Friday, February 3, 2012

Come visit Lauren's Lemons!

Hello! It has been quite a while! I'm sorry we've left without an explanation of any kind, but sometimes life just happens. Shawna is in the middle of a big move, Sandi has been working hard in a new city, and I have moved to New Zealand to travel and work with my boyfriend, Neil.
I just wanted write this post to let you all know that if you would like to follow along I've started writing over at Lauren's Lemons. I write about a lot of the same deep and meaningful (:p) topics discussed here on this blog like makeup and beauty, but now I'm on my own and share some more personal aspects of my life as well such as date nights with my boyfriend, my attempts at cooking and pictures from our travels. I hope to see some of you over there!







Sunday, June 19, 2011

Meet Some of Our Friends!

This weekend, with our friends we gathered to support Sandi as she threw a fundraiser for her Team in Training run. If you've never heard of Team in Training, it is a program that supports its team members in training for a half or full marathon. They also train for bike rides and triathlons. Team members raise money along the way for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It is inspiring that Sandi is going to achieve something as amazing as a half marathon, and even more so that she will be contributing to the funds needed to find cures for Leukemia and other blood cancers. If you'd like to learn more about Team in Training, or are feeling generous and would like to help Sandi reach her goal of $3,000 I will leave links here:
Team in Training
Sandi's Fundraising Page- Sandi also updates on how training is going if you're interested in following along as the run approaches!


The event we attended this weekend was a dessert and wine party which was held in Sandi's family's donut shop after hours. We all had fun tasting wine and pairing it with the fancy chocolates Sandi provided. I know we usually stick to makeup and beauty products on our blog, but I thought this was a fun opportunity to introduce some of our friends, tell you about their outfits, and turn you on to a great cause!  


Here they are!



Sandi
Blazer- Forever 21
Top- Forever 21
Jeans- Express
Wedges- American Eagle

Lauren
Dress (it was a short dress that I tucked in)- Anthropologie
Jeans- Target
Purse- Aldo Accessories 
Wedges- Payless Shoes

Dia
Top- Forever 21
Shorts- Forever 21
Accessories- H&M
Wedges- TOMS

Mariel
Top- Forever 21
Shorts- Target
Heels- Forever 21

It was a fairly casual event, but hopefully you enjoyed seeing what everyone wore and learning where it came from! I know nosey people like me are always asking other girls where they got their top/shoes/ect.!

Remember to check out Team in Training and Sandi's updates on her fundraising page!
Thank you for reading! Hope everyone had a great weekend and Father's Day!

x Lauren

Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set

Hope you've all been doing well! Today we have a review for you, and if you have troubles with your makeup staying put this one could be for you!

The product is the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set:

The e.l.f. website claims this spray will "keep your makeup in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold". We put the claim to the test for you and tried the spray over our makeup. Read below for our reviews!

Have a great week! We'll be posting more soon!
Shawna, Lauren and Sandi


The Blonde's Review of the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set

The e.l.f. Makeup Mist &Set is a spray that is applied directly over your makeup and it is supposed to make your make up last all day and not fade or smudge off. The spray can also be used as a touch up throughout the day, I tried the product both ways. The spray is refreshing and it’s a good little ‘pick me up’ in the middle of the day; but I don’t know if the claim on lasting power is true. I used the spray over my Fit Me foundation, since my MAC foundation already claimed an all day staying power. As it dries on your skin, if feels like there is a very thin layer of something covering your face and your makeup. But I couldn’t really see a noticeable difference in my makeup lasting all day. Yet, I still use the product a couple times a week when I know it’s going to be a hot day and I want to give my makeup a little bit more of a fighting chance in lasting. I also did one spray on my eyeshadow brush before applying my shadow to help in the lasting power and to help pick up more product. Again, I didn't see an astonishing difference, but it doesn't hurt to use it!
 
xo Shawna

The Asian's Review of the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set

I usually don't have a problem with my make-up staying put but I am going on vacation soon and I think this stuff will give me extra staying power when I'm all hot and sweaty. I used this on a regular day with my eyeshadows that fade easily and found that the colors staying on a bit longer than usual. I sprayed my brush with the spray first, let it dry for a second (just one!) and then dipped it into my color and applied as usual. I've also tried it all over my face, holding the bottle about a foot away. It had a funny scent but it quickly went away. I tried using my powder with no primer and used the mist instead. My powder did not last that long with this mist, I would use primer insead of this stuff, but if you want to make some eyeshadow last longer, I would use this $3 spray from Target. Hope this helps!!

<3 Sandi 

The Brunette's Review of the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set

As I mentioned in an earlier post, most of the time I'm working with kids. Because of this if I ever planned on doing anything after work my makeup would always need a pretty major touch up. After reading the claims of this e.l.f. product it seemed like it would be the perfect solution to being able to wear the same face of makeup all day. So, I put it to the test one day and before I headed to work I applied the makeup I wanted to wear to dinner that night (which was a full face of foundation, blush, eye shadow, mascara- everything!) and lightly misted the spray on my face on my way out the door. After work I was pleasantly surprised at the state of my makeup! I went out that night without touching up my makeup beforehand, and my makeup even looked great after when I got home for the night. 
This product is well worth the $3 it costs, but I'm not quite sure how necessary it is. If you have a problem with your makeup fading throughout the day, then this is great, otherwise, I would probably just recommend using this on special occasions when you know you won't be able to make little touch ups. 
Hope you all have a great week!
x Lauren 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Asian's May Favorites!

May was a little chiller than normal but I've been trying to add some bright colors to my make-up bag. Here are some new products that I LOVE...so far!




1. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in 460  Snappy Sorbet- This is a great coral shade of nail polish that has been missing in my nail polish collection. This color screams summer and dries in 60 seconds flat, you cant beat that! I got it for around $4 at Target.

2. Stila Convertible Color in 15 Lillium- Another coral, peachy pink color for summer. I love that I can use this for either blush or lip gloss, but I usually use it on my cheeks. This came in a set from Costco that included two lipliners, two eyeshadows and a pencil sharpener all for $10!! At first I thought it was a smaller size of the coverable color, but after looking at Spehora its the same size for $15 cheaper and includes all the other freebies! Hopefully they still have this set at your local Costco!!!

3. elf Hypershine Gloss in Fairy- This is a pretty iridescent pearl pink shade of lipgloss, Im used to paying $25+ for this kind of clicking applicator but Target's elf line is super affordable and offers a quality product.  at$1 each you can stock up on as many shades as you want!

4. The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream- I got a Groupon deal for the Body Shop (can you guys tell I'm frugal?) and went crazy at this store! I felt really silly asking the girl working there what the difference between night cream and regular moisturizer, but she said its a common question. Night cream is a little thicker and richer in order to deeply moisturize while you sleep. This aloe line is meant for sensitive skin and it has a very mild scent. It leaves my skin glowing but if i wear it too often my t-zone breaks out! This stuff was $20 bucks but I would pay that much again!

5. Benefit Bene-tint - I know this stuff has been out forever but I really really love the way this looks on everybody's skin tone. Its stains your skin which means its got lasting staying power. Its also doubles as a lip stain and I think anyone who is starting a new make-up bag needs to have this!!

Hope you had a great month of May and heres to a warmer, brighter June!!!

<3 Sandi
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