Monochromatic: Mauve Face of the Day

Published April 6, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m having a very high pain and very low energy day today.

I wanted to do a simple look today cause I don’t feel that well. So I decided to go monochromatic so that I didn’t have to fuss about too much.

Today I am wear Estee Lauder Pleasures perfume. Let’s jump into this Face of the Day….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                          I primed my face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora). For foundation today I used a combo of 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Sephora) and 2 full dollops of NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil ($13 for Ulta) in the shade Beige Camel. I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 2 dots of L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($13.49 at Ulta) in the shade 360 Cashmere. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Making Mauves Palette ($14 on their website).  I used the shade Solitaire (soft mauve matte) all over my lids (from lash to brow). I then used the shade Mauve On Top (icy rose metallic) on the inner 1/3 of the lid and then went in with the shade A La Mode (true mauve with pinpoints of silver and copper ultra metallic) on the middle 1/3 to blend the outer and inner 1/3 together. I then went in with the shade Big Fig (mid-tone dusty lavender matte) to deepen the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v. I then highlighted the inner corners using the shade Bicoastal (pink ivory metallic). For the lower lash line I did just a little amount of Solitaire (soft mauve matte) and deepened the lash line with more of Big Fig (mid-tone dusty lavender matte). I lined my lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade The Classic (a dusty deep brown).  I set my brows using the soap brow method and then filled in my brows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using L’Oreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 at Walmart) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy vanilla matte). I popped on a paid of Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes ($11.99 for a 2 pack at Ulta) in the style Flirty and then I coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                                For blush tonight I chose Milani Rose Powder Blush ($9.49 at Ulta) in the shade 08 Tea Rose (dusty mauve matte).  I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38 at Sephora ) in the shade Champagne Pop (soft gold with pinky-peach pearl). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (only available in their Lippie Pencil Vault on their website) in the shade Lumiere (dusty mauve pink) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Cookie (warm brown nude matte).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                     So I told you already that hubby, the sweet man that he is, created a sewing studio for me out of one of our spare rooms. I was looking forward to getting back to creating purses but I don’t really have the energy to do them right now because it can take me upwards of 3 hours to finish one purse. But today hubby told me the CEO of his company is now requiring their staff to wear protective masks. I though hmmm … I can totally turn out a mask in less than 10 minutes …. so I have decided my activity for today will be making masks for my hubby’s whole team, provided my energy allows me to make that many masks in one go…. I know I have tons of cotton fabric …. just not sure how much elastic I still have. I’ll post them when I’ve completed them.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Please stay safe, remain in doors as humanly possible, and I hope that you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Chocolate Smokey Eye Face of the Day

Published April 5, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I had a hard time staying asleep last night so I ended up sleeping in today. I’m in a world of pain today because it’s raining here in Florida. I woke up wanting to do a smokey eye look again and so this is what I came up with. Today’s scent is Lancome La Vie Est Belle. So let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora). For foundation today I used a combo of 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($39 at Sephora) and 2 full dollops of NYX Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation ($10 at Ulta) in the shade Nude. I color corrected using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 2 dots of L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer ($13.49 at Ulta) in the shade 360 Cashmere. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                           I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the Catrice Cosmetics Basic Bae Palette ($14.99 at Ulta). I covered my full eye area (from lash to brow) using the shade #MCM  (a mid toned red based brown matte). For my full mobile lid I first laid down the shade #WCW (deep chocolate brown metallic) and then I layered that with the shade #MAU (a dull bronze metallic) and then I layered more of #WCW (deep chocolate brown metallic) over the top. I then took just a hint of #MOTD (soft orange based brown matte) and blended out the edge of my shadow at the brow bone to give a hint of definition. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of #MOTD and deepening my lash line using more of the shade #MCM. I highlighted my inner corneres using the shade Twinning (a dull yellow gold metallic). I lined my lower waterlines using Charlotte Tilbury Eye Powder Pencil ($22 at Sephora) in the shade The Classic (a dusty deep brown).  I set my brows using the soap brow method and then filled in my brows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the shade #Basic (a creamy vanilla matte). I popped on a paid of Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes ($11.99 for a 2 pack at Ulta) in the style Flirty and then I coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                                For blush tonight I chose Milani Rose Powder Blush ($9.49 at Ulta) in the shade 08 Tea Rose (dusty mauve matte).  I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38 at Sephora ) in the shade Champagne Pop (soft gold with pinky-peach pearl). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Little One (light pinky nude) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Cookie (warm brown nude matte).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                 The abrasion on my lip is still pretty sore. I’ve made a homemade lip salve that I got from the tree huggers website. This has helped the abrasion heal a bit. I wear it at night and in the day I alternate between Neosporin and O’keeffe’s Cooling Lip Repair. This combo seems to be helping a lot.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Have a safe and healthy rest of your day/night. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Quick Change In My Skin Care Routine

Published April 5, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m just popping in with a quick update to my ever evolving skin care routine.

I noticed, now that I double cleanse my skin, that I have been going through my Bioderma a lot faster  than I use to. So I set out to try and minimize the amount of product I used by using something different to take off my makeup.

I tried makeup remover wipes but they irritate my skin so then I thought i would try using baby wipes to remove my makeup …. this worked better but still I wasn’t happy with the amount of waste I had …. baby wipes are not bio-degradable… so I set out to do some research ….

I came across a few videos of YouTubers that swore by the Face Halo brand. So I jumped on Amazon and purchased a pack of 3 for $30.

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It’s softer than a washcloth 

The direction say to wet it with warm water and use it to remove your makeup and then simply wash it with soap in warm water and hang to dry….

This has been working for me so well that I am thinking of purchases a few more.

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I also wanted to show you what hubby did for me while I was sleeping yesterday…. He moved all of my sewing stuff into one of our spare rooms and created a sewing room for me!!! He is such a sweet, loving, amazing husband.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay safe out there and remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

This Morning’s Breakfast and Play Time

Published April 4, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Just wanted to pop in to show you what the hubby and I did this morning to break up some of the monotony of this quarantine.

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We saw a TikTok video that shows you how to make what TikTok calls Foam Coffee, but in real life it’s actually called Dalgona coffee and has a pretty interesting history.  But basically what you do is take 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of the sugar of your choice, and 2 tablespoons boil hot water and combine them in a bowl and than you whisk it for 5 to 8 minutes, or until it looks like peanut butter and is thick (like above). 

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You then get a cute little cup and add a few ice cubes and cold liquid of your chose (we chose fat free lactose free milk, but we have also tried it with 1/2 flavored coffee cream and 1/2 milk) and you add about 2/3 of the cup of the cold liquid and than top it off with the Dalgona coffee foam and mix it until you combine it…. It stays thick and creamy and just tastes so yummy!! We have decided we will do this again as sort of a weekend treat.

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The next adventure was to bring a bit of Disney into our home, since we can’t visit Disney just now with this virus going on. We decided to make our favorite Disney Park breakfast food … The Crystal Palace’s Breakfast Pizza …. 6 eggs seasoned and whipped with a a bit of milk and then scrambled. 1 pack of bacon, diced and  fried crispy… (we normally make our own pizza crust but I didn’t have enough energy to whip one up so we used a store bought raw pizza dough can one instead). Roll out the pizza dough and coat it with 1/2 cup of softened butter or margarine mixed with 4 tablespoons of garlic powder. Add the scrambled eggs, next the bacon, and then top it all off with a package of mozzarella cheese. 

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Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 25 minutes and Bob’s your Uncle… the best little distraction on the planet. 

Well that’s all dolls… Just wanted to give you a couple of things you could try to give you something to distract you for a little bit … If you try either of these let me know how you liked them!!

Hope you are in good health and spirits and that you know you are AWESOME! Let no one tell you otherwise!

Remember to save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Warning About Exfoliating Your Lips!!!

Published April 4, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
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a few months ago I purchased one of these to exfoliate my lips daily. I got mine off Amazon for $6 and thought this was the best thing on the planet….. 

Hey doll hey!! How are you doing today? Great I hope. Well…. I come to you with a caution about exfoliating your lips daily and or being too rough on your lips!

I use one of those double sided silicone exfoliating brushes. I use to use it daily on just the small nub side …. but I had forgotten to exfoliate my lips in about 2 weeks … so I used first the bigger nib side and then I went back over my lips using the smaller nib side … I noticed I had a ton of dead skin sloughing off so I decided to rub it a bit more and I applied a bit too much pressure.

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I now have a sore patch of skin on my upper lip. It hurts a heap and the only thing i can think to do is apply some neosporin and give it time to heal. 

So I’m coming to you with a caution … when exfoliating your lips use only the gentlest of pressure and do not exfoliate for more than 1 minute… even if you having gotten all of the dead skin off in the first go …. leave it for the next day ….this way you don’t end up with a nasty abrasion on your lip too.

Well that’s all for now dolls …. hope all is well …. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Smokey Bronze Face of the Day

Published April 4, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

 

Hey doll hey!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I woke up late today… had a hard time staying asleep last night.

Today I am wear Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream perfume. Today I wanted a smokey look so this is what I came up with …. Let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (). For foundation today I used a combo of 3 drops of NYX Pro Foundation Mixer (discontinued) in the shades Deep (a dark grey brown enhancer) and 5 drops of NYX Pro Foundation Mixer (discontinued) Warm (an orange based enhancer), 5 pumps of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter and 2 droppers of Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Natural Finish Foundation Drop ($6.65 on their website) in the shade Natural Ivory (this shade is just about 1/2 a shade too light for me, that’s why I used the mixers). I color corrected my under eyes using Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Dark Circle Concealer ($8.50 on their website) in the shade Neutralizer. I concealed my under eyes using 2 dots of JCat Beauty Staysurance Water Sealed Zero Smudge Concealer ($7.99 at Ulta) in the shade Custard. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the Catrice Cosmetics Basic Bae Palette ($14.99 at Ulta). For my transition shade I used the color #Squad (light peach nude matte). For my crease I used the shade #MOTD (soft orange based brown matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the outer v and just a bit into the crease using the shade #TBT (deep cool tone brown with a hint of grey matte). The remaining 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade #NoFilter (an dull gold metallic). I then took the shade #MCM (a mid toned red based brown matte) and patted that over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the out and inner 1/3 together… I then took a bit of the shade #MAU (a dull bronze metallic) and patted that over the line between the inner and middle 1/3 to add a bit of dimension. For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade #MOTD and then used more of the shade #MCM to deepen the lash line. I took more of the shade #NoFilter and added that to the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade #Twinning (a dull yellow gold metallic). I lined my lower water line using Joah Cosmetics Make Her Gel-ous Gel Eyeliner ($8.50 on their website and at CVS) in the shade Purple. I set my brows using the soap brow method and then filled in my brows using ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the shade Medium Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and set the brow line using the shade #Basic (a creamy vanilla matte). I popped on a paid of Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes ($11.99 for a 2 pack at Ulta) in the style Flirty and then I coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                               For blush tonight I chose ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($8 on their website) in the shade Catch My Vibe (pale baby pink matte).  I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) and using a combo of the shades Knit (a caramel rose gold with a golden flip) and the shade Clutch (soft white yellow gold). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil (this shade only sold in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault on their website) in the shade Oh Sis (smoked paprika) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Goal Digger (warm rose matte).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                Well I finally figured out how to mix this foundation to get a better match for me … the key was to use more of the warm shade and less of the deep shade… it’s still a bit off bit off but I finally figured out I need it to have a hint of olive in it so I ordered the Olive mixer by NYX off Amazon today …. I should have that next week.

In the meantime this foundation pairs beautifully with mix ins … especially with glow drops. I have found that I am loving this foundation more now that I am not pairing it with the Joah loose powder…. It’s skin like but matte … but not so matte that it comes off mask like.

 

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you are healthy and in great spirits. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Brown Sugar Glam Face of the Day

Published April 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m doing pretty good today. My pain level is around a 6 (this is my baseline pain level… meaning that this is my typical pain level… I very seldom have a pain level lower than 5 or 6) and I have a moderate amount of energy today!! I woke up wanting to use my ColourPop Brown Sugar Palette (discontinued … was a limited edition palette). Today I am wearing YLS Mon Paris perfume today. Well … let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using L’Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock Illuminating Primer ($12.99 at Ulta) and then used a bit of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora) to blur my pores. For foundation today I used a combo of 3 drops each of NYX Pro Foundation Mixer (discontinued) in the shades Deep (a dark grey brown enhancer) and Warm (an orange based enhancer) and 2 droppers of Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Natural Finish Foundation Drop ($6.65 on their website) in the shade Natural Ivory (this shade is just about 1/2 a shade too light for me, that’s why I used the mixers). I color corrected my under eyes using Joah Cosmetics Truly Yours Dark Circle Concealer ($8.50 on their website) in the shade Neutralizer. I used 4 dots of Joah Cosmetics  Wand Me Up Concealer ($6.50 on their website) in the shade Ivory. I set my full face using Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using Benefit Boxed Bronzer ($30 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Hoola. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop Brown Sugar Palette (discontinued … was a limited edition palette). For my Transition shade I used the color Jamoca (light medium orange based brown matte). I deepened the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid and the crease and outer v using the shade Sorrel (medium dark brown with a hint of grey matte). For the remaining 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Auburn (warm deep bronze metallic). I then used the shade Saute (taupe with a green shift metallic) over the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. For the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Jamoca (light medium orange based brown matte). I then used more of the Auburn (warm deep bronze metallic) on the inner 2/3 of the lower lash line. I highlighted my inner corners using the shade Ginger (a peachy gold metallic). I lined my water lines using ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Get Paid (rose gold metallic). I set my brows using the soap brow method and then filled in my brows using Joah Cosmetics Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil ($6.65 on their website) in the shade Black Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the shimmer sides and set the brow line using the shade L’Oreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 at Walmart) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy ivory matte). I popped on a paid of Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes ($11.99 for a 2 pack at Ulta) in the style Flirty and then I coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                                For blush tonight I chose ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush ($8 on their website) in the shade Catch My Vibe (pale baby pink matte).  I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, center of the chin, bridge of the nose, and high points of the brows using the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) and using a combo of the shades Knit (a caramel rose gold with a golden flip) and the shade Clutch (soft white yellow gold). I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 on their website) in the shade Ellaire  (blackened cranberry) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Goldie (: rich brick red matte).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                   So I am still trying to figure out the way to use the Joah foundation since it’s so light on me… I still have to tweak it a bit… I think 1 less drop of deep and maybe 2 more drops of warm will do the tick … but so far the Joah foundation holds up to mix ins. I definitely think the white cast in yesterday’s pictures was from the powder … I have decluttered that powder from my collection.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you are in good health and spirits and that you are hanging in there. Remember dolls …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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