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What I Did This Summer, 2013

I can not believe how fast this summer flew by! It’s almost Fall – in fact, my kiddo went back to school and started the 11th grade today! So, I thought today would be a good day to finish up my own summer vacation.

In case you were wondering what I had been up to, I made this handy dandy collage just for you!

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1) “Orange is the New Black”. You GUYS! Seriously! This show! It makes me questions lots of things – like, what was I doing 8 years ago that could totally creep up and screw up my life now? I need it to be 2014 already.

2) I went ziplining! Who’da thought *that* would happen? It went so good, I was a “shaka brah” goddess by the end!

3) I had this *ridiculous* Peach Pie ice cream. Real bits of peach and crust and real vanilla bean. Geez, I can taste it now. Too bad I had it at some hole in the wall out of state and no chance to get any more. Someone hit me up with a recipe STAT!

4) I saw some *amazing* movies this summer that you guys HAVE to check out, like “The Kings of Summer” and The Spectacular Now. I have a completely inappropriate crush on Miles Teller and am counting down the days until “Divergent” comes out. (*Fact: I may actually be a teenage girl, instead of a 40+ mom.)

5) My BFF had her baby and I finally made it down to see my new nephew, Henry. He’s kind of already in love with me. It’s understandable.

6) I read. A lot. “Shocked”, (*which was written by Beauty Blitz’s Polly Blitzer’s mom!), was just one of the *many* books that I read. My library card got a workout. And, yes, I still read paper books – there is just something about holding a physical book in my hand that a digital version just can’t match.

7) I figured out a way to give up the scrunchies. For now.

8) I went super bare on makeup this summer. Literally, what you see here was pretty much all that was used in some combination. I was lazy & I didn’t want to make a fuss, so, this MAC “Illustrated” bag was my it bag & in it I stashed:

  • My NARS “Puerto Vallarta” Multiple (*a miracle for this bronzer impaired gal.)
  • My Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in “Jam Twist”, which is almost a close-to-plum shade, which is important for this plum loving gal.
  • My Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in “Lucky Penny”. It’s meltproof. Done.
  • My Avon Mega Effects Mascara. I’ve had fun learning to use this wand and have really gotten the hang of winging out my outer corner lashes, which cracks me up when I have pretty much a bare face and then these va-va-voom lashes!
  • My Kiehl’s BB Cream, which with it’s SPF 50 and it matches my skin tone, of course it’s going to be my go-to.
  • Yep, that’s really pretty much all I wore this summer. For real.

    9) And, I am pretty sure I spent most of my Summer in 2008, because I spent far too much time trying to get the Golden Fishing Rod in “Animal Crossing: City Folk”, which my sweet Momma loves to watch me play. I’m still 1 fish short. Damn you, Coelacanth!

    So, that’s pretty much my summer – spending time with the family, relaxing and basically stepping away from the keyboard for a while.

    Hope you guys had a great summer, too! (*Or maybe a great winter, if you are Down Under. icon wink What I Did This Summer, 2013 ) Tell me – what kind of fun things did you do?

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    Makeup Wars: Favorite Waterproof Makeup

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    In this edition of “Makeup Wars” we are talking about our favorite waterproof products. This is perfect timing what with the temps starting to heat up. I think of these more as meltproof/sweatproof products than pure waterproof products, since I am not that much of a pool going gal, as my pale skin can attest. So, I decided to give you guys my quick and dirty look for the summer, and it will even work at the pool, if you are in to that kind of thing.

    Now, I don’t include any face products, because, well, none of those are waterproof & they are just going to sweat off of me no matter what I do, so I barely even try during the warm months. 110deg Oklahoma Summer will do that to a gal.

    I always tend to keep my eyes fixed, and these items keep them ready, no matter the moistness:

    Mally Beauty Waterproof Volumizing Mascara: If you guys remember, this was one of my “Desert Island” staples, so, if it is good enough for the island, it’s good enough for hanging out by the pool. (*If you are looking for a drugstore WP mascara, you might also remember that I’ve hung out at the pool in some Covergirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, too.)

    Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel Shadow: I know I have told you about these over and over and over again, but they really are a great waterproof shadow option, especially for a drugstore brand – the variety of colors are amazing, but I generally keep a neutralish color around so I can play with brighter eyeliner.

    Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen: These eyeliners are ridiculously great for my eyes. They glide on almost as easy as liquid liner, but with a pencil width and wear. And, their waterproof claim is no joke. I have got an eye that continues to water like a weeping statue, whether from allergies or just to annoy the hell out of me (*which it does). These pencils have become my go-to liner that stands up to my constant wiping, without staining my eyelid, nor fading away after first wipe and comes in a bunch of different, vibrant colors.

    As for my lips, we know that we can’t keep gloss or lipstick on for very long, and we need to reapply sunscreen lip products, esp hanging out by the pool/lake/ocean. The one thing I have found that keeps color on my lips and holds up to reapplication of lip wax is a lip stain:

    Covergirl Outlast Lipstain: This drugstore goodie is water-based so you won’t dry out your lips and still keep color on your lips while playing in the water. (*Fun fact: I use this to draw on my kids’ face for Spirit Days at school – it wears off overnight and lasts thru sweaty pep rallies!)

    So, these are the things that pretty much get me thru an Oklahoma summer. What are some of your favorite waterproof/meltproof/sweatproof products?

    And, after you tell me that, go check out what these other lovelies have picked as their waterproof faves:

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    *Disclaimer: These products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration.

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    Makeup Wars: Valentine’s Day Look

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    In this edition of “Makeup Wars” we are talking about our Valentine’s Day looks. In my case, I associate Valentine’s Day with Pink and tend to stick with that color family, but keep my eyes pretty simple since Pink around my eyes ends up making me look like I have another case of “Pink Eye”, so, no good on me.

    Check out what I would use:

  • Three Custom Color “The Sweetest Thing” Palette – I used the deceptively sheer “Icing on the Cupcake” eyeshadow as a wash on my lid, as it reflects different colors depending on how the light hits it. I use the “Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain” for a bit of color on my cheeks.
  • mark Make It Rich Lip Color Crayon in “Peony” – This lip pencil is a bit more purple & glossier dupe of my beloved NARS 413 BLKR Pencil, which got stolen last year. With the mark pencil only $11, less than half of the NARS pencil, I’m not in a super rush to replace it when I have this fab pencil stepping up.
  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream – this BB works like a great tinted moisturizer for me, giving me light coverage, but still knocking down some of my redness.
  • Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender – Pretty sure I have beat you over the head with my love for this finisher. No questions.
  • L’Oreal HiP high intensity pigments™ Color Chrome Eyeliner in “Violet Volt” – get a bit of metallic shine with this vivid purple, playing off the multi-color reflecting eyeshadow. And it lasts all day on me.
  • Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer – I use this double duty product to cover up dark circles under my eyes and then I use it above my brows to highlight my upper face to distract from what the concealer can hide.
  • Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara – This latest LashBlast version lets me layer on the mascara and not make me have to separate everything out at the end, because it’s already done. And the flat side of the brush makes it easy for me to get my bottom lashes, which I would do for a night out. I don’t do them for my day to day look.
  • Mally Beauty 24/7 Brow Express – this dual-ended wand lets me shape my brows up with the pencil end and then set them in place with the powder coated sponge on the other end. They don’t move when they are done.
  • butter London Nail Lacquer in “La Moss” – The one way I *will* vamp it up for Valentine’s Day is on my nail and this deep, dark red is just great for that.
  • So, this is what I would use. What do you do for your Valentine’s Day look? Do you vamp it up? Go all sweet and romantic? Or is it just another Thursday to you?

    Now, go check out what these other lovelies are doing for their Valentine’s Day:

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    *Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration, and some I spent my hard earned wages on for my own amusement.

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    *Partnered Post* P&G eStore Holiday Deals

     *Partnered Post* P&G eStore Holiday Deals Are you looking for some last minute stocking stuffers, or even items to practice getting a cat-eye look ala Taylor Swift? Then look no further than the P&G eStore this holiday season. (*The P&G eStore is a online store to get your favorite Procter & Gamble products, all in one place!)

    You all remember when I told you how I used the Covergirl LashBlast 24HR mascara to keep my eyes in check on 4th of July? Yeah, I am a huge fan of the Blue-Black color. Anyway, the P&G eStore has several specials on this mascara – no matter which color you choose. Like:

    There are other specials going on, too, including:

    • 15% off on a first-time order from a new customer, using promo code: A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA
    • Free Shipping on orders over $25
    • Free Samples with every order

    Dig around the site & let me know if you pick up anything this season.

    *Disclaimer: I am participating in a sponsored campaign for P&G eStore with BlogHer and P&G.

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    4th of July at the Pool

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    Happy Independence Day to all of my US lovelies! Happy Wednesday to the rest of you! icon smile 4th of July at the Pool

    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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