Archive for December, 2008
It’s time to raise our middle fingers in solidarity as we bid goodbye to 2008! I don’t know about you, but 2008 was not the best year for me so I am more than ready to bid it a not so fond adieu! While we’re all celebrating the onset of a new – and hopefully much better – year, let’s all follow these handy rules for a sucka free New Years Eve!
1. Look faaaaaaabulous, even if you’re just staying home or going to a house party. I’m attending a small family gathering at my mom’s house, but we’re all gonna be lookin’ fly cuz as my mom said earlier, “no way am I spending New Years Eve in my pajamas!”
2. Tip a 40 on the curb for the boys that were stupid enough to let you go this year, then raise a glass of champagne for all the cute boys that await you in 2009!
3. Make a resolution or two, but make sure it’s something you can keep! I’ve resolved make this site a pop culture sensation – and believe me, I will – and get out of my crappy apartment and move somewhere fit for a princess such as myself <3
Okay okay, I’m gonna get back to partying now! You kids have fun and stay safe out there!
Love, Sparkles, Health and Happiness to all in 2009!
Like any self respecting make-up aficionado, you’ll never catch me without my pink sequin make-up bag bursting with beauty goodness. This may seem like a little much to carry around on a daily basis, but that’s just how I roll, so here it is…
Stila Sheer Pressed Powder in Dark: I never leave home without my precious little compact, as my oily skin tends to act up throughout the day. This stuff is great because it offers enough coverage, but is still sheer and doesn’t feel weird on my face like heavier powders. And the color is fab!
Benefit Playsticks foundation in Jumprope: I’m sure you guys already knew this from reading my favorite things blog, but I heart this stuff.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil in Zero: This is great for lining the inner rim of your eye. The intense color gives off that dramatic, smoky look, and it stays on really well.
Nars blush in Oasis: Yet another one of my favorite things, this pink blush makes me look fresh and rosey!
Sephora eye lash curler: It’s cheap, sturdy and get’s the job done.
Revlon tweezers: I bought a pair of these last year and they’re still good as new. And that’s nothing to scoff at considering I have the thickest eyebrows in the history of the world.
Benefit lipliner in Lush: I’ve been wearing this color for at least six years, and I love it because it matches brown, pink and mauve lipsticks. It’s even pretty on its own with a swipe of clear gloss over it.
Sephora Duel Sharpener: This saves me a little space in my otherwise overstuffed bag.
Sephora Lip Gloss #7: This pretty pink gloss has tiny flecks of multicolor sparkle for maximum dazzle. And it smells good too.
Nars Single Eye Shadow in Night Breed: This is THE shadow to use for the smoky eye look. And it’s got a hint of sparkle, which I love. Wait, I like sparkly things? Get the hell out!
Borjois Wet and Dry Eye Shadow in Blanc Diaphane: This is the perfect base for any colored eyeshadow. And the packaging is brilliant, as the curved applicator fits right inside the mini-compact.
Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara: It’s on my list of favorite things for a reason. It elongates, it thickens, it makes my lasher look fake! And I don’t industrial strength paint thinner to wash it off either.
And yes, this all fits in that little bag, it just requires a crafty packing method. I just put all the larger, flatter items along the sides – compact, blush and eye shadow – then stack the other items in the center from largest to smallest. It sounds like a process, but I can seriously do this in my sleep!
Just thought I’d take a break from all the Holiday merriment to wish you and yours a faaaaaaaaabulous day! And by merriment, I mean watching 24 hours of A Christmas Story and eating my weight in these yummy little Christmas cookies my stepdad got for us. Mmmmm cookies, so crispy and chocolaty nom, nom, nom…wait, what was I talking about again? Oh, ya, Christmas!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my beautiful mama, who came through with some super awesome gifts this year. Seriously, just LOOK at all this good stuff! See the pink camera? The gift cards? The Mariah Carey perfume? The BLING?
Ya, my mom rules.
Ok, time to put the cookies down and do something more productive with my hands, like hit up the Sephora website and spend my gift card! You guys enjoy the rest of your day!!!
Love, Sparkles and Kisses to all!
Kids, there has been a tragedy of epic proportions in Sparkle Land. I think I may have developed an allergy to Lip Venom, one of my very favorite products in the whole wide world.
The panic started several weeks ago, when I awoke to dry patches on my lower lip. I moisturize every night like a good girl, and I hadn’t tried any new lipstick or lip liner in a while, so I was befuddled. It didn’t look that bad – especially considering I won’t even venture to the mailbox without a freshly painted pout – but it felt like sandpaper. And since I’m a fan of making out with cute boys, well that just won’t work now will it?
After the sandpaper fiasco, I tweaked my normal lip routine, applying a little Aquaphor before bed which seemed to help. While it healed, I laid off the Lip Venom because I figured it was too harsh to use on a damaged lip, and a few days later my pucker was as good as new.
But alas, my kissable joy would not last for long. For the very day I started wearing my Lip Venom again, the dry patches came back. I repeated this process several times last week just to be sure, but it’s almost certain I can no longer wear my precious lip plumper.
Folks, I’m no stranger to heartbreak, but never has it hurt quite like this. No more Lip Venom, Venom Flash or Lip Venom 2nd Sin. No more pretending I’m Angelina Jolie =( I mean, sure, there’ll be other lip plumpers, but none like you Lip Venom. We had some good times together, but I think it’s time we just say our goodbyes. I’ll always love you Lip Venom…thanks for everything. *Sheds tear, tips 40 on the curb*
I ventured into Rite Aide the other day for some Christmas candy since it seems to attract cute boys to my desk at work, and naturally ended up making a detour toward the beauty aisle. Because lets face it, if there are beauty products within a 50 mile radius of my geographical location, I will sense them. I will find them. And I will make them mine.
So I scored a few really good new products. Would you like to know what they are? Very well then, here ya go:
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara:This is fabulous stuff. It lengthens and thickens like, insane amounts. And I have yet to get even one clump, thanks to this crazy looking little brush:
I salute you, weird looking brush thingy! You made my lashes look awesome, and for this I am thankful.
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regeneration Moisture Lotion:
I have combination skin, and this moisturizer is rich enough to hydrate the dry areas of my face without making the rest of it break out. It also has SPF 15, which is something you should always look for in a moisturizer, especially if you’re using it as a base under your make-up, which is what did with this. The scent is nice too, light, unlike the Garnier hair care line, which I find a little overpowering for my taste. It also left my skin smooth as a baby’s butt.
L’Oreal Skin Genesis Micro Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes:I.FREAKING.LOVE.THESE.THINGS. Seriously, I’m hooked. I’ll admit, the main reason I bought them was because they come in a shiny pink package. Not the best way to choose a skincare product, but in this case my instinct was right on the money. They’re refreshing, remove make-up like a dream and leave my face feeling fresh as a daisy. And I really like that fact that I can wash my face whilst watching the 11 o’clock news in my favorite chair.
Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lip Liner in Merlot:This was probably my favorite discovery of the day because I’ve been looking for a lip liner to match my MAC Viva Glam lipstick, and this is it. It goes on smooth, stays put and blends really well so I can avoid the unfortunate lip liner indiscretions of my high school homegirl days. Oh god, I’m having a bad make-up flashback. *Sits in corner, cries*