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New Look Monday: St. Patty’s Day!

Hello all!

I hope you aren’t too hung over from your green beer drinking festivities this past weekend!  I know I spent my weekend with some MUCH needed R&R.

So here’s a short and sweet New Look Monday in honor of our Irish friends!

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I even went with ginger hair and everything!

Here’s what my virtual self is wearing…

MK Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry
MK Mineral Eye Color in Emerald
MK Eyeliner in Rich Jade
MK Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black
MK Creme Lipstick in Hot Mocha
MK Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Cafe Au Lait

To order these and more click HERE

And don’t forget to play around with your own hair and make-up looks on the MK Virtual Makeover App for FREE!

And…
HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!!!

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New Look Monday: SoCal Chic

I know, I know.  It’s not Monday but I’m claiming the warm, sunny San Diego weather as my excuse!  I was soaking up the warmth while working in my garden yesterday and completely forgot that it was Monday.   So here’s our New Look “Tuesday”.

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I did an ombre hair style (actually kinda cool).  I also did a neutral eye shadow but popped it up with a jade colored eyeliner.  Paired with a cinnamon bronze cheek color and soft coral lips, this look is just screaming to be worn with a summer dress and a pair of amazing espadrilles!

Here’s my look:

Limited Edition MK at Play Just for Lips in Shade 3
MK Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black
MK Eyeliner in Rich Jade
MK at Play Eye Crayon in Over the Taupe
MK Mineral Cheek Color in Cinnamon Stick

You can purchase them HERE.

And don’t forget to download the FREE MK Makeover App and start playing having fun yourself!  And please share your favorite looks that you create!

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!)

New Look Monday: Chic Old Lady

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I am having SO much fun  with this Mary Kay Mobile Virtual Makeover app!  The hair style options are so amazing, not to mention  the hair COLOR options!

I just couldn’t resist this long, wavy, grey hair with purple highlights. The purple reminded me of the new Pantone color of the year: Radiant Orchid and as such inspired my lipstick look.

I’m really digging how it looks on my skin tone and am even considering rocking it outside in the real world (sans grey hair of course!).

I anchored the lips with a soft flush of berry on the cheeks, a neutral eye shadow and mega lashes.

Here’s what I used:

MK Lip Liner in Plum
MK True Dimensions Lipstick in Mystic Plum
marykayatplay Jelly Lip Gloss in Crushed Plum
MK Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry
MK Mineral Eye Color in Sterling
MK Liquid Eye Liner in Black
MK Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black

Click HERE to purchase.

Also, don’t forget to download the Mary Kay Mobile Virtual Makeover app and try on some looks for yourself!  It’s free!

New Look Monday-Anna Wintour

So, Mary Kay has the most amazing app for any beauty junkies out there.  It is called Mary Kay Makeover and is available on both Apple and Android platforms.

There are lots of makeover apps available on the web, but none as well done as the Mary Kay one.  You simply snap a picture of yourself (or multiple until you find the one that’ll do) 😉 and upload it into the app.

From there you can try on foundation shades, cheek color, eye liner, eye shadow, lip liner, lip stick, lip gloss and so much more!

And that’s not all!  You then get to play with hair styles, hair color, highlight and lowlight colors, eye color, accessories, glasses, you name it!  I honestly couldn’t stop playing with it!

So, with that, every Monday is going to be New Look Monday featuring something fun I created using the app.

Today, in honor of us being smack dab in the middle of Fashion Week Season, I decided to channel the uber-successful, goddess herself, Ms. Anna Wintour.

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Like the hair???  Not sure if I can rock a bob or not.  Haha!

Here’s the make-up selections in my look:

MK Mineral Cheek Color in Sunny Spice
MK Eyeliner in Deep Brown
MK Eye Color in Lavender Fog
MK Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black
MK Creme Lipstick in Maple
MK Nourishine Plus Lipgloss in Pink Parfait

If you like any of these colors and want to purchase them, click here.

Also, I highly recommend downloading this app and did I mention it’s FREE!!!  And make sure to share some of the screenshots of your favorite looks with me!  Perhaps you’ll make it on one of our New Look Mondays!

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