Friday, September 14, 2012

A few of my favorite (beauty) things

I keep seeing posts with fall fashion tips and I would love to post some, but it's just not in me because:
  1. it's so stinkin hot outside that I can't even begin to think about fall clothes
  2. the extent of my fall fashion advice is wear a cardigan.
So, what you are getting today is a list of a few of my favorite beauty products.

So, if you haven't heard of Elf cosmetics and brushes, you need to run to Walmart right now and get some.  This is the complexion brush & this is what I put my foundation on with.  YES--my foundation! I had a girl at Sephora do my makeup this Summer and it's amazing the difference putting foundation on with this kind of brush makes.  Just squirt a little foundation on the top of your hand, dab your brush in and put it on in a circular motion.  You will use a lot less foundation this way.  Oh yeah, this brush is only $3!  You read that right.  All their products are $1 or $3.

Another $3 brush!  I use this with pressed powder.  Fabulous.

I promise that this is the last Elf item, but it's too great not to mention.  Another item that I loved from Sephora was an eyebrow kit.  I had never used an eyebrow pencil or anything, but was amazed by how much better my makeup looked if I darkened my eyebrows a little.  It's a little powder, then a little wax.  The only problem was the brand from Sephora was $35!  This is the exact same thing guessed it $3! 

4.  MAC Studio Fix Foundation

I love this foundation even though it's not cheap.  But I promise that it lasts a long time.  One bottle lasts 3 or 4 months.  Great coverage!

5.  Revlon Colorstay Lipliner and Eyeliner

I have tried everything to keep my lipstick on and this is the best product that I've found.  If you put it on your entire lip before your powder and then reoutline afterward, your lipstick will stay all day.

I've been looking for a great, cheap mascara.  What is your favorite mascara that's less than $10?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Soccer Star

For almost a year, Neely has talked incessantly about wanting to play soccer.  So, last Spring, on the first day of enrollment, I paid my money and got her registered.  Then I sent a super sweet email to the program director explaining how I would really appreciate it if they could put Neely and her 2 best friends on the same team.  I had imagined myself and the other moms sitting on the sidelines visiting for 3 hours a week and that made soccer seem a lot less miserable.

And then the next morning, I got the email explaining that was NOT how this league worked.  They took 4 year old soccer seriously.  They followed some official soccer rules and you can not request teams.  And just by requesting this, if by some reason they happened to end up on the same team, I could put the league in jeopardy.  Oops.

And I was so sad.  Three hours a week.  Sitting by myself.  Drama queen much?  So I did what any good mom would do.  I turned it over to the Lord.  I prayed all summer that Neely would hate soccer.  And if she hated it, my plan was to let her quit.  Problem solved.

And then the first email came out.  And Neely was on a team with one of her friends.  And she was thrilled.  And so am I. 

Isn't she the cutest soccer player you've ever seen?