Jun102013

Win your very own Tony Awards Red Carpet Look from Mary Kay! CLOSED

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I’m a huge makeup junkie, and rarely go without it. My absolute FAVORITE brand of makeup is Mary Kay. I have very sensitive skin, and Mary Kay makeup doesn’t bother me at all, AND makes me look my best. They literally have something for everyone- whether you want a bold look, or lean more towards neutral. I’ve compared some of the expensive high-end makeup at the department store counter to Mary Kay, and Mary Kay wins out every time!

I don’t know about you, but I was glued to my phone watching the photos come in of celebrities on the red carpet for the Tony Awards last night! But I wasn’t looking for what gown they were wearing, I was looking at their makeup!

What’s great about Mary Kay Makeup is that you can get the same Tony Awards Red Carpet Makeup Looks at home! My friends at Mary Kay have already put together two of their favorite looks from last night’s awards with some tips you can easily recreate.

Pucker up in a bold red lip inspired by Scarlett Johansson:

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  • ┬áCover the entire eyelid with Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist and dab Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Crystalline onto the inner corners of the eyes and under the brow bones
  • Apply Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner in Black along the top lash line and wing outward.
  • Generously coat top and bottom lashes with Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Clear. Apply Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Sizzling Red directly from the tube, using a lip brush if needed. Blot with Mary Kay Beauty Blotters and reapply for intense, long-lasting wear
  • Apply Mary Kay Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation and contour using Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder in Sandstone

 

Turn heads with defined eyes and a neutral lip inspired by Anna Kendrick:
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  • Begin with Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation then dab Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Sparkling Cider on the apples of the cheeks
  • Apply Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in White Lilly to the eyelid and up to the brow bone, then blend Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Silver Satin onto the eyelid up to the crease
  • Apply Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Coal to the outer corner of the eye to create a smoky effect then line top and bottom lashes with Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black and smudge with a Mary Kay smudger brush
  • Generously apply two coats of Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral. Apply Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Natural Beaute to complete the look.

So now for the giveaway!

  • Tell me which look (between Scarlett Johansson or Anna Kendrick) you love the most. You can only pick one in your comment! One winner will win the entire Mary Kay Makeup look they have chosen.

One winner will be chosen on Monday, June 17th at 11:00am by random.org. Giveaway valid for US residents over the age of 18.

 

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Jan112013

How to organize your makeup

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*Updated to add that I also had this post featured on WDTN’s Living Dayton!

I have to admit, I’m a total makeup junkie. Over the past year, I’ve fallen in love with more and more Mary Kay products, that I outgrew my little travel case. I was at a loss as to how I should store my makeup. If you do a search on the internet, you’ll be overwhelmed with over 2,650,000 results. Not only that, but makeup organizers can cost you HUNDREDS of dollars and are really only good for that purpose. In my effort to be a little more organized and “thrifty” in 2013, I came up with an idea that not only works brilliantly, but is also super inexpensive. So, without further ado- I introduce you to my make up organizer, the Flambeau Tackle T4 Multi-Loader Tackle Box (I’m a big fan of Flambeau– they’ve got a great small range bag if you’re in the market for one). I paid $28.99 at Wal-Mart, but you can also order it through Amazon.

It’s small (12” H x 13.7” W x 10.7”)- but the storage it offers is smart. To tell you the truth, my husband thought I was a little bonkers with this purchase. I was in Wal-Mart going through all the tackle boxes they had trying to fit my lipstick in each case until I found THE box. He thought it was pretty funny, but as soon as I started filling it he could see where I was going with my vision.

So here’s the start- my tacklebox makeup organizer has a nice see-through top compartment that fits my samples, eye pencil sharpeners, special-edition blushes and Mary Kay Nourishine lip glosses easily!

Then you open the top lid, and you’ve got a ton of shelf-space for some of your odd-shaped makeup, like your gel eyeliners, compact, nail polishes and mineral foundation. The area is the back is very deep, and it’s where I keep my compact pros (eye shadows and blushes), makeup brushes (in the black fabric roll) and lip box.

The lip box (Or what I refer to as the lip box, is actually supposed to be used for large lures. I thought that was funny.) is one of my favorite customizable features. The tackle box actually came with this insert, and the little blue dividers.

Then you’ve got your front compartment. It came with two slide out boxes and small dividers. There’s also a compartment area to the left- I’ve used it to store my extra dividers and larger lip-color samples.

This by far has to be my favorite way of storing my tweezers, brow liners, brow gels, Mary Kay eyeliners, eye primers and mascaras.

So there you have it! My inexpensive and easy way to store your makeup.

The above article may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own, and no product would be recommended without extensive testing.
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Nov202012

A few of my favorite things: Magnetic Hair Flair Organizer

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A couple months ago, my friend Jenny from Momminitup.com did this really cool Pin for the Wednesday craft- the DIY Magnetic Hair Bow Board. I thought it was pretty cool, and I luuuuuurve all things organizational. So I thought I’d give it the good ‘ol college try and make my own on the cheap.

I went to Michael’s Craft Store with a coupon in hand- and did my best to shop only in the clearance section (the magnets were totally full price, so I had to use the coupon for those). In the clearance section I found a generic magnetic board ($7), magnetic hooks ($2) and a magnetic locker bin ($1). The actual mini-magnets were $6, but I was able to use a 40% off coupon because they were full price. In all, I had invested about $14.

And here’s what I came up with:

The magnets hold great, and I love the way it all came together.My only complaint is that I didn’t get a bigger board!

Here’s a better look at the hook, which I used to hang her crochet hats from:

The magnetic locker bin was a fantastic idea- it was a great way to store my daughter’s crochet headbands. These would normally get tossed in a drawer and would get forgotten, but with them displayed like this my daughter always has her choices neatly laid out!

Totally worth $14! It’s a great way to organize my daughter’s “hair flair” and makes a great focal point in her room. It also saves her time in the morning because she doesn’t have to dig through a box of bows to decide what she’s going to wear. Total win-win! It also makes a great inexpensive gift. Put one together and add a few bows for the special lady in your life!

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