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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Vamp or die! Go bold and totally vampy with dark red lips with subtle shimmer and shine.

Add coral for less OTT red! So red is too bold or too much for you? Try getting a shade with a little bit of coral in it, or even topping your go-to red with a coral gloss. It’ll tone down the red a few notches.

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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Honey Cream Mask | Ideal for dry skin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Oats
  • 3 Tablespoons Whipping Cream

Directions: Put whipping cream into a bowl and microwave for fifteen seconds on high. Add and stir in honey until smooth. Use a pestle to grind oats, then add to mixture. Stir until you get your desired consistency. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 3 to 5 minutes.

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

After we got settled into our hotel yesterday afternoon, I did this bright look. I figured since most of the day was gone, I wouldn’t have to worry about it melting off. I’ll use today to determine just how much makeup I can wear and tolerate with the humidity and high heat!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Teal pigment (teal base), Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow (green-based gold), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Gulf Stream eyeshadow (teal), Cool Heat eyeshadow (blue-teal), Ricepaper eyeshadow (soft neutral highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Suncentered Colour Forms Powder (soft peach)
  • Lips: Cherish lipstick (nude beige), Illicit lipglass (beige)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Sharp = Sour Lemon; Gulf Stream = Shimmermoss; Cool Heat = Electric Eel; Suncentered = Foolish Me; Illicit = C-Thru

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Teal pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. Apply Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow on inner third of the lid using the 239. Apply Sharp eyeshadow next to Gorgeous Gold with the 239. Deepen outer lid with Gulf Stream eyeshadow with the 239, and then darken the outer lid with Cool Heat eyeshadow. Darken the outer crease using Cool Heat eyeshadow with the 239. Sweep Ricepaper underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Suncentered using the 129. Apply Cherish lipstick to lips, and then top with Illicit lipglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Aloha, all! For the next week, I am in Kauai (an island of Hawaii), vacationing with my family. (The boy is staying at home, and he gets to be on Mellan-sitting-duty!) Now, don’t run off thinking this means the blog will be at a stand still. No, no, NO! I have plenty of content geared up to post, and I expect to make plenty ‘o posts about what I do, learn, and see in Hawaii when it comes to beauty. And I have no doubt I will learn a lot about water-resistant and heat-resistant makeup! I also tend to be much better at applying makeup everyday while on vacation, so I’ll be showing you regular looks. You won’t even know I’m gone. In fact, you’ll probably wonder if I ever relaxed at all! ;)

It’s my first time in Kauai – I’ve only been to Honolulu a few times in the past, and probably not for a good ten years since my last visit. If you have any spots or things to do to recommend, feel free!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Shiny skin got you down? You should check out Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine line. The line is a trio of products, consisting of a primer ($20.00), a cleanser ($20.00), and a scrub ($20.00).

The primer feels smooth, velvety – it sinks into the skin and helps keep your makeup looking fresher all day. The primer both mattifies and keeps oil away throughout the day, which allows you to reduce the shine and oily appearance on your face. My skin is pretty normal, but on occasion my forehead might get a touch oily. I found this never happened when I wore the primer.

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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we want you to look bronzed and radiant–without the sun’s harmful rays–so GET YOUR TAN ON…

  • Urban Decay Santa Tanita
  • Therapy Systems Champagne Platinum Glo
  • Face Atelier Ultra Bronzer
  • BronzedFX Mienral Bronzing Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Loose Bronzer

This prize package is worth $100.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your favorite summer activity is, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by August 17th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!