Hello!

Let me preface this entry by saying I have no idea what the heck I’m doing.  I have no idea as to how you design a blog, which probably explains why mine looks like some glittery, pink crap at this moment.  However, when I have time to catch my breath this weekend, I plan to explore further. 

“A Career in Fabulous” is the title for my blog and with good reason: It’s pretty much my life’s goal.  If I could make a living off of being fabulous, I’d be a wonderfully wealthy woman right now.  Since that’s not the case, I’m going to sit around and discuss two of my favorite things: makeup and clothes.  I hope that in sharing some of my favorites (especially makeup), you will be inspired to step up your makeup looks.  My newest thing is a bold lip with a very classic eye — thick, dark lashes and maybe a little liner on top.  It’s very 1930s, 40s, and 50s and it works with my coloring, structure, and personality.  I’d love to see more people step away from the nudes and bare lips and try some color!  I’m also a proponent of blush.  Bronzer can be great during the summer, or just for adding contour, but it certainly should not be the only color on your cheeks. 

I purchased a couple of new products today.  The first of these is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita.  I have the matching lipstick.  The color is beautiful, but it slips and slides and fades in about three seconds, so I’m hoping this will really change that.  It’s a dusty rose MLBB (my lip but better for the newbs) that looks very natural and flattering to someone with fair skin like myself.  I’ll have to show you what the lipstick looks like over the lip pencil quite soon.  In the meantime, here is the pencil:

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The other thing I picked up tonight was Smashbox Blush Rush in Radiance which is a bright matte fuchsia.  And let me tell you, it looks SCARY in the pan.  However, I thought it would pair nicely with MAC Rebel which is due to me in the mail any day now.  Lisa Eldridge posted a video using a color comparable to Rebel wearing a matte, bright pink blush.  I believe that product is only available in the UK, but this was the closest thing I could find in Sephora.

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See?!  Isn’t that SO SCARY?!  But when applied with a light hand, it actually gives you a very sheer, very nice wash of pink that will look great with a fuchsia/raspberry. 

Have any of you used any of these products?  What are your thoughts? 

Our next topic of discussion: the explosion of lace this season and what it means.

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