Weekend Ish

So I’m back. No more flu. Thank you all for your well wishes. I healed myself again without the use of OTCs. Only herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy remedies and blends. My Mommy is an herbalist and is big on the “natural” tip. I didn’t play around with make-up too much last week since I was sick but I am thrilled at how my skin is looking these days. This is the best it has looked since I moved here. Of course I have 4 pimples getting ready to form but for the past 2 days….its looked fab. It’s a shame that I can’t have more acne-free days. LA smog, LA smog.

And I don’t even wear StudioTech anymore.
I just do….
-Prep N Prime
-Mineralized Skin Finish
…..an eye shadow or two and just gooooo.

It’s been a week since I’ve purchased Prep N Prime and I’m lovin’ it so far. I’ll do a beginner’s review on it later. No complaints so far.

I haven’t gotten around to playing with yellow eye shadows again like I said I was going to. No major beauty hauls this weekend either. Except this pretty little pearly color from Orly.

I’m staying far away from nail salons and especially acrylic nails. I’m really on this “self-beautification” thing these days. Which is why I spent 6 hours twisting my hair instead of pay someone else to do it. That was so not fun.

And I think I’ve found a good neutral look. Check it:

For a base I pulled out the UDPP and put MAC Paint Bamboo over it. I’ve been having some issues with Indianwood Paint Pot so I went back to the Paints and it’s actually working REALLY well. So I use that….lightly apply Woodwinked with a fluffy brush, hit my crease with some Cranberry and my outer V with Carbon.

I love Carbon….who would have thought you could do so much with a Black matte eye shadow. It’s such a staple for me.

I discovered 2 things about my eyes this weekend.
(1) I have a football field space between my eyes and eye brows. I’m serious. And I don’t think it’s a good thing. I have so much space between my eye and brows that I can’t ever really do a highlight because I end up looking clownish!! The pic below is me bein’ silly but I think it really shows just how much space I have! Urrggghhh!

(2) I have heavy lids. My lid goes completely over my crease. And then my crease disappears! I have to do the “surprised” (see above pic) look just for you to really see my eye make-up. I hate that! I’m thinking of doing a consultation (and payin’ for it, I guess) at MAC to figure out how I can work with my eye shape. It’s startin’ to drive me nuts.

I’m so glad that this is a short week! I went out and purchased some FAB boots for my NYC trip.

*Yums, you see the baby wipes?
I’m so addicted to them, I stock up!*

I haven’t been to NYC in a minute so I’m excited. I also went and purchased my first scarf. That’s big here in Cali, I guess. In FL, you don’t see anyone wearing a scarf and it gets pretty cold there too. Hmm, interesting.

And before I went home I went to Starbucks on La Cienega and Beverly Blvd….waiting to be discovered. LOL! Just kidding….*looks around*—not really though. Pulled out a book (after balancing the checkbook….gulp), put the feet up and just chillllled. The music was fab too. Prince, Jill Scott, India Arie, John Mayer…I was jammin’. And I’m not even a coffee drinker (this was my 2nd one this year!) but that Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha is amazing.

Yaaaay, tis all for now. Makin’ my rounds to my other beauty blogs.

Peace and scarves!

Oh yeah….and the blog is gonna undergo some ugly construction.
I’m playin’ around with HTML and doing some upgrading
so please excuse the mess. :)

  • Tracez of my Lipstick….

    Hey girlie! long time no post! but i’m happy your feeling better! First of all, the neutral eyes are defenitely a good look! i just purchased some black matte e/s, but have yet to play around with it! And yeah….we all have a secret fantasy of gettin discovered while walking down the street, right? we all can’t be as lucky as ashton kutcher…or whoever the hell else got discovered…damn! damn! damn! [lol]


  • msshic

    Hey, I’ve been lurking on your blog for several weeks and this is my fav look. You’re getting better and better. Keeping doing it!

  • Stephie

    hey sweetums! i’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better! my stepdad is a holistic doctor, so i understand with the all natural approach :)

  • Afrodite

    Lmao @ the football field space!

    I love those Africa earrings, very cute. And you have got sooooooome patience because I couldn’t sit 6 hours to do some tiny twists like that in my hair.

  • yummy411

    hey chica! i see you and your baby wipes;) the boots are HOT!

    great neutral look! i love it!
    i love the small things in life that you are discovering and enjoying! i much prefer to read about your discoveries than other places (blogs) that show a DVF dress for 2g’s (booooo!) aahhh a nice scarf, starbucks and a good novel…. heaven!

    great job on your hair!

    i’m glad you are loving your natural msf!

    …oh please practice and don’t pay! lol you’ve been doing a great job at discovering different things. try extending your lid color up to/thru your crease for fake a wider lid (essentially moving things up a bit) i was trying to go thru some of my fotd’s to see if i have any examples. i have one, but i’m not liking my fotd’s right now =(

  • The Home Spa Goddess

    Sorry about your brow drama. I feel you. I had this b**** shave my brows and she RUINED them! I was jacked for 3 months. I didn’t do anything to them for almost a year, I was so traumatized. I just shaped the again a few weeks ago. Hope you feel better soon:)

    You’re the first beauty blogger I’ve ever seen with two strand twists, besides me:)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • LovelyBella

    I love the scarf darling!! I have tons of them, one for every outfit or something like that. Enjoy your trip to NYC!!!

  • Anonymous

    Just letting you I am enjoying your blog!


  • Sassy

    glad you’re feeling better.fabulous posts!!

  • Mrs. Lynne

    YAY! you’re feeling better. glad to hear. i really like your neutral look. i can second that i love my carbon also.

  • Vanessa

    Hot boots!