Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hanging Pretty Zen

Monday, March 17, 2014

Emergency Beauty Kit

I think I need to revisit my current foundation and makeup regime since we're moving out of the cold winter into the sunnier spring! Today, for some reason, I looked really ill when I left the house.

I stopped over at Target after gassing up my car to get a little mini kit of essentials that can make me look a little more "alive."

Here's the rundown:

  • black/brown pencil eyeliner with smudger end (L'Oreal Colour Riche)
  • foundation and concealer (Revlon ColorStay makeup for oily/combination and concealer)
  • natural shimmering blush or bronzer (Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in light bronze)
  • Hair dry oil (L'Oreal EverCurl Dual Oil Care)
  • Lip color (Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor in Keep Blushing)
These items fit in a small plastic bag and can do wonders for giving me a little more life while looking natural. I applied all these while I was in the car in the Target parking lot and feel -- and look! -- way better now.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Beauty in Ancient Rome

Just ran into a very interesting article on Italy Magazine's website titled Ancient Roman Beauties and their Makeup Bag. According to the article, in ancient Rome "more was more!"

The article discusses how back then beauty was as important as today, and how makeup was a luxury for the upper classes. It also discusses each type of cosmetic and how it was sourced and used back then.

The more ornate the hair, the bigger the distance rich women would create between themselves and "barbarians."

There are many similarities in today's makeup products, yet they used to use all-natural sources to create the cosmetics--I read that animal urine, feces, and bile were products...yuck!

Check out the article to get the full story.