Monday, April 26, 2010

A Day at the Japanese Gardens

My sweet girl and I enjoyed an afternoon at our city's Botanic Gardens recently.  
It was so beautiful and relaxing!

I think this last one is her attempt at looking "saintly".  She did receive a few "Lives of the Saints" books in her Easter basket!  LOL

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

42 Beauty Questions

I saw this fun Tag over at Saltwater Dreams, and thought I would do it here!

1) How many times do you wash your face daily?
Once, at night.

2) What skin type do you have?
Oily for the most part. My skin has gotten oilier lately---strange at 36.

3) What is your current facial wash?
Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash

4) Do you exfoliate?
Yes, usually with a cotton washcloth.

5) What brand do you use?

6) What moisturizer do you use?
Oil of Olay

7) Do you have freckles?
Only on my shoulders

8) Do you use eye cream?
Not regularly...but I have before and still do use it occasionally

9) Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes, when I was a teen. And now it is cyclical and hormonal.

10) Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?
Yes, too harsh for me


11) What foundation do you use?
Only occasionally- Neutrogena Healthy Skin (dupe for Nars Sheer Glow)

12) How about concealer?
Right now it's Amazing Cosmetics Concealer- great stuff!

13) Do you know your undertone colour?
Pink, I think.

14) What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Love them! But only for special occasions.

15) Did you know you were supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, and I need a fresh tube about once a month.

16) What brand of mascara do you use?
Cover Girl Lashblast and Maybelline Lash Stiletto

17) Sephora or Mac?
I love Sephora, but MAC is my fave.

18) Do you have a Mac Pro card?

19) What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
Brushes- mostly Mac and some randoms

20) Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I've tried 'em all, and nothing truly works for these oily lids. I still go through the motions with UDPP/Paint Pots

21) For the face?
Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel (dupe for Smashbox Primer)

22) What is your favourite eyeshadow? Colour or shade?
I love taupes for everyday and purples for excitement (I have green eyes)

23) Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Both- liquid or gel on upper lash line, and pencil on lower

24) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
rarely, unless I sneeze!

25) What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
Love them, and I press them into shadows

26) Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes- Mac Mineralize Skinfinishes in natural shades and highlights

27) What is your favourite lipstick?
Mac "O"

28) How about lipgloss?
NYX Star

29) What is your favourite blush to use?
Nars Sin

30) Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?

31) Do you like drugstore makeup?

32) Do you go to CCO's?Cosmetic Company Outlet?
I have- not impressed at all

33) Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

34) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

35) Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Not enough blending.

36) Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Both- depends on the situation

37) Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, Fergie

38) If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?
Mac Mineralized Skinfinish

39) Could you leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, and do often

40) Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Decent, esp if I have some color

41) In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?

42) What do you think of makeup?
LOVe it! It's an inexpensive way to be creative and make yourself look and feel good.


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