Sunday, September 25, 2011

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation "Stay in Place Make Up" Review

Being the foundation addict that I am I can't pass up trying a hyped up foundation. As of right now (still!) the Maybelline 24 Hour Super Stay is my go-to foundation. Love! <3
One of my favorite "guru's" {blushingpixie} on youtube was talking about the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light and because everything she recommends is gold in my opinion {and the fact her skin is beyond flawless} I had to give it a try. 
I will say everything she said about it is true.
It's a lovely foundation.
I'm just not totally sure I'm in love with it... yet. 
The thing I love about it or at least about the color I got {#2} is it is very natural based. Meaning it wasn't too yellow or too pink... it was just right. It does have SPF 10 in it so I did notice a slight white cast from it {in photos} which I have never experienced before from a foundation. 

I think the wear time is amazing. From the time you apply until you take it off it looks good. Speaking of applying... it went on a little weird. Kinda streaky and not a breeze to blend. It's very light- a step up from a tinted moisturizer, in my option. Also, it does have sort of a chalky feel. I'm thinking because it's more of a matte foundation. That tends to happen to me when I use matte foundations.I wouldn't say it's a true matte though because it does have some luminosity. 

Here is what it's supposed to:
15 hour wear. Light as air {I wouldn't go THAT far to say that}. Comfortable make up that stays vibrant and fresh no matter how active your day becomes. Resists smudging and won't "melt" off throughout heat and humility. Controls oil. Won't clog pores. Provides anti-oxidant protection. Sheer to medium coverage. Natural finish. Oil free. Fragrance free. 1 FL oz.

So, my verdict is: I like it. I love the neutral base color... I think it matches my skin-tone really well. It doesn't give that "I'm wearing a ton of foundation" look. It made my skin took very even and nice. I like the finish minus the chalky feeling. I love the fact that it's really really long wearing. That being said... I'm not in love with it. I'm not crazy about the white cast it gives off in pictures. Will I buy it again? Not sure. I haven't used it long enough to make my mind up on that. Will keep you posted.

Ugh, don't mind my hair. Never a fan of it pulled back. But hey... what's a momma gonna do?

This is $35 from Estee Lauder

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I went blonde!

(Jen Aniston's hair)

Well, ok... not for real. I'm not that brave! It would never, ever turn out that good and my hair would be fried... so the best I can do is to play on
Every once in a while I start playing on Taaz and forget just how much I love it. If you have followed my blog for a while then you'll know I've done posts on this before on how FUN IT IS! I did my hair, changed ALL my make up (my lip/blush/foundation etc are all changed on the site).

Here are some other hair "changes" I made. I know that dark hair suits me best but I am kinda liking dark brown with auburn it...hmmmm maybe I will do that for fall.

I really like this color!

Like this one, too

Gretchen Rossi's hair

Kinda diggin the Ombre-ness of this

Megan Fox hair

What do you think looks best? Have you played around on Taaz? It can be rather addicting if I do say so myself!:) So, hmmm... should I stay dark-dark or go a little lighter with auburn highlights?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall can't haves {and why it's ok}

This is my list of fall "can't haves". Not that I don't want them... I do! I really, really do! There are just some things I admire from a distance but know will never actually be mine {only in my sweet dreams}. Darn you money. Why do you have to be so cruel? Enjoy... while I go in my backyard looking for my money tree that I thought I planted. Hmmm, still can't find it.
PS- I stole this idea of fall "can't haves" from check her out!
I loved the idea!!

The Louis Vuitton Galliera GM

I've had my eye on this pretty girl for a long time but let's just be honest almost two grand on a purse is not that feasible or realistic for everyone. The thing I love about it is the size... I could fit a million things in it...even a kid or two.

Chanel Classic Jumbo Flap Caviar Black Silver HW


Oh, momma! Gulp... this will forever be on my dream list. Forever because well... I just don't think I could shell out that amount for a bag and not bat an eye. This bag is so beautiful though... and I do admire the simplicity and regal-ness of it.

As I am writing this I saw a picture on Facebook that broke my heart and made me utterly ashamed of even lusting after these things. There is nothing wrong with liking, having or wanting nice things. It's our american (European) way of life... we are blessed. Blessed beyond measure and tend forget that and all we have (even though we complain of not having enough).... until the heartbreaking cold reality slaps you in the face. Here I was complaining about not being about to afford a three thousand dollar purse when there are babies starving to death. Uh, kills me.

I can't tell you how much I wish I could go there and hold that baby... way way way more than all the Chanel,  Dior and Louis' in the world. These things are nothing compared to the feeling when I see that child and in fact those things seem rather stupid. When it all boils down to it... they are just things. That is a child. Who though is one of millions still has so much value and worth. My heart is breaking when I look at that little man and what I would give to step back in time and rock him while feeding him... night after night until he was healthy and strong. 

So, I guess this was a good lesson for me tonight... stop getting so caught up in things and remember that I am blessed. To stop wishing for those great luxuries in life when a piece of bread is gold to some. 

You are blessed.