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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!

What I Did This Summer Older Girl Beauty

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. 馃槈 ) Tell me – what kind of fun things did you do?

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    Makeup at Carmen Marc Valvo F/W 2013 by NARS

    James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry, created the look for the Carmen Marc Valvo Fall/Winter 2013 runway show.

    “The collection is baroque with a punk edge, so we wanted the makeup to have that same feeling,” says Boehmer. “The eyeliner is a reference to a classic eyeline, but with a punk spirit, so it鈥檚 not perfect, not delicate. The skin is very luminous; we talked about the girls looking slightly haunted, but in a pretty way.”

    FACE
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Multi-Action Hydrating Toner
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Luminous Moisture Cream
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Total Replenishing Eye Cream
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Concealer
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Copacabana聽/聽Luxor Multiple聽(Maldives Multiple聽/聽Nepal Single Eyeshadow聽for darker skin)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Sheer Glow Foundation

    EYES
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Mambo Eyeliner Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Black Valley Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Carpates Eyeliner Stylo)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Copacabana聽/聽Luxor Multiple聽(Maldives Multiple聽/聽Nepal Single Eyeshadow聽for darker skin)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Himalayas Single Eyeshadow
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Larger Than Life Volumizng Mascara
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Triple X Lip Gloss聽(applied to eyelids)

    LIPS
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Sheer Glow Foundation
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Salsa Lip Liner Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Snow Loose Powder
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Mad猫re Pure Matte Lipstick
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil)

    All products, except where noted, are available at聽narscosmetics.com.

    Makeup for Dannijo F/W 2013 by NARS

    Jenny Smith, NARS Lead Makeup Stylist, created the look for the Dannijo Fall/Winter 2013 presentation.

    “The lip has a darkness to it without feeling goth,” says Smith. “She’s a modern Renaissance girl!”

    FACE
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Radiant Creamy Concealer (New for Spring 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Concealer)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF30
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Loose聽
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Gaiety Blush
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Optimal Brightening Concentrate

    EYES
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Pear Concealer (New for Spring 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Concealer)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Bellissima Duo Eyeshadow
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Seduction Blush

    BROWS
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Blondie聽/聽Bali Single Eyeshadow

    LIPS
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Pear Concealer
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Mambo Eyeliner Pencil聽(used as lip liner)
    On brunette models:
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil聽(used as lip liner)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Volga Pure Matte Lipstick
    On blonde models:
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

    (Image:聽style.com)

    All products, except where noted, are available at聽narscosmetics.com.

    Makeup at Creatures of the Wind F/W 2013 by NARS

    James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry,聽created the look for the Creatures of the Wind Fall/Winter 2013 runway show.

    “The makeup complements the collection by adding a new element. You see the pearl on their cheeks, and an angular line that almost makes the look hard and not so feminine, like a Teddy girl in the UK after World War II. 聽I also wanted to balance Chris and Shane鈥檚 inspiration of artificiality, and candy, by creating a look that had a combination of matte and pearl but no real sense of contour, depth or color.鈥

    FACE
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Sheer Matte Foundation
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Loose Powder
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Radiant Creamy Concealer (New for Spring 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Sheer Glow Foundation)

    EYES
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Maldives Multiple
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Copacabana Multiple
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Nepal Single Eyeshadow
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Loose Powder
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

    BROWS
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Brow Gel (Available August 1 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Sheer Glow Foundation)

    LIPS
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Mad猫re Pure Matte Lipstick

    All products, except where noted, are available at聽narscosmetics.com.

    Makeup for Tanya Taylor F/W 2013 by NARS


    NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist, Uzo,聽created the look for the Tanya Taylor Fall/Winter 2013 presentation.

    “This season, the Tanya Taylor girl is tougher, edgier, and sexier,” said Uzo. “I wanted to make a simple, no-nonsense statement with bold, black liner on the eyes and nude lip color set against fresh, radiant skin.”

    FACE
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Sheer Glow Foundation)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Copacabana Multiple聽(Palm Beach聽/聽South Beach Multiple聽for darker skin)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Copacabana Illuminator
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Gaiety Blush
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Abyssinia Single Eyeshadow, used as highlight (left side of聽Sugarland Duo Eyeshadow聽for darker skin)

    EYES
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Empire Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Black Valley Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try聽Carpates Eyeliner Stylo)
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

    LIPS
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Tonga Lip Liner Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    路 聽 聽 聽 聽Mad猫re Pure Matte Lipstick

    All products, except where noted, are available at聽narscosmetics.com.


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