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Change of plans… September 4, 2010

Filed under: Make-Up — Megan @ 3:22 pm

Hello World!

This morning while I was getting ready for a visit with B and Sam, I got a phone call.  Sam was up at 5 am and B had a sore throat.  So we decided to reschedule for later in September and I had to find something to do.  The plan = finish up my make-up and then clean my brushes.

Before the call from B, I decided to go with light make-up since I knew I would be moving around with the baby and I didn’t want make-up on the screen cover of the my camera.  I went with a tinted moisturizer, Benefit’s You Rebel in Light, then applied my Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer.  I covered up my under eye circles and a small blemish with Too Faced Absolutely Flawless in London Light.  I set everything with Bare Mineral’s Mineral Veil.  That’s it… it’s a quick face and because I’m a little tan (as opposed to my normal very porcelain skin tone) it’s all I need!  Next I put MAC’s paint pot in Painterly on my lid, and swipe of Buxom Lashline in Leatherette and then in my crease, for a little definition, I used MAC’s Sable shadow.  I put a little Bare Minerals Warmth on the contours of my face and used a touch of Bare Minerals Compatibles Blush.  I mixed the Joyous Jennifer and the Sorbet and put that on the apples of my cheeks.  One coat of Cover Girl’s Lash Blast Volume, a little chap stick, and I’m set.

Very light eye make-up for a relaxing Saturday

The finished look!

My next task for the day was cleaning my brushes.  I like to do it with Bare Minerals Quick Change every two weeks and then with a little baby shampoo once a month.  Today was a quick change day.  So, I set up shop and got started.  All you need for this is some paper towel, Bare Minerals Quick Change, and your brushes!

I started by spraying some Quick Change on my paper towel, then you swirl the brush on the paper towel and watch the left over make-up come out of the brush.  I lay them on a micro-fiber towel to dry, which only takes about 15 minutes.  It’s really easy and took my about 30 minutes from start to finish.  I have mostly Bare Minerals brushes so that’s why I use the Quick Change.  I haven’t tried any other brush cleaners, but I love the one that I do use.

In the middle of cleaning my foundation brush

The Finished Products

Bare Minerals Quick Change

The aftermath - you can see the make-up that came out of the face brushes that I use everyday

My brushes all clean and smelling good!

The plans for the rest of this beautiful Saturday morning are open.  I have to head to my parents to help my dad trim the bushes outside their house and the hubs wants to see “Going The Distance.”  It’s a story about a long distance romance and we can relate to that.  He lived in Florida when we started dating and moved to Wisconsin about a year and half later.  He’s lived here for 5+ years now and says he loves it.  He likes to see the seasons actually change and to see snow on Christmas.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  Until next time…


First Thoughts… September 3, 2010

Filed under: Life,Make-Up — Megan @ 7:41 am
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Hello World!

My name is Megan and I’m a mid-western girl.  I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my wonderful husband of 11 months.

The hubs and I sitting at our sweet heart table during our wedding reception... 10/03/2009

Today I decided that I need a change in my life… a project of sorts.  My life was starting to feel  a little boring and I wanted to create an open forum where I could chat about life.  I have recently taken up photography.  I’m very amateur but I have a Nikon D90 camera and I love taking pictures.  You will see a lot of them in my blog posts.  You’ll probably see some images from my Canon Powershot and my iPhone too.  People say I’m picture happy – it’s true.

In this post, my first blog ever, I wanted to talk about is my favorites for August.  I have some things I’m loving right now and want to share.  The below picture was taken in horrible lighting, but you get the idea.

My August Favorites (L to R): Revlon Rock nail polish, Lia Sophia black rock ring, Bare Essentials Crease Brush, MAC Painterly paint pot, MAC Myth lipstick, and Bare Essentials Buxom Lashline in Leatherette

1.) Katy Perry’s album, Teenage Dream.  Love, love love it!  Favorite song?  Peacock.

2.) My black Lia Sophia ring.  It was hidden at the bottom my jewelry box and I recently cleaned it out so I found it!  I have been wearing it almost everyday.

3.) My favorite nail polish is made by Revlon and it’s called Rock.  It’s a deep violet purple shade.  Right now Revlon has a collection of couple polishes.  The mate to Rock is Star and it’s a clear glitter coat.  There is also Ruby and Slipper and a few others.

4.) I love make-up!  I’m somewhat of a junkie but nothing compared the the beauty bloggers/you tubers out there.  I had read about MAC paint pots so I went to my local CCO (Cosmetics Company Outlet) and picked up a color called Girlfriendly.  I used it a couple times, but it’s a little too pink for me, especially since my skin has rosey undertones.  So, I gave in and purchased Painterly.  I LOVE it!  I put it on after my shadow primer and it really makes my shadow colors pop and stay on all day without moving.

5.) The next product is new to me.  I’ve always been a lip-gloss kind of girl because I thought lipstick was for old ladies.  I take that back ten fold.  I am in love with MAC’s Myth lipstick.  Thank you to Alia at the MAC counter in Mayfair Mall for suggesting it.  I put it on over chap stick or under any lipgloss color.  It’s a pale muted peachy beige color and really allows the color of the lip-gloss over it to pop!

6.) Next is Bare Essentials Buxom Lashline from Sephora.  It is marketed as a ‘lashline enhancing and conditioning treatment.’  The  marketing is correct!  I have seen a noticeable change in my lashes since I started using it – pictures to follow at some point.  I’m not using it everyday but I’m going to start.

7.) Lastly, for the August favorites, is the Crease Defining brush from Bare Essentials.  I have the most wonderful Bare Essentials rep and she sent me this brush.  I had seen it online and really wanted it, but I didn’t want to place an order for just one brush plus I have too many already.  It is very similar to MAC’s 224 brush but it has a slightly pointed end.  Thankfully, in my last order, she included it for me and I love it! It’s wonderful for blending and putting color into the crease.

So, this is the end of my first blog.  My husband is watching “Ghost Hunters” on the couch next to me and he just asked “Is that whole blog about make-up?”  Don’t worry, I plan to share lots of things about my life.  I have recipes, family stories, travels, pictures, and much more.

Until next time…