Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mommy's new 'do

Little Elvis isn't the only one in our family with problematic hair. Though my problems have more to do with laziness than the cowlicks that I tend to blame.

My hair was getting pretty awful, though. So, I went and got it all chopped off.

Little Elvis seemed to like the new style.

It's always super-styled when I leave the salon, so today it's much more piece-y and a little messy, which is definitely more me. (Not saying it takes an act of God to get me to dry my hair, but Sunday mornings are about the only time I plug the hairdryer in.)

I've felt extremely blah and unattractive the past few months. This haircut makes me not completely dread looking in the mirror. But my make-up bag needs a HUGE makeover.

The last base that I bought (on clearance, maybe that was the problem?) said it was Allure's 2008 best of the best, or something like that. Let me tell you, I DO NOT recommend this stuff. No coverage at all.

As someone who is a whiter shade of pale (See the background of this blog? Think paler.) base that is actually pale enough is hard to find. Thanks to the popularity of Marcia Cross and Nicole Kidman, it's been a little easier. And when your skin is as white as mine, blemishes really stick out, and I won't even go into the dark circles. I need some sort of coverage.

My mascara, which was also on clearance and I think it was also some sort of magazine award winner, runs. No tears are needed to make this stuff smudge under my eyes (this really helps highlight my lovely dark circles.) The weirdest thing is, creams will not take this stuff off at night. I wake up each morning looking like a raccoon.

I'm also not digging my latest lipstick choices either. Anyone got any advice for someone who is extremely pale and just as cheap?


Blogger Laura said...

your new do looks great!!!

New hair cuts rock!!!!!

2:43 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

What's a hairdryer? :)

And love the new style.

3:20 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

yeah. no hairdryer on normal days here, either.
cute cut. seems to "fit" you.

i'm so w/ you on the makeup!
i curse the fact that even tho' i have 6 sisters.... i was never "taught" to be girly.

i'm seriously thinking of going to a makeup counter to learn the tricks and then buy a good foundation (i'm w/ you on lack of coverage).... then buy the other junk cheap!

i hear ya!
good luck

2:29 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Love the haircut.
And, I bet it could look cute flipped out too.

Make-up: I'm a cheap make-up addict. Don't get me wrong---I enjoy nice good make-up too. But, if I am not sure that I'll like something, I would MUCH rather spend $3 on it than $28.
So---my advice: clip coupons from the newspaper. Then, try makeup stuff out from CVS or Walgreen's.
Seriously---you don't have to be at Sephora or the Dept. Stores to get some good stuff.

My favorite base/powder: Luxiva by Merle Norman. It's not sold in drugstores, but I am noting it here b/c it's my favorite.

My current product for facial coverage: Maybelline Mineral Power (liquid mineral foundation).
I love it.

What else do I love???
Almay eyeshadow trios.They come in various trios according to your eyecolor. I love 'em, and they are another inexpensive drugstore find.

What else???
My mom & a friend of mine swear by Bare Minerals.

That's about all I've got for now!

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

You look great, really suits you.

And yes im the same with make up, keeping meaning to do something about that.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try different foundations of various brands at Macy's. Then ask them to finish the makeover, taking note of the colors of the lips,cheeks, eyes, etc...Buy similar colors at Rite Aid...which allows you to return cosmetics if you do not like the color. If you LOVE a foundation from Macy's...splurge....they typically last a long time.

7:42 PM  

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