Friday, April 12, 2013

Text post!

Hello world! If you guys actually read the text that I write on here and you don't just look at the pictures, then you should know that I'm in the middle of an eyeliner study for a cosmetics company. I really want to do some tutorials, but most of my tutorials center around an eye look, so I feel kind of stuck since I can't tell the world what I'm using for eyeliner (well, I actually don't even know the brand of it, so I couldn't tell you even if I wanted to) and I'm not allowed to use any other eyeliners until April 18th. That being said, I've thought up a few different tutorials that I can do without placing emphasis on the eyes, so those will becoming in the next few days.

In the mean time, I thought that I'd give you a little life update (in the ways of makeup, because you surely don't care about the other banal stuff). My birthday was on the seventh and as much as I thought that I would go makeup crazy, I stayed pretty calm and didn't really buy anything. Since I had bought so much the week or two before, I felt pretty well stocked. Granted, I could buy every makeup product in the world and not be satisfied, but nothing said "Buy me!".

The Sephora Chic Week sale started yesterday and I hit it up right when the mall opened to ensure that I got my little VIB tote. That samples in the tote were minimal, but I did pick up two new eye shadows that will be great for spring and I broke down and bought a new Laura Mercier foundation.

As part of my birthday gifts, I've decided to buy two books that shaped the way that I think about makeup. I read one of them when I was roughly 11 years old and for a long, long time, I wanted to be a makeup artist because of it. These books are incredibly inspiring and are very useful if you have any interest in the ideas and skill behind the art of makeup. The two books are Making Faces and Face Forward, both by Kevyn Aucoin. He describes makeup in easy to understand language, shows you before and afters, and has tons of tutorials throughout the book. I definitely recommend picking up these two books (or just one of them) if you want to further your knowledge of makeup application or if you just want to look at some beautiful makeup.

That's pretty much it. More tutorials to come in the next few days and probably a few more product reviews. I also think that I might do a tutorial on washing makeup brushes since a lot of people have asked me face to face how to do this.

Thanks for reading and your continued support!

p.s. just ONE more like on my Facebook page and the next giveaway will begin! It will be open internationally and there will be at least 4 winners. Go over and the like the page if you haven't already!

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