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My First 10 K

May 10, 2010

‘ello!. Yesterday was the first time I ran 10 km! I ran in the Vancouver Sun Run on May 9th, and since it was Mothers Day, I ran with my mom!

There where some 51 000 runners, walkers, and strollers in the run. It was over all a nice day, but about half way through I got cut off by someone rocketing past me. Trying to avoid a collision, I had to get away, and subsequently went partially onto the curb, twisting my ankle. I had to walk a good rest of the run, though I did pull together to jog across the finish line. It was a good run, but there where a few examples of bad race etiquette, which is why I don’t normally enjoy these really crowded events. This goes from the high school runners who where zipping around (like the one who caused me to swerve), to the stroller joggers who bellowed ‘STROLLER COMING THROUGH!’ when they where directly behind me. Nothing like having someone scream loudly enough to make you jump out of your skin while you’re in your zone, and just doing your own thing.

Make up wise, I didn’t wear anything besides brow powder. If I don’t wear brow powder, my brows don’t show up at all (thanks, blonde hair!). I use Anastasia Brow-express in Brunette, which features a set of brow stencils for the shape challenged like myself, an angled brush, golden cream highlighter and brow wax. I love this kit, though when I repurchase (which I will), I’m just going to be getting the brow powder. I’m not overly in love with the wax or highlighter, I just find that I’ve got shadows or creams that do the job of highlighter just as well, and the wax, well, my brows just don’t seem to really need it. The powders and the brush, those are really worth it though.

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MAC’s Pret-a-Papier Pictures

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The Cat and the iPad

May 4, 2010

Link Love

May 3, 2010

Here’s some great blogs that I’m enjoying right now

Lipglossiping’s Boots No.7 Summer 2010 – makes me wish I lived in the UK
Temptalia is all about the Hourglass’s Eyeshadow duo in Prism – I’d be all over it if I wheren’t so poor.
Musing of a Muse’s collection is worth how much?! – I don’t even want to think about my collection…
Make Up and Beauty Blog has a dream realized. Good lipstick from the drugstore – Sounds like I might have to check this one out…
Make Up by Tiffany D talks about her favourite drugstore products – A good deal is always a steal for me.
Picturesque Make Up talks about her April favourites – The more I hear about that NARS Sheer Glow, the more I want to sample it!

If you’d like to get in on the link love, feel free to comment and I’ll add you to the list!

In & Out

May 3, 2010

In

-minestrone soup *heart*
-NARS Napoli Lipstick
-windy days
-fresh bed sheets
-brownies
-warm down duvets
-Rob Zombie
-bedside lamps
-good wine
-freshly baked bread
-iPod touch

Out

-reports
-sketch and describe
-expensive headphones breaking
-being sore and tired
-too much work, not enough sleep
-not feeling rested
-no time to blog

Favourite Things: Month of April

May 3, 2010

It’s a bit late now, but here they are!

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Liquid Foundation in 15 and 20

This has been my favourite as of late.  I find that 20 is too dark, and 15 is a tad pale for me, so I mix about half and half on the top of my hand before I apply.  Provides medium to full coverage, and a clean, natural looking matte finish.  I like to apply this with a flat foundation brush like MAC’s 190 to get decent, rough coverage and then buff it to even it out with a nice, dense kabuki brush I got from The Body Shop.  All it needs is a light brush of powder to set, and it stays pretty nice for the day.  I do find that it will show flakes, so you need to take care applying it if your skin is a bit on the dry side.  Just take care of your skin, and this foundation will help you even out.

NARS Napoli Lipstick

I’ve been using a sample I found in my cosmetic drawer, which was given to me during one of my previous trips to Sephora.  I apply it with a narrow flat concealer brush from MAC, which does an excellent job of substituting for a lip brush.  Napoli doesn’t look like the sort of colour I would choose for myself, but I really like the way it looks.  It’s an slightly burnt coral colour, with a bit more orange then pink in it.  The finish is sheer with some shine, and doesn’t feel overly drying, nor does it bleed on me.  It’s a great colour on me, adds a splash of more neutral colour and helps me move away from comfortable pinks that I usually take refuge in.  I’d consider this to be a great everyday colour, and I’m seriously considering buying it, despite the incredible price.    $30 CAD!!  What I don’t understand is why my Sephora online cart prices Napoli at $30CAD, while another lipstick with the same USD price comes up as $26.40.  Sephora people, what’s up?

NARS The Multiple in Copacabana

I purchased this a few months ago, and was on the fence about returning it.  It’s been sitting pretty much unused in my make up bag.  I’ve started using it again recently.  Copacabana is a dirty pearly brown coloured cream stick, but comes off as a transparent, illuminating pearl cream.  I love using it for a highlighter under my brows, in the corners of my eyes and on my cheekbones.  Using it like this, it’s probably going to last me a lifetime, as there’s a good deal in the packaging.  Not super sparkly, so this is a nice, handleable highlighter, which is super easy to apply with the fingers.

Weekend Haul (pictures coming soon!)

May 3, 2010
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I had a pretty busy weekend, though I didn’t even scratch the surface of the pile of stuff I need to get done. Even as I’m writing now, I should be writing an icky report on controllers, their settings and such. Yuck. Not what I’m looking for in a weekend, if you know what I mean. Feeling kinda burnt out. But make up always helps me feel better, so you know what I did this weekend!

I donated some hard earned dollars to both NARS and MAC, as well as picked up an awesome pair of grey converse shoes from Town Shoes, and a pretty purple and blue plaid shirt from Urban Outfitters. Now if they only had an Anthropologie here in Vancouver, my bank account would die! Beans and weiners for months for me!

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Anywhoo, onto the beauty goods!

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