Monthly Archives: January 2012

Very Serious Stuff

I bought a box of colored pencils on my lunch break today. I proceeded to go nuts on every piece of paper. These are the end results (including one guest appearance by Vanessa’s drawing of a pink and blue cat).

Also note the picture of my sweet mister Mark and our cat Elvira. She is cool and so is he.

Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara

THIS STUFF! I tell you what.

I love it! It has a unique applicator that curls my lashes as I use it. Of course if I curl them before using the Scandal Queen it just amps it up even more, but a lot of times I’m too lazy to curl. I hope you can tell from the pictures how thick this formula is. The only drawback is that if I’m not careful, it can come out clumpy, but as long as my lashes are clean and free of old mascara from the night before, it goes on great.

Open eyes!

Closed eyes!

And how about that packaging? It’s awesome and glamorous and I love it. I’m always on the lookout for a better product, so I get really excited when I find a product that I’m willing to buy twice.

I have to go eat delicious pulled pork sandwiches now. Thank god for pork butt (which is actually on the shoulder, fun fact).

Saturday Outfit

Sorry for the post hiatus. Unfortunately when I get home from work it’s already dark and I haven’t liked any of the photos I’ve taken. Dang daylight savings time. So for the sake of posting, here is a doodle of me in the outfit I wore for work Saturday. I was excited because I had Sunday off. Sleepin’ in y’all.

I need to invest in some colored pencils because I suck at coloring in Photoshop.

Becca’s Blog!

My friend Becca finally launched her blog!

She’s a crafty cool lady and if you go to her blog, you will be rewarded with pictures of her cute pup.

I am also toying with glitter fonts in Photoshop. I feel a new header brewing.

Origins Underwear for Lips Review

I’ve been looking into lip primers lately, and initially I was torn between Urban Decay’s Lip Primer Potion and Too Faced’s Lip Insurance. While looking up different reviews, I got really excited about Origins Underwear for Lips because I kept reading good things about it not drying out lips and it was a few bucks cheaper than the UD and Too Faced.

Like many things though, I got what I paid for. Onto the awkward close up photos of my mouth.

It's weird how much your mouth stops looking like a mouth when you're photographing it over and over.

The top left-hand photo is my naked lips. Nothing on em.

Top right-hand shows what they look like with the primer on them. When I applied it with the sponge tip applicator, it felt and looked like concealer. I don’t know why I thought it would be clear, but I was WRONG.  I waited awhile for it to set, but it never completely dried. I was worried that when I applied lipstick, it would affect the color of the lipstick, and…

I was right! Despite all of the reviews I read about lipstick color remaining true, mine was several shades lighter. In the bottom two photos, I’m wearing Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet in La Sensuelle. The bottom left-hand is with the primer, while the right-hand is the lipstick alone.

I tried the primer with a rosy nude color earlier at work because I was so excited, but the result was the same, plus I didn’t find it helped the color last longer.

Sorry to say, you are going back to Origins little buddy. I’ll probably pick up the Too Faced lip primer sometime this week instead. I use their Primed and Poreless foundation primer and love it, so hopefully their lip primer will be a winner too.