Saturday, October 18, 2014

Makeup Geek "Vegas Lights" Palette

I had never heard of the brand, Makeup Geek, until I started watching Tati (from Glam Life Guru) on YouTube. She seems to constantly rave about their products, so I thought I'd give them a try. For a few months, I perused the Makeup Geek website but was unsure of what my first purchase should be. When they came out with their eye shadow palette, Vegas Lights, I knew that it was going to be the perfect first purchase. From what I had heard, the Makeup Geek eyeshadows were super pigmented & easy to blend, but the icing on the cake was the unique offering of colors in this palette. I have never really seen colors like these before, let alone all in one easy-to-use palette. Sometimes I don't even know where to start with eyeshadows...which colors blend together seamlessly, and where to apply them, so in my case, buying a palette takes care of those doubts. I couldn't be happier with the color payoff, the blend-ability, and the staying power! I applied my makeup at around 10am on this day (underneath the shadow I applied the Lorac "Behind the Scenes" Eye Primer), trekked across the city and back (in the rain!), went to work, and returned home around 10pm/11pm and my eyeshadow had not moved! In fact, it looked just as flawless and vibrant as when I first applied it! I could go on and on, but I think I've said enough....I think I should just let the following photos speak for themselves!

It's official...... I am a Makeup Geek fan.
What will I try next?
I have my eye on their blushes!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

And then there were three...

Tomas and I alternate taking Agatha and Willy out in the morning. Basically it's whoever wakes up first, and that's usually Tomas on weekdays and me on weekends. So anyway, Tomas went to take Agatha and Willy out yesterday morning while I stayed in bed. A few minutes later (maybe it was more, I was sleeping after all), they were back...Willy jumped onto the bed to wake me up, but I wasn't going to budge. Then Tomas said, "Look what I found...."

I opened my eyes and there was a puppy at the foot of the bed.  Yep, that got me up. Apparently, Tomas came across it tied to a pole in the alleyway in front of our apartment building. Homeless dogs in Argentina are a common sight, but it's not that common that you see a puppy (I can only remember seeing two in the 3+ years that I've been here).

So, I'm sharing this on my blog in hopes to reach more people and find a home for this little sweetie! If you are in Argentina and are reading this, please share this post! We have given her the name Cindy because A.) It's so darn cute, and B.) I've been wanting (for a while now) to name a pet "Cindy".

As much as we would love to keep her, we already have two adopted dogs and our situation is a bit complicated. That being said, we plan to foster her until we find her a home.

I took her to the vet yesterday, got her some parasite and flea medicine, and next week I will be taking her for her shots. She's very sweet, gives lots of kisses, follows you wherever you go and LOVES to play.

According to the vet, she's somewhere between 8 and 12 months old (not as young as we originally thought!), which means that she will grow a bit more but I don't think she's going to be a large dog (like I originally thought...I've been wrong on two accounts now haha).

Let's find this pretty little gal a loving, forever home! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

From Another Era

It's only been about two years since I started wearing jeans again (I took a ten year hiatus), but I hadn't even dove into the world of high-waisted jeans until last month! I can say, without hesitation, that I am a convert! They are everything I could want in a pair of jeans: comfortable, flattering, and versatile!

On this day, I paired them with a tie-front blouse and suede tennis shoes for a retro look. What do you think?

Blouse - Agarrate Catalina
Jeans - Uniqlo (here)
Shoes - Anthropologie

Have you tried the high-waisted jean trend yet? What is your favorite brand of jeans?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Country Roads, Take Me Home

Farms, cornfields, horses, fresh air...

...the perfect escape from city life.

The people who refer to New Jersey as the "armpit of America" have obviously never seen this part of the state!