Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Foundation Dilemma

I have never  been a fan of liquid foundation. I find it to be very thick and "pancakey" and I can tell that it looks like I am wearing a mask. It's just awful. However, in my last Sephora haul I received a free sample of Clinique's tinted moisturizer and I loved it. I mean really loved it. It was super light and gave just enough coverage to balance out my coloring. But being that I generally only wear a loose powder in my day to day routine, I can't justify spending money on a product that will get minimal use from me. Which brought up my foundation dilemma. Well.... Maybe "dilemma" is a bit harsh, but I like my skin looking awesome, so sue me.
I was looking in my make up bag yesterday and was trying to figure out what I had that would give me the same results as the Clinique stuff, and it hit me. And I mean hit me like "duh" not some sort of epiphany. I decided to mix this Sephora full coverage foundation with my regular moisturizer (I think it's Clean and Clear Morning Burst) and I just applied it like I would apply my moisturizer every morning and it was flawless. Also, because the foundation was the color in the moisturizer blend I made it made it super easy to blend in extra foundation over a minor breakout and to get a matte but totally natural look under my eyes. Another perk, you can adjust to take into account the level of coverage you need on a day to day basis.
I found this to be a super easy and awesome little technique. It goes on really light and is easy to blend (no more sreaky foundation!) and is super versatile. If you decide to try this technique out and like it (or hate it) leave me a comment and let me know how it worked for you!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Waiting Game

Every time I order online I always say never again, yet here I am again waiting for yet another package from Sephora. It's not that I've ever had bad luck with UPS or anything, I just hate waiting for the delivery to get to my home. I know I could opt for overnight shipping, but I'm kinda cheap about stuff like that, and free shipping (UPS Ground) for packages over $50 is just awesome. It's a great deal that Sephora's got going and I totally love it, but I just checked my shipping info and even though my package is like 4 hours away, I'm going to be stuck waiting until Monday. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it totally does. It's just torture.
On top of waiting for my Sephora package (I'll share the contents when it arrives) I'm also waiting for my glasses  to come in. I finally got my eyes checked this week, I've only been putting it off for a few years, and I do most definitely need glasses. I got 2 pairs of super cute glasses, nothing super fancy but still awesome, and with any luck they'll be in by Friday. So basically, next week is going to be super awesome for me as far as getting neat stuff goes. And finally being able to see proper, that's a pretty big plus.
But for now, I'm going to do some dishes, clean the bathroom and do whatever else it takes to take the edge off of the waiting game.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ready, Steady, GO!!!!

So... I'm KalamityJane and this is my first blog ever. I'm not really sure what I want to really get across in this, my first of many blogs, but I know I'm definitely trying for something. I promise that my other blogs will be more structured, I'm just truly horrible at introducing myself.
Basically, most of what I'm going to be posting here are make up reviews, some hair products (not many of those though..) and nail polish/technique reviews/tutorials. There will undoubtedly be random body mod blogs, as I am working at a tattoo shop on the weekends, and probably a few random office blogs being that I work as a receptionist M-F.
But... Back to the introduction bit. My name is not really KalamityJane, nor is it Jane. It's just a nickname that kinda stuck over the years. I'm currently 24, living in Michigan, and am married with one lovely daughter who will be 2 on Sept 1! I won't be blogging much about my family because this is my blog, and if they wanted to be in a blog they would do it themselves (obviously not my daughter, but she still has the right to privacy.) I also have 2 cats and a dog, all male, who I friggin adore and will probably be posting random pictures of and will probably show up in some sleep deprived blogging.
When I'm not totally preoccupied with my family and work, I LOVE playing around with make up and random nail art techniques. I actually attended cosmetology school for a bit, but developed a nasty case of carpel tunnel and dropped out before I could totally bury myself in student loans. However, since I'm not doing hair everyday anymore, my carpel tunnel symptoms rarely affect my life which is a major yay. I spend a slightly unhealthy amount of time on, peeping out different palettes and skin care products. I'm working on a lovely little collection of assorted make up goodies, and I plan on sharing as much as humanly possible as I have never before found something even semi practical to collect before.
I hope to be blogging about once a week, sometimes more sometimes less. I have very little free time, so don't hate on my inconsistent blogging.
I also have a lot of other interests like movies, music, art, attempting to live healthier, blah blah blah...
But that's pretty well an abridged version of me, if you're reading this and have any questions or whatever, hit me up, I'll try to be prompt on returning messages. So, ta ta for now!