Today I share with you a video request from one of my dear friends. I love getting requests and this was such a great idea. Makeup brushes/tools can be daunting, there are SO many, which do I need? One thing I will tell you is that the right tools used in the correct way can totally transform how makeup applies, stays and looks. I have never owned a vast number of makeup brushes, mainly because I have researched and invested in what I have needed. I take care of them and with proper love they do last, some of my brushes are nearly twenty years old. Are there brushes I need to try that you adore? Do you have any requests on things you would like me to post about? If so please get in touch I really love to hear from y’all.
Happy Monday, how was your weekend? Ours was wonderful the weather here was outstanding. We were not expecting Saturday to be quite as good so we aborted our original plan and instead visited the giant.
I sort of think of him as the mascot, greeting people as they approach the city. Little L loved him, she compared him to the chicken statue that appears near her Uncle Fun’s house, but like they say “everything is big in Texas.” It also reminds her of one of her favorite stories The Spiffiest Giant In Town by Julia Donaldson. If you have not come across her books for children I urge you to do so, they are simply fabulous. If you follow me on Instagram @thelifestylelady you would have seen Little L and I enjoying the rest of Saturday afternoon in the driveway with chalk. Sometimes it is the simple things which can bring the most pleasure.
Mr L and I spent Friday and Saturday evening in one of our favorite ways, catching up on movies which we can no longer go to the movies to see, while enjoying a little wine. Friday night we watched Deepwater Horizon, this is a busman’s holiday movie for Mr L who works in the industry (not BP.) He had wanted to avoid it because he wondered how it would be portrayed. I felt lucky to be watching with an industry expert because he could really explain some of the science. Emotionally it touched us both so much, the power of nature and negligence. Saturday night we watched The Accountant, I have a confession I fell asleep half way through and ended up re-watching on Sunday. This was a little action over substance for me, not one of Mr Affleck’s best. Sunday morning I met up with a Dallas friend who was in Houston for a Bachelorette, it is always great to catch up even briefly. The rest of Sunday was spent doing my 15 point plan, if you missed that post please click on the link, it has certainly been popular. In continuation of that today I bring you part 2 of my make up declutter which is focusing on mascara. I am sharing with you ones I have liked and loathed and why. Please enjoy
Firstly I hope you are enjoying the magic of the season and have had a wonderful Christmas. After Christmas is the start of the sale season and lots of great deals are to be had, during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale I purchased the Sephora Favorites Superstar pack, I wanted to review what Sephora consider to be favorites and workhorses in the cosmetics world. I thought this might be useful to y’all if you were interested in any of the items individually or if you wanted to purchase the pack. I will tell you that many of the items I was not that familiar with but have been using thoroughly throughout the festive season and I have found one of two LL loves in the process, in particular the Clinique highlighter and the Tarte bronzer. So sit back pour a drink and enjoy. I will update you with what I have been up to recently very soon.