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Rose Gold Face of the Day

Published January 3, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag


Hey doll hey! I hope you are having a good day today. Today is a bad Bi-Polar day for me. I woke up feeling out of sorts and a bit cranky. My makeup didn’t work that well for me today but I think it turned out OK. So let’s get into it.


Base: I primed my face with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54 at Sephora). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in Light-Medium. To conceal my under eyes I used NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in Medium 1 Custard. For foundation today I am wearing The Balm Even Steven Whipped Foundation ($22 on their website) in the color Light-Medium. I set my full face using The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder ($20 on their website). I bronzed using Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel ($50 on their website).


Eyes: I primed my lids using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30 at Sephora) in Medium 1 Custard. I set the lids using The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder ($20 on their website). I then went into the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette ($24.97 at Nordstrom Rack) and used Pre-Game (a cream colored matte) all over the lids to brighten the eye. As my first transition shade I chose Faith (a light toned brown matte). As my crease color I chose Lockout (a mid-toned brown with peach undertones matte). I took a mixture of the colors Extra Bitter (a dusty orange brown) and Pre-Game (a cream colored matte) and used it to blend all the edges of the crease and the transition. I used Blackjack (a dusty black matte) on my outer v and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. On my lower lash line I did a drop shadow with the color Extra Bitter (a dusty orange brown). I went into the ELF Rose Gold Nude Palette ($10 on their website) and into the 5th color in the palette (a rosey pink with a gold reflect shimmer). To highlight my inner corners I used the 2nd shade in the palette (a pale pink with silver reflect shimmer). I lined my waterlines with BH Cosmetics Power Pencil ($8 on their website) in the color Beige.  To do my brows today I chose ELF Lock on Liner and Brow Cream ($4 on their website) in the color Medium Brown. I set my brows with ColourPop Brow Boss Gel ($6.50 on their website) in the color Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line with BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side. I set the brow line using Pre-Game again.

20200103_110740 Cheeks and Lips: For blush today I used Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($29 at Ulta, Sephora, and the Tarte website) in the color Blissful (a mid-toned rosey pink matte). I highlighted the tops of my cheeks, between my brows, and Cupid’s Bow using BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed ($38 at Sephora) in the color Champagne Pop. I lined my lips using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ($22 on the Beautylish website) in the color Pillow Talk and then filled in my lips using Milani Color Statement Lipstick ($4.19 at Ulta) in the color 86 Tropical Nude (a pinky coral nude cream).

Final Thoughts….

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer: B++                                                                                     It comes in 16 shades, 7 of which are for deeper skin tones. You get .21 ounces of product  in the pot. 1 tap into the jar is all you need for both under eyes. This is a matte concealer that doesn’t settle into fine lines (as long as you apply it with a brush). This concealer sets completely down with no need to powder it. It lasts all day. This concealer I never really reach for because I forget I have it half the time. I am starting to really like this concealer. I like the finish of it, even though it’s a matte concealer it doesn’t look cakey or dry. It looks like a demi matte, even though it’s a true matte concealer. I can see myself repurchasing this product.

The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder: B+ You get .25 ounces of product in this compact. I like this powder, however they do not have an equivalent powder for deeper skin. It’s not a really long lasting powder, I do find that I have to reapply this powder a few times through the day, but it’s not chalky, it’s not cakey, it’s finely milled, and it’s easy to tuck this compact into a jean pocket. I have so many compact powders that I am not sure if I will repurchase this one.

ELF Rose Gold Nude Palette: C-                                                                                                        You got .49 ounces of product in this palette. This is one of few palettes that ELF has put out that I do not like. The shimmers are way to glittery and the shadows have major fallout. The shimmers are pretty colors but the glitter fallout is just not worth it. I am decluttering this palette this week.

ELF Lock on Liner and Brow Cream: A-                                                                                      You get .19 ounces of product in the pot. It comes in 4 universal colors. I really like this cream brow product. It goes on smoothly, no skipping, no clumps or patchiness. It’s got just the right amount of pigment to it, unlike other products like this where there is so much pigment that it looks like you are wearing sharpie on your brows. It sets down and lasts pretty well on my brows, even on super hot days here in Florida. This is my second pot of this brow cream. I will definitely repurchase it again.

ColourPop Brow Boss Gel: B+                                                                                                          You get .11 ounces of product. The color is great and it applied well. Out of the 4 brow products that ColourPop makes, this is my favorite. It’s not my all time favorite brow gel, but it is a pretty good one. It paired well with the brow cream that I used today. I don’t know if I will repurchase this one or not, I have other brow gels that i like more, but I will definitely use up the one that I do have.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed: B++                                                                      You get .28 ounces of product in this compact. It comes in 11 shades, I only own the 1 shade. I do like this highlighter, but it is super glittery until you use a setting spray to melt it into the skin. I have had this highlighter ever since the week it came out, I use it a ton and still haven’t made a dent in it…. so I do not see me repurchasing this anytime soon, however if I do end up hitting pan on it I will definitely repurchase it.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick: A+++                                                                                        You get .14 ounces of product. It comes in 36 shades. I had a ton of these but when we moved I decluttered all but 1. The color I kept goes with everything. This is a high pigmented and creamy lipstick. It doesn’t feather, crumble, or bleed into fine lines. It wears down evenly and lasts a pretty decent amount of time. I may be picking up a few more shades as I forgot just how much I like the formula.


Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope that the rest of your day is wonderful, and remember save a spoon for a bit of makeup.


No Face of the Day Today Because ….

Published December 19, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

**** I am writing this at 4 pm on Tuesday since I will be unable to sit up after my surgery, I wanted to make sure that you knew about the procedure and the reason there will not be a face of the day post on Thursday. ****


Good morning beauties. I will not be doing a face of the day today. I am having Radiofrequency Ablation today and will be in pain after the surgery.

Basically my pain management doctor will be going in and burning the nerves in my lower back near my hips to help reduce the pain I get from the Fibromyalgia.

They give me anesthesia and once I’m under they take small electric rod needles and place them near my spin where the nerves are. They send and electric pulse through the needles into the nerves and that burns the nerve severing the nerve and allowing me to feel pain free in that area for 6 months. Well, basically pain free anyway. If I am standing or sitting for too long I still feel pain in that area, but at least for the most part I am pain free in the hip area.

This procedure only lasts 6 months, so every 6 months I have to undergo a new round of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA).

I am very grateful for our health insurance as for the most part I do not pay anything to have it done. However if I haven’t hit my out of pocket expenses for the year the RFA does cost $100 a round and I get 2 done… 1 hip gets done at a time to allow me to have mobility while I heal from the surgery.

This is an out patient surgery and the recovery time is very fast… I’m normally in pain the whole rest of that day and most of the day after. I do get minimal bruising that typically goes away after a day or two.

For any of my fellow spoonies out there who suffers from lower back pain that radiates out toward the limbs I would recommend this procedure 100%!!

My quality of life has improved so much since I have been doing the RFA.

I’ve been getting it done for 3 years now. At first they didn’t use anesthesia, they would use a local anesthetic, so I was awake during the procedure. They would inject the anesthetic right into the nerve so it hurt a little while they did this, it also hurt when the injection rods were placed into the nerve ending…. but after the rods are in place it didn’t hurt as much.

For a Fibromyalgia spoonie we feel pain on a whole other level, so the pain I felt during the surgery was nothing compared to the pain I felt without taking treatment.

For more information on RFA talk to you pain management specialist. You can also get the gist  of what RFA is here -> RFA on Web MD

For those of you suffering with pain due to Fibromyalgia or Lupus or any other spoonie illness looking for a good pain management center that treats your symptoms without throwing more pain meds at you … If you live in the Orlando Florida area I recommend Florida Pain Relief Group  .

Well that’s all for now loves …. I hope you are finding the day with plenty of spoons and as pain free as you can be.

Remember dolls always save a spoon for a bit of lip gloss….




A Million Elephants On My Back

Published March 29, 2017 by aspooniesmakeupbag

It’s been a while. I’m trying to work through things but sometimes one’s pain (both mental and physical) does get in the way.

With that being said,  I’d like to first start this post by saying I am sorry for being away so long. I am sorry for making promises to put out better content and to add more “beauty” related content for you and than falling short of that promise.

Believe me when I say that the idea that I write about a topic that someone takes the time to read  (and occasionally comment on) it is such a humbling thing; a thing that I never take for granted and do very much appreciate you , the reader… 

And so it is time to address, what to me, feels like a million elephants on my back (yes I know the saying is  monkeys but lets face it …. with what I need to say …. to me , the weight is best related to elephants. )

I have blogged about being sad , my ever growing list of medications,  and the loneliness that one with fibromyalgia goes through. What I haven’t spoken about openly is my struggle with clinical depression, my new journey with bipolar-ism, and how it feels to be trapped on the outside of a snow globe with the whole world on the inside. 

I had many issues (who doesn’t right?)

I had a bad thing happen to me , which changed me forever… the strain of this cause me to have PTSD , anxiety disorder and panic disorder… this didn’t happen over night, these symptoms piled on top of each other and when my best friend committed suicide ( 4 years ago) the strain of that cause my brain to snap further … enter the wonderful world of living with clinical depression and bipolar-ism.

this post is already longer than I had intended – this was intended to be just a catch up post – in my next few posts I’ll go into more detail of what life is like with each of these symptoms….

Thanks for peeking in on this spoonie’s makeup bag and until next time, remember …. always save a spoon for a bit of lip gloss.

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