Summer’s finally making it’s way, slowly, to New England. This far up in the mountains, people think it stays cold all the time. Let me debunk that myth for you- it doesn’t!!! Sure, we get pretty hot- but what I like best about it is the fact that we don’t get the oppressive humidity like further south tends to do… And honestly, I have no idea how you folks can put up with it. When I’m stuck in humidity that you can cut with a butterknife and watch water pour out… It’s too much. I feel like the Wicked Witch of the West, and pretty much just want to scream “I’m melllllting, melllllllllting!”
Up here… I don’t have to. The mountains are breezy. Sure, we have humid days- but they’re not every single day. And while many of you right now are dealing with oppressive temperatures and humidity… We’re just starting to ease into summer. The nights are still cool enough for a sweatshirt, but the days (when they haven’t been rainy) are sunny, warm, and the perfect temperature in the mid 70′s. And these kinds of nights are great to go out back, light up the firepit, and relax listening to the sounds of the woods. Just as long as the coyotes stay away from me, I’m good.
On My Face:
Arran Aromatics Moisturizing Cream
Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel as face primer (it’s awesome!)
Nyx Color Correctors (Yellow, Green & Lavender)
Meow Cosmetics Purr-Fect Puss Foundation in Siamese-Inquisitive
Fyrinnae Glow Blush in Enrapture applied to apples of cheeks
e.l.f. Mineral Eye Shadows:
Temptress to contour hollows of cheeks
Angelic to highlight tops of cheekbones
My Beauty Addiction’s Skin Rituals Advanced Lip Solutions Plumping Butter
On My Eyes:
My Beauty Addiction’s Shadow-Poxy Eye Primer
Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Eye Shadows:
Arcane Magic Electric Stardust on inner 1/2 of eye
Darling Misfit on outside 1/2 of eye
Atomic Afterglow blended from crease upwards, darkened, and applied to lower lashline
Nijiro on brow, inside corner of eyes, lightly applied at outer edges of shadows
Scaredy Cat Cosmetics Peacock Blood foiled and applied as eyeliner on upper lid
Wet ‘n Wild MegaPlump Mascara in Black
And that’s pretty much it! A fairly easy look, wouldn’t you agree? This was my second attempt at using Pixie Epoxy, and I have to say… It indeed is the amazing stuff it’s said to be! It does take a bit more shadow when you apply it over PE than just primer, but the result is an intense, bright “pop” of a look. The shadows look foiled- without having to wet your brushes! How sweet is that?!
Don’t forget to head over and check out my hot blonde friend Makeup Zombie, aka Wendi, to see her kickoff to summer! Think oranges will look funny being used in a look? Think again! You just need to wear it the right way… And she’ll show you how!
It definitely depends on what tone of orange you choose, and how much of it goes on your face. I think we all agree that Wendi just knocks it out of the park with this look… Right?? Right?? YES!
I’m totally ready for some fun in the sun… How about you?
As a side note, I’m wearing one of my favorite necklaces. I got it from Pole Star Jewelry on Etsy, and it’s my birthstone- Amethyst. It’s small, delicate, and oxidized. I have a thing for oxidized jewelry… So that was my birthday present to myself last year!
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