When your cat asks you to contour his cheeks, of course you say yes…
I’ve done event makeup for family members, and they seemed pretty happy with the results, so yeah, I think I could do it, especially if the makeup wasn’t too involved. I can handle smoky eyes, or winged liner and red lips, or a soft neutral bridal look, but a cray-cray cut crease with intense drag queen-caliber contouring? Probably not.
Well, maybe…if I had an entire day to work on it.
Eyeliner, though, is one of those things that’s always hard for me to do on other people because I’m terrified of poking someone’s eye out! Also, lash curling, again, for the same reason…
If you do makeup on other people and have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments! I think it’s definitely a different skill than doing makeup on yourself.
So, today’s million-dollar question? Assuming you don’t already, do you think you could do someone else’s makeup? And if you have done it before, how did it go?
I read a very interesting story the other day in this week’s Entertainment Weekly about Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. The album turns 20 years old this year (GULP!). Can you believe that…? It seems like I was just listening to it yesterday in my college dorm while doing o-chem and pondering the meaning of life… LOL!
So the article had some interviews with people who were involved in making the album, like Alanis, of course, who was 20 at the time, and her writing partner Glen Ballard. They had a very organic writing style, apparently. At times they’d write an entire song a day, and they finished with the whole album in weeks.
I hadn’t listened to the album in years, so I put it on the other day, and ya know what? It holds up really well! My favorite song used to be One Hand in My Pocket, and it still is…
I’ve been singing it to Baby Girl a lot this week.
My long hair is a pain in the booty to style, so I’ll usually wash it on something like a Sunday night, then curl it the following morning. Then I’ll try to see how long I can go before washing it again, because I just dewnt like to deal with the drama.
Dry shampoo really help. With a good one like this one from Living Proof, my roots don’t get too oily or stinky throughout the week.
The one I’d been using is from Klorane, and I still think it’s very good, but I think Perfect hair is even better. Like, “change your life” better!
So, about dry shampoos, after I’ve used one for a few days in a row, the powder, which is what they’re made of, starts to build up at the roots, and I can feel it piling up and sitting there… Usually after three days or so, I’ll get to the point where I just can’t stand it anymore.
Living Proof is supposed to have some newfangled dry shampoo technology, and the way I understand it, you’re supposed to brush the fine powder spray through your hair, and when you do this, it sort of whisks away the oil, dirt and funk, to “clean” (air quotes) your hair. There’s also a fresh, light time-release fragrance that I like.
I bought it on a whim at Sephora a few weeks ago and have been using it a lot since. It works great! Straight up, this is the cleanest and freshest my hair has ever felt while using a dry shampoo, so homegirl is already making plans, yo! When the next VIB sale hits, I’m gonna stockpile. (read more…)
Um…yeah, but I seem to hoard them more than I actually use them.
Whenever I find a good one, I pull it out and save it in this bag I have where I keep sample packets for trips, but I always somehow forget about the bag whenever a trip comes along and end up filling and using those little sample jars you get from Nordstrom instead.
So, as I sit here looking at my bag of sample packets, I think I’m done saving them for a rainy day… I’m just gonna start using them right now, so please excuse me as I dig into this packet of Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum that I tore out of a magazine two months ago (I plan to use this tip to get every last drop out of it, by the way).
How about you? Do you ever use those free skin care and fragrance sample packets that are in some magazines?
Hello, belly and Baby Girl! Now that she’s officially 18 weeks old, she’s popping out for all the world to see.
I feel like I’m walking around all day, errr-day with a melon under my shirt because she’s gotten pretty big over the past month, and now she’s growing fast, too.
Just how big is she now? Well, here she is with a Grande Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Decaf Latte for comparison, haha.
For the most part, I’m still getting around pretty well, but it is getting a little harder to chase Tabs around the house, to sprint up and down the stairs and to walk up the steepest hills in our neighborhood.
I know it’s only temporary, and this is a special time. Pretty soon Baby Girl will be out in the world, but for now, it’s just me and her.
On a scale of 1-10, with “1” being no big deal and “10” being white hot burning hatred, how much do you hate having your hair in your face?
For me it depends on a few factors, like what I’m doing at the time, and how janky my hair is. Like, if I’ve been working out, and I’m all sweaty and gross, I’m at level 10, because I absolutely cannot stand having any stray strands stuck on my sweaty face, UGH!
I actually have an elaborate pre-workout hair regimen that I’ve followed for the past…well, forever, it seems. What I’ll do is put my hair up in a ponytail, usually with two rubber bands so the ponytail doesn’t loosen and slip out, and then I’ll put on a headband and secure it with no fewer than four bobby pins.
And said ponytail must be placed very specifically. There’s a sweet spot for it. It can’t be too high or too low, because if it’s too high, my hair will whip around and still hit me in my face, and if it’s too low, I can feel it on the back of my neck…which I don’t like, so yeah, the process is kind of intense, but it’s my thing and it works for me. Basically, when I’m exercising, I have to keep my hair far, far away from my sweaty face.
The rest of the time, it doesn’t really bother me when my hair gets in my face, as long as my hair is somewhat clean, and by “somewhat,” I mean that it isn’t too greasy or stinky. For example, when I’m at the end of fourth- or fifth-day hair and it’s oily and smells like fried food, then yeah…it’s annoying, so up it goes.
You know what time it is. :) It's time to party with Tabs! -- the world's foremost international playboy tabby (and my feline employer). Kitty model, superstar, dreamer and all around lovable diva extraordinaire. See what he's been loving lately on his blog, partywithtabs.com, or follow his missives and adventures on Twitter.
Try one of these makeup tutorials
Hey, sweets! Take out your palettes and your brushes, and let's do some makeup. :) It's not gonna be hard (I promise). All you need is some patience, some practice and a little guidance. I've got a couple of tutorials here that will help you along, like this one for a pretty cocktail party look, a shimmery mermaid, or this one here I like for picture occasions.