MIRABELLA Anyone?

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I have been curious about MIRABELLA Makeup every time I go to my Beauty Supply. First of all I tend to not like the makeup in beauty supplies. I never like the quality, it seems cheap and overpriced. Second, I am not familiar with some of the brands.

I have tried this brand for the last few months. I must say that I’m surprisingly impressed with the quality and staying power. MIRABELLA is an excellent brand that lives up to the hype.

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This eyeshadow is a gorgeous copper color, it is a spongy texture that is easy to apply with just a finger. It dries to a powder finish that does not crease, and it stays on until you take it off! That’s my kind of eyeshadow! I don’t want to reapply all day, just once is fine with me.

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There is also a mineral based highlighter. It’s a light pale shimmer. No glitter at all!

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There are two new lip glosses. They are long lasting, and just feel great and super moisturizing on your lips. And the company states they have antioxidant protection and anti-aging properties. I say, bring it on! We all need a bit of anti-aging!

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Favorite Cream Shadows

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Cream Shadows are dreamy. They last a long time, on the eye and in the pot, just be sure to close them tight! To me they are worth their weight in gold. You get your money’s worth. Cream shadows come in many different price ranges. Maybelline Color Tatoo is a great affordable brand that works great, and comes in beautiful colors.

As promised I’ve swatched some of my favorite colors and brands.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof cream color in 11. Basically a metallic light bright gold color. It IS waterproof!

Diorshow Fusion Mono Long Wear Eyeshadow in Millenium 381. This is a gorgeous silver color, very sheer. You can wear alone or accent other shadows.

Givenchy Ombré Couture 16 hr. Hold waterproof cream shadow in Kaki Brocart 6. I am so impressed with these. They are affordable, wearable colors, not metallic. Basically matte with a bit of shimmer. I will do a post on these alone!

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MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Cork.
This is such a fun texture. As you can see where my finger has been, these are very cushy, and soft. This one has a lot of glitter, so I don’t wear it for day. It’s a gorgeous copper color!

MAC Chilled Fluidline . Thanks to my friend Maria Pia of http://www.ifmakeupcouldtalk, I bought this. It is a great color for the inner corner of your eye and as an accent color with other shadows. Maria has a post on her website that shows this great color in action.

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Sparkle Shadow/Liner in Sunlit Bronze 4. This is a very sheer bronze with sparkles. Because it’s so sheer the sparkles are not too much. This is a beautiful warm bronze color!

Chanel Illusion D Ombré in Embouil 86. This is a gorgeous plum, great for blue eyed beauties! You can’t go wrong with Chanel.

Diorshow Fusion Mono Long Wear Eyeshadow in Meteore 661. This is just a gorgeous gold color, I use it as an accent color. Love that it has shimmer but it doesn’t get all over your face! These are so creamy and last forever.

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Smashbox Limitless 15 hr. Wear Cream Shadow in ICON. This is the most versatile shadow. I use it as a liner, or just apply it straight to my lid with my finger. It’s a beautiful warm brown that literally lasts until you take it off!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof in 15. It is a shimmery taupe color. You can definitely wear this alone because it is so pigmented. MUFE cream shadows are quickly becoming my favorite! They are affordable and come in gorgeous colors.

I hope you enjoyed the swatches. Cream shadows are a great investment, fun to work with and last all day!!

Have a great Monday!

Sunday Smokey Eye

Lately my inspiration for eye makeup looks comes from a Instagram friend, Maria Pia of http://www.ifmakeupcouldtalk.com.
Maria is so talented at applying makeup and doing great step by step tutorials on her blog.

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This is a picture from Maria’s blog of her smokey eye look. She is absolutely gorgeous with it, don’t you think?!

I used every product Maria did in this look except the base, cheek and lip color. Even though I am blonde and blue eyed, and Maria is Italian and dark eyed, these colors work on both of us!

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My iPhone camera is not as good as Maria’s! But hopefully you can see the finished look.
Head on over to http://www.ifmakeupcouldtalk.com, scroll down to the heading, Smokey Eye Toturial. You will see the products used and how to get this great smokey look and learn a lot in the process!

Thanks for reading and have a blessed week!

Big Boy Hair – Anderson Style

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Would you look at that smile!!
Easton Anderson has the greatest hair. It’s got curl, but not too much. His hair color is very cool too! Easton sits really still and talks to me the whole time he’s getting his hair cut. I love cutting kids hair, I love watching them grow up, but not too fast! Families are my thing.

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Such a cool dude!

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Mom, Lana, also got her beautiful naturally curly hair hi lighted and cut. I just love her and her hair! And Elin was patient while I did Easton and Moms hair.

Thanks for reading, I love sharing my families with you.

Hope you have a great hair day!