NYX Brow Gel

Holy shit, you guys. This stuff. This stuff right here. I have always wanted to try Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow, but balked at the $20 price. Enter NYX brow gel, $7.00 and and contains more product! It is going to take more practice, as I think I was too heavy handed this first time (I am used to slapping on a ton of eyeshadow into my brows), but this is the definition I have wanted, but been lacking. I also think I need more color at the arch and less at the start of the brow.  This is going to take some practice, but it will be worth it!  I used the $3.00 ELF angled eyeliner brush for this look. Oh and this stuff is hella water resistant and holds brows in place. Lipstick is NYX Deep Red liner and NYX Electra lipstick.

To use this, I put a tiny dot on the back of my clean hand and dip my angled brush in, draw a line on my hand to be sure I have the amount I want, and then go to the brow.  I already work from my hand with my foundation, so that’s no biggie.  I also use my fingers for my concealer.  Basically, I’m a big mess by the time I’m done with my face.

I swear I have on blush (Benefit Dandelion), but my iPhone is a jerk.

NYX, marry me and have my babies - I LOVE YOU.  <3

Day 13463 of rain
Ok, it was nearly impossible to get a photo today. Wow, it’s dark and just will not stop raining!
Makeup is the usual fare, with eyes MAC Cumulus, Contrast, Vanilla, and Deep Truth shadows, UD Perversion liner. Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle. Lips: MAC lipstick in Syrup.
Wearing my Art of Adornment Cat Cameo today.

Day 13463 of rain

Ok, it was nearly impossible to get a photo today. Wow, it’s dark and just will not stop raining!

Makeup is the usual fare, with eyes MAC Cumulus, Contrast, Vanilla, and Deep Truth shadows, UD Perversion liner. Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle. Lips: MAC lipstick in Syrup.

Wearing my Art of Adornment Cat Cameo today.

Model’s Own Red Sea

I love this flakie glitter top coat polish I got in my July Ipsy bag! It looked pretty over a red polish, but it looks amazing over black. It’s overcast and dark today, so it was hard to get a picture of the pretty red, gold, and blue flakes. (Yes, my hanging basket is beaten up from four straight days of rain and I has a sad.). Also, laugh if you like, but my hands are super moisturized because of Lansinoh nipple cream (organic lanolin). Just be aware that if you buy it at Target along with vitamins, you will start getting baby coupons! :-D

Brush Storage

I store my brushes in shallow, oblong shaped glass vases I got at Michael&#8217;s, filled with vase filler (also from Michael&#8217;s).  This is a great way to always be able to see the exact tool you need; however, if you don&#8217;t wash your brushes often, they will get dusty, so that&#8217;s a consideration.  I wash mine weekly when I can due to acne prone skin, anyway.

Brush Storage

I store my brushes in shallow, oblong shaped glass vases I got at Michael’s, filled with vase filler (also from Michael’s). This is a great way to always be able to see the exact tool you need; however, if you don’t wash your brushes often, they will get dusty, so that’s a consideration. I wash mine weekly when I can due to acne prone skin, anyway.

"HOLY CRAP!"

(Rachel)
So, I had a bit of an awkward moment when a friend asked me today how I store my makeup. I decided to go ahead and show her. It’s always a bit interesting when you show someone who’s not that into makeup a large collection. Luckily, she thought my stash was “epic” and not weird, heh! Drawers and lipstick caddy are from The Container Store and letter holder is from Amazon.

Eyes: Nyx Love in Rio En Fuego palette (silver shade), MAC eyeshadow in Satellite Dreams, Sephora 12 hour waterproof eyeliner in black, Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant mascara

Lips: MAC lipstick in Syrup

Eyes: Nyx Love in Rio En Fuego palette (silver shade), MAC eyeshadow in Satellite Dreams, Sephora 12 hour waterproof eyeliner in black, Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant mascara

Lips: MAC lipstick in Syrup