Monday, February 24, 2014

The AFTER shot..

This is the after photo pertaining to previous Before photo, after using Garnier 5 Second blur..
Anyone see a difference? Yeah, me either. Damn it, Garnier. Okay, thats harsh. Damn it, ME for falling for the instant trick. I know nothing is instant. I know there is no quick fix. I know all of this and I know I know it, but still I fall for the "instant" on the box. The same thing happened with the L'oreal Miracle Blur. I saw a new product it promised instant results: amazing, smooth, even tone skin and radiant glow and delivered nothing. Although I am protected from the Sun. That's always a plus. But the thing is I'm not looking for a sunscreen. I have umpteen million sunscreens. I want instant results.. I want the product inside to do what the box promises on the outside. Clearly now I'm not just talking about the instant blur. I know nothings instant..I knew in my heart it wasn't going to work but I still had a glimmer of hope that just once an instant promise would be just that. What I am looking for is the Colored Contacts of beauty products. The Manic Panic of skin care, if you will. That one minute this way, next minute that way kinda fix, ya heard. Its inevitable that my heart will break repeatedly and I will lose all faith in cosmetic promises, but in the meantime I will continue my search. My quest for the Holy Grail face changer in a tube -at a discount price will persevere. I know that there are extreme quality cosmeceuticals on the market that work like a champ. Maybe the results aren't instant, but they are damn near, and the changes/improvements are noticeable ones. Alas, these little tubes of happy and jars of perfection are far beyond my means. I am sure if I went one year without wasting money on "instant" promises from drugstore and medium level products I could save enough to buy one actual promise fulfilling product but wheres the fun in that? Plus I wouldn't have trial and errors to blog about. So, overall and throughout my time wasting opinions and ramblings this us what you should come away with after perusing this episode..Nothing under $20 is instant as far as erasing what time & life have done to your face. The Garnier 5 second Blur would make a fine drugstore primer, comparable to the Holy Grail Photo finishing primer from Smashbox, but do not expect anything else. It will not blur anything-unless you get it in your eyes, and the only thing it erases is $17 from your bank account. If you are hell bent on blurring imperfections just run real fast passed everyone you mert, or take selfies while in motion. Thank you to the small small handful who are reading my blig. Please soread tge word that I am awesome, and let me know you care by commenting. Please. Just a little self affirming smiley face would be fine. Soon I will decorare and link to other social sites when I figure out how. Tune in next time when I "before and after" eSALON hair color and L'Oreal Preference Ombre Touch for medium to dark brown hair and Remember, its About loving yourself, its About Embracing the now, its About Hope and as alawys, its AboutFace

Pre blurred photo..

This is going to be-HOPEFULLY- A posted blog on the befores and afters of the popular "blurring" products. The before pic is, Dear God, SANS makeup. No product at all except moisturizers. The ones I am currently using are, in order of appearance, Tarte Maracuja oil, pure coconut oil from ULTA and an ULTA intensive nightvrepair moisturizer ( Gasp! During the day, you say?! My face knows not the hour). So, if I am doing this right, here is the before photo..

Friday, February 21, 2014

This is becoming quite a habit...

Every time I start up this blog I have motivation, a driving force behind me, time and plenty of topics. Subtract the time aspect and everything still stands. I always start out with such fervor, then school comes along, kids have routines and the blog goes by the wayside. This time, I am committed. What is the difference you ask? Why now, America wants to know. well, the more people blog-a million new blogs everyday, the easier it gets. For instance, today I was looking for a picture of a dress that I wanted to sell online. I found a picture and clicked on it and a new option appeared...ADD THIS TO MY BLOG!! WHAT! No more copy/paste, add to clipboard, insert image? Just click and blog. Oh the simplicity. This will make my life and my blogging so much easier that I have promised myself to blog every other day for at least a month to see how it goes. I have stocked up on new products, re ordered old favs, been catching up on all the latest fashion shows, glossies and TV shows and will be blogging with a vengeance. I thought about changing the name, since I will be covering more than just faces and makeup, but Face means so much to different cultures, that I decides to keep it. Just wiki face for Asian cultures and it means dignity, self image and respect. In the good ol' US it means, well, I don't know how many kiddos are reading this, so just ask your parents to look it up. In a nutshell, be ready to be blogged out of your mind. Okay, maybe that's extreme, but just welcome me with warm, blog lovin' arms and please comment once I start dedicating hours to this project. Feedback is the technical hug. The acceptance letter if you will.Feedback means, "We have spent time reading what you have spent time writing" and it makes bloggers feel a little more redeemed in thir work. Thank you everyone. Remember, its about routine, its about finding time to do what you love, its about the reward, but most of all, its AboutFace....
tune in next time to see me write..5 second miracle blur my ass...