Biyernes, Nobyembre 30, 2012

Shopping for my Brother

When the Tigers won the American League Championship and the season came to a close, I’m pretty sure my brother was ready to leave the baseball diamond for a while. He knew how much I loved the game and he was with me anytime I wanted to watch the Tigers play. For all of his dedication in coming to games with me, I decided to get him something he would enjoy in return. He’s a huge football fan. Personally, I’m not one for contact sports, but the seemingly constant action in football keeps his interest, although it confuses me. 

Anyway, he’s a big LSU Tigers fan. So, I went to the LSU Tiger Planet store, where I found tons of products to choose from! He’s an organized guy, so he’s big on always knowing what time it is. So, I picked him out an LSU Watch. I knew he’d love the sleek design with its stainless steel case back, adjustable sport buckle, mineral crystal lens, Japan quartz movement, water resistance up to 3 ATM. It also has a limited lifetime warranty. He put it on as soon as I gave it to him and raved about how comfortable and well designed it was. 

I also picked him out a shirt because a true fan can never have enough gear for games or just to sport their pride. So I picked out this LSU shirt. He’s got a bold style, so I knew this color would suit him. It’s 100% cotton and he loved the softness of it. Therefore, it’s comfortable and lightweight. There are full chest screen print graphics on the front featuring the Tigers logo and the classic LSU font. I know he’ll get many uses out of this shirt such as going to the gym, football parties, games and even lounging around his apartment. It’s a great, essential and versatile article of clothing for any LSU fanatic! 

I’ll have to keep the LSU Tiger Planet store in mind in the future for other friends! It was definitely an easy, affordable way to show my appreciation to my ridiculously loyal brother.

Huwebes, Nobyembre 8, 2012

Celebrity Make Up Tips

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What you are looking at here is a beautiful fresh face by one of America’s favorite sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon. You can catch her on the cover of Elle this month and find out some of her beauty secrets, but let’s focus on her cute little mug for a minute. I just love how this girl pulls off the fresh look with very little makeup and a clean, overall finish that is both luminous and just so refreshing. Beautiful! How can you do it? As always, the secret is in the product.

You may have heard a little bit about mineral makeup as of late. This is the secret. Mineral makeup is going to give you a beautiful translucent finish to your face without caking on the product. One of my faves is Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil from Sephora. This will virtually melt into your skin and infuse it with both an aura of softness and light. This product is completely sheer and will work on any skin tone to absorb any excess oil and reduce fine lines and pores. The beauty of this is that you can use this product either on its own, or over foundation, and you really don’t need all that much for a fabulous fresh finish. Dust some on after you moisturize or over your blush and you will be surprised by two things. First, what makeup you DO wear underneath this will last so much longer. And SECOND, if you choose to go sans makeup with the exception of your finishing powder, then you will be amazed at how finished you really look. Au naturale is always au so pretty.

This product comes in a few shades, and the first you see here is the Feather Light and it is completely sheer with a bit of light reflective pigments in it to give your face that extra sparkle. You can also try the Mineral Veil shade for a sheer look, or (far right) the Tinted Mineral Veil that adds some additional warm tones for a warm, matte finish. Either way, you will not be I was with these horrific shoes I once purchased.