Saturday, March 31, 2012

what's in keith's MAKEUP BAG?

Have you ever looked at paparazzi photographs of Beyonce having deep nasolabial folds? 

Well it's probably because she uses this . . .
Beyonce is a spokesperson for Loreal and uses shade C6 Soft Sable in the True Match Super Blendable Makeup line.  I too use C6 although I would probably look better in C7.  W8 is far too warm for my skin tone.  Remember THIS.  Yes, I was using this foundation in W8.  What an embarrassing moment?

Anyways, I've heard that this is America's #1 foundation and if that is true, we need to step up our game?  In my opinion, there are far better drugstore foundation options.  With that being said it certainly is not the worst.  Yes it truly is "super blendable makeup" and yes it offers "all day wear".  But it creases and exaggerates even the smallest of wrinkles.  So much for the Loreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base because it didn't seem to help with that issue either. 

Now I will say that there are a few nice qualities about it.  It doesn't seem to budge or smudge throughout the day and it offers medium to full coverage.  I usually set the foundation with a powder to ensure "all day wear".  Another plus is that it offers 32 shades, so you're sure to find your true match.  Although if you're my skin tone, you might just want to stick with the Covergirl Queen Collection.  I'm just saying.

Friday, March 30, 2012

what's on keith's MUSIC PLAYLIST?

I think Teon truly is The One That Got Away.

Speaking of Teon, he recently sent me a text message . . .

"Hey I know this is weird but u just came cross my mind...I hope all is well with u."
3/21/2012 @ 1:51 PM

I don't get what's so weird.  To this day he crosses my mind more than once a day.  If only he knew.  I texted him back and told him that I was "doing fine" and that I hoped everything was doing okay on his side. 

His reply . . .

"Cool beans"
3/21/2012 @ 2:16 PM

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

what's keith WEARING?

3 coats of NEON nail lacquer
+ Covergirl Boundless Color nail sparkle topcoat in 440 blown glass

I don't really wear nail polish all too often however I couldn't resist literally grabbing these off the store shelves of Walgreen's.  These NEON nail varnishes dries to the exact color of the bottle.  I adore the brush and the watery formula.  Although, as you can see,  I had to apply three coats just to get an opaque finish.  Milani actually suggests using a white nail polish as a base for more of a brighter effect.  Anyhow, the colors look like crayons in a box of crayola--a bit too immature for me but playful.  One caveat though--will stain fingernails so I definitely have to use a base coat to keep my nails from turning yellow.  

What do I normally use to remove my nail polish?  None other than. . .

Pretty cheap and gets the job done.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

what's in keith's MAKEUP BAG?

You really can't go wrong with anything that Rimmel London has to offer.  Here's an eyeliner with vivid color that really is waterproof and stays put all day.  Once the eyeliner sets, we're talking no fading or smudging.  Just be warned that this eyeliner can and will stain eyelids if applied as an eyeshadow.  FYI. . . there's a smudger on the other end.  How cool?

Monday, March 19, 2012

what's in keith's MAKEUP BAG?

Covergirl Clean Foundation for Normal Skin

165 Tawny
  • Designed for normal skin
  • Natural coverage that feels and looks fresh
  • Water-based, won't clog pores
  • Use with Clean Normal Skin Pressed Powder, in the brown compact, for a fresh finish.

I have to say that I really do adore this foundation.  In fact, after much experience, I find that Covergirl consistently trumps the drugstore makeup industry with its products especially when it comes to foundation and mascara.  I first discovered this product about two years ago when I was a makeup rookie.  I didn't like this foundation at all.  In fact, at the time, Covergirl really didn't even offer my shade range.  However, that fall Covergirl reintroduced the Clean collection and finally offered my shade -- 165 Tawny. 

Great packaging. . . great coverage. . . great natural finish.  Just set with Clean Pressed Powder for all day wear and remember that a little goes a long way.  The product is a gel like consistency and can easily get on the cakey side if not used sparingly.  And best of all, its noncomedogenic and didn't exacerbate my acne.  

Saturday, March 17, 2012

what's keith READING?

I was working as an interpreter at a hospital when I found myself in the middle of an odd conversation.  The doctor warned his patient, "By drinking and smoking as much as you do, you're killing yourself slowly." 

The patient just nodded.  "That's OK.  I'm not in a hurry."

Reader's Digest
November 2011

Friday, March 16, 2012

what's on keith's MUSIC PLAYLIST?

"I know a lot of years have passed
but I still love you More Than You'll Ever Know.
There was a time I felt it wouldn't last
And baby 'how I felt' I just didn't show.
Sometimes I took you for granted
And thought that you would understand it."
by Boys II Men featuring Charlie Wilson

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

what's keith WATCHING?

"It's like screaming and no one can hear.  You almost feel ashamed that someone could be that important, that without them you feel like nothing.

No one will ever understand how much it hurts.  You feel helpless like nothing can save you.  And when it's over and it's gone, you wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so that you could have the good."

Friday, March 9, 2012

what's on keith's MUSIC PLAYLIST

If you don't know by now, I am such a huge fan of Jessie J.  In fact two of her songs are off of her debut album Who You Are are on my
Her image could use a little work in my opinion but I'm in love with her music and at the end of the day, that's all that matters.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

what's keith READING?

The Body Electric

Iman says, "Any woman who has a positive attitude about herself and carries herself with class but doesn't try too hard and say, ya know, 'Hey, look at me, I'm a bombshell,' is basically a bombshell.  It's just a woman with a positive, strong attitude who knows she has it going on."

Elle October 2011

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

what's keith READING?

?  I'm a successful, happily involved with a man, and told by friends I'm beautiful.  But at 36, I fear I'm losing my time in the sun and that by 40 no one will want me because I'm over the hill.  Help!

!  The one thing nobody tells you about getting old is: It's FANTASTIC!  You laugh at everything you took seriously at 20, you know twice as much as you did at 30, and your orgasms feel three times stronger than they did at 40.  (Absolutely true.  Believe it!)

"Ask E. Jean"
Elle October 2011

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

what did keith GET IN THE MAIL?

You are looking at my new J-String from XDRESS.COM.

I haven't worn it just yet though.  Haven't quite figured the right occasion.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

what's keith READING?

seventeen's HOT GUYS Special

17:  What does love feel like?

London Liboiron:  Love is like a bee.  It can hurt, but it can also make the sweetest thing in the world.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

what's on keith's MUSIC PLAYLIST?

I will never forget Rick's and my first trip to Washington D.C. together.  I vividly remember Rick sitting across from me while eating at a Chinese restaurant as he asked me, "What do you think of me?"

Here's my answer:

You're all the things I'm looking for--everything and so much more.
What I think?  You are just perfect.
Could it be that I am worth it?
Is this thing an open door?  Walk right through to something more.
You and me.  My life would change In A Second.
by Aly & A.J.
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