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Happy Tuesday! I had to write about 2 products that are current staples in my makeup routine. One is an eyeliner and the other is. . .men’s aftershave.  Wait.  What?

Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm (Sensitive)

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a 1000 times – I have the greasiest face on the planet.  So.  Gross. I was perusing Nikki Tutorial’s blog, and saw that she uses this as a foundation primer.  I actually love using men’s products (my fave is men’s deodorant – don’t ask), and for $7.99, it was worth a shot.  AHHHH! This stuff is so so amazing.  It makes your makeup last all day and looks flawless! It has a faint man smell, but it doesn’t last long and is not overpowering.  It has bit of a watery consistency, and hasn’t made me break out.  Remember: There are no rules with makeup/beauty.  If it works for you, and you like it – DO it.  Who cares if it says it’s for men? If you’re looking for a new  primer, it’s worth a try.


My vanity, much like my life, has a lot going on. . .

Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper

As a general rule, I hate liquid eyeliner.  It’s wet, goopy and just a mess.  Also, because of the shape of my eyes (hooded) if I blink while I’m applying, it inevitably ends up transferring to the upper part of my eyelid.  Not cute.  Howevvvvver, after reading countless reviews and raves, I gave in and decided to try this. I mean, EVERYONE couldn’t be wrong, right? The verdict: This stuff is awesome.  The tip is not too hard or soft (am I the only one who gets uncomfortable talking about the hardness of eyeliner tips? Just me? Okay, moving on. . .) and makes for the perfect winged liner application.  The formula dries quickly and does not budge, smudge or transfer.


 Yes, I realize this is not the most flattering angle, (or picture)  but I had just exercised for the first time in a long time.  I survived.  Barely.  My eyeliner was still perfectly in place.  And yes, I was super sweaty.  LOVE it.

Just for fun, I had to throw in a cat picture.  This is what it looks like when I sit on the couch and work on my laptop.  He just doesn’t get the meaning of personal space.




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