ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS…

 

8.22.12

 12/14/11

    True story, I was never a glamour girl growing up… I was 26 before I discovered the single most fantastic invention to ever grace the world of make-up… EYELINER! I had worn make up throughout my teenage years and on into my 20’s, usually only on weekends and special occasions (ok, so I still only wear it on weekends and special occasions) but no one had ever introduced me to eyeliner. Truthfully no one ever really taught me about make-up at all, I got a kit for Christmas when I was about 10 years old and I guess I just figured it out on my own from there. In all honesty I was always a little scared to go to far with my weekly makeovers, nobody really wants to look like MiMi after all, except MiMi:) Fortunately, a few years back when I decided to grab the bull by the horns and live my life as fully as possible I decided to buy some eyeliner, and it changed my life (or at least my face LOL). I had been wearing the same make-up since I was 15 and I decided it was time for a change. We received an ad in the mail around the same time from ULTA announcing a free gift special with any $17.50 purchase and I decided I’d give their make-up a shot. Best thing I’ve ever done for my face! I purchased a few different items to get up to $17.50 and the free gift included eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, bronzer, blush, lipgloss and a brush set. Their eyeshadows are great and come in a ton of colors, my favorites being seashell, truffle, mink and naked. I also love their bronzer and blush in “girlie”. As far as other brands go I love CoverGirl & Olay’s Simply Ageless foundation #225, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume mascara in Very Black, Loreal Translucide powder #956 and Loreal LeGloss in Nude Touch (thanks to my Oyou!2011 goodie bag, it’s a new favorite). And last but not least, my favorite eyeliner, Prestige Waterproof in Charcoal Brown. This year I have also developed a bit of an obsession with nail polish, all colors! I haven’t painted my nails in probably 15 years and right now I have sparkly grinch color nails for the holidays:) My favorite color this year has been Sinful Colors in Open Seas, it’s cheap $2.99 and lasts forever so that is a winner with me! If you guys are looking for a change in your cosmetic routine I definitely hope you’ll try some of these fabulous products. And finally the winner for the 2nd day of the Amanda Duke Photography “12 days” give-a-way… the lucky lady who gets to try the fabulous ULTA eyeshadows starting today is… drum roll please…. Deia Hughes! Congratulations Deia, I hope you enjoy the ULTA products as much as I do! For all you other readers, check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won another great prize…