Beauty How To…Mascara…

I am an absolute junkie for mascaras.

I don’t like to wear much makeup but I love playing with new ways to make my lashes stand out.  Be it faux lashes (love my Winks by Georgie), serums (swear by Revitalash) and the four tubes of mascara I have rotating in and out of my daily routine, I have an addiction.

I am also a huge fan of The Beauty Department website, all their how-tos, tips and videos are amazing, and most of all, helpful.

This one was my fave ‘How To’…

how to mascara

 

 

Perfect tutorial before date night tonight.

It’s Almost Time…

{pink bicycle with basket}

My adorable friend in LA (who inspired this blog) has one and last time I was in town absolutely fell in love with hers.

{urbanears headphones}

I am slowly going deaf due to my loud music consumption but at least these will make me restrain from subjecting The Boyfriend to anymore Florence + The Machine…

{Neulash, YSL Shocking Mascara & Winks by Georgie refills; www.nemainmarcus.com}

It just isn’t Christmas without beauty stocking stuffers and this lash survival kit is at the top of my list.  One of my favorite friends recommended Neulash, I love YSL mascaras and I need new lashes, while Neulash makes my current ones grow, so a refill on my Winks…

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I always joke about my champagne consumption around this time of year and these are the perfect accessory for celebrating.

{Valentino, www.neimanmarcus.com}

And since this is my wish list, it would’t be complete without a mention of Valentino.  It’s time to start buying for Spring and to get the season started I am positive that I need this adorable pink trim dress.

Every year I always add Valentino to the wish list but haven’t received it yet.

I don’t think Santa is listening…

Celebrate…Weddings

{pre-party routine}

The Boyfriend and I went to a wedding of a friend last night and the night was absolutely perfect.  The bride was gorgeous and the reception was ridiculously fun.

I was channeling a 50’s vibe so I wore my favorite jacquard dress, winged my eyeliner and wore my biggest lashes (Winks by Georgie) to get the full effect.

Now I need another weekend to recover from this one…

 

Must Have…Lashes

I have always wanted really lush lashes but personally don’t have them and haven’t ever found a mascara that has helped much.  I have made some recent discoveries that I am hoping will remedy the situation.

{Winks by Georgie, ww.neimanmarcus.com, $25}

I just got the Neiman’s book and in the beauty section they had these adorable little lash sets.  I used to use Shu Uemura  lashes awhile back (I actually even shockingly own these but have never had the courage to wear out) but they were too pricy and you really only get one or two wears out of them.

Sometimes it hurts to look back at some of the ridiculous things I have bought over the years…

But Winks are still more than I would like to spend for one night of great lashes so I found an equally great alternative.  These are huge in the UK and you can buy them online, easy self stick lashes.  Only $5.99.  That’s a happy hour drink.