I FINALLY FOUND IT!
I’ve been on the hunt for that perfect peach blush for the better part of a year. I’ve Googled, tested, bought and returned multiple blush colors. I’ve tried everything from Nordstrom to Walgreens and have all but pulled my hair out (and drained my wallet) to find this blush. And I’m so excited to have finally found it.
It’s a beautiful peachy blush, with a teeny, tiny bit of gold shimmer. Don’t believe me? Go to Sephora and test it out. I’ve seen it on all skin types…from Kim Kardashian to Giuliana Rancic to… Okay, so maybe 1 skin type. Never mind. Scratch that.
All I know, is that when I look back on 2012, I’ll remember the Presidential Election, Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson and that I finally found Peach Blush.
How beautiful does Audrina Patridge look in this makeunder by xojane? I’ve always thought she was stunning, and these are probably my favorite pics of her. Love it!
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, because I’ve heard it a thousand times: Take care of your skin. Moisturize. Use a 96SPF. Use your fourth finger around your eyes. Don’t pop your zits. Your pillowcase is not an acceptable washcloth for washing your face at night.
I will admittedly admit (wait, what?) that I do not take good care of my skin. I’m horrible. I’m too tired at the end of the day to remove my bra sometimes, let alone wash my face. And I tan. All the time. Underneath the MAC bronzer, I’m a real Asian, with a yellow tint and stubby eyelashes. But, as they say, I’m not gettin’ any younger.
I decided that because I’m so late to the party, I’ll buy all the expensive creams, lotions, serums and masks I can and maybe that will take off a few years. Luckily, I have a beautiful friend who works at Estee Lauder, and she gives me tons of samples, tells me what I need or don’t need and that frying my face in a tanning bed last week “was the worst thing possible.” Her words, not mine. Because mine were, “But I’m saving money on self tanner!”
Anyway, my two favorites thus far are Estee Lauder Idealist and Advanced Night Repair. They even out skin tone, tighten and firm (who doesn’t need that?) and smell nice. I give them both two, very enthusiastic thumbs up.
I should take before and after pictures for you all to see. I would…but…I don’t wanna. (Name that Friends episode!)
I finally decided to go ahead and try eyelash extensions. And so far…I love them.
They look more natural than my fake eyelashes. And while they’re not AS dramatic…its easier just to swipe a cost of mascara over them in the morning and go. No more messing with glue! The upkeep is a little more work and washing my face takes a little more concentration (so I don’t yank them out) but overall, I just like them better.
Once a year we go and get our makeup professionally done at Nordstrom. For no reason at all. This years makeup was done courtesy of MAC Cosmetics. Love them and I loved all of our fun looks. :)
Thank you all for your comments and recommendations on the tinted moisturizer. And the winner is…Laura Mercier! I got a lot of great feedback on this particular tinted moisturizer. I’ll check back with you all once I’ve tried it and let you know what I think.