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Green is good

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Green is good

I know it’s past St. Patrick’s Day, but to be honest, I don’t really care.¬† I have cute pictures of my kids and I intend on sharing them ūüôā

I decorated the kids’ shirts this year.¬† I got all of the shirts on a clearance sale at Walmart for a dollar and I already had the supplies to decorate them at home… Super Score!!¬† Each child has a different shirt.¬† Sporty, Pork Chop and Bubba all had freezer stenciled shirts and Short Stack had an appliqued shirt.

For Pork Chop’s shirt I did a freezer stencil of the words “Lucky Girl” and then added some polka dots with a sponge brush.¬† After it was dry I added little hand painted hearts to the center of each polka dot.

I appliqued a shamrock onto Short Stack’s shirt and then painted some gold fabric paint over the top of it.¬† When she wore it, she had braids with bows tied in them from the same fabric.¬† This is her “new” smile…¬† She said she’s trying to look “dreamy”.

Sporty is getting to the age where he doesn’t really like all the bells and whistles on his clothes so I just did a simple freezer stencil of the phrase “Pinch Proof”.

Bubba had a freezer stencil shirt that said “IT’S YOUR LUCKY DAY” with the word “lucky” done in gold fabric paint.¬† He’s wearing a pair of seersucker pants I sewed¬† him last week (so proud of myself) from a tutorial I found on MADE.¬† It’s such a great tutorial and easy to follow!

One more picture and then I’m done… My husband asked me to sew him a kilt for St. Patrick’s day.¬† That’s just the kind of guy he is.¬† I have never sewn a kilt before, nor did I have a pattern for it.¬† I burned the heck out of my arm ironing pleats.¬† PLEATS PLEATS PLEATS!!¬† I am tired of pleats that is for sure!¬† Anyway, I think it turned out pretty awesome and I made sure not to remind him that kilts are Scottish and St. Patrick’s Day is Irish.¬† Why ruin his fun?

 

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NFL Eyes – Packers vs. Browns Special Edition!

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Okay, last week I was sick, sick, sick and putting on makeup was not on my list of things to do.  To make up for it, I am doing TWO looks today!  The Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns are playing each other today, and I thought it was the perfect time to try out a couple of new looks.

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Browns

First up is the Packers inspired look.¬† I really wanted to tone this look down a bit and make it wearable for everyday, so I chose to highlight the green more than the yellow. ¬† For this look¬† I used Solar (a buttery, shimmery yellow), Clover (a brilliant emerald green), Celadon (a pale shimmery sage-y green) and Loreal’s HiP eye pencil in black.¬† First, apply Solar (or your favorite pale yellow or gold shadow) to your entire lid.¬† I applied it wet to intensify it some.¬† Then gently apply Clover (or your favorite dramatic green) to the outer corner of your eye, blending it carefully into your crease to about mid-eyelid.¬† Add a little Celadon (pale green) to the Clover, blending it.¬†¬† This softens the look.¬† Finally, a dramatic black eyeliner on both top and lower lash lines gets a soft look by using a stiff flat brush to blend it gently.

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Now for the Cleveland Browns look I got to use my new shades Mangosteen (a pale peach) and Mandarin (a knock-out orange).  I also used Espresso (amazing bronzy brown) and little bit of Cinnamon (explosion of autumn-y brown sparkles).

Using the Mangosteen, cover your entire eyelid, concentrating the color on the inner corner of your eye.  Using a damp brush, tap on the Mandarin from the center of your eyelid, extending out toward the outer corner of your eye.  I did this a couple of times to build up the color.  Then using a big fluffy eye brush, blend the Mandarin in towards the inner corner of your eye.  Using a small domed brush, add some Espresso to the outer corner of your eye blending into the crease towards the center of your eyelid.  I uses Espresso again with a wet liner brush to line my upper and lower lids.  Finally I used the Cinnamon to add some dramatic sparkles to my eyelid (I wish this showed up in the photo better).

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Enjoy these new looks!  Do you have a favorite team you would like to see interpreted into a hot new eye look?  Leave a comment and you just may see it in an upcoming post!

All eyeshadows used for these looks are available at Orglamix on Etsy.

NFL Eyes – Baltimore Ravens

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The Baltimore Raven inspired this week’s NFL Eyes look.¬† Since moving to Maryland last year, my family has enjoyed following the Ravens and every Sunday we get our Ravens gear on and cheer our team.

The Baltimore Ravens Logo

The Baltimore Ravens Logo

For this look I used Orglamix eye shadow in Solar (a pale yellow gold), Bordeaux (a deep glamorous purple), Iris (a bright friendly purple) and Obsidian (deep black)  and some Great Lash Mascara in black.

These colors are available at www.orglamix.etsy.com

These colors are available at http://www.orglamix.etsy.com

Apply Solar (or your favorite gold colored eye shadow) from the inner corner to the middle lid of your eye using a small brush, making sure to pat on the color, not swipe it.  Take a medium size domed brush and add some Bordeaux (or whichever deep purple shadow you prefer) from the outer corner of your eye in towards the center of your lid.  Gently blend, blend blend the purple into the gold.  I wanted a little bit of depth in the purple so using a small domed brush I blended a little of the brighter purple (Iris) into the Bordeaux.  Using the same small domed brush, add a little purple and a little gold to your lower lash line, mirroring where you put the colors on your lid.   Using a small liner brush, line your eyes in Obsidian.  I used Obsidian wet this time because I wanted a more dramatic look.  You can also use your favorite gel or liquid liner.   Top with your favorite black mascara!

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I’d love to hear any suggestions for next week’s look.¬† Who’s your favorite team?

NFL Eyes – New Orleans Saints

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Just for fun, I’ve decided to do a different NFL inspired eye look every week.¬† This week, the black and gold of the New Orleans Saints.

For this look I used Orglamix eye shadow in Cocoa  (a warm burnished gold) and Obsidian (black, black, black!) and some Great Lash Mascara in black.

Apply Cocoa (or your favorite gold colored eye shadow) on the lid using a small fluffy brush.  I added some Le Mystere (iridescent pale gold) right above the crease line.  Take a small crease brush and add some Obsidian (or whichever black shadow you prefer) in the crease.  Move it along from the corner through the whole crease.  Blend upwards carefully.  Using a small angled brush, line your eyes in Obsidian.  I wanted to use a shadow to line instead of a liquid liner because I wanted a softer, smokey look.  Finish off with your favorite black mascara!

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*The eye colors I used for this look are available for purchase from Orglamix.

Brushing Up

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We’ve already established that I am a bit of a makeup junkie, and just like every junkie, I’ll try different tools to get the results I want.¬† I’ve been searching for some high quality, affordable brushes.¬† I’ve looked into high end brushes, but I’m a stay-at-home mother of three and although I can put some money into my habit, I don’t have upwards of $20 per brush to spend.¬† I ended up investing¬† in a set of 5 brushes from Sephora (you can check it out here).¬† There was a powder brush, blush brush, large eyeshadow brush, small eyeshadow brush and retractable lip brush.¬† It retails for $39.¬† Now there is nothing wrong with this set, it’s perfectly adequate.¬†

I did a review on a mineral makeup company called Orglamix recently (read it here).¬† I can’t tell you how much I love this makeup.¬† The owner, Cheri, is amazing and fun and friendly.¬† It’s really a pleasure making a purchase.¬† With such high quality makeup, I was curious and excited to try the brushes she has for sale too.¬† There are two collections and I went back and forth trying to decide which I wanted.¬† I went with a 10 piece natural wood set that sells for $42.99 (with free shipping to the US and Canada!!!).¬† The set includes a powder/bronzer brush, blush brush, angled eyeshadow crease brush, eyeshadow blending/smudge brush, concealer brush, lip brush, lash comb/brow groomer, flat top eyeliner brush, angled eyeliner/brow brush and foam tip eye shadow applicator, plus it comes with a free sample of Potion (a one-of-a-kind limited edition eye color).¬† The brushes arrived in a soft, black, zip closure portfolio.¬†

10 Piece Natural Wood Brush Set

10 Piece Natural Wood Brush Set

So besides the obvious fact that I got twice the amount of brushes for practically the same price (plus the added bonus of the eye shade), these brushes are AMAZING!  The wide ranges of size and shapes of the brushes allows me to achieve all different kinds of looks.  They are super soft (which, combined with the silky softness of Orglamix eye colors makes for a decadent experience) and full.  They are easy to load with color and disperse it evenly across the skin leaving you with beautiful, strong color every time.

Now I know what you’re thinking:¬† Orglamix again?¬† Aren’t you getting a little effusive?¬† Here’s the deal people.¬† As I’ve mentioned I’m a stay-at-home mother of three.¬† My day consists of laundry and dishes and poopy diapers and homework and cooking and dusting and boo boos and it’s not always fun, and I’m usually tired.¬† My day also consists of a few moments in the morning that are mine, all mine!!¬† I like to use these few moments to do something special for myself, and when I take those few moments to put on makeup, I feel good about myself all day long.¬† When I find something good, you’re gonna hear about it, and people, Orglamix is that good!¬†

You can buy single brushes or sets.¬† If you have a question about which brushes are best for you, just convo Cheri.¬† She’s great about helping you pick out what will work best for you.¬† I know you will love these brushes.¬† They are such a great value!

Check out Orglamix on Etsy today!

 

*I received no compensation for this review.  I purchased the brushes on my own and the product review are my own opinions.