Thursday, January 24, 2008

Elizabeth Arden, MAC Cosmetics, and Very Sexy by Victoria's Secret--All faithful, tried and true!

It's no secret that I have always enjoyed writing along with my passion of doing makeup. When I finally combined it with my passion and love for the world of cosmetics I had finally found a hobby that truly brought me joy. It's been fun exploring all kinds of different cosmetics, fragrances, and skin care products and I found testing them out on myself, friends, family and my makeup clients honestly brought me a lot of excitement and pleasure. Before I knew it I realized that coming onto my humble blog was a source of relaxation and a nice break from my everyday life. That fact didn't come so clear to me until my life kind of became turned upside down and inside out over the last few weeks. From recovering from the holiday vacation--straight into moving into a new house--to preparing for major knee surgery--while covering my bases for work, family, and home--not to mention that we will be starting wedding season here in about 6 to 8 weeks-- I have truly missed sitting down and writing about my latest tried and true products! For those of you who come back regularly--a big THANK YOU!

I have had the opportunity to try a few new products recently but I know that is a few of the older ones that have really done their duty in making me look well and rested when the truth of the matter is that I'm not! My friend and co-worker Rhonda and I went on a three day work trip to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. Of course while we were there we had to be responsible and have our head in the game for work--which was successful--but how do you go to Vegas without experiencing the night life Vegas has to offer? So we worked hard all day and stayed up most of the night (averaging about three hours of sleep three nights in a row)so that we could party and live it up while we were there. Besides from LOTS of coffee and other caffeinated beverages I owe a few beauty products some major thumbs up!

So, although I only got a few hours of sleep each night I KNOW that my Elizabeth Arden Prevage night cream definitely did it's beauty sleep magic. My face looked rested and smooth and the skin around my eyes looked soft and firm. Prevage certainly is my best beauty sleep miracle maker!

Now, I also have to give kudos to my favorite MAC cosmetics product: PAINT. It has been one of favorite cosmetics for years and years. With just a thin layer of this creamy product on my eyelids under my eyeshadow I was able to go all day and then turn my daytime makeup into night time makeup in just a flash without my eyeshadow ever wearing off. I'm serious. This is a kit must have and I never go on a job without it!

Last but not least I never leave home without a trusty lip gloss. Santa actually put a few in my stocking that I had never tried before from Victoria's Secret. I loved them. I had a nude shade, a coral shade, and a sparkly pink. I brought all tree to Vegas with me and wore them all weekend long.

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