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Calling All Overseas Beauty Lovers

Published March 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

 

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Hey doll hey!! Hope ypu are having great day/night.

If you luve outside the United States I need your help…..

I want to purchase a full face of Max Factor makeup …. I have been searching the internet for 3 days and can not locate an online store that sells it.

Could you please tell me where in your country you have seen or purchased Max Factor Makeup or if there is a website that you know of that sells Max Factor Makeup?

Thanks in advance,

Remember ….Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Getting to Know Me Part 7

Published March 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

 

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Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night and that you are in good health.

I”m back with another lightning round of questions from bekkibee22.

It’s been so fun to do her question tags and even more fun to get to know her on an individual level.

Well …. let’s jump into it ….

How would you describe your style? At home I would say hipster chic and in public I would say layed back classic.

2. What’s your best trait? Personality wise: my compassion. Physically wise: Hubby would say it’s my lips but I think it’s my eyes.

3. What’s your worst trait? Personality wise: I internalize my hurt when someone upsets me. Physically wise: The gap in my front teeth.

4. What’s your coffee order? Most of the times Decafe Black… but I do sometimes add a touch of flavored cream … typically peppermint mocha or caramel vanilla.

5. What Makes you happy? Most things make me happy. I’ve learned to appreciate the life I have now that my Clinical Depression is being treated. But the thing that makes me the most happy is the way my husband curls himself around me when he is sleeping.

6. What’s your biggest Pet Peeve? People who mispronounce words … like the word regardless…. it’s pronounced RE GAURD LESS not EAR RE GAURD LESS…. definitely my biggest pet peeve!!

7. What’s your most used emoji? The purple heart emoji.

8. What’s your favourite colour? Purple … it’s the autoimmune illness awareness color.

9. What’s your favourite memory? Wow that’s a tough one, there are so many….. I will pick 2… #1 the first time hubby and I went to Disney world together and #2 The day I was baptized.

10. What’s your favourite holiday? I have 2… Halloween and Christmas.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I hope you are in good spirits. Remember to save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Quick and Easy Face of the Day

Published March 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night? Great I hope. I’m a little low on spoons today. The fatigue has slowed me down considerably. So I decided to just do a simple look today. I am wearing YSL Parisian for today’s scent. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using JCat Beauty Prime and Glow Face Illuminator ($7.99 on their website) in the Licorice formula. I also blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora). For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 5 pumps of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? and 7 pumps of Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (discontinued) in the shade 4.0. I lightly color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 3 dots under each eye of Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Vanilla. I set my full face with Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronzer. 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 Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). For my crease shade I used the color Nude (medium neutral brown matte). For my mobile lid I used the color Swan (eggshell matte). For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow with more of Nude and then went in with Maple (warm caramel brown matte) closest to the lash line to add a bit more depth. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Glistening Snow (white with a gold shift soft metallic). I then went in with the shade Knit (a caramel rose gold with a golden flip) from the Rachh Loves X Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) and patted that over top of the mobile lid to add a bit more dimension to the lid.  I tight lined the upper and lower waterlines using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 at Target) in the shade Black Caviar (deep brown). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) in clear and then filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte sides and set the brow line using the shade Swan (eggshell matte). I popped on a pair of Ardell Natural Lashes ($4.99 at Ulta) in the style 110 and coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheek and Lips:                                                                                                                                 For blush I am using JCat Beauty BlushMellow ($4.99 on their website) in the shade Tutti Fluffy (a bright coral matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of my chin, and high points of the brows using the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) in the shade Lace (a pink with gold flip). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Slacker (soft salmon creme).

 

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I have a super cool and simple tip for you when it comes to dried out mascara. I have been trying to use up my L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta), because I have so many open mascaras that I just want to try and get through as many of them as I can before I purchase a new one, and I noticed that the mascara was getting a bit clumpy and this never happens with this particular mascara. I also noticed that it seemed very dry so I remembered that I had a bottle of Inglot Cosmetics Duraline liquid ($14 on the Beautylish website) so I put 5 drops of the Duraline in the mascara tube and mixed my mascara wand around to coat the rest of the mascara and then tried to use it and it’s practically brand new. I had used the Duraline to convert my loose pigments into eyeliner. I never tried it as a replenisher to dried out gels and such. I had gel liner and a brow gel pot that was drying out and I added a few drops in each pot and it worked to bring both back to life. So now I know that I don’t need to throw out my dried out gels I can’t just simply use the Duraline to wake them back up …. saving me money in the long run!

Well that’s all dolls. I hope you have a great rest of the day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Getting to Know Me Part 6

Published March 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! Hope you’re having such a great day…. Im coming at tou with another 20 questions from the amazing blogger bekkibee22 … let’s get into them….

If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet? Nothing. I make sure I always say what needs to be said because tomorrow isn’t always promised.

What do you spend too much time doing? What don’t you spend enough time doing? Too Much Time: My makeup… I can play with makeup all day if you let me. Not Enough Time: Cooking from scratch…. I use to make everything from scratch even pasta.

What makes you feel more alive? Several things. A nice homemade Italian meal, the quite when I first wake up in the morning, the look my hubby gives me when he’s proud that I didn’t give up, a good praise and worship song, basically anything that makes me feel happy… I take nothing for granted.

What is something you know you do differently than most people? The way I do my makeup. When I do my eye makeup and then do my brows, I cut the brow line with a cream pencil that takes some of my eye makeup away and then I have to go back in and do part of my eye makeup again…. I find it makes my eyeshadow perfected that way.

What advice would you offer to yourself five years ago? One year ago? 5 Years Ago: Dont beat yourself up because you have limitations with your illness. 1 Year Ago: Spend more time with your loved ones … several will pass away and you will wish you had more time with them.

What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you? I was feeling down about myself so I went shopping for makeup and all the guys behind the makeup counter keep telling me they were living for my eye look. It made me feel better about myself that day.

What are you looking forward to in the coming months? Being able to see my baby sister if this virus pandemic ends.

Did you ever feel lost in your life path? How did you find your way again? Yes… I felt like I had no purpose in life and I read the bible verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” And I realized that God had a purpose for me … it just wasnt my time to know that purpose just then… and so I waited patiently for HIM to open my way.

What do you want your epitaph to be? Here rests a gentle soul.

What do you regret not doing? Why haven’t you done it? I regret not spending more time with my Grandmom before she passed. Because I live in a different than she did and couldn’t go to visit as much as I could have.

What would constitute a perfect day for you? Cuddling up with my hubby watching horror movies and eating junk food.

What’s something you love about yourself? My ability to be compassionate.

When do you feel truly alive? When my hubby holds me…. when I am having a good fibro day ….. when I’m able to get all the house work done without resting …. honestly just basically all the time…. Im a lover of life and all it’s hidden blessings.

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? Everything, Im a big people person and find true blessings in being able to help a person in need.

What do you consider as your biggest achievement in the last 5 years? Being able to bring my mother to Florida to live with me.

What is the most challenging part of your job? How do you handle it? I consider being a house wife a fulltime job … because I am disabled and my illness does take alot out of me I would say …. running low on energy…. I just try and do as much as I can and then leave the rest for when I’m less fatigued.

What was a major turning point in your life? Moving to Florida. It was here where I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and finally received treatment.

What’s one thing that could happen today that would make it great? I could get a company contacting me wanting to add me to their PR list to review makeup for them …. I’ve always wanted to be able to reach that level of success with my blog.

If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why? No… not even a little bit. I appreciate the life God has given me.

What would you like to ask yourself? Why can’t you be more assertive instead of letting people get away with stupid things? I’m too much of a people pleaser that I do tend to get step all over.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Have a great night/day and remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

2 Week Update on Black Castor Oil Brows

Published March 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! Stopping in with my week 2 update on the road to fuller brows and lashes. As I have already told you, I have been using Jamaican Black Castor Oil to promote hair growth in my brows and lashes…. to refresh your memory this is what my brows and lashes looked like 2 weeks ago….

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my left side lashes … yes I had some bald spots .

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My left side brow … notice there is no hair on the tail or in the arch all that is there is the left over micro brow ink.

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My right side lashes … they were fuller but still stubby

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my right side brow … no hair in the arch and very little hair in the tail

Now let’s see how they are doing now ……

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My right brow … the hair in the tale is longer and getting thicker and there is new hair growth in the arch…. also the hair at the front of my brow is thicker and more hair is growing. I have since plucked the hairs that shouldn’t be there.

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my right side lashes are longer and are all growing in the same direction now. I am also growing hairs at the back of the lash line when I didn’t have lashes there before. 

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My left brow … again more and thicker hair at the front …. the arch is getting thicker with hair and the tail has longer and more hair. I have since plucked the hairs that shouldn’t be there ….

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My left lashes …. longer and growing in the same direction and fuller than they were 2 weeks ago.

Well there you have it dolls … progress …. slowly …. but it’s still progress…. I can’t wait to see what my brows look like in another 2 weeks.

Well that’s all for now dolls…. have a great day/night…. and remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Sultry Eye Face of the Day

Published March 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m doing pretty good today. It’s a low pain high energy day for me so that’s an awesome thing. I’ve been loving doing glam looks lately so I decided to do another smokey look. Today I’m wearing Katy Perry Royal Revolution perfume. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using JCat Beauty Prime and Glow Face Illuminator ($7.99 on their website) in the Licorice formula. I also blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora). For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 5 pumps of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? and 7 pumps of Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer ($8.99 at Target) in the shade 03 Light Beige. I lightly color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 3 dots under each eye of Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Vanilla. I set my full face with Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronzer. 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 Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). For my transition shade I used the color Maple (warm caramel brown matte). For my crease I used the shade Cocoa (medium chocolate brown matte). I deepened the crease, outer v, and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid using the shade Truffle (deep rich brown matte). On the remaining 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Shimmering Pearl (gold with a pink shift soft metallic) and then went back over the middle 1/3 using the shade Rose Gold (rose gold soft metallic) to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Cocoa. I deepened the lower lash line using more of the shade Truffle and then buffed out the whole lash line using more of the shade Maple. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Glistening Snow (white with gold shift soft metallic). I tight lined the upper and lower waterlines using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 at Target) in the shade Black Caviar (deep brown). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) in clear and then filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte sides and set the brow line using the shade Swan (eggshell matte). I popped on a pair of Profusion Beauty 3D Faux Mink Lashes ($7 for pack of 5 on their website) in the style Big Tease and 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 I am using JCat Beauty BlushMellow ($4.99 on their website) in the shade Tutti Fluffy (a bright coral matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of my chin, and high points of the brows using the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) in the shade Lace (a pink iwht gold flip). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Slacker (soft salmon creme).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                   So I’ve been loving this blush color lately… it’s just the perfect coral pink for a flush of color. I’ve also been doing my blush placement a bit different lately. Instead of placing my blush directly on my  cheeks I take the blush a bit higher on the cheek bones. I saw this on a Makeup Forever master class video and noticed that it gives a more youthful look to the face.

I’ve also been loving this lip combo too… It’s very flattering and goes with almost any eye look.

Well that’s all for now dolls…. I hope and pray you are healthy, safe, and in good spirits. Remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Getting to Know Me Part 5… 20 Questions

Published March 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night …. I’m coming at you with another lightning round of questions tag from bekkibee22…. she is coming up with some really great questions… so here goes nothing …..

What are you most likely very wrong about? my stand on corporal punishment.

What chapters would you separate your autobiography into? Before salvation, After Salvation, and A Fairytale love affair.

What are some things you’ve had to unlearn? I had to unlearn being such a perfectionist…. with beung sick I can’t work life the way I once did because I often wear myself out…. so I’ve had to relearn how to be a house wife.

What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? several things …. I could give a 40 minute presentation o what it’s like living with Fibromyalgia, I could give one on makeup application, I could give one on cooking from scratch….

What question would you most like to know the answer to? Nothing. I’m not the type of person that is in search of answers… If I have a question I normally sit down and research it for myself.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Spend more time with my family, catch up on reading, fet some more makeup play in, and just take time to worship my Lord and Savior.

Why did you decide to do what you are doing now in your life? I decided to start this blog because I felt isolated and alone and like no one understood what it was like to have Fibromyalgia…. and because I wanted to try and be a beacon of hope for others feeling lost, isolated, alone, and hopeless.

What’s the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received? Best Advice- Stop apologizing for thing beyond my control. Worst Advise- Giving myself fringe because someone said I would cute with bangs.

What’s the most impactful ‘no’ you’ve said recently? I’ve said NO to all MLM companies.

What has been the most stressful experience in your life? Living my whole life hiding the fact that I was raped for fear my family would be angry with me.

Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it? I’ve always dreamt of starting a YouTube channel…. I never did it because #1 I’m 46 and feel like I’ve missed the opportunity to really connect with my target audience. And #2 I’m overweight and have thin skin when it comes to ridicule and am too afraid that people will be mean.

What would you like to change about your family? The fact that we live so far away from each other.

What was a place or event that transformed your ideas, thinking, perspective, or made you come alive in a new way? What changed? Going to my first Christian concert. There was so much love and worship that it forever changed my relationship with God. I now feel the spirit move when I listen to praise music.

What one thing would you do if it would be impossible to fail? Start a YouTube channel.

What is something you love now, that you never could have imagined you would like in the past? Connecting with new people. I’m mostly an introvert but ever since starting my blog I’ve been reaching out to people more and connecting with like-minded people.

If you could invite anyone, living or dead to dinner, who would it be and why? Nelson Mandela… because his teachings are fascinating to me.

If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? Nothing. I never dwell on what the future holds I prefer to live it as I go.

What are you addicted to? Makeup, Chocolate, and Italian food… oh and cuddling with my hubby.

What’s the milestone you’re working towards right now in your personal and professional life? Personal: Wanting to buy a house within the next 2 years. Professional: Wanting to have an incredible blog with heaps of hits.

What was the most bizarre encounter you’ve had in your life? When I was in my 20’s and living in my first apartment… I moved into an apartment where a 22 year old male passed away from heary failure. His mom solf my his fridge and I always felt like someone was there with me. One night I fell asleep with a 3 wick candle burning and I felt the bed move and heard a voice call my name and beg me to wake up because I was in danger …. I opened my eyes just in time to stop a fire from spreading… the glass jar to the candle had broken and the wax and wicks had slopped over my bedroom curtains… to this day I still believe this was the guy’s spirit saving me.

Well that’s all for now dolls, hope you are in good health and spirits and that ypu have a great rest of ypur day/night. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

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