Heya, bronze (and not-so-bronze) goddesses. After several days of near-freezing temps, it’s a balmy 58 degrees here in Northern California today, YES!
Since I know it won’t last, I’m taking advantage of the freak warm weather front with a little summertime makeup.
Put your paws up for warm weather, ladies!
I’m totally J-WoWW-ing over Estee Lauder’s latest extraordinary creations for summer, the Bronze Goddess Liquid Eyeshadows ($17.50, available in four shades). We’re talking crazy intense colors (particularly for EL) here that are eye-catching enough to stop even the most hardened MAC girl in her tracks.
Today I chose to go with Aqua Flash, an intense, shimmery turquoise. Estee Lauder describes the texture as a liquid, but I’d say it’s more like a cream shadow, which is to say that it’s not quite as watery as something like Chanel’s Ombre D’Eau Fluid Eyeshadows.
Aqua Flash’s intensely rich color applies super smooth. A little goes a long way, too, and the shadow builds easily and blends like a dream.
Estee Lauder doesn’t claim these eyeshadows are waterproof on their website, but they may as well because they deserve the label. These beauties resist creasing and color loss exceptionally well, even when sweat’s up in the mix. Perfect for color fiends who can’t resist a long-wearing, bright technacolor pop on their lids, or ladies living in states of winter denial (like yours truly). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Joe, you traitor!
You know how I love Trader Joe’s grocery stores, right? Best. Frozen. Food. Section. Ever!
Their frozen stuff’s quite affordable (much less than Safeway, for example), and generally everything’s either organic or lower in preservatives than usual for prepared foods.
Completely random act of weirdness for the day: sometimes I like calling Trader Joe’s grocery stores “Traitor Joe’s.” There’s no particular reason; I just think it’s kinda funny.
Last night the Traitor helped me put dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes thanks to his frozen Chicken Chow Mein, and, HOLLA, it’s the shizz.
Ahhh, cook it. Cook it good… cook it REAL GOOD!
Just dump the noodles, chicken and veggies in a pan (I use a non-stick one so I don’t have to add extra oil), stir for seven minutes and add the pre-made sauce. Done — in less time than it takes to get takeout.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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