Sunday Flick

Hey guys,

It’s been ever and a day since I feel like I updated this blog. So much yoga… so little time. I still am plenty into makeup (I spent Saturday at PHAME), but there’s been little time to really sit down and do things like blog. It’s an 8 week course, so I’m sure I’ll be able to re-adjust.

Anyway, I recently got the Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner… and I can’t believe I’m saying this: The damn thing actually works. Like, really. It’s so strange (plastic tip with little hole that squishes out gel liner) and you really think you’re gonna mess it up. But you… don’t.

FACE

By Terry Cellularose CC Serum (Sunny Flash)

Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion Bronzer (as Blush)

EYES

Chantecialle Save The Bees Palette:

Sky on inner corners

Honey on lids and outer corners

Benefit “They’re Real” Push Up Liner on Waterline

Geisha Ink Volumizing Mascara

LIPS

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Coachella Coral

Lip Fusion Lip Gloss in Fresh

Skincare Changes (and an FOTD)

yogaskinSince I started Teacher Training, I’ve started breaking out. BOO! This is due to two things: stress and anxiety… and laying my face on my dirty mat. So gross.

I rotate between two mats and covers (because I am NOT doing laundry everyday), but even with the rotation, it’s a bit much on my skin. When we’re resting our forheads, chins, right and left sides of our face… mine is busy picking up bacteria. Nastyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.yogaskin1

I’ve started doing a few things to combat this. I am NEVER without a bottle of Tea Tree Oil and a pack of face wipes. Yesterday my skin was so gross that I put 3 drops of tea tree oil ON the face wipes before I wiped my face clean. I was walking around smelling like Pine Sol, but ask me if I cared! At least my face was disinfected.

yogaskin3Thanks to this training, I have two pimples on my jawline and one between my eyebrows. I’ve decided that’s quite enough. No more breakouts! I’m not even playing with this skin. Hmph.

FACE

Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation (Amber)

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher (#3)

Bobbi Brown Golden Orange Loose Powder

Charlotte Tilbury Blush in The Climax (Pop color)

EYES

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift (Cara)

RMK Eyeshadow in Metallic Gold (lids to crease)

MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked (lids/under waterline)

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara

LIPS

Urban Decay NAKED Lip Gloss

Update: Yoga Teacher Training

Okay, so I’ve calmed down considerably since my last entry. It was refreshing to know that I’m not the only person who had a meltdown. Just about everyone did. LOL Most of the trainees are promising that they’re going to cry through the entire course. It’s probably true. It’s a lot to take in.

The course is moving quickly (8 weeks) so we’re cramming in a lot of information and learning a lot about poses in a very short amount of time. In between the course lectures and posture clinics, we have to log 45 yoga classes outside of the program and journal our observations. So far, I’ve only done one class. Crap. I’m going to take one (two?) tonight, and see if I can make up for lost time.

My body is either going to be amazing, or I’m going to die. I haven’t decided yet. After 3 (4?) hours of yoga yesterday, I ache from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. I had to be helped out of bed this morning. I think my body is reminding me that I’m no longer 25. I hear it… loud and clear.

Throughout this course they emphasize that you MUST take care of  yourself. I can see why. We do a LOT of yoga. We’re learning a ton of stuff, and we still have to go about the business of conducting our daily lives. Some of my classmates have children, businesses, and other careers to attend to. I love the energy and I respect the multi-tasking spirit. Many of the trainees make my life look like one of leisure, and that’s saying something.

So far, so very good. It’s a lot, but I’m up for the challenge. We’ll see how it all goes. I’ll keep you updated as we traipse along!

The Gratitute Project: NAMASTE (The Light and Teacher in Me, Honors and Respects the Light and Teacher in You)

So this happened:

yogateacher2I’m going to type this while I’m feeling it (as journaling is part of training). I am in FULL PANIC MODE. Class hasn’t even actually started (tonight is the first class), and I feel like the kid who gets to the top of the rollercoaster just before the big dip and BEGS TO GET OFF. OMG. There has been sweating, nausea, and the most ridiculous adrenaline rush. Is this normal? Probably. Maybe not. I don’t know.

yogateacher3This started with a mention from JQ, who is one of the most transformative teachers I’ve ever been privileged to practice with. She suggested teacher training, and without hesitation I said yes. My response was due in part to a recurring incident: random women at my local gym keep asking me when my classes are (they see me practicing in the dance studio). This happens a LOT. I took it as a sign from the universe. But right now, I’m thinking WITEF was I thinking??????????????????????

yogateacher5 yogateacher4I see these images and I’m like YES, go for it! Do it! Be The Light! OMG…

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HERE.WE.GO.

 

FOTD: Corrosive

I found my old Rock & Republic shadow in Corrosive and just had to use it…

FACE

Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation (#10)

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher (#4)

Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder

EYES

Rock & Republic Shadow in Corrossive (lids)

Rock & Republic Shadow in Ambitious (inner corners)

Chantecaille Shadow in Malachite (crease)

Chantecaille Shadow in Ore (lashline/under waterline)

Geisha Ink Mascara

LIPS

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Gemma

*no more FOTD’s until I address this eyebrow situation. SMH. Shameful*

FOTD: Wearable Orchid

FACE

DiorSkin NUDE in 050

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC42

Bobbi Brown Powder in Golden Orange

Japonesque Blush in #1

EYES

Orchid Pressed Pigment (lids)

MAC Eyeshadow in Brun (outer crease/under waterline)

Chantecaille Eyeshsadow in Sel (blended through crease)

MAC Eye Liner in Designer Purple

Claudio Riaz Instant Lash Mascara

LIPS

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Pencil in Iconic Nude

Orchid Pressed Pigment

Houglass Lip Serum

Japonesque… On Makeup

Brush brand Japonesque is branching out… to makeup. They’ve released a massive collection, including foundations, concealers, shadows, blushes, and lip lacquers. During a recent launch party, I got to sample the goods. I have to say, they’re pretty good.

I came away with the pressed translucent powder, which is the considered the collection’s Crown Jewel. I also got two blushes (#1 an #4), two lip lacquers, and a solid brush cleaner. Oh, and that fantastic little makeup bag.

Each pattern on the tops of the containers are unique… no two are alike. I thought that was a lovely touch.

The pressed powder actually works on my warm skin. There is NO flashback (and for my first try, I went in heavy with a dense brush). It reminds me a lot of the NARS version, without any discernible shimmer. This is totally matte, and milled to HD standards, so it literally just sets the makeup without adding any color.

The blushes are a surprise. I actually didn’t expect them to be as pigmented as they are, or perform as well as they do. #1 is a warm pink, and #4 (my favorite) is a cooler rose tone. It reminds me of NARS Mata Hari in the pot, but isn’t as plum on the skin. It’s more of a distinct pink color on me.

I have the lip lacquers in #5, which is a very strong baby-doll pink, and #1 which is an awesome golden nude. Application is tricky… I’m still working on it. This formula is very thick, and very opaque. I recommend a light touch on well moisturized lips. Otherwise you just kind of end up with a hot mess. Once on (properly) this formula doesn’t move though. It’s just getting it on that takes some getting used to.

So far, I’m lukewarm on the brand. The blushes are amazing, and I really love the illuminators they’ve come out with (like the MUFE Uplights… but in much bigger containers), and I’m a big fan of pressed powder and blushes. The foundation color is okay… not amazing. And I’m still trying to make up my mind on the concealers. I’ll get back to you on those.

For now, you can find the collection at ULTA.