Ok, it's been a super-duper long time since I blogged, and I miss it. So, I'm back (not that anyone ever reads this blog - it's just fun for me).
To catch up - we finally moved and are pretty much settled in our new home and new neighborhood. We build our new home from the ground up and it was a long process. The good news is that it's done, we are moved in and life is returning to normal - and we love it!
On to beauty news!
I'm heading out today to re-purchase an eyeliner that I have worn for a couple of years. It's MAC PowerPoint liner in Buried Treasure. It's a super dark brown with tiny little flakes of gold. Black eyeliner tends to look too dark on me for daytime wear, and this is just perfect. I'm also going to consider MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner in Rich Experience. I saw it reviewed on makeupandbeautyblog.com (a beauty blogger I read often) - check out her review here. It is also a very dark brown eye liner, but has no gold or shimmer. I'm so oily on my face that I need these long wearing eyeliners just to get me to the afternoon (I typically have to reapply my make-up after lunch).
I'm also planning to purchase a few things that Kristina reviewed on her blog - PrettyShinySparkly (another blog I love to read/view). She did a great Best of 2012 product review here so be sure to check it out. There were a few things on her review that I plan to try for myself - Maybelline Color Tattoo, Revlon Color Ready Concealer, and Rimmel Stay Matte powder. Excited to try those (especially if I get an Ulta coupon in the paper this weekend). I'm excited to try the Maybelline Color Tattoo, as eye color and liner tend to slide off me).
I'm realizing that I need more anti-aging products in my daily skin care routine. The first step was to get a new skin care routine. My skin had a very rough year. It began to revolt against products that I've been using for some time. I was getting a LOT of breakouts and my once always oily skin started to have dry patches. I'll always be on the hunt for great skincare products! Right now, I am using Mary Kay's Timewise products. I needed to test my skins reaction to anti-aging and extra moisture. I had gotten out of the habit of using moisturizer (especially during summer months). I'm wondering if that is the reason for my skins revolt! I'm sure that the stress of building a house and moving had a lot to do with it as well.
I'm still a Birchbox subscriber. I enjoy it a lot. I haven't used much in the last couple of boxes, since I've been moving and such, but I'll try to review the January box when it arrives (got the notice that it shipped last this week, so it should be next week).