Rise and shine, morning glories! I hope I’m not too late … but would you be my Valentine?
What’s on your plate today? Is romance in the picture? I’ve been married for three years, so my answer to that is a resounding “No.” LOL! Just kidding. El Hub’s quite the romantic… Now if I could only get him to shower on a regular basis.
Speaking of third anniversaries, Makeup and Beauty Blog turns three next week (on Feb. 20). I don’t know how long you’ve been stopping by, but do you remember the original layout? Way different, right? WordPress.com made it very easy to start.
I’m feeling a little nostalgic right now, so here’s a look back at some of my favorite posts from this time last year…
Write Love Notes to Yourself
“The notes have consoled me through many tough times, like those first lonely years of college, when it felt impossible to get my bearings. I was reading through them last night when it hit me: we should totally write these notes to ourselves!”
Caring for Dry Skin
“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. That’s how my skin feels in winter, when the humidity is low. No matter how much it may be raining outside, in here my skin’s dry, cracked and sore.”
2-Minute Wide-Eyed Makeup Look
“I was up late last night watching Season 1 of 30 Rock on DVD. This may be lack of sleep talking, but I’m strangely fascinated by puffy Alec Baldwin… When I finally opened my eyes this morning, I looked TIRED! I filmed this video clip a couple days ago, but it shows one of my go-to quick eye makeup looks, great for late-night TV marathons.”
14 Pink Lip Colors for Valentine’s Day
“There’s something about wearing pink lips on Valentine’s Day that just feels right! If you’re looking for the perfect pink for your pout, consider one of these 14 pink lipsticks and glosses. Sometimes a bold, bright pink lip is the only way to go. Pair any of these dramatic lips with thick black cat eyeliner and some false lashes for a show-stopping look.”
Caring for Oily Skin
“It’s ironic how something so valuable — oil — can be such a nuisance sometimes. I have combination dry/oily skin now, but in my early-20s it was more oily than dry. Half way through the day my skin would look shinier than Mr. Clean’s bald head! Flash forward to 2009. Now, I have the worst best of both worlds, LOL! One week I’ll be wrestling with dry skin, and the next it’s a struggle against oil.”
A Really Handy Makeup Tool
“Before I leave the house I go through my internal checklist — lipgloss: check, camera: check, sarcasm: CHECK! It keeps me from forgetting things, but there’s one thing I never have to remind myself to bring…”
How To Do Whitneyâ€™s Hairstyle from The City
“Doesnâ€™t Ms. Whitney Port have some hella cute hair? I totally dig that twisty style she wears a lot on The City. Here’s how I get all twisted up…”
10 Awesome Workout Tips and Tricks
“We may not love to exercise, but we love the results. Sometimes, the easiest way to get it over with is just to get it over with. Briana makes herself exercise as soon as she gets home from work. ‘If I wait even half an hour,’ she says, ‘I end up putting it off all night and never get around to doing it!'”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,