Thursday, January 28, 2010

I've been thinking...

I know, I KNOW! No good can come of this!

Seriously though, I've given it a good week or so, of thinking what I want my blog to be.

What makes a good blog? Humor? Pictures? Lots of posting?

Honestly, I have no clue. I've only recently gotten into actually reading blogs (Thanks, gals from the 'other place'), and I'm learning a lot. About my internet friends, about people I don't know (*cough*Emily*cough*)and about things/life in general.

What do I want my blog to be? I want it to be interesting, sure, but I'm not in this to get 'famous', or yanno, try and pay my rent with this shit. Ain't happening.

I guess what I want, is for this to be a place where my internet friends can put a face to the (screen) name, and get that glimpse of who I am, and what I do, how I live my life. Maybe along the way, people I don't have a clue about will start reading. Stranger things have happened, after all.

I'll try and post often, but I can't promise every day. I've got 5 kids, and two cats. And a full time job. Plus, there's that whole husband thing. I swear, without me, he'd forget to get dressed before leaving the house. I am his personal sticky note (read: keeps track of important shit for him), and he keeps me grounded (read: spoils me, but not to an obnoxious extent). I also work odd hours. Sure it's 8-4, but for me, it's 8 PM-4 AM.

Since seeing Giraffy's recipe posts, I've decided that from time to time, I'm going to post recipes. They will be my husbands Mexican food recipes (at least to start), because I know how much my gals love Mexican. Tomorrow I'll be posting homemade tortilla and red chili con carne recipes.

I hope you all enjoy my blog, because so far, I'm having fun posting. I wish I could do more, or at LEAST figure out how to post from my cell. Maybe one day, lol.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The madness of makeup

As suggested by a friend on Facebook, here is my makeup stash.

Now to preface the madness, I want to say that my bathroom is usually a mess. There is a fine layer of powder across almost the entire bathroom counter. Because I use powder foundation, when I apply it, it just goes everywhere. This necessitates me having to wipe everything down every couple of days.

So, this is my bathroom BEFORE I went through my stuff.

This is the hubby's side of the counter. All he keeps out are his bottles of cologne, deodorant, and hair gel. *I* think I should get 97% of the counter, but he disagrees. Whatever. :side eye:

Anyhow, notice that my shit is just kinda laying all over.

This is the sink that shows the layer of powder that gets all over everything. Hate it!!

This is my half (ok, actually more than half, since I laid claim to the longer section of counter), where my pink toolboxes are.

This is the larger middle drawer, and what I have crammed into it. Backups, shit I don't use very often but refuse to throw away, and all my makeup palettes.

So, I slowly started to go through everything, starting with that catch-all drawer. I decided that anything I haven't used in the last 6 months was getting tossed, with few exceptions. This is what the counter looked like with that drawer unloaded. Woah.

This is what my drawer looks like now. Yes, it's still crowded, but at least it's in some semblance of order, and I can find things easier.

These are my back-ups of the Mineralized Skin Finishes from the Blonde, Brunette, Redhead collection.

And these are my toolboxes now, arranged more efficiently. They were purchased from I WILL have that 5-drawer tool chest one day soon!!!

Oh, and here are my MAC Hello Kitty lipsticks that my daughters got into and ruined. The only one I bought a backup for, is the only one they didn't touch. Punks. Looks like I'll actually be locking the toolboxes from now on.

I know I have a lot of makeup, but please keep in mind that I don't pay full price unless I have to. I have an outlet mall about 30 minutes away where I can get MAC, Clinique, Bobby Brown, etc., for 30% off.

I also love shopping at, and the last order I made with them, I used their coupon code and got the mineral line for 75% off. That means I paid $1.25 per item. Also, has a steep discount. And I'm also a member on,, and other similar websites.

I hope you enjoyed, and happy shopping!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Quick neutral with a touch of color!

I won't go through the foundation/eyebrow routine, because I never vary that. So, let's get on with the show!

First, take this brush and apply Shroom over your entire eyelid, from lashline up to brow bone.

Next, take MAC's Cocomotion, and using that trusty Coastal Scents brush, apply to the crease and slightly above the crease. Blend gently.

Now take MAC's Warming Trend, and apply into the crease and above, but make sure you don't completely cover up Cocomotion. Also apply to the outer part of your lid. Blend gently.

Now take MAC's Glamour Check! and apply to crease, but only about halfway to two-thirds of the way across, and also to outer part of lid. Blend gently.

Take MAC's Sketch, and apply into crease, but not as far across as you applied Glamour Check!. We are going for a gradient effect. Again, apply to outer part of lid as well. Blend gently.

Take NYX's Rootbeer, and apply to crease, and again, don't go as far as you went with Sketch. With each color, the distance applied will get shorter and shorter. Apply to outer lid also. Blend gently.

Take MAC's Deep Blue Green pigment (from the Hello Kitty collection), and apply to just the outer corner of your crease, and a smidge onto your outer lid. Blend gently.

Take MAC's Golden Lemon, and very lightly apply to inner two-thirds of eyelid. Blend back and forth. Most of it will disappear, leaving a faint golden shimmer.

Now I'm taking this color. I don't remember the name. It's Loreal HIP, and it's a pearly-white-pinkish color. Apply to inner corner (tear duct area), and swipe a bit into the inner crease towards the browns. Blend gently.

Now take ELF's Black Mineral eyeliner and apply to outer corner of bottom lash line, and to your waterline. Smudge lash line gently with a Q-tip.

Take Warming Trend and apply to bottom lash line, including where the eyeliner is.

Apply Rootbeer on lower lash line, in outer corner, going maybe a third of the way across.

Apply Deep Blue Green pigment to outer corner, just a smidge of the way in.

Take MAC's glitter liner in Her Glitz (Hello Kitty collection), and apply across the top lash line.

Apply NYX Doll Eyes Mascara (I always use black mascara and eyeliner), and here is the finished eye!

Now for the cheeks! Again, take Gold Spill MSF and apply to the hollow of your cheekbone, blending/buffing well. I know it looks dark, but my bathroom lighting is shit. I promise I blended it!

Now take NARS Orgasm and Super Orgasm and apply LIGHTLY to the apple of your cheeks. I forgot to take a picture. Booo.

Now for highlight. Use either MAC's Redhead MSF, or the knock-off, Urban Decay/Hard Candy's bronzer in Tiki. I will use both, hehe. Apply Redhead to the middle of cheekbone, and Tiki to the top of the cheekbone.

Lips. I use Softlips lip balm, and Subculture lip liner from MAC. I RARELY use lipstick, but I use the SHIT out of lip liner with gloss over it. I am a gloss whore. So, Softlips.....Subculture....and then Baby Sparks Lip Glass. Pardon my chappy lookin' lips. Booo again.

Anyhow...that's it. Obviously, you don't have to use as many eyeshadows as I use. I just like playing around, trying to achieve different looks, so it's how I do me.

Hope you enjoyed it, and comments are welcome!