Friday, January 21, 2011

An outfit, a craft and a review

I was not liking how the photos were coming out this morning. I just felt prettier than they were saying. The more I took the more I hated them. So instead I just started goofing off.

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Sweater H&M 2010
Turtleneck Target 2007
Skirt NY and Co 2009
Boots Merrell 2008
Leggings Target 2011
Cowl from Dave! See below for more details!
Earrings Marc Jacobs 2010

Oh hello Mr. Giraffe

giraffe earring marc jacobs

My new cowl Dave made! He finished it last night. About 5 years ago we were stranded out at my parents house over Christmas (They live 20 miles out from civilization) without a car, Dave who doesn't like to read was bored so my mom taught him how to crochet. He then taught me. He made up the design part himself. The yarn was Malabrigo. (LOVES IT) in return I am knitting him mittens. He can't knit. It is one of the few skills I have and he doesn't. Usually you just give him instructions or a YouTube video and he can do it. Anything. Haircuts, oil change, baking, small engine repair. 

cowl Dave made crochet

Now for the review! Do you love Gwen Stefani as much as I do? I have dozens of photos of her over the years saved as a constant source of inspiration. Have you seen her new L'oreal ad?



According to the L'oreal Facebook page she is wearing Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolour in #714 Blazing Sangria.

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They claim you get up to 10 hours of wear. I found I did get a few hours of wear I didn't get 10. I didn't put anything over it because negates the long wear. It took about 15 minutes to fully "dry" It had a slight sticky feeling but it wasn't unpleasant at all. It didn't feel tight like a lot of long wears tend to either.. I don't notice any smell to it. It did dry my lips out some but no where near as bad as MAC Russian Red does and that isn't even a long wear lipstick!

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After letting it dry fully I did the kiss the paper test. Pretty impressive. Most lipsticks I wear would leave a fully formed red print.

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And how it looks on. I don't think it looks nearly as awesome as Gwen does but I really like this color on me. Dave who isn't a huge fan of red lips really liked this one. He said it had more of a berry twinge to it than most reds I wear.

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After 3 hours. I had drank a coffee, bottle of water, ate a bowl of oatmeal and had 14 pieces of bubblegum (shush!)



It retails at CVS for $10. I had some extra bucks so it was virtually free for me but I would buy it again. I normally don't like to pay $10 for a lipstick I can't try on first. (That is why I prefer MAC I can try it on and see if I like it first) but since I liked this one so much I would try another color.

How are you today? Any weekend plans? What is for lunch? 
 

Edited to add. My mom is selling some of her scarves she made now in her Etsy shop. All byhillary readers can get 10% when you enter the code Hillary10.

26 comments:

Felicity said...

Your GIF made me smile! : D I love that they chose Gwen as a spokesmodel, she's so awesome! Beyonce and Andie Macdowell never did it for me.

I had avocado and muenster on toast for lunch.

hillary said...

7 was a bit of a rough year, so looking forward to 8. I saw your celebratory post, your wedding pics were pretty. Never did get to go celebrate this weekend - step daughter behaved for the most part, but we know she can't be trusted alone at home, oh well ;)

hillary said...

I'm going to have to check it out. I just figured that I would need someone in person to teach me. Yay internets!

hillary said...

The sillyness is pretty great. Good solution for outfits that don't show how cute they are in person.

I'm impressed by Dave's craftiness. I wish I knew how to knit or crochet.

The lipstick looks great. I've been wary of lipsticks I couldn't try on too. Good call on using CVS bucks. I'll have to check it out when I have a chance and some bucks.

hillary said...

I actually just saw Gwen Stefani's commercial the other day - I love her! It made me want to go out and buy that lipstick. Thanks for the review, I think I'll try it out!

I have trouble with red lipstick - I never like it on myself, but I love it on others. That shade is great on you.

hillary said...

Crocheting is the easier of the two by leaps and bounds. it is seriously so easy. I bet you could teach yourself. I just google pictures and youtube videos when i don't know what to do. I taught myself to knit. When i am stuck I ask friends WHAT DO I DO?

hillary said...

Hit up a MAC counter and try a few on some blue based and then some orange based to see what one looks better on you then if you don't want to spend the $14 go to a drug store and try and match it. I have walked out of mac with a liptsick on and held them up to myself in a drugstore trying to match. I personally find orange based WAY hard to wear but blue is more flattering and as a bonus it whitens teeth!

hillary said...

love the brightly colored skirt with the stripes! i need me a bright pencil skirt...

hillary said...

today (and yesterday and the day before) i got to have lunch with the hubby since he was downtown for a conference. today i got my favorite deli sammich, the Georgian -- grilled turkey + swiss on wheat with russian dressing and cole slaw. everything i thought i would hate that somehow works so tastily together in a sammich!
i may have to wrestle up some red lipstick. theres something about red lips that just make someone look polished.

hillary said...

Bwahahaha that gif is awesome.

hillary said...

Your cowl is beautiful! High five to your husband! I wish I could crochet or knit. I tried to teach myself when I was in college and gave up. Maybe one day I'll try it again! =)

hillary said...

I love, love, LOVE the pop of color in the skirt and the pop of stripes in the top! I think you look exceptionally gorgeous today!

And HOW many pieces of gum? Really?! :)

hillary said...

Love your Bollywood hands!

For a long wear red lipstick, my favorite is the CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lip Color in Ever Reddy (although it looks like that color is discontinued/renamed). I get 5 or 6 good hours of wear, even with eating and drinking.

It seems like any heavily pigmented lip color is drying. I think it's just the effect the pigments have on skin.

hillary said...

Ha I didn't even realize it totally is bollywood. It was my mid Elaine dancing. I can not dance.

hillary said...

I've probably doubled it since then. this is why I never buy it.

hillary said...

Youtube videos are helpful. When I get stuck so I can SEE someone doing it instead of reading an explanation.

hillary said...

red lips totally install this weird confidence too. I've never had more compliments in my life than with red lips. seriously

hillary said...

I love your fun dancing picture!!! Love the scarf too - so cute!!

hillary said...

I love Gwen! She was one of my style heroes growing up. I like the lipstick up against the scarf. It's a very similar tone. I love your turquoise skirt with the stripes.

I can knit (sorta), but never wrapped my head around crocheting.

I'm pretty good. Hubs and I are thinking about taking a road trip for the weekend and staying at my brother's. Trying to decide if it's worth fighting the snow.

Lunch today was grilled cheese with provolone and caramelized peppers and onions with 2 pieces of bacon on the side.

(Sorry if this comment multiposts. I seem to be having some glitchy internet)

hillary said...

love, love, love the animation! you are too cute!

lunch was left over great nothern beans (cooked in the slow cooker, yummy) with chopped up left over pork roast mixed in over brown rice. it was delicious and perfect for a drizzly, chilly day. does a left over + a left over make a double left over?

weekend forecast: taking the step-daughter clothes shopping, which could be fun or disasterous, with a 15 yr old you just never know. hubby & i trying to make a date for dinner & a movie to celebrate our 8 yr anniversary that was tuesday. should be a good weekend!

hillary said...

Happy anniversary! Our 8th wedding was just last month! 8 is a great year.

hillary said...

Mmmh grilled cheese. I'm in love with grilled peanut butter bacon sandwiches with honey lately.

hillary said...

Great animation. I love your blue scarf and the cowl is great!

hillary said...

I love the little giraffe!

hillary said...

You know if you keep the receipt and packaging, CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens will refund your money if you try a cosmetic product and don't like it. They do that, because you can't try the product before hand.

hillary said...

I don't feel right with returning a product that performs it's job and it's just that I don't like it. If it causes a rash or smells rancid than I'd return a used product. Same with clothing.