If You Bore Me Then I’m Comfortable

Blogmas Day 30!!! – What’s in your makeup bag?

I recently attended a wedding and had a handbag big enough to fit my makeup bag inside…a rarity for wedding outfits usually!  Before I go into detail about what I carried I must make a couple of disclaimers:

1.  I’m a bit addicted to makeup.  Growing up I was never really interested…always a tomboy and never wearing any…it has only been since I turned 30 that I have fallen truly in love.
2.  I have a love/hate relationship with lip colour.  I absolutely love lipstick but hate wearing it…I feel like that’s all people see, that it’ll get on my teeth, that it will wear off all uneven and look ridiculous…and I also always have flakey lips which doesn’t work well with lipstick…so I tend to fulfill my love with lip glosses…you will see that for one wedding I have more than enough choice 😉

My makeup bag:  on sale from Indigo

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Contents

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1.  Buxom Full-on Lip Cream in Berry Blast….their range of lip products are my favourite!!  I have about five different shades.  I tend towards the ones that give a bit of a tingle.  They wear well and don’t dry my lips out.
2.  Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer in Apocaliptic…liquid lipstick…love it 🙂
3.  Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Aura Flush…I love stains.  This one in particular doesn’t dry out my lips and lasts well and wears away evenly.  Worth the high end price!
4.  MAC Dazzleglass in Rags to Riches…pink and sparkly….looks amazing over a deep pinky berry
5.  Urban Decay lipstick in Venom…my newest addition and beautiful colour for winter
6. Top left of my makeup bag is my compact – got it at a Fossil outlet…below that are my mini Tweezerman tweezers…I will never use any other brand
7.  Bottom right on my makeup bag – Sexy Mama translucent pressed powder from The Balm (my powder brush didn’t fit in my makeup bag)
8. Below my bag – Stila Artful eye collector’s edition vol. II – a small, portable, eyeshadow palette consisting of five neutral shades with my RiRi hearts MAC dual eyeshadow brush…just in case a touchup was needed.
9. Laying across the palette and bag – Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion…the blackest black eyeliner ever…if you need one this is the one you want!
10. To the right of my bag are three non-makeup related items – travel sized Bliss hand cream in Blood Orange and White Pepper, Blistex medicated lip balm and a decorative hair elastic from Foxy jewelry.

And that’s it!  The contents change often but I will always have hand cream, lip balm and one or two lip glosses or lipsticks in my bag…Fuchsia was the colour theme I was going for on this day!

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What’s in your makeup bag?  Do you have a love/hate relationship with any kind of makeup?

Hugs and love!

How I Would Love a Burger From The Chok’lit Shoppe…

Howdy-do Blogger Friends

Everyone has snippets of their past I think they will never forget.  One of many for me is taking a trip down to the corner store to buy candy and the most recent episode of Betty and Veronica (all for which could be bought for under a dollar…and it was a bill…not a coin)

I was around 7 when I became hooked on the teenage drama that would ensue.  Would Archie stop being a dink to Betty? How many burgers would Jughead eat?  Would Ethel finally get a real kiss out of him?!  And would Reggie and Veronica just hook up already and take Archie out of the picture and leave him for Betty…seriously, I felt Betty’s heartache!!

Fast forward 30 years and I am no longer hooked on the comic (I haven’t actually read it in a VERY long time….I should actually pick up a copy and see what is going on in the modern Riverdale world!)  My obsessions…er…”interests” let’s say…have grown over the years.

As a teenager I never wore make up.

I mean NEVER

Didn’t even own mascara

MAYBE a white lipstick but who didn’t back then?!

I didn’t really bother with it in University either except if I was going to the bar.  It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I started learning about, and really being interested, in the beauty world.

Now…it’s much more than an interest.

I read beauty blogs, watch beauty guru’s on YouTube and stay up-to-date with the most recent advances and trends in the makeup world.  It’s actually a bit ridiculous.  BUT….not when it is combined with a childhood obsession. (um…well maybe to some it makes it even more ridiculous?!)

I am a fan of MAC cosmetics…I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite go to brand but they do, in fact, rock.  They come out with a ridiculous amount of limited edition collections every year and the most recent one made me incredibly happy!  So I picked up some things (I guess I will admit to asking my mom to go and pick up the most requested products first thing so I could have them before they sold out…) and while I was making a purchase the salesperson asked if I had signed up for their official launch…get your makeup done by an official MAC artist, meet MAC’s Betty, Veronica and Archie and listen to some cool old tunes?  So I said no but SIGN ME UP!

And I went.

 It was fun.

My makeup looks great.

 I got a sneaky little pic with the guy they had dressed up as Archie

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The Setup at Mapleview

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Tools…I had my makeup done with the Betty side of the collection (with the exception of a Veronica blush)

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Archie…an inspiration for little ginger boys everywhere!!!

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The before and after….

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My collection

I wonder what the next pop-culture collection will bring?!!

Thanks Beth-from-MAC-at-Limeridge (soon to be at Mapleview for those interested!  She was great!)

Thanks for stopping by!! (and quietly judging my obsession)

Hugs and Love

xox