Thursday, January 29, 2009

Work/Office Make-Up: Your Thoughts!


I usually love to give beauty tips, reviews, favorites, and etc. But this post is different. In this post I am asking all of you lovelies for advice and opinion. So please leave me a comment with your thoughts.

Work-appropriate (office) make-up: What is it?
What is too much, and what is too little?

Foundation: yes or no
Concealer: yes or no
Bronzer: yes or no
Blush: yes or no

Eyeshadow: yes or no
Darker Crease color: yes or no
Eyeliner on waterline: yes or no
Eyeliner along lash line: yes or no
Mascara: yes or no (what effect?)
Highlighter below brow: yes or no
Anything else?

Lip liner: yes or no
Lipstick: yes or no (what color?)
Lip gloss: yes or no

I would love to hear your opinions. If you want to do a reply blog to this, please do so and leave me a comment so I know to read it.

Personally, I do my usual look to work...the one that you've seen in previous blog's photos because that's me. I love glamour, although not too much in an office setting. I believe no matter where you go, you should look cute. But what is too cute for work? Can't wait to hear from you all!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Some Rambling

I just wanted to say hello to everyone and to apologize for not posting in a while.

Don't worry, I am still a make-up and beauty addict, and have so much to tell you, but I have been very busy moving! I have lived with my amazing family for 23 years now, even during college, because it was only 6 miles away. I am now venturing out on my own. I love the place, but what amazes me especially is the bathroom. I will do a post on it once I am moved in. It is so big, has two full walls of mirrors, and many many cabinets. Can I say a girl's dream come true? If anyone else would appreciate something like that, it would be you lovely ladies.

Since I am moving and have most of my products packed, I have been sticking to the same hair and make-up routine for a few weeks:

-John Frieda Volumizing Shampoo
-John Frieda Volumizing Conditioner
-Paul Mitchell Smoothing Shampoo
-Paul Mitchell Smoothing Conditioner
-Process: Wash hair at night, let airdry as I sleep. Spray conditioner in the morning, put in some mousse, and let nature run its course. End result = wavy beachy hair.

-BE is back in my life! I gave it one more chance and love it
-Maybelline Mineral power concealer under eyes and around nose
-TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer
-NYC blush
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Coastal Scents Natural Pallet for E/S
-Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara + L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara + MAC Zoom Lash
-Revlon Colorstay automatic pencil in black
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in black
-Milani Lipliner in Most Natural
-BarryM lipstick in #101 Marshmallow
-MAC lipstick in Creme D' Nude

That's it! Not much experimentation there. Have any of you tried anything new and exciting recently?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer

Hi Lovelies!
Surprisingly, I have never been a big fan of primers. I used to use BE's Bare Vitamins primer in the past, because it was a great skin treatment, but nothing else until - NOW! Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer has won me over.
As many of you know, one good way to know if the product is excellent is if you use it all up. This was the first product in a LONG time that I have completely finished (and bought more of).
What this product does: smoothes skin, minimizes pores, evens out complexion, prolongs the wear of your foundation.
Feels like: light-weight mattifying lotion, very smooth, not oily
Looks like: peachy skin color shade, blends well into skin no matter what color (I use it now that I'm NC30/NW25 and when I was NC43/NW35).
Other comments: I wear this primer alone sometimes, with only concealer and MUFE HD powder over top. If you don't need too much coverage but wish to even out your skin color, use this alone. When used with foundation, you are guaranteed a fresh look all day.
Who should use: If you have normal to oily skin, this is for you
Who should not use: I think with dry skin, this product would be a bit tougher, considering it is mattifying. However, use your favorite moisturizer first, and this may just be your HG primer also :-)
What about you? Have you tried any Rimmel Products? What did you like? What did you not like at all?