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4th of July at the Pool

4th of July at the Pool

Happy Independence Day to all of my US lovelies! Happy Wednesday to the rest of you! 🙂

It looks like I am heading out to the pool for a bit today, so I needed to make sure I had several things that would last thru that, protecting me from the rays of the sun & not looking like a complete wreck. This is what I chose for today:

  • Covergirl LastBlast 24Hour to keep my lashes in check.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in “Bad to the Bronze” to keep my eyes looking pretty.
  • Mario Badescu Lip Wax SPF 15 to keep my lips protected.
  • Coola Sunscreen SPF 35 in “Citrus Mimosa” to keep the rest of me protected, and smelling good!
  • Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence to keep my haircolor protected.
  • How are you guys enjoying, and protecting yourself today?

    *Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration.

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    NARS Fall 2012: “Undress Me” Multiple

    Do you guys remember when the amazing NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist Uzo was talking to us backstage at the Joy Cioci Fall/Winter 2012 show back in February? When she was giving us a tease about using the upcoming Multiple for Fall 2012 called “Undress Me”? The time has come to be able to show you a pic:

    And I am in love! Being cool toned, this almost nude pink with silver is right up my alley. I can’t wait to get my hands on it – it hits counter in the US on July 15th for $39USD.

    Have you guys used any of the NARS Multiples? Do you normally stick with either a warm or cool toned hue? Or do you just get what color looks good to you?

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    Casualties of illness

    So I went to the doctor last night, after being all Patchy McPatcherson with a bandage over my irritated eye the previous 24hours. Something had gotten in my eye on Sunday and had proceeded to cause an infection – the dreaded Pink Eye. This diagnosis strikes fear in many a beauty girls’ heart. Not because the illness is terrible (*it’s mostly annoying for me), but because we have to *gasp* THROW AWAY MAKEUP!

    Now, some folks say to just throw every bit of your eye makeup away as soon as you are diagnosed. Me being me, I’m not going to just blanket throw everything out, because, well, I’m not. I want to make sure I get rid of what may contain the bacteria and can’t be salvaged and then save what I can by sanitizing them. First rule: Throw away all recently used mascara’s. This is non-negotiable.

    The picture above is what was dumped as soon as I got home:

  • Covergirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara (so good for light, natural lashes)
  • Covergirl Lashblast 24Hour Mascara (I adore the Lashblash wand & this formula does not melt away in this OK heat)
  • Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara (I was just getting to know this new one)
  • MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara (also new, but I was really liking the little brush & how easy it washed off)
  • Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara (has been my go-to for big fluffy going out lashes)
  • Any product that has come in direct contact with your eye and then replaced in a closed tube has potentially contaminated the rest of the product, such as liquid liners, primers and even some concealers. These should all be discarded, too, unfortch, just to err on the side of safety.

    As for the rest of my products I did the following:

  • Recently used pencil eyeliners – dipped in alcohol, wiped clean and then sharpened them down quite a bit to make sure to remove any liner that may have come in contact with my eye
  • Recently used eyeshadows – wiped down with alcohol and let dry, repeating this multiple times until I felt like they were sanitized (*it was prolly many more times that actually necessary)
  • Recently used brushes – dipped in alcohol and then washed them thoroughly, and then dipped them in alcohol again, just to be on the safe side, they laying them down flat to dry
  • I would think that you could do the wiping and drying method to your gel liners, but use your discretion at how you would handle it yourself. Thankfully I had been too lazy to use any for the past week, so all of mine should be safe. Yay for laziness!

    These are all recommendations based on what I did, and researched, so I strongly advise you to do what you think is best for yourself if you get the pink eye diagnosis, too. Not that I wish it on any of you, that’s for sure.

    Patchy McPatcherson

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    Beauty Spotlight 6/10/2012

    There was so much going on with the Beauty Spotlight Team lately – from interviews with industry leaders, checking out new gift sets and even a giveaway! Check out what they’ve been up to for yourself:

    Nail polish and Monthly Beauty Sample Subscription lovers: Pammy Blogs Beauty continues to love her Julep Maven subscription with this month’s “Classic with a Twist” box. Check out Pammy’s thoughts on the box and her NOTD!

    Jessika from polish insomiac shows us How To Smooth Bumpy Glitters.

    Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed takes the week off and lets Marmalade the cat review products in her place. Come see what he thought of Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in his namesake colour!

    The Pink Sith tells you a story. Once upon a time a fair maiden & a gallant Knight created magic and Medicine Mama’s Apothecary sells it!

    15 Minute Beauty Fanatic reviewed the entire Somme Institute Skin Care Line. She had a favorite product, which one is your favorite?

    Modesty Brown turns the clock back 12 months to see what she was loving this time last year and feels pangs of guilt for neglecting such beautiful items.

    Prime Beauty has a BIG crush on Dick Page, Creative Director for Shiseido, find out why she’s smitten and what’s in store for summer!

    Visionary Beauty shows us some everyday shadow essentials from Burberry.

    Living, raw skincare? What’s that? Find out in London MakeUp Girl’s review of Live Native Skincare.

    Perilously Pale finally gave in and ordered the Ellis Faas Spring Gift Set for her first foray into the world of Ellis Faas. Was it worth the wait?

    Summer’s here, and Shannon from Lipstick Musings has Lancome’s new limited-edition Color Design Eye Palette in Desert Sunset . Get it while it’s hot!

    Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, talks to Emmy Award winning makeup artist Kevin James (KJ) Bennett about his new makeup brush collaboration with Royal and Langnickel called “[R]evolution”.

    At Everyday Beauty, Zuzu*s Petals finally found her perfect MLLB shade in her beloved Chanel Rouge Coco Shine formula. Come see what’s so fetishistic about Fétiche.

    Beauty Info Zone has a fabulous tool that you won’t believe you don’t own. Check out Minerals Mate Mixing Palette to learn about it and WIN one for yourself.

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    A [R]evolution in Makeup Brushes

    I love it when great things happen to people I know. For example, do you remember Kevin James (KJ) Bennett, the amazing makeup artist? Well, he has teamed up with Royal and Langnickel for a brush collaboration called “[R]evolution”. I interrupted KJ’s busy life to make him tell me a little bit more about it:

    P: I know that you love every one of your brushes, but what are the three
    must-have brushes for daily use?
    KJ: I designed the [R]evolution Collection to offer multiple choices in each category, so you could customize your brush experience. This is like asking a mother which is her favorite child. She might secretly like one better than the rest, but she never says it in public – lol! BUT, if you’re looking for three truly versatile brushes I would say:
    BX-10 Small Powder, which can also be used for bronzer and blush.
    BX-55 Pointed Foundation, which has a sharp enough point to use with concealer, highlight and contour products also.
    BX-66 Eyeshadow Blender* – the shape supports so many application techniques. (*this brush will be launching soon!)

    P: If we were going to treat ourselves to one brush that we wouldn’t normally think to get, which one should we try?
    KJ: The BX-70 Large Flat Eyeshadow. It was a shape I found years ago and was amazed at the multi-uses it provided. Unfortunately the manufacturer decided to “adjust” the shape and it lost the magic. I used the original shape as my prototype, tweaked it (in a good way) and brought the magic back.

    P: What finally drove you to come up with your own makeup brush line?
    KJ: The [R]evolution brand belongs to Royal & Langnickel. I am their collaborator and most enthusiastic cheerleader. As I’ve said in many interviews, I couldn’t figure out why no one was manufacturing makeup brushes that worked as hard as I did. The amazing folks at Royal & Langnickel let me do something about it.

    P: What is the one thing that makes these stand out from all other lines, besides being endorsed by you? 😉
    KJ: The [R]evolution Collection is truly a stand-alone in the evolution of the modern makeup brush. The design was driven by a need for premium professional level performance and durability. The fact that they’re damn sexy is just a little extra I threw in – hehehe!

    Just so you know, I haven’t had a chance to try out these brushes yet, but I am SO looking forward to it, especially since my Royal Silk brush set has been a staple in my hand since I got it in NYC last February, they feel that good.

    Have you guys ever tried any of the Royal and Langnickel brushes?

    *Disclaimer: I received the brush set in a gift bag from a lounge during Fashion Week.

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