Beauty and Style Books, Part Three: Hair and Nails
I don’t own any books on nail care, but I still have Braids and Bows and Hair: A Book of Braiding and Styles from my childhood. I only have a few more on my library list.
Ella Rose Mineral Order
EEEEEEPPPP!!!!! I finally was able to purchase some makeup from this etsy shop
I have been drooling over their eye shadows for months, and I finally was able to purchase them. I also bought the Pink Glow Veil (which I plan on using as a finishing powder) and Kiss Me Rhett Lipstick (which is more of a tint). I also received a free blush as I ordered over $15 on the last day of the special.
Blush (wild rose-I have not worn it yet, but I think I will order sweet cheeks next time) and veilLip stain
Lavender, quick witted, jade, crystal, almond, and brown chrome
These eye shadows don’t seem to stay on near as long as my Alima Pure ones (although those don’t exactly last all day). I think I need to invest in some primer. If I order from Ella Rose Minerals again, I will order sparkles. My Alima Pure limited edition set was much spark-lier, so I have come to expect sparkles.
My Organic Make Up Choices
I am going to write a little bit more on Wednesday about my love for all things organic, but I have not posted much except about giveaways, so I thought I would go ahead and post a little bit about makeup.
The very first makeup I bought was mineral makeup from my local Rainbow Blossom most of which was on sale (which is why it first caught my eye); I was starting to become really interested in organic stuff then because of my acne. I had not been interested in wearing makeup (and I don’t think my parents wanted me to wear makeup) when I was in high school. I was 19 or 20 when I bought this makeup, but I did not start regularly wearing it for some months after I had bought it.
I was quite the amateur in my choices, but I also was in the sale basket, so I suppose that can be some excuse. I bought powder that was way too orange for my skin tone and dark blue and orange-gold eye shadows (I have blue eyes and although I am technically a brunette, I need to have the colors of a blond). Those were my worst choices. I also had silver sparkly eyeshadow which would have been okay had I not worn it so heavily; my mom sometimes made me wipe it off. The mascara was my favorite thing, and it definitely made me feel much better about myself when wearing it, so I got hooked. Now I wear mascara whenever I am around people even if we are just going to the park with friends.
I was given Mary Kay a few months ago which I know would thrill many women exceedingly, and I have used it, but I feel very strongly about using organic items, so I am giving the makeup to a friend. I have given much of my poor color choice makeup away.
Right now I have Lavera Volume Mascara which I purchased from www.drugstore.com. My foundation is Nvey Eco which I purchased from www.saffronrouge.com; I think it is okay, but I want a more pink toned and dewy foundation. I also have set of four limited edition Alima Pure eye shadows (light pink, light gold, soft brown, and dark brown). I have also tried an eyeshadow from http://www.etsy.com/shop/EllaRoseMinerals?ref=ss_profile.
I have also ordered from skinbotanica.com. I want to try Dr. Hauschka’s mascara and concealer, Living Nature’s foundation, and more eyeshadows from EllaRoseMinerals. I just love looking at all the pretty makeup choices!