Thursday, April 26, 2012


i have been on a quest for good eyeliner. unfortunately, because i recognize that this can be a costly quest, it is also a lengthy one. the best eyeliner i can ever remember having was this liquid eyeliner i bought from the dollar store that they no longer have. i'm too afraid to try anything else new from the dollar store. don't judge. anyway, i've had to do the trial and error method and it's been... frustrating. so far i've tried:

-avon's glimmer stick: approximately $8 on average. (i've been using this since high school and finally gave up on it) and although it goes on gently (does anyone else have REALLY sensitive eye tissue that cuts like butter?) and fairly evenly, my oily skin still did not allow it to stay intact for an entire day. i would recommend this kind for those who have sensitive yet dry skin. i would imagine it lessens the likelihood of wrinkles developing because there is minimal pull.
Then i tried Urban Decay. slightly expensive than what i was used to. $19 at Sephora. It was a great dark color so i didn't have to go over the "lines" i created multiple times but it DID require sharpening (annoying and messy) and if i didn't realize it needed sharpening, it was likely i would get a lovely cut along my eye which would make for a make-up sabbatical whilst my eye healed. It also runs down my oily skin. I would recommend this for someone who doesn't mind sharpening on a regular basis, has dry ish skin, and likes the drama of dark eyeliner. (also: it is harsh-chemical free or something so doesn't cause sties- hurrah!!)
The next chapter: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. $20 at sephora. i am praying that waterproof also means oil-proof. it's been a looooong time since i've applied liquid eyeliner so i am anticipating it to be a shaky situation but hopefully with some practice (and eye make up remover... i recommend MaryKay) i'll be able to come back in a few weeks and report good things. It comes in a marker-like contraption so there is no need to "re-dip" like mascara but not being waterproof can also mean unforgiving of mistakes. don't judge me if i look like a raccoon in the coming weeks.

Until next time....

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

the place for families.

it's been a long time coming. all of us together and no one is even knocked up! so this should be an accurate headcount for awhile, anyway.


the long and the short of it: we were early, he was late, we waited, he came, i cried, we hugged, then ate. happy to have our brother home.

i always wanted a twin sister...

1.5 going on 24.
our joint obsessions:
1. shoes-- homegirl will wake in hysterics if her shoes have been removed during a nap and requires they be placed in her bed with her at all times.
2. john cena-- we can't explain it. we don't try.
3. judgement eyes-- no one has truly lived until they've gotten lissy's dirty looks.
4. lemonade-- we will drink it whenever, wherever.
5. fear of things in costume-- need i say more?
6. bff's with Rachel A.-- we know where our homies are at.