What Were Your Best and Worst Beauty Experiences of the Week?

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Discovering how great Too Faced Shadow Insurance works as an eyebrow powder base. The stuff *really* puts a lock down on color and holds up well to sweat. So far I’ve only worn it to workouts, but I bet it’ll represent when I get my dance/sweat on at the club.


I learned the importance of adequate sleep to successful at-home eyebrow waxing. Yes, it was my first time, but I think lack of sleep was a bigger factor. Now half of my left eyebrow is totes MIA!

What were your best and worst beauty experiences of the week? Spill the beans in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Tania says:

    Thanks for your reviews of products by Too Faced. I’ve seen them at Beauty Brands and I’ve been curious. Will def check ’em out.

    The MAC Noteriety eye palette is awesome. I like that they are neutral colors with sparkle. Great over top of Painterly Paint Pot.

    My roots are in need of a SERIOUS touchup but the whole process takes 4 hours. EEek! Oh and my eyebrows need some work. Geesh they grow so fast!!

  2. best
    doing an AWESOME leopard-print eye look inspired by the MAC style warrior collection (see it here http://lareinarumbera.blogspot.com/2009/08/eye-of-day-fierce-leopard.html).

    skin started freaking out and looking dull. then, on friday night, i overdosed on eyebrow corrector and had to scrub it out and re-do it, twice!
    .-= ines + cha cha’s last blog post… Drugstore Cheapie – Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream =-.

  3. and ps – i hope you’ve had a similarly good weekend!
    .-= ines + cha cha’s last blog post… Drugstore Cheapie – Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream =-.

  4. Marce says:

    Best? Discovering an *amazing* makeup brand that I’d never heard of before here in Argentina. It has hella awesome pigments, and I found out I have a discount, woo!
    Worst? Finding that my new Maybelline shadow doesn’t apply as well to the lids as it swatches, darn. I’m *gonna* make it work!

    Non beauty related, the best was getting my drivers license, yipee! =) I hope you had a great weekend too. Actually, I hope everyone did!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look – Go Green! =-.

  5. Stephie says:

    Best: Getting around to waxing. Damn, I forgot how great it feels to be less hairy. And discovering some of the Avon quads I ordered are actually REALLY great.

    Worst: My skin acting totally whacko b/c either ‘that time of the month’ or the sweat and heat this past week.

    Gotta give you props for getting through the eyebrow fiasco and still looking bangin’
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… OOTD =-.

  6. Joey says:

    Best: My incredible Paul and Joe makeover at the counter at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC – best makeover I’ve ever had. The counter manager was just too sweet, and the new Fall eyeshadow duos are incredible.

    Worst: The Paul and Joe counter was out of stock on a couple of items I wanted! =( Also I went a couple of days barefaced because I was running late to work.

  7. Meghan says:

    I’ve had really unfortunate looking eyebrows, good luck with growing yours in!

    Best: Trying Orly Nail Rescue for the 2nd time and actually doing well! It’s glue + powder which could = messy but hopefully will just help my nails get stronger.

    Worst: Another week of absolutely NO LIP PRODUCT except for shea butter. These weird reactions are bumming me out and need to stop pronto.

    Have a great week Karen!
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… An Ode to Liquid Liner Pens =-.

  8. shontay says:

    Best: Getting my hands on the manish arora blush in devil. I wasn’t into any makeup besides gloss when this came out. I haven’t worn it yet, but I can’t wait to play with it.

    Worst: It seems my upper lip hairs sneak up on me and grow within minutes. Just as I was running out the door one morning, I realize the right side of my upper lip had some hairs I swore I removed. Freaky.

  9. Eru says:

    Testing all the fall collctions that are arriving here 😀 And hauling a bit!
    My skin is in preety bad shape. I’m stressed because of my papers and I can’t stop picking and touching my face, so it’s getting worse 🙁
    Did you like San Sebastian? It’s a very beautiful city!
    Hugs :3
    .-= Eru’s last blog post… Twilight Beauty Updated! =-.

  10. BEST: Buying sunblock for my body and applying it daily
    Worse: I didn’t drink enough water and my skin looking dehydrated…
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… AWARDS from Zoe & TAG By K ! =-.

  11. Fashionista911 says:

    Cutting down my talons so I could rock this awesome neon green polish. Looks less garish, lol.

    Trying to save a dollar by switching to the Olay Daily Facials wipes instead of buying my trusty Neutrogena wipes. My skin did not appreciate the switch and it shows 🙁

  12. Redhead says:


    Coming up with my favorite look so far: golden copper monochrome lids, a beige highlight on the inner corners and brows, and navy blue cat liner. It ROCKED!

    Worst: Not having my smudger with me when I did the blue cat eye. The lower lashline was just a tad too unblended for my taste.

  13. Lana says:

    Hi Karen!

    Worst? I got a blemish on my jawline. You know, the ones that hurt? Ouchies.

    Best? That blemish went away in a couple of days. Phew.

    Driving was great yesterday! So much better and easier I made it out to be all those years, but, shhhh! Don’t tell anyone I said that!
    .-= Lana’s last blog post… Punch It Out =-.

  14. Tiffany says:

    best: I finally got a haircut! I was wayyy overdue.

    worst: I can’t think of anything particularly bad that happened. I guess that means it was a good week!

  15. marmar says:

    BEST : Going crazy with all my new fall looks from the GAP. That and truly rockin’ pink.

    WORST : Decided to try said pink lipstick as a cheek stain.. with less than fab results. It pretty much clumped and smeared all over my face and I was stuck in public without make up remover.
    .-= marmar’s last blog post… My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-8-23) =-.

  16. Davina K. says:

    Best: I finally got my pedicure!! I didn’t get one the whole summer, I don’t know why.

    Worst: I tried this aqua and gold look on my eyes and it totally bombed, way too much sparkle

  17. MichikoFliz says:

    Best: Getting better wit the eyeliner. I felt so confident!

    Worst: Finding out my moisturing oil is giving me blackheads and clogged pores! No0oo, it costed so much… ><“

  18. Stef says:

    Best: Toss up between blogging about the Jo Malone Kohdo collection and FINALLY making it to MAC to get the Photo Realism quad.

    Worst: One of my dogs scratched my eye and now it’s all swollen and I can’t wear my Photo Realism quad yet!
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Ojon Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating cleanser and conditioner =-.

  19. Kristen says:

    BEST: Toss up! #1: Finally getting my hands on Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Metallic cream shadows and having them be better than expected. #2: Getting what was one of the best eyebrow-shapings ever during a waxing at the spa.

    WORST: A self-tanning session gone awry left my new eyebrows unattractively darkened, along with stains all along my hairline that concealer is just not covering up.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Get the Look: Lindsay Price =-.

  20. amy says:

    Best: Using all pigments as eyeshadow for my FOTD, normally I have to mix loose eyeshadows with solid eyeshadows, but somehow this time using all pigments worked for me. Everything seem to blend pretty well.

    Worst: I was desperate to get rid of two pimples on my cheeks so I used both Retin A micro and hydrocortisone cream on it throughout the day from about 3 days. Good news is that the pimples are gone, but I was peeling and majorly blotchy and red on my right cheek. But I am all better now, no redness, flakes or pimples. From now I would just stick with Retin A micro nightly as stated by the instructions!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD MAC Lovely Lilly, Medusa’s Makeup Eye Dust in Boy Toy, Purple Rain and Bruiser =-.

  21. Best: Finally getting my makeup drawers and shelves organized! It’s so refreshing to be organized.

    Worst: I desperately need to pluck the eyebrows!
    .-= Fabulous Over 40’s last blog post… Minneapolis/St. Paul Area First Ever Beauty Event of Its Kind! =-.

  22. Marisol says:

    Best: Would have been that I have been taking the time to do my make up in the mornings. I was doing a pretty simple look out of sheer lazyness (who can resist an extra 15 minutes of sleep).

    Worst: breaking out after waxing. I usually apply some boo boo zap and this time I forgot. Blah!
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Products I am Using =-.

  23. Vonvon says:

    My best:
    Must be using the Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel!! I tried it for the 1st time, at the beginning of the week and the next day, found my skin to be oily and clusters of ‘oil seeds’ appearing on my cheeks. But almost 1 week later, I got complimented by a Lancome SA that my skin looked better and better each time she met me….and that’s the only thing that’s new to my skincare regime.

    My worst:
    At first, I thought it was the Kiehl’s Biological Peel but now I realized it’s just my skin initial reaction to the peeling effect….:) once the initial reaction has passed….voila….better skin! 😀 Other than that, can’t recall any unpleasant beauty experience.
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… I Won Some Clarins Skincare =-.

  24. My best & worst beauty experiences were actually one and the same event – going to the hair salon & getting my Posh bob haircut, which has unbelievably thickened my very fine hair….AND finding out the COST at the cash register….AAAGH!
    .-= Cassandra Rae Ferguson’s last blog post… Makeup for Men – Mandate or Myth? =-.

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