Saturday, August 20, 2011

Repair broken eyeshadow or repot eyeshadow into another palette.

Hello people,

If you have ever had a favorite eyeshadow or blush break, you know frustration. Cosmetics are pricy and to spend a baby fortune and have it break is a huge bummer.  But there is a solution. 

What you need.
Broken eyeshadow, blush or just a cosmetic you would like to place into a different palette.
Palette to place it in.
Rubbing alchohol.
Wax paper.
Jeans if you want to create a cross hatch or a patterned paper towel to create a design. ( do this when it is almost dry)
Step 1: Mix your eyeshadow with a few drops of rubbing alcohol.  Stir it with a tooth pick or a q-tip that has the cotton bud removed.  Just before your shadow is still damp but NOT pastey from repairing your shadow with alcohol (you should be able to press on it with your fingers)
Step 2:  Place of wax paper over your shadow and firmly press down all over your eyeshadow. Even it out as smooth as you can.
Step 3: If there are cracks, mist it again lightly with your rubbing alcohol. 
Step 4: In order to make the cross hatch patter, take a piece of old jean fabric and press it down onto your slightly damp surface.  You don't have to do this, it just makes it pretty. 
Step 5: Carefully take one of the insideout legs and put it over the shadow and press firmly all over.
Step 6: There you go people!  All done. Just make sure that you let it dry completely.

Here some photos of the process I did.  These shadows are from the Lorac palette I got at Christmas time.  It is still pretty new, and in great shape.  But there are only a few shades in it that I use.  I have this amazing compact mirror that I won a while back and I hated all the shades that were in it.  So, I popped them out and replaced them with the favorite colors of shadow and the three lip shades that I like from the Lorac.  Below you will find the photo tutorial on how I did this. 

Old favorite purse compact

Lorac Christmas palette

internal pop out compartments of the compact

Rubbing alchohol

Wax paper
I used paper towel to create my pattern  

It took 30 minutes to do the whole process.  From popping out the old shadow from both palettes, to putting them into the new ones.  I can't bake this shadow because there are plastic components in the compact.  It should dry at room temp in about 12 hours.  At least that is how long I plan on letting it dry.  I can hardly wait for it to dry out so I can use it. 

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Coastal scents eyeshadow and a few of my most favorite things.

Hello people,
today I want to talk to you about a new palette that I have from coastal scents.  I also want to talk about a few of my most favorite brands and why they are favorites.

I ordered the smaller of the coastal scents palettes because when you order the 88 colors you end up with dozens of them you just don't like or won't use, and to me that just seems a waste.  So, I ordered the smaller one.  It arrived on Friday, and I have some swatches of the colors for you to view. 

The swatches are the colors from left to right, top to bottom.  So, the first arm swatch is the first three colors on the left and then so on to the right.

These three colors blend and wear very well together.  I have already worn them together and alone several times.

The yellow in this wave comes off looking golden when applied.  I really like the look.

These three are great for a smoky look with a hint of grayish green.

These are the colors that are in the last row.  They are very pigmented.

I do enjoy this palette.  I wish that it was magnetic so that the individual pans would stay put in the flat.  Overall, that is just one small inconvenience. The price on this product is a reasonable one.  The colors are great and the pigments is beautiful.  Plus it really stays put once on.  But I credit that to the Candy eyed eyeshadow primer from Lime crime that I use.  When you use this primer your shadow will not crease or move from your eye.  It truly extends the wear ability of The shadow.  The one that I just finished off was purchased in January.  So, one tiny little pan of eyeshadow primer gave me 8 months of product life.  That is really reasonable for how great it works.  Especially when you factor in the price.  It is only $17.00 for 7 grams/.25 ounces.   That amounts to pennies a day.  I just love that.

Another product that I am loving right now is burts bees beeswax lip balm.  I put that on every night before bed and it really has made my lips soft and kept them from having any Summer time dryness.  Plus it tastes good. 

I want to share with you a photo my daughter took of me last night.  It shows a photo of me when I was four months old and a photo of me in my current fuzzy head chemo condition.  The more you change the more you stay the same. 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Awesome new wig from Paula Young wigs.

Hi people,

I had mentioned that I was going to be doing a guest post on  In exchange for doing this post,  I was given a wig of my choice.  With my daughter helping out I chose a wig that was darker and shorter than I would normally go for.  It was a very pleasant surprise.  Here is the link to my guest post:

Check out the site if you have been thinking of trying out wigs or extensions. 

Here is a photo of how the wig looks on:

I really like how the color looks on my.  Plus it has a great length and shape.  It is a different style of wig the others that I have.  I don't know much about the different types.  It has a little mesh piece at the front and has hand tied pieces of hair all the way to the front.  It is really comfy.  Anyhow, what do you think?  Does it look good to you?  I think I look pretty good in darker hair.  Some of the blonde makes me look a bit washed out.  But this color brightens my features.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Paula Young wigs

Hey people,
If you are feeling bored of your hairstyle and want instant change, you should check out this site. As I have shared recently, I have been getting wigs to cover my baldness. But you don't have to be bald to wear a wig. All you need is a desire to change your hair. If you are blessed with hair and want to make it longer they also have hair extensions. The variety of wigs is what I find exciting. They have synthetic, and human hair as well as a blend of both. Then there accessories for hair and also clothing and excessories too. I haven't bought from them before, but in all my searches I keep coming back to their page in hopes of shopping there. I didn't an article as a guest blogger that should appear on their site blog by next Tuesday. In exchange for this I will be getting a really cute little wig. I'd have been happy to write the post anyway, but getting a wig when you are bald is a nice bonus. When I receive the wig, I will snap photos and share them with you.
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