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I have to admit, I am a fickle person. And that is what has kept me from getting a tattoo so far.
See, I grew up in a time when having a tattoo was proof of time either served as marine or in jail, but things changed when I reached adolescence and suddenly they were everywhere.
Now most of my friends are tattooed, even Mr. Loca is, and I think it is a beautiful way of self-expression and an art.
I decided long ago that I would get a tattoo as well. I was sure of the motif, the placement, everything. But I didn´t have the money and decided to save up for it. While in the process of saving, I changed my mind. First on the placement, then on the motif, then on the placement again.
And that got me thinking. Can I really truly commit to one thing permanently etched into my skin?
Jury is still out on that, but it might be the reason why I judge every concealers coverage on its ability to potentially cover a tattoo. Could the pixi Pat Away Concealing base * do that? Let´s find out.
I keep telling Mr. Loca that a girl needs to have options. Which is why, despite the fact that I own more lipsticks that I could possibly use in a life span, I keep adding to my collection.
That is, of course, preposterous, if I keep doing what I am doing at the moment. Because whenever I am offered options, I choose the same colors over and over again. Which is okay, because they suit me. And which is not okay, because I am officially stuck in a makeup rut now and am going to drown in a flood of orange based reds sooner or later.
Mr. Loca, of course, will not be of much help with this issue, which is why I will turn to you, dear readers, for advice. I will show you the swatches of six of the Sephora Rouge Lipstick below. Please do tell me which one you reckon I should keep. Should I stay with the reds or venture outside my comfort zone?
If you are a regular follower around here, you will know that red lipstick have a special place in my heart.
And that I like makeup in stick form.
So it comes to no surprise that one of my favorite lip products is a red lip crayon by Astor, called Va Va Voum. It is part of the Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter line, and that line recently received a few new additions.
A little disclaimer first: I don’t want to belittle anyones religious belief and I am well aware that the miracle regarding Easter is very important for any Christian and has nothing to do with petty makeup discoveries.
But when I decided to put on some face paint for a dinner outing with my recently grown family and rummaged through my top drawer in search of a mascara, I discovered an unopened tube of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara (in black, despite the name), and I have honestly no idea how it got there.
Now you may argue that this only shows my lack of sleep and my abundance of beauty products, but despite both being absolutely true, I usually am pretty organized and know quite well what I purchased and when.
So the discovery of a mascara unknown of was a miracle to me.
I have said it several times before: Red lipsticks are my weakness, and I really don’t need any more of them.
But lucky for me, no one seems to pay any attention to these claims, least of all myself, so I was very excited when a package with the new Astor lipstick range called “Perfect Stay Fabulous” arrived at my doorstep.
As you can see in the video, it is a lovely selection of reds with different undertones, and I had a hard time deciding which ones would find a permanent home in my makeup bag.
If you are wondering now, why I titled this “A glimpse to the future” when the “(Sp)Ice Age” is clearly history, it just shows that you are way younger than I am.
Of course I have seen and enjoyed the Ice Age series, and I am almost 100% sure that this is where the inspiration for the name came from. But when I read it, the first thought was “Dune”. Dune? Blue eyes? Spice?
Oh my… Now I feel old.
It is a movie released in 1984, based on a series of books, and while it is slightly strange and confusing, it was all the rage when I was younger. It has nothing to do with nail polish though, but it is Sci-Fi, and the assertion Sally Hansen made with “up to 14 days wear time” did sound futuristic to me.
Let´s see if Sally Hansens Miracle Gel nail polish in “Spice Age” did live up to the claim.
Not by doing something over and over again, I could happily spend my day in a fixed routine without even noticing. But if someone was to walk up to me and say: “You are happy? That´s fine. Because that is how it will stay forever more!”, I´d have an instant meltdown and run for the next plane.
Why? I don’t know. Maybe because forever is a long time and the promise of change and adventure is what I need to feel alive.
That may be one of the reasons I don’t like premade palettes. Even if they contained only shadows that I love (and let´s face it, there is always at least one useless one), the thought of being limited to them drives me nuts!
But here I am, bringing you a review of the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette, and I swear I have used it exclusively for two months straight! With only a few little exceptions. And a lot of complaining to my husband. Who absolutely didn’t care.