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Products: Corn shadestick, Bitter eyeshadow, Electric EEL eyeshadow, Chrome Yellow eyeshadow, crystal avalanche eyeshadow, samoas silk eyeshadow, engraved eye-liner, # 36 Lashes and duo glue, ZoomBlack mascara, and auto-de-blu technakohl liner.
Brushes: 242 brush, 217 brush, 224 brush, and 231 brush.
Sarah walks us through the steps she used on her model…
Step 1: taking Corn shadestick apply all over eyelid and a little above eyelid by using a windshield wiping motion with your hand.
Step 2: taking your 242 brush, pick up Bitter eyeshadow and apply to inner corners of eyelids stroking outward towards the middle of the eyelid.
Step 3: taking a clean 242 brush (or use other side of brush) pick up Chrome Yellow eyeshadow and apply to middle of the eyelids. Note: pack on the shadow until desired color is achieved.
Step 4: taking your 224 brush, gently blend the yellow and green slightly together so it doesn’t look like the colors have a line between them.
Step 5: taking your clean 242 brush, pick up Electric Eel eyeshadow and pat onto the outer corners of the eyelids. Again colors may need to be retouched for desired brightness.
Step 6: taking your 231 brush, dust Crystal Avalanche under your eyebrow for a brow highlight.
Step 7: taking your 217 brush, gently blend Samoas Silk into the crease, blending the 2 colors into the middle of the crease.
Step 8: mascara your lashes really good. apply duo glue to the # 36 lashes and apply them.
Step 9: apply Graphblack liner to the bottom waterline (inner membrane) of the eyelids.
Step 10: apply Auto-de-blu liner underneath bottom lash line and blend out with fingers.
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NEW COLUMN ALERT! Step Into My Shoes is a new column that I am testing out that will revolve around “what if” scenarios. The point is for you to put yourself into the person’s shoes and come up with remedies for them, and offer any advice you can for them. Sometimes the scenarios might be outlandish, ridiculous, hilarious, or totally and utterly applicable and serious. You are welcome to submit your own scenarios, too! Just e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCENARIO: I have incredibly oily skin. It’s like I’m my own grease pit! All I want to do is find a way to reduce the excess oil–permanently? Is it possible? I look like it’s 100 degrees outside, I’ve run ten miles, and it’s humid. What do I do? Are there any products that will tame my super slick skin? Save me!
Don’t forget the hands! Because we are always using our hands for something, they tend to be exposed and never kept away from the harsh elements of the day, including the weather and dry air. Some of us (cough, me) are compulsive hand-washers, which can lead to overwrought skin. This is a guide to several different remedies for dry, cracked hands (but some of the products can be used on other body parts like elbows, knees, and heels). So fear no more, your bear paws will be turned into silky soft baby hands with these quick fixes!
Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream for Hands ($17.00) is an amazing hand cream that is beyond perfect to toss in your purse throughout the winter season. You need to apply only a sparing amount to soften hands instantly, because this product not only stretches out, but it sinks into the skin quickly, within minutes. No sticky or greasy residue is left behind once it dries, either! You’ll wonder how your hands survived before this!
LUSH Lemony Flutter ($12.50) has a longer absorption rate than Lush’s Helping Hands (see below), but it is also much richer and thicker in the texture and feel of the cream. It’s almost a semi-solid in the tub, rather than the viscosity of a cream. It has a delightful lemony citrus scent, which might be a tad overpowering, but overall, I liked the scent, especially when applied to the skin. If you take a whiff from the tub directly, the lemon might read too synthetic, but on the skin, very subtle and light. I love this as a cuticle treatment, too, because it’s quite a heavy “cream” that just gets into those dry spots. Anyone with crackled elbows or knees would love this, too!
Sweet Grass Farms Super Duty Hand Care ($6.95) is a salve, meaning it comes in a solid-form. It comes in a handy tin with a layer of paper surrounding it; you’ll want to make sure you keep the paper, so you can easily lift out the salve out. I found I had better applying results when running both my hands around the salve than trying to use my fingertips to get some and then applying it. To me, the drying time on this is just too long for everyday for day time usage. It is incredibly moisturizing, so the results could be justified, but this is more of a moisture-and-glove treatment. There are plenty of people who do this any way, and I think this is a great product to use with gloves. This is also really good for those who have incredibly cracked and dried out hands–think those who work with their hands; mechanics, painters, etc.
LUSH Helping Hands ($15.95) sinks into skin within 5-10 minutes of applying a liberal amount. Apply more sparingly for even faster drying time. It left my skin moisturized and super soft to the touch. The scent is quite organic/natural, nothing really off-putting, but it’s not something I’d put my nose to and take big whiffs of for fun. I find the tub is a bit too big to carry around everyday, but it’s great to keep by the sofa or on your night stand for quick moisturizing.
What steps do you go through for your hair? Are you a quick comb-through and you’re out the door kind of gal? Or are you armed with your T3? For the everyday look, what steps do you take to ready your hair?
Luckily (I think so!) I just have to let my hair air dry or lightly blow dry it, and it’s ready. I often wear it in a pulled back ponytail that’s twisted under the end, but if I wear it down, I do absolutely nothing to it beyond running the brush through once (I am fortunate enough to get tangles rarely, and nothing that a single brush stroke doesn’t cure). I really do thank my genes for such easy, manageable hair. I know absolutely nothing about styling it, which is my biggest beauty downfall!
I used Pink Opal pigment on lid, Vex eyeshadow on inner lid, Nanogold eyeshadow on middle of lid, Neutral Pink eyeshadow on middle of lid, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Nanogold eyeshadow above crease, Hush eyeshadow on brow, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Petalpoint blush with Micro Pink beauty powder to highlight. I had Pomposity lipstick with Backlit 3D glass and Tres Cher! lipglass on my lips.
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Long Lost Love Box
When you’re overcome with feelings of nostalgia for loves long past, console yourself with this collection of LUSH bath and body treats from days gone by. Our very elegant, beautifully presented hat box features: Kiss me Klimt Bath Bomb, It’s a Date Bubble Bar, Queen of Hearts Soap, Potion Body Lotion, Black Magic Massage Bar
Play Your Cards Right Massage bar
If ever there was a sure fire way to win your sweetheart’s favor, this is it! Rich, sensual, and scented with our ever popular Sex Bomb fragrance, this playing card of a massage bar is just the ticket for perfect night in (and TV or sleep won’t be on the agenda). You’ll want a few of these!
Perfect Match (Honey or Silky)
Elusive and always just on the edge of attainability, the perfect match is something to be held closely and treasured dearly once you find it. We have two fragrantly perfect matches that include our best-selling soaps and the most popular of our new solid perfumes. Making these perfect matches even more precious, the packaging is 100% biodegradable. In fact, if you plant the box with someone special, you can watch your love grow – literally. The entire box contains real seeds and when you plant it you will grow beautiful wild flowers to enjoy together. How special is that? Honey: Scent: Honey & Toffee; Contents: Honey I Washed the Kids Handmade Soap & Solid Perfume. Silky: Scent: Jasmine & Vetivert; Contents: Alkmaar Handmade Soap & Silky Underwear Solid Perfume
Message a Trois
A romantic, candlelit massage is the perfect way to share your affection for someone special, any time of year and especially on Valentine’s Day. To make your Valentine’s celebration extra romantic, we’ve created a trio of very special, superbly fragrant heart-shaped massage bars for you both to mix and match to your hearts’ (and bodies’) content.
Let me just say I will for sure be picking up the massage bars! I adore these, and they last quite awhile. They’re really great even for just moisturizing to the nth degree, because they are SO luxurious. Everything is available at www.lush.com!
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