Thursday, January 10, 2013

MAKEUP FAVORITES AND WISHLIST!

Well, Lovelies--looks like the new year is progressing quickly.  I can't believe that it's almost the middle of the month; seems like only yesterday we were ringing in the new year...

Anyway, this post is about some of my favorite makeup items, current makeup crushes and makeup items on my wish list!  You all feel free to leave comments about what has wowed  you, what has you drooling and what you wouldn't mind finding in your makeup bags as a surprise.

Friday, January 4, 2013

LOB MATURE BEAUTY SERIES: Tips for Mature Makeup, Part 3

Jamie Lee Curtis, photo credit Google Images
Hello again my Lovelies!  Once again it's time for more beauty tips for those of us on the more mature side.  Before I get into the tips for this edition, just let me say that these tips can be used by EVERYONE OF ANY AGE; just because I've entitled this series "MATURE BEAUTY" doesn't mean that more youthful readers can't take advantage of this information!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

PRODUCT REVIEW: BLACK OPAL BLOODY LIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR!!!


Happy New Year, Lovelies!  Well, okay...I know that TECHNICALLY the new year is now several days old, but yeah...I still consider the year new.  So beat me with a noodle and get it out of your system--that's right...all better now?



According to the title of this post, I got bloody lips for the new year.  Don't get all upset about it--I didn't!  About a month ago I bought a Black Opal Patent Lips Liquid Lipstick in the color Violene.  So what color, exactly, is Violene?  It's an almost perfect, oxblood-y red (blood, get it?)--that wine, burgundy, purple-y

Monday, November 19, 2012

PRODUCT REVIEW: ADDIXT'N IN THE HOUSE!!

It's been a beautiful day today, Lovelies.  A last warm day or two with lots of sunshine...hope your day has been lovely as well.  For this post I'll be reviewing a gel eyeliner  from a newcomer to the cosmetics landscape, Addixt'n Cosmetics.   Addixt'n is based in New York and debuted in March of 2012.  I purchased Unusual, a beautiful blue-teal colored liner.

Friday, October 26, 2012

FOTD: BURGANDY SMOKEY EYES

Hey Lovelies!  Today's post is gonna be short as I'll be showing an FOTD.  As you all know, the fall/winter season just sings out for rich, full-bodied colors.  Nature abounds with it:  deep golds, rusty oranges and reds, deep plums and burgandies...you get the idea.  Anyway, a lot of us beauties tend to go for gray, deep brown, or black for the ever-enduring smokey eye.  For today, I decided to use a rich burgandy color to give a twist on this classic makeup look.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

PRODUCT REVIEW: FASHION FAIR TRUE FINISH MINERAL FOUNDATION

Hi Lovelies!  Hope your weekend was a good one.  I am so excited because I've finally had a chance to try out the new True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation from Fashion Fair!  It is absolutely gorgeous; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!

First off, the packaging is sleek, elegant and classic.  The clear acrylic bottle with silver band is pretty enough to display on your vanity and is equipped with a pump, which means clean, efficient dispensing of product.

Friday, October 19, 2012

LOB MATURE BEAUTY SERIES: Tips For Mature Makeup!

Good day Lovelies!  Today's post is geared towards those of us over a "certain age" (you all know what I mean)!  If you don't then just wait; you live long enough, you'll kow LOL...

Now, as a general rule, I don't like to say that there are absolutes in terms of styles, colors, etc. that can be worn by anyone.  What I say is that anyone can wear just about anything, you just have to find the right shade or the right finish or the right way to wear whatever it is you want to wear for YOUR UNIQUE body

Friday, October 12, 2012

LOB TECHNIQUE READER REQUEST: BRUSH CLEANING

Good day my Lovelies!  Hope the week has been well for you all.  Mine was a little busy, job applications, drug tests (wow, I'm so dehydrated with all these tests!), choir rehearsals, etc....  Anywho, I have a request from one of my lovely readers, West Coast Boomer, to tell about my makeup brush cleaning routine so here goes!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MANI THURSDAY: THE "NUDE" FRENCH MANICURE!

My "nude" french manicure
Bon jour, mes amis magnifique!  How is everyone today?  This should have been posted yesterday, but I didn't get to do my manicure until today--hopefully you all don't mind a late entry!  Anyway, today we're going to talk about a "nude" french manicure.  Just what makes this different from a regular french manicure?  Instead of using either the classic white or a vibrant color for the tips, we're going to use a nude color, such as a beige, sand, or a pale greige color.  This type of a manicure is definitely appropriate to wear anywhere with any outfit--it gives an elegant, polished look to the hand without screaming for attention, perfect for those of us that perhaps don't want to wear bright or dark vampy colors or maybe have very short nails but want to sport the french look.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LOB TECHNIQUES CLASS: AUTUMN-IZE YOUR SKIN!

Photo:  Wood Nymph Makeup.  Credit:  http://www.eyeshadowlipstick.com
BBRRRRR...How are you my Lovelies?  The calendar says that it's officially autumn (fall to you regular folks) and I, for one believe it!  The temperatures have taken a drastic fall, the breeze has suddenly become MUCH cooler and the past few days have been downright cold...Would you believe that I woke up the other morning and the temperature was in the 30's?  And the days are getting shorter...what's up with that?  I want summer to stick around just a little longer...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

HEY LOVELIES...LIFE UPDATE #2

Well hello my Lovelies...this is a quick post to let you all know that I've not really fallen off the earth!  I found an apartment two days before I was to move out of the old one.  Definitely a much smaller place; had to give away most of my fabric stash (OMG!!! it was like giving away my children--SOOOO hard!) and my crafting supplies and my book collection (insert another OMG here).  Signed on the dotted line on last Tuesday and moved in that Thursday (the bathroom tile was still being worked on).  Began working at Zappos' fulfillment center through a temp agency the week before as a "picker"--I work ten hours a day "picking" items from their massive warehouse shelving to be shipped to customers all over creation.  Definitely far away from beauty and glamour!  I will not be able to keep this  job as it's causing me ferocious knee pain and swelling; I'm going for an MRI tomorrow morning to find out what the problem is; guess I should do something about this as I am having difficulty walking right now.  Finally got my internet connection/cable back on track so at least I have a working computer now.  Hopefully I can get myself back in the swing of things with my blogging.  In the midst of it all, God has been good and he's still in the blessing business.  It's not the situation that I want, but I've got a job, shelter and food to get by, which is what I need.  Sorry,...no pics on this one Kiddos (wait, maybe I should post how tired, beat up and nail-less I am at this stage!)  Just wanted you all to know that I'm still here.  Keep me in your prayers, please.  Things are not set yet and are definitely still evolving...  Pain meds are kicking in now, so I won't subject you to any more of my rambles.  Until next time, blessings, hugs and peace!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

PRODUCT REVIEW: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration

photo credit:  http://www.hawaiiantropic.com
Hey Lovelies!  Just finished cleaning my makeup brushes and thought I'd write up this quick review while waiting for them to dry.  I received my summer VoxBox from Influenster a couple of weeks ago (boy, am I behind in this!)  With everything that has been going on, I'm just now getting around to reviewing the first product included--Hawaiian Tropic's Silk Hydration Broad Spectrum Sun Screen.

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