Where I’ve Been

Hi all! I am coming out of hiding to post a quick update on where I’ve been. And the answer is work. Seriously! As readers of this blog know I work at the library and the library partnered up with the recreation department in the county to preform story times at the county park. So every weekend in the month of December I was at the park performing a live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas. it was miserable outside. Super cold and every weekend it was rainy and windy. The whole week would be crystal clear skies and Friday would roll around and the weather was horrible. Needless to say my skin and health has taken a beating. I’ve been breaking out and generally having dull skin. I broke out my trusty Clarisonic and that has helped.

I don’t want to be a complain post but I also wanted to show you my makeup for the storytime. Since we were performing the Grinch we all dressed as Whos. I did simple makeup with crazy hair and used false lashes. It was the first time using false lashes and they went on surprisingly well. Kinda. They were not in the same place on my eyes but I think I was the only one that noticed. The lashes that I used were the Ardell 106. I got them at Ulta. I threw them away before I could take a picture. It seems that you can only wear them twice before you have to throw them out. If you can get more uses out your false lashes let me know your tips.

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Here is a picture of me with my co-stars. The lady who played Grinch did an amazing job on her Grinch makeup and everyone wanted to take pictures with her.

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The other thing that kept me busy was of course the holiday season. I had a great Christmas and spent time with family that I don’t see very often. One of the highlights was meeting my two year old cousin for the first time!

I did some holiday baking for my co-workers. These are Oreo balls. They look super scary but tasted really good. Sadly these were make with help. The tray on the left went to the coworkers and the right tray stayed at home.

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One of the best gifts I got was from my four year old cousin. His mom took him to the $1 store and had him pick out gifts for the family. My brother got a bald head comb, which is a head band with combs on the side. We had a big laugh at that since my brother has a ton of hair and a full beard. I got a bobble head penguin. His gifts were everyone’s favorites.

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So that’s what I have been doing. I hope to get back into blogging and making YouTube videos in January when I won’t be working every weekend! If you still want me to do reviews of the past subscription boxes let me know. I did cancel Ipsy. I was tried of the mediocre bags of stuff I wasn’t using, but I still have Birchbox, Julep, and Popsugar.

I hope you had a great holiday season!

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Rimmel London Scadaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Review

Hi everyone! I have come out of hiding to write a quick review of the new Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara. I got this for free in a recent Influenster VoxBox in exchange for doing some reviews.

This new mascara hit stores last month, November 2013. This mascara is designed to give you clump free lashes for a retro 1960s look.

I forgot to take a picture before I opened it, which is why I have busted up packaging. As you can see from the picture I got this in the color 001 Black. According to their website it comes in two colors, the one I got and Extreme Black. I found the regular black pretty black but if you want darker you have that option.

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I have used for about a week and have been liking the mascara so far. With one coat there is a noticeable lengthening of my lashes and it is clump free. The problem comes in when you apply more than one coat. I did find it got a little clumpy, as you will notice with my eye look pictures. I took care of the clumps by brushing through my lashes with a clean spooly brush. Also I found the brush a little too big for my liking. I was getting mascara on my lids when I wasn’t careful about my application. Though I haven’t poked my eye which is a big plus. That is the reason I couldn’t use the Revlon mascaras with those big plastic brushes.

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The formula is nice, not too wet and not too dry. Since I have only used it for a week I thinking it will get a little drier. Also my sensitive eyes haven’t had any problems with the formula. I have also found that it lasts all day and doesn’t flake. And it stayed all day with me briefly crying, a local celebrity died and I cry really easily, and putting in eye drops.

So now on to the look. I put about two coats on my lashes. I had a hard time taking pictures the day I wore this look so that is why there are only two awkward eye pictures but you still get the general idea.

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Overall I’m really liking this mascara and would buy it again.

Note: I got this mascara free from the Influenster RoseVoxBox in exchange for an honest review. If you are interested in joining Influenster let me know as can invite up to 5 people.