Well hello there!
Yes that's me! We're getting up close and personal today!
Let's talk about make up!
What is your make-up routine? Do you go all out every day, or are you more of a lucky-I-remembered-to-put-on-pants-today kind of gal? 9 times out of 10 I seem to be in the latter category... but I'm working on it. I want someone to come to my house and teach me exactly what I need to be wearing, and how to apply eyeshadow in a way that says "I'm a hot classy mama!" instead of "Shoot! I'm late for algebra."
Any volunteers? Seriously.
Today I want to talk about a little product that has made a dramatic impact on my beauty regimen... especially since I have never really given any thought to having a beauty regimen. :)
My routine consists of mascara, lip gloss, a touch of cover girl in a weak attempt to cover the ever-present dark circles under my eyes, and a little bit of the same brownish eye shadow that I've been wearing since the 9th grade. (Well, not the exact same one. I did manage to purchase a new one since then... but in the exact same color.) Yeah, like I said before, make-up just isn't my thing.
Or rather... it wasn't my thing.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the most fabulous mascara you'll ever apply:
First impressions are extremely important, and this mascara makes a great one.
Can we just talk about how cute the packaging is here? Holy cow. I feel prettier already!
Open up the little case and you'll find two mascaras. The first one is the Transplanting Gel, which looks like your typical mascara. The second one totally threw me for a loop the first time I opened it. I wasn't sure what I expected, but it's basically just a brush covered in lots of teeny tiny black fibers.
I couldn't wait to put it on!
The instructions say to put on a base coat of your favorite mascara, and then the transplanting gel. Then while the gel is still wet you put on the natural fibers. Finally you put on one more coat of the transplanting gel to seal the deal.
WOW! What a difference!
In the picture above I applied my make up as I normally do. I then used the Younique Magic Mascara on the left side, and my typical double coat of mascara on right side. Suddenly I am feeling like- what was the point of my normal mascara?!? You totally can't even tell I'm wearing any!
Today was one of those days that I was running around all day long and didn't really have time for my whole make-up routine. So just out of curiosity I skipped the base coat of mascara underneath and only used the Magic Mascara.
I. Am. Amazed.
I don't think I can ever go back!
Today I ran all over town with nothing but mascara on (Whoops! Remembered the mascara... forgot the pants! I kid. I kid.) and yet I totally felt like I was all dolled up because my lashes looked incredible. I caught myself batting my eyelashes a few times, but then I remembered I'm married and probably shouldn't bat my eyes at random strangers.
The other thing I love about Younique is that their whole line of products is naturally based, and all but one (Rose Water) are Gluten Free! I know for the majority of you, that's doesn't seem like a big deal. But trust me, for those of us with severe gluten allergies it is a BIG deal!
A huge THANK YOU to my friend Crystal who let me try out this amazing product. You can find more information about Younique's line of make-up at her website HERE.
Oh! And I totally need to give photo credit to Olivia, my 5 year old daughter. She kind of rocks.