Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My newest crush.

First of all, if you know me, I have a special connection to makeup. My heart skips a beat when I walk past the cosmetics in Dillards and Nordstroms. Not just makeup but specifically MAC makeup. I have really tried hard to open my heart to a different variety of it all. There is the Jaguar of make up which is MAC, Bobby Brown, etc... and then there is the Honda Civic of makeup which is more like your Loreal , Maybeline, and Covergirl (which by the way, I own a Honda Civic and love it dearly- especially the gas mileage so no judgement there). I am excited to announce that my new big rage of the moment (and I am pretty sure it will stay a long lasting relationship).. is the

Last Blast Fusion Mascara that comes in my favorite color.. purple. I gave it a chance in hopes that it might be as decent as the ones I have had previously. It surpassed all my hopes!

Let me give you a little bit of background.. I always had decent eyelashes on my own. Never have had to curl them, luckily they have always had length and natural curl, nothing amazing but enough to get me by. When I told Mr J that I was thinking about getting eyelash extensions, he told me I was crazy but I had fallen in love with the way they looked on a few of my friends and I had to try them out. Don't get me wrong, I loved the way they made me feel and look. It's amazing how something as small as that can just help a little more with convenience of not having to put on mascara, to just wake up and feel like I look decent when I get out of bed without having to do anything! But weeks after weeks of watching them slowly fall out and now realizing my wallet was shrinking from just trying to keep up.. I realized it was not the best idea financially, since I knew I could be putting that extra money towards things we actually NEED. So the guilt got to me.. plus I learned a small lesson from this. The more things we do to enhance the natural beauty we already have... we start to lose the self confidence we had in the first place with just our natural components.. such as eyelash extenstions, fake nails, teeth whitening, breast implants, hair extensions, tanning, vaneers, lipo, face lift, tummy tucks, collagen, botox, etc... just to name a few! Trust me I am guilty of many of those things above.. but if it's something that you have to continue to keep up with and it's a lot of high maintenance and you end up cutting back in budget and you can't continue through it with anymore... all of the sudden you look at yourself without those enhancements and WOW.... how much do I hate the way I look NOW that I don't have the help from these extra added adjustments??? Now don't get me wrong, I have gone under the knife and I don't regret it in anyway but it just made me realize that once I take the nails off, stop whitening my teeth, take the eyelash extensions off and see my stubs of lashes that once I thought were pretty, and I don't keep up with the tanning, I realize how hard it is to like just ME, the way I naturally am, the way God created me. So doing these things are definitely our instant gratification of self esteem and I have to continue to be reminded that those things are what give my a solid foundation to love who I am. It all begins on the inside and then we work our way out. It's important to love ourselves just the way we are first and if we decide to have any work done, AMEN to that.. but do it right and let's change our perception of what beauty is! In this world it seems impossible but I know it can change with one person at a time...

One another note.. here is my crush: GIVE IT A TRY, it lengthens and thickens your eyelashes and does the best work by far compared to MANY other mascara brands I've tried throughout my years! If you try it out - make sure to leave me a comment and tell me what you think of it as well!

Ta ta for now!


Nicole, Cody, Pres & Zaky said...

I want to see a pic of your lashes with the purple on them. Pretty Please!!
I LOVE purple... It is my favorite color...
Hope you are doing good. Shana, You and I should go to lunch sometime... You have my number... Call me.

Jen and Sam said...

i wanna see the purple lashes too! i loved this post by the way, sometimes we forget all too often that we can be great just by being ourselves....thanks! :)

Addison AND Crews Mama said...

How fun! I want to see pics too!