February 26, 2010

My Spring Lipstick--MAC Radicchio

I have found the most beautiful fushia lip combo for this Spring. MAC Radicchio lipstick, NYX lipliner in Plum and MAC dazzleglass in Internationalist. If you spot me, this is what I will have on my lips....no need to inquire. Keep in mind, it's not for the faint at heart. It's bold, bright and glossy! I even got a thumbs up from hubby who hates lipstick. I gave him his own temporary Kenyon Martin tattoo in my purplish pink hue. When I asked my 6 year old if he loved my lipstick as much as I did, he said "No, Mom. That's just too much pink." Mission accomplished.

February 25, 2010

Review: Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation SPF 15

I have been wanting to try out this foundation for so long! I picked this up at the Chanel counter inside my local Macy's for $54.00. As with many foundations, I always get concerned about finding the right color match. My face demands a light nutty color with a very yellow base. Some companies can't get the yellow right and I end up looking ashy. Chanel didn't have a huge color range but I did get lucky with the shade Sand.

The consistency of this foundation is so silky and luxurious feeling. Like butta! It glides over your skin without feeling like you are applying a mask. Since I have oily skin, I spot treat the drier areas of my face with moisturizer before applying. The coverage is a buildable medium to full. If you have perfect skin...then you will only need a dime size amount for your entire face. The elasticity allows for so much coverage. I cover blemishes, scars and under eye circles with concealer and then use my fingers to apply a nickel size amount for a flawless face. I set using MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural. The finished look is polished and still allows your skin to shine through.

February 17, 2010

Winter Wallop

I thought being snowed in and off of work for a week would be an amazing little free vacation. What was I thinking? The three kids, my husband, my mom, brother and the dog in the house with no place to go but crazy!

The kids did enjoy watching the white out blizzard from the windows. They needed to burn off some energy so we sent them outside to play but, it didnt last very long. Mama didn't raise no fools. It was was too cold out for that plum foolery.

I can't stand the whole process of cleaning up after the kids come in from the snow. The slippery floor, the wet clothes, hats, and gloves. All the freaking layers that don't want to peel off. On to the baths because they are somehow sweaty, stinky and cold all at the same time. Then there's the laundry. You know after it's washed you can't just throw into the dryer. That would be way too easy. Everything has to be hung or laid flat to dry. A never ending cycle of housework just to play in the snow for 30 minutes.

 The adults spent alot of time watching movies and eating. I'm actually very scared to even look at the scale because all I really did was eat. Oh, and then I ate some more. Searched online for yummy recipes to eat, and watched a ton of the Food Network Channel shows of people eating. Shows like "The Best Thing I Ever Ate..." should be banned. Seriously.

The backyard!

February 11, 2010

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper for MAC Viva Glam

These two ladies are the latest celebs to work with MAC Cosmetics for the Viva Glam campaign. 100% of all Viva Glam products go directly to the MAC AIDS Fund.
What more of a reason do you need to buy these universally flattering shades? Buying yourself or a friend a lipstick could help save a life.

Viva Glam Cyndi is a light reddish coral color with a high lustre finish. Viva Glam Gaga is described as a cool blue pink in a lustre finish.

Lady Gaga created quite a buzz around this line when she wore her bring baby pink shade to the Grammy's.

What do you guys think?