Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Staple 1 - theBalm Staniac in Beauty Queen

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is finally getting a well deserved cool off period.  Here in the Midwest, we were getting pummeled with heat and little to no rain.  This past week has been a godsend for the rain and break in heat.

Today I have for you a product that I often overlooked, but has become a staple this summer...theBalm's Staniac in Beauty Queen.  They describe this as a "hint of tint for cheeks and lips".  The tint comes in a tube with a wand and doe foot applicator.  You get 8.5g or 0.3 oz of gel tint.  Screw top ensures for a nice, tight seal on the bottle.

theBalm Staniac in Beauty Queen
The formula of this tint is a gel, which I found a bit interesting to work with at first.  For a tint/gel, this is actually forgiving as long as you don't wait an eternity.  Beauty Queen is a berry pink, very sheer, but extremely buildable.  I am not usually a fan of light stains...they never seem to work for me.  But Staniac did. On lips is actually very nice, though prepping is important.  On cheeks it is bright, sheer, and almost dewy if you do not powder over it.  

swatch - direct sun light
This is one pass of the wand, blended out.  A pinky, berry stain.  I like that this lasts through some serious summer temps and also through my sweat.  One of the biggest pluses about this tint is that it is not sticky.  Once rubbed into the skin, its smooth and dry and good to go!  I throw this on top of some tinted moisturizer, lightly powder my oily areas, wp mascara, lip conditioner and I am out the door :)

Summer staples that are fast, easy and always worth letting someone else know.  :D

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Update 7/12/12

Hey there everyone!

Sorry for being so MIA...I have been in the process of moving to a new place for the past couple of weeks!!! And I am also working on a movie being filmed locally where I am the makeup artist!  Needless to say, this has been pushed to the back of my list, and I hate that.

What do other blogging and non-blogging ladies do when they need a little girl/makeup/spa/shopping time but just cannot seem to find the time?

Before the move, I purchased a new camera...Canon EOS Rebel T3.  Very happy and in love with it, I must admit.

I tried some practice shots and here they are...

Alleyway, walking mall, Kalamazoo MI

Walking mall, Kalamazoo MI
In no way am I a photographer...but am getting in practice to become a better one for my blog.  For you!