Monday, February 22, 2010

Two gripes and a yay...

Sooo it seems that I`ve recently become painfully aware of some shortcomings that I mostly overlooked for the majority of my life thus far. There I was trying to re-create some eye looks from different MakeupbyTiffanyD videos and I could not figure out why oh why none of them turned out quite right. Enter light bulb or ``ah ha`` moment. I have stubby tiny lashes and a heavy lid! All these years when I looked in the mirror I just saw me.. my lashes, my lids. They looked pretty normal to me. Not so much when I started comparing them to TiffanyD`s or Pixiwoos`. Grr I say. At least with the lashes I can fake it with a pair of falsies for special occasions or even extensions, but the heavy lids.. well they suck. Short of plastic surgery though, I`m stuck with with them so I`ll just have to be careful with winged liner ( can go very wrong) and certain shadow looks that just disappear somewhere in the folds.
Ahh light at the end of the tunnel time. I like my lips! I really do. There is something very healthy about finding something about yourself that you enjoy. It`s easy to tear yourself down and constantly compare your looks or achievements with others` but we have to find the positives in ourselves and concentrate on that. Easier said than done I say... even in my late twenties I am not immune to ``but her lashes are so much nicer than mine`` *pout* lol.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My first post and a rave/review!

Greetings all! I'm very excited to start my blogging journey and have some fun!

I want to start with a product that I had no idea I would be purchasing so soon. I've been eyeing the Evan Healy line on her web-site for the past month and was considering placing an order. However, I am really not a huge fan of ordering products without the opportunity of a sniff or two first. I like to get to know my products before I'm willing to commit to a relationship with them. Unfortunately the health food stores in my city don't carry the line. Boo to me.

Imagine my excitement when I wandered into a quiant little health food store in a neighboring town and saw a shelf full of Evan Healy!! For those of you wondering, it is a completely natural line of skicare created by a holistic esthetician based in San Diego, CA.

Since this wasn't a planned shopping expedition I could only really justify buying one product and I sooo knew just what that one would be. Say hello to my little friend-- Green Tea Clay mask. Let me just start by saying that it smells like divine matcha tea! I know clay masks can be mixed with pretty much any kind of liquid.. ie; water, honey, hydrosols, and even milk and yogurt. I happend to have sheep milk yogurt in my fridge so I went with that. I figured the lactic acid in the yogurt would be a nice exfoliating boost. I left the mask on for about 10 min and absolute fabulousness was to follow! My skin was butter soft and since the yogurt was full fat I was feeling pretty moisturized as well. No burning or tingling sensations, just clean and soothed skin. Next time if I'm feelig particularly shiny I may try plain water or a hydrosol as a mixing medium to help soak up some of my t-zone oilies.
So far I'm impressed and ready to continue my relationship with the awesome mask!