The Write Life

Seducing hearts, one story at a time, Author - Crystal R. Martin

Time for an update, I have been sick and accomplished very little in the writing world. Today I woke up feeling somewhat restored. I took an hour to my self and slipped away. My hair has been growing out, and I've been fighting the awkward stages. Well it finally got too long so I caved and went and got a trim.

Also for those of you interested, I made two interesting purchases, and I am going to rave about both products.

1.) EcoTools Makeup Brushes - $12 for a set of five. You can find these at Fred Meyers. I bought a set of five brushes, originally, and fell in love. The stick is bamboo the metal bit is recycled, plus the hair is synthetic. So all in all a nice product. I love the way they manage too. They are soft against the skin, hold the product well, and do not have a funky smell. So today I went and bought the foundation brush. Alas this one did not come in the kit. 7.99 for the foundation brush, but after using it, I have no complaints. The same brush from Lancome was around thirty-three dollars. (Ouch!) So if you want to save on cost this is a route to consider.

2.) Rimmel Lasting Finish Enhanced with Minerals 16 Hr. 6.99 You can find the Rimmel makeup at most drug stores. Okay lately I have tried several brands and types of foundation with mixed results. Last night out of desperation, I went to Makeup Alley, a website where average people review the products they buy.

This foundation had really high reviews and people were liking it. Desperate for a decent product, I caved and bought it. So I came home this morning after getting my hair trimmed and did my makeup with the brush and foundation. Here are the results.... Yeah I know the camera on my phone is crappy. I naturally have pale skin. I have to buy creamy natural or ivory products. Although the color is off look at my complexion it looks flawless. This also didn't settle into my fine lines either. As a side note I did not take the pictures right after application, there is probably a two hour wait in between. So there you go....

ETA - I thought it might be important to share these links....

http://www.lancome-usa.com/search/index.aspx?SearchKeywords=foundation%20brush

http://www.makeupalley.com

http://www.parispresents.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=36 [EcoTools Website]







3 comments:

So, what teachers did you have at Barnes? Did you have Mrs. Hemrick, Mr. Kondro or Mr. Davison?

I remember Mr. Kondro, I actually had Mr. Davison for reading in the 5th grade. We called him Mr. D, because my fifth grade teacher was Mr. Davidson. We called him Mr. Double-D. Do you remember Mrs. Carlson? She taught second grade while I was there.

Mrs. Carlson must have been after me. I moved to Barnes the middle of my 2nd grade year, I can't remember what teacher I had that year. Third grade was Mrs. Hemrich (she made a great witch!), Mr. Kondro for 4th, Mrs. Wood for 5th and Mr. Davison for 6th.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Updateness - No writing, but makeup?

Time for an update, I have been sick and accomplished very little in the writing world. Today I woke up feeling somewhat restored. I took an hour to my self and slipped away. My hair has been growing out, and I've been fighting the awkward stages. Well it finally got too long so I caved and went and got a trim.

Also for those of you interested, I made two interesting purchases, and I am going to rave about both products.

1.) EcoTools Makeup Brushes - $12 for a set of five. You can find these at Fred Meyers. I bought a set of five brushes, originally, and fell in love. The stick is bamboo the metal bit is recycled, plus the hair is synthetic. So all in all a nice product. I love the way they manage too. They are soft against the skin, hold the product well, and do not have a funky smell. So today I went and bought the foundation brush. Alas this one did not come in the kit. 7.99 for the foundation brush, but after using it, I have no complaints. The same brush from Lancome was around thirty-three dollars. (Ouch!) So if you want to save on cost this is a route to consider.

2.) Rimmel Lasting Finish Enhanced with Minerals 16 Hr. 6.99 You can find the Rimmel makeup at most drug stores. Okay lately I have tried several brands and types of foundation with mixed results. Last night out of desperation, I went to Makeup Alley, a website where average people review the products they buy.

This foundation had really high reviews and people were liking it. Desperate for a decent product, I caved and bought it. So I came home this morning after getting my hair trimmed and did my makeup with the brush and foundation. Here are the results.... Yeah I know the camera on my phone is crappy. I naturally have pale skin. I have to buy creamy natural or ivory products. Although the color is off look at my complexion it looks flawless. This also didn't settle into my fine lines either. As a side note I did not take the pictures right after application, there is probably a two hour wait in between. So there you go....

ETA - I thought it might be important to share these links....

http://www.lancome-usa.com/search/index.aspx?SearchKeywords=foundation%20brush

http://www.makeupalley.com

http://www.parispresents.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=36 [EcoTools Website]







3 comments:

Crystal said...

So, what teachers did you have at Barnes? Did you have Mrs. Hemrick, Mr. Kondro or Mr. Davison?

Crystal R. Martin said...

I remember Mr. Kondro, I actually had Mr. Davison for reading in the 5th grade. We called him Mr. D, because my fifth grade teacher was Mr. Davidson. We called him Mr. Double-D. Do you remember Mrs. Carlson? She taught second grade while I was there.

Crystal said...

Mrs. Carlson must have been after me. I moved to Barnes the middle of my 2nd grade year, I can't remember what teacher I had that year. Third grade was Mrs. Hemrich (she made a great witch!), Mr. Kondro for 4th, Mrs. Wood for 5th and Mr. Davison for 6th.

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