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Throwback Thursday: Sophia Loren

When I was hunting through Google for an iconic image to use for today’s Throwback Thursday feature, I didn’t really know what I wanted to focus on.  But when I saw this photo, I immediately knew what to do!

So in honor of the first day of spring, I bring you the stunning Sophia Loren.

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With that colorful scarf and sexy make-up, how could I NOT have chosen her!

I loved the bronzed skin, sultry cat eye and pastel pink glossy lip.

To recreate this look at home, use MK Bronzing Powder to contour your cheekbones and add a light dusting all over to look like you just got back from your winter holiday in Antigua.

Use MK Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black to create that gorgeous cat eye and then smudge a bit on your lid with your finger to get the sultry with the sexy.

Top the look off with a healthy dose of MK Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Pink Parfait to get that voluptuous shine and pastel pink goodiness.

Purchase them HERE

Photo borrowed from getlirycs.blogspot.com

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My Favorite Things: Glowing Skin

Lately I’ve been into gorgeous glowy skin, but skin that doesn’t look like I have any foundation on, a more natural look. 

Funny thing is that it takes MORE products to get a natural look than it does to get a “full” face!  Who-da-thunk-it!

I don’t normally use photos of myself for these types of things as I’m not very fond of myself in pictures (New Look Mondays are an exception as I get to “hide” behind the cool virtual hair).  🙂  But, that being said, here I am.

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Now, mind you, this is straight out of my cell phone camera (Note III) and has absolutely no editing done to it other than cropping it.

Here’s a list of the products that I used (and are in order of use):

Boots No7 True Identity Foundation in Light: I love the texture of this.  It glides right over fine lines, pores, etc to give a smooth and flawless look without looking like you have foundation on. 

Boots No7 Radiant Glow Concealer in Shade III:  I’ve not tried Touche-Eclat which everyone always raves about, but I have tried the Chanel version and this brand (in my opinion) is so much better than the Chanel one.  I used it to not only brighten my undereye area (didn’t sleep very well the night before-blanket hogging hubbie), but I also used it to highlight various parts of my face to enhance that glow.  Below is a picture of me with where I put the concealer.

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Mary Kay Mineral Pressed Powder in Ivory II: I’m not a fan of loose powder, too messy (especially when you have a cat and 2 kids running around).  So I prefer a pressed version.  I also like the idea of mineral powder so that it becomes a part of my skin instead of just sitting on top of it, caking and making me look ancient.  This one even provides good coverage for a powder.  Those that know me know that I don’t like powder, but I love this one!

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Strawberry Cream.  Using all of those pale ivory colors, I didn’t want to use a bronze tone on my cheeks.  I wanted that healthy flush and this soft pink is just right without going too Pepto-Bismol.

Boots Botanics Mineral Eye Color in Oasis.  I know that this is an eye shadow duo, but I LOVE to use the darker shade on top of my blush and the lighter (more gold) shade on top of my cheek bones.  It has just enough irridescence to give my skin that gorgeous glow without making me look like I got in a glitter fight nor look like a shiny mess.

You can get all of the Boots products at your local Target or on Target.com.

You can get all of the Mary Kay products HERE and they are 40% off today through Friday, February 28th!  (On this website only though!)

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