Things I Love | Makeup

So, I’m going to start by saying that this post is absolutely a shameful plug for makeup that my friend sells.  100%.  But, I’m not really worried about it because I use it and I love it….and I wish I’d known about it earlier.

In-home parties used to be really popular; everyone was doing them.  I remember basically getting burnt out on them because I had so many and finally just had to stop.  While this makeup is sold through a distributor and not a store, you don’t have to go through the hassle of hosting or attending an in-home party.  You can just order online from a rep and your makeup is delivered straight to your door.

The brand is called Younique makeup.  I admit, the name is a little cheesy, but the products are totally legit.  When the before and after pictures started popping up in my Facebook feed, I was immediately sold (which doesn’t happen often).  They have the most amazing mascara–it seriously makes your eyes look like you have fake lashes.  I’ve spent a lot of money on mascara–tried all the drug store brands and then went through a few of the more expensive brands like Benefit and Tarte.  They would work pretty well for about a month, but always required a lot of coats, so I went through them quickly.  My first tube of Younique’s Moodstruck mascara lasted for close to 3 months with full applications pretty much every day and the results were much better!

Here’s a picture of me with my regular mascara (Rimmel Scandal Eyes) and then the Younique mascara.

photo (19)Pretty noticeable difference, right?!

photo (18)Top (L to R): No mascara, Regular Mascara.  Bottom (L to R): Younique old formula, Younique new formula

The application is a two-step process: there’s a collagen gel that is applied first (which is basically like your regular mascara) and then tiny fibers that you brush on second.  The fibers stick to the gel and thicken and lengthen your lashes.  You can re-apply as much as you want, depending on how big you want to go.  Younique just released a new formula for the mascara that seems to make the lashes curl more too. (I didn’t use an eyelash curler in this picture).

They also carry other makeup products including a BB cream that’s really popular…and they’re just starting in on the skincare.  They currently offer a cleanser and moisturizer that people seem to love (Awake & Brilliant).  The moisturizer helps with stretch marks, dark circles, scars and blemishes, and has even helped with eczema.

One more thing that a lot of people appreciate is the fact that all of their makeup is naturally based.  The fibers in their mascara are made of green tea leaves!

Even if you have a current make-up and/or skin care line that you like, it might be worth trying some of the Younique products.  I’m pretty picky and so far, I love them!

Ok.  Shameless plug over.

Happy Wednesday!


all women stalk

I admit it.  I am beauty-skill impaired.  I can’t ever get my hair to do anything “really cute” and my make-up application is what you would call “routine.”  Enter All Women Stalk.

I found this sight through Pinterest (of course!) and fell in love!  What better resource for a girl who has 4 hairstyles and basic make-up application skills.  There are all sorts of useful tips and tricks.  Here’s screen shot of the home page:


Aside from make-up and beauty tips, there are travel tips, workout regimens (body specific and target area specific), fashion finds, DIY projects, relationship advice, gift ideas, and book lists.  You (and I) could spend hours reading through all of the articles.  So head on over and check it out.

  Be sure to pace yourself, though.  You could get sucked-in if you’re not careful!

Have fun!