Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fix your makeup!

Sometimes life can just be downright crummy, and in the words of Miranda Lambert's "mama"

touché, my dear lady, touché.  I went to Ulta this past weekend and got some lovely new products, so I figured with this blah blah blah attitude of mine, my new beauty products, and Miranda Lambert blasting in the background, I'd do a beauty post! If there's one thing Miranda's taught me in life, it's to look beautiful and be strong when every one would expect you to fall apart.


If you're going through a challenging time and need a pick me up, then I hope by the end of this post you're able to "hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady!". And let me make this clear, although Miranda writes about a breakup, I'm not here to be biased and check your problem on the list at the door.  Nope, anyone can join this party. Perhaps one of your favorite T.V shows is canceling, maybe your NHL team lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup to the same team again, your kid or dog won't listen to you today, or maybe you're just on your period. Who cares, we're all a big support system of females here! Grab a glass (or the entire bottle, no one is judging) of wine and/or whiskey and enjoy. 

I've been wanting to get Urban Decay's Naked Palette for a while now, but I'm a broke college student and I just can't see myself paying $50 for eyeshadow right now.  So, what's this savvy shopper do? Get 2 cheaper versions!
NYX Natural Shadow Palette for $7
Physicians Formula Nude Strips for  $11

With both of these palettes you get both matte and shimmer and for over less than half the price. And let me also remind you, you can buy both of these at Ulta and use coupons! I got the Physicians Formula palette at CVS with my beauty club instant coupons and paid less than $1! I love a deal!

I've never been one to do my eye brows. They're just "normal", and they don't ever grow either! I get them waxed maybe twice a year? And I just tweeze if I see any strays. But, according to  Mama Laughlin, everyone must fill in their eyebrows regardless of the make and model, so I gave it a shot. Stuck with NYX because they're Buy 1 Get 1 50% off at Ulta right now and brought home this gem.
NYX eye cake powder $6
Along with all this, I got some new brushes. Had to, you can't get new eye shadow without new eye shadow brushes! Real Techniques brushes are also Buy 1 Get 1 50% off right now at Ulta, so take advantage!

Real Techniques eye enhanced starter set $18

Real Technique's Blush Brush $9

So let's see how all these littles puppies made out to make up my face...

excuse the hair, it's lookin' a mess with this wind like always

I need to practice more on dem brows. beliedat! But I really love my cheap eye shadow palettes and brushes! If you're curious about any other products I used, don't be afraid to ask!

Do you feel a little better? 

One more ridiculous duck face selfie just in case


Maggie said...

Love this! And I am laughing my ass off because I literally just posted about my favorite show being cancelled.
I NEED to start doing my eyebrows, so you better believe I am getting that NYX. And those shadows? I need those like... yesterday.

Anonymous said...

i think i'm the only woman in this world who doesn't own any eyeshadow or eyeshadow brushes. i don't know how to put them on!

Jessica F said...

NO!! NOT WHITNEY?! It's one of the few shows I can get my fiancé to watch with me!

Are you SURE?! The Huffington Post isn't exactly the most reliable source!! Man, I hope that's wrong.

Now I'm going to have a hissy fit for the rest of the day. :(

Tami said...

Your makeup looks soo good! Come do mine? And I never do my eyebrows either, some lady at the Estee Lauder counter did mine once and they looked awesome, then when I tried to replicate at home I looked like a drag queen soo... that did not stick

Camryn said...

cute blog!


Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Love NYX! They have some great products :) I'll have to try these ones out! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

i've never done my brows... i really need to start doing that. i'll have to try out that nyx!

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