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Sunday Shopping

On Sunday Ray and I went to Ulta’s in addition to a few other places. He noticed the lash sets, and mentioned that he thought the ones below would be pretty on me, so I picked them up. I’ve never done lashes before, but I figure I can probably find a good youtube tutorial on how to apply them. He thought these would be great for costumes.

I tried a 5 minute makeup routine. This is what i wore.

Eyes:
Aromaleigh Eye & Lip Primer
Medusa’s Makeup Vanilla Latte – on eyelid and lower lash line
Aromaleigh Mascara Primer
Benefit BadGal Mascara in Blue

Cheeks:
Medusa’s Makeup Vanilla Latte

Face:
Meow Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Siamese

Lips:
Aromaleigh Eye & Lip Primer
Maybelline Lipstick in Pink Peony
MAC Dazzleglass in Sugarrimmed

I don’t think it looks bad, but it doesn’t look quite right to me. Probably because I’m used to always wearing eyeliner and I have none on.

What did you do this Sunday?

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12534444203053047188 MissTat

      I like the cheeks in this look, very natural and pretty.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12352578858633293051 Betty Ray

      I love the lips here and the eye colors are pretty too – I think a dark liner would make it look more "you". ;-)

      And those cleopatra eye lashes are so cool! Are they top and bottom lashes? Bottom lashes scare me and so far I've never been able to get full strip uppers to look somewhat natural. But they are so fun!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02016577008160386411 krista carlson

      very natural….A very different look for you…very pretty…

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi MissTat,
      I'm with you, I like Vanilla Latte as a blush on me, not so fond of it on the eyes.

      Hi Katrina,
      Thanks so much!
      They are top and bottom lashes! I'm trying to find a good 'how to' lash video right now, as I've never attempted to put on lashes before.

      Hi Krista,
      Thanks :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07232063962963041612 Madeleine Bouquet

      I saw those lashes in Ulta the other day and thought they were really cute! I'm scared of false lashes since I have sensitive eyes and contacts, though. I think they can be really cool on other people, though.:)

      Ooh, also wanted to tell you that I finally wore African Queen the other day and loved it! There's a pic on my blog if you want to see.:)
      http://madeleinebouquet.blogspot.com/

      -L

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Laura,
      I've got sensitive eyes and contacts, so I'll let you know how I do.

      I had the WORST experience with my contacts the other night.

      I've been wearing contacts since I was 16. I'm now 31. I've NEVER had contacts rip on me very often, usually just small little bits around the edges. I've never had a contact rip in half.

      I recently switched to a different brand of contacts this year, with a higher water content.

      I've been getting the little rips, which you have to replace the contact immediately or it can scratch your eye, much more often.

      I just had one contact rip in half in my left eye!
      What's worse, the thing got stuck there.

      I had to flush my eye with saline solution, hold it there for a few minutes, and sort of massage my eyelid, pressing it down until I could pull it out. This was after I panicked about the whole thing.

      The contacts that I hate are Cooper Vision Proclear Sphere.
      The contacts that I've loved and used for probably the past 10 years are Biomedics 38 and they're also sold as Aqualens 38.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399888497121375266 suzieduck

      the e/s color looks really pretty on the close -up piccy but i think overall it's too warm to be worn on your eyes. it makes the eyelid looks puffy, like you've been crying or rubbing them. that's why i avoid certain shades of pink/peach e/s too. it looks wonderful on your cheeks though, coupled with the lip shade. you look … healthy! :P:P:P

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Suzieduck,
      I think you're right! It is too warm! I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it on the eyes, I just knew it looked off.
      Lol, I prefer looking all pale, but this was a nice change to try and get out of my comfort zone of brights!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07232063962963041612 Madeleine Bouquet

      Oh, that's awful that that happened with your contact! Ouch! I haven't had one rip like that, but I've had my eyes get dry and have one float up under my eyelid and get a little stuck. I thought one fell out once till I realized it was just up under my eyelid where I couldn't see it! I've been wearing contacts since I was about 15, so, over 11 years now!

      -L

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Laura,
      It's quite possibly the worst experience I've ever had with a contact.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11921649923651185462 Lyndsey

      I've been lucky and haven't had to wear contacts or glasses. I have such sensitive eyes I don't know if I could. I can't imagine going through that.

      I love the look, it's very pretty. I think you're right about the liner, when you are used to wearing it. Maybe just a different color on the lower lashes. I like the top lid color.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Lyndsey,
      You're definitely lucky! I've been wearing glasses since 3rd or 4th grade.

      I really want to find a way to get lasik done, but valium does not work on me (found this out when I got an MRI done), and I panic during most medical procedures. I'm not good with doctors :(

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399888497121375266 suzieduck

      Hi Phyrra,

      the fun thing with make up is you can change your look anytime you want. there are so many colors to try!

      i used to wear contacts for a while but in the end i realised that i was sensitive to the cleaning and soaking solutions. i ended up wearing glasses all the time with the occasional dailies. finally, i had lasik done. ahhh bliss… no more squinting at things.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      With contacts, because my right eye is -9 and my left eye is -9.50, I've only had 1 pair of colored contacts (red).

      I really would love to get lasik done, then maybe I could wear cosmetic contacts.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399888497121375266 suzieduck

      have you ever been to the consultation? i actually do not know what anestatic they used for the op but the process was literally over in seconds.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Suzieduck,
      No, I have not. My husband had it done before I met him, as did his parents, so they've told me about it, and several of my friends have had it done.

      I'm extremely nervous about medical procedures. I have had surgery before and the only reason I didn't completely freak out and panic then was because they put me under. I am prone to anxiety and panic attacks. When I had an MRI done, we found out that I am apparently immune to valium. I was extremely nervous about the procedure, and they tried giving me 3 valium pills, and it did nothing to calm me down. I tried doing the MRI anyways, and was fine for the first 17 minutes. When it came time to give me the contrast shot (to inject dye) I panicked horribly and could not hold still or calm down. This is when they finally believed me that I didn't feel anything from the valium.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399888497121375266 suzieduck

      are there any other medications or ways to calm you down? i've never heard of a full GA being used for lasik though. otherwise that'd be a good solution for you. maybe if you've seen enough videos of the entire process you might be desensitised to it and you will not panic. lol.. there's always hynosis.

      MRI's are scary. i'm not fond of being trapped in a confined space.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Suzieduck,
      I'm honestly not sure. I try to mostly control my panic attacks and anxiety by not having them. With exercise, I'm usually able to keep them to a real minimum. However, I do have ativan in case of severe issues, but it's not very strong. Usually people who have anxiety are on a daily medication but I did not want to be on one.

      Yeah, I think next time I'll tell them I need an open mri. I think I partially panicked because I felt trapped and like I couldn't breathe. Yuck.

      I think that when I do talk to a doctor, I'll ask what drugs are out there that make you detach and just not care, because that would probably work for the procedure.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399888497121375266 suzieduck

      Hi Phyrra,
      Yes, I think you should explore more options. Good Luck!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Thank you :)