Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Diving Deeper into my Obsession

I'm sure I figured out part of why I seem to be so obsessed with makeup. 
Lets start with the fact that my mother wasn't strict, or crazy, she just wanted me to wait to wear makeup until i was 18. But there was a loophole to her rule, I was in high school show choir.
This meant: loud make-up, big lashes, flashy costumes along with the singing and dancing. In show choir you travel to different cities and perform in competitions, so you have to sing perfectly, dance all out, and also be able to be seen from stage. And i can't believe i forgot that i use to do makeup and eyelashes. But i only did it for competitions and shows. But that is how my makeup collection started.
Another time was one time, when I was 15, I went to my friends house early one day because she wanted to do my makeup, I wasn't really into it, I didn't really care about makeup, I wasn't a true girly girl. But the day she did my makeup I met a guy and later landed him as my first real boyfriend, and the makeup gave me the confidence to actually go up and talk to him.
After that one of my best friends taught me how to put eyeliner on because I didn't understand that it could go on top or on my water line. Ha!
Then in my senior year my best friend taught me how to put makeup on. We are the same skin color and tone so she was able to put on foundation and powder, she taught me about eyeshadow. And from there I really became enthralled with it. 
So i suppose this all came from not being able to really wear makeup in my house as a teenager, also my mother not teaching me, but then having my best friend teach me, and me wanting to be like her. Its been fun going down my makeup memory lane.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What's in my purse?

I understand that no one is reading my blog yet, so why would i do a "what's in my purse" blog post, since no one really cares but me, and i will tell you why! Because i care.... and i'm also bored. i also don't have any pictures, so here we go!

1. Hand sanitizer. The world is full of sticky, dirty messes. Hand sanitizer is a god send
2.Hand lotion with hand sanitizing beads in them, to moisturize and clean, i love multi-tasking.
3. My deodorant, not because i need it, but because sometimes i forget to put it on, or i fall asleep at my boyfriends house and in the morning i don't want him to know that i'm human and can smell bad. 
4. A wide toothed comb. My natural hair is wavy/ slightly curly and regular brushed can mat down your hair, make it frizzy, while wide toothed combs just lets your hair be.
5. My make-up case, which is currently holding 21 different pieces of make-up
6. Make-up remover wipes, because i wear make-up and its just smart
7. My Ipod touch with the headphones, and the charger.
8. Eyeglass case plus glasses

And there we go, thats my purse, and i have to say, its minimal, i usually have more things in there, like kaleidescope, finger puppets, or lanyards, just because you never know whats going to happen each day

Monday, November 15, 2010

Erase Paste, its like a concealing ninja

So, most of you don't know me yet, but let me tell you, concealer is super important to me. I have an extremely hard time sleeping, ever since I was a teen, plus super sensitive, pale skin, which means when i get a red blemish it is RED. I am constantly on the hunt for a good concealer, one that doesn't cake, or sink into creases and can cover up my redness and dark circles.
Erase paste is amazing, for me at least. I heart this product. I love most of Benefit's products and I can add Erase Paste to the list. A little goes a long way with this super blend-able product. I dab it on with my ring finger and within a few minutes all my blemishes are gone, and my under eye circles have vanished. I love looking like I slept 8 hours instead of staying up for 24.

The jar is small, and i mean so small i can slip into my pocket, which makes it very portable and a must keep in my purse. When I'm running late and have no time for makeup i can just put this on and I can look awake and naturally blemish-free.