Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I've tried every brand of make-up out there, except for Avon. Today, thanks to Karen, I tried some Avon products, including a line called Smooth Minerals. I ordered a couple lipsticks that claimed to be extralasting. Anyone who knows me I love my CoverGirl Outlast All Day lipstick. The lipsticks from Avon aren't like CoverGirl. the CG ones go on like paint and once on, they don't come off; sometimes I'll wake up the next morning and it's still on. And while I love the fact that they don't come off, they tend to get a little hard on your lips if you forget to use the topcoat every few hours. The Avon lipstick is smooth, very light and stayed on for hours. It is not transfer resistant as the website declares which I learned upon seeing a perfect lip mark on top of my dog's head. I believe I'll keep them at work where I am not kissing people but I need something that'll stay for hours.

On to the Smooth Minerals. I ordered the set that came with 2 foundations, a blush and a transparent glow fiishing powder. I used all 4 and let me tell you I'm surprised at how it still feels like I have nothing on my face. It's very light. In my bathroom at 5:30 a.m. I almost felt like I wasn't getting enough on my face. But, I just took a photo under strong light at work and I think it looks just perfect for work. Light with just a slight hint of blush. The only thing to be seen is if it stays through the day. My blush seems to fade away by lunch time.

This is what it looks like now:

So, if you've wanted to try the Avon line, please go on over and browse. you also get free shipping if your order is at least $30.


Who is? I am!
Ok, backing up a bit. My dear hubby is very excited about the fact that we can now send pics via text messages to each other on the iPhone. this morning, I got one from him and feeling pretty, I decided to take a photo of my smiling face to send back. Since I get up before him and leave way before him, he doesn't usually egt to see what I look like all day long (I'm in my jammies as soon as I get home).

So, I grab the iPhone, turn it around, smile broadly and click. Turn it around and SCREAM! When did all those wrinkles pop up around my eyes? On one hand, I'd love to just call them smile lines and be done with it but on the other hand, I am horrified. I am only 32 and those seem like a LOT of wrinkles.

P.S. Yes I know those Yeti eyebrows could use some work too.