Monday, August 31, 2009
*All makeup is by Aromaleigh
may lily (spring solstice LE) - inner 1/3
neon lights (hot in the city LE) - middle 1/3
hemlock (spring LE) - outer 1/3 and crease
Thanks for checking out my look!
Here are a few online sales I came across today that I thought might interest you. I'll add to the list if more sales come to my attention.
- Aromaleigh 25% off weekly sale. Click here to view featured items.
- Aromaleigh 20% off (even off regular weekly sale items) with code: virgo20 through 9/6.
- ULTA 20% off your entire purchase with promo code: 28671. Click here for more details.
- The She Space (aka About Face Cosmetics) 20% site wide. Click here to go to the sale page.
Friday, August 28, 2009
It has a thick lotion-like consistency, a pretty pink color, and a very light raspberry scent (the scent doesn't stay with you or complete with your perfume). I squirt a little bit less than a dime-sized amount into the palm of my hand and distribute it throughout the bottom 4 inches or so (and just the very ends of my bangs) of my freshly washed and towel-dried hair before blow drying. It leaves my hair very soft and manageable and protects those delicate ends from the wrath of my electric beauty tools.
I highly recommend this product and will definitely repurchase it again. If you have processed hair of any length, I suggest you give it a try!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Click on the banner above for further details or click here to go directly to the "SHINEALIGHT on Aromaleigh" site and enter your endorsement* for Aromaleigh. If you're not familiar with Aromaleigh, please click here to learn more about this amazing independently-woman-owned internet mineral cosmetics company that I love sooo much.
*Once you get to the site, you will need to click on the "register" link in the upper right corner of the screen before your vote will be counted.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Visit Miss K's blog post here to read more about it!
- 1 package (8 links) Farmer John original pork sausage links; cooked according to pkg directions
- 1 tube refrigerator reduced fat crescent rolls (no, this is not a low-fat recipe)
- Roll up 1 cooked sausage link inside 1 triangle of crescent dough
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes
- Serve with warm maple syrup or honey for dipping
Saturday, August 22, 2009
In the past, Covergirl Marathon waterproof mascara (green tube) was almost my HG mascara. It lasted all day and provided separation (no clumps), but that was about it. Nothing in the way of a dramatic false lash effect whatsoever. Then one day it disappeared from my local stores never to be seen again. Was it discontinued? I don't know. Perhaps so many new products came out (Lash Blast and the like) that the stores had to remove mascaras that weren't selling as well. So my search continued.
That's when I re-discovered Max Factor 2000 Calorie waterproof mascara. It has the "old school" bristles that I like and it provides volume, length and it lasts all day. The one drawback I see is that products tends to get thick fairly soon after opening for the first time compared to other mascaras.
Then a friend told me about Max Factor's Volume Couture mascara. She had used it in the past and then for some reason started trying several others in different price points. She went back to it and realized that it was her HG mascara all along. So I decided to give it a try in the waterproof formula. I also tried the Max Factor Lash Perfection at the same time. The ingredients are identical (and they both have those new plastic bristles) but the Volume Couture costs about $.60 more since it has more product in the bottle. Yay, no clumps, nice length, volume and separation and...it lasts all day! And I'm getting used to the newfangled bristles.
Sadly, I recently read that Max Factor isn't going to be sold in the U.S. starting in early 2010. What?!? I finally find my HG mascara and you're going to take it away from me? So I decided to do a google search of the ingredients and discovered that Proctor and Gamble (the manufacturer of both Max Factor and Covergirl), released Covergirl Lash Blast under the name Max Factor False Lash Effect in Europe. This got me curious so after digging a bit further, I found that Covergirl Lash Exact and Covergirl Last Blast have the identical ingredients that my beloved Max Factor mascara has. I'm going to purchase a tube of Last Exact (Lash Blast's brush is just too gargantuan for my taste) and give it a try. I'll post my results here in the future. Wish me luck!
Ingredients: Petroleum Distillates, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Copernicia Cerifera Wax (Carnauba), Trihydroxystearin, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Tall Oil Glycerides, Panthenol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide
Friday, August 21, 2009
"Send us an old eyeshadow and get 5 FREE eyeshadow samples of your choice!
Yep, you read that right! (Change is good, remember?)
We want you to mail us an eyeshadow that you don't like and in turn, we'll send you 5 FREE Aromaleigh mineral makeup eye samples of your choosing! (stock collections only- Limited Edition Collections not available for this offer).
The goal? To spread the Aromaleigh joy far and wide. To Tweet and share and post and blog so that others can mail in something they don't want and in turn receive something new and exciting to try from a brand they may never have heard about if it weren't for your sharing the love and the freebie goodness!" READ MORE...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
*All makeup used in this look is from Aromaleigh.
- ice (pure eyes matte) - A pure white matte eye shadow
- dollhouse (eye plush) - Dreamy plush finish purple with delicate beige and grey undertones
- penelope (eye lustre) - Lush, gemtone purple with a pink pearl highlight
- purple princess (gothic lolita) - A deep, satiny purple with rich rose tones and a russet shadow
- aqua nightmare (gothic lolita) - Technicolor bright aqua pearl sheen with divinely bright aqua sparks
- breathless (rocks! sonic rouge) - Lush, clear bright pink
- shortcake (gothic lolita nourishing color creme) - Sweet wearable pink pearl
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This was the first assignment for Martha Mondays. I used white peaches (I thought I was buying yellow ones) for my recipe. They taste just as good but are not quite as pretty. I love the look of contrasting foods. But once the peaches were covered in ooey gooey cinnamon sauce, there was a good measure of color contrast there with the vanilla ice cream.
It was in the high 90's here today around dinner time so I decided to alter the recipe a bit and "grilled" my peaches in the oven instead of on the barbeque. They were so tastey. Cameron had two helpings. Sierra thought they were a little sweet for her taste. Jason hasn't tried them yet. He was at the mall getting an Orange Julius while I was making dessert. I'm sure he'll try a bowl before he goes to bed though.
Martha Monday Assignment for 8/17/09: Map Coasters!
Aromaleigh contest: Celebrate the start of this year's butterfly migration and find the hidden butterflies!
From Miss K..."The last few days, my front gardens have been full of butterflies. I plant Lantana (Butterfly Bush) on purpose... it not only grows amazingly well, but it's sweet smell attracts hundreds of butterflies to my garden from mid-August through the full height of the butterfly migration in October!
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Monarch and Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies pass through South Carolina, on the way to Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. As the weather starts to get a little cooler, I love standing in my front window and seeing 20-30 butterflies in my garden at a time, from dusk till dawn!
This year, to celebrate the Butterfly migration, we are going to have a little fun at Aromaleigh. Not only will an upcoming limited edition eye collection be inspired entirely by gorgeous butterflies, but I will be hiding a butterfly on the site each day through September 10, and there will be prizes every day for those who find the butterfly and report in first!"
Click here to check Miss K's blog for the daily butterfly hunting contest! The complete rules are listed on each day's contest page. She usually announces each day's contest on Twitter first so click here to follow her.
*Limit of 3 wins per person.
I've already reached my limit of 3 wins. Here are my prizes: (1) a 10 gram jar of "Bluebell" Satin Petals Frost eye shadow, (2) a Limited Edition Hot in the City "Summer of Love" lip gloss; and (3) my choice of any Aromaleigh eye shadow (I chose "Lychee" Opulent Lustre).
Monday, August 10, 2009
This year, the party was held at The Citizen, the only downtown boutique Sacramento hotel offering 20th century grace redefined by 21st century urban luxury. Just moments from California’s State Capitol, the Sacramento Convention Center and the Sacramento Superior Court, The Citizen is where the elite come to meet. READ MORE ABOUT THE CITIZEN...
Trader Joe's pays for one night's hotel stay for all guests who have to travel 30 or more miles to the event. My favorite part of the room was the cushy pillow top King size bed with fluffy down-filled pillows...aahhhh.