MOD: Blackhawks Parade and Rally

Hi gals! Today I thought I would share a little bit of my experience and the makeup I wore to the parade and rally a couple of days ago. Since I’ve been trying out a new foundation and mascara, I figured this would give me a really good idea how they will perform in high heat and humidity.

Long story short of me getting there…I was meeting up with a friend down there and after we both had some train troubles, I got there in plenty of time and waited for my friend. She ended up having a worse time getting there than I did. With that aside I managed to get down to the Art Institute and since it wasn’t too crowded there I stayed there. The crowd was intense but it wasn’t so out of control that police would have to intervene. Everyone was excited and pumped at the accomplishment of the Hawks. Now on to the products I used on my face for the day.

Not Pictured: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
Not Pictured: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

Face: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Light Ivory 091, Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter in Fair/Light 230, NARS blush in Orgasm

Eyes: All over the lid Bootycall and in the crease Tease from UD Naked2 Palette, Tightline Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx, Ulta Amped Lashes Volume & Defining Mascara(First Impression & Review coming soon!)

Lips: Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian


I put my makeup on at about 8:15am. My goal was to check in during the parade, during the rally, during lunch/dinner and when I got home. I took a photo first thing after I put on my makeup but the photo came out horrible. After the train craziness in the morning the rest of the day didn’t go as planned either.


cbparrally middaycheckin

This photo was taken at about 10:45am. I noticed some settling in my pores. The foundation was completely off of my forehead thanks to the heat and wearing a hat. After a couple of hours and considering the heat and humidity it didn’t look too bad.

After all of the celebrating, heat, humidity, and food.
After all of the celebrating, heat, humidity, and food.

At the end of the day: The aftermath when I came home and just wanted to go to sleep, but it was only 6:30pm. =( I took a quick look to see what my face looked like. The foundation completely settled into my pores, sweated off, or was kind of flaking off of my skin(it was weird).

As far as the rest of my makeup, it pretty much lasted all day, including the non-waterproof mascara. Of course the lip gloss wore off by the time I hit the museum. I grabbed a coffee at the train station, boy did I need it! My eyeshadow kind of disappeared a bit. I had a contact issue at some point and I was rubbing my eye. O well. Considering it was about 85 degrees out and the humidity was absolutely insane. I was happy I didn’t come home looking like a clown or like I got punched in the face.

If you want a more in depth review on the foundation, let me know. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Congratulations Chicago Blackhawks!


The Great Makeup Clear Out

First, this post was supposed to go live yesterday. However, I was having trouble inserting the pictures and it was game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. All I can say on that is Go Hawks! I love being from Chicago and am so proud of the city and athletic teams that represent our great city. With that being said onto cleaning out my make up drawer.

I have finally taken on the task of cleaning out my makeup collection. Over the course of the last couple of months I have picked up a few more items and with the goal of keeping my collection in one drawer. It sounds like the impossible but I am determined to keep it contained.

My main goal was to get rid of anything that is old and expired or give away anything that hasn’t been/slightly used to friends. I’m going to be telling you about my process. If you want more of a breakdown of when you should or how you know if your makeup products are expired, let me know. I’ll gladly share all the information for you.

A few things I kept in mind when I cleared out my drawer:

1. How old is it?

2. Does it smell funny? (has the scent changed from the original)

3. Do I use it still? I’m a creature of habit and if I love something and I use it all the time then I will use it otherwise it just sits there.

4. Not necessarily a question that I asked myself but something that I keep in mind day to day. Is it still good, but almost empty? I’m trying to do a no buy month and while I haven’t been really successful at it, I have only purchased a few things that I need any ways and want to try new products out at the same time.

After two hours my collection is cleaned out and full of things I know I will use! I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and I don’t feel guilty for not using certain makeup items. At this point I still can’t get my pictures to upload into the post. Go to my twitter to see the before and after photos. Have a great week and Go Hawks!!