something extra. It looks so pretty in the sun! If you can’t find Ruby Jewels try Orly’s Red Carpet which is also a red with glitter. It’s just a tad bit brighter.
So I'm at CVS waiting for my refill of Albuterol (this weather is wreaking havoc on my lungs) and what do I spy in this weeks circular? I spy an ad for CoverGirl Exact Eyelights.
Interesting…and just how will they do that?
So you pick a color that compliments your natural eye color and voila you have instant brightness. Almay has something similar to this called Intense I-Color. Various eye makeup items that will enhance and compliment your natural hue.
The Eyelights (sounds like an old 50's all girl group) comes in 4 shades, Black Pearl for brown eyes, Black Ruby for green eyes, Black Sapphire for blue eyes and Black Gold for hazel eyes. The display comes with a color wheel to take all the guess work out of which color will work for you.
I figure it’s a colored Lash Exact mascara just not an obvious colored mascara. It just has a faint hint of color. So it’s kinda new but not really but it does have a pretty new package which I feel a strong need to have in my life.
I really like Lash Exact its right up there with my Max Factor Volume Couture, Lancome and Clinique. After being sucked in by the dark new Maybelline XXL packaging I was disappointed. It really didn't do much for me and the only time folks noticed my lashes was when I layered on my HG of the moment Max Factor Volume Couture.
Of course the CVS right next door doesn't have them, which would be way too easy. The CVS I did go to had them but of course that was the day everybody and they mama had brown eyes so all the Black Pearls were gone. I have read that it's available at Walmart which figures since it’s nowhere near me. I'll keep you posted…
*pics courtesy of the Drugstore Paparazzi
I decided to do a variation on the up do I did here. Instead of crisscrossing my whole head I only did the sections of the front that were 2 strand flat twisted. To be honest the original style normally has me in tears by 3pm. Those bobby pins really, really hurt. I need to figure out a way to pin it with out stabbing my scalp in the process. So I did a pin/bun combo.
Flat twist/ 2 strand flat twist/ braid the front any way you like. I'm still trying to figure out a new style for my 2 strand flat twists so I just went with my old faithful.
I'll only be crisscrossing the 2 strand flat twisted parts.
You can buy the donut at the beauty supply store or your local drugstore. I made my original donut years ago. It was old and too big so I checked my CVS for one and had no luck so I decided to make another one.
Step 1: Get a sock, a knee high and scissors. When choosing a knee high I say go with one closest to your hair color is you can. Since my hair stays some variation of black I went with the black knee high that way if I miss a gap you can't tell since the donut blends in with my hair.
I was trying to figure out which sock I was going to use. I ended up using the one on the left.
Step 2: Cut the ends of the sock, and knee high
Step 3: Start rolling the sock into a donut shape
You should end up with this:
Step 5: Pull the knee high through the donut center
You should end up with:
pony tail holder pic courtesy of scunci
What better way to spend a Friday than hanging out with some beautiful ladies, chowing down on Mexican food and sipping on Swirl margaritas and Mojitos!!
Face and Lips: Not Pictured: Bare Minerals in Deepest Deep & Valana Minerals in Amber Dream; (foundations used as concealer); MAC Blush in Plum du Boisl; Loreal Lipliner in Blackberry; MAC Lipglass in Cherry Blossom
I also got another Cherry Blossom lip glass. Granted it's just a pink gloss and I have plenty of those but I swear this pink is different…
*Manish Arora pics courtesy of MAC*
A Purple/Pinky Look
Pictured : MAC Paint in Mauvism (base); MAC Next To Nothing (tear duct) MAC Romping (lid); HIP Shadows in Charisma & Reckless – purple side (outer corner/crease); HIP Illuminating Highlighter- light side (highlight)
Face and Lips: Not Pictured: Bare Minerals in Deepest Deep & Valana Minerals in Amber Dream; (foundations used as concealer); MAC Blush in Gleeful; MAC Lipglass in Cherry Blossom