Monday, July 30, 2012

Ardell Double Up Lashes Review

So today I want to review something that I just bought a CVS for $4.99...
 First I need to start by saying that I am OBSESSED with false lashes!!!
My favorites for a long time were the M.A.C. #7 (thats a whole different post).
I love the full lash look. I have in the past glued two pairs together to try to achieve this and that gets to be a bit much.
So, I was thrilled when I came across these babies at CVS and I knew I just had to have them. I was very skeptical at first because more times then not they look so much better in the package. I bought the #205's here they are...
and here they are on me.

In my opinion, these are great I love the full look that they give and what you see in the package is what you get. They are a little heavy so if you aren't used to wearing lashes you might not like them. The only Issue that I had with them is that they seemed to start lifting at the inner corners, that could just be the fact that I was in a rush when applying them. I will come back to this post and let you know for sure the next time that I wear them.

 Overall if I had to give them a grade it would be an A- . I don't think that there are that many lashes that will give you this full of a look without doubling them yourself, and take it from me that is a pain!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

I am sure that judging by the title you can conclude that this is my FIRST blog post!!! I am so excited to start my blog, I follow quite a few blogs and I have to say that they have really opened my eyes and have gotten me to try new things that I wouldn't have ever even thought about trying. I truly hope that I can do that for you as well.

I am a a freelance makeup artist / stay at home mother and I love both of my jobs. :) My oldest son Noah is about to start Kindergarten (mommy meltdown right here). So I know that this blog will help me take my mind off of things...

This blog is going to be about alot of different things (mostly makeup) but also my current obsessions. Stuff like shoes, fashion, mommy stuff, you name it. I am hoping that maybe one day I will branch out to youtube with some tutorials. I personally love watching tutorials, I think you can learn alot of really great stuff and get some amazing ideas.

So I think it would be fitting for this first post to just review some of my favorites in my makeup bag right now...
First there is the mac matchmaster foundation in shade 1 . 5

here is the description from
New Foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin's undertone. Moisturizing demi-matte finish. Medium buildable coverage. Line-reducing soft-focus powders. A virtually "invisible" foundation with coverage influenced by your own skin tone. A breakthrough patented formula technology with a spectrum of 14 light to deep dark shades. Discover shade intelligence!
it is 35 ml / 1.18 US fl oz and costs US$33.00 and it can be purchased at or any MAC retailer.

So basically this means whether you are a cool tone or warm tone you can wear this and it blends right in. In my opinion I think that it does exactly what it says, it's kind of light weight great for summer and very buildable. I get no ugly makeup lines with this baby! I think I have tried all of the foundations that MAC has to offer and this is in my top 2 favorites. I use my 130 brush with this as I do with all of my foundations, I love that thing.

Next there is my MAC blush in blunt it's 6 g / 0.21 oz and it costs US$20.00. It can be purchased at or any MAC retailer.

I use this for contouring it is a very bronze type color and its matte. I feel like with this product you can do so many things you can use it as a blush, bronzer or for contouring. Talk about alot of bang for your buck! With this I either use the MAC 109 brush or the 168 brush.

Lastly I will review both my MAC snob lipstick and lip glass (I'm in love with this stuff right now)
the lipstick is 3 g / 0.1 US oz and costs US$14.50 and the lipglass is 4.8 g / 0.17 oz and it costs US $14.50 both can be purchased at or any MAC retailer.

Ok so this duo is so fun, its a great pink you can pair them or wear either one alone... The lipglass I put over everything, for me when I am wearing a color like this I just feel instantly pretty.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and that you follow me, there is much more to come very soon.