YES! Friday, at last. What a challenging week, ladies, but it’s winding down.
Did you do anything fun last night? I can’t remember what I did… I think there was some chasing involved — Tabs chasing. My new thing is walking around the house, saying “Gravy,” which is his new nickname. He’s a fiend for gravy — tuna in gravy, seafood feast in gravy, salmon in gravy.
To start our Friday, here’s a quick look back at some of the things we were talking about on the blog this time last year.
- How to Cover Up Dark Circles for a Wedding, Prom or Party with MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish Concealer: I suffered through a really bad bought of insomnia a few weeks ago, and my dark circles were extra terrible. My regular concealer, MAC Select Moisturecover, just wasnâ€™t gettinâ€™ it done. My friend Jenâ€™s wedding was right around the corner, and I didnâ€™t want to show up looking like death warmed over. I needed serious coverage, and I needed it fast.
- MAC Makeup for Work: Club and Woodwinked Eyeshadows: I’m sporting two of my very first MAC eyeshadow purchases, Club and Woodwinked (both part of the permanent collection). I could write sonnets on both of these colors, as theyâ€™ve seen me through a lot over the past few years. Club, a shimmery duochorome, flashes from green to brown, and Woodwinked is a warm, shimmery gold. Today I paired â€˜em for this easy, breezy, work-friendly daytime eye.
- 5 Plum Posts: An Ode to Purple Makeup: Stila Convertible Eye Color in Violet made quick work of this smokey purple eye. The Violet shadeâ€™s pencil is a shimmery, dark plum; the coordinating shadow is a shimmery lavender.
- A Smokey Eye Tutorial with MAC Cosmetics Metal Urge Gilded Ash Cream Shadow and Cocomotion Pigment: I donâ€™t know if Iâ€™ll ever tire of doing smokey eyes. There are just so many different ways to work the look, like this spin on a daytime eye for work. Itâ€™s a method I learned from my favorite MAC artist, Jen, using products from the MAC Metal Urge and Red She Said collections.
- Japanese Beauty Product or After-School Snack? Put on yoâ€™ thinking cap and try to guess what this mystery product is!
- With Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Liners Itâ€™s Good to Be Catty: OBSESSION ALERT! Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Liners ($16) make applying eyeliner easy and, well, kinda fun.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,